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06-26-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 725
Posted By elcruxio

Even though I don't really agree that noseless...

Even though I don't really agree that noseless saddles push one into a single seating position, I also don't really see a problem with having just one. Hammock shape saddles do that to a stronger...
Forum: Touring
06-02-21, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,311
Posted By elcruxio

Well that was a quick ponder. But for the...

Well that was a quick ponder.

But for the others considering the same thing, sit bone pain in relation to padding usually occurs due to two reasons. If you have too little padding, the sit bone...
04-23-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,665
Posted By elcruxio

I started losing weight when I started eating...

I started losing weight when I started eating more (often). As in I would often skip lunch and be famished at dinner time. Then I'd overeat at dinner and the cycle of not really losing weight was...
Forum: Touring
04-10-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By elcruxio

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Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By elcruxio

Lawyer actually, but I work with used cars,...

Lawyer actually, but I work with used cars, houses etc. so I get access to a lot of technical documentation. Some of it has stick right?

I'd advice on making the groundcloth yourself as it's...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
Posted By elcruxio

Ripstop is a type of weave like twill or taffeta....

Ripstop is a type of weave like twill or taffeta. Or rather not a weave but an addon feature to the fabric weave. Ripstop means it has thicker denier strands criss crossing the thinner denier fabric...
Forum: Touring
03-17-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,627
Posted By elcruxio

New Disc Trucker build. Observations of specs, fit and life itself

I'll start off by stating that getting parts for a bike build has been a veritable nightmare. And I'm still not sure if the horror is over because not all of my orders have in fact shipped. There's...
Forum: Touring
02-28-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By elcruxio

Yea you've apparently used the wrong mounting...

Yea you've apparently used the wrong mounting point in the rack. You're supposed to use the front two holes to attach rack to fork and the triangular rear mount is used for fenders. Why is the rear...
02-17-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,200
Posted By elcruxio

Those wright brother bikes are probably pretty...

Those wright brother bikes are probably pretty rusted out on the inside. I wouldn't ride them. Because if we take the nonsensical hyperbolic approach you've been going with I can imagine all kinds of...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,435
Posted By elcruxio

Really it could be anything. People who tour with...

Really it could be anything. People who tour with these classic style steel touring bikes tend to be a curmudgeonly bunch of old fashioned retro grouches who think in terms of reliability and...
Forum: Touring
01-17-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,174
Posted By elcruxio

The Manitou Mastodon Pro version is an incredibly...

The Manitou Mastodon Pro version is an incredibly nice fork. The damper part is great with adjustable fast and slow shock absorbers and rebound adjuster. The air spring also has pretty nifty...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-01-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,402
Posted By elcruxio

What a strange way of looking at it. Why does...

What a strange way of looking at it. Why does rider skill matter? I don't ride because I can then tell others on the internet that I am a skilled rider. I ride because it's fun. And having a 120mm...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,867
Posted By elcruxio

well, it does enable one to use any bike for...

well, it does enable one to use any bike for touring, not just one with rack attachment points. Would be a bummer if you couldn't use a road bike for touring.

Also if you plan on travelling via...
Forum: Touring
12-14-20, 03:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,225
Posted By elcruxio

Funnily enough I just this morning received a...

Funnily enough I just this morning received a package containing the Denham Bar. I'll try it out first on my utility bike and if it works i'll transfer it to my touring bike.

I've long used a drop...
Forum: Touring
12-10-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,127
Posted By elcruxio

That seems like a pretty janky solution that as...

That seems like a pretty janky solution that as far as I can tell only works with that particular hub. Also with cartridge bearing hubs the issue is often not getting the cassette and freehub body...
12-05-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 358,325
Posted By elcruxio

Sure. Why not. Not really relevant but whatever. ...

Sure. Why not. Not really relevant but whatever.



That's not again not what the discussion is about. This is major league goalpost shifting. The discussion was about risk of cycling in...
Forum: Touring
11-30-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,437
Posted By elcruxio

the old LHT/DT had a weird geometry for a touring...

the old LHT/DT had a weird geometry for a touring bike. It was fairly low and really long like many other Surly bikes. The idea that people should have chosen larger sizes would in many cases cause...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,437
Posted By elcruxio

Also thru axles take all guesswork away from disc...

Also thru axles take all guesswork away from disc brake alignment. QR and disc brakes isn't optimal whereas thru axles and disc brakes are. Also Surly thru axles are pretty great in that they rely on...
07-15-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By elcruxio

Probably some amount of survivor bias and...

Probably some amount of survivor bias and acceptance of injury involved. There are still riders (who in the fitting profession are called macro absorbers) who can ride double centuries on a wildly...
07-05-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,692
Posted By elcruxio

For most cyclists cycling is a mode of transport...

For most cyclists cycling is a mode of transport and not a hobby at least here in Europe and I'll assume the rest of the world excluding the US and perhaps some other anglic regions. Here people are...
07-04-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By elcruxio

Infrared doesn't penetrate the skin. Microwaves...

Infrared doesn't penetrate the skin. Microwaves do penetrate the skin and heat up a body of water internally. If one were to go into a microwave sauna one would promptly die.

As to recovery...
07-01-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 18,692
Posted By elcruxio

I have the Shimano SD-5 sandals and they are by...

I have the Shimano SD-5 sandals and they are by far the best touring shoe I can imagine. Breathable, cool and quick drying when its hot but can be used in almost freezing conditions and rain when...
06-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 18,820
Posted By elcruxio

You keep saying that but it seems that sentiment...

You keep saying that but it seems that sentiment is more of your own imagining than the average mindset of your typical bicycle tourist.



That's great I guess...



In the days of on demand...
06-22-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 78,190
Posted By elcruxio

Oh boy! As a lawyer it always tickles me when...

Oh boy! As a lawyer it always tickles me when someone bases their "legal" arguments on dictionary definitions. And the wrong dictionary at that.

Also considering this is an international forum be...
06-17-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By elcruxio

I think my 47mm rear tire has 58-60 psi and front...

I think my 47mm rear tire has 58-60 psi and front tire of course less. But I weigh more than your spouse and bike combined.
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,695
Posted By elcruxio

I don't actually use a dishing tool. I just flip...

I don't actually use a dishing tool. I just flip the wheel in the truing stand and always try to get the dish 1mm to the NDS side so not completely central. It's far enough to give a noticeable...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By elcruxio

Here's some ferry timetables in general to help...

Here's some ferry timetables in general to help you route possible coastal routes Ferry.fi - Ferry schedules (http://lautta.net/?lang=en)

From Porvoo to Helsinki I'd suggest you take the the old...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By elcruxio

It's actually pretty amazing how well it works....

It's actually pretty amazing how well it works. On our Swedish tour I felt the Edge Explore found the best possible routes imaginable. Really nice rides on quiet roads. It does require some common...
Forum: Touring
04-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By elcruxio

It's your choice of course but 210 isn't all that...

It's your choice of course but 210 isn't all that heavy for a bicycle and if it isn't broken...



The spoke count isn't really as important as the quality of the actual wheel. Also a determining...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,633
Posted By elcruxio

I would like to emphasize the OP's emphasis on...

I would like to emphasize the OP's emphasis on the fact that he has already tried a lot of different variations of saddle and bar position to no avail.

That in on itself is the main reason I...
03-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,214
Posted By elcruxio

Well here's the thing. Have you looked at what...

Well here's the thing.
Have you looked at what is happening in Italy? Hospitals in certain regions are completely overrun. There are not enough beds or ventilators to help every infected person...
Forum: Touring
03-04-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,260
Posted By elcruxio

When using these types of stoves there's this...

When using these types of stoves there's this cool effect that happens after you light it up. At first they typically produce quite a bit of smoke but when the thing heats up enough you see this...
Forum: Touring
12-05-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By elcruxio

This may not be something to consider or not, but...

This may not be something to consider or not, but Shimano changed their shoe lasts after that model was last made (pun totally unintended). They now have several differently named last types, so the...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,647
Posted By elcruxio

Close but this was actually filmed in Austria,...

Close but this was actually filmed in Austria, specifically this place:

Mallnitzer Str.
Mallnitzer Str., 9822 Mallnitz, Itävalta
https://maps.app.goo.gl/Z8Vr6dXDaPUbqokG8

The interesting part...
09-19-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 78,190
Posted By elcruxio

Just out of curiosity, how do you measure your...

Just out of curiosity, how do you measure your braking and cornering forces and how do you relate those to brake lever pressure?

Also it'd be wise to refrain from yelling fallacy if you can't...
09-06-19, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,360
Posted By elcruxio

I have also not experienced undue flex with my...

I have also not experienced undue flex with my long haul trucker even with a combined system weight of 330lbs. I do climb out of saddle on tour and the LHT is stable and unflexing for that kind of...
09-05-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 78,190
Posted By elcruxio

Well you offend easily. I’ll try to be less blunt...

Well you offend easily. I’ll try to be less blunt / honest in the future.

However there are some serious flaws in your reasoning which I suspect rise from your inexperience with road bike posture...
09-05-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 78,190
Posted By elcruxio

Duuuude! Sigh.... I suppose your opinions...

Duuuude! Sigh....

I suppose your opinions are the kind which rise out of not seeing or understanding the bigger picture or understanding the basics of posture.

I'm on my phone so briefly: that...
06-09-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 34,776
Posted By elcruxio

The rampant corruption in the US medical industry...

The rampant corruption in the US medical industry isn’t a science issue is it?

However both MDMA and Speed are amphetamines, which are a class of substances which have been found to be useful for...
06-05-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 34,776
Posted By elcruxio

Ah yes, chemicals. I try to avoid them as much as...

Ah yes, chemicals. I try to avoid them as much as possible. The one I try to stay furthest away from is dihydrogen monoxide. Anyone who's ever ingested it has died but it's still used extensively in...
05-26-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,445
Posted By elcruxio

That doesn't relate to diet though. Metformin has...

That doesn't relate to diet though. Metformin has some interesting functional mechanisms which have an effect on glucose metabolism but it's not in fact the glucose moderating effect of metforming...
05-25-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,445
Posted By elcruxio

Uhhh. How to put this... While technically...

Uhhh. How to put this...
While technically you're partially right, the motivation of the bolded part is completely wrong.

Firstly, yes, cancer cells get their energy from glucose, namely blood...
05-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 46,436
Posted By elcruxio

Well on the commuting thing. I'm currently saving...

Well on the commuting thing. I'm currently saving up for a carbon framed fat bike which will serve in large part as a commuter and specifically a winter commuter. The fat bike is obvious for winter...
09-27-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,948
Posted By elcruxio

But the aluminum bends much sooner than the...

But the aluminum bends much sooner than the carbon shatters. The Carbon frames have much higher strength in the tests they are conducting.


Oh, well ok then :D
No, we can't grow bananas, even in...
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