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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By RiceAWay

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle...

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle racing. They made some basic assumptions - that the greatest danger to a rider was having his head fractured. As soon as racers started using them the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,654
Posted By RiceAWay

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding...

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding weight is about 182 lbs. It takes months of hard riding to get that weight off and when I hit the right weight my riding improves dramatically. I have...
09-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 404
Posted By RiceAWay

Here is a Chinese bike that you can rely on. Most...

Here is a Chinese bike that you can rely on. Most of the problems with Chinese bikes is quality control, this manufacturer has good QC. https://www.yoeleobike.com/road/frames.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,068
Posted By RiceAWay

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more...

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more and more disenchanted with them. They STILL get flats by getting a cut too large for the sealant to seal. You can carry "bacon" or a tubeless "plug"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,340
Posted By RiceAWay

1. They do not have particularly good traction. ...

1. They do not have particularly good traction.
2. They do not have bead to bead flat protection to if you ride them on a gravel path, you can get large cuts in the sidewall.
3. They ride like a...
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,073
Posted By RiceAWay

Masks and exercise

Since I have worked heavily in science as an R & D electronics engineer, I have had to work closely with statistics. This is why I have strongly questioned CDC's statistics. Now it turns out that...
08-26-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By RiceAWay

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a...

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a good grease obtainable from Shimano. Car grease is cheaper but a lot heavier grade and provides more frictional drag.
08-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By RiceAWay

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such...

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such as a cable cutter, chain breaker, pedal wrench, cassette chain lock and the pertinent cassette lockring tool for your bike or bikes. If you are really...
08-26-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 867
Posted By RiceAWay

There is a substantial difference in the cut and...

There is a substantial difference in the cut and fit of women's vs men's bicycle clothing. And it is usually easier to find men's clothing anyway. But you can wear anything you like if you buy a...
08-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,089
Posted By RiceAWay

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling...

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling real cheap. I drove over there and the bike was brand new. He had decided to ride a bike, bought the best thing on the market at the time and then,...
08-26-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,089
Posted By RiceAWay

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is...

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is hot, I can't say that I've had the problem with the straps you've had. Remember that everyone has a different shaped head. The most comfortable helmet I...
08-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,089
Posted By RiceAWay

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a...

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a year. After I got tired of trying to keep up with little guys in motorcycle races; I became the safety director of the American Federation of...
08-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,089
Posted By RiceAWay

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very...

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very first ones that were made in the 60's by Bell. While we are talking about helmets let's be clear about something. A helmet of the "normal" type is...
08-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By RiceAWay

My experience is that machine build wheels are...

My experience is that machine build wheels are generally better than those build by a man and I build wheels all the time - or did until good wheels became cheaper than buying a set of good spokes.
08-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 651
Posted By RiceAWay

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.
08-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,259
Posted By RiceAWay

The bikes that were once considered...

The bikes that were once considered top-of-the-line are now sneered at. I have a '98 Basso Loto that is less than four lbs heavier that my Trek Madone 6.9 and rides far better. Since I am 190 lbs the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By RiceAWay

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of...

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of problems. The ratchet mechanism in a 10 speed or more has teeth so fine that dust can clog it. If you ride it often normally the shifting keeps it fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By RiceAWay

My Experience with Tubeless

About two years ago I went to tubeless tires. I had been riding 28 mm clincher tires (Michelin Pro4) and really liked them. I must not have been the only ones since I haven't been able to find them...
07-25-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By RiceAWay

On Bike Radar they announced that the Garmin site...

On Bike Radar they announced that the Garmin site was really down and it wasn't some sort of glitch in your software. Wonder when it will be back?
06-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,308
Posted By RiceAWay

I guess my Zurich is the last one. Some guy had...

I guess my Zurich is the last one. Some guy had bought it and put it on the shelf. I bought the frameset and there had never been a bottom bracket in it. I have about 500 miles on it. It is built...
06-23-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By RiceAWay

Your old Honda Civic has rain gutters on it if I...

Your old Honda Civic has rain gutters on it if I remember correctly. I don't believe that anyone makes the roof-rack mounting clamps for rain gutters anymore. You might be able to find a set on...
06-19-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By RiceAWay

In short no. But usually over time the pawls wear...

In short no. But usually over time the pawls wear the edges down and become a little quieter. There are designs in which the clearance between the pawl and the hub is very narrow and the angle of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,360
Posted By RiceAWay

Seattle Forest = If they are using a single motor...

Seattle Forest = If they are using a single motor imagine the linkage and the number of rotational points. And SRAM cannot even make a bearing that doesn't wear out in a couple of months.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,360
Posted By RiceAWay

I did too until I happened to get a Ultegra Di2...

I did too until I happened to get a Ultegra Di2 group with hydraulic disks on the cheap. After I got it working I was sold on it.

My DuraAce manual group is noisy and very hard to set up properly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,896
Posted By RiceAWay

First find someone local that is a bike nut. Then...

First find someone local that is a bike nut. Then have him help you find a good used bike on Ebay or Craigslist. In general you can land some pretty good deals this way. No $500 new bike is going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,089
Posted By RiceAWay

As I grow older and have less energy to spare and...

As I grow older and have less energy to spare and my balance becomes more and more of a problem I generally just nod these days. Don't be put off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By RiceAWay

Just between us I am having a great deal of...

Just between us I am having a great deal of trouble with 11 speed chains. The space between the cogs is so narrow that one click on the rear derailleur cable adjust is enough for it to start making...
05-19-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,577
Posted By RiceAWay

Bikes are not cars and there is so little change...

Bikes are not cars and there is so little change from year to year that you charge whatever the market will bear. What do you think is better, a new Trek aluminum bike with lower end Shimano parts on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,636
Posted By RiceAWay

The BB90 is just narrow enough to fit a standard...

The BB90 is just narrow enough to fit a standard Shimano crankset in it with a 24 mm axle. The bearings themselves are 7 mm wide each so that would make it 14 mm wider that the cranksets. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,656
Posted By RiceAWay

It isn't nearly so much the size as the road...

It isn't nearly so much the size as the road surfaces you ride over that the specific tire. I really was shocked going from 23 mm Continentals to 28 mm Michelin Pro4 tires on our rotten roads here....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,522
Posted By RiceAWay

Another problem with tubeless - sometimes the...

Another problem with tubeless - sometimes the step is too high and the tubeless tires will not seal against it tightly enough to allow enough pressure to force it up. Rather than a tire pump pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By RiceAWay

That is certainly not the situation that could...

That is certainly not the situation that could lead to an over the handlebars crash from a sudden flat which would simply slide you to a halt at that speed. You had to have hit something that shifted...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By RiceAWay

Because of the outside possibility of losing a...

Because of the outside possibility of losing a front wheel I now keep the "Lawyers Lips" on the forks and put up with the inconvenience of having to open the quick releases for a half hour before the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,333
Posted By RiceAWay

If you have disk brakes and you have clincher...

If you have disk brakes and you have clincher tires that you allowed to get too soft (they often ride fine) it is very likely that pulling the brake on too hard and too suddenly will spin the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By RiceAWay

Under no condition sand or shave the tire....

Under no condition sand or shave the tire. Reinstall a 25. Many bikes are set up for a 25 and 28 anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,400
Posted By RiceAWay

As 79p said, they are a real bear. If you're in a...

As 79p said, they are a real bear. If you're in a criterium they are OK because you can go before you change or after, but for a long ride with indeterminate toilet stops they are a pain. They have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By RiceAWay

They aren't necessary on a rim brake bike that...

They aren't necessary on a rim brake bike that isn't violently overloading the fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,622
Posted By RiceAWay

This I would really advise against for several...

This I would really advise against for several reasons:

1. Tubeless tires on tubeless rims have gotten so difficult to mount that most people cannot do It themselves anymore. If you get a flat on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By RiceAWay

One of the really nice things about having a...

One of the really nice things about having a threadless steerer is that you only have to change the stem to adjust your position. When someone talked about "flipping the bars" they probably meant...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,622
Posted By RiceAWay

You realize you're going to get all sorts of...

You realize you're going to get all sorts of stupid suggestions from people that weigh 150 lbs in their cycling gear don't you? Anyone that mentions Kyseriums shoot them.

Campy Scirrocos (also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By RiceAWay

I wrote papers all about helmets from the time...

I wrote papers all about helmets from the time they were introduced. The early helmets were for motorcyclists and had a thick hard shell of fiberglass. They did not actually protect the head from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By RiceAWay

Thinking about it I'll bet you that Trek makes a...

Thinking about it I'll bet you that Trek makes a special internal battery mount for that shape of seatpost. Believe me, they make everything else. Except for my 6.9.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By RiceAWay

Di2 works really well. Though I was quite...

Di2 works really well. Though I was quite negative about charging batteries for my bicycle, I finally got tired of having to readjust the shifting every other week as there was a little wear here or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By RiceAWay

The external batteries MUST have the proper...

The external batteries MUST have the proper external battery mount. This suggests that external battery brains are in the mount and not the battery. It took me three tries to get the proper external...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,967
Posted By RiceAWay

If a wheelset is more than 20 mm deep I wouldn't...

If a wheelset is more than 20 mm deep I wouldn't worry about replacing them until they started breaking spokes on more than one occasion,. People seem to have entirely mythical ideas about wheels....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,585
Posted By RiceAWay

Today I was doing a power ride in mid-40's. I can...

Today I was doing a power ride in mid-40's. I can ride with heavy clothing down to the upper 30's but that isn't pushing it and I only ride hard enough to keep warm. I find the biggest problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,746
Posted By RiceAWay

I've been riding Campy for 40 years and of you...

I've been riding Campy for 40 years and of you call it Campagnolo, you haven't.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,035
Posted By RiceAWay

I don't think that wax burns. It vaporizes and...

I don't think that wax burns. It vaporizes and slows the burning of a wick but I would have to ask a chemist about that. I think that you idea of a separate crock pot full of wax lubricant is a great...
01-11-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 305,315
Posted By RiceAWay

Because of my racing experiences I have always...

Because of my racing experiences I have always worn safety gear including a helmet. I have crashed more times than I can count and because of the manner in which I fell I have never had a concussion...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,024
Posted By RiceAWay

Also when you come to a four way stop and the...

Also when you come to a four way stop and the other people do not take their proper right-of-way because I'm balancing on the bike instead of putting a foot down. I presently had a ding on my shin...
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