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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By Leinster

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and...

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and was assured that 28c tires have been used on CAAD10s with success in the past.

I love my CAAD10, it's an excellent bike, I have ridden carbon and...
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,219
Posted By Leinster

Creeks are already dry here. I've been driving...

Creeks are already dry here. I've been driving for work up some fire-hit areas that I've enjoyed biking through in the past, and they've been hit hard. But this winter had less than half the average...
04-12-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By Leinster

Oh, snap. Winner right here. If I had any free...

Oh, snap. Winner right here. If I had any free time at this point in my life, I would be on my bike going somewhere, or going somewhere to ride my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,048
Posted By Leinster

I sold a frame recently on Facebook Marketplace;...

I sold a frame recently on Facebook Marketplace; I had bought it off eBay several years ago, and sold it for the same as I paid. The buyer drove over an hour to pick it up (I suspect he only really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,212
Posted By Leinster

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually...

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually prefers to see silver components on a classic roadie like that. The black goes perfect with that paint job and really makes it look fresh.

I do like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,224
Posted By Leinster

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose...

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose signal (cloud cover, skyscrapers, long tunnels etc) but itís also handy if you use your bike on a home trainer (main reason I got a sensor).

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By Leinster

What was the question again?

What was the question again?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By Leinster

Great Scott!

Great Scott!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,152
Posted By Leinster

I canít put a number on it, itís more a vibe....

I canít put a number on it, itís more a vibe. Iíve overtaken (slow-moving, obviously) motorised traffic on downhills, but Iíve also moved over to allow them pass. There are descents around here that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Leinster

Since whatever cassette you end up with will...

Since whatever cassette you end up with will probably have an 11 on it, you're highly unlikely to need a ring bigger than a 50. The only reason to go with the 42/52 would be to remove the outer ring...
04-05-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By Leinster

Cycling in my teens. Rugby in my 20s and 30s....

Cycling in my teens. Rugby in my 20s and 30s. Cycling has been taking back over from my mid-30s and now into my 40s.

Running has been mixed in there, more as an incidental to the other 2.
04-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By Leinster

You won't go far wrong with either the Cannondale...

You won't go far wrong with either the Cannondale or the Giant. I don't know enough about the rest. They have enough gears to get you up and down most of the hills in Sydney (depending on your...
04-05-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,067
Posted By Leinster

I've never called my wife "The Authorities"...

I've never called my wife "The Authorities" before, but I might start now.

When she isn't listening, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,679
Posted By Leinster

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a...

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a little over 30s on your 13 miler) on a loop or flattish course. But a pair of wheels that weighs 300-500g less than your 2kg Axis wheels might save you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,679
Posted By Leinster

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder"...

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder" opinion of stock wheels is that generally, at most price points, the wheels are the low-hanging fruit on the upgrade tree, outside of disposable wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,212
Posted By Leinster

Tubeless doesn't not interest me, and I've read...

Tubeless doesn't not interest me, and I've read that the Ksyriums on my other bike can be set up as budget tubeless, but I don't have a 100% guarantee that they'll work, and buying a new set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By Leinster

If they are a risk, it's marginal. When I...

If they are a risk, it's marginal.

When I were a lad and 'twas far from clipless pedals we were reared, it was the accepted wisdom among road cycling coaches, bike shop mechanics and owners (who...
04-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,067
Posted By Leinster

Absent any on-bike storage options, Jersey...

Absent any on-bike storage options, Jersey pocket. Ziploc sandwich bag optional.

Depending on your phone size you may need to go with the 1qt/1l bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,679
Posted By Leinster

This is an old review, but it looks like the...

This is an old review, but it looks like the Vittoria 1976 shoes are still available on Amazon. Thatís what Iíd be going for if I was tied in to clips n straps still;...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,679
Posted By Leinster

You shut your dirty mouth around my or anyone...

You shut your dirty mouth around my or anyone else around hereís significant other.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,679
Posted By Leinster

Shame on me. One of the first lessons I was...

Shame on me.

One of the first lessons I was given as a young cyclist was Ēnever use your tire levers to put the tire back on.Ē

I can probably count on the fingers on one foot the amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,679
Posted By Leinster

multiple studies have shown that in steady-state...

multiple studies have shown that in steady-state riding, there is no benefit in efficiency to riding, say, 40km in clipless over platform pedals.

and thatís fine if all youíre doing is riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,935,212
Posted By Leinster

Anyone put 28s on a CAAD10? Iíve been rolling on...

Anyone put 28s on a CAAD10? Iíve been rolling on some rougher terrain lately, and Iíve been generally getting away with it on my 23s, but had a pinch blowout coming off the gravel this morning.
04-01-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Leinster

Update; GPSCity has the Forerunner 35,...

Update;
GPSCity has the Forerunner 35, refurbed, for $69 at the moment, so that just sounded like a deal that was too good to pass up/an affordable price should it turn out to not be the right...
03-31-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By Leinster

At the very least post this on C&V before...

At the very least post this on C&V before trashing them. There may be a collector or enthusiast over there who could make use of them for a build.

The cleat interface looks different to Time's...
03-31-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Leinster

If you're only replacing the crankset of a 3x6...

If you're only replacing the crankset of a 3x6 drivetrain, with a new triple, there really shouldn't be any triple crankset that won't work. You may also need to replace the bottom bracket, but if...
03-30-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,040
Posted By Leinster

It seemed to take our twins ages to get...

It seemed to take our twins ages to get interested in the balance bikes, but then one day I was in the back yard and my son just scooted the length and bumped his front wheel full speed, right into...
03-29-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Leinster

It's been on the market 8 years, but the OP...

It's been on the market 8 years, but the OP doesn't say how long they've had theirs. Maybe a year, maybe 7. The 520 came out 2 years after at a similar price point, so I hope he didn't spend too...
03-29-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Leinster

Thanks for the ideas. AAs are a definite no! And...

Thanks for the ideas. AAs are a definite no! And teh ETrex has no Bluetooth compatibility, so no use for Strava activities etc. Power meter (in particular) and map data aren't really important to me,...
03-29-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By Leinster

I load from my 310xt to Garmin Express on my 2013...

I load from my 310xt to Garmin Express on my 2013 Macbook pro. Both devices are old tech now, and have seen better days, but it still works. I'm not 100% sure if it's Garmin Express, or the 310 that...
03-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,524
Posted By Leinster

When I built up my MBK I was looking for...

When I built up my MBK I was looking for references online for the right bar tape colour; the frame was team colours of the Lotto team circa 1991, so I clicked through a lot of pics of Museeuw,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,754
Posted By Leinster

What himespau said, but also some bikes come...

What himespau said, but also some bikes come stock with cables that are too long for some riders' tastes. Different people replace cables at different periods. After 3 years, you're probably coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Leinster

Flats will happen, the only question to the...

Flats will happen, the only question to the cycling Gods is "when?"

Walking-in-cleats distance from home is pretty benevolent of them in that regard.

It also gives the added bonus of "Honey!...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,511
Posted By Leinster

I had to google bronze cerakote. I think that...

I had to google bronze cerakote. I think that color scheme belongs on a long-cage derailleur hanging from an All-City Gorilla Monsoon. I would ride the heck out of that bike.

I think as Campag...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Leinster

I offloaded a Bianchi Brava frame, and a couple...

I offloaded a Bianchi Brava frame, and a couple of kiddo BSOs that had been gathering dust in the garage. Not big ticket items, but I'd tried to sell that Brava as a complete bike, and as a frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,511
Posted By Leinster

I dunno, I think from the remove of a couple of...

I dunno, I think from the remove of a couple of years, it's worth having the discussion of whether Campag made a mistake by introducing Potenza, which has now been discontinued (they did).

Or if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Leinster

I bought one of these in 2014, it's been on my...

I bought one of these in 2014, it's been on my main bike ever since;...
03-25-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,375
Posted By Leinster

Throw a liberal application of sunscreen into...

Throw a liberal application of sunscreen into that mix and my eyes can be basically bleeding by the top of any climb of reasonable length/gradient.

When it's colder and colder, you can just add...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By Leinster

Yeah, I came onto the thread to ask if by...

Yeah, I came onto the thread to ask if by "better" the OP meant go around corners easier; ride safer in traffic; do cool tricks like wheelies and jumps; ride with no hands for a really long time; or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,754
Posted By Leinster

I was working on some project bikes and cutting...

I was working on some project bikes and cutting more cable than usual, so went to my LBS and asked what they used. The tech was working with the SRAM cutter at that very moment. I bought it. It's...
03-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Leinster

Bluetooth for uploading; I have to bring my 310...

Bluetooth for uploading; I have to bring my 310 inside, turn on the laptop (only other ant+ enabled device in the house), wait for it to warm up (it's old), deal with Garmin Connect for Mac issues...
03-23-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,163
Posted By Leinster

Wow, you want to make cars illegal? I mean, itís...

Wow, you want to make cars illegal? I mean, itís a big call, but ok...
03-23-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Leinster

Replacement for Garmin 310xt

My old reliable 310xt had a concrete incident and is now toast, so Iím in the market for a replacement. Number 1 problem I had with the 310 was no Bluetooth, so thatís the starting point for the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 962
Posted By Leinster

I got the Mini-morph (because the Road Morph was...

I got the Mini-morph (because the Road Morph was just that bit too big) and loved it for a while, but then the seal broke and it just wouldnít pump.

So I got a Zefal HP frame pump. It sits snug...
03-17-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,417
Posted By Leinster

My Shimano SH RT-80s were my only cycling shoe...

My Shimano SH RT-80s were my only cycling shoe for nearly a decade until they developed a bit of flex in the sole. Recessed cleat, comfortable for walking, but with a definite road-shoe appearance....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By Leinster

My Cannondale Criterium came with 20s, it was the...

My Cannondale Criterium came with 20s, it was the first time Iíd ridden anything that skinny since the 90s. I did not like the feeling of every bump in the road, and went back to 23s, 25 on my...
03-15-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,582
Posted By Leinster

36 spokes must be close to the point at which...

36 spokes must be close to the point at which each spoke is actually in the slipstream of the spoke in front of it. My Yuba Mundo Lux has a 48 spoke rear wheel, and it cuts through the air like a...
03-15-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,375
Posted By Leinster

We get some days high into the 100s in the...

We get some days high into the 100s in the Central Valley towards Sacramento; riding on the flat in that is like the moment when you open the oven, only you don't get the smell of dinner cooking, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,539
Views: 209,854
Posted By Leinster

I can relate. My CAAD10 is a 54 with an...

I can relate. My CAAD10 is a 54 with an aftermarket 120mm stem, and all the stock spacers underneath.

My original intention/justification was that I could slam the spacers down, and add clip-ons...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Leinster

All of this. I had 9 speed Tiagra on an old bike,...

All of this. I had 9 speed Tiagra on an old bike, my wife has 10s Tiagra on hers, and any differences I've noticed between their performance, and that of my 105 and Athena groups on my newer bikes,...
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