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03-13-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 2,440,671
Posted By oceanhaitang

My restomod build on my Ď88 Bianchi Giro

My pride and joy just got a modernized makeover!

Originally built with full Campagnolo Victory/C-Record mix groupset/Red anodized Ambrosio Excellence laced to Victory Hubs with DT Competition...
03-11-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7,984
Views: 2,440,671
Posted By celesteguy

Stripped my race bike of the SRAM Red 10 speed...

Stripped my race bike of the SRAM Red 10 speed group and carbon bits and put it onto a recently purchased late 90s Bianchi reparto corse cyclocross frame. With super light wheelset for road use and a...
03-07-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By downtube42

Following up, they did warrant the saddle. I'm...

Following up, they did warrant the saddle. I'm awaiting the repaired saddle now.
02-25-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 631
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say...

Having dealt with short stack headsets I can say that you're on the road to frustration. It appears that your current problem is that your lamp bracket is flanged so that it interferes with the top...
02-25-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By rubiksoval

No, it doesn't. Age and fitness really have...

No, it doesn't. Age and fitness really have nothing to do with it.

The whole 20 minute test was NEVER about 20 minutes anyway; it was about a 5 minute blow out effort and THEN 20 minutes max and...
02-24-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By burnthesheep

Since this came up, I say that unless you do...

Since this came up, I say that unless you do events where it would be really useful to know your hour power......it isn't really worth messing with.

Do a few benchmark efforts around the time...
02-22-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,211
Posted By AlmostTrick

This. Too pretty to ride? Never. Too pretty...

This.

Too pretty to ride? Never. Too pretty to ride in the muck? Of course!
And it doesn't have to be high end or even "pretty" by anyone's standard. I have some cheap bikes that I choose to keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,401
Posted By WhyFi

Zipp 303S. I've thought about throwing another...

Zipp 303S. I've thought about throwing another layer of tape on there, but I want to try other tires first, anyway.
02-19-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By TMonk

I have heard a lot of good things about them! ...

I have heard a lot of good things about them! Thanks for the testimony.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,401
Posted By WhyFi

Ordered a few of tires to (hopefully) last me...

Ordered a few of tires to (hopefully) last me through the year. I'm gradually working my way through some of the better tubeless road tires out there, and this year it'll be Michelin Power Road TLRs...
02-19-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,085
Posted By fholt

Apologies for the messy post - I have cleaned it...

Apologies for the messy post - I have cleaned it up. Thankfully I'm not allowed to have anything to do with interplanetary craft - just my creaky bike.
02-18-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By cyccommute

Whether itís better to upgrade or not depends. ...

Whether itís better to upgrade or not depends. If you buy a bike from one of the big manufacturers and then try to upgrade it to the next level bike, thatís a foolís errand. In that case itís...
02-18-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By burnthesheep

I kind of want to make sure now the discussion...

I kind of want to make sure now the discussion stays with "real world" power. I think Zwift is so full of crap it can't be trusted for this discussion.

Case in point.....
So, just this week I...
02-18-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 14,477
Posted By TheKillerPenguin

I have heard only excellent things about the ass...

I have heard only excellent things about the ass pedals.
02-17-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,816
Posted By Koyote

Injecting it through the valve works for me. ...

Injecting it through the valve works for me.

I'm starting to understand why some posters believe that tubeless is sooo much work -- there are a bunch of people making it way more work than it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Symox

I actually don't know. I just searched for it...

I actually don't know. I just searched for it and used the picture that popped up from the search. sorry
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,476
Posted By cxwrench

It really takes time when the customer uses tire...

It really takes time when the customer uses tire levers and screws up their previously perfect tape. Then sealant gets under the tape and inside the rim. They bring the wheel in because the tire...
02-16-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,836
Posted By OldTryGuy

Geeze, :D , everybody knows if you pass a guy off...

Geeze, :D , everybody knows if you pass a guy off to the side of a road and he doesn't have a dog with him, :innocent: YOU KNOW unless he's flying a kite.
02-10-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,632
Posted By genejockey

One thing that I cannot recommend highly enough...

One thing that I cannot recommend highly enough is one of those sweat shields that attaches to your handlebars and seatpost, AND towels. Riding outside on hot days, I will often find a line of...
02-10-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,771
Posted By OBoile

A higher maximum strength allows one to do...

A higher maximum strength allows one to do sub-maximal efforts more often. A person who squats 405 can do more reps with 300 than someone who squats 315. A person who's 5 second power is 2000 watts...
02-09-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 680
Posted By 2cam16

You can easily make a headset cup tool with some...

You can easily make a headset cup tool with some conduit. Split it down four ways. I made my own and it has held up for a couple of years now:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,401
Posted By noodle soup

I built this up with the stock components from my...

I built this up with the stock components from my Intense Primer 29.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50906876576_ea8d92c65e_o.jpg
02-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,210
Posted By spelger

i agree with genejockey...

i agree with genejockey (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/genejockey-88437.html). zwift does keep me engaged while on the trainer when doing free rides, beats staring at a wall or a graph or map....
02-02-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,714
Posted By Koyote

Yes, good idea. However, I believe that, on...

Yes, good idea. However, I believe that, on steady beam and highest power, it only runs for a couple hours -- and I would like to ride as long as 5-6 hours without worrying about it. I suppose for...
02-01-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By MarkSeries

I was charged for the a Dur-Ace cassette but got...

I was charged for the a Dur-Ace cassette but got an Ultegra (potentially used even; it definitely had some wear). That was my point. I should have been notified and told up front. The whole bike was...
02-01-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By burnthesheep

Long, and just what my gripes with Zwift...

Long, and just what my gripes with Zwift plans/workouts and most indoor dedicated platforms:

It's whatever floats your boat. To say that any one program is easier or harder is to totally not...
02-01-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,210
Posted By burnthesheep

I find the speeds much more realistic for the...

I find the speeds much more realistic for the road bike when I "world hack" and the world is mostly empty. Much more realistic. I gave that a try and it was nice.

I now chalk up some of the...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By bxcsvc24a

the issue I have has been resolved......but I...

the issue I have has been resolved......but I dont need someone coming on here saying that they keep enough money in the bank to cover stuff like this or to sit there and say that you got 3 bikes for...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By bxcsvc24a

well, I am glad that you have that much money in...

well, I am glad that you have that much money in your account..... and I bet your house is bigger than mine also.

a email was sent to the company about this and they were glad that we did bring it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,312
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://media.theradavist.com/uploads/2018/10/Rad-...

https://media.theradavist.com/uploads/2018/10/Rad-Rod-Volume-2-1.jpg?w=1400&quality=75



Yeah. Me too. I went to the Firefly website and looked at ALL the pictures. I couldn't find this one,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,401
Posted By Miller219

Favero Assioma Uno Pedals + 0 float cleats ...

Favero Assioma Uno Pedals + 0 float cleats
Garmin 530 w/ silicon case + screen protector
Adjustable Mount for Garmin
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,509
Posted By thehammerdog

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210112_183506_dea0b7d0a265d530d058b93323ae57f74703d747.jpg
now with paint....
01-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By aggiegrads

More than likely, the loss of air when you detach...

More than likely, the loss of air when you detach is air coming from the hose, not from the tube. If it leaks until you get the presta valve screwed down, then something is wrong with your valve.
01-28-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,463
Posted By indyfabz

:roflmao2:When I was preparing to ride across the...

:roflmao2:When I was preparing to ride across the US back in the day my mom questioned why I would want to put myself through all that torture. More than 3 months later I rode to the front of the...
01-28-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,463
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I told my mother I rode 140 miles, she'd...

If I told my mother I rode 140 miles, she'd probably get upset and ask why I didn't call her. She would have offered to drive me!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,551
Posted By WhyFi

I don't think that it's going to help you with...

I don't think that it's going to help you with fitting tires, but the next time you re-tape, track down some DT Swiss rim tape - it's a little more expensive and a little harder to get your hands on,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19,978
Views: 4,346,401
Posted By WhyFi

After being out of stock pretty much everywhere...

After being out of stock pretty much everywhere for a while, solid seat post mounts for the Varia are back and now at ~$20 bucks. Ordered one for myself from Treefort (free shipping, no tax [for me,...
01-28-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,714
Posted By mattcalifornia

It's not cheap, but it's not $400. They are all...

It's not cheap, but it's not $400. They are all over the place for $199, and I've seen them for around $169.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,375
Posted By chaadster

This is the bar on my Doppler. Thereís that...

This is the bar on my Doppler. Thereís that thing they say about great minds... 😉

What are the screws youíre talking about like? Iíd like a tool-less thumbscrew for the GoPro mounts, but...
01-27-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By mack_turtle

looks like the bit that holds a new cassette...

looks like the bit that holds a new cassette together in the packaging. useful if you have a spare cassette not on a bike to keep all the pieces together and in the right order.
01-27-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1987) Six Road Bikes for Tall People

LOTUS Triomphe, NISHIKI International, CANNONDALE SR-1000, ALAN Record, PANASONIC DX-2000, and GUERCIOTTI Nuovo Record Carbonio are featured.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,551
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah the benefits for mtb and cross don't have...

Yeah the benefits for mtb and cross don't have anything to do with ride quality. They have everything to do with striking objects while riding. That's it.

Tubeless tires are not as supple as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By Psimet2001

Ahh... upgradeitis. It's a common affliction. ...

Ahh... upgradeitis. It's a common affliction.

Brutal truth - 5500 miles is nothing to a Shimano shifter of that generation. You mention waiting until it wears out - I have known people with...
01-26-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,478
Posted By cxwrench

If you really do sweat a ton I'd rinse the bike...

If you really do sweat a ton I'd rinse the bike off w/ water every time it got drenched w/ sweat. Every. Time.
01-26-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,210
Posted By La Tortue

I have the same problem. Zwift is really a...

I have the same problem. Zwift is really a fantastic opportunity but you see so many haters "hatin" on it yet they haven't an idea on how the system works or what is out there to allow them to do...
01-26-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,810
Posted By AnthonyG

Nominally, having your saddle just a little...

Nominally, having your saddle just a little further back, and just a little lower than some theoretical "perfect" position, is just placing you in a slightly more comfortable position, rather than a...
01-25-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,284
Posted By CAT7RDR

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth...

We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface. :D
01-25-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By 79pmooney

First question anyone is going to ask - how long?...

First question anyone is going to ask - how long? And what angle? (I ride much longer stems so I''m not in the market but I use both 1" and 26mm.)
01-25-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,210
Posted By Eric F

Are you talking about the riders that have what...

Are you talking about the riders that have what looks like a TV screen in front of their bikes? Those are people doing structured workouts. It's an indicator to the rest of us that they aren't just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,601
Posted By burnthesheep

The best indicator of performance is performance...

The best indicator of performance is performance itself, ftp is simply an often used guide to setup training zones or make guesses at solo efforts. That's all. Some people work with critical power....
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