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02-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

It's great how we can each find a test that...

It's great how we can each find a test that provides confirmation bias.. hence I'll continue with a Chorus chain..:) though wish the Potenza level had been included in the test.
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02-16-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By Sy Reene

I like your design, but did you give the off the...

I like your design, but did you give the off the shelf options a shot? Before I got a dedicated commuting based bike rig with full fenders and installed rack, I just ran a Topeak QR beam rack with...
02-16-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 411
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm in the same boat as you.. but I think maybe...

I'm in the same boat as you.. but I think maybe he was alluding to just having a 2nd laptop (one for work and one for home -- both company issued. All docs and software these days are saved to and...
02-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 493
Posted By Sy Reene

I think the theory is that BOA allows you to...

I think the theory is that BOA allows you to tighten or loosen your shoe while still riding, to adjust fit as your feet swell up or whatnot. That said, I have to say it's pretty rare that I've...
02-15-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, I was making fun of their diagram, where i...

fwiw, I was making fun of their diagram, where i think they indicate each pad thickness at 10x what they really meant (ie. 8mm, not 80mm, etc). There's no way the pad is really 130mm thick. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Sy Reene

Always liked the look of them.. but for who...

Always liked the look of them.. but for who knows what reason, they skipped the size 49 though.. and per their mm sizing guidelines, that's where I'd be. Their size 48 would be too small, and the...
02-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

Actually, from what I can tell, the pricing...

Actually, from what I can tell, the pricing matches somewhat closely to what they indicated.. Realize that they used Amazon as the sole source of online pricing however....
02-15-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

That's what I've heard.. so of course wondering...

That's what I've heard.. so of course wondering how the Potenza level chains perform/hold up.
02-15-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

Seriously.. who is the Connex spokesman..? ...

Seriously.. who is the Connex spokesman..?
"...For a chick-magnet like the 11sB chain, I think this is a small price to pay..."
02-15-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 460
Posted By Sy Reene

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Campy got the...

Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Campy got the short end of the stick re: the value judgement. Every other brand had some pricepoint options (value to high end) tested.. For whatever reason, this...
02-15-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 249
Posted By Sy Reene

If it's preloaded with lots of routes, maybe you...

If it's preloaded with lots of routes, maybe you can get more for than you paid?
02-15-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Sy Reene

Looked at the 4D version.. wow, that's a thick...

Looked at the 4D version.. wow, that's a thick chamois.. 13cm (roughly 5") ! :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,718
Posted By Sy Reene

That article had me looking thru an online...

That article had me looking thru an online etailers listing. Hadn't heard of YBN, so what else is there? A run thru Universal Cycles pages, you can get in 11speed, chains from all sorts of (to me)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Sy Reene

For the same reason that your other bike also has...

For the same reason that your other bike also has a saddle, wheels and myriad other parts that come with a bike when sold as a complete bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,207
Posted By Sy Reene

sounds kinda like selling a mechanical bike, but...

sounds kinda like selling a mechanical bike, but extra for the cables or brake pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 3,946,371
Posted By Sy Reene

ahhh.. Wayzata winters.. I don't miss them to be...

ahhh.. Wayzata winters.. I don't miss them to be truthful
02-11-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,211
Posted By Sy Reene

Is assembly compound (eg. Park SAC) made with a...

Is assembly compound (eg. Park SAC) made with a grease base but with the microbeads or whatnot added in there for stiction?

I've thought in the past that a mix of anti-seize and assembly paste...
02-09-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

Not really people claiming conspiracy theories. ...

Not really people claiming conspiracy theories. Go back and read the the first dozen or so reasons provided, which implied either a) Impossibility; b) final product could differ from specs provided...
02-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

More industry apologizing and deflecting to...

More industry apologizing and deflecting to making it seem that to want to have some info available, that should be available, is a character flaw.. BTW there's a whole WW forum that I think was...
02-08-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

ahh.. we're being saved from ourselves. That's...

ahh.. we're being saved from ourselves. That's why some bike company's size 56s are the same real size as another company's 58s, or god forbid the sizing is in S/M/L/XL.. we'd never be able to...
02-08-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,492
Posted By Sy Reene

So here's the question.. is one of these a...

So here's the question.. is one of these a superbike frame, and because of the discount, the other isnt?
...
02-08-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

A simple footnote on weights is all that's...

A simple footnote on weights is all that's needed, eg "listed weights are average, based on values supplied by the component suppliers, subject to manufacturing variances" or somesuch. However, as...
02-07-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting how many bike frame maker apologists...

Interesting how many bike frame maker apologists are out there. Meanwhile you can get lots of weight detail on just about any bike component, some clothing, certainly helmets, even lights and...
02-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe they could seek eg. Competitive Cyclists...

Maybe they could seek eg. Competitive Cyclists help.. they seem to have a process down. Picking just a random stem (enve sas) from their components pages:
...
02-07-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

Sure. Even a website such as Wrench Science's...

Sure. Even a website such as Wrench Science's bike builder can do on the fly total bike weights as you choose components.. though even they don't have have weight distinctions between frame sizes...
02-07-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,176
Posted By Sy Reene

That doesn't say why they can't publish a weight...

That doesn't say why they can't publish a weight for the given spec (which in turn can and likely already is, footnoted as subject to change). And so what if they have to know the weight of the 5-6...
02-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,355
Posted By Sy Reene

I would think so.. at the very least one for road...

I would think so.. at the very least one for road usage, one for gravel. Especially if at least your gravel tires are setup tubeless with sealant.
I do wonder how enthusiast gravel/dirt/CX riders...
02-06-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By Sy Reene

Not that it might necessarily have worked, but...

Not that it might necessarily have worked, but I'd probably have run it thru the washing machine first along with my other bike clothes, with a prior spot treatment on the stain (eg. Shout, Oxy,...
02-04-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 549
Posted By Sy Reene

How many of you started with Gravel/CX?

That is to say, beyond riding a bike around as a kid, how many of you when you decided to take cycling seriously as a hobby or sport, started with CX or Gravel?

Or, if your more serious cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Sy Reene

Add 3T SuperErgo to consideration list. For...

Add 3T SuperErgo to consideration list.

For an aero take on things, you could look at some of these off-brand options, like:

https://www.bike24.com/p2304288.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 990
Posted By Sy Reene

Did you mean 1000 ft for every 10 miles? ...

Did you mean 1000 ft for every 10 miles? Otherwise you're saying a typical 50 mile ride only has about 500 ft of elevation gain? I'd say there probably wouldn't be too much benefit for you...
02-02-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 892
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't think you'll find much to select from on...

I don't think you'll find much to select from on Amazon, aside from a lot of chinese odd-name brands, that are also eligible for Free Returns. These might be fine however.. ymmv.

You may be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By Sy Reene

While I expect the roads will be packed with...

While I expect the roads will be packed with cyclists, still planning a quick trip thru Watopia.
02-02-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,838
Posted By Sy Reene

Try these and let us know how they work out for...

Try these and let us know how they work out for you.
DeFEET EVO CARBON SOCK (https://defeet.com/collections/evo/products/evo-carbon-carbon-black-poly)
02-02-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 892
Posted By Sy Reene

Buy from a place that allows returns. You'll...

Buy from a place that allows returns. You'll never know how something will feel to you reading about it on a website.

Castelli does have a shorts (not bibs) version of the Free Aero Race, and also...
02-01-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,440
Posted By Sy Reene

close, but no. Not really sure what the purpose...

close, but no. Not really sure what the purpose of those holes are, or whether just a remnant of the manufacturing process of covering the steel with the nylon
02-01-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,440
Posted By Sy Reene

Happy with the Soma brand steel core levers, ...

Happy with the Soma brand steel core levers,
https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/steel-core-tire-levers
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sy Reene

Unfortunate, but can you do something by mixing...

Unfortunate, but can you do something by mixing an 11-32 with a 12-25 (would still be a good amount less than a single DA cassette I think)? Not sure how the cogs are grouped on shimano cassettes,...
02-01-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,838
Posted By Sy Reene

Came across this brand at a cycling event and...

Came across this brand at a cycling event and they had I think 3-for-$15 bins out, and also XL size for size 12.5+ Anyway really like them.
SoS SOCKS...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Sy Reene

Looked at the Addict, nice looking bike. Less BB...

Looked at the Addict, nice looking bike. Less BB drop than most though with more of a CX bike geometry it seems. Not sure what that really means though from handling or ergonomics perspective.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 19,164
Views: 3,946,371
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting, but with my huge 41" chest ;) I'd...

Interesting, but with my huge 41" chest ;) I'd need something like a XXXXL size per their size chart -- which they don't go up to.
01-31-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 509
Posted By Sy Reene

Doesn't a bike depreciate pretty rapidly.. Ie. a...

Doesn't a bike depreciate pretty rapidly.. Ie. a 1yr old used bike that originally sold for $2K, has a current value of ~$1K? Do the premiums with Velosurance or whatnot decline at the same pace? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 688,228
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, I find the strap length a tiny bit shorter...

FWIW, I find the strap length a tiny bit shorter on the "4" version than the prior generation, or could just be I haven't stretched them out yet.
01-31-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,365
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah.. getting those buggers out is a pain. ...

Yeah.. getting those buggers out is a pain. Looking at some rubber tipped jewelry/hobby tweezers for this purpose. Really though only need something 2-3" long, but can't find anything less than 5"....
01-31-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,365
Posted By Sy Reene

Taken out of context. He said he doesn't carry a...

Taken out of context. He said he doesn't carry a tool because he feels he's never needed one for himself. I think it a stretch to imply he should start carrying a tool out of common courtesy for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm considering the GrandSport Extra as potential...

I'm considering the GrandSport Extra as potential commuter tire. Heavy though.. in 32mm size almost 200g heavier than a Gatorskin, though a bit lighter than eg. their Top Contact city tire. Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't see much mention, but I think they're...

I don't see much mention, but I think they're relatively new, but has anyone ridden any of the Conti Grand Sport line? They come in Race or Extra versions
ie.
Conti GRAND SPORT RACE...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 06:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sy Reene

Wouldn't the ideal of a cassette's gearing to...

Wouldn't the ideal of a cassette's gearing to have even percentage differences from one cog to the next? eg. if a 12 going to a 13 is about an 8.3% difference, would you really want a cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,748
Views: 688,228
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm amazed at this also, but I suppose because...

I'm amazed at this also, but I suppose because they're in black there's bound to be lots of availability at their distributor. I'm more surprised to see these discounted so much because they're...
01-28-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
Posted By Sy Reene

Random thought.. is it possible for a rim to have...

Random thought.. is it possible for a rim to have misaligned bead hooks, but the wheel runs thru a truing stand showing true?
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