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06-24-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 971
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam. 54" is the way to...

I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam. 54" is the way to go here. You will have much more room to adjust in stem length, crank size and seat post height on a 54 than on a 56. You can get a 56 to work but the...
06-22-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

This was my thinking initially for switching to...

This was my thinking initially for switching to shorter cranks.




1. Yes - It was a 15 mile climb over 5% and most of it was 6-8%. So 2 hours of climbing. I started out around 75 -80 RPM but...
06-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

This is not true. In the same gear the pedal...

This is not true. In the same gear the pedal speed (Not Cadence) must be faster with the longer cranks to keep the same cadence. By reducing the length of the cranks it does a few things, slows the...
06-19-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

Absolutely agree. The difference would have been...

Absolutely agree. The difference would have been marginal. Although, you can put out more consistent power for a longer time at a higher cadence.
06-19-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

The ride was brutal. It was the hardest ride I...

The ride was brutal. It was the hardest ride I ever did. I was the slowest of the 8 of us. It was mostly from not properly training leading up to it. I strongly feel that the slightly smaller...
06-19-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

Changing the cranks to a smaller size decreases...

Changing the cranks to a smaller size decreases the range of the pedal spin (a smaller circle). It will make a difference in mashing vs spinning. The power output is the same but the muscle group...
06-19-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

Sorry, Double Post.

Sorry, Double Post.
06-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ben - Thanks for the feedback. In the...

Ben -

Thanks for the feedback. In the original post you quoted, I meant sliding the seat forward (up towards the bars not up in the air). Reading back I can certainly see how that can be...
06-13-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ive got a Gravel / Endurance bike that's 53.5cm. ...

Ive got a Gravel / Endurance bike that's 53.5cm. Short wheelbase with a little toe overlap and I have 172.5's on that one. It weighs in right at 9kg and is a solid fit. And while I can spin on...
06-13-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By Wilmingtech

Shorter Cranks for Climbing

I am 5'11 and a 185 lbs and am typically more comfortable on a 53.5-54cm (within certain geometries). I currently own a Ridley Helium in a medium which is like a 56.

I have the bike setup to fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19,542
Views: 4,141,750
Posted By Wilmingtech

That is sexy.

That is sexy.
05-21-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By Wilmingtech

Yippers. Toe overlap is the sacrifice for a...

Yippers. Toe overlap is the sacrifice for a short wheelbase.
Suprisingly the straps on the fenders do a great job of staying in place and they dont move at all. No noise. They are very quiet.
05-20-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By Wilmingtech

I run SKS. Partially because I have no mounts on...

I run SKS. Partially because I have no mounts on the frame and the low seat stay wont fit most fenders. And partially because I can easily move them to all my bikes with a minimum amount of setup.
...
04-07-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Wilmingtech

These are the SKS raceblades.. Super easy to put...

These are the SKS raceblades.. Super easy to put on and take off once you have them dialed in. They swap between bikes as well.

They are the least amount of coverage you would want in the rain. ...
04-06-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By Wilmingtech

HED Eroica rims are asymmetrical. As previously...

HED Eroica rims are asymmetrical. As previously stated, re-dish. But those will definitely delight the GF. The GPs are ~800 a set and weigh around 1650g. Not bad for an Aluminum wheelset you can...
04-06-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,312
Posted By Wilmingtech

+3. More control on the drops but most of the...

+3. More control on the drops but most of the weight on the back wheel going uphill so my rear tire is not spinning in some of the steeper gravel climbs and on the loose gravel going downhillI I hang...
04-06-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Wilmingtech

A winter/water/gravel bike with slightly meaty...

A winter/water/gravel bike with slightly meaty tires. Fenders. A good pair of warm waterproof tights, booties to keep the water off the feet. The worst is wet squishy socks in your shoes. And a solid...
03-02-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,805
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'll dig up some pics and dump them here then. ...

I'll dig up some pics and dump them here then. Last summer we took a trip out to Montana (Glacier) via western WA and Northern Idaho.

One of the rides I did in Idaho was Hiawatha Bike Trail. ...
03-02-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,805
Posted By Wilmingtech

Patience. A lot of patience :)

Patience. A lot of patience :)
02-29-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By Wilmingtech

There is a great thread over at weight weenies on...

There is a great thread over at weight weenies on these pedals. The bodies are actually Xpedo bodies and axles with the assioma hardware mounted to them.

Because of this there have been a few who...
02-29-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Wilmingtech

Last winter my wife agreed to do a century with...

Last winter my wife agreed to do a century with me (on our anniversary none the less). It was her first ever and the first one I had ridden in years. We took our time, enjoyed it with lots of stops...
02-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,805
Posted By Wilmingtech

I am blessed that I have a job that not only...

I am blessed that I have a job that not only allows me to travel but I often get time to ride in many places around the country. This past year I got the chance to ride in Boston, San Diego, Glacier...
01-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By Wilmingtech

Does it have to be Belgium? Dont get me wrong,...

Does it have to be Belgium? Dont get me wrong, I'd go in a heartbeat but if you want to ride on streets with more bikes than cars and have right of ways and streetlights specific for Cyclists then...
11-01-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,986
Posted By Wilmingtech

Half the fun of N+1 is bikes is shopping for...

Half the fun of N+1 is bikes is shopping for them.

In 2017 I picked up this Ridley for 1400.00 from a runner who put a couple hundred miles on it to nurse back to health a knee injury and decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 743,794
Posted By Wilmingtech

Those look pretty nice on that old steel beast :)

Those look pretty nice on that old steel beast :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,859
Posted By Wilmingtech

If you are in the US then Campy is your only...

If you are in the US then Campy is your only option....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 743,794
Posted By Wilmingtech

Did you get the wheelset yet? Curious to see how...

Did you get the wheelset yet? Curious to see how they came in :)
Forum: Touring
10-26-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Wilmingtech

The more new rain gear you buy the less likely it...

The more new rain gear you buy the less likely it will rain.

Heading into the rainy season here in the PNW, I recently bought a new Goretex jacket for myself and a Black Diamond rain coat for my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By Wilmingtech

Brian, Are you looking to save money or...

Brian,

Are you looking to save money or spend money?

One thing to mention,.. Are your carbon rims eating the bead? If so then it might limit you to the tires you can put on those rims.


If...
10-25-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,468
Posted By Wilmingtech

They are the HED Ardennes Plus GP Disc wheelset....

They are the HED Ardennes Plus GP Disc wheelset. Same rim as the Belgian Plus rims with a 25mm External and 21mm Internal width.
10-25-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,468
Posted By Wilmingtech

Thanks Spoonrobot It's not for the faint of...

Thanks Spoonrobot

It's not for the faint of heart. It was close to 30 miles of climbing and a good chunk of the day to do this.

Certainly not scientific and the other thing I did not mention...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 743,794
Posted By Wilmingtech

I had the same fears as the same notification was...

I had the same fears as the same notification was there when I ordered. No worries they will send you the pedals at the discounted price ;) Enjoy them!
10-24-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,468
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'm more on tarmac than on gravel with my winter...

I'm more on tarmac than on gravel with my winter bike and have quite a few hills on my regular rides so heavy treaded gravel tires don't do me so well. I bought the winter bike so I could load...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 743,794
Posted By Wilmingtech

You gotta do the work. Lots of 10% coupoons for...

You gotta do the work. Lots of 10% coupoons for Clever Training out there -
I found this one within 30 seconds of a google search, added the pedals to the cart and applied the coupon. I am sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19,542
Views: 4,141,750
Posted By Wilmingtech

Favero Assioma & BBR60

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10-20-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,520
Posted By Wilmingtech

My experience (as others have stated) is that...

My experience (as others have stated) is that it's cheaper to buy a complete bike than to build, especially if you take in the cost of the tools you will need and if you put a cost to your time spent...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 743,794
Posted By Wilmingtech

I've bought from them with no issues. Shipping...

I've bought from them with no issues. Shipping takes forever. I think it was like 12-14 days if I remember.

I wouldnt buy anything that I had to have perfect. And only when the stuff is dirt...
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By Wilmingtech

Are they replacing it with the same rim? Just...

Are they replacing it with the same rim? Just wondering if it's going to fail again if they do.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilmingtech

2-3x more than your quoted budget Scott Addict...

2-3x more than your quoted budget
Scott Addict 10...
10-13-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By Wilmingtech

I guess you get what you pay for...

I guess you get what you pay for...
10-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,418
Posted By Wilmingtech

That's no good. Some options for you - ...

That's no good.

Some options for you -

A pair of HED Belgian+ Rims and rebuild them to your WTB hubs.

For a new wheelset HED ardennes weigh in at about 1600 grams for the pair, have a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wilmingtech

Do a little research and make a list of things...

Do a little research and make a list of things that are important to you.

1. As mentioned above, decide what type of riding you will do. Fast, racing, long distance, flat, hills, touring, (bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,457
Posted By Wilmingtech

No. Last year we headed down to the desert...

No.

Last year we headed down to the desert for December/Jan but this year we are not.

Will stick it out and harden up in the cold/rain/snow.
10-10-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,374
Posted By Wilmingtech

Why re-invent the wheel... This has been...

Why re-invent the wheel...

This has been done many times around the world.
Zero Friction Lube Testing (https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/lubetesting/)
10-10-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Wilmingtech

I have a NOTE 8. You can get them refurb or...

I have a NOTE 8.
You can get them refurb or open box for around 300.00 Sprint has them brand new for 549.00

I am sure you can find one cheaper through other channels.

This is my main cell...
10-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,374
Posted By Wilmingtech

I did as well! My only regret is that I only...

I did as well! My only regret is that I only bought one and when I went back they were sold out.

This lube is pretty good. I like it better than the wax based lubes like Pedro's chain lube and the...
10-10-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,907
Posted By Wilmingtech

I am using 2 different phone mounts on my bikes. ...

I am using 2 different phone mounts on my bikes.

On my gravel bike I use a Rokform mount. It's best used with the case with built in connector. It also uses magnets and the phone isnt going...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 743,794
Posted By Wilmingtech

Steal of a deal on Dual Sided Pedal Based Power...

Steal of a deal on Dual Sided Pedal Based Power Meters from Clever Training
Assioma Duo - 649.99 (https://www.clevertraining.com/assioma-pedal-based-cycling-power-meter)

Added the coupon YG561H...
10-08-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,024
Posted By Wilmingtech

I use turtle wax T-96r protectant. Been using...

I use turtle wax T-96r protectant. Been using for years and it is fantastic. Nice shine on the paint and leaves a UV protectant. Also makes washing the bike a breeze (Prevents dirt and grime from...
10-08-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By Wilmingtech

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