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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yup... I ditched CO2 years ago from similar...

Yup... I ditched CO2 years ago from similar experiences where things just didn't go right and CO2 left me stranded. Not to mention that even if CO2 works as it should, I found that one's tires lose...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm guesstimating I have around 2,000 miles on my...

I'm guesstimating I have around 2,000 miles on my tubeless tires so far and my experience is similar to yours, with the addition of a little gravel trail riding and riding through a few closed roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My worthless opinion... If your budget...

My worthless opinion...

If your budget allows, I'd go with the Giant. The Giant has all the modern technologies (except electronic shifting) and would likely make you a very happy camper for...
09-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Could you clarify what you mean by, "proprietary...

Could you clarify what you mean by, "proprietary cores"? The stems look pretty standard to me other than the valve at the bottom. I'm assuming the actual core (removable part of stem) is the same...
09-17-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Oh sure, now you tell me about these spiffy valve...

Oh sure, now you tell me about these spiffy valve stems after I've already spent too much on a different brand :p MILKIT (https://milkit.bike/) appears to have all sorts of spiffy tools for tubeless...
09-17-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 529
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I purchased a much better tire sealant injector...

I purchased a much better tire sealant injector (on Amazon for $12 (https://amzn.to/3iGogUW)) than the piece of junk Stans injector I had been using. The new injector has a little straw that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I purchased the Lezyne Pocket Drive ($30)...

I purchased the Lezyne Pocket Drive ($30) (https://amzn.to/2Rx1iUx) mini pump which fits easily into the hole in the Domane downtube and is a quality pump for a pretty small price. I like being able...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Alternatives to Loffi "Happy Face" Gloves?

I love the idea of the loffi Quick Mitt gloves (https://loffi.cc/products/quick-mitt) (shown below). Perhaps having a little happy face on my gloves which are also my "turn signals", might help make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By PoorInRichfield

You average almost 2x the mileage I do on a given...

You average almost 2x the mileage I do on a given week. The texture on the Fizik Antares is barely a texture at all... just enough to keep me from feeling like I'm on a Slip-'n-Slide.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Sounds like a new opportunity for the tech...

Sounds like a new opportunity for the tech industry to put electronics in our shorts... A mobile app tells you when the pad sensor in your shorts is getting close to it's last ride :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Interesting... I'll have to check them out. I've...

Interesting... I'll have to check them out. I've been riding long enough that I remember when the chamois was actually made out of "animal stuff" instead of synthetic materials. Bacterial issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Another update... After going through 4...

Another update...

After going through 4 different seats, I finally found one that my brain and my butt both like... the Fizik Antares R1 (https://www.fizik.com/us_en/antares-r1.html) (Whew!) ...
09-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,002
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Got all the parts and now I have my two...

Got all the parts and now I have my two wheelsets...

For gravel...
...
09-16-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,681
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Follow-up to my original post... Got my...

Follow-up to my original post...

Got my "gravel wheelset" all built-up. Thanks everyone for the tire suggestions. I'm going to be doing a 70 mile ride on a gravel rails-to-trails path this weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,024
Posted By PoorInRichfield

In farm country where I like to ride most,...

In farm country where I like to ride most, there's a lot of milk available... kind of...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,024
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I've found that the need for food on a ride...

I've found that the need for food on a ride depends a lot on your diet in general. When I used to eat a lot of carbs, I'd usually have a PowerBar or Clif Bar with me on just about every ride. If I...
09-15-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I second Tifosi. I personally am an Oakley fan,...

I second Tifosi. I personally am an Oakley fan, but I think their glasses are way over-priced. My experience with Tifosi glasses is that they are optically clear (many lower price glasses aren't),...
09-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Finally got all the parts needed to be able to...

Finally got all the parts needed to be able to truly implement the (+2) part of my bike world. Here it is in "hybrid mode" with the gravel/trail wheel in the back and road wheel in the front :D
...
09-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By PoorInRichfield

There's no rule saying one can't just continue...

There's no rule saying one can't just continue with the N+1 "rule", but relatively recent advances in bike technology (like disc brakes on road bikes) have now made it possible to be relatively happy...
09-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Love the orange! That bike just screams "FUN!"...

Love the orange! That bike just screams "FUN!" :D

Another sweet frame color... I'm so jealous, my bike is black (but I still love it!) :rolleyes:

LOL! Are you starting a museum or something? :p
09-11-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Dang... ice spikes, BobbyG ! I can only assume...

Dang... ice spikes, BobbyG ! I can only assume that means you ride outside all winter long?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoorInRichfield

At least for me, I almost never like a new bike...

At least for me, I almost never like a new bike upon first or second ride because my body is used to whatever I've been riding. A new bike has to "grow on me" and then after a few rides I prefer it...
09-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Bonus points for the graffiti shot. What...

Bonus points for the graffiti shot.

What width are the MTB tires? I didn't think a road/gravel bike could work as a cross country mountain bike, but apparently I'm wrong (if the frame has...
09-10-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By PoorInRichfield

N-1 (+2W) ... The Equation for the Modern Cyclist

N+1 is so yesterday. The new equation that I'm working with is N-1(+2W) 😃
https://rolfprima.com/blogs/news/n-1-2w-the-modern-equation-for-bicycle-needs

Are you rolling multiple wheel sets on a...
09-10-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I used to be a huge Rolf fan on my old Trek 5200...

I used to be a huge Rolf fan on my old Trek 5200 until my paired-spoke rear wheel self-destructed (spoke pulled a huge chunk of the rim out) and I was stuck having to phone a friend to get home. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Assuming you're talking about the tape on my bars...

Assuming you're talking about the tape on my bars (black), it's this:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/pro-race-comfort-handlebar-tape

I wanted a cheaper alternative to LizardSkin DSP...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,030
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I agree that stuffing a jacket in one's jersey...

I agree that stuffing a jacket in one's jersey pocket isn't ideal. I did that recently with my Pearl Izumi rain/wind jacket that packs nicely into it's own pouch and I couldn't stand riding with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm not even going to ask how your brake levers...

I'm not even going to ask how your brake levers got turned-in, with those huge forearms you have and all......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

:eek: Sounds like you have a death-grip on your...

:eek: Sounds like you have a death-grip on your brake hoods!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yes, they are the Bontrager XXX Aero Handlebars...

Yes, they are the Bontrager XXX Aero Handlebars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood...

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood adjustment is good or not, I'm a firm believer in "don't knock it until you've tried it"... so I tried it today.

The Experiment

I didn't go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Brake Hoods Tilted Inward... Have You Tried It?

I don't typically watch a lot of bicycle racing but have noticed that some riders setup their brake hoods to be angled inward a bit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By PoorInRichfield

With our w/o the EXP freehub body? My DT 240 EXP...

With our w/o the EXP freehub body? My DT 240 EXP hubs are pretty quiet... considerably quieter than the Bontrager Aeolus 3v Pro wheelset hubs that the Light Bicycle wheels replaced.
09-04-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
Posted By PoorInRichfield

^ Agree. It's my (unpopular) opinion that if...

^ Agree.

It's my (unpopular) opinion that if you have to be nearly vertical on a bike to feel comfortable, chances are you've got some underlying health issues that are preventing you from bending...
09-04-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks... that's the info I was looking for, but...

Thanks... that's the info I was looking for, but a bummer. I'd like to do more than just turn the fan on or off, I'd like to be able to adjust it's speed. Sometimes all I need is a slight breeze...
09-04-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Indoor Fan w/ Remote

What are you guys and gals using for fans when training indoors? I have a decent fan ("Vornado") but it annoys me in that it has no remote control. In the winter when I ride indoors, my basement...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By PoorInRichfield

SeattleRider57 Is your bike a disc or rim brake...

SeattleRider57 Is your bike a disc or rim brake version?

I highly recommend going with a 25mm wide rim, like the Aeolus Pro 3Vs, if you're running disc brakes. If not, so sorry...:p

As...
09-03-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Best Online "Saddle Finder"

If you've been cycling for any amount of time, then you already know that finding a saddle that's compatible with your backside can be an expensive and frustrating "trial-and-error" process. While...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,377
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Here's one solution I'm not considering :eek:...

Here's one solution I'm not considering :eek: (Although I'm wondering what this person is wearing that has this huge "pocket" on the back?)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If your goal is to be able to easily swap-out the...

If your goal is to be able to easily swap-out the two wheelsets, the job will be easier if the hub, cassette, and brake rotors on both wheel sets are the same brand and models so everything lines-up...
09-02-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Reynolds I know this post is a bit old... Are you...

Reynolds I know this post is a bit old... Are you still keeping yourself inside? Do you live in an urban area? If you live in an urban area where it would be hard for you to stay away from others...
09-01-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Knee warmers are a thing...

Knee warmers are a thing (https://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/search.jsp?q=knee%20warmers&p=category%3A1.competitivecyclist.Men%27s%5C+Clothing&s=a). I have some for the same reason as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By PoorInRichfield

LOL! If it makes you feel better, the entire...

LOL! If it makes you feel better, the entire world is having weight issues, not just the USA. While one can have some control over his or her weight, one can't really control one's foot width...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Food for thought... Grippy platform pedals,...

Food for thought...

Grippy platform pedals, like the Raceface Chesters and just about every other brands pedals, use little metal posts that dig into the sole of your shoes for grip. Be warned...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,154
Posted By PoorInRichfield

See this thread: Tails from a Big Foot Cyclist...

See this thread: Tails from a Big Foot Cyclist (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1204182-tales-woe-big-foot-cyclist.html)

As we age, our feet spread-out which means that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,876
Posted By PoorInRichfield

FWIW... I've been buying inexpensive shorts on...

FWIW... I've been buying inexpensive shorts on eBay straight from China and thought they were a good deal. They look good enough, fit OK, and last long enough... especially for the price. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks guys. Sounds like the CS-HG700 is the...

Thanks guys. Sounds like the CS-HG700 is the perfect trainer cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Shimanno CS-HG700 vs CS-HG800 Cassette Differences

I'm looking for a cassette for my winter trainer that matches the Shimano CS-HG800 (https://amzn.to/3bdvAo2) cassette (335g) that is on my bike. From what I can tell, the CS-HG700...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I guess it all depends on what components the...

I guess it all depends on what components the bike started with. I've spent a small mountain of money on my 2020 Domane SL7...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If you want to shed "a couple pounds", a new bike...

If you want to shed "a couple pounds", a new bike is likely your only option as the frame is probably the heaviest part of your current bike.

While I also suffer from "weight weenie-ism", the...
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