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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Robert A

Thank you. This is what I wanted to know.

Thank you. This is what I wanted to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Robert A

Can you expand and explain why?

Can you expand and explain why?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Robert A

Why? Brakes and shifters are different.

Why? Brakes and shifters are different.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 390
Posted By Robert A

Shimano PTFE or Jagwire Road Elite cables/housings

About to replace the chain and cassette on my Cannondale CAAD12/Ultegra to change cassette ratios. At the same time, I am planning to install new cables and housings. It's down to Jagwire Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,106
Posted By Robert A

Everybody on a bicycle is my best friend because...

Everybody on a bicycle is my best friend because I may need their help, and would willingly give them mine, at some point in the ride. The only ones that are not my friends are groups that present...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,106
Posted By Robert A

I rode 65 miles and climbed 6,000'' yesterday in...

I rode 65 miles and climbed 6,000'' yesterday in the Santa Monica Mountains where lots of experienced roadies go. I waive to passing cyclists most, but not all, of the time. I won't necessarily waive...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By Robert A

Enough improved efficiency relative to, say, the...

Enough improved efficiency relative to, say, the Shimano DA chain? I read that there's a 1/2 watt difference and wonder if this is really worth the bother. But if there's better shifting or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By Robert A

What do you gain by getting a different brand...

What do you gain by getting a different brand than from your groupset manufacturer?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,091
Posted By Robert A

Reviving this thread. I'm about to replace my...

Reviving this thread. I'm about to replace my Shimano R8000 cassette and am considering the YBN or Shimano Dura-Ace chain after reading the Cycling Tips article. I'm curious if anyone has personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Robert A

Spot on answer. Now the only question is how to...

Spot on answer. Now the only question is how to restart the ride following an extended break.

I'm early 60s and these rides are within my fitness range. As I said above, I did an even longer,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

Solved. I can now access the unit with a...

Solved. I can now access the unit with a different cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

Before the ride can transfer to RWGPS or Strava,...

Before the ride can transfer to RWGPS or Strava, it first must transfer to the Elemnt app, and that's the problem. Yes, I have the latest versions of the app and firmware.

Where is there a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

That's what I've done, and it's worked for all...

That's what I've done, and it's worked for all but one ride from last week that simply won't transfer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

Forced reboot doesn't change anything.

Forced reboot doesn't change anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

Thanks, but mine does the same, except for this...

Thanks, but mine does the same, except for this one ride that won't upload. With Wi-Fi is there a way to setup the unit as a network device that can be mapped.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

And then do what?

And then do what?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Robert A

Wahoo Bolt ride won't download

One of my prior rides is stuck in my Wahoo Bolt and won't download to the Elemnt app so I can transfer it to Strava. When I attach the Bolt to any of my 3 PC or Mac computers via USB, the computers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By Robert A

Saddle question -- open or not?

I ride in hills a lot and am not particularly flexible. I'm looking at Fizik saddles and see that many come with or without open channels. How do I decide what's right for me?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Robert A

People will throw all kinds of ideas at you. The...

People will throw all kinds of ideas at you. The key is getting something for your own weight and riding style. I'm light and climb a lot, so wheel weight meant more than aerodynamics.

I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Robert A

I spent $900 on custom-built aluminum wheels from...

I spent $900 on custom-built aluminum wheels from Spark Wheelworks and achieved a scale-weighted savings of 450g-500g compared to OEM. Very noticeable difference on the road. Almost anything in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Robert A

I was in the same place as you a year ago. A...

I was in the same place as you a year ago. A good place to start is https://intheknowcycling.com/road-bike-wheel-upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Robert A

Update - rode yesterday, with a similar but...

Update - rode yesterday, with a similar but longer and more challenging route than before - 75 mi, 6.5k feet. No issues with cramping.

Contributing factors included: weather was about 10F...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Robert A

Don't know about slow vs fast twitcher, but the...

Don't know about slow vs fast twitcher, but the ride was in the Santa Monica Mountains. First hill was Latigo Canyon, a 2,000 foot, 5% average climb with many sections >8%. Later climbs were...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Robert A

What puzzles me is not that I got cramps at all,...

What puzzles me is not that I got cramps at all, but that I got it right after a significant rest that included 16 oz of fresh OJ. Doesn't OJ contain potassium, and doesn't that help with cramps?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Robert A

Leg cramps/spasms

Last Saturday, I did a 67-mile, 5,800-foot ride in 90F heat. Not the hardest ride I've done, but it was up there.

At the 47-mile mark, I stopped at a farmers market for 30+ minutes, rehydrated...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10,292
Views: 2,812,214
Posted By Robert A

My recommendation is to call Cannondale. They...

My recommendation is to call Cannondale. They have experts that will provide all in information you require.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By Robert A

I posted a similar thread when I was new, and...

I posted a similar thread when I was new, and someone suggested that I test out an alloy-framed bike. Once I test-rode a CAAD12, nothing else felt quite the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robert A

Above, he linked to his bike, a 2015 Emonda. ...

Above, he linked to his bike, a 2015 Emonda. Wouldn't that mean he has the 9000? Based on this link, (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/duraace-9000/RD-9000-SS.html)the factory spec...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robert A

Mine is a short cage R8000 with a maximum cog...

Mine is a short cage R8000 with a maximum cog size of 30T, so 32T is technically beyond spec. The OP used, I believe, a short-cage Dura-Ace and had success going to 32T. My guess is that his was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robert A

So if your DA RD is spec'd like my Ultegra, the...

So if your DA RD is spec'd like my Ultegra, the limit per mfr. is 30T. Good to know that it works fine at 2T above spec.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robert A

Question -- Which RD do you have, and do you need...

Question -- Which RD do you have, and do you need to change to the GS version to accommodate the 32T cog proprerly? I'm running Ultegra R8000 with a standard RD and 11-30T. Would like to go to 11-32T...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,059
Posted By Robert A

I'll just share that I use SPD cleats so that I...

I'll just share that I use SPD cleats so that I can walk, and even drive if necessary. I'm probably one of the few that do, I'm not sure how much performance one would gain from the SPD-SL system....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 14,170
Posted By Robert A

Can you expand on that comment? Most of the major...

Can you expand on that comment? Most of the major bike manufacturers will not allow their products to be sold over the internet. I don't save hardly anything when I buy parts over the internet,...
04-07-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 841
Posted By Robert A

If that's correct, then people are likely...

If that's correct, then people are likely contracting the disease in their homes while neighbors walk on the sidewalk outside.
04-07-20, 02:18 PM
04-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Robert A

What's worrisome is the rising domestic stats...

What's worrisome is the rising domestic stats given all the safer-at-home rules in place. If so many are staying at home, why are the stats rising as they are? It suggests that even people who are...
04-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 841
Posted By Robert A

This is exactly what I've been wondering as I...

This is exactly what I've been wondering as I ride my bike around Los Angeles. Can I get sick from merely breathing open air? How about the car passing by? The rider 60' ahead? Nobody's sneezing...
04-07-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 841
Posted By Robert A

The video only touches on indoor settings. We...

The video only touches on indoor settings. We don't really know how things are impacted when outdoors, and air currents can easily disburse the micro droplets. Obviously, riding someone's wheel...
04-07-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Robert A

I'd like to know that you're right. I think the...

I'd like to know that you're right. I think the question is more a matter or aerosol distribution as opposed to droplets. Increasingly, the data seems to point towards both, though the aerosol issue...
04-06-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Robert A

Solo Cycling and COVID

Guys, what are your thoughts about COVID risk when cycling alone? I typically ride at least 50-60 feet away from cyclists ahead of me. Sometimes, I'll overtake someone at close range, or pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,626
Posted By Robert A

So I've started to get the hang of...

So I've started to get the hang of countersteering in turns. When I apply the technique, my bike sets up and enters the turn much faster than before. It seems to make the frame lean just a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,011
Posted By Robert A

My Bolt is 100% reliable, and very easy to...

My Bolt is 100% reliable, and very easy to customize from my phone. It's the only computer I've ever had. Happy to answer any questions not addressed by others.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,812
Posted By Robert A

The only suggestion I would add is to increase...

The only suggestion I would add is to increase those distances when riding behind someone.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,626
Posted By Robert A

In the picture, it seems like Lemond has shifted...

In the picture, it seems like Lemond has shifted his weight to the outside of the turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,068
Posted By Robert A

True, which is why we ride without drafting. But...

True, which is why we ride without drafting. But if we want to go to the extreme, we probably aren't safe driving our cars in traffic either.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,068
Posted By Robert A

I'll ride with others, but at a greater distance....

I'll ride with others, but at a greater distance. It's not only about staying healthy. It's also about not becoming a carrier.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,626
Posted By Robert A

I have not had a chance to try this out. When...

I have not had a chance to try this out. When we're applying pressure on the bars to maintain countersteer on a turn to the right, what exactly are we doing? Are we only applying only additional...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,626
Posted By Robert A

I don't understand this comment. How is...

I don't understand this comment. How is countersteering continuous? I thought you did it only once to initiate the turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,626
Posted By Robert A

At no point did I suggest that the inside pedal...

At no point did I suggest that the inside pedal should be down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,626
Posted By Robert A

How does that improve grip? The lateral pressure...

How does that improve grip? The lateral pressure on the tires should be the same regardless of how the rider leans, or am I missing something?
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