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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By surak

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the...

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the invariable assplosion of crabon will destroy not only your frame but shatter any bell into a million pieces that in concert will cause the 1812...
09-23-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By surak

I use the same saddle but the tilt is slightly...

I use the same saddle but the tilt is slightly more level on my indoor setup. I too used to feel than one hour was excruciating on the trainer. I changed some things that made indoor saddle pain go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By surak

I've seen some scattered complaints about Apex...

I've seen some scattered complaints about Apex 1x, enough to make me pick an older model Canyon outlet bike that came with Rival 1x over their newer Apex 1x offerings that were around the same price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,925
Posted By surak

Do you think other than weight there be any...

Do you think other than weight there be any downside to going bigger with 35mm? I won't be setting any PRs anyway. I kind of like the idea of maxing out the clearance under my rain bike's fenders and...
09-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,544
Posted By surak

Just put non-tubeless clincher tires on with...

Just put non-tubeless clincher tires on with inner tubes if tubeless is too daunting. Only high-end carbon rims that are hookless require tubeless tires.
09-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By surak

^All of this. I had a sub for Flo but the...

^All of this.

I had a sub for Flo but the number of races this year did not match the price and requirement to pay for an entire year. A year of GCN+ at $30 on sale earlier in the year, with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 11,925
Posted By surak

I'm considering swapping out the 32mm GP5Ks with...

I'm considering swapping out the 32mm GP5Ks with 35mm Pirelli Cinturatos for my rain bike. Is going that wide overkill? I think that the bike in question has tire clearance for them, since there's...
09-19-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By surak

Warmers -- arm, leg/knee -- and if you need...

Warmers -- arm, leg/knee -- and if you need additional warmth then a packable vest or jacket. At some point the temp range is so wide that you either have to suck it up at one extreme or add...
09-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 465
Posted By surak

I assume from your question that you are...

I assume from your question that you are recording your rides using Strava. Strava is probably the crappiest recording app for cycling, especially after they removed all sensor pairing. There are...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 382
Posted By surak

I went to the Gorge a couple times for the...

I went to the Gorge a couple times for the now-defunct Sasquatch music fest. No interesting in camping nor doing that long drive out to the middle of nowhere as you said, so I haven't gone back. The...
09-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,186
Posted By surak

You can fit what you've listed in regular bike...

You can fit what you've listed in regular bike jersey pockets. That's why they exist. But if you are one of those opposed to wearing clothes meant for cycling when cycling, then something like a hip...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,194
Posted By surak

Last Friday I had my first tubeless puncture...

Last Friday I had my first tubeless puncture (significant, anyway, as I think I've heard momentary hissing before but not seen any sealant spray) since I switched to tubeless over a year ago. Was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By surak

A trainer tire can probably last almost...

A trainer tire can probably last almost indefinitely. I've at least never heard of one failing. Trainer tires have reinforced center tread to withstand the heat from high friction and stiffer...
09-13-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By surak

Tons of breweries near the Burke-Gilman,...

Tons of breweries near the Burke-Gilman, especially the cluster in Ballard. Out to Kenmore there are a few more, then in Woodinville there's Metier. I just went a few weeks back to Metier and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 564
Posted By surak

I would either pick up a cheap 11-sp rear wheel...

I would either pick up a cheap 11-sp rear wheel or use a 11-34t 11-sp cassette, which does fit 10-sp, and avoid cross-chaining into gear combinations too long for your chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By surak

Yeah, no workout app or platform that I know of...

Yeah, no workout app or platform that I know of will adjust tilt in erg mode, the Climb will just be an expensive riser block if that's all you use.

I put my best bike on my Kickr without...
09-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,406
Posted By surak

I'm sure posting about it once a month...

I'm sure posting about it once a month (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1236243-feeling-super-frustrated-taint-issues-continue-ugg.html) without following up on any of the...
09-04-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 969
Posted By surak

I've made the mistake of using gmaps enough times...

I've made the mistake of using gmaps enough times to swear it off unless it's my last resort. Multiple times it will try to route through flights of stairs along a steep incline. Once it led me down...
09-03-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By surak

I'm sure he thinks it's working great as his Make...

I'm sure he thinks it's working great as his Make Aero Gains, American look.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By surak

If buying new from the shop, they really should...

If buying new from the shop, they really should swap the stem for you, especially at those prices. My shop swapped the stem and handlebar for me for free, though I supplied my own bars as they don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By surak

I had terrible luck with the Corsa G+ 1.0,...

I had terrible luck with the Corsa G+ 1.0, flatted after 250 miles and when I inspected the tread there were small holes and thin sections letting light pass through everywhere, which did not give me...
09-01-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in...

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in and it was already over. I rewound my stream a bit, saw Roglic was already ahead of Bernal. Rewound some more, same. Surprised how early he attacked,...
08-30-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By surak

25 miles with 2000 ft of ascent is not exactly a...

25 miles with 2000 ft of ascent is not exactly a climb, 65 miles with 2000 ft is basically flat. From Bellevue you're already super close to Cougar, Squak, and Tiger Mountains. It was more than 5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By surak

One tip is to open the products beforehand,...

One tip is to open the products beforehand, rather than while you're riding. Although if there are enough rest stops, it's far less important to eat on the bike than to remember to eat enough (but...
08-30-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,541
Posted By surak

A weakness I see in using "lunatic" is that the...

A weakness I see in using "lunatic" is that the non-cycling public thinks anyone who regularly bikes more than 5 minutes a day, willingly rides on the roads with vehicular traffic, or pays more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,540
Posted By surak

I'm not sure you can do a century by only...

I'm not sure you can do a century by only drinking at the rest stops. How far apart are they? If it takes you an hour between each stop, you'd be chugging roughly an entire bottle every time to not...
08-28-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed...

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed out that AF wasted thinking they could spread the wins Oprah-style ("you get a stage win, and you get a stage win, and you get a stage win!"). They...
08-28-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely...

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely considered to be faster on flatter stages, while Philipsen was more of a threat for the points jersey because he lacked the top speed but could get over the...
08-28-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

Sprinters especially have to be singularly...

Sprinters especially have to be singularly focused when they're tapped for a stage, and expect the team around them to deliver them to the last few hundred meters. ​​​​​​It makes them naturally not...
08-28-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

Watching it live, it looked to me like Jakobsen...

Watching it live, it looked to me like Jakobsen pulled the plug after not being able to close the gap, but other broadcasts and reporting speculated on a flat because of the way he looked down on his...
08-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

Congrats to Bardet, maybe he can get another...

Congrats to Bardet, maybe he can get another climber's jersey at a GT now that he's on a non-French team without the weight of GC expectations.

I tuned in late and seemed like nothing much...
08-27-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

CT has a good recap of what happened...

CT has a good recap of what happened (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/08/jakobsen-loses-touch-in-vuelta-finale-but-deceuninck-wins-anyway/). When they realized Jakobsen was out of it, the DQT train...
08-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

See my edit above, their pace caused a gap with...

See my edit above, their pace caused a gap with Jakobsen behind Ineos that he couldn't close. It was absolutely a combination of the pace and poor positioning that he couldn't recover from. Anytime a...
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

Disagree, as I've said by losing him at that high...

Disagree, as I've said by losing him at that high pace they could've unnecessarily ridden a leadout with no sprinter of their own at the end to finish it off. Because they went off the front, faster...
08-27-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,541
Posted By surak

No need to sell yourself short, you are at the...

No need to sell yourself short, you are at the very least committed to sharing how much you ride in non-lycra on as many threads as possible on BF. :thumb:
08-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

It's semantics, they dropped him because they...

It's semantics, they dropped him because they were driving the pace insanely high and didn't know he had an issue (mechanical or otherwise) before they opened up an insurmountable gap on all but 2...
08-27-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,541
Posted By surak

How about ”committed" instead of "serious" cyclists

"Serious" has connotations that upset a lot of people when describing/separating cyclist types. How about a new term that is less negatively loaded*, but encompasses more varieties of cyclists?
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By surak

Shorts geared toward racing tend to have better...

Shorts geared toward racing tend to have better tuned padding in the front to support the more aggressive riding position, but in general good chamois won't be particularly thick because one...
08-27-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

That was a crazy, unexpected finish today. DQT...

That was a crazy, unexpected finish today. DQT just knows how to win, it seemed for sure like they made a fatal mistake when their leadout dropped Jakobsen with Trentin in perfect position to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,995
Posted By surak

Definitely worth considering and test riding....

Definitely worth considering and test riding. Just rode back-to-back 200 kms last weekend on my 2019 Roubaix with Ultegra Di2 on 25mm tubeless tires with only tired legs at the end.
08-24-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

I don't think there's any spoiler issues in this...

I don't think there's any spoiler issues in this forum or thread.

Roglic proving that he has more Geraint in him than not. I should add that a Geraint unit is made up of sub-Geraints, much like...
Forum: Foo
08-23-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,489
Posted By surak

I read that Richards personally rehearsed the...

I read that Richards personally rehearsed the guest hosts. I can easily believe that he would have sabotaged who he thought were the serious contenders for the permanent position.
08-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By surak

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USA, GCN+, dirt cheap lifetime VPN Unlimited sub.
08-19-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,439
Posted By surak

Zwift halves downhill grades even before...

Zwift halves downhill grades even before adjusting further for lower trainer difficulty setting.
08-19-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

The end was frantic today, saw Ineos apparently...

The end was frantic today, saw Ineos apparently reverting again to their TdF tactics on the final climb very briefly only for the Slovenian favorite to easily squash their guys.

Great win by...
08-17-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By surak

Climbing on Zwift and every other major platform...

Climbing on Zwift and every other major platform is pretty much spot on because the physics of it are easy to model, weight being the biggest factor.
In general Zwift is very generous with letting...
08-16-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By surak

There is no 105-level electronic shifting. Rival...

There is no 105-level electronic shifting. Rival is kind of between 105 and Ultegra from what I've read. Pricing doesn't seem that outrageous considering the price increases across the entire bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,672
Posted By surak

I have non-padded tights and padded bib tights. I...

I have non-padded tights and padded bib tights. I don't feel like straps are necessary for non-padded tights.

Personally 50°F isn't cold enough for me to even wear tights, I'd just use leg or knee...
08-15-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By surak

I have 32mm GP5K tubeless and 25mm Pro One 2016s...

I have 32mm GP5K tubeless and 25mm Pro One 2016s but on different bikes, so difficult to make comparisons. I've not punctured with either in the past year and a half that I've run tubeless. I'm...
08-13-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,888
Posted By surak

Last year's Vuelta was super interesting due to...

Last year's Vuelta was super interesting due to the compressed World Tour calendar and everyone riding not knowing if it was their last race all season-long, but I'm not that hyped this year. If...
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