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07-28-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,042
Posted By shafter

Yall are pansies. 110 or so by the end of the...

Yall are pansies. 110 or so by the end of the ride is a max. I try not to start a ride hotter than 95 or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,160
Posted By shafter

I ride aluminum. Lighter than steel, stronger...

I ride aluminum. Lighter than steel, stronger than carbon...the perfect blend of function and weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,559
Posted By shafter

Lol :lol:

Lol :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,559
Posted By shafter

Isn't there a power loss due to differences in...

Isn't there a power loss due to differences in viscosity between ATF and manual transmission fluid?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,559
Posted By shafter

Actually, many older vehicles are MORE efficient...

Actually, many older vehicles are MORE efficient with a manual transmission. The newer models (07 plus??) are smart enough to be more efficient with a automatic.
07-09-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,367
Posted By shafter

I've lost mine a few times- it is a rather...

I've lost mine a few times- it is a rather debilitating thing to lose on a bike. Now I install mine with locktite to prevent such events.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By shafter

Well... Good question I guess.

Well... Good question I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By shafter

Wow, looks like a concensus- Pretty rare for the...

Wow, looks like a concensus- Pretty rare for the Bike Forums! To be honest, the only thing going for the spinergies is their looks.

I appreciate the input!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By shafter

22 year old Spinergy Rev X vs New Chinese Carbon CLinchers

Which is the better of two evils?

I am contemplating purchasing either a 1996 Spinergy RevX wheelset from a Craigslist seller for $300;
or a brand new 38mm Chinese Carbon Clincher on Ebay. Which...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,137
Posted By shafter

Very Nice- a clean looking kind of bike.

Very Nice- a clean looking kind of bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 89,825
Posted By shafter

I was shopping Spec bikes the other day and...

I was shopping Spec bikes the other day and noticed lots of them had FS. With this thread in mind I was actually less likely to buy a FS model.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,509
Posted By shafter

I was in your shoes a few years ago, and quit...

I was in your shoes a few years ago, and quit using strava for a long time as well. Lately however I have gone back to it- I just don't care about the stats unless I'm trying to train. I just like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By shafter

My fitness is out on the top of a hill about...

My fitness is out on the top of a hill about forty miles from here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,338
Posted By shafter

I have the 2013 Defy 1 Alu/105. I really like it-...

I have the 2013 Defy 1 Alu/105. I really like it- the geometry is comfortable enough for long distance or rough roads without sacrificing sportiness. It doesn't handle gravel well though, more of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,638
Posted By shafter

I consider it the average slope of the...

I consider it the average slope of the cost-benefit curve.
06-01-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,864
Posted By shafter

Thanks for all the help btw! I really appreciate...

Thanks for all the help btw! I really appreciate it.
06-01-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,864
Posted By shafter

The trouble is always a hesitation in shifting to...

The trouble is always a hesitation in shifting to a smaller cog; i.e.; releasing...
06-01-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,864
Posted By shafter

They actually did replace the shift cables, but...

They actually did replace the shift cables, but not the housing. Perhaps the housing is degrading? I'll post a pic for clarity.
05-31-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,864
Posted By shafter

So it is a 10-spd cassette, and actually I have...

So it is a 10-spd cassette, and actually I have no clue on the number of the derailleur. It is the on that came on the bike...

I apologize for my lack of knowledge in these matters, I think I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,258
Posted By shafter

This! You better cook up a great story to go...

This! You better cook up a great story to go along with this picture!
05-30-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,864
Posted By shafter

Thanks for the input guys! *Scuba, I'll check...

Thanks for the input guys! *Scuba, I'll check this afternoon per your advice.

Seems to me a 10spd 5800 derailleur shouldn't be inherently faulty. I have a deep dark suspicion someone wanted to...
05-29-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,864
Posted By shafter

105 Return Spring Question

Afternoon Yall,

I was picking up the bike from a the LBS, who had recently completed a tuning. The owner mentioned my poor shifting may be due to my Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur return spring...
05-15-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,604
Posted By shafter

A telling point sir...

A telling point sir...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By shafter

No sarcasm- people really were suggesting some...

No sarcasm- people really were suggesting some outlandish solutions! I may actually have to try this on my own computer...the enthusiasm is catching!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By shafter

Glad to hear it worked for you! Nice how complex...

Glad to hear it worked for you! Nice how complex problems have such simple solutions sometimes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By shafter

matte screen protector cut to fit

matte screen protector cut to fit
05-09-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By shafter

Don't worry about it, don't buy anything...

Don't worry about it, don't buy anything expensive too soon, and just ride! Keep enjoying yourself!
05-02-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,668
Posted By shafter

I do rural rides, so I look at all the beatiful...

I do rural rides, so I look at all the beatiful nature God has given us.

If you do the same route often you can watch the seasons change. It is a very long-term peaceful occupation.
05-01-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By shafter

Can you post the stencil? I've been thinking...

Can you post the stencil? I've been thinking about making a foldeable one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,706
Posted By shafter

I own their stem and like it. However, with...

I own their stem and like it.

However, with the price and weight I may pass. It is tempting though- I wonder how it handles chipseal?
04-08-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,009
Posted By shafter

Mind has been blown. Both charts saved,...

Mind has been blown. Both charts saved, contemplating making a custom one.
03-27-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,277
Posted By shafter

That's a big assumption. If it is so...

That's a big assumption.

If it is so beautiful, perhaps it is worth another (different) picture?

(I'm just picking on you sir. Have a nice day!)
03-27-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 15,851
Posted By shafter

Being offended doesn't mean you're right. ...

Being offended doesn't mean you're right.

That being said, I carry athletic shorts if I plan to stop anywhere. You get strange looks in rural areas otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By shafter

Mobile PM not working, will reply this...

Mobile PM not working, will reply this afternoon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By shafter

I would be glad to take them...

I would be glad to take them...
03-04-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,032
Posted By shafter

Ok, thanks guys! I'll keep riding it then. ...

Ok, thanks guys! I'll keep riding it then.

The wheel is decently true and the only flats I get are from my own negligence. If it really isn't about to spontaneously combust then hurray!
03-04-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,032
Posted By shafter

Here we go....

Danger to life and limb, or nothing to worry about?
03-04-18, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,032
Posted By shafter

Hold on...

Hold on...
03-04-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,032
Posted By shafter

Thanks for the replies! The issue is with the...

Thanks for the replies! The issue is with the front wheel. I will compare it with the rear soon.

I could have sworn there wasn't a crack there before. There IS a small inward flaring of the brake...
03-03-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,032
Posted By shafter

Rim splitting at seam- Toast?

Hi guys,

So I went off a sharp ledge on my beater road bike and got a pinch flat. Well, bummer.

On closer inspection it appears the impact happens right at the rim seam, and it is beginning to...
02-18-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,542
Posted By shafter

You are right. Not only is my bike in the shop,...

You are right. Not only is my bike in the shop, it is raining.

That being said, shame on you for clickbait.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By shafter

Wow those are great! Thanks for posting!

Wow those are great! Thanks for posting!
02-07-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 58,511
Posted By shafter

Ah, but the length of the inside cylinder is the...

Ah, but the length of the inside cylinder is the total height of the valve. We don't want to sell people covers any longer than they need?
02-07-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 58,511
Posted By shafter

A few more views for yall... Obviously I...

A few more views for yall...

Obviously I have been 3d printing these (which works well enough) but they could in theory be cast in titanium or laid up in CF to suit..... the only problem is you...
02-06-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 58,511
Posted By shafter

The ultimate caps!

How do you like THESE apples?

<1g ea, aero, poorly 3d printed... :)
02-06-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,856
Posted By shafter

Doesn't count. I'd take hard packed dirt over...

Doesn't count. I'd take hard packed dirt over chipseal any day.
02-06-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 58,511
Posted By shafter

I remove BOTH. They are nothing but DEAD WEIGHT...

I remove BOTH. They are nothing but DEAD WEIGHT and DRAG.

Besides, are people seriously arguing caps are more Aero?? They at least DOUBLE the cross-section of the valve!
01-12-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,197
Posted By shafter

Obviously you are not experienced in riding hill...

Obviously you are not experienced in riding hill country.

Real men charge downhill, then coast UPHILL.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By shafter

Nah. Just ride it bro, and save the cash.

Nah. Just ride it bro, and save the cash.
01-10-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By shafter

Keeping it inside or in the garage is the #1...

Keeping it inside or in the garage is the #1 first thing to do.
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