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04-05-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 204
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Posted By kingston

It will be there forever at that price.

It will be there forever at that price.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

My bikes have old triples or new campy with a...

My bikes have old triples or new campy with a sub-compact crank, so I'm not really sure how to get there with just Shimano parts. You can get pretty close with a compact crank and a Jr. cassette, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

Excellent points. Mentally replace everywhere I...

Excellent points. Mentally replace everywhere I say "normal" for "weak". I don't normally think of myself as a weak cyclist, but the facts speak for themselves, so there you go.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

100 miles is the beginning of long-distance to...

100 miles is the beginning of long-distance to me.


Standard gearing is too high for me. If people have less fitness than I do, they need lower gearing not more fitness. That's been my point the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

Seems like you haven't been following the thread....

Seems like you haven't been following the thread. I consider myself to be a normal person, I don't race but do a lot of long distance and my preference is a top gear of around 100" narrow spacing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

It's always fashion and marketing. I'm...

It's always fashion and marketing.



I'm grateful for the gravel boom because now Shimano can make high end groups with gears for normal people without cannibalizing their road groups. I've...
04-04-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By kingston

Wow. That was fast. I have an INF-1 hooked up to...

Wow. That was fast. I have an INF-1 hooked up to a little 2 gallon compressor (https://www.harborfreight.com/2-gallon-135-psi-ultra-quiet-hand-carry-jobsite-air-compressor-64596.html) in my basement...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

It's the same person. That's my commuter. I ride...

It's the same person. That's my commuter. I ride it one mile to the train station.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

I know. A lot of my bikes have triples and the...

I know. A lot of my bikes have triples and the ones that don't have a sub-compact double and a jr. cassette which close enough. Normal compact cranks don't work as well for me, and big-boy cranks are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

I can ride anything, but my preference is to have...

I can ride anything, but my preference is to have a top gear of around 100" narrow spacing around 70" and a low of around 30" or lower. It's not difficult to put that together. It's just not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

Yes. I'm very picky. What's surprising to me is...

Yes. I'm very picky. What's surprising to me is that most people don't seem to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

DaveSSS I don't think the new campy 12s cassettes...

DaveSSS I don't think the new campy 12s cassettes are much better than anything else. That missing 18T cog is a pretty big miss. With a 48T crank it's 70 inches which for me at least is THE most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

I wouldn't run either one of those cassettes...

I wouldn't run either one of those cassettes because neither one has narrow spacing, which is why I can't use a normal compact crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

Your example uses cassettes with 2 teeth steps,...

Your example uses cassettes with 2 teeth steps, which is not narrow spacing, and if I spend most my time in the 15-20 mph range, I'm cross-chained the whole time. Apparently most people don't care...
04-03-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By kingston

This is a common complaint that I think may...

This is a common complaint that I think may depend on the shoes. I have 5 pairs of these pedals and none of them squeak. A friend of mine says his squeak with is Lakes but not his Sidis. In any case,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

Yes, randonneurs have been using these setups for...

Yes, randonneurs have been using these setups for years for good reason, but there have been very few standard options until the recent gravel craze. It's just always puzzled me that I'm sort of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

This is exactly what I want (although my range is...

This is exactly what I want (although my range is probably 1-2 mph lower for solo rides), and seems like what a lot of people would want, so I've never understood why is basically unavailable with...
04-02-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,894
Posted By kingston

A600 ...

A600

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/02/shimano-pd-es600-ultegra-spd-pedal-review/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By kingston

Agree with these clarifications. I meant new to...

Agree with these clarifications. I meant new to cycling as in the first couple of seasons.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 639
Posted By kingston

I posted this recently in another thread: ...

I posted this recently in another thread:

The purpose of a bike fit is to find the right balance between aerodynamics, power output and comfort. I've personally never had a professional fit, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By kingston

I'd recommend something like these Ultegra/A23's...

I'd recommend something like these Ultegra/A23's (https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_350&products_id=2721) or a hand-built version of something similar for a larger...
04-01-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By kingston

It doesn't look like you did any real damage, but...

It doesn't look like you did any real damage, but the cogs should just slide on easily. A good rule of thumb is to never force anything unless you really know what you're doing and/or don't care if...
04-01-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By kingston

From that picture everything looks fine. To offer...

From that picture everything looks fine. To offer any suggestions we would need to see the freehub and the back of the cassette.
04-01-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,884
Posted By kingston

It's not legal where I live and I don't think...

It's not legal where I live and I don't think it's legal in Florida either. I just mentioned it to explain that I fall a bit more in the middle of the spectrum of Total adherence <=> Total disregard...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By kingston

Normally I'd agree with the aluminum...

Normally I'd agree with the aluminum 105/clipons/new wheels suggestion for the one bike option, but 2 hours a week? Maybe a Schwinn Typhoon...
04-01-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By kingston

Something is wrong. All the campy freehubs and...

Something is wrong. All the campy freehubs and cassettes are interchangeable, and the cassettes should slide on and off with almost no force at all.
04-01-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,884
Posted By kingston

The Idaho stop...

The Idaho stop (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho_stop) is the common name for a law that allows cyclists to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign.
04-01-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By kingston

Russ Roth, all I can do is share my experiences...

Russ Roth, all I can do is share my experiences on this board, and in my experience with my 4 kids, cheap 20" department store coaster brake bikes were 100% adequate when they were seven. Again, in...
03-31-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,884
Posted By kingston

This thread reminds me of the old George Carlin...

This thread reminds me of the old George Carlin joke; “anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac”
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

In my experience, Campagnolo is not that rare...

In my experience, Campagnolo is not that rare among people who build their own bikes. Among people who buy complete bikes, it's practically non-existent.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

In that case ignoratio elenchi

In that case ignoratio elenchi
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

argumentum ad populum

argumentum ad populum
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

And I agree the G3 wheels are hideous.

And I agree the G3 wheels are hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

He means 11-17 ...

He means 11-17

11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-22-25-29-34
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

Oh it's rare alright. That's what makes those of...

Oh it's rare alright. That's what makes those of us who use it so special ;)
03-31-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By kingston

It's based on personal experience. At least with...

It's based on personal experience. At least with all four of my kids, they couldn't tell the difference between a $50 bike and a $500 bike at 7 years old, so sure, if you want to buy your kids a nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

The target market seems to be middle-aged guys...

The target market seems to be middle-aged guys with more money than ability who like stuff because it's rare, not in spite of that. If I broke a chainring (not that I have enough power for that to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,294
Posted By kingston

Most people on this forum don't have a real need...

Most people on this forum don't have a real need for 90%+ of the crap we buy. I also agree that street price is a much more useful comparison point than MSRP.
03-31-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By kingston

I've been doing this 3-Day Dumbbell workout...

I've been doing this 3-Day Dumbbell workout (https://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/3-day-full-body-dumbbell-workout) for the past few years along with a short ab workout I got from Tony Little...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,203
Posted By kingston

This thread makes me wonder what I'm missing out...

This thread makes me wonder what I'm missing out on with my mechanical shifting...

Just not enough to spend any money to find out, which when I look around at other people's bikes, is the same as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

I like the Mike Sherman...

I like the Mike Sherman (https://mike-sherman.github.io/shift/) calculator the best. Easier to visualize the impact of different setups. I'll sometimes open up two windows and look at them...
03-30-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 362
Posted By kingston

I have 4 kids who range in age from 16-20 right...

I have 4 kids who range in age from 16-20 right now, so I went through the whole buying bikes for kids thing several years ago. At 5&7, unless they are already super interested in cycling as a hobby,...
03-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,884
Posted By kingston

I read your first post a few times, and it still...

I read your first post a few times, and it still doesn't make any sense to me. My guess is that you did something inadvertently to impede his progress without knowing it. I'm more of an Idaho stop...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

There are many reasons for running different...

There are many reasons for running different gears and they're all valid. The important thing is that we're all getting new bike parts.
03-30-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,845
Posted By kingston

A 1,000k in March? That's quite an early season...

A 1,000k in March? That's quite an early season accomplishment! There's another thread where someone is complaining about poor shifting with a waxed chain in cold weather, but I think it was well...
03-30-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By kingston

When I first started riding fixed I bought three...

When I first started riding fixed I bought three chainrings 44-45-46 and a miche cog carrier with 16-17-18T cogs which gives a pretty good range of options, and you can play around with it to find...
03-30-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,053
Posted By kingston

We might not hold any either but figure we are in...

We might not hold any either but figure we are in a better position to make that call than RUSA. Disaffiliating also allows us to accept electronic proof-of-passage, which enables more flexible...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,955
Posted By kingston

Sounds to me like you need a new chainset....

Sounds to me like you need a new chainset. Gearing is pretty personal, but 46/30 is good if you are riding mostly solo rides and don't need to keep up with a group. 46x11 is over 40 mph @130 rpm,...
03-29-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By kingston

Sure. I don't want to debate it either, and I...

Sure. I don't want to debate it either, and I already offered my suggestion in an earlier post. Buy silver campagnolo. Silver parts look better on a steel frame anyway. Best price I could find on...
03-29-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,398
Posted By kingston

While that's a great bike and probably the most...

While that's a great bike and probably the most versatile frame you can buy, nobody who rides a rivendell looks at that picture and wishes they bought a used crosscheck instead. It's like saying a...
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