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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,993
Posted By Badger6

Gotta love how people think rules don't apply to...

Gotta love how people think rules don't apply to them when driving a car.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,993
Posted By Badger6

Flag it, clearly in a car...also, if a car can...

Flag it, clearly in a car...also, if a car can get to 80+ when Jo Bag of Donuts forgets to turn off strava after his 15km/h avg ride, what are you riding a bike on there for?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,427
Posted By Badger6

Yep, mostly...the gravel frame (bike) is a far...

Yep, mostly...the gravel frame (bike) is a far better transitional piece than the CX precisely because of its longer chain stays. That said, if you are really able to ride a bike to the fullest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,033
Posted By Badger6

Probably the single best piece of safety kit I...

Probably the single best piece of safety kit I own...paried with a Garmin or Wahoo, the situational awareness it gives is certainly nice to have, add in a tail light that is unmistakable to...
08-24-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

So far so good...two rides down, both commutes,...

So far so good...two rides down, both commutes, but to be completely honest, my commutes are never boring affairs that occur at a PE of 1.1 on the shortest route.

I replaced a standard 420mm bar...
08-22-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

The sun is up now, so I snapped a couple of...

The sun is up now, so I snapped a couple of photos, the flare is noticeable, but not extreme...whihc in my opinion will give me what I was looking for a bit more width, but not something that is...
08-22-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

[/QUOTE] They're mounted and ready to go...I...

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They're mounted and ready to go...I have a cold, so I won't crush too much stone tomorrow, but I'll get a feel... I suspect I will have to play a bit with the exact positioning of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By Badger6

Yes. As I stated above your post, I use it in the...

Yes. As I stated above your post, I use it in the summer (liberally speaking). Start in March or April after the winter weather (mostly cold rain here) stop and push it as far into the fall as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,042
Posted By Badger6

+1 for me as well... With some caveats. The...

+1 for me as well...

With some caveats. The inflation psi matters. If you ride in the rain, lower it....and if you can go tubeless, do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,653
Posted By Badger6

+1 Just like noodle soup, all I use is Rock...

+1

Just like noodle soup, all I use is Rock n Roll...though I use the Gold in summer and Blue in winter (rains a lot here). I have gotten upwards of 5000km on a chain, riding in some absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Badger6

As stated above, it's hard to say. The absolute...

As stated above, it's hard to say. The absolute (actual) width you can fit is as wide as you can go when properly inflated, and it doesn't rub. That said, the tire has to fit the rim, too. Lately,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Badger6

True and true. A bike that is 2-3 years old NOS,...

True and true. A bike that is 2-3 years old NOS, is to most of us no less capable than a current year bike with the lates components...

Also, consider the Diverge, even if it without the Future...
07-21-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

I am. I ride the drops now, pretty regularly,...

I am. I ride the drops now, pretty regularly, and have for years...I think it's the roadie in me. That said, I cannot shake the feeling at certain points, especially when railing downhill on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,535
Posted By Badger6

Primary use. Secondary, smack talk those same...

Primary use. Secondary, smack talk those same friends, since we are all fast. Third use? No idea, I'll figure it out later.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,286
Posted By Badger6

Nope

Nope....well, maybe, considering Sagan's ability to deliver thousands of watts on demand, he's kind of like an eBike when paired up with a regular old bike.
07-13-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,985
Posted By Badger6

Questions on flared bars (may have been asked, I'm asking again)

I've searched a bunch, and I can't seem to "scratch the itch"/"massage the charlie horse" on this. I am a roadie at heart, and my legs tell that story...but here's the deal, I discovered how awesome...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,535
Posted By Badger6

I'd offer what they have are publicly searchable...

I'd offer what they have are publicly searchable heat maps of GPS tracks that users have elected to share all over the surface of the earth, and when you scan the heat maps, hot spots in the middle...
07-07-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,987
Posted By Badger6

No argument on "right way or best way," just some...

No argument on "right way or best way," just some ways are more reliable gauges of effort....if there is such a thing when basing training on HR. I'll stand by my assertion that the %LTHR is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By Badger6

It is likely not accurate for most people...but,...

It is likely not accurate for most people...but, what is accurate is kJ. I get it, a PM is another investment, more money to be spent, etc. But, if the OP, or anyone for that matter, really cares...
07-06-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,987
Posted By Badger6

The question really is: "What is the proper way...

The question really is: "What is the proper way to determine the LTHR to establish the 5 zones?" Short answer, do an FTP test with a HRM...and hopefully with a head unit (Garmin does this, not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By Badger6

The Future Shock 2.0 is almost incomparable to...

The Future Shock 2.0 is almost incomparable to the original or 1.5 (which is an update that purports to fix the issues some had with the original). I rode an FS2 equipped Roubaix about a week ago at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,707
Posted By Badger6

I'm glad you put behind in quotes...because,...

I'm glad you put behind in quotes...because, based on market share, and continued dominance, I'd not characterize them as behind. Definitely not bleeding edge, either.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By Badger6

This is purely my opinion, formed over years of...

This is purely my opinion, formed over years of riding, research, and spending a lot more money on bikes than cars...and learning a lot by spending money for things I didn't need, or regretted...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,547
Posted By Badger6

Years ago, a coach told me, if you are resting...

Years ago, a coach told me, if you are resting when the tarmac is sloping down, you're never going to win. Words to live by...you still gotta hammer uphill for Vo2 Max tests and find a flattish to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,547
Posted By Badger6

Depends on the group. Know your group. Some are...

Depends on the group. Know your group. Some are fine with this kind of behavior, some are not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:08 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,806,033
Posted By Badger6

Calipers (BR-R785) and new brake hoses on 2015...

Calipers (BR-R785) and new brake hoses on 2015 Diverge
Chain (HG701) for gravel grinder and roadie
Rear tire (28mm) for roadie (Have some 30s on standby if I decide to go attack gravel with it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By Badger6

Specialized Deflect SL. Light, easily stuffed in...

Specialized Deflect SL. Light, easily stuffed in a jersey pocket, and just right for 8-13C clear, foggy, misty but not rain. They do make a Deflect SL rain jacket, also, but not sure if available in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By Badger6

Interesting, and I stand corrected. I found an...

Interesting, and I stand corrected. I found an official Strava reply in their support pages, after reading your reply, where they express that they import the calorie calculation from a .fit or .tcx...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By Badger6

When power data is available, it calculates...

When power data is available, it calculates calories from the work performed based on the data of the PM.
06-28-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,130
Posted By Badger6

Your "granny gear" is worn, but as noted above,...

Your "granny gear" is worn, but as noted above, it should be fine with a new chain, it's not too bad yet. The other two look better.

And second the admonition to clean the drivetrain more often....
06-28-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Badger6

Ugh...sounds like it's time to find a new shop,...

Ugh...sounds like it's time to find a new shop, I'd start calling around. I've never understood how that is even remotely acceptable in a shop, especially when you consider that sales of...
06-28-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Badger6

I am not familiar with that brake system, so YMMV...

I am not familiar with that brake system, so YMMV from what I am about to say...

It appears that the part number, or pad type, is A10.11, based on 30 seconds of Googling myself. The other numbers...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By Badger6

100%

100%
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By Badger6

Hmmm. I adjusted mine using the iOS app, and I...

Hmmm. I adjusted mine using the iOS app, and I was able to move each box. If I recall, however, at certain times some of them are locked from moving, I just don't recall the instances that did that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By Badger6

Uh, yeah, what Mitch said. Why haven't you...

Uh, yeah, what Mitch said. Why haven't you already bought it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,735
Posted By Badger6

True, best coverage is in Russia, and even then...

True, best coverage is in Russia, and even then it doesn't resolve position as reliably as the USG based GPS. Since Galileo was made available via firmware (my Fenix 5 and 1030 can use both), I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 13,735
Posted By Badger6

About once a year (over the last 6 years) with an...

About once a year (over the last 6 years) with an 810 and then a 1000 and now a 1030, I've had a few issues, most I chalk up as minor. Considering I ride almost daily, to include when traveling, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,415
Posted By Badger6

Yes, and I think so. You can set the cog...

Yes, and I think so.

You can set the cog where the front chain ring shift is triggered in S1 mode, for both up and down...and how many cogs it moves in relationship to the front chain ring shift....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,216
Posted By Badger6

I'll offer my opinion, which is nothing even...

I'll offer my opinion, which is nothing even remotely close to consensus...a waste of money and potentially more downside than up. As some others have said, feel is more important. Two primary...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Badger6

Before you upgrade from Sora, make sure that your...

Before you upgrade from Sora, make sure that your rear hub can accommodate the extra gearing. 2014 Sora was 9-speed...by that year 105 was already 11-speed, your hub may ONLY accommodate 10-speed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Badger6

Saddle fit is a thing...I've been there, for...

Saddle fit is a thing...I've been there, for years, and recently decided to get measured. Once I got on the right size saddle, all my discomfort evaporated. It'll make the bike feel as enjoyable at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2,245
Views: 326,104
Posted By Badger6

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MahdentalstraŖe through the Glemstal near Leonberg, BW, Germany...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By Badger6

All of their frames are high quality. I ride...

All of their frames are high quality. I ride with a couple of guys who ride Cube frames (I say frames because they built the bikes). I've ridden the Agree Disc out of the shop in my village on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,970
Posted By Badger6

Skratch labs stuff is good, IMHO. What Nuun tabs...

Skratch labs stuff is good, IMHO. What Nuun tabs are you using that are so fizzy? I realize they the tabs are effervescent, but it strikes me that after 30 minutes, the hydration mix is "still"...
Forum: Europe
09-18-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Badger6

Well, I am back in Germany. I am happy to report...

Well, I am back in Germany. I am happy to report that the cycling was great...SAS handling of my bike, not so great, but that's another issue and one I am currently fixing. Okay, so riding in BodÝ,...
Forum: Europe
09-02-18, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Badger6

BodÝ, Norway

I will fly to BodÝ, Norway on Wednesday (5 September). I've been for work before, but always in the dead of winter, little to no sunlight...but, this time it works out I will be there in the late...
07-02-18, 05:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,460
Posted By Badger6

I think youíre right, the issue is traction, if...

I think youíre right, the issue is traction, if the gearing is too tall one risks spinning the tires and wasting energy. But, in my experience, riding in Southern Germany on the edge of the Black...
07-01-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By Badger6

Dirt proofing? Donít ride it. Otherwise....ride....

Dirt proofing? Donít ride it. Otherwise....ride. Wash. Rinse. Repeat...often. 😂
07-01-18, 01:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,460
Posted By Badger6

On my phone, so if itís already been addressed,...

On my phone, so if itís already been addressed, my apologies.

IMHO, that gearing is about right. Maybe up to a 34 on the back with the new Shimano cassettes. FWIW, I ride about 60:40 gravel:road,...
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