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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 348
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm planning a 75 mile ride that is on a...

I'm planning a 75 mile ride that is on a rails-to-trails packed gravel trail. I've found that many of the rails-to-trails trails in my state offer beautiful scenery but the towns on those trails are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 165,958
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I opted for the uber-expensive FedEx 4 day...

I opted for the uber-expensive FedEx 4 day shipping over the "slow boat from China" shipping :( Once I got the tracking number from LB, they did indeed arrive in 4 days. I'm in the USA (WI) and we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 165,958
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50...

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50 (https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-tubeless-bike-wheels-32mm-wide-50mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bike.html) wheels at 1,354g for the pair as...
08-05-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I don't have an accurate tool for measuring the...

I don't have an accurate tool for measuring the tire width. With a plain old ruler, they look pretty close to 32mm to me (as they are 700x32c tires).

I made a decision on this topic a while back...
07-10-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Ah, I think I understand now. You're saying that...

Ah, I think I understand now. You're saying that you decided to break the unwritten rule of cycling that says that every ride needs to be as fast as possible or else you failed? ;) I think that's...
07-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By PoorInRichfield

While a single speed "rigid" frame won't quite...

While a single speed "rigid" frame won't quite work for me, at the age of 46 I decided to trim my heard of bicycles down from 7 to 2. I now have 1 endurance bike (2020 Trek Domane SL7 Disc) and 1...
07-10-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,168
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999%...

Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999% pasty white guys and 0.0000000001% everyone else. (Yes, I'm a pasty white guy ;) ) Heck, I don't even know if there are any women on this forum or any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 859
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The size of the cassette and/or chain rings isn't...

The size of the cassette and/or chain rings isn't really a Di2 issue. Di2 however can be programmed to "know" what gears you have on your bike which will allow it to set the shift points for what is...
06-30-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,299
Posted By PoorInRichfield

As Amazon is often times just a store front to an...

As Amazon is often times just a store front to an unknown seller, you are right in that it can be risky to buy just about anything on Amazon. Pay attention to the "Ships from and sold by" reference...
06-26-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,212
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Curious as to why you'd be interested in Chro-Mo?...

Curious as to why you'd be interested in Chro-Mo? It's still very alive and well in BMX bikes, probably because it's tough. However, I have no desire to return to Chro-Mo frames for road biking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 911
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If I was a bettin' man, I'd say that a 12 speed...

If I was a bettin' man, I'd say that a 12 speed road group will be announced next year at Shimano's 100th Anniversary. Likely Dura Ace using the new micro-spline freehub that's been on XTR for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I have the GP 5000 TL in size 700x32c and setup...

I have the GP 5000 TL in size 700x32c and setup tubeless on my bike and I love 'em. I was previously running 25c and 28c tires. With wide rims (mine are 25mm internal width) and lower tire pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 165,958
Posted By PoorInRichfield

With wide tires, absolutely go with wide rims...

With wide tires, absolutely go with wide rims (i.e., WR series). The AR series are for riders who's bikes either can't support a wide rim or are riding narrower tires (25mm or 28mm).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 165,958
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Nice lookin' bike! I kind of hope the weather is...

Nice lookin' bike! I kind of hope the weather is only half nice so you can tell us how well those wheels handle in cross-winds :p
06-17-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,958
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks everyone for your input... lots of tires...

Thanks everyone for your input... lots of tires here that I didn't know existed!

I think it's funny how in the road bike world, there's pretty much two tubeless tires that are loved by all... the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,044
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Let your LBS submit the issue to Trek before...

Let your LBS submit the issue to Trek before doing anything... I've had several instances where Trek's customer service went way beyond expectations for no reason other than I asked them to.
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06-16-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,160
Posted By PoorInRichfield

At least in the USA, bike shops are literally...

At least in the USA, bike shops are literally empty due to the high demand for bikes and supply issues. The shop you bought the bike might actually welcome taking the bike back as they'll likely be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,466
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think you're right in that Trek's size chart...

I think you're right in that Trek's size chart for the new Domane...
06-13-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think you'd do well to listen to Uncle Sam ;) ...

I think you'd do well to listen to Uncle Sam ;)

My new bike as of this Spring has wide rims (25mm internal width) with 32mm Conti GP5000 tubeless tires and I absolutely love the combination. I've...
06-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,834
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yeah, I've got to wonder if there may be a niche...

Yeah, I've got to wonder if there may be a niche market for cyclists looking for shoes that don't actually destroy one's feet for the sake of aesthetics of the shoe. Heck, I'm not even talking about...
06-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Reminiscing... Benotto Bar Tape

Looking at some of the bikes on this forum, it reminded me that when I got my first road bike back in the '80s, Benotto bar tape was pretty much the standard, of which I'm assuming some of you still...
06-11-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Dagnabbit... if this was the 1987 version in teal...

Dagnabbit... if this was the 1987 version in teal and white, I'd have to buy it just for nostalgic sake! The Schwinn Tempo was my first road bike that I bought for myself when I was 14 years old. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,981
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'll admit that when I'm riding solo and I see...

I'll admit that when I'm riding solo and I see another rider ahead of me, the "race is on" even if the other rider has no idea that it is :D I like chasing down other riders just to give me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,981
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I decided long ago that each ride has to be a...

I decided long ago that each ride has to be a competition against myself, not others... and even then I still come home disappointed an awful lot! :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,949
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I prefer regular shorts over bibs... Bibs...

I prefer regular shorts over bibs...

Bibs are good for preventing that annoying gap between your shorts and the back of your shirt. However, they make it a real chore to take a "pit stop" and if...
06-10-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,543
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Supplements certainly are a tricky topic... I...

Supplements certainly are a tricky topic... I fully support anyone who refuses to take them and anyone who has an entire closet full of them!

I personally think that if a person eats a healthy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If I could go back in time, my favorite (now...

If I could go back in time, my favorite (now retro) road shoe were my old LOOK shoes. I don't recall the model, but at the time I think I was obsessed with the color scheme. I'd like to see a...
06-10-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By PoorInRichfield

:rolleyes: By your standards, we should shut this...

:rolleyes: By your standards, we should shut this forum down.

Snarky comments aside, I worked in retail for over 10 years for a large US retailer and there's no way they would've had a product...
06-09-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,834
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Tales of Woe From a Big Foot Cyclist

Another day, another pair of returned shoes :(

I confess, I have large-ish feet... size 48 UK / 14 US, usually D-width which isn't crazy wide, but wide enough. As such, finding road shoes that...
06-09-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,395
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Bummer part about technology today is that if...

Bummer part about technology today is that if you're riding with your mobile phone, *someone* knows where you are unless you either turn the phone off or disable all the various antennas (WiFi, GPS,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I asked about your back because lower back pain...

I asked about your back because lower back pain among office workers like you and me is almost a given these days and sitting too much is a major contributor. Combine sitting with cycling, and it's...
06-05-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yeah, going the minimalist route isn't for...

Yeah, going the minimalist route isn't for everyone, but I think the concept that a strong and flexible foot might be less prone to injury and pain is worth considering even if one doesn't opt for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,601
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The binary interpretation of my original post as...

The binary interpretation of my original post as "Either you buy upgrades or you don't... there's no middle ground" is odd, yet is the path so many of you are attempting to argue.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,060
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Recalling my years in engineering school a...

Recalling my years in engineering school a million years ago, even with "accurate" equipment and testing, test results were typically nothing more than an average of values. There wasn't any "one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,601
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I totally agree. Buying new stuff makes us feel...

I totally agree. Buying new stuff makes us feel good and can result in small gains, but as you stated, real gains come from working on the "motor" which is something you can't buy and is much harder...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,060
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Next time, do the test blindfolded and have your...

Next time, do the test blindfolded and have your significant other randomly mount your wheels and tires on your bike and not tell you which you're riding so there is no "placebo effect" :p GCN did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,060
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks for the post, @Rides4Beer...

Thanks for the post, @Rides4Beer (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rides4beer-490866.html)! While perhaps not "scientific" enough for some, I think your test at least shows there isn't a radical...
06-03-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,085
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Having been relatively active on multiple forums,...

Having been relatively active on multiple forums, I've found BikeForum.net to be better than most in terms of snarky, useless, and derogatory comments. I personally feel like it is a sign of the...
06-02-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,954
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My opinion is that you will be sadly disappointed...

My opinion is that you will be sadly disappointed in the gains you get from a set of carbon wheels. In fact, you'll be surprised at how poorly your brakes work compared to your existing wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,729
Posted By PoorInRichfield

LOL! I spotted a fat-tire bike hanging on a...

LOL! I spotted a fat-tire bike hanging on a car's bike rack at work and it had aero clip-on bars. I don't get it... aero on a fat bike? To each his/her own I guess.
05-25-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks for the feedback, ckindt! That's exactly...

Thanks for the feedback, ckindt! That's exactly the feedback I've been looking for... someone who's "gone down both roads" already ;)

My experience with the 3Vs so far has been that along with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By PoorInRichfield

:twitchy: I'm a pretty bike Trek fanboy, but...

:twitchy: I'm a pretty bike Trek fanboy, but that number hurts my brain.

If you haven't already, consider reaching out to Trek directly. My experience has been that they have good customer...
05-25-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Agreed... I think many of us are complete...

Agreed... I think many of us are complete hypocrites in this respect. We're willing to pay thousands for a bicycle but get mad when each part of the bicycle costs more than $20. I'm totally in that...
05-25-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,010
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm with you on this! I also had a Cannondale...

I'm with you on this! I also had a Cannondale MTB with a Headshok and loved it (I wish I still had the bike :o). I thought the Headshok just made more sense from an engineering perspective but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,857
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My view on power meters changed radically after...

My view on power meters changed radically after trying to buy a stupid bathroom scale. I weigh myself daily and wanted "the most accurate scale". After much research, I found that the search for an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 8,601
Posted By PoorInRichfield

A Bike is Not a Cell Phone - Upgrading to "Latest and Greatest" Syndrome

Warning: This thread is pointless and is just me rambling about a thought that's been rolling around in my head for a while :twitchy:

Having just sold a handful of bikes recently, one of the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'd like to pretend that I'm some kind of purest...

I'd like to pretend that I'm some kind of purest that only cares about performance, but I too care about how my bike looks as much as how it performs ;)

I agree with others that have stated that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,857
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Note that a lot of power meters are out of stock...

Note that a lot of power meters are out of stock right now, likely COVID related issues with inventory.

While I'd like to think used is the way to go, what I've been seeing is that people are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,803
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I know this thread is about neck pain and not the...

I know this thread is about neck pain and not the handlebars, but...

Are your hands remotely comfortable on the hoods with those bars? Your brake levers are nearly vertical which is odd. It's...
05-18-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,521
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yeah, let's get back to the really important...

Yeah, let's get back to the really important topics discussed on these forums so we aren't wasting our time. :twitchy:
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