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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,805
Posted By sfrider

Depends on whether it's sunny; even if the air is...

Depends on whether it's sunny; even if the air is 40˚F in January, the sun still adds significant warmth if it's out. I'd say on a sunny day low 40s is about the limit for me, if it's overcast maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By sfrider

It's not that simple. With the Favero Assiomas...

It's not that simple. With the Favero Assiomas each leg gets its own full 360-degree dynamic power data. So how you lift each leg, the peak power phase, even off-center pressure (inside/outside) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 554
Posted By sfrider

My Favero Assioma Duos agree very closely with my...

My Favero Assioma Duos agree very closely with my Kickr Core. Maybe around 1% or so. If two PMs differ by 25% then something is seriously wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,807
Posted By sfrider

I've ridden a R8000 Di2 bike a little shy of 4000...

I've ridden a R8000 Di2 bike a little shy of 4000 miles / 350000 ft since this time last year. By now it would be time to replace mechanical cables and housing, as they would need continuous tweaking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By sfrider

Try swapping wheels between the bikes to see if...

Try swapping wheels between the bikes to see if it makes a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,029
Posted By sfrider

The Ion RT 200 is perfect for when you're out...

The Ion RT 200 is perfect for when you're out around twilight or after dark with proper street lighting - it's more about being visible and legal compliance than seeing the road, although in a pinch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By sfrider

Tire rotation on a bicycle? Lol. Just replace...

Tire rotation on a bicycle? Lol. Just replace the tires individually when the wear indicators show it's time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,029
Posted By sfrider

The gear indicator is nice. The Di2 battery...

The gear indicator is nice. The Di2 battery percentage field on Garmins is nice. The hood controls are nice. Being able to configure using a phone (though for some reason it disagrees and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,470
Posted By sfrider

I just drop it in the front yard when I bail...

I just drop it in the front yard when I bail inside to have dinner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,921
Posted By sfrider

If a handlebar bag is all that's needed to ride...

If a handlebar bag is all that's needed to ride their favorite bike to and from work, then why not.
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,349
Posted By sfrider

Well, finally some good news! :thumb:

Well, finally some good news! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,213
Posted By sfrider

So, to summarize after 171 posts: - One...

So, to summarize after 171 posts:

- One troll likes Gatorskins.
- Nobody else does.

Draw your own conclusions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,213
Posted By sfrider

But the power required to overcome drag goes up...

But the power required to overcome drag goes up with the cube of speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 459
Posted By sfrider

You don't mention it so I will: check the chain...

You don't mention it so I will: check the chain for wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 857
Posted By sfrider

Some new things since I last updated my bikes in...

Some new things since I last updated my bikes in 2013:

Endurance geometries
Disc brakes
Thru axle wheels
Electronic shifting and computer linking
Bluetooth sensors
Integrated cockpits...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,072
Posted By sfrider

More specifically, seated intervals.

More specifically, seated intervals.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 931
Posted By sfrider

Do you have a saddle bag with a velcro strap? ...

Do you have a saddle bag with a velcro strap? The barbed part of velcro will shred lycra, and many bags have a velcro strap that goes around the seatpost to secure it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By sfrider

You could probably have left the truing stand...

You could probably have left the truing stand behind.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By sfrider

No one to point fingers at here other than...

No one to point fingers at here other than myself. I pulled off the original cassette when I got the bike to put it on a Kickr Core trainer and when I got a second cassette put that on the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,979
Posted By sfrider

49.5" chest, M??? I have a 38" chest and wear L...

49.5" chest, M??? I have a 38" chest and wear L or M in Assos depending on what it is.

Did you mean to type 39.5"?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 21,144
Posted By sfrider

Ha, I've got a Cervelo, ENVE SES, and Rapha. ...

Ha, I've got a Cervelo, ENVE SES, and Rapha. Maybe that's why every non-cyclist, overweight gym rat on a flat bar bike has to prove they're faster than me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By sfrider

Don't know about Campy, but Shimano shifters...

Don't know about Campy, but Shimano shifters sometimes collect gunk and the lubrication dries up producing exactly this lack of shifter engagement on the downshift. I've fixed it by spraying WD-40...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,388
Posted By sfrider

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel...

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel the draft with your lips and maybe hear it) around the bead between the sidewall and rim, then deflate and reinflate to make sure the bead is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,952
Posted By sfrider

A good "second skin" jersey with a fine weave...

A good "second skin" jersey with a fine weave (like the Castelli Aero Race 6.0) feels cold to the touch when sweating in our low humidity heat, typically 30-40% RH. More of the same in a base layer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,048
Posted By sfrider

Looks like a fairly straight up replacement for...

Looks like a fairly straight up replacement for the C3/C5. My C3 is a fantastic bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By sfrider

I've been riding the Endurance 2's since last...

I've been riding the Endurance 2's since last summer, with no visible wear. Apart from knickers and full leg ones over winter (with the same excellent pad), it's all on the Endurance 2's. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,883
Posted By sfrider

Rapha isn't relatively expensive if you compare...

Rapha isn't relatively expensive if you compare to similar high-end brands. Roughly the same as Castelli, give or take. But of course in absolute terms they're all expensive, but that really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By sfrider

:thumb: Ride it like you stole it!

:thumb: Ride it like you stole it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By sfrider

My long rides are usually in the form of a loop...

My long rides are usually in the form of a loop to begin with. But last weekend it was 98.5 miles and vanity dictated I loop the neighborhood until it rolled over. (Besides, I also felt like I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,184
Posted By sfrider

I'm not sure I see the problem with press fit per...

I'm not sure I see the problem with press fit per se. I mean, even a threaded BB has to meet certain - likely the exactly same for an internal thread - tolerances to not creak and eat bearings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,308
Posted By sfrider

Who takes a tire off to top off the sealant...

Who takes a tire off to top off the sealant level??? My tires don't come off until it's time to replace them!

https://youtu.be/wHPQhKSjqF8
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,396
Posted By sfrider

To keep people from getting killed or injured,...

To keep people from getting killed or injured, breaking laws, and making cyclists look irresponsible?

For example, this downhill is part of a popular SF Bay Area segment (with I think over 100k...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19,701
Views: 4,206,832
Posted By sfrider

Rapha Men's Pro Team Lightweight Wind Jacket ...

Rapha Men's Pro Team Lightweight Wind Jacket

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Excellent jacket! Mesh web on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,543
Posted By sfrider

One thing with the 530 is its button control. If...

One thing with the 530 is its button control. If your data screen is obscured by a notification for example you can watch the road while reaching down and pressing a button to dismiss it, purely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,378
Posted By sfrider

If you look down at the computer and expect to...

If you look down at the computer and expect to see your actual speed, then a speed sensor is probably a good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,216
Posted By sfrider

I have fabric one with a head strap to keep it...

I have fabric one with a head strap to keep it around my neck, and always do when I go out. Mainly if I need to sneeze or cough, enter a store, or talk to someone in which case I can just pull it up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By sfrider

Check and top off the sealant every month or two....

Check and top off the sealant every month or two. Or if time has passed since the last ride, check before heading out. The bike can sit without sealant forever; the tires will stay put even when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By sfrider

How are your arts and crafts skills? :) ...

How are your arts and crafts skills? :)

Maybe take a piece of inner tube sized a little bigger than the mount piece, attach it with fast drying silicone adhesive (or silicone caulk), push it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,225
Posted By sfrider

Do you mean their phone app doesn't? When I...

Do you mean their phone app doesn't?

When I sync from my computer via Garmin Connect or Wahoo, they definitely use PM data. I've had the battery in a PM die a third into a ride and it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19,701
Views: 4,206,832
Posted By sfrider

After two months of circling wheelsets, trying to...

After two months of circling wheelsets, trying to find good options for a shallow-rim wind-friendly set (because, my DT E1800s have had me blown into curbs and gutters, and over the next car lane,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,382
Posted By sfrider

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds...

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds than anything else... Stuff's gonna rub when it's a tight squeeze! Fortunately, getting back on the bike will eventually have that taken care of all by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,535
Posted By sfrider

You also need an angular sensor to measure power...

You also need an angular sensor to measure power at the pedal. Integrate force over distance (i.e., the pedal spherical movement distance) and you get work; divide the work by the time it took, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:35 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,426
Posted By sfrider

RIP. You'll be sorely missed, but your prickly...

RIP. You'll be sorely missed, but your prickly wit will live forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By sfrider

You hold the button on the RS910 to make a BT...

You hold the button on the RS910 to make a BT connection between your phone and the WU111. Yes, the instructions are poor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By sfrider

EW-WU111 adds Bluetooth and ANT+. EW-RS910 has...

EW-WU111 adds Bluetooth and ANT+. EW-RS910 has only a charge connection for the BCR2, but the BCR2 can be used with a Windows PC and the Shimano E-Tube Project software. In other words, the BCR2 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,003
Posted By sfrider

A HR monitor is very helpful, but you can also...

A HR monitor is very helpful, but you can also use your breathing as a check - if you start feeling winded, couldn't easily talk, or go a little too hard to breathe through your nose, back off a bit....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,003
Posted By sfrider

I just ride whatever feels effortless and easy. ...

I just ride whatever feels effortless and easy. It won't be after a few hours, and your pace will drop off. The more you do it the less it droops over time and the further you can go. Your HR will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,299
Posted By sfrider

Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once. :D

Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19,701
Views: 4,206,832
Posted By sfrider

Perfettamente!!! :beer:

Perfettamente!!! :beer:
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