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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 918
Posted By firebird854

First, I have never used them put researched them...

First, I have never used them put researched them in-depth as I was considering using them.

Second, the jury's still out on literally any of their "scientific" claims:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By firebird854

Fondo's are technically races, but the people...

Fondo's are technically races, but the people racing it are the type of people who will do 100mi+ rides and 20mph+ for fun, and train consistently 12+hrs a week. At your current level of fitness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 447
Posted By firebird854

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it...

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it so far, no experience with Ridley though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By firebird854

Bikes don't have roofs, so, impossible to mount a...

Bikes don't have roofs, so, impossible to mount a roof rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

But... the thread is about avoiding spending...

But... the thread is about avoiding spending $600. That's also $600 for a used bike that probably needs some amount of repair and/or new parts, then still $25-100 for a rack, then $150ish for...
02-12-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By firebird854

Hello.

Hello.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Interestingly we get 95-100 degree days quite...

Interestingly we get 95-100 degree days quite often during summer, but frankly, I'd probably drive if that were expected and train on my tri bike down by lake Michigan after work.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I also LOVE my paint, would hate for anything to...

I also LOVE my paint, would hate for anything to happen to my baby:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/newbikepiccomp2_06803570de981f88434f02b3027e6cf1f1855a52.jpg

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By firebird854

Aesthetics do matter even if you don't think so...

Aesthetics do matter even if you don't think so now. I started with a couple-year-old matte black Tarmac Expert, never got a comment on it, and after many races, long long rides, etc. I sold it while...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,250
Posted By firebird854

Argh... I've been hit by a car at speed, bike...

Argh... I've been hit by a car at speed, bike destroyed, lost consciousness, but really only had a minor concussion and skinned knees. Your stories are certainly making it more challenging to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Good idea! Thanks for the link.

Good idea! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

You're making a good case for a backpack,...

You're making a good case for a backpack, especially since you have a similar distance commute, I'm just concerned it'll hurt my back a bit, as my bike position is quite aggressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Solid insight and info! I'll keep in mind...

Solid insight and info!

I'll keep in mind that I want to put a system together that does not put weight out past the axle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I actually completely agree with this, I did...

I actually completely agree with this, I did query Blackburn about that and their only option is seatstay, they have no adapter for seatpost. Old man mountian does, it will do Thru axle + seatpost,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I was in contact with Blackburn via email and it...

I was in contact with Blackburn via email and it appears this adapter https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/bike-trainer-trailer-adapter-kit#pid=7085267 + this rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I received confirmation that no Axiom production...

I received confirmation that no Axiom production will fit.

Now I'm considering the following, according to my research, it might work:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

It looks like Axiom makes a rack for disc that...

It looks like Axiom makes a rack for disc that apparently fits 700c wheels: https://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/streamliner-racks/streamliner-disc-dlx/

Looks like I'd need to buy some extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Interestingly, I already own one of those for my...

Interestingly, I already own one of those for my tri bike so I can use it with my on-wheel trainer. Unfortunately, I'd need to buy a different one for my emonda because they have different pitch...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I looked and considered those, the problems, they...

I looked and considered those, the problems, they appear to only work with quick-release while I have thru-axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Cool! what rack did you use?

Cool! what rack did you use?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

As noted, I'd probably need to get an alloy...

As noted, I'd probably need to get an alloy seatpost, while my bike is alloy, the handlbar, stem, seatpost, and wheels are all carbon (although I did just get some "value" alloy wheels which I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Didn't realize it could hold that much, I'll also...

Didn't realize it could hold that much, I'll also consider a handlebar bag, I just feel like it may impact handling a bit much, and there are constant high winds in this area (and I don't intend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Also a good suggestion, I do love my carbon...

Also a good suggestion, I do love my carbon seatpost, but would also love to commute, interesting idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Beautiful bike, but I also just found...

Beautiful bike, but I also just found https://oldmanmountain.com/product/sherpa-frame-fit-kit-complete-bike-rack/
+2 panniers it comes out to $326 which isn't terrible.

Also, I recently created a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

You know what, I take back what I said in my...

You know what, I take back what I said in my earlier post, I can never have enough bikes... I'm probably not going to buy a purpose-built touring bike, but seriously, I want a fat bike, a gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I disagree with this completely, suggesting that...

I disagree with this completely, suggesting that I need to buy another bike even though mine can be retrofitted for these purposes quite easily is ridiculous.
Heres the story of a guy who biked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

I'm not particularly interested in getting...

I'm not particularly interested in getting another bike, I just got a tri bike, and frankly want to still get use out of my Emonda. Also, if it was a much shorter commute and I was planning on using...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Rack And Panniers For Race Bike

Hi,

I have an Emonda ALR disc 2019 that doesn't appear to have any eyelets for a traditional rack and pannier setup. I've been looking at the offerings from https://www.tailfin.cc/ and am...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

I haven't made the typical NBD post yet,...

I haven't made the typical NBD post yet, buuuuuuuuut I may have dropped 3k+ on the Argon 18 e-117 tri disc cause N+1. Have $300 fit scheduled on Sat and am currently trying to figure out what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

Good to know, as someone who ignorantly rides...

Good to know, as someone who ignorantly rides bicycles without going through the effort of learning what components work how, this is quite useful.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

So, I've been looking around, would DFour91 Power...

So, I've been looking around, would DFour91 Power Meter Alloy Crank Arms - BB30...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

Haha, I know it's nitpicky, but if I were doing...

Haha, I know it's nitpicky, but if I were doing something in a real race that guaranteed -5% power at all times I'd be a little peeved.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By firebird854

I went from a Toupe to a Specialized Power Expert...

I went from a Toupe to a Specialized Power Expert and LOVE IT, could not give it better reviews.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

I read through the entirety of...

I read through the entirety of https://gplama.com/2019/06/29/shimano-crankset-power-meters/ and am annoyed that the right tends to read around 5% lower in general, this could be quite problematic in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

I have the P2M alloy currently on my road bike,...

I have the P2M alloy currently on my road bike, to me personally, it doesn't feel terribly different from an old Ultegra I had on a previous bike, but I've read this before, and did want a bit of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

I'm seeing a lot of love for the single sided BUT...

I'm seeing a lot of love for the single sided BUT I've only ever used dual sided systems and am very familiar with the data. Also, research has shown that your balances can be completely different at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 505
Posted By firebird854

Crankset PowerMeter Suggestions and Compatibility

I'm looking for a dual-sided power meter that would be compatible with Shimano BB Press Fit SM-BB72-41B, the current crankset is a Shimano RS510 52/36.

Are there any options within the $500-$750...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,609
Posted By firebird854

Currently, my 2016 Tarmac Expert is my dedicated...

Currently, my 2016 Tarmac Expert is my dedicated trainer bike, I use it's powertap g3 as the powermeter and have a Cycleops Magnus configured with zwift to be used as the smart trainer (i.e. this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By firebird854

I've been hit by a car and crashed numerous...

I've been hit by a car and crashed numerous times, breaking bones, dislocating a shoulder, destroying my bike, etc.

First, I absolutely love cycling soooo much and really don't intend on giving it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,840
Posted By firebird854

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.

Do not incite people driving a multi-ton weapon.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By firebird854

Yeah, I'd recommend option 3, buy some sweet...

Yeah, I'd recommend option 3, buy some sweet deep-section carbon wheels, these actually improve speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,222
Posted By firebird854

1 SPD-SL Bontrager pair. I bought them with my...

1 SPD-SL Bontrager pair. I bought them with my first road bike back in 2017, some XXX carbon-soled ones, few modal years back, for a decent price. THEY'VE SURVIVED basically everything, 3 different...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

I agree on the electronic shifting aspect, I've...

I agree on the electronic shifting aspect, I've looked into the etap HRD where I could easily place satellite sifters on the extensions. The obvious issue is the price... if I switched to a SRM...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

I'm really interested to hear your thoughts on...

I'm really interested to hear your thoughts on the Redshift system as I've been highly considering it. I also agree with many of your points and do feel that more integration can cause more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

Nice Link! I really appreciate the feedback.

Nice Link! I really appreciate the feedback.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

Ah, I see your point, Hmm, I'll check some local...

Ah, I see your point, Hmm, I'll check some local listings and do some math.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

My thought process here was I already have 1 year...

My thought process here was I already have 1 year old Bontrager Aeolus 5 (50mm deep carbon wheels) that cost around $1200. These are disc brake-specific wheels, if I found a reasonably priced value...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By firebird854

I've been considering this approach, my concerns...

I've been considering this approach, my concerns are the fact I would really like to get a disc brake compatible bike so I could swap in my current $$$$ carbon wheelset, unfortunately, all the disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,900
Posted By firebird854

Oh I wasn't making the point that you need disc...

Oh I wasn't making the point that you need disc brakes in Wisconsin. I was simply describing the environment in which I rode my rim brake-equipped bike and disc brake-equipped bike in 2018 and 2019...
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