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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,935
Posted By big john

Remember the video posted by umd? He crashed with...

Remember the video posted by umd? He crashed with a video camera on his bike which showed chaos followed by calm, then a Clif bar wrapper blew away from the camera. The bar had been in his pocket and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,935
Posted By WhyFi

Man, Clif Bars were such a revelation after years...

Man, Clif Bars were such a revelation after years of choking down gritty horse poo PowerBars; those things were awful.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,573
Posted By Polaris OBark

Cygolite or Garmin tail-light+radar

Cygolite or Garmin tail-light+radar
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By VegasJen

New horse in the stable

Picked up a K2 last week. Got it fairly cheap because the big chain ring has a couple chipped teeth. Main reason I got it was because it actually came with Shimano 105. I rewrapped the handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,243
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I bought a Cervelo C3 half a decade ago with...

I bought a Cervelo C3 half a decade ago with Ultegra Di2 for the price of Ultegra mech. I changed the bars and stem for comfort and put wheels I love on her. I still love the bike. I'm glad to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By Psimet2001

Spoke broke at either the nipple or the elbow....

Spoke broke at either the nipple or the elbow. That's where spokes fatigue out. Your bike is old. The wheels are old. They don't have an infinite fatigue life.

When you reach the end of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,864
Posted By WhyFi

My tires have blown off my hookless rims seven...

My tires have blown off my hookless rims seven times in the 12k miles that I've had them. I've also died twice in those incidents.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By WhyFi

It's unfortunate that the question of "why am I...

It's unfortunate that the question of "why am I wasting my time with a temporary and inadequate fix?" never sprang to mind.

It obviously needs more than a spoke. Get a new rim and new spokes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I am sure I am effectively preaching to the choir...

I am sure I am effectively preaching to the choir however my 2 Cents worth. Yes tubeless can be a hassle however that hassle occurs at a time of my choosing not on the side of the road at I time...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,891
Posted By Mojo31

My wife gave me the ole, "Why do you need a...

My wife gave me the ole, "Why do you need a camera on back?" line. I told her it was so she could sue anyone who hit me and killed me. When I told her that she would get all of that money plus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,891
Posted By Psimet2001

I didn't read the whole thread so my apologies....

I didn't read the whole thread so my apologies. Busy season and just have a second. I saw the pre-order come through a while back and thought about getting on it. I love my radar and my only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,891
Posted By Mojo31

Radar is worth more than a camera. Radar helps...

Radar is worth more than a camera. Radar helps you avoid trouble. Camera only documents the problem when it hits you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,891
Posted By WhyFi

If you have a round post, there is a solid mount...

If you have a round post, there is a solid mount for the 510/515; works and looks much better than the rubber band thingie.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,891
Posted By WhyFi

Most of the software/firmware hiccups, like the...

Most of the software/firmware hiccups, like the fact that the video portion of the app isn't terribly... functional... doesn't worry me too much - I'm sure they'll improve it - but the lack of image...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 897
Posted By chaadster

So good to be back to roadie season!

My club opened up the summer season last Wednesday, and we knocked out another ride that Saturday, and man, it feels so good to be back to speed!

During the cold Michigan winter, though I mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By WhyFi

I have about 12k miles on my set of 303S. Awesome...

I have about 12k miles on my set of 303S. Awesome wheels - one of my best bike-related purchases. Most of the new, high-end tubeless tires being released are compatible (TSS ETRTO compliant).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By Bassmanbob

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/cdf62de0_94b8_4ade_b7ab_16e581dba057_d6cdd0be12b508b81725b51e205503d40e01630e.jpeg
Who are you calling a gorilla?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,968
Posted By Psimet2001

TLDR: OP switched from tires made of rock to...

TLDR: OP switched from tires made of rock to softer performance tire - admits they ride better. Only people surprised and betrayed are people who can't tell when their whole bike is making noise or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,058
Posted By Koyote

Since getting a Di2 bike a few years ago, I've...

Since getting a Di2 bike a few years ago, I've had three RD cables snap on my mechanical drivetrains - always while I'm a decent distance from home.

Funny, but that sort of thing has never...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,731
Posted By WhyFi

Before heading out for a group ride, consider...

Before heading out for a group ride, consider your TSB and how it'll be affected by the additional TSS from the ride. Recovery is essential, and you wouldn't want your ATL to shoot too far beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,089
Posted By Psimet2001

HAHAHAHA - yeah I bought a bike shop to store...

HAHAHAHA - yeah I bought a bike shop to store mine. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,089
Posted By Koyote

Oh, sure, I get that parts availability is still...

Oh, sure, I get that parts availability is still problematic...But I'm not currently looking for a new bike. I just meant that, if the big brands are building monopoly power on the retail side,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 15,089
Posted By Psimet2001

The bubble is upon us?

For those that don't already know - yes I am in the industry. Most of us have been talking about the impending bubble of inventory that is coming. You see when the shortages first hit just about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,996
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I put my bike in the car and drive, make my...

I put my bike in the car and drive, make my partner ride to the start of the ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,996
Posted By WhyFi

Tell that to the people that have driven into...

Tell that to the people that have driven into their garage with a roof-mounted bike.

There isn't a perfect, risk-free option - it's up to the individual to assess the best option for their...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,914
Posted By Seattle Forrest

So how do you turn auto praise on anyway? I want...

So how do you turn auto praise on anyway? I want my Garmin to start telling me I'm faster than anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,914
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Personally I have auto pause on and set not to...

Personally I have auto pause on and set not to record anything under 20 mph. I don't know how you people manage such pathetically slow speeds. 17 mph over a century? That's a track stand! I spent...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,552
Posted By Koyote

I'm an indecent wretch, and I usually buy...

I'm an indecent wretch, and I usually buy Ultegra. But that's just me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,532
Posted By caloso

It's also a good way to extend the use of bibs...

It's also a good way to extend the use of bibs that may have gotten a little too thin for using in polite company.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,633
Posted By alcjphil

These tires were ridden to victory in yesterday's...

These tires were ridden to victory in yesterday's Paris Roubaix:
​​​​​​https://www.bikeradar.com/news/continentals-grand-prix-5000-s-tr/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,633
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcmrTxxBvU4 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcmrTxxBvU4

Around 50g lighter per tire, and apparently it's easier to mount. Cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,633
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

It also seems like it'll be considerably lighter...

It also seems like it'll be considerably lighter than the original 5000 TL, probably omitting the butyl liner and relying more on the sealant for air retention. Correct move, if it's indeed the case.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,356
Posted By Symox

Life is good when your bike is tuned up

I've been on a bit of a bicycle tune up tear. I've learned how to change cables, grip tape, use grease judiciously, use fiber grip, build and true wheels, adjust shifters, install and align...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Bob Dopolina

First Ride in Ages

I used to train and race quite seriously (a legend in my own mind). Every day the ride had a purpose, a focus, and was documented and measured. I did enjoy this aspect of it but it seemed more a job...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 12,381
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I would probably make that mistake because I'd be...

I would probably make that mistake because I'd be happy to see another person on a bike before I realized it was a Denali. Then I'd spend the next week in confession trying to atone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dangerous Dan's Road Tubeless Screw You Sealing Demonstration

As promised, when I needed to change a tire I would do a small experiment to demonstrate how well or poorly a road tubeless tire will seal up after being punctured with s drywall screw. Except I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,306
Posted By terrymorse

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a...

Let's see. A shirtless, helmetless guy on a hybrid shows up as a stranger on a group ride.

A guy who looks like that most likely has sketchy skills. I'm not riding anywhere near him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,306
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,306
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,314
Posted By WhyFi

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of...

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of those, then?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,703
Posted By terrymorse

First impressions after my first ride with the...

First impressions after my first ride with the power pedals:

It's a lot easier for me to maintain decent power on a climb than on the flat (or a slight downhill).
when I thought I was hammering...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,703
Posted By RChung

Here's my advice to riders new to using power...

Here's my advice to riders new to using power (https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/1051004-just-got-power-meter-help-post18611150.html?post18611150).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,703
Posted By terrymorse

Took the Power Pedal Plunge

They arrived last night:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x920/power_pedals_ac760845f7fd18dbfd0870d1eac80f9add3ffc3f.jpg

My years of avoiding the power meter...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,146
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,146
Posted By Litespud

Id likely not repair the tube roadside, but use...

Id likely not repair the tube roadside, but use a sound replacement. I would repair the flat tube at home and make it the spare. I have no problems with using multiply-repaired tubes
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By znomit

You guys have all read the studies that prove...

You guys have all read the studies that prove that crank arms 180 degrees apart delivers maximum performance from a bike? Yeah, nah. You probably still use round chainrings too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,202
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I use them to terrorize people on the MUP.

I use them to terrorize people on the MUP.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,202
Posted By guachi

We're coasting because we put out 400 Watts and...

We're coasting because we put out 400 Watts and have to wait for losers to get out of our way when we MUP race.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Psimet2001

*sigh* - this is like running into a huge...

*sigh* - this is like running into a huge gathering and asking everyone what religion they like best.

There are too many things here to unravel all of them. I'll hit the high points.

Yes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By ericcox

I was just thinking about the used Canyon Inflite...

I was just thinking about the used Canyon Inflite Al I just picked up, the light single track / gravel / road ride I used it on today, and how much fun that was.
As to moving to speedplay, no...
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