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Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By aliasfox

It looks like the Addict 20 is 105, and the...

It looks like the Addict 20 is 105, and the Addict 10 is Ultegra. Either looks like a good package.

Have you had a chance to ride one yet? You'll give up a bit on being able to carry anything, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By aliasfox

As a new cyclist, I wouldn't necessarily suggest...

As a new cyclist, I wouldn't necessarily suggest used, as maintenance bills will be surprisingly high if anything needs to be done. For example, I didn't have time to re-do my brake cables a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By aliasfox

Let's start with the easy ones first. 5. No...

Let's start with the easy ones first.

5. No rain, which means you are unlikely to need disc brakes. They're cool and they'll stop you in more conditions (ie wet), but in the dry a good rim brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 280
Posted By aliasfox

1. Welcome! 2. What kind of distances are you...

1. Welcome!
2. What kind of distances are you looking at riding? 20 miles at a time? 50? 100mi (centuries)? Longer rides = higher need for a comfortable frame and geometry.
3. Do you know how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By aliasfox

You say you're running 25mm tires, but what kind?...

You say you're running 25mm tires, but what kind? I have Vittorias on one bike that are pretty close to 25mm actual (on narrower rims), and Continentals that say they're 25mm but measure closer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,120
Posted By aliasfox

I have a 2004 Bianchi Vigorelli, bought new when...

I have a 2004 Bianchi Vigorelli, bought new when they were still Ultegra (and a triple)! She's always telling me to go faster.

I just bought a Lynskey R270 disc earlier this season. It took me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By aliasfox

Levi's Gran Fondo, medio route, 63mi....

Levi's Gran Fondo, medio route, 63mi. Breathtaking views and between breathtaking climbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,517
Posted By aliasfox

As for a bike box, same thing as a wheel box. If...

As for a bike box, same thing as a wheel box. If you're only going to be using it once or twice, just go to your LBS and ask for one of their cardboard boxes that they were going to throw out. Give...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,520
Posted By aliasfox

Depends on the tire. I have a Lynskey R270, which...

Depends on the tire. I have a Lynskey R270, which is advertised as being able to take 28mm tires, and came fitted with Continental Ultra Sport 2 tires in 28mm. Plenty of clearance up front, but tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By aliasfox

The FSA Omega Compact has similar dimensions,...

The FSA Omega Compact has similar dimensions, might be worth a look. Even if they don't extend any further, they're relatively flat on the bottom. I have them on my Lynskey, and I like them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By aliasfox

Most likely excess stock, or just cages that were...

Most likely excess stock, or just cages that were slightly out of spec (factory seconds) that couldn't be delivered to Look.

And while we'd all like to blame the Chinese, stuff like this has been...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,055
Posted By aliasfox

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut. 105, and skip...

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut.
105, and skip the first donut.

I like donuts, but my budget (weight and wallet) won't allow me both Dura-ace *and* three donuts at the same time, so Ultegra it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,272
Posted By aliasfox

I woudn't call most of these knockoffs - what...

I woudn't call most of these knockoffs - what you're getting on Amazon and Ebay is likely one of three scenarios:

1. Factories that weren't selected by a Name Brand to produce for them. It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By aliasfox

Obviously it depends on execution, but if this...

Obviously it depends on execution, but if this works, I could see a version of this on commuters or bike-share bikes. Combine the shaft drive with a commuter-style internally geared rear hub, there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By aliasfox

A. Your butt's gonna hurt for your first few...

A. Your butt's gonna hurt for your first few rides. I've been riding for twenty years, and the first couple of rides of each season are always a bit sore. Sitting on a bike saddle isn't the same as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By aliasfox

49 miles. Just about matched my PR on that...

49 miles. Just about matched my PR on that course, but also found out that I got some rear tire rub against the frame - there was very little clearance with the 28mm tires in the first place, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,574
Posted By aliasfox

I have an R270, took her out for 49 miles today....

I have an R270, took her out for 49 miles today. Very comfy.

One thing I would mention - Lynskey says the R270 is compatible with 28c tires, and mine came on Conti Ultra Sport IIs in 28c (on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,713
Posted By aliasfox

To the OP: Did you ever figure this out? My...

To the OP: Did you ever figure this out? My guess, all else being the same, might be that the hub has loosened/worn down, causing some play back there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By aliasfox

According to Strava, 28.4 miles, with 1,852 ft of...

According to Strava, 28.4 miles, with 1,852 ft of climbing.

Brought my Bianchi to the west coast. Have triple, will ascend.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,796
Posted By aliasfox

I wouldn't say lesser cyclists - I'm sure some...

I wouldn't say lesser cyclists - I'm sure some pros would appreciate the ride qualities of a titanium bike, just probably not in a race setting.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By aliasfox

I don't think I've ever tried carbon shoes, to be...

I don't think I've ever tried carbon shoes, to be honest. That said, these guys are already very stiff, as the soles don't flex at all when you walk in them. I'm not sure carbon would make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By aliasfox

I think they're the Shimano RP2 shoes. Hard...

I think they're the Shimano RP2 shoes. Hard soled, no lugging on the bottom except for a little bit at the heel, so a little tricky to walk in, especially on something like tile or linoleum.

Fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By aliasfox

My hard-soled road shoes (that have both 2-bolt...

My hard-soled road shoes (that have both 2-bolt drillings for SPD and 3-bolt for everything else) were $100, regular retail price.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By aliasfox

In your scenario, I would go SPD, and two pairs...

In your scenario, I would go SPD, and two pairs of shoes. For riding into work, you could get a pair of lace-up cycling shoes that look like sneakers - similar to a Vans, for example. These have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,986
Posted By aliasfox

1. What do you ride now? What do you like/dislike...

1. What do you ride now? What do you like/dislike about it?

2. What have you test ridden or rented? What do you like/don't like about those?

3. What's your experience? You say races/mid...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,796
Posted By aliasfox

And in Manhattan, I really just wish for 12 good...

And in Manhattan, I really just wish for 12 good miles of road without traffic, lights, tourists, or tree roots. I don't even need a master builder on the other end!

(Yes, I know there's 9W and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,064
Posted By aliasfox

Nobody's mentioned Continentals? I thought the...

Nobody's mentioned Continentals? I thought the Gran Prix 4000 was the go-to on this forum.

My new bike came with Continental UltraSport 28mm, which I've had no problems with on smooth pavement in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,796
Posted By aliasfox

Not gonna deny it, there's some truth there. My...

Not gonna deny it, there's some truth there. My rationale for getting a new bike was to get something that wouldn't rust in the rain - note, I said "rationale," not "rational."

Lots of things...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By aliasfox

If you're thinking about a new bike in spring,...

If you're thinking about a new bike in spring, you're putting the cart before the horse a bit, but it's always fun to think about getting new toys - sometimes more fun than getting them. Regarding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,772
Posted By aliasfox

"Lightweight" vs "Endurance" won't actually be...

"Lightweight" vs "Endurance" won't actually be that big of a difference. Depending on the specific bike, you could conceivably set up a Lightweight bike to fit like an Endurance bike, by fitting an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By aliasfox

Not quite the same scenario for me - my long term...

Not quite the same scenario for me - my long term torso position is limited by flexibility in my lower back, and the drops on my old bike were lower than my back could sustain for 10 miles at a time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By aliasfox

Csb?

Csb?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By aliasfox

I just need to remember to try and bend my elbows...

I just need to remember to try and bend my elbows - I have thousands of miles under my belt, just never really bothered bending elbows unless ascending/descending - at which point bar height (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By aliasfox

Not so good at bending elbows for any length of...

Not so good at bending elbows for any length of time - end up riding with mostly straight arms, regardless of hand position. Unless I'm doing a downhill aero tuck, but again - those aren't usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,432
Posted By aliasfox

I've rented a few times before, neither time...

I've rented a few times before, neither time entirely satisfactory, but for different reasons.

One shop insisted on running some heavy tires that had about as much traction as a dog on a freshly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By aliasfox

Taller bike = faster bike (No, not a troll)

Hi! Been lurking for a few months, finally had something that I thought might be worth sharing/discussing.

Was kind of a road cyclist a long time ago when I lived elsewhere. Took my Bianchi...
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