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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

So now we're down to 'everybody says so' as our...

So now we're down to 'everybody says so' as our validation and proof? This is perfect for the 41!! How about independent testing? I'll take a look at results from a rigorous, thorough independent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

No, it's you who doesn't know what you're talking...

No, it's you who doesn't know what you're talking about. Glad we cleared that up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

Um, I'll declare that rim brakes categorically...

Um, I'll declare that rim brakes categorically are just as good as disc brakes. And disc brakes are good enough. And heavy. And expensive. And overly complicated for the application.

I realize...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

Sorry, simply making a declaration does not make...

Sorry, simply making a declaration does not make something true. I can just as easily say that, wait somebody already said:



I'll declare that disk brakes on road bikes for riding on pavement...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

I'm sure it happens but I've not heard of anyone...

I'm sure it happens but I've not heard of anyone wearing out a brake track on a rim. However, I do hear of rims failing at the nipple holes (not ironically, disc setups are tougher on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,771
Posted By on the path

It's not madam and you don't owe me anything....

It's not madam and you don't owe me anything. I've been there before. I've even switched out press in BB bearings when all I had to do was tighten that rear skewer. Lot's of force happening around...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

Dura Ace brake pads are less than $18.00 for...

Dura Ace brake pads are less than $18.00 for front & rear. Disc brake replacement parts as indicated in your post @ $140.00. Unless money is no object, this is a great reason to ignore all things...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,934
Posted By on the path

This is a pro-disc post?

This is a pro-disc post?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By on the path

+1 on the Rubino Pro tires. Relatively light,...

+1 on the Rubino Pro tires. Relatively light, good rolling resistance and very durable. I believe these tires have been discontinued by Vittoria. I'm surprised to see these for sale by a retailer but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,771
Posted By on the path

Tighten up the rear skewer.

Tighten up the rear skewer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By on the path

What I know about the stand is the that clamp is...

What I know about the stand is the that clamp is "problematic". The clamp doesn't work well when new and gets progressively worse over time. Yes I have one. The day I acquired a good work stand the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By on the path

It's definitely a factor. Before I shipped my...

It's definitely a factor. Before I shipped my bike I practiced disassembling the bike, packing it into the case, then removing it from the case and reassembling and test riding. Disassembly and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By on the path

I've rented and also traveled with my own bike....

I've rented and also traveled with my own bike. Of course it's best having your own bike but if you travel to a place with a decent sized cycling community you can find good bikes to rent. If you do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,605
Posted By on the path

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This Colnago actually belongs to a good friend of mine. I post this not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By on the path

I didn't say or suggest that. But... It's...

I didn't say or suggest that. But...

It's currently $119.99 and "free shipping eligible." Again, it has worked famously, no issues. There's a magnetic for 15 bucks less. My reading led me to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,308
Posted By on the path

Last fall I bought a new fluid trainer from...

Last fall I bought a new fluid trainer from Nashbar, on sale for $109.19 shipped. It has worked surprisingly well, absolutely no issues so far. With my power meter I was able to use Zwift &...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,321
Posted By on the path

4. The more the chainline deflects the more watts...

4. The more the chainline deflects the more watts are wasted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,919
Posted By on the path

On my Saturday ride I planned 3.5 - 4 hours up...

On my Saturday ride I planned 3.5 - 4 hours up into the hills and back. I had 2 full bottles at the beginning and was hoping a public park up top would have the outdoor fountains running. I got there...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By on the path

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By on the path

I can verify the above that I emboldened. I...

I can verify the above that I emboldened. I ultimately upgraded to 5800 and said issues got resolved.

In 2011 I paid somewhere between $1200 and $1300 brand new from an authorized dealer. It's...
06-24-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By on the path

You could probably save some time and get the...

You could probably save some time and get the correct info from Park Tool customer service. They've been great when I've dealt with them.
06-24-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,532
Posted By on the path

Mee too. I got mine last year, wished I'd gotten...

Mee too. I got mine last year, wished I'd gotten it years prior. Having good tools makes the job easier and much more enjoyable.
06-21-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,732
Posted By on the path

I had a very similar experience. At a point in...

I had a very similar experience. At a point in time not too long ago I was eating a fair amount of ice cream before bed, several times a week. I was able to easily maintain my weight if not lose...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,712
Posted By on the path

While I appreciate the concept of the "gumwalls"...

While I appreciate the concept of the "gumwalls" they don't go well with all frame/other component colors.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By on the path

Unless I'm mistaken Garmin "owns" the ant+...

Unless I'm mistaken Garmin "owns" the ant+ protocol. If true, that explains why Garmin head units have not, up until very recently, been compatible with bluetooth sensors.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By on the path

Conversely, strengthening the core muscles will...

Conversely, strengthening the core muscles will enhance your cycling ability. I inadvertently discovered this after I started regular upper body workouts at the gym.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,269
Posted By on the path

Exactly what I was thinking.

Exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By on the path

+ 1 .. I've had a few Giro helmets and they all...

+ 1 .. I've had a few Giro helmets and they all seem to ventilate well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By on the path

At least one of us gets it :D

At least one of us gets it :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,922
Posted By on the path

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I have the previous version of the one pictured above. I can't imagine a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,854
Posted By on the path

So we have different preferences. See mine below....

So we have different preferences. See mine below. And it's a steel frame so it goes with this thread.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,854
Posted By on the path

White bar tape, please.

White bar tape, please.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,854
Posted By on the path

Serottad Design Studio. Great bike with a...

Serottad Design Studio. Great bike with a surprisingly light steel frame. Bring your checkbook. (https://www.serottadesignstudio.com/amodomio)
...
05-08-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By on the path

I also employ the bolt/washer system to fix the...

I also employ the bolt/washer system to fix the tool to the part. A mechanic friend says he uses a QR skewer. I've not seen him use it but he says it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,762
Posted By on the path

Everybody, meaning those within earshot of you or...

Everybody, meaning those within earshot of you or those un-named who post on the internet? Who's hallucinating here? When it comes to science and reasoning vs opinions of invisible people, I'll take...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,660
Posted By on the path

I bring my phone just to have as an emergency...

I bring my phone just to have as an emergency communication device. Occasionally I'll check a message or snap a photo, but otherwise it remains in my jersey pocket, and typically for hours on end...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,762
Posted By on the path

This is really the issue. Tire adhesion will...

This is really the issue. Tire adhesion will always be the limiting factor when it comes to braking. In terms of significance, the ability of the tire to grip the given riding surface, at the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By on the path

Can't go wrong, that's a great bike and at a...

Can't go wrong, that's a great bike and at a great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,061
Posted By on the path

I also tried the Rubino Pro Speed. Great tires....

I also tried the Rubino Pro Speed. Great tires. They're light, they grip, they roll great. Best of all they inspire confidence in cornering. I feel the tires will allow me to lean the bike over...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,173
Posted By on the path

The above is something I wish more people...

The above is something I wish more people understood. In a crash or any kind or fall the body can act like a whip. As a visualization, think of the lower torso/hip area as the whip handle. The torso...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,153
Posted By on the path

I've tried this and the original in blue...

I've tried this and the original in blue container. I like the blue better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By on the path

Bought my CAAD 10 105 in late 2011. 24,000 miles...

Bought my CAAD 10 105 in late 2011. 24,000 miles or so and it rides better than ever. 75 miles today. Can't recommend one highly enough, I love riding it.

If it's in excellent shape $800 isn't too...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,177
Posted By on the path

Pradaxa may be better as far as convenience, but...

Pradaxa may be better as far as convenience, but it is not short term reversible. What I meant by short term reversible is, in the event of a bleed out, administering vitamin K will counter the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,177
Posted By on the path

When I mentioned "numbers" I was referring to PT...

When I mentioned "numbers" I was referring to PT INR, which is a value (number) that expresses the length of time it takes for the blood to coagulate. That is a simplification, and I welcome any...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By on the path

For what it's worth... I've been using chest...

For what it's worth... I've been using chest strap based HR monitors for years. I bought a Scosche about 2 years ago. Wore it on my arm, as an armband. I used it on 1 ride. I found it to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,315
Posted By on the path

If your HRM doesn't have a chest strap my money...

If your HRM doesn't have a chest strap my money says it's the inaccuracy of your device. Even chest straps can be wonky in the cold weather, but are generally much more accurate than the wrist bands.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,199
Posted By on the path

I haven't done an outdoor ride in a month. Elvo...

I haven't done an outdoor ride in a month. Elvo is messing with us.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By on the path

Thank you for all your suggestions. I did follow...

Thank you for all your suggestions. I did follow up and do more research based on your input, and definitely checked all the links that you provided.

The PI vest came today. I ordered down a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By on the path

Yours is a super nice vest, no question. I don't...

Yours is a super nice vest, no question. I don't expect to use the vest all that much so I can't justify spending that kind of money. Having said that, even on ebay the nicer vests start at about $40...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,068
Posted By on the path

For a vest I'm not that concerned about a 2 way...

For a vest I'm not that concerned about a 2 way zipper. I anticipate the vest being fully zipped while wearing. If I need to unzip it I'll probably be ready to take it off.

I think I found what...
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