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08-24-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By kingston

For me it copies a lot faster directly to the...

For me it copies a lot faster directly to the card.
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

I think both should be listed on the Wikipedia...

I think both should be listed on the Wikipedia article. Not to take anything away from Eckstein's accomplishment as the overall fastest finisher, but I wanted to know who the first upright finisher...
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

This article...

This article (http://www.leparisien.fr/yvelines-78/rambouillet-les-premiers-randonneurs-de-paris-brest-paris-sont-revenus-21-08-2019-8136813.php) in Le Parisien says Frenchman, Robert Coquen set the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

I guess. Still doesn't explain the squealing from...

I guess. Still doesn't explain the squealing from the guys I ride with who have brand new hydraulic brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

For me it has been the amount of time I have had...

For me it has been the amount of time I have had to spend trying to get them to stop squealing and rubbing. If you don't have those problems or it doesn't bother you the maintenance is probably about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,772
Posted By kingston

I haven't done an analysis but always assumed...

I haven't done an analysis but always assumed seven is above average cost for a titanium frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

I'll put my bad experience with squealing disks...

I'll put my bad experience with squealing disks down to randonneuring, which is hard on equipment in general. Riding anything 750 miles in one go is going to test the limits of how well it holds up....
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,095
Posted By kingston

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

I've never had hydraulic disks, but it has always...

I've never had hydraulic disks, but it has always been my suspicion that they would be just as susceptible to incessant squealing as my mechanical disks since I hear them squealing all the time when...
08-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By kingston

King Iris are the most secure I have found, but...

King Iris are the most secure I have found, but all the stainless cages are good for paved tours. I personally wouldn't put titanium, carbon or plastic cages on my touring bike.
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

Phil might be the fastest American. Won't be...

Phil might be the fastest American. Won't be official until the later waves finish.
Replies: 75
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Posted By kingston

56:35:55 The guy's a pro

56:35:55 The guy's a pro
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

Yes. Than rim brakes. I won't argue with your...

Yes. Than rim brakes. I won't argue with your claim since I have no personal experience with hydraulic road disks, but I haven't heard that before from the guys I ride with who have them.
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

I think he'll make it with a few minutes to spare.

I think he'll make it with a few minutes to spare.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

You're right about the rubbing. That usually...

You're right about the rubbing. That usually comes back when I remove a wheel then have to re-adjust the calipers and pads because I can't seem to get the wheel back in precisely the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

I'm not some incompetent home-mechanic who can't...

I'm not some incompetent home-mechanic who can't figure out if a rotor is true or not, over-sands rotors, and doesn't know how to bed in brakes. In my experience of riding a lot of miles in all...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

They are constantly either rubbing or squeaking...

They are constantly either rubbing or squeaking or both. I've done the whole sand the pads and rotors, replace the pads and rotors. I've tried everything. Nothing I can do despite endless fiddling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,473
Posted By kingston

Randonneuring is a pretty cheap way to do...

Randonneuring is a pretty cheap way to do organized rides. Here's what our club charges (10% discount for club members)
200k - $15
300k - $20
400k - $25
600k - $30For that you get a cue sheet,...
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

52+ hours at that pace with no sleep is really...

52+ hours at that pace with no sleep is really unbelievable.

Looks like Fred stopped for a nap in Loudeac. I don't think he'll make it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

I haven't heard anyone claim that hydraulic disks...

I haven't heard anyone claim that hydraulic disks are less maintenance, but it could just be that they are both so low maintenance that it doesn't matter one way or another. The hardest part about...
08-20-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 763
Posted By kingston

It's length is one of the main reasons the Fizik...

It's length is one of the main reasons the Fizik Airone is so popular with racers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,729
Posted By kingston

[/list] So are you saying mechanical disks are...

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So are you saying mechanical disks are more maintenance than rim brakes and hydraulics are the same? My experience is that BB7's are many multiples more maintenance than rim brakes. Agree...
08-20-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By kingston

I thought that's how you got style points!?! I'm...

I thought that's how you got style points!?! I'm old and can't keep up with all the latest trends.
08-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By kingston

bars don't matter when your balls are on the stem...

bars don't matter when your balls are on the stem laying down a sweet fixie skid
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By kingston

I've bought a fair number of used bikes and have...

I've bought a fair number of used bikes and have gotten some great bikes for much less than they would have cost new. If you are in that market you have to be both very patient and willing to take...
08-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,573
Posted By kingston

I have some experience with the Lezyne Flow and...

I have some experience with the Lezyne Flow and Blackburn Wayside side-loaders. The flow is a little easier to get the bottle in and out but a little less secure. They both work and are under $10...
08-20-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By kingston

Replacing the cables on a 4 year old bike sounds...

Replacing the cables on a 4 year old bike sounds reasonable to me. I typically replace my cables more often than that as preventative maintenance. Seems to me there are two reasonable approaches....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By kingston

I don't know what colorway you have but agree...

I don't know what colorway you have but agree that some of them are horrendous (I'm thinking the one with neon green and blue accents). Get the Orbea if you think that looks the coolest. I'm not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,926
Posted By kingston

The Michelin endurance tires offer adequate,...

The Michelin endurance tires offer adequate, long-lasting performance at a reasonable price, which makes them my favorite high-mileage training tires. The Corsas are in a performance different...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By kingston

Let's face it, for the kind of riding most of us...

Let's face it, for the kind of riding most of us do, a thousand dollar bike would be totally adequate. At some point, how cool you think it looks should start to become the most important factor....
08-20-19, 03:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,844
Posted By kingston

That's a really nice bike. 105 is a solid choice...

That's a really nice bike. 105 is a solid choice that will last a lot of miles. Apologies for the mistake on frame material. I just did a quick search on Cannondale Quick and saw the carbon model at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,039
Posted By kingston

I'd put campy chorus and a new wheelset on the...

I'd put campy chorus and a new wheelset on the supersix if it were my money. Otherwise get the pinarello. It looks cooler than the orbea but not as cool as the supersix.
08-19-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By kingston

Tires are all about trade-offs. Just depends on...

Tires are all about trade-offs. Just depends on what you are looking for. Marathons are designed to last a long time and prevent flats which means that they are heavier and don't roll as well as some...
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

Hopefully they can keep up the pace for another...

Hopefully they can keep up the pace for another day. I know I'd need a nap right about now.
08-19-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,844
Posted By kingston

It's just my opinion. People buy all kinds of...

It's just my opinion. People buy all kinds of thing that don't make any sense to me, but I'm sure make a lot of sense to them. You and I likely have different definitions of "moderate pace". I don't...
08-19-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,844
Posted By kingston

While I love the idea of riding a hybrid to stay...

While I love the idea of riding a hybrid to stay in shape, the concept of a carbon hybrid makes no sense to me. What difference does a few pounds make on a bike that's designed to be ridden at a...
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

80 hour guys are away. I know two guys going for...

80 hour guys are away. I know two guys going for Charly Miller time, so it will be exciting to watch.
08-18-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,844
Posted By kingston

I spend a lot of money on cycling, thousands of...

I spend a lot of money on cycling, thousands of dollars a year, so I'm the last person to talk about not spending a lot of money on bikes. As others have said, if you love riding the bike, it's money...
08-17-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,844
Posted By kingston

Nobody really needs a $2,500 bike just to get in...

Nobody really needs a $2,500 bike just to get in shape. Nice aluminum frame bikes are available for well under a thousand dollars. I always advise people to start with something like that. You can...
08-17-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7,437
Views: 1,982,841
Posted By kingston

This is the first one I've seen where I like the...

This is the first one I've seen where I like the aesthetics of the conversion better than the original quill. Nicely done!
08-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By kingston

Just get a basic wired computer. I bought a box...

Just get a basic wired computer. I bought a box of 10 sigma bc 906 for fifty bucks on ebay a few years ago so I could have the same basic computer on every bike.
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

Group Start Time Time Limit [hours] Type A Sun...

Group Start Time Time Limit [hours] Type
A Sun 8/18/19 16:00 80 regular bikes
B Sun 8/18/19 16:15 80 regular bikes
C Sun 8/18/19 16:30 80 regular bikes
D Sun 8/18/19 16:45 80 regular bikes
E Sun...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,772
Posted By kingston

People notice a titanium frame because they know...

People notice a titanium frame because they know you spent a lot of money on it. That doesn't mean they want one. Middle aged guys who are serious cyclists but not that fast like them because they...
08-16-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By kingston

Hence the recommendation to just get a bag of MSW...

Hence the recommendation to just get a bag of MSW and be done with it.
08-16-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,789
Posted By kingston

I love MIPS. I just bought a leftover specialized...

I love MIPS. I just bought a leftover specialized airnet for sixty bucks that the dealer had to discount 60% because it didn't have MIPS. I had to get a new helmet because I had a bad crash last week...
08-16-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By kingston

I have noticed that chains don't hold the wax as...

I have noticed that chains don't hold the wax as well until they have been run and re-waxed a few times, which could explain our different experiences. Obviously nothing wrong with using oil if...
08-16-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By kingston

Pretty sure this is why the vast majority of...

Pretty sure this is why the vast majority of people don't mess around with wax. From what I've seen, most of the people who run wax do it because they like having a clean bike, not because it's...
08-16-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By kingston

Can you explain why that's relevant? If it works...

Can you explain why that's relevant? If it works what difference does it make if it's a lubricant or not?
08-16-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,301
Posted By kingston

There are plenty of good reasons not to run waxed...

There are plenty of good reasons not to run waxed chains, but I don't think crapping out in the rain is one of them. I've ridden 1,000's of km's of brevets in all kinds of weather on waxed chains. I...
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By kingston

I downloaded the Chrono-Course Mobile App and...

I downloaded the Chrono-Course Mobile App and will be following all of my friends and club members.
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