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01-05-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 85,580
Posted By vespasianus

I know! The more people that watch, the higher...

I know! The more people that watch, the higher the chance there will be season 2!
01-03-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,715
Posted By vespasianus

Yeah, should have read the thread but yes, made...

Yeah, should have read the thread but yes, made for an adult! People forgot how companies tried to push steel to the lightest possible weight in the early 90's. A Grizzly RC with Columbus tubing was...
01-03-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,715
Posted By vespasianus

Honestly, look for an old MTB from the 1990's. An...

Honestly, look for an old MTB from the 1990's. An old Bianchi Grizzly RC frame came in at close to 1.5 kg. Some others even came close to 1.3 (Toad).

Converting that to gravel would be cheap and...
12-15-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,210
Posted By vespasianus

Yes. That article has couple of big things for...

Yes. That article has couple of big things for me. The first, is that after a certain point, higher pressures have a high negative cost. Second, you could argue that up to that point, higher...
12-15-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,210
Posted By vespasianus

That is really interesting. Does the silica...

That is really interesting. Does the silica calculator determine the optimal point "before the break point"? I wonder what it would look like at different weights - not just a single 190 lb point. I...
12-13-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 644
Views: 85,580
Posted By vespasianus

Acapulco on Apple TV. Absolutely fantastic.

Acapulco on Apple TV. Absolutely fantastic.
12-06-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By vespasianus

I use orange seal and supplement all my tires...

I use orange seal and supplement all my tires with star shipped glitter as well.
12-04-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,210
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...
Forum: Foo
11-22-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 25,541
Posted By vespasianus

But will it have a scroll wheel?

But will it have a scroll wheel?
11-17-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,294
Posted By vespasianus

I highly recommend that you degrease it...

I highly recommend that you degrease it immediately and add the lube of your choice. Chains come with grease that will pick up dirt and get dirty really really fast.
11-15-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,109
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: 1,210
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: 1,210
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: 15,436
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...
10-31-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,436
Posted By vespasianus

No, it has all to do with climbing the mountain.

No, it has all to do with climbing the mountain.
10-31-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 15,436
Posted By vespasianus

Are you talking about a MTB? If so, there is a...

Are you talking about a MTB? If so, there is a great reason to get ride of the triple and double.
10-22-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
Posted By vespasianus

In the MTB word, people have had there cables cut...

In the MTB word, people have had there cables cut into their fork crowns - enough to make the crowns unsafe. The sawing motion is what it is all about. Yes, improperly routed cable that rub up...
10-21-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 867
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.
10-21-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By vespasianus

Statins don't prevent a cardiovascular event,...

Statins don't prevent a cardiovascular event, just reduce the incidence. And cholesterol is a bad biomarker for cardiovascular events. Stains are great for a population were they are associated with...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,544
Posted By vespasianus

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

Do it. Unless the "city employe" was a police officer.
10-16-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,025
Posted By vespasianus

Closer to 2013.

Closer to 2013.
10-15-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By vespasianus

Call that number and you will most likely get...

Call that number and you will most likely get Dave or Christina. He is incredibly cool and friendly and always helping. I have a 10 year old 26 inch 5-spot and he has helped me with parts and pieces...
10-15-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By vespasianus

I would also add that contrary to popular...

I would also add that contrary to popular opinion, you are generally no slower on a FS bike as compared to a HT - even on smooth surfaces. And a FS bike is much more comfortable then a HT.
10-15-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By vespasianus

https://turnerbikes.com Turner has changed...

https://turnerbikes.com

Turner has changed from a company that made only full suspension mountain bikes out of American made aluminum to a company that only sells hard tails - and from Titanium.
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10-14-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,309
Posted By vespasianus

When you repair carbon, you don't reinforce it....

When you repair carbon, you don't reinforce it. You don't make it stronger. You restore it to the exact point it was before the damage. Otherwise, it puts stresses on other parts of the frame, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,348
Posted By vespasianus

I have not had the need to use a plug on my road...

I have not had the need to use a plug on my road tires but on my MTB, I have used them and they last forever. Really easy and basically a permanent fix.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,348
Posted By vespasianus

Can you use those with carbon rims?

Can you use those with carbon rims?
10-10-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,046
Posted By vespasianus

The coin test is pretty good and will let you...

The coin test is pretty good and will let you know if it is really carbon damage or just paint.

As for carbon bikes, put paint protection film (the stuff for cars) on all the chain stays and down...
10-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,046
Posted By vespasianus

You rode a Repack on a lift served downhill...

You rode a Repack on a lift served downhill course?
10-09-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,046
Posted By vespasianus

Not really. Honesty, almost everyone is riding a...

Not really. Honesty, almost everyone is riding a carbon bike and they don't all break - not any more than aluminum. Did you do the coin test? Also, talk with Ibis, they are the best company to deal...
08-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,756
Posted By vespasianus

I think what you are also finding out is that...

I think what you are also finding out is that most people ride at a certain speed. If you are used to riding at 16-17 MPH, you will continue to ride at 16-17 MPG. Bike won't change that much - unless...
01-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 12,619
Posted By vespasianus

I agree with your thinking and it makes sense. I...

I agree with your thinking and it makes sense. I use parrafix wax on five of our bikes and think it is the bees knees. But I rarely see 40 degreed Fahrenheit let alone 20.

The idea of using a ski...
01-05-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By vespasianus

I asked my tech guy and he said to do it every...

I asked my tech guy and he said to do it every Tuesday. So that is what I did. I should have noticed his name tag: J. Wellington Wimpy.
01-05-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,775
Posted By vespasianus

Honestly, I have taught kids at all levels -...

Honestly, I have taught kids at all levels - medical, pharmacy, dental, PhD, MS, undergraduates and some of them are just plain stupid. I can't tell you how many MD students that I have met who are...
01-05-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 18,180
Posted By vespasianus

Your post if funny - but also really all wrong....

Your post if funny - but also really all wrong. You are confusing HIV and AIDS - not to mention SARS-CoV2 and COVID. And you are wrong about SARS-C0V2 as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,284
Posted By vespasianus

I order stuff from Amazon because of their return...

I order stuff from Amazon because of their return policy. But I have had stuff shipped from China that were delivered long after the "return period" expired. But my things have been cheap shirts. Are...
01-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By vespasianus

I got it. pfizer. Felt a little rough for a day...

I got it. pfizer. Felt a little rough for a day but that was that. Second dose in mid January.
01-01-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By vespasianus

I almost assumed he already had access to the...

I almost assumed he already had access to the brifters and calipers as they are not easy to find - Potenza Brifters went out of stock in most places 7-8 months ago and the individual calipers are...
01-01-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By vespasianus

No, you will not need a new crank or derailleurs....

No, you will not need a new crank or derailleurs. Just the brifters and the calipers. The Campagnolo disc system works really well. If you are doing it yourself, make sure you get the bleed kit.
12-31-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,953
Posted By vespasianus

Vaccines don't prevent infection they prevent...

Vaccines don't prevent infection they prevent disease. All three major vaccines have 100% efficacy in preventing significant disease. What you are presenting is the false information .
12-30-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By vespasianus

Fauci is a very accomplished scientist. Not sure...

Fauci is a very accomplished scientist. Not sure why you think he is not too impressive.
12-30-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,744
Posted By vespasianus

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,587
Posted By vespasianus

Yes, bigger rotors in the front and at 140 lbs,...

Yes, bigger rotors in the front and at 140 lbs, you will be fine with a 160F/140R combo.
12-28-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,399
Posted By vespasianus

This thread is a great example of why I don't go...

This thread is a great example of why I don't go on MTBR.com anymore...
12-26-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,320
Posted By vespasianus

I also have four bikes - two road bikes and two...

I also have four bikes - two road bikes and two mountain bikes -one with 26" tires and another with 29" tires. I get that message when I try to change the bike on an active ride - but only on certain...
Forum: Foo
12-26-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,860
Posted By vespasianus

I believe it might be 20-50%. Not 10X. ...

I believe it might be 20-50%. Not 10X.

https://www.npr.org/2020/12/23/949827797/millions-of-christmas-gifts-may-arrive-late-due-to-overload-at-the-postal-servic
12-25-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,730
Posted By vespasianus

I currently ride both an old 26" MTB (Turner...

I currently ride both an old 26" MTB (Turner 5-spot) and a new 29" MTB (Ibis Ripley). With few exceptions, I am substantially faster on my 29" MTB. I tend to feel faster on my old 26" MTB but in the...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,860
Posted By vespasianus

I am waiting for a package to arrive that was...

I am waiting for a package to arrive that was shipped on the 10th of December. I am literally 3.5 hours away by car.
12-19-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,048
Posted By vespasianus

Mullett is the term when you use two different...

Mullett is the term when you use two different sized wheels (27.5/26 or 27.5/29). The point of the gripper and fatter front tire is that it helps you carve turns and deal with downhills better....
12-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,958
Posted By vespasianus

Part of me wonders if this is a joke. Why should...

Part of me wonders if this is a joke. Why should anybody care what someone on a bike 50-75 feet ahead of you thinks?

The real etiquette question is if you are leading a pace line but also have...
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