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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 726
Posted By Wooderson

I remember posts like this about tubeless when...

I remember posts like this about tubeless when tubeless first came on to the MTB scene.

I just mounted a pair of GP5000 TLs on Friday, it was just like any other tire mount.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Wooderson

Are you absolutely sure sure it's in the tire...

Are you absolutely sure sure it's in the tire area, and not just in the hollow 'double wall (https://sc01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1eytKLpXXXXXUXXXXq6xXFXXXA.jpg)' area?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Wooderson

6700 Ultegra is very good. Sure, the newer...

6700 Ultegra is very good. Sure, the newer groups have continued to evolve, but you're not really going to miss out on anything with the 2013 Domane, assuming it is indeed in good shape. I'd lean...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Wooderson

I get this after rain rides. It sloshes inside...

I get this after rain rides. It sloshes inside the double-wall cavity for weeks, but it doesn't bother me, and it's not going to cause any issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By Wooderson

I actually have to put sunscreen on the high part...

I actually have to put sunscreen on the high part of my forehead (forehead is getting bigger every day), lest I get burned through the vents. I use Coppertone Sport 80 and really rub it in, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By Wooderson

Yes! I was experiencing ocular / retinal...

Yes!

I was experiencing ocular / retinal migraines that caused temporary blindness, and it was traced to low electrolytes affecting the ocular nerve. Restricting salt and then sweating a lot is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,434
Posted By Wooderson

I recently began using a Gutr, and I've found...

I recently began using a Gutr, and I've found that it works well. It was initially a little tricky to layer it in with the helmet and glasses, the strap pushed down on the top of my ears, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Wooderson

Send them to me, I'll ride them for several...

Send them to me, I'll ride them for several years, and then I'll let you know how I fare.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wooderson

Yeah, the Ion/Flare RT kit is a really nice set,...

Yeah, the Ion/Flare RT kit is a really nice set, they're compact, easy to use, bright as 'be seen' lights, and the battery life is good for their size. If you don't connect them to your computer, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,796
Posted By Wooderson

I don't think I suggested that you "forego any...

I don't think I suggested that you "forego any discussion or opinion", at least I didn't mean to.
07-26-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Wooderson

The good news is that part resale prices for...

The good news is that part resale prices for new-take-offs is pretty good, and the swapout is pretty easy for most crankset makes.

So.. it sucks that you can't find what you want in a stock bike,...
07-26-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Wooderson

WD40 - great lubricant, or not? This isn't...

WD40 - great lubricant, or not? This isn't discussed enough on the internet.
07-26-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By Wooderson

They line up the same as the road groups. In...

They line up the same as the road groups. In fact, the different groupset levels in the hierarchy share chains:

CN-HG901 - "XTR / Dura Ace"
CN-HG701 - "Deore XT / Ultegra"
CN-HG601 - "SLX /...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By Wooderson

The newer Sora groupset is pretty good. How old...

The newer Sora groupset is pretty good. How old is your bike? When was the last time it was tuned/serviced?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,796
Posted By Wooderson

If you're worried about that information being...

If you're worried about that information being compromised, you shouldn't upload it to Garmin, or any other service.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By Wooderson

I've sold several OEM wheelsets on craigslist...

I've sold several OEM wheelsets on craigslist just to get them out of my garage, and they usually sell for very little, like $50 with brand new tires/tubes, which is a huge win for the buyer.

An...
07-24-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Wooderson

Is this a city bike, or do you plan on taking it...

Is this a city bike, or do you plan on taking it on mtb trails?

I would put a rigid fork on it before I spent money on a cheap suspension fork.

Cheaper, lighter, simpler, better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,143
Posted By Wooderson

I used to use Finish Line Wet, which is basically...

I used to use Finish Line Wet, which is basically motor oil in a dropper bottle. It was ok, it lasted a long time, but it picked up contaminants and turned black (gross), and it required a a degree...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,911
Posted By Wooderson

I quit waxing after 3 years. I used MSW...

I quit waxing after 3 years.

I used MSW exclusively on my former road and MTB bikes. I got 10,000 miles out of the original road cassette with 8 chains, which is pretty awesome, and even then, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 17,038
Posted By Wooderson

Why does everyone think Ralpha is so expensive,...

Why does everyone think Ralpha is so expensive, this jersey...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,544
Posted By Wooderson

I went through the exact same analysis, and...

I went through the exact same analysis, and almost bought the Revolt, but I ended up with the Defy instead. It was a toss up, as you noted, they're so similar. I'm in the "Advanced 2" price range...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wooderson

My setup is pretty simple, I use two Flare R...

My setup is pretty simple, I use two Flare R lights on the rear (the original, and the RT), and a Cygolite on the front (either a 350, 420, or 800 lumen). Sometimes I put an Ion RT on my helmet to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,862
Posted By Wooderson

My lord, I hope you don't use those on pubic...

My lord, I hope you don't use those on pubic roadways.
07-20-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Wooderson

I'll get razzed for this, but I stopped carrying...

I'll get razzed for this, but I stopped carrying flat provisions on my local trails. I've only flatted twice in eight years, one was a cut sidewall, the other when a rock took out my valve stem.
...
07-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,951
Posted By Wooderson

My last two bikes have 1x (both GX Eagle), and...

My last two bikes have 1x (both GX Eagle), and I'll tell you..

I don't really get it either. A ton of people are spending a lot of money, throwing out perfectly good components and replacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,316
Posted By Wooderson

Well, it was more of a conversational pondering...

Well, it was more of a conversational pondering than a suggestion for Strava. But I've got to think that power data would look jagged from a human, and smooth from a machine. And if you don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,316
Posted By Wooderson

I got a KOM once, it was on the DFW Airport outer...

I got a KOM once, it was on the DFW Airport outer service road, I was solo, and had the benefit of a 20 mph tailwind. But when I looked closer, I only tied the KOM, and the guy I shared it with is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,316
Posted By Wooderson

If my electricity utility can tell the difference...

If my electricity utility can tell the difference between my pool pumps, my clothes dryer, and my air conditioner with usage algorithms, Strava might be able to do the same to tell the difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Wooderson

Crankset Replacement

I love my new Defy, except for the crankset. It's a boat anchor, and it's in my head. The bike is mostly R7000, but Giant used a non-group, non-hollowtech crankset (Shimano FC-RS510)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,273
Posted By Wooderson

I think riding in groups can made some rides more...

I think riding in groups can made some rides more enjoyable, and if all parties are willing, then I don't see the harm. But the key word is 'willing'. Different strokes for different folks. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,986
Posted By Wooderson

I used to do fine with hard weeknight training...

I used to do fine with hard weeknight training rides around 100 F, and even up to 105 F (that was my limit though), but I'm struggling with those temps this summer. I did a century Saturday and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By Wooderson

We have two single lane roundabouts on one of our...

We have two single lane roundabouts on one of our routes (Dove Road in Southlake, TX.. lots of cyclists). We haven't had any issues, we just follow common car rules.. yield to enter, and take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,576
Posted By Wooderson

I like plastic wheels, too. Those sure were...

I like plastic wheels, too. Those sure were packaged nicely!

BTW, you're comment reminded me of a song my girls listen to. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Wooderson

I wouldn't worry so much about small weight...

I wouldn't worry so much about small weight differences.

I wouldn't worry so much about frame material (modern aluminum frames are excellent).

I think 10 speed (Tiagra) is absolutely fine, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,438
Posted By Wooderson

Option 1 is to upgrade similar to what ljsense...

Option 1 is to upgrade similar to what ljsense laid out (partially quoted below). I think that makes sense if you have a connection to this bike and/or maybe you aren't going to ride it a lot, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,273
Posted By Wooderson

My work commute includes a long stretch of MUP...

My work commute includes a long stretch of MUP that always has a lot of mamils tooling around on road bikes. It's actually pretty common for people to just jump your wheel after you pass them, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,273
Posted By Wooderson

I only ride on people's wheels that I know on...

I only ride on people's wheels that I know on group rides. There are some people that I won't draft behind (they don't ride smooth enough, or they don't communicate hazards properly).

But 'how...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,123
Posted By Wooderson

Yep, same here. It's a necessity now.

Yep, same here. It's a necessity now.
07-08-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,860
Posted By Wooderson

You haven't said what you don't like about the...

You haven't said what you don't like about the current fork, or what you're trying to achieve with the new fork.

Speeding up the rebound makes shocks bouncy, like a pogo stick. Shocks will feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,648
Posted By Wooderson

I did the same thing, except I went tubeless with...

I did the same thing, except I went tubeless with the 5000s.

BTW, the 4000 series all measured 2-3mm wider than stated, while the 5000 seem to be right on (depending on rim width, of course), so...
07-06-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Wooderson

So many variables; trail conditions, weather,...

So many variables; trail conditions, weather, type of lube being used..

When I used wet lube, my drivetrain would get messy pretty fast. My bike probably needed a drivetrain cleaning every 2-6...
07-06-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Wooderson

That works for many wheel/tire combos, but not...

That works for many wheel/tire combos, but not for all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Wooderson

The type of riding you describe is endurance...

The type of riding you describe is endurance riding, so I think it makes sense to focus on endurance bikes. I just replaced my Orbea Avant (endurance) with a Giant Defy Advanced 2 (endurance), and...
06-26-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By Wooderson

I think you're on the right track. I'm 6'0" and...

I think you're on the right track. I'm 6'0" and have long legs and a short torso. I buy large bikes so my pelvis is in the correct position relative to the cranks (more efficient to make power),...
06-26-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Wooderson

Yeah, that sucks. I have a Canyon Lux, but it's...

Yeah, that sucks. I have a Canyon Lux, but it's flat black. It probably has chips, but I cannot tell.
06-25-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,019
Posted By Wooderson

hoovbikes...

hoovbikes (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/hoovbikes-474624.html), it looks like you're pretending to ask a question, but have already made up your mind. So what are you posting here you for?...
06-25-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By Wooderson

When you get your new frame, put some clear film...

When you get your new frame, put some clear film on the downtube.

Like this: https://i.imgur.com/iBwuXu4.jpg
06-25-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,888
Posted By Wooderson

That's pretty stout for a no frills hardtail,...

That's pretty stout for a no frills hardtail, IMO. Also, Nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By Wooderson

In the past year, I've ridden GP4K 700 x 25 which...

In the past year, I've ridden GP4K 700 x 25 which were 28mm wide, GP4K 700 x 28 which were 31mm wide. I'm currently riding 700 x 32 tubeless tires that actually measure 32mm, and while they're super...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By Wooderson

Thanks for the feedback, this pretty much...

Thanks for the feedback, this pretty much eliminates my issue. I can get the cheapo Shimano wheel, put my current 700x23 tire on it, pick up a trainer axle, and I'm golden!

I'll try not to corner...
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