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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,154
Posted By WhyFi

Unless you're getting really impatient, I might...

Unless you're getting really impatient, I might suggest a wheelset as a half-step. IIRC, most Defy were spec'd with ~2kg wheels. Most of the bikes that'll fall in to your price range will probably...
02-24-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smashndash

The Verve InfoCrank 24mm power meter uses a...

The Verve InfoCrank 24mm power meter uses a Shimano 24mm spindle and works on standard 24mm bottom brackets.

You should be able to keep your BB.
02-24-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smashndash

That is a fair reason to look elsewhere. Im just...

That is a fair reason to look elsewhere. Im just not sure if its a big enough deal to consider leaving behind Shimano shifting and standard/reliable bearings. That decision, of course, is yours.
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02-24-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By smashndash

M30 uses a stepped 28/30mm spindle. This is not...

M30 uses a stepped 28/30mm spindle. This is not ideally compatible with BB86. BB86 uses a 41mm shell diameter and requires a sleeve (nylon, alloy etc) around the bearings. The archetypal 30mm ID...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By oik01

I think you guys are convincing me... I was...

I think you guys are convincing me... I was worried about it being too hard but I internally really do want to go for the 75. I know I won't keep pace but like you said goal is to finish only. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,671
Posted By WhyFi

I don't have any advice on specific wheelsets,...

I don't have any advice on specific wheelsets, but do check out TheProsCloset - the prices on their tubular wheelsets always seems pretty aggressive to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everyone I know who's serious has separate road...

Everyone I know who's serious has separate road and Tri/TT bikes. The LD road folks run clip-ons on their road bikes, never Tri/TT bikes, because you have to climb and have many positions. I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By canklecat

Coincidentally I've been trying clip-on aero bars...

Coincidentally I've been trying clip-on aero bars on my '89 Centurion Ironman. The old school Scott aero bars were sheer torture, no way to make those fit.

I just tried a set of Profile Carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,474
Posted By kingston

I forgot. You're this guy...

I forgot. You're this guy (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1184980-bring-my-own-wheels-fondo-2.html#post21174612). That's how I found out about the cookie fondo in the first place! One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By kingston

I don't think you're going to find one solution...

I don't think you're going to find one solution that's perfect for both long-distance and TT/Ironman. I do a lot of long-distance, and everyone I know, including several RAAM finishers, just attaches...
12-26-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By canklecat

Ditto. That little gland can wreak havoc on our...

Ditto. That little gland can wreak havoc on our entire lives when it malfunctions. And usually only people with thyroid problems can understand. Most folks just don't get it. And it takes...
12-26-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By canklecat

Don't worry about calories or weight loss. Do...

Don't worry about calories or weight loss. Do what you enjoy. Ride your bike your way.

My optimal weight is 150. almost 20 years ago, after I was hit by a car, breaking my neck and back, I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By big john

Several companies make cycling shoes for flat...

Several companies make cycling shoes for flat pedals, stiff soles and durable.
https://aftonshoes.com/blogs/keegan-shoe/keegan-shoe

https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/sports-bike
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,180
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You have to be a professional racer to justify...

You have to be a professional racer to justify owning a bike like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,180
Posted By ksryder

Not everyone can get a Madone for half of retail.

Not everyone can get a Madone for half of retail.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By WhyFi

I'll be the lone voice of (mild) dissent -...

I'll be the lone voice of (mild) dissent - knowledge is often more important than patience when looking for a great deal on a used bike and you wouldn't be here if you had that kind of knowledge...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By biketocamp

My new Trek Emonda ALR Custom Build

Pretty psyched on my new Trek ALR. I built it custom from the frame up. It's a nice climber, fast and great all arounder. Looking forward to more rides with it.

Trek Emonda ALR Custom - First...
07-15-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,623
Posted By GlennR

If you can't afford to replace your bike you...

If you can't afford to replace your bike you shouldn't of purchased it.

I have a "pro" level bike and have 23,000 miles on it... it's worth every penny I paid. But if I crashed, i'd be more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By DrIsotope

You're going to want to have an external battery...

You're going to want to have an external battery hooked up, for sure. An Edge 820 with nav on might get you 6 hours. So here's my recommendation. The night before, attach a micro USB cable, and blob...
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