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08-14-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By rosefarts

I know why they pass me. I just don't know why...

I know why they pass me. I just don't know why they wear pink socks.
08-14-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By rosefarts

I've only ridden in bibs for the last 20 years or...

I've only ridden in bibs for the last 20 years or so, no need to change it up now.

I ordered a pair. Don't hold your breath on a review though. New baby next week and foot surgery in September....
08-14-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,176
Posted By rosefarts

I have a pair of Black Bibs I hate. Worst shorts...

I have a pair of Black Bibs I hate. Worst shorts I've ever owned. This place is dominated by love for them, they are simply awful.

The build quality is fine. The pad is built in segments. There is...
08-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,661
Posted By rosefarts

Terry, I think you're being a little dramatic. ...

Terry, I think you're being a little dramatic.

To the OP, it's a little heavier and required multiple sizes to be made. The nee outboard ones are lighter and streamline the manufacturing process....
08-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By rosefarts

Cowgirl for the next couple weeks.

Cowgirl for the next couple weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By rosefarts

I remember grinding up Mt Evans, The Tour de...

I remember grinding up Mt Evans, The Tour de Gila, Tour of Utah, etc 53/39 and 11-25 on steep days and 11-23 most days. I even thought I was "spinning". Turns out I was just young and strong.

I...
08-13-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By rosefarts

I'm not opposed to buying jerseys, I just...

I'm not opposed to buying jerseys, I just haven't, in like decades.

I still have the wind vest from the race kit from my first team out of college. Nothing else, took a few too many tumbles.

I...
08-13-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By rosefarts

I wear them. I have a lot of them. Enough to wear...

I wear them. I have a lot of them. Enough to wear a different one every day for a week.

Did you just read the title? I didn't think the post was that long winded.
08-13-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,889
Posted By rosefarts

I don't buy jerseys

I just realized it too.

I've got several pairs of bibs and if course I bought those.

My jerseys are a different story. 2 nearly 20 year old team jerseys from college in great shape. Some from...
08-13-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By rosefarts

I thought really hard about getting these for my...

I thought really hard about getting these for my gravel build. The aesthetics and seemingly finicky shift set up dissuaded me. I got the Microshift bar end ones that are for 10speed mountain bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,822
Posted By rosefarts

I've had triangle pedals for 20 years. Look...

I've had triangle pedals for 20 years. Look Delta, Keo, and SPD-SL depending on the year. I never complained.

My gravel bike and pedicab had SPD. I like being able to walk but I've never...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By rosefarts

Does it end up cheaper than a new bike with 105....

Does it end up cheaper than a new bike with 105. I've built a lot of bikes from scratch to get what I wanted. I don't think I ever saved money unless it was because I already had me at of the parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,193
Posted By rosefarts

If I was going to build a bike from scratch,...

If I was going to build a bike from scratch, there is no question that I'd use a Chinese carbon fiber one from eBay. T800-1000, brand new, and with most of the attributes of something worth 5x as...
08-07-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,987
Posted By rosefarts

If your bike has 130mm spacing and you don't feel...

If your bike has 130mm spacing and you don't feel the need to get disc brakes, you're probably fine just upgrading components.

I ride 2 steel bikes, both "modern" but also 20ish years old.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By rosefarts

I'm not sure if it fits you if that is how you...

I'm not sure if it fits you if that is how you need to position the seat.
08-06-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By rosefarts

Wet lube + Genuine Campagnolo chain and there is...

Wet lube + Genuine Campagnolo chain and there is no problem.

It's a lot messier though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,157
Posted By rosefarts

I was in summit county last weekend. All the mup...

I was in summit county last weekend. All the mup trails and every off road trail I saw was specifically signed no ebikes. I'm not sure how it would be enforced but they seem to be banned from Dillon...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,795
Posted By rosefarts

I do think those giro shoes are sexy. As a...

I do think those giro shoes are sexy. As a formerly fast and definitely no longer fast guy who already takes himself too seriously, I think I'm going to go ahead and keep the ones I have.

Has...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,795
Posted By rosefarts

Have you been passing me!? It's always the...

Have you been passing me!?

It's always the same. I'm cruising around at an ok speed, a group of two blows past me like I'm going backwards. The older one that doesn't look as fit is wearing hot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,795
Posted By rosefarts

Maybe I have super short legs

Maybe I have super short legs
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,795
Posted By rosefarts

I'm trying ...

I'm trying

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By rosefarts

I just got a pair of genius 6.6 mega that are...

I just got a pair of genius 6.6 mega that are Speedplay specific. They are 700g including cleats.

My worn-out carbon soled Diadora's they are replacing are 685g with Look Keo cleats.

Right now...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,795
Posted By rosefarts

Is it a cult? If so, do they have a pamphlet or...

Is it a cult? If so, do they have a pamphlet or flyer?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,795
Posted By rosefarts

Serious questions

Why do guys with hot pink socks keep passing me?

Where are these people coming from?

Will hot pink socks make me faster?
08-05-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,043
Posted By rosefarts

Didn't read the whole thing but I noticed the hip...

Didn't read the whole thing but I noticed the hip replacement comment.

You need to call the doc that replaced your hips and tell him what happened. If it's not the same doc, call one of them.
...
08-04-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,472
Posted By rosefarts

Or you know, ride in a way that makes you happy. ...

Or you know, ride in a way that makes you happy.

Are you dissing the people who you perceive as dissing you?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,411
Posted By rosefarts

Delorian's weren't the best value but they sure...

Delorian's weren't the best value but they sure were cool.
08-04-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By rosefarts

I ride 50/34 x 12-30 on a 10 speed set up. I find...

I ride 50/34 x 12-30 on a 10 speed set up. I find it pretty adequate in Colorado. The gaps between gears isn't really noticable. I do have a 12-25 on my heavy wheels I ride on flat days though.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By rosefarts

The numbers add up far better to get new chromo...

The numbers add up far better to get new chromo and think about a future TI spindle.

The last TI pedals I had we're Onza HO circa about 1994. I bought them with my paper route.
07-31-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By rosefarts

I do a few. Bent over rows. This serves to...

I do a few.

Bent over rows. This serves to engage the low back muscles unlike the same motion on a machine. I do this for relief of a pinched nerve in my upper back but I won't lift a weight I'm...
07-31-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,039
Posted By rosefarts

I really like these. I haven't tried taking the...

I really like these. I haven't tried taking the tires off yet. I have spare rims and tires for tubed adventures.

I like that they seat super easily, don't lose as much air (almost nothing) between...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By rosefarts

Funny that you mention it. I took the old cleats...

Funny that you mention it. I took the old cleats off one shoe and really didn't feel like they were in far enough. I was already planning a trip to the metric section of the hardware store.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By rosefarts

Thanks guys. The best advice here was about ...

Thanks guys.

The best advice here was about the R and L and being able to upgrade to TI for $30. I found a pair of TI spindled Zero's for $120 on eBay, the body was completely worn and they had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By rosefarts

Speedplay n00b questions

I found an incredible deal on a pair of 4 bolt shoes and I've always kinda wanted Speedplay, so here I am. Kindof the opposite of most folks, shoes first then get pedals to fit.

I don't know much...
07-31-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By rosefarts

Do you have a bike shop nearby? They often have...

Do you have a bike shop nearby? They often have loads of low end rims just for folks who need a new one. If not, they can get you one in a few days.

They aren't expensive and the shop can confirm...
07-31-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,773
Posted By rosefarts

This is professional quality stuff. I've...

This is professional quality stuff.

I've built plenty of wheels with nothing but a spoke wrench and flathead screwdriver. Some were very good wheels. I now use a Park clone I got for $150. It came...
07-30-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,947
Posted By rosefarts

I hope he went to school.

I hope he went to school.
07-30-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By rosefarts

I have a little more information now. You...

I have a little more information now.

You have cable housing, plastic coated and filled with wires. Inside that is the cable. You have to use those terms or people will be confused.

The housing...
07-29-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By rosefarts

Cable tension moves it up, slack moves it down. ...

Cable tension moves it up, slack moves it down.

Somehow, you are losing the tension the shifter creates.

Easy
-Loose bolt
-broken cable
- housing slipped off the braze on

Medium
07-29-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By rosefarts

For what it's worth, I switched from the Shimano...

For what it's worth, I switched from the Shimano chain to the Campy based on some previous comments.

First off, the Campy chain felt much smoother in my hands. Once installed, it doesn't try to...
07-29-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By rosefarts

That's an interesting theory. I hadn't even...

That's an interesting theory. I hadn't even considered the chain. I wonder if it's also brand specific. The chain I currently have is Shimano.

I have a new Campy 10 speed chain I can try. I can...
07-29-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By rosefarts

I weigh 140 and am not a hard rider, and even I...

I weigh 140 and am not a hard rider, and even I have managed to break on (kooka, mid 90s). Cranks are very breakable.

Road riding should be okay but those extensions will add extra leverage.
07-29-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By rosefarts

Biggest bike injury of the year.

Actually decade really.

I was taking the roof rack off the car to fiddle with it. Just needed a little maintenance. It wouldn't budge and I couldn't tap the U bolt up front free (without running...
07-29-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By rosefarts

I bet you won't be able to sell it for nearly as...

I bet you won't be able to sell it for nearly as much as you think. It doesn't answer the strength question but if you are expecting to come out ahead doing this, you'll need to reevaluate.
07-29-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,470
Posted By rosefarts

I have an old pair of Diadora with carbon sole...

I have an old pair of Diadora with carbon sole and ratcheting straps. I bought them in 2002 or 3.

I raced and trained on them through about 07'. Then a put them through a couple seasons of...
07-29-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By rosefarts

Move Campy UT crank 1-2mm?

The bike, mid 2000s. 10sp Campy Chorus except for the 11sp Carbon Chorus crank 50-34. It had a stock square taper 53-39 Chorus crank that didn't suit my riding needs.

Works great in most gears...
07-24-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By rosefarts

Brand New bike also means brand new wheels....

Brand New bike also means brand new wheels. Machine built. My money is on lower spoke tension than you should have.

I recently dealt with this. Thought it was a fried front hub. Turned out to be a...
07-23-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,040
Posted By rosefarts

So if you're looking for more time to ride but...

So if you're looking for more time to ride but are also asking about weight lifting.. the answer seems obvious to me, skip the lifting and go for a ride.

That said, I've found some benefits to...
07-23-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,383
Posted By rosefarts

At last summers Triple Bypass I met a one armed...

At last summers Triple Bypass I met a one armed cyclist. He was having absolutely no trouble descending huge passes, like Squaw and Loveland. Probably reaching speeds in excess of 50mph. To do that,...
07-23-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By rosefarts

So I have a gravel bike that I'm kinda in love...

So I have a gravel bike that I'm kinda in love with. 20 years old, can fit 45's, and within a pound of all but the super expensive stuff. I wouldn't use the mountain bike for stuff the CX bike can...
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