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Clark Nova
Jul 17, 2004



gohuskies posted:

If folks haven't seen Primoz Roglic in his early bike racing:



A mountain bike, running shoes and flat pedals, kickstand, and still shredding serious roadies. True talent really separates people.


a kickstand

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ExecuDork
Feb 25, 2007

We might be fucked, sir.

Fallen Rib

learnincurve posted:

Someone has to be in the bottom 50 to make the top 10 mean something .
Sing it. This is my role in life, I am fated to fill out the lower half of any ranking in order to burnish the glory of the winners that much brighter.

It's a service I provide to the community.

cebrail
May 9, 2014



That's why I think every Olympic competition should have one randomly chosen regular person in it to show people who don't know the sport what a normal pace/distance/whatever is.

MrL_JaKiri
Sep 23, 2003

Ask me about my calm and reasonable opinions on cycling!

I am in no way a zealot about cycling!

Cycling helmets are ABSOLUTE HARAM!


cebrail posted:

That's why I think every Olympic competition should have one randomly chosen regular person in it to show people who don't know the sport what a normal pace/distance/whatever is.

With some events, the random allocation of underrepresented nations (something that they don't find out until a few months before the Olympics) let's us look at what highly athletic, very fit non-specialists look like, at least.

eg, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadou_Djibo_Issaka had three months of rowing training before he raced a single scull at London 2012.

mikemelbrooks
Jun 11, 2012

One tough badass


MrL_JaKiri posted:

With some events, the random allocation of underrepresented nations (something that they don't find out until a few months before the Olympics) let's us look at what highly athletic, very fit non-specialists look like, at least.

eg, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamadou_Djibo_Issaka had three months of rowing training before he raced a single scull at London 2012.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




Idea. Have one year where they allow 20 riders who have never raced professionally before but swear they could be contenders if given the chance join the Tour de France, and film it for Netflix.

mikemelbrooks
Jun 11, 2012

One tough badass


learnincurve posted:

Idea. Have one year where they allow 20 riders who have never raced professionally before but swear they could be contenders if given the chance join the Tour de France, and film it for Netflix.

Check out The Least Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 2019, and if the term couldn't organise a piss up at a brewery doesn't spring to mind I will eat my hat.

Aphex-
Jan 29, 2006



Dinosaur Gum

Does anyone have any tips other than put soapy water on the bead for getting tyres to seat evenly? Just replaced a tube in my rear wheel and my WTB resolute just does not want to sit all the way on the bead evenly, it's all bumpy.

Serendipitaet
Apr 19, 2009


I feel stupid typing this out, but here goes... I'm exactly on the border of two helmet sizes (for Giro helmets at least). I ordered the size L and.. it fits, I guess? I had to tighten the straps by a lot and the fit system is almost at its tightest (but not fully) and it doesn't seem possible to slip it off my head or over the eyes. Pretty much as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDYNz_Ub7s

Is that good enough to stop worrying or should I order the smaller size to have a direct comparison?

spf3million
Sep 27, 2007

hit 'em with the rhythm

I went from a large Kask Mojito with the ratchet tightened most of the way to a medium with the ratchet mostly open. Happy with the decision. Feels and looks better and surprisingly the M was noticably lighter than the L. Maybe it's my imagination but over long rides it seems to lessen the cumulative neck strain.

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

Serendipitaet posted:

I feel stupid typing this out, but here goes... I'm exactly on the border of two helmet sizes (for Giro helmets at least). I ordered the size L and.. it fits, I guess? I had to tighten the straps by a lot and the fit system is almost at its tightest (but not fully) and it doesn't seem possible to slip it off my head or over the eyes. Pretty much as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDYNz_Ub7s

Is that good enough to stop worrying or should I order the smaller size to have a direct comparison?

I'm also between sizes and found that the medium, while a touch snug, ended up being a better fit. I actually still keep the large in my fatbiking helmet around and wear it in colder temps where in an emergency I might need a full toque under it. Best part of sizing down is I can now put a big arse light on my helmet and it doesn't move around at all.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

learnincurve posted:

Idea. Have one year where they allow 20 riders who have never raced professionally before but swear they could be contenders if given the chance join the Tour de France, and film it for Netflix.

You might enjoy Icarus. Itís about a guy who follows a professional doping regimen to see how much it improves his performance on the bike. The doctor he works with was a Russian who helped their olympic team dope, I believe.

Aphex- posted:

Does anyone have any tips other than put soapy water on the bead for getting tyres to seat evenly? Just replaced a tube in my rear wheel and my WTB resolute just does not want to sit all the way on the bead evenly, it's all bumpy.

Soapy water is usually used for tubeless not with tubes. The tube should push the bead into place with enough air pressure. What do you mean itís ďbumpyĒ? Like its appearance or when you roll it and itís wobbling?

Aphex-
Jan 29, 2006



Dinosaur Gum

vikingstrike posted:

Soapy water is usually used for tubeless not with tubes. The tube should push the bead into place with enough air pressure. What do you mean itís ďbumpyĒ? Like its appearance or when you roll it and itís wobbling?

The tyre is on the bead in places but still slightly tucked under in others, so when I spin the tyre there are dips where it's not fully seated. It feels bumpy to ride not just to look at, since it's unevenly seated. I've already pumped it to the max pressure too so not sure where to go from here.

rngd in the womb
Oct 13, 2009



Yam Slacker

The tube should be evening out and seating the tire at max pressure, so that's weird. Maybe try deflating it and then massaging the tire up from the bead evenly on both sides?

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



Serendipitaet posted:

I feel stupid typing this out, but here goes... I'm exactly on the border of two helmet sizes (for Giro helmets at least). I ordered the size L and.. it fits, I guess? I had to tighten the straps by a lot and the fit system is almost at its tightest (but not fully) and it doesn't seem possible to slip it off my head or over the eyes. Pretty much as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDYNz_Ub7s

Is that good enough to stop worrying or should I order the smaller size to have a direct comparison?

Giro Large is huge as gently caress.

HAIL eSATA-n
Apr 7, 2007



If there's a bump at the valve stem then deflate the tube and push the stem into the tire a bit when you reinflate.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

Aphex- posted:

The tyre is on the bead in places but still slightly tucked under in others, so when I spin the tyre there are dips where it's not fully seated. It feels bumpy to ride not just to look at, since it's unevenly seated. I've already pumped it to the max pressure too so not sure where to go from here.

Yeah, like rngd in the womb mentioned, at full pressure the bead should sit. It could be that your tire is sitting on top of the tube in certain places? I'd also suggest deflating the tire entirely, going around the wheel trying to settle the bead toward the middle of the rim (you can grab the tire on both sides and sort of wiggle it back and forth) and looking at the rim to make sure the tube is inside the tire itself (should be easy enough to lean the tire to one side and look underneath the bead to make sure you don't see any tube in the wrong place). Try inflating after this and see if it goes any better.

gohuskies
Oct 23, 2010

No Balls No Game


learnincurve posted:

Idea. Have one year where they allow 20 riders who have never raced professionally before but swear they could be contenders if given the chance join the Tour de France, and film it for Netflix.

Adrian Solano is sort of an example of this, he is a Venezuelan athlete who somehow got into the 2017 cross country skiing world championships. The race was the first time he had ever seen snow. He didn't complete the race but still I think he moved better than one would expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD4nTlKqiB0

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


bicievino posted:

Giro Large is huge as gently caress.

I got a bigass head, so thank god for Giro Large.

Oldsrocket_27
Apr 28, 2009


vikingstrike posted:

Soapy water is usually used for tubeless not with tubes. The tube should push the bead into place with enough air pressure. What do you mean itís ďbumpyĒ? Like its appearance or when you roll it and itís wobbling?

This may be true, but I've had it help me to seat stubborn beads in Aphex's situation as well. I'll also pump up to max or near max pressure and try to slide the very tip of a tire lever in between the tire and rim at the point where the tire starts to be off the bead, and slide it towards the deeper un-seated part with soapy water in there. You may find that's you're unable to do this at max pressure, and need to lower it, but this also helps relieve the friction between the sidewall and the rim that's preventing it from sliding out of the way to let the bead seat.

EvilJoven
Mar 18, 2005


Fun Shoe

Its a WTB tire their beads are tight AF you might actually need to inflate to over max pressure. Do it slowly with a hand pump and as long as you see the bead creeping up into place it should be fine. Watch the pressure you shouldn't need to go more than 20psi over but we've had to do this a number of times.

The good news is once it's on there WTBs very seldomly burp.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


vikingstrike posted:

You might enjoy Icarus. Itís about a guy who follows a professional doping regimen to see how much it improves his performance on the bike. The doctor he works with was a Russian who helped their olympic team dope, I believe.


Soapy water is usually used for tubeless not with tubes. The tube should push the bead into place with enough air pressure. What do you mean itís ďbumpyĒ? Like its appearance or when you roll it and itís wobbling?

I mean Icarus might have started with the intention to be that film, but it turned into something completely different after the first third of the documentary.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

serious gaylord posted:

I mean Icarus might have started with the intention to be that film, but it turned into something completely different after the first third of the documentary.

OK then watch the first third and last 5 minutes. Better? It's still a good documentary.

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




Iím super angry and wish to share my pain.

Gammon whoís house I do disability support work for will not leave my loving tyres alone. It started with him insisting I needed dust caps on Schrader valves and me telling him I didnít. Then when I wasnít looking he twanged the entire valve so hard that the inter tube split, because presumably he thought I would think it was the dust caps and ďlearn my lessonĒ. I rode off like nothing had happened and then changed the god drat inner tube on wired black Jack tyres round the corner.

Fast forward two weeks and I still do not have dust caps on, he points this out and again I say that no I donít need them.

I get on my bike to ride home and this absolute motherfucker has let the air out my front tyre.

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



learnincurve posted:

I’m super angry and wish to share my pain.

Gammon who’s house I do disability support work for will not leave my loving tyres alone. It started with him insisting I needed dust caps on Schrader valves and me telling him I didn’t. Then when I wasn’t looking he twanged the entire valve so hard that the inter tube split, because presumably he thought I would think it was the dust caps and “learn my lesson”. I rode off like nothing had happened and then changed the god drat inner tube on wired black Jack tyres round the corner.

Fast forward two weeks and I still do not have dust caps on, he points this out and again I say that no I don’t need them.

I get on my bike to ride home and this absolute motherfucker has let the air out my front tyre.

That sucks rear end.
Schrader valves, I mean.

(Serious tho that sucks rear end, sorry)

rt4
Feb 19, 2008


Grimey Drawer

Sounds like a real jackass. Have you told them to stop loving with your bike?

Time
Aug 1, 2011

It Was All A Dream


Is gammon slang or?

Dren
Jan 5, 2001



Pillbug

Who the hell is Gammon

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




British slang for a particular type of red faced boomer; notorious examples of gammon from a election debate where all these men kept bellowing at the left wing leader of the Labour Party about pushing the red button in the event of a nuclear attack.

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BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002



gently caress that guy but why would you not use a dust cap

learnincurve
May 15, 2014

What is this boring crap we're watching? Check if Antiques Roadshow is on




I was not aware anyone had ever managed to locate both dust caps after changing schrader inner tubes before?

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


Use Slime tubes, you can see those dust caps from a mile off.

sweat poteto
Feb 16, 2006

Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Aphex- posted:

The tyre is on the bead in places but still slightly tucked under in others, so when I spin the tyre there are dips where it's not fully seated. It feels bumpy to ride not just to look at, since it's unevenly seated. I've already pumped it to the max pressure too so not sure where to go from here.

I get this on some tires. Maxxis re-fuse did it, and these WTB tires are prone to it too - they even have a little fabric part that likes to get tucked under the lip and spoil the tubeless seal. I get it seated then reduce the pressure enough to work it out evenly all around by hand, then back up to pressure.

PuErhTeabag
Sep 2, 2018


learnincurve posted:

Iím super angry and wish to share my pain.

Gammon whoís house I do disability support work for will not leave my loving tyres alone. It started with him insisting I needed dust caps on Schrader valves and me telling him I didnít. Then when I wasnít looking he twanged the entire valve so hard that the inter tube split, because presumably he thought I would think it was the dust caps and ďlearn my lessonĒ. I rode off like nothing had happened and then changed the god drat inner tube on wired black Jack tyres round the corner.

Fast forward two weeks and I still do not have dust caps on, he points this out and again I say that no I donít need them.

I get on my bike to ride home and this absolute motherfucker has let the air out my front tyre.

Put these on his valve stem caps
https://www.etsy.com/listing/793146136/tire-valve-stem-cap-purple-penis-4-pack?ref=sold_out-16&frs=1

or if you've got a 3d printer or know someone with one, print them yourself:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3930464

edit: these are mildly nsfw

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

learnincurve posted:

British slang for a particular type of red faced boomer; notorious examples of gammon from a election debate where all these men kept bellowing at the left wing leader of the Labour Party about pushing the red button in the event of a nuclear attack.



Uncomfortable level of Boomer energy coming off that photo.

Also, what an rear end in a top hat.

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


4 years ago you guys gave me the push to do something I'd always wanted to do, which was design and make my own kits. I did it on my own with far too little money behind me and just a handful of friends backing me up. I learnt some horrendously harsh lessons but at the same time I can now count a Track champion as a friend and I got my stuff on Olympic Gold medalists. Not bad for a guy who just wanted to make bonkers stuff for himself really.

I'm going to be closing the store down in a few weeks and I've reduced my prices to reflect that.

Thank you for all your support goons. A bunch of you have got my stuff and it really meant a lot to me.





nwin
Feb 25, 2002

make's u think


Fallen Rib

Cafe kit and the Estrella bike are two of my favorite things Iíve seen on this forum-good job trying something new!

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002



serious gaylord posted:

4 years ago you guys gave me the push to do something I'd always wanted to do, which was design and make my own kits. I did it on my own with far too little money behind me and just a handful of friends backing me up. I learnt some horrendously harsh lessons but at the same time I can now count a Track champion as a friend and I got my stuff on Olympic Gold medalists. Not bad for a guy who just wanted to make bonkers stuff for himself really.

I'm going to be closing the store down in a few weeks and I've reduced my prices to reflect that.

Thank you for all your support goons. A bunch of you have got my stuff and it really meant a lot to me.







whats the current password for bearpope order site now?

serious gaylord
Sep 16, 2007

what.


Bearpope is something different.

My site is https://www.sundayclubclothing.com

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FireTora
Oct 6, 2004



Yeah, Bearpope is in the mart, https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3885509. FredLordofCheese does it.

I just ordered a couple kits to help you out at the end. It's too bad it didn't work out for you in the long run, I liked your style.

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