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09-09-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,016
Posted By superdex

This sport is far more than "pro wanna-be vs...

This sport is far more than "pro wanna-be vs retrogrouch" Please stop basing arguments on the premise that everyone must fall only into one or the other.




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You don't need to wear tight...
09-04-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By superdex

(not enough posts, you'll get there) RC...

(not enough posts, you'll get there)

RC Interceptor 19 - White Bikes (http://whitebikes.com/bikes/rc-interceptor-19/)

Wait -whut?

Listen, kid: that bike ain't holding you back. move along,...
09-03-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,016
Posted By superdex

Those are underwear. (please) don't wear them by...

Those are underwear. (please) don't wear them by themselves. Instead, get some 'real' cycling shorts and that will help.

Basically, at some point, you just get over it. Or not. no big whoop.

...
09-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,171
Posted By superdex

Congrats on the weight loss! it's a huge...

Congrats on the weight loss! it's a huge accomplishment.

from what I've learned, endurance sports need carbs. kinda captain obvious, but they do. personally, I tend to believe a 100% keto diet is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,660
Posted By superdex

more people will stop and comment on the Zig Zag...

more people will stop and comment on the Zig Zag than the Kona. That's good or bad, up to you.
08-31-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,698
Posted By superdex

I came across this list a while ago. Note: you...

I came across this list a while ago. Note: you have to provide your own nutritional guidance: https://efficiencyiseverything.com/calorie-per-dollar-list/
08-27-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By superdex

I use a Polar H10 -- it transmits bluetooth/ant+...

I use a Polar H10 -- it transmits bluetooth/ant+ so I can pair it with either my phone or cycling computer. It's not as old school as you think.
08-26-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By superdex

There's also a camelbak -- I know in the heat it...

There's also a camelbak -- I know in the heat it may not be super comfy to have one on your back, but if grabbing the mouthpiece and sipping with both hands on the bike is easier, go for it :thumb:...
08-23-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By superdex

Yep, you're ready to add carbs to your diet,...

Yep, you're ready to add carbs to your diet, especially regarding anything longer than say, 25mi. That's the hardest balance I think when trying to lose weight and perform/progress with an endurance...
08-23-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By superdex

Depends on the type of ride and length. I will...

Depends on the type of ride and length. I will mix in fasted rides in the morning (not eating anything) for metabolism training...
08-22-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,370
Posted By superdex

how is your hydration the day/night before? ...

how is your hydration the day/night before?

Sounds like you had 2-3 bottles over 50 miles? Might be too little. Might be okay, depending on you. (In the FL heat, I'd probably be closer to 4-5 24oz...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,136
Posted By superdex

That you haven't all 4 ridden together may cause...

That you haven't all 4 ridden together may cause you to have a 3-person paceline somewhere around mile 75. Even though it's not competitive, it does help to have everyone on the same page.

If wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

I was talking about the wall color :p :lol:

I was talking about the wall color :p :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

2 things: 1) it's a beautiful build. Nicely...

2 things:

1) it's a beautiful build. Nicely done

2) We had that paint color (Latte, I presume?). We just redid the whole house to Accessible Beige. Big difference (the house just felt closed in...
08-14-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,838
Posted By superdex

If it's an organized club ride, there is most...

If it's an organized club ride, there is most likely a waiver that each rider has signed prior to the ride (either as part of the membership, or ad-hoc at the ride start). Which makes it hard to join...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,104
Posted By superdex

a pic for reference (100mm stem) ...

a pic for reference (100mm stem)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/309x393/sgd_goodship_9d01ebcc447269dbf915fad1b2cadf80770df620.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,104
Posted By superdex

a zombie lives! I'm between 6'2" and 6'3"...

a zombie lives!

I'm between 6'2" and 6'3" and bought a 58cm electric blue Goodship frameset over the winter, and built it up this spring. It's a great ride -- quick handling and comfortable all...
08-13-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By superdex

all in the heart of town -- you did a good job of...

all in the heart of town -- you did a good job of making it look inviting!
08-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,313
Posted By superdex

what roads are you on in the video? We're...

what roads are you on in the video? We're neighbors (in a relative sense) --
07-31-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,661
Posted By superdex

1) Price. WHAT ?! $300? 2) what's this all...

1) Price. WHAT ?! $300?
2) what's this all about, a checkbox on the shop page: Larger Rail for a Trek Bike --what does that have to do with anything?
07-27-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,661
Posted By superdex

what is the fore/aft angle of the saddle?

what is the fore/aft angle of the saddle?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,170
Posted By superdex

Cut them. especially since they can chafe or be...

Cut them. especially since they can chafe or be bothersome. If you notice, some of the tags are paper-ish in texture; they're meant to be removed.
07-24-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By superdex

I thought the Miche cassette was Shimano spacing...

I thought the Miche cassette was Shimano spacing on Campy splines (making it "compatible")? A few iterations ago I had a Miche cassette that was the other way around (Campy spacing on Shimano hub)....
07-22-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,661
Posted By superdex

What experimentation have you done around saddle...

What experimentation have you done around saddle tilt? Counter-intuitively, you may need to adjust the nose upward to put more weight on your sit bones. Start with the saddle level and adjust from...
07-22-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By superdex

might want to reference the ShiftMate tables as...

might want to reference the ShiftMate tables as well: Shiftmate Compatibility Charts and Choices - Jtek Engineering (http://www.jtekengineering.com/shiftmate/shiftmate-compatibility-charts-choices/)...
07-22-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By superdex

Looks like a Paddy Wagon but disc. That's a...

Looks like a Paddy Wagon but disc.

That's a good thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

I know you already peeled, but I'm playing catch...

I know you already peeled, but I'm playing catch up. Those look like crap. Like a new logo design --or an old one, and those are definitely stickers. Maybe the graphene-track rims don't get the same...
07-22-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,624
Posted By superdex

Ride it until it doesn't work anymore.

Ride it until it doesn't work anymore.
07-10-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,336
Posted By superdex

A good hubby will slow down, and as you get...

A good hubby will slow down, and as you get fitter, you will revel in climbing faster than him, you can rub it back in his face some :D

But honestly, riding more will be the biggest improvement...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

4-arm doesn't bother me too much, and the black...

4-arm doesn't bother me too much, and the black does balance the aesthetic better. I've had white tape, then I had yellow/dirty tape. Not worth the PITA like you said.

The way the Toupe is shaped,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

Here you go -- (Centaur Ultra-Torque, 52/36)...

Here you go --

(Centaur Ultra-Torque, 52/36)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_7887_928f4a6773614c55d9da2bcf0512e2546fb426b3.jpg

(probably gonna tell me the...
07-06-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,755
Posted By superdex

how'd it go? I missed the post, sorry ...

how'd it go?

I missed the post, sorry ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

I have about 350mi on them, and yeah, they're...

I have about 350mi on them, and yeah, they're great. LB puts a 130kg (286 lbs) weight limit on the rim (for what it's worth). Personally, I've never had issue with low(er) spoke wheels. Either I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,248
Posted By superdex

How about more than one mistake with the same...

How about more than one mistake with the same thing?

Went mtn biking with a buddy, drove to the trailhead, and in pulling the bike off the fork-mount rack I twisted the handlebars, breaking a...
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By superdex

This is the reason why the internet is a bad...

This is the reason why the internet is a bad thing.
07-02-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,237
Posted By superdex

spend the money on burritos and strength training...

spend the money on burritos and strength training instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

I think what it comes down to is the status...

I think what it comes down to is the status updates are behind. Once the status said they were Stateside, I too got them the next day....
07-01-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,576
Posted By superdex

drink the amount that works for you. I used...

drink the amount that works for you.

I used to habitually bring (and drink) two 24oz bottles on every ride, regardless of length. I noticed as I lost weight (and got fitter) that I was less...
Forum: Southeast
06-30-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,480
Posted By superdex

444 miles of uninterrupted pavement: Natchez...

444 miles of uninterrupted pavement:
Natchez Trace Trail
https://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm
06-29-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By superdex

Andy's right (it doesn't really matter), but for...

Andy's right (it doesn't really matter), but for posterity this is my order:

wheels/tires/cassette
fork/headset
bottom bracket
cranks
brakes
stem/handlebars
derailleurs
brifters
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

84kg. (185ish in old money)

84kg. (185ish in old money)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

I dare suggest that in practice, you won't be...

I dare suggest that in practice, you won't be able to tell the difference. Unless you buy both, suit them up identically with matching tires and tubes and ride them back to back for a week. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,022
Posted By superdex

Sounds like Saturday Worlds (except for the...

Sounds like Saturday Worlds (except for the waiting if someone flats part) A time-honored tradition all over...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,022
Posted By superdex

Lezyne Road Drive....

Lezyne Road Drive. (https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-mp-rddr-v2l04?variant=19837371187286) easily fits in jersey pocket. gets the job done.
06-24-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,689
Posted By superdex

tried a mix yesterday: 4 tbsp corn starch with...

tried a mix yesterday: 4 tbsp corn starch with ~1/8 tsp salt and one Emergen-C Energy+ packet (I had it laying around) with 20 oz water.

"chalky" doesn't start to describe it, though it did go...
06-24-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,359
Posted By superdex

Then let's get to it: Eddyline Crank yanker....

Then let's get to it:

Eddyline Crank yanker. Or Great Divide's Roadie Grapefruit Radler. Or Denver Beer Co. Incredible Pedal. Lots of options if you want to stay with 'cycling' ....

While...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,886
Posted By superdex

not anymore:...

not anymore: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/world-s-top-bicycle-maker-says-era-of-made-in-china-is-over

not that it matters to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

aero > comfort

aero > comfort
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

Do 45s. If you were debating between 35 and 60,...

Do 45s. If you were debating between 35 and 60, I'd say yeah, there's probably a difference. Between 35 and 45? Any appreciable difference will be because of tire choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,916
Posted By superdex

45 deep, 25 wide (these:...

45 deep, 25 wide (these: https://www.lightbicycle.com/U-shape-45mm-depth-Hand-built-700C-carbon-25mm-wide-clincher-road-bicycle-wheels-for-tubeless-compatible.html )

They feel a little firmer than...
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