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Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By sfrider

The hamstrings and glutes are the main cycling...

The hamstrings and glutes are the main cycling muscles and you're just working muscles that are untrained. If you scoot back on the saddle you can mix in a little of the quads for relief at a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,610
Posted By sfrider

Here's an exercise: get out of the saddle on a...

Here's an exercise: get out of the saddle on a hill, DON'T rock the bike, keep it as upright as possible, and try to ride in a straight line. If you draw a line where you tires went, it should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 940
Posted By sfrider

Any tire with a 300+ tpi casing is going to ride...

Any tire with a 300+ tpi casing is going to ride better than the 180 tpi Ultra Sport 2's. The latter are probably more durable though, and seem to be marketed as a beginner tire. Beginners tend not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By sfrider

How are your arts and crafts skills? :) ...

How are your arts and crafts skills? :)

Maybe take a piece of inner tube sized a little bigger than the mount piece, attach it with fast drying silicone adhesive (or silicone caulk), push it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,341
Posted By sfrider

Do you mean their phone app doesn't? When I...

Do you mean their phone app doesn't?

When I sync from my computer via Garmin Connect or Wahoo, they definitely use PM data. I've had the battery in a PM die a third into a ride and it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By sfrider

Don't know about the Aeroad, but my Ultimate CF...

Don't know about the Aeroad, but my Ultimate CF SL Di2 DB came with quite a rise of spacers and a I'd estimate maybe 40-45mm of stem adjustability.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,749
Posted By sfrider

250g on a 300m climb is 75kJ, and at 20km/h...

250g on a 300m climb is 75kJ, and at 20km/h equates to 3.75W. I would expect to notice that if you're already sitting at or near FTP. Even if the speedo doesn't show a lot, it could easily be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,749
Posted By sfrider

I can see 10W translating to roughly 1 mph at...

I can see 10W translating to roughly 1 mph at 18.5 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By sfrider

That's a touring bike. Endurance bikes have...

That's a touring bike. Endurance bikes have almost nothing in common with touring bikes.

Edit: endurance bikes used to be the domain of very specific custom frame builders; Jobst Brandt used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By sfrider

That doesn't sound like endurance riding or...

That doesn't sound like endurance riding or training, so get a race bike with suitable gearing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By sfrider

I'm sure Garmin will continue to issue new...

I'm sure Garmin will continue to issue new licenses and of course inherits existing deals and agreements. Not doing so will only create a rush to fill the void and soon any advantage will be gone. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,035
Posted By sfrider

Using a cheap trainer tire is pretty common,...

Using a cheap trainer tire is pretty common, assuming you have a spare rear wheel to keep it on. They do wear on trainers. Otherwise if you don't have a spare wheel it may or may not be worth the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,035
Posted By sfrider

Nice find! Since the rear wheel is lifted off the...

Nice find! Since the rear wheel is lifted off the ground to sit on the trainer, unless you also lift the front wheel the bike will tilt forward a little. Wheel blocks are little risers that have U...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,035
Posted By sfrider

After two months of circling wheelsets, trying to...

After two months of circling wheelsets, trying to find good options for a shallow-rim wind-friendly set (because, my DT E1800s have had me blown into curbs and gutters, and over the next car lane,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 969
Posted By sfrider

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds...

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds than anything else... Stuff's gonna rub when it's a tight squeeze! Fortunately, getting back on the bike will eventually have that taken care of all by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,503
Posted By sfrider

That's not a small error! I do know with the...

That's not a small error!

I do know with the Assiomas is it's super important to only pair with the left pedal, whereas pairing with the right pedal leads to extremely erratic readings.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,503
Posted By sfrider

You also need an angular sensor to measure power...

You also need an angular sensor to measure power at the pedal. Integrate force over distance (i.e., the pedal spherical movement distance) and you get work; divide the work by the time it took, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:35 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,123
Posted By sfrider

Is it anything other than just core muscles not...

Is it anything other than just core muscles not used to working? Cycling itself is a great way to train core endurance and strength if lacking - but most people have the back strength to squat and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,503
Posted By sfrider

I'm consistently 53:47 L:R at low effort, and...

I'm consistently 53:47 L:R at low effort, and this climbs to 55:45 at peak intensity. So the Stages left sided crank meter I have overreads by 3% at low effort and 5% at higher. That's still fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 969
Posted By sfrider

I always use it on all rides, not for chafing but...

I always use it on all rides, not for chafing but for its antibacterial properties. It sucks to get boils or inflamed hair follicles on your ass, and I'd rather use a cream 100 times than get one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,542
Posted By sfrider

RIP. You'll be sorely missed, but your prickly...

RIP. You'll be sorely missed, but your prickly wit will live forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By sfrider

You hold the button on the RS910 to make a BT...

You hold the button on the RS910 to make a BT connection between your phone and the WU111. Yes, the instructions are poor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By sfrider

EW-WU111 adds Bluetooth and ANT+. EW-RS910 has...

EW-WU111 adds Bluetooth and ANT+. EW-RS910 has only a charge connection for the BCR2, but the BCR2 can be used with a Windows PC and the Shimano E-Tube Project software. In other words, the BCR2 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,969
Posted By sfrider

A HR monitor is very helpful, but you can also...

A HR monitor is very helpful, but you can also use your breathing as a check - if you start feeling winded, couldn't easily talk, or go a little too hard to breathe through your nose, back off a bit....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,969
Posted By sfrider

I just ride whatever feels effortless and easy. ...

I just ride whatever feels effortless and easy. It won't be after a few hours, and your pace will drop off. The more you do it the less it droops over time and the further you can go. Your HR will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By sfrider

Garmin Edges don't seem to pause by default, I...

Garmin Edges don't seem to pause by default, I had to enable it for my profiles. Also, Strava apparently goes by elapsed time for segments, so if you stop and take a break the clock is running as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,213
Posted By sfrider

But you can always replace the stem, or in the...

But you can always replace the stem, or in the case of an integrated cockpit stem and bars. Not ideal, but might work as a temporary measure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,213
Posted By sfrider

Fortunately not at all a problem on Canyons. I...

Fortunately not at all a problem on Canyons. I don't know what this type of headset is called (zero stack internal?), but there's a plastic bushing and two rubber O-rings over the screw, and cutting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,213
Posted By sfrider

Looks like if you flip the stem it'll attach a...

Looks like if you flip the stem it'll attach a little higher and cut down on the chimney. But it's not unusual to have a bit of extra steerer... I've lowered the bars another 2.5mm since, and am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,347
Posted By sfrider

Makes me think of this... ...

Makes me think of this...

https://youtu.be/bEc0wy_mEA8
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,347
Posted By sfrider

Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once. :D

Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,610
Posted By sfrider

I have the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 as well,...

I have the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 as well, and there is no brake rub standing, and I regularly put in 700-800W on hill sprints out of the saddle. (And, no, that's not even beer league peak...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Posted By sfrider

Happens on my endurance bike as well, since it...

Happens on my endurance bike as well, since it has an 11-32t cassette and the R8000 SS cage can't quite pick up the full slack on the 13t cog when in the small 34t chainring. (Di2 won't cross chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By sfrider

Make sure the cleats are properly positioned...

Make sure the cleats are properly positioned fore-aft. If they're too far back you'll lift your toes and likely press against the shell. Too far forward, and your toes will curl downwards. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,024
Posted By sfrider

Definitely, and much easier to do with electric...

Definitely, and much easier to do with electric shifters and hydro brakes. Mechanical cables don't like kinks...

Frames should really come with standardized permanent wiring and hydro lines as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By sfrider

Perhaps, but if Dura-Ace 12sp is an option, then...

Perhaps, but if Dura-Ace 12sp is an option, then I don't think the price matters a whole lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 843
Posted By sfrider

Well, I just ordered a Fenix 6S Pro now that...

Well, I just ordered a Fenix 6S Pro now that Garmin has taken $150 off its MSRPs and the REI dividend effectively covers the sales tax. The credit card cashback will pay for a fabric or nylon/NATO...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,035
Posted By sfrider

Where did you get it? Are they actually custom...

Where did you get it? Are they actually custom made - as in the shop measures you and you pick up your saddle a little later? A saddle can never be too comfortable!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,092
Posted By sfrider

Or SRED...

Or SRED...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By sfrider

Install an SPD pedal, attach a shoe, and measure...

Install an SPD pedal, attach a shoe, and measure the position of the center of the shoe, right between the cleat holes. Install a Vector 3 pedal (on the other side), attach a shoe, measure, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,257
Posted By sfrider

Definitely not a gravel tire. I do occasionally...

Definitely not a gravel tire. I do occasionally ride dirt shortcuts or short byways for the scenery, but if it gets rocky I step off and walk it. Fortunately in my case rocks are easily spotted well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,731
Posted By sfrider

I think it's more that the meat motor has an itch...

I think it's more that the meat motor has an itch that needs scratching. Just glad it's not me. :D :D :D Some seriously nice bikes at that price point though...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,106,035
Posted By sfrider

Perfettamente!!! :beer:

Perfettamente!!! :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,018
Posted By sfrider

I watched it on demand on Youtube TV, which is...

I watched it on demand on Youtube TV, which is what I use for TV.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,059
Posted By sfrider

It's the only TL rim tape I've used, but 21mm DT...

It's the only TL rim tape I've used, but 21mm DT tape went on without fuss on my P1800's. It seems DT rims generally need two layers of tape for GP5000TL tires or they can be a little leaky. The rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 619
Posted By sfrider

Long downhills at 7-10% grade and hanging on rim...

Long downhills at 7-10% grade and hanging on rim brakes on the brifter tops will do that to me. You squeeze them between your thumb base and the remaining four fingers. Switching to disc brakes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,088
Posted By sfrider

I think I've "flatted" twice on my road bike...

I think I've "flatted" twice on my road bike since I went tubeless about 8 months and 1400 miles ago. In both cases the rear tire seemed slightly low, but there was no trace of a puncture or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By sfrider

Not sure... it will do software updates, sync...

Not sure... it will do software updates, sync activities, and install ConnectIQ apps (and data fields?) over Wifi. Not sure if the software updates include maps however...

Maybe if there's a map...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,576
Posted By sfrider

Just received my 530 - it just took 12 days to...

Just received my 530 - it just took 12 days to get here... REI took 6 days to ship it, then it seems to have gotten misrouted by UPS.

Don't use Garmin Express. I couldn't get it to work, it just...
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