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03-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Clem von Jones

It's a false economy to use make-do tape for...

It's a false economy to use make-do tape for tubeless. I would try the Scotch 8896. 3M-Scotch makes good adhesives and tape. Tubeless setup can be a pain in the ass. You have to get the details...
09-05-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,266
Posted By Clem von Jones

A typical newbie mistake is to buy a frame...

A typical newbie mistake is to buy a frame slightly too large. 56~58cm is right for you. On the 56 you'd run a 120 or 130mm stem at +6 degrees. On the 58 you'd be running a 100-110 stem at -6...
08-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Clem von Jones

Sugino, TA, Shimano, Interloc Racing Design...

Sugino, TA, Shimano, Interloc Racing Design (IRD), PBP are good rings. It's fairly easy to find 110/74 bcd rings on ebay but in my experience you'll desire 7000-T4, T6 series alloy for the middle or...
10-25-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Clem von Jones

If you're willing to go tubeless a tire like this...

If you're willing to go tubeless a tire like this is ideal to build a do-everything bike around:

https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/700c/compass-700c-x-44-snoqualmie-pass/
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10-14-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,022
Posted By Clem von Jones

Bicyclists who try and outrun dogs are...

Bicyclists who try and outrun dogs are essentially training the dogs to do it again and to become ever more obsessive and aggressive about successfully catching you. You've turned it into a...
10-11-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,867
Posted By Clem von Jones

I'm nearly 6' 2" and believe current mtb geometry...

I'm nearly 6' 2" and believe current mtb geometry has insanely long effective top tube length. It forces you to sort of lean forward and prop yourself against the handlebar which places strain your...
09-28-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 42,784
Posted By Clem von Jones

I honestly believe 26ers are the next big thing....

I honestly believe 26ers are the next big thing. Most of the world rides 26ers. Most of the world are relatively shorter, smaller people. The western recreational cyclist is almost a boutique niche...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,451
Posted By Clem von Jones

I also think it would be desirable to have the...

I also think it would be desirable to have the lower bars extend backward about an inch more they generally do. That area would be ideal to rest on when spinning up long-duration climbs. The 4 degree...
09-25-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 22,464
Posted By Clem von Jones

Suspensions are a moronic marketing gimmick....

Suspensions are a moronic marketing gimmick. There will never be a bike suspension as sophisticated as your arms and legs. Just raise yourself off the saddle over big bumps and problem solved. Sure...
09-11-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,646
Posted By Clem von Jones

It's counter-intuitive but sometimes you can...

It's counter-intuitive but sometimes you can increase your comfort by lowering/slamming the stem. If you can get the stem low enough and your saddle setback far enough to balance over the bike with...
09-11-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,479
Posted By Clem von Jones

By adding a little vegetable glycerine into the...

By adding a little vegetable glycerine into the sealant I only have to add more sealant once (midsummer), sometimes twice a year (mild winter) even though I live in a desert. Glycerine in plant cells...
02-21-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,721
Posted By Clem von Jones

I've done the same thing. Eventually I discovered...

I've done the same thing. Eventually I discovered the love of extreme bar drop. Now Iove having my bars 170mm below the saddle. I would have never believed this could be comfortable until I tried it...
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