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02-05-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Brofessor

And realizing you forgot your helmet at home, but...

And realizing you forgot your helmet at home, but somehow finding peace in the fact that you at least have a full CO2 cartridge.
02-04-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Brofessor

The Liberating Force of Cycling

As avid cyclists, it is easy to get caught in heated discussions of frame materials, groupsets, mechanical problems, etc. I just want to remind everyone how empowering cycling can be, even in the...
02-04-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Brofessor

Almost sounds like a drive-side tension issue...

Almost sounds like a drive-side tension issue...
02-04-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Brofessor

Try it! The worst that can happen: Rolling down...

Try it! The worst that can happen: Rolling down the hill 30mph, chain breaks, flies into your front wheel, locks it up.... Yeah, don't try it, be safe.
11-28-18, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By Brofessor

If the spokes were the same length there would no...

If the spokes were the same length there would no way one side would be shorter than the other for a front wheel. Two things could have happened: 1) You overtigtened one side, so wheel is off center...
11-19-18, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,211
Posted By Brofessor

If you are asking such questions, you need one of...

If you are asking such questions, you need one of these:
https://arnowelzel.de/en/birkenstock-sandals-with-spd-cleats
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By Brofessor

205mm Continental's on my VW are faster.

205mm Continental's on my VW are faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,177
Posted By Brofessor

Whichever comes first.

Whichever comes first.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Brofessor

Seat height is also a function of hamstring...

Seat height is also a function of hamstring flexibility. What is said above applies to cyclists with average-to-high flexibility. If your hamstrings are not as flexible, setting your seat too high...
11-13-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Brofessor

Try this if you haven't already: After...

Try this if you haven't already:

After making sure the inRide sensor is not paired with any app on your phone, take the battery out of the sensor, wait for 10 secs and put it back on. Then, open...
11-13-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Brofessor

I have the same sensor that I use with my Road...

I have the same sensor that I use with my Road Machine trainer. Although I use the iOS app, I will point a few things that might help you.
1) inRide sensor is Bluetooth ONLY, meaning that it won't...
11-12-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,324
Posted By Brofessor

Subscribed. It's about to get hot in this thread....

Subscribed. It's about to get hot in this thread. :popcorn
11-11-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Brofessor

I got one of these:...

I got one of these: https://www.kurtkinetic.com/products-refurbished/kinetic-road-machine-smart-refurbished
Best value for money with pretty accurate power measurement.
Edit: Lifetime warranty for...
11-11-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Brofessor

Well, those are chain lubes, so you should only...

Well, those are chain lubes, so you should only lube chains with them.
OK, that wasn't helpful :)
You can lube: Caliper springs, cable ferrules, shifters/brake levers, derailleur pulleys,...
11-09-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Brofessor

B Unless you are going to train outdoors or...

B

Unless you are going to train outdoors or race, on-the-bike power meters won’t serve you much. You can get pretty consistent power readings from an indoor trainer that’s well calibrated if your...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brofessor

Who cares for OP anyways... ;)

Who cares for OP anyways... ;)
11-08-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Brofessor

Short answer: Yes, you can give all the spokes a...

Short answer: Yes, you can give all the spokes a quarter turn and check if the clicking is gone.

Long answer: If some spokes are significantly looser than the other ones, you won’t be able to...
11-08-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Brofessor

I should have added that I only use it on zwift...

I should have added that I only use it on zwift with the zwift companion app :) But yeah, if you want to connect the inRide sensor to head units without BLE (Hello Garmin!), then you need that ANT+...
11-08-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Brofessor

Mine is the black sensor with Bluetooth Smart...

Mine is the black sensor with Bluetooth Smart only and it just works. I use the companion app to connect my sensors anyways, don't really need ANT+.
11-07-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Brofessor

You would be better of with spending your money...

You would be better of with spending your money on these instead: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cycling-power-meter-at-a-breakthrough-price#/updates/all
At least they use actual strain gauge.
11-07-18, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 497
Posted By Brofessor

I switched from a Travel Trac Fluid Comp (dumb...

I switched from a Travel Trac Fluid Comp (dumb trainer) to this one: https://www.kurtkinetic.com/products-refurbished/kinetic-road-machine-smart-refurbished
I have no experience with smart trainers...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brofessor

iPhones have supported GLONASS since iPhone 5...

iPhones have supported GLONASS since iPhone 5 (https://support.apple.com/kb/sp655?locale=en_US)
Can you direct me to the documentation on the sampling rate of Garmin head units?
Let me repeat this...
11-02-18, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By Brofessor

Have you tried “dry” lube?

Have you tried “dry” lube?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brofessor

Do you have any data to back up your claim? Or is...

Do you have any data to back up your claim? Or is this your “opinion”?

I don’t see how a phone would show different info than a head unit if the sensor used is the same. They don’t “interpret”...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,977
Posted By Brofessor

I use my iPhone with the Panobike app. Third...

I use my iPhone with the Panobike app. Third party bluetooth sensors work with the Panobike, I have speed/cadence and HRM. You will need one of the phone holders to use your phone as computer though....
11-01-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Brofessor

https://www.ebay.com/usr/sunny-spokes

https://www.ebay.com/usr/sunny-spokes
11-01-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Brofessor

If bearings jam, you got more important things to...

If bearings jam, you got more important things to worry about than parts coming loose. Besides, for that to happen, you need insist on turning your cranks when your bearings are jammed, which would...
11-01-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,937
Posted By Brofessor

I am using a Kinetic Road Machine Smart (it’s not...

I am using a Kinetic Road Machine Smart (it’s not a controllable trainer, but spits out power numbers), a cadence sensor and HRM. I run zwift on my laptop, connect it to my TV via hdmi, while I use...
11-01-18, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Brofessor

There are 2 important differences between the...

There are 2 important differences between the two:

1) Snap doesn’t accept 126 mm hubs, M2 does. This may not apply to you if you have a bike made after 90s.
2) Snap has a heavier flywheel, which...
10-30-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,156
Posted By Brofessor

Tires, tubes, seatpost and bottlecage would give...

Tires, tubes, seatpost and bottlecage would give you the best weight reduction per dollar. Then you can look into saddle and may be paddles. Handlebars and stem are the worst in terms of weight...
10-30-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

It's alright. I wasn't really sure if it was...

It's alright. I wasn't really sure if it was worth paying more for a smart trainer anyways. Incompatibility made the choice easier I guess.
10-29-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,299
Posted By Brofessor

You can always eat protein based light meal...

You can always eat protein based light meal before bed. That’s how Muslims fast during Ramadan. Otherwise you will feel exhausted if you are not used to hunger.
10-29-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

I don’t want to get a new wheel. Spacers could...

I don’t want to get a new wheel. Spacers could have been an option, but removing them before outdoor rides is just an added hassle. It is odd that Wahoo decided to exclude vintage bike owners from...
10-28-18, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

According to Wahoo, Kickr Snap doesn't accept...

According to Wahoo, Kickr Snap doesn't accept anything other than 130/135mm hubs. ...
10-28-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

Like this? ...

Like this?
https://www.amazon.com/Wedge-locking-washer-Stainless-Steel/dp/B06XPLNDWZ?keywords=nord+lock+m5+stainless+steel&qid=1540745307&sr=8-4-fkmrnull&ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_4
10-27-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,976
Posted By Brofessor

More Stiff==>less energy absorbed in the...

More Stiff==>less energy absorbed in the frame==>better power transfer to the road (ceteris paribus) ==> Speed
Less Stiff==>more energy absorbed in the frame==>better dampening of road harshness...
10-27-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

I think the issue with Kickr Snap is that you run...

I think the issue with Kickr Snap is that you run out of adjustment to tighten the trainer onto the rear wheel if it is a 126mm spacing. I think without spreading the rear dropout, the length of the...
10-26-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

I already have a skewer as you described, but it...

I already have a skewer as you described, but it is sized for 126mm hub. Wahoo claims that 126 spaced dropouts don't work with kickr snap.
10-26-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,028
Posted By Brofessor

130mm QR skewer on a 126mm hub?

I have a C&V bike from 80s. It has a 126mm rear spacing with a Shimano Sante rear hub. I want to buy a Kickr Snap trainer, which only works with 130/135 mm skewers. Can I just slap a 130mm QR skewer...
10-26-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By Brofessor

I don't have scientific data to support this, but...

I don't have scientific data to support this, but my guess is that most of the force from the road to the rim would be distributed around the rim via tire pressure, therefore there wouldn't be enough...
10-21-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Brofessor

Mobil DTE 25 arrived. I filled the fluid...

Mobil DTE 25 arrived. I filled the fluid reservoir with 6oz of oil first and tried the resistance. It felt a little on the easy side and added 2oz more. I don't have a power meter to verify the...
10-19-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Brofessor

So, Mobil DTE 746 is hard to find. I contacted...

So, Mobil DTE 746 is hard to find. I contacted local Mobil distributor and they recommended DTE 25 as an alternative, which is easier to find. I will report the outcome here for future reference.
10-19-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Brofessor

I am aware of that thread. The suspicion I have...

I am aware of that thread. The suspicion I have is that cycleops and travel trac might be using different fluids with different viscosity rating. I actually found a fairly common ISO 46 grade...
10-19-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Brofessor

Trainer fluid replacement

Does anyone know what kind of oil is in Travel Trac Comp Fluid? I called performance bike product support, they have no idea. Also, if you happen to know how much goes in there, that would be good to...
10-11-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,338
Posted By Brofessor

My tires rotate whenever I pedal. It's a sight to...

My tires rotate whenever I pedal. It's a sight to behold.
10-10-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By Brofessor

Yeah, pulleys are supposed to be inside the chain...

Yeah, pulleys are supposed to be inside the chain stay for proper chain line.
10-10-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,206
Posted By Brofessor

I don't always climb. But when I do, I prefer...

I don't always climb. But when I do, I prefer :tandem:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 841
Posted By Brofessor

That sounds like a happy medium between a racy...

That sounds like a happy medium between a racy position and a "riding against the wind" position.
10-10-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 434
Posted By Brofessor

How do you measure "normal" drag? A hub with...

How do you measure "normal" drag? A hub with smooth races and cones, new bearing balls and a good adjustment would have a "normal" drag. Chances are you are over-tightening cones. Plastic seals are...
10-10-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By Brofessor

He was describing himself as rusty :D

He was describing himself as rusty :D
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