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Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Spiduhman

Thanks Lezyne

Shout out to Lezyne (bike accessories).
They replaced my failed Enhanced Micro GPS unit, wow, nice!
The C unit is the same size, button layout, etc., however, the screen is colour and a bit wider,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,165
Posted By Spiduhman

Riding into the sunset. The other fun one was...

Riding into the sunset.
The other fun one was an industrial razor blade.

A good trick with nails, screws, bits o' f, staples, etc., is to kick them up a bit with the front wheel so they meet the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,165
Posted By Spiduhman

Started 2021 with three flats in two rides. :| ...

Started 2021 with three flats in two rides.
:|
Good since then, excepting
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By Spiduhman

Hi Og, Sounds like you may need something...

Hi Og,

Sounds like you may need something with a more sturdy sidewall - significantly more durable vs "a little more durable..."

From there, more sturdy will not have similar characteristics,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 38,391
Posted By Spiduhman

" on 16mm Rema patches for almost all road tube...

" on 16mm Rema patches for almost all road tube repairs, also " on the 100 pack. The next size up are handy for mountain tubes and bigger road tubes - just to use the patches, mostly, as 16mm are...
08-09-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Spiduhman

Another year, another Lighthouse. Same...

Another year, another Lighthouse.

Same orange helmet.

We're having plumbing and etc., so no crashing offer this year.

Visibility, communication, respect!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20,182
Views: 4,492,368
Posted By Spiduhman

New headset - Cane Creek 40 - for #2...

New headset - Cane Creek 40 - for #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) road bike.
You know the replaced set was bad when the difference is perceptible, let alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,274
Posted By Spiduhman

seven is my arbitrary road tube patch limit;...

seven is my arbitrary road tube patch limit; twelve for mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,274
Posted By Spiduhman

+1 on 100 count box(es) of the small Tip Top...

+1 on 100 count box(es) of the small Tip Top patches - the larger ones take longer to apply, use more glue, and are too much for just about anything I'll patch on a road tube.

When ordering up...
06-19-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,071
Posted By Spiduhman

Congrats on your win inna 40K Ex! Team mate...

Congrats on your win inna 40K Ex!

Team mate made top ten in both road races, told him "Hi to Racer Ex"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,750
Posted By Spiduhman

Fizik "soft touch" 2mm - I like it

Fizik "soft touch" 2mm - I like it
01-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By Spiduhman

Wind!

Wind!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,689
Posted By Spiduhman

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20190101_100304_41f2bd2eda79b46a1a2e1354d326a450c7b10adf.jpg

2015 GTR
2015 GTR SRAM Force, black White hubs laced to Hed C2 rims,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,078
Posted By Spiduhman

Pics? I've been fortunate on first owner...

Pics?
I've been fortunate on first owner warrantees, a) SRAM replaced brifters - twice; b) Cervelo replaced cracked frame (returned to me cracked by flbs! ...tall fmech no doubt adjusted cockpit for...
09-21-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Spiduhman

Another year, 'nother Lighthouse! The route's...

Another year, 'nother Lighthouse!
The route's been changed again, less East on 46, more north on 1.
Looks like mild weather for tomorrow.

I'll be wearing th' same bright orange helmet (many...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,016
Posted By Spiduhman

Don't butted spokes stretch more, hence there's...

Don't butted spokes stretch more, hence there's more "unstretch" before slackness occurs ...vs straight gauge spoke? I believe that's what the pundits say (psimet qualifies as a "pundit" imo...).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,016
Posted By Spiduhman

"Note the left side has thinner sections in all...

"Note the left side has thinner sections in all the configurations to account for the lower tension that dish imposes."

^ is working for me.

I went with cxray nds over laser on account of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,056
Posted By Spiduhman

10,001

10,001
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,056
Posted By Spiduhman

Still goin' with multi-vis semi-synthetic hypoid...

Still goin' with multi-vis semi-synthetic hypoid gear oil + "odorless" mineral spirits 60/40 with a squirt of Teflon juice, on account o' fast, quiet, clean, cheap, an' smells like gear oil.

Tiny...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By Spiduhman

I thoroughly clean freehub pawls (all the...

I thoroughly clean freehub pawls (all the surfaces in thar) then grease with Dow #41 (which is still available, if expensive; I inherited Dad's, thanks Pop); quiet af.

Is there a better grease?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,438
Posted By Spiduhman

"Wheels and Tires" sayeth the pundit, "...Next,...

"Wheels and Tires" sayeth the pundit, "...Next, after Fit."
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,072
Posted By Spiduhman

Still ridin' your S1 Hum? My Soloist cracked...

Still ridin' your S1 Hum?
My Soloist cracked after a five years; Cervelo kindly replaced with a brand new 2015 S2
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,072
Posted By Spiduhman

"Wait, doesn't that mean you replace your rings...

"Wait, doesn't that mean you replace your rings WAY more frequently than they need it? They last way longer than a cassette normally, and would think they would benefit from better lube just as much...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,045
Posted By Spiduhman

"Wow, <$600 is an amazing price for that...

"Wow, <$600 is an amazing price for that wheelset; do you have a link for that?"

Shop carefully, build properly - it's been 16 months, perhaps < $600 would be difficult now? idk, dc
...and WI...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,045
Posted By Spiduhman

Pick the parts, shop carefully, build properly. ...

Pick the parts, shop carefully, build properly.
Else, pick the parts, shop carefully, and have trusted local build them for you - properly.


For the $ spent, better wheels, easily serviceable...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-17, 12:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,072
Posted By Spiduhman

The "wick" of gunk in the chain may actually be...

The "wick" of gunk in the chain may actually be beneficial - like a felt pad for a sintered "bearing" (bushing) soaks up the oil and thereby does its bit to keep the bushing lubed.

That said, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,346
Posted By Spiduhman

"The issue isn't e-bikes, it's a-holes." ...

"The issue isn't e-bikes, it's a-holes."

aaah!

Same for cars, trucks, cologne and perfume (an' other smelly crap that makes me sick), booze, drugs, cigarettes, bikes, ...and, perhaps, guns.
11-04-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11,266
Views: 436,280
Posted By Spiduhman

Hope your new toof goes well Mr Hermes! I was...

Hope your new toof goes well Mr Hermes!
I was on tooth a year plan two years running, turns out it's common that the mirror (on t'other side) is prone to cracking as well.
My guy drills once, and...
10-29-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,450
Views: 275,375
Posted By Spiduhman

Sara world track saga, best bike read in a looong...

Sara world track saga, best bike read in a looong time, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,567
Posted By Spiduhman

More than half o' the helmety lighters look me...

More than half o' the helmety lighters look me right in the face when I'm on my bike, which elicits a stream of invective, not that it does any good, for you are dumb af.

I could gaf what you do...
10-28-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,326
Posted By Spiduhman

Aah, no day off in May next year to pedal from...

Aah, no day off in May next year to pedal from home to viewing point of choice, wait, whizz - here they come... there they go! ...and eff off the rest of the day riding 'roun' - oh weeelll.

Jens...
07-15-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 606
Posted By Spiduhman

Yep, you can do a nice easy and flat loop on...

Yep, you can do a nice easy and flat loop on pavement.
Should you wish to go upper park, dirt path, rocky roads and such, there's many more miles of options
07-04-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,207
Posted By Spiduhman

46 to 1 recommended over 41 41 has narrow...

46 to 1 recommended over 41
41 has narrow sections - no room to right of fog lines - bad sight lines, and ahole drivers.

46 has more room, hence the aholes seem not.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,456
Posted By Spiduhman

Wipe, lube, wipe is fine imo; the build up of...

Wipe, lube, wipe is fine imo; the build up of crap "in" the chain likely acts as a lube wick and helps keep New crap from getting in.

That said, I put four chains in rotation for new cassette and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,537
Posted By Spiduhman

"...if your definition of normal is 156/97 with...

"...if your definition of normal is 156/97 with 85bpm then you should probably talk to a doctor..."
And/or if those numbers are your doctor's definition of normal, getta new doctor (or a nude...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Spiduhman

Lights for always (see this months Bicycling...

Lights for always (see this months Bicycling magazine - actually posted a worthwhile feature for once't).
Phone for making calls when necessary, pics whenever, when Stopped.

The rest, aah, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-17, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,831
Posted By Spiduhman

Test ride and see. Try (haha, you'll just fall...

Test ride and see.
Try (haha, you'll just fall in love) to remember that new bearings, clean and new drivetrain, new tires (properly inflated) beats old grindy bearings, dirty worn drivetrain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,439
Posted By Spiduhman

"...HED just released an Ardennes Plus GP..." ...

"...HED just released an Ardennes Plus GP..."

I'd pick a different hubset and build myself, or have someone else build.

With cxray up front, Race drive side, Laser nondrive side, methinks Tom...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Spiduhman

see "All around wheel advice" thread. I'll...

see "All around wheel advice" thread.

I'll never: buy a prebuilt wheel, use anything but a JBend spoke, run radial on the rear, have anyone else build up a wheel for me Ever Again - God willing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,439
Posted By Spiduhman

24/28 Hed C2 rims; White Industries T11 hubset...

24/28 Hed C2 rims; White Industries T11 hubset (black), 24/28; Sapim CXray radial front, 2x NDS; Sapim Race 2xDS

There, y'done, for way less than a grand - for $1000 you can pay for new skewers...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Spiduhman

Yah, me doomed. Just in case someone finds...

Yah, me doomed.

Just in case someone finds this when looking for "why spokes break?" - here's some real reasons:

Poorly built wheel.
Wheel doesn't match application.
Damaged wheel.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,015
Posted By Spiduhman

"...break a lot of spokes!"

Spiduhman emerges from lurkmode to share a quote; me stopped, ostensibly, to offer assistance to a group of riders dealing with a mechanical, but mainly to chat - the wind, Fridays are all good, Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,733
Posted By Spiduhman

fizik soft touch for me, the thinner stuff - I...

fizik soft touch for me, the thinner stuff - I don't like slimy leather, nor thick tape - however, for me ucked-fay up hands, trimmed down elastomeric bits (like Spec' bar phat) under the bartape...
09-22-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Spiduhman

Hi All, Looks like eben better weather...

Hi All,


Looks like eben better weather for this year's event, ~80F high temp, ~60F at sunrise.
However, there may be offshore breeze instead of the usual NW wind that blows us home in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,441
Posted By Spiduhman

Wilier GTR for my "all day" bike, one of very few...

Wilier GTR for my "all day" bike, one of very few endurance frames without the big headtube.

It rides nice.

Shimano doesn't fit my hands very well, I'm picky about bars and saddle, need a long...
09-19-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Spiduhman

Lighthouse 2015

Hi All,

Should be nice weather next Saturday for SLOBC Lighthouse Century.

Fifth round for me, first 1978, ~35 riders, eight bucks, one stop - hit it both directions - clam chowder inna french...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,396
Posted By Spiduhman

No doubt! For sure it's fun to pass...

No doubt!

For sure it's fun to pass velopedalers on a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spiduhman

"Urgent" :lol:

"Urgent"

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,742
Posted By Spiduhman

Work on your bike, run and transition! If...

Work on your bike, run and transition!

If you're anything like most triathletes - the ones with weaker swim legs - you are both stubborn and deaf.

Here goes anyway! I've well over twenty years...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-15, 09:19 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,671
Posted By Spiduhman

"for me" as in done by someone else more expert...

"for me" as in done by someone else more expert than I; ten months and all them miles later, the wheels are still perfect.
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