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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By gregf83

If you have a bike now that fits you can compare...

If you have a bike now that fits you can compare the stack and reach of the two bikes. That will give you a good idea of the stem size required on the new bike to match your current position. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By MoAlpha

Vision-dimming, bowel-loosening, interval...

Vision-dimming, bowel-loosening, interval workouts for me and a nice virtual ride experience for Long-suffering Spouse.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,388
Posted By redlude97

Not really? If the bike is maintained properly on...

Not really? If the bike is maintained properly on a regular basis by either a competent mechanic or a home mechanic it requires very little work. Clean the caliper of build up, push the pistons in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,388
Posted By bruce19

Putting the subject aside, the guy's a total...

Putting the subject aside, the guy's a total wanker.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,196
Posted By ksryder

I'm particularly impressed by Genesis' approach...

I'm particularly impressed by Genesis' approach to rear disc brake cable routing.
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The karate kick was hard to watch. Check out...

The karate kick was hard to watch.

Check out The Dawn Wall (https://www.dawnwall-film.com/) next. Great story!
Forum: Foo
08-20-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 285,158
Posted By clemsongirl

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,388
Posted By FlashBazbo

I worry a little bit. When I'm in a pack that's...

I worry a little bit. When I'm in a pack that's screaming down a mountain descent with sharp switchbacks every so often, I sometimes worry about whether that rim-braked yay-hoo behind me is going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,843
Posted By TimothyH

G+ are first generation graphene. ...

G+ are first generation graphene.

G2/Graphene 2.0 are the current version, second generation graphene.

I've used the first gen Rubino Speed G+ on my road and fixed gear bikes. I love them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By DrIsotope

So you've test ridden some bikes, but none of...

So you've test ridden some bikes, but none of them spoke to you? Go ride more. Asking people their favorite make/model of road bike is like asking for their favorite color or favorite ice cream...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,388
Posted By MoAlpha

I just wish to say that I am totally cool with...

I just wish to say that I am totally cool with that video and how nice it is to be young, hot ****, and have enough bikes/bike turnover to “switch” back to rim brakes. Do you mother****ers realize I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,388
Posted By MoAlpha

Yes, it was an interesting point and potentially...

Yes, it was an interesting point and potentially relevant for those at a level where 100s of grams and single digit Watts matter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,388
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Hard to maintain, and confusing like a FD.

Hard to maintain, and confusing like a FD.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,843
Posted By TimothyH

Someone said this to me a month ago in a ride....

Someone said this to me a month ago in a ride. Confusing lines and models make it impossible to know what to buy.

Their linups are Corsa at the top, then Rubino, then lower lines.

Within each...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By Dan333SP

Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and...

Thanks all! She’s happy and healthy and surprisingly low maintenance so far, although I’m sure that will change. I followed the advice of ksryder and found a Cyclops Magnus on FB marketplace locally...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,716
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If you buy new, choosing a good shop is almost as...

If you buy new, choosing a good shop is almost as important as choosing the right bike. It sounds like you've done well in that regard. All of the companies you mentioned sell excellent bikes, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I think it's mainly because it's getting old. ...

I think it's mainly because it's getting old.

From a friend's FB:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,843
Posted By cthenn

Even at your weight, per most tire inflation...

Even at your weight, per most tire inflation charts, it still recommends under 100psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,843
Posted By Banzai

The tire should deform under your weight. If it...

The tire should deform under your weight. If it doesnít, the pressure is too high. Proper tire deformation contributes to lower rolling resistance than a tire that is hard as a rock.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,843
Posted By noodle soup

Try running some 28mm tires at lower pressure....

Try running some 28mm tires at lower pressure. Giant says there's plenty of room. I'd try some 28mm Power Endurance tires if your rims aren't tubeless compatible. If they are tubeless compatible, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,716
Posted By GuitarBob

Cassettes are easy to change and are considered...

Cassettes are easy to change and are considered wear items, so don't choose a bike or a groupset based on the cassette -- the LBS might even change swap the one that comes standard on the bike for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By surgeonstone

Hey all remember me? Iíve been pondering the...

Hey all remember me? Iíve been pondering the changeover from Campy 11 speed mechanical to an electronic system. Any experience among this esteemed group of which gruppo to purchase or indeed, if a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By rpenmanparker

I wonít pretend I saw that coming, but neither am...

I wonít pretend I saw that coming, but neither am I surprised.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By Makel

I retire from my first career in 10 months. So...

I retire from my first career in 10 months. So I've made the decision to completely change directions and get into IT. I got my first cert a week ago, MTA 98 349, and now I'm really having fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By ksryder

Near KC. I'm not quite sure what the deal was but...

Near KC. I'm not quite sure what the deal was but I think they were only playing together for a few dates within the context of their respective larger tours.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,716
Posted By Jaeger99

Hmmm - buying a bike now that you HOPE will...

Hmmm - buying a bike now that you HOPE will become comfortable at some point in the unknown future as your fitness /flexibility / strength improve? That's a bad bet, IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By sbxx1985

On Wednesday, I was in a meeting with a client...

On Wednesday, I was in a meeting with a client around 5:00 p.m. and we hear tires squeal and a smash. He and I look down and it looks like a car turned in front of a cyclist coming down the hill. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By seypat

This is the key. The rest depends on how much...

This is the key. The rest depends on how much time you want to spend on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By mvnsnd

Try some naval jelly with a small brass wire...

Try some naval jelly with a small brass wire brush first to remove embedded rust. Then a corrosion inhibiting primer before final paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By MoAlpha

It has a pecker doesn't it? Yes, it's someone on...

It has a pecker doesn't it? Yes, it's someone on the internet's 3D idea of a cortical representation homunculus, I don't know if it's sensory or motor. I look something like that in real life, but...
Forum: Foo
08-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3,641
Views: 285,158
Posted By clemsongirl

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By LAJ

The dogs and I all have a handful of Life cereal...

The dogs and I all have a handful of Life cereal every morning. I dump load of blueberries on mine, with a little milk-the dogs eat theirs straight.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By MoAlpha

Nothing was better than Life Cereal, properly...

Nothing was better than Life Cereal, properly soaked and allowed to become soggy. I used to put my bowl in the fridge for a few minutes to allow it to reach perfection without the milk becoming warm.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18,752
Views: 3,738,643
Posted By NoWhammies

WhyFi please post you experiences with the tyres...

WhyFi please post you experiences with the tyres when you've had a chance to ride them for a bit. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By MoAlpha

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Have gotten the soulless plastic bike pretty much...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,822
Posted By redlude97

If you're set on a super vintage bike sure go...

If you're set on a super vintage bike sure go with a trek. If you're trying to build up a low cost monster I'd start with a CAAD9/10 frame
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By Dean V

Exactly With rear cassettes typically having a...

Exactly
With rear cassettes typically having a 28 or larger you can cruise on the big ring around the middle of the cassette. In fact you can virtually treat it as a 1x11 and just drop it down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By GlennR

Thanks, we have raised over $175,000 for Memorial...

Thanks, we have raised over $175,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centeri n the past 7 years.
https://i.imgur.com/8xeuKwE.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,822
Posted By TimothyH

Thank you for summarizing the video. By this...

Thank you for summarizing the video.

By this measure, I guess my 2002 Fuji with 105 group, Dura Ace wheels and carbon bar is a superbike. That's good to know for when I sell it on craigslist.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18,752
Views: 3,738,643
Posted By primov8

This summer, I was planning to start up a new...

This summer, I was planning to start up a new N+1, gravel/road Ti build. Instead, I had to push the plans back a bit later this year because my wife finally bought a bike, along with all (4) of our...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,499
Posted By smashndash

Update for those who may have been put off by my...

Update for those who may have been put off by my comments about cornering on the sidewall:

I put a 26mm Specialized Turbo on my front wheel and that improved cornering a lot. It has a 31mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By seedsbelize

There is nothing in this world as peaceful and...

There is nothing in this world as peaceful and satisfying as being under a thatch roof .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By rjones28

The ebike of coffee.

The ebike of coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 65,853
Posted By MoAlpha

No freakin joke. Letís hope the kids can save...

No freakin joke. Letís hope the kids can save some of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,499
Posted By TimothyH

1-2 mm would not be acceptable to me on a rim...

1-2 mm would not be acceptable to me on a rim brake wheel, especially the front.

I'd get a second opinion about truing it.

If the wheel expert turns out to be correct, I'd be looking to return...
08-07-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,019
Posted By csrpenfab

The man in the big brown truck came by this...

The man in the big brown truck came by this afternoon bearing gifts. Two boxes from Excel Sports containing my new Niner RDO gravel bike.

Even though Excel said these heavily discounted 4 star...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,840
Posted By TimothyH

I think people are confusing hot pink with...

I think people are confusing hot pink with stylish high-viz pink.


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,774
Posted By Rage

MyTi: Not your best work.

MyTi:
Not your best work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,774
Posted By redlude97

The avg joker shouldn't even be on a road bike by...

The avg joker shouldn't even be on a road bike by your logic then, since the speed gained is insignificant compared to say a walmart bike
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,279
Posted By MikeEckhaus

Just a note on "flexiness." In general, a deep...

Just a note on "flexiness." In general, a deep section wheel will be less "flexy" than a shallow wheel. The depth of the rim section will add stiffness, plus the spokes will be shorter, and...
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