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08-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. Coming to a stop, which foot do you put...

+1. Coming to a stop, which foot do you put down? For me it's usually my left, keeping my right clipped in on the pedal, also with tendency to lean my bike to my right leg/thigh, and voila, my Ti...
08-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,097
Posted By Sy Reene

perhaps a flare ...

perhaps a flare
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08-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 3,097
Posted By Sy Reene

Well, this thread is self-selecting by nature. ...

Well, this thread is self-selecting by nature. If you hadn't survived, you wouldn't be posting. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 714
Posted By Sy Reene

i'd hazard a guess that folks tripping thru...

i'd hazard a guess that folks tripping thru facebook to find a group ride, don't even know what a zone is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,283
Posted By Sy Reene

Ditto.. I'm 6'2" and my XL straps feel short...

Ditto.. I'm 6'2" and my XL straps feel short standing, however when in riding position I don't notice them anymore. Of note, the Free Aero Race 3(?) bibs I have seem to have slightly longer straps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, 108 doesn't sound that high really,...

Yeah, 108 doesn't sound that high really, especially if in sun, with blacktop, and heat generated from braking itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 164,923
Posted By Sy Reene

Over on another forum, there's evidently a lot of...

Over on another forum, there's evidently a lot of love (they're made for both Shimano or Campy holders btw) for the Campy red pads for carbon wheels. ymmv. Not a lot about them from the BF crowd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 714
Posted By Sy Reene

A stated pace is fine as far as it goes. ...

A stated pace is fine as far as it goes. However, my experience is that this falls apart if the routes are hilly, and combined with whether or not the leader of the ride is a rotated role. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Sy Reene

Definitely. Braking in wet weather is much more...

Definitely. Braking in wet weather is much more heavily focused upon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Sy Reene

I've been eating a few almonds every day now for...

I've been eating a few almonds every day now for the last few months and I haven't gotten Covid. ;)
08-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,140
Posted By Sy Reene

It's coming.. ...

It's coming..

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course it would be assumed that such a test...

Of course it would be assumed that such a test would be what we're familiar with when GCN "does science".. eg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hKMgUEku4
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By Sy Reene

Why doesn't someone like GCN do tests along these...

Why doesn't someone like GCN do tests along these lines.. actual product/brand side-by-sides? SStop vs KoolStop vs Shimano etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sy Reene

Good question with this ultralight weight. I...

Good question with this ultralight weight. I don't carry too much myself -- wallet, phone, food for each of the 3 pockets respectively. i'm guessing a bit more sag than usual, but will report back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sy Reene

Sure thing.. hopefully will get out in it this...

Sure thing.. hopefully will get out in it this weekend. Unfortunately a quick look at Wiggle and this jersey has seemingly jumped in price by about $30 :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sy Reene

Funny enough, DHL showed up today with the...

Funny enough, DHL showed up today with the Isadore Woolight2 jersey. Very nice, soft and very lightweight. Given the merino content, I think I need to be a bit warier of doing anything too abrasive...
08-05-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,347
Posted By Sy Reene

I would find it a teensy bit entertaining to see...

I would find it a teensy bit entertaining to see a Team Viathon entered in the next tour. Kinda that Ford V Ferrari feel.
08-04-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By Sy Reene

Anyone find it a bit humorous that a bike made on...

Anyone find it a bit humorous that a bike made on March 1st (about) of this year is a 2021 model ? Actually I think you have a 'leap bike'.. I believe the 60th day of the year was Feb 29th.
08-04-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I'd agree. i assume the blemish is...

Yeah, I'd agree. i assume the blemish is completely hid by the seat when it's attached anyway? And if there's a future problem or that same area gets worse, its the same bike that has a lifetime...
08-04-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, I don't think anyone used the word...

FWIW, I don't think anyone used the word 'reasonable'.. I think 'normal' has been the the most oft used term -- when referring to what complete bike makers upcharge.

EDIT: What bike btw? And, is...
08-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd hazard the issue is really that the...

I'd hazard the issue is really that the thread/bolt being referenced, didn't come with an indicator of whether the torque rating was based on wet vs. dry.
08-03-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds about normal.. 50% markup on all of the...

Sounds about normal.. 50% markup on all of the components is kinda how bike companies seem to derive a complete bike price (plus the cost of the frame itself of course).

Actually you're somewhat...
08-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By Sy Reene

Looks like a rare instance where Nashbar can...

Looks like a rare instance where Nashbar can still come through:

https://www.nashbar.com/forte-700c-presta-road-tube-700-x-3445-50-5042-non-non/p1009679?v=944490
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess because you found it somehow remarkable...

I guess because you found it somehow remarkable that people post complaints on online social media. I don't find it at all surprising that there was one individual out there who found issue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course it doesn't. And those criticisms of...

Of course it doesn't. And those criticisms of course are just more viewpoints.
Pointing out that nobody has criticized Road.cc for making this into a news story, maybe when it might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By Sy Reene

Same idea, but draw a heavy line with chalk. ...

Same idea, but draw a heavy line with chalk. Ride over it and keep going.. the tire should pick up some of the dust and lay it down again. Measure distance between the 2 lines.
Or..? Have someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Sy Reene

Honestly, the actual point of a social media site...

Honestly, the actual point of a social media site such as Twitter, has been very much to express opinions or complaints. I really don't see anything wrong with the tweet or person who posted it as...
08-03-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm in the camp that a chain breaker sounds like...

I'm in the camp that a chain breaker sounds like a good idea, but it's also a tool I've never ever needed in decades of riding. For day rides from home, this one has had everything I've ever needed...
08-02-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,544
Posted By Sy Reene

The minifumpa's battery is evidently good for 2x...

The minifumpa's battery is evidently good for 2x 25mm tires.. how this translates to if say you have other sized (ie. larger) tires, I'm not sure. It's also appears to be a bit larger than 2 CO2s.....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By Sy Reene

Mt Lemmon is popular with cyclists out of...

Mt Lemmon is popular with cyclists out of Tucson.. brutally long. haven't ridden it, just drove it on a sightseeing visit.
08-01-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Sy Reene

Thank you! Though I assume there's some sort of...

Thank you! Though I assume there's some sort of maximum capacity (width) of course and can't stay a relative relationship indefinitely?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,224
Posted By Sy Reene

Crashes suck. Looking at the above damage, I...

Crashes suck. Looking at the above damage, I can only hope you have some spares. :D
08-01-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Sy Reene

So, another rephrasing: I have 21mm rims with...

So, another rephrasing: I have 21mm rims with 26mm (measured) tires (5mm differential). Using the brake release, it's quite difficult to get the wheel off the bike without releasing some air from the...
08-01-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Sy Reene

Try a fork with a slightly different rake

Try a fork with a slightly different rake
08-01-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 135
Posted By Sy Reene

Campy Chorus 2015 brake release question

Hopefully an easy question.. Is the overall clearance/distance that the brake arms open up after using the release, relative to how close together they are when they're not released? Or put another...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,737
Posted By Sy Reene

Is this a related question.. on a really hot day,...

Is this a related question.. on a really hot day, how many tour riders have their jerseys unzipped? Or is this an aero thing?
08-01-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Sy Reene

hmmm.. that would do it. Thanks. Though not...

hmmm.. that would do it. Thanks. Though not going to upgrade my membership for this not-often need. I am a paid user, but just at the "Basic" level.
08-01-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Sy Reene

A bit off topic but still somewhat related, but...

A bit off topic but still somewhat related, but any experts with RWGPS know of a way to take a route that doesn't have a cue sheet (ie. turn by turns), and do a simple Edit and Save As but with all...
07-30-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,544
Posted By Sy Reene

The important thing to know, is to not inflate...

The important thing to know, is to not inflate the tube before you've installed it on the wheel and under the tire.
07-30-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 631
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't know solvents really, but would this be...

I don't know solvents really, but would this be the raison d'etre of the Goo Gone or Goof Off stuff?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Sy Reene

Still waiting for reviews of the Vittoria Corsa...

Still waiting for reviews of the Vittoria Corsa and Corsa Control TLRs from them which have been out for a while.
07-30-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By Sy Reene

Go for a warranty replacement :innocent:

Go for a warranty replacement :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 837
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't wear a brimmed cap as much anymore, as I...

I don't wear a brimmed cap as much anymore, as I do prefer no brim, for reasons mentioned above about having to crane neck up that bit more to clear your view from being blocked by the brim.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,849
Views: 741,539
Posted By Sy Reene

Good to know! FYI, there are 2 sizes showing...

Good to know! FYI, there are 2 sizes showing left of the T.Mille but they're the XLG and TIR sizes in blue (for big/tall people). I picked up a pair in my size in blue but that size is now sold out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,607
Posted By Sy Reene

Rephrased question: Why not not-shorts rather...

Rephrased question: Why not not-shorts rather than just not-bibs?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,737
Posted By Sy Reene

Only if there's wind or airflow

Only if there's wind or airflow
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Sy Reene

Random impulse, decided to get an Isadore...

Random impulse, decided to get an Isadore Woolight2 in this green color. $78 at Wiggle
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,849
Views: 741,539
Posted By Sy Reene

Assos Mille GT bibs

Just found a pair of Assos Mille GT bibs on Wiggle for ~$85. Seems like a good price. not sure what sizes are left.
07-29-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,372
Posted By Sy Reene

One chance might lie in future ability of 3D...

One chance might lie in future ability of 3D printing to work.. taking a good portion of the manual labor portion out of the equation:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/superstrata-bike#/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,264
Posted By Sy Reene

I referenced Isadore previously. 7mesh is...

I referenced Isadore previously. 7mesh is another one I've heard.
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