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Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By Zaskar

Tubeless rescued by a plug

I've posted before about these wheels - Cannondale Hollogram - the extreme difficulty to mount/dismount tires. I got all the expected tips, e.g. pinch all the way around, too much tape, start at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By Zaskar

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like...

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like helmet manufacturers to consider that some of us might put a tail light on the helmet - and design around that a little. I don't mean some mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By Zaskar

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has...

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has a light powered by the sun. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,309
Posted By Zaskar

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I...

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I know I don't think too much when I post here ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,366
Posted By Zaskar

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a...

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a cluttered bike. But, to borrow a word from your thread title, I do want to end up despoiled because a distracted motorist didn't see my black on black on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,135
Posted By Zaskar

I'm envisioning a young product developer at...

I'm envisioning a young product developer at Shimano running down the hall to his boss's office:

"I'VE GOT IT! I'VE GOT THE NEW PRODUCT IDEA FOR 2021... (catches breath)... "brake... brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,727
Posted By Zaskar

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the...

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the garage...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,691
Posted By Zaskar

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the...

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the Battlecry of the Cat-5: "INSIDE!!! INSIDE!!!" So damn funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,691
Posted By Zaskar

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is...

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is counterintuitive. The short answer is: Steer INTO that rear tire. No... really. Our brain screams "TURN AWAY" but that shifts our weight over our front...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By Zaskar

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage! I was...

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage!

I was looking for a pic I have (had) of four mtn bikes on my rack... it's not as impressive as that pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By Zaskar

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry...

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry four mountain bikes - with WIDE bars, pedals on, etc... The bikes don't touch. With the 1Up (not sure about others), you can move the bikes fore/aft -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,691
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,299
Posted By Zaskar

Signaling that one is about to stand is somewhat...

Signaling that one is about to stand is somewhat common in group rides. I've never seen a hand signal for this - just a quick "Standing!" I'd be surprised if this happens at the pro level... or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,525
Views: 208,226
Posted By Zaskar

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,223
Posted By Zaskar

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to...

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to road and gravel - maybe gravel first. But - and it's a big but - it will be the younger crowd and those new to road cycling.

I'm 52 and have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,299
Posted By Zaskar

You could be sitting on that bike backwards and...

You could be sitting on that bike backwards and I'd still be focused on the bike... so many things to distract one from your forearms on the bar position.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,865
Posted By Zaskar

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in...

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in who you're targeting and what the points-of-difference and brand benefits are for that target. You have said (a lot) these are ideal for racing. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,695
Posted By Zaskar

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub...

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub was by how loud it was - with louder being better. I never got on that bandwagon. I find loud freehubs annoying.

The only time a loud freehub is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,865
Posted By Zaskar

Am I understanding that correctly - basically,...

Am I understanding that correctly - basically, the test simulated a 200 lbs rider pedaling for 20 hours? That hardly seems "brutal" - it's about two week's worth of riding for most cyclists.

My...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By Zaskar

I have the Scott one-piece aero bar and love it....

I have the Scott one-piece aero bar and love it. That flat top is really comfortable. Most (all?) aero bars accommodate out-front mounts for computers and lights - nets a very clean setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,131
Posted By Zaskar

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is...

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is plenty) per stud. The second board under the tires is obviously optional - really just to hide the tire smudges. But be warned, if you do that board,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,033
Posted By Zaskar

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel...

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel and any other socials you're posting all your rad stuff? I'm sure we're all going to want to follow your awesome adventures. In meantime, I'll just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,131
Posted By Zaskar

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could...

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could put the wheel hooks wherever I wanted - spaced by bar width, not 16 or 32. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,489
Posted By Zaskar

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics"...

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics" isn't really fair. The companies - "brands" that spent a ton of money on R&D to develop that design and material spec have to be compensated to cover...
09-09-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do...

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do those little cross-ups when I jump on the gravel bike. Maybe I'd get more air if I grew that beard. ;-)
I have done some fast, not-so-technical single...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,563
Posted By Zaskar

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,563
Posted By Zaskar

Mechanical paradox... - If you need to ask, you...

Mechanical paradox...
- If you need to ask, you need it
- If you know how to remove it, you don't need it


A little more explanation of what the guys are saying... Derailleurs have a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,772
Posted By Zaskar

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe...

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." Keep the theories coming - this is awesome.
The leader so far: "indicates turn intent"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,531
Posted By Zaskar

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I...

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I wouldn't be surprised if road cycling survives that long. I think, in 25 yrs, road riding/racing will be about as popular as fencing - at least in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty.... ...

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty....


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By Zaskar

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet...

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet for me to put in the recycling bin.
12-13-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,462
Posted By Zaskar

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my...

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my club have Canyons - everyone loves their bike. The only complaints are the one you see in every Canyon thread - this one included:
- They don't have my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Zaskar

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens -...

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens - no need for a monster light. It's reasonably aero too. If you mount it centered and under the bar, you're not creating another point of disruption -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,607
Posted By Zaskar

No worse than any other website. It's not like...

No worse than any other website. It's not like you're going to see the bikes on the rack in the store.

The backstory is as legit as any manufacturer, i.e. a bunch of bike industry guys partnered...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Zaskar

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the...

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the wrap/tape. Don't tuck anything into the bar. No need to use sticky (electrical/duct/packing) tape either. Just start at the bar end, wrap 360 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,742
Posted By Zaskar

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on...

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on it and some rub marks... okay, lots of rub marks... So yeah, ^that^ is a solid point.

I'm starting to look for another PM and, while I've bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By Zaskar

So disappointed in you guys. No one got the...

So disappointed in you guys. No one got the "stranded" reference ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By Zaskar

When was the last time you re-cabled? Just...

When was the last time you re-cabled? Just replace the cable AND housing. Always a good place to start. When the shifter starts needing continual adjustment - MORE tension - that's a sign the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

I do hate the Pathlete.

I do hate the Pathlete.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

You've clearly chosen the wrong hobby. You need a...

You've clearly chosen the wrong hobby. You need a motorcycle... or a couch. Seriously. You are simply missing the big idea of what makes riding bikes amazing.
10-21-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 680,806
Posted By Zaskar

When the pavement calls... ...

When the pavement calls...
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost...

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost will make me or any A rider ride like a pro. ANY rider - B riders, C riders... will smash KOMs with a 150 watt boost. That is what B riders average...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus...

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus rides a single speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several...

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several times - hundreds of miles across Iowa in 90+ degree heat, camping in fields (in that heat)... I donate every time. He's also done a few charity golf...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,152
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely more of discussion for the...

Definitely more of discussion for the professionals. Everyone has some fear of heights - it's rationale. When it gets to the phobia level, those without the phobia will have a hard time understanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim...

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim is easy because you're laying down?

I'm beginning to wonder if you actually ride at all.
10-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,448
Views: 269,638
Posted By Zaskar

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You...

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You know we did this already... right? First, we had bicycles. Then someone put a motor (engine) on one and had a bicycle with an engine (surely called a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 32,590
Posted By Zaskar

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who...

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who sometimes ride mopeds. ;-)
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