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07-25-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By scottfsmith

You might try a Halo headband, it has a silicone...

You might try a Halo headband, it has a silicone strip above the face which channels drips around to the back - it sits right against the skin. Only sweat starting below the band makes it on to your...
Forum: Foo
07-19-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 820
Posted By scottfsmith

I've had to trap squirrels for years to keep them...

I've had to trap squirrels for years to keep them from taking all my fruit and veggies. My favorite live trap is the Squirrelinator, it is better than the standard Havahart type. My favorite kill...
07-18-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,648
Posted By scottfsmith

If you read your original question the...

If you read your original question the temperature is a major issue, and there is a constant energy spent just to stay cool. Also going faster will in fact make it easier to stay cool, a couple mph...
07-03-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 643
Posted By scottfsmith

OOS is more inefficient so yes you are losing...

OOS is more inefficient so yes you are losing energy relative to other riders if you stand too much. Lots of studies have been done on that, they all come to the same conclusion. It could just be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,425
Posted By scottfsmith

Sweet, thanks! It looks like the apps may in...

Sweet, thanks! It looks like the apps may in fact be reporting the median.. It gives me a 50% of 89 which is my average in Strava. Here is my ride this morning .. no super steep hills so my cadence...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By scottfsmith

Its not a bike, its a "quike" (four wheels)....

Its not a bike, its a "quike" (four wheels). Actually it is something called a Nordic cross-skate, it is like roller skis but with larger wheels. You attach one to each foot. The commercial ones come...
06-07-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By scottfsmith

OK the verdict is in .. chain ring bolts! It was...

OK the verdict is in .. chain ring bolts! It was completely silent up all the hills. Thanks Clyde it would have taken me a long time to get to that point at the rate I was going.
06-01-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,499
Posted By scottfsmith

I bet if Strava ran a data analysis on all the...

I bet if Strava ran a data analysis on all the miles in their database done on so-called gravel bikes they would see that 95% of those miles were on pavement. Personally for me it is a lot of work to...
Forum: Foo
05-28-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By scottfsmith

My impression is that any Apple device (iPhone,...

My impression is that any Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac) which has recent enough software with Bluetooth on and is not powered off or sleeping will be able to detect AirTags, and if it has an...
05-26-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 398
Posted By scottfsmith

Maybe on those nice California roads it is, but...

Maybe on those nice California roads it is, but in Baltimore I get a lot of punctures in my tires and some don't seal well. I put on new tires recently and there were four plugs in my rear tire when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,825
Posted By scottfsmith

I am close to you (weight, bike model, tire...

I am close to you (weight, bike model, tire model) and am at a similar spot on pressures as where you are at now. I run them a bit less in wet conditions.
05-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,036
Posted By scottfsmith

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a...

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a night person and have tons of energy then so it works great. The only downside I find is I don't push it quite as hard in flats/downhills due to...
05-10-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm a huge fan of multiple wheel sets. I have one...

I'm a huge fan of multiple wheel sets. I have one bike (Specialized Roubaix, endurance) and use it for road (30mm Conti GP5000 S TR, Roval CLX50), gravel (35mm Conti Terra Speed, Light Bicycle WR50),...
05-09-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By scottfsmith

I am no expert but my carbon rim had less damage...

I am no expert but my carbon rim had less damage than that and my LBS said I should replace it. The bad part is where it has delaminated at the rim. Your LBS seems particularly ignorant in suggesting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By scottfsmith

Lightest 16" wheel setup?

I don't have a folding bike but I am making something with 16" wheels which I want the lightest possible everything on. I have some 16" tubeless-compatible carbon wheels weighing 300g and I want to...
04-12-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By scottfsmith

Hint: hair or beard trimmers work great for...

Hint: hair or beard trimmers work great for removing them. As an added bonus there is some visceral enjoyment with giving your tires a haircut.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-09-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By scottfsmith

Indeed. I decided to order some full side panels...

Indeed. I decided to order some full side panels in aluminum and use those to prototype. Its $12 a panel including materials, cutting, shipping, and tax .. it seems worth the cost to get a realistic...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By scottfsmith

Well I decided to do carbon fiber after all, but...

Well I decided to do carbon fiber after all, but replacing the whole side panels. The site sendcutsend.com will cut out my design and ship it for $80 total.. cheaper than a sheet of aluminum! I...
04-05-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,151
Posted By scottfsmith

I'm doing well with the new Silca stuff on my...

I'm doing well with the new Silca stuff on my TRs. Not that I tried anything else.

The only problem I had was the rim tape blew out at 2AM this morning.. got woken up with this whoosh sound. ...
03-27-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,151
Posted By scottfsmith

That is similar to what my Vittoria Terreno Dry...

That is similar to what my Vittoria Terreno Dry looked like. Definitely a factory return. I had no problems getting my money back.

After seeing all these threads I decided to mount one of my S...
03-25-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,079
Posted By scottfsmith

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/276x183/images_cb45fb985c48aada42e9d147c8f1a1816809b27a.jpeg
03-24-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By scottfsmith

Statins are nearly junk. Here is a new study,...

Statins are nearly junk. Here is a new study, throw this one at your doc:

https://maryannedemasi.com/publications/f/new-analysis-shows-statins-have-minimal-benefits

The summary is there is only...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,403
Posted By scottfsmith

They were blinking lights. They used a magnetic...

They were blinking lights. They used a magnetic induction method which lit the light with each wheel rotation:



They also go on to state that blinking lights were illegal and they needed to get...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,403
Posted By scottfsmith

Front lights are not for preventing head-on...

Front lights are not for preventing head-on collisions. They are for preventing cars pulling out (or backing out) on to your street, and for cars taking right turns where there may be a bike stopped...
03-13-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,857
Posted By scottfsmith

There's a fight that will never be won, the...

There's a fight that will never be won, the younger generation is buying online whatever the LBS does. The LBS had better get in to service accessories and fitting big time, that's going to be the...
03-07-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 712
Posted By scottfsmith

It sounds like another potential counterfeit on...

It sounds like another potential counterfeit on Amazon. Any name brand bike part on Amazon I am suspicious of.
Forum: Foo
02-21-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,265
Posted By scottfsmith

If you want to do hills, poorly paved roads, and...

If you want to do hills, poorly paved roads, and light gravel trails go one step further and get some roller skis:
...
02-19-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By scottfsmith

We get around two weeks of salty roads per year....

We get around two weeks of salty roads per year. I just hose down my bike after a salty ride (using a yard pump sprayer, hose is frozen), then blast dry with air compressor. I could do this for a...
02-17-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,987
Posted By scottfsmith

It was intended to be amusing .. its a running...

It was intended to be amusing .. its a running joke in our household. I exaggerated a bit for impact .. 2 months in the winter but in the sweaty summer its once a week into the laundry, whether they...
02-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,987
Posted By scottfsmith

40+ years without sores here. This is...

40+ years without sores here.

This is getting off topic but it is more important to cultivate a good skin microbiome than it is to wash wash wash. See...
02-17-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,987
Posted By scottfsmith

I also just throw my Castelli gear in the general...

I also just throw my Castelli gear in the general pile. We do gentle wash/dry for everything.

I wash mine every couple of months, this cuts down on any wear from washing. I shower after every...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,144
Posted By scottfsmith

I have Specialized S-Works Turbo Rapidair (yes...

I have Specialized S-Works Turbo Rapidair (yes their names are stupidly long) in 30c, they are great. My local shop is a Specialized dealer, otherwise I would probably be on GP5000 TLs or the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By scottfsmith

Also many new super light, super stiff SPD shoes...

Also many new super light, super stiff SPD shoes have been coming out recently, for the gravel racing market. S-Works Exos Evo, etc.

I use Shimano ES600 SPD pedals which have a larger platform...
02-07-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,890
Posted By scottfsmith

It was some mouse study where the control did...

It was some mouse study where the control did better after supplementation was stopped:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32365524/

If you want to read lots of very noisy discussion on NAD+, NMN,...
02-07-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,890
Posted By scottfsmith

Good to see that, my own big increase makes more...

Good to see that, my own big increase makes more sense now. The study I found only had a small increase.

Thanks for pointing out NMN. I read up on it and will be keeping my eye on it .. too little...
01-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,334
Posted By scottfsmith

I also got Light Bicycle wheels for gravel riding...

I also got Light Bicycle wheels for gravel riding .. WR50's. I don't think the weight is such a big deal but I have to say I have gotten quite enamored with how deep section wheels ride. They give...
01-08-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By scottfsmith

Keeping arms/legs warm to keep hands/feet warm

I take a hot shower after every winter road ride and it is pretty easy to notice what got cold on the ride: it hurts so good when the hot water hits those spots!

Anyway .. using the shower test I...
01-08-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,890
Posted By scottfsmith

One more participant has signed up for this...

One more participant has signed up for this "study". I am finding the stuff dissolves easily in a touch of warm water, and doesn't taste that bad at all. Doing 1.5g 2x per day currently, that seems...
01-03-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By scottfsmith

Do you in fact have that particular DT hub (EXP...

Do you in fact have that particular DT hub (EXP ratchet)? I have a set of wheels with those hubs which so far have been fine, but it is annoying. I looked for the product code to see if I was in the...
12-15-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,335
Posted By scottfsmith

I used to stand a lot, but once I got a power...

I used to stand a lot, but once I got a power meter I realized I could put out just as many watts sitting down, with less effort. I knew that in theory before, but the power meter was putting the...
12-09-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By scottfsmith

I win, I put mine on months ago ...

I win, I put mine on months ago


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1118_d06e5212bb11635c0fd3dbbabc5e42f3fe81742f.jpeg

:D

We only get a couple weeks a year...
12-05-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,890
Posted By scottfsmith

There are two newer meta-analyses that I don't...

There are two newer meta-analyses that I don't see mentioned above, from 2021 and 2020.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33034021/ shows there is some gain in muscle mass in older people. See...
12-01-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,649
Posted By scottfsmith

The app version might be premium-only but the web...

The app version might be premium-only but the web version is still free: https://www.strava.com/heatmap
12-01-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,649
Posted By scottfsmith

To be clear there are three ways to use Strava: ...

To be clear there are three ways to use Strava:

One is the global heat map, it is awesome and I use it all the time. It is now on the phone app under maps so I use it even more.

Second is when...
11-28-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By scottfsmith

Thanks for posting that. I have a similar table...

Thanks for posting that. I have a similar table but have the “corrections” you give at the bottom only in my head currently (but have been meaning to write down). I have been going out in the evening...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By scottfsmith

I do. But, there are only a couple weeks a year...

I do. But, there are only a couple weeks a year with appreciable road salt where I live so it is not that hard to keep it clean. If I was in Minnesota I would have a special winter bike. Either that...
11-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,585
Posted By scottfsmith

That Silca calculator is very impressive, it...

That Silca calculator is very impressive, it comes up with numbers for me that are very close to what I have slowly evolved to with many experiments. It is the only calculator I have seen with so...
10-31-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,996
Posted By scottfsmith

I also had a lot of problems mounting GKs. I...

I also had a lot of problems mounting GKs. I tried them on three different rims and they were hard on all so its not just the rim-tire combo. I also took them to the LBS who also could not seat them...
10-23-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By scottfsmith

I also don't think much about miles, more about...

I also don't think much about miles, more about hours at a strong effort. I need something like 100ft vertical gain per mile to feel like I am getting a good workout. I don't have time for too many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,647
Posted By scottfsmith

I use a Roubaix as my gravel bike (and road bike...

I use a Roubaix as my gravel bike (and road bike and commuter bike ..). It has ~4mm clearance or more with most 700x35c tires, so those plus some helicopter tape on the closer spots for those super...
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