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06-03-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 898
Posted By woodcraft

There's an extended "winter" effect, w/ folks...

There's an extended "winter" effect, w/ folks cooped up & more time to post, but otherwise same-same, IMO.

I think of it as basically group entertainment, so a certain amount of pot-stirring is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,723
Posted By woodcraft

Wear a mask!

Wear a mask!
06-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By woodcraft

Piece of inner tube & bit of contact cement. ...

Piece of inner tube & bit of contact cement.


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05-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By woodcraft

Did they check the hanger alignment? Who...

Did they check the hanger alignment?

Who changed the cassette? If the symptom started then, was it checked for position?

Unlikely that a new RD is needed, & sounds like incompetence at work.
05-30-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By woodcraft

This has been studied, with the finding that...

This has been studied, with the finding that basically helmet foam does not appreciably degrade

& 20 year old helmets test fine.

AFAS trailers, it's mostly wheel bearings and not tires that...
05-29-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,776
Posted By woodcraft

Might be the saddle. Try a recumbent.

Might be the saddle.

Try a recumbent.
05-28-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 479
Posted By woodcraft

I would never do that, but that guy's fork is...

I would never do that, but that guy's fork is already messed up,

so it might not matter much.
05-27-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By woodcraft

Your soul is easily crushed! In my area,...

Your soul is easily crushed!

In my area, often in the top 1/3- #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ,500 or something.

KOM? Maybe next life.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 754
Posted By woodcraft

I think that people tend to like mechanistic...

I think that people tend to like mechanistic oversimplification.

A bunch of muscles have to work in sequence to move- not a single cylinder engine.

CFB excepted, it's not hard to see how...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 754
Posted By woodcraft

They said that the pros had lower peak force and...

They said that the pros had lower peak force and power applied at wider range of the pedal circle, relative to the non-pro elites and the amateurs,

so the highest performers "stomped" less.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,239
Posted By woodcraft

I'm getting a used (1 yr) powertap hub. I...

I'm getting a used (1 yr) powertap hub.

I have a rim that I think will work, & can use it on 2nd bike and a check on primary one,

which has an older Quarg crank spider. I could even loan it...
05-22-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,442
Posted By woodcraft

I don't know about best, but this one is very...

I don't know about best, but this one is very functional and portable.
...
05-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 399
Posted By woodcraft

Flushing a car engine with citrus degreaser and...

Flushing a car engine with citrus degreaser and rinsing with water every thousand miles would not be a good thing, IMO.

The OP doesn't detail how thoroughly rinsed, how thoroughly dried after...
05-18-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,882
Posted By woodcraft

I did a test- put a wheel in the truing stand,...

I did a test- put a wheel in the truing stand, and spun it using very moderate force, timing until stopped.

Results:
Not balanced- 9 minutes, 9 minutes, 8 1/2 minutes.
Balanced w/ 10g- 7 1/2...
05-18-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,882
Posted By woodcraft

This is at the moment, with not-the-lightest...

This is at the moment, with not-the-lightest wheels and a porky cassette. Includes bottle cages, front and rear blinkies, computer mount, bell, power meter, and of course, pedals.

Riding weight...
05-15-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 793
Posted By woodcraft

What's the point of those bars? Steer with your...

What's the point of those bars? Steer with your feet?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By woodcraft

Nice bike. Maybe up to 6 or 7 years old, assume...

Nice bike. Maybe up to 6 or 7 years old, assume rim brakes, probably 11 speed.

Integrated bar/stem makes fit adjustments harder/more expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,700
Posted By woodcraft

Many folks end up transporting their bike in the...

Many folks end up transporting their bike in the back seat, or the trunk- with the front wheel removed, on a sheet or blanket.
05-11-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,395
Posted By woodcraft

I used to, but that was before CO2 was a thing. ...

I used to, but that was before CO2 was a thing.

Most of the cartridges that I see roadside are from air guns or from NO huffing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,894
Posted By woodcraft

So that would be ones with a nice thick pad,...

So that would be ones with a nice thick pad, except that puts pressure on the soft tissue, so a thinner, firm pad.

They should fit tightly to prevent bunching and friction, but that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,281
Posted By woodcraft

Staple some rubber bands to it, and you can use...

Staple some rubber bands to it, and you can use it for a mask...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,184
Posted By woodcraft

I leave the out-front head unit mount a little...

I leave the out-front head unit mount a little loose so it can be adjusted for glare.

This should also make it less likely to break in a mishap.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By woodcraft

If they keep making down tubes bigger like that, ...

If they keep making down tubes bigger like that,

soon you'll be able to put the whole water bottle in there!
05-09-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 780
Posted By woodcraft

A couple more horns/bells, & you can play a...

A couple more horns/bells,

& you can play a tune!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,381
Posted By woodcraft

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(to the OP) Have you tried regular bottle cages?
...
05-06-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By woodcraft

Those make my inner weight weenie squirm.

Those make my inner weight weenie squirm.
05-06-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,876
Posted By woodcraft

Gloves are a good idea IMO. If you take a...

Gloves are a good idea IMO.

If you take a spill, can make the difference between dusting off and carrying on,

and nursing painful and slow healing wounds.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,184
Posted By woodcraft

Surely you jest!

Surely you jest!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,184
Posted By woodcraft

Wrap your vest with a piece of latex tube. ...

Wrap your vest with a piece of latex tube.

Makes a smaller package, and helps to keep it from coming out of the jersey pocket.

Also useful have on hand for other lashing/emergency situations.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,303
Posted By woodcraft

"...Is it a low-end carbon that I need to worry...

"...Is it a low-end carbon that I need to worry about holding up compared to their higher end carbon bikes..."


It's actually more the reverse- high end frames tend to be lighter, and so...
04-27-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By woodcraft

Have you tried swapping knees? :)

Have you tried swapping knees? :)
04-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,569
Views: 492,463
Posted By woodcraft

My mother and uncle in 1933 ...

My mother and uncle in 1933

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By woodcraft

I have that bike, or 2008. The clearance to...

I have that bike, or 2008.

The clearance to the rear brake is about the same as to the brake bridge, so changing the brake wouldn't help.
04-22-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By woodcraft

Saddle bags of yore

Looking through photos with my mother, who is 91, & came across this.

She & my uncle in 1933


...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,774
Posted By woodcraft

The thread needed to be about not what it was...

The thread needed to be about not what it was about, so...

how 'bout those geese?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,774
Posted By woodcraft

In after the lock?

In after the lock?
04-19-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,251
Posted By woodcraft

A small roll of tape is super useful and missing...

A small roll of tape is super useful and missing from many kits.

Some of the uses over the last few years:

- makeshift bandaging for crashed rider
- fix RD to middle gear after broken shift...
04-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 504
Posted By woodcraft

Could be worse... ...

Could be worse...


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04-16-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By woodcraft

If you ride 60 miles, 100 miles is not a long...

If you ride 60 miles, 100 miles is not a long ride, just a bit longer.

Why change for that?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By woodcraft

I used oil at the hub, which wiped out some...

I used oil at the hub, which wiped out some little (paper?) washers in there & made the creaking worse.

The LBS said they could send them to Mavik to be rebuilt for a mere $1k.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By woodcraft

I have some Mavik R-SYS wheels, post redesign...

I have some Mavik R-SYS wheels, post redesign after they were strengthened to resist the kind of failure shown above.

The spokes are tubes that work in compression and tension.

Light and stiff,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By woodcraft

Longer legs = shorter torso, so a larger frame...

Longer legs = shorter torso, so a larger frame might end up too stretched out.

A seat post with more setback- 25mm is common, and possibly a saddle with longer rails will allow more adjustment...
04-12-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,575
Posted By woodcraft

If you're comparing ride quality among your bikes...

If you're comparing ride quality among your bikes and looking for a comfy ride,

I would guess that wheelbase would correlate more than fork material, and that the Giant has the shortest.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By woodcraft

Identical cassettes will make no difference- it's...

Identical cassettes will make no difference- it's the position of the cassette on the wheel that has to be the same.

The RD, on the frame, needs to find the cogs the same distance from the dropout...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,077
Posted By woodcraft

There's also the slope of the road- debris tends...

There's also the slope of the road- debris tends to wash down off the inside shoulder,

wind, gravel from trucks. bottle tossers, sloppy trash pickup, eroding banks, and on.

Stuff that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,077
Posted By woodcraft

Flat tires, but also safety as speed goes up-...

Flat tires, but also safety as speed goes up- riding 30 mph on the shoulder is stupid.

Cars don't drive on the shoulder, but bikes should?
04-07-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,818
Posted By woodcraft

Probably even more in the almost ten years since...

Probably even more in the almost ten years since that post!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By woodcraft

I did that, but the shorts weren't getting quite...

I did that, but the shorts weren't getting quite clean enough, despite my modest standards.

Now it all goes in the machine.
04-06-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By woodcraft

Ride it. A scuff and a torn knob? So what.

Ride it.

A scuff and a torn knob? So what.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By woodcraft

Alternate thread title: "What's bad about...

Alternate thread title:

"What's bad about bib shorts"
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