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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By caloso

I don't think it's that complicated. Say "We're...

I don't think it's that complicated. Say "We're going at a recovery pace. No more than X mph on the flats, same effort on the hills. Everyone try to stick together."
08-07-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By caloso

ANT (Adaptive Network Topology[1]...

ANT (Adaptive Network Topology[1] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANT_(network)#cite_note-ANT-1)) is a proprietary (but open access (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_communication)) multicast...
08-07-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 288
Posted By caloso

I just got these for my CX/commuter: ...

I just got these for my CX/commuter: https://rideissi.com/pedals/issi-flip
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By caloso

Ride the stated pace. If people want to ride off...

Ride the stated pace. If people want to ride off the front, let them go.
08-06-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By caloso

What's the cheapest computer that will talk to an...

What's the cheapest computer that will talk to an Ant+ powermeter? (asking for a friend whose Garmin 500 is probably going to die one of these days).
Forum: Commuting
08-06-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By caloso

It’s kept in a bike cage with all the other...

It’s kept in a bike cage with all the other commuter bikes in my building. If I had to lock it up on the street I wouldn’t, but then again I wouldn’t lock up my aluminum TT bike or my Al/CF cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,366
Posted By caloso

I don't get this fascination with cadence. Seems...

I don't get this fascination with cadence. Seems like anyone who's done any training with a powermeter eventually realizes it might be mildly interesting but functionally unimportant.
08-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By caloso

Agree with this.

Agree with this.
08-05-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15,181
Views: 860,826
Posted By caloso

Funny how satisfying it can be just to hit your...

Funny how satisfying it can be just to hit your wattage targets on a windy day.
08-05-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By caloso

All the Shimano crankarms are functionally the...

All the Shimano crankarms are functionally the same. I put a Stages 105 crankarm on a Dura Ace 7800 crankset and it works perfectly. The only complaint is that the finish isn't as nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,978
Posted By caloso

Maybe. As a professional rule drafter, I can...

Maybe. As a professional rule drafter, I can tell you it's very important to cover all the possible bases.
08-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 396
Posted By caloso

No problem. I have 9-speed DA barcons set to...

No problem. I have 9-speed DA barcons set to friction on my TT bike. With a DA 7800 RD. I've run 9 and 10 speed Shimano wheels *and* 10 speed Campy wheels without any change.

As others...
08-05-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By caloso

Reliable, simple, fun. My kid rides a FG to...

Reliable, simple, fun.

My kid rides a FG to school (or at least he did in the Before Times) and won the local U18 cross series on a SSCX. I'm glad to have passed on the bug.
Forum: Foo
08-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,161
Posted By caloso

Ok, Boomer

Ok, Boomer
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,978
Posted By caloso

https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/wada_...

https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/wada_2019_english_prohibited_list.pdf

GLUCOCORTICOIDS All glucocorticoids are prohibited when administered by oral, intravenous, intramuscular or...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By caloso

Shrug. I rode my Tarmac to work this morning. I...

Shrug. I rode my Tarmac to work this morning. I probably ride it more often than my aluminum CX bike. The road between my house and downtown is far better paved than your typical VeloPromo road...
08-03-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By caloso

How's the bike?

How's the bike?
Forum: Commuting
08-03-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,439
Posted By caloso

I'm staff counsel for a state agency, but you...

I'm staff counsel for a state agency, but you don't have either legal or government in your choices, so I couldn't select anything on the list.
08-02-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,814
Posted By caloso

oh man, I was just thinking it would be fun to...

oh man, I was just thinking it would be fun to build up a new sscx

I wonder if I could sneak it in the garage without my wife noticing.
08-02-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By caloso

Yes, if I was inheriting a bike that had sat in a...

Yes, if I was inheriting a bike that had sat in a hot garage for years, I’d replace the tires and tubes for sure. Michelin Protek 700c x 40 mm on sale at Bike Tires Direct for $20.
07-29-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By caloso

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even...

My guess is that Cat 5 races are going to be even worse this way than before, since a bunch of them have been doing Zwift races, which do this excessively. They're all going to think that's how...
07-29-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,565
Posted By caloso

Another belt and suspenders guy here: I will...

Another belt and suspenders guy here: I will almost always bring a mini-pump AND CO2; spare tube AND patch kit. First flat gets a new tube and CO2, back on the road in 5. Second and subsequent...
07-28-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By caloso

You will always have a performance impact while...

You will always have a performance impact while riding on the trainer compared to outside. Even with a decent fan, it's a problem shedding heat. Most competitive riders I know who ride the trainer...
07-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By caloso

Maybe. Probably. Depends mostly on whether the...

Maybe. Probably. Depends mostly on whether the bigger tire will clear the frame and fork.
07-27-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By caloso

A couple notes: – These numbers are...

A couple notes:

– These numbers are calculated for a rider over 40kms at a time of 48minutes. Faster than most of us could go!



Here's the article. As someone else pointed out, it's fairly...
07-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By caloso

Is that a question for the OP specifically, or...

Is that a question for the OP specifically, or can anyone answer?
07-27-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By caloso

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur...

In my experience (10-speed mixed Chorus/Centaur group), the Miche cassettes are a bit heavier but long-wearing and high quality. And much cheaper. So good bang for the buck in my view.
07-27-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By caloso

Whatever the numbers, the point remains that the...

Whatever the numbers, the point remains that the biggest aerodynamic factors are the rider's head, clothing, and positioning.
07-27-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 870
Posted By caloso

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/591x387/itt_time_savings_eb44707097fa31674030e0340154afc3b7bb25d6.jpg
Time saved over a 40km ITT. Helmet and clothing are the biggest factors...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By caloso

Just get the cheapest wheel you can find that...

Just get the cheapest wheel you can find that will accept the right cassette. A lot of folks use special trainer tires, but I just use an old tire. Waste not, want not.
07-25-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,273
Posted By caloso

4 seems like the minimum to be honest.

4 seems like the minimum to be honest.
Forum: Introductions
07-24-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By caloso

Welcome from Sacramento. My sister lives in the...

Welcome from Sacramento. My sister lives in the City so I spend a little time there when I can.
07-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 17,178
Posted By caloso

Same. I have an old 500 that I just upload...

Same. I have an old 500 that I just upload directly to Strava and Training Peaks by cable and had no issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By caloso

I don't have any experience with those bibs, but...

I don't have any experience with those bibs, but my general advice is "don't cheap out on contact points."
07-24-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,224
Posted By caloso

I don't laugh at these. I work something very...

I don't laugh at these. I work something very similar into my springtime workouts preparing for crit season. These aren't intended as sprint workouts, but to get comfortable (hah) with the ramp up on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:56 AM
07-24-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By caloso

I agree. This makes no sense. I have run the...

I agree. This makes no sense. I have run the same crank (Quarq) on 9, 10, and 11 speed set-ups. Worked fine on each.
07-23-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 462
Posted By caloso

There's a miscommunication somewhere. If all you...

There's a miscommunication somewhere. If all you want to do is change the the crankset, then it's not a big deal. You can run a 10-speed chain on an "11-speed" crankset. (Cranksets really don't...
07-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,041
Views: 286,094
Posted By caloso

Somebody needs to talk me out of bidding on a...

Somebody needs to talk me out of bidding on a Crockett frameset just to build another SSCX for a season that's probably not happening.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,339
Posted By caloso

I'll repeat what I said in #230, above:

I'll repeat what I said in #230, above:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By caloso

Castelli Aero Race gloves. No velcro either, so...

Castelli Aero Race gloves. No velcro either, so that’s a double bonus for me.
07-21-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,482
Posted By caloso

70-ish (42x16) for commuting. 60-ish (39x17) for...

70-ish (42x16) for commuting. 60-ish (39x17) for sscx
07-21-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By caloso

Looking at this map, there's no way this tactic...

Looking at this map, there's no way this tactic is going to work when you have to go right-left-right. As others have said, follow the wheel in front of you. Preferably in the first 10 spots or so....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,822
Posted By caloso

The way to cure this situation is for a strong...

The way to cure this situation is for a strong rider to rotate to the back (in front of the hitchhiker) and allow a gap to form intentionally. If the group is going hard enough, a few meters is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 02:47 PM
07-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By caloso

Anyone with experience with the ISSI Flip?

Anyone with experience with the ISSI Flip?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,822
Posted By caloso

Don’t accelerate off the front. Keep a steady...

Don’t accelerate off the front. Keep a steady pace. This is a common newbie mistake.
07-17-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 816
Posted By caloso

Subscribing to see what gets recommended. I've...

Subscribing to see what gets recommended. I've been using my CX bike as a commuter and would like to have an option with a platform so I can just hop on with regular shoes.
07-17-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By caloso

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and...

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and universal healthcare. The rest of the world seems to have figured them out, but Americans refuse to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By caloso

That's a good way too. Most of our races have...

That's a good way too. Most of our races have been on a canal path which is a well-known TT course, and they've been variations on that. But we've also had a couple of hill climbs and a gravel TT. ...
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