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01-17-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,131
Posted By merlinextraligh

My comment is specific to lane position in this...

My comment is specific to lane position in this particular circumstance, as relayed by the cyclist himself.

in the vast majority of circumstances, it is preferable to take the lane before entering...
01-17-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,131
Posted By merlinextraligh

And I know I will be shouted down for blaming the...

And I know I will be shouted down for blaming the cyclist, and thatís not my intent. However, there is a teachable moment here.

Often, itís safest to fully take the lane, when safe to do so before...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,570
Posted By merlinextraligh

better yet, a one iron held overheadÖ.. ...

better yet, a one iron held overheadÖ..

because not even God can hit a one iron.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,570
Posted By merlinextraligh

you didnít pedal it correctly. You ďrachet itĒ ...

you didnít pedal it correctly. You ďrachet itĒ i.e. you pedal forward till just before the bailing wire engages the derailleur, pedal backwards and repeat. You can do the same thing with a spare...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,645
Posted By merlinextraligh

Everyone since Billy “white shoes” Johnson has...

Everyone since Billy “white shoes” Johnson has known that white shoes are faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,065
Posted By merlinextraligh

I think that even by BF standards, this sets a...

I think that even by BF standards, this sets a low for signal to noise ratio.
Damn I just added to the noise
11-04-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,825
Posted By merlinextraligh

Not to pile on, but piling on, there re other...

Not to pile on, but piling on, there re other outfits that are so much better, ie Trek Travel, Backroads, Butterfields, etc.

To me , the remaining case for Santana was a tandem specific...
10-24-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,753
Posted By merlinextraligh

IMHO for transporting a tandem the gold standard...

IMHO for transporting a tandem the gold standard is draft master
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,546
Posted By merlinextraligh

Sear Sucker works for us. And the bike is worth...

Sear Sucker works for us. And the bike is worth more than the car...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,487
Posted By merlinextraligh

Does anyone on this forum know Larry? Know anyone...

Does anyone on this forum know Larry? Know anyone who knows Larry within 6 degrees of separation. In close to 20:years on BF, Iíve seen my share of trolls. I have to give Larry some cred however on...
07-29-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,458
Posted By merlinextraligh

We’ve now had the chance to ride the bike in the...

We’ve now had the chance to ride the bike in the Appalachians in NC for the better part of a year. The descents are not hugely long, rarely more than 1500 foot drop, but often steep(15-20% grade)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,817
Posted By merlinextraligh

itís a useful tool training to climb where you...

itís a useful tool training to climb where you donít have hills. As noted, climbing intrinsically requires you to put out a high level of power. Itís harder to keep that level up on flats. A power...
07-22-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,366
Posted By merlinextraligh

Philly, IMHO, you don’t need to stress this. I...

Philly,
IMHO, you don’t need to stress this. I appreciate the analysis here, and I think I even kind of follow it. My takeaway based on reading the thread, and now close to a decade of using gates...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíve definitely had tubes fail right at the valve...

Iíve definitely had tubes fail right at the valve stem. To the extent this may reduce that problem, it looks like a great idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,877
Posted By merlinextraligh

Larry, I think the only viable solution at this...

Larry, I think the only viable solution at this point is to dial it to 400 watts, and drope them all
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By merlinextraligh

1) my bet looking at the pic is it will be ok; ...

1) my bet looking at the pic is it will be ok;
2) even if a single stay fails, it’s not likely to cause a catastrophic accident;
3) it’s not right and not what you paid for, so I spite of 1 and 2,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,692
Posted By merlinextraligh

This is an unanswerable question. Rims have a...

This is an unanswerable question. Rims have a specíd dimension and a tolerance plus or minus that dimension. Tires have a dimension, with a tolerance plus or minus.

Rim manufacturers will tend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By merlinextraligh

Seems to me it’s likely fork flex. Bigger rider,...

Seems to me it’s likely fork flex. Bigger rider, hard braking, flex in the fork will result in some flex that will be sort of a stuttering that’s consistent with what the OP describes.

Take away,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,123
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíve used Look, Speedplay and SPDís. IMHO, for...

Iíve used Look, Speedplay and SPDís. IMHO, for racing crits, Speedplays are the clear winner. Theyíre faster easier to clip into.. With a 4 bolt shoe, the stack height and cornering angle are great....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By merlinextraligh

Cue the botto thread, so you want to go racing

Cue the botto thread, so you want to go racing
04-29-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,223
Posted By merlinextraligh

Find Botto’s post on here regarding starting...

Find Botto’s post on here regarding starting racing. rinse, repeat.
04-19-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By merlinextraligh

Porsche 911. Should be able to get on the...

Porsche 911.

Should be able to get on the gas early through apex, but watch the drop throttle oversteer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

Atlas Shrugged, even Ayn Rand would get...

Atlas Shrugged,

even Ayn Rand would get vaccinated.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

And if you want to wait till 2024, just...

And if you want to wait till 2024, just extrapolating
youíre looking at an additional 1.8 million people dead in the US from COVID alone. Throw in another few hundred thousand as the result of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

As for the clotting issue with the Astra Zeneca...

As for the clotting issue with the Astra Zeneca vaccine, the EU has found no evidence of a link, the number of people who have died from clotting is in the one in a million range, and the shear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

Then, please stay out of public spaces. No...

Then, please stay out of public spaces. No vaccine is 100% effective, and we donít know the efficacy against newly emergent variants. Add in the fact some people canít get vaccinated. So public...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the...

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the long term risks of Covid vaccines. As Economists are want joke in the long term we’re all dead. So if we want absolute certaint, we could study mRNA...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

And just a bit of context, we rightfully rail...

And just a bit of context, we rightfully rail against the number of cyclists killed in vehicle accidents. The number of people,succumbing to Covid is just about 1000 times higher. Covid deaths are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,678
Posted By merlinextraligh

The problem is you don’t know what you don’t...

The problem is you don’t know what you don’t know. Best current knowledge, vaccination gives us lots of hope. However there are many unsansered questions; do vaccinated people still have the ability...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,795
Posted By merlinextraligh

Please God, tell me this is about Cervelos and...

Please God, tell me this is about Cervelos and Flip flops
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 394,633
Posted By merlinextraligh

People tend to regret the things they didn’t do...

People tend to regret the things they didn’t do much more than the things they did.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,900
Posted By merlinextraligh

Buy a second set of wheels, and you effectively...

Buy a second set of wheels, and you effectively have 2 bikes. New wheels, carbon fiber with deep sectioned rims, and a go fast tire like Continental 5000, then put on the widest, narliest gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,387
Posted By merlinextraligh

Let’s see, lightweight, upright position,...

Let’s see, lightweight, upright position, hydraulic disc brakes, ability to take wider tires, sounds exactly like your carbon gravel bike.

If the goal is a fast road bike, and you want to stay...
02-26-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,875
Posted By merlinextraligh

It’s not the ebike, it’s the users. I don’t see...

It’s not the ebike, it’s the users. I don’t see any inherent safety problem with an e bike ridden by a competent cyclist exercising reasonable judgment.

However as the video pointed out your bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By merlinextraligh

The point is that abusing market power is the...

The point is that abusing market power is the opposite of free market capitalism. Rent seeking by monopolies is anathema to capitalism. By definition Monopolists are not capitalists. They want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,312
Posted By merlinextraligh

1)Tires are wear items wear them out, then...

1)Tires are wear items wear them out, then consider the best replacement.

2) youíre delusional if you think youíll see any real money from selling the tires you think are crappy. The market for...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By merlinextraligh

Capital flows to its highest and best use. Time...

Capital flows to its highest and best use. Time was dying, but had some valuable intellectual property. So instead of what was good about Time just dying, SRAM is putting capital into it. If SRAM had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,911
Posted By merlinextraligh

In my experience you can “game” max power on a...

In my experience you can “game” max power on a power meter for a second or two with a lot of torque in a big gear. However, I think it’s mostly a measurement error.

Real world, start out in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By merlinextraligh

I still think something is off here. Admittedly,...

I still think something is off here. Admittedly, rain will accelerate bearing wear. However, head set bearings just don’t take the same load as bottom brackets or hubs.

I live in Florida next to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,134
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll say this once. Listen to Psimet. He’s raced...

I’ll say this once. Listen to Psimet. He’s raced crits , and worked with supplying equipment to people racing crits at an elite level for years.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,134
Posted By merlinextraligh

Rubiksoval, I didn’t mean to imply you don’t...

Rubiksoval, I didn’t mean to imply you don’t brake in critsor need to brake. However, rim brakes are perfectly adequate for the braking you need, which your own experience shows.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,027
Posted By merlinextraligh

of course I canít; itís a counter factual...

of course I canít; itís a counter factual proposition. To prove or disprove it weíd have to go back and eliminate the UCI weight limit 5 years or more ago when disc brakes started becoming a thing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,027
Posted By merlinextraligh

I get the advantage of disc brakes for a bike...

I get the advantage of disc brakes for a bike that you want wide tires on, to ride in rough conditions, be an all around bike. Thatís why I specíd my last bike with disc brakes. But itís a Swiss Army...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,134
Posted By merlinextraligh

Specialized’s marketing needs, and the fact that...

Specialized’s marketing needs, and the fact that UCI Regis erase any weight penalty, may have factored into that.

or maybe Sagan’s desire to standout and draw attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,134
Posted By merlinextraligh

Why in the world do you want disc brakes for a...

Why in the world do you want disc brakes for a crit? If you touch your brakes in a crit you loose 20 spots, so there’s no advantage. The weight will be a penalty accelerating out of turns, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By merlinextraligh

^ maybe, I don’t have this straight, it...

^ maybe, I don’t have this straight, it specifically says it doesn’t have wheels so it’s not a complete bike, it shows a bi,e with no wheels, then it talks about zipp wheels. I’m confused.

also it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,170
Posted By merlinextraligh

Our tandem team weighs more than twice the OP,...

Our tandem team weighs more than twice the OP, and the Silca calculator only recommends 87 psi for 28mm on the tandem.

Basically, for optimal comfort and reasonable rolling resistance, you want to...
01-25-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By merlinextraligh

This. Tight enough that it doesnít skip, which is...

This. Tight enough that it doesnít skip, which is not that tight, and youíre good to go.
01-21-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,240
Posted By merlinextraligh

Cable splitters, used on S&S coupled bikes are...

Cable splitters, used on S&S coupled bikes are another option. Splitters allow you to use two regular length cables.

The nice thing about using them is that you can replace a broken cable with a...
01-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,825
Posted By merlinextraligh

More direct cycling question, Why would you go on...

More direct cycling question, Why would you go on a Santana Tour. We did a Santana tour to Hawaii several years ago and it was the worst trip we have ever taken.

The food and accommodations were...
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