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02-02-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By rm -rf

Your bike has 30 / 46 chainrings, I think. The...

Your bike has 30 / 46 chainrings, I think.
The two 9 speed cassette choices, in Mike Sherman's Gear Calculator...
02-02-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 949
Posted By rm -rf

Stack and Reach worked for me when I got a new...

Stack and Reach worked for me when I got a new road bike. I wanted a similar fit to my older bike.

Got an older bike without stack and reach measurements? Here's an easy method -- see this 2017...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,004
Posted By rm -rf

I assumed it was caused by the side of the tire...

I assumed it was caused by the side of the tire rubbing the stay, but it's near the hub end of the stay, nowhere near the tire. How could this get scraped there? It doesn't look like a one-time...
01-26-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,005
Posted By rm -rf

That 25-622 tire size is for road bike 700C...

That 25-622 tire size is for road bike 700C wheel. (I wondered if this was for a small wheeled bike...no.)



Speed ranges for 11-40! and 34/70! Ha, two more shifts above 30 mph. Charts clipped...
01-26-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By rm -rf

My Tickr quit working after about 3 years -- it...

My Tickr quit working after about 3 years -- it started getting intermittent, then finally stopped completely.

I just started using a Polar H10, and I like the strap on it. Gripper dots to keep...
01-16-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,776
Posted By rm -rf

I got this band for night rides, where it's...

I got this band for night rides, where it's extremely reflective. One of the other riders had a similar one, and it made it obvious there was a bike rider, a few hundred yards/meters ahead.

It's...
01-06-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By rm -rf

(I have 6870 Di2) How do you know it's...

(I have 6870 Di2)
How do you know it's charging? You should see the green light on the charger power block -- this lights up when the charger is connected to the junction box, turns off when it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,234
Posted By rm -rf

125 riders in one chart Here's a link to my...

125 riders in one chart
Here's a link to my chart (https://www.bikeforums.net/22260825-post64.html) from the BF 2013 "pissing contest" thread. I plotted the first 125 riders for that year's reports,...
12-28-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,586
Posted By rm -rf

I've had this set for years now. I used to...

I've had this set for years now. I used to include a tiny flat blade screwdriver, but never used it. So now it's just four L wrenches and an old quicklink. I think I shortened the 5mm wrench years...
12-13-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By rm -rf

Is it the 1030 Explore? I see it has "auto...

Is it the 1030 Explore?
I see it has "auto sleep" mode, "after 5 minutes of inactivity"--screen and GPS is turned off. But won't any movement keep it awake and recording?

Auto pause can be set to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,910
Posted By rm -rf

Actual data vs self selected This survey is...

Actual data vs self selected
This survey is kind of like the average speed reports. Riders tend to look down at the display when they are going pretty fast and feeling good, not doing random...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,113
Posted By rm -rf

Starting at the bar end: I hate when the bar...

Starting at the bar end:
I hate when the bar end tape starts getting loose. Grrr.

Here's how I start the taping: I use a narrow strip of gorilla tape to secure the end of the tape to the bar...
11-23-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By rm -rf

I like your plan to use very low pedal pressures...

I like your plan to use very low pedal pressures at slow speeds.

Just stay with the 4 biggest cogs on a stock cassette similar to this:
Easy spinning cadences still have small gaps between...
11-23-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By rm -rf

This custom setup has extremely close gearing...

This custom setup has extremely close gearing with your small chainrings. You'll want to shift 2 or 3 cogs to feel much of a difference. And you'll be limited to very slow speeds.

It doesn't seem...
11-19-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By rm -rf

I just viewed your pedaling backward video: ...

I just viewed your pedaling backward video:
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/TI2wMGBKWsQ#t=1s

My idea of "air bubbles" is different from yours. It's kind of a "whoop" noise? Very odd.

~~~
mavic...
11-19-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 480
Posted By rm -rf

Quick release !? EDIT--sorry, I didn't see...

Quick release !?
EDIT--sorry, I didn't see maddog34's mention of quick releases. I'll leave this here anyway.

One of the group riders started getting quite annoying noises whenever he pedaled. A...
11-19-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 912
Posted By rm -rf

Add sock liners from REI. These are very thin,...

Add sock liners from REI. These are very thin, wicking socks.

I sized my nice Lake shoes a bit big when I got them a few years ago. I wear wicking midweight socks and these liners even in the...
11-14-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By rm -rf

I don't use Zwift. But using the regular Kickr as...

I don't use Zwift. But using the regular Kickr as a controllable trainer, I sometimes get very high resistance -- is this at very low candence? I'm not sure. I usually fix it by stopping pedaling for...
11-11-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By rm -rf

The famous video: Bike Lanes by Casey Neistat. ...

The famous video: Bike Lanes by Casey Neistat. Woah!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzE-IMaegzQ
11-08-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 710
Posted By rm -rf

The 1030/830 Touch screen is nice: Setting up...

The 1030/830 Touch screen is nice:
Setting up the display screen data fields is way faster and easier.
Zooming and panning the map is still kind of slow and annoying, but it does work.
I won't go...
11-08-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 710
Posted By rm -rf

I have a Garmin 1030. The 530, 830, etc, should...

I have a Garmin 1030. The 530, 830, etc, should work similarly:

I almost always load a route before starting out.
I can see upcoming hill profiles, feet of climbing remaining for the ride, and...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By rm -rf

Spot ties hand knotted on the Mars Rover...

Spot ties hand knotted on the Mars Rover (https://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-09/ancient-mariner-style-knots-tie-down-mars-rover-curiositys-cables-knot-fans-delight/?cmpid=tw)!On the decks of...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-06-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By rm -rf

Shimano makes a Di2 external wiring kit. The Di2...

Shimano makes a Di2 external wiring kit. The Di2 wires are round and quite small. I'm not sure if this would fit your lighting wires....
11-03-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By rm -rf

I think newer lithium batteries have longer...

I think newer lithium batteries have longer lifetimes now. Better battery design and manufacturing methods?
My old Dinotte lithium battery started getting short run times after just 2 or 3 years. ...
11-01-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 558
Posted By rm -rf

Front shifting I think that most 9,10,11 speed...

Front shifting
I think that most 9,10,11 speed cranksets have specific grooves and pickup rivet pins on the big ring to make the shift to the big ring quicker and easier with the two original...
11-01-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,382
Posted By rm -rf

A few questions: Where do you ride? Dark unlit...

A few questions:
Where do you ride? Dark unlit country roads,or quiet streets with streetlights and low traffic, or busier roads with more traffic?
How fast are you going most of the time?
Your...
11-01-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By rm -rf

Not exactly aero for a road bike. Ha, I...

Not exactly aero for a road bike.

Ha, I started watching the youtube link.
His wheel weight comparison:
1. "they are pretty much like the best alloy wheels you can get". 2040 grams.
2. the Berd...
10-31-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By rm -rf

Layering I got a Patagonia very thin longsleeve...

Layering
I got a Patagonia very thin longsleeve baselayer some years ago, for those cool spring and fall days. It's very lightweight, way thinner than t-shirt material, and works great under a short...
10-31-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,528
Posted By rm -rf

1.4% for the whole up and over and down. (The...

1.4% for the whole up and over and down. (The segment link here (https://www.strava.com/segments/3579826).) Strava simply averages the starting and ending elevation. And they don't do any smoothing...
10-27-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By rm -rf

Oh, those occasional warm, sunny afternoons in...

Oh, those occasional warm, sunny afternoons in February.

It's amazing after the cold, cloudy winter days. There's too few of these good days, though. I'm retired, so my riders can go whenever...
10-24-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By rm -rf

I made a spoke holder I used a cheap plastic...

I made a spoke holder
I used a cheap plastic screwdriver handle. Cut it off near the metal blade. Then saw a slot in the end of the handle. I used a 32 tooth hacksaw blade.
That was a bit too...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,964
Posted By rm -rf

In SW Indiana, there's miles of glass smooth new...

In SW Indiana, there's miles of glass smooth new pavement on some great cycling roads -- very low traffic. I'm not sure where these rural low population counties got the funding.

They also...
10-22-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,641
Posted By rm -rf

I load my recorded rides into Golden Cheetah, the...

I load my recorded rides into Golden Cheetah, the free ride analysis software for showing trends and details with a power meter. A couple of years ago, in the early spring, I felt "slow", "weak". Is...
10-21-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,659
Posted By rm -rf

I, too, assumed that a wider rim would make the...

I, too, assumed that a wider rim would make the tire wider but not taller.
This old diagram from HED shows the same tires getting wider and usually a little taller on wider rims. Trace the different...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,465
Posted By rm -rf

My Pearl Izumi small saddle bag is probably 15...

My Pearl Izumi small saddle bag is probably 15 years old now. Long since discontinued, of course. I hadn't found anything that I liked to replace it. I'm kind of surprised it's still working okay...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,465
Posted By rm -rf

Those both look good. When you try them: Can...

Those both look good.

When you try them: Can either one be unzipped enough to pull out some cash without having to remove the bag from the saddle?
Forum: Recumbent
10-21-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By rm -rf

Troubleshooting: Is this mostly on the...

Troubleshooting:
Is this mostly on the "upshift" to a smaller cog, or also happening when downshifting to the next bigger cog?
Has it gotten worse, or was it like this from the beginning?

~~~...
10-21-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By rm -rf

I've never done a bike frame, but this method...

I've never done a bike frame, but this method works great for stripping painted wood. The saran wrap keeps it working for a couple of hours instead of drying out in a few minutes.
Forum: Commuting
10-19-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 296,352
Posted By rm -rf

I revisited here for the classic 10 Wheels post...

I revisited here for the classic 10 Wheels post from 2015:

direct link
https://www.bikeforums.net/18020668-post32.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By rm -rf

Did the shop fix the rattle? Or did you work on...

Did the shop fix the rattle? Or did you work on it?

Adjusting the front steerer bearings is quite easy, once you know the correct method. But it's not obvious how it works at first, and guessing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,516
Posted By rm -rf

An easy starting point for saddle height: ...

An easy starting point for saddle height:

First, level the saddle. I like the middle to be level, on your saddle, it's the portion above the diagonal slashes on the saddle cover. Other riders just...
10-11-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,518
Posted By rm -rf

The Pearl Izumi jerseys from 5-10 years ago were...

The Pearl Izumi jerseys from 5-10 years ago were much too long. The last one I bought was a bit too short.
10-10-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By rm -rf

My 11 speed rim brake bike had the HED quick...

My 11 speed rim brake bike had the HED quick release creaking/clicking under load.I disassembled the quick release, wiped it clean, and put a thin film of grease on the bearing surface. FIxed!

It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,562
Posted By rm -rf

My newest GP5000 non-tubeless are extremely hard...

My newest GP5000 non-tubeless are extremely hard to dismount on my HED tubeless ready rims, where the bead pops into the rim seat. I struggle to get the first short section of tire bead to come out...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 824
Posted By rm -rf

Tire recommendations are usually based on the...

Tire recommendations are usually based on the "inside width".
The photo shows:
3/4 inch outside width = 19mm
15/32 inside width (approximately) = 12mm.

Is that a classic bike? somewhat newer...
10-04-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 620
Posted By rm -rf

My Sept 2014 6800 Di2 is still perfect, after 8...

My Sept 2014 6800 Di2 is still perfect, after 8 years and 30,000+ miles. Yes, the buttons still click instantly, precisely. There's no wear in the derailleur pivots -- I can't wiggle the derailleur...
10-01-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 747
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, looks like a cut. Do you have a photo of...

Yes, looks like a cut. Do you have a photo of the inside of the tire at the cut?
I rarely see any reports of tires exploding. And those few are often a long, ragged split near the tire bead, with...
09-30-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
Posted By rm -rf

I looked at Stack and Reach when shopping for my...

I looked at Stack and Reach when shopping for my new bike 8 years ago. Sizes vary a lot!
I still have the bike, 8 years and more than 30,000 miles later. It's a really great fit.

It's easier...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,636
Posted By rm -rf

Using both the hoods and the drops I'm in my...

Using both the hoods and the drops
I'm in my 60s. The top of the bars are about 1.5 inches below the top of the saddle. I have the hoods angled up slightly, so that my palm rests on the...
09-28-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By rm -rf

My hands get cold very easily. For years, I had...

My hands get cold very easily.
For years, I had some goretex shell gloves from REI, oversized for me, with lots of room for liners. Shell gloves, wind/water blocking with no insulation, seem to be...
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