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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,030
Posted By HTupolev

Do not do this. The spring rate of a wheel...

Do not do this.

The spring rate of a wheel doesn't change significantly with spoke tension. In order to appreciably increase the compliance of a wheel, you'd need to basically run the spokes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By HTupolev

High rolling resistance. They're not as bad as...

High rolling resistance. They're not as bad as super-beefy touring tires, but they're not a fast tire. Frankly their puncture-protection layer doesn't work all that well anyway... they're tougher...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,119
Posted By HTupolev

There's never a need. What is "need" anyway? If...

There's never a need. What is "need" anyway? If you're not competing professionally, then what are your "needs?" Even in fairly elite amateur racing, a prime sprint might win you a pair of socks, and...
06-09-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,162
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the ride, but there have been times...

Depends on the ride, but there have been times where I wanted a lot more than that.

The 305% range on my 70s Fuji was mostly adequate for yesterday's ride, since even though it was very long, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,310
Posted By HTupolev

0 bpm? The only reasonable conclusion here...

0 bpm?

The only reasonable conclusion here is that zombies deliver more power on crabon bikes. I have no idea what this implies about the living.
06-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,162
Posted By HTupolev

Because the front jumps are typically smaller on...

Because the front jumps are typically smaller on a triple, finding the intended "next" gear usually requires much less compensatory double-shifting. Sometimes, when I want a big shift, I'll even just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By HTupolev

You're asking the wrong questions. People try to...

You're asking the wrong questions. People try to ride as aggressively as they want to ride.

If you're trying to ride in a really aggressive posture, and your bars are too high to where you're...
05-26-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,619
Posted By HTupolev

Dye them black.

Dye them black.
05-21-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,742
Posted By HTupolev

Frame material doesn't tell you a whole lot about...

Frame material doesn't tell you a whole lot about how a bike will feel. Nor is "feel sluggish" even a particularly specific concern: are we talking about weighty or floppy handling, or pedal...
05-20-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,069
Posted By HTupolev

Refer to this...

Refer to this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html) thread.

https://i.imgur.com/gESJPKs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/GxI1bjn.jpg
05-16-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By HTupolev

I'm talking about spray that gets flung off the...

I'm talking about spray that gets flung off the top of the tire, after it moves beyond the front of the front fender. It goes up, and then back toward the bike (because the bike is moving forward...
05-15-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By HTupolev

Compass/Rene Herse tires are spec'd to be almost...

Compass/Rene Herse tires are spec'd to be almost as supple as possible. The lack of sidewall or puncture protection is a very deliberate choice to achieve that goal.

Lack of sidewall protection is...
05-15-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By HTupolev

Depends on the fender. Unfortunately, a lot of...

Depends on the fender. Unfortunately, a lot of bikes are designed to not take fenders, and a lot of fender designs are more concerned about fitting on such bikes than being good fenders. And a lot of...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,692
Posted By HTupolev

Not necessarily. Many jobs will deny requests to...

Not necessarily. Many jobs will deny requests to use tons of vacation time at once, not to mention that they'll often make vacation time buildup impossible by not allowing much year-to-year rollover.
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