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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,395
Posted By downhillmaster

Finally! A refreshing new member with real life...

Finally!
A refreshing new member with real life experience who is engaging in reasonable, data-backed discussion.
I am literally giddy in anticipation of him hitting enough posts to show pics.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By jaxgtr

My wife has a 2013 Cannondale Quick 4 alloy and...

My wife has a 2013 Cannondale Quick 4 alloy and it was a hog due to the components and the stock wheels, weighed about 24 lbs. I stripped it, made it a 1x11 and put my old Boyd Altamont's on it. Got...
04-08-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5,923
Views: 356,885
Posted By Psimet2001

Really depends on the options. White has been in...

Really depends on the options. White has been in the 3-5 week range if they're black and in common drillings with a HG driver. Some drillings on some models have been out 10 weeks though... Certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,395
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd go with the lucrative bike. Why not get paid...

I'd go with the lucrative bike. Why not get paid to ride?

lu∑cra∑tive
/ˈlo͞okrədiv/
adjective

producing a great deal of profit.
04-05-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,851
Posted By Eric F

If it's going to rain hard, my phone stays at...

If it's going to rain hard, my phone stays at home. Because that's where I will be.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By chaadster

As noted upthread, the answer is that it depends....

As noted upthread, the answer is that it depends. It depends on tire construction type, weather conditions, sealant composition, how the tire and sealant were set up, and weather the tire has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,092
Posted By surak

What's this I see? Oh, just another thread about...

What's this I see? Oh, just another thread about how people who spend more than OP are idiots, masquerading as a thread where the OP insincerely asks a question as if they had any intention of being...
04-02-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,142
Posted By zen_

You really shouldn't need to run out and change...

You really shouldn't need to run out and change anything on the Breed, as it comes very nicely equipped. I actually have a take-off Felt carbon seatpost (same as Salsa Guide) and a Prologo Dimension...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,092
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel company - let me tell you.... ...

As a wheel company - let me tell you....

Aluminum is an amazing rim material and still greatly undervalued. Still performs amazingly well and if you're still running rim brakes then aluminum is...
03-31-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,719
Posted By WhyFi

Nah, I'd dial it up to 400 and give you the look...

Nah, I'd dial it up to 400 and give you the look as you dropped away.
03-31-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,719
Posted By bwilli88

Ask but put on a shirt.

Ask but put on a shirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,187
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I bought a pair of Salomon Snowscapes in...

I bought a pair of Salomon Snowscapes in December, the winter version of a gravel bike. They're 25 mm wider, adding stability but also drag. Metal edges are like disc brakes, they don't work a lot...
03-30-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By caloso

My CX rules on gravel. I just got some nice...

My CX rules on gravel. I just got some nice Panaracer Gravel King SK tires (I think they're 38mm) and they roll like a champ. And my trusty old cantilevers stop me just fine. I can't imagine I...
03-30-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By Hmmm

Long live the CX bike!

Long live the CX bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,187
Posted By WhyFi

You're light enough that you'll never have to...

You're light enough that you'll never have to worry about bumping in to the PSI limit on hookless rims so, to me, the question becomes "are you ready to commit to tubeless or not?"

If you're not,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,187
Posted By bigevil

Epic ! Agree. Will likely pull trigger. my trek...

Epic ! Agree. Will likely pull trigger.
my trek dealer seemed to think running smaller than 32mm tires on the checkpoint wouldn’t be great (no idea why) so perhaps that helps solve the problem for...
03-30-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,250
Posted By grolby

The differences between cyclocross and gravel...

The differences between cyclocross and gravel bikes are greatly exaggerated. Thereís a lot
of overlap and gravel bikes essentially developed as an evolution of cyclocross bikes. On average CX bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,187
Posted By WhyFi

The Checkpoint is a gravel bike. Gravel bikes are...

The Checkpoint is a gravel bike. Gravel bikes are road bikes, (generally) very closely related to endurance bikes. Therefore, the transitive property says that the Checkpoint is a road bike.

A...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,187
Posted By WhyFi

Oh stop. This is all an extension of the "unless...

Oh stop. This is all an extension of the "unless you're ________, you don't deserve/wouldn't take advantage of __________." It's baloney. He might not immediately see ride times that clearly rise...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,187
Posted By WhyFi

Hey now - don't go cheating me out out those...

Hey now - don't go cheating me out out those hard-earned grams! :p The 303S are 1530-1550g and they'd be significantly lighter than aluminum in a comparable depth and width.
03-28-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,509
Posted By Fuzzy_Dunlop

Thanks again, everyone, for all the insight and...

Thanks again, everyone, for all the insight and great recommendations. I ended up going with the Aeolus Pro 3V wheels, and Rene Herse Barlow Pass tires, set up tubeless. They look great and roll like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,118
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd buy that before even giving a second's...

I'd buy that before even giving a second's thought to buying a comparably priced Specialized or Trek or some other $12,000 bike with little to no customization.
03-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,061
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Why I was asking

MSU: Thanks, this is perfect. Just exactly what I needed.

I see that people curious about what I'm doing with the data and where I see it. I'm working on strengthening my riding (and I'm a...
03-25-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By tailgunn

I rode it again today and it is definitely...

I rode it again today and it is definitely working now; in fact, too good. I tried a group ride and had to quit. Any slight rise and I could barely pedal- that was on the Champs Elysee! I switched...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By scottydonald

Thank you guys; just went for it there when I...

Thank you guys; just went for it there when I noticed a site had some Enve 4.5 AR Discs in stock.

Arriving Friday, just need to get some tyres now!
03-21-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,176
Posted By mstateglfr

no

no
03-19-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By chaadster

You’re into that Western world, northern...

You’re into that Western world, northern hemisphere thing, eh?
03-18-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 868
Posted By DMC707

and Drope The Hamer!

and Drope The Hamer!
03-16-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By grolby

You should absolutely, 100% replace the tape. I...

You should absolutely, 100% replace the tape. I would in fact bet that this is your problem - grody old, poorly-sealed tape. I would not only not assume that the tape that came pre-installed is the...
03-16-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 850
Posted By mstateglfr

Take the inner width of your rim and add a few...

Take the inner width of your rim and add a few mm. 3-5mm extra. Thats the tape width that is best for your rim. The extra width is taken up by the center channel of the rim. Tape should cover the...
03-15-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,556
Posted By WhyFi

Don't you make light of serious business. ...

Don't you make light of serious business.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KiC03_wVjc
03-15-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,556
Posted By tomato coupe

You need to carry more spare spokes - 33 isnít a...

You need to carry more spare spokes - 33 isnít a prime number.
03-15-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By caloso

Juniors are limited to 44x12 (or the equivalent)...

Juniors are limited to 44x12 (or the equivalent) and there are plenty of teenagers around here who can ride most folks off their wheel. Even on the Saturday morning hammerfest, it's enough gear.
03-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,556
Posted By Koyote

It's not a "false dichotomy." If you were a...

It's not a "false dichotomy."

If you were a serious racer, you'd have a leg amputated -- the aero benefits are indisputable.
03-13-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By caloso

We built up my kid’s CX bike with Tiagra. 44-34...

We built up my kid’s CX bike with Tiagra. 44-34 double with a 12-27 cassette. Works great. Excellent bang for the buck. Especially since people are practically giving away 10-speed rim brake wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,847
Posted By Psimet2001

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure...

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure of the freehub. The pawls aren't tarnished - they have a coating on them to help with long term wear and you have removed it making them softer. That...
03-10-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,223
Posted By WhyFi

[Nelson laugh] HA ha![/Nelson laugh] To...

[Nelson laugh] HA ha![/Nelson laugh]

To answer the question: I let the bottles be bottles and only concern myself with the cages matching/complementing the bike.
03-10-21, 06:54 AM
03-09-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,223
Posted By Troul

until a concrete block strikes the bottle cage.

until a concrete block strikes the bottle cage.
03-09-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,223
Posted By Koyote

This is so improbable as to be a non-issue. ...

This is so improbable as to be a non-issue.

Lay your bike down on the ground in any orientation you like, and you will see that the bottle cages will not come in contact with anything. To break a...
03-09-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,223
Posted By joesch

https://www.arundelbike.com/product-category/bottl...

https://www.arundelbike.com/product-category/bottle-cages/
They make nice stainless cages like king and also many nice carbon cages
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By WhyFi

Yes, but with UCI regs on minimum weight, I don't...

Yes, but with UCI regs on minimum weight, I don't think it's uncommon to have to ballast the bikes, anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By chaadster

The team had committed to tubed clinchers for the...

The team had committed to tubed clinchers for the ‘21 season, but there was some uncertainty around the classics, so yeah, you could be right about tubeless.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By colnago62

Quickstep Rode Tubeless And Won

So I was listening to a recap of the race the announcer said the whole team was on clinchers. I assume he was referring to tubeless given the race was a spring classic and there cobbled sections....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By WhyFi

Man, all this side-talk on the everesting bike is...

Man, all this side-talk on the everesting bike is distracting me from the train wreck that I came to watch. :notamused:



:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By WhyFi

Lookin' forward to the updated bike pic.

Lookin' forward to the updated bike pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By surak

For a record attempt, having a computer (or two)...

For a record attempt, having a computer (or two) is absolutely necessary to actually... record the attempt, not to mention invaluable for pacing.

And are you really suggesting riding for 7 hours...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By asgelle

The logic makes perfect sense if you listened to...

The logic makes perfect sense if you listened to any of the interviews. He did what he thought was best given the equipment available to him. What he had in his garage wasn't purchased specifically...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By WhyFi

I think that the better question to ask might be,...

I think that the better question to ask might be, "why am I not using my drops?"
02-25-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Camilo

Agree with this. In the unlikely event the...

Agree with this.

In the unlikely event the new star nut position would have to be above the old one, I don't believe one can actually pull it out to make it shallower. It's designed not to pull...
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