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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By Moisture

What sort of calipers you using? I have...

What sort of calipers you using?

I have koolstops on my XC bike. Very strong brakes . The black pads are awful in wet.

I'm curious whether my old floppy dia compe sidepulls would benefit...
02-07-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

Okay, I'll bite. I dont think there is...

Okay, I'll bite.

I dont think there is anything fundamentally wrong with your idea. Lets do this one step at a time.

What is your definition of "strength?"

How does it apply to everyday...
02-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

Very true . No, not entirely true. ...

Very true .



No, not entirely true.



Endurance and overall muscular strength are integrated.
02-07-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

im sure you think so. Same dude that's probably a...

im sure you think so. Same dude that's probably a quarter of his body mass in pure fat, and failed to counter any of my points.
02-07-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

Strength IS relevant to cycling. ...

Strength IS relevant to cycling.

Cardiovascular training is not entirely a cardiovascular ordeal, and strength training is not entirely strength. They do overlap.
02-07-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

Can't expect to get stronger legs by neglecting...

Can't expect to get stronger legs by neglecting the rest of your body.

Cycling is good for your entire lower body. What about upper?
02-07-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By Moisture

Thats terrifying. Do you ride the bike hard or...

Thats terrifying. Do you ride the bike hard or over bad surfaces? How much do you weigh? I'm curious how this happened, because my 1980 norco is a very similar design. Concerning.
02-07-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,838
Posted By Moisture

Het Volk im just under 200lb. I've ridden my...

Het Volk im just under 200lb. I've ridden my Norco sport tourer with up to 45lb of load a few times; distributed front/rear. I thought the bike handled it very well.

- With the aggressive fork...
02-07-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,201
Posted By Moisture

I've actually gotten my old Suntour replaced with...

I've actually gotten my old Suntour replaced with a new condition Acera last week:
...
02-06-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

guy153 Another thing to note, is that you...

guy153

Another thing to note, is that you can really take advantage of a tubeless setup with wider tires. The smoother ride should be very helpful with rolling resistance.

The link you've...
02-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

i just looked at sine 1930's roadsters on Google...

i just looked at sine 1930's roadsters on Google which you mentioned. The angles look to be extremely slack. Its clearly designed for upright cruising . But if these sort of bikes are almost...
02-06-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

I think that practically any head tube angle can...

I think that practically any head tube angle can be used to work well- slack or steeper- in a variety of riding conditions when paired with the correct amount of fork rake. I think that only once...
02-05-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By Moisture

I've heard stories of people riding bikes with...

I've heard stories of people riding bikes with dents more significant than that in the top tube for years.

Would I ride it myself? Sure. Gently. If the price is right. And the frames a good fit....
02-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,166
Posted By Moisture

Oh man. Here we go again. Just take a look...

Oh man. Here we go again.

Just take a look at my bike and then ask yourself the same thing again, OP. You'll feel better. At least the aesthetics of your bike doesn't have peeling plastidip...
02-05-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,276
Posted By Moisture

I'm pretty sure Nishiki was part of Norco. Maybe...

I'm pretty sure Nishiki was part of Norco. Maybe try contacting them?

Is it a lugged steel frame? In all honesty I dont think you'd have much luck getting it replaced. On the plus side, if it's...
02-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

Very interesting. My preference for whatever i...

Very interesting. My preference for whatever i set up for myself makes much more sense now.

regarding frame fit - for the average person it shouldn't be such a difficult ordeal. But then there...
02-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

Just bought this on ebay for the GT: ...

Just bought this on ebay for the GT:

https://www.ebay.com/p/1201571143

Super excited to install and try it out on singletrack this season.
02-05-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,166
Posted By Moisture

Why? Whats wrong with it? Whats so...

Why? Whats wrong with it?

Whats so radically different about a regular bike now versus the last 60 years?
02-05-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,258
Posted By Moisture

Is it safe? No. Is it dangerous? Also no, unless...

Is it safe? No. Is it dangerous? Also no, unless you are 240lb and thrash the bike regularly.

For normal rides, you won't encounter any problems.

Should you buy it? For anything other than...
02-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By Moisture

Sad to see you guys accepting the human body in a...

Sad to see you guys accepting the human body in a way its not designed to function.

Whats the excuse here? success over other people of similarly flawed proportions? How is this acceptable? This...
02-05-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By Moisture

So you really think that the guy in the below is...

So you really think that the guy in the below is riding with health lower back posture?



^ whatever causes lower back rounding like this causes so many extra problems for your whole body,...
02-05-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By Moisture

The leaning forward position is very bad for your...

The leaning forward position is very bad for your back. I've never heard of anyone getting optimal physical performance while training or riding with a rounded lumbar spine.
02-05-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By Moisture

Yea well, this is the most valuable point we can...

Yea well, this is the most valuable point we can all get out of it.

i always see people delving over secondary details like shifting, brakes, frame material, things that are measurably useless in...
02-05-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

Very good points you bring up. Seems you know...

Very good points you bring up. Seems you know quite a bit about bike fit. What sort of frames do you typically build? Opinion on materials other than steel? Any benefits with using steeper seat...
02-05-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By Moisture

So if I had to guess, it would be a combination...

So if I had to guess, it would be a combination of torso length, arm length, and inseam.

Inseam, height and weight could be a decent starting point for a keyboard bike fitter (...?) because...
02-05-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

As it is right now, I don't think that the head...

As it is right now, I don't think that the head tube should be any slacker based on the way it handles. The head tube shouldn't be even closer to the rider with a top tube length of 580mm either. On...
02-05-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By Moisture

Setting the saddle all the way back may not make...

Setting the saddle all the way back may not make sense for everybody. But it would help you get lower, streamline yourself better, and improve power trasnfer provided you're using the correct stem...
02-05-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

You brought up some really good points here. ...

You brought up some really good points here.

I've noticed my preference towards slacker seat tubes. I find that it sets me weight rearwards for better stability. I read somewhere that adjusting...
02-04-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

when pedalling with the balls of your feet, a...

when pedalling with the balls of your feet, a baseline seat height will not provide you with nearly enough knee extension.
02-04-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

tallbikeman hey man, how's it going? I...

tallbikeman hey man, how's it going?

I learned the Nishiki is actually a subdivision of Norco back in the day. We both have pretty much the exact same frame, interestingly enough.

I finally...
02-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,959
Posted By Moisture

mack_turtle not sure if you've read the quoted...

mack_turtle not sure if you've read the quoted text in the post above this one, but, could you tell me what you think of the Zaskar?

so this popped up for sale relatively near me:
...
02-04-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

So the most glaring question at this point would...

So the most glaring question at this point would be, how does the heel to pedal method of extension measurement apply if you dont pedal with your heels, but say, the middle or front of your foot?
...
02-04-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 850
Posted By Moisture

First off, many thanks to cyccommute, he is an...

First off, many thanks to cyccommute, he is an extremely knowledgeable and helpful dude.

OP, I had the exact same issue as you with my front derailleur after riding through rain and grit on a...
02-04-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By Moisture

Why not look through the classifieds? Endless...

Why not look through the classifieds? Endless supply of cheap wheelsets. Many of them lightly used.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,448
Posted By Moisture

You should refer to gear inches to get a good...

You should refer to gear inches to get a good understanding of what ratio spread will work best for your needs.

Personally I'd choose a 14-28 freewheel with 36/52

- 52/14 is far more than...
02-03-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

Sometimes you should train to failure. Usually it...

Sometimes you should train to failure. Usually it isn't necessary. Its about maximizing form and muscle tension, not"training for strength" and "to failure"

This is what I call a backwards...
02-03-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

^ i can agree to that only with an extent. ...

^ i can agree to that only with an extent.

Using road racing with your inheritly flawed poor baxk posture as the basis for all your training has little to do with overall fitness oriented balance...
02-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

I couldn't agree more with you. I am a former...

I couldn't agree more with you. I am a former personal trainer possessing a high level of knowledge regarding hypertrophic stimulation of every muscle in your body whilst balancing cardio vascular...
02-03-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

Youre right. That's a good way to determine...

Youre right. That's a good way to determine saddle height.

I really appreciate all your input and help guys. Im sorry if i came across as "overly eager."

Here is what my extension looks when...
02-03-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Moisture

I think the difference in stiffness would be...

I think the difference in stiffness would be marginal unless you are a 240lb bodybuilder cranking out 500+w up a hill in a regular basis.
02-03-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

I'm not gonna post another pic. Too much...

I'm not gonna post another pic. Too much annoyance to use the timer. Don't see any other settings in the menu.

Bonus:
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02-03-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

Okay well, about seat height... According to...

Okay well, about seat height...

According to the heel to pedal method , yes, my seat is too high.

However... I ride with strap in pedals. Meaning that only the front half of my foot is on the...
02-03-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By Moisture

Thats the best mountain bike ever lol If...

Thats the best mountain bike ever lol

If you want noticeable weight savings, it'll mainly be in whatever fork you choose. Suntour forks weigh about 46KG.
02-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By Moisture

Like someone else mentioned, the most important...

Like someone else mentioned, the most important factor here is the gearing.

there should be a sufficiently fast jump between the two ratios, no dead space in between, and a versatile granny gear...
02-03-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,469
Posted By Moisture

A small increase in head tube angle would be...

A small increase in head tube angle would be offset by slightly less fork rake. But from initial impressions, the twitchy front end definrtly did take some getting used to.



Which bike tracking...
02-03-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By Moisture

Based on the two posts I've read on here, you...

Based on the two posts I've read on here, you guys have absolutely no idea what you're talking about
02-03-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By Moisture

My current ride has a 63.5cm seat tube. The...

My current ride has a 63.5cm seat tube. The standover clearance is precisely my inseam- about 34.8inches. The bike has a proportionally short top tube and reach, so it works.

Otherwise, id prefer...
02-03-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,410
Posted By Moisture

Youre right. I postponed this because I...

Youre right.

I postponed this because I haven't looked enough into local shops who may be carrying the dual pivots I want. I'll get around to doing so soon
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02-03-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

its hard to get a picture on my own using just a...

its hard to get a picture on my own using just a 10 sexond timer lol. I will get around to doing so today.



Totally agree. But my proportions make it difficult to comfortably achieve what you...
02-03-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,132
Posted By Moisture

You seem to be rather accurate. I'm going...

You seem to be rather accurate.

I'm going to begin gradually lowering my stem height in small increments as I get used to using my core more. So far, I'm definetly noticing an improvement due to...
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