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10-20-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,327
Posted By kingston

I have a mountain triple on my gravel bike, but...

I have a mountain triple on my gravel bike, but if I went to 1x it would be campagnolo.
10-16-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,237
Posted By kingston

I am truly puzzled by these claims that bottom...

I am truly puzzled by these claims that bottom brackets last forever it is so inconsistent with my personal experiences. Cheap bottom brackets of any kind don't last very long for me and a quality...
10-15-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By kingston

It's not the same thing, but I like these harbor...

It's not the same thing, but I like these harbor freight bike racks (https://www.harborfreight.com/mobile-bike-storage-61231.html). Not too expensive and you can hang 6 bikes in a pretty small...
10-13-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,937
Posted By kingston

In my observation, the divvy ebikes aren't super...

In my observation, the divvy ebikes aren't super common yet so I haven't seen that many. The ones I have seen I would generalize as inattentive not crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,576
Posted By kingston

Things are worth what people are willing to pay...

Things are worth what people are willing to pay for them. I think a new aluminum bike with lower-tier components is a better starter bike than a beat-up old carbon fiber bike for the same money.
10-11-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,607
Posted By kingston

Maybe next time just let it go when someone cuts...

Maybe next time just let it go when someone cuts you off on the bike path, or anywhere really. I know it's easy to say and hard to do, but you're not going to change people like that by shouting at...
10-08-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,937
Posted By kingston

I just watched the video again. The guy's on a...

I just watched the video again. The guy's on a Divvy ebike. People who don't even own a bike are zipping around full-throttle at 20 mph. It won't be the last face-plant we see on one of those.
10-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,937
Posted By kingston

Then I don't understand how you think that...

Then I don't understand how you think that accident was unavoidable. You must get in a lot of accidents.
10-05-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,937
Posted By kingston

Chicago is a dangerous place to ride a bike. 5.8...

Chicago is a dangerous place to ride a bike. 5.8 average fatalities per year. I think we had 7 last year. Unfortunately, painting an outline of bike on the side of the street doesn't magically turn...
10-04-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 697
Posted By kingston

My legs have started to cramp up in the last...

My legs have started to cramp up in the last couple of seasons if I ride too fast for too far. I just assumed it was part of getting old.
10-02-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,868
Posted By kingston

I just tried to watch a couple of his videos. In...

I just tried to watch a couple of his videos. In the two videos I skimmed through he doesn't seem to know what he's doing/talking about. One where he shows you how to tighten a rear wheel that looked...
10-02-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By kingston

You could get an old race bike with horizontal...

You could get an old race bike with horizontal dropouts and build something similar to a classic without the track-ends. You could also try to find a carbon fork to build something similar to a...
10-02-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By kingston

I can't imagine running studded tires without...

I can't imagine running studded tires without fenders. Just make sure you have enough room between the fender and the tire.
09-28-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,745
Posted By kingston

I got a few bottles with the Watergate caps this...

I got a few bottles with the Watergate caps this season, and they are terrible. Highly not recommended. The water comes out ok, but they don't let air back in very easily so you have to wait for an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By kingston

Thanks Big_John Looks like there are still some...

Thanks Big_John Looks like there are still some decent rim brake bikes out there. You guys can ignore my previous ranting. I'm going outside to yell at the clouds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By kingston

I'm with ya, brother. I miss my triples too....

I'm with ya, brother. I miss my triples too. Shall we change the topic to compact doubles and wide-ratio cassettes vs. half-step triples?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By kingston

To me the biggest disappointment is that people...

To me the biggest disappointment is that people in the entry-to-mid-level-range will end up with mechanical disks which even most road disk lovers will admit are terrible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By kingston

prj71 , That's exactly what I would say if I were...

prj71 , That's exactly what I would say if I were trying to market road disks because it's at least somewhat plausible at the very-very top of the market. For the vast majority of people who don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By kingston

Neither of those things are true. Show me your...

Neither of those things are true. Show me your lightest disk brake bike, and I can make a lighter one for the same money with rim brakes. The second one it's such a ridiculous claim it doesn't even...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,100
Posted By kingston

This is true if you consider heavier and more...

This is true if you consider heavier and more expensive superior
Forum: Commuting
09-21-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By kingston

Kitty litter pannier...

Kitty litter pannier (https://www.instructables.com/KITTY-litter-pannier/)
09-21-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kingston

Someone's personal experiences are what they are....

Someone's personal experiences are what they are. The are by definition true. It is definitely true in my personal experiences that there is nothing I can do to stop my disk brakes from squealing.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By kingston

I have bikes with steel forks and bikes with...

I have bikes with steel forks and bikes with carbon forks and don't notice that much of a difference, but I'm not a princess-and-the-pea kind of person either. I'm the kind of person who would just...
Replies: 82
Views: 3,402
Posted By kingston

I built a bike...

I built a bike (https://stinkston.blogspot.com/2017/03/motobecane-jury-townie.html) with an SA 3-speed rear/dynamo front a few years ago. I thought about taking it on a brevet, but it's soooo much...
08-28-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By kingston

I have one and have built several wheel sets with...

I have one and have built several wheel sets with it. It's good enough that I have a hard time justifying a nicer one for how little I use it, but it's crappy enough that I wish I had something nicer...
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By kingston

I'm on my sixth season of running waxed chains....

I'm on my sixth season of running waxed chains. On longer rides if there's going to be rain, I'll put one of those tiny bottles of squirt in my bag. I have only had to use it a couple of times over...
07-29-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By kingston

I can't think of another frame on the market with...

I can't think of another frame on the market with traditional road geometry, two sets of bottle bosses and track ends, so if you want a new FG/SS road bike it's pretty much the only option and has...
07-25-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By kingston

Human power is human power. Motors are motors....

Human power is human power. Motors are motors. They are totally different things. If we don't agree on that basic fundamental premise, I don't know how to respond. Have fun on your ebikes, and please...
07-23-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By kingston

Since motorcycles are already legal, the only...

Since motorcycles are already legal, the only question is how big, powerful, and fast can a bike be and still use the bike lanes and bike paths. I'm not really too thrilled about the idea of a mom...
07-21-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By kingston

Not caring and not understanding are not the same...

Not caring and not understanding are not the same thing.
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By kingston

I see you have it listed on ebay for $1250 which...

I see you have it listed on ebay for $1250 which seems pretty optimistic to me. I'll be really surprised if you get a thousand dollars. Let us know how it turns out.
07-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By kingston

The e-bikes I have ridden were pedal assist with...

The e-bikes I have ridden were pedal assist with different power settings, so all you had to do was turn the pedals and the bike would go as fast as the power setting. I could keep the pedals going...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,148
Posted By kingston

I put the chain on top of the cold hard wax when...

I put the chain on top of the cold hard wax when I turn the crock pot on low and come back later to fish it out. There's really no reason not to leave it in there for a while so the wax has a chance...
07-21-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By kingston

Pedal assist is just a poorly designed throttle....

Pedal assist is just a poorly designed throttle. I differentiate e-bikes on the power of the motor. 250w seems like a reasonable amount to help people get up hills. More than that starts to look like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,148
Posted By kingston

I think you are leaving too much wax on the...

I think you are leaving too much wax on the chain. I hang the chain on a hook and wipe off all the exterior wax with a rag while the chain is still hot.
07-20-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 10,808
Posted By kingston

Commuting is the only use-case that makes any...

Commuting is the only use-case that makes any sense to me too, but I don't really have a problem if people like riding e-bikes as long as they're not jerks about it.

I was on a fairly remote bike...
07-20-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,097
Posted By kingston

My favorite is the headsweats shorty

My favorite is the headsweats shorty
07-19-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,550
Posted By kingston

Pro tip #2: Fill a little hotel shampoo bottle...

Pro tip #2: Fill a little hotel shampoo bottle and put it in your jersey pocket. Just enough for two reapplications.
07-19-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,550
Posted By kingston

I use thinksport and a lot of road grime sticks...

I use thinksport and a lot of road grime sticks to it. On a long brevet, when I have to reapply a few times, it's much much easier with smooth legs. As an extra benefit, the thinksport/road grime mix...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,725
Posted By kingston

You might be right, but that period was pretty...

You might be right, but that period was pretty brief. I bought a bike with road BB7's in 2012, which was fairly early on for road disks. Nearly all road bikes had rim brakes at that time. Pretty sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,725
Posted By kingston

I have no idea. I'm just some middle-aged white...

I have no idea. I'm just some middle-aged white guy from the suburbs. Froome is the only one I've seen publicly complain about it recently. There were a lot a few years ago when the transition was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,725
Posted By kingston

The internet and seven-time grand tour winner...

The internet and seven-time grand tour winner Chris Froome who is paid to ride a bike with disk brakes and has a team of mechanics who still can't keep them from rubbing and squealing. That's it....
07-14-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,550
Posted By kingston

Use an epilator. It hurts more.

Use an epilator. It hurts more.
06-24-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,193
Posted By kingston

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http://i.imgur.com/V9Bql1W.gif
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
Posted By kingston

It's a nice bike, but the market for a...

It's a nice bike, but the market for a fully-loaded triple-brifter rim-brake touring bike is pretty small. If it were my bike, I'd post it on the local CL for $700 and drop the price by ~$25 every...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,033
Posted By kingston

If you want to be strong on the bike you have to...

If you want to be strong on the bike you have to ride your bike. I ran a lot on the treadmill over the winter instead of my usual rollers and was 90 minutes slower on the 200k opener this year, which...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,033
Posted By kingston

You left out what is arguably the most important...

You left out what is arguably the most important attribute for an under-trained 1200k; "Ability to endure suffering"
05-04-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By kingston

You just push the pin in with the chain-break as...

You just push the pin in with the chain-break as others have explained above. Line it up with the pin on the tool and push it in. A chain press pushes two pins on one side of the master link into...
05-04-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By kingston

It's definitely one of the most expensive ways to...

It's definitely one of the most expensive ways to pump up a bike tire, but my park inflator brings me joy every time I use it. Definitely not the dumbest bike thing I've ever bought.
05-03-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,408
Posted By kingston

My wife wanted to get a convertible a few years...

My wife wanted to get a convertible a few years ago. My only restriction was it had to be able to carry a bike, and this is what she picked.
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