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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Zaskar

Straps on the inside of the sunglass arms is also...

Straps on the inside of the sunglass arms is also great for flinging your sunglasses when take off your helmet. Wait... that's a strike against arms in.

I go with one in and one out - in case...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,848
Posted By Zaskar

But not 6.38% of the population. Given its...

But not 6.38% of the population. Given its climate and the retirement/vacation numbers, Florida likely overrepresents for cyclists/bicyclists.

Or... it could be that Ryan the Reckless has more...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By Zaskar

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is...

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is plenty) per stud. The second board under the tires is obviously optional - really just to hide the tire smudges. But be warned, if you do that board,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 457
Posted By Zaskar

I fit on 60s and 58s and have moved to 58s with...

I fit on 60s and 58s and have moved to 58s with longer stems/posts. The 58s just feel better. That's hard to quantify but, in the end, what mattered for me.

As a bonus - if you sell your old...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,848
Posted By Zaskar

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel...

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel and any other socials you're posting all your rad stuff? I'm sure we're all going to want to follow your awesome adventures. In meantime, I'll just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 938
Posted By Zaskar

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could...

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could put the wheel hooks wherever I wanted - spaced by bar width, not 16” or 32”. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,752
Posted By Zaskar

IF they're producing their own designs.

IF they're producing their own designs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,752
Posted By Zaskar

it is when people refer to “brands” and...

it is when people refer to “brands” and “marketing” as being expensive... and that generics get you the same for less.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,752
Posted By Zaskar

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics"...

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics" isn't really fair. The companies - "brands" that spent a ton of money on R&D to develop that design and material spec have to be compensated to cover...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,075
Posted By Zaskar

I (and no one) said bike weight doesn't matter. I...

I (and no one) said bike weight doesn't matter. I said...



Of course you'd be faster on a 12 lbs. bike than on a 22 lbs. bike. But when we're talking about 16 lbs. vs 19 lbs., for beginners,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,075
Posted By Zaskar

First ever bike with brakes? You can't race in...

First ever bike with brakes? You can't race in any sanctioned BMX race without brakes... nor would you want to. Even if you're not racing, BMX - flatland, ramps, track - doesn't work without a free...
09-09-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Zaskar

No doubt! I violated Rule #1...

No doubt! I violated Rule #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . I fell victim to "Hey, what are you doing tomorrow?" I couldn't imagine doing a race with tubes......
09-09-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Zaskar

tdilf The tires came on the bike - a 2018 Canyon...

tdilf The tires came on the bike - a 2018 Canyon Grail. They're probably 50% spent, worn in but not worn-out... just added some Stans via the stem. I suspect the culprit may have been dropping the...
09-09-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do...

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do those little cross-ups when I jump on the gravel bike. Maybe I'd get more air if I grew that beard. ;-)
I have done some fast, not-so-technical single...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Zaskar

12s chain will work on 11s cassette. 11s chain...

12s chain will work on 11s cassette.
11s chain will work on 12s chainring.
11s chain will NOT work on 12s cassette.

The inside dimensions of a chain haven't changed since 9s. It's the outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,709
Posted By Zaskar

That's my point. As each rider with a wobble...

That's my point. As each rider with a wobble searches for the cause, they'll find a loose headset, loose spoke, hub issue, tall frame, carbon resonance issue...

Anyone who's ridden for only a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,709
Posted By Zaskar

Loose headsets, wheels out of true, loose spokes,...

Loose headsets, wheels out of true, loose spokes, hubs, drops vs hoods, carbon resonance, tall riders, tall frames, bikes in the '80s... It seems every component is the culprit.

It's the rider....
09-04-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zaskar

When I bought my CF Grail in 2018, all the...

When I bought my CF Grail in 2018, all the articles said it was made in the same factory with high(er) end Treks - Quest Composite Technology Corp, in Taiwan. It would not surprise me if they had...
09-04-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,754
Posted By Zaskar

Canyon's carbon frames are made in Taiwan - same...

Canyon's carbon frames are made in Taiwan - same factory as Trek.
09-04-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Zaskar

Burped about 10 PSI

This past weekend, I had more fun on the gravel bike than any other gravel ride. 85% dirt - 5,000' of climbing... and 5,000' of descending!

I weigh 178 lbs. I was on 40mm Schwalbe G-Ones with...
09-04-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Zaskar

Wait... I think we have the same friend. That...

Wait... I think we have the same friend. That comment - almost verbatim - was uttered over the weekend. One thing that comes with age (I'm 52) is perspective. Yeah - I like being fast. I like being...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Zaskar

As mentioned, front flats are rarer. And, they're...

As mentioned, front flats are rarer. And, they're easier to feel - any significant drop in pressure will show up in how the bike handles/turns. You can absolutely feel the rear too - it's just not as...
08-26-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Zaskar

yeah... just read that - sent by a club mate. Not...

yeah... just read that - sent by a club mate. Not great news. Kinda ruins the whole "Yay, I'm immune." thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Zaskar

I switch between Keos and EggBeaters. If the...

I switch between Keos and EggBeaters. If the off-road sections of the route aren't muddy and/or overly technical, I like the Keos. Really, it comes down to whether or not you expect to put a foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Zaskar

Running 25mm Schwalbes at 85-90 psi; I'm around...

Running 25mm Schwalbes at 85-90 psi; I'm around 175lbs. My sprints are in club rides - the typical county line type of sprint. But back in the tubed 23mm 110 psi days, I had issues controlling the...
08-04-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By Zaskar

Anyone riding after having Covid?

Did my first ride after my bout with corona. Fortunately, mine wasn't a rough case. Basically, I had classic flu symptoms for a few days and recovered as would be typical of the flu. I was sprung...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,478
Posted By Zaskar

6'1" (barely) with way outta proportion legs -...

6'1" (barely) with way outta proportion legs - 36.5" inseam

Spent a few years on a 61cm and just hated being up in the wind - always felt like I was above the draft. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By Zaskar

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By Zaskar

Mechanical paradox... - If you need to ask, you...

Mechanical paradox...
- If you need to ask, you need it
- If you know how to remove it, you don't need it


A little more explanation of what the guys are saying... Derailleurs have a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,715
Posted By Zaskar

But what about when you get home - are...

But what about when you get home - are disinfecting every item you bought... the items that have been handled by several people before your gloved hands grabbed them? Literally just had this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,467
Posted By Zaskar

Everyone has a favored forward foot. I always...

Everyone has a favored forward foot. I always thought "chocolate foot" was the same as "goofy foot" - just the less common foot forward. But who the %*#* am I to argue with Hans?!
So try this: make...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,656
Posted By Zaskar

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe...

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." Keep the theories coming - this is awesome.
The leader so far: "indicates turn intent"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,067
Posted By Zaskar

Fair point. And, that may be what keeps road...

Fair point. And, that may be what keeps road cycling alive.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By Zaskar

Agreed - other than steerer stump, that is a damn...

Agreed - other than steerer stump, that is a damn sharp bike! Love the color.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,067
Posted By Zaskar

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I...

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I wouldn't be surprised if road cycling survives that long. I think, in 25 yrs, road riding/racing will be about as popular as fencing - at least in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By Zaskar

I'd expect that to work about as well as an aero...

I'd expect that to work about as well as an aero spray for my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Zaskar

That's NBA legend Bill Walton with his...

That's NBA legend Bill Walton with his custom-made ride - built by Bill Holland; painted by Mark Leuck.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By Zaskar

It is not holding me back, that's for sure. But...

It is not holding me back, that's for sure. But yeah, I'm right there with you - that Foil Premium Disc is my lottery bike too.

A few guys in my club recently got new bikes - electronic shifting,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Zaskar

I agree! But at least college was free ;-) ...

I agree! But at least college was free ;-)

The "right" size frame for me is a 61cm. But I got sick of being in the wind even in a draft. I dropped to a 58cm with a longer stem. ^That^ guy is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty.... ...

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty....


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,228
Posted By Zaskar

I rode an Addict SL for years. Been on this Foil...

I rode an Addict SL for years. Been on this Foil for the past two and LOVE it. Stiff, comfortable... no trekky BB creaks or any other issues. Just a solid, well-made ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,583
Posted By Zaskar

Pre-Kickr/Zwift: 20 degrees Post-Kickr/Zwift 40...

Pre-Kickr/Zwift: 20 degrees
Post-Kickr/Zwift 40 degrees
Thanks technology!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By Zaskar

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet...

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet for me to put in the recycling bin.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,000
Posted By Zaskar

I'm on the Uber plan. My Schwalbes popped on with...

I'm on the Uber plan. My Schwalbes popped on with such force that there is NO way in hell they're coming off on the side of the road. I'm on borrowed time. I know I should deal with this in the...
12-13-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By Zaskar

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my...

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my club have Canyons - everyone loves their bike. The only complaints are the one you see in every Canyon thread - this one included:
- They don't have my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Zaskar

Whoops. Didn't see that. I did a search for...

Whoops. Didn't see that. I did a search for something else... read, read... kinda forgot to look at the dates. Guy's probably a seasoned pro by know. Sorry about that.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Zaskar

Please don't take this the wrong way... but,...

Please don't take this the wrong way... but, regardless of the current wheel/derailleur issue, it sounds you need to become a bit more familiar with the bike, the parts, how it goes together and how...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Zaskar

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens -...

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens - no need for a monster light. It's reasonably aero too. If you mount it centered and under the bar, you're not creating another point of disruption -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,440
Posted By Zaskar

Not a good idea. In fact, Georgia code (40-5-21)...

Not a good idea. In fact, Georgia code (40-5-21) states that a cyclist is permitted to "strike with such force as to cause to leave the roadway" any other cyclist using earbuds while on a state...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By Zaskar

Given that a traditional...

Given that a traditional derailleur/cassette/chain/chainring drivetrain is less than ideal for the ebike platform, I wonder if Shimano is working toward a drivetrain that would be more universal -...
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