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07-23-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Broctoon

:thumb: Solid!

:thumb: Solid!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Posted By Broctoon

There are road pedals that clip in and out very...

There are road pedals that clip in and out very easily, especially if you turn the release force adjustment way down. But some people just like the dual sided MTB pedals. I donít think youíll have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Broctoon

They say the steerer is more likely to crack if...

They say the steerer is more likely to crack if you donít have it protruding at least 10mm above the top of the stem.

So thatís what I did with the last one I cut (the only carbon one Iíve ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,201
Posted By Broctoon

The cost will be hundreds of dollars more than...

The cost will be hundreds of dollars more than anything we have now, and they will be the only system offered on any serious, high quality road bike.

I fully expect this.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,670
Posted By Broctoon

That is an interesting option. About $100 more...

That is an interesting option. About $100 more than their full pedals with single sided metering, and ~$100 less than their dual sided. If you like your pedal bodies, or you want dual sided but can't...
07-19-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Broctoon

I hope you post pics of this bike once it's...

I hope you post pics of this bike once it's complete. Sounds like a pretty cool concept.

If I had the money and garage space for more bikes, I'd love to build up a Keirin frame. But I would spec...
07-19-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Broctoon

You're not wrong. These are fair...

You're not wrong.




These are fair points.

I was speaking generally, and not in terms of the exceptions (high end, light weight steel frames; and lower cost or extra beefy carbon bars).
...
07-18-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Broctoon

Nothing wrong with mixing the two materials. It...

Nothing wrong with mixing the two materials. It seems kind of silly for couple reasons:

- carbon bars are best suited to a weight weenie bike, and steel is the last material you should look to for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,201
Posted By Broctoon

This thread is turning into a very interesting...

This thread is turning into a very interesting discussion/debate on marketing...

- Push vs. pull, or influence of the demand vs. supply side of the retail economy. Kind of a chicken or egg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,201
Posted By Broctoon

Feel strongly about this, do you? Because...

Feel strongly about this, do you?

Because all I can say is that's just, like, your opinion, man.


(* Not anti-disc. Just not convinced they're the greatest thing since pockets on a shirt, or...
07-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Broctoon

You can do it, and probably won't require a lot...

You can do it, and probably won't require a lot of fussing. You might have to replace the brake calipers with some that have longer reach. It depends on how much adjustment range your calipers have....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,067
Posted By Broctoon

Considering who's asking, my advice would be to...

Considering who's asking, my advice would be to wear it forward or backward, brim up or down, even inside out... but always with no shirt, no helmet, and no foot retention. Also, preferably on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,201
Posted By Broctoon

I'll be surprised if 20 years from now we don't...

I'll be surprised if 20 years from now we don't have as commonplace other developments that are not even on anyone's radar now. Maybe super light, powerful ebikes with regenerative braking (like what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,201
Posted By Broctoon

I never saw it as a real problem at all. ...

I never saw it as a real problem at all.


I think road bike disc brakes are a really good idea in a few circumstances:


- Lots of riding in wet conditions

- Carbon rims (another fairly...
07-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,856
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve posted pics of this one before, but itís...

Iíve posted pics of this one before, but itís like a new bike with some recent changes Iíve made.

Previously used a bullhorn bar and carbon rims with 23mm tires. I still have those parts, but I...
07-15-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,856
Posted By Broctoon

Cool! I have an old Japanese (Takara) hi-ten...

Cool! I have an old Japanese (Takara) hi-ten steel frame that Iíve set up with a 3 speed IGH and modern components. It weighs just a little less than a Toyota Corolla of the same era, but it works...
07-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,856
Posted By Broctoon

You must be one tall drink of water.

You must be one tall drink of water.
07-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By Broctoon

If the axle sliding out of position (in either...

If the axle sliding out of position (in either type of frame) is a real concern, I think you should go back and re-examine your procedures for tightening the axle nuts or QR skewer.

I don't think...
07-10-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Broctoon

I had a 105 BR-5700 caliper with a pivot bolt too...

I had a 105 BR-5700 caliper with a pivot bolt too short to reach the recessed nut, even with a really long nut. The trouble was that it barely fit through the front side of the fork, not even that it...
07-09-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By Broctoon

In spite of its name, the Stronglight crank is...

In spite of its name, the Stronglight crank is not very light. I have one, and it's a nice enough part, but not what I'd use if I were trying to save weight wherever possible.

I would definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 849
Posted By Broctoon

Condition is everything. Age is just a number. ...

Condition is everything. Age is just a number.

Older bike with higher spec components vs. brand new bike that's down a tier in the specs? Doesn't make much difference, assuming the older one is in...
07-07-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By Broctoon

Thanks for the link. That is an interesting...

Thanks for the link. That is an interesting study, but it has nothing to do with differences between FG and SS drivetrains. I am not surprised that VO2 is affected by cadence; surely there are many...
07-06-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By Broctoon

I am a perfect example of what you often (as...

I am a perfect example of what you often (as here) identify and advise against.


I have spent many hundreds of dollars--thousands, in fact--fixing up bottom to mid-grade used bikes. I usually...
07-05-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By Broctoon

TRACKMAN <ó Ridden track ďfor ages,Ē and states...

TRACKMAN <ó Ridden track ďfor ages,Ē and states ďNot sure of the math pretty sure though there is a significant drop-off for freewheel regarding power transfer above 100 rpm of the crank.Ē

If...
07-05-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By Broctoon

Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By Broctoon

I can kind of see where youíre coming from, but...

I can kind of see where youíre coming from, but in spite of the current short supply, my advice to the OP (or anyone) is still to only buy a bike if it fits. Buying one thatís not comfortable because...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By Broctoon

Over the past couple years Iíve been switching to...

Over the past couple years Iíve been switching to tubeless on most of my bikes. Sometimes they are a pain to set up initially. Iím getting better at it and usually donít have much trouble now.

For...
07-01-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By Broctoon

Forgot to add... Common bolt head styles,...

Forgot to add...

Common bolt head styles, from most to least likely to strip, are as follows:

Slotted or Phillips

External hex (standard automotive style)

Internal hex or ďAllenĒ head
07-01-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 512
Posted By Broctoon

Galvanized (zinc plated) hardware is the cheapest...

Galvanized (zinc plated) hardware is the cheapest and shortest lasting.

Cadmium plated, which has sort of a bright yellow finish, is next up.

Stainless, the most expensive stuff, tends to be...
07-01-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By Broctoon

A durable front wheel can come in as light as 2...

A durable front wheel can come in as light as 2 or 2.1 pounds. Rear wheels start around 2.4 and can easily get to 2.9.

A few general principles to note:

- rim weight is far more important that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Broctoon

Right? Itís like a wet, hyperactive Labrador...

Right? Itís like a wet, hyperactive Labrador Retriever crashing someoneís dinner party. It just wants to join the fun and doesnít understand that itís wrecking things.

Then it takes a descending...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Broctoon

Itís not working class energy so much as slacker...

Itís not working class energy so much as slacker vibe. Or almost Mugatuís Derelique line from Zoolander. Someoneís gotta bring that style!
06-25-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,856
Posted By Broctoon

I have a WI Dos freewheel, and I can attest that...

I have a WI Dos freewheel, and I can attest that theyíre a cool product. Really high quality.

They come in two sizes, I think 17/19 and 18/20.

The spacing is the same as a (10 speed?) road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,095
Posted By Broctoon

LarrySellerz, you rock. I love how youíre the...

LarrySellerz, you rock. I love how youíre the total anti-racerboi. You can ride with me anytime. In fact, I know of a weekly late night group ride that youíd fit right into.

Iím not surprised at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,793
Posted By Broctoon

I donít know about these products with regard to...

I donít know about these products with regard to BPAs or other harmful chemicals. But I can tell you theyíre dangerous if youíre stupid and you use them wrong.

Camelback tells you to put only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Broctoon

I have a regular bike security cable, pretty...

I have a regular bike security cable, pretty heavy duty. Itís the kind with loops built into each end. I wrap it through both bike frames, both wheels, and then down to the receiver hitch, where I...
06-09-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Broctoon

Itís not just failing to make the adjustment...

Itís not just failing to make the adjustment tight that can cause the wrench to slip and round off a nut. Even in the best case, adjustable wrenches only engage the nut at two points. A box end...
06-07-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,379
Posted By Broctoon

I’m not sure if I ever posted pics of this one in...

I’m not sure if I ever posted pics of this one in here. It’s my Vigorelli Road. I got the frame about two years ago and then gathered all the parts and assembled it myself.

It has perfectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27,041
Views: 17,288,745
Posted By Broctoon

Here are some pics of my bike, described two...

Here are some pics of my bike, described two posts up.

...
06-07-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Broctoon

Indeed! Iím not aggressive or athletic enough to...

Indeed! Iím not aggressive or athletic enough to be competitive. 51 year old grandpa just out for fun. And this race seemed to be not taken too seriously, although it did offer an incentive for those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,470
Posted By Broctoon

Not a road bike, but my Surly Steamroller fixed...

Not a road bike, but my Surly Steamroller fixed gear. Also not technically a road, more of an MUP ahead picture. This is one of my favorite places to ride, on any bike. Pic was taken December 2018.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,330
Posted By Broctoon

A GMC Denali from WalMart. Didnít own one, just...

A GMC Denali from WalMart. Didnít own one, just took it for a spin. Everything on it is cheap junk. You probably could not build a worse bike if you tried.
06-03-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,379
Posted By Broctoon

Appreciation? No. Looking at that bike I actually...

Appreciation? No. Looking at that bike I actually got aroused a little.
06-03-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By Broctoon

Theyíre not rivets, but tiny screws. The outer...

Theyíre not rivets, but tiny screws. The outer doubler plate has threaded holes, and the inner one is dimpled for countersunk screws, with 2.5 mm hex (Allen) heads.

I hope these were in place for...
06-03-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Broctoon

Linseed oil is so effective, it's been...

Linseed oil is so effective, it's been specifically called out by the FAA since the earliest days for protecting steel tube aircraft structures against corrosion. They specify raw linseed oil, but...
06-03-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Broctoon

Tubeless rim recommendations?

I’m thinking about building a rear wheel for one of my fixed gear bikes and would like some suggestions.

I have a front wheel on my road bike that I can move over when conditions or my mood...
06-03-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By Broctoon

Seems like you have a good plan. I have not used...

Seems like you have a good plan. I have not used evapo-rust, but I've had good luck with vinegar or naval jelly. (The latter is thick so only works well for exterior surfaces.)

Whatever you use,...
06-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Broctoon

I took this selfie at one of the checkpoints: ...

I took this selfie at one of the checkpoints:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/2cfd65f9_c8cb_4af6_bb52_ccb51321246a_44b39ae880e68fc2239ec9f47e02f2e075a2e7a4.jpeg
...
06-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Broctoon

Yes, it was in Salt Lake City. Itís organized by...

Yes, it was in Salt Lake City. Itís organized by SLUG magazine, our local arts and (counter) culture magazine. Theyíve been doing it for nine years, but this was my first time.

We donít really...
05-31-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Broctoon

Alley cat!

I did my first alley cat race last Saturday. It was super fun. It was also pretty difficult, both physically and, um... navigationally. I invited a friend to go along and was glad I did, cause it was...
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