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10-26-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 300
Posted By scott967

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's...

The problem isn't the rain, at least for me; it's the road grit that gets thrown up. Also can increase chance of flatting. Plus I wax my chain, and it doesn't really like water.

scott s.
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10-26-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By rednose

Dears, I'm trying since 3-4 days zwift. Let's...

Dears,
I'm trying since 3-4 days zwift. Let's see how develops. So far I've to say I'm not super impressed. Main reason: struggle each session to "connect" the bike. I still have to find the correct...
10-25-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Thomas15

My laptop is old and runs 32 bit Windows so I...

My laptop is old and runs 32 bit Windows so I couldn't use it with Zwift. I spent some time on the Dell Auction website and found a refurbished laptop with a 64 bit Windows OS for less than $150 ...
10-24-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,376
Posted By Mojo31

Dude, levers ($7), tube ($8), CO2 inflator and...

Dude, levers ($7), tube ($8), CO2 inflator and cartridges ($20), and saddle bag ($15) is a small price to be prepared. It ainít rocket science.

Youíll pay more than that buying your friend...
10-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 3,376
Posted By spelger

When those things are fastened to the bike they...

When those things are fastened to the bike they are hard to forget. hardly a pain in the ***
10-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By rubiksoval

It's not better than nothing. It's worse. You're...

It's not better than nothing. It's worse. You're not climbing 20+ minute steady climbs with pristine pavement and no passing cars or changes in your riding position.

The numbers you see are...
10-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By rsbob

Thanks for the tip. Just ordered two.

Thanks for the tip. Just ordered two.
10-23-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By gthomson

I've been Zwifting now for 3+ years and started...

I've been Zwifting now for 3+ years and started with a dumb Cyclops trainer and a cheap speed & cadence sensor by Magene. The experience was good enough to inspire me to move onto a mid level, wheel...
10-23-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By easyupbug

I love Ksyriums but the alloy threads corrode...

I love Ksyriums but the alloy threads corrode along with any other interface. I use a penetrant soak on each nipple first along with the good advise above.
10-23-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By plonz

I've dealt with this on two Ksyrium SL wheels. ...

I've dealt with this on two Ksyrium SL wheels. Spoke nipples crumbling when trying to use the wrench is common on these. I've had some success soaking the nipple in penetrating oil. My LBS at the...
10-23-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By livedarklions

I'm a huge fan of the Raceface Chester. It's...

I'm a huge fan of the Raceface Chester. It's about the same price as the Evo, and I have several thousands of miles on several pairs (multiple bikes) of these and all of it trouble free. I believe...
10-22-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,102
Posted By indyfabz

IIRC, itís not available in all regions. And I...

IIRC, itís not available in all regions. And I wonder if he realizes that not all tubeless punctures will seal at acceptable pressures. Iíd rather carry a ďscrotal sackĒ (What is it with some guys...
10-22-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Gary in NJ

Caloso, more good info. I have two laptops; one...

Caloso, more good info. I have two laptops; one is fast and capable but it is company issued and fairly locked down (I can't add any software to it) and the other is a 10-12 year old boat anchor....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By chainwhip

+1

You could have 3 pairs in rotation, for the price of one pair of "cycling specific" gloves.

Not much good in wet/wind as the temps get closer to 0 C/32 F, but above that, quite good.
10-21-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By nlerner

Confirmed: 3/32" chainring, compatible with 1/8"...

Confirmed: 3/32" chainring, compatible with 1/8" or 3/32" chains. Perfect to run that 1x drivetrain you've been hankering for!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By robbyville

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from...

I too had a Ridley Excalibur purchased from Competitive Cyclist Bought as a frame set. I loved the ride characteristics of the bike. Very agile. Sadly I bought the wrong size and could not get it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By primov8

I had a Ridley Noah years ago (even had it custom...

I had a Ridley Noah years ago (even had it custom painted) and to this day, I still feel it was the fastest bike I've ever owned. It was rigid but surprisingly a decent enough ride even when rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,753
Posted By dabac

Iíll ride in any temperature Iíd ski or skate in.

Iíll ride in any temperature Iíd ski or skate in.
10-20-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By Gary in NJ

Thomas, Tell me how you integrated Zwift into...

Thomas, Tell me how you integrated Zwift into your training? I'll be on a trainer this winter for the first time. I have cadence, speed and HRM for my bike computer so I'm sure I can get that data to...
10-20-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,645
Posted By Germany_chris

I don't understand Bike Forums heartburn with...

I don't understand Bike Forums heartburn with gravel bikes/adventure bikes, drop bars, brazeons, slacker geometry, and big tires what's not to like?
10-19-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,645
Posted By Lemond1985

Welcome to my nightmare, my French Fit Gravel...

Welcome to my nightmare, my French Fit Gravel Bike.Not very C or V, unfortunately. A little flexy, but very stable at high speeds, nice handling, springs right over bumps, those fork tips dance like...
10-19-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,645
Posted By jet sanchEz

I found this 1973 Cinelli Speciale Corsa on...

I found this 1973 Cinelli Speciale Corsa on Kijiji a few years ago and it was in rough shape, having spent the previous 6 years leaning against a shed in Sudbury, Ontario (yes, including winters). I...
10-19-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 2,707,339
Posted By mstateglfr

Wow, a lot going on here. Beautiful...

Wow, a lot going on here.

Beautiful traditional diameter tube frame with wrap around stays.
Modern enve rims with canti brakes.
Modern crankset with mtb RD and suntour barcons for shifting
...
10-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,645
Posted By nlerner

As noted previously, you can often convert...

As noted previously, you can often convert vintage frame to 650b x 38mm wheels, and have at those gravel roads. Here’s my Holdsworth Special:...
10-19-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,645
Posted By iab

Any excuse to show pinky ..... ...

Any excuse to show pinky .....

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/25900591501_45198bef76_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur)Umberto Dei 01 (https://flic.kr/p/FsKiur) by iabisdb...
10-19-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,645
Posted By ctak

$375 build with Dura Ace bar end shifters, 38mm...

$375 build with Dura Ace bar end shifters, 38mm Schwalbe tires, Brooks saddle, Shimano 600 levers, etc, on Miyata Sportcross steel tubes
...
10-19-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By stuff shredman

I have the Garmin 820 ... and any segments in...

I have the Garmin 820 ... and any segments in Strava that I star will show up on my Garmin while I'm riding. It will let me know I'm approaching the start of a segment, and while I'm in the segment,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By rubiksoval

The Ultegra crankset?

The Ultegra crankset?
10-16-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,962
Posted By friday1970

Tasty animals.

Tasty animals.
10-16-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By jadocs

Yes, there are only two smart power rollers that...

Yes, there are only two smart power rollers that are worth getting. All others are cheaply made and have plastic parts.

1. InsideRide E-Motion Rollers - with the smart power option
2. TruTrainer...
10-15-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,557
Posted By VernMoto

Don't ever be distracted by other riders. Get...

Don't ever be distracted by other riders. Get out of their way when you can. Don't fall off a cliff trying to be the nice guy.
10-15-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,148
Posted By Trakhak

At 69 as of September, I rarely push myself hard...

At 69 as of September, I rarely push myself hard enough to reach much above 170, but riding the indoor trainer using BigRingVR's virtual routes last year, I saw 180 and over a number of times and...
10-15-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By unterhausen

I ride 38mm tires on gravel and down around 20...

I ride 38mm tires on gravel and down around 20 psi feels good on gravel, but scary while cornering. 30-40 feels fine at whatever speed. Not sure I would ride a 32mm at 40psi, because it would bottom...
10-14-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

Yes, but my only recent experience is also with a...

Yes, but my only recent experience is also with a 10 year old Garmin 500. However if you are loading your data to a website, that info doesn't typically get transferred. You'll have to set that up...
10-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,210
Posted By Reflector Guy

And no rattles. Sounds like a simple...

And no rattles.

Sounds like a simple request, but it stems from the couple of bells I have bought recently that rattle over bumps.
10-13-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By cxwrench

The frame is 27.2. You can order a shim that will...

The frame is 27.2. You can order a shim that will get you from 26.0 to 27.2. Don't bother w/ shim stock, get the correct part.
10-13-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Darth Lefty

There was surely some kid (or his dad) trying to...

There was surely some kid (or his dad) trying to get a few more years out of his 20Ē bike. Whoever it was could probably claim credit for the 1972 boom
10-13-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 15,655
Posted By psychodad

When I was 16 or 17, I bought a bike and put toe...

When I was 16 or 17, I bought a bike and put toe clips and straps on it. Nobody in my little town rode anything but platform pedals. All my friends thought I was a maniac for tying my feet to the...
10-13-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By bblair

You guys are missing the point. If you ride a new...

You guys are missing the point. If you ride a new area, each one is a PR!

Ride new places and each time it's your best!

FWIW, last week I got a message from RWGPS: Congratulations, you set a...
10-13-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 688
Posted By tomato coupe

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have...

There is no "normal" speed. Ride and have fun.
10-13-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,884
Posted By bruce19

Maybe

Maybe
10-12-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By radii

I have one and I find it to be reasonably...

I have one and I find it to be reasonably comfortable. "Snug" is a better word to describe it than "tight." Yes, it is skin-tight, but it doesn't feel restrictive. I actually find it to be more...
10-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By curbtender

The 93 will probably last a little longer, but as...

The 93 will probably last a little longer, but as cx says, any 9 speed chain will work. You can get two sram with quick links for about the same price and it saves a cleaning at some point.
10-12-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By cxwrench

ANY 9 speed chain is fine. Literally any. SRAM,...

ANY 9 speed chain is fine. Literally any. SRAM, Campy, and KMC included.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By RChung

Not really. In particular, having a relatively...

Not really. In particular, having a relatively short tibia (relative to the femur and the torso) may be an advantage.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By topflightpro

Correct. Arms bent at 90 degrees is more aero...

Correct. Arms bent at 90 degrees is more aero than having a huge saddle to bar drop with straight arms.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By merlinextraligh

Caleb Evan, 5’5”, seems to do ok. As does Nairo...

Caleb Evan, 5’5”, seems to do ok. As does Nairo Quintana,
10-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By sdmc530

I have a dedicated alum frame bike with a carbon...

I have a dedicated alum frame bike with a carbon fork (Cannondale CaadX) on my kurt smart trainer. Going on my 4th winter season now and not one issue. I am a clyde…..250lbs on the set up. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,086
Posted By jpescatore

I usually replace my SPD-SL cleats when they look...

I usually replace my SPD-SL cleats when they look about what yours look like.

Before I got a smart trainer and started doing Zwift, I'd often replace them a bit earlier at the start of a new...
10-10-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,903
Posted By Mojo31

Already did/do that.

Already did/do that.
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