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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 816
Posted By msu2001la

UCI max tire width for CX racing is 33mm (for...

UCI max tire width for CX racing is 33mm (for now... many assume this will change soon). I'm not sure there's a max width for road, so it comes down to aero/rolling resistance and weight.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,390
Posted By noodle soup

I use an Osprey Raptor 10 for mountain...

I use an Osprey Raptor 10 for mountain biking(2.5L capacity). It won't keep your back cool, but It's nice to have 3+ hours of cold drinking water.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,882
Posted By Princess_Allez

I switched the medium jerseys out for large- boy...

I switched the medium jerseys out for large- boy am I glad that I did. As much as I wanted to be, I was definitely not a medium :lol: ...I did my first ride using the RSR shorts and Fastlane jersey....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By DaverSomething

One advantage of running the same tire front and...

One advantage of running the same tire front and rear is that you can rotate them without changing the general character of the ride front or rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By caloso

My reply: "Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for...

My reply: "Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you."

My daily wheelset has a Michelin Lithion on the front and a Conti Gatorskin on the back. Why? I can't remember. Probably because I wore...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,475
Posted By swifty

I like my Craft Hale Glow bibs, with their C1...

I like my Craft Hale Glow bibs, with their C1 Infinity chamoix. Previously had assos mille, which were nice as well, but fragile. I prefer the Craft bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,449
Posted By WhyFi

I got the trifecta, bro - Cervelo, Zipp, and...

I got the trifecta, bro - Cervelo, Zipp, and Rapha. If people don't cheer me, they jeer me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,257
Posted By sfrider

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel...

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel the draft with your lips and maybe hear it) around the bead between the sidewall and rim, then deflate and reinflate to make sure the bead is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By shelbyfv

I like the light weight skull caps better than...

I like the light weight skull caps better than cycling caps with a brim. The cycling caps look cool, IMO, but it bothers me to look out from under the brim. Avoid sunscreen above your eyes. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a few different helmet liners but like the...

I have a few different helmet liners but like the Pace the best. It has an adjustable elastic band so should fit pretty much anyone. No issues with sunburn or overheating for me. I think I got mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By zacster

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true...

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true bargain. You won't be satisfied with either of those over what you already have. I myself ride a 2005 Kuota cf bike with Chorus 10. When I rode a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,983
Posted By indyfabz

I was in a rush and neglected to write that I was...

I was in a rush and neglected to write that I was skeptical myself. Thought they would be uncomfortable and hot. Eventually bought a pair with my REI dividend. Now they are all I wear. Should have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,983
Posted By ZHVelo

yes, this thread has convinced me to get bib...

yes, this thread has convinced me to get bib shorts the next time I need new shorts. Trying can't hurt.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,983
Posted By SurferCyclist

Much more comfortable, no waist band digging in...

Much more comfortable, no waist band digging in for hours on end. There may be a case of better fit as well, the straps keep shorts in place but primarily it's a comfort thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I have 3 pair of assos bibs which bought in...

I have 3 pair of assos bibs which bought in April.
I have not yet used chamois cream with any of them.

Each pair is worn once or twice each week.
The chamois is like new on each pair -- so far...
06-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Posted By Athens80

If you're up for a project, consider a custom...

If you're up for a project, consider a custom build for the trainer. Get a cheap, used frame, plus a component group set, plus either parts you have lying around or select from eBay, Craigslist, etc....
05-08-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By jpescatore

I've put a lot of miles on Zwift with an smart...

I've put a lot of miles on Zwift with an smart trainer but found that the seat and seat position that works on the road works best for me inside, too. If you are out of the saddle a lot outdoors, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,675
Posted By Steve B.

Di2 hands down. - DA will be lighter. -...

Di2 hands down.

- DA will be lighter.
- Di2 will probably shift as well if not better and means you will not likely need to ever change your shift cables.
- You'll be changing bar tape only when...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By jonschmon

A quick update on this — I ended up finding one...

A quick update on this — I ended up finding one last 2014 R3 fork new from mybikeshop.com. It fits and my bike is as good as new! And very ugly :-/

I also bought the new but scratched 2013 fork on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,696
Posted By noodle soup

I have 6800 and 9100 pedals. Other than a few...

I have 6800 and 9100 pedals. Other than a few grams, I can't tell any difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,926
Posted By Cypress

Parts availability. I had to replace the...

Parts availability.

I had to replace the drivetrain on my 10-sp Ultegra/Dura-ace MadOne last year and it took days of scouring the internet to find parts. I still ended up with some mismatched...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,595
Posted By WhyFi

Having logged some more time with the Varia, I'd...

Having logged some more time with the Varia, I'd disagree. A camera is great after the fact, but a Varia is proactive.

I find myself riding further in to the street, which is helpful in a few...
12-29-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,770
Posted By wirides

Join the forum and search for the thread...

Join the forum and search for the thread specifically for asking for trial access. Just ask and you will certainly get one. I was able to get one in less than a day. Trainerroad is awesome by the way.
12-28-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,919
Posted By davester

OK, I'll play. This year I rode 2,700 miles and...

OK, I'll play. This year I rode 2,700 miles and did 275,000' of climbing. We have steep hills here...pretty much every ride I do has at least one 15+% grade. The granddaddy of them all is about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,368
Posted By JohnJ80

That's been pretty much my experience. Seals up...

That's been pretty much my experience. Seals up in about one revolution. Sometimes I feel it on a leg, most times I don't know it even happened.



I ride on primarily rural highways that don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,482
Posted By BengalCat

Other than an injury or bike damage while riding...

Other than an injury or bike damage while riding your bike the worst experience in cycling is to "run out" of gears. I'm fit, old, and heavy with impaired calve function and about a year and a half...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,482
Posted By BengalCat

I'm 74 and 230 pounds. My power has declined...

I'm 74 and 230 pounds. My power has declined almost 25 percent the past four years due to aging and neurological condition in my calves. My maximum HR is 165-168. Here's my cadence personally...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,482
Posted By firebird854

Annnnnnnnnnnndd I'm jealous of where you live.

Annnnnnnnnnnndd I'm jealous of where you live.
11-15-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 21,778
Posted By DrIsotope

Oh, same exact "conditions" in Zwift vs....

Oh, same exact "conditions" in Zwift vs. outdoors, anyone would absolutely be slower IRL. But that's okay. It is after all, a video game. I mean c'mon-- there are power ups. Some realism is I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,564
Posted By topflightpro

If you have significant foot issues and...

If you have significant foot issues and discomfort, you may want to consider going with custom or semi-custom shoes with custom orthotics. I have two pairs of semi-custom Riivos and one full-custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 776,588
Posted By mac_flyer9

Updated 2004 Airborne Manhattan Project

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My 2004 Airborne Manhattan Project (Ti/Carbon) updated with Shimano...
11-03-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By Jeremiesmith77

Super Clyde 5000 mile year goal... almost there!

I am very close to achieving a mileage goal I set for 2019 that seemed impossible to me at the time.

I’ve always enjoyed bicycles and had a decent Trek hybrid for many years but last summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By La Brea Bike

Yeah, guess CC will have to do. It just doesnt...

Yeah, guess CC will have to do. It just doesnt match the level of the Chris king stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,608
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group...

Yes, I'm trying to hang on to my fastest group rides around 18-22 mph, so I'm looking for very close shifts at those speeds. My 14-32 combo cassette is perfect. It's a straight block with climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,700
Posted By Hiro11

You can get a Di2 bike for about the same price...

You can get a Di2 bike for about the same price as mechanical DA. I went with hydro Di2 for my bike this year.

Since high school, I've always paid the (small) premium for Ultegra over 105. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,700
Posted By bruce19

Over the years I've owned a '66 Corvette Coupe,...

Over the years I've owned a '66 Corvette Coupe, Lotus Elan, an Audi, several BMWs and lots more. I love my Fiesta ST and for $22K new.
09-25-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,001
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Miele Man; congratulations! Working on same goal,...

Miele Man; congratulations! Working on same goal, only 8 more pounds to go... Even if it's just for a day. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,211
Posted By Kapusta

Having used ultegra levers with Teckro and...

Having used ultegra levers with Teckro and ultegra calipers, 105 levers with 105 and Teckro calipers and now 105 levers and BB7 mech brakes (which are not the best road mechs out there)..... I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,700
Posted By aliasfox

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut. 105, and skip...

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut.
105, and skip the first donut.

I like donuts, but my budget (weight and wallet) won't allow me both Dura-ace *and* three donuts at the same time, so Ultegra it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,700
Posted By sdmc530

Ultegra is good stuff for the price! 105 is...

Ultegra is good stuff for the price! 105 is awesome value that works. DA is just too damn much cash IMO
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,595
Posted By aplcr0331

There are two types of people; Those who...

There are two types of people;

Those who love and swear by the Garmin Varia Rear Radar Taillight. And those who’ve never used it.

Particularly for rural type riding (which is 97% of what I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,515
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No pride at all. I run a low gear of 26 X 30 on...

No pride at all. I run a low gear of 26 X 30 on my single and 26 X 40 on our tandem. The time we walked the tandem, we had a 26 X 34. We were in MTB shoes but stiff soles, still not that great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,819
Posted By Princess_Allez

That's me! :lol:

That's me! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,385
Posted By fuji_owner

I have a Seven Axiom SL titanium bike: ...

I have a Seven Axiom SL titanium bike:

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It's the most beautiful...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,385
Posted By noglider

It's not a troll thread. I learned a few things....

It's not a troll thread. I learned a few things. Thanks, folks.
08-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 194,451
Posted By jppe

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had...

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had a few extra minutes and removed the R8000 FD and installed the new stuff. I followed the installation instructions srep by step and it all works very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,385
Posted By MyTi

Carbon is similar to plastic. Metal is nice. My...

Carbon is similar to plastic. Metal is nice. My madone that I sold felt like plastic. Ordering a lynskey soon once I make up my mind
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,385
Posted By Menel

I got mine about 9 years ago, I must have been...

I got mine about 9 years ago, I must have been 27. My wife has a carbon bike from the same timeframe... they look very different. My Lynskey still looks new... the paint on hers... not so much.

Ti...
08-21-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By seedsbelize

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when...

Just my 2 cents. I always remove the rd when traveling.
Have a great trip.
08-20-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Last ride 76

:thumb:Family... best reason in the world. and...

:thumb:Family... best reason in the world. and as a guy used to ride farmland roads, I miss it. Ocean vistas are cool, but so is countryside, tractor tread divots of manure and all.
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