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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Sy Reene

Not Bibs? You want higher end shorts?

Not Bibs? You want higher end shorts?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm not sure what these distinctions are or mean....

I'm not sure what these distinctions are or mean. Getting away from Garmin GPS unit for a moment, it's the same darn thing with Zwift. If I ride a Zwift event or do one their workouts, it's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't agree. For example, a local cycling club...

I don't agree. For example, a local cycling club here runs many hundreds of group rides each year, with each having lots of participants. Every posted ride has an associated course link that you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

1. Yes, if I just go for a ride and start...

1. Yes, if I just go for a ride and start recording, then defaulting to the generic naming convention would be fine or expected.

2. OTOH, the fact that there is no course name information in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

Looks like the Airbreaker

Looks like the Airbreaker
07-11-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Sy Reene

What tubes you been using. I'm going on about 8...

What tubes you been using. I'm going on about 8 months on the same set of Michelin tubes (I just jinxed myself).
But yes! tube valve stems that only had threading at the bottom eg. 1cm would be...
07-11-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By Sy Reene

It has been an interesting thread, but hasn't...

It has been an interesting thread, but hasn't really touched much on what I was looking for feedback on. That is, can technical clothing actually be more cooling than slathering bare skin with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure what to say here.. I want the opposite...

Not sure what to say here.. I want the opposite of "generic" which is what currently gets uploaded.

For example, I might typically might name a route something like "Bear Mtn via Rte 9W". Now if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah.. recorded rides. I ride a route I created...

Yeah.. recorded rides. I ride a route I created and named.. and end result is I get:
Garmin Connect: "NYC Cycling"
Strava: "Morning Ride"
Ride wGPS: Typically named as the Date of the ride
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

Anyone yet solved the inane ride naming...

Anyone yet solved the inane ride naming conventions these devices give (ie. instead of perhaps just using the same name that we gave the route we followed)?
07-11-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Sy Reene

Unless there's some special setup.. the simple...

Unless there's some special setup.. the simple act of checking tire pressure will usually remove a few psi from the tire.. so if you're doing this measurement and finding the tire a few psi higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,152
Posted By Sy Reene

2 ozs.. are you serious? I think you're off by a...

2 ozs.. are you serious? I think you're off by a decimal. The ones I have weigh about 5-6 grams.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,552
Posted By Sy Reene

Those are some long lasting tires! Somewhere in...

Those are some long lasting tires! Somewhere in the neighborhood of 20k+ miles?
07-11-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

I believe that, but I think part of the...

I believe that, but I think part of the discussion is also what happens to the individual component/groupset manuals that are or aren't typically shipped if you buy that component/groupset? Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,212
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, but that's a dry heat. It's not so much the...

Yeah, but that's a dry heat. It's not so much the heat, it's the humidity. ;)
07-10-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 622
Posted By Sy Reene

Sunscreen vs Clothing and body temperature

Found a couple studies, but IMO nothing definitive since they mostly are conducted on indoor trainer (no wind) or are measuring sweat output only, and not taking into account evaporative cooling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

This guy me believes.. pictured in said helmet ...

This guy me believes.. pictured in said helmet

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/974x732/fosterabus_cfd2e890c7ff720df5782173044ef3d59abd766f.jpg
07-10-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

Good to know. Can someone take a picture of...

Good to know. Can someone take a picture of theirs and post? Maybe a shot of the table of contents?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 496
Posted By Sy Reene

While I have no idea what the actual formulas are...

While I have no idea what the actual formulas are that drive this calculator, seemingly formulas can and do take into account road conditions -- at least with the better PSI calculators.
...
07-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Sy Reene

From the product reviews, it seems that for this...

From the product reviews, it seems that for this to work, the instructions include keeping your item in the dye/water mixture at 200 degrees for an hour in a pot on your stove.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,212
Posted By Sy Reene

I'll ride in hotter weather, just choosing...

I'll ride in hotter weather, just choosing shorter or less strenuous routes. For whatever reason heat kicks my butt from HR perspective. 2 identical rides, completed in times within seconds of each...
07-10-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Sy Reene

Translation = if I dye any of these types of...

Translation = if I dye any of these types of synthetics in this manner, they will have a different feel/texture afterwards?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

Re: processor speed. What kinda data or whatnot...

Re: processor speed. What kinda data or whatnot does one of these units actually process?
07-09-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Sy Reene

yeah.. this one (see the picture) shows that it's...

yeah.. this one (see the picture) shows that it's pretty clearly supposed to be formulated for synthetics.

Looking for ways to dye things like sun sleeves, skullcaps, baselayers (items like...
07-09-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

Could be explanations for the not infrequent "LBS...

Could be explanations for the not infrequent "LBS screwed up xyz service" stories..? unless every LBS is putting a laptop up on the workbench for their mechanics to reference while they work. The...
07-09-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe it varies by what the seller transfers to...

Maybe it varies by what the seller transfers to the shipping carton? The UK dealers often stick stuff in baggies from OEM kits they have, vs selling the boxed stuff. Even so, see at about 1'02" mark...
07-08-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Sy Reene

Dyeing bike clothing?

Have some skull caps and base layers that were only ever sold in bright white (most marketed SPF clothing seems to default to white for some reason). Anyone died these polyester blend types of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,106
Posted By Sy Reene

Just for something different, but evidently quite...

Just for something different, but evidently quite light, am waiting on an Abus Airbreaker
...
07-08-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,492
Posted By Sy Reene

Campy Shamal/Eurus have aluminum spokes.. they're...

Campy Shamal/Eurus have aluminum spokes.. they're not that rare.
07-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't think I agree. Yes, perhaps better or...

I don't think I agree. Yes, perhaps better or more easily followed tutorials might be found online, but it's a stretch to say their manuals have zero useful information.

Heck the manual that...
07-08-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

Just about any eg. Campy part I've bought comes...

Just about any eg. Campy part I've bought comes with a User Manual. Eg. a replacement FD I bought came with a 47page printed manual (English portion, a couple other languages as well in addition). ...
07-08-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 876
Posted By Sy Reene

I think the point is that many riders actually...

I think the point is that many riders actually use their entire cassette over the course of a ride, and would prefer there to be no outsized gaps through the cassette's range.
07-06-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 Not sure wider tires are needed if already...

+1
Not sure wider tires are needed if already riding 35s, but maybe a better/softer tire. Eg. Compass Rene Herse Bon Jon Pass though you'll likely be more susceptible to flats than whatever stock...
07-05-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By Sy Reene

Or tube valve stems rattling in an alloy rim hole.

Or tube valve stems rattling in an alloy rim hole.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19,498
Views: 4,112,966
Posted By Sy Reene

Koltrane jersey from Morvelo ...

Koltrane jersey from Morvelo

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1378x919/koltrane_c8427642b390884ddb00565a9f92512ace95fc20.jpg
07-05-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,935
Posted By Sy Reene

Gravel, but non-Carbon, or at least something...

Gravel, but non-Carbon, or at least something built with mounts for some pannier. Eg. the Ribble Ti CGR is one example:
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-ti/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19,498
Views: 4,112,966
Posted By Sy Reene

Gonna try a new helmet; fingers crossed. Abus...

Gonna try a new helmet; fingers crossed.
Abus Airbreaker
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x1000/abus_airbreaker_6c42fe91c301f246c43093e1ef6c3c28ca2be986.jpg
07-03-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By Sy Reene

or just change the bearings?

or just change the bearings?
07-03-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, but most of the 4-6mm hex bolts I have...

Yeah, but most of the 4-6mm hex bolts I have covered with smaller torque wrenches which typically don't need more than 5-6 N-m. I was looking for something that will primarily be used for the bigger...
07-03-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Sy Reene

Thanks, appreciate your thoughts. Yeah, I'm a...

Thanks, appreciate your thoughts. Yeah, I'm a bit wary of the low end, so would likely try to compare how it is vs. my other 5 N-m tools to see how far off.

Am I correct in thinking 50 N-m high...
07-03-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Sy Reene

Thoughts on this torque wrench

Looking for something that is fairly reasonably price, and covers a range typical on a bike. The 50nm max is about what I'd ever typically need I think.

While I have the sub 6nm area covered with...
07-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By Sy Reene

Or with summer here.. ice cubes clinking in your...

Or with summer here.. ice cubes clinking in your water bottle.
07-03-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 910
Posted By Sy Reene

Do you have a trainer (wheel-off ideally).. this...

Do you have a trainer (wheel-off ideally).. this would tell if you if it's in a wheel/quickrelease.
Try one legged pedaling (the other foot completely off the pedal) to see if it's one side only vs...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 995
Posted By Sy Reene

fyi, The "boost" is the snubnosed (ie. now...

fyi, The "boost" is the snubnosed (ie. now fashionable) shaped version. Pictured above was the standard length model.
It is pretty firm padding.. for me it somehow works better than other saddles I...
06-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Sy Reene

Definitely not.. the saddle goes in the upper...

Definitely not.. the saddle goes in the upper rack of the dishwasher next to your helmet.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Sy Reene

FYI, the dropped chainstay, while it may...

FYI, the dropped chainstay, while it may remove/reduce possibility of chain slap, was ostensibly dropped for the primary reason of enabling wider tires to be fit without having to widen the Q factor...
06-29-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 11,492
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course it is.. however, just about every major...

Of course it is.. however, just about every major bike manufacturer has a frameset that lists at around the $4k+ pricepoints. That's my point. CF can suffer much higher markups and the sellers can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,965
Posted By Sy Reene

Not everyone gets to live in super friendly AZ...

Not everyone gets to live in super friendly AZ year round climates :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,965
Posted By Sy Reene

And back a bit to the topic, the hassle with gear...

And back a bit to the topic, the hassle with gear tracking on Strava (or anywhere for that matter) is when you swap your bike on and off of a trainer.. where chains (and other stuff) have wear but...
06-29-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Sy Reene

What would be the theoretical difference between...

What would be the theoretical difference between sitting around in your kit for an hour after riding, versus if your ride had just been an hour longer than it was?
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