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Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Robert A

Install question on R8000 rear derailleur

Today, I replaced my R8000 SS rear derailleur with a longer-cage version of the same unit. Before attaching the cable, I noticed that the jockey wheels would not swing out to the smallest cog. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By Robert A

Disagree. I'm on tubeless and they have nowhere...

Disagree. I'm on tubeless and they have nowhere near the feel of silk sew-ups.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By Robert A

I have tubeless, and they're great. But they...

I have tubeless, and they're great. But they don't have the feel and character of sew-ups.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 560
Posted By Robert A

I remember having those Clement silks myself. ...

I remember having those Clement silks myself. The sound coming out of them was like wind going right through tire. They were wonderful.

To the OP, stick with your sew-ups. Learn how to perform...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Robert A

What other tubeless tires are people riding that...

What other tubeless tires are people riding that compare favorably to the 5000TLs?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Robert A

Zipp Tangente Speed Tubeless tires?

Anyone riding on these tires? In The Know Cycling (https://intheknowcycling.com/best-tubeless-tires/)gave them a solid review. My GP5000TLs are due for replacement and I'm considering the Zipps as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

True, and I didn't mean to imply slow. I was...

True, and I didn't mean to imply slow. I was referring more to the road feel and the sense of responsiveness. These things are really difficult to decipher on a short road test -- I think we all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

I don't want to shift this thread into alu vs...

I don't want to shift this thread into alu vs carbon or Cannondale vs. the rest, but nothing else I test rode at the time talked to me in the same way. I felt like I was riding a small sports car on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

The thing about the CAAD is that it has a lively,...

The thing about the CAAD is that it has a lively, distinctive characteristic that was very noticeable the first time I rode it. Though I'm not in the market for a higher-end bike just yet, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

Very helpful answer -- thank you. Do you...

Very helpful answer -- thank you.

Do you think aero really matters on a bike frame at speeds around 20-25 mph? It always seemed to me that airflow around our bodies and our positions on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

Actually, you did help answer the question, and...

Actually, you did help answer the question, and thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

I'm curious why you cannot articulate the...

I'm curious why you cannot articulate the difference that a better frame makes for you. It makes me wonder whether you even know yourself. When I bought my CAAD, I knew exactly how it was different...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

The question in my mind isn't about specifics of...

The question in my mind isn't about specifics of one frame or another, I'm wanting to know what kinds of things expensive frames offer compared to lower cost quality frames like the CAAD12, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

How does "different carbon fiber, a different...

How does "different carbon fiber, a different layup and different curing" change the riding experience?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,853
Posted By Robert A

What does an expensive frame get you?

So I'm curious what higher-end frames offer the cyclist. I have a CAAD12 and love the bike. It weights 17.5 pounds without pedals and with stock wheels (which I changed).

Higher end frames from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,762
Posted By Robert A

You guys are being harsh. Wasn't Hambini one of...

You guys are being harsh. Wasn't Hambini one of first persons who analyzed wheel wind resistance by considering various wind offsets while everyone else assumed a static, head on wind?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

It simply doesn't work. I've confirmed that all...

It simply doesn't work. I've confirmed that all my settings conform to instructions. Yesterday's ride didn't record at all. Last Saturday's ride recorded only half-way.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,018
Posted By Robert A

I inserted Swissstop BXPs in my Ultegra R8000...

I inserted Swissstop BXPs in my Ultegra R8000 brakes and found the improvement to be fleeting. At first, they reallly grabbed. But after a few hundred milestThere was no discernible improvement and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Robert A

First thing is you need to find out which frame...

First thing is you need to find out which frame geometry is the better fit for your body. Ask if someone does prepurchase fits and show them the two bikes you're considering.

I'm an endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,815
Posted By Robert A

We did that as kids -- using playing cards...

We did that as kids -- using playing cards attached to a seat stay with a laundry pin. Sometimes the pin would go right into the spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Robert A

Yeah, and just so you know, I often thread my...

Yeah, and just so you know, I often thread my glasses through my shifter cabling when not in use, where they often drop on the rough pavement (or worse). So spending $175 on name-brand glasses is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Robert A

No prob -- I wear prescription most of the time,...

No prob -- I wear prescription most of the time, but my vision is good enough on the bike without, except for reading. I trash cycling glasses, so paying for Rx for the bike is a waste for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Robert A

Okay, but that's prescription. I'm only looking...

Okay, but that's prescription. I'm only looking for nonprescription bifocals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Robert A

So, just a basic question about optics and...

So, just a basic question about optics and overall quality. Is there any meaningful difference between the brands discussed here (Tifosi, Dual, etc.), all of which are reasonably priced, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,815
Posted By Robert A

I have White Industries hubs and the rear is...

I have White Industries hubs and the rear is annoyingly loud. While my wheel is being serviced for a pothole, I have asked the builder to use different grease to make the hub quieter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 564
Posted By Robert A

Bifocal Sunglasses

I'm looking for bifocal sunglasses for cycling. Has anyone bought glasses from Dual Eyeware (https://www.dualeyewear.com/)? Comments? Alternatives?

Thank you,
Robert
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,025
Posted By Robert A

Yes, around $35 for the chain. If you're pricing...

Yes, around $35 for the chain. If you're pricing the cogs and the RD, make sure you're looking at the right parts. The GS RD is more expensive than the SS. The larger cassette is a little more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,025
Posted By Robert A

As one who just bought all the parts to make an...

As one who just bought all the parts to make an 11-32 work, I can confirm that the Ultegra parts alone are around $180-$190 from the larger domestic dealers (Competitive Cyclist or Jensons).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

I'd like to clarify that my issues with Live...

I'd like to clarify that my issues with Live Tracking have nothing to do with Strava. My Bolt head unit tracks and uploads the rides to Strava with almost no incident.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

Then, please send in a note to Wahoo support so...

Then, please send in a note to Wahoo support so they know that more people are affected. I think this is a real safety issue.

https://support.wahoofitness.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

So you're experiencing failures in LT too?

So you're experiencing failures in LT too?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

Answer was "no."

Answer was "no."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

Find My only works in cell range. Live Tracking...

Find My only works in cell range. Live Tracking shows where you've been, where your last signal came from, and your planned route, even when out of range. When in cell range it shows exact location,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

Yes, it was caused by a firmware update sometime...

Yes, it was caused by a firmware update sometime in the spring. Not sure if it's specific to iOS. Also an intermittent issue, so one correct example doesn't tell everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

I'd click the outbound link, either during or...

I'd click the outbound link, either during or after the ride and see whether it worked. For instance, Wednesday's ride didn't track at all. Saturdays' ride tracked only the last 15 miles. Other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Robert A

Wahoo Live Tracking

Any of you guys with Wahoo Elemnts having problems with the Live Tracking feature? Mine's been dropping part or all of the ride for months. Wahoo says they're aware of the issue but says it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,025
Posted By Robert A

My 1972 ItalVega Super Speciale with a Record...

My 1972 ItalVega Super Speciale with a Record groupset had 13-26 in the rear and (I think) 52-39 in front. The bike weighed 23 pounds (it had Columbus tubing).

I have no idea how I climbed in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,025
Posted By Robert A

I live in LA too. My CAAD12 came with an 11-30...

I live in LA too. My CAAD12 came with an 11-30 cassette and I toughed it out for 1.5 years of difficult hill climbing. I just got an 11-32 cassette and it makes a meaningful difference, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,273
Posted By Robert A

People I don't know? 60 feet unless overtaking. ...

People I don't know? 60 feet unless overtaking.

I know for a fact that toward the end of a ride, I emit a considerable amount of droplets into the surrounding air.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,575
Posted By Robert A

When I went from OEM to custom alloy wheels, I...

When I went from OEM to custom alloy wheels, I saved a measured 500g and the difference in bike handling was quite noticeable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Robert A

I'm not having any problems when the chain is on...

I'm not having any problems when the chain is on the largest cog, so I'm not sure how an adapter would help. The issue occurs when shifting from a small cog to a smaller cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Robert A

Advice on cassette/RD mismatch

Got a question for the bike mechanics among us. I have a CAAD12/Ultegra with the short-cage R8000 derailleur. I recently replaced the 11-30 cassette with an 11-32, which is beyond spec for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,277
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: 5,904
Posted By Robert A

Whoa, what exactly happened?

Whoa, what exactly happened?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,830
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: 91
Views: 6,830
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: 118
Views: 6,526
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: 118
Views: 6,526
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: 5,904
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: 790
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?
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