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08-31-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,437
Posted By Leinster

My first 700c bike, when I was 12, had nutted...

My first 700c bike, when I was 12, had nutted axles with Allen key bolts. So I just needed a 6mm to open them up. I didn’t even have to open them all the way, just loosened about 2-3 turns, enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By Leinster

A long time ago I bought a Schwinn Fastback at...

A long time ago I bought a Schwinn Fastback at Performance Bike. It was $500 in the Thanksgiving sales. I had never had a triple on a road bike before and asked if they could do a swap out for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,271
Posted By Leinster

Surely by not offering the customized build...

Surely by not offering the customized build option up-front, Specialized are leading to more, not less, customers making after-market changes through their LBS? For the low-medium end price ranges, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,271
Posted By Leinster

No it isn't, but they race across even the pave...

No it isn't, but they race across even the pave at 35-40km/hr. You don't need to shift into the small ring at those speeds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By Leinster

Oooh. Thumbs down on "techno-polymer." And yeah,...

Oooh. Thumbs down on "techno-polymer." And yeah, it's plastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Leinster

Cross-threading here. Did anyone think of...

Cross-threading here. Did anyone think of suggesting you switch to a Chorus RD?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,271
Posted By Leinster

Mads Pederson rode 1x by choice in the Belgian...

Mads Pederson rode 1x by choice in the Belgian spring classics in 2019.

When he won the Worlds in Yorkshire in the Autumn he was back on 2x, and he's been riding 2x in general this season as far...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By Leinster

It means nobody like Potenza, I guess. I never...

It means nobody like Potenza, I guess. I never did, they ditched Athena and replaced it with a fugly crank and a derailleur with plastic parts all over it.

I see it can be had for dirt cheap now;...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,271
Posted By Leinster

BOOOOO! What are you even doing on Bikeforums?

BOOOOO! What are you even doing on Bikeforums?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,271
Posted By Leinster

The problem with this theory is that pros have...

The problem with this theory is that pros have been offered 1x, and have given it a resounding thumbs down. But the manufacturers are continuing with it anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Leinster

The Burley Bubble is a bit of a curse. Having...

The Burley Bubble is a bit of a curse. Having them on the back of the Yuba is a lot easier for interaction. The Yuba is a bear to put away at the end of a ride, though.

Heavy, slow, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 785
Posted By Leinster

Are you trying to quantify it in terms of Excess...

Are you trying to quantify it in terms of Excess Watts at 30km/hr? Or just asking for sympathy?

It’s a significant slow-down. On the plus side, it worked as a great equalizer for bike rides with...
08-18-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Leinster

I've no idea about that channel, but here's a gcn...

I've no idea about that channel, but here's a gcn interview with a different bikepacker that I think answers a lot of your questions;

https://youtu.be/56bkaEyScX0
08-18-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By Leinster

Car/SUV Rental for a Family Trip

We're planning a get-out-of-the-Covid trip up to a cabin in the woods some time next month, and while we're just about surviving with our Prius and Focus living in town, they're not going to cut the...
08-17-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,912
Posted By Leinster

There's a couple in Napa area, one near Lake...

There's a couple in Napa area, one near Lake Hennessey, the other past Berryessa. Not noticing the smoke down here just yet.
08-17-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By Leinster

Fair enough! For my morning ride yesterday,...

Fair enough!

For my morning ride yesterday, I had 2 clif bar minis in my pocket, and a bottle of water on the bike. I ate the espresso Clif bar as I was rolling out, and kept the white choc...
08-13-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,460
Posted By Leinster

Fasted riding is a thing. You can roll out of...

Fasted riding is a thing. You can roll out of bed, ride for an hour or more with no food and then have breakfast when you get home.

Alternatively, I sometimes snack on my first Clif bar as I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Leinster

Anything wrong with just sticking with the...

Anything wrong with just sticking with the downtube shifter? I mean, it’s the Front derailleur, it doesn’t need indexing or anything.
07-31-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By Leinster

Get a 80s/90s steel 26" wheel rigid mtb off...

Get a 80s/90s steel 26" wheel rigid mtb off craigslist for $100 or less. Add 2" slick tires. Personalize with whatever tech-du-jour touches you feel like (Drop bar conversion! 1x drivetrain!...
07-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,682
Posted By Leinster

+1 on this. But at the same time, do check...

+1 on this.

But at the same time, do check that your saddle fits correctly, and that your bike is set up correctly. Both of these can lead to discomfort. I've sat on multiple saddles that were...
07-27-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Leinster

But Mavic were innovating, and they were coming...

But Mavic were innovating, and they were coming up with creative new products and designs, and weren’t playing it safe. And they weren’t using market position to prevent other innovators; or if they...
07-27-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By Leinster

Drive to Tracy. Do some loop that involves...

Drive to Tracy. Do some loop that involves Modesto, Manteca, and a barrel of sunsreen.

Bart to Pittsburg, Ride via Rio Vista to Stockton and via Hwy 4 back to Pittsburg.

Drive up to Sac. Ride...
07-27-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,110
Posted By Leinster

Has anyone mentioned yet the obvious point that...

Has anyone mentioned yet the obvious point that Italian names just sound cooler? Colnago and Bianchi and Tomassini and Battaglin and Bottechia all just sound exciting. (By contrast, Fondriest...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,058
Posted By Leinster

I don't know, but tell me more about stripping...

I don't know, but tell me more about stripping the anodizing? I would absolutely like to do that on my Athena shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Leinster

A couple of LBS near here have the demo saddle;...

A couple of LBS near here have the demo saddle; usually in an outrageous funky colour with STORE DEMO printed on the side so nobody gets any ideas about keeping them, and you put down a deposit when...
07-24-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By Leinster

My Giro Apeckx were under your $150 budget, and...

My Giro Apeckx were under your $150 budget, and have lasted me 6+ years. Comfortable, the ratchet closure is robust, not too heavy, and a good selection of colors.

If I were buying shoes again,...
07-23-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Leinster

It does sound like it's exactly what happened in...

It does sound like it's exactly what happened in the original purchase of the company that led to the problems, though. The company was bought, the new owners were then completely absent from any...
07-23-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Leinster

Keep the numbering system as-is. Allow teams...

Keep the numbering system as-is.

Allow teams to put names in 2"/50mm high letters across a rider's shoulders, per soccer/American sports. If some teams try it and feel it works, more teams will...
07-23-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By Leinster

Sagan isn't the climber he used to be. Or at...

Sagan isn't the climber he used to be. Or at least, he hasn't been the last couple of seasons. I can't see him winning races as tough as this at this stage of his career.

Alaphilippe, Van Aert,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,836
Posted By Leinster

If I ever use the 12, be it with a 50 or 53 up...

If I ever use the 12, be it with a 50 or 53 up front, it's down a steep, steep hill. And I pretty much bypass the 13 on the way there and back up again once the road flattens out.

I have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,836
Posted By Leinster

Most cassettes don't, but I've found mine...

Most cassettes don't, but I've found mine valuable enough that I don't want to miss out. I'll accept 3t gaps elsewhere, but the 14-19 range is where I spend 80-90% of my riding. Because as much as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,836
Posted By Leinster

On my 2 geared road bikes I have 11 speed 12-29...

On my 2 geared road bikes I have 11 speed 12-29 and 10 speed 12-27. Both are straight through to the 17. I recently upgraded the 11 from 8 speed 13-26.

My most used cogs are the ones between 14...
07-23-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Leinster

You'd hope that the new ownership would improve...

You'd hope that the new ownership would improve that, while not allowing a reduction in quality of product.
07-22-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By Leinster

Strava Challenges on HomeTrainer with a Garmin Edge

My wife has no interest in signing up to Zwift or similar Virtual Riding system, but wants her time on the home trainer, with an Edge 25 and speed sensor, to count towards Strava challenges. Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,908
Posted By Leinster

For 5 years I worked around the corner from a...

For 5 years I worked around the corner from a Pearl Izumi outlet. I’ve got loads of their gear, all usually at 50% or more off, so I tend to think of them as a “budget” brand.

Their N3 running...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,908
Posted By Leinster

"Kit" usually includes socks, gloves,...

"Kit" usually includes socks, gloves, arm-warmers, rain jacket, shoes, helmet, hat/headband etc etc. Though obviously you wouldn't wear/bring all of those on every ride.

I wouldn't say "cycling...
07-22-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By Leinster

Tifosi Swank or Goodr. $25. Don't get the...

Tifosi Swank or Goodr. $25.

Don't get the ones with the reflective lenses, though; whatever coating they use for those can scratch, peel, or just get messed up. The matt lenses are fine, I wear...
07-22-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By Leinster

I've been storing a bike on the back deck,...

I've been storing a bike on the back deck, mounted in my Cycleops trainer, since late last year. A bike cover to keep the rain and sun off (Got mine off Amazon for $30ish, IIRC) is all you need. In...
07-22-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,032
Posted By Leinster

Most of them with an 11-30 as stock, some even...

Most of them with an 11-30 as stock, some even with 11-28.

Thing is, with most of these bikes, they're trying to build something that will sell in multiple regions. Yes, if you're biking in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Leinster

If you want to choose your seatpost, carbon bars,...

If you want to choose your seatpost, carbon bars, and PM, then upgrade.

If you find a stock Di2 bike that has the exact bars, stem, seatpost that you're looking for, and comes with a PM, (which is...
07-20-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By Leinster

105 went to 11 speed less than a year after I...

105 went to 11 speed less than a year after I bought my CAAD10. Cannondale just went ahead and released the next CAAD10 on schedule with 11 speed and a different paintjob, changed nothing about the...
07-20-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,032
Posted By Leinster

A short wheelbase might also be easier to whip...

A short wheelbase might also be easier to whip around high-speed tight corners on steep winding descents, much like riding a Crit. I love climbing on my Criterium, and on my CAAD10, with their...
07-20-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,644
Posted By Leinster

My point is that, eventually, they may have...

My point is that, eventually, they may have little choice. Manufacturing has fled from the developed nations, to developing nation after developing nation, and each time abandoning said developing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,013
Posted By Leinster

I would hope someone tagging onto a group ride...

I would hope someone tagging onto a group ride would introduce themselves.

But it doesn’t take long watching someone ride to determine if they’re worth drafting or not. If they’re riding at about...
07-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,644
Posted By Leinster

I'm sure this is a toe-in-the-water for Dorel. Is...

I'm sure this is a toe-in-the-water for Dorel. Is it economically feasible/viable to manufacture in the US in the current/future economic climate? If this run works out, maybe look at future...
07-18-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Leinster

Ever Strip Black Paint From Alloy Parts?

It's hard to find silver/alloy parts these days, especially on a budget, so on my current bike I have a few black parts which I'd rather were the bare metal finish. Eg, a black cannondale stem and...
07-18-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By Leinster

High weight, low reps = strength, power workout. ...

High weight, low reps = strength, power workout.
Low weight, high reps = endurance
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,836
Posted By Leinster

My road bikes have low of 39-29 and 34-27. I...

My road bikes have low of 39-29 and 34-27.

I avoid certain roads. Especially with my current fitness. I suffer a lot when I choose to tackle them. In between I have plenty of gears to choose from,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,163
Posted By Leinster

This. What matters more is that your pumps...

This.

What matters more is that your pumps are consistent with each other, and that they repeatably and accurately pump your tires to your desired specification.

The pumps may be empirically...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,836
Posted By Leinster

Woah, hey now, that's over the top. He hasn't...

Woah, hey now, that's over the top. He hasn't done much climbing, by his own admission. So he probably won't be able to go up Mt Baldy this weekend or next, but there's no reason it wouldn't be...
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