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
Here’s an exposè and first ride on the all new Dura-Ace Di2 Disk Brake setup. Pretty impressive with “intelligent” shifting and integrated power meter. Feast your eyes and dream on. At around $3,000, you better have a pretty good engine to justify the price.
I was looking for a clean way to mount an item on my bike and found this guy. He offers a pretty comprehensive variety of different types of mounts for action cams, computers, lights and other junk we need to mount. Everything is offered in a various colors, materials and finishes. They are a bit pricey and you can’t be in a hurry because they’re made on demand using 3d printers. Turnaround time is about 2 weeks.
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.
I am planning a 53.5 mile ride for Sunday, 12/3 at 1 PM from Ride On Wooster Bicycles. The plan is to head southwest, and get water at the spring along Newkirk road if needed. A "B" pace is planned, and we will try not to drop anyone. I will also have an other shorter or easier route suggestions if needed. Let me know if you plan on attending, so I do not make other plans or accidentally leave without you.
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I am planning a 49.5 and 47.7 mile ride for Saturday, 11/25 at 1 PM from Ride On Wooster Bicycles. The plan is to head west into the wind and the return. Should be food/water/warmth in either Hayesville or Jeromesville, and the A group could stop in Mifflin. A "B" pace is planned, but I will also have an "A" route for those who are interested, and "B" route led by me, the plan is not drop anyone, at least not on the "B" route. Let me know if you plan on attending, so I do not make other plans or accidentally leave without you. ridewithgps.com/routes/26528831 ridewithgps.com/routes/26528835... See MoreSee Less