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04-20-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By bruce19

I don't know if this will help but.....in my...

I don't know if this will help but.....in my youth I was about 5'10 1/2" (barefoot) with a 32.5" inseam. My height is now down to about 5'9" on a "big" day but my inseam remains the same. I ride a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

My CAAD 12 w/105 weighs 8.05 with nothing on it...

My CAAD 12 w/105 weighs 8.05 with nothing on it but the Speedplay Zeros. But, that is after I swapped out those Mavic Aksiums for Mavic Ksyrium Elite USTs. I ordered some 28s so I'm thinking it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By bruce19

The sort answer is yes. I can ride with most...

The sort answer is yes. I can ride with most recreational riders on a flat section. On a climb not so much.
04-18-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By bruce19

I had a very similar experience about 5 yrs ago....

I had a very similar experience about 5 yrs ago. I was on a group ride so there were a lot of tubes available in the group. These days I ride tubeless and have not had a flat in over 2 yrs. Hoped I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

The Synapse is not a part of my equation. I would...

The Synapse is not a part of my equation. I would be going from a CAAD 12 to the Super Six.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

Have you ever weighed your bike as it sits? I...

Have you ever weighed your bike as it sits? I should have mentioned that I am having what I suspect is the beginning of a hip issue. Very minor but I suspect some sort of arthritis. The last time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

That's beautiful. What component group and wheels?

That's beautiful. What component group and wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 680
Posted By bruce19

Agreed. The stem is essentially a lever. The...

Agreed. The stem is essentially a lever. The longer the stem, the less force required to move the front wheel...however...the greater the distance the bars will have to move left or right to change...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

Probably a new model. Both my Guru and CAAD 12...

Probably a new model. Both my Guru and CAAD 12 are what a racer friend calls "nervous." They respond quickly to any little input. Kind of like the difference between a Lotus Elan and say a BMW 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

Pretty sure new unless some killer deal on a...

Pretty sure new unless some killer deal on a newer one appeared.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By bruce19

Super Six Evo question

I've been thinking about buying a Super Six Evo. I currently ride a Guru Sidero (steel) and a CAAD 12. I really like both these bikes. I'm wondering what owners think of their Super Six Evo. Any...
04-13-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 875
Posted By bruce19

Cars/trucks are beyond counting. Bikes are about...

Cars/trucks are beyond counting. Bikes are about a dozen. Motorcycles about 20 with the last 6 (since 1997) being Ducati.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By bruce19

That was the reason for my post. Thanks. And,...

That was the reason for my post. Thanks. And, thanks for the pics. The cleats I removed were, as you suggest, older. I have no issues with the new cleats. I just wanted to give a heads-up to people...
04-09-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By bruce19

I don't think cops have the right to pull you...

I don't think cops have the right to pull you over to ask that question. Not looking to hijack this thread but to let people know that we are not yet living in a police state. I'm done.
04-09-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By bruce19

https://bikecommuterhero.com/bicycle-mirrors-for-d...

https://bikecommuterhero.com/bicycle-mirrors-for-drop-handlebars/


I use the Italian Road Bike mirror on my road bikes and the Sprintech on my cyclo-cross bike. The Sprintech has a slightly...
04-09-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By bruce19

Are you interested in tubeless? They are...

Are you interested in tubeless? They are generally lighter than stock wheels and cheaper than carbon ones. Unless you start looking at tubeless carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By bruce19

Just to clarify.....I am not unhappy with the...

Just to clarify.....I am not unhappy with the cleats. That was not the situation or what I was wanting to give a heads-up on to others.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By bruce19

Thanks, I'll check out Excel. It came with a 4-pg...

Thanks, I'll check out Excel. It came with a 4-pg fold out in 8 languages that basically said something like "Warning do not attempt to eat cleats" or some sort of stupid thing. It also came with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,469
Posted By bruce19

If your dad did a Corvette he did a fiberglass...

If your dad did a Corvette he did a fiberglass body. I had a '66 coupe.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By bruce19

I wonder if anyone still has NOS of Speedplay for...

I wonder if anyone still has NOS of Speedplay for sale somewhere.
04-08-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,375
Posted By bruce19

In college I broke my ankle running a QB option....

In college I broke my ankle running a QB option. It was never set and I played two more games with it taped up before I just couldn't play any more. So, running is not something I do. Cycling is no...
04-08-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 25,819
Views: 2,612,372
Posted By bruce19

Rode my 6.5 mile TT. It's fairly flat. I'd guess...

Rode my 6.5 mile TT. It's fairly flat. I'd guess about 200-300 ft of climbing. My fastest time ever is 19 mph. This was my first TT of 2021. At this time of the year I was hoping to crack 15 mph. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,353,690
Posted By bruce19

I bought an Assos base layer for a friend for his...

I bought an Assos base layer for a friend for his birthday and some Assos gloves for another friends birthday.
04-07-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By bruce19

You might also check out a CAAD 13 105 w/discs....

You might also check out a CAAD 13 105 w/discs. I've heard good things about them. But, as everyone will tell you it has to fit.
04-07-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 454
Posted By bruce19

I have used Speedplay Zeros for about 15 yrs....

I have used Speedplay Zeros for about 15 yrs. I've always used the base plate adapter and never had a problem. I wouldn't let that dissuade you. Recently I have purchased Sidi road shoes and Lakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By bruce19

Wahoo Speedplay heads up

I've been riding Speedplay Zeros for over 15 yrs. At least. I needed a new set of cleats. The Wahoo Speedplay cleats came today. I have a pretty good idea of how they mount at this point. So I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,937,911
Posted By bruce19

I always ran Ksyrium Elite clinchers before I...

I always ran Ksyrium Elite clinchers before I went to Ksyrium Elite USTs. Three years ago I bought a set of those USTs for under $600 and they came with Yksion tires because the wheels and tires were...
04-05-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By bruce19

My question is "When will tubes become...

My question is "When will tubes become obsolete?"
04-05-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By bruce19

Plywood is $80 a sheet around here.

Plywood is $80 a sheet around here.
04-05-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,431
Posted By bruce19

Center back pocket

Center back pocket
04-04-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,128
Posted By bruce19

To the OPs original question.....where I ride I...

To the OPs original question.....where I ride I rarely encounter other cyclists. When I do, and I'm coming up behind them, I say "I'm on your wheel. Is that ok or do you want me to back off?"...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,932
Posted By bruce19

I once did 53 mph. But, I am older and wiser (I...

I once did 53 mph. But, I am older and wiser (I tell myself) so I don't do anything like that anymore.
04-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,370
Posted By bruce19

I'm not interested in paying a lot of money just...

I'm not interested in paying a lot of money just to find out I have no power. I'm 75. I already know that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,937,911
Posted By bruce19

Does tubeless interest you? I went with Mavic UST...

Does tubeless interest you? I went with Mavic UST on my CAAD 12 about 3 yrs ago. I have not had a flat or an issue. And, instead of running my tires at 100/120 psi I am running 75/90 psi. More...
04-04-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By bruce19

Not sure how you ride or what your intended use...

Not sure how you ride or what your intended use is but I wouldn't rule out a 2nd hand bike. Two yrs ago I bought a new CAAD 12 on dealer close out for $1350. The 105 version. I think you may find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By bruce19

This is what I have used for 3 yrs. No flats. No...

This is what I have used for 3 yrs. No flats. No issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALVtgcY1YeM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,615
Posted By bruce19

According to this formula height is measured from...

According to this formula height is measured from the middle of the crank axle along the seat tube to the top of the saddle. This doesn't make sense to me since it doesn't account for crank arm...
04-03-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,178
Posted By bruce19

In my cycling experience (mostly CT and other...

In my cycling experience (mostly CT and other parts of New England) recreational riders say "seat" and ex-racers/serious cyclists say "saddle."
04-03-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By bruce19

On motorcycle trips cross country with friends we...

On motorcycle trips cross country with friends we just took turns paying and saved all receipts. At the end of the trip we totaled the entire thing. Then we each added up what we had paid. If your...
04-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,259
Posted By bruce19

Agreed. Totally.

Agreed. Totally.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By bruce19

I agree that "looks" is a factor. Very subjective...

I agree that "looks" is a factor. Very subjective too. When you say "ride quality" I'm not sure what you mean. Stiffness? Comfort? Just curious cause I chalk most of that up to tire choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By bruce19

It's a cost/benefit thing IMO. Spend $2,000 on...

It's a cost/benefit thing IMO. Spend $2,000 on carbon wheels and go 2 minutes faster over 25 miles? Is that important to you? It's not to me but it might be to someone else.
04-02-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,259
Posted By bruce19

If I was going to do that it would be on a rail...

If I was going to do that it would be on a rail trail.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,039
Posted By bruce19

I've had success with Competitive Cyclist,...

I've had success with Competitive Cyclist, Excelsports and Colorado Cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 03:15 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By bruce19

I decided I needed new road shoes and a sale on...

I decided I needed new road shoes and a sale on Sidis was enticing. Having used Sidi motorcycle boots I was familiar with their quality. So, I bought a pair of their Kaos perf shoes. The look great...
03-28-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By bruce19

Someone gave you Speedplay pedals? I want that...

Someone gave you Speedplay pedals? I want that friend.
03-28-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,547
Posted By bruce19

The definition of assault varies by jurisdiction,...

The definition of assault varies by jurisdiction, but is generally defined as intentionally putting another person in reasonable apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive contact. Physical...
03-28-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,547
Posted By bruce19

Are you referring to the decal the OP mentioned?

Are you referring to the decal the OP mentioned?
03-27-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,586
Posted By bruce19

I let the manufacturers do that. Expl: my CAAD 12...

I let the manufacturers do that. Expl: my CAAD 12 is "the CAAD 12."
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