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Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By JohnJ80

The Sprint Stand works great. We have one that...

The Sprint Stand works great. We have one that we take for travel.

That, or Silca has a nifty gadget that would work well too and may be the smart way to go about it anyhow.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 683
Posted By JohnJ80

This has worked extremely well for our family. ...

This has worked extremely well for our family. But, as always, shoes are a personal thing and you have to try it.



Simply not true. In Sidi sizing the Mega is substantially wider and is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,843
Posted By JohnJ80

that's been my favorite seatpost for years on 4...

that's been my favorite seatpost for years on 4 different bikes now. A little grease on the rails stops squeaks and creaks. I did have one that I had to take apart to grease the bolt anchors. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,422
Posted By JohnJ80

There are probably some things you can do with...

There are probably some things you can do with tires, tire inflation, tire balance etcÖ Some frequency related to road imperfections, tire rotation sped, and/or hitting some bump is causing the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,340
Posted By JohnJ80

Same thing with the old 240s but after a couple...

Same thing with the old 240s but after a couple of hundred miles they got louder too - done it many times. This wonít last any longer than when the grease moves around inside the hub.

I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,340
Posted By JohnJ80

I have a number of wheels with 240S hubs in them...

I have a number of wheels with 240S hubs in them with a variety of different ratchets. While there is some difference in noise, itís not huge between the ratchets but the quality of the noise is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,340
Posted By JohnJ80

Have a listen: https://youtu.be/IIQ_uWmLpN4

Have a listen:

https://youtu.be/IIQ_uWmLpN4
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,340
Posted By JohnJ80

The new DT Swiss has (i.e. "EXP") are really...

The new DT Swiss has (i.e. "EXP") are really loud. Bums me out, I loved how quiet all my DT Swiss 240 hubs are. The new ones are not.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,436
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Taking the lane is the only safe...

^this.

Taking the lane is the only safe thing to do.
03-31-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,598
Posted By JohnJ80

what would be really cool is if someone did a 3D...

what would be really cool is if someone did a 3D print model for the whole thing including the mount foot.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,335
Posted By JohnJ80

Not tracking you on this. ETap has no shift...

Not tracking you on this. ETap has no shift cables.
03-26-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,598
Posted By JohnJ80

Here’s my latest mount of the Varia Radar. I like...

Here’s my latest mount of the Varia Radar. I like how it came out. It’s made up of the K-edge number holder and the K-edge stem cap. I think this may be the cleanest frame mount version I’ve seen if...
03-15-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,616
Posted By JohnJ80

the phone isnít a part of the whole thing. Itís...

the phone isnít a part of the whole thing. Itís an app in the watch talking to the dongle. The app on the watch has to be proximal to the dongle to pair and itís paired to the watch not to the phone....
03-12-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 33,616
Posted By JohnJ80

I’ve never been able to make Blueheart work...

I’ve never been able to make Blueheart work reliably. However, North Pole Engineering makes a dongle called Heartbeatz that works flawlessly. You pair the dongle to your bike computer as a HRM, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By JohnJ80

Shimano electrics are just as proprietary as...

Shimano electrics are just as proprietary as SRAMs. So, your point?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,641
Posted By JohnJ80

Thatís pretty narrow. You can also add a thicker...

Thatís pretty narrow. You can also add a thicker footbed than comes with the shoe. That moves you up slightly in the shoe and should be narrower. Most shoes ship with uber thin footbeds.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By JohnJ80

Frankly, I donít notice a difference. The big...

Frankly, I donít notice a difference. The big advantage of electronic shifting is that once you tell it to shift, it shifts quickly and perfectly. The same canít be said of mechanical, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,623
Posted By JohnJ80

I, grudgingly, tried electronic shifting and...

I, grudgingly, tried electronic shifting and upgraded a bike from DA to Ultegra Di2. Really liked the electronic shifting. I live in the frozen north so riding a lot of the time means full finger...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

they're spring pins as noted above. Thatís a...

they're spring pins as noted above. Thatís a pretty common sort of connection in electronics. Often you something similar to them in ďbed of nailsĒ production testers for electronic...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By JohnJ80

I am using a Shimano DA 11 speed chain. Iíve...

I am using a Shimano DA 11 speed chain. Iíve found that I can generally get about 350miles out of the this lube on that chain. After carefully following the directions Silca provides, I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By JohnJ80

Man, I sure hope not. <shudder> I rode...

Man, I sure hope not. <shudder>

I rode those for years along with cleats you nailed onto the shoe to lock you into toe clips. Iím glad both of those are gone and I hope they never come back.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By JohnJ80

I donít have that particular rack, but I wonít...

I donít have that particular rack, but I wonít buy any rack that touches the frame of a bike after the rack I did have did more damage to the finish of the bike than the rack cost.

At some point...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

nope. Just direct.

nope. Just direct.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

Me too! Those Minnesota winters just make it...

Me too! Those Minnesota winters just make it really tough to keep pavement quality up. I starting riding ďtubelessĒ on tubulars back in about 2008 or so using Tufo tubeless tubulars. That was an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

But itís also a function of geography and road...

But itís also a function of geography and road quality. I used to get 6-8 flats per year with tubes, now I get one in a bad year with tubeless. Pretty straightforward decision in my geography and how...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly. You do you. I donít care what you do....

Exactly. You do you. I donít care what you do. You asked so I explained as a courtesy.

Next time if you donít want to know then donít ask or comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

yes I know. ďLowĒ is lower than I want to go. ...

yes I know. ďLowĒ is lower than I want to go.

Battery voltage measurements on Li-ion or Li-po batteries are notoriously inaccurate. The discharge curve on a Li based battery falls off a cliff in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

Exactly right. Completely agree.

Exactly right. Completely agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By JohnJ80

the sand comes from here. Theyíre not doing the...

the sand comes from here. Theyíre not doing the fracking here. So, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

why? I typically consistently ride every day and...

why? I typically consistently ride every day and it works out to that giving me a little margin. I could check it but it would tell me that hat I already know. That way I donít forget.

ETap...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

It doesnít prevent you from using any other pump....

It doesnít prevent you from using any other pump. My comment was specifically aimed at pumps with a built in mechanical gauge. If that wasnít clear, my apologies.

But you still have the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

You really donít need an extra battery but if you...

You really donít need an extra battery but if you do want to carry one, itís no big deal because theyíre pretty tiny. That does allow you to run the battery to empty since itís the RD that goes dry...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By JohnJ80

Lots of fine sand on the roads. Sand for fracking...

Lots of fine sand on the roads. Sand for fracking is big business around here.

j.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

The Silca calculator was a touch high for me but...

The Silca calculator was a touch high for me but very effective because I started out in the vicinity. For someone who rode 23c tires at 100 psi (as did many of us), it's a LOT of work to go from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

You don't need to charge eTap "every few rides"...

You don't need to charge eTap "every few rides" unless your rides are 200 miles long. It's about 600 miles between charges on a fresh battery. Di2 for me was about 1000 miles and you can't have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

well, not totally true. Instruments in general...

well, not totally true. Instruments in general need to be accurate and repeatable.

If you don't have both you can't use either the tables a lot of wheel/tire manufacturers supply (i.e. Enve as an...
01-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By JohnJ80

What could possibly go wrong?

What could possibly go wrong?
01-27-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,203
Posted By JohnJ80

I have both the K1 and the K2. The K2 screen is...

I have both the K1 and the K2. The K2 screen is easier for me to read and I find that I set the brightness at about half of what it was set at on the K1.

Totally agree with the commentary about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By JohnJ80

From what I can tell, the best/optimal external...

From what I can tell, the best/optimal external width for a rim is 1.05x the tire width when inflated. Obviously that gets impractical as tires get really wide. But youíll be better off with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,186
Posted By JohnJ80

I started using Silcaís wax liquid lube when it...

I started using Silcaís wax liquid lube when it first came out. It works. I normally would have to replace a chain at about 1500 miles. Iím at over 4000 miles on my current chain and it shows...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,801
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Completely agree. Tire pressure is...

^this. Completely agree.

Tire pressure is key and itís a fairly narrow band. Read Josh Poertnerís story about Zippís work to get carbon wheels used on the cobbles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,690
Posted By JohnJ80

I’ve had both. In fact, I had an Ultegra Di2...

I’ve had both. In fact, I had an Ultegra Di2 bike and I replaced it with eTap becasuse:

The two paddles vs one paddle for eTap are much harder to use with gloves in cold weather (I live in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,373
Posted By JohnJ80

Call SRAM and ask them.

Call SRAM and ask them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,840
Posted By JohnJ80

Isnít an issue. Mine are hanging so they are...

Isnít an issue. Mine are hanging so they are within inches of each other. You can also adjust the straps such that the seat or handlebars touch the ceiling when pulled up tight. You do have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,840
Posted By JohnJ80

No The bike hangs from a 2:1 pulley so there...

No

The bike hangs from a 2:1 pulley so there are two lengths of rope that go through a pulley that connects to the straps. As long as that is not twisted the bike will hang straight. If you twist...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

no itís not. Weíre talking a millimeter or so...

no itís not. Weíre talking a millimeter or so here. And if the fit isnít any good itís very difficult to be fast or go far. If youíre out of the range of what manufacturers produce you have to work...
Forum: Touring
12-28-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By JohnJ80

Muscle imbalance is *very* common in cyclists and...

Muscle imbalance is *very* common in cyclists and it's the hamstrings that suffer.

I also had cramping problems - vitamin B solved most of it. Electrolytes didn't touch it. That's worth a try...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure. But they probably stopped that because you...

Sure. But they probably stopped that because you can solve it easily with insoles. They put crap insoles in their shoes to start, almost like they expect one to go get their own insoles anyhow.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Then try the insole tricks. Sidi's run narrow to...

Then try the insole tricks. Sidi's run narrow to begin with and you should be able to fix that with the insoles. The difference from narrow to regular is surprisingly little. Go look at a shoe fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnJ80

Why don't you just replace them with another set...

Why don't you just replace them with another set of Sidi's in the same size? Sidi hasn't changed their foot lasts for many many years.

Some hints and tricks:

If the shoe is too loose, you...
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