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10-09-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By Hiro11

Richard Sachs himself just posted this on his...

Richard Sachs himself just posted this on his Instagram account. I think he sees the humor.
10-08-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By Hiro11

No offense, but lol at this bike.

No offense, but lol at this bike.
10-03-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,400
Posted By Hiro11

I have both a nice 5" fatbike and a good trail...

I have both a nice 5" fatbike and a good trail mountain bike I run 2.3s on. IMO:
- the rolling resistance on smoother surfaces is higher than a regular mountain bike but not as high as some above...
10-03-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'd ride a vintage...

Yeah, there's no way in hell I'd ride a vintage aluminum frame I knew to have a catastrophic lug crack.
09-28-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,198
Posted By Hiro11

I think Cervelo's are great bikes. Still, I think...

I think Cervelo's are great bikes. Still, I think there are several reasons for this company's decline:
1. They were faddish to begin with. They were the "hot" brand about eight years ago, sold for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,131
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...
09-20-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Hiro11

The Surly is a very tried and true design. The...

The Surly is a very tried and true design. The Marrakesh is more modern, but not necessarily "better". Personally, I like the more mountain-bikey / adventure touring type bikes here. I feel they're...
09-18-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By Hiro11

Assuming your saddle height is correct and if you...

Assuming your saddle height is correct and if you haven't already, check your position relative to KOPS (knee over pedal spindle). There are many videos out there about how to do this. KOPS is hardly...
09-18-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By Hiro11

I'm pretty happy with this helmet. I have not...

I'm pretty happy with this helmet. I have not found it "hotter" at all and i use it all the time in hot weather. I am bald and clip my (remaining) hair short, which apparently makes a difference when...
09-12-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,861
Posted By Hiro11

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF...

On last point before I dump out of yet another BF thread that has disintegrated into useless, passive aggressive name calling, internet tough guys, deliberate inability to try to understand what...
09-11-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,861
Posted By Hiro11

Not sure what kind of crits you're talking about...

Not sure what kind of crits you're talking about here. If you tried to join a crit here in Chicago with cat 1s and 2s (something like the Intelligentsia Cup) as a newbie with six weeks of riding...
09-11-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,861
Posted By Hiro11

Again, I likely disagree with you. I'll...

Again, I likely disagree with you.

I'll elaborate. It depends what you mean by "short time" and "basic skills". I can assure you that riding in a group in a Pro-1-2 crit requires substantially...
09-11-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,861
Posted By Hiro11

Totally disagree. Fast group riding, gravel...

Totally disagree. Fast group riding, gravel riding and (especially) mountain biking require strong skills.
09-01-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 36,240
Posted By Hiro11

I think the OP is on to something here. I see...

I think the OP is on to something here. I see lots of cyclists who just cannot get in the drops. IMO, I think this is because too many cyclists buy aggressive racing frames with short head tubes....
08-30-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By Hiro11

Extreme climbs like the Zoncolan or Angliru are...

Extreme climbs like the Zoncolan or Angliru are mainly there to create interest and headlines. Races are rarely won or lost on these climbs, or at least no more often there than they are on other,...
08-30-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,446
Posted By Hiro11

A few of my favorite videos from my favorite...

A few of my favorite videos from my favorite channels:

Good vibes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nh8bQcAEDA

Amazing scenery:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGsPwRdoJ0I&t=1s

Racing...
08-28-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 749
Posted By Hiro11

I have a Raleigh Stuntman and a Diamondback...

I have a Raleigh Stuntman and a Diamondback Sync'r Pro. Both are well designed bikes with excellent performance. I'd put the Sync'r Pro up against any alloy hardtail sold for twice the money from a...
08-27-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,038
Posted By Hiro11

My solution: pay a bike shop to deal with...

My solution: pay a bike shop to deal with mounting tubeless tires, reap the benefits on the road. Once you ride quality tubeless 28s at 85 psi, you're not going back.
08-21-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,979
Posted By Hiro11

I'm fortunate to live close to a large gravel MUP...

I'm fortunate to live close to a large gravel MUP network that's rarely crowded. Still, I encounter other trail users often enough. I am almost always travelling faster than anyone else I encounter....
08-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,810
Posted By Hiro11

It sucks that your sole detatched like that, but...

It sucks that your sole detatched like that, but those look like low end tri shoes from several years ago. I think it's a stretch to damn a whole brand because of your experience here.

I've found...
08-14-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,099
Posted By Hiro11

The CAAD is a terrific bike but very racy, which...

The CAAD is a terrific bike but very racy, which might or might not be what you're looking for.
1. How much saddle to bar drop are you looking for?
2. Do you ride in the drops frequently?
3. Are...
Forum: Foo
08-04-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Hiro11

I spent two days at Cedar Point

Cedar Point, for those not aware, is an amusement park known for having one of the best collections of roller coasters in the world. The park is an on island in Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH which is...
07-22-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,746
Posted By Hiro11

I have a bunch of inexpensive coolmax helmet...

I have a bunch of inexpensive coolmax helmet liner / skullcaps I got from Amazon that work well. They actually make helmets a bit more comfortable as well. Sunblock on the top of your head is a bad...
07-15-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 88,810
Posted By Hiro11

Can we... PLEASE get someone to fix the...

Can we... PLEASE get someone to fix the misspelling in the title of this thread? Every time I log in, it drives me a little crazy.
07-11-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

https://talkbusiness.net/2019/05/high-end-bicycle-...

https://talkbusiness.net/2019/05/high-end-bicycle-company-relocates-headquarters-to-bentonville/
07-11-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

:crash:

:crash:
07-10-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

OK, Mr. Snarky. It depends, do you have enough...

OK, Mr. Snarky. It depends, do you have enough pull to have Apple relocate to your hometown as Allied did to Bentonville? I'd say they likely have a majority stake and likely have significant pull in...
07-09-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

Small irony here: both men's and women's Dirty...

Small irony here: both men's and women's Dirty Kanza races this year were won by people riding Allied bikes, another brand also owned by the Walton brothers.
07-09-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

Again, guys, THEY ARE NOT SELLING THESE BIKES AT...

Again, guys, THEY ARE NOT SELLING THESE BIKES AT WALMART. This is not meant to be "Walmart's bike brand". The brand is owned by Walmart, but you have to search to discover that. This is not meant to...
07-08-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

I don't think there's any plan to have Walmart...

I don't think there's any plan to have Walmart carry or service Viathon.

Regardless, direct sales have already largely taken over in Europe with brands like Canyon, YT, Commencal, Rose, Cube etc....
07-08-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,663
Posted By Hiro11

This is a "Walmart brand" in a similar way that...

This is a "Walmart brand" in a similar way that Rapha and Allied are "Walmart brands": all are controlled by the Walton brothers. Viathon is a bit different because it's owned directly by Walmart...
07-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,758
Posted By Hiro11

That's a $13,000 bike. Have your butler clean it....

That's a $13,000 bike. Have your butler clean it.

Or just get some Muc-Off bike cleaner.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,700
Posted By Hiro11

I have an Edge 520 Plus. I use it on several...

I have an Edge 520 Plus. I use it on several bikes, usually on my main road bike which has a double-sided power meter, a heart rate monitor and a Galaxy S10 phone. I don't have a speed sensor on any...
07-02-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,123
Posted By Hiro11

It's interesting that classic European steel...

It's interesting that classic European steel frames are held in such high regard now. I'm old enough to remember high-end Belgian, Italian and French frames from the 80s. It was a bit of a unspoken...
07-01-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Hiro11

I'll state the obvious and say Ebay. If you know...

I'll state the obvious and say Ebay. If you know what you want and are patient, you can find some really good deals on Ebay. Lots of people have very nice, hardly used bikes sitting in their...
06-30-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,198
Posted By Hiro11

All of these comparisons are pointless. I ran...

All of these comparisons are pointless. I ran cross country in high school and college, raced bikes for almost 20 years and I swam competitively from age 8 through college. I know something about all...
06-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By Hiro11

2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Honestly, I...

2019 Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Honestly, I planned on replacing the tires with some GP5Ks but these have been so good there's no need.
06-28-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,333
Posted By Hiro11

I'm also a big fan of the Giant Gavia AC1. I have...

I'm also a big fan of the Giant Gavia AC1. I have 28s on my bike (they were mounted as the stock tires and came out of the box tubeless). I weigh about 160 and run them at ~82-85 psi. Very smooth...
Forum: Foo
06-27-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 108,210
Posted By Hiro11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGXUn0Kuuw ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkGXUn0Kuuw

My personal favorite Beatles cover ever. The drumming in particular is amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By Hiro11

If you're interested in rehydration and not...

If you're interested in rehydration and not sugar, I recommend Liquid IV. I find it's very effective in preventing the headache/zombie-fied dehydrated feeling after a big/hot ride.. I drink about 16...
06-27-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,484
Posted By Hiro11

I just ride them. I'm strange as I don't seem to...

I just ride them. I'm strange as I don't seem to be as picky about the saddle on my bike as some. I ride a SSM Regal (wide and very soft), a Specialized Romin Evo (wide, very little padding and...
06-26-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,769
Posted By Hiro11

Based on what I'm reading here, I think you're...

Based on what I'm reading here, I think you're talking Space Shuttle when a bottle rocket will do. I would just work on developing general fitness and worry less about very specific, power...
06-26-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,237
Posted By Hiro11

Flats work just fine for any type of cycling. I...

Flats work just fine for any type of cycling. I don't think there's any real evidence that riding clipped in is "more efficient" and pinned flat pedals are very grippy. Do what works for you.
...
06-26-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,517
Posted By Hiro11

In my experience, for riding on the road 500-800...

In my experience, for riding on the road 500-800 lumens is sufficient for a "to see by" light. The Metro is a really good option: inexpensive, reliable, good beam pattern and a great mount.
06-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Hiro11

Anecdotally, I would say some press fit standards...

Anecdotally, I would say some press fit standards do better than others. BB30, PF30 and BB90 are definitely perceived as problematic. BB86/BB92 and OSBB both seem to be more reliable. Note that...
06-24-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,052
Posted By Hiro11

The hair-trigger, ever-increasing, gasket-blowing...

The hair-trigger, ever-increasing, gasket-blowing lunacy of this OP is a joy to see. Also enjoying his (?) 1940's gangster insults: "drop off and get wet Freddy". That's pure gold.
06-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,052
Posted By Hiro11

I always wonder if OPs in threads like this are...

I always wonder if OPs in threads like this are unaware of the existence of Google.

Google "should i wear underwear with cycling shorts". First response: NO.

This is setting aside that this is...
06-17-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,728
Posted By Hiro11

Buy the new Podiums. You can easily disassemble...

Buy the new Podiums. You can easily disassemble the valve.

I'm surprised how many people are having problems keeping their bottles clean. Just rinse them and ensure that they dry on a rack or...
06-17-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,582
Posted By Hiro11

VP Vice is alloy-bodied, reliable, thin and...

VP Vice is alloy-bodied, reliable, thin and grippy. They also look pretty nice. $32:
https://www.amazon.com/VP-Components-VP-Vice-Pedals-Pack/dp/B006ZH1J5W
06-17-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,728
Posted By Hiro11

The main thing is to dump bottles, rinse and let...

The main thing is to dump bottles, rinse and let dry immediately after any ride.

Similarly, dump Camelbak reservoirs and rinse immediately after any ride. The key tip: store them in the freezer...
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