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05-18-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By vespasianus

That is great and honestly, that bike to me is a...

That is great and honestly, that bike to me is a perfect gravel bike. Most people put drop bars or wide modern bars on these old MTB's and think it improves things. In reality, the wide modern bars...
05-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 964
Posted By vespasianus

In every place I have lived, group rides are...

In every place I have lived, group rides are generally broken down into groups (A, B+, B, C, D, etc). Getting 75 people into a single "group" is odd.

Your threads are very strange and almost seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,061
Posted By vespasianus

Pressure depends upon many factors. This is a...

Pressure depends upon many factors. This is a good web-site to determine starting pressure:

https://cycling-sport.com/en/resources/tire-pressure-calculator

Modify up or down based upon your...
05-04-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,273
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah, I am returning it. Must be defective.

Yeah, I am returning it. Must be defective.
05-03-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 994
Posted By vespasianus

The 220-age thing has been debunked many times....

The 220-age thing has been debunked many times. HR is a very personal thing. If you are hitting 180-183, your max HR could be close to 190. My HR is similar to yours, a typical ride for me will have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By vespasianus

Do people not talk? Like just say, "let's do 2...

Do people not talk? Like just say, "let's do 2 mile pulls"? When I lead a group ride, the first thing I say is that people need to communicate with each other. If people don't, it puts everyone in...
04-29-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,006
Posted By vespasianus

I would not have even spent the 5 minutes...

I would not have even spent the 5 minutes starting this thread....
04-29-22, 04:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,070
Posted By vespasianus

Yea, I can't believe I fell for it! The...

Yea, I can't believe I fell for it!

The correct answer is to get cheap carbon tubular wheels to go with the cheapest disc brakes on your $150 bike so that you can find random women to draft...
04-25-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By vespasianus

Maybe the OP is this guy: ...

Maybe the OP is this guy:
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04-20-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,118
Posted By vespasianus

Who the hell needs Home Depot? I have used a...

Who the hell needs Home Depot? I have used a gummy bear on one bike for 10+ years. Still there. And some day I am going to eat it.
04-20-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,708
Posted By vespasianus

Not sure when Jan started this thinking but...

Not sure when Jan started this thinking but larger and substantially heavier tires were shown to be faster and more comfortable in the MTB world many, many years ago (10+).

In my mind, the...
04-20-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,708
Posted By vespasianus

The road conditions also play a huge role in...

The road conditions also play a huge role in this. Compliance can help you go faster and be more comfortable.
04-18-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By vespasianus

It must be the amnesia!

It must be the amnesia!
04-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By vespasianus

Thank you for a simple and intelligent answer to...

Thank you for a simple and intelligent answer to the problem. This thread could have been resolved with a few posts.
04-17-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,312
Posted By vespasianus

As people have said, you can use the travel block...

As people have said, you can use the travel block that any shop can give you. Most shops will give you them for free. I have 5-6 in my car and another 10+ in my garage.

Also, all you may need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 448,984
Posted By vespasianus

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04-13-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,163
Posted By vespasianus

Be those guys. Take up the lane you are legally...

Be those guys. Take up the lane you are legally allowed to be in to prevent you from being run down like a dog in the street.
04-07-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By vespasianus

I was primarily a mountain biker and because of...

I was primarily a mountain biker and because of that, almost nothing is off limits. Change in wheel size, index shifting, 6 to 12 cog cassettes, triple to single front chain ring, 5 degree shift in...
04-04-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,459
Posted By vespasianus

What the hell was the point of this thread again?

What the hell was the point of this thread again?
04-04-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By vespasianus

And has a lot to do with the road conditions and...

And has a lot to do with the road conditions and terrain. I mean, just look at https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com and one thing you will notice is that RR decreases as tire pressure increases....
04-03-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,439
Posted By vespasianus

I think the move to wider tires has come from the...

I think the move to wider tires has come from the road bike world (through gravel) finally realizing that wider tires are faster and more comfortable. Something the MTB world has known for years.
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Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By vespasianus

Grizzli is the French spelling for Grizzly. Maybe...

Grizzli is the French spelling for Grizzly. Maybe the French market? Or French Canadian?

Bianchi made several version of those bikes. The regular Grizzly's were made in Asia and had some level of...
03-31-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,141
Posted By vespasianus

Site won't let me post a link and won't let me...

Site won't let me post a link and won't let me delete.
03-30-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,085
Posted By vespasianus

I just realized we got no pics of that Pegoretti!

I just realized we got no pics of that Pegoretti!
03-29-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,085
Posted By vespasianus

Do you need evidence that the earth is round? ...

Do you need evidence that the earth is round?

https://www.bikeleague.org/content/report-bike-shops-everyone

https://cyclingindustry.news/why-a-bike-shop-should-choose-its-customer-wisely/...
03-29-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,085
Posted By vespasianus

To the OP, I think the shops employees are all in...

To the OP, I think the shops employees are all in this forum!
03-28-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,085
Posted By vespasianus

This. It is not the job of the customer to make...

This. It is not the job of the customer to make himself known as a long time customer. The shop should know that. Honestly, there is a reason shops are dying and poor customer service is the #1...
03-28-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By vespasianus

Orange seal is water soluble for that exact...

Orange seal is water soluble for that exact reason.
03-28-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 696
Posted By vespasianus

With the tire fully deflated, put some soapy...

With the tire fully deflated, put some soapy water on the bead/rim interface. Let it sit for a bit and try again. It is basically the equivalent of WD-40 for a tight bolt.

Don't use a tire lever...
03-25-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 693
Posted By vespasianus

You need to find out where the air is coming...

You need to find out where the air is coming from. Pump it to high pressure and spray it with soapy water. You will see bubbles from even the smallest leak of air. If the sidewalls, use more sealant....
03-17-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,756
Posted By vespasianus

" stuck behind him for over a half mile". ...

" stuck behind him for over a half mile".
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By vespasianus

In some ways it can. I would never have gotten...

In some ways it can. I would never have gotten away with running 80 PSI in my tubed tires without getting a flat. With the tubeless set up, I can.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By vespasianus

Because I was 215 lbs and wanted the lowest...

Because I was 215 lbs and wanted the lowest rolling resistance and thought the high pressure would get me there.
03-14-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 105,263
Posted By vespasianus

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By vespasianus

Yes. I went from 700 x 28 with tubes run at 110...

Yes. I went from 700 x 28 with tubes run at 110 PSI to 700 x 28 Tubeless run at 80 PSI.

The speed and rolling is the same (or slightly changed, I can't tell) but the comfort is greatly improved.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,166
Posted By vespasianus

Hookless? Those can only be pumped to a certain...

Hookless? Those can only be pumped to a certain pressure that might be too low for a 25mm tire. How much do you weigh?
03-10-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,305
Posted By vespasianus

I recently purchased my ultimate dream gravel...

I recently purchased my ultimate dream gravel bike. My gravel roads are pretty flat and I would say I am ~50/50 road/gravel. So in many ways a road bike with lots of room for gravel tires.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,006
Posted By vespasianus

I did not have many problems. They are tight but...

I did not have many problems. They are tight but honestly, you just need to use some patience. If that last bit won't go over the rim, I just let it sit for a bit and stretch out. When I come back it...
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 2,442
Posted By vespasianus

I did. I thought that was the point of the post....

I did. I thought that was the point of the post. Not sure what people are arguing about!
Forum: Introductions
03-08-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By vespasianus

Dela-Where? Sorry, grew up in...

Dela-Where?

Sorry, grew up in Newark/Hockessin.
02-24-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By vespasianus

I had surgery 13 months ago and honestly, it was...

I had surgery 13 months ago and honestly, it was the best thing I ever did.

The one thing I feel is that If I continue to cycle and exercise, it feels great. If I don't exercise and keep active, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,006
Posted By vespasianus

I have continental 5000 TL on my bike and they...

I have continental 5000 TL on my bike and they work well. I use 28mm on carbon rims with 18 mm internal width. The key to tubeless is making sure the tape job is good and also having the right tools....
01-27-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,694
Posted By vespasianus

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12-04-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,989
Posted By vespasianus

With all this talk about softer tire pressures,...

With all this talk about softer tire pressures, in circumstances where the roads are good, narrow tires with high pressures are really fast. But I don't think there are many 35mm tires that can be...
11-15-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,330
Posted By vespasianus

When you get chickenpox, you don't actually...

When you get chickenpox, you don't actually "clear" the virus but your immune system drives it to hide in your dorsal root ganglion. It basically is trapped there by your immune system until one day...
11-12-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By vespasianus

IBIS or Pivot are the two brands that sell bikes...

IBIS or Pivot are the two brands that sell bikes with the dw link. The Ripley or 429 are both fantastic bikes. Fast and fast!
11-12-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By vespasianus

So you might be faster just because you are...

So you might be faster just because you are faster and fitter. As for a good bike, I am a big fan of the dw link but many modern bikes will pedal well (neutral anti-squat).

If you rode an older...
11-01-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 17,336
Posted By vespasianus

One of a big reasons for a 1X system is that it...

One of a big reasons for a 1X system is that it allows a suspension system to pedal well in almost all gear combinations. No more need to try to optimize pedaling for the granny and have it bob like...
10-21-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 927
Posted By vespasianus

The cable housing without question. It will cut...

The cable housing without question. It will cut into aluminum and steel just as easily. You have no clue what you are talking about.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,236
Posted By vespasianus

Do it. Unless the "city employe" was a police...

Do it. Unless the "city employe" was a police officer.
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