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11-29-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By travelerman

Tube recommendations for Clement X'PLOR MSO 700x40mm tires

Got a gravel bike ordered with the subject-mentioned tires, and was wondering what tubes would be ideal to have on hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18,930
Views: 3,863,186
Posted By travelerman

Not the sexiest wheels on the market, but a step...

Not the sexiest wheels on the market, but a step up from the stock Fulcrum Racing 5's... ceramic bearings, carbon fiber front hub, bladed spokes, and about a half pound weight savings. Looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By travelerman

Def not a pro; amateur enthusiast only, but those...

Def not a pro; amateur enthusiast only, but those high-mileage rides do separate the kids from the adults.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,983
Posted By travelerman

I notice a definite difference between Shimano...

I notice a definite difference between Shimano 105 and Ultegra; besides the components being lighter, Ultegra stays in adjustment longer and more reliably than 105, and has a more sophisticated...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By travelerman

No, thank you...

No, thank you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By travelerman

The hair "down there" and saddle soreness...

I've been cycling an average of 3,000 miles annually for the past seven years, rides ranging between 15-100 miles; 15-20 mile short training rides, 30-40 mile longer training, and most event rides...
11-27-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,630
Posted By travelerman

It can't be closer than I think when I am barely...

It can't be closer than I think when I am barely able to maintain 5 mph up a 5% trainer-simulated gradient (when real-world, I'm usually around 12 mph on the same gradient).
11-27-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,630
Posted By travelerman

Problems with resistance using Rouvy

I've had a Cycleops M2 for a few weeks; started with Zwift, then went to Rouvy to check out the real location video rides (plus, it is the native app for the trainer that updates its firmware).
...
11-13-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,710
Posted By travelerman

I'm glad that works for you... my seatpost is a...

I'm glad that works for you... my seatpost is a lot lower than yours, so there is not near enough clearance between the bottom of my saddlebag and where the unit would be mounted - it would be pretty...
08-10-18, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,710
Posted By travelerman

Nicely done, and well-photographed... Not...

Nicely done, and well-photographed...

Not too sure, though, that I could do anything similar to my Pinarello GAN road bike... no fenders, you know ;-).
08-10-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,710
Posted By travelerman

This one? ...

This one?

https://www.shapeways.com/product/ZJPBVWPWL/garmin-varia-saddle-bag-clip?optionId=65565614
08-09-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,710
Posted By travelerman

Garmin Varia RTL510 and saddlebags

I'm looking at the Varia RTL510, and like the features, but am wondering what the Garmin engineers were thinking when they designed the mounting system for it? Nearly every cyclist I know rides with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By travelerman

The "local" Pinarello dealer is 200 miles away,...

The "local" Pinarello dealer is 200 miles away, and their selection was abysmal. I would have greatly preferred to buy from a LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 03:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By travelerman

Shouldn't you be on the bus with the rest of the...

Shouldn't you be on the bus with the rest of the Middle School kids?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By travelerman

Oh, I wanted to - and preferred - using one of my...

Oh, I wanted to - and preferred - using one of my local dealers. But sadly, none of them carry Pinarello, and the nearest two or three that do are at best 3 hour drive (one direction) away, carry a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,664
Posted By travelerman

"Fully assembled" LOL

OK, so the company from which I ordered my Pinarello GAN S did not use the word "fully", but "assembled" did not quite cover it, IMHO... of course, I understand why a shipping box requires the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,924
Posted By travelerman

The Pinarello GAN models to which I alluded in my...

The Pinarello GAN models to which I alluded in my OP are sold at the same pricepoint. I can get full Ultegra with caliper brakes on a variant with their "T700" carbon fiber, or an almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-17, 02:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,924
Posted By travelerman

Which would you choose?

New build: all other things being equal (groupset, geometry, components, and aesthetics), if you had to choose between hydraulic disk brakes, or a lighter (by 1.5 lbs) bike with caliper brakes, which...
03-04-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,268
Posted By travelerman

Glucosamine/Chondroitin pills seem to keep my...

Glucosamine/Chondroitin pills seem to keep my joints from popping from simple movements - without them, and after regular vigorous exercise or cycling, I can make my ankles pop from a simple...
03-04-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,937
Posted By travelerman

This is very contingent upon the individual; what...

This is very contingent upon the individual; what you are accustomed to eating in the morning, what you are able to process, how far you are riding, what you take to eat while you ride.
I cannot...
08-03-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,874
Posted By travelerman

Nibali won. Sorry if I spoiled it...

Nibali won.

Sorry if I spoiled it...
07-15-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,120
Posted By travelerman

I recently switched my 23mm Fortezzas back to...

I recently switched my 23mm Fortezzas back to 25mm Conti 4000's for a metric century on crap roads (lots of loose gravel, pot-holes, chip-and-seal), and was extremely glad I did. I would likely have...
06-22-14, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 976
Posted By travelerman

A couple of questions for you Jordan: 1....

A couple of questions for you Jordan:

1. What is the current suggestion for carb- protein ratio for someone who cycles regularly, with occasional long distances?

2. Is my age (50) or my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-14, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,342
Posted By travelerman

I will add to WestPablo's list the Scott...

I will add to WestPablo's list the Scott Speedster 20 - while I have not ridden one, if I had encountered it at my local dealer before I bought my Defy at the Giant dealer, I could have easily hone...
06-14-14, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By travelerman

I thought they helped me on (my first) MS150 last...

I thought they helped me on (my first) MS150 last year, but after using them on a metric this year that had me cramping like crazy, I am more convinced that training and proper hydration are more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,342
Posted By travelerman

Had my Defy 1 for going on 3 years now, and have...

Had my Defy 1 for going on 3 years now, and have put in roughly 8,000 miles... It is one of the lightest bikes in its class, and I have loved riding it. I have only a few minor quibbles:
1. The...
06-07-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,149
Posted By travelerman

My last two crashes were on MUPS - the most...

My last two crashes were on MUPS - the most recent being just yesterday, on a darkened, tree-shrouded area that had flooded the previous day. The mud was wet, and the same color as the asphalt. I...
06-01-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,540
Posted By travelerman

We have some 20+% gradient hills within a few...

We have some 20+% gradient hills within a few miles of my house I would love to ride up with you on one of our humid Ozarks summer days... There are a few rolling hills you will be lucky to find...
05-28-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 817
Posted By travelerman

Tulsa Tough worth the trouble?

I have access to free passes for the Tulsa Tough, coming up in a week and a half... the group I am riding with has never attended, and is dragging its feet on making arrangements and accommodations. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By travelerman

ebay is where I found a $250 helmet for $116, and...

ebay is where I found a $250 helmet for $116, and got my (barely used) Ksyriums that usually go for around a grand for $350. Yeah, I love it too...
04-29-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By travelerman

I wish I were having the 90 degree problem... I...

I wish I were having the 90 degree problem... I got back into cycling during the unusually warm winters of 2011 and 2012, and the actual winter we had in the Ozarks this past year threw off my...
04-29-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,437
Posted By travelerman

Find a group to ride with, preferably not a...

Find a group to ride with, preferably not a seasoned bunch of 20 mph+ bike jockeys.
I was going along happily at a 15 mph average, and the bit of competition provided by riding with others, plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-14, 03:35 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 34,291
Posted By travelerman

Not sure why anyone would want to go back to down...

Not sure why anyone would want to go back to down tube shifters after using brifters - one of the best inventions for the bicycle in my lifetime. They make it so much easier to shift quickly and...
03-13-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 977
Posted By travelerman

Filename editing question for .fit files on Garmin Edge

I lost an activity on my Garmin Edge 500 from a ride this week when my system locked up. Fortunately, I had tracked the same ride with Strava, so had a .gpx file to work with. I was able to upload...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,411
Posted By travelerman

I have found PI Attack to be a good balance...

I have found PI Attack to be a good balance between price and quality. MSRP is $80, but you can find them for $50 or a little less - I have never paid more than that. I have some less expensive...
03-08-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By travelerman

Another good example of YMMV - if I eat eggs...

Another good example of YMMV - if I eat eggs within 3-4 hours prior to a ride, I would swear that they are in my throat within 10 miles... I don't eat them very often any more because of the time or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,950
Posted By travelerman

Ah, another first-world quandary...

Ah, another first-world quandary...
03-08-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By travelerman

Three cups of coffee and one banana, getting up...

Three cups of coffee and one banana, getting up at least two hours prior to the event... The coffee helps with energy, and has the positive effect of helping you to void your bowels well enough to...
03-07-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,879
Posted By travelerman

If I am riding early or soon after waking up,...

If I am riding early or soon after waking up, some coffee and a banana are all I need. If I am going on a long-ish (over 35 miles) ride, I also eat on the road - Bonk Breakers, or items provided at...
03-01-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,146
Posted By travelerman

The s@&t works - I struggled with cramping on 50...

The s@&t works - I struggled with cramping on 50 mile- plus rides until I started using them for the long rides last year. I think I took 3 pills every 2 hours (the first dose prior to the start...
03-01-14, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By travelerman

I just find it disgusting that - with the myriad...

I just find it disgusting that - with the myriad of food choices available to us in the Western world - that someone would limit themselves to such a specific diet. I enjoy a wide variety of foods,...
02-26-14, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,828
Posted By travelerman

...except for actually getting out and climbing. ...

...except for actually getting out and climbing. Nothing else prepares me better for climbing than finding hills and riding
02-25-14, 04:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,817
Posted By travelerman

You start doing P90X to relieve the boredom....

You start doing P90X to relieve the boredom....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-14, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,050
Posted By travelerman

Not usually; I just make sure to not sit or lay...

Not usually; I just make sure to not sit or lay down right away or stay in one spot.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By travelerman

Question about Saris Bones

I bought a used Saris Bones 2-bike rack recently, and when attempting to install it, discovered that the lower and side retaining clips are bent too far inward to allow me to close the trunk of my...
02-06-14, 06:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,394
Posted By travelerman

Winter continued its icy grip here in the...

Winter continued its icy grip here in the Midwest, so riding was out of the question. Did some ab-work in the morning, made an appearance at a pre-game party in the afternoon, and nearly got stuck...
02-06-14, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By travelerman

Five degrees Fahrenheit with -11 wind chill right...

Five degrees Fahrenheit with -11 wind chill right now, and compacted snow all around. Ain't nothing I'm going to do in that except get from my car to indoors as fast as possible...
02-05-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By travelerman

Worst winter for riding since I got back on the...

Worst winter for riding since I got back on the bike in 2010... I have been working on core workouts per Core Advantage, and have dragged the old Mag trainer indoors a few times.
Was just about...
01-09-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,495
Posted By travelerman

You are much more likely to experience a "sugar...

You are much more likely to experience a "sugar crash" from the apple pie during normal fitness. As others have indicated, a high- mileage ride will be more likely to consume everything that nasty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-13, 08:27 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 154,841
Posted By travelerman

356988 My 2011 Defy 1, 6750 miles in the...

356988

My 2011 Defy 1, 6750 miles in the past 2+ years, including my first metric century (in 2012) and first MS150 (this year)... Just added the Ksyrium SSC's and Vredestein Tri-comps. Still...
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