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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,132,066
Posted By Greiselman

That didn't take long! What color? Looking...

That didn't take long! What color? Looking forward to the pics when you're able to post.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Greiselman

Does the cassette match? Different gearing might...

Does the cassette match? Different gearing might make it feel "heavier" but theoretically you'd at least be moving faster with the higher perceived effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Greiselman

There are a few degreasers specific to bike...

There are a few degreasers specific to bike drivetrains that might work better than kerosene (and would certainly be better for the environment).
...
07-19-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Greiselman

Zwift has this feature and lets you build a...

Zwift has this feature and lets you build a workout around that elevation profile.

https://whatsonzwift.com/gpx-to-zwift-workout/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,854,057
Posted By Greiselman

This is amazing! Did you figure out the process...

This is amazing! Did you figure out the process on your own or did you find a guide somewhere?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By Greiselman

A 53/54 cm frame could be a little small for...

A 53/54 cm frame could be a little small for someone who's 5'10" but nothing that a few tweaks couldn't solve. A basic fitting at the shop should sort that out.

Great find... now log off of BF and...
07-18-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Greiselman

Lol, fair... in my defense, this bike was a...

Lol, fair... in my defense, this bike was a garage sale freebie that a friend picked up for his girlfriend. I volunteered to take a look to see if I could do anything with it before taking it to a...
07-18-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Greiselman

How do I remove this cassette?

From a mid-80s Bianchi mountain bike. The 6 speed cassette needs to be replaced... but I don't think I have the tools/knowledge to get the lockring off....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,650
Posted By Greiselman

[Did a quick scan of the thread and didn't see...

[Did a quick scan of the thread and didn't see this mentioned]

CyclingTip's Nerd Alert podcast did a great episode on how much weight matters within the context of system weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Greiselman

Did it look something like this? I believe...

Did it look something like this? I believe helmets with built-in face shields are almost always designed to be aero, meaning they're less comfortable and much hotter. To each his own but I'd prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,132,066
Posted By Greiselman

L39ion jersey. This is the first thing from Rapha...

L39ion jersey. This is the first thing from Rapha I've ever bought and I gotta say... I kinda get why people spend so much on their stuff.....
07-10-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Greiselman

Chainstay protector recommendation?

I need to replace the clear chainstay protector on my road bike. Does anyone have any experience with this Lizard Skins adhesive...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Greiselman

Which seller online? I bought a pair for $55...

Which seller online?

I bought a pair for $55 a few months back. When the box arrived, there was only one tire. After multiple emails to customer service, with no responses, I had to return the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,299
Posted By Greiselman

My parents owned a bike shop when I was young, so...

My parents owned a bike shop when I was young, so I grew up building kids bikes and fixing flat tires in exchange for wholesale pricing. My riding volume has fluctuated over the years but I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,854,057
Posted By Greiselman

Beautiful bike but I gotta ask... platform pedals?

Beautiful bike but I gotta ask... platform pedals?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,273
Posted By Greiselman

Sit down on a couch and squeeze the soft tissue...

Sit down on a couch and squeeze the soft tissue on your read end upward... you'll find that somewhere near the middle of each cheek, you'll feel a distinct bump of hard tissue. That's your sit bone....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Greiselman

What about to something like this? ...

What about to something like this?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,404
Posted By Greiselman

https://www.espn.com/watch/catalog/d58966fd-bc67-4...

https://www.espn.com/watch/catalog/d58966fd-bc67-46d8-b5f3-2b0465102489/lance
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,647
Posted By Greiselman

I've had several close(ish) encounters with moose...

I've had several close(ish) encounters with moose in Aspen... last fall, was coming down a windy road at a pretty good clip and almost ran into a cow walking down the middle of the road. Thank god...
05-30-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Greiselman

I believe any 9 speed SRAM-compatible chain would...

I believe any 9 speed SRAM-compatible chain would be just that... COMPATIBLE... but I can't be sure of the length. If you dropped 1300GBP on a bike, I would encourage you to invest just a few more on...
05-30-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By Greiselman

What groupset (e.g. Shimano, Campagnolo, etc.) is...

What groupset (e.g. Shimano, Campagnolo, etc.) is the componentry?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,183
Posted By Greiselman

I'd be interested in hearing more about your top...

I'd be interested in hearing more about your top 10 if this one doesn't make the cut. This one already make me want to carve out my eyeballs with a dull spoon... can't wait to see what else is out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Greiselman

This can't be emphasized enough. No bike will be...

This can't be emphasized enough. No bike will be a "good deal" if it doesn't fit properly.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By Greiselman

I'll endorse the Pearl Izumi sleeves as well. I...

I'll endorse the Pearl Izumi sleeves as well. I feel like I always run hot, but I have no problem wearing them at 2pm on all but the hottest of days. Much more comfortable than sunscreen, though I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,723
Posted By Greiselman

I'm partial to Garmin, but that's partly because...

I'm partial to Garmin, but that's partly because I've used a fenix watch for the last 5+ years and I like having all my fitness data in Garmin Connect. I like my Edge 520 but generally speaking I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,886
Posted By Greiselman

What's the Power Curve for that ride look like?

What's the Power Curve for that ride look like?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Greiselman

If it causes any concern, I recently added 2x...

If it causes any concern, I recently added 2x 0.5mm spacers (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1201012-adding-spacer-widen-distance-between-left-crankarm-bottom-bracket.html) to give my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,886
Posted By Greiselman

Looks like you were at about 1.9 watts per...

Looks like you were at about 1.9 watts per kilogram for that ride. I believe most Cat 1/2 riders (is that the right barometer for "elite"?) can put out about 4+ w/kg for sustained periods of time....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,542
Posted By Greiselman

I'd love to see the Route Builder tool have a...

I'd love to see the Route Builder tool have a little more horsepower... e.g. I could enter "I want to ride X miles, with Y feet of climbing, within Z miles of a location" and the tool would spit out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,132,066
Posted By Greiselman

Bake baths just got a little gentler... ...

Bake baths just got a little gentler...
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By Greiselman

Assuming the frame is in good shape (e.g. not...

Assuming the frame is in good shape (e.g. not damaged) then yes, this seems like a good deal. Those handlebars alone are a few hundred bucks new, though it's hard to tell if they'd make a difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,826
Posted By Greiselman

Competitive Cyclist has a one-sided Stages 105...

Competitive Cyclist has a one-sided Stages 105 for $300...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,422
Posted By Greiselman

Great stuff mango18 ! I saw a few references...

Great stuff mango18 !

I saw a few references to hand numbness further up the thread. If it's still a problem, try to make sure you keep a slight bend in your elbows and avoid locking them out....
05-17-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Greiselman

Wanted to close this out... I was actually able...

Wanted to close this out... I was actually able to add 2x 0.5mm spacers, which gave me more than enough clearance and didn't cause any issues with the stopper plate.

Thanks to everyone who weighed...
05-15-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Greiselman

I did something similar... using a 20+ year old...

I did something similar... using a 20+ year old Trek on a Smart trainer. I did buy a new 9 speed cassette to leave on the trainer, and I haven't had any issues with 9 speed vs 11 speed (also - check...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1,141
Views: 163,542
Posted By Greiselman

I'm looking at these... can you post pics when...

I'm looking at these... can you post pics when you receive them? I'll ask about them again after you've put a few hundred miles on them!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,620
Posted By Greiselman

How do you envision mounting the radar unit? I...

How do you envision mounting the radar unit? I also want to keep my Flare but if I want both the light and the radar unit to be level and I'm not sure if I have the real estate on my seatpost for...
05-13-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By Greiselman

It's now my trainer bike but I have aspirations...

It's now my trainer bike but I have aspirations of making it a solid commuter! I'll see if I can track down a 650b... maybe I'll just buy a cheap pair and hope for the best.
05-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 336
Posted By Greiselman

If you give it a try, can you post the results...

If you give it a try, can you post the results here? I have an old 5000 that I tried to put 700c 32mm tires on and they were juuuust a little too wide, and somehow I'd never thought of trying 650s.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,191
Posted By Greiselman

IMO, there's no harm in wearing a Camelback as...

IMO, there's no harm in wearing a Camelback as you're getting up to speed with increasingly long rides. Hydration is critical and sometimes difficult to judge and you don't want to bonk hard without...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,349
Posted By Greiselman

Bikes Direct's website is... something else. Ooof.

Bikes Direct's website is... something else. Ooof.
05-11-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Greiselman

Thanks - I just had a tuneup so I thought perhaps...

Thanks - I just had a tuneup so I thought perhaps the mechanic might tweaked something (exchanging emails with him now) but it also seems like the plastic power meter unit might have separated the...
05-11-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Greiselman

Adding a spacer to widen the distance between left crankarm and bottom bracket

Is it possible to add a spacer to widen the distance between my left crankarm and the bottom bracket/frame?

For some reason, my Pioneer power meter (built into my left crank arm) has started...
05-09-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 725
Posted By Greiselman

While I completely understand the appeal of...

While I completely understand the appeal of having a specialty tool to fix each and every problem with your bike, I'd argue that the more cost effective route would be to invest a few hundred bucks...
05-09-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Greiselman

Thanks for the input, everyone! As it turns out,...

Thanks for the input, everyone! As it turns out, my parents (who owned a bike shop when I was growing up) kept a ton of their tools and never told me... so I've been blessed with a full range of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,574
Posted By Greiselman

Bummer... that's a fantastic frame color.

Bummer... that's a fantastic frame color.
05-02-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Greiselman

Torque wrench recommendation?

I'm looking at investing in a torque wrench as I do more and more of my own repairs. Something on the low end of the range... 2-14nm or so. I'm tempted to go for the Park Tool TW-5.2 since it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,854,057
Posted By Greiselman

Interesting handlebar wrap... extra padding on...

Interesting handlebar wrap... extra padding on the tops of the bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26,827
Views: 16,854,057
Posted By Greiselman

I love the stealth paint job!

I love the stealth paint job!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,849
Views: 740,411
Posted By Greiselman

I've contacted them via Amazon and email... no...

I've contacted them via Amazon and email... no responses. Just initiated the return process. This is what I get for making an impulse purchase!
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