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06-24-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,181
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Posted By woodcraft

Lake Tahoe ...

Lake Tahoe
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/p1030339_ccd6f07cfe89d4606bda103c542c1f06d414771f.jpg...
06-24-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By woodcraft

I guess those must be parts of the universe that...

I guess those must be parts of the universe that are beyond the reach of Google.

No more ambiguous than a yield sign- do you have trouble with those?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 922
Posted By woodcraft

If you don't care about weight (or cost), ...

If you don't care about weight (or cost),

this one looks pretty good.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/silca-pocket-impero-hand-pump

There was also an uber-skinny CF line out a while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 922
Posted By woodcraft

This works for me- Blackburn airstick. 6"...

This works for me- Blackburn airstick.

6" long, fits in saddlebag. I don't get many flats, & groups often include a frame pump or such,

but it gets pulled out for use by others as well. It's a...
06-23-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 639
Posted By woodcraft

Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,131
Posted By woodcraft

Oh yeah- to passing ninjas: Get a light! ...

Oh yeah- to passing ninjas: Get a light!

I've also given feedback on the relative effectiveness of rear blinkies, especially those that are so dim as to be worthless. (bite my tongue at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,131
Posted By woodcraft

No advice on how to do it better?:) Good by...

No advice on how to do it better?:)

Good by me- we need some relief from the "which bike/wheels should I buy" fare.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,131
Posted By woodcraft

I'll take it! Have limited talent, don't want to...

I'll take it! Have limited talent, don't want to to waste.

I'll occasionally give advice for bad seat heights,

more to someone that I know & am riding with (Dude, pull those elbows in!).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By woodcraft

~$7/wheel and no glue on the rim to help the...

~$7/wheel and no glue on the rim to help the spare stick

keep the tape at bay for me.
06-18-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By woodcraft

I'm not sure Veloflex Master comes as tubular-...

I'm not sure Veloflex Master comes as tubular- "open tubular" means clincher. & don't think there is a Tufo challenge either.

I've been happy with Continental Sprinter for OK performance & exc....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By woodcraft

Not sure what kind of technical ride you are...

Not sure what kind of technical ride you are talking about, but your concern seems way out there.

If the spare flatted, you're no worse off than every clincher rider out there, & I don't think...
06-17-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By woodcraft

Chapstick.

Chapstick.
06-17-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,343
Posted By woodcraft

Mountain bike shocks use schrader valves and are...

Mountain bike shocks use schrader valves and are pumped over 200 psi.
06-17-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,343
Posted By woodcraft

Do your car tires have to be reinflated...

Do your car tires have to be reinflated regularly?

Not likely, nor do the tens of millions of others in service.

Most cores do not leak air to a small degree.
06-15-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,546
Posted By woodcraft

bike lights, & mini pumps. Oh, and tire...

bike lights, & mini pumps.

Oh, and tire deals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,284
Posted By woodcraft

We didn't talk about what was in your water...

We didn't talk about what was in your water bottles.

What if placebo was in one & plain water in the other? You can't always taste the difference, right?
06-11-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,032
Posted By woodcraft

"I'm confused, oh wait, maybe I'm not."

"I'm confused, oh wait, maybe I'm not."
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By woodcraft

I may still push it a bit, but didn't want to on...

I may still push it a bit, but didn't want to on the previous weeks' long, solo, unfamiliar ride.

Edit- no, I did ride it then, but didn't this weeks long group ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By woodcraft

A bit behind on the miles lately, but a nice warm...

A bit behind on the miles lately, but a nice warm & windy group ride Saturday 89 miles,

& last weekend rode around lake Tahoe 74.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By woodcraft

You'd probably see some benefit, but for...

You'd probably see some benefit,

but for 'bang for the buck', get some Yoleos,

after optimizing tires, riding position (elbows in), & jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By woodcraft

I would think that your ribs would give...

I would think that your ribs would give compelling feedback on the limits of exercise.

Heal up quick!
06-08-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By woodcraft

My CX bike has full cable housings. Only...

My CX bike has full cable housings.

Only problem is swapping the RD that needs a different length cable loop requires replacing

the whole long section.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By woodcraft

Happy about my worn out tire

Not sure the mileage as I swap wheels, but these are used winter & bad conditions.

Anyway- worn to the cords, no flats.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,427
Posted By woodcraft

Yeah, SOP, & the line about bleeding out reflects...

Yeah, SOP, & the line about bleeding out reflects the riders concern, even if that risk looks low, from an arm-chair perspective.

I got a huge splinter through my finger once, & went to a clinic...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,427
Posted By woodcraft

"...forcing him to stay in a kneeling position so...

"...forcing him to stay in a kneeling position so as not to remove it and risk bleeding out."

???
06-06-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,808
Posted By woodcraft

I think folks are often asking what is the best...

I think folks are often asking what is the best way to win the race, or accomplish the goal,

which could include riding position/drag, strength/training, nutrition, strategy, equipment, etc..
...
06-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,808
Posted By woodcraft

While the term "efficiency" is used in a vague &...

While the term "efficiency" is used in a vague & sloppy way,

a 'proper' definition that has riding at 10 mph and at 30 mph equally efficient is useless.

I find analogy to automobile mpg to be...
06-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,808
Posted By woodcraft

For max efficiency, ride <10mph where air...

For max efficiency, ride <10mph where air resistance is less.

For max cat 6 performance, keep rides short, go all out & turn off to rest after you have passed your quarry.

To keep overall speed...
06-04-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,719
Posted By woodcraft

There's now way to have a deep section alloy rim...

There's now way to have a deep section alloy rim that's not heavy, and 38mm tires make the aero profile largely irrelevant.

You could also try to figure out if there was a difference between...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,284
Posted By woodcraft

It's not, just lower your standards.

It's not, just lower your standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,284
Posted By woodcraft

That bike was very well rested, so of course...

That bike was very well rested,

so of course it was faster. That would even out if you rode them the same amount.
06-04-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By woodcraft

Interesting- never seen that. What kind of...

Interesting- never seen that.

What kind of lube/ dirt conditions has it had?
06-03-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,079
Posted By woodcraft

I recall first using it in 1977 or '78- back when...

I recall first using it in 1977 or '78- back when viscosity counted for something!!!

Remember to shake- the P.T.F.E. settles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By woodcraft

You get used to what you have, but 60mm has me...

You get used to what you have, but 60mm has me giving extra space to other riders on gusty descents,
50mm is good & fast,
But lately have been on the 35mm because the tires are nicer.
05-30-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,452
Posted By woodcraft

Not so much the pedal itself, as removing the...

Not so much the pedal itself, as removing the pedals from the crank & cleaning etc. the threads
05-30-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By woodcraft

Is there a bolt under the cap? That would be...

Is there a bolt under the cap?

That would be the quill stem bolt- do what andrewclaus says above.

& probably remove the exposed allen bolt as well to disconnect the stem from the fork.

Man-...
05-30-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,637
Posted By woodcraft

I counted 27, including tights, knickers, etc..

I counted 27, including tights, knickers, etc..
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By woodcraft

Don't remember the exact source, but one study...

Don't remember the exact source, but one study put 3/4" lower head/torso position at saving 10 watts.

This was at a given, moderate speed.

A very aggressive position will compromise power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,601
Posted By woodcraft

I don't pay big bucks, but can no longer tolerate...

I don't pay big bucks, but can no longer tolerate a jersey that flaps,

so a random or club-fit loose jersey is no bargain at any price.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By woodcraft

It looks like a skid patch to me. Maybe it...

It looks like a skid patch to me.

Maybe it was there & the trainer buffed it up to be more noticeable.

Man, chicken little is alive and well around here!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By woodcraft

I wish I knew a bit more, but I would go over...

I wish I knew a bit more, but I would go over Kingsbury grade, but highway 89 thru Markleeville if you're feeling extra pep in the legs.

Possible no-supplies section on #338...
05-27-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By woodcraft

My recent progression (floor pumps only): -...

My recent progression (floor pumps only):

- ? inexpensive from Performance. Works OK, pump rod is plastic & flexes. Keep it in the truck for wheelbarrow tires, etc.

- Joe Blow. Works fine. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By woodcraft

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-25-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By woodcraft

I have a Force RD available- 10 speed, barely...

I have a Force RD available- 10 speed, barely used, if you're interested.

Fits up to 28t cassette.
05-25-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By woodcraft

I can't see that happening from taking the wheel...

I can't see that happening from taking the wheel on & off.

Chainsuck or the RD hitting something & being forced upward are my guesses.

Clean up & add some epoxy IMO.
05-24-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,750
Posted By woodcraft

This guy in my club puts together videos of his...

This guy in my club puts together videos of his rides- many of them double centuries,

& posts them. Occasionally see myself in them.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUwxBsPfAH1wao0UaHQFdKw
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By woodcraft

Accelerating at high speed out of hairpin turn...

Accelerating at high speed out of hairpin turn down a 20% grade.

Do you slam dance, bro?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,798
Posted By woodcraft

Fake news. I've been riding several...

Fake news.

I've been riding several different set of carbon rims for years (all tubular, 'tho), Reynolds blue pads, mostly.

No problems- wet, dry, hot, cold, mud. Better than the Cx bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,798
Posted By woodcraft

Is zombie topic a thing?

Is zombie topic a thing?
05-21-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By woodcraft

Possibly the spacer behind the cassette was left...

Possibly the spacer behind the cassette was left off, putting the cassette further toward the center of the wheel.

After checking that, that the lockring is tight, the wheel is seated properly, &...
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