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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By popeye

Disconnect the cable and feel it as you shift....

Disconnect the cable and feel it as you shift. The polymer crap can cause problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,671
Posted By popeye

Too many ways for this to go wrong. If you can't...

Too many ways for this to go wrong. If you can't make your bike work (try hard) use the rental as is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,004
Posted By popeye

That's ignorant, you cannot destroy your CF wheel...

That's ignorant, you cannot destroy your CF wheel with any tire lever I have seen. Have you ever
owned a CF wheel?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,004
Posted By popeye

I have easy mounting with the tire of my choice...

I have easy mounting with the tire of my choice using a lever and I cannot imagine not using one. I would not limit my tire choices just to prove my fingers are macho. Well your crystal ball is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,004
Posted By popeye

Easy mounting is not even on my list for tires.

Easy mounting is not even on my list for tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 27,377
Posted By popeye

Here today gone tomorrow. Reminds me of the...

Here today gone tomorrow. Reminds me of the latest fad in road bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,993
Posted By popeye

On fast rollers I kick butt with a 53.

On fast rollers I kick butt with a 53.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By popeye

Full with the option to shift to the big ring...

Full with the option to shift to the big ring manually for topping hills. Garmin display.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By popeye

Altamonts.

Altamonts.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By popeye

I have no idea what used bikes are selling for...

I have no idea what used bikes are selling for these days. It is a very sweet ride. I was still on 23c tires, CF saddle and lots of miles every week I have owned it. I loved it enough to upgrade it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By popeye

Look for an S on the front of the frame. I was on...

Look for an S on the front of the frame. I was on a 2006 until earlier this year (Gerolsteiner team frame I built up in 06). Handles much the same as my 2019 Sworks Tarmac
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,838
Posted By popeye

60/60 replaced 50/58. No big side wind here on my...

60/60 replaced 50/58. No big side wind here on my rides but they never give me pause.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By popeye

Does the new chain skip on the old cassette? It...

Does the new chain skip on the old cassette? It should not but if that is what they mean by a "loose chain" then it needs to be replaced. How it could wear that much in that distance is beyond me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By popeye

Normal. I like it too.

Normal. I like it too.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,007
Posted By popeye

You win.

You win.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By popeye

I don't think anyone would say that. FSA rings...

I don't think anyone would say that. FSA rings are as stiff nor do they have the ramp profiles of DA. DA is the gold standard for front shifting. I have never missed a front shift with DA DI2 even...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By popeye

I was referring to chain rings. That is where the...

I was referring to chain rings. That is where the not so precise shifting comes from.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,101
Posted By popeye

Because it does not flex like the FSA. They are...

Because it does not flex like the FSA. They are ok for my track bike but that's it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,523
Posted By popeye

Well they should be expert at selling the correct...

Well they should be expert at selling the correct size and not pushing you to buy off the floor. RUN!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,512
Posted By popeye

All you need to know if your tires are optomized...

All you need to know if your tires are optomized for the rim is does the tire overlap the rim. If that little 3mm wider overlaps the wheel you will trip the wind and lose value of those deep wheels....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By popeye

Phil's Tenacious Hub Oil tastes great!

Phil's Tenacious Hub Oil tastes great!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By popeye

Trek compact only

2020 Treks all compact crank. I wonder how many are rim brakes?

Says the guy running DA DI2 53/39 12/25 rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By popeye

If you have a smaller bike the chain line becomes...

If you have a smaller bike the chain line becomes more problematic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,357
Posted By popeye

Yes on the group rides.

Yes on the group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By popeye

That's easy, CO2.

That's easy, CO2.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By popeye

Many of us have found this the hard way.

Many of us have found this the hard way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By popeye

Pump up Your tires

Advantage of hard narrow tires and mean riding bikes. Do it for your health.

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325948.php

"A new study in mice reveals the beneficial effects of whole-body...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By popeye

You need a stiff soled shoe with SP's.

You need a stiff soled shoe with SP's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By popeye

My last batch of Conti tubes all had loose cores.

My last batch of Conti tubes all had loose cores.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,702
Posted By popeye

Oh great more batteries. No thanks.

Oh great more batteries. No thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By popeye

I hope they have spoked wheels I can target with...

I hope they have spoked wheels I can target with a frame pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By popeye

Kudos for thinking outside the box.

Kudos for thinking outside the box.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By popeye

Google "skin suit cycling".

Google "skin suit cycling".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By popeye

That's what it sounds like. :-)

That's what it sounds like. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,684
Posted By popeye

Direct mount brakes are sweet!

Direct mount brakes are sweet!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:25 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,623
Posted By popeye

The rule I always followed was 63F. I thought you...

The rule I always followed was 63F. I thought you had bionic knees?

The zombie got me. I hope Pcad is ok these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By popeye

Popeye needs your help

Just say no!

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/25/sport/spinach-chemical-doping-scli-intl-grm/index.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,369
Posted By popeye

Well played.

Well played.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By popeye

As a youth I was riding double on the handlbars...

As a youth I was riding double on the handlbars when I got my bare foot in the front spokes. It broke every spoke but 3, talk about hurt. No blood.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,123
Posted By popeye

CF envy raises it's ugly head once again.

CF envy raises it's ugly head once again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,211
Posted By popeye

Power Tap hub gives cadence and speed as well as...

Power Tap hub gives cadence and speed as well as power. Less batteries and less drain on the Garmin checking two less sensors.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,369
Posted By popeye

I just yesterday received the unsolicited advice...

I just yesterday received the unsolicited advice that I was breaking the RULE that must be obeyed that you must announce "ON YOUR LEFT" whenever passing another cyclist. My experience is that on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By popeye

You should be able to get a complete Ultegra DI2...

You should be able to get a complete Ultegra DI2 groupset (brakes, shifters, cranks, cassette, chain) for about $1200 less wiring ($100). That frame deserves it. You will need direct mount brakes if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By popeye

Incorrect, CF has no fatigue limit unlike TI...

Incorrect, CF has no fatigue limit unlike TI which can fail without warning and from a practical point is unrepairable unlike CF. You can't just weld TI, you need to autoclave the whole frame.
06-18-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,125
Posted By popeye

Idiot judge

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/18/woman-knocked-down-while-on-phone-wins-payout-from-cyclist

“Even where a motorist or cyclist had the right of way, pedestrians who are established...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,723
Posted By popeye

The SO's was in three pieces with the center...

The SO's was in three pieces with the center piece acting as a doubler. No surgery, on the trainer in 2 weeks and the road in 4. No problems other than a bump she is fine with now 6mo later. It is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,306
Posted By popeye

I have done it twice and for DI2 I will never...

I have done it twice and for DI2 I will never have a bike without it. This is all predicated on being able to do your own work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,246
Posted By popeye

Makes you wonder if the sensor was mounted on the...

Makes you wonder if the sensor was mounted on the back of the fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,198
Posted By popeye

That guy is such a ***** compared to the track...

That guy is such a ***** compared to the track rider with the 2' wood splinter the length of his leg. This is also a reminder to be sure you have bar plugs in place. I met someone who took a core...
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