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02-21-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By merlinextraligh

I wouldn't use that rack with CF seatposts. (not...

I wouldn't use that rack with CF seatposts. (not that you cant clamp to CF, but the hassle of getting torque right and not scratching each time you loaded the bike would be a headache.)

Also...
02-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By merlinextraligh

From Rolf's own website: How do Paired...

From Rolf's own website:

How do Paired Spokes allow Rolf Prima to build stronger wheels?
A: Rolf Prima wheels get their strength, stiffness and stability through the use of high spoke tensions....
02-19-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By merlinextraligh

It’s fine

It’s fine
02-13-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By merlinextraligh

1) theyíre disc brake only, so thatís a limiting...

1) theyíre disc brake only, so thatís a limiting factor,

2) not a fan of the paired spoke approach. It requires significantly higher spoke tension. The aluminum rimmed Rolf wheels we have have...
02-13-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,145
Posted By merlinextraligh

^^ Thanks, I’ve learned a little more...

^^ Thanks,

I’ve learned a little more talking to Jason at Calfee. The adventure tandem has a bit different geometry than the standard road Calfee. Specifically, it has less drop to give a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,573
Posted By merlinextraligh

I know Alpha Q, ENVY, Ritchey and Zipp posts...

I know Alpha Q, ENVY, Ritchey and Zipp posts work from personal use. I would expect any seatpost from a major manufacturer to work as well.

The twisting force an adult stoker is putting on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,573
Posted By merlinextraligh

news flash. You can clamp a rack on to a carbon...

news flash. You can clamp a rack on to a carbon seat post.

think about it. Given that a seatpost can be clamped to the frame anywhere along itís length, it has to be able to withstand moderate...
02-11-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,489
Posted By merlinextraligh

and if you look at the data you linked, youíve...

and if you look at the data you linked, youíve got a 1-6 chance of dying from heart disease, 1-7 cancer, and 1-28 stroke.

These are all orders of magnitude above the risk from cycling. Thus if...
02-11-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,145
Posted By merlinextraligh

Mark, my understanding is that you had this...

Mark,

my understanding is that you had this frame custom built by Calfee. They now offer an Adventure tandem on their website.

Iím assuming that your bike was essentially the prototype for...
02-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíll grant you that everyoneís risk tolerance is...

Iíll grant you that everyoneís risk tolerance is different.

For me, money
in the bank gives me more peace of
mind than road hazard insurance against the small risk of picking up a nail in a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,029
Posted By merlinextraligh

50x11 will get descending fast enough to where...

50x11 will get descending fast enough to where you hit the point itís more efficient to tuck and coast.

Iíve done Pro1-2-3 races, and descended in Alps, Pyrannees, Colorado ( and Hogpen and...
02-04-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By merlinextraligh

itís a question of which coverage is primary. Had...

itís a question of which coverage is primary. Had youíre medical insurance paid, then they would have surrogated against the auto policy.

And it likely worked out to your benefit, given that your...
02-04-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By merlinextraligh

In Florida, you would be covered by your auto...

In Florida, you would be covered by your auto uninsured motorist coverage.

I believe you will find the same result in most states.

As suggested above, easy answer is call your insurance agent....
02-04-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By merlinextraligh

And as to putting the bicycle on your Homeowners,...

And as to putting the bicycle on your Homeowners, if there is no additional cost, that may not be a terrible idea, but there are some considerations to keep in mind.

Making relatively small claims...
02-04-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By merlinextraligh

Continuing the thought, you should certainly be...

Continuing the thought, you should certainly be able to afford to assume the risk of losing a bicycle, by either paying to replace it, doing without for awhile, riding a spare, or buying a used...
02-04-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 974
Posted By merlinextraligh

I would suggest that if you are paying for...

I would suggest that if you are paying for insurance for a bicycle, that perhaps you spent too much on the bicycle.

A primary rule of insurance is: do not pay to insure risks you can afford to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,398
Posted By merlinextraligh

thatís why Rohan Dennis uses a 56/11. Any lack...

thatís why Rohan Dennis uses a 56/11. Any lack of efficiency doesnít seem to be holding him back.

50/12 is going to be a pretty low top end for a time trial bike. Thatís 30 mph at 90 rpm. And if...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,341
Posted By merlinextraligh

You can get valuable training in less than 15...

You can get valuable training in less than 15 miles. Short rides just have to be more intense to induce a training stimulus. For example a 30 minute ride consisting of a 10 minute warm up, then one...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By merlinextraligh

A little bit north, toward Del Ray, you get a...

A little bit north, toward Del Ray, you get a nice bike
lane along the beach. Personally, I wonít ride ft lauderdale and south
01-21-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,489
Posted By merlinextraligh

The 30% for alcohol impairment is cited all over...

The 30% for alcohol impairment is cited all over the place. Just one example: https://bayareabicyclelaw.com/safety-laws/bike-stats/

Ken Keifer's data is getting a bit dated, but its still...
01-15-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,489
Posted By merlinextraligh

Data is not the plural of anecdote. If you...

Data is not the plural of anecdote.

If you look at the data, a very significant number of bicycle fatalities involve1) drunken cyclists, 2) unlighted night riding, 3) salmons and 4) children...
12-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,277
Posted By merlinextraligh

The people at Calfee strongly advised us against...

The people at Calfee strongly advised us against 24 spoke wheels. Not because the wheel would be prone to failure, but because the lateral flex in the wheel would negatively affect the handling.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By merlinextraligh

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World Bicycle Relief changes peoples lives by providing them bicycles, and thus mobility.

Having a bike means...
11-14-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,033
Posted By merlinextraligh

Itís working well for us. Itís got good stopping...

Itís working well for us. Itís got good stopping power. We can lock the rear wheel with just the rear brake, and modulate short of that. So itís got plenty of stopping power.

my only question is...
Forum: For Sale
11-13-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By merlinextraligh

sold

sold
Forum: For Sale
11-05-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By merlinextraligh

on ebay now ...

on ebay now

https://www.ebay.com/itm/enve-carbon-clincher-wheelset-SES-5-6-brand-new-in-box-shimano-11-speed-tubeless/223735717357
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,982
Posted By merlinextraligh

To put numbers to the above on a 6% grade a 5...

To put numbers to the above on a 6% grade a 5 pound lighter bike would result in a 0.2 mph difference at 300 watts.

looking at it inversely, on the heavier bike youíll need to put out 6 more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,982
Posted By merlinextraligh

A new bike with integrated shifting, more gears...

A new bike with integrated shifting, more gears with closer spacing, 5 pounds lighter, and a stiffer frame,but at the same time more compliant ride, will be nicer and
more fun to ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,625
Posted By merlinextraligh

Again palm of hand on back of tire prevents this

Again palm of hand on back of tire prevents this
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,865
Posted By merlinextraligh

Read the thread in the racing forum about...

Read the thread in the racing forum about starting racing by Botto.Itís still the best advice on the subject on BF.

follow that, and you May already have a couple of steps done, and youíll be fine
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 27,535
Posted By merlinextraligh

I donít have an inherent problem with e bikes. ...

I donít have an inherent problem with e bikes. I do have a problem with the way some are staring to use them. 20 mph on a mountain bike trail is very fast. And when a new rider with little to no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,576
Posted By merlinextraligh

Worthless is an overstatement. The point, that...

Worthless is an overstatement. The point, that bears repeating, particularly for newer riders is that average speed, for most purposes, is not a very useful metric.

More importantly, focusing ...
Forum: For Sale
10-28-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By merlinextraligh

Just another detail I forgot to mention, the...

Just another detail I forgot to mention, the wheels come with a tubeless conversion kit from ENVE
10-25-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,033
Posted By merlinextraligh

Got the new wheels from ENVE. 5.6 SES 20/24...

Got the new wheels from ENVE. 5.6 SES 20/24 spokes. I'm not going to use them on the tandem and really have no use for them. So they're for sale in the marketplace
Forum: For Sale
10-25-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By merlinextraligh

ENVE SES 5.6 new in box

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_0893_3d37e68945b546e648d6f038974eb7cfd37a228c.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By merlinextraligh

Yeah , I get that it is kinda a hybrid thing;...

Yeah , I get that it is kinda a hybrid thing; more of a multi day sportif than a classic bike race; which is why I posted in the road forum rather than the 33
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,535
Posted By merlinextraligh

I get your point. However, itís a convenient...

I get your point. However, itís a convenient short had that while not completely accurate conveys the basic point
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By merlinextraligh

Haute Route Alps

Haute RoUte Alps, https://www.hauteroute.org/events/overview/alps-2020 , is a 7 day stage race in the French Alps. Iím planning on doing it next year.

Has anyone done it? Reviews? Did you use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,535
Posted By merlinextraligh

Never used Zwift, but my question has been what...

Never used Zwift, but my question has been what prevents weight doping? Iím pretty sure if I can just tell it I weigh 130lbs, Iím going to win some races.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By merlinextraligh

Which means itís gong to tend to set up in a more...

Which means itís gong to tend to set up in a more upright position. however with the right stem, frame size, etc, you should be able to set
it up with an aero position
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,830
Posted By merlinextraligh

Angels, pin, dance

Angels, pin, dance
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,480
Posted By merlinextraligh

While I get, and basically agree with, the...

While I get, and basically agree with, the sentiment behind your post, I find a 50x11 more than hypothetical even on flat ground.

One, sprint finish particularly with a big group and a lead out,...
09-08-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,033
Posted By merlinextraligh

As an update, ENVY has accepted our warranty...

As an update, ENVY has accepted our warranty claim. We haven't ironed out yet what replacement rims they're going to give us.
09-08-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By merlinextraligh

As to Alan F's point about the cable routing hack...

As to Alan F's point about the cable routing hack for the TRP hybrids, the cable pull issue is still an issue with shimano brifters, albeit less than with Campy.

It's a balancing act setting up...
09-08-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,013
Posted By merlinextraligh

I've used mechanical disc brakes, hydraulic disc...

I've used mechanical disc brakes, hydraulic disc brakes, and the TRP hybrid.

Just for braking (i.e. brake power, ease of application, and modulation) IMHO hydraulic is the hands down winner, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By merlinextraligh

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, a manís legs...

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, a manís legs should be long enough to reach the ground.

A riderís stem should be long enough to balance that rider on the bike.

whether thatís 80 mm or 140 mm or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By merlinextraligh

You do realize that many pros use 130mm even 140...

You do realize that many pros use 130mm even 140 mm stems.
08-06-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,776
Posted By merlinextraligh

Yeah Lemond had a hulk like upper body. ...

Yeah Lemond had a hulk like upper body.

https://images.app.goo.gl/QaG48VjJnQRT9yYBA
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,661
Posted By merlinextraligh

I agree with the practice suggestion. With a...

I agree with the practice suggestion. With a little time and attention, you should get the rhythm of the group.

paying attention to your speedometer can help you not to surge.

Also, if you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 19,633
Posted By merlinextraligh

Successful troll is successful. Hook, Line...

Successful troll is successful.

Hook, Line Sinker.

Troll 1 Road Forum zero.
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