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LesterOfPuppets 10-04-21 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22256714)
Ew. Sorry, but I don't think that metal wire/tube cages belong on high-zoot carbon and certainly not on aero high-zoot carbon.

How about 8 gram crabon cages that look like tubular metal cages? :)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001274676997.html

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...67fb8c0ad9.jpg

LAJ 10-04-21 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22256770)
You shouldn't look first at the cages. They can't be the focus of the bike. Must blend.

This. One hundred times this.

bampilot06 10-04-21 01:41 PM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...572d2f579e.png


this would look pretty sweet.

phrantic09 10-04-21 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 22256766)
Arundel Mandible.


Wife has these

LAJ 10-04-21 01:42 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256778)
We just had a whole page of water bottle posts.

It's important.

phrantic09 10-04-21 01:43 PM

I have a hard time justifying dropping 100 bucks on bottle cages.

datlas 10-04-21 01:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256752)
I have one rarely-used water bottle holder. Do I need a second? Discuss.

You may not. But the rest of us probably do need a second holder. Maybe your Patronus is a camel and not a bear??

Velo Vol 10-04-21 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22256790)
It's important.

Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut

Eric F 10-04-21 01:47 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22256780)
How about 8 gram crabon cages that look like tubular metal cages? :)

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001274676997.html

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...67fb8c0ad9.jpg

This has the potential to satisfy my desires. I like cages that are unnoticed/unremarkable in an overall view of the bike, but have some good bling factor when looked at up close. If these cages are durable, and actually hold bottles well, they have high potential.

Currently, I'm using Zefal Pulse L2 on my road bike...
https://www.bikeinn.com/f/13769/1376...ottle-cage.jpg

datlas 10-04-21 01:48 PM

My Ultegra groupset was supposed to be delivered by FedEx on Saturday. According to their tracking it was about 1 hour away from me on Saturday, in Allentown PA.

Now they say it's delayed and location is now 2 hours away from me in North Jersey, and the site won't give me an estimated delivery date.

Is this SOP for FedEx?!?

Eric F 10-04-21 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22256800)
My Ultegra groupset was supposed to be delivered by FedEx on Saturday. According to their tracking it was about 1 hour away from me on Saturday, in Allentown PA.

Now they say it's delayed and location is now 2 hours away from me in North Jersey, and the site won't give me an estimated delivery date.

Is this SOP for FedEx?!?

I don't know about SOP, but certainly not uncommon.

LesterOfPuppets 10-04-21 01:52 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22256791)
I have a hard time justifying dropping 100 bucks on bottle cages.

The Silca ones are only $175 a pair at Backcountry.
But wait, there's more, they come with two Ti straws also.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f54115076c.jpg

Mojo31 10-04-21 01:54 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22256785)

Yes, indeed!

WhyFi 10-04-21 01:55 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256778)
We just had a whole page of water bottle posts.

That's different.

rjones28 10-04-21 01:56 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256752)
I have one rarely-used water bottle holder. Do I need a second? Discuss.

Only if you're going to ride.

datlas 10-04-21 01:56 PM

Nice to see bampilot06 charged the phone. It was dangerously close to dying earlier.

LAJ 10-04-21 01:58 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256798)
Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut

Because you overfill your water bottles but don't drink out of them. They leak, and rust out your cages.

Mojo31 10-04-21 01:59 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22256791)
I have a hard time justifying dropping 100 bucks on bottle cages.

Agreed, but those are only $65, and you get 20% off and free shipping. So really 2/$100.

And, the guy is getting a really fly bike, so he can't cheap out on it.

genejockey 10-04-21 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256798)
Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut

Finite fatigue strength of aluminum?

datlas 10-04-21 02:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22256798)
Also discussion-worthy: why did my original metal water bottle cage break? wut

Metal fatigue? I am suspecting it was aluminum which can fatigue.

Get Stainless Steel as suggested by those in the know.

seedsbelize2 10-04-21 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22256819)
Agreed, but those are only $65, and you get 20% off and free shipping. So really 2/$100.

And, the guy is getting a really fly bike, so he can't cheap out on it.

And he got that big bonus so they're actually free!!

seedsbelize2 10-04-21 02:09 PM

Until now I was unaware bottle cages had names. None of mine have names, that I'm aware of. All but one are aluminum, and some are 30 or so years old.
#nometalfatiguehere

Eric F 10-04-21 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22256838)
Until now I was unaware bottle cages had names. None of mine have names, that I'm aware of. All but one are aluminum, and some are 30 or so years old.
#nometalfatiguehere

It just hasn't happened yet. With aluminum, it will happen....eventually. Such is the nature of the material.

phrantic09 10-04-21 02:15 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22256188)
Yeah, more than one way to skin a cat, and I'm sure it depends upon the nature of the climbing that you're doing.

I think that a lot (vast majority?) of people that worry about putting on too much mass via weights just haven't lifted before - it's not something that you "oops" your way in to, unless maybe you're crazy genetically gifted. I think that I could increase upper body strength without adding more than a 3-5 pounds of muscle and still get to a target weight of 170 next spring.


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22256311)
I used to do light weights. 10lb dumbbells. curls, upright rows, lateral lifts, shoulder presses.
I've switched to hitting the parallel bars and pullup bar. Dips and leg lifts and pullups. I should probably mix in a day a week of light weights, but I never get around to it.


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22256312)
There is definitely a genetic component involved when lifting. When weight training in high school we were grouped for wrestling according to our body weight but for lifting according to our max lifting weight. I tend to gain mass faster than max lifting ability. There were lighter guys who increased their max bench press without gaining much body weight. One guy in particular was lifting nearly as much as the heavyweights and he was around 175# iirc.

I haven't done any lifting in way too long and now that I don't work my arms and upper body are pretty weak. I gave away my bench and all my weights when we moved 5 years ago.

I lift pretty heavy for someone my size - We do 4 warm up sets (of increasing weight and decreasing reps) followed by 3 working sets of each lift @ 4-6 reps. My working sets are 250 in the dead lift, 225 squat, 200 bench, 180 incline bench.

LesterOfPuppets 10-04-21 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22256838)
Until now I was unaware bottle cages had names. None of mine have names, that I'm aware of. All but one are aluminum, and some are 30 or so years old.
#nometalfatiguehere

I have a 30 year old plastic one with a name. It used to be neon yellow, but it now has a grey crust. :(


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd7abc7b30.jpg


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