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09-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 541
Posted By Hiro11

Yes, that's the whole point of a bead jack.

Yes, that's the whole point of a bead jack.
09-26-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 541
Posted By Hiro11

Just ride with one of these:...

Just ride with one of these:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By Hiro11

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I...

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I can get a group) has a T47. That seems to be the emerging "standard".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By Hiro11

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with...

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with about 15K miles on a Giant TCR with a BB86 and zero issues. In talking to mechanics I ride with, BB86 is generally less problematic than Trek's BB90,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By Hiro11

Again, not all press fit standards are the same...

Again, not all press fit standards are the same and not all manufacturers are the same. Someone that has a Trek with a BB90 is not going to have the same experience as someone with a Giant with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By Hiro11

Unpadded over bibs is the way. It's a good way to...

Unpadded over bibs is the way. It's a good way to use up those tattered/weird looking bibs you can't really wear alone. I recommend Pearl Izumi Amfib tights for road riding down into the 30s. They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By Hiro11

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims...

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims (both of which are real but in my opinion likely not very meaningful in the real world) the main benefit of press fit ironically has to do with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,686
Posted By Hiro11

I had been vehemently anti-press fit for years. I...

I had been vehemently anti-press fit for years. I wouldn't buy a bike with a press fit BB... then I bought a bike with press fit. I currently have two bikes with press fit, neither has been an issue...
09-09-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hiro11

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is...

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is by far the best investment you can make in cycling gear. Nothing makes a bigger difference in the comfort and enjoyment in a ride for me than well...
08-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,809
Posted By Hiro11

Monday: sleep Tuesday: 30 miles race...

Monday: sleep
Tuesday: 30 miles race simulation, attacking group ride. 80/20 Z4/Z3. 85%+ threshold. Relative effort 250ish.
Wednesday: 25 miles recovery 80/20 Z1/Z2. 60% of threshold. Relative...
08-28-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,125
Posted By Hiro11

Love Bobke.

Love Bobke.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By Hiro11

I have just under 5K miles on a set of GP5KTLs...

I have just under 5K miles on a set of GP5KTLs that seem to be in good shape. Wear marks are still visible on rear tire. They're 28s and I run about 80-85 psi. I think I'll get 6K miles on these. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 898
Posted By Hiro11

This is all about what fits you. I have wide,...

This is all about what fits you. I have wide, high volume, inflexible feet and Shimano seems to work best for me. If you have narrow feet another brand might work, I can't say.

I wear and like the...
08-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,776
Posted By Hiro11

The article posted is behind a paywall and...

The article posted is behind a paywall and invisible to most everyone here, rendering this post pointless.

Also, advice to future posters on making better threads: rather than just link dumping,...
08-23-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,516
Posted By Hiro11

This is a very old debate and OP is not the first...

This is a very old debate and OP is not the first person to mention this. To me the debate over stiffness has always been more about feel than "efficiency": a stiff/snappy bike just feels better out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,908
Posted By Hiro11

Goodr. Unless you're a racer boy, I think casual...

Goodr. Unless you're a racer boy, I think casual sunglasses are the way to go. Goodrs are inexpensive and don't slip.
08-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,911
Posted By Hiro11

After recent inventory reduction (used prices are...

After recent inventory reduction (used prices are just too good right now...), I'm down to six:

Primary road racing bike
My old road racing bike for Zwift
Cross racing bike
XC racing hardtail...
08-21-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,364
Posted By Hiro11

You guys already picked all of my favorites: ...

You guys already picked all of my favorites:
1st gen C-Record. No name, just the Campy shield and an absurd amount of polishing.
Mavic 851 which looks like something out of a Georges Melier film or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, I really like both of these helmets, but...

Yeah, I really like both of these helmets, but neither is (officially) sold in the US. You'll need to import either one, which may be a negative for some people.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Hiro11

For "everyday riding", pretty much any helmet...

For "everyday riding", pretty much any helmet with MIPS is a great choice. Here's Virginia Tech's helmet safety ratings, which seem to be highly regarded (although some debate their testing):...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,242
Posted By Hiro11

"Wear what you want" results in: - flapping...

"Wear what you want" results in:
- flapping club-fit Boomer joke/Michelob/Cookie Monster/"1997 RAGBRAI" jerseys
- non-bib shorts with garish graphics on the side panels worn until they are...
08-13-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 895
Posted By Hiro11

Tires are debated with religious fervor here, so...

Tires are debated with religious fervor here, so I'll caveat all of this by saying these are my opinions and personal preferences.

I'm not familiar with those particular tires, but city / hybrid...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,955
Posted By Hiro11

Yup, all of this. If 100% of people are...

Yup, all of this. If 100% of people are vaccinated, then 100% of cases would occur in vaccinated people, a meaningless statistic.

I'll preface this by saying I'm no expert and likely have no idea...
08-04-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By Hiro11

Interesting. I'm using 28s mounted tubeless on...

Interesting. I'm using 28s mounted tubeless on carbon rims with 17mm internal width and hooked beads. I'm currently on my third set of GP5KTLs for these wheels. I've got 5 bikes that are all tubeless...
08-01-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,101
Posted By Hiro11

I've mounted a few sets of GP5000TLs tubeless...

I've mounted a few sets of GP5000TLs tubeless with my thumbs. I'm hardly a gorilla. *shrug*

It comes down to the specific rim you're using, rim manufacturers can't seem to agree on something as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By Hiro11

I really like hydrophobic, skin-tight mesh...

I really like hydrophobic, skin-tight mesh undershirts. I have a shirts from Craft and Giordana I wear most often, the cheap ones from Amazon are fine too. I'm a particularly heavy sweater and prone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By Hiro11

Barge cement.

Barge cement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,719
Posted By Hiro11

The roads here in Illinois are terrible and I...

The roads here in Illinois are terrible and I ride with lots of groups so I have several opinions here:
1. You don't need to call out every hole, but you should call out the particularly large ones...
07-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,254
Posted By Hiro11

"Gravel bikes are just cross bikes"... except for...

"Gravel bikes are just cross bikes"... except for geometry, riding position, riding characteristics, tire clearance, gearing and sometimes brakes.

"Gravel bikes are just 90s mountain bikes"......
07-18-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,254
Posted By Hiro11

"Gravel grinder" is such a Fred-tastic term to...

"Gravel grinder" is such a Fred-tastic term to use. Sort of like calling a cyclist a "biker".

Oh, I'm sorry...was this already discussed?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Hiro11

I think you'd be surprised. In any manufacturing...

I think you'd be surprised. In any manufacturing organization production is planned several years in advance and I'm sure Shimano is no different. Any workflow disruption takes forever to correct,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By Hiro11

In fairness, setting aside the usual supply chain...

In fairness, setting aside the usual supply chain issues every manufacturing company has experienced Shimano has had some unique additional challenges recently:
1. a huge fire in their main Japan...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,208
Posted By Hiro11

These as the "worst bibs ever" because the size...

These as the "worst bibs ever" because the size you bought doesn't fit?

For what it's worth, mediums fit me (5'10", 165lbs) well.

Also bought one of their Starlight design jerseys, it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,937
Posted By Hiro11

Road tubeless had a bumpy start ~10 years ago....

Road tubeless had a bumpy start ~10 years ago. Memories of the utter pain of trying to get some first gen Hutchinson Atoms mounted on some first gen tubeless Shimano rims are vivid in my mind. About...
07-08-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By Hiro11

Another vote for Pace.

Another vote for Pace.
07-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,371
Posted By Hiro11

Came here to say this. Also, maybe I've had...

Came here to say this.

Also, maybe I've had good luck but I've purchased stuff (not much bike stuff, but lots of other stuff) from all kinds of sketchy vendors on Aliexpress over the years and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,878
Posted By Hiro11

Summer jerseys I like: Ornot House Jersey ...

Summer jerseys I like:
Ornot House Jersey
Rapha Pro Team
La Passione PSN

I just bought a Black Bibs x Starlight special edition jersey. Haven't worn it yet but it looks awesome for $70.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Hiro11

I like minimalist full finger gloves with no...

I like minimalist full finger gloves with no padding and no velcro. I view gloves as essentially disposable and have lots of pairs on hand at any one time.

Some options I've tried:

Specialized...
07-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,622
Posted By Hiro11

Weight weenieism can become truly bizarre and...

Weight weenieism can become truly bizarre and self-defeating, especially once you start getting into bad ideas like carbon chainrings. I will say I can appreciate the feel of a light, snappy bike. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,101
Posted By Hiro11

Because in the winter, bike demand falls. Also,...

Because in the winter, bike demand falls. Also, supply/logistics constraints will likely start loosening up towards the end of this year. I believe 2022 is going to be a great year to buy a bike. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,101
Posted By Hiro11

The Tarmac is a great bike, but to me the SWorks...

The Tarmac is a great bike, but to me the SWorks premium makes absolutely no sense from a cost/performance perspective. Thousands of dollars for a slightly lighter frame and a different logo on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,541
Posted By Hiro11

Giant makes frames for the bigger brands too....

Giant makes frames for the bigger brands too. Trek, Scott and Colnago for example. Specialized doesn't make any of their own frames, as far as I know.

One of the reasons I bought a Giant is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,541
Posted By Hiro11

Preface: you will not be able to buy anything...

Preface: you will not be able to buy anything unless you find a shop that has something you want in stock.

I'll set aside the obvious Domane and Roubaix, although both a great bikes. Also, I have...
06-25-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,355
Posted By Hiro11

To answer the OPs question: no, it's not worth...

To answer the OPs question: no, it's not worth it. When your tires wear out,just buy the 5000s then.

Personally, I'm currently on my second set of 28mm GP5000TLs. I weigh about 165 and I run them...
06-24-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By Hiro11

1. Buy a $90 6 gallon compressor. I got mine...

1. Buy a $90 6 gallon compressor. I got mine (Porter Cable) on sale from Amazon during prime days several year ago,also useful for inflating car tires and running tools
2. Buy a $20 Prestaflator...
06-22-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,401
Posted By Hiro11

I love this movie. It's a terrific movie about...

I love this movie. It's a terrific movie about young men transitioning into adulthood, right when responsibility and reality start to bite. It captures that period when you start to figure out who...
06-21-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,625
Posted By Hiro11

My current road bike has a BB86 pressfit BB,...

My current road bike has a BB86 pressfit BB, pressfit hub bearings, a freehub mechanism I don't understand and a proprietary drop in headset in an oddball size. It has an electronic drivetrain with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,972
Posted By Hiro11

One tip: I've been using Scotch 8898 tape on my...

One tip: I've been using Scotch 8898 tape on my wheels for several years. It's $8-$12 for 60 yards of the stuff online, which is about a 1/10th the cost of Stan's tape. I think Stan's tape is just...
06-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,717
Posted By Hiro11

*- lives in Wilmette, average home price $750K+,...

*- lives in Wilmette, average home price $750K+, avg, household income $165K+
*- owns not one but two $1,500 cars

Huh?
06-07-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 353,689
Posted By Hiro11

All helmet testing is debatable, including the...

All helmet testing is debatable, including the much respected (but probably pretty good) VT testing. The "official" safety standards are similarly debatable.

I have a couple of inexpensive (~$50)...
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