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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,935
Posted By sfrider

Same here. The nutella like ones are awesome...

Same here. The nutella like ones are awesome (forget what they call them... hazelnut?).

I did consume a lot of Clif Bars in the 90s though, they were pretty much the go-to at the time. Today...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,966
Posted By sfrider

You mean the troll-roll?

You mean the troll-roll?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By sfrider

Inspection shouldn't be a problem for domestic...

Inspection shouldn't be a problem for domestic flights. After checking in I take the bike box to the "special items" check-in; they'll open it and look through the contents, then close it up and wrap...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 580
Posted By sfrider

Personally I couldn't see going through the...

Personally I couldn't see going through the hassle of mounting and unmounting tubeless tires every time I need to swap a tube. The whole point of tubeless tires is so you don't get flats, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,998
Posted By sfrider

If we're talking money north of $6000-$7000, I'd...

If we're talking money north of $6000-$7000, I'd want to test ride it. Not so much for the groupset since that's a known quantity, but to see how the frame feels, tradeoff between tracking stability...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,002
Posted By sfrider

I have a friend who experiences this, in his case...

I have a friend who experiences this, in his case it's ocular migraines. But it could in rare cases be a tumor, blood flow problems, or something else - so the medical center put my friend through...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By sfrider

The genuine Boas are IMO more usable than the...

The genuine Boas are IMO more usable than the Sidi version. You release the Boas by pulling them out, after which they stay released and you can just pull off the shoe. The Sidis only release while...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,880
Posted By sfrider

I can ride my C3 all day and regularly do weekend...

I can ride my C3 all day and regularly do weekend rides well more than twice than distance. If I were in the market for another bike #1 on my list of prospects would be the Caledonia 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By sfrider

I had to replace mine when the dog chewed up the...

I had to replace mine when the dog chewed up the needle! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By sfrider

I have a reminder in my calendar for the first...

I have a reminder in my calendar for the first Saturday each month. During this I at least look over everything, recharge Di2, recharge the Favero Assioma pedals, lube chains, and top off tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,946
Posted By sfrider

I got a Karoo 2 in December since I was going to...

I got a Karoo 2 in December since I was going to spend 3 months riding in St Petersburg, FL (which is outstanding for flat, endless base mile riding) - which I was completely unfamiliar with. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By sfrider

This may all just reflect self-selection, in...

This may all just reflect self-selection, in other words people who never find saddle comfort no matter the saddle will never be cross-country or long distance riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,075
Posted By sfrider

Absolutely. Especially if combined with a...

Absolutely. Especially if combined with a professional fitting!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,625
Posted By sfrider

I'm super happy with my ENVE SES DB 3.4's, but I...

I'm super happy with my ENVE SES DB 3.4's, but I think if I bought today I'd go hookless. The 303S is appealing, but personally I think if I'm spending that kind of money to begin with, I'd want at...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By sfrider

Another reason to shave your legs

Ride tubeless. Get a rear puncture. Have sealant spray all over your legs. Spend all evening removing it from your leg hairs. It really sticks!

And I barely have any visible leg hair... I can only...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,886
Posted By sfrider

Normal. It will leak a lot less with sealant.

Normal. It will leak a lot less with sealant.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,914
Posted By sfrider

The 41 always finds a way.

The 41 always finds a way.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,672
Posted By sfrider

Use your bell to create awareness of your...

Use your bell to create awareness of your presence BEFORE you pass. Even if you're fine riding at their pace behind them, still use it to let them know you're there. A bell is not a command to move...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By sfrider

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8...

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8 bars easily.

The purpose of a bell is to create awareness of your presence.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By sfrider

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,398
Posted By sfrider

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I...

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I went back for it, the second time it wasn't worth the bother to turn around. I just don't have enough accidents for one helmetless ride to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,567
Posted By sfrider

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day...

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day rides and Fizik R1 Infinitos for shorter ones and have to agree with the above sentiment. The Sidis are fiddly to tighten while on the bike since you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,309
Posted By sfrider

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest...

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest the front wheel got stuck and she endo'ed over the bars. That road crack is a plausible candidate, or some kind of mechanical like a tree branch or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,738
Posted By sfrider

You could have excess weight on your hands for...

You could have excess weight on your hands for many reasons. You might lack the core strength to maintain a light touch on the bars for the full duration. Or there could be a fit issue where you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By sfrider

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip...

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip surface that helps with chafing and prevents sweaty palms from slipping. Very lightweight breathable fabric elsewhere. I just got a replacement pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 12,547
Posted By sfrider

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor...

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor pump does the job just fine for me.

Why someone wants to disassemble their bike to swap tubes on the side of a road every time they run over a staple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By sfrider

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an...

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an excellent bonus workout when you're already fatigued.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By sfrider

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. ...

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. Maybe lightly sand it, clean it and add a very thin epoxy coat over the abrasions?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,709
Posted By sfrider

Unfortunately, that frame is pretty heavy at 1.7...

Unfortunately, that frame is pretty heavy at 1.7 kg. With a carbon frame and wheelset that bike would already be just over 18lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By sfrider

Saw the coverage on GCN. Congrats!

Saw the coverage on GCN. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,490
Posted By sfrider

I'd pick 105. It's really good, but also a whole...

I'd pick 105. It's really good, but also a whole lot more upgradable since it's 100% compatible with Ultegra and Dura-Ace.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,707
Posted By sfrider

If you lean forward by rotating your pelvis...

If you lean forward by rotating your pelvis instead of bending your back, then what happens is you roll forward onto the front tips of your sit bones, which get very achy. The fix is to rotate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By sfrider

Oh, and if it's electronic, make sure the...

Oh, and if it's electronic, make sure the shifters aren't pressed during transport or you may find the battery dead on arrival. Don't ask me how I know!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By sfrider

Drive side up. Put a spacer in the brake when...

Drive side up. Put a spacer in the brake when you remove a wheel. Something like this found on Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,098
Posted By sfrider

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence...

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence less expensive. Same as rims without brake tracks.

Aero is like weight, any one point of savings doesn't make any real difference, but it all adds...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,548
Posted By sfrider

I think they're probably all all-around...

I think they're probably all all-around excellent. The choice IMO would come down to what you can find for sale and in stock, and if you can get any deals (which in these times seems highly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,526
Posted By sfrider

I never rotate tires, but then they also don't...

I never rotate tires, but then they also don't really get squared off. Too many long, steep, twisty descents around here that I'm sure dominate any and all tire wear. I just replace whichever tire...
02-28-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,044
Posted By sfrider

The E-Flex is only compatible with the Kickr...

The E-Flex is only compatible with the Kickr though, not the Kickr Core, and doesn't work with a Kickr Climb at all.

I ended up ordering a KOM RPV1, which is not trainer specific and should work...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By sfrider

A bell works well for me. But the purpose for me...

A bell works well for me. But the purpose for me isn't to get people to move out of the way but to create awareness of my presence behind them. In general I avoid MUPs like the plague though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By sfrider

Dammit, you beat me to it! Yeah, I want.

Dammit, you beat me to it!

Yeah, I want.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,235
Posted By sfrider

I used Look Keo 2's briefly around 2005 or so and...

I used Look Keo 2's briefly around 2005 or so and don't recall problems unclipping, no easier or harder than the Speedplay X2's I replaced them with. The reason for replacing was to add float and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,994
Posted By sfrider

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. ...

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. Doesn't mean I'm not going to.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 15,781
Posted By sfrider

Gatorskins have a stiff, puncture proof sidewall....

Gatorskins have a stiff, puncture proof sidewall. If you run them at low pressure they'll roll very poorly. Not that they roll well at any pressure to begin with.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,463
Posted By sfrider

A mechanical groupset is a commodity or...

A mechanical groupset is a commodity or commodity-like (aka commoditized), Di2 is not? So you get cost-plus pricing vs value pricing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20,586
Views: 4,834,185
Posted By sfrider

A handlebar bag, because all the other kids have...

A handlebar bag, because all the other kids have one! :)

Seriously, just looking for an easy way to carry a few bulky winter items - neoprene gloves and shoe covers in particular. It's just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,396
Posted By sfrider

Uhm, well if someone can't easily cruise at 20mph...

Uhm, well if someone can't easily cruise at 20mph they're probably too beginner to benefit from anything aero. And being a beginner they wouldn't be able to size a bike with a integrated cockpit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By sfrider

Another option might be a "fall" rated thermal...

Another option might be a "fall" rated thermal base layer underneath a regular short sleeve jersey. All my thermal base layers have significantly shorter sleeves, probably exactly to avoid bunching...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,876
Posted By sfrider

Depends on whether it's sunny; even if the air is...

Depends on whether it's sunny; even if the air is 40˚F in January, the sun still adds significant warmth if it's out. I'd say on a sunny day low 40s is about the limit for me, if it's overcast maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,519
Posted By sfrider

It's not that simple. With the Favero Assiomas...

It's not that simple. With the Favero Assiomas each leg gets its own full 360-degree dynamic power data. So how you lift each leg, the peak power phase, even off-center pressure (inside/outside) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,519
Posted By sfrider

My Favero Assioma Duos agree very closely with my...

My Favero Assioma Duos agree very closely with my Kickr Core. Maybe around 1% or so. If two PMs differ by 25% then something is seriously wrong.
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