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03-25-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By TrojanHorse

How do you get the tubeless valves mounted on a...

How do you get the tubeless valves mounted on a carbon wheel? Genuinely curious.
I have an older set of Reynold's Assault (48mm I think) that I used when I was as plump as 240. Never had an issue...
01-03-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,414
Posted By TrojanHorse

Availability is going to limit you as much as...

Availability is going to limit you as much as anything, but most of the big brands make "fitness bikes" (Trek FX series, Cannondale Quick et. al.) and given your inseam comments, you probably want to...
12-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'd get in way too much trouble if I had one of...

I'd get in way too much trouble if I had one of those. And I hope you can do your own maintenance. :)

You wanna know another car that's great for bikes inside? (besides a civic)... A7. The day...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,689
Posted By TrojanHorse

Pinarello aggressively sells off their older...

Pinarello aggressively sells off their older models at the end of the year. This year might be harder than normal but it's worth paying attention to see what you can find.
11-11-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By TrojanHorse

And yet 16 years is so much more than most people...

And yet 16 years is so much more than most people get after killing a cyclist. (assuming she's in jail for anywhere near 16 years might be wishful thinking)
11-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By TrojanHorse

Grabbed a bike for my son off of face book...

Grabbed a bike for my son off of face book marketplace this week. 2016 Felt AR3 with 6800. Paid about a grand for it, which still surprises me since people seem to want to charge more than retail...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 582
Posted By TrojanHorse

I use the Black Prince pads too. My blue ones...

I use the Black Prince pads too. My blue ones squealed like the dickens. Yeah, they wear out but they work well.
10-06-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,683
Posted By TrojanHorse

I recently picked up an ottolock hexaband, which...

I recently picked up an ottolock hexaband, which is a bit heavier than the original but not too bad. It's basically a keep honest people honest type thing but it's a little clunky to carry in a...
08-24-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just threw it on RWGPS and it came up 370 miles...

I just threw it on RWGPS and it came up 370 miles and 21,000 feet of climbing (probably because it defaults away from the roads you plan to ride). I don't see any real downhill anywhere in there. ...
08-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By TrojanHorse

Too damn hot out to ride.

Too damn hot out to ride.
08-14-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,898
Posted By TrojanHorse

I just hit 198.6 2 weeks ago and I keep peeking...

I just hit 198.6 2 weeks ago and I keep peeking at the scale to make sure it stays down there. It's not my natural state, so it will take work to maintain but I'm 2 lbs away from my wedding weight. ...
08-04-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By TrojanHorse

Mavic has been around for ever but they tend to...

Mavic has been around for ever but they tend to use proprietary parts (spokes) and they were acquired by an equity company last year, so who knows what the future holds for them. Cosmic Pro are...
08-04-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By TrojanHorse

Be aware that the outlet bikes are...

Be aware that the outlet bikes are non-returnable. If you get the new bike and hate it, you can return it. Rim brakes and mavic wheels would be a negative for me too.
08-02-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By TrojanHorse

Carbo Loading LXIV

Can't believe this isn't already here! It was supposed to be super hot yesterday but I went for a ride anyway and it turned out to be a gorgeous day. It topped out ate about 86 and cooled off a bit...
07-23-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'm intrigued by that wave cell helmet Bontrager...

I'm intrigued by that wave cell helmet Bontrager came out with. Good to hear you're mending!
07-20-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By TrojanHorse

They look equivalently sturdy but if you want...

They look equivalently sturdy but if you want long-term durability you might want to skip the front shock.
07-01-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,271
Posted By TrojanHorse

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the...

Usually yes, hard to say this year with all the Covid related shenanigans
07-01-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By TrojanHorse

I'm bang on where I was last year +/- 20 miles,...

I'm bang on where I was last year +/- 20 miles, but my riding tailed off severely in the second half of last year due to company travel. I will be conscientiously avoiding that mistake this year,...
06-24-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By TrojanHorse

Turnbull is cool, I should go ride it. ...

Turnbull is cool, I should go ride it. Unfortunately, there are usually at least a few super speedway wannabes who think its their own private track.
06-15-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By TrojanHorse

But did you wear a red dress?

But did you wear a red dress?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By TrojanHorse

I took a 14 liter seat bag on a 4 day credit card...

I took a 14 liter seat bag on a 4 day credit card tour, which was just barely enough room, but something like this might work really well for just an overnight. I'm not a fan of wearing a backpack...
06-09-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By TrojanHorse

Helmets are weird - I usually wear a Giro Synthe...

Helmets are weird - I usually wear a Giro Synthe and the Aether didn't fit at all (felt smaller than the synthe) and the kask was just the wrong shape. I have a big melon too.
06-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,066
Posted By TrojanHorse

Bunch of bike shops in Santa Monica got looted...

Bunch of bike shops in Santa Monica got looted yesterday. Made off with customer bikes that were in for service too. :notamused:
05-25-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,435
Posted By TrojanHorse

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm...

Well, having a 32 back there is a nice warm blanket in case things get ugly. If you don't need it, you don't have to use it. One of my bikes has a compact 34 up front and 11-32 in back and that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By TrojanHorse

I have a couple pair of those S-7 Cento's and...

I have a couple pair of those S-7 Cento's and they are the first short I dig out of the drawer for long rides. They are not as compressive as other shorts, like say Castelli but they're so damn...
05-21-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By TrojanHorse

If they're replacing it with that frame, why not...

If they're replacing it with that frame, why not ride it and see how it does? They seem to be very popular, can take wider tires to accommodate your off-road needs and it's nearly free to you. ...
05-18-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,254
Posted By TrojanHorse

Cannondale is Canadian? C'mon now.

Cannondale is Canadian? C'mon now.
05-08-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By TrojanHorse

It sounds like a torque sensor would give you...

It sounds like a torque sensor would give you more of a normal bike riding experience. I've only ridden an e-bike once and it was a Jump bike. Ear to ear grins for my short ride.
05-08-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,317
Posted By TrojanHorse

?? Speaking of extended public works projects,...

??
Speaking of extended public works projects, they've been working on that stretch of Sart foreeeeever.
05-08-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,075
Posted By TrojanHorse

Can you briefly explain the difference and how...

Can you briefly explain the difference and how you would tell (reading the specs). TIA. I think I'd prefer to steer clear of moped style e-bikes but it also seems like many of the less expensive...
05-08-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,398
Posted By TrojanHorse

So the answer to your original question is that...

So the answer to your original question is that you'd need a 52 or 53 tooth chainring up front to replace the 50 (whether that's possible with your current crank is another story). In my own cycling...
05-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By TrojanHorse

What's the point of limiting yourself to one type...

What's the point of limiting yourself to one type of terrain when we live near it all?

I like the coast, better weather in the summer and it's a bit of a haul for me so I'll pick that.
05-05-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By TrojanHorse

Damn, it's May already!

Damn, it's May already!
05-02-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,604
Posted By TrojanHorse

The freeway can be pretty tolerable on weekends...

The freeway can be pretty tolerable on weekends but then the cars aren't going much faster than bikes. In today's environment, there are fewer cars and they're going faster than ever. 18 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 810
Posted By TrojanHorse

Same - 130 psi! Might as well have used solid...

Same - 130 psi! Might as well have used solid rubber o-rings. But that was what the cool kids did, had to be cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By TrojanHorse

If anybody tells you they know the answer,...

If anybody tells you they know the answer, they're lying. I think some people are more prone to cramp than others. There is soft whispering circulating that muscles that HAVE cramped are more...
04-30-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By TrojanHorse

Just pay attention to the wheels, that's usually...

Just pay attention to the wheels, that's usually the frailest component. The bike frame should be more than fine.
04-28-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,604
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yuck. Although "closed" seems to be an easily...

Yuck. Although "closed" seems to be an easily circumvented thing based on what's going on in Santa Monica.
04-28-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By TrojanHorse

No experience but Speedplay pedals with a Ti axle...

No experience but Speedplay pedals with a Ti axle have a 180 lb weight limit... which is why I've never owned a pair.
04-23-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By TrojanHorse

I didn't notice if he mentioned his weight but...

I didn't notice if he mentioned his weight but he's probably 200+, which is the official clyde cutoff. Most of it in his feet, apparently.
04-23-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By TrojanHorse

Dude. Anyway, my observation is that...

Dude.


Anyway, my observation is that there are fewer cars but the ones left are driving at much higher speeds, so be careful out there.
04-23-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By TrojanHorse

Seems like we're almost the exact same size...

Seems like we're almost the exact same size except for weight. I second the motion for a flat bar bike and for 2k, you can get a really nice one. If you want to look cool but go slow, check out the...
04-23-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,045
Posted By TrojanHorse

Holy cats, that head tube is ginormous. It...

Holy cats, that head tube is ginormous. It sounds like he's not a fan of sloping top tubes either, although he compounded it by riding on a frame that was undersized.
04-22-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By TrojanHorse

That's why I said apparent wind. Obviously...

That's why I said apparent wind. Obviously you're not generating actual wind, it just feels like it.
04-22-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,009
Posted By TrojanHorse

How does that work? They provide return...

How does that work? They provide return shipping? You box and pay? Curious, thanks.
04-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By TrojanHorse

Your own movement generates apparent wind, which...

Your own movement generates apparent wind, which is why people grouse about a head way both ways on a ride.
04-21-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By TrojanHorse

Man, I'd never make it out of my driveway on...

Man, I'd never make it out of my driveway on that. Is it even the same frame?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,560
Posted By TrojanHorse

Yep, the solution for you is probably new cleats....

Yep, the solution for you is probably new cleats. Those little leaf springs don't last forever. I broke one once and didn't even notice for a while (until I took them apart to clean them)
04-17-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By TrojanHorse

You are definitely correct about the size......

You are definitely correct about the size... assuming that the pictures are more correct than the text! Who knows. :)
04-16-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By TrojanHorse

That univega is a 54! The CAAD5 looks spiffy...

That univega is a 54! The CAAD5 looks spiffy though. 62+ cm bikes are hard to come by
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