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04-22-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By Leinster

Well played, sir!

Well played, sir!
04-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,332
Posted By Leinster

I think at this age, upsizing bikes is similar to...

I think at this age, upsizing bikes is similar to to getting them on it in the first place. I built up my son's 16" bike when he was about 4-1/2, but his first few times he tried it he was just a...
04-20-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By Leinster

I had an issue with my knees hitting the bar end...

I had an issue with my knees hitting the bar end plugs on my CAAD10, but only when out of the saddle.

Itís a 54cm, and I should probably really be riding a 56. So I got a longer stem; a 120mm to...
04-19-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 672
Posted By Leinster

I just came into this thread to point out that...

I just came into this thread to point out that not calling it "Help Miyata Here" was a huge missed opportunity and I am disappoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By Leinster

There's always Spinlister.com. I've rented out my...

There's always Spinlister.com. I've rented out my spare bike for a week once on it. Never used while travelling, but it seems to be a good system.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Leinster

great product! If I hadnít self-resolved my...

great product! If I hadnít self-resolved my issue, Iíd be beating a path to your door.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 879
Posted By Leinster

Just to be clear, you can fly Delta (or United,...

Just to be clear, you can fly Delta (or United, or American) and if your only piece of check luggage is a bike, in a box, then they don't charge extra, or any oversize rates, for that bike?

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Leinster

Update; I found a couple of spacers in the...

Update;
I found a couple of spacers in the parts drawer.
I pulled the cassette off the DB/Trainer wheel to add a spacer, but found that the cassette on that wheel was on the outside limit; any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Leinster

cheers! beer can shims it will be.

cheers!

beer can shims it will be.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Leinster

Thanks! You answered my main question about the...

Thanks! You answered my main question about the spacing, so I guess Iíll just factor in some adjustment time for future trainer sessions.

I do consider $60 a lot for a 10s cassette. Iirc, I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Leinster

Swapping out Rear Wheels

long question short, can you swap rear wheels out without adjusting the rear derailleur indexing at all?


I use a spare rear wheel for my trainer wheel, with a 10 speed cassette. CAAD-10 with a...
04-17-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,033
Posted By Leinster

I lived for 2 years in San Diego, commuting by...

I lived for 2 years in San Diego, commuting by light rail or bike. If you want to live car free in a big city, living near public transport options is crucial. West coast cities are harder to...
04-16-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Leinster

I think the problem is the unfamiliarity of CA...

I think the problem is the unfamiliarity of CA drivers with roundabouts. Roundabouts are everywhere in Europe (watch any bike race that comes into a major European city), and they don't represent any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Leinster

Per the Cyclingtips article, the Rival FD is...

Per the Cyclingtips article, the Rival FD is 180g. An Ultegra Di2 FD apparently weighs 132g, so about 1.7 oz difference there. Having separate batteries for each derailleur is not where the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Leinster

2lbs heavier, and twice the price, of mechanical...

2lbs heavier, and twice the price, of mechanical 105.

I'd just buy 105 mechanical, I don't need a 12th gear, or electronic shifting, that badly. And if I had that money for a Group, I'd probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By Leinster

20mm difference in stack and reach would mean...

20mm difference in stack and reach would mean itís actually a 56cm.

2mm is splitting hairs.

Is the OPís gf presumably tall? I ride a 54cm CAAD10, and Iím 5í10. I can comfortably ride a 56, so a...
04-15-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,536
Posted By Leinster

if he was cycling towards the coast, itís...

if he was cycling towards the coast, itís possible he was going downhill into the wind on the outbound leg, and uphill with the wind on the way back.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 814
Posted By Leinster

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and...

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and was assured that 28c tires have been used on CAAD10s with success in the past.

I love my CAAD10, it's an excellent bike, I have ridden carbon and...
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,585
Posted By Leinster

Creeks are already dry here. I've been driving...

Creeks are already dry here. I've been driving for work up some fire-hit areas that I've enjoyed biking through in the past, and they've been hit hard. But this winter had less than half the average...
04-12-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Leinster

Oh, snap. Winner right here. If I had any free...

Oh, snap. Winner right here. If I had any free time at this point in my life, I would be on my bike going somewhere, or going somewhere to ride my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,173
Posted By Leinster

I sold a frame recently on Facebook Marketplace;...

I sold a frame recently on Facebook Marketplace; I had bought it off eBay several years ago, and sold it for the same as I paid. The buyer drove over an hour to pick it up (I suspect he only really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,939,520
Posted By Leinster

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually...

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually prefers to see silver components on a classic roadie like that. The black goes perfect with that paint job and really makes it look fresh.

I do like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,387
Posted By Leinster

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose...

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose signal (cloud cover, skyscrapers, long tunnels etc) but itís also handy if you use your bike on a home trainer (main reason I got a sensor).

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By Leinster

What was the question again?

What was the question again?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By Leinster

Great Scott!

Great Scott!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By Leinster

I canít put a number on it, itís more a vibe....

I canít put a number on it, itís more a vibe. Iíve overtaken (slow-moving, obviously) motorised traffic on downhills, but Iíve also moved over to allow them pass. There are descents around here that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Leinster

Since whatever cassette you end up with will...

Since whatever cassette you end up with will probably have an 11 on it, you're highly unlikely to need a ring bigger than a 50. The only reason to go with the 42/52 would be to remove the outer ring...
04-05-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 515
Posted By Leinster

Cycling in my teens. Rugby in my 20s and 30s....

Cycling in my teens. Rugby in my 20s and 30s. Cycling has been taking back over from my mid-30s and now into my 40s.

Running has been mixed in there, more as an incidental to the other 2.
04-05-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Leinster

You won't go far wrong with either the Cannondale...

You won't go far wrong with either the Cannondale or the Giant. I don't know enough about the rest. They have enough gears to get you up and down most of the hills in Sydney (depending on your...
04-05-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,484
Posted By Leinster

I've never called my wife "The Authorities"...

I've never called my wife "The Authorities" before, but I might start now.

When she isn't listening, obv.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,947
Posted By Leinster

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a...

Nicer wheels might save you a minute/hr (so a little over 30s on your 13 miler) on a loop or flattish course. But a pair of wheels that weighs 300-500g less than your 2kg Axis wheels might save you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,947
Posted By Leinster

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder"...

I think the point of the "disposable placeholder" opinion of stock wheels is that generally, at most price points, the wheels are the low-hanging fruit on the upgrade tree, outside of disposable wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,939,520
Posted By Leinster

Tubeless doesn't not interest me, and I've read...

Tubeless doesn't not interest me, and I've read that the Ksyriums on my other bike can be set up as budget tubeless, but I don't have a 100% guarantee that they'll work, and buying a new set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By Leinster

If they are a risk, it's marginal. When I...

If they are a risk, it's marginal.

When I were a lad and 'twas far from clipless pedals we were reared, it was the accepted wisdom among road cycling coaches, bike shop mechanics and owners (who...
04-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,484
Posted By Leinster

Absent any on-bike storage options, Jersey...

Absent any on-bike storage options, Jersey pocket. Ziploc sandwich bag optional.

Depending on your phone size you may need to go with the 1qt/1l bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,947
Posted By Leinster

This is an old review, but it looks like the...

This is an old review, but it looks like the Vittoria 1976 shoes are still available on Amazon. Thatís what Iíd be going for if I was tied in to clips n straps still;...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,947
Posted By Leinster

You shut your dirty mouth around my or anyone...

You shut your dirty mouth around my or anyone else around hereís significant other.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,947
Posted By Leinster

Shame on me. One of the first lessons I was...

Shame on me.

One of the first lessons I was given as a young cyclist was Ēnever use your tire levers to put the tire back on.Ē

I can probably count on the fingers on one foot the amount of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,947
Posted By Leinster

multiple studies have shown that in steady-state...

multiple studies have shown that in steady-state riding, there is no benefit in efficiency to riding, say, 40km in clipless over platform pedals.

and thatís fine if all youíre doing is riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10,318
Views: 2,939,520
Posted By Leinster

Anyone put 28s on a CAAD10? Iíve been rolling on...

Anyone put 28s on a CAAD10? Iíve been rolling on some rougher terrain lately, and Iíve been generally getting away with it on my 23s, but had a pinch blowout coming off the gravel this morning.
04-01-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Leinster

Update; GPSCity has the Forerunner 35,...

Update;
GPSCity has the Forerunner 35, refurbed, for $69 at the moment, so that just sounded like a deal that was too good to pass up/an affordable price should it turn out to not be the right...
03-31-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Leinster

At the very least post this on C&V before...

At the very least post this on C&V before trashing them. There may be a collector or enthusiast over there who could make use of them for a build.

The cleat interface looks different to Time's...
03-31-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By Leinster

If you're only replacing the crankset of a 3x6...

If you're only replacing the crankset of a 3x6 drivetrain, with a new triple, there really shouldn't be any triple crankset that won't work. You may also need to replace the bottom bracket, but if...
03-30-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,332
Posted By Leinster

It seemed to take our twins ages to get...

It seemed to take our twins ages to get interested in the balance bikes, but then one day I was in the back yard and my son just scooted the length and bumped his front wheel full speed, right into...
03-29-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By Leinster

It's been on the market 8 years, but the OP...

It's been on the market 8 years, but the OP doesn't say how long they've had theirs. Maybe a year, maybe 7. The 520 came out 2 years after at a similar price point, so I hope he didn't spend too...
03-29-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Leinster

Thanks for the ideas. AAs are a definite no! And...

Thanks for the ideas. AAs are a definite no! And teh ETrex has no Bluetooth compatibility, so no use for Strava activities etc. Power meter (in particular) and map data aren't really important to me,...
03-29-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By Leinster

I load from my 310xt to Garmin Express on my 2013...

I load from my 310xt to Garmin Express on my 2013 Macbook pro. Both devices are old tech now, and have seen better days, but it still works. I'm not 100% sure if it's Garmin Express, or the 310 that...
03-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,636
Posted By Leinster

When I built up my MBK I was looking for...

When I built up my MBK I was looking for references online for the right bar tape colour; the frame was team colours of the Lotto team circa 1991, so I clicked through a lot of pics of Museeuw,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,828
Posted By Leinster

What himespau said, but also some bikes come...

What himespau said, but also some bikes come stock with cables that are too long for some riders' tastes. Different people replace cables at different periods. After 3 years, you're probably coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 932
Posted By Leinster

Flats will happen, the only question to the...

Flats will happen, the only question to the cycling Gods is "when?"

Walking-in-cleats distance from home is pretty benevolent of them in that regard.

It also gives the added bonus of "Honey!...
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