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Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By sfrider

Gatorskins are fine on glass roads. But ride...

Gatorskins are fine on glass roads. But ride them on chipseal or worse and it's like dragging an anchor.

GP5000TL's in 28mm work like a charm for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,881
Posted By sfrider

Snapped at today's short (30mi) ride. Didn't know...

Snapped at today's short (30mi) ride. Didn't know how well this would work out given the bright backlight, but HDR to the rescue. (Phone's a Pixel 3.)

Sorry, wasn't going to put it on the small...
04-01-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,751
Posted By sfrider

Well, today someone blew by me on Rouvy (climbing...

Well, today someone blew by me on Rouvy (climbing Passo Giau) while they were doing 1.5 W/kg... I was holding just over 3 W/kg. Could be a junior, but could also be they entered the bike weight in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,881
Posted By sfrider

Well, since you put it that way! Here's one from...

Well, since you put it that way! Here's one from when I first brought it home, slapped a saddle bag on it, a computer mount, and an old speed & cadence sensor. I need to snap a proper shot sometime...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19,245
Views: 3,999,281
Posted By sfrider

Lol! Maybe I'll remove the bottle cage since...

Lol!

Maybe I'll remove the bottle cage since the bottle can stand on a table next to the bike. (Along with GU Gels, a second bottle, etc.) You know, to lighten the bike. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19,245
Views: 3,999,281
Posted By sfrider

With all the trainer riding nowadays... splurged...

With all the trainer riding nowadays... splurged on a Kickr Climb to go with the Core.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,881
Posted By sfrider

I have the green and orange C3, and like the...

I have the green and orange C3, and like the color. All my bikes over the last 30 years have been a combination of black, white, red - pick one or two. It's nice to look at something different for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By sfrider

Are you building up an old frame? Because I don't...

Are you building up an old frame? Because I don't think the chain angle and chainstay limit applies to 142mm dropouts, only 130/135.

I also don't know how much it really matters - don't cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By sfrider

You do have to be careful when comparing...

You do have to be careful when comparing performance between populations of very different sizes. The performance distribution is gaussian, meaning it's a bell curve, and when you increase the...
03-30-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By sfrider

I like Rouvy a lot. It has a few bugs, but on...

I like Rouvy a lot.
It has a few bugs, but on the whole it works well and feels a lot more like real world cycling that Zwift. There's a 14 day free trial that doesn't require a credit card and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By sfrider

My Kickr Core is very quiet, in fact the fan I...

My Kickr Core is very quiet, in fact the fan I use is much louder - by a wide margin. Do get a rubber trainer mat, apart from reducing noise it will also keep sweat stains off your floor. With a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By sfrider

I'd take DA 7800 in a heartbeat - it's a very...

I'd take DA 7800 in a heartbeat - it's a very good groupset. I'd also disbelieve claims of 50 miles and would want to inspect it for wear, fractures on the RD hanger, cassette wear, cable stick, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By sfrider

TdF 1953

If you're as bored with social distancing as me you'll probably appreciate this... Tour de France, 1953!

(Only Dutch audio without subs or caps, but interesting still. The scenes at the beginning...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,927
Posted By sfrider

The easiest fix is to take it the store you...

The easiest fix is to take it the store you bought it from and have them fix it under warranty. This may require swapping out the frame, but they can do that easily enough; it's just 2-3 hours' work...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,927
Posted By sfrider

I have only experience with my Cervelo C3's BB30...

I have only experience with my Cervelo C3's BB30 for press-fit, but I'd take that over any of my old threaded BBs any time. The difference in rigidity is quite obvious. Either I'll invest in tools...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By sfrider

At the elite and pro levels, yes. At my level,...

At the elite and pro levels, yes. At my level, no.
03-21-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By sfrider

I was just looking at my Kickr Core and thinking...

I was just looking at my Kickr Core and thinking it should be pretty easy make a pair of U shaped foot tubes to allow the bike to rock. (Kurt Kinetic used to make a dumb trainer like that in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,440
Posted By sfrider

But what's the point of keeping grocery stores...

But what's the point of keeping grocery stores open if people can't go out grocery shopping? That's not on your list.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,440
Posted By sfrider

It's not a coherent order though. For example it...

It's not a coherent order though. For example it doesn't make an exception for grocery stores or take out restaurants to stay open (only federal workers according to the CISA reference). Then if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By sfrider

Lawsuit deflector?

Lawsuit deflector?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 807
Posted By sfrider

5 months??? Mine loses about 1/3 its charge when...

5 months??? Mine loses about 1/3 its charge when fully off. I always make sure to top it off before heading out, or I get the low battery warning after 4 hours. I use it with a Wahoo Elemnt in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,853
Posted By sfrider

Roll downhill, put out a knee, see where the bike...

Roll downhill, put out a knee, see where the bike wants to go... that's why it's done. In fact you can to a large extent steer by just moving the knee in or out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19,245
Views: 3,999,281
Posted By sfrider

Got a K-Edge Combo forward mount for my Wahoo...

Got a K-Edge Combo forward mount for my Wahoo Elemnt, plus a Trek/Bontrager Universal mount for the Ion 200 RT light. Got tired of having that rubber band mount on my handlebars.

Works a treat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,408
Posted By sfrider

I've used Speedplays for the last... 15? years...

I've used Speedplays for the last... 15? years but last year as my most recent pair of S-Works shoes were worn out after 8 years or so decided to give SPD a try. So got A600 pedals and Dominator 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,030
Posted By sfrider

The safety is probably fine with a decent set of...

The safety is probably fine with a decent set of lights. What would put me off is the cold and dark, unless it's a warm night. And limited sight distance on downhills can make them slow and tedious.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,098
Posted By sfrider

If there's not enough space to safely pass I...

If there's not enough space to safely pass I always take the lane - otherwise some driver with low spatial awareness WILL try to pass. I'd rather have them annoyed and honking or yelling than require...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 30,908
Posted By sfrider

That's the thing with ambiguous questions... As...

That's the thing with ambiguous questions... As stated, the question can refer to either the 1970 movie that won the Best Picture Award, or movie that in 1970 won the Best Picture Award. Since the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,049
Posted By sfrider

I use Sidi Dominator 7 SR mtb shoes (a narrow...

I use Sidi Dominator 7 SR mtb shoes (a narrow shoe, so a bad fit for you) with SPD cleats and Shimano A600 road pedals. No worries about power transfer; you'd be hard pressed to tell any difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By sfrider

62mi, 6k ft, 6h on Saturday. 55 and partially...

62mi, 6k ft, 6h on Saturday. 55 and partially sunny when I headed out, around 50 along the coast and high ridges. Up north over the bridge to Mill Valley, headed up Edgewood to Panoramic (four...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By sfrider

I wouldn't take any bike on a long tour anywhere,...

I wouldn't take any bike on a long tour anywhere, whether the U.S. or some corner of the developing world where it's impossible to find spare parts, without riding it for a while first. I would want...
12-11-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 17,914
Posted By sfrider

I recently got set up for Zwift and find it fun...

I recently got set up for Zwift and find it fun and engaging - love the concept. But the rides are all flat and pretty boring; I keep my front wheel raised to a 5% grade since climbs is where I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 638
Posted By sfrider

You could try using a longer B screw.

You could try using a longer B screw.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 30,908
Posted By sfrider

There's no point arguing on the side of the road,...

There's no point arguing on the side of the road, but it's important to have video to demonstrate what actually happened, and to submit a complaint. Clearly the department has a training deficiency...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,114
Posted By sfrider

Wheels, tires, and hubs matter more the slower...

Wheels, tires, and hubs matter more the slower and beginner you are because at slow speed on level ground you're mainly facing rolling resistance, and beginners lack the power to take on big hills....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 102,670
Posted By sfrider

Rampant, unrestrained Christmas kitsch! Love it!...

Rampant, unrestrained Christmas kitsch! Love it! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,799
Posted By sfrider

It's pretty normal for shops to hold onto your...

It's pretty normal for shops to hold onto your driver's license and a credit card while you're out with their bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 102,670
Posted By sfrider

Yes, right you are! I lost track of the context...

Yes, right you are! I lost track of the context of the discussion... Of course it doesn't do squat for sinuses.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 102,670
Posted By sfrider

I have to admit I rarely have problems flying...

I have to admit I rarely have problems flying since I started scuba diving in the 90s, since valsalva works in most cases for me, but it's an acquired skill that requires practice. If I have a cold...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,945
Posted By sfrider

And... as if on cue... today when heading out to...

And... as if on cue... today when heading out to ride to work in the rain the zipper slider disintegrated. Verdict: nice jacket, junk zipper.

I'm stopping at the Chrome store on the way home to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,799
Posted By sfrider

Sounds terrible. Take your money elsewhere. I...

Sounds terrible. Take your money elsewhere. I can understand if the weather is terrible, or if you just walked in and they're busy, but they should be able to at least schedule a proper test ride. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,895
Posted By sfrider

Same pet peeve here with my Elemnt + Varia. Works...

Same pet peeve here with my Elemnt + Varia. Works great, but I won't need the light on always, and it only gets 4-5 hours depending on temp before the low batt warning when always on. The problem is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 102,670
Posted By sfrider

It'll make you tired, but I always pack Benadryl....

It'll make you tired, but I always pack Benadryl. I hate landing with a cold, but Benadryl makes it manageable. (Sudafed probably works too, but it gives me heart palpitations.)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By sfrider

Are you sure it was caused by the chain drop? ...

Are you sure it was caused by the chain drop? That seems unlikely to cause damage.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19,245
Views: 3,999,281
Posted By sfrider

Splurged on a winter jacket/jersey, Assos Mille...

Splurged on a winter jacket/jersey, Assos Mille GT. On sale at Competitive Cyclist for $215 which makes them only slightly above reasonably priced. But Assos always fits me perfectly. Also added a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,242
Posted By sfrider

I think what will happen is with widening BB's...

I think what will happen is with widening BB's (which is clearly a benefit) the rings will have to extend inwards instead of outwards; the crank is thinned and widened, and the spider and rings...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 102,670
Posted By sfrider

This ^. And sock drawers. You put four in,...

This ^. And sock drawers. You put four in, three come out. Or in alt-Denny's case, he put four in and now there are five. They say the universe doesn't care, but I think it does it for laughs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 102,670
Posted By sfrider

Today was sunny and forecast around 50, but it...

Today was sunny and forecast around 50, but it never got to 50. Temps were in the mid-high 40s. Rode 66mi, 6k ft, 6h at a very leisurely pace. Was decidedly underdressed though; was fine with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,857
Posted By sfrider

Seconded. Love mine! Absolutely go...

Seconded. Love mine!

Absolutely go electronic. Once dialed in it stays dialed in.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By sfrider

Yes, bicycles are designed to be simple to...

Yes, bicycles are designed to be simple to service for anyone with minimal DIY skills.

Cars and MCs on the other hand use paint-peeling DOT fluids, have ABS reservoirs and valves/pistons, multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,539
Posted By sfrider

If you're concerned about being noticed, use the...

If you're concerned about being noticed, use the bell you're legally required to have. It carries vastly better than your voice and is a much better tool to make people aware of your presence.

And...
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