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10-15-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,822
Posted By woodcraft

Go to Specialized website, and look for “anodized...

Go to Specialized website, and look for “anodized clamp 7x9mm” under seatposts.
10-12-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 510
Posted By woodcraft

But they don't put the bike wait in ads either...

But they don't put the bike wait in ads either...
10-10-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 661
Posted By woodcraft

My comment only applies to brifters with...

My comment only applies to brifters with concealed cable housings- they have a tight bend right by the lever,

& as the OP states, it's hard to get the broken end out- still, inspecting them once...
10-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 661
Posted By woodcraft

Shimano shifters are hard on cables. Replacing...

Shimano shifters are hard on cables. Replacing the rear shift cable once a year is a common practice to avoid the hassle you just went through.
10-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

If only there was information online about how to...

If only there was information online about how to effectively use wax to lube bike chains:(
10-07-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By woodcraft

Easton, in their wisdom, or lack, made an...

Easton, in their wisdom, or lack, made an annoying range of freehubs. This one fit a DA 10 speed cassette, which only goes up to 28t. You can buy another freehub to fit your cassette- maybe $40-45?
...
10-07-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

I was attempting to point to the logical problems...

I was attempting to point to the logical problems with pdlamb's statement: "There appears to be a minimum threshold level of exposure for every chemical below which no adverse effect is known..."
...
10-07-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

I couldn't find any info on that. Maybe you are...

I couldn't find any info on that. Maybe you are referring the the ban on DDT and PCBs (chlorinated compounds) that happened in the '70s. Was that mindless paranoia?

The minimum threshold below...
10-06-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

Perhaps unlike your friend, I do think about...

Perhaps unlike your friend, I do think about things, and this arena in particular as due to occupational exposure to solvents I've become sensitized to some chemicals, particularly those in scented...
10-06-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

The organization whose website I linked above was...

The organization whose website I linked above was started by a woman who I have met, and who has spent decades in this field, starting as a Berkeley grad student in the '60s.

They argue that the...
10-06-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

That was an analogy. Plastic is building up in...

That was an analogy. Plastic is building up in the ocean, PTFE is building up in our blood. We have individually and collectively stopped using some things such as DDT, pentachlorophenol, and...
10-05-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

As you say, it will last essentially forever. ...

As you say, it will last essentially forever. compare to plastic in the oceans- also not very reactive, yet now 6x the mass of plankton in the north pacific.


Re: fragrances,
...
10-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

Good points. I go through a 2 fluid oz....

Good points.

I go through a 2 fluid oz. bottle of Tri-Flow every few years, but it seems like some chain wax folks are buying PTFE powder by the 1/2 pound, for a .5% performance gain over plain...
10-05-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,121
Posted By woodcraft

PTFE is a problem because it basically never...

PTFE is a problem because it basically never breaks down, and is accumulating in the environment, including in your body.

Using your bike to spread large amounts of it is irresponsible.
...
10-04-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 988
Posted By woodcraft

How about this? Measure the hole that the...

How about this?

Measure the hole that the pedal screws into, on the backside, as suggested by Rumrunn6,

and measure the same on the other bike that has the pedals that you like.

If the size...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By woodcraft

No, plus there was little braking in the previous...

No, plus there was little braking in the previous hour of riding, so we can't blame that primitive, antiquated technology.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By woodcraft

Club event report

The Marin Cyclists Club has run a century ride since 1963- possibly the longest running such event in the country.

After missing last year due to COVID, and being pushed back this year, our 58th...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,991
Posted By woodcraft

What am I missing here? Since there was no...

What am I missing here?

Since there was no front shift (or even rear shift?) then the chainring must have deflected a lot to snag the FD-

shouldn't this be considered along with the pot-metal...
10-01-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By woodcraft

You must rule the MUP with that bell!

You must rule the MUP with that bell!
09-30-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,977
Posted By woodcraft

Average cadence for a ride depends upon terrain. ...

Average cadence for a ride depends upon terrain.

On a flat ride the average will be closer to one's typical spinning rpm,

but most folks climb at a lower cadence so a hilly ride will have a...
09-30-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,581
Posted By woodcraft

I think that is sort of true- wheel bearing...

I think that is sort of true- wheel bearing grease is thicker and separates less, but causes more drag.

For the hubs on your boat trailer, don't use white lithium grease,

for a bike, it's fine....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,076
Posted By woodcraft

Kinda normal.

Kinda normal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 03:05 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By woodcraft

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/img_2850_75e9ce3fb5cd2087ebc33a326b0c93e4058713c9.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By woodcraft

Most likely the tube was twisted or kinked during...

Most likely the tube was twisted or kinked during the flat repair.

The tire and tube didn't cause any problems for 1800 miles, and you did something two days ago- this is a clue.


Edit: It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,498
Posted By woodcraft

So you ask if you can draft, and then don't...

So you ask if you can draft, and then don't draft? That sounds a bit annoying in itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,125
Posted By woodcraft

From the article: "Nothing is going to...

From the article:

"Nothing is going to change around here. They like who we are and what we are and our culture and that's what they want," Martin said on the video. "If we didn't tell anybody, no...
09-11-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,836
Posted By woodcraft

I do a fair amount. For modern drive trains it...

I do a fair amount. For modern drive trains it is a non issue.

If the mechanic is recommending against putting on a freewheel (is there a 12-21 cassette?) with a chain that is too short for...
09-11-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By woodcraft

Found this on EbayShimano SM-ST74 Down Tube...

Found this on EbayShimano SM-ST74 Down Tube Housing Stops Barrel Adjuster Flat For Alloy Frame
...
09-11-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,040
Posted By woodcraft

Those appear to be the stock tires, which are...

Those appear to be the stock tires, which are 28mm.

Seems unlikely that that bike would be sold with the tire not clearing the brakes,

so my bet is on the brakes adjusted with the release open.
09-09-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,371
Posted By woodcraft

Originally goat. The chamois doesn't slide on...

Originally goat. The chamois doesn't slide on the saddle because it is inside the shorts. Carry on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By woodcraft

+1 241g <$40 on sale.

+1 241g <$40 on sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By woodcraft

+1 A small roll of first aid tape is more useful...

+1 A small roll of first aid tape is more useful overall IMO. Various mechanicals, lashing, clothing and kit issues, and actual first aid.

Duct tape sucks, for the most part.
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 891
Posted By woodcraft

I've wrapped lots of things with Velox cloth tape...

I've wrapped lots of things with Velox cloth tape over the years- should work fine.

My current style of handle wrap- hockey tape over cord.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 09:40 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By woodcraft

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362960929730 The...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362960929730

The small ring is tapped and the chainring bolts are screws. Not sketchy, kind of more sensible actually. Working well on my cx bike with 11/36 since...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By woodcraft

Yes, it will work fine. The Amazon Q&A also says...

Yes, it will work fine. The Amazon Q&A also says so.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By woodcraft

Because if you got a flat with this tire it would...

Because if you got a flat with this tire it would be more life-threatening than some other flat?

Better stay in bed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By woodcraft

Depends on your location somewhat. I have an...

Depends on your location somewhat.

I have an older s works, & that is what I would upgrade to, if I upgraded- just before the change to the concealed seatpost clamp.

Good choice, IMO.
08-24-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,960
Posted By woodcraft

Now to go on the weight lifting forum & proclaim...

Now to go on the weight lifting forum & proclaim that I can do 8 bicep curls with 5 lb dumbbells.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By woodcraft

I don't think you're doing anything wrong. ...

I don't think you're doing anything wrong.

Maybe the P in GXP is for 'play'
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By woodcraft

I have a GXP crank on hand, & get about those...

I have a GXP crank on hand, & get about those same measurements,

and also have one in service- when it's torqued down, you don't feel any play and I hadn't noticed the issue before this.
...
08-23-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By woodcraft

Definitely worth having IMO. Pays for itself...

Definitely worth having IMO.

Pays for itself in one or two uses in saved time, $, and frustration over mystery shifting issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,771
Posted By woodcraft

Except for that thing where Shimano shift cables...

Except for that thing where Shimano shift cables fray/break/get stuck 5:1 over SRAM.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,946
Posted By woodcraft

I have most variations: with pad- bib tights,...

I have most variations:
with pad- bib tights, bib knickers, tights, knickers.
without pad- tights.

I use them all but knickers are the most versatile in my mild climate, with wool ski socks in...
08-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,498
Posted By woodcraft

This is totally normal IME- about 50% flake, even...

This is totally normal IME- about 50% flake, even after multiple contacts and confirming a time, etc..

Keeping one's expectations low is a good strategy.
08-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By woodcraft

I've found substantial amount of water in rim ~6...

I've found substantial amount of water in rim ~6 months after a similar event.

Didn't seem to cause any problem.
08-12-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,519
Posted By woodcraft

Dangerous? Not really. I tipped over once...

Dangerous? Not really. I tipped over once during years and 10s of ks of riding, but I was riding past the high school & looking at girls.

It's the toe clips & straps that are the PIA, cleats or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By woodcraft

I think it's a lot what one is used to. The...

I think it's a lot what one is used to. The float can feel sloppy.

An analogy might be: if you put your feet on the pedals the same way every time, it shouldn't matter if your shoes are a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 693
Posted By woodcraft

Cleats further forward uses lower leg muscles...

Cleats further forward uses lower leg muscles more, and favors sprint-type accelerations.

Further back uses those muscles less so favors endurance.

Using cleats to point the feet where they...
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