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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By FlashBazbo

If you read my post, you would see that I have...

If you read my post, you would see that I have considered other brands. They ALL seem to do the same thing. That's why I posted the thread. The entire industry seems to introduce their products...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By FlashBazbo

Troll much? (I think the entire forum knows the...

Troll much? (I think the entire forum knows the answer to that question.)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By FlashBazbo

You speak the truth, Captain Obvious. Iíve...

You speak the truth, Captain Obvious.

Iíve narrowed to 3 based on what Iím looking for in a trainer. (Nothing wrong with that, I hope.). But I havenít purchased. Just frustrated that, of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 652
Posted By FlashBazbo

Indoor Trainers . . . why don't they get it right before selling them?

Sorry about this, but this post is in the form of a vent and/or rant. Indoor trainers. When I bought my last one (Wahoo Kickr Snap), the revised product had been on the market less than a year. I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,244
Posted By FlashBazbo

I will boldly go against the grain. I,...

I will boldly go against the grain. I, personally, would feel weird donning a Specialized helmet / kit without a Specialized bike. Gloves, no big deal -- the logos usually fall off Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By FlashBazbo

Exactly. It's a survey about personal decisions....

Exactly. It's a survey about personal decisions. Nothing deeper than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By FlashBazbo

The question doesn't ask about the "best." It...

The question doesn't ask about the "best." It asks what YOU have.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By FlashBazbo

In the event you really meant that as a question...

In the event you really meant that as a question . . . a bike used primarily for climbing in the mountains would not necessarily be considered an "all-around" bike. Dedicated climbing bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,632
Posted By FlashBazbo

How deep is the front wheel on your all-around fast road bike?

People seem to love deep aero road wheels, but I wonder how many actually put their money up to buy and ride a set. For purposes of this question, I'm asking about the FRONT wheel because lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By FlashBazbo

I'm surprised to see this thread resurrected from...

I'm surprised to see this thread resurrected from the dead. Updating from my March, 2018 post above . . .

I now have over 70,000 miles on Di2 groupsets and I still have yet to have any Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By FlashBazbo

Some years back, I had an S-Works Tarmac whose...

Some years back, I had an S-Works Tarmac whose headset bearings were a rusted mess after less than 30 days -- and the bike was stored indoors and never saw rain in those 30 days. I suspect they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,480
Posted By FlashBazbo

Boy, you really pulled this thread from the...

Boy, you really pulled this thread from the crypt! Three years ago . . . I suspect I went with an ENVE SES 5.6. (Both the bike and the wheels have left my ownership in the ensuing 3 years.) The ENVE...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By FlashBazbo

Contact Garmin. They can and will help. Are...

Contact Garmin. They can and will help.

Are you trying to upload via WiFi or Bluetooth? Garmin doesn't like doing both at the same time. If you want to go Bluetooth to your phone, be sure to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,373
Posted By FlashBazbo

I owned a Trek with a BB90 for a very short...

I owned a Trek with a BB90 for a very short period of time. The concerns are legitimate. I would love to have the same bike with a T47.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By FlashBazbo

Conti 5000 TL - what pressure?

I've been riding Conti's 5000 TL tires (tubeless) in the 25mm size for about 1200 miles now. I like the tires. I weigh about 180 and they roll smooth and fast for me at 70 psi. They seem to roll a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By FlashBazbo

I suspect the elite peloton took more up more...

I suspect the elite peloton took more up more volunteers and money than it was worth. A few years back, it was a big deal, but I think it became less popular (and became infiltrated by riders who...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By FlashBazbo

Enjoy! I've ridden the two Clarksville rides...

Enjoy! I've ridden the two Clarksville rides more times than I can remember. But not this year. Extremely fast course!

Do you know if it is true that they discontinued the Elite Peloton this...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,077
Posted By FlashBazbo

Sorry if I offended (for the most part, we...

Sorry if I offended (for the most part, we agree), but I've grown really tired of all the stereotypes, name calling, and (frankly) stupid conclusions spouted here based on . . . gearing? Really? Does...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,077
Posted By FlashBazbo

Really? You're not serious . . . are you?

Really? You're not serious . . . are you?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,077
Posted By FlashBazbo

I switched from 50-34 to 52-36 on my road bike a...

I switched from 50-34 to 52-36 on my road bike a little over a year ago. I did it because (1) it gave me more top-end speed before spinning out, and (2) it didn't penalize me much at the low end. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,043
Posted By FlashBazbo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUkKqNN7HVI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUkKqNN7HVI
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,043
Posted By FlashBazbo

OP, are you sure the derailleur hanger was bent? ...

OP, are you sure the derailleur hanger was bent? Did you reset the rear derailleur ("crash recovery mode") after the drop?

Di2 rear derailleurs are designed to disengage if they receive an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By FlashBazbo

I own and ride both. (The FSA SL-K Light because...

I own and ride both. (The FSA SL-K Light because Dura Ace doesn't offer the gravel gearing I was looking for.) Mark me down as another vote for Dura Ace. The shifting is much quieter and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,755
Posted By FlashBazbo

I doubt Mavic's sealant is "sold out" anywhere. ...

I doubt Mavic's sealant is "sold out" anywhere. Nobody stocks it because there are several more popular options. I don't know of anyone intentionally trying to buy Mavic sealant.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,541
Posted By FlashBazbo

At low charge, the front derailleur automatically...

At low charge, the front derailleur automatically shifts to the small ring and stops functioning. At that point, you have approximately 50 miles of shifting available on the rear derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By FlashBazbo

Perhaps not completely unrelated. But I also...

Perhaps not completely unrelated. But I also think that a cyclist exerts more force on the contact patch when braking from speed to a stop or when climbing a 17% grade than they do when cornering. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,541
Posted By FlashBazbo

Both are just approximations, but you know of...

Both are just approximations, but you know of course that flashing red cannot mean 0%. If it were 0%, the light would not illuminate at all.

I've been using Di2 for ten years. Here's how my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By FlashBazbo

Look more closely at what I said. I said I was...

Look more closely at what I said. I said I was concerned about the fact that traction in a straight line is not as good. I'm not concerned about sliding out in corners because I haven't seen any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,633
Posted By FlashBazbo

Yes, there's a reason the choices of tubular...

Yes, there's a reason the choices of tubular wheelsets are diminishing. Ten years ago, it seemed that half the aftermarket wheels were for tubulars. Nowadays, it seems less than 1 in 20. They've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,590
Posted By FlashBazbo

Tell that to Fred Flintstone!

Tell that to Fred Flintstone!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,467
Posted By FlashBazbo

My road bike has ENVE SES 3.4 Disc wheels on it....

My road bike has ENVE SES 3.4 Disc wheels on it. ENVE always said those wheels are optimized for 25mm wide tires. I put 25mm Conti 4000SII's on them and they measured 29mm wide. Fast forward to 2019...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,590
Posted By FlashBazbo

So will dragging your feet.

So will dragging your feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,736
Posted By FlashBazbo

If anything, our experience is more dramatic. ...

If anything, our experience is more dramatic. The rides that cost $20 forever are now charging $60. A few newcomers (Hincapie Fondo and others) are charging $225 and up. (Tulsa Tough's fondos are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,590
Posted By FlashBazbo

I tried not to get involved. But let's dispel...

I tried not to get involved. But let's dispel two anti-disc myths:

Disc brakes aren't hard to maintain. In fact, if you keep your bike long enough, cable-actuated brakes require more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,590
Posted By FlashBazbo

So is dragging your feet.

So is dragging your feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,590
Posted By FlashBazbo

I worry a little bit. When I'm in a pack that's...

I worry a little bit. When I'm in a pack that's screaming down a mountain descent with sharp switchbacks every so often, I sometimes worry about whether that rim-braked yay-hoo behind me is going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By FlashBazbo

I'm aware of the width spec. It is different, but...

I'm aware of the width spec. It is different, but not what I'm concerned about. It's a flat saddle.

The padding is markedly heavier on these saddles than on my old Ariones. Apparently, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By FlashBazbo

Fizik Arione has changed! What do you think?

I've been away from the Fizik fold for over five years but, back in the day, I rode Fizik Ariones. They seemed to support my sit bones well and everything in between was thereby kept a safe distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 27,392
Posted By FlashBazbo

Because having two derailleurs is just too...

Because having two derailleurs is just too complicated for some people (and some bike manufacturers).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By FlashBazbo

Either that or . . . you're not very smart.

Either that or . . . you're not very smart.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By FlashBazbo

After 125 miles on the road with my 5000 TL's, my...

After 125 miles on the road with my 5000 TL's, my opinions of the tires are coming into sharper focus. I'm sure my impressions will shift or be refined with time but, since my memories of riding...
08-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By FlashBazbo

I did Dirty Kanza on a Brooks C17. At the end,...

I did Dirty Kanza on a Brooks C17. At the end, the only part of me that DIDN'T hurt was my backside. (Besides the expected, I also had a torn labrum and wrecked knee.) My comment on the ride to...
08-16-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,243
Posted By FlashBazbo

The GRX crankset is offset to the outside,...

The GRX crankset is offset to the outside, compared to other Shimano cranks. For that reason, you have to use the GRX front derailleur. It is offset to match the crankset.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 19,094
Posted By FlashBazbo

We have a winner! At one time, it was relatively...

We have a winner! At one time, it was relatively rare for a pro rider's frameset to actually be manufactured by the brand whose logo was painted on the bike. And some of those disguised custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By FlashBazbo

I mounted a set of 5000 TL on my road bike last...

I mounted a set of 5000 TL on my road bike last night. I just have one ride on them, so this isn't a full review, but I can give my early impressions and a direct comparison to a tubed set of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,683
Posted By FlashBazbo

No. According to the published tests, the TL...

No. According to the published tests, the TL beats latex tubes. And besides, latex tubes are at least as problematic as tubeless. (I don't like baby powder.)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By FlashBazbo

Maybe, but these days, they don't eat as many...

Maybe, but these days, they don't eat as many donuts as Jan did.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 934
Posted By FlashBazbo

I guess they figure they'll have the wrong spec...

I guess they figure they'll have the wrong spec for a certain percentage of buyers anyway. This probably ticks off the smallest number of potential customers. If the customers want compact, give...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,047
Posted By FlashBazbo

Sometimes the shifters have a different throw or...

Sometimes the shifters have a different throw or are in a different size, too. I would check that out. On bikes that spec different shifters, they are made for smaller hands on the women's bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By FlashBazbo

When you switch the derailleur, you'll want to...

When you switch the derailleur, you'll want to plug in the e-tube and update the component firmware anyway. When you're in there, you can check the programmed functions and make sure all the pieces...
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