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04-12-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Psychocycles

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My saddle shows more wear on the logos on the left than the right, I wonder if...
04-12-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By Psychocycles

Pain in Direct Top/Center of Knee Only After Really Long Rides

Hello! I want to preface this with that I have zero pain or any sensation whatsoever on any ride with a duration under 5-6 hours. 99% of my rides are under this duration, so I'm not often in this...
03-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By Psychocycles

Upgrading Roadbike to dual TT & Roadie

Hi, I'm really wanting to get into TT's but instead of dropping $$ on a TT bike & discovering I don't like it so much, I'm thinking of upgrading my road bike to handle TTs at least until I know I'd...
02-18-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Psychocycles

Thanks! I just won't think about them then.

Thanks! I just won't think about them then.
02-17-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Psychocycles

Bearings on Direct Drive Indoor Trainer?

Do you ever have to worry about the bearings on an indoor bike direct drive trainer? Since the trainer is never exposed to any conditions other than the indoors, I imagine the bearings wouldn't but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Psychocycles

Which airline do you use? I've been looking at...

Which airline do you use? I've been looking at the various policies and it seems that of the big 3, American is by far the best for bikes. It's making me reconsider my small & concealed idea &...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Psychocycles

Depending on the make/model, some cases are 31...

Depending on the make/model, some cases are 31 lbs (14 kg) by themselves. My bike weighs 18ish lbs without accessories, so that's pushing it very tightly indeed. I have now added a new model to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Psychocycles

It's very much paralysis by choice because not...

It's very much paralysis by choice because not only do we have to choose between one of several different types of bags, once we've made up our minds on what type of bag we want there's tons of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Psychocycles

Choice of Bike Travel Bag? Leaning Between One of Two

Does anyone travel frequently with their bike? I'm looking to buy a travel bag / box & am having a hard time choosing between two different concepts: The large bike bag that allows for minimal...
01-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Psychocycles

So I took it back to the LBS to get a second...

So I took it back to the LBS to get a second mechanic's look at it, he agreed that the left crank needed a shim & installed one. What the first mechanic said seems to be true, as I rode for about an...
01-08-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Psychocycles

Thanks for the responses, guys. I'll probably...

Thanks for the responses, guys. I'll probably take it back to the LBS and ask them to take another look at it.
01-08-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By Psychocycles

Space between Crank Arm & BB Normal?

Hello, I recently swapped GXP BB for BB86 Shimano for Shimano 105 crankset (BB was done by LBS). I installed the crankset & noticed this gap on the non drive side. There is no wiggle or play if I...
09-27-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Psychocycles

Yeah, see the thing was that when I started...

Yeah, see the thing was that when I started writing this post, I thought that the Oval was 130mm in width because I had measured it incorrectly - while I was in the process of writing the post I went...
09-27-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Psychocycles

Upgrading Saddle but Making Sure It Fits

Hi, I recently upgraded my stock Oval saddle (which I've done 100+ mile rides on with zero discomfort or pain in the rear) to a lightweight Selle San Marco Mantra which is intolerable even on shorter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,212
Posted By Psychocycles

I think mechanical discs have all the benefits of...

I think mechanical discs have all the benefits of hydro discs but none of the setbacks. They're not quite as powerful as properly set up hydros, but have only 1/10th of the maintenance. They're...
09-17-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Psychocycles

I think this is my biggest takeaway - I want to...

I think this is my biggest takeaway - I want to keep cycling for the next 60 years, so I will stay away from exercises that my body doesn't seem to like and find others that suit it fine. I've always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,874
Posted By Psychocycles

Referencing the GCN interview posted above,...

Referencing the GCN interview posted above, Shimano straight up stated that there is no performance difference between Ultegra and DA beyond the weight and materials used. The shifting performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By Psychocycles

How often do you clean the grooves in the brake...

How often do you clean the grooves in the brake pads? What I noticed about the Black Prince pads is the material gets loose very easily and gets stuck in the brake pads' grooves, which reduces the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,874
Posted By Psychocycles

That's a fair point, but I'd be curious to see...

That's a fair point, but I'd be curious to see where these companies' largest profit margin comes from, whether the high frequency, low margin lower groupsets or low frequency, high margin higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,860
Posted By Psychocycles

Yikes, did not notice that this was from 2017 LOL!

Yikes, did not notice that this was from 2017 LOL!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,874
Posted By Psychocycles

You'll have a hard time convincing me that the...

You'll have a hard time convincing me that the 2x+ price difference between Ultegra and DA is purely down to manufacturing methods and materials. There's going to be a lot of markup to make up for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By Psychocycles

If price point is an issue, Canyon have the...

If price point is an issue, Canyon have the Ultimate CF SL Disc 8.0 Di2 for $3,700. They also have the CF SL Disc 8.0 for $2800. 7.5/7.6kg vs 6.9, yes, but also half or less the price. Also, a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,860
Posted By Psychocycles

+1 for reputable Chinese carbon wheel makers. I...

+1 for reputable Chinese carbon wheel makers. I have a pair of Dengfu carbon wheels from 3 years ago and a pair of Yoeleo wheels from earlier this year. 100% would recommend the Yoeleos, even if...
09-11-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Psychocycles

I usually squat with the toes pointed straight...

I usually squat with the toes pointed straight forward, parallel to each other with no angular degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,874
Posted By Psychocycles

I own 105 5800 & Ultegra R8000 - shifting at the...

I own 105 5800 & Ultegra R8000 - shifting at the rear is difficult to tell the difference, but the front shifting is noticeably better with Ultegra. This could mean the difference between catching...
09-11-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Psychocycles

When I squat, I hold what is considered "good"...

When I squat, I hold what is considered "good" form, with the knees tracking directly over the toes, weight in the heels, and no lateral movement in the knees. The exception is when I experimented...
09-11-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Psychocycles

Question Regarding Cross Training/Weight Lifting

I've been turning to the gym to do some cross training/weight training in my off season and I had a question regarding something that happens to my left knee whenever I squat: On my way down, the...
09-06-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Psychocycles

Will do! I took pretty much the whole week off...

Will do! I took pretty much the whole week off and will get back on the bike today for a gentle spin, then try for a 75 mile 21-22 MPH group ride tomorrow, then see if I can manage 100 Sunday. I...
09-04-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Psychocycles

That seems to make the most sense to me. I agree...

That seems to make the most sense to me. I agree that considering I can ride up to 95 miles completely pain free, my fit is unlikely to be the culprit, it's probably just that I ramped up from medium...
09-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Psychocycles

I'm an experienced weightlifter, and my saddle is...

I'm an experienced weightlifter, and my saddle is in the correct position.



I did a bit, I've been doing 50-60 mile rides regularly but have been going to 100-103 recently trying to get in what...
09-03-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By Psychocycles

Strange Knee Pain Only After 95-100 Miles

I can ride any distance between 0 and 95 miles completely pain free, but right around the 95-100 mile mark, the top middle of my left knee consistently flares up to a sharp pain in a point. Not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,445
Posted By Psychocycles

From the photo it appears you're right, but I...

From the photo it appears you're right, but I just went to check them out and the bottom of the tops is completely flat & the shifter's location had indicators painted on the bars so when the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 161,445
Posted By Psychocycles

First photo is the old setup, with 50 tooth ring,...

First photo is the old setup, with 50 tooth ring, second photo is current setup with 53/39 rings. Debating putting some red bar tape on but don't want to have to buy another saddle (this stock one is...
08-30-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By Psychocycles

27 years old, race weight 168 lbs, normal weight...

27 years old, race weight 168 lbs, normal weight 172ish, 5'-11" height, below is w/kg chart. I started racing this season in April and have won 5 races so far, top 3 in all races but 5, top 10 in all...
08-29-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By Psychocycles

What Type of Rider Am I?

Based on my power curve below, what phenotype do you think I am? Also, I heard something about where the power curve levels out then drops shows a change in energy systems - could anyone clarify this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By Psychocycles

And if you have the $ to back it up, that's a...

And if you have the $ to back it up, that's a valid enough reason to buy some, in my opinion. If you like your bike, you'll ride it more, and that's ultimately the end goal, right? When I upgraded to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By Psychocycles

You will see so much conflicting information...

You will see so much conflicting information online, I'd say just go with common sense. If it was a shorter, less strenuous ride, don't worry about getting food right away. If it was a really hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By Psychocycles

Having done exactly this (swap from round...

Having done exactly this (swap from round handlebars to aero integrated ones) just a few weeks ago, I know it's a pain. I got about 1/2 way through and when I lost my internal cable routing because...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,748
Posted By Psychocycles

The difference between the control wheel, Mavic...

The difference between the control wheel, Mavic Kysrium (28 mm depth), and the best performing disc/80mm wheels in Hambini's aero testing @ 50 km/h was a whopping 74 watts. However, when you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Psychocycles

My two cents, owning both rim brake and disc...

My two cents, owning both rim brake and disc brake bikes - Keep the old bike, save up a little more, and buy a road bike with discs when you can afford it without selling the old one, unless storage...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,136
Posted By Psychocycles

Fair enough, although we are stronger than our...

Fair enough, although we are stronger than our category would suggest as Cat 4/5 just means we haven't raced much, but is no indicator of how long/how hard we've trained on our bikes. That said, we'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,136
Posted By Psychocycles

You'd be surprised at how much tactics can be...

You'd be surprised at how much tactics can be picked up through hundreds of hours of watching Youtube & listening to Trainer Roads ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,567
Posted By Psychocycles

I can speak to this as I rode exclusively on the...

I can speak to this as I rode exclusively on the road on my CX bike for 2.5 years before I bought an aero road bike. It's almost as fast, and in a group definitely not noticeably different, as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,136
Posted By Psychocycles

I should have separated my question a bit better...

I should have separated my question a bit better - This question is geared entirely towards racing as in training/group rides, I would just ask the person to let me in, and if they don't want to let...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,136
Posted By Psychocycles

Race/Fast Pace Line Etiquette

I'm relatively new to racing and group riding and trying to learn all I can so I don't make stupid dangerous mistakes. One thing I noticed is that when I roll off the front of my race, and try to...
05-21-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Psychocycles

Yes, but it does sound quite a lot like that of a...

Yes, but it does sound quite a lot like that of a car plinking after a hot day's drive (just on a much reduced scale). That's why I thought your idea was legit to check out, but to continue after an...
05-21-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Psychocycles

All good ideas - I do have a friend with a...

All good ideas - I do have a friend with a Directo so I'll ask him if I can try it out. When I clamp the QR, I see the rear derailleur moving a little but the frame remains in the same place. And no,...
05-20-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By Psychocycles

Frame Creaks After Trainer Ride

I have a Fuji Cross aluminum frame that I put on my Elite Zumo direct drive trainer. After I finish riding, I hear creaks coming from the bike when I'm not on it. I've checked and double checked the...
04-04-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By Psychocycles

Sorry for the delay, thanks for the responses...

Sorry for the delay, thanks for the responses everyone! Yeah, I used to prioritize my upper body strength above all else but now I'm thinking to just maintain upper body & really double down on...
03-25-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By Psychocycles

Combining Upper Body Work & Intense Cycling Training

I got into cycling a few years ago and have over the past year been doing structured training at fairly high intensities. Over the past few weeks I have taken that up another notch and am training at...
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