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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,935
Posted By dmanthree

Virtual cycling and racing made the cover of...

Virtual cycling and racing made the cover of Velonews this month, and honestly, until they can solve the rampant cheating issues it'll go nowhere. It's just too easy to cheat Zwift, really. Weight...
09-16-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,469
Posted By dmanthree

I'm late to this thread, so here's my reason for...

I'm late to this thread, so here's my reason for supporting my LBS: My rear wheel developed issues. The rim was failing at the spoke connection points. The LBS hounded the manufacturer into replacing...
09-16-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By dmanthree

Risky, buying a helmet baed on colors and not...

Risky, buying a helmet baed on colors and not trying it on. But honestly, that's the only red white and blue helmet I've ever seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By dmanthree

I took mine back to the LBS who got Specialized...

I took mine back to the LBS who got Specialized to exchange them for a set of Roval SLX 24 wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,280
Posted By dmanthree

I did that to my stock wheels on my 2017 Roubaix....

I did that to my stock wheels on my 2017 Roubaix. The spokes started to pull away at nearly every connection point. Spoke tension may have played a factor, but sometimes it's just the wheel. It will...
09-10-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,294
Posted By dmanthree

I tried a set of wheels with ceramic bearings....

I tried a set of wheels with ceramic bearings. It's marketing, nothing more. Pass.
08-23-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,639
Posted By dmanthree

And thus, Zwift group rides were born. But with...

And thus, Zwift group rides were born. But with better graphics.
08-23-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,419
Posted By dmanthree

On some of my routes there are fill stations...

On some of my routes there are fill stations specifically for water bottles. Other sources are bubblers located near facilities. Lastly, I buy water. A source of water is usually part of route...
08-20-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By dmanthree

The final chapter: I sent the light to Nite...

The final chapter: I sent the light to Nite Rider, who replaced the battery for no charge. It was a dead battery, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By dmanthree

Given the number of variables involved, road...

Given the number of variables involved, road conditions, rim width and type, weight of the rider, type of riding, etc, defining a so-called "sweet spot" is simply impossible. I arrived at mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 908
Posted By dmanthree

At those temps I wear Zwift. ;-)

At those temps I wear Zwift.

;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 901
Posted By dmanthree

I guess I find this odd, as well. My bike, with...

I guess I find this odd, as well. My bike, with Ultegra Di2 6800 has never missed a shift. Works perfectly.
08-17-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,329,831
Posted By dmanthree

Yes. I rode today. ...

Yes. I rode today.

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/38705439
08-17-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By dmanthree

Morons. Hard to believe anyone could be that...

Morons. Hard to believe anyone could be that stupid, but the video doesn't lie.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,187
Posted By dmanthree

I'll pass on hookless, thanks. Too limiting...

I'll pass on hookless, thanks. Too limiting regarding what air pressure I can run. Honestly, I don't get it. It just seems like the rim is crippled for no reason.
08-14-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By dmanthree

Second on them. My Oakleys were bought from them,...

Second on them. My Oakleys were bought from them, and while certainly *not* inexpensive, they are excellent.
08-13-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By dmanthree

I ride until late fall, and then hit the trainer...

I ride until late fall, and then hit the trainer for some Zwifting. I used to ride nights, but the traffic has increased in the last few years, and I just don't feel safe any more. So...Zwift. Which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,072
Posted By dmanthree

Sounds totally logical to me. But at what point...

Sounds totally logical to me. But at what point do the socks become leg warmers? Does the UCI regulate leg warmers? I think I have used my Super Jeenyus to find a flaw in their rules.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,072
Posted By dmanthree

It's possible. The UCI has regulation governing...

It's possible. The UCI has regulation governing the height of socks. Yes, they really do.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,072
Posted By dmanthree

86 years. Please, stick to facts. And it's not...

86 years. Please, stick to facts. And it's not the team that's insufferable, it's us fans. However, if you really want sheer torture, talk to me about the Patriots.

:-P
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By dmanthree

I just ran a pair on my 2017 Roubaix. I wore out...

I just ran a pair on my 2017 Roubaix. I wore out the back tire in 1,200 miles, and after another 900 miles both were pretty chewed up, due to the roads I ride. But, no flats, no issues. and they ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By dmanthree

A little off this thread, but my experience with...

A little off this thread, but my experience with TL sent me back to tubes. Mounted a pair of Schwalbe Pro One tires, blew one off the rim on a pothole on the third ride. had to install a tube to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By dmanthree

Sealant is brutal. It works, but I spilled some...

Sealant is brutal. It works, but I spilled some on a concrete garage floor, and some of it is still there after months.
08-12-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By dmanthree

Sigh... Another advertisement for "wheel...

Sigh...

Another advertisement for "wheel off" trainers. I never popped a tire, but, for some reason, the spokes started to detach from the wheel. Yes, the metal of the rim started splitting at...
08-11-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By dmanthree

Either way, if I leave something permanently...

Either way, if I leave something permanently inserted it exposes the port to water damage. I really need to close that rubber flap.
08-09-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,364
Posted By dmanthree

Inside is nice, but when the car is loaded with...

Inside is nice, but when the car is loaded with family vacation crap, you have no choice. The Thule Apex hitch mount does include a cable lock, so that's what I use. But it doesn't protect the...
08-09-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By dmanthree

My 850 has the port under a rubber flap on the...

My 850 has the port under a rubber flap on the bottom. I have it mounted using a K Edge mount and gopro adapter, so the port faces up. The adapter won't work for me.
08-08-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By dmanthree

Repair

Correct, it uses one of those worthless micro UB ports. A mini would have fit the space...

I sent it to Nite Rider for repair. It's a good light (when it works) and the repair quote was cheaper...
08-08-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,595
Posted By dmanthree

Starting early is good so long as you're well lit...

Starting early is good so long as you're well lit front and rear. What I don't like is riding through rush hour. Traffic will pick up, so be aware. Other than that, have at it! It's not crazy at all.
08-06-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By dmanthree

Nope

Before I gave up on Garmin, I loaded their SW on a perfectly clean laptop. Just the OS, freshly installed. Guess what?

Mac is the problem? My a$$.
08-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By dmanthree

Shoot, I just remembered that you do not have and...

Shoot, I just remembered that you do not have and do not want a phone. That rules out Wahoo.
08-06-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By dmanthree

Of course, if you're sold on Garmin, and they do...

Of course, if you're sold on Garmin, and they do offer some excellent hardware, run a VM on your Mac. I do on mine for a few packages with no issues. Sure, I'd prefer native SW, but, well, you know...
08-06-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By dmanthree

A couple of years ago I switched from Garmin to...

A couple of years ago I switched from Garmin to Wahoo simply because the Garmin SW didn't work properly on my Mac. Garmin admitted there was an issue but offered no promise of a fix.
08-05-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,774
Posted By dmanthree

Sudden Death of a Light?

I have a Nite Rider Lumina 850, and while it's been a good unit it just suddenly stopped working. It won't take a charge. Has anyone seen this? Any ideas on a cause?
08-05-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,914
Posted By dmanthree

I like them.

I have discs. Over the weekend I was riding in large groups, and was in those large groups descending at high (nearly 40MPH) speeds. I had to carefully modulate my brakes to ensure that I did not...
08-05-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 426,729
Posted By dmanthree

The parking lot at the Sturbridge Pan Mass start,...

The parking lot at the Sturbridge Pan Mass start, the night before the ride.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By dmanthree

109 on Saturday, another 77 on Sunday for the Pan...

109 on Saturday, another 77 on Sunday for the Pan Mass Challenge. Great weekend in the saddle.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By dmanthree

Try a LBS who carries them. Or bike tires direct?

Try a LBS who carries them. Or bike tires direct?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,049
Posted By dmanthree

Depends where you live. Vermont? Light weight....

Depends where you live. Vermont? Light weight. Florida? Aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,305
Posted By dmanthree

Buy used. Lots of riders who move to Zwift are...

Buy used. Lots of riders who move to Zwift are selling their old "dumb" trainers and getting a smart trainer. Look on Craigslist, there's tons of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By dmanthree

Don't guess, get a fitting done. I rode a Trek...

Don't guess, get a fitting done. I rode a Trek Madone for five years with a really short stem, but it fit.
07-26-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,154
Posted By dmanthree

Nicely done. Once you hit 2K, you may have an...

Nicely done. Once you hit 2K, you may have an itch to go for 3K, so keep pedaling!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,554
Posted By dmanthree

True, true...

And that's all I did with it. Mid-sixties, I think. We lived, during the summer, on the coast in Seabrook NH where all the rides were short on flat roads. Great for that, but anything over a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,020
Posted By dmanthree

Well...

If you've never had it, how do you know? Answer: you don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,554
Posted By dmanthree

Worst ever was a long time ago. Schwinn Sting Ray...

Worst ever was a long time ago. Schwinn Sting Ray with the 5 speed stick shift on the top tube. Banana seat, horrible pedaling position, it was for really short rides, at best. I outgrew it pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By dmanthree

Not me

I switched to a set of Michelin Power Endurance 25s, and while I wore out the rear tire in 1200 miles, no flats, no issues, and they ride pretty good. Things are OK so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,020
Posted By dmanthree

Easy

Reservoir pub, Boonton, NJ.
07-24-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By dmanthree

Luckily, for me, no floods this year. There have...

Luckily, for me, no floods this year. There have been a few years in the past where all my normal routes were closed down, so I was limited to a single out and back ride for about two weeks. And,...
07-22-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,757
Posted By dmanthree

The Bolt is also bluetooth connected, but maybe...

The Bolt is also bluetooth connected, but maybe it drains less, but there's no problem with battery life on the phone. I think the big drain on phones is the screen being active all the time. Anyway,...
07-22-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,431
Posted By dmanthree

I've read many, many articles that show that the...

I've read many, many articles that show that the gains from ceramic bearings aren't realized until you reach some very high RPMs. While there may be gains for wheel and bottom bracket bearings, those...
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