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07-10-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By superdex

A good hubby will slow down, and as you get...

A good hubby will slow down, and as you get fitter, you will revel in climbing faster than him, you can rub it back in his face some :D

But honestly, riding more will be the biggest improvement...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

4-arm doesn't bother me too much, and the black...

4-arm doesn't bother me too much, and the black does balance the aesthetic better. I've had white tape, then I had yellow/dirty tape. Not worth the PITA like you said.

The way the Toupe is shaped,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

Here you go -- (Centaur Ultra-Torque, 52/36)...

Here you go --

(Centaur Ultra-Torque, 52/36)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_7887_928f4a6773614c55d9da2bcf0512e2546fb426b3.jpg

(probably gonna tell me the...
07-06-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By superdex

how'd it go? I missed the post, sorry ...

how'd it go?

I missed the post, sorry ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

I have about 350mi on them, and yeah, they're...

I have about 350mi on them, and yeah, they're great. LB puts a 130kg (286 lbs) weight limit on the rim (for what it's worth). Personally, I've never had issue with low(er) spoke wheels. Either I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,219
Posted By superdex

How about more than one mistake with the same...

How about more than one mistake with the same thing?

Went mtn biking with a buddy, drove to the trailhead, and in pulling the bike off the fork-mount rack I twisted the handlebars, breaking a...
Forum: Foo
07-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,703
Posted By superdex

This is the reason why the internet is a bad...

This is the reason why the internet is a bad thing.
07-02-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,444
Posted By superdex

spend the money on burritos and strength training...

spend the money on burritos and strength training instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

I think what it comes down to is the status...

I think what it comes down to is the status updates are behind. Once the status said they were Stateside, I too got them the next day....
07-01-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,879
Posted By superdex

drink the amount that works for you. I used...

drink the amount that works for you.

I used to habitually bring (and drink) two 24oz bottles on every ride, regardless of length. I noticed as I lost weight (and got fitter) that I was less...
Forum: Southeast
06-30-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By superdex

444 miles of uninterrupted pavement: Natchez...

444 miles of uninterrupted pavement:
Natchez Trace Trail
https://www.nps.gov/natr/index.htm
06-29-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By superdex

Andy's right (it doesn't really matter), but for...

Andy's right (it doesn't really matter), but for posterity this is my order:

wheels/tires/cassette
fork/headset
bottom bracket
cranks
brakes
stem/handlebars
derailleurs
brifters
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

84kg. (185ish in old money)

84kg. (185ish in old money)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

I dare suggest that in practice, you won't be...

I dare suggest that in practice, you won't be able to tell the difference. Unless you buy both, suit them up identically with matching tires and tubes and ride them back to back for a week. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,594
Posted By superdex

Sounds like Saturday Worlds (except for the...

Sounds like Saturday Worlds (except for the waiting if someone flats part) A time-honored tradition all over...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,594
Posted By superdex

Lezyne Road Drive....

Lezyne Road Drive. (https://ride.lezyne.com/products/1-mp-rddr-v2l04?variant=19837371187286) easily fits in jersey pocket. gets the job done.
06-24-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By superdex

tried a mix yesterday: 4 tbsp corn starch with...

tried a mix yesterday: 4 tbsp corn starch with ~1/8 tsp salt and one Emergen-C Energy+ packet (I had it laying around) with 20 oz water.

"chalky" doesn't start to describe it, though it did go...
06-24-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,585
Posted By superdex

Then let's get to it: Eddyline Crank yanker....

Then let's get to it:

Eddyline Crank yanker. Or Great Divide's Roadie Grapefruit Radler. Or Denver Beer Co. Incredible Pedal. Lots of options if you want to stay with 'cycling' ....

While...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,188
Posted By superdex

not anymore:...

not anymore: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-17/world-s-top-bicycle-maker-says-era-of-made-in-china-is-over

not that it matters to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

aero > comfort

aero > comfort
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

Do 45s. If you were debating between 35 and 60,...

Do 45s. If you were debating between 35 and 60, I'd say yeah, there's probably a difference. Between 35 and 45? Any appreciable difference will be because of tire choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

45 deep, 25 wide (these:...

45 deep, 25 wide (these: https://www.lightbicycle.com/U-shape-45mm-depth-Hand-built-700C-carbon-25mm-wide-clincher-road-bicycle-wheels-for-tubeless-compatible.html )

They feel a little firmer than...
06-21-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By superdex

Interesting, and the first thing I thought of was...

Interesting, and the first thing I thought of was there's protein missing in that recipe. Perhaps something like PB powder would help that. Worth experimenting with for sure...
Replies: 62
Views: 6,497
Posted By superdex

Don't blame an overseas company for issues with...

Don't blame an overseas company for issues with shipping there. It's not Wiggle's issue.

I sold a frame on ebay a few weeks ago. Shipped via USPS, I'm in Colorado and the destination was South...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

blue bike. I went with UD matte and stealth...

blue bike. I went with UD matte and stealth logos...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_7411_237ab55c4c1aed866c339f54de77cdf8afcc62bf.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,291
Posted By superdex

Very nice. This makes me want to sell the Crux...

Very nice. This makes me want to sell the Crux and build up a SS disc speed commuter. Hmm ....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,291
Posted By superdex

so it's a (potentially) net $200 upgrade? ...

so it's a (potentially) net $200 upgrade?


Why are you asking again? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,291
Posted By superdex

I wouldn't spend that much on a whole wheelset,...

I wouldn't spend that much on a whole wheelset, so I'm not an opinion to consider.

That being said,
Will you want to ride the bike more?
--Would you feel better when you do ride it?

Then...
06-19-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By superdex

you're building him a beach cruiser?

you're building him a beach cruiser?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,188
Posted By superdex

This. Hope she's recovering well, and...

This.

Hope she's recovering well, and willing to get back on a bike--
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

but but but but ... the aero bars?! look...

but but but but ... the aero bars?!

look nice, ride nice, welcome to the cccc!






Chinese Carbon Clincher Club. Something Foo should have come up with by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,247
Posted By superdex

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) Aero improvement you can make? Helmet. #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ? Wheels. The...
06-11-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,273
Posted By superdex

I have some CL-sourced Eggbeaters on the Crux,...

I have some CL-sourced Eggbeaters on the Crux, far easier to get in and out of then any SPD derivative I've had.

And because we need some single-sided love in this thread: Keo 2 Max on the...
06-10-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,273
Posted By superdex

While I admit I'm fond of my pedals, I'm not so...

While I admit I'm fond of my pedals, I'm not so sure they feel the same about me. I step on them a lot.
06-07-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,077
Posted By superdex

yes and no. I use an HRM to pace because...

yes and no.

I use an HRM to pace because while I can feel when I'm close to threshold, it's harder to feel sub-threshold fluctuations, and it's easy to accidentally be in high Z3 for too long....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

TPC is a respectable outlet and I would trust...

TPC is a respectable outlet and I would trust used carbon from them (as opposed to some random set on CL/ebay). For me, the tradeoff was really down to mentally riding "new" vs "used" -- I wanted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

Not trying to be superior, just accurate. Cheers

Not trying to be superior, just accurate. Cheers
06-06-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By superdex

Protein shake or this. Sometimes both*. ...

Protein shake or this. Sometimes both*.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/652x905/desktop2x_1531343433_web_maharaja_can_and_glass_c0eea3bb352b1031734667ffa36d481a5ea57c3a.png

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

he quoted both of us, so contextually the broad...

he quoted both of us, so contextually the broad statement applies to both, and contradicted by one of the posts he quoted. Shrug.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

Go read what I wrote again. I concede that I'm on...

Go read what I wrote again. I concede that I'm on a new bike (a couple times). That being said, the wheel/tire combination is stiffer than what I've been riding (32mm Vittorias on Open Sport rims). I...
06-05-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,077
Posted By superdex

GCN to the rescue?...

GCN to the rescue? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4pcX_GMmuM #2 specifically
06-05-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By superdex

are they narrower?

are they narrower?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

Mine are the "high TG" surface, and while I got...

Mine are the "high TG" surface, and while I got rained on last Sunday, it was a part of the ride where I did little to no braking, so I have no opinion. I will say that the setup (Black Prince pads,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,004
Posted By superdex

how'd you go farther and climb more on the same...

how'd you go farther and climb more on the same route? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By superdex

Your posts:bikes ratio is way too low.

Your posts:bikes ratio is way too low.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By superdex

you have the budget for $800 wheels? You have...

you have the budget for $800 wheels? You have budget for carbon. Just sayin'. And which ER1600 are you talking about? There are 3 variations. At this budget, there are lots of options.

The rim...
06-03-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,070
Posted By superdex

I missed it? Dang. I want stickers!

I missed it?

Dang. I want stickers!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By superdex

You should be. Why not carbon or "aero?" A 35mm...

You should be. Why not carbon or "aero?" A 35mm or even 45mm deep carbon wheelset will still be under 1500 grams, which is kinda the cross-over boundary for what's considered a "light" wheelset....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

The Vittoria's were a budget, non-CX tire that I...

The Vittoria's were a budget, non-CX tire that I put on the Crux, which did far more than its just-get-to-April duty this year. I have no complaints; they're okay. Not prize-winners, but okay.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 45,795
Posted By superdex

Okay, enough of the bike stuff, let's have a...

Okay, enough of the bike stuff, let's have a quick ~125mi impression of the wheels--

Previous wheels: Mavic Open Sport with 32mm Vittoria Zaffiro for a little over 1000mi, and then maybe 4k mi on...
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