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08-12-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By caloso

5-10psi/day is acceptable to me. More than that...

5-10psi/day is acceptable to me. More than that and I would retape the rims. Myself.
08-12-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By caloso

To borrow a line from another program of...

To borrow a line from another program of self-improvement, this is simple but not easy.
08-11-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By caloso

You might have better luck if you search for a...

You might have better luck if you search for a single speed cyclocross (SSCX) bike.
08-11-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By caloso

I ordered it from one of the UK websites. I want...

I ordered it from one of the UK websites. I want to Chain Reaction, possibly Pro Bike Kit.
08-11-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By caloso

No, groupsets were definitely a thing. I bought...

No, groupsets were definitely a thing. I bought a Tiagra groupset a few years ago to build up a bike for my son.
08-11-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By caloso

You could just say you don't know.

You could just say you don't know.
08-11-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,916
Posted By caloso

I have 3 bikes with rim brakes: road, TT, and CX....

I have 3 bikes with rim brakes: road, TT, and CX. When I wanted to build myself a CX bike, I wanted to follow the time tested route of repurposing some used components I had sitting in a bin, so I...
08-11-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,067
Posted By caloso

My first "real" bike was a Trek 5200 that I...

My first "real" bike was a Trek 5200 that I bought for $2000-ish during the Lance/Postal mania days. Correcting for inflation, that would be $3100 in current dollars.

I say knock yourself out.
08-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 489
Posted By caloso

Re intervals, I have a 5 minute hill workout...

Re intervals, I have a 5 minute hill workout where I will alternate standing in a big gear with sitting and spinning a small gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By caloso

Zipp has dimpled rims for at least 10 years.

Zipp has dimpled rims for at least 10 years.
08-10-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By caloso

Yep. This time of year, an 8am start is very...

Yep. This time of year, an 8am start is very late. Luckily, it's a dry heat. I'm glad you had a good ride and come back any time!
08-10-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 608
Posted By caloso

https://www.clevertraining.com/stages-power-meter-...

https://www.clevertraining.com/stages-power-meter-shimano-105-7000
08-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By caloso

I once went on a long ride with some friends and...

I once went on a long ride with some friends and when I got back to the house I was at 99 and change so I rode around the block a few times to get 100. Did the same ride a month later but didn’t...
08-10-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 452
Posted By caloso

I have a just-turned 16 year-old who's no slouch...

I have a just-turned 16 year-old who's no slouch by 21st century standards (he won the Sacramento CX U19 series last fall), and I'm not sure he could do just under 20mph on a 1895 fixed gear on a...
08-10-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By caloso

Friendly neighborhood hardware store.

Friendly neighborhood hardware store.
08-10-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 608
Posted By caloso

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/wahoo-kickr-sn...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/07/wahoo-kickr-snap-2017-v2-trainer.html

Once he got it calibrated, he found the wahoo to be very close to his on-bike PM. If yours is calibrated, I would trust...
08-10-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By caloso

Depending on the height, you might be more likely...

Depending on the height, you might be more likely to hit with your bars, which might result in a broken hand, and would likely take you down. Either, be careful.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By caloso

What? Road bikes are regular bikes. Lots...

What?

Road bikes are regular bikes. Lots of people ride road bikes to work and for errands, including straight up race bikes. Lots of people manage to carry things on bikes, including road...
08-10-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By caloso

I was in the upper deck of Candlestick. We...

I was in the upper deck of Candlestick. We definitely felt it. For a moment, I thought we might get tossed down into the lower deck. Then I thought there was a possibility that the lights might...
08-09-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 358
Posted By caloso

100 miles from a 5.1? I’m not surprised that you...

100 miles from a 5.1? I’m not surprised that you didn’t feel it.
08-09-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,128
Posted By caloso

I try not to overthink it. As long as I’m not...

I try not to overthink it. As long as I’m not cross chaining, it’s not supercritical.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By caloso

I don't think it's that complicated. Say "We're...

I don't think it's that complicated. Say "We're going at a recovery pace. No more than X mph on the flats, same effort on the hills. Everyone try to stick together."
08-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By caloso

ANT (Adaptive Network Topology[1]...

ANT (Adaptive Network Topology[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANT_(network)#cite_note-ANT-1)) is a proprietary (but open access (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_communication)) multicast...
08-07-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By caloso

I just got these for my CX/commuter: ...

I just got these for my CX/commuter: https://rideissi.com/pedals/issi-flip
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,633
Posted By caloso

Ride the stated pace. If people want to ride off...

Ride the stated pace. If people want to ride off the front, let them go.
08-06-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 509
Posted By caloso

What's the cheapest computer that will talk to an...

What's the cheapest computer that will talk to an Ant+ powermeter? (asking for a friend whose Garmin 500 is probably going to die one of these days).
Forum: Commuting
08-06-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By caloso

Itís kept in a bike cage with all the other...

Itís kept in a bike cage with all the other commuter bikes in my building. If I had to lock it up on the street I wouldnít, but then again I wouldnít lock up my aluminum TT bike or my Al/CF cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,470
Posted By caloso

I don't get this fascination with cadence. Seems...

I don't get this fascination with cadence. Seems like anyone who's done any training with a powermeter eventually realizes it might be mildly interesting but functionally unimportant.
08-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By caloso

Agree with this.

Agree with this.
08-05-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15,187
Views: 862,474
Posted By caloso

Funny how satisfying it can be just to hit your...

Funny how satisfying it can be just to hit your wattage targets on a windy day.
08-05-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By caloso

All the Shimano crankarms are functionally the...

All the Shimano crankarms are functionally the same. I put a Stages 105 crankarm on a Dura Ace 7800 crankset and it works perfectly. The only complaint is that the finish isn't as nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,266
Posted By caloso

Maybe. As a professional rule drafter, I can...

Maybe. As a professional rule drafter, I can tell you it's very important to cover all the possible bases.
08-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By caloso

No problem. I have 9-speed DA barcons set to...

No problem. I have 9-speed DA barcons set to friction on my TT bike. With a DA 7800 RD. I've run 9 and 10 speed Shimano wheels *and* 10 speed Campy wheels without any change.

As others...
08-05-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By caloso

Reliable, simple, fun. My kid rides a FG to...

Reliable, simple, fun.

My kid rides a FG to school (or at least he did in the Before Times) and won the local U18 cross series on a SSCX. I'm glad to have passed on the bug.
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,436
Posted By caloso

Ok, Boomer

Ok, Boomer
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,266
Posted By caloso

https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/wada_...

https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/wada_2019_english_prohibited_list.pdf

GLUCOCORTICOIDS All glucocorticoids are prohibited when administered by oral, intravenous, intramuscular or...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,150
Posted By caloso

Shrug. I rode my Tarmac to work this morning. I...

Shrug. I rode my Tarmac to work this morning. I probably ride it more often than my aluminum CX bike. The road between my house and downtown is far better paved than your typical VeloPromo road...
08-03-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By caloso

How's the bike?

How's the bike?
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,803
Posted By caloso

I'm staff counsel for a state agency, but you...

I'm staff counsel for a state agency, but you don't have either legal or government in your choices, so I couldn't select anything on the list.
08-02-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,045
Posted By caloso

oh man, I was just thinking it would be fun to...

oh man, I was just thinking it would be fun to build up a new sscx

I wonder if I could sneak it in the garage without my wife noticing.
08-02-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By caloso

Yes, if I was inheriting a bike that had sat in a...

Yes, if I was inheriting a bike that had sat in a hot garage for years, Iíd replace the tires and tubes for sure. Michelin Protek 700c x 40 mm on sale at Bike Tires Direct for $20.
07-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,306
Posted By caloso

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even...

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even worse this way than before, since a bunch of them have been doing Zwift races, which do this excessively. They're all going to think that's how...
07-29-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,677
Posted By caloso

Another belt and suspenders guy here: I will...

Another belt and suspenders guy here: I will almost always bring a mini-pump AND CO2; spare tube AND patch kit. First flat gets a new tube and CO2, back on the road in 5. Second and subsequent...
07-28-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By caloso

You will always have a performance impact while...

You will always have a performance impact while riding on the trainer compared to outside. Even with a decent fan, it's a problem shedding heat. Most competitive riders I know who ride the trainer...
07-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By caloso

Maybe. Probably. Depends mostly on whether the...

Maybe. Probably. Depends mostly on whether the bigger tire will clear the frame and fork.
07-27-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
Posted By caloso

A couple notes: – These numbers are...

A couple notes:

– These numbers are calculated for a rider over 40kms at a time of 48minutes. Faster than most of us could go!



Here's the article. As someone else pointed out, it's fairly...
07-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
Posted By caloso

Is that a question for the OP specifically, or...

Is that a question for the OP specifically, or can anyone answer?
07-27-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By caloso

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur...

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur group), the Miche cassettes are a bit heavier but long-wearing and high quality. And much cheaper. So good bang for the buck in my view.
07-27-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
Posted By caloso

Whatever the numbers, the point remains that the...

Whatever the numbers, the point remains that the biggest aerodynamic factors are the rider's head, clothing, and positioning.
07-27-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 883
Posted By caloso

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/591x387/itt_time_savings_eb44707097fa31674030e0340154afc3b7bb25d6.jpg
Time saved over a 40km ITT. Helmet and clothing are the biggest factors...
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