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08-14-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,654
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just hit 198.6 2 weeks ago and I keep peeking...

I just hit 198.6 2 weeks ago and I keep peeking at the scale to make sure it stays down there. It's not my natural state, so it will take work to maintain but I'm 2 lbs away from my wedding weight. ...
07-20-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By TrojanHorse

They look equivalently sturdy but if you want...

They look equivalently sturdy but if you want long-term durability you might want to skip the front shock.
07-01-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,895
Posted By TrojanHorse

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the...

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the Covid related shenanigans
05-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,025
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm...

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm blanket in case things get ugly. If you don't need it, you don't have to use it. One of my bikes has a compact 34 up front and 11-32 in back and that's...
05-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By TrojanHorse

If they're replacing it with that frame, why not...

If they're replacing it with that frame, why not ride it and see how it does? They seem to be very popular, can take wider tires to accommodate your off-road needs and it's nearly free to you. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,374
Posted By TrojanHorse

If anybody tells you they know the answer,...

If anybody tells you they know the answer, they're lying. I think some people are more prone to cramp than others. There is soft whispering circulating that muscles that HAVE cramped are more...
04-23-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By TrojanHorse

I didn't notice if he mentioned his weight but...

I didn't notice if he mentioned his weight but he's probably 200+, which is the official clyde cutoff. Most of it in his feet, apparently.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,118
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yep, the solution for you is probably new cleats....

Yep, the solution for you is probably new cleats. Those little leaf springs don't last forever. I broke one once and didn't even notice for a while (until I took them apart to clean them)
03-30-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By TrojanHorse

Amazing how seeing a picture of yourself can...

Amazing how seeing a picture of yourself can bring clarity to your situation. For some reason the mirror doesn't have the same impact.
03-22-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,272
Posted By TrojanHorse

This is going to get worse before it gets better,...

This is going to get worse before it gets better, especially if large numbers of people continue to ignore the extreme transmissibility of this virus. I don't know that you can believe the numbers...
03-17-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have the same size head and oakley shades are...

I have the same size head and oakley shades are perfect for me. I typically only buy them when I find them on super sale somewhere, so they're still not gas station priced but I can deal with $70.
02-09-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,381
Posted By TrojanHorse

That guy is a known quantity around here, and...

That guy is a known quantity around here, and he's a flaming a-hole. That's a sock of a sock of a sock and unless I miss my guess, he's toast again.

Good riddance.
11-26-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,028
Posted By TrojanHorse

Hm, I drove down to San Diego to get my last...

Hm, I drove down to San Diego to get my last bike. I could have had them ship it, sure, but I wanted to test ride it and by god, new bike day should be a holiday. It was about 3.5 hours total in...
11-26-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,162
Posted By TrojanHorse

Oh my god! I'm so sorry to hear about your...

Oh my god! I'm so sorry to hear about your friend! Hit run is a modern scourge, drives me insane.

So last week I had jury duty and usually it's a ***** fest from me from minute 1 until I'm done....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,611
Posted By TrojanHorse

You're welcome. Feel free to compare your combo...

You're welcome. Feel free to compare your combo Ti/Carbon bike with other Ti/Carbon bikes but trying to claim that you can tell just what the Ti is contributing to your bike's ride is disingenuous....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,611
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's basically a CF bike, how can you draw...

That's basically a CF bike, how can you draw conclusions as to the ride properties of Ti with that thing?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By TrojanHorse

Sigh, I can't wait till cycling "fashion" rotates...

Sigh, I can't wait till cycling "fashion" rotates back away from ski goggles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,318
Posted By TrojanHorse

Good thing you guys didn't choose a name for your...

Good thing you guys didn't choose a name for your product that is already in use in the marketplace... and I don't need a pedal for my guitar at this point.
08-13-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 15,712
Posted By TrojanHorse

Law or no law, IME drivers here in SoCal are...

Law or no law, IME drivers here in SoCal are GENERALLY courteous and GENERALLY give me a decently wide berth, if there's room. However, not one single driver I've ever come across will slow down if...
08-07-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,888
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have one of those 1-up racks and bought the...

I have one of those 1-up racks and bought the lock kit to go with it. So I basically padlock the rack to the car and then the little arms that secure the wheels have locks as well (which are tiny). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,911
Posted By TrojanHorse

Something to be said for treating an old ride to...

Something to be said for treating an old ride to new bits... I freshened up my old 92 bianchi with a modern drive train. It was 7 speed back in the day, and I just stuffed ultegra 6500 on there in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,560
Posted By TrojanHorse

If you want carbon wheels and buy a new bike and...

If you want carbon wheels and buy a new bike and DON'T get disks... you're nuts. Some companies (november for one) don't even make rim brake carbon wheels anymore.

I have one set of rim brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, you just discovered the downside of...

Well, you just discovered the downside of slightly older bikes - the wide tire rage hadn't fully caught on. I think 28s would be too skinny for gravel and probably not good on anything looser than...
07-22-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,759
Posted By TrojanHorse

A manual! Also known as a millennial anti-theft...

A manual! Also known as a millennial anti-theft device. These days, I suppose that applies to almost everybody. Enjoy, and don' give up on your hybrid despite the narrow wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,441
Posted By TrojanHorse

Nothing wrong with a '14 synapse but for that...

Nothing wrong with a '14 synapse but for that kind of discount, why are you standing around here asking us?

I see a lot of commentary about DI2... the people that don't have it, me included,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By TrojanHorse

CAAD 4, "flight deck" tells me that's a pretty...

CAAD 4, "flight deck" tells me that's a pretty old ultegra. Probably worth just selling it intact and enjoying 105 on your new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 36,630
Posted By TrojanHorse

This picture of a broken aluminum fork has also...

This picture of a broken aluminum fork has also convinced me to never ride an aluminum fork again. Mostly because they ride like crap but also for purposes of inflammatory rhetoric.

Oh, I forgot...
06-05-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,614
Posted By TrojanHorse

What kind of bike do you plan to put it on? ...

What kind of bike do you plan to put it on?

IMO butt satisfaction comes from an appropriate saddle, appropriate shorts and plenty of time IN the saddle.

Most butts hurt from saddle sores or...
06-03-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,808
Posted By TrojanHorse

I got a small women's bike when my son was in...

I got a small women's bike when my son was in that situation, I think it was a 44 cm Fuji or something, but it had an adjustable stem, which proved to be helpful. It was dark blue, not girly in the...
06-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,372
Posted By TrojanHorse

Back to the original question, I had an "issue"...

Back to the original question, I had an "issue" with my wife last year, she groused that I was spending too much time riding (which was true, I was routinely heading out the door on Saturdays for a...
06-01-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By TrojanHorse

Focused on standover height on a bike with a...

Focused on standover height on a bike with a sloping top tube? are your legs disproportionately short or something?

Regardless, glad to hear you like your new bike. New bike day is always a good...
06-01-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,148
Posted By TrojanHorse

The real answer is probably that most roadies...

The real answer is probably that most roadies swap out the stock saddle immediately on nicer bikes. Honestly, I don't even know why they include them with bikes. I couldn't even tolerate TEST...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By TrojanHorse

N+1 is the answer. Two bikes is more than two...

N+1 is the answer. Two bikes is more than two times better than one bike.
05-30-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By TrojanHorse

My guess is that with tires that size... you...

My guess is that with tires that size... you probably won't really notice a difference. It probably will mute some high frequency vibrations but I doubt there's any benefit in the "absorb road...
05-30-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By TrojanHorse

Nice! I agree with you about the proliferation...

Nice! I agree with you about the proliferation of black bikes. Bleh.

I see your saddle lasted about 10 seconds... :thumb:
05-24-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,159
Posted By TrojanHorse

I've only ridden an e-bike once and it was in...

I've only ridden an e-bike once and it was in Santa Cruz - had to get from the boardwalk back to the high school for some water polo tournament and traffic was horrible.
Hopped on a Jump bike ($1.73...
05-22-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,432
Posted By TrojanHorse

Newer riders tend to straddle their bike like...

Newer riders tend to straddle their bike like you're describing. A mixte style frame might alleviate that for you.

It sounds like you're jammed between the saddle and the bars as well as...
05-17-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,384
Posted By TrojanHorse

OK, this is hilarious - his bio from his IMDB...

OK, this is hilarious - his bio from his IMDB page is:

Known For

Dr. Phil
Himself - Crowdfunded Weight Loss Scammer
05-08-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By TrojanHorse

I've had a couple used carbon bikes in my day -...

I've had a couple used carbon bikes in my day - worked out great for me, hopefully you have the same experience. I've put 16,000 miles on the roubaix I bought used and it's still going strong!
...
04-26-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,236
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just saw a post from his family on FB... seems...

I just saw a post from his family on FB... seems like yesterday.
04-17-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,384
Posted By TrojanHorse

He won't. He's never met an excuse he didn't...

He won't. He's never met an excuse he didn't like, he never met a troll he couldn't blame and he never met good advice he'd actually take.

I feel bad for his parents, although he's squarely...
02-14-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,543
Posted By TrojanHorse

Gratuitous dog pic time! My wife picked up Lucy...

Gratuitous dog pic time! My wife picked up Lucy (brittany) because Daisy (golden) was acting kind of mopey. I was out riding my bike at the time, that'll teach me. Both great dogs but Lucy is...
02-13-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,032
Posted By TrojanHorse

You mean like this? Saved my bike! Probably my...

You mean like this? Saved my bike! Probably my bumper too, no damage at all. He has a little hole in his bumper. Sorry not sorry.
...
10-11-18, 02:48 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By TrojanHorse

You married? Which loved ones are giving you the...

You married? Which loved ones are giving you the stink eye? How close to 50 are you now?

Congrats on making a start - the hardest part is sticking to it of course. Feel free to turn this...
05-22-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By TrojanHorse

He's just going to pose with it anyway. :D ...

He's just going to pose with it anyway. :D

New carbon is superior to old carbon in nearly every way in terms of weight and performance but if you want a bike because of a specific look - go for...
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