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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By cybirr

TT bike tires, 24mm vs 26mm

I am a new TT bike rider who recently stumbled on a heck of a deal for a TT bike. I must confess my reason for owning a TT bike is just for the fun of going as fast as I can. Actually entering a Time...
Forum: Triathlon
08-09-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By cybirr

Bad post, wrong sub-forum

Bad post, delete.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,788
Posted By cybirr

Indeed, heal soon, ride soon! But I must...

Indeed, heal soon, ride soon!

But I must admit I'm having fun with the image of a suicide squad of trash panda terrorists out to get roadies.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,346
Posted By cybirr

I'm getting DuraAce decals for mine.

I'm getting DuraAce decals for mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By cybirr

Yes, 6mm and 15 Nm on the torque, not quick...

Yes, 6mm and 15 Nm on the torque, not quick release. I found out early on the torque value matters as I hand tightened it probably only to about 10-ish. A bit of a rattle and the disc brakes just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By cybirr

The manufacturers have gotten quite clever. There...

The manufacturers have gotten quite clever. There are many examples of what you are suggesting. Specialized Body Geometry is just one. You buy the road shoe and it comes with a neutral (completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 15,306
Posted By cybirr

I think the big issue, the one that really...

I think the big issue, the one that really matters, is there just are not as many Strava ride challenges for Rapha as there are for LeCol.
07-24-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By cybirr

Looks like I'm right and you're wrong, you...

Looks like I'm right and you're wrong, you twatwaffle (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Twatwaffle).
07-24-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By cybirr

It's an inconvenience for sure to see Garmin...

It's an inconvenience for sure to see Garmin Connect affected (muh KOM's!!!) but the scary part is the paralysis on the aviation community. I'm a DoD civilian aviation instructor and we're already...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,750
Posted By cybirr

It's underdeveloped feature released before it's...

It's underdeveloped feature released before it's ready (assuming Strava marketing ever knew what it was for). It's barely functional under the various smartphone OS and absent from computer/web based...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By cybirr

Here's a link to a video I made (seriously...

Here's a link to a video I made (seriously amateur level) of a set Blackburn lights. Not particularly expensive and are decent "be seen" lights. Follow the link to YouTube.

Seriously amateur video...
07-15-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,892
Posted By cybirr

I find this claim of a lack of information......

I find this claim of a lack of information... odd. My Specialized Roubaix came with adequate information on torque values (probably most important), installation of Specialized components and...
07-15-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By cybirr

Went through this myself. Absolutely awful this...

Went through this myself. Absolutely awful this adhesive capsulitis. Injections helped, time was the only cure though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,466
Posted By cybirr

Roundabouts? You mean Obama Circles used by...

Roundabouts? You mean Obama Circles used by satellites to find and target all the real Americans (tm)? Actual belief by a colleague.

I get your frustration, especially the folks who yield in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,992
Posted By cybirr

I really liked the performance and cornering but...

I really liked the performance and cornering but after three days and three flats I took the GP5000 clinchers off. Not sure if there'd be much of a demand for some used GP5000s (400 miles) on eBay.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By cybirr

I'd really like to try Blackbibs but they seem...

I'd really like to try Blackbibs but they seem perpetually out of stock. Trying some Castelli Endurance 2, jury is still out but leaning towards acceptable.

Jersey, who cares the brand. As long...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,186
Posted By cybirr

Hit a curb in a pace line, went flying (2018). ...

Hit a curb in a pace line, went flying (2018). Broke my left hand and it is now marginally but permanently limited in motion and grip. Middle and ring fingers have loss of motion. I can fully...
07-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,268
Posted By cybirr

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/246x322/4828_a3081ed93b1a7744fdc0e2d4155fbc5e8128427e.jpg
I have no idea what this even means.


I bring about 2 liters in a hydration pack. ...
06-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,021
Posted By cybirr

Standard indicator of a past its prime Internet...

Standard indicator of a past its prime Internet forum.
06-29-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,731
Posted By cybirr

A series of hill climbs treated as a HIIT workout...

A series of hill climbs treated as a HIIT workout is so much more satisfying than a flatland HIIT workout.

Seek the hills.
06-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,898
Posted By cybirr

I'm hoping for a Garmin Radar/Light coupled with...

I'm hoping for a Garmin Radar/Light coupled with a purpose built VIRB ecosystem camera.

Forget Cycliq.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,259
Posted By cybirr

That seems all of a 5 second change in a ride...

That seems all of a 5 second change in a ride edit page. Yes, it would be nice to have Strava smart enough to know the difference but again, 5 second edit. Activity --> Edit --> Bike drop down. For...
06-26-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 527
Posted By cybirr

+1, would read again.

+1, would read again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,094
Posted By cybirr

In 2018 Shimano released the Ultegra RX RD with a...

In 2018 Shimano released the Ultegra RX RD with a clutch switch. It appears to help but at a cost in reduced transferred power. My personal experience on a road bike with it is a marginal gain in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,563
Posted By cybirr

I don't know. It's data point of one but I've...

I don't know. It's data point of one but I've some experience with and without triples. This spring I went from a 2007 Ultegra Triple to a 2020 Ultegra Di2. I was concerned I'd miss that low range...
06-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,426
Posted By cybirr

Starting out, I leave my bike in a high gear so...

Starting out, I leave my bike in a high gear so the first couple pedals are on the stand.
The occasional sprint, rare, but occasional.
And the steep bits of the hill. There's a 10% grade section...
06-04-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 495
Posted By cybirr

What's in your take-along tool kit

What makes a good take-along tool kit? This is mine. I'd like to know what others bring as I've not found a thread on this topic. What might I be missing?

Tube (I'm running tubeless but need a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,675
Posted By cybirr

A native iPad/Tablet app -- at this point it's...

A native iPad/Tablet app -- at this point it's just principle of forcing them to submit to my desire.
05-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,140
Posted By cybirr

Nonsense and applesauce, you don't have one,...

Nonsense and applesauce, you don't have one, you've not used one, you've got nothing to add but uninformed opinion. Varia RTL; those that love it, those who haven't used it.
05-30-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By cybirr

This is Uber we're discussing. Liability is all...

This is Uber we're discussing. Liability is all they cared about.
05-30-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,178
Posted By cybirr

In my state of Arkansas, Act 650 of 2019...

In my state of Arkansas, Act 650 of 2019 (https://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/Bills/Detail?id=SB388&ddBienniumSession=2019%2F2019R) (sometimes referred to as the Idaho stop law since that state enacted...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By cybirr

AEGEND sleeves...

AEGEND sleeves (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07SL8NCG6/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_m1M0EbA9Q777W) inexpensive, $10 for a pair of two (four total pieces), claimed UPF 50 (probably). You can play their game...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,153
Posted By cybirr

When I see a list of bikes and a "choose for me"...

When I see a list of bikes and a "choose for me" post, I do wonder, which bike store did the OP pick? Because the brand is meaningless, they're all good, it's what LBS that supports the purchase that...
05-28-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,411
Posted By cybirr

Agree completely. I've two pages on my Garmin...

Agree completely. I've two pages on my Garmin 530, just for pre-ride status check and curiosity. Having the buttons setup for screens make this a quick check-and-forget.

...
05-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,411
Posted By cybirr

Do not do that. At present the anecdotal stories...

Do not do that. At present the anecdotal stories are all of the horror kind if you update firmware over BT. Use your wired charger and a PC.
05-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By cybirr

Park Tool Chain Scrubber consumables

Doing my own limited bike repair and maintenance I have been using a Park Tool CM-5.3 Chain Scrubber (https://www.parktool.com/product/cyclone-chain-scrubber-cm-5-3?category=Chain). This is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,830
Posted By cybirr

"If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen!" ...

"If it's not on Strava, it didn't happen!"

The KOM crowd that validates their cycling on Strava will shift towards paying. Not all of them, but a significant portion I believe. Ego is worth...
05-17-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By cybirr

I bet the buyers market will be farther out than...

I bet the buyers market will be farther out than just the "end" of the coronavirus plague. The higher quality bikes will be held onto for longer because of wishful thinking by the owners they'll...
05-16-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,729
Posted By cybirr

I had a choice between four different LBS/IBS in...

I had a choice between four different LBS/IBS in my area. There are more but they catered to different riding styles. The one that made me feel most welcome carried Specialized. The one I disliked...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,156
Posted By cybirr

I used a Rogue CamelBak for years but the bladder...

I used a Rogue CamelBak for years but the bladder finally gave out. Much to my irritation the new 1.5L bladder wasn't really compatible with my older Rogue. I asked CamelBak and they were happy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,342
Posted By cybirr

Though the balance is changing...

Though the balance is changing (https://road.cc/content/tech-news/263734-rise-disc-brakes-tour-de-france-top-tip-pro-mechanic-setting-disc-brakes), there are still Dura-Ace caliper-based group sets...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,675
Posted By cybirr

I've a confidential Garmin source (I don't have a...

I've a confidential Garmin source (I don't have a Garmin source) the upcoming RTLC520 will have a RADAR, a light brighter than the sun, AND a rear-facing 4KUHD camera with swivel action to capture...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,675
Posted By cybirr

Really?!?!? Will try that! Thanks!

Really?!?!? Will try that! Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,675
Posted By cybirr

I just want Garmin to sell the D-shaped seat-post...

I just want Garmin to sell the D-shaped seat-post block versus having to buy a whole new mount with all three adapters.

Varia Universal Seat-post Quarter Turn Mount...
05-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By cybirr

Event reimbursement

Back in January/February I signed up for several local events during the first half of 2020 -- the fun charity events and Fondos that make for interesting rides. All well before the ongoing tragedy...
05-08-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By cybirr

Sounds like a buy, pillage and abandon. Standard...

Sounds like a buy, pillage and abandon. Standard equity fund practice, the hallmark of unrestrained capitalism.
05-08-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,196
Posted By cybirr

Like those who like the RTL510, I like the...

Like those who like the RTL510, I like the RTL510. It's a situational awareness multiplier for me for certain. If I've a complaint, it is the mounting system. The 1/4-turn lock seems good enough but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,775
Posted By cybirr

A Big Ass Traffic Cone...

A Big Ass Traffic Cone (https://www.amazon.com/JBC-Safety-Plastic-RS90045CT-Revolution/dp/B00CMCA7W0?th=1) for your garage.

So...

a) your spouse/partner/roomie knows you'd like a brief delay...
05-04-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,127
Posted By cybirr

The River Trail and the BDB, such a great add to...

The River Trail and the BDB, such a great add to central Arkansas and the SE trail system! The trail certainly helped me get back to health. At my heaviest I was 265 and am now rapidly leaving the...
05-04-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,647
Posted By cybirr

Tiger stripes are not appealing on my 7 3/4 dome....

Tiger stripes are not appealing on my 7 3/4 dome. I've bought several of these, one per ride, laundry at the end of the week.

Giro Skull Cap...
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