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09-08-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Geekage

Very simplified explanation: ​​​​​​A ​strain...

Very simplified explanation:
​​​​​​A ​strain gauge is adhered to the crankarm. With a known weight on it to calibrate, the strain gauge can measure how much the crank is flexing and figure the...
08-26-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,521
Posted By Geekage

Exactly. I want to be able to gulp my water and I...

Exactly. I want to be able to gulp my water and I can no longer do that with ice cold water, so lukewarm works for me.

At least for me, where I live, solid color water bottles don't seem to get...
08-21-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,591
Posted By Geekage

Is this one of those Velominati rules things?...

Is this one of those Velominati rules things? Mask straps under or over the helmet straps? :)

I do the over the ear straps with an elastic ear saver/behind the head strap so it hangs around my...
06-20-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,334
Posted By Geekage

Hi. I thought I'd chime in here. My battery...

Hi. I thought I'd chime in here.

My battery just went out a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, support wasn't any help. They had me do a master reset then weren't heard from after that.

I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By Geekage

Hiding the stuff that happens

Today I got right hooked riding home from work.
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I don't know, after...
11-26-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By Geekage

I'm not too sure the OP has what you think they...

I'm not too sure the OP has what you think they have.

Per their post, the OP has a Vaya. The OP wants a 105 groupset, but does not appear to have bought one. The OP wants "to keep cable actuated...
10-31-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,128
Posted By Geekage

Today I learned that the quote "Everything that...

Today I learned that the quote "Everything that can be invented has been invented (http://Everything_that_can_be_invented_has_been_invented)," attributed to a patent commissioner expecting to patent...
10-28-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,909
Posted By Geekage

I feel the same way about people. ...

I feel the same way about people.



Between bubonic plague and malaria, I think fleas or mosquitoes were/are more dangerous, depending on whether you count historically or currently.
10-09-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By Geekage

Meh. There's just a lot of grease and it can't...

Meh. There's just a lot of grease and it can't have gummed up that much in thirteen months. The seven year old grease on my shifters was still fine.

Besides, the pawl springs are pretty strong,...
10-09-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,825
Posted By Geekage

You can get a better look at the red cable spool...

You can get a better look at the red cable spool by removing the three screws holding the cover plate on. You can see one screw in your photo. Another is up and to the left of the ratchet, and the...
09-14-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 907
Posted By Geekage

I was thinking the same thing, but I think the...

I was thinking the same thing, but I think the 25.4 in the spec actually means the bar clamp diameter. OD of the stem is probably 22.2, but if it does measure 25.4, then yeah, it's a 1-1/8" headset.
06-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By Geekage

Would something like a hitch platform mount in...

Would something like a hitch platform mount in the bed (https://www.rockymounts.com/collections/adaptor-and-truck-mounts/products/tomahawk-floor-mount) work for you?...
05-19-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,000
Posted By Geekage

There are a few options on this page...

There are a few options on this page (https://bikepacking.com/index/add-cage-mounts-bike/). The King Universal Support Bolt (http://www.kingcage.com/index.php?products=yes)s look like a good bet, or...
05-03-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,618
Posted By Geekage

I think the Marlin 5 is an upgrade over the 820. ...

I think the Marlin 5 is an upgrade over the 820.

I'm currently looking for a used bike for my kid: size XS, disc brakes, and 27.5 or 29". So pretty much not the 820. The Marlin obviously has some...
Forum: Introductions
05-01-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By Geekage

Bob! I just saw one of your replies to a...

Bob!

I just saw one of your replies to a mechanics thread and said to myself, "Is this the same guy who wrote Spike Bike?"

A quick search also showed your name and a 30th anniversary edition...
02-24-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,719
Posted By Geekage

Who's keeping the spreadsheet? Here are the...

Who's keeping the spreadsheet? Here are the measurements I made:

Shimano 11-speed road cable pull, as measured off a 5800-series 105 shifter:


Position pull (mm)
1->2 3.12
2->3 ...
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