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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By chaadster

Fast tires have lots of flex, or compliance, at...

Fast tires have lots of flex, or compliance, at the tread, courtesy of finely woven, supple casing materials and a thin, flexible tread. Part and parcel to those things are lightweight, so the...
11-26-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,267
Posted By chaadster

By way of follow-up, Polar returned this from my...

By way of follow-up, Polar returned this from my inquiry:

Thank you for contacting Polar Bottle. While the Polar Bottle is designed to insulate cold liquids, it can safely handle warm liquids and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,586
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, like a common, street sex-worker. Man, you...

Yeah, like a common, street sex-worker. Man, you got this game figured, boy!

Listen, we can all tell you feel burned and got an axe to grind because you got 11spd right before 12spd AXS came out...
11-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,525
Posted By chaadster

there are tons of anodized bits available today,...

there are tons of anodized bits available today, from a ton of different brands. I think more today than in the ‘90s.

Also, Paul Component are still around; I’ve got their Boxcar stem and Tall &...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By chaadster

I’ve ridden both aluminum and steel frames...

I’ve ridden both aluminum and steel frames through decades of Michigan winters, and based on that experience, I can tell you that there is not much to worry about, regardless of how often you clean...
11-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By chaadster

You might try some 3M Dual Lock for the ease of...

You might try some 3M Dual Lock for the ease of removal and re-installation. Probably the low-pro SJ4580 is the way to go for maximum chainstay clearance.
11-12-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,928
Posted By chaadster

Still fall, but beginning to look and feel like...

Still fall, but beginning to look and feel like winter around Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is a pic of Ellsworth Rd stretching westward.

...
11-09-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By chaadster

On the matter of rollers, Wahoo was just showing...

On the matter of rollers, Wahoo was just showing their upcoming Rollr system, so as rollers are the OP’s thing, I’d hold off on any trainer purchase until we see what Rollr is about.

Of course,...
11-08-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By chaadster

Another cool thing about Favero is that you can...

Another cool thing about Favero is that you can swap $90 SPD pedal bodies onto the axles in about 10 minutes, which is great if you need that kind of versatility. I swap seasonally between road and...
11-08-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 777
Posted By chaadster

Hose bibs [sic] is a term I didnít know! I was...

Hose bibs [sic] is a term I didnít know! I was pretty sure it was what I simply call a spigot or tap, but is apparently more specific in that a bibb always has a threaded fitting for a hose whereas...
11-03-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By chaadster

Litespeed did some carbon fiber bikes, including...

Litespeed did some carbon fiber bikes, including the Ci2:


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11-02-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, it is a bit of a hassle, but thankfully...

Yeah, it is a bit of a hassle, but thankfully itís only a seasonal transition thing for me (between spring/summer and fall/winter) and also not particularly important if I forget to do it, because my...
10-29-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,399
Posted By chaadster

It kinda looks like the shifters are each on the...

It kinda looks like the shifters are each on the wrong side of the bar…but that cannot be, can it?
10-24-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By chaadster

Don’t forget that high-volume goes a long way...

Don’t forget that high-volume goes a long way towards obviating the need for aggressive tread. I run 650b x 48 file tread, and for gravel roads, it’s fine. In trail riding conditions, you may want...
10-24-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 935
Posted By chaadster

Unfortunately, no badge is awarded for Worked On...

Unfortunately, no badge is awarded for Worked On Drop Bar Shifters for those! Gevenalles earn the same, 40 year old badge as Works On Shifters. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,718
Posted By chaadster

Aero trumps weight. :thumb:

Aero trumps weight. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,718
Posted By chaadster

How much lighter without spending an astronomical...

How much lighter without spending an astronomical sum? Not much is the answer there, maybe something in the neighborhood of 80g with a $300 - $400 or so investment.

I’m thinking items like bar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,609
Posted By chaadster

if you wanna save weight, yeah.

if you wanna save weight, yeah.
10-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,204
Posted By chaadster

I swapped out 35mm Herse file tread rubber in...

I swapped out 35mm Herse file tread rubber in favor of 42mm Ultradynamico Rosť JFF tires in anticipation of the seasonal weather change. The weather in SE MI has been great and will probably remain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,021
Posted By chaadster

One bike? What are you, in elementary school?

One bike? What are you, in elementary school?
10-19-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By chaadster

Assioma power meter 3-bolt to 2-bolt (SPD) cleat conversion using Xpedo CXR

I just completed the conversion of my Favero Assioma powermeter pedals from their stock, 3-bolt pedal bodies to Xpedo CXR pedal bodies, and wanted to share a couple of insights on questions I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,054
Views: 884,203
Posted By chaadster

Ah, I think I get where youíre coming from now. ...

Ah, I think I get where youíre coming from now.

Iím glad you spoke directly to T-Lab. In my dealings with them, the were open, friendly, and super helpfulÖlike beyond expectations helpful. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,054
Views: 884,203
Posted By chaadster

Interesting cross-shopping brand choices. T-Lab...

Interesting cross-shopping brand choices. T-Lab and Litespeed seem to have quite different bike and brand appeal to me, particularly when the cost of a range topping Litespeed Ultimate G is more...
10-17-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By chaadster

If thatís the case, and if easy on/off includes...

If thatís the case, and if easy on/off includes being able to do it single-handedly, then the SeaSucker Bomber 3-bike ($600) is worth a look.

I love my SeaSucker Talon single carrier for its ease...
10-16-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,132
Posted By chaadster

Yes, I agree inner bar ends can be a good...

Yes, I agree inner bar ends can be a good solution, and I run a pair of the SQ Lab 411s on one of my bikes, too:

...
10-15-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,146
Posted By chaadster

Neat! I didnít know about that! Thanks!

Neat! I didnít know about that! Thanks!
10-14-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,146
Posted By chaadster

Man, if youíre actually opening bottles with...

Man, if youíre actually opening bottles with that, you should do yourself a favor and get a good corkscrew! Itíd be so much easier, faster, and convenient to use a good waiterís type tool, and itís...
10-14-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,146
Posted By chaadster

The best wine for cycling wine enthusiasts?

Is Jochen Beurerís ďIn der LuftĒ Swabian white blend the best wine for cycling enthusiasts? Certainly the label, a picture of Jochen skyiní a huge gap jump back in the Ď90s on an MTB, is a compelling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By chaadster

I have no drop problems with Force AXS FD, but it...

I have no drop problems with Force AXS FD, but it does require proper setup to function properly. Shocker, right? SRAM have setup instruction vids on YouTube, and my FD came with a tool for proper...
10-08-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 260
Posted By chaadster

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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If you can afford the space and other particular...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,053
Posted By chaadster

Iíve got an Engin seatpost clamp on my T-Lab! 😊 ...

Iíve got an Engin seatpost clamp on my T-Lab! 😊

This thread has drifted far from the questions in the OP, but on those matters, while itís hard for me to compare my CF and Ti bikes directly...
09-30-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, that’s supercool! I ordered a Yo Eddy!...

Yeah, that’s supercool!

I ordered a Yo Eddy! from Fat Chance in ‘93, and built it up into a gorgeous machine. It was sublime at high speed, and irresistible in it’s burgundy metallic flake paint...
09-29-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By chaadster

If youth is wasted on the young, wealth is wasted...

If youth is wasted on the young, wealth is wasted on the elderly.
09-29-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,328
Posted By chaadster

Iím surprised that itís not glaringly obvious to...

Iím surprised that itís not glaringly obvious to you that such extremely narrow case parameters as yours could not possibly tell you anything about one cadence being better than another.

Try the...
09-29-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By chaadster

Congrats! That’s a long wait, but Moots are...

Congrats! That’s a long wait, but Moots are classic, and their welding peerless, so it should be well worth it!

Thinking about it, Moots have occupied the same space in the high-end boutique...
09-29-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By chaadster

Selle Italia are generally flat; did you look at...

Selle Italia are generally flat; did you look at those?
09-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,206
Posted By chaadster

Iím running a patched Aerothan nearly a month...

Iím running a patched Aerothan nearly a month now, and it seems fine. I used a Lezyne self-adhesive, having only wiped and dried the patch area.
09-24-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By chaadster

I bought a frameset from Adrenaline back in ‘12...

I bought a frameset from Adrenaline back in ‘12 and had them do a custom build for me. They were great to work with, and kept me updated on the build with pics, even. We had a back and forth as it...
09-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,204
Posted By chaadster

I fixed a spontaneous “garage flat” with a...

I fixed a spontaneous “garage flat” with a replacement tube, loaded it on the car to go ride with friends, and halfway there got poured on so hard that the ride was called off. So, I took my bike...
09-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By chaadster

HmmÖI guess some have network selection menus,...

HmmÖI guess some have network selection menus, but do those that donít, e.g. Wahoo Bolt, which claims to use 5 networks, switch automatically between the GNSS options? Iíd assume it picks which...
09-19-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By chaadster

I have a GoPro Hero4 Session: 1. It’s old;...

I have a GoPro Hero4 Session:

1. It’s old; bought on release, so maybe ‘15? Dunno.

2. above all, I like that it’s super tiny.

3. I dislike the short battery life primarily, but there are...
09-19-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By chaadster

To bend a chain, you need not only to drop it,...

To bend a chain, you need not only to drop it, but to slam on the pedals as well.
09-19-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,080
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, I hang occasionally with the Points and...

Yeah, I hang occasionally with the Points and Condenser Preservation Society, so you know what they’re about! Annual Spring dust-off and Fall color tours with them were always fun and are still on my...
09-17-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,016
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, the OP isnít going to do anything real in a...

Yeah, the OP isnít going to do anything real in a 20-30 minute session.

My approach would be more theory than practice:

1. bike elements overview: naming the parts of the bicycle
2. how...
09-16-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By chaadster

SQ Lab saddles my be worth looking at,...

SQ Lab saddles my be worth looking at, particularly the flexible Active line:

https://sqlab-usa.com/collections/saddles
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,435
Posted By chaadster

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes....

That has been my contention from the get-go, yes. I straight up said theyíre lying, and you can know their lying because they say Spesh first ďterminated their relationship with Mikeís,Ē and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:53 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,435
Posted By chaadster

ĒI earned my Associates degree in business from...

ĒI earned my Associates degree in business from BikeForums College in just 16 posts, and you can too!Ē
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,435
Posted By chaadster

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold...

NoÖ all Iím saying is that if Mikeís hadnít sold to Pon, they would not have lost their Specialized dealer status for selling to Pon. Simple cause-and-effect crap, that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,435
Posted By chaadster

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel...

No, again that’s inaccurate. Spesh didn’t cancel the relationship, Mike’s did with the sale to Pon.

And no, Spesh isn’t being “grumpy pants” by not “fulfilling the rest of the existing contract”;...
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