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03-21-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By rumatt

Yes the existing pedal options seem great if you...

Yes the existing pedal options seem great if you aren't using Shimano clears. DC rainmaker has done several comparisons and reviews that are very thorough.
03-20-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By rumatt

Oh, I just meant that I have different types of...

Oh, I just meant that I have different types of cranks on different bikes so I wouldn't be able to swap it. At that point I might as well stick with a powertap.
03-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 993
Posted By rumatt

Shimano cleats and pedal power meters - still no good options?

I'm back into cycling after several years off. I'm buying a new set of wheels for my commuter / training bike and was hoping to avoid buying a powertap hub. I have several on all my other bikes and...
03-15-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

I've yet to find an aluminum 23-35mm rim with rim...

I've yet to find an aluminum 23-35mm rim with rim brakes, besides the Velocity Cliffhanger which is a boat anchor.
03-15-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Noooo way. That could explain a lot about my...

Noooo way. That could explain a lot about my observations. :twitchy:

Thanks for the other input too. I'm open to suggestions regarding tires. I'm looking at the 38mm gravel kings but am open...
03-15-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Which is the entire point of this thread. What...

Which is the entire point of this thread. What rim do I need to run a larger tire at the appropriate pressure without there being handling issues.
03-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Ever? Depending on the air pressure, it...

Ever? Depending on the air pressure, it absolutely can be.

It's not done intentionally to make things uncomfortable. :foo:

But what about when sloppy handling prevents you from lowering the...
03-14-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Yeah I've done the same on my mountain bike...

Yeah I've done the same on my mountain bike rides. "Ooops I'm bottoming out, better add a few PSI". I assume the rim width plays a roll in the handling at that point, but I don't know how much.

...
03-14-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

OK I found another story similar to mine...

OK I found another story similar to mine regarding big tires at low pressures

From the comments in this article:...
03-14-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Thanks for the wheel suggestions. The Hed...

Thanks for the wheel suggestions. The Hed Belgium plus is the widest internal at 20.5. The others are 19.5. That's wider but still awfully close to the 18 I already have.

I'm not wedded to...
03-14-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Junk in the road. Glass, metal bits, etc. I...

Junk in the road. Glass, metal bits, etc.

I just read this comment about the large Compas tires. He's talking about tubless, but in general this is what I want to avoid.

[/LIST]Gravel Cycling...
03-14-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Cool, thanks I'll check it out. The T-serve is 66...

Cool, thanks I'll check it out. The T-serve is 66 TPI


The Compass marketing machine claims that the more supple the tire, the less you need to worry about rim size. Here's the quote from their...
03-14-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

I mean that at the same tire pressure, the 35 is...

I mean that at the same tire pressure, the 35 is harsher over bumps than the 32. It's the casing tension phenomenon...
03-14-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Awesome, I'll give that a try first. I'm a...

Awesome, I'll give that a try first.

I'm a little scared of the compass after hearing about their complete lack of protection, but maybe they're worth a shot.
03-14-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

I emailed light bicycle and they recommended...

I emailed light bicycle and they recommended these 21mm inner diameter rims....
03-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

I've seen charts like that, but they haven't...

I've seen charts like that, but they haven't aligned with my experiences. Maybe I should try 35c or bigger again on my A23's and confirm whether there's actually a problem.

I've read that the...
03-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

What pressures did you run? I found that even...

What pressures did you run? I found that even with 35's at reasonable pressures (avoiding too much drop or squish) the ride was more uncomfortable than with 32's.
03-14-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,904
Posted By rumatt

Rim recommendations for 35-44c tires

I'm looking for rim/wheel recommendations for running 35-44 tires on my cross bike. I do NOT have disc brakes.

Currently I'm using Velocity A23 rims (18mm inner diameter). I find 32mm tire to...
02-05-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,488
Posted By rumatt

Got my Nokian / Suomi W240's and took them for a...

Got my Nokian / Suomi W240's and took them for a ride. The amount of grip was fantastic. They handled the terrain below with no problems at all. It was pretty great..

On the negative side,...
02-04-14, 11:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,632
Posted By rumatt

The Nokian Rollspeed W is another soft rubber, ...

The Nokian Rollspeed W is another soft rubber, non-studded winter option.

The Michelin Stargrip looks like it could be a bit squishy on dry pavement.
02-04-14, 11:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,632
Posted By rumatt

I just received my Nokian W240's for bad winter...

I just received my Nokian W240's for bad winter weather, and I was thinking of putting Top Contact Winters on a second set of wheels for the Winter days I expect the trails to be clear and dry. ...
02-04-14, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,632
Posted By rumatt

Michelin StarGrip Winter Tire

http://bike.michelinman.com/tires/MICHELIN-StarGrip

I'm not finding a single mention of this on bike forums. I'm not finding a single review on the internet anywhere!

No one's used one?
02-03-14, 11:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

Ohhhh. Great idea! Thanks.

Ohhhh. Great idea! Thanks.
02-03-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

The cups inside the hub looked OK to me. But...

The cups inside the hub looked OK to me. But they go bad they're not removable right? It's time for a new hub?
02-03-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

Yeah they're 5700... fixed the typo. ...

Yeah they're 5700... fixed the typo.



Yeah I don't get it either. I'd say it has 2000 miles on it? I rode it on salty roads last week, but until then it saw no salt.
02-03-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

Me thinks I need some new parts. ...

Me thinks I need some new parts.



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/12293980893_311548a760_b.jpg
02-03-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

Thanks guys. I'm not sure why I was hesitant to...

Thanks guys. I'm not sure why I was hesitant to take it apart. Doing so right now.
02-03-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

Thanks. But I'm reading that the cones are...

Thanks. But I'm reading that the cones are probably also trashed.

How would this happen after 2 years? Maybe it wasn't sealed up properly and water got in?
02-03-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,530
Posted By rumatt

2 year old Shimano 105 5700 front hub not smooth.

I just noticed that my front shimano 105 hub isn't rolling very smoothly. It's a bit crunchy/chunky/gritty when I spin it in my hand.

When they get to this point is it worth trying to service...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,645
Posted By rumatt

Narrow rims + wide tires = weird handling at low pressures?

Does anyone run wide rims to avoid weird handling issues when running bigger tires at low presssure? I put 35mm Panaracer T-Serv's on 23mm Velocity A23 in an attempt to achieve uber-comfort on bad...
02-02-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 696
Posted By rumatt

Does anyone have the Continental Top Contact Winter 700x42?

I just bought th TopContact Winter in 700x37c and it measures 30mm wide on an open pro, and 31cm wide on a 23mm Velocity A23. I know tire sizes aren't accurate but I'm a bit disappointed it's off...
01-31-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,488
Posted By rumatt

Does anyone have any first hand experience in the...

Does anyone have any first hand experience in the rolling resistance difference between the W240 and the Schwalbe?

People claim it's higher, but is it really?
01-30-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,488
Posted By rumatt

Bump for additional opinions on these tires. I...

Bump for additional opinions on these tires. I am having a hard time deciding.

I ride 95% on plowed or clear roads and trails: Favors Schwalbe marathon winter 35c.

But I occasionally hit...
09-02-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By rumatt

New York

New York
09-02-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By rumatt

Hmmm... but what more can be wrong? If the...

Hmmm... but what more can be wrong? If the derailleur is perfectly in line with the wheel itself. And the derailleur is fine (it's new) then...
09-02-11, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By rumatt

Damn, I've found two other threads similar to...

Damn, I've found two other threads similar to this:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/724799-Shimano-105-5700-Shifting
...
09-02-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,185
Posted By rumatt

Shimano 5700 105 rear shifting == AWFUL

I bought a new cyclocross bike with Shimano 105 (5700) long cage triple and the rear shifting is the worst of any bike I've ever owned (I've owned 105, ultegra, and dura ace and all were fantastic) ...
08-25-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By rumatt

First cyclocross: use 35C panaracer T-serv's, or buy tires?

I want to try cyclocross once to see if I love it or hate it. I might hate it.

I have a cross bike with 35c panaracer T-serv's. Should I buy tires with tread, or go with the T-serv's?
...
08-25-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By rumatt

Are there no cyclocross races near New York City?

I'm looking for some cyclocross races, to watch or possibly try out, in the NYC area. All the races I'm finding are in upstate NY! I've looked at http://spokepost.com/calendar as well as the CRCA...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,108
Posted By rumatt

Not bad, but the parts are pretty low end. I'd...

Not bad, but the parts are pretty low end. I'd prefer 105 minimum all around.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,108
Posted By rumatt

The salsa looks like a contender. But the...

The salsa looks like a contender. But the horizontal dropouts are a but funky, and the head tube looks pretty long! The Gunnar is more upright than the Hab. I think the Salsa might be even more...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,108
Posted By rumatt

Bump! It's 9 months later and I'm ready to...

Bump! It's 9 months later and I'm ready to actually make this purchase. However now I'm currently leaning toward the Habanero over the Gunnar, because:

1) I'll be more likely to take the Ti...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By rumatt

Thanks for the detailed reply cdr! Yes, when...

Thanks for the detailed reply cdr!

Yes, when I have the rack I'll be riding bigger tires (28 min) so that should put less strain on the wheels.

Since these are commuting wheels I'm wondering if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By rumatt

As Paris Hilton would say (from her jail...

As Paris Hilton would say (from her jail cell).... "That's hot."
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By rumatt

I'm no expert, but from my observations cross...

I'm no expert, but from my observations cross bikes generally have a more relaxed head tube angle. To quote Sheldon Brown's site:

"In general, bicycles with shallower, "slack", "relaxed" angles...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By rumatt

Velocity A23 vs Hed C2 Belgium rims: Which is more durable?

Which would you say is more durable? Both would be using DT Competition spokes. Both are 23mm wide rims. Both would be handbuilt by the same experienced wheel builder.

The Hed is 24mm deep...
08-29-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By rumatt

I meant that the 8900 is not listed on the Abus...

I meant that the 8900 is not listed on the Abus web site here: http://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?ScreenLang=us&sid=3836938740327143008201020723725027&select=0104b02&ArtikelGrID=2

Turns out it...
08-29-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By rumatt

Abus 8900 Chain / lock??

I was considering buying an Abus 8900 chain/lock at my LBS. But then I googled it and discovered it's not anywhere on the Abus web site. I thought it might be some kind of knock off.

Then I...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 09:43 PM
08-28-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,580
Posted By rumatt

Well, it also raises the question... Even if...

Well, it also raises the question... Even if an officer does get involved, how can he prove it's not your bike if you say you lost your key?
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