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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
Posted By SCTinkering

Exactly. It's the point of diminishing returns. I...

Exactly. It's the point of diminishing returns. I really wish they'd get on with determining where the sweet spot is. It's not going to be quick or easy, so I'll take my answer off the air. 😋
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
Posted By SCTinkering

Yes, that's where I suspect things are going. The...

Yes, that's where I suspect things are going. The status quo isn't 23 anymore, but I suspect that it's those of us out on the road that will be testing ideas around rim & tire width before pros adopt...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,264
Posted By SCTinkering

Yeah I switched to a disc fork and got up to a 25...

Yeah I switched to a disc fork and got up to a 25 up front on my 2003 Airborne Ti, swapped the rear rim brake to current gen 105 and managed to get a 28 out back, but that was a lot of work for 2mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,148
Posted By SCTinkering

Hydration pack with storage, then put all your...

Hydration pack with storage, then put all your stuff in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 776,878
Posted By SCTinkering

My most recent purchase. A T-Lab X3 (gravel...

My most recent purchase. A T-Lab X3 (gravel geometry and wheel clearance) shown here in road configuration with Chris King/Nox wheels shod with GP5000 Tubeless.
I bought a gravel bike for it's very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,400
Posted By SCTinkering

I've never used the waist belt on my MULE when...

I've never used the waist belt on my MULE when road riding. If I didn't have it, I'd probably go with a Rouge. Problem with the old MULE is that they don't make straight 3l bladders for them anymore,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By SCTinkering

I size up on Assos and they're still tighter than...

I size up on Assos and they're still tighter than my other jerseys (I came from the world of mountain biking so I like a looser fit.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,613
Posted By SCTinkering

Just don't. It's a beta product. If you're okay...

Just don't. It's a beta product. If you're okay with being a beta tester and things don't really have to work, then give it a shot. I never even mounted mine because I could never get it setup to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 840
Posted By SCTinkering

For Road I don't think it matters a great deal,...

For Road I don't think it matters a great deal, unless you're posing for something, but that's not riding. When cranks are turning who cares as long as they work for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,492
Posted By SCTinkering

Assos Centos are both the best bibs and most...

Assos Centos are both the best bibs and most expensive I've had.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By SCTinkering

If you're looking at RS/RSR S9 those should be...

If you're looking at RS/RSR S9 those should be compared to Castilli Primo 2's
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By SCTinkering

I am going to add in my unscientific observation...

I am going to add in my unscientific observation from this weekend and last.

Last weekend I road up Mount Hamilton in the SF Bay area. 5k of climbing and about 63 miles total. I was wearing my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,269
Posted By SCTinkering

I just mounted a pair on a set of Nox Carbon TL...

I just mounted a pair on a set of Nox Carbon TL read rims and they weren't holding air. Well the stems are crap, so I ordered new, but I did a water test and the sidewalls are leaking? WTF? Now I see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,136
Posted By SCTinkering

I'll use chamois cream on my Mille GTs (Archive...

I'll use chamois cream on my Mille GTs (Archive Sale for the Win) but I usually hedge and only apply during the ride.

I also have some Centos (yes they were spendy) that I did about 75 miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,996
Posted By SCTinkering

Exactly this. and the straps have come a Long way...

Exactly this. and the straps have come a Long way even in the last 5 years. Sometimes I forget I'm wearing bibs. Assos are my current favorites, but higher models of LeCol, Gore, and Craft are also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,782
Posted By SCTinkering

Is MFA that hard to implement? If it's enabled...

Is MFA that hard to implement? If it's enabled across the board even elevation of privileges attacks can't do much. I believe I heard at RSA that it takes between 4 and 6 months for a company to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,131
Posted By SCTinkering

I use T-9 in the winter as it's an excellent wet...

I use T-9 in the winter as it's an excellent wet weather lube. In the dry I have been using finish line dry on my road bike and white lightning on my mtb. I'm giving Wend rub on wax a try on my road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,898
Posted By SCTinkering

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x990/img_20200724_173053_ba9f6541777c24c7d46b4293d0e424117a00e25c.jpg
Wend Blue rub on wax. tad out of focus.
I'm giving Wend rub on wax a...
05-17-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,867
Posted By SCTinkering

Well a dedicated bike for a trainer wouldn't need...

Well a dedicated bike for a trainer wouldn't need to be anything light or fancy, generic frame with 105 or even Tiagra level components if you're buying new. other wise any decent frame that's the...
05-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,802
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm doing my first post "Stay at Home" order out...

I'm doing my first post "Stay at Home" order out in the world today. I will bring it with me, but only wear it when I stop. I'll stop for sure because 100k straight through isn't likely to be easy...
02-13-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,783
Posted By SCTinkering

100% agree. I grew up in Minnesota, and indoor...

100% agree. I grew up in Minnesota, and indoor would be the last choice for me if I were still there. At least there are things like Zwift, Sufferfest, TR, etc. which makes indoor a tiny bit less...
02-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,232
Posted By SCTinkering

I abstain the night before long road rides, but...

I abstain the night before long road rides, but don't mind a glass or two of very good red wine or sip on a nice bourbon or scotch. Moderation being the key. Will I have a beer or two after the...
02-09-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,783
Posted By SCTinkering

After not being happy with Zwift I opted to give...

After not being happy with Zwift I opted to give Trainer Road's 30 day trial a go and I REALLY like it. To the tune of I think I'm going to pay for the year, like it. Even if I only use it once a...
02-08-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,901
Posted By SCTinkering

As of current firmware and zwift software, NOT...

As of current firmware and zwift software, NOT the Kinetic R1. I got one when they were being offered for $699 w/ free shipping. I spent another $125 or so on things to make it work, Powered USB 3.0...
01-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By SCTinkering

It's a combo of the trainer (Kinetic R1) wasn't...

It's a combo of the trainer (Kinetic R1) wasn't calibrated (bad firmware update re-flashed) and Zwift doesn't work well without a decent FTP number. Guessing based on age, weight and max HR doesn't...
01-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By SCTinkering

Did a Gran Fondo on this setup last weekend and...

Did a Gran Fondo on this setup last weekend and while the distance tired me out, non of the climbing did. That said I still haven't done anything like a steep climb on it yet. maybe tomorrow for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By SCTinkering

Might check with WoundUp, but they are built for...

Might check with WoundUp, but they are built for durability vs performance. They do a lot of forks for tandems, but I put one on my 2003 Airborne because they also have a disc mount option. So now my...
01-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By SCTinkering

If you want off the shelf, the GRX combo can go...

If you want off the shelf, the GRX combo can go pretty dang low. 48/31 up front and pretty much any size XT 11 speed out back the biggest being an 11-46.

I should be getting my GRX crankset...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,737
Posted By SCTinkering

Compared to far too many people here.. I lagged...

Compared to far too many people here.. I lagged this year... A LOT but if it makes others feel better that's fine too.
...
12-31-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,827
Posted By SCTinkering

When I talk to non-cyclists about it I typically...

When I talk to non-cyclists about it I typically just tell them it's about getting butt callouses. That of course translates to what has already been said here in that it's being comfortable with...
12-29-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 194,670
Posted By SCTinkering

Well that example of GRX on an existing Ultegra...

Well that example of GRX on an existing Ultegra bike kind of seals the deal for me. Looks like my 2003 Airborne is already topped out and I'll be picking up a new T-Lab Ti that's built for discs and...
12-29-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,919
Posted By SCTinkering

frankencassette

Ultegra 6800 50/34 up front
Franken-Cassette out back 14-15-16-17-19-21-23-25-27-30-34

Living in the SF Bay Area, yeah I use the 34/34 ALL THE TIME.
Thinking about a new bike and going full GRX...
12-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By SCTinkering

Late to the party, but ditto on the inspection....

Late to the party, but ditto on the inspection. In the long LONG ago I was a pole vaulter and while the poles were fiberglass we always inspected and protected them. One little nick at a stress point...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,488
Posted By SCTinkering

I currently have an Ultegra 6800 medium cage...

I currently have an Ultegra 6800 medium cage maxed at 34. I was going to go taller (SF Bay CA hills are a pain when you're lugging 225+ up them) but the wolf creek road link just would not fit on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,142
Posted By SCTinkering

At 52, I'm curious about power output, but not so...

At 52, I'm curious about power output, but not so much that I want to switch pedals based on the reviews or pay for the Pioneer crank based system.

That said my unsophisticated setup with a Fenix...
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By SCTinkering

I did this ride in 2003 and I'm going to do it...

I did this ride in 2003 and I'm going to do it again in 2020. As a veteran rider I only have to raise $3350, but I've targeted $4k. The biggest hills to climb for this ride aren't actually on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 776,878
Posted By SCTinkering

Nice to see a fellow Airborne rider. They really...

Nice to see a fellow Airborne rider. They really came in two flavors, ones with absolute crap welds that are no longer ridable, and the kind you and I have that will go forever.
11-03-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By SCTinkering

After riding the route and getting feedback from...

After riding the route and getting feedback from the century riders, I'd say that this is one of those rides to skip unless they drastically change the route.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 776,878
Posted By SCTinkering

Seen good press about T-Lab, but does anyone here...

Seen good press about T-Lab, but does anyone here have one? (yes also searching the forum as a whole...)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,572
Posted By SCTinkering

Nice ride, now get it fitted to you and enjoy.

Nice ride, now get it fitted to you and enjoy.
10-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By SCTinkering

They've changed the metric century route two...

They've changed the metric century route two maybe three times since I signed up in July. It's just gotten stupid. 42 miles into the ride after already putting in about 5k of climbing and at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By SCTinkering

I have a CK on my 2003 Airborne. Navy Blue...

I have a CK on my 2003 Airborne. Navy Blue subdued. Also CK Navy Blue hubs. Just get a CK headset and never have to worry about it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By SCTinkering

Did a long loop from home for a total of 51...

Did a long loop from home for a total of 51 miles. Longest ride of the year for me in prep for the Cycle of Hope Metric (62 miles, 5,800 feet of climbing) first weekend of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,942
Posted By SCTinkering

I have GP5k on my 2003 ti bike. I've gotten ONE...

I have GP5k on my 2003 ti bike. I've gotten ONE flat and it was from a piece of wire so small I had to get a pair of tweezers to extract it. It didn't cause a flat as much as it put a smaller than a...
10-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By SCTinkering

Cycle of Hope (Habitat for Humanity)

Anyone else going to subject themselves to the punishment that is a Century/Metric Century on the SF Peninsula?

Cycle of Hope Courses (https://www.habitatcycleofhope.org/about/#courses)

Century...
10-12-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By SCTinkering

Looks like a nice century. I could have done this...

Looks like a nice century. I could have done this easily. Instead I am going to implement self hatred and do the Cycle of Hope Metric with 5,300 feet of climbing. I think it's a combination of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,667
Posted By SCTinkering

I just said "Screw It!" and Frankensteined my own...

I just said "Screw It!" and Frankensteined my own cassette. I don't need tiny cogs for high speed, those days are long gone. I need more choices with fewer cadence jumps.

5 of the smallest cogs...
09-30-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By SCTinkering

+1 for Burping. I did the same thing, bled and...

+1 for Burping. I did the same thing, bled and bled and bled and still squish city. burped, both sides, then bled both sides, then burped again and I now have lever feel.

Thanks for posting this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,211
Posted By SCTinkering

Good pads and good setup make either good...

Good pads and good setup make either good options. As noted, discs will have better resale value, but with proper setup and good pads they'll get the job done with excellent feel.

I have a...
09-09-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,866
Posted By SCTinkering

I think this also might be something that...

I think this also might be something that cyclists that are also motorcyclists have a different opinion on. I just got 105 hydraulics on my gravel bike when I switched from Tektro & a flat bar to...
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