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10-26-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 912
Posted By Leinster

Why would your mind go to a cassette? Surely the...

Why would your mind go to a cassette? Surely the better option would be a length of cush bar tape, and a gentle flossing motion?
10-07-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,349
Posted By Leinster

Chance of rain in the forecast even. The air is...

Chance of rain in the forecast even. The air is clearer up here in Napa, and the fires are coming under containment.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,176
Posted By Leinster

I think you hit on one thing about bicycle...

I think you hit on one thing about bicycle marketing; it's always targeted at people who already ride bikes. That portion that is aimed at getting people to ride bikes is always a lot more vague. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,704
Posted By Leinster

BOOOOO! What are you even doing on Bikeforums?

BOOOOO! What are you even doing on Bikeforums?
07-31-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By Leinster

Get a 80s/90s steel 26" wheel rigid mtb off...

Get a 80s/90s steel 26" wheel rigid mtb off craigslist for $100 or less. Add 2" slick tires. Personalize with whatever tech-du-jour touches you feel like (Drop bar conversion! 1x drivetrain!...
07-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,810
Posted By Leinster

+1 on this. But at the same time, do check...

+1 on this.

But at the same time, do check that your saddle fits correctly, and that your bike is set up correctly. Both of these can lead to discomfort. I've sat on multiple saddles that were...
07-22-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,157
Posted By Leinster

Most of them with an 11-30 as stock, some even...

Most of them with an 11-30 as stock, some even with 11-28.

Thing is, with most of these bikes, they're trying to build something that will sell in multiple regions. Yes, if you're biking in the...
07-20-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,157
Posted By Leinster

A short wheelbase might also be easier to whip...

A short wheelbase might also be easier to whip around high-speed tight corners on steep winding descents, much like riding a Crit. I love climbing on my Criterium, and on my CAAD10, with their...
07-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,813
Posted By Leinster

I'm sure this is a toe-in-the-water for Dorel. Is...

I'm sure this is a toe-in-the-water for Dorel. Is it economically feasible/viable to manufacture in the US in the current/future economic climate? If this run works out, maybe look at future...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,491
Posted By Leinster

Woah, hey now, that's over the top. He hasn't...

Woah, hey now, that's over the top. He hasn't done much climbing, by his own admission. So he probably won't be able to go up Mt Baldy this weekend or next, but there's no reason it wouldn't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By Leinster

Buy the complete bike that is closest to the spec...

Buy the complete bike that is closest to the spec you want. Then adapt and adjust and upgrade as you go. Parts will wear out, get damaged, need replacement, and thatís when you start to customize
...
07-12-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By Leinster

Short answer, yes. Longer answer, it is...

Short answer, yes.


Longer answer, it is possible to improve your climbing, even (especially?) if you start from a low baseline; so don't be surprised if one day, one of the guys who you are...
07-10-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Leinster

I don't think 105 cheapens any frame. I've...

I don't think 105 cheapens any frame.

I've just built up a steel frame of similar vintage with Athena parts that I was able to find on the Bay, and I love it. I went with the silver finish where I...
07-07-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Leinster

Do the Foxy's Fall route. It gets a bit lumpy as...

Do the Foxy's Fall route. It gets a bit lumpy as you get towards the back side of Napa and up towards Berryessa, but there's only a couple of proper hills, and it's a beautiful ride. I saw people...
07-06-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,982
Posted By Leinster

ok, youíve made your point and can stop now. So...

ok, youíve made your point and can stop now. So electronic shifting works across disciplines. Thank you. Thatís still a tiny fraction of the market (electronic shifting) and youíre cramming it into...
07-06-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,310
Posted By Leinster

The '50s? You're not even back to the days of...

The '50s? You're not even back to the days of nailing wooden soles to the pedals when you go back that far. Maurice Garin had clips (but no straps) on his 1903 race-winning bike, and I bet most of...
07-05-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Leinster

Handy for researching potential Everesting...

Handy for researching potential Everesting venues.

In terms of route plan, if you really want to get the maximum climbing for your time it can let you know where to go.

I have a couple of PRs...
07-04-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Leinster

No need for it to be exactly the same, just...

No need for it to be exactly the same, just observe that there are lessons to be learned in looking at the example of foreign cities, including in Europe.
07-03-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,870
Posted By Leinster

Well this is the other factor in the equation....

Well this is the other factor in the equation. How hard will it be for you to replace your bike? And it sounds like itíll be pretty hard.

If your bike is very likely to get stolen, but you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,687
Posted By Leinster

I did it in March, when my wife surprised me with...

I did it in March, when my wife surprised me with a trip to Maui for my birthday. So I had no time to prepare, just to rent a bike. I made sure to get the 32-cassette option. In the end I only used...
06-29-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,581
Posted By Leinster

Isn't there a scale/progress chart there? ...

Isn't there a scale/progress chart there?

Kids bike/$99 Big Box bike - cheap steel
Higher end Big Box Bike/low end bike shop bike - Aluminium, some CrMo
Mid-range mass-produced enthusiast bike -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By Leinster

Thatís fair. To your suggestions, if I...

Thatís fair.

To your suggestions, if I would like to see anything, it would be an upgrade to Di2 that future proofs the shifters, and maybe derailleur, for increasing gear options. Thereís no...
06-27-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,805
Posted By Leinster

They stopped carrying my old favourite. ...

They stopped carrying my old favourite.

https://www.rei.com/product/777621/planet-bike-button-water-bottle-cage

$7 each, and the silver and black colour schemes matched my bike perfectly. Even...
06-27-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,160
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, the Irish one's a bit different. They have...

Yeah, the Irish one's a bit different. They have a reputation for liking shiny things and stealing bits of foil and metal and occasionally jewellery to line their nests.

The Aussie one, by...
06-26-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,041
Posted By Leinster

Right. But even a face covering without an...

Right. But even a face covering without an airtight seal will reduce viral transfer, be it outgoing or incoming. Weíre not talking about a viral laboratory situation, weíre talking about mitigating...
06-26-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,041
Posted By Leinster

My solo rides tend to be very early, before the...

My solo rides tend to be very early, before the rest of the family has woken up, so there's nobody on the roads. I bring a mask in case I encounter someone or have a need to go into a shop, but after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,687
Posted By Leinster

I had a similar experience with Sambuca in...

I had a similar experience with Sambuca in college.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,541
Posted By Leinster

Similar here. Iíve taken them off road, hit...

Similar here. Iíve taken them off road, hit potholes, no issues. I may be tempting fate here...
06-17-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By Leinster

I can definitely sympathise. We have 3 small kids...

I can definitely sympathise. We have 3 small kids and 2 full-time working parents in our house, and I can't get anything like the miles in that I would love to. I have the fluid trainer set up on the...
06-16-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Leinster

Your shifters, brakes etc will all go on fine....

Your shifters, brakes etc will all go on fine. Make sure your front derailleur is a braze-on, not band-on.

If your group set comes with a Campagnolo cassette, your new cassette will not fit on...
06-15-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,486
Posted By Leinster

I like the ride on my Criterium series. Maybe 30...

I like the ride on my Criterium series. Maybe 30 years of fatigue have made it more compliant? When I had it set up geared, it went up and down hills beautifully. Now I have it single speed with 25c...
06-12-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,169
Posted By Leinster

They mingle llamas in with the sheep hereabouts,...

They mingle llamas in with the sheep hereabouts, because the llamas are much, much better at keeping an eye out for coyotes etc, and getting outta there when a predator does wander into view.

I...
06-12-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,605
Posted By Leinster

The rationalization in the post above yours is...

The rationalization in the post above yours is that they don't want to get killed by a car. And until bicycle infrastructure improves significantly throughout the US, that is a very valid concern.
...
06-12-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,510
Posted By Leinster

I never had a bell in all my life until the bike...

I never had a bell in all my life until the bike trail opened up here and I started riding it with my family. I couldn't ride without one on all my bikes now; the trail is almost always busy with...
06-12-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Leinster

Off-road; Moore Creek Park. Dozens of miles of...

Off-road; Moore Creek Park. Dozens of miles of trails of varying levels of technical demand. Beautiful scenery.

On-road hilly; Take Silverado Trail south to Sage Canyon Road (Highway 128) east,...
06-04-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,605
Posted By Leinster

The legal side of it does matter, though. In that...

The legal side of it does matter, though. In that at least part of the etiquette is "obey the local laws." In Ireland, (and I'm sure Britain too) "don't ride on the footpath" applies pretty much...
05-30-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Leinster

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/7c367808_8af4_4329_aaaf_16eaef3044fa_0a0409d71ee86558ececbb6eb4fb519cc38cb89e.jpeg

Can you tell which finger this is?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,868
Posted By Leinster

This. Since my Hawaii trip a couple years ago...

This. Since my Hawaii trip a couple years ago Iíve been big on the Nuun tabs. 1 water, 1 electrolyte, any time I think/know Iíll be out for longer than 90mins.

The water is still important. Canít...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,868
Posted By Leinster

For rides longer than 2-3 hours, set out early in...

For rides longer than 2-3 hours, set out early in the morning. You will need less water in the cooler temps. Plus, youíll finish your ride earlier in the day and have more time after to do other...
05-28-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Leinster

Do core exercises, yoga etc. Stability in the...

Do core exercises, yoga etc. Stability in the trunk will help you maintain your torso position for longer with less pain.

It's also possible you're too stretched out/too hunched up, resulting in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,000
Posted By Leinster

The Strava guys addressed that in their...

The Strava guys addressed that in their statement, I think. They said that they've tried ads in the feed and product promotions, and got pushback from users each time. You have to give tehm credit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By Leinster

The barends will give you more hand positions,...

The barends will give you more hand positions, but they are not going to reduce your frontal area into the wind.

You can put clipon aero/tri bars onto a hybrid, and they will help up to a point,...
05-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Leinster

My Vader saddle cost $13 on Amazon, I've had it...

My Vader saddle cost $13 on Amazon, I've had it for 7 years, and ride it everywhere. It's light and is just the right shape for my sit-bones.

On saddles, I follow the Ken Doherty principle; for...
05-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,770
Posted By Leinster

In fairness, CO2 cartridges and gel wrappers are...

In fairness, CO2 cartridges and gel wrappers are new. When I were a lad, it were all Mars bar wrappers and spent D batteries from your Ever Ready bike lamps. The thing with those was you couldn't...
05-09-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 107,169
Posted By Leinster

Fair enough, knew I was pushing it out there, but...

Fair enough, knew I was pushing it out there, but it was a lovely morning so thought Iíd try.

no photoshop, btw. If I had those skills, donít you think Iíd stick a Skyscraper in there and call it...
05-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,331
Posted By Leinster

And then I see this on Facebook. ...

And then I see this on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1782895678517398/

"Set your calendars for a virtual Trails Summit on June 6th, 9am - 11am. Senator McGuire will provide an...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Leinster

I love my 23s! I've taken them on some pretty...

I love my 23s! I've taken them on some pretty rough roads with no ill effects. Obviously there is a limit.

I did have 20s on a bike relatively recently, and I won't go back to that skinny (that...
04-25-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,344
Posted By Leinster

Iíve never heard of anyone drowning in a Cat5...

Iíve never heard of anyone drowning in a Cat5 crit race, though.
04-14-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Leinster

I've done it on 2 occasions. Getting chainline...

I've done it on 2 occasions. Getting chainline right is important; I had a wheel try to pop out descending the Col de Peyresourde in 39x14.

One of my bikes is now permanently converted to SS. Even...
04-11-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,776
Posted By Leinster

I watch Zack Gallardo a fair bit. I donít ride...

I watch Zack Gallardo a fair bit. I donít ride fixed gear, but Iíve found some useful information on his channel, and I like his aesthetic.

Spindatt is entertaining. I like his tinker Tuesday...
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