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Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By eduskator

It is not common at all and I don't think you...

It is not common at all and I don't think you should be asking that question on a bike forum. I would consult a physician if I were you. It could be a lots of things; low sugar, low blood pressure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By Pathfinder27

My new to me road bike

Hey all,
I'm a budget cyclist and always have been. I rode a Dianmondback Haanjo CX converted to drop bars for the last 7 years. Yesterday I sold that bike and picked up a used Giant Contend SL2,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By chaadster

Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

I wish OP will come back and show us some...

I wish OP will come back and show us some pictures of the upgraded bike with the new wheels, derailleurs, etc. Seriously.

Oh, and a price breakdown of the upgrades would be interesting as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,908
Posted By WhyFi

I would assume that a company like Garmin would...

I would assume that a company like Garmin would be more bullish on the number of units that they expect to sell and the margins that would make the endeavor worthwhile, so it doesn't seem unusual to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 850
Posted By Eric F

For road-side tire inflation needs, I haven't...

For road-side tire inflation needs, I haven't carried a pump in decades. My back-pocket tool kit includes one CO2 cartridge and an adapter. If I get in trouble after that, I have a cell phone. On...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,431
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's a lot of weight to drop. What are you...

That's a lot of weight to drop. What are you going to do, replace everything with carbon? Carbon seatposts and handlebars and forks and stems will quickly add up to lots of money and won't remove...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,431
Posted By DangerousDanR

Motopokep: sounds like you...

Motopokep:
sounds like you have two riders who will be riding a very few miles, and one who may or may not ride more. You state that you like the Eurobike XC7000 because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,208
Posted By 79pmooney

+1 My chains are only occasionally that clean. ...

+1 My chains are only occasionally that clean. (Perhaps the requirement for clean is higher with higher than 9-speed. I wouldn't know.)

I see chain cleanliness as a balancing act between looks,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Mojo31

Couldn't tell you on those. My peasant 350s are...

Couldn't tell you on those. My peasant 350s are very quiet. Apples and oranges though.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,431
Posted By rivers

GCN did a video on this bike recently. Not worth...

GCN did a video on this bike recently. Not worth the money. They do give some advice on where to go if you're on a budget
https://youtu.be/MurHt7Sxhyk
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,759
Posted By Eric F

This is related to the topic of carbon fiber...

This is related to the topic of carbon fiber material...

The video below is my daughter's carbon fiber softball bat ("composite" is the term they use). It started showing cracks in the barrel over...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,759
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.P_LjSL-THoXyJfb...

https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.P_LjSL-THoXyJfbpCmHkoQAAAA
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By Psimet2001

I forgot to mention I also use a varia taillight...

I forgot to mention I also use a varia taillight and I move it from bike to bike and it work perfectly with both my wahoo and my garmin head units (and other riders nearby can join the light network...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By NoWhammies

Mrs. NoWhammies has the 530. No problems, no...

Mrs. NoWhammies has the 530. No problems, no complaints. She does recommend it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By Psimet2001

I am a Garmin dealer. I am also a Wahoo dealer. ...

I am a Garmin dealer. I am also a Wahoo dealer.

I have had a 310, 705, 500, 510, 520, 530, 810, 130 and a pile of the watches.

On the Wahoo side I am currently using a bolt.

The old touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By WhyFi

I have the 530 and do all of the things you...

I have the 530 and do all of the things you mention and am content with the purchase. Moving around the screen with the buttons can be clunky, but I don't do a lot on the unit itself, so I'm fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,221
Posted By Dean V

42 mph

42 mph
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,874
Posted By Eric F

Badass carbon wheels aren't always just about...

Badass carbon wheels aren't always just about going faster. They also look and sound cool (YMMV). Some people find value in those factors, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,874
Posted By str8jakett

Get out. Before my wife sees this.

Get out.

Before my wife sees this.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,874
Posted By billridesbikes

Many many people will be upset about this but: ...

Many many people will be upset about this but:

N+1

You don't need another bike. You might want one, but really don't need another one.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,555
Posted By LauraS

I got the new zero's from Wahoo. Rode X series...

I got the new zero's from Wahoo. Rode X series for many years and had riddent the old zero's too so I figured I knew what I was doing. I installed the cleats correctly with the correct shims. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,874
Posted By Quiglesnbits

That there are hundreds of bikes on the market...

That there are hundreds of bikes on the market that are supposedly so poorly made that they feel like noodles when you drope the hammer with your huge guads.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By RChung

You go faster on a bike by making more power,...

You go faster on a bike by making more power, having less drag, or using smarter tactics. The stopwatch and finish line don't care which. Used properly, a high quality power meter can help you with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,178
Posted By Psimet2001

As a wheel company - let me tell you.... ...

As a wheel company - let me tell you....

Aluminum is an amazing rim material and still greatly undervalued. Still performs amazingly well and if you're still running rim brakes then aluminum is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,416
Posted By Snotrub

If you're serious about a new wheel set and like...

If you're serious about a new wheel set and like the 3V's, I'd recommend going back to that store right now and buy them. I looked at ordering a set of Paradigm Elite last week and they're 6 months...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,108
Posted By Murf58

To close this thread off I bought a set of DT...

To close this thread off I bought a set of DT Swiss PRC1400 65 wheels, they look very nice.
Haven’t put them together yet but have a set of Cont 5000 26 tyres to go on and have Ultegra discs (not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,416
Posted By Doomrider74

The Checkpoint looks like a nice bike, and very...

The Checkpoint looks like a nice bike, and very road-like for a gravel bike. I reckon it would fly with some decent, lightweight wheels on it.

If cash is an issue, and it was me, Id get the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,416
Posted By bigevil

Epic ! Agree. Will likely pull trigger. my trek...

Epic ! Agree. Will likely pull trigger.
my trek dealer seemed to think running smaller than 32mm tires on the checkpoint wouldn’t be great (no idea why) so perhaps that helps solve the problem for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,416
Posted By bigevil

yes but throwing the 303s or Aeolus on my...

yes but throwing the 303s or Aeolus on my Checkpoint at the moment is do-able while the S-Works Aethos Di2 or Open MIND is going to require a kidney.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,416
Posted By WhyFi

The Checkpoint is a gravel bike. Gravel bikes are...

The Checkpoint is a gravel bike. Gravel bikes are road bikes, (generally) very closely related to endurance bikes. Therefore, the transitive property says that the Checkpoint is a road bike.

A...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,141
Posted By Zebra Tempest

Bike Purchased

Thanks for all the conversation.

I purchased The 2021 Renegade S2 and after 1 quick ride I'm quite happy. The bike shop didn't have any pedals to sell me, so they lent me pedals until I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By zatopek

Excuse me for a moment as I clean and compose...

Excuse me for a moment as I clean and compose myself. I’ll be saving my spare change for that sweetness.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By datlas

Super Nice! (rings cowbell)

Super Nice!
(rings cowbell)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,149
Posted By Psimet2001

Yeah... mileage on parts on bikes really doesn't...

Yeah... mileage on parts on bikes really doesn't do anything for me. On all components it's so different. Personal variables, terrain, weight, riding style, etc. Then to top it all off there's the je...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By AUPedla

I've only used them on the road but I rate them,...

I've only used them on the road but I rate them, they are my first set of carbon wheels though. I describe it a bit like moving from alloy to carbon MTB bars, it takes out the small...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By MagicHour

I share your frustrations with helmet buying! I...

I share your frustrations with helmet buying! I have a 56 narrowish oval head which puts me in between a SM (too narrow) or MD (fits but I look like the Great Gazoo from the Flintstones) for most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,312
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Unless you actually can see the groupsets on a...

Unless you actually can see the groupsets on a shelf...don't count on seeing either anytime soon.

Shimano has been missing every single delivery promise since August 2020 for parts....and it isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By rubiksoval

Nope. The day after a hard ride I'm usually okay,...

Nope. The day after a hard ride I'm usually okay, more of a deep-seeded fatigue. The second day after a hard ride has a bit more fatigue and is generally when I go easy/off.

Never had flu...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By mstateglfr

Ha, no idea what the takeaway is. I figured...

Ha, no idea what the takeaway is. I figured after spending $1100 on helmets with some being ones that arent readily available in the US, I would post up some comments on each to add to whatever is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By Greatestalltime

I enjoyed it. Thorough. I have a Kask...

I enjoyed it. Thorough.

I have a Kask (middle one canít think of the name) and like it. Iíve only owned ones other (a bell) so I donít know what Iím missing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,033
Posted By Metallifan33

Flu Like Symptoms Day After a Long/Hard Ride

I've noticed a few times that after a (relatively) long or hard day in the saddle, I tend to have some flu like symptoms the next day (runny nose, fatigue, what feels like a fever but is not).
This...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,051
Posted By Branko D

Vittoria Corsa Speed 2.0 TLR. Running 23mm...

Vittoria Corsa Speed 2.0 TLR.

Running 23mm in front and 25mm in rear for a month and a half or about 1700km now, training on all sorts of roads, mostly good ones. They are fast, rather comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By canklecat

I don't think I've ridden a bike since the first...

I don't think I've ridden a bike since the first week of February, just before our Arctic blast froze Texas for a week. I've cut way back on cycling since autumn 2020 to give an old neck injury time...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

There is a few other reasons to follow a route on...

There is a few other reasons to follow a route on a ride you already know. One is climbpro feature which assists with pacing on a climb as well you and run your eta for completion as well. I rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,051
Posted By Psimet2001

I was concerned when you pointed out they aren't...

I was concerned when you pointed out they aren't for use with hookless rims...then I watched a GCN video the other day where they were using Pirelli's on hookless rims with the full OK and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,051
Posted By Eric F

I'm currently on GP5Ks, and they're good, but I...

I'm currently on GP5Ks, and they're good, but I have zero reference point to other TL. These are my first TL experience after coming from old-school style 110psi 23s. The TL seem more supple, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By iterax

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x948/20210307_143616_46922435479096298affb1875cfce43dfa7d4a55.jpg
That island in the background is the Taal volcano, which erupted in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By GrainBrain

32 miles Saturday, out and back on gravel. Empty...

32 miles Saturday, out and back on gravel. Empty fields and an elevation change of 475 feet meant awesome site lines. Straight white gravel road, a "farm to market" road that is built up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Kabuki12

Sunday ride after missing last weekends ride....

Sunday ride after missing last weekends ride. Howling wind forced me to leave my cycling clothes hanging in the closet last weekend. It was nice and calm today, cloudy and cool , so I did 42 + miles...
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