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01-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By SCTinkering

Did a Gran Fondo on this setup last weekend and...

Did a Gran Fondo on this setup last weekend and while the distance tired me out, non of the climbing did. That said I still haven't done anything like a steep climb on it yet. maybe tomorrow for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By SCTinkering

Might check with WoundUp, but they are built for...

Might check with WoundUp, but they are built for durability vs performance. They do a lot of forks for tandems, but I put one on my 2003 Airborne because they also have a disc mount option. So now my...
01-08-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By SCTinkering

If you want off the shelf, the GRX combo can go...

If you want off the shelf, the GRX combo can go pretty dang low. 48/31 up front and pretty much any size XT 11 speed out back the biggest being an 11-46.

I should be getting my GRX crankset...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 11,232
Posted By SCTinkering

Compared to far too many people here.. I lagged...

Compared to far too many people here.. I lagged this year... A LOT but if it makes others feel better that's fine too.
...
12-31-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By SCTinkering

When I talk to non-cyclists about it I typically...

When I talk to non-cyclists about it I typically just tell them it's about getting butt callouses. That of course translates to what has already been said here in that it's being comfortable with...
12-29-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 164,331
Posted By SCTinkering

Well that example of GRX on an existing Ultegra...

Well that example of GRX on an existing Ultegra bike kind of seals the deal for me. Looks like my 2003 Airborne is already topped out and I'll be picking up a new T-Lab Ti that's built for discs and...
12-29-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,114
Posted By SCTinkering

frankencassette

Ultegra 6800 50/34 up front
Franken-Cassette out back 14-15-16-17-19-21-23-25-27-30-34

Living in the SF Bay Area, yeah I use the 34/34 ALL THE TIME.
Thinking about a new bike and going full GRX...
12-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By SCTinkering

Late to the party, but ditto on the inspection....

Late to the party, but ditto on the inspection. In the long LONG ago I was a pole vaulter and while the poles were fiberglass we always inspected and protected them. One little nick at a stress point...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,769
Posted By SCTinkering

I currently have an Ultegra 6800 medium cage...

I currently have an Ultegra 6800 medium cage maxed at 34. I was going to go taller (SF Bay CA hills are a pain when you're lugging 225+ up them) but the wolf creek road link just would not fit on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,616
Posted By SCTinkering

At 52, I'm curious about power output, but not so...

At 52, I'm curious about power output, but not so much that I want to switch pedals based on the reviews or pay for the Pioneer crank based system.

That said my unsophisticated setup with a Fenix...
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By SCTinkering

I did this ride in 2003 and I'm going to do it...

I did this ride in 2003 and I'm going to do it again in 2020. As a veteran rider I only have to raise $3350, but I've targeted $4k. The biggest hills to climb for this ride aren't actually on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 726,879
Posted By SCTinkering

Nice to see a fellow Airborne rider. They really...

Nice to see a fellow Airborne rider. They really came in two flavors, ones with absolute crap welds that are no longer ridable, and the kind you and I have that will go forever.
11-03-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By SCTinkering

After riding the route and getting feedback from...

After riding the route and getting feedback from the century riders, I'd say that this is one of those rides to skip unless they drastically change the route.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 726,879
Posted By SCTinkering

Seen good press about T-Lab, but does anyone here...

Seen good press about T-Lab, but does anyone here have one? (yes also searching the forum as a whole...)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,962
Posted By SCTinkering

Nice ride, now get it fitted to you and enjoy.

Nice ride, now get it fitted to you and enjoy.
10-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By SCTinkering

They've changed the metric century route two...

They've changed the metric century route two maybe three times since I signed up in July. It's just gotten stupid. 42 miles into the ride after already putting in about 5k of climbing and at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By SCTinkering

I have a CK on my 2003 Airborne. Navy Blue...

I have a CK on my 2003 Airborne. Navy Blue subdued. Also CK Navy Blue hubs. Just get a CK headset and never have to worry about it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By SCTinkering

Did a long loop from home for a total of 51...

Did a long loop from home for a total of 51 miles. Longest ride of the year for me in prep for the Cycle of Hope Metric (62 miles, 5,800 feet of climbing) first weekend of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,320
Posted By SCTinkering

I have GP5k on my 2003 ti bike. I've gotten ONE...

I have GP5k on my 2003 ti bike. I've gotten ONE flat and it was from a piece of wire so small I had to get a pair of tweezers to extract it. It didn't cause a flat as much as it put a smaller than a...
10-12-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By SCTinkering

Cycle of Hope (Habitat for Humanity)

Anyone else going to subject themselves to the punishment that is a Century/Metric Century on the SF Peninsula?

Cycle of Hope Courses (https://www.habitatcycleofhope.org/about/#courses)

Century...
10-12-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By SCTinkering

Looks like a nice century. I could have done this...

Looks like a nice century. I could have done this easily. Instead I am going to implement self hatred and do the Cycle of Hope Metric with 5,300 feet of climbing. I think it's a combination of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,915
Posted By SCTinkering

I just said "Screw It!" and Frankensteined my own...

I just said "Screw It!" and Frankensteined my own cassette. I don't need tiny cogs for high speed, those days are long gone. I need more choices with fewer cadence jumps.

5 of the smallest cogs...
09-30-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By SCTinkering

+1 for Burping. I did the same thing, bled and...

+1 for Burping. I did the same thing, bled and bled and bled and still squish city. burped, both sides, then bled both sides, then burped again and I now have lever feel.

Thanks for posting this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,843
Posted By SCTinkering

Good pads and good setup make either good...

Good pads and good setup make either good options. As noted, discs will have better resale value, but with proper setup and good pads they'll get the job done with excellent feel.

I have a...
09-09-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,177
Posted By SCTinkering

I think this also might be something that...

I think this also might be something that cyclists that are also motorcyclists have a different opinion on. I just got 105 hydraulics on my gravel bike when I switched from Tektro & a flat bar to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,200
Posted By SCTinkering

I've had a Varia for over a year and wouldn't...

I've had a Varia for over a year and wouldn't ride without it now. It's not perfect, but sure is nice to have that information and have it be 97% accurate. Reminds me I need to plug mine in and check...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,300
Posted By SCTinkering

yep, like most things in life, tandems are great...

yep, like most things in life, tandems are great right up until they aren't. My old Pearl Izumi All Road shoes were stiff but not too stiff I couldn't push. My new Giros with BOA closure are just...
09-02-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,544
Views: 537,454
Posted By SCTinkering

The same titanium I've been riding for the last...

The same titanium I've been riding for the last 16 years...
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09-01-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,759
Posted By SCTinkering

Finally going into the LBS to get the upgrade...

Finally going into the LBS to get the upgrade done. The OE calipers won't work with the 105 levers, so I'm also adding 105 calipers.
Also had to add a Wolf Tooth Tanpan so the 105 shifter would work...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,300
Posted By SCTinkering

Hike a Bike from my MTB days is one of the...

Hike a Bike from my MTB days is one of the reasons I've stuck with SPDs as my shoe/cleat of choice. Mostly because I can walk around in them without covers, but sometimes because I get in WAY over my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,300
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm not as old as some in the thread, but my best...

I'm not as old as some in the thread, but my best climbing days are behind me. I have nothing to prove in ascent speed, but I do want to make it to the top...eventually.

I was going to implement...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 26,009
Posted By SCTinkering

Now over 16 years old and still going strong. The...

Now over 16 years old and still going strong. The upgrade to Ultegra 6800 helped a lot. Now that I'm older and heavier I may also opt for a Wolf Tooth Road Link and a bigger cog out back....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm seriously jonesing for a Helix Sport, but...

I'm seriously jonesing for a Helix Sport, but once I get it kitted out, well it's too much of a bite considering my 16 year old Airborne Ti is still going strong. Sure better head tube & fork, disc...
08-21-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 844
Posted By SCTinkering

Did this many years ago. Great ride and...

Did this many years ago. Great ride and non-trivial fundraising requirements. Your legs will be tired afterwards...and during.
08-20-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By SCTinkering

I put the skewers ON the spacers to hold the...

I put the skewers ON the spacers to hold the frame/fork on the stand. It's another reason I used the cardboard tubes as buffers.
08-20-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By SCTinkering

The cycling non-meca of south eastern Minnesota....

The cycling non-meca of south eastern Minnesota. My folks live out there and my dad still loves to bike. he had breathing issues last year and has swapped to an eBike, but he still loves to ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,905
Posted By SCTinkering

You are not wrong. The newer formulas are worse...

You are not wrong. The newer formulas are worse than the older ones too. I suspect the dextrose to be the culprit.

I bought the cheap knock off cleaning kit off of amazon. long skinny brush for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,736
Posted By SCTinkering

I don't stop. Three liter camelbak and 30 pounds...

I don't stop. Three liter camelbak and 30 pounds of body fat, the only reason to stop is if my legs give out. That's over 40 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing, so it's not common for me to stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,905
Posted By SCTinkering

I put 5 nuun in a 3 liter camelbak 2 vitamin 3...

I put 5 nuun in a 3 liter camelbak 2 vitamin 3 non-caffinated sport. so 12 grams of carb for 3 liters while cranking 30-40 miles. those 12 grams likely get burned pretty fast.

I mix up a camelbak...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 26,009
Posted By SCTinkering

Can confirm. At least two devs/engineers at my...

Can confirm. At least two devs/engineers at my location in Sunnyvale commute on Cervelo. I slum it with my 16 year old Ti or even my Trek Gravel bike.



Can also confirm based on the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,905
Posted By SCTinkering

I'm a water hog. I can drain a 3 liter camelbak...

I'm a water hog. I can drain a 3 liter camelbak on a 3 hour ride in NorCal. I carry one 20 oz water bottle with just water for pouring over if I need it.

I also suggest a low or no sugar...
08-18-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By SCTinkering

I used the cardboard tube to augment the spacers...

I used the cardboard tube to augment the spacers on the stand. Derailleur hanger is one of those areas I don't think anyone will give you grief on a bit of extra paranoia.

I could tell it was...
08-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By SCTinkering

Packed up for a Flight

My Ti is now packed up and ready for a flight. I added some cardboard tubes to hopefully establish some boundaries/buffer zones around my bars and rear derailleur.

This is an Evoc Bike Travel Bag...
08-12-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,710
Posted By SCTinkering

I use a TiGr but wouldn't be avers to some sort...

I use a TiGr but wouldn't be avers to some sort of ... let's call it a deterrent agent dispersal system. Something that's easy to wash off a bike but not so much clothing or skin. Skunk Spray coupled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,915,887
Posted By SCTinkering

Evoc Bike Travel Bag (pro)

It started out as just the Evoc Bike Travel Bag, but then I added the stand vs the standard mount. I'll likely do a full review in a different part of the forums...
08-09-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,864
Posted By SCTinkering

Haven't bitten on shorts, but got some crazy...

Haven't bitten on shorts, but got some crazy design jerseys. I stick with Pearl Izumi shorts, but Elite is where I start looking. The shorts with Select are cheaper for a reason. More than 25-30...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,635
Posted By SCTinkering

Yep, that's how I do it on my MTB. Oh the bygone...

Yep, that's how I do it on my MTB. Oh the bygone days of the Panaracer Smoke 2.0 on the rear and Dart 2.3 on the front. The Dart just looked wrong. Handled awesome, but the optics were...strange.
07-22-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,759
Posted By SCTinkering

Pulled the trigger on this. Found a set of brand...

Pulled the trigger on this. Found a set of brand new 105 7000 hydro levers for less than half of retail (they were take offs from someone that thought they weren't good enough?) so my gain and I...
Forum: Introductions
07-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By SCTinkering

You take a break and make newbie mistakes because...

You take a break and make newbie mistakes because you forgot all of your old routes.

NorCal South Bay folks might get this one. I totally blew the turn I was supposed to take off of Steven's...
07-21-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,457
Posted By SCTinkering

Looking at the build outs I have a hard time...

Looking at the build outs I have a hard time seeing the Ultegra being $1,500 better than the 105 and the top of the line being $4k better.

That said I haven't ridden any of them so who am I to...
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