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Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By bikerjp

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I'll use fenders so...

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I'll use fenders so that does limit the size. I think my fenders are only 38c max so guess I'll be going with the 35c. Thanks for the info on TC area. I do have a car...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,808
Posted By bikerjp

Studded Tires for CaadX - largest size?

I'm moving to the Twin Cities area and it was suggested some studded tires would be a wise investment for winter commuting. After some research, the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 looks like a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By bikerjp

I've been there :) I don't think that 12%...

I've been there :)

I don't think that 12% grade sign on the way down is right. My Garmin always shows something around 20%.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By bikerjp

Drive up? You're overthinking it. I just google...

Drive up? You're overthinking it. I just google for a good picture and post it. For example, here I am with my Cervelo all decked out and at over 16,000 feet on the ascent of Uturuncu.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By bikerjp

And a sling to carry the bike...

And a sling to carry the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By bikerjp

One of my bucket lists rides. Was that before...

One of my bucket lists rides. Was that before they let cars on the road? Isn't the top over 12,000? Maybe the sign is under the snow.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By bikerjp

I was touring of sorts and wanted room for extra...

I was touring of sorts and wanted room for extra stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By bikerjp

Pics of Your Bike at Altitude

With all the "pics of your bike" threads I haven't seen this one yet. Not the highest, but with good pavement it was a nice ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,747
Posted By bikerjp

Tornados, a hurricane, baseball size hail, heat...

Tornados, a hurricane, baseball size hail, heat wave and floods. Still managed a 24mph average on my short 75 mile ride with only 8200 feet of climbing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By bikerjp

D'oh or doh is a newer word and apparently...

D'oh or doh is a newer word and apparently entered the lexicon around the 1950s and thanks to The Simpsons was popularized in the 1990s. It was eventually recognized as a real word and added to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By bikerjp

You'll gain a second bike giving you two with...

You'll gain a second bike giving you two with different purposes. I ride my cross bike to work and around town. I have also used it on zone 2 rides where I wanted an excuse to be slower.

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 563,595
Posted By bikerjp

Please pardon the not HrN approved staging (wrong...

Please pardon the not HrN approved staging (wrong thread anyway), but the scenery on Loveland Pass is worth it and I was too tired to think about proper posting on BF.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By bikerjp

In my experience, HR x time or time spent in...

In my experience, HR x time or time spent in zones is an okay approximation. I know I have a higher average HR on rides where I worked harder (duh) but my perception isn't always that accurate. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By bikerjp

I have a caad9 so can't comment directly on the...

I have a caad9 so can't comment directly on the caad10 but I do have the Evo HiMod and it's a great bike. I like my caad but the Evo is my go to bike. I've done a 200KM brevets and the Triple Bypass...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 11:25 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,190
Posted By bikerjp

Very eloquent. You have a way with words. I would...

Very eloquent. You have a way with words. I would have simply said I pull them out of my ass and good luck finding any validity, but I'm just an oaf.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,177
Posted By bikerjp

Why those brands? Not sure where you live, but...

Why those brands? Not sure where you live, but around here it would be hard to find any of them. If that is what you have locally then go ride them and see what you like. $3000 is a good budget for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,190
Posted By bikerjp

The skeptic in me is wondering about the source...

The skeptic in me is wondering about the source for all these numbers as well as the math.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,190
Posted By bikerjp

I think tires have a greater effect on perceived...

I think tires have a greater effect on perceived effort than actual effort. A tire that "rides better" (whatever that means to an individual rider) makes it seem like a bike is faster or takes less...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,190
Posted By bikerjp

A commute with lights is probably not a good...

A commute with lights is probably not a good measure of performance. Even if you exclude stopped time, The time slowing and accelerating is going to eat into your time. A PR is probably done on a day...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By bikerjp

Fabric markers might work, but would more than...

Fabric markers might work, but would more than likely look like crap.



Thanks. Looks like they do "semi custom" which would work and the prices aren't bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 703
Posted By bikerjp

Best Option for a Personalized Jersey?

I know lots of companies offer custom but usually for multiple orders. Anyone know of a good option if you just want one? I was thinking of having one designed with my tagline and associated graphic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,190
Posted By bikerjp

Didn't help Kristoff. ...

Didn't help Kristoff.

http://lubbockonline.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/superphoto/13570598.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,485
Posted By bikerjp

Mostly for fun but I'm sure some take them too...

Mostly for fun but I'm sure some take them too seriously. However, some are practically educational.

Rule #63 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=63) // Point in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,190
Posted By bikerjp

How do you know it's the same effort? Are you...

How do you know it's the same effort? Are you using a power meter? If not, then hard to say two rides were the same effort. Also, same effort doesn't equal same results as wind alone could change...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By bikerjp

Everyone will give you different numbers. Fwiw, I...

Everyone will give you different numbers. Fwiw, I think people tend to over-inflate. I'm 200lbs and don't even inflate as high as you are. At your weight you could probably ride down around 80psi....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By bikerjp

Is there a way to know if the RS81 wheel I...

Is there a way to know if the RS81 wheel I received is anodized or sealant approved? Nothing came with the wheel. The inside of the rim is silver and looks slightly "rough" and dull.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By bikerjp

Thanks for the feedback. Not sure I'm all that...

Thanks for the feedback. Not sure I'm all that interested in tubeless but maybe this is my cue to give it a try. Are you using sealant? I've heard that it voids the warranty and can corrode the rim....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,518
Posted By bikerjp

I've never been pissed at the LBS, but sometimes...

I've never been pissed at the LBS, but sometimes around closing we share a few beers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By bikerjp

Downside to Tubeless Rim if Using Tubes?

Shimano sent a tubeless version as a warranty replacement for my front wheel. I have no plans to run tubeless and doing just one wheel seems pointless anyway. The tire was harder to get on and there...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By bikerjp

One of my bikes came with Aksium wheels. They are...

One of my bikes came with Aksium wheels. They are fine but heavy. New they can be found in the sub $300 price range so half that isn't bad but if used not a steal.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 32,633
Posted By bikerjp

Putting aside for a moment the various issues...

Putting aside for a moment the various issues discussed with BB30, how come a plastic retainer (e.g. PF30) isn't an issue? All the work done to make a BB stiff and then put in a piece of plastic to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikerjp

No, I searched local bike shops for ones I could...

No, I searched local bike shops for ones I could try on. Finding something online doesn't tell me much. So far, every pair is a bit tight. I was hoping someone might have had a similar problem and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,946
Posted By bikerjp

For the price, this is a great light. Very...

For the price, this is a great light. Very bright.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DVA57Y/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikerjp

Did you forget your meds?

Did you forget your meds?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikerjp

Thanks. I see that on their website. According to...

Thanks. I see that on their website. According to the size chart though I'm a size L/XL and while I can wear an XL It is a bit tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By bikerjp

Bigger Sized Gloves?

It's getting time for a new pair and the ones I generally like (PI and Giro) are always just a tad small in size XL. I've not seen a size XXL. Anyone know of a similar glove (not overly think or full...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,723
Posted By bikerjp

And they are all owned by Monsanto. It's a truly...

And they are all owned by Monsanto. It's a truly evil world.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,594
Posted By bikerjp

I recall reading about some experiment where they...

I recall reading about some experiment where they locked the front wheel so it couldn't turn and the bike wouldn't stay up (riderless bike I think). The thinking was to test if spinning wheels were...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,723
Posted By bikerjp

Excellent!

Excellent!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-14, 09:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,723
Posted By bikerjp

I wouldn't buy one.

I wouldn't buy one.
08-04-14, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,632
Posted By bikerjp

Yes, that's an obvious fix, but didn't seem like...

Yes, that's an obvious fix, but didn't seem like this "should" be necessary so was looking for a reason something might be out of whack and how to fix it. Guess it's just the nature of the beast....
08-04-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,632
Posted By bikerjp

Shop contacted Shimano and they said to add some...

Shop contacted Shimano and they said to add some grease under the dust cap. Might attract a bit more dirt but the tech they talked to said that's what he does.
08-04-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,632
Posted By bikerjp

Same as the other side?

Same as the other side?
08-04-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,632
Posted By bikerjp

So I have a bit more info. The cap on one side is...

So I have a bit more info. The cap on one side is fixed to the hub and rotates with it. The other side, the one rubbing, is fixed to the axel. It has a very small amount of play and if pushed in will...
08-04-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,632
Posted By bikerjp

Would 2,000 miles be enough to warrant repacking?...

Would 2,000 miles be enough to warrant repacking? I'll keep this in mind for whenever I end up doing it. Thanks.



Near as I can tell, the gap between the plastic cover and the hub is the area...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By bikerjp

I actually did that. Not sure it made much...

I actually did that. Not sure it made much difference but I will say lately I'm not noticing the twitchiness as much. Maybe my skillz are just becoming more awesome :)
08-03-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,632
Posted By bikerjp

This is my hub, though not my picture. You may be...

This is my hub, though not my picture. You may be right about lube but do people have to lube their shimano hubs after they get wet or is maybe something else going on?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,492
Posted By bikerjp

Actually, there are differences. Read the about...

Actually, there are differences. Read the about page and the information from Allen Lim. I wonder what they were drinking that was making them "sick to their stomachs"?

Skratch Labs | About Us,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-14, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,492
Posted By bikerjp

Incorrect. What Is the Difference Between...

Incorrect.

What Is the Difference Between Sucrose, Glucose & Fructose? | Healthy Eating | SF Gate (http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/difference-between-sucrose-glucose-fructose-8704.html)
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