Jim's training thread

jimvreeland

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Those K-Edge mounts are the balls
Hells yes. A lot of the new things, like this light are coming stock with GoPro mounts so it's finally legit. I had a Barfly one but the light just gets rubber banded to the bracket and the light would fall off. Dumb. Time will tell if a 1,000 lumen light will be enough though. I found a company that 3d prints Cateye to GoPro adapter mounts if needed. Then I can run my trusty 1600...
 

Juggernaut

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Hells yes. A lot of the new things, like this light are coming stock with GoPro mounts so it's finally legit. I had a Barfly one but the light just gets rubber banded to the bracket and the light would fall off. Dumb. Time will tell if a 1,000 lumen light will be enough though. I found a company that 3d prints Cateye to GoPro adapter mounts if needed. Then I can run my trusty 1600...
Whoah, Cat-Eye to gopro? I want one! Scratch that. I NEED one.
 

qclabrat

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noticed you went without aerobars for the new distance bike. Why the change from the last build? Also never spotted it, but see you have Speedplays, do you find the extra float help on longer rides?
 

jimvreeland

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noticed you went without aerobars for the new distance bike. Why the change from the last build? Also never spotted it, but see you have Speedplays, do you find the extra float help on longer rides?
The new bike is comfortable enough that I no longer need the bars. Although I may run them for faster events.

I've been on Speedplays since the Zeros came out. I run the float at almost Zero degrees. I use them because they have a much larger contact patch and stop hot spots for me. Also, I'm so used to a dual-sided pedal that I can barely clip in to a normal road pedal.
 

jimvreeland

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650 wheels?
Are rear racks out of fashion? Is it an aero reason
700c wheels. I'm not sure why folks don't use rear racks anymore. I personally prefer weight over the back wheel or in the frame. We use a Pizza Rack like this on our lunch bike and the bars are pretty hard to turn when it's loaded.

I just build what people ask me to :)
 

The Kalmyk

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700c wheels. I'm not sure why folks don't use rear racks anymore. I personally prefer weight over the back wheel or in the frame. We use a Pizza Rack like this on our lunch bike and the bars are pretty hard to turn when it's loaded.

I just build what people ask me to :)

Rookies load the back before the front. A very close friend of mine taught me that years ago. Front to back. He’s completed over 20 tours across the world
 
Cool build. Front load bias works great only when paired with a low trail steering geometry. Feels very stable but responsive. Nitto M-12 with boxy handlebar bag makes a lot of sense, easy snacking & changing clothes without stopping. Quick release decaleur for bringing the bag into the quickie mart,/truckstop/hotel. Bag is in line with your body so its pretty aero. I lash a wald basket to my m-12 and stuff a big shopping bag into that for bike camping, maybe 25lbs, the steering slows down a little bit in a nice way.