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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 470
Posted By Robert A

I have the Wahoo speed sensor. My results are...

I have the Wahoo speed sensor. My results are dead accurate, but I'm not sure how inaccurate the GPS results would be. The one nice thing you get with the sensor is faster updates on road speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,761
Posted By Robert A

Whoa, what exactly happened?

Whoa, what exactly happened?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,545
Posted By Robert A

Then you're a particularly strong rider and...

Then you're a particularly strong rider and you'll do very well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,545
Posted By Robert A

After riding for five years, completing four...

After riding for five years, completing four Centuries in the past year, participating in many club activities, and riding about 3x week, I'm finally able to maintain 20-21 mph, solo, on level...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,127
Posted By Robert A

Whatever the max gradient, it's the average that...

Whatever the max gradient, it's the average that wears you down.

https://www.strava.com/segments/644107
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,127
Posted By Robert A

I don't think Las Flores is that steep, but it's...

I don't think Las Flores is that steep, but it's certainly a hard climb. I think Tuna is similar, but as one who has ridden in both directions, going up with get you shamed by other cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,761
Posted By Robert A

Trying to change my own derailleur cables.

Trying to change my own derailleur cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Robert A

Why are larger cogs more efficient -- because the...

Why are larger cogs more efficient -- because the chain bends less, or another reason?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Robert A

Physiology should be exactly the same since your...

Physiology should be exactly the same since your foot experiences the same gear ratio. But the question I'm curious about is whether there's a difference in drivetrain efficiency. My assumption is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,127
Posted By Robert A

I live in Los Angeles and those are, indeed, hard...

I live in Los Angeles and those are, indeed, hard climbs. Tuna is one way (down) so you're brave (and I was foolish) to make the climb. I haven't done Mt. Baldy (not at that level yet) but did do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,273
Posted By Robert A

So, question here. My 18-month-old 2019 CAAD12...

So, question here. My 18-month-old 2019 CAAD12 has now gone back to the selling dealer (Helens in Santa Monica) four times for the BB creak. The first three times were covered under warranty.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 01:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,308
Posted By Robert A

Can shifting with this setup be improved, or...

Can shifting with this setup be improved, or should I bite the bullet and get the long-cage RD?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,308
Posted By Robert A

Reviving this thread with question. I have the...

Reviving this thread with question. I have the R8000 short cage. Just changed my cassette from 11-30t to 11-32t and fitted a new chain (DA) to the setup. Shimano spec is 30T, so 32T is technically...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By Robert A

following

following
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Robert A

Do the YBN or Connex links worth smoothly and...

Do the YBN or Connex links worth smoothly and efficiently on Shimano chains?
Forum: Touring
06-13-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Robert A

I've never done multi-day rides before, but I...

I've never done multi-day rides before, but I would hope for a van to carry a change of clothes and to provide minimum services when needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Robert A

So, I installed the new DA chain and Ultegra...

So, I installed the new DA chain and Ultegra cassette. Left on the factory lubricant on the chain. How many miles before I need to clean and relube?

Also, is there a cheaper, high quality...
Forum: Touring
06-12-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By Robert A

Multi-day rides in CA

Looking for multi-day, supported rides in CA this summer. Can be along the coast or east of the Sierras into Nevada. I'm thinking 3-5 days, 60-100 miles/day. Road only.

Anything in operation?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,273
Posted By Robert A

Too involved?

Too involved?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,273
Posted By Robert A

How involved (and how expensive) is this to do at...

How involved (and how expensive) is this to do at home, considering the tools that have to be purchased.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,273
Posted By Robert A

I'm no expert on BB30A ticks, but my 2019 CAAD12...

I'm no expert on BB30A ticks, but my 2019 CAAD12 had to be serviced three times in the first year for this issue (under warranty). The most lasting fix was when Cannondale replaced the BB bearings. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Robert A

Thicker bar tape. Do you ride with your hands on...

Thicker bar tape. Do you ride with your hands on the softer hoods?

If you're experiencing numbness in your hands when riding, it's time for a fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Robert A

There is an acknowledged problem with Live Track...

There is an acknowledged problem with Live Track and Wahoo is developing a firmware update to fix it. For me, LT will track the ride till my phone loses cell coverage the first time, then will cease...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Robert A

Yes, but what about replacing the lubricant after...

Yes, but what about replacing the lubricant after taking the wheels apart?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Robert A

When cleaning the jockey wheels in the RD, is...

When cleaning the jockey wheels in the RD, is there a particular type of lubricant to use? Also, are the wheels directional?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,344
Posted By Robert A

Lubricate new chain?

When installing a new Shimano chain (Dura-Ace), should the chain be cleaned and lubricated before first use?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Robert A

Multi-Day Rides (California to the east)

Anyone know about organized, multi-day rides from Eastern California that head east. I remember there being a one-week ride that may have headed into Utah or NM. Not sure about that and can't seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,355
Posted By Robert A

Can I ask for more details on this seat?

Can I ask for more details on this seat?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Robert A

Thank you. This is what I wanted to know.

Thank you. This is what I wanted to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Robert A

Can you expand and explain why?

Can you expand and explain why?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Robert A

Why? Brakes and shifters are different.

Why? Brakes and shifters are different.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Robert A

Shimano PTFE or Jagwire Road Elite cables/housings

About to replace the chain and cassette on my Cannondale CAAD12/Ultegra to change cassette ratios. At the same time, I am planning to install new cables and housings. It's down to Jagwire Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,606
Posted By Robert A

Everybody on a bicycle is my best friend because...

Everybody on a bicycle is my best friend because I may need their help, and would willingly give them mine, at some point in the ride. The only ones that are not my friends are groups that present...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,606
Posted By Robert A

I rode 65 miles and climbed 6,000'' yesterday in...

I rode 65 miles and climbed 6,000'' yesterday in the Santa Monica Mountains where lots of experienced roadies go. I waive to passing cyclists most, but not all, of the time. I won't necessarily waive...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,229
Posted By Robert A

Enough improved efficiency relative to, say, the...

Enough improved efficiency relative to, say, the Shimano DA chain? I read that there's a 1/2 watt difference and wonder if this is really worth the bother. But if there's better shifting or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,229
Posted By Robert A

What do you gain by getting a different brand...

What do you gain by getting a different brand than from your groupset manufacturer?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,229
Posted By Robert A

Reviving this thread. I'm about to replace my...

Reviving this thread. I'm about to replace my Shimano R8000 cassette and am considering the YBN or Shimano Dura-Ace chain after reading the Cycling Tips article. I'm curious if anyone has personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Robert A

Spot on answer. Now the only question is how to...

Spot on answer. Now the only question is how to restart the ride following an extended break.

I'm early 60s and these rides are within my fitness range. As I said above, I did an even longer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

Solved. I can now access the unit with a...

Solved. I can now access the unit with a different cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

Before the ride can transfer to RWGPS or Strava,...

Before the ride can transfer to RWGPS or Strava, it first must transfer to the Elemnt app, and that's the problem. Yes, I have the latest versions of the app and firmware.

Where is there a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

That's what I've done, and it's worked for all...

That's what I've done, and it's worked for all but one ride from last week that simply won't transfer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

Forced reboot doesn't change anything.

Forced reboot doesn't change anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

Thanks, but mine does the same, except for this...

Thanks, but mine does the same, except for this one ride that won't upload. With Wi-Fi is there a way to setup the unit as a network device that can be mapped.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

And then do what?

And then do what?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Robert A

Wahoo Bolt ride won't download

One of my prior rides is stuck in my Wahoo Bolt and won't download to the Elemnt app so I can transfer it to Strava. When I attach the Bolt to any of my 3 PC or Mac computers via USB, the computers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Robert A

Saddle question -- open or not?

I ride in hills a lot and am not particularly flexible. I'm looking at Fizik saddles and see that many come with or without open channels. How do I decide what's right for me?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Robert A

People will throw all kinds of ideas at you. The...

People will throw all kinds of ideas at you. The key is getting something for your own weight and riding style. I'm light and climb a lot, so wheel weight meant more than aerodynamics.

I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Robert A

I spent $900 on custom-built aluminum wheels from...

I spent $900 on custom-built aluminum wheels from Spark Wheelworks and achieved a scale-weighted savings of 450g-500g compared to OEM. Very noticeable difference on the road. Almost anything in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Robert A

I was in the same place as you a year ago. A...

I was in the same place as you a year ago. A good place to start is https://intheknowcycling.com/road-bike-wheel-upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,120
Posted By Robert A

Update - rode yesterday, with a similar but...

Update - rode yesterday, with a similar but longer and more challenging route than before - 75 mi, 6.5k feet. No issues with cramping.

Contributing factors included: weather was about 10F...
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