Here’s a really good article that explains the trend towards wider rims and lower pressure.
“One of the biggest shifts in road cycling in recent years has been the move to wider tires. By spending less than $100/£70/€90 on a pair of 25mm wide or wider tires, many cyclists have been led to believe their comfort, speed and handling will immediately improve over what they experience on the 23mm wide tires that most of us have used for years.”
And later on in the article…
“No matter what width tire you are running, the key here is to find the right pressure to inflate your tire. For that I suggest you start with a table provided by your tire company and a little trial and error of your own. Tire companies vary quite a bit in what they recommend or even how specific they are willing to get…” Read more
Aaron Holmes did a really interesting presentation on his Black Walnet bike last Tuesday, January 10th at the Wooster Library. He started with the concept, research and design process. Then he showed photos of the step-by-step evolution of turning 4/4 boards into a built up, laminated wook frame. He brought along the templates he used to hollow out the insides and someo of the scrap pieces showing the laminations and rough look of the frame before sculpting, sanding and finishing. This was probably the best two hours of the entire winter so far (outside of the holidays). Thanks Aaron for a great evening.
Way back in July of 2002, five members of “Team KAOS” flew out to Truckee, CA for a week in the mountains. I was digging around in old website files and found Trey’s Tour of Truckee. The memories are as fresh as the day we came home.
I was looking for a new helmet and did a search for “best cycling helmet ” and came across In the Know Cycling. This guy is really good. He does a nearly scientific review of a bunch of different items including helmets, wheels, tires, groups and components and so on. He actually buys, rides, uses everything he reviews and evaluates, compares and contrasts them in a systematic way. Check it out.
Welcome to Orrville Cycling Club. This is the fourth version of our website. The first version was hosted on Geocities.com back in 1996 when the internet was young, 486 processors were hot and you were screamin’ if you had a 14.4 baud modem. Back in those days the web address was http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/gorge/4260/siteindex.html. Now, smartphones and Facebook are a way of life. This current version of our website uses WordPress, one of the best website content management systems around. We’ll try to keep it fresh by finding and posting cycling related information that will help you to become a smarter cyclist without being bombarded with ads, unrelated minutia and other silliness. Ride safe.
Strava, Google Maps and Facebook have all made it impossible to show club members’ rides or recent Facebook posts anymore. This is probably due to privacy policies and/or advertising rights. Here are links to the OCC Strava and Facebook sites