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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

For my setup, there would technically have to be...

For my setup, there would technically have to be some difference as the wheelset I use for gravel is considerably heavier and less aero than my road wheels and tires. I don't ride the gravel wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Specialized Pathfinder Pro. I wanted something...

Specialized Pathfinder Pro. I wanted something with a center ridge for road riding but with some kind of "bite" for cornering on gravel. Some say those knobbies won't matter in gravel, but I say...
09-24-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By PoorInRichfield

mackgoo I don't know what it is about "Celeste...

mackgoo I don't know what it is about "Celeste green (https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20014309/bianchi-celeste/)" Bianchi's, but they have made me drool ever since I was a kid. :love: I love both...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Good call-out on the front derailleur... I have...

Good call-out on the front derailleur... I have the same on my bike with the 38mm tires. I see your bike is a Project One... is it an SLR?

I also like the 650b option posted by blakcloud . I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The recommended 700x38 max is pretty accurate. I...

The recommended 700x38 max is pretty accurate. I don't think you're going to find a road bike with Ultegra that can handle a much larger tire as the crankset limits the bottom bracket width. I...
09-23-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,716
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I pretty much agree with all points you made and...

I pretty much agree with all points you made and I've been a dedicated cyclist for over 25 years. Cycling certainly isn't a weight-bearing exercise which means you can potentially do it into your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 441,969
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Black seems like the only color ever available in...

Black seems like the only color ever available in my price point, at least with Trek :twitchy: After having 2 black bikes already, I really wanted something else but the price on this one was too...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several...

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several upgrades...https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200224_164506_56e6d5df97bf8ba0bad300259bac66ba7e9ffde5.jpg
My current...
09-23-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By PoorInRichfield

FWIW, I purchased a set of fleece-lined riding...

FWIW, I purchased a set of fleece-lined riding pants and long sleeved jersey on eBay (probably from China) and I love 'em. I can comfortably ride down in 40 to 45 degrees F with only a single layer...
09-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm pretty sure it's the latter (you stay active)...

I'm pretty sure it's the latter (you stay active) that allows you to do the former (rotate hips). I have a desk job and while I stay active outside of work, hours of sedentary work really takes it's...
09-23-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By PoorInRichfield

You appear to be an anomaly in the world of...

You appear to be an anomaly in the world of cycling and aging ;) None-the-less, glad to see at least one person in their 70's riding in the drops! :thumb:
09-23-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 401
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Riding Position and Aging

TL;DR (Too Long, Didn't Read)

Are you still able to ride in an aero position (Position 1 and 2 in the diagram below)? If so, how old are you? Do you stretch and do core exercises?

The Long...
09-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If the OP was concerned about weight, he'd be...

If the OP was concerned about weight, he'd be looking at a Trek Emonda. The Domane is an endurance bike with front and rear ISO decouplers that work quite well for dampening shock from the rider. ...
09-22-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I guess it's up to you to decide if that price is...

I guess it's up to you to decide if that price is a deal or not, but as a 2020 Domane SL7 owner for the past year, I must say that I absolutely love my bike.

Does the shop you're buying from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,138
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Will 23C be around for a long time? Yes Would I...

Will 23C be around for a long time? Yes
Would I purchase a new bike that is limited to 23C tires? No.. no matter how good the price
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Hmm... Finally some change in the LeMond bike...

Hmm... Finally some change in the LeMond bike world, but eBikes :(

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/lemond-daily-dutch-ebikes/

From a financial point of view, this probably makes sense as no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yup... I ditched CO2 years ago from similar...

Yup... I ditched CO2 years ago from similar experiences where things just didn't go right and CO2 left me stranded. Not to mention that even if CO2 works as it should, I found that one's tires lose...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm guesstimating I have around 2,000 miles on my...

I'm guesstimating I have around 2,000 miles on my tubeless tires so far and my experience is similar to yours, with the addition of a little gravel trail riding and riding through a few closed roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 656
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My worthless opinion... If your budget...

My worthless opinion...

If your budget allows, I'd go with the Giant. The Giant has all the modern technologies (except electronic shifting) and would likely make you a very happy camper for...
09-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 559
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Could you clarify what you mean by, "proprietary...

Could you clarify what you mean by, "proprietary cores"? The stems look pretty standard to me other than the valve at the bottom. I'm assuming the actual core (removable part of stem) is the same...
09-17-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 559
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Oh sure, now you tell me about these spiffy valve...

Oh sure, now you tell me about these spiffy valve stems after I've already spent too much on a different brand :p MILKIT (https://milkit.bike/) appears to have all sorts of spiffy tools for tubeless...
09-17-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 559
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I purchased a much better tire sealant injector...

I purchased a much better tire sealant injector (on Amazon for $12 (https://amzn.to/3iGogUW)) than the piece of junk Stans injector I had been using. The new injector has a little straw that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,796
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I purchased the Lezyne Pocket Drive ($30)...

I purchased the Lezyne Pocket Drive ($30) (https://amzn.to/2Rx1iUx) mini pump which fits easily into the hole in the Domane downtube and is a quality pump for a pretty small price. I like being able...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 117
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Alternatives to Loffi "Happy Face" Gloves?

I love the idea of the loffi Quick Mitt gloves (https://loffi.cc/products/quick-mitt) (shown below). Perhaps having a little happy face on my gloves which are also my "turn signals", might help make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By PoorInRichfield

You average almost 2x the mileage I do on a given...

You average almost 2x the mileage I do on a given week. The texture on the Fizik Antares is barely a texture at all... just enough to keep me from feeling like I'm on a Slip-'n-Slide.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Sounds like a new opportunity for the tech...

Sounds like a new opportunity for the tech industry to put electronics in our shorts... A mobile app tells you when the pad sensor in your shorts is getting close to it's last ride :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Interesting... I'll have to check them out. I've...

Interesting... I'll have to check them out. I've been riding long enough that I remember when the chamois was actually made out of "animal stuff" instead of synthetic materials. Bacterial issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 558
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Another update... After going through 4...

Another update...

After going through 4 different seats, I finally found one that my brain and my butt both like... the Fizik Antares R1 (https://www.fizik.com/us_en/antares-r1.html) (Whew!) ...
09-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Got all the parts and now I have my two...

Got all the parts and now I have my two wheelsets...

For gravel...
...
09-16-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,795
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Follow-up to my original post... Got my...

Follow-up to my original post...

Got my "gravel wheelset" all built-up. Thanks everyone for the tire suggestions. I'm going to be doing a 70 mile ride on a gravel rails-to-trails path this weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By PoorInRichfield

In farm country where I like to ride most,...

In farm country where I like to ride most, there's a lot of milk available... kind of...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I've found that the need for food on a ride...

I've found that the need for food on a ride depends a lot on your diet in general. When I used to eat a lot of carbs, I'd usually have a PowerBar or Clif Bar with me on just about every ride. If I...
09-15-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I second Tifosi. I personally am an Oakley fan,...

I second Tifosi. I personally am an Oakley fan, but I think their glasses are way over-priced. My experience with Tifosi glasses is that they are optically clear (many lower price glasses aren't),...
09-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Finally got all the parts needed to be able to...

Finally got all the parts needed to be able to truly implement the (+2) part of my bike world. Here it is in "hybrid mode" with the gravel/trail wheel in the back and road wheel in the front :D
...
09-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By PoorInRichfield

There's no rule saying one can't just continue...

There's no rule saying one can't just continue with the N+1 "rule", but relatively recent advances in bike technology (like disc brakes on road bikes) have now made it possible to be relatively happy...
09-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Love the orange! That bike just screams "FUN!"...

Love the orange! That bike just screams "FUN!" :D

Another sweet frame color... I'm so jealous, my bike is black (but I still love it!) :rolleyes:

LOL! Are you starting a museum or something? :p
09-11-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Dang... ice spikes, BobbyG ! I can only assume...

Dang... ice spikes, BobbyG ! I can only assume that means you ride outside all winter long?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,345
Posted By PoorInRichfield

At least for me, I almost never like a new bike...

At least for me, I almost never like a new bike upon first or second ride because my body is used to whatever I've been riding. A new bike has to "grow on me" and then after a few rides I prefer it...
09-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Bonus points for the graffiti shot. What...

Bonus points for the graffiti shot.

What width are the MTB tires? I didn't think a road/gravel bike could work as a cross country mountain bike, but apparently I'm wrong (if the frame has...
09-10-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 945
Posted By PoorInRichfield

N-1 (+2W) ... The Equation for the Modern Cyclist

N+1 is so yesterday. The new equation that I'm working with is N-1(+2W) 😃
https://rolfprima.com/blogs/news/n-1-2w-the-modern-equation-for-bicycle-needs

Are you rolling multiple wheel sets on a...
09-10-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I used to be a huge Rolf fan on my old Trek 5200...

I used to be a huge Rolf fan on my old Trek 5200 until my paired-spoke rear wheel self-destructed (spoke pulled a huge chunk of the rim out) and I was stuck having to phone a friend to get home. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Assuming you're talking about the tape on my bars...

Assuming you're talking about the tape on my bars (black), it's this:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/pro-race-comfort-handlebar-tape

I wanted a cheaper alternative to LizardSkin DSP...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,129
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I agree that stuffing a jacket in one's jersey...

I agree that stuffing a jacket in one's jersey pocket isn't ideal. I did that recently with my Pearl Izumi rain/wind jacket that packs nicely into it's own pouch and I couldn't stand riding with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm not even going to ask how your brake levers...

I'm not even going to ask how your brake levers got turned-in, with those huge forearms you have and all......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By PoorInRichfield

:eek: Sounds like you have a death-grip on your...

:eek: Sounds like you have a death-grip on your brake hoods!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yes, they are the Bontrager XXX Aero Handlebars...

Yes, they are the Bontrager XXX Aero Handlebars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood...

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood adjustment is good or not, I'm a firm believer in "don't knock it until you've tried it"... so I tried it today.

The Experiment

I didn't go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Brake Hoods Tilted Inward... Have You Tried It?

I don't typically watch a lot of bicycle racing but have noticed that some riders setup their brake hoods to be angled inward a bit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By PoorInRichfield

With our w/o the EXP freehub body? My DT 240 EXP...

With our w/o the EXP freehub body? My DT 240 EXP hubs are pretty quiet... considerably quieter than the Bontrager Aeolus 3v Pro wheelset hubs that the Light Bicycle wheels replaced.
09-04-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,091
Posted By PoorInRichfield

^ Agree. It's my (unpopular) opinion that if...

^ Agree.

It's my (unpopular) opinion that if you have to be nearly vertical on a bike to feel comfortable, chances are you've got some underlying health issues that are preventing you from bending...
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