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Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,507
Posted By Hiro11

One other thought: if you're interested in...

One other thought: if you're interested in tracking your power output progress, the actual power level you're putting out is less important than the relative change in power output over time. You...
08-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,956
Posted By Hiro11

I'll try to remember that. Thanks.

I'll try to remember that. Thanks.
08-26-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,956
Posted By Hiro11

I've found that how a helmet fits and performs...

I've found that how a helmet fits and performs has almost nothing to do with how much it costs. Helmets I currently own:

$60 Bell Avenue MIPS, one of the most comfortable helmets I own: light,...
08-17-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hiro11

Trying to get early road tubeless tires...

Trying to get early road tubeless tires (Hutchinson Atom in my case) on first-gen Shimano tubeless rims eight years ago. Shimano designed their first gen road tubeless rims to run without sealant (!)...
08-16-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Posted By Hiro11

This is 100% about the rim to tire match. I...

This is 100% about the rim to tire match. I mounted a set of GP5000TLs on a set of Giant SLR1 wheels with my hands and a bit of soapy water. The beads then popped with a floor pump. It was by far the...
08-06-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,036
Posted By Hiro11

I think it's unlikely anyone here is going to be...

I think it's unlikely anyone here is going to be able to provide meaningful feedback on very expensive, custom stainless steel frames from tiny legacy Italian brands. These frames are the type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Hiro11

This is a debate I have all the time when I'm...

This is a debate I have all the time when I'm buying a bike. I'm exactly 5'10", which for essentially every manufacturer and every type of bike means that I'm right between a medium and a large....
07-29-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,064
Posted By Hiro11

I'm almost completely confused by this post: ...

I'm almost completely confused by this post:
Are you implying that current companies making bike stuff in the US are not profitable? What in the OP's mind is happening in the world that could drive...
07-28-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Hiro11

If you want a true race bike, I'd look at the...

If you want a true race bike, I'd look at the Specialized Allez Sprint. You can get a 105 build for $1,800 and spend the rest on a set of (likely used) race wheels. Simple, durable and fast bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,204
Posted By Hiro11

Rapha MAAP Assos Eliel Ornot

Rapha
MAAP
Assos
Eliel
Ornot
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,853
Posted By Hiro11

I like wax-based lubes. Liquid lubes just get...

I like wax-based lubes. Liquid lubes just get filthy. Finish Line Dry Teflon in a drip bottle has been my go-to for years.

Pros:
- very clean running, it's a Teflon-based wax in suspension and...
07-25-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By Hiro11

On the upside: tons of cheap, hardly used bikes...

On the upside: tons of cheap, hardly used bikes on the used market next year.
07-25-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 942
Posted By Hiro11

$10 ransom, apparently: ...

$10 ransom, apparently:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrycollins/2020/07/25/will-garmin-pay-10m-ransom-to-end-two-day-outage/#19b09e733164
07-25-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Hiro11

Manual upload to Strava.

Manual upload to Strava.
07-24-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,543
Posted By Hiro11

The truth is no one at Trek, Specialized, Scott,...

The truth is no one at Trek, Specialized, Scott, Bianchi, Pinarello, Cannondale, Cervelo, Santa Cruz, Kona etc, etc, makes bikes. They are contracted out.
07-23-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,543
Posted By Hiro11

Heine's been saying this stuff for decades. He...

Heine's been saying this stuff for decades. He also believes that bottom bracket stiffness is self-defeating etc. Interesting fellow, I'm not sure what to think about his ideas. I do like his tires,...
07-22-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By Hiro11

Forgot the mid-80s, Madonna-style fingerless...

Forgot the mid-80s, Madonna-style fingerless gloves, weirdo schoolboy caps and the shaved legs. Cyclists have always been friggen bizarre.
07-22-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 862
Posted By Hiro11

This isn't a new thing. 80s cycling glasses like...

This isn't a new thing. 80s cycling glasses like the Oakley Eyeshade were absolutely huge ski goggle looking things. The early ones even had foam brow pads. Jawbreakers are a deliberate reference...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,228
Posted By Hiro11

Best: western Massachusetts and Vermont. Worst:...

Best: western Massachusetts and Vermont. Worst: Washington DC area, the Land of Me.

Edit: top five most annoying US driver types for cyclists:
5. A group of teenaged boys in a 1996 Toyota Tercel....
07-19-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By Hiro11

For what it's worth, I've been tubeless on the...

For what it's worth, I've been tubeless on the road for over two years without an issue. 65-75psi on 28MM tires is really nice on crappy winter-destroyed Midwestern pavement. I've been using...
07-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By Hiro11

Nothing fancy, but way below your budget and...

Nothing fancy, but way below your budget and seems to fit your requirements:
https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_STOR20.cgi?Action=Details&ProdID=3241
07-16-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,565
Posted By Hiro11

I cordially invite you to come do 60 miles at 22...

I cordially invite you to come do 60 miles at 22 mph avg on a hot day with me some time.
07-15-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,565
Posted By Hiro11

I bought two kits from Ornot this year. Both are...

I bought two kits from Ornot this year. Both are House jersey and House bibs, different colors. I also bought one of their vests. Absolutely love their stuff. Top quality fabrics and zippers, simple...
07-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,651
Posted By Hiro11

One piece of un-asked for advice: before you...

One piece of un-asked for advice: before you mount the tire, press down on the valve from the top hard with your thumb to seat it and tighten the nut at the same time. Then carefully tighten the nut...
06-27-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,772
Posted By Hiro11

I'm surprised at the issues some above have had...

I'm surprised at the issues some above have had with the 520. I have a 520 Plus (admittedly a slightly different unit) that's been reliable since I bought it last year. I've updated the firmware and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 170,905
Posted By Hiro11

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1270x952/defy_b7b267a87885f0f1b3033c845fa61f7e9ff3dc6c.jpg
2019 Advanced Pro 0 Defy. I've now replaced the mediocre Giant tires with some 28mm...
06-27-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Hiro11

Do you want tubeless? GravelKings are the...

Do you want tubeless?

GravelKings are the obvious choice: not very pricey, good rolling resistance, high quality and durable.

I really like and recommend Rene Herse tires but they're pricey and...
06-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,026
Posted By Hiro11

I like the Assos stuff because it lasts a long...

I like the Assos stuff because it lasts a long time and is effective. If it's going to be a very long ride on a hot day, I'll use both a little of the Assos and some Body Glide. I don't recommend...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,362
Posted By Hiro11

I've been tubeless on the road for the past...

I've been tubeless on the road for the past couple of years. It's just better in every way. In only the past year or so, the main thing I've noticed is that the setup has become much, much easier and...
06-05-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 893
Posted By Hiro11

I wear mostly Oakley Jawbreakers and 100% S2...

I wear mostly Oakley Jawbreakers and 100% S2 glasses while riding. Unless I'm riding in blinding sunshine, I use clear lenses in these frames. I find on hot days, sweat starts to obscure tinted...
06-01-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,143
Posted By Hiro11

BD "Motobecane" has nothing to do with 70s...

BD "Motobecane" has nothing to do with 70s Motobecane, just to be super clear here. BD Motobecane are just Taiwanese catalog frames with a bunch of parts.

I have one of their older Ti frames and a...
05-17-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Hiro11

Good hubs are worth the money if you ride a lot....

Good hubs are worth the money if you ride a lot. In my experience it's hard to go wrong if you get a quality set of hubs. It's also hard to go right with the low end OEM hubs on many complete bikes,...
05-11-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,367
Posted By Hiro11

Yes this is a higher-end hybrid. I'm getting a...

Yes this is a higher-end hybrid. I'm getting a little tired of people complaining about bikes like this or really anything gravel-related as being a "marketing exercise" or that this bike is just a...
05-02-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By Hiro11

I get what you're talking about and I have...

I get what you're talking about and I have actually tried Cat Ears, the O.G. Disco Stu sideburns version. They work really well, the ride was more serene and I could hear much better. They're...
04-27-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

Totally agree. I was hoping that this screaming...

Totally agree. I was hoping that this screaming political tribalism we've now been wallowing in since 9/11 would fade as we are now confronted with a real set of problems, it's really disappointing...
04-27-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,675
Posted By Hiro11

Still loving my Stuntman. One question: is this a...

Still loving my Stuntman. One question: is this a 73MM BB shell? I sure hope not. Try to find a 73mm compatible crankset with a 110 BCD. Go ahead, try to find one. My concern: I'd like to replace...
04-27-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,967
Posted By Hiro11

I have a daughter who's finishing up her freshman...

I have a daughter who's finishing up her freshman year. Frankly, if they don't open her university in the fall I don't know what we're going to do. This is such a fluid situation that it's impossible...
04-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,004
Posted By Hiro11

I think the shouting down of Ionnadis is really...

I think the shouting down of Ionnadis is really interesting. Maybe he's right, maybe he's wrong. Regardless, I find the intense reaction to his study worrying. Stat, the journal that published the...
04-21-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,565
Posted By Hiro11

I know this is an awful attempt at a troll...

I know this is an awful attempt at a troll thread, but Schrader valves really are better in two meaningful ways for cyclists:
1. Much stronger, more reliable and and more robust valve stem. As many...
04-19-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

All good points. I've noticed that doctors and...

All good points. I've noticed that doctors and epidemiologists who know what they're talking about are always careful to hedge their points and provide valuable caveats.

We still know don't know a...
04-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

*sigh*

*sigh*
04-18-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/anti...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/17/antibody-study-suggests-coronavirus-is-far-more-widespread-than-previously-thought

My post from a couple of weeks ago seems to be coming true. What if...
04-11-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

If there's ONE THING I pray comes out of this...

If there's ONE THING I pray comes out of this mess: IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY AT HOME. Please let this become a habit from now forward.

I work for a huge company in an industry where working from home...
04-11-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

My daughter (a freshman, 19 years old and...

My daughter (a freshman, 19 years old and healthy) attends a large Big 10 university. Her dorm is very popular with students from China. In mid December, she came down with a mild fever, aching...
04-09-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 28,651
Posted By Hiro11

I have been (almost) totally ignoring media...

I have been (almost) totally ignoring media coverage of this pandemic and focusing on what experts have actually said and are saying. For example, here's a very helpful website:...
03-28-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 28,951
Posted By Hiro11

Interesting that this thread is still carrying...

Interesting that this thread is still carrying on. As I said earlier, Rivendell is by any measure a tiny brand that sells few bikes but it appears that they inspire strong feelings regardless.
...
03-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By Hiro11

Very common problem, especially once you're past...

Very common problem, especially once you're past 45. These are very effective if nothing else is working:
https://kroops.com/collections/cycling
02-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,895
Posted By Hiro11

Hydraulic is hardly a "game changer". The Spyre's...

Hydraulic is hardly a "game changer". The Spyre's are damned good and very reliable.

On the other hand, I'd take the All City over the Pivot every day.
02-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,895
Posted By Hiro11

You put in all of this effort, spent all that...

You put in all of this effort, spent all that money... and then biffed the last hurdle. Dude, you gotta ditch those tires and put some supple 32s on there, something like the Rene Herse Stampede...
02-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,699
Posted By Hiro11

Apparently, you've never seen...

Apparently, you've never seen "Anchorman".
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