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07-02-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 724
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Posted By burnthesheep

Thanks. I have a rear HED Jet disc now. 11...

Thanks. I have a rear HED Jet disc now. 11 speed. As for front, I doubt I would train much on something 9 deep but given my glue skills are crap and nobody around me is known for their glue...
07-02-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,673
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW though, there's a logical limit to size and...

FWIW though, there's a logical limit to size and power. The curve on "more weight more power" doesn't keep going linearly forever.

Go look at the pack at almost any race. Especially the podium. ...
07-02-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,491
Posted By burnthesheep

I was just trying to be a turd for the sake of...

I was just trying to be a turd for the sake of the funny. I wasn't really serious. I've ridden an e-bike before at Fallbrook Tech out in Austin and some solid size platform pedals were welcomed on...
07-01-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 144,756
Posted By burnthesheep

Well, the Jet 9+ front came in as not a 9+. It...

Well, the Jet 9+ front came in as not a 9+. It came as the 76mm deep and 23mm wide HED "express" wheel.

Still silly fast front wheel for me, but not a 90mm Jet 9+. I may keep it. I may sell it...
07-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,491
Posted By burnthesheep

Makes sense for the bigger feet, but how much...

Makes sense for the bigger feet, but how much pressure is there really going to be on an e-bike anyway?..... :lol:...bazzzzinggaaa!
07-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,681
Posted By burnthesheep

I've actually gotten counterfeit KMC missing...

I've actually gotten counterfeit KMC missing links from the LBS before. Got it home, didn't work. Sure enough, looked up the true retail packaging and something was off. Wouldn't pull tight, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By burnthesheep

My thing with this is that the contact points on...

My thing with this is that the contact points on the bike be respected. Shoes, gloves, glasses, helmet safety, clothes including bib. They should be perfectly comfortable and functional. If a bib...
06-30-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,491
Posted By burnthesheep

These studies aren't too good on the...

These studies aren't too good on the flat/clipless thing.

The true way to measure this is to measure the delta from a shoe-insert running style power meter in the shoe worn combined with the hub...
06-29-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 144,756
Posted By burnthesheep

HED Jet 9+ on the way. So I can go full crazy...

HED Jet 9+ on the way. So I can go full crazy when it isn't too too windy.

A bit annoyed at Aerocoach though. I know backorders and such, but you can at least send an update email to customers...
06-26-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15,055
Views: 844,821
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift, I find the draft is measly unless it is an...

Zwift, I find the draft is measly unless it is an event does the "full draft" option. I wish Zwift would enable draft for TT bikes for only TTT races. That'd be freaking cool. You have to TTT...
06-26-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15,055
Views: 844,821
Posted By burnthesheep

Something is wrong. Went from 305w on Epic KOM...

Something is wrong. Went from 305w on Epic KOM two weeks back to today only like 225 on the TT bike on a 10'er try this morning outdoors. It's a restrictive fit on that bike, but I can't imagine it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 978
Posted By burnthesheep

I think for more "all together" rides, hills...

I think for more "all together" rides, hills aren't the best to have a good time together. It could be, if you're similar skill and weight and choose to stay together to chat and have a good time....
06-24-20, 08:38 AM
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Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

Our family own a dog, but we are not "those...

Our family own a dog, but we are not "those people" trying to take over the planet with our furry friend. Dogs have their places, but I feel like off leash near a road of any kind is asking for...
06-24-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15,055
Views: 844,821
Posted By burnthesheep

Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like...

Direct sun is a turd. Man, upper 80's felt like upper 90's. Team road ride then cyclocross practice from about 5:00 to 7:30. Rode road for 1:10 or so Z2 then cross for 1:00 in z3 with one hot lap....
06-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,371
Posted By burnthesheep

Local law here gives exception for when road...

Local law here gives exception for when road conditions make road use unsafe. Like a commuter using a sidewalk next to a 45mph 4-lane with center turn boulevard at rush hour. But in a slow speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By burnthesheep

I've addressed it already above, what they stated...

I've addressed it already above, what they stated isn't true.

My explanation isn't the best, RChung could probably pop in and do a superior job, but if on a budget buy a nice front wheel first.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By burnthesheep

Oddly enough, when some shoe covers and socks...

Oddly enough, when some shoe covers and socks with "aero trip" seams in the fabric were banned..........elite time triallists experimented with leaving a little strip of hair not shaved on their legs...
06-23-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

Depending on storms, combo road and cross team...

Depending on storms, combo road and cross team meetup tonight. Farting around warmup on road, so we can keep out distance. Then back to the cyclocross track in town to practice.

I'm brining my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 925
Posted By burnthesheep

Categorically false. The front sees...

Categorically false.

The front sees undisturbed airflow. AKA, the "clean" air. After the front of the bike and your moving legs, the rear of the bike sees turbulent airflow or "dirty" air. And no...
06-22-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

I need to order a couple chains. I keep a...

I need to order a couple chains. I keep a rotation ready waxed so I can batch clean/wax when time.

At same time, I thought about ordering some cable housing for the TT bike since I did that...
06-22-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,920
Posted By burnthesheep

I posted this in another topic, we've had LBS...

I posted this in another topic, we've had LBS bikes have tons of mechanicals up to and including dropped chains ruining chainstays on the first group ride. So, it happens.

REI is a co-op box...
06-22-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 61,526
Posted By burnthesheep

I probably posted some pithy junk earlier in the...

I probably posted some pithy junk earlier in the topic, but, have ridden some more so thought about it some more.

I think all have their places. I feel like if you know what you're doing between...
06-22-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

Pretty much. My recent metric centuries...

Pretty much.

My recent metric centuries have all been solo. I generally can get away with one every other weekend, sometimes one per weekend if I am allowed to sneak out earlier and not wake...
06-22-20, 07:13 AM
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Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

Not sure when I'll do a team ride. Things are...

Not sure when I'll do a team ride. Things are opening up everywhere and folks are out and about like nothing is going on with the numbers. Still no official racing but team up north of town seems...
06-22-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,345
Posted By burnthesheep

I thought about this one more and looked up our...

I thought about this one more and looked up our local 1/2 IM. So not even a full. I think it's a 1.3mi swim, 56mi bike, 13.1mi run.

The bell curve on finishers (not the pretty solid amount of...
06-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,345
Posted By burnthesheep

The Ironman crowd is an interesting bunch. If...

The Ironman crowd is an interesting bunch. If you have the money, I can see a brand using the math to bolster purchases.

I'm still a fan on starting with the cheap stuff at low speeds. Tires and...
06-19-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,345
Posted By burnthesheep

The one link in my post above has a link buried...

The one link in my post above has a link buried at the bottom of that website that takes you to their math. Their wheelsets data has a table broken down my your expected mph for like an Ironman or...
06-19-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,623
Posted By burnthesheep

This is a tangent, so hold on, but it is related...

This is a tangent, so hold on, but it is related to the post by Doge

I wish bike GPS's would move away from climate based elevation estimation and use instead a slope based measure. If you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,990
Posted By burnthesheep

I have a 2016-ish Propel. Around the time the...

I have a 2016-ish Propel. Around the time the cheaper model like I have still had OEM round handlebars and exposed cables before disappearing to the top of the top tube. I put in a modern aero...
06-19-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 144,756
Posted By burnthesheep

​​​​TMonk Check it out: It took a good...

​​​​TMonk
Check it out:

It took a good bit of work last night to finish, but ask and ye shall receive...........

It dropped the stack probably a good 3/4 to inch, but I have plenty of risers...
06-18-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 144,756
Posted By burnthesheep

First attempt at making the bracket was a...

First attempt at making the bracket was a failure. I transferred the hole locations poorly. I wanted to save as much material as possible in strength so chose to start again instead of increasing...
06-18-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By burnthesheep

Rubi is right. A test isn't super necessary...

Rubi is right. A test isn't super necessary depending on the intervals you do and how often you do them to know what you can do. Extend duration or up/down the power a touch. Take notes.

I...
06-18-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,345
Posted By burnthesheep

Math is a funny thing sometimes. The drag on...

Math is a funny thing sometimes. The drag on slower riders is less than faster riders. So when you apply savings, the watts difference is less. But, that pesky math. Slower riders save more time...
06-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,454
Posted By burnthesheep

Ahem.

Ahem.
06-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

I bothered to post outside of "The 33" and hurt...

I bothered to post outside of "The 33" and hurt some feelings. Opinions aren't allowed. Asking for data is a sin.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,691
Posted By burnthesheep

I agree on the exposed cables. Are those prices...

I agree on the exposed cables. Are those prices and specs for mech setups? I didn't look closer. On any modern aero bike I will personally NEVER own another without Di2. The mess of running mech...
06-17-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

Ah, I see. Sweet. Well, if I am one on the...

Ah, I see. Sweet.

Well, if I am one on the forum I'll go ahead and own it. But forums aren't to be echo chambers and self congratulatory substitutes for one's long abandoned MySpace pages. I...
06-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm must be an ass. I'm sure the forum blocks...

I'm must be an ass. I'm sure the forum blocks that word, so.......a ess ess. Ass.
06-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,454
Posted By burnthesheep

Honest question, why is it offensive for somebody...

Honest question, why is it offensive for somebody to disagree and make a suggestion? Specifically in this topic? So that it stays "on topic". As we really need to clarify that point before this...
06-17-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,454
Posted By burnthesheep

Fine, no specific people then. I'm actually...

Fine, no specific people then.

I'm actually really glad something works for people. That's great! Success is good. How could anyone be upset at that kind of accomplishment?

My "self...
06-16-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,454
Posted By burnthesheep

Thatís a unidirectional loss and sounds like an...

Thatís a unidirectional loss and sounds like an extreme circumstance. Not daily maintenance years later. I understood him to be talking about maintenance. If it works, fine. But 10hrs a week is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,309
Posted By burnthesheep

Not to start stuff, but I've seen bikes not setup...

Not to start stuff, but I've seen bikes not setup properly from the shop drop chains and have drivetrain issues like this happen early. Some sucking the RD into the wheels and ruining the bike. So,...
06-16-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,763
Posted By burnthesheep

OP is misleading, there's a difference between...

OP is misleading, there's a difference between "any bike computer is worthless" and "anything over $50 is worthless vs my phone".

I'll take on #2...
06-16-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 26,454
Posted By burnthesheep

I disagree with the above. Those hours are...

I disagree with the above. Those hours are ludicrous to "maintain" weight. I'd look into visiting a coach/nutritionist/doctor if that's necessary.

The reason lots of folks spend the time and...
06-16-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 144,756
Posted By burnthesheep

Will do. I will take good pics. Stock and...

Will do. I will take good pics.

Stock and stem arrived. I think the Aeria Ultimate they were selling at deep discount were all missing the $5 steerer tube shim. Had to buy one on Amazon for $7...
06-15-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,594
Posted By burnthesheep

Helmet thing is simple, no words to strangers and...

Helmet thing is simple, no words to strangers and nobody allowed in the group without one, period. Pretty easy way to go about it. I've heard of folks getting DQ's at USAC races or time penalties in...
06-15-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm down with that, keep the reward/earning for...

I'm down with that, keep the reward/earning for the top spot.

It may seem trivial to some, but the ITT kiss of death of the "ill fitting" leader's yellow skinsuit is a real deal also. I think...
06-15-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 144,756
Posted By burnthesheep

Ordered my bar/round stock to get rid of the Felt...

Ordered my bar/round stock to get rid of the Felt DA splined stem silliness. Got the Aeria Ultimate stem on sale for $100. It's heavy but it super aero.

I'm going to make two base mounts for the...
06-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By burnthesheep

Not new, permanent jersey #s proposed

I saw this a while back, and have heard it before. IMHO it is about time. Sure, fans know what colors a team are and most likely who is in the break or watching.........but I think the permanent...
06-11-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 273,518
Posted By burnthesheep

Pretty much what I'm going to do, but going to...

Pretty much what I'm going to do, but going to use an Aeria Ultimate stem. It is a plate using the three original stem mount holes then a cylinder off of the plate to mount the stem on as usual. I...
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