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08-27-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 188
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Posted By MinnMan

Age 59 - this is the Canyon - I've been...

Age 59 - this is the Canyon

- I've been hankering after a new bike for a while. Not that I truly needed one. My Felt is an unbelievable road machine - I love it to bits. But the Felt is 9 years...
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By nomadmax

You sure it isn't a 53cm?

You sure it isn't a 53cm?
08-06-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 521,513
Posted By big john

Yesterday 4 of us rode in the local mountains. It...

Yesterday 4 of us rode in the local mountains. It was perfect.

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08-06-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 521,513
Posted By ultrarider7

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08-04-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 521,513
Posted By joewein

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Haijimadaishi, a Buddhist temple in Akishima (Tokyo) that I cycled past on my way home on a 163...
07-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,849
Posted By Batstar

Banff Legacy Trail My wife and I spent a...

Banff Legacy Trail

My wife and I spent a couple of days in Banff, Alberta and cycled the Legacy Trail starting from the visitor's information center in Canmore to the Banff townsite and back.Total...
07-27-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,849
Posted By ultrarider7

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Perfect day, lo 80's and low humidity!...
07-27-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,849
Posted By 2cam16

Out this morning in our city's hills: ...

Out this morning in our city's hills:
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07-25-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 25,525
Views: 2,524,849
Posted By Wildwood

Daughter (+ family) moving to new house about...

Daughter (+ family) moving to new house about 18-20 miles away based on the route.
Being a Sat, I scouted the route that has the most M-F commuter traffic, but also a pretty good shoulder.
More...
07-25-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25,525
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Posted By wthensler

I got in 62 miles early morning miles with lots...

I got in 62 miles early morning miles with lots of climbing. Glad I got it done before the crushing heat and humidity. I forgot to take pics until my last stop - look...
07-23-20, 10:58 PM
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Posted By 2cam16

Sweet ride!

Sweet ride!
07-20-20, 05:06 PM
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Views: 2,524,849
Posted By 2cam16

Got in a gravel ride this morning before we (may)...

Got in a gravel ride this morning before we (may) go back into lockdown:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50133788753_3ed4b7ec91_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jo9LLa)IMG_3449...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,540
Posted By DrIsotope

If 7lbs of variance is good for 8% difference in...

If 7lbs of variance is good for 8% difference in speed/effort, then what's 1-2lbs gonna do? Even as a thought exercise, what's the point of this? A lighter bike on narrower tires will get you there...
07-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By alcjphil

I have seen this done using an Ultegra 6500 9...

I have seen this done using an Ultegra 6500 9 speed brifter on a Dura Ace 7400 drivetrain. Worked perfectly, so the Microshift 9 speed shifter should as well.
07-17-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first gen of Shimano indexed shifters (DA...

The first gen of Shimano indexed shifters (DA 7400 IIRC) used different cable diameters and cable pull amounts per click. The first 6oo and second DA versions began what is the long standing cable...
07-17-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By flacplnj

I picked up my bike Tuesday. I rode it a total of...

I picked up my bike Tuesday. I rode it a total of 132 miles as of today. The bike has performed flawlessly. I have never owned a carbon frame bike and from what I have seen I will never own anything...
07-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 627,078
Posted By velojym

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT. ...

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT.

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07-15-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 627,078
Posted By downtube42

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Not quite riding it yet. Will be for randonneuring, general road...
07-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By nomadmax

If you're not too tired to take care of all the...

If you're not too tired to take care of all the other things in your life, aren't irritable with people for no good reason and aren't sick a lot; keep doing what you're doing. Everyone is different...
07-14-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 627,078
Posted By curbtender

Cleared out a bunch of bikes and used the...

Cleared out a bunch of bikes and used the proceeds to get me my most modern, 2014, bike. Santa Cruz Highball. ...
07-14-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,500
Posted By OldTryGuy

Big time bummer and hope for a good recovery. ...

Big time bummer and hope for a good recovery.

70th birthday was Friday. I biked 141.25 miles. Yesterday marked 11 weeks since a 150lb wild hog ran into me = injured left shoulder, cracked scapula,...
07-14-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By burnthesheep

As others have said the straps provide lots of...

As others have said the straps provide lots of improvement in comfort.

Often, shorts without straps require a pretty tight waist to "stay up" or to not move around when riding. Instead of the...
07-13-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By Troul

when I want to save other's retinas from seeing...

when I want to save other's retinas from seeing what cant be unseen; they serve the purpose of hiding muh buttcrack.
07-13-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By GlennR

They stop the muiffn top.

They stop the muiffn top.
07-10-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By flacplnj

It pays to deal with a reputable LBS

I purchased a 2021 Trek Checkpoint SL6. Upon arrival the LBS called to inform me when they unpacked the bike that there were numerous scratches on the top bar. I made the trip to my LBS to see the...
07-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,160
Posted By indyfabz

Canned fish is also good. I often buy foil packed...

Canned fish is also good. I often buy foil packed tuna or salmon to make with dinner when I tour. Very light and compact. While I cook, you donít have to cook it.
...
07-09-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By bargo68

I have a Cannondale st-1000 with 32mm Panaracer...

I have a Cannondale st-1000 with 32mm Panaracer tires at about 60 to 65 psi and it rides great! It's fast and nimble for how long the wheel base is, and the frame is stiff enough to slightly...
07-09-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By canklecat

Before making any major equipment changes, try...

Before making any major equipment changes, try some latex tubes (I use Silca with the smooth plastic valve stems) and more supple tires. Might make your existing bike more tolerable for awhile.

I...
07-09-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By jppe

OP, you might evaluate a Cervelo R3. It’s...

OP, you might evaluate a Cervelo R3. It’s designed for exactly what you’re intending. The headset is a little taller which is really nice for both longer climbs and overall comfort. Cervelo makes...
07-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By TiHabanero

I honestly believe without a doubt that tire size...

I honestly believe without a doubt that tire size and pressure is more important than anything else when it comes to vibration and impacts. Played with tire size and pressure for many years to verify...
07-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By Steve B.

Its not hard to drop 2 lbs on slightly lighter...

Its not hard to drop 2 lbs on slightly lighter wheels and lighter tires, but you should weigh the current wheels and tires then do online research as to alternatives. A lot of the bike weight is...
07-09-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By deacon mark

I went to Titanium 3.5 years ago and would not...

I went to Titanium 3.5 years ago and would not look back. I have a very nice Wilier CF Grand Turisimo that is comfortable but frankly the Ti just a bit better. It is much more nimble and quiet too....
07-09-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By tigat

In fairness to the OP, it sounds like he is...

In fairness to the OP, it sounds like he is looking to take advantage of the several decades of development that have resulted in lighter, stiffer, but not bone jarring endurance bikes, and he is...
07-09-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By dennis336

I have a Trek Domane (CF) and I love it. Aside...

I have a Trek Domane (CF) and I love it. Aside from CF vs. other materials variable, I've found the following to be big factors in helping with my comfort on longer rides:
1) A full bike fit
2)...
07-09-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By canklecat

One major difference in comfort on my older bikes...

One major difference in comfort on my older bikes with 700x25 tires was latex tubes. I switched from Continental's ultra thin Race 28 Lite butyl tubes to Silca latex tubes a month ago. I was...
07-08-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By wthensler

Trek Domane, Specialized Roubaix and Giant Defy...

Trek Domane, Specialized Roubaix and Giant Defy all are endurance road bikes with relatively high stack to reach ratio. I like stack and have the Domane and Defy.

As I've gotten a bit more...
07-08-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By bruce19

So, I went and checked the drop on the CAAD 12 I...

So, I went and checked the drop on the CAAD 12 I posted. It was exactly 3" FWIW. I am 74 and fairly but not overly flexible. I don't really know what that means except it's comfortable for me.
07-08-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By big john

I think about the bumps a lot myself. I've been...

I think about the bumps a lot myself. I've been thinking about endurance frames, too.
https://www.canyon.com/en-us/road-bikes-us/endurance-bikes/endurace/endurace-cf-sl-disc-8.0/2185.html
07-08-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By shelbyfv

To amplify, check the pic of the Cannondale in...

To amplify, check the pic of the Cannondale in post 6. Even with what is probably the maximum allowable stack of spacers, he's still at about a 2" drop. Granted the CAAD 12 has more aggressive...
07-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By Steve B.

Ride comfort and position are really the 2 things...

Ride comfort and position are really the 2 things to deal with. The easiest and cheapest fix is wider tires. Frame dependent I would first try a set of 28mm tires on the Merckx, weight dependent...
07-08-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By Iride01

Any of the hundreds of bikes out there might be...

Any of the hundreds of bikes out there might be the "best" for you. If you are going to require that it have an upright posture, I have no clue. I have a four inch drop from seat to bars. And I'm 62....
07-08-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By shelbyfv

This may be hard to achieve on a current road...

This may be hard to achieve on a current road bike, even with what is known as "endurance" geometry.
07-08-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By DiabloScott

This bike will take 27-28mm tubulars and yield a...

This bike will take 27-28mm tubulars and yield a pretty nice ride. Climbing is nice but not a lightweight.
I can't imagine climbing mountain roads on 40mm tires.
...
07-08-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By bruce19

The best "bang for your buck" is going to be an...

The best "bang for your buck" is going to be an AL frame. I have nothing against CF frames but for the same money as CF an AL frame will give you better components and/or wheels. Last June I bought a...
07-08-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,401
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I've spent a fair bit in the last 12 months on...

I've spent a fair bit in the last 12 months on cycling. In the mid-80's I got into road racing and my first bike was quite basic and I spent the next 10 years upgrading - it actually changed groupset...
07-08-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There are many bikes which could satisfy your...

There are many bikes which could satisfy your criteria, but I recommend that you consider one with the clearance for wider tires than you currently ride, like a "gravel" bike. High volume tires at...
07-08-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By pennstater

I am almost 68 years old. I have had a cross bike...

I am almost 68 years old. I have had a cross bike for years. But its wider tires always felt slower on the road. Recently switched to 700x32 GP5000s. Huge difference in speed and comfort at lower air...
07-08-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,514
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Something carbon, but the main thing in...

Something carbon, but the main thing in emphasizing speed and comfort (don't we all!) is fit. Which may not be the fit you're used to, making it more interesting. It's not so much the particular...
07-07-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 855
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Posted By locolobo13

Love to take a coffee/pastry/reading break in the...

Love to take a coffee/pastry/reading break in the mornings.

http://i.imgur.com/DiQiuQNl.jpg (https://imgur.com/DiQiuQN)

People watching is fun too. Some interesting characters hanging out...
07-03-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,892
Posted By big john

One cold day we went climbing on some remote...

One cold day we went climbing on some remote mountain roads and some brought Camelbaks to carry extra food and water. Up around 7000 feet one guy whips out some big slices of leftover pizza. Man, it...
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