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07-22-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,022
Posted By Hiro11

I have a bunch of inexpensive coolmax helmet...

I have a bunch of inexpensive coolmax helmet liner / skullcaps I got from Amazon that work well. They actually make helmets a bit more comfortable as well. Sunblock on the top of your head is a bad...
07-15-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 76,234
Posted By Hiro11

Can we... PLEASE get someone to fix the...

Can we... PLEASE get someone to fix the misspelling in the title of this thread? Every time I log in, it drives me a little crazy.
07-11-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

https://talkbusiness.net/2019/05/high-end-bicycle-...

https://talkbusiness.net/2019/05/high-end-bicycle-company-relocates-headquarters-to-bentonville/
07-11-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

:crash:

:crash:
07-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

OK, Mr. Snarky. It depends, do you have enough...

OK, Mr. Snarky. It depends, do you have enough pull to have Apple relocate to your hometown as Allied did to Bentonville? I'd say they likely have a majority stake and likely have significant pull in...
07-09-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

Small irony here: both men's and women's Dirty...

Small irony here: both men's and women's Dirty Kanza races this year were won by people riding Allied bikes, another brand also owned by the Walton brothers.
07-09-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

Again, guys, THEY ARE NOT SELLING THESE BIKES AT...

Again, guys, THEY ARE NOT SELLING THESE BIKES AT WALMART. This is not meant to be "Walmart's bike brand". The brand is owned by Walmart, but you have to search to discover that. This is not meant to...
07-08-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

I don't think there's any plan to have Walmart...

I don't think there's any plan to have Walmart carry or service Viathon.

Regardless, direct sales have already largely taken over in Europe with brands like Canyon, YT, Commencal, Rose, Cube etc....
07-08-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,540
Posted By Hiro11

This is a "Walmart brand" in a similar way that...

This is a "Walmart brand" in a similar way that Rapha and Allied are "Walmart brands": all are controlled by the Walton brothers. Viathon is a bit different because it's owned directly by Walmart...
07-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Hiro11

That's a $13,000 bike. Have your butler clean it....

That's a $13,000 bike. Have your butler clean it.

Or just get some Muc-Off bike cleaner.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,263
Posted By Hiro11

I have an Edge 520 Plus. I use it on several...

I have an Edge 520 Plus. I use it on several bikes, usually on my main road bike which has a double-sided power meter, a heart rate monitor and a Galaxy S10 phone. I don't have a speed sensor on any...
07-02-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,532
Posted By Hiro11

It's interesting that classic European steel...

It's interesting that classic European steel frames are held in such high regard now. I'm old enough to remember high-end Belgian, Italian and French frames from the 80s. It was a bit of a unspoken...
07-01-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By Hiro11

I'll state the obvious and say Ebay. If you know...

I'll state the obvious and say Ebay. If you know what you want and are patient, you can find some really good deals on Ebay. Lots of people have very nice, hardly used bikes sitting in their...
06-30-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,778
Posted By Hiro11

All of these comparisons are pointless. I ran...

All of these comparisons are pointless. I ran cross country in high school and college, raced bikes for almost 20 years and I swam competitively from age 8 through college. I know something about all...
06-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Hiro11

2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Honestly, I...

2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Honestly, I planned on replacing the tires with some GP5Ks but these have been so good there's no need.
06-28-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,172
Posted By Hiro11

I'm also a big fan of the Giant Gavia AC1. I have...

I'm also a big fan of the Giant Gavia AC1. I have 28s on my bike (they were mounted as the stock tires and came out of the box tubeless). I weigh about 160 and run them at ~82-85 psi. Very smooth...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,005
Views: 99,755
Posted By Hiro11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGXUn0Kuuw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGXUn0Kuuw

My personal favorite Beatles cover ever. The drumming in particular is amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By Hiro11

If you're interested in rehydration and not...

If you're interested in rehydration and not sugar, I recommend Liquid IV. I find it's very effective in preventing the headache/zombie-fied dehydrated feeling after a big/hot ride.. I drink about 16...
06-27-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,022
Posted By Hiro11

I just ride them. I'm strange as I don't seem to...

I just ride them. I'm strange as I don't seem to be as picky about the saddle on my bike as some. I ride a SSM Regal (wide and very soft), a Specialized Romin Evo (wide, very little padding and...
06-26-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,245
Posted By Hiro11

Based on what I'm reading here, I think you're...

Based on what I'm reading here, I think you're talking Space Shuttle when a bottle rocket will do. I would just work on developing general fitness and worry less about very specific, power...
06-26-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,541
Posted By Hiro11

Flats work just fine for any type of cycling. I...

Flats work just fine for any type of cycling. I don't think there's any real evidence that riding clipped in is "more efficient" and pinned flat pedals are very grippy. Do what works for you.
...
06-26-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,111
Posted By Hiro11

In my experience, for riding on the road 500-800...

In my experience, for riding on the road 500-800 lumens is sufficient for a "to see by" light. The Metro is a really good option: inexpensive, reliable, good beam pattern and a great mount.
06-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Hiro11

Anecdotally, I would say some press fit standards...

Anecdotally, I would say some press fit standards do better than others. BB30, PF30 and BB90 are definitely perceived as problematic. BB86/BB92 and OSBB both seem to be more reliable. Note that...
06-24-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,075
Posted By Hiro11

The hair-trigger, ever-increasing, gasket-blowing...

The hair-trigger, ever-increasing, gasket-blowing lunacy of this OP is a joy to see. Also enjoying his (?) 1940's gangster insults: "drop off and get wet Freddy". That's pure gold.
06-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,075
Posted By Hiro11

I always wonder if OPs in threads like this are...

I always wonder if OPs in threads like this are unaware of the existence of Google.

Google "should i wear underwear with cycling shorts". First response: NO.

This is setting aside that this is...
06-17-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,317
Posted By Hiro11

Buy the new Podiums. You can easily disassemble...

Buy the new Podiums. You can easily disassemble the valve.

I'm surprised how many people are having problems keeping their bottles clean. Just rinse them and ensure that they dry on a rack or...
06-17-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By Hiro11

VP Vice is alloy-bodied, reliable, thin and...

VP Vice is alloy-bodied, reliable, thin and grippy. They also look pretty nice. $32:
https://www.amazon.com/VP-Components-VP-Vice-Pedals-Pack/dp/B006ZH1J5W
06-17-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,317
Posted By Hiro11

The main thing is to dump bottles, rinse and let...

The main thing is to dump bottles, rinse and let dry immediately after any ride.

Similarly, dump Camelbak reservoirs and rinse immediately after any ride. The key tip: store them in the freezer...
06-17-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, how about them!

Yeah, how about them!
06-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hiro11

Vintage European steel racing bikes from the 80s....

Vintage European steel racing bikes from the 80s. In particular, I love old Ciocc and Rossin bikes. Chromed lugs and rear triangle, Campy C-Record, Modolo stems, SSM saddles etc. I ride a modern...
06-13-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Hiro11

It's clean now, just planning ahead. Good tip....

It's clean now, just planning ahead. Good tip. I'm usually scrambling to get to work after a ride but I do wipe down my bike quickly after each ride. I'll give that a try.
06-13-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Hiro11

Cleaning electronic drivetrain

I have a R8070 Di2 drivetrain on my road bike. I bought some of Finish Line's "E-Shift" electronic drivetrain cleaner, haven't used it yet but I've heard it works well. Various sources seem to...
06-12-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,186
Posted By Hiro11

Modern carbon rims are very, very strong, I have...

Modern carbon rims are very, very strong, I have no qualms about riding mine on broken pavement.
06-11-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,487
Posted By Hiro11

Cheaper, better energy gel: 60% maple syrup....

Cheaper, better energy gel:

60% maple syrup. 25% honey. 15% molasses. Add some salt and fill up a $2.50 Hammer flask. This is all natural and relatively easy to digest (if you dose it out...
06-11-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Hiro11

Not correct, the 520 Plus has true point to point...

Not correct, the 520 Plus has true point to point navigation. That is actually the main add vs. the previous 520. It's slow, but it does have it.

Regardless, the 530 is now available and is...
06-10-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,011
Posted By Hiro11

The newly redesigned Camelbak Podium is...

The newly redesigned Camelbak Podium is essentially perfect.
06-10-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 588
Posted By Hiro11

Hubs vs handlebars?

Hubs vs handlebars?
06-10-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By Hiro11

It depends. If you're buying a simple to maintain...

It depends. If you're buying a simple to maintain bike without need of proprietary support and you know how to do most things on your bike, you might not need an LBS. If you're buying something high...
06-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By Hiro11

If you are OK with small knobs, I've had very...

If you are OK with small knobs, I've had very good luck with Donnelly X'Plor MSOs. Very tough and fairly fast rolling. If you want something totaly reliable,look no further.

I actually am...
06-06-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,694
Posted By Hiro11

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/ffheadbadge2_1d8138bfd7983228aa0c09d2df33305a5e9c0f0a.jpg
06-04-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Hiro11

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Full Di2, carbon...

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Full Di2, carbon wheels w/ reliable DT Swiss hubs, carbon everything else, lower priced than almost everyone else. BikeRadar Endurance Bike of the Year winner this year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,249
Posted By Hiro11

I personally don't see the need for speed sensors...

I personally don't see the need for speed sensors with a GPS head unit. The average speed results I get off of GPS are very consistent with those from people I ride with who have speed sensors. I get...
06-01-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,285
Posted By Hiro11

The TCR is an awesome bike. The Giant uses a BB86...

The TCR is an awesome bike. The Giant uses a BB86 bottom bracket, which is a much more reliable design than the Trek's BB90. In my opinion, BB90 is crap and almost a deal killer for any current Trek...
05-30-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,651
Posted By Hiro11

Given that you can easily cut the lock with a $20...

Given that you can easily cut the lock with a $20 pair of tin snips, I'd say this lock provides no security at all or certainly not any more than a $8 cable lock from Target.
05-30-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,651
Posted By Hiro11

The Lockpicking Lawyer has a great Youtube...

The Lockpicking Lawyer has a great Youtube channel. He's a very skilled lock picker and he delights in destroying lock company's marketing hype. I also like his deadpan delivery and no fluff editing...
05-28-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,799
Posted By Hiro11

I have hydro discs on four bikes (two road, two...

I have hydro discs on four bikes (two road, two MTB) currently.

My experiences:
1. Disc brakes work better than rim brakes. They offer more modulation, more power and work in rain. I'd say...
05-28-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By Hiro11

I love this forum. Someone posts a extremely...

I love this forum. Someone posts a extremely esoteric question about a thirty year old, low-priced bike and someone else knows the answer.
05-28-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,081
Posted By Hiro11

I don't just "claim" it, here's proof: ...

I don't just "claim" it, here's proof:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2016/02/10/shimano-slashes-component-pricing#.XO0zr25OlPA

Prior to 2016, Shimano used to be absurdly...
05-27-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,081
Posted By Hiro11

I don't think Shimano stopped selling online...

I don't think Shimano stopped selling online entirely, I think they just stopped selling across regions online. Both of the above vendors are European, they just stopped selling in the US. You will...
05-24-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By Hiro11

Repost from older thread: Dustin Klein:...

Repost from older thread:

Dustin Klein: professional artist in Portland rides a bunch of gravel with his friends, great editing, great vibe, probably my favorite YT bike channel right now, will...
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