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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w...

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w difference in rolling resistance compared to latex, but only weigh 42-43 grams (700x23) AND don't lose much air... only have to pump the tires once a week...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 586
Posted By terrymorse

Years ago, I did some thermal testing of white vs...

Years ago, I did some thermal testing of white vs black helmets under simulated sunlight.

With air moving at 5mph, the white helmet was 1.5ļF above ambient.

Under the same conditions, the black...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By MoAlpha

There's good info above, but I have also found...

There's good info above, but I have also found that concentrating on moving forward and pedaling through those hairy spots helps me keep from stiffening up on the bike and making things much worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By terrymorse

1. Hands should be pushing against the drops only...

1. Hands should be pushing against the drops only enough to keep your body back. Elbows should be bent and arms should be flexible enough be absorb bumps.

2. Weight should be on the pedals, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

In my youth, riding my motorcycle way too fast in...

In my youth, riding my motorcycle way too fast in the Alps, I found that starting with the a light rear brake to sort of steady the bike and then adding as much front brake as necessary worked best....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By Russ Roth

Why would you care about keeping brake wear even,...

Why would you care about keeping brake wear even, of what importance can that possibly have? I would never think using 100% front is correct except for scrubbing some speeds on long steep descents...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Kimmo

You should only be as tensed as necessary, the...

You should only be as tensed as necessary, the more relaxed the better
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By Kimmo

You want to be good enough with it that say if...

You want to be good enough with it that say if you're braking on a turn and it starts to skid, that's not enough to make you drop the bike. Emergency stops should have your back wheel hovering.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By Kimmo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Dual pivot brake is overkill on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By eduskator

1) Avoid using the rear brake 2) Avoid braking...

1) Avoid using the rear brake
2) Avoid braking while turning - brake before entering the curve. Not always possible, I know. If it's the case, point 1 will help!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By Iride01

Anything that tells you to use the rear brake on...

Anything that tells you to use the rear brake on downhills you need to realize that they aren't telling you to lock up the back wheel. As you go downhill, weight is already shifted off the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By Racing Dan

Now this isn't the gravel forum, but in...

Now this isn't the gravel forum, but in conditions where in the front tyre will slip before the rear wheel completely "unloads" Id argue some rear wheel braking is better than none at all. That said...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By genejockey

I sometimes wonder if people who advocate using...

I sometimes wonder if people who advocate using the rear brake only don't live where there are technical descents. There are number of those around here where you can pick up so much speed between...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 945
Posted By PeteHski

Use the front brake. When you are braking...

Use the front brake. When you are braking (especially downhill) there is a lot more dynamic weight transfer onto the front wheel, so more braking grip available on the front wheel. Using the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,129
Posted By zymphad

Well I was doing a hill climb loop I like to do...

Well I was doing a hill climb loop I like to do today, cause I suck at hills, yeah I heard someone's disc brakes squealing ahead of me and sure enough he had to get off to fix them... And there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 5,129
Posted By GhostRider62

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a...

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a set of rims from braking.

My training wheels (Flo 60 carbon) have more than 50,000 miles on them.

How many miles do disc pads last? Maybe a...
07-15-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By tkamd73

Thanks for posting that! Tim

Thanks for posting that!
Tim
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 330
Posted By pgjackson

Well, it turned out to just be a dry chain. ...

Well, it turned out to just be a dry chain. Lubed it up, put a couple drops between the cranks and BB, and it's just about silent now. I guess it just shows that sometimes those LBS tune ups aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,028
Posted By Ed Wiser

An UAE is winning on Campagnolo.

An UAE is winning on Campagnolo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,028
Posted By Steve B.

In my experience, one bike with 105 disc, another...

In my experience, one bike with 105 disc, another with 105 rim, theres no noticeable difference. I would not be upgrading a road bike to get better braking performance from disc brakes, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,373
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is going down the rabbit hole! ...

This is going down the rabbit hole!

Smoove-Advanced-Guide.pdf (zerofrictioncycling.com.au) (https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Smoove-Advanced-Guide.pdf)

Instructions...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,666
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​I used to do 23s at 110 psi like everybody...

​​​​​​I used to do 23s at 110 psi like everybody else, I'm just as far on 65 to 70 psi 28s now, but a lot more comfortable. 🙂 They feel a lot more planted too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27,041
Views: 17,287,281
Posted By Pacelineg

Criterium raced with this one back in the day....

Criterium raced with this one back in the day. :50:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/mar_06abeb88fb58a2442030031c0108cf9a944655f9.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 640
Posted By woodcraft

I use liquid electrical tape- the solvent is...

I use liquid electrical tape- the solvent is smelly but works pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 640
Posted By merlinextraligh

Iíve definitely had tubes fail right at the valve...

Iíve definitely had tubes fail right at the valve stem. To the extent this may reduce that problem, it looks like a great idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,130
Posted By sloar

My buddy had this hanging in his garage for years...

My buddy had this hanging in his garage for years never riding it. I finally talked him out of the bike and wheels for an insanely low price. Itís a blast to ride.



...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,130
Posted By tempocyclist

2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition ...

2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition

Rebuilt with 11-speed Shimano Dura Ace / Ultegra mix, lots of sexy carbon stuff, etc...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,130
Posted By Charliekeet

Minor point, and I like how you picked up the red...

Minor point, and I like how you picked up the red from the Soma graphics at various places, but I think with this darker wheelset if you change the bottle cage out for a black one, it will look more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,130
Posted By Falcon900EX

Soma Smoothie

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Soma Smoothie
06-26-21, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By delbiker1

I will have a joyful ride this morning. I...

I will have a joyful ride this morning. I detailed my Lemond Tourmalet yesterday afternoon. It is clean and shiny, freshly lubed and new tires. I am going to be fast
06-25-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By gkamieneski

Carbon paste.

Carbon paste.
06-23-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,771
Posted By Badger6

Carbon is not as fragile as some folks think.

Carbon is not as fragile as some folks think.
06-22-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By cxwrench

I would strong advise against using it til the...

I would strong advise against using it til the washer is replaced. They put it in there for a reason.
06-22-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Depending on the hyb/freehub/axle bearing design...

Depending on the hyb/freehub/axle bearing design the bearings could become improperly preloaded and wear at a faster rate. Possibly the freehub body might migrate from it's intended location, along...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,666
Posted By Chuckles1

Me too. I only use a rear GS, as that's where I...

Me too. I only use a rear GS, as that's where I used to get flats. Ive had a 700x28c GS on my road bike for the last two years. I'm 155lbs. and pump it to 65psi. I dont notice any bad ride qualities....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By Bob Ross

You weigh ~25lbs less than I do so this is...

You weigh ~25lbs less than I do so this is conjecture, but I'll bet you could go to 60psi front and back.
But I definitely wouldn't go lower. Of course, I know that I'm personally not a fan of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By scottfsmith

I have 30mm tires but same bike and weight. I ran...

I have 30mm tires but same bike and weight. I ran them as low as 40psi, it sure was cushy but they were slower. I also had a couple rim strikes which if I was running tubes would have likely produced...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By phrantic09

I weigh 170 and run 28mm at 65/65 no problem

I weigh 170 and run 28mm at 65/65 no problem
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By jpescatore

The low end is limited by pinch flats - depending...

The low end is limited by pinch flats - depending on the width of the rim and size of the tires, go too low and hit a bump and the tube gets squashed between the tire and both sides of the rim and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Plug your numbers in at ...

Plug your numbers in at
https://axs.sram.com/guides/tire/pressure

Looks like 64/68 psi is a possibility.
If you can run less rugged tires, you'll probably get a softer ride. I switched away from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,069
Posted By cxwrench

You might be able to go lower by 5 or so psi at...

You might be able to go lower by 5 or so psi at the rear, maybe 10 at the front. I'd be happy where you are but I'm about 10-12lbs heavier.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,666
Posted By MudPie

i ran my GS Hardshells at 100psi, and also...

i ran my GS Hardshells at 100psi, and also experienced the occasional loose sidewall threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By bykemike

The more I ride the less the saddle seems to...

The more I ride the less the saddle seems to matter, or riding shorts either actually..

As time and miles have gone by over the years I guess you just get used to it.

In the beginning I set out...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Kimmo

Get the lightest carbon seatpost you can find,...

Get the lightest carbon seatpost you can find, that'll do wonders for the ride while shaving weight where you can really feel it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,188
Posted By bruce19

If you find a bike that is the last bike you will...

If you find a bike that is the last bike you will ever want, you are clearly not BF material.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,188
Posted By PeteHski

There's nothing special about Ti in terms of...

There's nothing special about Ti in terms of frame longevity. These days it's more of an aesthetic/classic/exclusive/sentimental thing. Some people just like the look and simplicity of a fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 930
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

This will be drowned out by the usual panic...

This will be drowned out by the usual panic stricken carbon paranoid lunatics. It looks fine and is the least of your problems. Next time you go to a bike shop see if they have a cut end from a...
06-04-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 918
Posted By 3alarmer

...not to start up a big brouhaha about any of...

...not to start up a big brouhaha about any of this, but I am curious as to where you came up with your ideas on bicycle wheel construction. To say that they are "idiosyncratic" in nature is to...
06-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 918
Posted By dedhed

OP post seems to indicate occasional truing of...

OP post seems to indicate occasional truing of existing wheels, not wholesale building of wheels.

I personally just use zip ties on the frame for an occasional touch up or check. On the "utility"...
06-03-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 918
Posted By adipe

"best bang for the buck" is using zip ties, a...

"best bang for the buck" is using zip ties, a proper spoke key (which should cost a tenner or so) and a trained ear (any ear can be trained) and THEN spending some time to do your research with...
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