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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By mgopack42

I think that you are getting slope % and degree...

I think that you are getting slope % and degree confused. slope % is the feet of rise you have for each 100 feet of travel. so a 13 % slope would be 13 feet of rise for each 100 feet of travel. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,963
Posted By mgopack42

AKA "Tasty Flying Protein Snacks"!

AKA "Tasty Flying Protein Snacks"!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,015
Posted By mgopack42

We just bought the Lazer Z1 MIPS. The retention...

We just bought the Lazer Z1 MIPS. The retention system is different than most, and my wife and I feel like they are the most comfortable helmets we have ever worn. you can buy a snap on "aeroshell"...
07-07-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,361
Posted By mgopack42

I agree with rccardr and Spaghetti Legs on the...

I agree with rccardr and Spaghetti Legs on the point of risk and likelihood of this happening. I Just wanted to have a little something to look forward to, even if it is faux excitement! If I feel...
07-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,361
Posted By mgopack42

Yeah that was me. It seems like you should read...

Yeah that was me. It seems like you should read the post you are adding to, HUH?
anyway to repeat here:


Hey everyone!
It is 12 weeks before the new Eroica CA schedule weekend. I am starting...
07-06-20, 03:35 PM
07-06-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 15,990
Posted By mgopack42

Hey everyone! It is 12 weeks before the new...

Hey everyone!
It is 12 weeks before the new Eroica CA schedule weekend. I am starting a 10 week training plan later this month so I am sure to be ready. Let's all be optimistic, and I will see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By mgopack42

Saturday i took a short but hard ride, attacking...

Saturday i took a short but hard ride, attacking the one hill available to me.
On Sunday, I invoked rule #9 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=9) and rule #5...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By mgopack42

I had the Power pod on my bike for a couple of...

I had the Power pod on my bike for a couple of years. for a long time it gave data that made sense. where it fell short was when trying to do structured intervals on windy days. the power would...
06-25-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
Posted By mgopack42

IIRC, "aircraft stripper is methyene chloride...

IIRC, "aircraft stripper is methyene chloride based.. toxic, corrosive to skin, carcinogen, etc. may not be available where you live depending on the regulations. It is gel based and works well...
06-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,702
Posted By mgopack42

Here are my two: ...

Here are my two:
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My wife's recently replaced Fondriest Carb Level...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,166
Posted By mgopack42

I was unprepared when I attempted Haleakala. ...

I was unprepared when I attempted Haleakala. made it to the 5000' sign,and it was getting cold and misty, and I was tired, so I went back. next time I will be sure to dial in my fitness better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,166
Posted By mgopack42

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1561x731/montegrappa_f94bd0ddefddea1052e6db93105576ff3aa6c5f3.jpg
Monte Grappa in the Dolomites. I was with a group, but being the oldest and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By mgopack42

Thanks all for the help. I love tech, and having...

Thanks all for the help. I love tech, and having all my data captured, so I guess this is a must to capture my gearing and shifting data. leo95se , this is a new bike, comes with DI2. I haven't seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By mgopack42

AHHH I never would have gotten that from reading...

AHHH I never would have gotten that from reading the instructions. Poor indeed. thanks sfrider :foo::thumb::)

EDIT:
So, one last (maybe) question. To use the top buttons and to get the gearing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,583
Posted By mgopack42

Jungleland Check your homeowner insurance. they...

Jungleland Check your homeowner insurance. they may fill the gap pretty well (minus your deductible). can hurt to ask, and to review yoru coverage while you are at it, you may have other coverage...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By mgopack42

SOOO why does the EW-RS910 have blue tooth...

SOOO why does the EW-RS910 have blue tooth instructions? AND, can all of the things I am asking about setting up be done via PC connection to the BCR 2 (cannot find info about this one)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By mgopack42

DI2 newbie... Boy do I have questions

Do I need EW-WU111 with EW-RS910 to have the ability to use the features of the Garmin? I see the EW-RS910 junction A has blue tooth. Can I use the Ultegra 8050(?) shifters "hidden" button to (for...
06-18-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By mgopack42

OH, PURTY!! too bad about the dent. As...

OH, PURTY!! too bad about the dent.
As stated above, my size, but not my price (or the right time for that matter).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,833
Posted By mgopack42

All good choices. All you need to do is figure...

All good choices. All you need to do is figure out which has a geometry that meets your riding style, and body specifics. all being equal, Italian bikes are cooler, but I just ordered a (different)...
06-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 604,244
Posted By mgopack42

My wife picked up that exact Roubaix in the dusky...

My wife picked up that exact Roubaix in the dusky blue color just as the lock down closed in on us. 2020 was designated new bike year, and she had rented that exact bike when we were in Maui, so she...
06-10-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By mgopack42

Made my head jerk around to see where in eastern...

Made my head jerk around to see where in eastern Wisconsin you hail from!
06-10-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 586
Posted By mgopack42

Can you share the origin of the 32 oz bottle? I...

Can you share the origin of the 32 oz bottle? I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. might be part of the answer for my Masi.
06-09-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,389
Posted By mgopack42

WOW that looks a lot like my custom that got...

WOW that looks a lot like my custom that got stolen somewhere around 1980. paint color is slightly different (lighter blue) but down to the painted Silca pump... uncanny! tell us more about her?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By mgopack42

I bought one of these last yer for about $65. it...

I bought one of these last yer for about $65. it can hold up to 15 liters, but it can go to less than half or that size. The rearmost black portion is soft and can be rolled towards the front most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By mgopack42

^^^^ what he said^^^^ My Chorus groupset is...

^^^^ what he said^^^^
My Chorus groupset is still going strong after over 20,000 miles. replaced chain regularly, and cassette once. replacing bike so I can enjoy newer tech, because I want wider...
06-07-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By mgopack42

For $120 I would hope for better condition and...

For $120 I would hope for better condition and hoods. I would keep looking, and something will come along (DISCLAIMER: I have no idea of the value of SR levers). but those are pretty scraped up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By mgopack42

Check the cable inner , usually near the shifter...

Check the cable inner , usually near the shifter it self. They tend to fray near the hood to handlebar transition, binding everything up. when this happened to me, I was surprised how bad it got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,020
Posted By mgopack42

He was also fired from his job. 5 Things to...

He was also fired from his job.

5 Things to know about ***** head (https://aminerdetail.com/AnthonyBrennanBethesda)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By mgopack42

Well, they just ordered it last week, and they...

Well, they just ordered it last week, and they are slammed with builds. I was quoted 4-6 weeks, and we are only 1 week in! I plan on a new bike day discussion of what I like or dont like about it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,522
Posted By mgopack42

Sure, NOW you tell me! I just ordered a slightly...

Sure, NOW you tell me! I just ordered a slightly nicer bike, for much more $$$. Oh well that is the way the cookie crumbles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,587
Posted By mgopack42

Vegan Cyclist video that just dropped

Vegan Cyclist video that just dropped
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By mgopack42

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/919x581/ramato_a7fa9761db2b5912b67b80f878bb19ca365d55a5.png
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,587
Posted By mgopack42

The only thing i can add, and this is not what...

The only thing i can add, and this is not what the OP was asking, is that my wife had the Garmin 510, and I hated the touchscreen. it was slow, and didn't act at all like a cell phone touch screen. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By mgopack42

If you are looking at wrench science, that is...

If you are looking at wrench science, that is where I got my Argon 18. Taylor is the Wilier guy I talked to several times. The Cento 10 NDR doesn't NEED. The "Barra and Stemma", but I thought the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By mgopack42

When I was shopping last month, It was between...

When I was shopping last month, It was between the Cento (10) NDR and an Argon 18 Krypton (pro). I liked them a lot, but I settled on the Argon 18 Krypton Pro (same price DI2 Ultegra), mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By mgopack42

Canadian GAN review, since no one has nay ideas....

Canadian GAN review, since no one has nay ideas. (https://cyclingmagazine.ca/spotlight/pinarello-gan-review/)

hydrationnation , sorry for getting off the rails, but dont let the bullies influence...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By mgopack42

you are aware that the PO is in America, right? ...

you are aware that the PO is in America, right? and you are further aware that pounds sterling are not american dollars? (~1.2 dollars per pound) of the 4 bikes you mentioned from your Road CC...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By mgopack42

Also, a quick internet search shows us this: ...

Also, a quick internet search shows us this:
All of the usual suspects, and not a single Ultegra bike in the lot! I think people on the forums tend to be a little pie in the sky when giving...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By mgopack42

All I am saying is that you need to pay for...

All I am saying is that you need to pay for service... something that is going the way of the dodo (do people still say that?). I will pay "extra" for that service and to ensure that it is there for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By mgopack42

I am afraid you will be hard pressed to find any...

I am afraid you will be hard pressed to find any meaningful insight on anything as uncommon as a Gan. I have noticed the guys (sheeple) on here all push Cervello, Trek, Giant, Cannondale, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By mgopack42

This is the guy who will be complaining that his...

This is the guy who will be complaining that his LBS is gone in a year...I cant understand why they couldn't make it, they were always busy". I paid MSRP for my wife's Roubaix sport (full 105 with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,982
Posted By mgopack42

good article that wound up in my Google news feed

Hot Take (https://medium.com/@cosmocatalano/on-strava-or-the-things-you-love-should-love-you-back-b6928d6e8b5b)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By mgopack42

Looks great, I think if my dad bought me one of...

Looks great, I think if my dad bought me one of those, I would forget I had a mother! Call Wrench Science, Taylor Peliska is the Argon 18 expert; 510-529-3052. tell him Mark Willette sent you! They...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By mgopack42

I saw you post, and i was thinking...Didn't I...

I saw you post, and i was thinking...Didn't I just see a junior race bike yesterday?
Argon 18 24 (https://www.wrenchscience.com/road/frames/Argon+18/Xenon+24+Bike/2020/)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 4,112,170
Posted By mgopack42

You know you can pair that HRM strap to the...

You know you can pair that HRM strap to the Garmin 500 you have there, and do away with the Polar watch on your handlebars, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By mgopack42

I have landed on CF for my next bike. Ti seems...

I have landed on CF for my next bike. Ti seems like a step backwards technology wise. The reviews on the Argon 18 are all super. some reviewers gave it very high marks for comfort and rear end...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By mgopack42

Oh yeah, the why is I have the money, and i want...

Oh yeah, the why is I have the money, and i want a new bike. the old bike is a tad large for me, so I want a better fitting bike. also looking for a little smoother ride, disc brakes so i can up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By mgopack42

If you are disc brake, here is another option, a...

If you are disc brake, here is another option, a little out of your price range...
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1585x376/hed_red_28c94af5df080281c369a946d478a46885c73b44.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By mgopack42

Fulcrum wheels have a red "F" on the rims. do you...

Fulcrum wheels have a red "F" on the rims. do you have rim or disc brakes? if disc, then the "wind 55 DB" is nice and nice looking, just a splash of red...and of very good quality, looks like $1100...
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