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12-07-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By woodcraft

I routinely swap wheelsets that range from 18mm ...

I routinely swap wheelsets that range from 18mm to 21+ mm widths on the CX bike with canti brakes & no adjustments.

Shimming the cassette to avoid having to adjust the RD is key.
12-07-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,511
Posted By woodcraft

In 2016 I bought a tight fitting outfit- it was...

In 2016 I bought a tight fitting outfit- it was great.

Recently I took it down off the hook and wore it. It was awful- nothing fit, everything was in the wrong place.

I looked in the mirror...
12-02-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 635
Posted By woodcraft

Wut?

Wut?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By woodcraft

I agree with the drawer plan- never been a fan of...

I agree with the drawer plan- never been a fan of pegboards especially, and I often marvel at the amount of wall space that folks have to devote to a few tools.

One tidbit that I've put to use-...
11-27-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 241,749
Posted By woodcraft

Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,654
Views: 415,431
Posted By woodcraft

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11-26-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 241,749
Posted By woodcraft

Rant: Vittoria replaceable valve stems suck!...

Rant:

Vittoria replaceable valve stems suck!

I'm down to I think the last one of these, a file tread tire used for all around riding on the CX bike. It developed a slow leak, and I thought...
11-24-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By woodcraft

Any pic? Not quite getting this. To the OP-...

Any pic? Not quite getting this.

To the OP- I had a volleyball bag like that BITD. Compartment for ball (helmet), one for shoes, and center section for everything else.
11-24-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By woodcraft

I watched 4 minutes- 1/2 of the video, and did...

I watched 4 minutes- 1/2 of the video, and did not identify any point that he was trying to make.

Good before-bed watching, maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,100
Posted By woodcraft

We served pie- large pans cut into small squares...

We served pie- large pans cut into small squares served on paper muffin liners.
11-17-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 3,582
Posted By woodcraft

It's a perfectly good rant- lighten up!

It's a perfectly good rant- lighten up!
11-16-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,332
Posted By woodcraft

Don't need (or want) a carbide drill bit for...

Don't need (or want) a carbide drill bit for holes. A diamond hole saw is nice, but regular drill bit works pretty well.

A good all around tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWzN6GZeEzs
...
11-16-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,272
Posted By woodcraft

I hope the manager yelled at you for this...

I hope the manager yelled at you for this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By woodcraft

Here's the headlands portion of the route with...

Here's the headlands portion of the route with elevations:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38001885
11-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,418
Posted By woodcraft

Bar fight!!

Bar fight!!
11-05-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,578
Posted By woodcraft

We're pretty sure that's not the issue or the OP...

We're pretty sure that's not the issue or the OP would have complained that the bike didn't go because no chainrings.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,224
Posted By woodcraft

Cosmetic blems for a discount: ...

Cosmetic blems for a discount:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By woodcraft

There's this... ...

There's this...

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/35745/
10-30-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,568
Posted By woodcraft

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10-25-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By woodcraft

Remember, inner tubes work well for bar tape.

Remember, inner tubes work well for bar tape.
10-25-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By woodcraft

Doesn't look too promising. It would need a lot...

Doesn't look too promising. It would need a lot of glue to stay in position, and doesn't stretch enough to fit the curves well.

...
10-12-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
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...
10-04-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,189
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
10-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
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...
09-30-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,434
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By woodcraft

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09-11-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,216
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: 341
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: 1,231
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By woodcraft

+1 241g <$40 on sale.

+1 241g <$40 on sale.
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
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
08-30-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
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.
08-24-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,638
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.
08-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,770
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,672
Posted By woodcraft

Maybe not each pedal stroke feels easier, ...

Maybe not each pedal stroke feels easier,

but a substantial difference to the overall effort to have a better cadence on the steepest bits.
08-06-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,978
Posted By woodcraft

I've had moments, while struggling to keep up...

I've had moments, while struggling to keep up with a fast group,

when I wished for a flat to get a break.
07-25-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,355
Posted By woodcraft

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion...

And they are primarily on gravel, so conversion factor needed for road speed.

The kit: https://www.voler.com/browse/cat2/?cat=grp&store=16095
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By woodcraft

You can glue those down with contact cement, but...

You can glue those down with contact cement, but it may be a losing battle if more edges come loose. The tread was glued on to start with so there's no structural issue.

Clean with small wire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,667
Posted By woodcraft

I completely agree on the benefit of powering...

I completely agree on the benefit of powering over the crest of a hill, the benefit of a PM in showing the issue, & the need to practice to overcome the tendency to to slack off too soon.

IMO this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,902
Posted By woodcraft

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head...

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head could be 50˚ hotter but it's only 10% difference so no biggie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By woodcraft

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my...

I agree with this. I am much quicker to jam my head down into neck, tighten grip on bars, & randomly swerve when someone yells "HOLE", than

when someone points.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,852
Posted By woodcraft

The difference is that when calling out slowing...

The difference is that when calling out slowing or stopping, it's pretty clear what to do, whereas "hole" tells you nothing about what to do, except maybe brace for a damaged rim.
07-15-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,253
Posted By woodcraft

fify

fify
07-10-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,896
Posted By woodcraft

A few years ago, I was doing laps on an ~800'...

A few years ago, I was doing laps on an ~800' climb- about 7.5%.

On one of the laps, a runner appeared ahead and I thought no problem, I'll catch him,

but he stayed ahead for 2/3 of the hill,...
07-06-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,952
Posted By woodcraft

The bakery scene. ...

The bakery scene.


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07-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 7,107
Posted By woodcraft

Disqualified because the bike is now below the...

Disqualified because the bike is now below the weight limit?
07-05-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,952
Posted By woodcraft

I think it's common for folks to overestimate the...

I think it's common for folks to overestimate the amount of energy used in a bike ride, and with carbo loading the night before, eating a big breakfast, 'fueling' along the way, and a recovery meal...
07-03-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,952
Posted By woodcraft

I have never bonked, but can't really imagine...

I have never bonked, but can't really imagine doing so after having ridden 10 miles-

wouldn't this be like "hitting the wall" at mile two of a marathon?
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