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09-19-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By caloso

Why not use the SS as a commuter? It appears to...

Why not use the SS as a commuter? It appears to have rack and fender bosses. And Chicago is pretty flat. How many gears do you need?
09-19-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 443
Posted By caloso

N+1 Road bike CX bike TT bike Track...

N+1

Road bike
CX bike
TT bike
Track bike
H/T mtb
F/S mtb
beater
09-19-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 192
Posted By caloso

The first issue is that the FG has track ends...

The first issue is that the FG has track ends without a derailleur hanger, so you’ll have to get something like this: https://www.fyxation.com/products/quiver-derailleur-hanger

Then there’s the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By caloso

I can't speak to those specific Fulcrums, but...

I can't speak to those specific Fulcrums, but I've been riding on a set of S-4's which were specced on my Tarmac. I think they're 3 rims on 5 hubs or the otherway around. Anyway, they're great...
09-18-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By caloso

For a cut like that I would just use a standard...

For a cut like that I would just use a standard Rema patch on the inside of the tire and maybe fill the outside cut with some Shoe Goo.
09-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By caloso

I have a local hill that typically takes me 5...

I have a local hill that typically takes me 5 minutes to do and I will alternate sitting and standing intervals. So, 5 minutes?
09-17-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,347
Views: 877,745
Posted By caloso

I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon)...

I've been doing the 16/8 (8pm to noon) intermittent fasting for about two weeks now and I've lost 5 pounds. I thought I would be miserable in the mornings, but it hasn't been too bad. The main...
09-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 643
Posted By caloso

They're also strong and relatively light, which...

They're also strong and relatively light, which is a consideration for drawbridges.

To answer the OP's question, I'm okay riding over these bridges on 25mm road tires. I have Gatorskins on my...
09-17-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

It really was. That was the least technical...

It really was. That was the least technical course of the whole season. Other weeks there were rock gardens that I just had to shoulder and run through, or rocky descents where FS bikes just bombed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

Agree.

Agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,384
Posted By caloso

For me, a solid training block followed by good...

For me, a solid training block followed by good recovery.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By caloso

I had mine tested in a lab a few years ago. My...

I had mine tested in a lab a few years ago. My teammate was working on his Masters in Ex.Phys. and need some lab rats for a study he was doing so I got to ride a trainer in a lab with the whole scuba...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

Hoo boy, that is some old school classic gearing....

Hoo boy, that is some old school classic gearing. That cassette is known as a corncob. Great for racing Paris-Roubaix in 1975. Maybe not optimal for hills in 2020.

So, yes, the 42 small ring up...
09-16-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,012
Posted By caloso

Funny, from my perspective it seems that MTBs are...

Funny, from my perspective it seems that MTBs are expensive if you go from comparable levels. Probably because they're more mechanically complicated.
09-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,023
Posted By caloso

Speaking as a former triathlete and...

Speaking as a former triathlete and still-occasional runner, I would avoid sidewalks because they are generally

uneven due to root heaves and driveway cutouts
used by walkers, nearly all on...
09-16-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

I rode the local XC race series last year on my...

I rode the local XC race series last year on my CX bike. Results were mixed: won one, had a DNF, some midpack finishes. I was planning to buy a MTB this spring just as everything shut down but...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By caloso

I wouldn't say I don't care, but it's way down...

I wouldn't say I don't care, but it's way down the list for me. It's nice to know that my daily transportation choice doesn't contribute any pollution, but the main reason I started commuting was to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 471
Posted By caloso

If you've got indexed shifters, you can't just...

If you've got indexed shifters, you can't just throw a 10-speed cassette on the hub. You've only got 8 clicks and the chain wouldn't find the cogs properly. (On the other hand, if you have friction...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By caloso

Only if you had a chart with every other rider's...

Only if you had a chart with every other rider's resting, LTHR, and HRmax. Seriously, you're better off watching their shoulders and hips.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By caloso

You could but you'd have to be right next to...

You could but you'd have to be right next to them. I've had a situation where the battery in my Quarq died on a group ride and my Garmin kept trying to pair with other riders' PMs. But as soon as...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By caloso

You could, but they'll probably be loud and...

You could, but they'll probably be loud and you'll wear off whatever tread is on those tires more quickly.
09-16-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By caloso

I had some spd adapters but they were terrible. ...

I had some spd adapters but they were terrible. They were impossible to clip in to the pedal at first, then as I used them and the plastic wore down, they were impossible to keep attached. Tossed...
09-16-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By caloso

All the time. Iím doing our local mtb TT series...

All the time. Iím doing our local mtb TT series on my CX bike. I canít bomb the downhills and I have to shoulder my bike through the rock gardens but I climb faster and roll the flat hard pack.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By caloso

I assume that it was posted up on Strava...

I assume that it was posted up on Strava afterwards, not that anyone is looking at someone else’s Garmin in the middle of a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By caloso

The guy who wins a flat stage is often the one...

The guy who wins a flat stage is often the one who sustains the least avg wattage, not the most.
09-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By caloso

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer,...

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer, you can get one of these for $20. https://www.kurtkinetic.com/inride-products/kinetic-inride-sensor-only
09-15-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 863
Posted By caloso

I find it useful. My CX bike, my TT bike, and my...

I find it useful. My CX bike, my TT bike, and my son's CX bike are all 10-speed Shimano rim brakes. It's nice to be able to swap wheelsets among the three. Actually, with the TT bike I can also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By caloso

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/data-rev...

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/data-reveals-the-most-powerful-sprints-of-2018-and-the-numbers-are-pretty-mind-blowing-359140
09-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By caloso

I follow Sheldon's advice on both accounts: ...

I follow Sheldon's advice on both accounts:

1) Ride till it needs lube. Apply lube. Wipe off excess. Ride. Repeat.
2) Big-big plus 1.
09-15-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 378
Posted By caloso

Sounds like a great plan. I second the Zwift...

Sounds like a great plan. I second the Zwift recommendation. It's made the trainer bearable for me.
09-15-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By caloso

When I was in high school my mom swore by Biz to...

When I was in high school my mom swore by Biz to wash my football and baseball uniforms.
09-15-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,333
Posted By caloso

Under 100 for the first time in awhile so I...

Under 100 for the first time in awhile so I commuted to work this morning. Visibility is crap, but the air is breathable. I'm guessing that's due to the differences in particle size.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,667
Posted By caloso

It's basically the same reason that Usain Bolt...

It's basically the same reason that Usain Bolt would never win a marathon.
09-15-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15,347
Views: 877,745
Posted By caloso

I was halfway through a ramp test yesterday when...

I was halfway through a ramp test yesterday when the power and cadence reading froze. I've had it happen before in a workout and it usually fixes itself after backpedaling a couple of times, but this...
09-14-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By caloso

FWIW, I generally get about 3 chains per cassette...

FWIW, I generally get about 3 chains per cassette before I have shifting issues or skips. So, sounds right to me.
09-14-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,333
Posted By caloso

It's been a consistent high 100s here, measured...

It's been a consistent high 100s here, measured at the state air resources board which is conveniently halfway between my house and office, so that's both reliable and relevant. I'll be on Zwift...
09-14-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,157
Posted By caloso

150 is my cutoff. I might do an easy commute...

150 is my cutoff. I might do an easy commute ride in the low 100s, but nothing hard.
09-14-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,023
Posted By caloso

My daughter is reading that this semester for...

My daughter is reading that this semester for junior year English.
09-14-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By caloso

OP: There is a Sacramento Cyclists facebook...

OP: There is a Sacramento Cyclists facebook group you could join. Mostly people posting about individual rides right now, for obvious reasons. I have never seen any post on ND regarding group rides.
09-14-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By caloso

I have a Kinetic and have been very satisfied. ...

I have a Kinetic and have been very satisfied. It's a "dumb" trainer but it will talk to Zwift, Trainer Road, etc. When it's properly calibrated, the power estimation is pretty good compared to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By caloso

All of my rides for the last week have been on...

All of my rides for the last week have been on Zwift. AQI here is terrible and not likely to get any better soon.
09-14-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15,347
Views: 877,745
Posted By caloso

After I wrote that I did a 90 min workout that...

After I wrote that I did a 90 min workout that wasn’t too bad. Lots of changing cadence and power so it was a challenge to find the right gear on my dumb trainer. That made the time go by much...
09-13-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By caloso

I've had good luck with Castelli and LG leg...

I've had good luck with Castelli and LG leg warmers. It helps if they have silicone grippers on both the inside and outside so they grip your leg and the inside of the shorts. And I've had some...
09-13-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,159
Views: 298,602
Posted By caloso

God, that's horrible. Just horrible.

God, that's horrible. Just horrible.
09-13-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,488
Posted By caloso

I've been on Zwift every day this week because of...

I've been on Zwift every day this week because of the crappy AQI. I started one of the training programs (Build Me Up) because I do much better if I am following a structure. It's actually been...
09-12-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,157
Posted By caloso

Really bad all over NorCal. Can’t even get in the...

Really bad all over NorCal. Can’t even get in the car to find good air today. I’ll be riding in London or Watopia instead.

...
09-11-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 795
Posted By caloso

I was noticing that this rider doesn't cover his...

I was noticing that this rider doesn't cover his knees until 45F. I'm old school: once it gets below 65, I'm wearing kneewarmers.
09-11-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,157
Posted By caloso

I hate the trainer too, but Zwift has made it...

I hate the trainer too, but Zwift has made it bearable for me, particularly if I'm doing a focused interval workout.
09-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,333
Posted By caloso

It's pretty awful today. I was hoping to ride...

It's pretty awful today. I was hoping to ride outside, but I will be on Zwift again tonight.
09-11-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15,347
Views: 877,745
Posted By caloso

I don't know how people spend hours and hours on...

I don't know how people spend hours and hours on the trainer. Zwift has made things bearable, but an hour is about my limit.
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