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Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By sfrider

Yeah, assuming the microspline 12sp freehub body...

Yeah, assuming the microspline 12sp freehub body will physically fit in the same space I don't see a problem - just replace it. But that's an assumption. Still it's hard to imagine them making the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By sfrider

Looks like it should be compatible with RD-R8050,...

Looks like it should be compatible with RD-R8050, and with a new cassette and RD might just work?
From googling it looks like maybe you also need to upgrade your front derailleur to R8000.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By sfrider

No one to point fingers at here other than...

No one to point fingers at here other than myself. I pulled off the original cassette when I got the bike to put it on a Kickr Core trainer and when I got a second cassette put that on the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By sfrider

How embarrassing

My Canyon had exhibited this strange rattle when going over poor pavement ever since I got it. But only sporadically; it would be quiet for weeks and then have this super annoying loud rattle all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,238
Posted By sfrider

49.5" chest, M??? I have a 38" chest and wear L...

49.5" chest, M??? I have a 38" chest and wear L or M in Assos depending on what it is.

Did you mean to type 39.5"?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,102
Posted By sfrider

Unless they explicitly state this up front - that...

Unless they explicitly state this up front - that they're going to roll with the recovery group for some stretch for warmup or just to socialize, then will split and take off at a higher pace at some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By sfrider

That actually gets very close for me and my...

That actually gets very close for me and my actual empirical preferences. It suggests 73/78 when I ride 70/75 for comfort and 75/80 for performance with 25mm tires on a hooked TL 21 inner width. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By sfrider

Check the max pressure of your tire and wheel. ...

Check the max pressure of your tire and wheel. If 100 psi doesn't exceed it you're fine running that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By sfrider

How many Porsches out there ever get to see a...

How many Porsches out there ever get to see a track... 5%? 1%? 0.01%?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 18,288
Posted By sfrider

Ha, I've got a Cervelo, ENVE SES, and Rapha. ...

Ha, I've got a Cervelo, ENVE SES, and Rapha. Maybe that's why every non-cyclist, overweight gym rat on a flat bar bike has to prove they're faster than me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By sfrider

Well, I have ENVE SES wheels and would pay $90 if...

Well, I have ENVE SES wheels and would pay $90 if I had to. But I don't have to, so why would I? I'll just keep riding GP5000TL's or whatever seems competitive in the future.

And I just found...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By sfrider

The cable was probably worn and frayed, and...

The cable was probably worn and frayed, and forcing it snapped the cable or jammed it from the frayed ends. Chances are high that all that's needed is a new cable. Disconnect it from the derailleur,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By sfrider

Is that ever a limitation? I can't recall ever...

Is that ever a limitation? I can't recall ever thinking to myself, "wow if only these tires had better grip!"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By sfrider

Don't know about Campy, but Shimano shifters...

Don't know about Campy, but Shimano shifters sometimes collect gunk and the lubrication dries up producing exactly this lack of shifter engagement on the downshift. I've fixed it by spraying WD-40...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,150
Posted By sfrider

None of the above, really. - Unfixable...

None of the above, really.
- Unfixable mechanical
- Illness or random fatigue
- Heat stroke

Stuff that might happen a few times per year. Except the unfixable mechanical; I don't even recall...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,014
Posted By sfrider

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel...

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel the draft with your lips and maybe hear it) around the bead between the sidewall and rim, then deflate and reinflate to make sure the bead is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,398
Posted By sfrider

Lots of hubs used to be quiet, especially...

Lots of hubs used to be quiet, especially Shimano. That's a thing of the past though. I still have a set of Open Pros laced to Dura-Ace 7800 era hubs with a 10 sp freehub, and I'd have to put my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 955
Posted By sfrider

You'll probably always have a healthy respect for...

You'll probably always have a healthy respect for what can go wrong, how fast it can happen, and how it's too late to do anything by then. That's a good thing!

Not sure why you feel you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,398
Posted By sfrider

I don't think it's a high end thing. I have two...

I don't think it's a high end thing. I have two wheelsets with entry-level DT 370 pawl hubs, and they're insanely loud. A very metallic clicking sound. My ENVE alloy hub (40t ratchet) is far quieter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,135
Posted By sfrider

A good "second skin" jersey with a fine weave...

A good "second skin" jersey with a fine weave (like the Castelli Aero Race 6.0) feels cold to the touch when sweating in our low humidity heat, typically 30-40% RH. More of the same in a base layer...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By sfrider

Can't wait for bicyclerollingresistance.com to...

Can't wait for bicyclerollingresistance.com to measure these, I'd be very interested in the 28mm TLRs if they have reasonable puncture resistance and the sidewalls aren't overly flimsy. For me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,496
Posted By sfrider

Not nearly as easy to move between bikes,...

Not nearly as easy to move between bikes, especially with press-fit BBs. I doubt you'll swap a press-fit BB in ten minutes, much less switch between SRAM and Shimano cranks in the same time. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,496
Posted By sfrider

Definitely finicky to clip into, and although it...

Definitely finicky to clip into, and although it gets easier with practice I doubt it'll ever be 100%. Part of the problem is they spin too freely and don't have a clear preferred position. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,160
Posted By sfrider

Is this the BB you have?...

Is this the BB you have?...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,560
Posted By sfrider

Looks like a fairly straight up replacement for...

Looks like a fairly straight up replacement for the C3/C5. My C3 is a fantastic bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,190
Posted By sfrider

The hardest ride I ever did was my first road...

The hardest ride I ever did was my first road bike ride in 15 years, right after moving to the SF Bay Area in the mid 90s. I borrowed a friend's bike and went with him and a group of his friends up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By sfrider

Are those the SES 5.6 wheels? Did you get them...

Are those the SES 5.6 wheels? Did you get them with the bike? I like the faded paintjob on the bottle cages to match the frame. Nice touch!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,419
Posted By sfrider

"Us vs them" - an epistemic vice (actually maybe...

"Us vs them" - an epistemic vice (actually maybe even epistemic insouciance in this case). Why ask why...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By sfrider

I've been riding the Endurance 2's since last...

I've been riding the Endurance 2's since last summer, with no visible wear. Apart from knickers and full leg ones over winter (with the same excellent pad), it's all on the Endurance 2's. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,419
Posted By sfrider

You know, there is an ignore list...

You know, there is an ignore list...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,419
Posted By sfrider

I don't know, I see a lot of people around Marin...

I don't know, I see a lot of people around Marin wearing Rapha. They can't all be from SF.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,419
Posted By sfrider

Rapha isn't relatively expensive if you compare...

Rapha isn't relatively expensive if you compare to similar high-end brands. Roughly the same as Castelli, give or take. But of course in absolute terms they're all expensive, but that really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,175
Posted By sfrider

The SF Bay Area in general is quite good, with...

The SF Bay Area in general is quite good, with some rather localized exceptions. About a third to half the time you run into an asshat they have an out of state plate and tend to congregate around...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,740
Posted By sfrider

Yeah, that's what I use. Make sure to loctite the...

Yeah, that's what I use. Make sure to loctite the bolt that holds the front mount portion... This is my second one. :mad:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By sfrider

No, I was looking at their tire compatibility in...

No, I was looking at their tire compatibility in general. But you're right, they do actually recommend the 3.4 AR for down to 27mm. That would be the actual measured tire width I assume....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By sfrider

107mi/6800ft; SF to Mill Valley, over to Stinson...

107mi/6800ft; SF to Mill Valley, over to Stinson Beach, hwy 1 north to Point Reyes, had planned to ride out to Drake's Beach but the road was beyond awful and actually unrideable. Flooding, huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By sfrider

Still waiting for my non-AR 3.4's to get made......

Still waiting for my non-AR 3.4's to get made... I chose them over the ARs mainly because they're hooked rims while the ARs aren't. Also, the AR specs a minimum 32mm tire width while I want to use...
07-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 652
Posted By sfrider

There are no pre-defined bike workouts that I can...

There are no pre-defined bike workouts that I can see. But it's pretty easy to create basic interval workouts:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,740
Posted By sfrider

Although I just ordered an RTL515. I like to...

Although I just ordered an RTL515. I like to keep my lights steady (anecdotally a solid light in my peripheral vision triggers motion sensing, while a flashing one doesn't when I drive - and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By sfrider

I'd take it apart and clean, relube it....

I'd take it apart and clean, relube it. Converting it to a 36/54t ratchet with 240 freehub will cost $350-$400, about $150 of which is the two special tools needed. No need to go there if you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,740
Posted By sfrider

Ion RT 200 on a K-Edge combo mount Varia RTL510

Ion RT 200 on a K-Edge combo mount
Varia RTL510
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By sfrider

:thumb: Ride it like you stole it!

:thumb: Ride it like you stole it!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,520
Posted By sfrider

My long rides are usually in the form of a loop...

My long rides are usually in the form of a loop to begin with. But last weekend it was 98.5 miles and vanity dictated I loop the neighborhood until it rolled over. (Besides, I also felt like I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,080
Posted By sfrider

I'm not sure I see the problem with press fit per...

I'm not sure I see the problem with press fit per se. I mean, even a threaded BB has to meet certain - likely the exactly same for an internal thread - tolerances to not creak and eat bearings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,272
Posted By sfrider

I don't think there's much difference between...

I don't think there's much difference between endurance and gravel frames in terms of geometry, but the latter definitely look beefier. I'd expect them perhaps to be more compliant as well. Other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,971
Posted By sfrider

Who takes a tire off to top off the sealant...

Who takes a tire off to top off the sealant level??? My tires don't come off until it's time to replace them!

https://youtu.be/wHPQhKSjqF8
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,110
Posted By sfrider

That's fine, you can think it's silly. I still...

That's fine, you can think it's silly. I still want it to track my own performance over these segments, and I don't want the downhills to be a factor. I don't care what you do, if you think it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By sfrider

How do did you test? If you pump up to a...

How do did you test? If you pump up to a pressure with a pump and then check with a pressure gauge you can lose a little air when switching. If you connect a pump you will lose more air due to its...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By sfrider

Clearly something essential is missing from your...

Clearly something essential is missing from your training regimen...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/650x376/aerobics_4_634baab0a84237e12aff075edae239ac77d2a646.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By sfrider

My favorite LBS in SF shares space with a Retul...

My favorite LBS in SF shares space with a Retul studio and I'd normally wholeheartedly recommend them in general, but they aren't taking bike fitting appointments right now. :(
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