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09-04-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By Abe_Froman

I've got 40mm on my Focus Mares with comfortable...

I've got 40mm on my Focus Mares with comfortable (but not exactly excess) clearance.
08-29-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,263
Posted By Abe_Froman

Ordered a set of tubeless PDX's. They seem to be...

Ordered a set of tubeless PDX's. They seem to be the most popular tire by far in my area, even in dry races. If nothing else...I'l know it's an even rubber playing field, and I suck because of me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Abe_Froman

We've still got people in shorts at those temps...

We've still got people in shorts at those temps here :eek:

Not me though. Wool long johns, wool t shirt, long sleeve thermal shirt, long sleeve jersey, balaclava, gloves.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,079
Posted By Abe_Froman

I don't think that is exactly correct. My...

I don't think that is exactly correct. My understanding is nobody quite knows exactly what causes cramps. Heat, hydration, and electrolytes are about as possible an explanation as a million other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,136
Posted By Abe_Froman

Lots, if 30mm wide rim brake bikes are going to...

Lots, if 30mm wide rim brake bikes are going to be a thing :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 12:58 PM
08-14-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By Abe_Froman

It's not wobbling because it's overinflated. ...

It's not wobbling because it's overinflated.

Is the WHEEL wobbling, or is the tire itself mounted unevenly on the rim?

If the rim itself has a wobble to it, then the rim needs to be trued by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,079
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yea I dont buy the 1.5 lbs per hour number. I...

Yea I dont buy the 1.5 lbs per hour number. I dont sweat a ton, but I routinely take in 2 20oz bottles per hour(or more) on long, hot rides. Thats close to 3 lbs an hour, and I'm sure I could drink...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,378
Posted By Abe_Froman

I've done that TWICE with the CO2 screw on...

I've done that TWICE with the CO2 screw on inflator :mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think the important thing though IMO is just...

I think the important thing though IMO is just match the width of your chain to the cog/chainring you have. Or replace everything with 1/8" if it isn't already..
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By Abe_Froman

I have to say...I had been a bit skeptical of...

I have to say...I had been a bit skeptical of tubeless until I set my first set up a month ago.

I put a set of Vittoria Terreno Dry 40mm tires on my stock, NON tubeless rims. Set up with one pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Abe_Froman

Only with orders over $110. You're going to have...

Only with orders over $110. You're going to have to add some old socks to your order, or one of my 5yr olds drawings :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Abe_Froman

How uncouth :mad:

How uncouth :mad:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Abe_Froman

No, unfortunately. My dog actually chewed through...

No, unfortunately. My dog actually chewed through the pocket on the right side to get the granola wrapper out. That one must have had the sugar in it :(

Sorry. I neglected to mention one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Abe_Froman

$100. Seeing what Rapha charges, I think this is...

$100. Seeing what Rapha charges, I think this is still quite a bargain.

If lucky, the new owner will also be the recipient of a couple old granola bar wrappers in the pockets. And perhaps a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,424
Posted By Abe_Froman

I'll sell you my cannondale brand ones. Theyre...

I'll sell you my cannondale brand ones. Theyre great!! Super comfy, and the spandex mesh pockets are perfect for keys and a couple cards.

They ARE circa 2002 though. And come with a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think it was GCN that ran a track test witb...

I think it was GCN that ran a track test witb power meters, and the foil came in as one of the fastest bikes as well I believe.

There were pretty substantial differences to - not just a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

That sounds about right. The rides I go with are...

That sounds about right. The rides I go with are more 20-30 people, a collection of older mamil types, current racers in gravel/crits/CX, and a small smattering of the older ex racer crowd. I dont...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

Aero bikes arent really THAT much more expensive....

Aero bikes arent really THAT much more expensive. IMO its juat that ALL pretty high quality bikes are ludicrously expensive these days. Also I've noticed aero bike often tend to be a bit higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

Lol yea to be fair I generally get a flat about...

Lol yea to be fair I generally get a flat about once every few thousand miles also. However..i have a feeling if I rode group rides more consistently than I do...I'd get significantly more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

If you value 200-300 grams on a training ride...

If you value 200-300 grams on a training ride more than not having to replace glued on tires on the side of the road when you get a flat, I assure you you are in the minority. There is a reason it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,870
Posted By Abe_Froman

Ask and you shall receive: ...

Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.beelinebicycles.co.uk/images/img_2187.jpg?maxheight=1200
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By Abe_Froman

Same question can be asked of just about any...

Same question can be asked of just about any piece of cycling equipment. Dunno about you, but I see an awful lot of non-racers showing up for group rides with blingy carbon wheels, $3000-$5000 bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

Lol yes, with unlimited time, resources, a chase...

Lol yes, with unlimited time, resources, a chase crew/sag van for your training rides, a full time mechanic that works out of your garage, tubulars make an awful lot of sense :twitchy:

For the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,104
Posted By Abe_Froman

The service issues are indeed an issue. But...

The service issues are indeed an issue.

But 2-3 lbs vs significant aero gains? That is a huge leap forward IMO. As is the change from tubulars to clinchers. Heck, if if there were a 2-3 pound...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Abe_Froman

Looks like a pee test receptacle. People on your...

Looks like a pee test receptacle. People on your ride getting busted for EPO??
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By Abe_Froman

It's both. I mean obviously it's not going...

It's both.

I mean obviously it's not going to make you go from cat 5 pack fodder to tearing up P/1/2 races just by hiding your cables lol. But yea, my understanding is that anything with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yea, I mean it is sort of an unavoidable problem...

Yea, I mean it is sort of an unavoidable problem if you're going to be hiding everything away nice and cleanly like that. SOME bikes have cool little spacers with breaks and hinges on them that are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 899
Posted By Abe_Froman

A couple things. All wheels have the same...

A couple things.

All wheels have the same comfort. Unless they are broken, or poorly built/grossly undertensioned. Then they'll flex. And MIGHT be more comfortable, up until the point they taco...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,158
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think the big complaint with systems like that...

I think the big complaint with systems like that is that adding/removing spacers requires removing all the cabling from the area as well, and then reinstalling.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,676
Posted By Abe_Froman

Are you saying you would PREFER the bikes be made...

Are you saying you would PREFER the bikes be made somewhere with inferior manufacturing infrastructure? I've never understood the anti Chinese production thing.
08-02-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,644
Posted By Abe_Froman

Agreed. But IMO thats a pretty narrow niche. And...

Agreed. But IMO thats a pretty narrow niche. And its got competition. See the moped comment.
08-02-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,644
Posted By Abe_Froman

Oh no doubt, I dont see them going away. I...

Oh no doubt, I dont see them going away.

I just the market for then is going to have a fairly low ceiling.

I think the bulk of customers for ebikes will be taken from moped sales. And even then...
08-02-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,644
Posted By Abe_Froman

And regular bikes are even cheaper than e-bikes....

And regular bikes are even cheaper than e-bikes. And skateboards are cheaper than regular bikes..and shoes are even cheaper than skateboards.

Yet, I havent seen any mass exodus from the ranks of...
08-02-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,644
Posted By Abe_Froman

Are we talking Germany, the US, or worldwide?...

Are we talking Germany, the US, or worldwide? There are going to be drastically different answers for each IMO.
08-02-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,644
Posted By Abe_Froman

I don't see it happening. E bikes are...

I don't see it happening.

E bikes are expensive. I think e bikes are the ultimate niche bike. There will never be enough people interested in them to be the next 'thing.'
08-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,705
Posted By Abe_Froman

Looks like a perfect option IMO. I looked at the...

Looks like a perfect option IMO. I looked at the SuperX when I was looking for my 'do everything bike.' It was just a shade too expensive for what I was looking to spend. If I had found one half off,...
08-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Abe_Froman

chas58 Thanks for turning me onto these...

chas58

Thanks for turning me onto these things. 2nd setup was even quicker than the first...took about 20 minutes. Seated with 1 pump of the floor pump, without even any fussing around.

Took...
07-31-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Abe_Froman

I have regular non tubeless rim as well. Seated...

I have regular non tubeless rim as well. Seated with 1 pump, and went to 80 psi without so much as a faint hiss of leaking air with no sealant.
07-31-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Abe_Froman

Huh, well, got my front tire set up before work...

Huh, well, got my front tire set up before work this morning.

Aside from messing around with the latex strip for a while just trying to get it over the rim, it was a piece of cake. Dunno why it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Abe_Froman

Somebody earlier had this incorrect. Larger input...

Somebody earlier had this incorrect. Larger input tire circumference will result in the cateye showing higher mph and distance covered, NOT the other way around.

If cateye is overshooting the mph...
07-27-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Abe_Froman

Just noticed this. I ordered a set, coming...

Just noticed this.

I ordered a set, coming monday. I have standard, non tubeless rims. Is regular rim tape OK to use with this?

Planning to try then with my 40mm vittoria terreno dry tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By Abe_Froman

That would easily double the price of the bike...

That would easily double the price of the bike though. You're not finding 105 brifters on a used bike for $200 (or less in this case possibly..).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,560
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yea don't listen to the spoiled goofballs here...

Yea don't listen to the spoiled goofballs here :rolleyes:

$200 for a modernISH road bike that does not need a comprehensive overhaul is a steal IMO. Bring a set of tubes and a set of pedals to...
07-19-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,319
Posted By Abe_Froman

I concur. I'm 40, have ridden fairly extensively...

I concur. I'm 40, have ridden fairly extensively for years, and for the last year have started structured plans on a smart trainer. I can handle 3 hard, HARD workouts a week, no more. Now, I can add...
07-19-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,631
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think cyclocross is the one cycling discipline...

I think cyclocross is the one cycling discipline that is 100% tailor made for this. Not only will it be acceptable, you will likely quickly become a crowd favorite if you stop for a beer/brat handup...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,597
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yea, but that is still a far cry from...

Yea, but that is still a far cry from accelerating from ~20mph on flat ground, solo, all the way to 30mph on flat ground, solo, and then continuing to hold that speed for 30 seconds. I'm not saying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,851
Posted By Abe_Froman

I sorta kinda want a scott foil :) I cant...

I sorta kinda want a scott foil :)

I cant really justify it though. Dont really plan on racing crits consistently. Gonna buy the tubeless wheelset for the cross bike instead. Probably a gps as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,851
Posted By Abe_Froman

I need a tubeless wheelset :( Also need to...

I need a tubeless wheelset :(

Also need to pick up a set of Donnelly MXPs..

And a frame bag. And new helmet. And more CO2. And another bike..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By Abe_Froman

****, if I got to buy a new bike every time I...

****, if I got to buy a new bike every time I lost some weight, I'd have disappeared years ago :(
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