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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,212
Posted By road292

Bike looks great! Question: Did you opt for...

Bike looks great!

Question: Did you opt for the SL5 (105/7000 groupset) vs. the SL6 (Ultegra/8000 groupset) because an SL5 was all the shop had in stock, or because the extra ~$900 for the SL6...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,063
Posted By road292

If you want to hear names pronounced "natively"...

If you want to hear names pronounced "natively" have a listen to Rob Hatch on Eurosport.

My take: it's often difficult to understand who the hell he's talking about because the "native"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,012
Posted By road292

The "carbon bikes are lighter" idea needs to be...

The "carbon bikes are lighter" idea needs to be more nuanced, I think. The latest 2020 Trek Domane models (specifically the mid-range SL5 and SL6) both weigh more than 20 lbs, thanks I suspect to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,334
Posted By road292

Cygolite 800 for me...

Cygolite 800 for me (https://cygolite.com/product/metroplus-800-usb/)

BTW -- does anyone else with a similar Cygolite front light find that the mount tends to come loose when riding? I find that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,745
Posted By road292

I do. NYC and its suburbs to the north have some...

I do. NYC and its suburbs to the north have some of the best quality and tasting tap water in the country (one of the few positive things one can point to about the area...). Very few people have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,745
Posted By road292

Outdoor water fountains (the lack thereof)

Has anyone else noticed that outdoor water fountains (as in the things you drink from, not the ones you throw a coin into) seem to be a dying breed these days? The 3 or 4 schools I ride by regularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,048
Posted By road292

I'd generalize this and say any press-fit BB is...

I'd generalize this and say any press-fit BB is prone to creaking. Trek's BB90, for example, is (in)famous for it. If the bike has only 500 miles on it, let the LBS deal with it.

I don't buy the...
07-19-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,444
Posted By road292

Am I the only one who drinks plain water even in...

Am I the only one who drinks plain water even in high heat (I'm in a suburb of NYC, so 95F+ this weekend)? I've found that the electrolyte drinks taste fine for the first few miles and then make my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,560
Posted By road292

To inject a dose of reality into this, have a...

To inject a dose of reality into this, have a look at Bike Calculator (http://www.bikecalculator.com/)

Assuming the default of 154 lbs rider+bike, riding in the drops, and no wind or slope, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,235
Posted By road292

I ride a 2011 (maybe 2012, can't remember) Trek...

I ride a 2011 (maybe 2012, can't remember) Trek 2.3. Aluminum frame, 105 components. I like it a lot, though I have never ridden a carbon frame. I figure when the Trek hits 10 years old I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By road292

I have a 2012-ish Trek with 5700 shifters (and...

I have a 2012-ish Trek with 5700 shifters (and brakes). Once I got past the initial cable stretch and adjustments, I've had zero problems with either the FD or RD. I will admit that I've had the...
07-08-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,435
Posted By road292

The road bike pricing on...

The road bike pricing on https://www.viathonbicycles.com/ doesn't seem appreciably different from similarly-equipped models from Trek, Specialized, etc. A full Ultegra R8000 hydraulic brake Viathon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,715
Posted By road292

What amazes me is that Shimano, with all its...

What amazes me is that Shimano, with all its market dominance, doesn't require at least the major manufacturers (Trek, Cannondale, etc.) to use an entire, consistent groupset (perhaps minus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,495
Posted By road292

Agreed. It's hard to believe anyone would say "I...

Agreed. It's hard to believe anyone would say "I would buy bike X except it has only an 11-speed drivetrain rather than 12."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,495
Posted By road292

I heard/read somewhere that Shimano was going to...

I heard/read somewhere that Shimano was going to make an announcement in connection with the Tour de France. TdF started today, so maybe a new Di2 is imminent. (Or maybe I heard wrong.)
07-05-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By road292

How about the Shimano TechDocs site? Here's the...

How about the Shimano TechDocs site? Here's the link to the 5700 series: https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Series?name=105&generation=5700&type=ROAD
06-27-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,281
Posted By road292

Standard Halogen automobile low beams are...

Standard Halogen automobile low beams are somewhere in the 1500-2000 lumen range each, so maybe 3000-4000 lumens total for the usual two at the front of the car. I'd suggest the reason they seem to...
06-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By road292

If I understand correctly, the T47 supports the...

If I understand correctly, the T47 supports the same 86.5mm bottom bracket shell width as the BB86 and BB90 (and maybe there also is a 92mm version for MTB; not sure). That seems to be one of its...
06-26-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,281
Posted By road292

Instead of seeking a higher-lumen light, might it...

Instead of seeking a higher-lumen light, might it make more sense to buy another Cygolite Metro 700 and mount both to the bike? Then you could choose to operate just one when extra light is not...
06-25-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By road292

Thanks for the link fix. Working on my post...

Thanks for the link fix. Working on my post count...

A few years ago Trek switched to a proprietary bottom bracket format they call BB90. They claimed it was awesome because it saved a few grams...
06-25-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,148
Posted By road292

Sounds like my recent car shopping experience in...

Sounds like my recent car shopping experience in which the salesman insisted that the model I was considering did not come in blue literally as we were walking past that model of car in blue.
06-25-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By road292

Cursed BB90 on its way out?

If the article is to be believed, Trek is likely to ditch the much-hated BB90 in favor of the threaded T47.

I have too few posts to insert a link, bu the article is on the Cycling Tips website...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,568
Posted By road292

Wait, no one just holds up their hand and waits...

Wait, no one just holds up their hand and waits for their team car to come by with a new wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,303
Posted By road292

The one semi-expensive jersey I have -- a...

The one semi-expensive jersey I have -- a Castelli -- is the worst-fitting jersey I have. Too tight in the upper body/arms and too loose in the torso (and I'm hardly the body-builder).
06-01-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,586
Posted By road292

"Cycling has become an addiction" sounds like...

"Cycling has become an addiction" sounds like it's covering up the actual issue(s) troubling your wife. I'll guess that "addiction" means bicycling takes up a lot of your time, but is that really...
Forum: Northeast
11-01-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By road292

Could you post the first half of the route on...

Could you post the first half of the route on Google maps like you did for the last half above? I'm curious about the route you took through Westchester County.
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