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Posted By clasher

Try them if you want, there's no harm if you know...

Try them if you want, there's no harm if you know they work for you. People ride brevets on all sorts of bikes. You could even try using aerobars if you want another position for headwinds. Some...
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Posted By clasher

I started tracking my tire usage this year since...

I started tracking my tire usage this year since strava has that functionality (might be premium?). I have over 3000km on my current front and it hardly looks worn. The rear only has ~1200 and it...
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Posted By clasher

Autumn is here and last weekend I finished my SR...

Autumn is here and last weekend I finished my SR this year with a nice flat 200K that went through a nice part of the province... the Niagara peninsula between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The route...
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Posted By clasher

Yeah it's a bummer, there is a beta version...

Yeah it's a bummer, there is a beta version apparently but the developer said he's working on a stand-alone app so that might happen sometime. Elevate is the only thing I use chrome for.
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Posted By clasher

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000,...

I finished my first 400K on a miyata 1000, they're pretty great for rando, the only thing I changed were the stock wheels; far too overbuilt for my needs and I wanted a dynohub.
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Posted By clasher

I use the elevate plugin for strava (only works...

I use the elevate plugin for strava (only works on chrome afaik) and it'll figure out the % of time pedalling on a ride. I did a flat 200k yesterday and pedalled 87% of the riding time. On a hillier...
10-03-20, 10:06 AM
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Posted By clasher

I rode my roubaix on a kickr in the winter/spring...

I rode my roubaix on a kickr in the winter/spring this year and it was comfortable. I got a giant tcr with some chainstay damage that I built into a trainer bike, put on a drivetrain and have been...
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Posted By clasher

I'd really recommend just buying a newer used...

I'd really recommend just buying a newer used bike that has a decent gear range, maybe even a triple if you're gonna hit the mountains. I built my first rando bike out of nice columbus tubed road...
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Posted By clasher

Nicely done. I wish we had mountains around here.

Nicely done. I wish we had mountains around here.
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Posted By clasher

It's fairly cold for this time of year around...

It's fairly cold for this time of year around here too! Last year we did a 200k the same weekend and it started off at 11 and went up to 27 so that's what I was hoping for with this 300k but it was...
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Posted By clasher

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB,...

Got an official 300K brevet done, another PB, finished in 13:38h for 304km and ~1300m elevation. The wind wasn't much of a factor but the ride started out on the cool side, -2C at the start and in...
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Posted By clasher

Managed to get a sanctioned 400K done, I forgot...

Managed to get a sanctioned 400K done, I forgot my shoes when I drove to a closer one so this one required an out-of-town stay. Done solo this time....
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Posted By clasher

Congrats! Sounds like an awesome ride. Ais kacang...

Congrats! Sounds like an awesome ride. Ais kacang looks like it'd be perfect in the middle of a hot ride.
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Posted By clasher

LOL that looks awesome. I checked out the...

LOL that looks awesome. I checked out the streetview and it's pretty nice there. I'd be lucky to make it up that hill.
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Posted By clasher

Weird, mine says 2019 on it.

Weird, mine says 2019 on it.
08-20-20, 11:01 AM
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Posted By clasher

Lots of solid tires on amazon and ebay. You...

Lots of solid tires on amazon and ebay.

You might think about making a stand instead, basically a piece of plywood and a small post with a fork mount...
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Posted By clasher

I use the dill pickle bag and it's a great...

I use the dill pickle bag and it's a great handlebar bag. I just mount my wahoo on the stem instead of using the out-in-front mount. The garmin mounts are much better than the zip-tie crap that wahoo...
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Posted By clasher

Ya, elevation from other riders was all over the...

Ya, elevation from other riders was all over the place, 3750 to 4300m, seems like the average was around 4000m. The strava elevation correction gave 4500m which was too much so I didn't keep that...
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Posted By clasher

Finished my first official brevet of the season,...

Finished my first official brevet of the season, a 600K that started near home. I had a friend come from out of town and the route was a 385K back to the start/finish and 220K on the last loop. The...
08-06-20, 09:59 AM
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Posted By clasher

Ai Asymmetric Integration...

Ai Asymmetric Integration (https://cannondale.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/219101107-Ai-Asymmetric-Integration-), basically the rear wheel gets redished 6mm to the left. Dunno if your spokes will...
08-06-20, 09:52 AM
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Posted By clasher

4703 rings are 4 arm, they won't fit a 6603...

4703 rings are 4 arm, they won't fit a 6603 crank. I upgraded the rest of my drivetrain to 4703 but wanted to keep running my 6603 cranks in case I want to put a 28T inner ring on in the future. I...
08-04-20, 12:04 PM
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Posted By clasher

I imagine you'd get more information using google...

I imagine you'd get more information using google than asking people here.
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Posted By clasher

I was gonna try the RH tires a while back, but...

I was gonna try the RH tires a while back, but found the vittoria corsa in 28mm were cheaper with the free shipping from the UK sites, and they are available in black without paying a premium. I just...
07-26-20, 06:47 PM
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Posted By clasher

I bought a foam roller and found it hard and...

I bought a foam roller and found it hard and awkward, gave it away. Someone told me about rolling pins I find it feels awesome, it's easy to do and they're easy to find if you're travelling.
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Posted By clasher

I did some loops back in March and April when the...

I did some loops back in March and April when the advice was to avoid shops and cafes, it wasn't too bad. I ended up doing cloverleaf-style rides instead of the same loop out-and-back, but if you've...
07-23-20, 08:51 AM
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Posted By clasher

LOL don't forget the water that comes out in your...

LOL don't forget the water that comes out in your breath, as well as all the water in turds.
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Posted By clasher

I did a pre-ride for the second 300K I'd designed...

I did a pre-ride for the second 300K I'd designed to start in my home town, this one is much hillier than the one that goes down to Lake Erie... this one is called the Nassagaweya 300...
07-20-20, 05:00 PM
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Posted By clasher

This is the perfect job for rancid cooking oil,...

This is the perfect job for rancid cooking oil, unless you plan on re-using the gum :)
07-20-20, 04:58 PM
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Posted By clasher

Gorilla tape! Or flex seal if you ride in the...

Gorilla tape! Or flex seal if you ride in the rain...
07-20-20, 02:03 PM
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Posted By clasher

I'd take them apart and sell the spokes + hubs....

I'd take them apart and sell the spokes + hubs. It wouldn't be a big effort to find some generic 38mm and build them back into a decent set of wheels,or someone out there might need spare spokes...
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Posted By clasher

There were a lot of flashing taillights at PBP'19...

There were a lot of flashing taillights at PBP'19 unfortunately, there's just not enough people to enforce that rule with 6000 riders on the road... it was kind of annoying. You can get 38 hours of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 05:34 PM
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Posted By clasher

Test your phone with strava before heading out,...

Test your phone with strava before heading out, Strava doesn't work on my phone to record rides, it just crashes. I use RWGPS to record anything if I'm using my phone, it doesn't crash and I can...
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Posted By clasher

I think you can get an r7000 rear derailleur in...

I think you can get an r7000 rear derailleur in silver (https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-105-RD-R7000-Rear-Derailleur), 5800 isn't the most current 11 speed 105 group. Everything I've read...
07-14-20, 07:03 PM
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Posted By clasher

I used an old steel skewer so the clamps wouldn't...

I used an old steel skewer so the clamps wouldn't chew up my nicer skewer.
07-14-20, 12:33 PM
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Posted By clasher

Lower intensity rides I'm fine to do on an empty...

Lower intensity rides I'm fine to do on an empty stomach in the morning, but something longer like 100k (60mile) I'll have a bowl of oats and cold milk, usually soy for the protein. If it's gonna be...
07-14-20, 06:17 AM
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Posted By clasher

It's been hot and humid here in my part of...

It's been hot and humid here in my part of Canada, it's not "real" hot by any means, but converting to F, our highs were well into the 90s and quite humid at times. I've had good experiences with...
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Posted By clasher

lol that's a lot of repeats! The one I had in...

lol that's a lot of repeats! The one I had in mind has bad elevation on the strava segment, ~20m instead of 45m so I'd be over 400 for sure. I think I'd just drive to a slightly longer hill and do...
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Posted By clasher

Somehow I missed hearing about this, thanks! ...

Somehow I missed hearing about this, thanks!



I'd go 46/30 or 48/32 for my next rando bike esp. with 11 speed stuff. I have a 50/39/30 right now and a 12-30 cassette, so many gears to choose...
07-08-20, 05:09 AM
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Posted By clasher

I built a nice set of wheels with ultegra 6700...

I built a nice set of wheels with ultegra 6700 hubs and the dark grey mavic open pros. They survived a tour through the rockies and a lot of rough use on brevets. They can pass for a classic looking...
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Posted By clasher

The wahoo bolt isn't sold or advertised as a unit...

The wahoo bolt isn't sold or advertised as a unit that does any sort of on-the-fly navigating. Routes on the wahoo made with rwgps or koomoot have turn-by-turn navigation with the street names,...
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Posted By clasher

I don't know that I could handle drinking that...

I don't know that I could handle drinking that much, my own rule is a bottle an hour, maximum... anymore than that (for me) is just sloshing around my belly and eventually I don't feel any good, and...
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Posted By clasher

I do a few shorter hard sessions in the next week...

I do a few shorter hard sessions in the next week or two and then focus on what unterhausen says, hopefully the shorter difficult rides provide a bit of a kickstart to things? If I were in this...
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Posted By clasher

That's how our brevets work here, except at the...

That's how our brevets work here, except at the start there was someone handing out cards. We rarely get more than a dozen riders so we've never had much in the way of support at checkpoints.
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Posted By clasher

I lost 8lbs on a 200K the other day... it was one...

I lost 8lbs on a 200K the other day... it was one of my strongest rides of the last few years. I drank about 6 litres of water and ~1.8L of pepsi, and a can of cream soda over the course of the ride....
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Posted By clasher

I rode one of my existing local brevets and had a...

I rode one of my existing local brevets and had a good time doing so, carried 7L of water and a bunch food with me but still had to stop at one shop for some pepsi since the heat was getting to me a...
06-24-20, 08:42 AM
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Posted By clasher

I'd wrap it all the way underneath the tape and...

I'd wrap it all the way underneath the tape and leave the housing going to the downtube boss, then you can pull the shifter cable and the housing loop going to the derailleur... might need to buy a...
06-17-20, 06:47 AM
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Posted By clasher

If you're in Paris, France you should be able to...

If you're in Paris, France you should be able to find a wheel similar to this one, but 650B (https://www.xxcycle.fr/roue-arriere-650-a-26-590-19-axe-plein,,fr.php) from a local shop. That site has a...
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Posted By clasher

I always end up with a bunch of coins in the...

I always end up with a bunch of coins in the bottom, and since we've got one and two dollar coins it adds up pretty fast. I still used cash on the last ride long ride into the countryside, there's...
06-13-20, 09:59 AM
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Posted By clasher

Spoggles or smoggles...

Spoggles or smoggles (http://copperstatesupplyinc.com/product-category/industrial-supplies/safety-security/eye-protection/spoggles/) (the prices are for singles and case quantities) are what I have...
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Posted By clasher

I've a thick neck and strong muscles, I suspect...

I've a thick neck and strong muscles, I suspect it comes from wearing a welding helmet and hard hat at work for hours a day. I've never done any specific neck training, though there are things like...
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