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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By sfrider

Back when I carried a pump I was happy with the...

Back when I carried a pump I was happy with the Road Morph G. But that was a long time ago in a galaxy far away. I haven't had a road flat in years with tubeless, and all I bring is a couple of CO2...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By sfrider

A left sided PM crank would be relatively...

A left sided PM crank would be relatively inexpensive and super easy to install, assuming there is one compatible with your crankset. You can of course have leg power imbalances, but for the purpose...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,984
Posted By sfrider

I think it's low as well. 2:39 is 9540 seconds....

I think it's low as well. 2:39 is 9540 seconds. 18.8 mph on flat ground... say 185 W. 185*9540/1000 = 1764 kJ. There's 0.24 kcal per kJ, but pedaling is only about 23% efficient, so those conversions...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By sfrider

My experience with Orange is the solids settle on...

My experience with Orange is the solids settle on the top. But yeah, it needs a good shake before adding to the tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,184
Posted By sfrider

I see they have one size for 25C tires on a 21mm...

I see they have one size for 25C tires on a 21mm (inside) rim, and another for 28C tires on a 23mm rim. I wonder how specific this is, and if either will work acceptably with a 28C tire on a 21mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 764
Posted By sfrider

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence...

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence less expensive. Same as rims without brake tracks.

Aero is like weight, any one point of savings doesn't make any real difference, but it all adds...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By sfrider

No signs of drying out, but I expect it will...

No signs of drying out, but I expect it will eventually wear out and need replacement with tire changes.
03-22-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,978
Posted By sfrider

I only recently started paying for zwift in...

I only recently started paying for zwift in addition to rouvy. Thereís almost always other riders on any rouvy course thatís part of an ongoing challenge or needed to level up. Thereís no lead in,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By sfrider

I think they're probably all all-around...

I think they're probably all all-around excellent. The choice IMO would come down to what you can find for sale and in stock, and if you can get any deals (which in these times seems highly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By sfrider

Measure your foot heel-to-toe, look over the size...

Measure your foot heel-to-toe, look over the size chart for the particular shoe you're considering. Unfortunately not all brands tell you the width, or foot volume.

My feet measure 11.25", I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By sfrider

I just checked on R8000 Di2, and the red/green...

I just checked on R8000 Di2, and the red/green LEDs blink alternatingly after only holding the button down for some fraction of a section, then after that it goes on to solid red and so on. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By sfrider

I feel like that when I push my endurance...

I feel like that when I push my endurance envelope and have seen it referred to as endurance hangover. Just a "long" ride like last weekend's 4h tempo (62mi, 5600ft) won't do it - that just creates...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,800
Posted By sfrider

I've only used GP5k's in TL with zero problems on...

I've only used GP5k's in TL with zero problems on three different wheelsets, but am on the fence on a set of 303S which would require a different tire. So not much basis of comparison for me, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,984
Posted By sfrider

My SES 3.4's have space around the spokes and the...

My SES 3.4's have space around the spokes and the hard plastic (ENVE supplied) nut holding the valve stem in place doesn't hermetically seal. The rim is rounded and the nut is flat. But these are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,984
Posted By sfrider

I've ridden off without sealant also, and while...

I've ridden off without sealant also, and while the tires topped off nicely it didn't take long until they were completely flat. Once dry, the bead didn't hold air worth squat.

Ouch on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,424
Posted By sfrider

I never rotate tires, but then they also don't...

I never rotate tires, but then they also don't really get squared off. Too many long, steep, twisty descents around here that I'm sure dominate any and all tire wear. I just replace whichever tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,424
Posted By sfrider

That doesn't look remotely worn. It does...

That doesn't look remotely worn.

It does look way off center though... wheel dish?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By sfrider

Sounds like there's friction and rubbing where...

Sounds like there's friction and rubbing where there shouldn't really be any weight to begin with. You want the weight further back on the sit bones, and the skin can definitely toughen up around...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By sfrider

Garmins capture cycling dynamics with the Favero...

Garmins capture cycling dynamics with the Favero Assiomas, which can help you fine-tune your fit and position, and can help identify things to work on. Wahoo only captures it for 4iiiiiiii PMs. I'd...
03-01-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,309
Posted By sfrider

The KOM and E-Flex are much less than the Saris...

The KOM and E-Flex are much less than the Saris though, but yeah, even $450 is pretty expensive for what it is...
02-28-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,309
Posted By sfrider

The E-Flex is only compatible with the Kickr...

The E-Flex is only compatible with the Kickr though, not the Kickr Core, and doesn't work with a Kickr Climb at all.

I ended up ordering a KOM RPV1, which is not trainer specific and should work...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By sfrider

A bell works well for me. But the purpose for me...

A bell works well for me. But the purpose for me isn't to get people to move out of the way but to create awareness of my presence behind them. In general I avoid MUPs like the plague though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,685
Posted By sfrider

Eh, what? You have to inspect your fork once in a...

Eh, what? You have to inspect your fork once in a blue moon. Quill or not. I have a friend who broke the fork at the crown on his old Peter Johnson, but fortunately it happened right as he braked to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 945
Posted By sfrider

Dammit, you beat me to it! Yeah, I want.

Dammit, you beat me to it!

Yeah, I want.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,348,835
Posted By sfrider

A Wahoo trainer mat; my old Kurt Kinetic mat is...

A Wahoo trainer mat; my old Kurt Kinetic mat is disintegrating around the edges and where it's been most sweated on.
A Wahoo Kickr Headwind so I don't have to fiddle with a fan remote while riding. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By sfrider

195 lbs shouldn't be a problem - the Kickr for...

195 lbs shouldn't be a problem - the Kickr for example specs 250 lbs, but that seems to be more due to potential bike damage than a concern for the trainer. 450 lbs might be a bit too much though....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By sfrider

I used Look Keo 2's briefly around 2005 or so and...

I used Look Keo 2's briefly around 2005 or so and don't recall problems unclipping, no easier or harder than the Speedplay X2's I replaced them with. The reason for replacing was to add float and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,011
Posted By sfrider

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. ...

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. Doesn't mean I'm not going to.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,769
Posted By sfrider

Gatorskins have a stiff, puncture proof sidewall....

Gatorskins have a stiff, puncture proof sidewall. If you run them at low pressure they'll roll very poorly. Not that they roll well at any pressure to begin with.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,579
Posted By sfrider

A good water bottle cage IMO not only holds the...

A good water bottle cage IMO not only holds the bottle securely (going back uphill to fish a water bottle out of a ditch gets old quickly), but also doesn't hold it so tight I can't easily get it out...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By sfrider

I don't know that Mavic did poorly. It seemed...

I don't know that Mavic did poorly. It seemed when Salomon changed ownership in a fairly complex deal nobody thought they owned Mavic afterwards, and they got lost in the shuffle. Sponsorships of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,364
Posted By sfrider

A mechanical groupset is a commodity or...

A mechanical groupset is a commodity or commodity-like (aka commoditized), Di2 is not? So you get cost-plus pricing vs value pricing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,485
Posted By sfrider

I get coin cells from an electronic component...

I get coin cells from an electronic component distributor, typically Mouser or DigiKey. Panasonic makes perfectly fine batteries, and their regular CR2032's for example cost under $25 for 100, plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By sfrider

With the pedal spindle under the ball of the foot...

With the pedal spindle under the ball of the foot there should only be about 2" or less of shoe protruding past the pedal. Most people who ride platform pedals who have never used clipless or rat...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,689
Posted By sfrider

Trek claims "up to 48x", not "48x." This means...

Trek claims "up to 48x", not "48x." This means "48x or less", same thing. As for the test data it should all be reproducible and independently verifiable....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,264
Posted By sfrider

Congrats - nice bike!

Congrats - nice bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,720
Posted By sfrider

I think that's only the regular Kickr, my Core...

I think that's only the regular Kickr, my Core definitely didn't come with a cassette....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,720
Posted By sfrider

It also depends on what kind of rides you do on...

It also depends on what kind of rides you do on your trainer. I have two bikes but only use one of them on the trainer.
A Canyon with 52x36 and 11-28T on the road, but I use it with an 11-30T on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,669
Posted By sfrider

I used it to adjust for a leg length difference....

I used it to adjust for a leg length difference. In my case they differed about 6% at low effort and 10% at higher effort. Now they're close to parity at easy efforts while if I push harder they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,348,835
Posted By sfrider

Not a purchase per se, but I whipped up a simple...

Not a purchase per se, but I whipped up a simple phone tray to stick my phone in on the trainer, in Fusion 360 and 3D-printed it. With an adhesive Garmin style twist mount on the bottom it sits...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By sfrider

The bike or headset will have a torque spec. If...

The bike or headset will have a torque spec. If you loosen the stem to adjust the bars the cap maintains that torque spec until you tighten down the stem bolts again.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By sfrider

That's what I'd be looking at if it were me....

That's what I'd be looking at if it were me. Except the tire selection is somewhat limited, but maybe less random in terms of fit than with TL clincher rims.

Anything with DT EXP hubs might...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,592
Posted By sfrider

My wife is the chief science editor for a...

My wife is the chief science editor for a publisher of a number of medical publications. They hired a new writer. and one of his first submissions looked awfully familiar to her... it was something...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,517
Posted By sfrider

The $6500 Ultegra Di2 model comes with Reserve...

The $6500 Ultegra Di2 model comes with Reserve wheels. 21mm inner diameter, carbon wheels, that cost (MSRP at least) more than twice that of the DT E1800's. And although the E1800 are fine if a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By sfrider

It's pretty normal for progress to fall off as...

It's pretty normal for progress to fall off as you get in shape. As long as you make progress you're good, and you may need to use PMs and check rides, like a local TT you can repeat once a month to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,698
Posted By sfrider

Interesting. For DH off-season I used a slide...

Interesting. For DH off-season I used a slide board. I believe the one I have is 8' or 10', though the stops are adjustable; for DH GS training you definitely want plenty of 'hold time' and a hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,026
Posted By sfrider

I think the image only illustrates the extent to...

I think the image only illustrates the extent to which you can customize the geometry. As shown I have a hard time picturing how it would be practical, but if it's custom you could shift things...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,026
Posted By sfrider

The custom geometry should be very attractive to...

The custom geometry should be very attractive to a multi-million dollar racing business like many pro teams, as it would allow them to have a stable of bars specifically for climbing, flats, windy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,277
Posted By sfrider

It probably doesn't matter at all. There seems to...

It probably doesn't matter at all. There seems to be one point where they line up, and the rest are staggered due to there being more teeth on bigger cogs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,348,835
Posted By sfrider

A handlebar bag, because all the other kids have...

A handlebar bag, because all the other kids have one! :)

Seriously, just looking for an easy way to carry a few bulky winter items - neoprene gloves and shoe covers in particular. It's just a...
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