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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,967
Posted By FlashBazbo

A thread from the crypt. Those stories are both...

A thread from the crypt. Those stories are both over a year old. You were apparently more frustrated by my 2018 experiences than I was. Thanks for caring so much. (Do we have a problem with other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

My memory may be rusty . . . but I bet the e-bike...

My memory may be rusty . . . but I bet the e-bike has more power.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

C'mon, folks. Some of these posts are insane. Put...

C'mon, folks. Some of these posts are insane. Put down the crayons, stop accusing each other of psychological disorders (ever heard of "projection"?), and calm down!

Some of us like riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

For those of us of a certain age . . . that looks...

For those of us of a certain age . . . that looks an awful lot like a pedal-powered Honda CT70!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

I love it . . . "Swagtron!"

I love it . . . "Swagtron!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,726
Posted By FlashBazbo

Not me. ZIPP has had persistent hub issues for...

Not me. ZIPP has had persistent hub issues for years. They've even come out with subsequent models of hub -- same issues. I would rather have a cosmetic issue than a functional one.

Having said...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

Did you ever post a thread that you expected to...

Did you ever post a thread that you expected to gain very little notice . . . only to see it blow up into SIX PAGES of anger, passion, debate, etc? I'm amazed.

I don't ride an e-bike, but I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By FlashBazbo

I'm going to pile on concerning the necessity of...

I'm going to pile on concerning the necessity of a Tri/TT bike if you want to race Tri/TT. (If you want to ride to finish, you don't need anything more than a comfort bike.)

The Tri/TT bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

That's tragic. (I would have let him play from...

That's tragic. (I would have let him play from whatever tee he wanted. And kick the ball back into the fairway, if he wanted. And get his math wrong. And pay the bet. I would gladly lose each...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By FlashBazbo

It depends. If the grade change is drastic --...

It depends. If the grade change is drastic -- which doesn't happen very often -- the Climb changes grades pretty suddenly. But if the increase in grade is gradual, the change in grade on the Climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By FlashBazbo

Did my first full-length Zwift ride this morning....

Did my first full-length Zwift ride this morning. Both Kickr and Climb were great! The Kickr works to perfection and doesn't require any fussing -- what more can you ask? The Climb took a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

Oddly, I didn't get the impression that ANYONE...

Oddly, I didn't get the impression that ANYONE using an e-bike on Saturday's ride was trying to be a pretender or trying to put anything over on anyone. They were just riding an e-bike. Not superior....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

The good ones do. A friend of mine did a few...

The good ones do. A friend of mine did a few days in the Alps this summer. His wife rented an e-bike so she could ride with him and she never came close to depleting the battery during a full day's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

I think the geezer riding an e-bike because it's...

I think the geezer riding an e-bike because it's the only way to keep up is cool. On this ride, though, it was almost as if the use of e-bikes brought a lot more YOUNGER people out for the ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

If you're talking about the guy in my story, you...

If you're talking about the guy in my story, you misunderstood. He didn't get pissed off because somebody passed him on an e-bike. (Nobody passed him at all.) He was frustrated because he was trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By FlashBazbo

No, they mean what they're saying. It's about...

No, they mean what they're saying. It's about SPINE flexibility. (Hence, the name.) And if your spine is flexible (like a snake), you don't have to roll your hips forward. It's only the stiff of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By FlashBazbo

I've got a similar setup to the OP. I run 25mm...

I've got a similar setup to the OP. I run 25mm Conti 5000TL tires tubeless on ENVE 3.4 Disc wheels. I weigh about 175 and I usually inflate the tires to 72psi front / 80 psi rear. If I'm expecting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,817
Posted By FlashBazbo

Invasion of the E-bikes!

Funny experience this weekend. In our area, I'm not sure any of us had ever seen an e-bike. But this weekend, a bunch of us traveled to a very nice organized ride through the Sequatchie Valley of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,204
Posted By FlashBazbo

Except for UST wheels without rim tape, any...

Except for UST wheels without rim tape, any tubeless wheel will blow its goop if the tape job doesn't hold up. I had it happen on a set of HEDs recently. Frustrating.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By FlashBazbo

Good, practical advice, Ben. My question is more...

Good, practical advice, Ben. My question is more conceptual. In a nutshell, I'm asking if fizik has it all wrong. I'm not saying that taking flexibility into account is a bad thing. I suspect...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By FlashBazbo

I agree. But fizik DISAGREES! When they say...

I agree. But fizik DISAGREES! When they say "more flexible," they actually mean more flexible -- as in, so flexible that a very flexible person doesn't have to rotate their hips forward and an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By FlashBazbo

Fizik saddles: Does saddle selection REALLY depend on flexibility?

Off and on, I have ridden Fizik saddles for a very long time. More accurately, I have ridden Ariones (and Brooks Cambiums). My "sit bones" are about 115mm to 120mm wide -- which, according to other...
10-04-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By FlashBazbo

I haven't received any opinions. But the...

I haven't received any opinions. But the interface and sync is improved with WKO5. That's enough to get me to buy. I will let you know what I discover.
10-03-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By FlashBazbo

Understood. I hope you're back on the bike soon!

Understood. I hope you're back on the bike soon!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By FlashBazbo

I pulled the trigger on a purchase and free...

I pulled the trigger on a purchase and free delivery from Clever Training was very fast -- 2 business days. I haven't ridden them much, but my early shakedowns of the Kickr and Climb have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By FlashBazbo

Something's not right. I ship wheelsets via USPS...

Something's not right. I ship wheelsets via USPS Priority Mail in the continental U.S. -- and it's usually between $20 and $25, fully insured.
10-03-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By FlashBazbo

As mentioned in my original post, I'm familiar...

As mentioned in my original post, I'm familiar with what Garmin offers on its Edge and other devices. It is very easy to use (it happens automatically, whether you want it or not), but it's not very...
10-02-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By FlashBazbo

Are the TIS and other new metrics in WKO5 really that big a deal?

I curious. Also, I'm trying to decide if it's worth laying out the cash to upgrade from WKO4 to WKO5. One of the new metrics in WKO5 is the TIS. As I understand it, the TIS takes your power data,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By FlashBazbo

UPDATE: My instincts were correct. The saddle...

UPDATE: My instincts were correct. The saddle was too wide. I traded in the Arione R1 wide for the Arione R1 narrow. The R1 narrow is actually a few mm narrower than the original Ariones I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By FlashBazbo

Wahoo Kickr 2018 (and Climb) -- What are your recent experiences?

I'm in the market for a new smart trainer. All the current models have their problems, but I haven't heard any negatives about the Kickr 2018 since Wahoo's video coming clean back in February. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By FlashBazbo

If it is sunny, just turn off the backlight. The...

If it is sunny, just turn off the backlight. The diodes still function and you can read the 820 display without the backlight perfectly well in the sunshine.

The only time I've found an 820 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By FlashBazbo

Thanks for the quick replies. The video cautions...

Thanks for the quick replies. The video cautions about too wide a saddle causing chafing. Because this isn't a traditional saddle sore, but rather a big chafed area (even after having been...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By FlashBazbo

I've tried the various synchro programs...

I've tried the various synchro programs (including custom programs) several times, but I keep going back to traditional shifting. I like the added control and knowing exactly where I am in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,419
Posted By FlashBazbo

Is my saddle too wide?

I'm a long-time cyclist but I've never had this problem. Is my saddle too wide?

For years, I rode a Fizik Arione -- before they made a wide version, a channeled version, a cutout version, etc.,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By FlashBazbo

If you read my post, you would see that I have...

If you read my post, you would see that I have considered other brands. They ALL seem to do the same thing. That's why I posted the thread. The entire industry seems to introduce their products...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By FlashBazbo

Troll much? (I think the entire forum knows the...

Troll much? (I think the entire forum knows the answer to that question.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By FlashBazbo

You speak the truth, Captain Obvious. Iíve...

You speak the truth, Captain Obvious.

Iíve narrowed to 3 based on what Iím looking for in a trainer. (Nothing wrong with that, I hope.). But I havenít purchased. Just frustrated that, of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,287
Posted By FlashBazbo

Indoor Trainers . . . why don't they get it right before selling them?

Sorry about this, but this post is in the form of a vent and/or rant. Indoor trainers. When I bought my last one (Wahoo Kickr Snap), the revised product had been on the market less than a year. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,957
Posted By FlashBazbo

I will boldly go against the grain. I,...

I will boldly go against the grain. I, personally, would feel weird donning a Specialized helmet / kit without a Specialized bike. Gloves, no big deal -- the logos usually fall off Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By FlashBazbo

Exactly. It's a survey about personal decisions....

Exactly. It's a survey about personal decisions. Nothing deeper than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By FlashBazbo

The question doesn't ask about the "best." It...

The question doesn't ask about the "best." It asks what YOU have.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By FlashBazbo

In the event you really meant that as a question...

In the event you really meant that as a question . . . a bike used primarily for climbing in the mountains would not necessarily be considered an "all-around" bike. Dedicated climbing bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,816
Posted By FlashBazbo

How deep is the front wheel on your all-around fast road bike?

People seem to love deep aero road wheels, but I wonder how many actually put their money up to buy and ride a set. For purposes of this question, I'm asking about the FRONT wheel because lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,635
Posted By FlashBazbo

I'm surprised to see this thread resurrected from...

I'm surprised to see this thread resurrected from the dead. Updating from my March, 2018 post above . . .

I now have over 70,000 miles on Di2 groupsets and I still have yet to have any Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By FlashBazbo

Some years back, I had an S-Works Tarmac whose...

Some years back, I had an S-Works Tarmac whose headset bearings were a rusted mess after less than 30 days -- and the bike was stored indoors and never saw rain in those 30 days. I suspect they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,625
Posted By FlashBazbo

Boy, you really pulled this thread from the...

Boy, you really pulled this thread from the crypt! Three years ago . . . I suspect I went with an ENVE SES 5.6. (Both the bike and the wheels have left my ownership in the ensuing 3 years.) The ENVE...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By FlashBazbo

Contact Garmin. They can and will help. Are...

Contact Garmin. They can and will help.

Are you trying to upload via WiFi or Bluetooth? Garmin doesn't like doing both at the same time. If you want to go Bluetooth to your phone, be sure to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,933
Posted By FlashBazbo

I owned a Trek with a BB90 for a very short...

I owned a Trek with a BB90 for a very short period of time. The concerns are legitimate. I would love to have the same bike with a T47.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By FlashBazbo

Conti 5000 TL - what pressure?

I've been riding Conti's 5000 TL tires (tubeless) in the 25mm size for about 1200 miles now. I like the tires. I weigh about 180 and they roll smooth and fast for me at 70 psi. They seem to roll a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By FlashBazbo

I suspect the elite peloton took more up more...

I suspect the elite peloton took more up more volunteers and money than it was worth. A few years back, it was a big deal, but I think it became less popular (and became infiltrated by riders who...
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