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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By sfrider

The front of the bars around the hoods or in the...

The front of the bars around the hoods or in the drops are already behind the front wheel contact area and well behind the front axle, and you probably don't want to ride that bike with an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,674
Posted By sfrider

Or, it could be the punctures were sealed up...

Or, it could be the punctures were sealed up quickly enough that you didn't flat, and didn't notice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By sfrider

I have 50x34 and 11-32t on my C3, with the chain...

I have 50x34 and 11-32t on my C3, with the chain long enough to allow cross chaining 50-32. But on 34-13 if I'm coasting the chain will rattle against the chainstay. R8000 Di2 won't allow shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,431
Posted By sfrider

If a handlebar bag is all that's needed to ride...

If a handlebar bag is all that's needed to ride their favorite bike to and from work, then why not.
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,072
Posted By sfrider

Well, finally some good news! :thumb:

Well, finally some good news! :thumb:
09-13-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,072
Posted By sfrider

I can definitely smell smoke today unlike...

I can definitely smell smoke today unlike yesterday, so my olfactory organ definitely hasn't been totally desensitized. But the AQI numbers shown by purpleair are across the board the same or lower...
09-12-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,072
Posted By sfrider

wgscott so sorry to hear about your house.... :(

wgscott so sorry to hear about your house.... :(
09-12-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,072
Posted By sfrider

I don't know about that map. I rode down the...

I don't know about that map. I rode down the coast from SF to Pescadero and over Alpine Rd/Page Mill to Palo Alto today, and apart from tons of fog I couldn't discern any smoke anywhere along the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,530
Posted By sfrider

My Cervelo C3 weighs just under 18 lbs out the...

My Cervelo C3 weighs just under 18 lbs out the door minus water bottle. It has 8cm of saddle to bar drop.
My Canyon Ultimate weighs about half a pound less, at 17.5 lbs out the door minus water...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,060
Posted By sfrider

:(

:(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By sfrider

There's a small F-F junction under the bars...

There's a small F-F junction under the bars connecting the frame wiring to the bar wiring; I found this the perfect place for the WU111 wireless unit. It just replaced that junction. I mention this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By sfrider

R8050s are the cable-brake shifters, R8070s are...

R8050s are the cable-brake shifters, R8070s are the hydro-brake ones.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By sfrider

Not having been out there in maybe ten years,...

Not having been out there in maybe ten years, about a month ago I wanted to ride out to the Point Reyes National Seashore to Drake's Beach (the road is closed out to the Lighthouse). I was riding to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,175,562
Posted By sfrider

A pair of Giordana FR-C bib shorts. Never tried...

A pair of Giordana FR-C bib shorts. Never tried Giordana before, so let's see.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,716
Posted By sfrider

So, to summarize after 171 posts: - One...

So, to summarize after 171 posts:

- One troll likes Gatorskins.
- Nobody else does.

Draw your own conclusions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,268
Posted By sfrider

Depending on where you live, winter is coming. ...

Depending on where you live, winter is coming. If I were you I'd get a smart direct drive trainer and try out the various apps and services.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 12,716
Posted By sfrider

But the power required to overcome drag goes up...

But the power required to overcome drag goes up with the cube of speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By sfrider

You don't mention it so I will: check the chain...

You don't mention it so I will: check the chain for wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,263
Posted By sfrider

I've been finishing with strapping tape, yes the...

I've been finishing with strapping tape, yes the ugly reinforced plastic tape - same as I use to attach cables before taping on non-internally routed bars. Then I simply wrap the finishing tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By sfrider

Bike wars! :popcorn

Bike wars! :popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By sfrider

Some new things since I last updated my bikes in...

Some new things since I last updated my bikes in 2013:

Endurance geometries
Disc brakes
Thru axle wheels
Electronic shifting and computer linking
Bluetooth sensors
Integrated cockpits...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 941
Posted By sfrider

I'd be more interested in what the TdF peloton...

I'd be more interested in what the TdF peloton rides for training than what they race...
And I could be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's a whole lot of tubeless clinchers for when the team...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,825
Posted By sfrider

Gravity hasn't changed and still points down. As...

Gravity hasn't changed and still points down. As a result, to keep your weight over the cranks you need to shift forward. Eventually as the grades pick up you reach a limit where you can't do this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,516
Posted By sfrider

Some may only look at power while moving, so if...

Some may only look at power while moving, so if you stop at a light it's not a period of zero power, and some may ignore power while coasting or below some small threshold.

Also, uphills kill your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,825
Posted By sfrider

The bike is tilted back underneath a rider going...

The bike is tilted back underneath a rider going uphill.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By sfrider

Did the disintegrating bearings, scaling, and...

Did the disintegrating bearings, scaling, and whatnot damage the shell? If not, out with the old, thoroughly clean and inspect it, in with new, and ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By sfrider

It's not about flexibility, but core endurance....

It's not about flexibility, but core endurance. When you lean forward you hold yourself up with your core muscles, predominantly your lower back. How long can you hold a superman position? 5 min? 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,055
Posted By sfrider

Honor the bike path speed limits; around here...

Honor the bike path speed limits; around here it's only 15 mph. While I do creep up a little above the limit when it's empty, I do slow down when passing people and give them a wide berth. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By sfrider

The K-Edge combo mount I referred to will hold a...

The K-Edge combo mount I referred to will hold a gopro or light.
https://k-edge.com/shop/computer-mounts/garmin-mounts/k-edge-garmin-integrated-handlebar-system-ihs-combo-mount/

I have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,825
Posted By sfrider

More specifically, seated intervals.

More specifically, seated intervals.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By sfrider

Do you have a saddle bag with a velcro strap? ...

Do you have a saddle bag with a velcro strap? The barbed part of velcro will shred lycra, and many bags have a velcro strap that goes around the seatpost to secure it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,410
Posted By sfrider

"If you move the Dura-Ace groupset to the red...

"If you move the Dura-Ace groupset to the red frame you have a sale."

Edit: I don't think it's vanity really. When the right frame and groupset is available it's not that hard to accommodate...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,234
Posted By sfrider

I have the Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 DB, and it's a...

I have the Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 DB, and it's a perfectly solid bike. The DT P1800 wheelset is the weak end of the build; they're not a hazard in gusty winds, but will drag - a lot - when leaning...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By sfrider

I'd vote Tuscany. Don't know what travel is like...

I'd vote Tuscany. Don't know what travel is like right now though. The best time to visit IMO is mid fall, like early October, right at the end of the tourist season.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By sfrider

Rim brakes exert radial forces, so add to normal...

Rim brakes exert radial forces, so add to normal riding load, and radial lacing works well. DBs are effectively hub brakes, so exert torsional forces, but the force is the same since the brakes need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By sfrider

For due diligence, check that both sides of the...

For due diligence, check that both sides of the rim are circular. Hold a pencil or something with just a little space to the rim against the seatstays, and rotate the wheel.

But, it's almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,250
Posted By sfrider

I use Orange (endurance), despite the Mavics...

I use Orange (endurance), despite the Mavics coming with their own. It has worked extremely well around town, with lots of nasty crap in the bike lanes here.

I use 1.5 oz for all my tires, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,250
Posted By sfrider

As the tires age they will likely start leaking...

As the tires age they will likely start leaking around the bead and rim if you don't add sealant. Been there, done that. The good news is you can still ride flatted tubeless tires and make it home....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,267
Posted By sfrider

I've left my 530 on a number of times after a...

I've left my 530 on a number of times after a ride to give it time to sync, then forget it and it runs down. I notice when I go put it on a charger to top it off and realize it's at 0%. No big...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,023
Posted By sfrider

Also, looks like Toyota more importantly borrowed...

Also, looks like Toyota more importantly borrowed the BMW multi-link suspension system - so why not use their perfectly fine engine as well. As opposed to every other Toyota/Lexus out there with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,023
Posted By sfrider

As a stop gap until they've finished their...

As a stop gap until they've finished their updated rotary design?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,023
Posted By sfrider

Well, that's when it broke, but I'm talking about...

Well, that's when it broke, but I'm talking about when it got damaged.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,023
Posted By sfrider

Let me guess: it sat on a tail carrier in a...

Let me guess: it sat on a tail carrier in a parking lot, and one of the 25.78% of drivers who are 99.99% clueless backed into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By sfrider

You could probably have left the truing stand...

You could probably have left the truing stand behind.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By sfrider

Probably not at this Crystal Lake... it's used...

Probably not at this Crystal Lake... it's used for drinking water, so there's no actual access to it. No boating, swimming, etc. Plus it's right next to I-280, so probably not the greatest place to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 939
Posted By sfrider

Nice bike, nice pic! Is that Crystal Lake...

Nice bike, nice pic! Is that Crystal Lake Reservoir?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,023
Posted By sfrider

Yeah, assuming the microspline 12sp freehub body...

Yeah, assuming the microspline 12sp freehub body will physically fit in the same space I don't see a problem - just replace it. But that's an assumption. Still it's hard to imagine them making the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By sfrider

Looks like it should be compatible with RD-R8050,...

Looks like it should be compatible with RD-R8050, and with a new cassette and RD might just work?
From googling it looks like maybe you also need to upgrade your front derailleur to R8000.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By sfrider

No one to point fingers at here other than...

No one to point fingers at here other than myself. I pulled off the original cassette when I got the bike to put it on a Kickr Core trainer and when I got a second cassette put that on the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By sfrider

How embarrassing

My Canyon had exhibited this strange rattle when going over poor pavement ever since I got it. But only sporadically; it would be quiet for weeks and then have this super annoying loud rattle all of...
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