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03-10-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,646
Posted By Looigi

My wife and I use Aerus soft cases for our CF...

My wife and I use Aerus soft cases for our CF road bikes. Under 35 lb packed with bikes and all our gear. There's probably some risk, but the ease and convenience of transport make us willing to...
02-24-17, 01:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,616
Posted By Looigi

There is no riding on the roads safely. You can...

There is no riding on the roads safely. You can ride either more or less safely, but never absolutely safely.
02-24-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,151
Posted By Looigi

Colonel Bleep. I thought it was obvious.

Colonel Bleep. I thought it was obvious.
07-31-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
Posted By Looigi

Depending on how well focused it is. 50+ lumen...

Depending on how well focused it is. 50+ lumen taillights can be extremely bright when they put all that light into a relatively narrow beam. A 120 lumen light that puts its light into a beam twice...
07-31-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Looigi

A friend got one of the aluminum screw-on...

A friend got one of the aluminum screw-on replacement tabs for his Garmin and it's working well for him.
07-31-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,618
Posted By Looigi

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, these reflectors...

If it hasn't been mentioned yet, these reflectors are more accurately described as retro-reflectors. They reflect light strongly only back toward its source. They do this either through having...
07-30-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,995
Posted By Looigi

One function of tire pressure is to prevent pinch...

One function of tire pressure is to prevent pinch flats. Running tubeless, there's no tube to pinch, though pinch hard enough and you can puncture the sidewall of the tire. Anyway, you can...
07-30-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,715
Posted By Looigi

So, you do have use for a smart phone?

So, you do have use for a smart phone?
07-30-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,284
Posted By Looigi

The deleterious effects of NSAIDs on the stomach...

The deleterious effects of NSAIDs on the stomach are not due to the drug's contact with the stomach, which might be prevented by enteric coating, but rather is due to systemic effects. There is no...
07-30-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By Looigi

BHS hubs (made by Bitex) have been good for me. ...

BHS hubs (made by Bitex) have been good for me. I'd recommend against using the absolute lightest weight hubs they have. I few more gms buys a lot more robustness.
07-30-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,359
Posted By Looigi

I wind up with spares I bought at a bargain being...

I wind up with spares I bought at a bargain being worthless because the bikes I would use them on are sold, or the new tech is just so much better. Anybody need some 9 speed chains or Shimano 9sp...
07-30-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,218
Posted By Looigi

Generally, when there is no change in the spec of...

Generally, when there is no change in the spec of the bike, it will be relabeled as the new model year. Why should a bike be cheaper when the only difference is two digits printed on a paper...
06-27-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Looigi

If the airline bike fee is $50, like Virgin and...

If the airline bike fee is $50, like Virgin and Jet Blue last I checked, it may not be worth the effort taking it apart to get it on as regular baggage.
06-20-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,046
Posted By Looigi

Around here tuneups are ~$85 and that's just for...

Around here tuneups are ~$85 and that's just for labor and consumables like lube. It includes cleaning, adjusting hubs and headset as needed, truing wheels, lubing pivots/chain, checking and...
06-18-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Looigi

Whatever led to an individual's current...

Whatever led to an individual's current circumstances, whether things in or beyond their control, I like to concentrate on what is currently possible.
06-18-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By Looigi

Since a presta valve comprises a one-way check...

Since a presta valve comprises a one-way check valve, a pump's gauge will only represent the tire's pressure while inflating the tire. That is, while slowly pushing air into the tire so that the...
06-18-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,443
Posted By Looigi

I don't yet have eTap, but Shimano cassettes have...

I don't yet have eTap, but Shimano cassettes have worked find, perhaps better the SRAM cassettes, with my mech Red groups.
06-18-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By Looigi

Agree. Don't inordinately overthink it...

Agree. Don't inordinately overthink it excessively too much .
06-18-16, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,289
Posted By Looigi

I use Look road pedals and cleats on my mtb. ...

I use Look road pedals and cleats on my mtb. Only wimps but their foot down or have to walk.
06-18-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By Looigi

I have come across people who fear or are...

I have come across people who fear or are otherwise concerned about skinny tires. They seem to think they'll be unstable, tricky to ride or lack traction. They aren't and they don't, except perhaps...
06-18-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 848
Posted By Looigi

She's fortunate to be in good enough health to do...

She's fortunate to be in good enough health to do that. I'm very fortunate too, health-wise. Others may not be so fortunate and come here to find out how others might be dealing with issues similar...
06-17-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 879
Posted By Looigi

In my experience, if I'm on a calorie restricted...

In my experience, if I'm on a calorie restricted diet and losing weight, I need to eat on rides approaching 2 hrs or longer. That means starting to eat at 1 hr in. If I'm fat and happy, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,315
Posted By Looigi

2016 is slightly wider and has a bit more room in...

2016 is slightly wider and has a bit more room in the toe box.
06-17-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Looigi

I use a minute amount of silicone grease on the...

I use a minute amount of silicone grease on the o-rings and seals. It improves the seal and its hydrophobicity helps prevent the entry of water.
06-17-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By Looigi

True, but I believe it better that they're aware...

True, but I believe it better that they're aware of the situation than if they're not. If they don't know you're there, they have no chance of reacting appropriately.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Looigi

For all legit brands, the differences between...

For all legit brands, the differences between men's and WSD bikes isn't secret. They have different geometry, fit, and components, all of which are specified. Decide based on how well the specs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 913
Posted By Looigi

Depends where you ride. In the Northeast there...

Depends where you ride. In the Northeast there can be more turn cues than miles in a ride. Places out West it might average 1 every 10-20 miles...or fewer. I only needed a GPS riding in the East.
06-17-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By Looigi

Quite a few takes I thought were slow mo were...

Quite a few takes I thought were slow mo were actually normal speed and he was just riding that slowly. Cute Lab, horrible brake honk.
06-17-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,716
Posted By Looigi

No magic suggestions, but it's one reason I run a...

No magic suggestions, but it's one reason I run a bright white front blinkie during the day. It alerts the oncoming driver to your presence and that vehicles oncoming to him may be moving toward his...
06-17-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,320
Posted By Looigi

I like my LBS policy. Full price, fully...

I like my LBS policy. Full price, fully refundable deposit for special orders. They check the availability at the distributor to ensure timely arrival when you place your order. Most everything is...
06-17-16, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Looigi

So how do they perform?

So how do they perform?
06-17-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,604
Posted By Looigi

Still using two layers of 1 mil Kapton tape. ...

Still using two layers of 1 mil Kapton tape. Super thin and lightweight (5gm), sticks well, comes off cleanly leaving no residue, can poke through to replace a spoke and patch with a couple of 1"...
06-13-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Looigi

My left brain is stronger than my right brain.

My left brain is stronger than my right brain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,136
Posted By Looigi

GLONASS is a communist plot to handicap the West...

GLONASS is a communist plot to handicap the West by shortening the useful battery life of their cycling computers.

Seriously, turning it off might help battery life depending on the architecture...
06-12-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Looigi

Hey, whatever works. Some bikes have diff...

Hey, whatever works. Some bikes have diff requirements like tube size, torx bits, etc., so diff bags can be convenient. I have a bag on each of my road bikes but only a single set of contents I move...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,128
Posted By Looigi

For ease of use, versatility and cost, there...

For ease of use, versatility and cost, there isn't much that beats a small 120VAC compressor with tank.
06-05-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 793
Posted By Looigi

Are you deflating the tires to fly? It may not...

Are you deflating the tires to fly? It may not be necessary. The pressure altitude in commercial jets is maintained at 8000'. At that pressure altitude, atmospheric pressure is ~4 psi less than at...
06-04-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Looigi

Bummer. If you had previous experience using the...

Bummer. If you had previous experience using the green Scotchbrite pad you'd have known how abrasive it is. I don't use sponges because even though a sponge is soft it can trap and rub grit on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,343
Posted By Looigi

You get the most total hours of life out of...

You get the most total hours of life out of Li-ion batteries when they are charged just before use and used to about 50% discharge. For example, charge your Garmin and use if for maybe 6 hrs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By Looigi

There are specific 7x9 clamp pieces available for...

There are specific 7x9 clamp pieces available for most side clamp type posts to adapt them to common 7x9mm carbon rails.
06-04-16, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Looigi

...and, should it have an issue, you'll be able...

...and, should it have an issue, you'll be able to exchange it at Garmin for a refurbished unit that will be indistinguishable from new for something like $125 for years to come. FWIW, I'm still...
06-04-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,307
Posted By Looigi

No hose might be OK for rubbery schrader valves,...

No hose might be OK for rubbery schrader valves, but for presta, and particularity tubeless presta valves, hoses are best. I haven't seen or found anything better than the Topeak RaceRocket line of...
05-30-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By Looigi

I like Webster's on this one. Seems...

I like Webster's on this one. Seems straightforward and logical based on the simple understanding of the situation or facts. "Simple" is key, because this is where common sense often goes astray. ...
05-30-16, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By Looigi

In case it hasn't been mentioned yet, stem length...

In case it hasn't been mentioned yet, stem length is measured center to center along the center line of the stem, and is almost always a whole number in cm. i.e. 60, 70,... 100, 110... mm.
05-30-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,055
Posted By Looigi

Personally, I'd take it to my LBS and have them...

Personally, I'd take it to my LBS and have them contact FSA and see if they will do anything about it. Often manufacturers will send a replacement with a return shipping label for the warrantied...
05-30-16, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Looigi

Grease cleat screws, torque to 5 Nm. Apply...

Grease cleat screws, torque to 5 Nm. Apply SailKote. This works with Shimano SPD SL cleats too.
05-30-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Looigi

^^^+2. Sitting in the box they're not doing you...

^^^+2. Sitting in the box they're not doing you any good.
05-30-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,032
Posted By Looigi

First, to correct my nearsightedness. Second to...

First, to correct my nearsightedness. Second to protect from UV. Third to protect from debris and flying bugs. Fourth, to support my rear view mirror.
05-28-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,147
Posted By Looigi

It's the power output that burns energy. Put out...

It's the power output that burns energy. Put out the same power on a flat or a hill, into the wind or even with a tailwind and you'll burn the same energy in the same amount of time.

Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-16, 02:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,179
Posted By Looigi

The big LBS here takes a 100% deposit to order a...

The big LBS here takes a 100% deposit to order a bike, but it's 100% refundable for any reason, even if you just change your mind. They keep the bike and put it out on the floor to sell. A smaller...
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