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Old 03-04-19, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Kudes dude
Ditto.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post

Hi everyone. I seem to only show up here when I get a new bike. So, here it is.

Something a little different for me and I have really been enjoying it.
Nice. What did the C&V guys say about the group on there?

I've thought about changing out the parts on my 1978 Gianni Motta to modern Campy but haven't done it for fear a legion of old Italian Giro racers will come out of their graves and crush my soul.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post

Hi everyone. I seem to only show up here when I get a new bike. So, here it is.

Something a little different for me and I have really been enjoying it.
Sweet ride.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post

Hi everyone. I seem to only show up here when I get a new bike. So, here it is.

Something a little different for me and I have really been enjoying it.
What crank is that? I find it distracting.
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Clean sweep of the leader board this week. Mark your calendars, as we may not see it again for quite a while.
Kudos. I'll do that myself, one of these days... well, probably not.
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Old 03-04-19, 07:10 AM
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Oooh - I just remembered that my new saddle should be showing up today. Might have to try a 90-min trainer session this Wed to see if the new saddle keeps my junk from going numb.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
What crank is that? I find it distracting.
That's the "Darth Vader" Dura Ace crank. I disliked mine at first too, but it's grown on me.
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Amateur bike racing is just a fun thing, as far as I know, there's no penalty for not winning.
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Clean sweep of the leader board this week. Mark your calendars, as we may not see it again for quite a while.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post

Hi everyone. I seem to only show up here when I get a new bike. So, here it is.

Something a little different for me and I have really been enjoying it.
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It's snowing.

Another miserable winter week ahead. Facepalm.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
It's snowing.

Another miserable winter week ahead. Facepalm.
I saw -4° this morning. Has to be close to a record on this day for us.
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This is weird.

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/...th-male-racers
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That's some bull****. She was rockin' and they just killed her flow in because slow guys that aren't in contention for their own race.
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Oooh - I just remembered that my new saddle should be showing up today. Might have to try a 90-min trainer session this Wed to see if the new saddle keeps my junk from going numb.
I bought a Specialized Power saddle a couple weeks ago, tried it for a couple hundred miles, and ended up selling it (fortunately for exactly what I paid for it). Back to the Toupe for me, even if the shell on mine is getting a bit saggy, although not yet cracked.

The biggest lesson I've learned in my years of cycling is that you're never truly going to be comfortable on a saddle, it's just a matter of finding one that sucks the least.
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I bought a Specialized Power saddle a couple weeks ago, tried it for a couple hundred miles, and ended up selling it (fortunately for exactly what I paid for it). Back to the Toupe for me, even if the shell on mine is getting a bit saggy, although not yet cracked.

The biggest lesson I've learned in my years of cycling is that you're never truly going to be comfortable on a saddle, it's just a matter of finding one that sucks the least.
When I first got my Toupe, the one that I'm riding right now, it was great. Could sit on the trainer for 90 min and not need to shift at all. The shell still seems a-okay, so I'm thinking about what might have changed. The only thing that I can think of is that I might be tilting my hips forward more, or sliding forward and riding the rivet on harder efforts. I can sit up indefinitely without any numbness issues, but that's not exactly a good compromise. I'm going to keep trying. I'm going to hold out hope for a saddle that doesn't cause a tingle in my dingle.
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When I first got my Toupe, the one that I'm riding right now, it was great. Could sit on the trainer for 90 min and not need to shift at all. The shell still seems a-okay, so I'm thinking about what might have changed. The only thing that I can think of is that I might be tilting my hips forward more, or sliding forward and riding the rivet on harder efforts. I can sit up indefinitely without any numbness issues, but that's not exactly a good compromise. I'm going to keep trying. I'm going to hold out hope for a saddle that doesn't cause a tingle in my dingle.
Have you ever tried a Selle Italia Superflow? I demo'd one a few years ago, the shape is pretty close to a Toupe but it has a much larger cutout, may help with the numbness-

https://magazine.bikesoup.com/review...ad-race-saddle
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Oh yeah. Just what I always wanted: a command-line interface for my bike.
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Have you ever tried a Selle Italia Superflow? I demo'd one a few years ago, the shape is pretty close to a Toupe but it has a much larger cutout, may help with the numbness-

https://magazine.bikesoup.com/review...ad-race-saddle
No, that's been a saddle of interest, though. We'll see how the Shimano goes, it's got a huge cut-out too, and then try the Selle, if necessary (they carry them at REI and member dividends are around the corner).

BTW, did you ever take a trip up here or did that get pushed back again?
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No, that's been a saddle of interest, though. We'll see how the Shimano goes, it's got a huge cut-out too, and then try the Selle, if necessary (they carry them at REI and member dividends are around the corner).

BTW, did you ever take a trip up here or did that get pushed back again?
Our clients up there apparently hate us, so we've pushed back organizing an "advisory" (basically just a meeting on market trends) for a few months. At this rate I may make it out there in the summer, which is fine by me.
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What crank is that? I find it distracting.
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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It's snowing.

Another miserable winter week ahead. Facepalm.
Hey, it's snowing here too.
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That's some bull****. She was rockin' and they just killed her flow in because slow guys that aren't in contention for their own race.
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