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07-30-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Oso Polar

Actually, this means that you simply need a...

Actually, this means that you simply need a saddle of a different shape - the one with "sharper" transition to the wide part (saddle looking more like a T than a triangle). I have the same issue with...
07-28-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Oso Polar

Or saddle is too high which is IMHO more...

Or saddle is too high which is IMHO more probable. Move it 10 mm down and see if pain decreases.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By Oso Polar

It depends on the fitting equipment at fitter...

It depends on the fitting equipment at fitter disposal. E.g. when I had my bike fit the fitter took several saddle pressure mapping snapshots during pedaling at different levels of effort and used...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By Oso Polar

I stopped using chamois cream after switching to...

I stopped using chamois cream after switching to Assos - for me their bibs work perfectly without any cream.
I guess chamois materials, shape and the way it is attached to the bibs lead to very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Oso Polar

And quads are not? :foo: Good bike fit should...

And quads are not? :foo:
Good bike fit should have solved such issues if you had them before. Or introduced them - as it did for me. Fitter moved my saddle forward and down by quite a lot and this...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Oso Polar

I bought my Renegade in 2018 and it came with 36...

I bought my Renegade in 2018 and it came with 36 mm version of these tires (X’Plor MSO) - some 30 TPI variety which seem to not be listed for sale anywhere (only 60 and 120 TPI), I guess it is a...
06-30-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 716
Posted By Oso Polar

What Iride01 said above^^^. Level reach is...

What Iride01 said above^^^. Level reach is adjustable, you should be able to bring the levers much closer to the bars. Not everyone has long fingers.
06-30-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Oso Polar

1) 99.9% you measured it wrong. 2) This width...

1) 99.9% you measured it wrong. 2) This width doesn't mean much if anything at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,162
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, for me this is a very reliable hint that...

Well, for me this is a very reliable hint that seat height is significantly higher than it should be - this causes asymmetrical seating position as body is forced to choose which side of the body...
06-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Oso Polar

It looks to be seriously twisted and it is not...

It looks to be seriously twisted and it is not closing - a working derailleur tries to get into a "closed" state, pulls the chain on itself - yours is wide opened without any tension on the chain.
06-22-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Oso Polar

newbiecyc1 Well, I'm definitely not a bike...

newbiecyc1 Well, I'm definitely not a bike mechanic but IMHO your rear derailleur is broken. Post a couple more photos of it from different angles, may be someone will be able to come up with some...
06-21-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By Oso Polar

Yes, it is exactly the same thing (Competitive...

Yes, it is exactly the same thing (Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry). Reputable company, excellent customer service, no problems at all. They and Jenson are probably the biggest cycling web stores...
06-20-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,595
Posted By Oso Polar

Yes, easily. Something as simple as slightly...

Yes, easily. Something as simple as slightly (e.g. 5 mm) different saddle offset or height can have huge implications on performance. As it is a new bike, ensure that your fit is correct, you may be...
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,552
Posted By Oso Polar

Not necessary. May be. May be not. I've done...

Not necessary. May be. May be not. I've done centuries on just water and it was easy peasy (but not fast), so 3 hour limit may not be necessary only the nutrition issue. I can definitely ride for...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 689
Posted By Oso Polar

Interesting, thank you for update.

Interesting, thank you for update.
06-14-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Oso Polar

Compared to 1030? Of course! But not to 520/520...

Compared to 1030? Of course! But not to 520/520 Plus - these guys are significantly less powerful slower devices which simply can't run full set of navigation features and related hardware (like...
06-14-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 844
Posted By Oso Polar

I own Edge Explore and it is not a "more basic...

I own Edge Explore and it is not a "more basic unit" compared to 520 Plus - it is basically Edge 1030 hardware (with a slightly smaller screen) that is artificially limited by its software in some...
06-12-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Oso Polar

Of course they are obsolete. And he is not...

Of course they are obsolete. And he is not looking into mountain biking, he is looking into "family trail riding. Either paved or gravel" and for this type of riding hybrid with 38 mm tires will be a...
06-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By Oso Polar

Assuming you are talking about new bikes (you...

Assuming you are talking about new bikes (you didn't post any information about the bikes except for wheel and tire size), get the one with 700/38c because:
a) this is a good tire size for type of...
06-12-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Oso Polar

Miele Man Or you can just admit that you wrote...

Miele Man Or you can just admit that you wrote nonsense. Standard practice is to replace *chain* when you replace worn out cassette, not other way around. You'll need to replace cassette only if...
06-11-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By Oso Polar

I humbly suggest to our new mighty lord to check...

I humbly suggest to our new mighty lord to check first if he'll be able to install a front derailleur on the bike in question before changing 1x crankset to 2x...
06-09-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By Oso Polar

What a coincidence! Same here! :-) I do like...

What a coincidence! Same here! :-)
I do like Rock & Roll Gold but Smoove is way cleaner and seem to last longer.
06-09-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Oso Polar

Upstand...

Upstand (https://upstandingbicycle.com/shop/the-commuter-upstand/) works great! I prefer this non-folding version as it is a bit more robust. I had folding one previously and it worked fine for 2.5...
06-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Oso Polar

Did this and so far, so good, looks like...

Did this and so far, so good, looks like everything is back to normal! Thank you and everyone else for the help!
06-05-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By Oso Polar

Hi! Did you find what should be the proper...

Hi!

Did you find what should be the proper tightness? Looks like I got the same problem: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1203726-what-s-how-fix.html
06-05-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By Oso Polar

2018 Jamis Renegade Escapade, 54 cm, Reynolds 631...

2018 Jamis Renegade Escapade, 54 cm, Reynolds 631 steel. Chainstays... well, it is a gravel bike, 430 mm. :)
06-05-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By Oso Polar

Hmm, I have R8000 and I never trim. Big ring...

Hmm, I have R8000 and I never trim. Big ring works across all range of the cassette flawlessly without any noise, including big-big. The only combination that does rub noticeably is small-small (and...
06-05-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Oso Polar

This is the stock 2018 Jamis Renegade Escapade...

This is the stock 2018 Jamis Renegade Escapade wheel, bike specs say: "Formula alloy Centerlock sealed bearing hubs with front 12mm/rear 12x142 thru-axle".
Photos with rotor removed (and this...
06-05-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Oso Polar

What's this and how to fix it?

Hi!

Probably something extremely stupid and trivial but new to me... Removed the wheel, changed cassette, tried to put it back and discovered that it doesn't fit because axle is suddenly too long...
06-04-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By Oso Polar

I have Continental Sport Contact II on my bike...

I have Continental Sport Contact II on my bike with 26 inch wheels, they seem to be pretty fast. AFAIK they are not manufactured anymore and were replaced by Contact Speed...
06-04-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,346
Posted By Oso Polar

Nope, you are. You can easily confirm that you...

Nope, you are. You can easily confirm that you are wrong yourself - take two tires of a very different size, say, 28 mm tire and 42 mm tire (of a similar "supple" type), pump both to the same...
06-04-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Oso Polar

These wide aerodynamic rims are usually much...

These wide aerodynamic rims are usually much wider outside than inside. For example, the just announced Roval Rapide CLX (https://rovalcomponents.com/products/rapide-clx): 35 mm outside width, only...
06-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By Oso Polar

IMHO if chamois is loose enough to develop folds,...

IMHO if chamois is loose enough to develop folds, your shorts are too big. Or at least chamois is too big. Shorts with better fit are required either way. "Feels like a king double firm mattress...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Oso Polar

Randee didn't work at all - its width is not...

Randee didn't work at all - its width is not decreasing fast enough for me from its back to its nose, so it ends up rubbing (or, I'd even say - hitting) the inside of the thighs. San Remo seems to be...
05-25-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, for what it is worth: my 8000 shifters were...

Well, for what it is worth: my 8000 shifters were working perfectly and were both smooth and easy to shift with minimal effort - front and back. After about a year, after the cables change (done in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Oso Polar

Yes, this is basically a pouch. Supportive but...

Yes, this is basically a pouch. Supportive but not compressing. Best bibs I own by far. Around Black Friday it is usually possible to get them (and other Assos clothes) at a significant discount...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,368
Posted By Oso Polar

Not without a few detours and/or going around the...

Not without a few detours and/or going around the fences into officially closed parts. Most of the trail is opened but there are few short segments that are closed (they are changing slightly quite...
05-16-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Oso Polar

To me this sounds as if your seat is low, and I...

To me this sounds as if your seat is low, and I mean way too low - like by a few inches. This will naturally cause pedaling by the heels as this allows for a better leg extension and so will feel...
05-16-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Oso Polar

Also, if your front wheel has a plastic reflector...

Also, if your front wheel has a plastic reflector attached to the spokes, it can also be a bit loose and clicking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By Oso Polar

Autumn seems to be the best time for deals in...

Autumn seems to be the best time for deals in cycling apparel. Winter can be cheaper but selection is worse. Spring and summer usually are the most expensive periods. But COVID-19 can change all of...
05-14-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Oso Polar

If you lost 10 pounds of fat then it is not the...

If you lost 10 pounds of fat then it is not the same as just decreasing bike weight by 10 pounds - it is much better and way more noticeable than 10 pounds reduced from bike. The trick is to lose fat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By Oso Polar

Assos T.cento_s7 for me. Very comfortable...

Assos T.cento_s7 for me. Very comfortable overall. Their "kuKuPenthouse" makes a huge difference for comfort, so much that I'll probably never buy anymore any bibs without a similar "pouch". That...
05-11-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By Oso Polar

Not necessary poor quality cables. Even good...

Not necessary poor quality cables. Even good cables eventually will wear out and the first sign will be less crisp shifting, as if things got slightly out of adjustment. However, it is pointless to...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Oso Polar

BTW, Westchester Cycle Club...

BTW, Westchester Cycle Club (https://www.westchestercycleclub.org) has a ton of different routes (including gravel/dirt) in their route library in RWGPS and in "Past Rides" section of the web site....
05-09-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Oso Polar

46x11 at 90 rpm is about 30-31 mph (depending on...

46x11 at 90 rpm is about 30-31 mph (depending on tire size), so it should be enough except for fast descents - you'll spin out. IMHO it is a good all around gearing. Not for road racing though.
05-09-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, as an owner of 2018 Escapade I'll vote for...

Well, as an owner of 2018 Escapade I'll vote for Jamis, of course. :-)
Proper full Shimano gravel groupset (unlike Cannondale that doesn't have 105 crank), mount points, looks IMHO way better.

I...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Oso Polar

Hmm, I guess you refer to the stretch of the...

Hmm, I guess you refer to the stretch of the trail inside New Paltz itself? AFAIR it is the only part which is mostly broken pavement and stones. The northern end of the trail (part from the parking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, your toes will follow your cleats, you can...

Well, your toes will follow your cleats, you can position your cleats at such an angle that your feet will become straight. But your knees will probably hurt more. My feet are also normally toed out...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, I live in Ossining, so my perspective on...

Well, I live in Ossining, so my perspective on OCA is that it is quite a mess of a trail in quite a few places but if you want absolutely flat dirt/gravel trail in Westchester then this is the one....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 718
Posted By Oso Polar

Try to play a bit with cleat angles on the shoes....

Try to play a bit with cleat angles on the shoes. It is possible that the way they are installed now positions the feet into the angle which doesn't work well for you. A tiny change in cleat angle...
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