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04-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By ljsense

What kind of tire is it? In my experience,...

What kind of tire is it? In my experience, tubular tires come with something over the base tape -- whether it's latex, a form of glue, or whatever -- in anticipation that the installer will use...
04-14-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,626
Posted By ljsense

I'm having the exact same issue with a pair of...

I'm having the exact same issue with a pair of one-off Trek race shop wheels with DT (I think) based hubs -- the end caps for QR have a flange, and leave no room for the tool's circumference wall...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By ljsense

I'm just under 6'3" with a 35.25" inseam,...

I'm just under 6'3" with a 35.25" inseam, measured the cyclist way, not by looking at a pants label. I ride a 60 Madone 9 H1 and used to ride a 60 H2. The Madone sizing has stayed very consistent --...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

I think this is a valid point. However you view...

I think this is a valid point. However you view the safety gains of the WaveCell, they come at the cost of a weight gain where it's probably most noticeable to riders -- especially over the long...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

I think the confusion might be over two different...

I think the confusion might be over two different studies or evaluations. One was by Virginia Tech, another was performed largely by the technology's inventors, who licensed it to Trek.

Here's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

Now those who teach communications have a fresh...

Now those who teach communications have a fresh example of how a product launch can go wrong. If you haven't looked at social media, be prepared to see Trek back on its heels, using a lot of...
03-17-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By ljsense

Same, and when I got to Belgian, I thought again,...

Same, and when I got to Belgian, I thought again, wait -- is this about a Superposed or a bike? There are companies that made both: Iver Johnson Gun & Cycle works comes to mind.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,430
Posted By ljsense

I hope this results in tires no longer being...

I hope this results in tires no longer being called "open tubulars."
03-15-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,108
Posted By ljsense

If your impression of full suspension was formed...

If your impression of full suspension was formed by riding bikes a decade or more ago, I'd try a good one now -- it's a whole different deal. I've got a Trek Fuel EX, and the rear suspension just...
03-12-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 948
Posted By ljsense

So it's $10/month? Do they have annual or day...

So it's $10/month? Do they have annual or day rates? Thanks
03-12-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,220
Posted By ljsense

Pros' races are much longer, they've got bigger...

Pros' races are much longer, they've got bigger teams to help control the group if a key rider gets dropped, and way more vehicles with experienced drivers to help riders get back on.

I've never...
03-12-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 948
Posted By ljsense

Bike share -- would you or do you use it?

I'm talking about the bikes, either docked or dockless, that you can pick up in cities for a fee and ride around.

What value do you see in them? Why do you want your city to have them, or not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By ljsense

Who's still using PowerCranks in 2019?

Yes, I am using YouTube comment language in the title and, yes, I'm talking about the cranksets with individual clutches for each crankarm, so your legs each have to complete the pedal rotation...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,090
Posted By ljsense

If you're asking about left vs right balancing, I...

If you're asking about left vs right balancing, I think you'll find it useful the first few times you ride. You'll either see one leg is stronger than the other, or, more likely, they're the same.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-19, 03:55 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By ljsense

He's on the right path toward imagining no...

He's on the right path toward imagining no possessions.

Back in the day, before bike hauling pianos went hipster, we'd just fixie skid them down any hill in the off season.
03-10-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,932
Posted By ljsense

I just flew back from California, sat next to a...

I just flew back from California, sat next to a guy who put a small level on his tray and asked me, doesn't the horizon looked flat out the window. He told me a lot about NASA photoshopping stuff....
03-09-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,002
Posted By ljsense

Agree -- early spring is when studded tires are...

Agree -- early spring is when studded tires are most valuable, because meltwater freezes overnight, and thin ice over pavement are where studs shine.

Rule of thumb would be the same for when you...
03-09-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,932
Posted By ljsense

Here's the top of an email I got from Rivendell...

Here's the top of an email I got from Rivendell recently:



So, if they could only ride, say, an OPEN U.P. they'd never get on a bike again? If they were only allowed to ride a Di2 Madone SLR...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,194
Posted By ljsense

This is right on. If you're in an area where each...

This is right on. If you're in an area where each season has maybe 2 road races, and you can tell them apart from the 14 crits only in that they have a centerline rule and longer laps, I'd say just...
03-08-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By ljsense

A torn meniscus is to cycling as the gates of St....

A torn meniscus is to cycling as the gates of St. Peter are to heaven. Or a pit of quicksand is to a women in a '60s film. What I'm trying to say is that more people have gotten into the sport...
03-08-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By ljsense

Maybe try your attack after the field splits,...

Maybe try your attack after the field splits, sometime in the second lap. It might mean going for it on the descent, if the field splits up the hill. Breaking away is no easy thing. Beautiful when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

I think in the end it comes down to the...

I think in the end it comes down to the physiology of the rider -- those who are extremely sensitive to a fixed cadence are going to do everything they can with their gearing to stay on it, while...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

Fair enough, I see your point.

Fair enough, I see your point.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

One persistent theme here is that there are these...

One persistent theme here is that there are these "big jumps" in a 1x drivetrain. I'm an amateur racer, and I do a fair amount of training on the road with my cross bike, which is a 1x11. It has...
03-06-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,280
Posted By ljsense

Winning a 2/3 race in NorCal is pretty awesome....

Winning a 2/3 race in NorCal is pretty awesome. If you quit, you're leaving with a lot more than most ever achieve.

And taking a year off racing is no big deal, especially if you keep riding...
03-06-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By ljsense

You can train and race well without any...

You can train and race well without any electronics at all, just as you probably did at some point as a runner. Perceived exertion is valuable.

The time crunched cyclists has you doing 6 hours a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

There's a legit crit machine -- notice the single...

There's a legit crit machine -- notice the single water bottle cage, the pre-race chain on the big cog. All set to go. Built for a clear purpose.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

Yeah, I agree. I just built up my son's do...

Yeah, I agree.

I just built up my son's do everything cx/road bike, which he races for both, and I did it 1x10. Kids, or my kids at least, don't seem to use the front derailleur, unless it's to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

I agree with this stuff. My road racing...

I agree with this stuff.

My road racing bike is a 2x11 and for whatever reason I like the psychological break of two chainrings, for the placebo effect, or tradition, or bringing home a perfectly...
03-06-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By ljsense

That was an interesting and informative post, but...

That was an interesting and informative post, but what I quoted above is the part I'm not sure I understand. I'd use whatever allows you to fix a flat and finish your event. If you can't be sure you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

Progess is hard. It's like the quote, "the arc of...

Progess is hard. It's like the quote, "the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice." Usually, some innovation comes along and sacrifices some of the good of what it replaced. Take...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

I missed the deleted posts; I guess that explains...

I missed the deleted posts; I guess that explains it -- didn't seem over the top to me, but I'm not sure of all the norms here.

I've got a point of view on the matter of rim brakes vs discs on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,279
Posted By ljsense

I see. So your avatar rides the gradient on the...

I see. So your avatar rides the gradient on the screen no matter what -- it takes 350 watts for 2:20 to get up a hill, or the equivalent amount of work, no matter what your trainer difficulty...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,279
Posted By ljsense

That could be; trying to figure out how the...

That could be; trying to figure out how the virtual physics are being applied is a little confusing for me. I was under the impression that it does both -- that is, if you have it at 100 percent,...
03-05-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 760
Posted By ljsense

Wound Up makes a carbon fork with a steel 1"...

Wound Up makes a carbon fork with a steel 1" steer tube, threaded or threadless, with canti mounts. I ordered one through them several years ago for an old ti cx bike. Great fork, but not cheap....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

Exactly. That's where I'm coming from on this...

Exactly. That's where I'm coming from on this too. My cross bike is 1x and I ride it all the time on the roads when the weather is bad. Works great. I've never dropped a chain. It has a little bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

Every time I go into my LBS. Order one online, if...

Every time I go into my LBS. Order one online, if you like, knock yourself out -- they're fun.
:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

I agree with you. If road 1x means always...

I agree with you. If road 1x means always dropping your chain, who'd want it? I'd be curious to learn more about all the mechanical problems the ABS rider mentioned.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

Maybe it came off as a joke, but I'd go even...

Maybe it came off as a joke, but I'd go even money that it's a new weave that incorporates nanocellulose, which a team in Finland has already used to make a bike frame.

This material, according...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

A 1x drivetrain is the logical step to take...

A 1x drivetrain is the logical step to take advantage of the gradual cog gains in cassettes. Every few years we got the ability to add one more cog, but enough of that progression and suddenly we hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,416
Posted By ljsense

The Wall Street Journal has one of the best...

The Wall Street Journal has one of the best cycling writers around -- Jason Gay. His stuff is always worth reading. This article isn't by him.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

SRAM can't catch a break with the dropped chain...

SRAM can't catch a break with the dropped chain curse -- first Andy Schleck, now this. Wonder what was going on with those bikes. Seems like all the cross and MTB racers are able to keep the chains...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

In this case, though, it looks like it was the...

In this case, though, it looks like it was the preference of an individual rider in contention for spring classics. Mountain bikes used to all have triple chain rings. Now they're all 1x. If a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,156
Posted By ljsense

On the amateur race level, the small chain ring...

On the amateur race level, the small chain ring is just along for the ride during most crits. And if you do a gear chart, a typical 2x10 setup really gives you 14 distinct gears with a 53/39 11-25. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,279
Posted By ljsense

I didn't know smart rollers existed. I started...

I didn't know smart rollers existed. I started using Zwift on regular rollers, an old set of Kreitlers, with a Stages powermeter.

Rollers and Zwift was an engaging combo -- you just have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

Some people in Finland say they built the first...

Some people in Finland say they built the first nanocellulose bicycle early last year. Here it is: Nanocellulose Bicycle | ideas2cycles (http://ideas2cycles.com/prototypes/nanocellulose-bicycle/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

For a more serious guess, after looking at their...

For a more serious guess, after looking at their Insta, I'd say they're going to layer in cellulose nanocrystals. They're the tiny tubes that lend a tree its strength. It turns out this stuff has...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,916
Posted By ljsense

Maybe they're announcing their sale to Giant....

Maybe they're announcing their sale to Giant. That'd fit the size of the rhetoric.

But here are my other guesses:

1. The road dropper seat post
2. dual sided road clipless pedals
3. heartrate...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,934
Posted By ljsense

Hey man, you can try to lawyer me up the yingyang...

Hey man, you can try to lawyer me up the yingyang or, if you're going to parse and enumerate every post, give me some credit for what my actual position is. I listed 6 reasons why I didn't think disc...
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