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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By bonsai171

Looks like there is an interesting segment on the...

Looks like there is an interesting segment on the route. It is the bottom of Vinson mtn road descent. There is a 10 way tie for the KOM at 3 seconds. I got 4 seconds on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By bonsai171

I have never seen anything like that on strava...

I have never seen anything like that on strava before.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By bonsai171

Strava personal records

Anyone know how Strava personal records are calculated? Did a new route today with a bunch of segment I never road before. Technically they should be personal records since it is my first time?
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07-05-19, 07:48 PM
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Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Good job!

Good job!
06-29-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Today I drove 500 miles with the fixed gear tied...

Today I drove 500 miles with the fixed gear tied to a roof rack. Didn't have any issues with the bike getting loose, but i'd like to not do that again. A standard bike rack won't fit. Will have to...
06-25-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,374
Posted By bonsai171

"Despite of my rage I am still just a rat in a...

"Despite of my rage I am still just a rat in a cage."

-Smashing Pumpkins
06-25-19, 08:14 PM
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Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Watching item tracking can be maddening sometimes...

Watching item tracking can be maddening sometimes :-p. Somehow it is the most efficient route?? At least to the shipping companies :-p
06-25-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,374
Posted By bonsai171

Good tires can make a world of difference. I...

Good tires can make a world of difference. I would describe my mtb as a tank on gravel (esp with knobby tires). Swapped those out for semi-slick tires, and my average mph went up a few mph, and the...
06-24-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 30,745
Posted By bonsai171

holy saddle to bar drop Batman!!

holy saddle to bar drop Batman!!
06-21-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,203
Posted By bonsai171

Interesting they are made in Poland. Usually...

Interesting they are made in Poland. Usually bike parts are from Taiwan or China.

I can imagine what the manufacturing process would be like. Wonder if these are made from round aluminum stock...
06-21-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,203
Posted By bonsai171

The machining on those looks amazing! Is that...

The machining on those looks amazing! Is that fixed/fixed?

Dave
06-18-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,315
Posted By bonsai171

Tim, Like the profile on those rims, can't...

Tim,

Like the profile on those rims, can't wait to see how they come out! The graphics are cool too. Is the guy in Canton building them?

Dave
06-18-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4,844
Views: 567,865
Posted By bonsai171

Nice green wabi! ::drool:: Love green bikes....

Nice green wabi! ::drool::

Love green bikes.

Dave
06-16-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Today I finished my base miles for the year and...

Today I finished my base miles for the year and almost got dropped in a 25 mph paceline. The guy leading (sometimes was Tim) had a mtb and 2.3 inch tires. Amazingly fast.

Also met one of the local...
06-11-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Love the green! What crankset is that? Looks...

Love the green! What crankset is that? Looks like the Campy Record track.

Dave
06-11-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By bonsai171

I will definitely have to try these ideas out. ...

I will definitely have to try these ideas out. Cobbles sound very interesting, will be ready to clip out :) Appreciate the info all, will have to try out capital trail and downtown too.

Dave
06-10-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By bonsai171

That does look pretty cool, saw it on Strava...

That does look pretty cool, saw it on Strava actually. Shouldn't be too far from where we're staying. What is the riding like there? Is it long and continuous, or more like riding on a sidewalk...
06-10-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4,571
Views: 607,968
Posted By bonsai171

If you re-arrange the letters in the word Dealer...

If you re-arrange the letters in the word Dealer you can get Leader :lol:

Dave
06-10-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By bonsai171

Richmond cycling recommendations

Hello,

I will be visiting Richmond in a few weeks, and am looking for some recommendations on where to ride. Haven't decided if I'm bringing a road bike or mountain bike, but will most likely be...
06-07-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Had to re-read seau grateaus post on this one a...

Had to re-read seau grateaus post on this one a few times, but it makes sense to me now. You will go faster with a skinsuit but it won't change your heart's performance.


Dave
06-05-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

I bet a SS and TT helmet would be useful for a...

I bet a SS and TT helmet would be useful for a lactate Heart rate threshold test. Amazing how much they cost though :-p Its time to do another for me. Going to road test the Ultegra chain first. ...
06-05-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By bonsai171

If the adhesive is truly made by 3M, I would...

If the adhesive is truly made by 3M, I would trust it. Make sure you clean the surface really well before applying the adhesive. The better the prep work the better the adhesion will be. I'm...
06-05-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Wow, all out. Does the skinsuit make a...

Wow, all out. Does the skinsuit make a difference over a regular jersey and short combo?

Dave
06-05-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By bonsai171

Those look really nice! Much nicer than the metal...

Those look really nice! Much nicer than the metal ones on my Kilo tt. Was going to suggest a big wad of duct tape ;-)

Dave
06-05-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Fiesta island is a beautiful area. Glad you got...

Fiesta island is a beautiful area. Glad you got the KOM! Was that geared or fixed?

Dave
06-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Unfortunately it covers the dining room, a half...

Unfortunately it covers the dining room, a half bath, foyer and garage. Was able to get a contractor quickly, and they are ripping up hardwood floor today, which will complete the teardown. ...
06-04-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Yesterday my 4 year old daughter pulled the drain...

Yesterday my 4 year old daughter pulled the drain stopper on the bathroom sink, turned on the water all the way, then forgot about it. Flooded the bathroom, dining room, foyer, coat closet, and part...
06-03-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

10mm more and you will be ready for the Tour de...

10mm more and you will be ready for the Tour de France Peleton!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By bonsai171

Sounds like $80 saved for me if the Elemnt bolt...

Sounds like $80 saved for me if the Elemnt bolt works well on mtb trails!

Thanks everyone.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By bonsai171

That was helpful. I was hoping to avoid buying 2...

That was helpful. I was hoping to avoid buying 2 more external sensors at $40 each, but it sounds like it might make sense to do eventually for my situation.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By bonsai171

I'm actually using a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Right...

I'm actually using a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Right now 1 bike has the external sensor, the other two don't. We have a 95 mile bike trail down here that I ride often, and there is heavy tree cover. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By bonsai171

It is the Wahoo speed sensor. It wraps around...

It is the Wahoo speed sensor. It wraps around the front or rear hub with a thick band that stretches. It is Ant + and Bluetooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By bonsai171

Speed sensors

Does anybody have 1 speed sensor they swap between multiple bikes? I have 3 bikes, trying to decide if I should get 3 speed sensors or just move around the one I have.

Dave
05-30-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

actually I meant the age of the cassette vs. the...

actually I meant the age of the cassette vs. the brand new chain, but yes, they are compatible.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,349
Posted By bonsai171

Bought an Ultegra CN-6701 after snapping my 105...

Bought an Ultegra CN-6701 after snapping my 105 chain in half last...
05-30-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

lol. Kind of strange. Two of the side plates...

lol. Kind of strange. Two of the side plates snapped. Was climbing a hill, and suddenly realized my chain was laying in the street :-D Luckily was able to clip out quickly and not fall into the...
05-29-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Today I went for a road ride and snapped a...

Today I went for a road ride and snapped a Shimano 105 chain in half.

Dave
05-25-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,844
Views: 567,865
Posted By bonsai171

Wow, where is that? You're by Phili right? Used...

Wow, where is that? You're by Phili right? Used to live near there.
05-22-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 4,844
Views: 567,865
Posted By bonsai171

Cool! Like the bike and the iron work.

Cool! Like the bike and the iron work.
05-18-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4,578
Views: 453,203
Posted By bonsai171

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x900/onecol_25e465d2e3b15b2fa7733029b9ffc4b1d36204bf.jpg

Wahoo Element Bolt mount for my fixed gear. Only comes in 31.8mm; now I just need...
05-18-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Today I degreased both of my geared bike chains...

Today I degreased both of my geared bike chains and cassettes. Super messy, but now they are working really smoothly. Also did a 14 mile local gravel ride.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks, saved me a trip to the bike shop! Got...

Thanks, saved me a trip to the bike shop! Got the chain re-threaded and the noise is gone.

Dave
05-17-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

That does look cool. Maybe we can see one on a...

That does look cool. Maybe we can see one on a ride sometime.

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By bonsai171

ticking sound

Hello,

I just finished degreasing the chain on my bike, as well as the derailleur jockey wheels, and the cassette. In the process of degreasing, I lost the quick connect, and installed a KMC...
05-15-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24,429
Views: 1,912,636
Posted By bonsai171

Tim, That's really cool! I'd be curious...

Tim,

That's really cool! I'd be curious what they used it for.

Dave
05-10-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,844
Views: 567,865
Posted By bonsai171

Nice pics! What road is the daylight pic? ...

Nice pics! What road is the daylight pic?

Dave
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,586
Posted By bonsai171

It's campy! forget about that dura ace stuff ;-)

It's campy! forget about that dura ace stuff ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,586
Posted By bonsai171

Tim's trainer fixed gear can beat up your road...

Tim's trainer fixed gear can beat up your road bike, nevermind the Rodriguez! lol.

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/2015-bianchi-pista-chrome-25191

I have ridden behind it a few times, usually...
05-03-19, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By bonsai171

Thanks. No one has looked at it yet in person. ...

Thanks. No one has looked at it yet in person. Do you think my LBS would do that as part of a safety check? I would probably ask them to look at that specifically.

Dave
05-02-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By bonsai171

Carbon fork evaluation

Is this fork safe to ride? It is a Forte Axis 1" threadless fork. Has some hairline marks where the blades meet the crown. The lines almost look like they should be there, but I'd like to get a...
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