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08-13-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Sy Reene

You could well be right.. that's really the...

You could well be right.. that's really the question. Have the component makers dropped all incentives to buy their entire product group? Could explain use by some bike companies to throw oddball...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Sy Reene

NWD: aka New Wheel Day

well.. not actually. They've been ordered. Yes, tubeless ready, but I'll use tubes. No, not disc brakes, rim brakes. No, not too trendy wide, they're only 24mm external; and no, they're not even...
08-13-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Sy Reene

The question nobody seems to have an answer to,...

The question nobody seems to have an answer to, is why can't (even from a US seller) a groupset lower than 105 be found to purchase? Any in the LBS business here, at least know if a Tiagra, Sora,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm guessing that the motor in Glenn's hub helps...

I'm guessing that the motor in Glenn's hub helps a bit too on the wear.
:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,944
Posted By Sy Reene

Depends IMO on the structure/organizer of the...

Depends IMO on the structure/organizer of the group ride. For example, if a leader organizes a club ride, with max of 8 signups, fills up his ride and then finds out at the start that there's a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,439
Posted By Sy Reene

Similar geo (stretched out and lower stack) is...

Similar geo (stretched out and lower stack) is the Scott Addict Gravel.. doesn't get mention much though.
08-12-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Sy Reene

Curiously, Cervelo actually indicates that the...

Curiously, Cervelo actually indicates that the Alex Rim wheel models of Aspero are supposed to come with the Gravelking SKs..
Also read that at one point it seems Cervelo was shipping the Asperos...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By Sy Reene

Odd that coverage cost is based on the price of...

Odd that coverage cost is based on the price of the whole bike, but the coverage doesn't cover the actual frame itself. Also, appears this can only be bought with a new bike (or at most 30 days...
08-11-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes, groupsets were, but did they go down to...

Yes, groupsets were, but did they go down to Tiagra? 105 or Centaur and on up, yes I remember. Tiagra, Sora, Altus, and whatnot, can't remember seeing those sold.
08-11-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 993
Posted By Sy Reene

Is this a record? One 'first' OP post, a few...

Is this a record? One 'first' OP post, a few dozen responses.. I hope she found a home.
08-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By Sy Reene

A Tiagra groupset sold as a thing.. can't say...

A Tiagra groupset sold as a thing.. can't say I've ever seen such a thing sold anywhere. I don't think it's a Covid thing, just bike company and component maker protectionism; if these were sold at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, the best way to calculate it is to use a...

Yeah, the best way to calculate it is to use a calculator. YMMV. I like the Silca Pro version.. link below. For access, you have to register by giving an email address.. nbd

SILCA TIRE PRESSURE...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By Sy Reene

I suppose. Just a wrap around the stem though...

I suppose. Just a wrap around the stem though (before tube is used), allows you to pre-prep your entire tube inventory if you like though. If your electrical tape is too thick, perhaps teflon tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Sy Reene

I like the Fizik offerings. For some reason the...

I like the Fizik offerings. For some reason the R1 model disappeared, but if I wanted to spend the money, the R00 seatpost would be what I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Sy Reene

Or relocate

Or relocate
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 702
Posted By Sy Reene

Isn't the idea is you just wrap around the valve...

Isn't the idea is you just wrap around the valve stem at the base before putting the tube in, so that the electrical tape is in contact with the rim hole, but not make noise because it's soft vinyl...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok got it.. but don't the various sites...

Ok got it.. but don't the various sites recalculate your distance, and therefore your speed, by actually comparing your ridden route to the mapped distance it should be? Ie. isn't this why Strava...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 381
Posted By Sy Reene

This sounds contradictory? If outdoors, the GPS...

This sounds contradictory? If outdoors, the GPS I would think is more accurate than a speed sensor. Over an eg. 30-50 mile ride, if the start and end points are both off by by the referenced 30...
08-09-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Sy Reene

I If Giros fit, then get a pair that don't have...

I
If Giros fit, then get a pair that don't have laces.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By Sy Reene

avg customer type? ...

avg customer type?
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1344x921/mamil_61ce8566bbccac77f1a150f4f2f3a4639f5966ab.jpg
08-08-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,245
Posted By Sy Reene

Another thread suggests that some brands of brake...

Another thread suggests that some brands of brake pads melt at 108F
08-08-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

Steve Hogg is a proponent of the axle a bit...

Steve Hogg is a proponent of the axle a bit further back.. ie. you can read thru the below.
https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com/bikefit/2011/04/power-to-the-pedal-cleat-position/
Of course, a...
08-08-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,858
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm confused.. something like this? ...

I'm confused.. something like this?
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dz58n_b8aac9f9dd8bb98fad430090801a81255aad7813.jpg
08-08-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. Coming to a stop, which foot do you put...

+1. Coming to a stop, which foot do you put down? For me it's usually my left, keeping my right clipped in on the pedal, also with tendency to lean my bike to my right leg/thigh, and voila, my Ti...
08-08-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,858
Posted By Sy Reene

perhaps a flare ...

perhaps a flare
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1194x784/61lrgqmesql_ac_sl1194__2b9e4e1a5707fa2374e0eec7e9e99da6f2c03a3a.jpg
08-08-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 5,858
Posted By Sy Reene

Well, this thread is self-selecting by nature. ...

Well, this thread is self-selecting by nature. If you hadn't survived, you wouldn't be posting. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,944
Posted By Sy Reene

i'd hazard a guess that folks tripping thru...

i'd hazard a guess that folks tripping thru facebook to find a group ride, don't even know what a zone is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,064
Posted By Sy Reene

Ditto.. I'm 6'2" and my XL straps feel short...

Ditto.. I'm 6'2" and my XL straps feel short standing, however when in riding position I don't notice them anymore. Of note, the Free Aero Race 3(?) bibs I have seem to have slightly longer straps...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, 108 doesn't sound that high really,...

Yeah, 108 doesn't sound that high really, especially if in sun, with blacktop, and heat generated from braking itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,170
Views: 167,098
Posted By Sy Reene

Over on another forum, there's evidently a lot of...

Over on another forum, there's evidently a lot of love (they're made for both Shimano or Campy holders btw) for the Campy red pads for carbon wheels. ymmv. Not a lot about them from the BF crowd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,944
Posted By Sy Reene

A stated pace is fine as far as it goes. ...

A stated pace is fine as far as it goes. However, my experience is that this falls apart if the routes are hilly, and combined with whether or not the leader of the ride is a rotated role. You can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Sy Reene

Definitely. Braking in wet weather is much more...

Definitely. Braking in wet weather is much more heavily focused upon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Sy Reene

I've been eating a few almonds every day now for...

I've been eating a few almonds every day now for the last few months and I haven't gotten Covid. ;)
08-06-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,826
Posted By Sy Reene

It's coming.. ...

It's coming..

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course it would be assumed that such a test...

Of course it would be assumed that such a test would be what we're familiar with when GCN "does science".. eg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0hKMgUEku4
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Sy Reene

Why doesn't someone like GCN do tests along these...

Why doesn't someone like GCN do tests along these lines.. actual product/brand side-by-sides? SStop vs KoolStop vs Shimano etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sy Reene

Good question with this ultralight weight. I...

Good question with this ultralight weight. I don't carry too much myself -- wallet, phone, food for each of the 3 pockets respectively. i'm guessing a bit more sag than usual, but will report back...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sy Reene

Sure thing.. hopefully will get out in it this...

Sure thing.. hopefully will get out in it this weekend. Unfortunately a quick look at Wiggle and this jersey has seemingly jumped in price by about $30 :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sy Reene

Funny enough, DHL showed up today with the...

Funny enough, DHL showed up today with the Isadore Woolight2 jersey. Very nice, soft and very lightweight. Given the merino content, I think I need to be a bit warier of doing anything too abrasive...
08-05-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,881
Posted By Sy Reene

I would find it a teensy bit entertaining to see...

I would find it a teensy bit entertaining to see a Team Viathon entered in the next tour. Kinda that Ford V Ferrari feel.
08-04-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Sy Reene

Anyone find it a bit humorous that a bike made on...

Anyone find it a bit humorous that a bike made on March 1st (about) of this year is a 2021 model ? Actually I think you have a 'leap bike'.. I believe the 60th day of the year was Feb 29th.
08-04-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 982
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I'd agree. i assume the blemish is...

Yeah, I'd agree. i assume the blemish is completely hid by the seat when it's attached anyway? And if there's a future problem or that same area gets worse, its the same bike that has a lifetime...
08-04-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, I don't think anyone used the word...

FWIW, I don't think anyone used the word 'reasonable'.. I think 'normal' has been the the most oft used term -- when referring to what complete bike makers upcharge.

EDIT: What bike btw? And, is...
08-03-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd hazard the issue is really that the...

I'd hazard the issue is really that the thread/bolt being referenced, didn't come with an indicator of whether the torque rating was based on wet vs. dry.
08-03-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds about normal.. 50% markup on all of the...

Sounds about normal.. 50% markup on all of the components is kinda how bike companies seem to derive a complete bike price (plus the cost of the frame itself of course).

Actually you're somewhat...
08-03-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By Sy Reene

Looks like a rare instance where Nashbar can...

Looks like a rare instance where Nashbar can still come through:

https://www.nashbar.com/forte-700c-presta-road-tube-700-x-3445-50-5042-non-non/p1009679?v=944490
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,300
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess because you found it somehow remarkable...

I guess because you found it somehow remarkable that people post complaints on online social media. I don't find it at all surprising that there was one individual out there who found issue with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,300
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course it doesn't. And those criticisms of...

Of course it doesn't. And those criticisms of course are just more viewpoints.
Pointing out that nobody has criticized Road.cc for making this into a news story, maybe when it might have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Sy Reene

Same idea, but draw a heavy line with chalk. ...

Same idea, but draw a heavy line with chalk. Ride over it and keep going.. the tire should pick up some of the dust and lay it down again. Measure distance between the 2 lines.
Or..? Have someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,300
Posted By Sy Reene

Honestly, the actual point of a social media site...

Honestly, the actual point of a social media site such as Twitter, has been very much to express opinions or complaints. I really don't see anything wrong with the tweet or person who posted it as...
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