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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Sy Reene

Can someone maybe guess why RWGPS (which is great...

Can someone maybe guess why RWGPS (which is great for creating/exporting routes for Garmin unit use thru a PC) it isn't possible or available to plan or create a route thru the phone app?
It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,407
Posted By Sy Reene

Still actually wondering about these, or Oakley's...

Still actually wondering about these, or Oakley's cycling clothing line in general. Anyone tried any of their clothing?

I'm thinking at this price, it may be worth picking up a pair?

OAKLEY...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

Next comes electric handlebar and saddle warmers.

Next comes electric handlebar and saddle warmers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,392
Posted By Sy Reene

That kinda damage IMO is somewhat related to the...

That kinda damage IMO is somewhat related to the 'new' 105% rule
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 650,827
Posted By Sy Reene

Prolly they're opting to ship via UK postal...

Prolly they're opting to ship via UK postal service, which will hand off to USPS as parcel post, which in turn means the mailman isn't going to bother trying to collect duties.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,392
Posted By Sy Reene

I assume you're running them tubeless, right? ...

I assume you're running them tubeless, right? Vittoria is an odd bird with their sidewall pressure ratings. Regular with tubes Corsa Controls I think are 100-145psi. Not sure but maybe they feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

Golf is a good walk spoiled. Common.. fess up. ...

Golf is a good walk spoiled. Common.. fess up. who takes a cart?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

To the OP's scenario.. I'm pretty sure my LBS...

To the OP's scenario.. I'm pretty sure my LBS doesn't offer a Reynolds steel tubed, Campy equipped road bike. Has this thread lost track of the original dilemma?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Sy Reene

If going steel, I'd consider the Ribble version...

If going steel, I'd consider the Ribble version of their Endurance model. You'll have more comfort, and at least you know it's built so that it can take a bit wider tires. Also comes with full...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Or.. you have an LBS that will do any of these...

Or.. you have an LBS that will do any of these things for you if you don't know how to yourself. And, identifying the correct size frame isn't that difficult for most people.

A couple posters...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By Sy Reene

The nice ride quality on the Contis of course is...

The nice ride quality on the Contis of course is due at least in part to them having pliable sidewalls.. so there's generally always a tradeoff for durability with rolling-resistance and feel. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Condor cycles is an LBS, it's just that it's a...

Condor cycles is an LBS, it's just that it's a long way away. I've been to their London shop.. nice place.
I don't see any reason to disparage bike sellers who have sought to remain viable by...
10-12-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,849
Posted By Sy Reene

As this thread itself has demonstrated in...

As this thread itself has demonstrated in answering your question, if you post something you will be more often than not told why it won't work.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 791
Posted By Sy Reene

Do I misunderstand what power means? Isn't it...

Do I misunderstand what power means? Isn't it true that for a given hill, you need the same amount of power to get up that hill, regardless of what gearing you have? I suppose the limiting factor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Sy Reene

Going a bit OT.. but was the announced new...

Going a bit OT.. but was the announced new Schwinn Paramount basically vaporware, or is there anybody actually selling it?

https://pelotonmagazine.com/gear/revitalizing-a-legacy-schwinn-paramount/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By Sy Reene

You can get some info from BRR on this. Quick...

You can get some info from BRR on this. Quick data.. their tested GP5 23mm tubed version measured out at an actual 24.4mm on a 17c rim. and FWIW, since 25mm tires are the base tested model and only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,392
Posted By Sy Reene

If it was me, I'd enquire of LB about doing a 36F...

If it was me, I'd enquire of LB about doing a 36F and 46R wheelset
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By Sy Reene

It's interesting to note however, per BRR's...

It's interesting to note however, per BRR's website, for the 2.0 versions, the Control was weighed at 262 grams, the regular Corsa at 260 grams. At 80psi, the rolling resistance loss going to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By Sy Reene

I never circled back on this, but Merlin...

I never circled back on this, but Merlin basically said the same thing.. "newer versions" of the Corsa dropped the + sign. Maybe it means we unwittingly received as beta-testers, the 2.0 tires but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm bothered by how that story has turned out...

I'm bothered by how that story has turned out 'defenders' of ebike users by going into diversions about health issues and a-fib or whatnot. If there's a topic to discuss here, I think it might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,392
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes, unless you and/or your bike falls over onto...

Yes, unless you and/or your bike falls over onto a curb.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

?? This thread has taken a lot of diversions...

?? This thread has taken a lot of diversions from the original premise of an organized group bike ride where a bunch of 20-30yr olds were riding e-bikes. But, if by 'need' you mean by necessity,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

It depends on which sub-topic of the many being...

It depends on which sub-topic of the many being discussed in this thread he was referring to. Could be reference to OP's mention that the ebike riders were in the 20-30 yr old age group.. and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

Which came first.. the elevator or the...

Which came first.. the elevator or the escalator..? That's what started it all.. :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18,873
Views: 3,804,304
Posted By Sy Reene

Just my $.02 and obviously don't know your...

Just my $.02 and obviously don't know your circumstances, but I can't imagine a bike fitting makes much financial sense until you've probably spent at least 500 miles (arbitrary number) on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,154
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, I think they're Pirelli Cinturatos.

fwiw, I think they're Pirelli Cinturatos.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

What should be interesting is if the quasi-race...

What should be interesting is if the quasi-race events (eg. Gran Fondos, Tours de XYZ, etc) that are timed/chipped events with podiums, prizes etc, start to allow registered e-bikers into the events...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 17,337
Posted By Sy Reene

Presumably he would have had less fun under his...

Presumably he would have had less fun under his own power and riding with the 'not pretty fast group'?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,324
Posted By Sy Reene

That 30-day return policy works well with Puma...

That 30-day return policy works well with Puma only have 30 days left of riding temps left this year! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe I am, but it just seems a huge difference...

Maybe I am, but it just seems a huge difference to go from (2-3yrs ago) advice to run 25mms at about 90-100psi to now 60psi Tubeless. I'm really just asking if there's a modern update to the (still...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By Sy Reene

since Enve was part of the discussion.. I presume...

since Enve was part of the discussion.. I presume running too low in your road tires, the same could happen?

https://www.enve.com/en/journal/pinch-flats-the-ultimate-buzzkill/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By Sy Reene

Why does it seem a bit funny to me to invest in...

Why does it seem a bit funny to me to invest in $2500 wheelsets, and then to need to run your nice tires at inflation pressures resembling molasses?

Has there been an updated "15% deflection" or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure in this context a wide tire is, but per...

Not sure in this context a wide tire is, but per Enve, these 20mm internal-width rims are "optimized for 25mm tires"
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,248
Posted By Sy Reene

Throwing more info to the mix, this chart at...

Throwing more info to the mix, this chart at bottom, from mavic suggests a max of 6.35 bar for a 20c rim (Enve SES5.6), which is about 92psi.

I assume since you're quoting Enve as recommending...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By Sy Reene

Good thought, as long as there's no bell, light,...

Good thought, as long as there's no bell, light, etc accessory mounted on one handlebar only.
10-06-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sy Reene

You can say that "there's more to the maximum...

You can say that "there's more to the maximum speed that you can achieve than just final gear ratio" -- that would be correct. But it's also really obvious that TDF riders go faster than all of us...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Sy Reene

For ~$30 it looks like a nicely vented option. ...

For ~$30 it looks like a nicely vented option. Lazer's non-MIPS helmets don't do too well in VA Tech's ratings however, though the Tonic isn't one of their reviewed models.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,382
Posted By Sy Reene

2 ways I can think of that rain can make riding...

2 ways I can think of that rain can make riding faster:
1. You're on a MUP, and because of rain, there are no dog walkers, stroller nannies, etc to slow you down.
2. It's 100 degrees out, and rain...
10-05-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sy Reene

None of the wind or rolling resistance or weight...

None of the wind or rolling resistance or weight or weather matters. The gear calculators provide speed based on gear AND cadence -- if I weigh 500 lbs, and pedal a 50/16 gear at a 90 cadence into a...
10-05-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By Sy Reene

umm, no.

umm, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By Sy Reene

Wherever you are, is one of the Ribble showrooms...

Wherever you are, is one of the Ribble showrooms near enough to visit?

there's also (as you're in the UK), the planetX options.
eg. with an sram option...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 884
Posted By Sy Reene

SnapOn are supposed to be decent :eek: ...

SnapOn are supposed to be decent :eek:

https://shop.snapon.com/product/QD1RN6A
10-02-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By Sy Reene

No idea how much space you need, but the Arundel...

No idea how much space you need, but the Arundel Dual is a single velcro strap and pretty quick to install. It's great for me. Holds 2 tubes, 2x CO2, Inflator head, tire lever, small multi-tool,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 910
Posted By Sy Reene

An overbuilt option (probably not too...

An overbuilt option (probably not too lightweight):
https://www.merlincycles.com/hope-20five-pro-4-road-cx-disc-rear-wheel-700c-95184.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,233
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. I never removed mine as my bike never had...

+1. I never removed mine as my bike never had one, and didn't realize I was missing it til ~12yrs later from a thread like this. It's now going on about 16 years.
10-01-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By Sy Reene

The Elite Moreo Inox design supposedly offers...

The Elite Moreo Inox design supposedly offers entry from side to some degree.
09-30-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,367
Posted By Sy Reene

How about "Dentist killed by Soccer Mom"? ...

How about "Dentist killed by Soccer Mom"? "Landscaper runs over cycling schoolteacher" ? Lots of ways both parties in a story can be represented by a person and not imbalanced where only one is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,937
Posted By Sy Reene

It's not speculation to say speedplay users who...

It's not speculation to say speedplay users who have a power meter, do not have pedal-based power meters. It's not speculation to say that I myself opted for a crank-based power meter, because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,937
Posted By Sy Reene

I understand the argument, though of course no...

I understand the argument, though of course no existing pedal-based PM exists for SP; hence no SP user owns a pedal-based PM. The likely reason because they like their SP pedals too much and if they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,937
Posted By Sy Reene

I'll admit to having more shoes than I need.. I...

I'll admit to having more shoes than I need.. I also have more than one helmet, or pair of socks, and more jerseys than necessary to survive between laundry runs. I have a pair of black shoes, a...
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