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Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By msu2001la

I'd still need to box up the bike for the plane...

I'd still need to box up the bike for the plane ride (and therefore transport the box), so I'm not sure what this is really solving.
Pretty sure I can handle the disassemble/pack/assemble on my own...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 134
Posted By msu2001la

Flying with a road bike - some logistical questions

I've never flown with bikes before, but have been considering if it's possible to take one with me on a family trip to Northern CA this summer. Does anyone have experience with renting vehicles large...
04-16-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

Please share this route! I'm in Chicago and that...

Please share this route! I'm in Chicago and that looks awesome.
04-15-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By msu2001la

I have no idea. That isn't my bike, it's a photo...

I have no idea. That isn't my bike, it's a photo is from the manufacturer's website.
I posted it just to show what the B-Rad system is and how it can be used to shift bottle mount locations up or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 480
Posted By msu2001la

Tube (1): $7 Tire levers (2): $6 Patch kit:...

Tube (1): $7
Tire levers (2): $6
Patch kit: $5
Multi-tool: $20
Tubeless plug kit: $35
CO2 cartridge (2): $8
Inflator head: $15
Saddle bag: $35

Looks like $131 total.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By msu2001la

12 speed, 1x friendly gearing options, disc only,...

12 speed, 1x friendly gearing options, disc only, electronic, integrated power meter... this seems to be the future.
I'm somewhat disappointed by the pricing. From the (excellent) Cyclingtips...
04-14-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By msu2001la

Wolf Tooth B Rad mounting system with mini-roll...

Wolf Tooth B Rad mounting system with mini-roll top bag will fit your tube, flat kit, CO2, levers, mini-tool, etc and this can be mounted inside your frame triangle. I've used mine on my seat tube...
04-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By msu2001la

This ain't motocross. You are not hitting goggles...

This ain't motocross. You are not hitting goggles speed out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By msu2001la

No idea if it's cosmetic or structural, but I'd...

No idea if it's cosmetic or structural, but I'd probably take it into a qualified shop and ask them to inspect it and provide their opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By msu2001la

CO2 works fine. I've never had a problem...

CO2 works fine. I've never had a problem inflating a tire with it on the side of the road. One 16g cartridge is enough to inflate a road tire to an acceptable pressure to ride it home (probably not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By msu2001la

CAAD10 is a really great bike. If she wants a...

CAAD10 is a really great bike. If she wants a drop bar bike, it would be a fine choice. It's lightweight, stiff and fast, and would be a huge upgrade from a hybrid style bike, assuming road riding is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 878
Posted By msu2001la

Have you considered buying an Ultegra Di2...

Have you considered buying an Ultegra Di2 groupset and installing it on your current 2017 Tarmac?

That's probably the route I would go, but also I'm not sure if that would be any easier to hunt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,155
Posted By msu2001la

The side plates are slightly different on the...

The side plates are slightly different on the outside vs inside. If you look carefully at the edges of the plates, they have a slight chamfer around the outside perimeter.

I think this is to...
04-12-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By msu2001la

I ran a version of those mini-v's (TRP CX9) on my...

I ran a version of those mini-v's (TRP CX9) on my CX bike years ago with 105 shifters. They worked, but the modulation and brake feel is pretty terrible, and the pads had to be run super close to the...
04-12-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

I'd probably buy a gravel bike with 2x gearing...

I'd probably buy a gravel bike with 2x gearing and a second set of wheels to allow easy swapping between road and gravel tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,106
Posted By msu2001la

I have no idea if the stories you refer to are...

I have no idea if the stories you refer to are true or not, but if you honestly suspect that a carbon bike is more likely to result in serious injury or death, why on earth would you consider buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By msu2001la

What size is your SuperX? I'm surprised it's...

What size is your SuperX? I'm surprised it's 21lbs.

This 56cm SuperX with mechanical Force 1x and Zipp alloy wheels looks like a similar build as yours and is listed as 17lbs:...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By msu2001la

Wow... makes me wonder how heavy the alloy...

Wow... makes me wonder how heavy the alloy version of the Cannondale Quick is? There are likely lots of weight savings to be had in wheels, tires, crank, seat, seatpost, handlebars on that bike, not...
04-08-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,952
Views: 358,675
Posted By msu2001la

Is it a safe assumption then that a new Psimet...

Is it a safe assumption then that a new Psimet wheelset with alloy rim, CX ray spokes, White Industry disc hubs = 8-12 weeks? And I should use that time to scour the internet for rotors, lock rings...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,278
Posted By msu2001la

I've had the same Garmin Edge 520 for at least 5...

I've had the same Garmin Edge 520 for at least 5 years now. It works fine, I've never had any problems with glitches, or problems with the hub mounted speed sensor auto-calibrating when switching...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,106
Posted By msu2001la

Just so I'm clear - you're looking for people to...

Just so I'm clear - you're looking for people to convince you to buy a carbon bike that you can't afford and believe will implode and result in "horror injuries"?

Sure...
04-07-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By msu2001la

Theoretically true with enough eventual wear, but...

Theoretically true with enough eventual wear, but in reality not so much.

The creaking is likely the bottom bracket or drivetrain, and not the frame itself.

No. Unless there are obvious...
04-07-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By msu2001la

I don't really know anything about Ribble, but...

I don't really know anything about Ribble, but the marketing for the two CX bikes they have on their website seems mainly focused on racing:

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/bikes/cyclocross-bikes/...
04-07-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

I had crazy fork judder with the stock Tektro...

I had crazy fork judder with the stock Tektro canti brakes on my bike. I actually switched to mini-v's for a while and it completely eliminated that problem, but the pads had to be super close to the...
04-07-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

Yes, a bit. I don't think gravel is killing...

Yes, a bit.

I don't think gravel is killing the cyclocross market completely, but I do think we will see entry level/alloy CX bikes disappear, and carbon CX bikes will become more and more...
04-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

I agree that the biggest difference here would be...

I agree that the biggest difference here would be the brakes.

I have a bike with GRX800 hydro and another with Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilevers. There is no comparison in terms of performance,...
04-06-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By msu2001la

Fewer CX bikes is entirely in line with the point...

Fewer CX bikes is entirely in line with the point I'm making.

BB heights on CX bikes are getting lower; I don't disagree with that fact. I disagree with the presumption that manufacturers are...
04-05-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By msu2001la

M520 is a great pedal. Basically the same design...

M520 is a great pedal. Basically the same design as Shimano XT (M8100) and XTR (M9100) pedals, just a tiny bit heavier. I've used these pedals on MTB, CX, Gravel and road bikes for years.
The...
04-05-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,268
Posted By msu2001la

Jersey pocket in ziploc bag. I probably don't...

Jersey pocket in ziploc bag.
I probably don't need the bag for waterproofing anymore, so maybe just out of habit now. I also usually toss my DL, insurance card, credit card and some cash in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,535
Posted By msu2001la

I have occasionally hit just over 40mph on...

I have occasionally hit just over 40mph on long/straight descents and that's good enough for me. I have little interest in pushing beyond that. Things start happening really fast at those speeds.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By msu2001la

Similar topic - is it normal for tubeless tires...

Similar topic - is it normal for tubeless tires to lose air much more rapidly than tubed tires? I've had this same problem with two different sets of tires now. Tires (33mm Vittoria Terreno Mix with...
04-05-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By msu2001la

This doesn't really make sense to me. Most (all?)...

This doesn't really make sense to me. Most (all?) mainstream manufacturers making a dedicated CX bike also have a completely separate line of gravel bikes. Giant has the Revolt. Trek has the Domane...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure he did. Q: why the desire to...

I'm pretty sure he did.

Q: why the desire to spend $1k on carbon when alloy is lighter cheaper.

A: Carbon wheels can have much deeper sections which are more aerodynamic and yet still have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By msu2001la

Psimet answered your question pretty clearly, but...

Psimet answered your question pretty clearly, but I suppose it's worth tossing a second line in the water anyways.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 587
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW, the power numbers from my single arm Stages...

FWIW, the power numbers from my single arm Stages meter roughly match the numbers from my Wahoo Kickr. I've tracked both on the same indoor ride just out of curiosity and was surprised at how similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 587
Posted By msu2001la

Ride your friends bike up the same climb and...

Ride your friends bike up the same climb and compare? I would look at the average numbers over the entire climb, not just 5 second snips.
Also, 15lb weight difference should be considered in terms...
04-01-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,358
Posted By msu2001la

What would you suggest? Unless I'm missing...

What would you suggest?
Unless I'm missing something, the Vittoria tires that come on that bike (Terreno Dry TNT) are pretty nice tires, tubeless ready.
04-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,358
Posted By msu2001la

The only change I'd make to that bike...

The only change I'd make to that bike out-of-the-box would be to get the tires set up as tubeless. 650b x 47c Vittoria Terreno Dry will be a lot better without the inner tubes. Otherwise if comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,102
Posted By msu2001la

I didn't really notice much difference going from...

I didn't really notice much difference going from 25mm to 28mm. I did notice more of a difference going from 28mm to 32mm and things got even better when I ditched the tubes.
32mm tubeless GP5k's...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By msu2001la

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country...

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country dream of having these amazing climbing routes right outside our doorsteps.
03-31-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

Have you tried deflating the front tire enough to...

Have you tried deflating the front tire enough to get the wheel on, then re-inflating?
I can usually force a 33mm tire through my open canti, but anything wider requires deflation.
03-30-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By msu2001la

My 54cm Cannondale CX bike has some toe overlap...

My 54cm Cannondale CX bike has some toe overlap as well. I've never really found it to be a problem, but I'm also not usually trying to pedal while going slowly around a tight corner. I can see how...
03-30-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By msu2001la

The gravel rides I like best would be fire roads...

The gravel rides I like best would be fire roads with long gradual climbs that have many turns on the way up and an awesome view at the top, and then a nice long rewarding fast descent after. The...
03-30-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By msu2001la

54cm Stigmata has a 1015mm wheelbase w/ 425mm...

54cm Stigmata has a 1015mm wheelbase w/ 425mm rear center measurement (chain stay).
54cm Speedster Gravel lists 986.8mm wheelbase w/ 422 rear center (chain stay) measurement.

There's a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By msu2001la

A race-oriented road bike is definitely faster...

A race-oriented road bike is definitely faster than a gravel bike on the road. I don't think anyone is really questioning that, are they? Lighter, more aero, shorter, taller gearing, etc. Pretty sure...
03-30-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. I have an 8 year old...

Agree with all of this. I have an 8 year old Cannondale CX bike with cantilever brakes. It was designed around 33mm tires, but also like most CX bikes had tons of extra room for mud clearance. With...
03-30-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By msu2001la

If you are looking to minimize part sourcing,...

If you are looking to minimize part sourcing, make sure to pay attention to BB type, and also the same size steerer tube and seat post.

This, in addition to a cantilever brake setup may be tricky...
03-29-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,748
Posted By msu2001la

CX bikes generally have lots of extra room for...

CX bikes generally have lots of extra room for mud clearance, so most frames can fit tires larger than 33mm.
I'd say the biggest difference is rim vs disc, and CX geometry being a bit more "racy".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By msu2001la

These Enve frames look awesome. I can't imagine...

These Enve frames look awesome.
I can't imagine buying a bike like this to race crits, but I've seen some crazy stuff at bike races so I'm sure it happens.

It's a bit like buying a Ferrari to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By msu2001la

Zipp 303 Firecrest is a great wheelset. It's got...

Zipp 303 Firecrest is a great wheelset. It's got that magic combo of being both light and aerodynamic, but it comes at a big cost. I think they're around 1400g and $1900. Really no downsides other...
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