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10-12-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Sy Reene

As this thread itself has demonstrated in...

As this thread itself has demonstrated in answering your question, if you post something you will be more often than not told why it won't work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 642
Posted By Sy Reene

Do I misunderstand what power means? Isn't it...

Do I misunderstand what power means? Isn't it true that for a given hill, you need the same amount of power to get up that hill, regardless of what gearing you have? I suppose the limiting factor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Sy Reene

Going a bit OT.. but was the announced new...

Going a bit OT.. but was the announced new Schwinn Paramount basically vaporware, or is there anybody actually selling it?

https://pelotonmagazine.com/gear/revitalizing-a-legacy-schwinn-paramount/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By Sy Reene

You can get some info from BRR on this. Quick...

You can get some info from BRR on this. Quick data.. their tested GP5 23mm tubed version measured out at an actual 24.4mm on a 17c rim. and FWIW, since 25mm tires are the base tested model and only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 78,555
Posted By Sy Reene

If it was me, I'd enquire of LB about doing a 36F...

If it was me, I'd enquire of LB about doing a 36F and 46R wheelset
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By Sy Reene

It's interesting to note however, per BRR's...

It's interesting to note however, per BRR's website, for the 2.0 versions, the Control was weighed at 262 grams, the regular Corsa at 260 grams. At 80psi, the rolling resistance loss going to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By Sy Reene

I never circled back on this, but Merlin...

I never circled back on this, but Merlin basically said the same thing.. "newer versions" of the Corsa dropped the + sign. Maybe it means we unwittingly received as beta-testers, the 2.0 tires but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,916
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm bothered by how that story has turned out...

I'm bothered by how that story has turned out 'defenders' of ebike users by going into diversions about health issues and a-fib or whatnot. If there's a topic to discuss here, I think it might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 78,555
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes, unless you and/or your bike falls over onto...

Yes, unless you and/or your bike falls over onto a curb.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,916
Posted By Sy Reene

?? This thread has taken a lot of diversions...

?? This thread has taken a lot of diversions from the original premise of an organized group bike ride where a bunch of 20-30yr olds were riding e-bikes. But, if by 'need' you mean by necessity,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,916
Posted By Sy Reene

It depends on which sub-topic of the many being...

It depends on which sub-topic of the many being discussed in this thread he was referring to. Could be reference to OP's mention that the ebike riders were in the 20-30 yr old age group.. and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,916
Posted By Sy Reene

Which came first.. the elevator or the...

Which came first.. the elevator or the escalator..? That's what started it all.. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,799,557
Posted By Sy Reene

Just my $.02 and obviously don't know your...

Just my $.02 and obviously don't know your circumstances, but I can't imagine a bike fitting makes much financial sense until you've probably spent at least 500 miles (arbitrary number) on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, I think they're Pirelli Cinturatos.

fwiw, I think they're Pirelli Cinturatos.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,916
Posted By Sy Reene

What should be interesting is if the quasi-race...

What should be interesting is if the quasi-race events (eg. Gran Fondos, Tours de XYZ, etc) that are timed/chipped events with podiums, prizes etc, start to allow registered e-bikers into the events...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,916
Posted By Sy Reene

Presumably he would have had less fun under his...

Presumably he would have had less fun under his own power and riding with the 'not pretty fast group'?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 772
Posted By Sy Reene

That 30-day return policy works well with Puma...

That 30-day return policy works well with Puma only have 30 days left of riding temps left this year! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe I am, but it just seems a huge difference...

Maybe I am, but it just seems a huge difference to go from (2-3yrs ago) advice to run 25mms at about 90-100psi to now 60psi Tubeless. I'm really just asking if there's a modern update to the (still...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sy Reene

since Enve was part of the discussion.. I presume...

since Enve was part of the discussion.. I presume running too low in your road tires, the same could happen?

https://www.enve.com/en/journal/pinch-flats-the-ultimate-buzzkill/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sy Reene

Why does it seem a bit funny to me to invest in...

Why does it seem a bit funny to me to invest in $2500 wheelsets, and then to need to run your nice tires at inflation pressures resembling molasses?

Has there been an updated "15% deflection" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure in this context a wide tire is, but per...

Not sure in this context a wide tire is, but per Enve, these 20mm internal-width rims are "optimized for 25mm tires"
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,090
Posted By Sy Reene

Throwing more info to the mix, this chart at...

Throwing more info to the mix, this chart at bottom, from mavic suggests a max of 6.35 bar for a 20c rim (Enve SES5.6), which is about 92psi.

I assume since you're quoting Enve as recommending...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Sy Reene

Good thought, as long as there's no bell, light,...

Good thought, as long as there's no bell, light, etc accessory mounted on one handlebar only.
10-06-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By Sy Reene

You can say that "there's more to the maximum...

You can say that "there's more to the maximum speed that you can achieve than just final gear ratio" -- that would be correct. But it's also really obvious that TDF riders go faster than all of us...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Sy Reene

For ~$30 it looks like a nicely vented option. ...

For ~$30 it looks like a nicely vented option. Lazer's non-MIPS helmets don't do too well in VA Tech's ratings however, though the Tonic isn't one of their reviewed models.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,334
Posted By Sy Reene

2 ways I can think of that rain can make riding...

2 ways I can think of that rain can make riding faster:
1. You're on a MUP, and because of rain, there are no dog walkers, stroller nannies, etc to slow you down.
2. It's 100 degrees out, and rain...
10-05-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By Sy Reene

None of the wind or rolling resistance or weight...

None of the wind or rolling resistance or weight or weather matters. The gear calculators provide speed based on gear AND cadence -- if I weigh 500 lbs, and pedal a 50/16 gear at a 90 cadence into a...
10-05-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,115
Posted By Sy Reene

umm, no.

umm, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By Sy Reene

Wherever you are, is one of the Ribble showrooms...

Wherever you are, is one of the Ribble showrooms near enough to visit?

there's also (as you're in the UK), the planetX options.
eg. with an sram option...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 844
Posted By Sy Reene

SnapOn are supposed to be decent :eek: ...

SnapOn are supposed to be decent :eek:

https://shop.snapon.com/product/QD1RN6A
10-02-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 420
Posted By Sy Reene

No idea how much space you need, but the Arundel...

No idea how much space you need, but the Arundel Dual is a single velcro strap and pretty quick to install. It's great for me. Holds 2 tubes, 2x CO2, Inflator head, tire lever, small multi-tool,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 875
Posted By Sy Reene

An overbuilt option (probably not too...

An overbuilt option (probably not too lightweight):
https://www.merlincycles.com/hope-20five-pro-4-road-cx-disc-rear-wheel-700c-95184.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,562
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. I never removed mine as my bike never had...

+1. I never removed mine as my bike never had one, and didn't realize I was missing it til ~12yrs later from a thread like this. It's now going on about 16 years.
10-01-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Sy Reene

The Elite Moreo Inox design supposedly offers...

The Elite Moreo Inox design supposedly offers entry from side to some degree.
09-30-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sy Reene

How about "Dentist killed by Soccer Mom"? ...

How about "Dentist killed by Soccer Mom"? "Landscaper runs over cycling schoolteacher" ? Lots of ways both parties in a story can be represented by a person and not imbalanced where only one is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sy Reene

It's not speculation to say speedplay users who...

It's not speculation to say speedplay users who have a power meter, do not have pedal-based power meters. It's not speculation to say that I myself opted for a crank-based power meter, because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sy Reene

I understand the argument, though of course no...

I understand the argument, though of course no existing pedal-based PM exists for SP; hence no SP user owns a pedal-based PM. The likely reason because they like their SP pedals too much and if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sy Reene

I'll admit to having more shoes than I need.. I...

I'll admit to having more shoes than I need.. I also have more than one helmet, or pair of socks, and more jerseys than necessary to survive between laundry runs. I have a pair of black shoes, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure what you're asking. I have cleats...

Not sure what you're asking. I have cleats already installed on my various pairs of shoes for my speedplay pedal system. Cleats are a wear item anyway, so it's like eg. chains.. I can't imagine...
09-29-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,601
Posted By Sy Reene

How? I thought the problem with the flexi...

How? I thought the problem with the flexi leashes is that there is no way to retract the dog to you, unless your rip up your hands pulling on the wire? You either have to get the dog to run toward...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd guess it depends on whether you have a laptop...

I'd guess it depends on whether you have a laptop that has a screen fully folds back (ie. to act more like a tablet). If so, got one of these who suits my purpose and can collapse down to stow away...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sy Reene

Pedals are easier to move from one bike to the...

Pedals are easier to move from one bike to the next, than SP cleats would be moving from one pair of shoes to another.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Sy Reene

I've heard there are some issues with some BMC...

I've heard there are some issues with some BMC models with the seatpost clamp setup (not actually able to hold the seatpost from slipping).. I'd just check that area to ensure it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By Sy Reene

Has anyone tried to build a power meter into the...

Has anyone tried to build a power meter into the spindle? That's where I'd prefer it be, if it could be figured out how to get to be a bulbous thing below the spindle after it's screwed into the...
09-26-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 620
Posted By Sy Reene

Safe? Yes as described.

Safe? Yes as described.
09-26-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,810
Posted By Sy Reene

This is BF, where everyone's minimum cost of...

This is BF, where everyone's minimum cost of entry should be able to say they can turn on a dime with no hands. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Sy Reene

Actually a nice thing about (at least some of the...

Actually a nice thing about (at least some of the higher end models) Giro shoes, is they come with a nice shoe bag, but with 3 different arch support inserts at no extra cost.. just a PSA



+1...
09-26-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sy Reene

True, though on the flip side, it's also hard to...

True, though on the flip side, it's also hard to find many stories where 'iphone using pedestrian kills self by walking into traffic'.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By Sy Reene

just a calendar check.. the BMC could be at most...

just a calendar check.. the BMC could be at most 5yrs old (if 2020s now out).. the 2018 CAAD could be 2yrs old so I was presuming the Caad would be a used bike as well, and have a similar $1k price...
09-26-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sy Reene

Though, it is an interesting observation to note...

Though, it is an interesting observation to note that a typical cyclist death news story (in NYC we've had quite a few) headlines will be along the lines of "Cyclist killed by truck" -- and not...
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