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Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 906
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a...

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a hard time understanding how your front tire is coming off the ground. With my sh***y technique, I'm often fighting the back tire skipping around.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By Zaskar

25mm at 90-93 psi. I weigh 178 lbs.

25mm at 90-93 psi. I weigh 178 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By Zaskar

I'm by no means a tubeless diehard for road...

I'm by no means a tubeless diehard for road bikes. I won't ride gravel or mtn bikes with tubes, but for the road, I'm kinda neutral. I went tubeless with these wheels because I knew a roadside tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By Zaskar

I'd mostly considered the plug as a last resort -...

I'd mostly considered the plug as a last resort - that the tire would be tossed when I got home. My plan is to pull the tire off the wheel (using a tree as an anchor and the winch on my truck to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By Zaskar

Tubeless rescued by a plug

I've posted before about these wheels - Cannondale Hollogram - the extreme difficulty to mount/dismount tires. I got all the expected tips, e.g. pinch all the way around, too much tape, start at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Zaskar

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like...

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like helmet manufacturers to consider that some of us might put a tail light on the helmet - and design around that a little. I don't mean some mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By Zaskar

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has...

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has a light powered by the sun. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,441
Posted By Zaskar

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I...

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I know I don't think too much when I post here ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,441
Posted By Zaskar

Oh, my version of the frameset made at that...

Oh, my version of the frameset made at that factory in DongGuan is called a Canyon. I know this... 'cause I have a big box that says "Canyon" that I got when I ordered a bike from Canyon... which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,441
Posted By Zaskar

A few of you guys confuse me. I mean on one hand,...

A few of you guys confuse me. I mean on one hand, you're on this site. That means you have access to the internet. On the other hand, you still think Treks are made in Waterloo, Canada, Cambodia...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,990
Posted By Zaskar

Seems like the Trek method - removing large...

Seems like the Trek method - removing large section of downtube - does what a convertible does to sports/muscle cars, e.g adds weight, reduces rigidity... which in turn means adding more weight to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,156
Posted By Zaskar

popey makes a good point. Take it out of context...

popey makes a good point. Take it out of context - ever been in a race car? For anything but racing (on THAT track in THOSE conditions)... they really suck. Do I want race-driven and funded R&D on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,399
Posted By Zaskar

Same - no need for tape on the middle section. I...

Same - no need for tape on the middle section. I really only rest my hands there - no pulling like with the hoods, drops
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Zaskar

I just put 40mm Terra Speeds on my gravel bike -...

I just put 40mm Terra Speeds on my gravel bike - and love them. PLENTY of grip in the turns. I have a BMX and MTB background and tend to push the limits on dirt/gravel descents. I have yet to (jinx...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Zaskar

I wore out a Dura-Ace 50t chain ring a couple...

I wore out a Dura-Ace 50t chain ring a couple years ago... that was painful. I think I had about 20,000 miles on it.

I weigh 175 and I'd estimate I'm in the big ring 95-98% of the time. Thinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,399
Posted By Zaskar

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a...

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a cluttered bike. But, to borrow a word from your thread title, I do want to end up despoiled because a distracted motorist didn't see my black on black on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,683
Posted By Zaskar

I agree jadocs . I fully expected to (hopefully)...

I agree jadocs . I fully expected to (hopefully) lose interest in comparing Left and Right output... IF they were close, e.g. 52/48, 51/49. Fortunately, that's what I've been seeing - 50/50 to 52/48...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,582
Posted By Zaskar

I'm envisioning a young product developer at...

I'm envisioning a young product developer at Shimano running down the hall to his boss's office:

"I'VE GOT IT! I'VE GOT THE NEW PRODUCT IDEA FOR 2021... (catches breath)... "brake... brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Zaskar

The names - not the product/design. "Hover" would...

The names - not the product/design. "Hover" would be considered a trademarkable name... and we know Specialized can be quite litigious.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Zaskar

So Specialized has a Hover bar? Canyon does too....

So Specialized has a Hover bar? Canyon does too. Can't imagine this won't end up in court... you know, Specialized
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,091
Posted By Zaskar

Had covid - kept me off the bike for a bit ...

Had covid - kept me off the bike for a bit
Fewer group rides meant fewer long rides (yeah, I know)
So, lowest total mileage in years
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,683
Posted By Zaskar

That hamstring injury (and an odd heel wiggle on...

That hamstring injury (and an odd heel wiggle on the same leg) had my curiosity up - wondering if there was an imbalance and how bad it might be. I was glad to see it wasn't significant.

I needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,683
Posted By Zaskar

Then why are you in this thread?

Then why are you in this thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,683
Posted By Zaskar

Left / Right Power - How do you use it?

I'm one ride into L/R power data. I've had a power meter for years, but I'm new to the L/R data. I rode for an hour today. It was a Zwift ride, which was good... 'cause I was looking down a lot ;-)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By Zaskar

I absolutely have to use those stick-on...

I absolutely have to use those stick-on toe-warmers. I also have a pair of shoes that are my "winter" shoes... because I've duct taped over all the vents and the mesh on the top. That + toe-warmers +...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By Zaskar

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the...

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the garage...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,550
Posted By Zaskar

Back when I rode in the cold (the Kickr and Zwift...

Back when I rode in the cold (the Kickr and Zwift have made me a cold weather wimp), I LOVED my Giro Attack - the half-face shield, the closable vents. I think it might have given me a few watts...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Zaskar

1/2" electrical tape - three stripe graphic. Make...

1/2" electrical tape - three stripe graphic. Make it look intentional ;-)

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,898
Posted By Zaskar

You're clamping carbon tubes?

You're clamping carbon tubes?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,741
Posted By Zaskar

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the...

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the Battlecry of the Cat-5: "INSIDE!!! INSIDE!!!" So damn funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,741
Posted By Zaskar

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is...

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is counterintuitive. The short answer is: Steer INTO that rear tire. No... really. Our brain screams "TURN AWAY" but that shifts our weight over our front...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,898
Posted By Zaskar

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage! I was...

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage!

I was looking for a pic I have (had) of four mtn bikes on my rack... it's not as impressive as that pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,898
Posted By Zaskar

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry...

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry four mountain bikes - with WIDE bars, pedals on, etc... The bikes don't touch. With the 1Up (not sure about others), you can move the bikes fore/aft -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By Zaskar

Nope. Even here you won't get flamed for worrying...

Nope. Even here you won't get flamed for worrying about a cracked fork, investigating options, sanding, discovering... Now, if this story had gone the other way - "I think my fork's cracked. Meh,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,741
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,425
Posted By Zaskar

On a ride with Joey Rosskopf last year, I asked...

On a ride with Joey Rosskopf last year, I asked him if they call out holes in the TdF. I was mostly kidding. He laughed and said "Actually, if it's a big one, yeah."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,425
Posted By Zaskar

Signaling that one is about to stand is somewhat...

Signaling that one is about to stand is somewhat common in group rides. I've never seen a hand signal for this - just a quick "Standing!" I'd be surprised if this happens at the pro level... or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,841
Posted By Zaskar

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,558
Views: 212,841
Posted By Zaskar

Yeah, hard to pick on this one - it's $&@#ing...

Yeah, hard to pick on this one - it's $&@#ing beautiful. But, I'll try ;-)
- Not feeling the stars - in any color. That bike needs NO decoration.
- Those spacers, but I get it
- Better aligned...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,232
Posted By Zaskar

Well, if you had some PittBull pedals... ;-)

Well, if you had some PittBull pedals... ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,232
Posted By Zaskar

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to...

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to road and gravel - maybe gravel first. But - and it's a big but - it will be the younger crowd and those new to road cycling.

I'm 52 and have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,425
Posted By Zaskar

You could be sitting on that bike backwards and...

You could be sitting on that bike backwards and I'd still be focused on the bike... so many things to distract one from your forearms on the bar position.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,911
Posted By Zaskar

I just ordered a Shimano Ultegra dual-sided...

I just ordered a Shimano Ultegra dual-sided crank/power meter. My SRM is old and needs a battery and needs a service... It has served its time.

I'll compare the Shimano with the Kickr (for what...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,381
Posted By Zaskar

That's awesome! Well done.

That's awesome! Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Zaskar

I've been using two layers of those 18"...

I've been using two layers of those 18" interlocking mats that phrantic09 mentioned. The floor underneath is tile (thus the mats are overneath) so no damage to the floor.

I cut a 'V' in two...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,877
Posted By Zaskar

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in...

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in who you're targeting and what the points-of-difference and brand benefits are for that target. You have said (a lot) these are ideal for racing. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,786
Posted By Zaskar

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub...

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub was by how loud it was - with louder being better. I never got on that bandwagon. I find loud freehubs annoying.

The only time a loud freehub is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,877
Posted By Zaskar

Am I understanding that correctly - basically,...

Am I understanding that correctly - basically, the test simulated a 200 lbs rider pedaling for 20 hours? That hardly seems "brutal" - it's about two week's worth of riding for most cyclists.

My...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,970
Posted By Zaskar

7 of us on a fast downhill doing 40mph or so... 1...

7 of us on a fast downhill doing 40mph or so... 1 car attempts to pass the 2 cars waiting behind us (it was a 35 zone!)... passing car loses control, spins through our line, punts the rider behind me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,861
Posted By Zaskar

^This^ I started road riding a 61cm with...

^This^

I started road riding a 61cm with spacers - professionally fitted. Over the years, I got more comfortable in a lower position. Today, I'm on a 58cm with a longer (slammed) stem and am very...
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