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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By PeteHski

Most of the studies are with pros and pro...

Most of the studies are with pros and pro coaches.
It's the forum talk that is full of garbage.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By PeteHski

Okay let's go through this again one more time. ...

Okay let's go through this again one more time. Here is a summary by Dr Andrew Coggan in Training & Racing with a Power Meter (a very credible and reliable source)

"Elite cyclists actually pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By Broctoon

I feel like we had a whole discussion about this...

I feel like we had a whole discussion about this and came to more or less of an agreement, and now some late comers are chiming in without even having read previous posts. Anyone else get that vibe?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By Branko D

It works, it just doesn't do what some think it...

It works, it just doesn't do what some think it does.

There is a host of advantages, but outside of a sprint (which is basically essential if you are a road racer or track sprinter) maximal force...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By stuartmoc

Switching to clip-ins on my suburban bike was a...

Switching to clip-ins on my suburban bike was a game changer for me. I couldn't understand why I had so much ankle pain. Then made the switch and no pain. I was spending too much time and effort...
08-01-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By ShannonM

There is a weirdo solution to this as well, using...

There is a weirdo solution to this as well, using modern parts:

The modern mega-wide-range 11 & 12-speed cassettes for 1x drivetrains make ideal half-step doubles. An 11-50 cassette paired with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,531
Posted By dscohen

I can only pull an additional single 10mm headset...

I can only pull an additional single 10mm headset spacer out of the front end. The remaining 15mm has to be there given the design of the bottom of the Wilier Stemma, the way the brakes hoses and Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 984
Posted By Broctoon

Wait, 300 quid for a really nice seven year old...

Wait, 300 quid for a really nice seven year old Cannondale? Why did you not already grab it before he changes his mind? 2014 is not old. I mean, it is for something like an iPhone, or a fruit fly. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By chaadster

Well, yeah…all else being equal, specifically if...

Well, yeah…all else being equal, specifically if the pedals are equal weight.

Toe clips and straps don’t weigh much, but if weight is your concern, you’ll want to compare options carefully.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By Pacelineg

I'd say Katleen was having a bad first day on the...

I'd say Katleen was having a bad first day on the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By Trakhak

A friend of mine once rode the last five miles to...

A friend of mine once rode the last five miles to his house as a storm front was dumping rain a quarter-mile behind him, moving in the same direction and at the same speed. I usually find myself...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By WhyFi

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling...

Is it just me, or does this read like the cycling equivalent to Penthouse letters?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ray9

Beating the system.

Yesterday I became aware that it was going to rain today so I planned on a day off from cycling. I did some shopping this morning and noticed it was not raining yet, so I checked the weather report...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By Erzulis Boat

OP you have every right to call this frame out....

OP you have every right to call this frame out. Complete disaster. You have a 100% legitimate complaint here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By shelbyfv

You have to follow the story here. The Sup Larry...

You have to follow the story here. The Sup Larry saga began with him crashing the group ride, hoping to crush the poseurs with his BSO, flip flops, jorts and no shirt. Now it has evolved. We have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bob Dopolina

FYI - We just ordered a few thousand Pillar Wing...

FYI - We just ordered a few thousand Pillar Wing 21 Spokes for an OE customer and lead times seem normal. These may end up being the go-to spoke for the foreseeable future.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By PeteHski

But the point is that they will have some kind of...

But the point is that they will have some kind of quality control behind them. They will no doubt be sourced in Asia, but CRC will have made some effort to find a reputable source before putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By terrymorse

Taped worked for Dave Stoller: ...

Taped worked for Dave Stoller:


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By Broctoon

Iíll see your six pack and raise a keg that the...

Iíll see your six pack and raise a keg that the admittedly rare crashes caused by slipping off a pedal are 10x worse than tipping over at <2mph because of not unclipping in time
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,531
Posted By dscohen

Small update: ditched the flashy blue/red decals...

Small update: ditched the flashy blue/red decals for something much less flashy. New decals are gloss black that fade into metallic gold edges. They match all of the other gold Titanium hardware and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 5,861
Posted By shelbyfv

Sup Larry! Yeah, she's looking after your...

Sup Larry! Yeah, she's looking after your essential bits, shows definite interest on her part.:love: Plus she may be encouraging you to look less like a doofus when you are out with the group.:recum:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 830
Posted By Russ Roth

You can usually visualize with a new chain if the...

You can usually visualize with a new chain if the chainring is worn. Hang the bike from something so its eye level and spin the crank a couple turns, the goal is to move the chain on the chainring...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 830
Posted By terrymorse

A worn chainring with a new chain wonít skip, but...

A worn chainring with a new chain wonít skip, but it will cause ďchain suckĒ, where the chain wonít disengage at the bottom of the ring. Chain suck usually happens when shifting. It can cause a mess,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Seattle Forrest

El Salvador is tiny compared to eBay.

El Salvador is tiny compared to eBay.
07-25-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By cyccommute

Iíve got to disagree with both the need for a...

Iíve got to disagree with both the need for a triple in the west and the need for one in general. I donít use my low gears all the time but I do use them often. While touring, the western US is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By woodcraft

You can glue those down with contact cement, but...

You can glue those down with contact cement, but it may be a losing battle if more edges come loose. The tread was glued on to start with so there's no structural issue.

Clean with small wire...
07-24-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,946
Posted By 3alarmer

...I thought about this some more, on my ride...

...I thought about this some more, on my ride through downtown this morning. Here is how I would approach it at this point.

1. You bought it on e-bay, and there's a good chance the cartridge was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's the same as with a motorcycle - you ALWAYS...

It's the same as with a motorcycle - you ALWAYS use both brakes. That's because you want your muscle memory to reach for both brakes automatically without having to think about it. You don't have...
07-23-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some of this comparison and which will work for...

Some of this comparison and which will work for you depends on your expectations, your experiences and your skill level.

Expectations- Life is about more then gear range. gaps between gears is...
07-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that triples have been just about...

While I agree that triples have been just about murdered, ďrangeĒ isnít everything. Your gearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By WhyFi

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick,...

Declaring it "fake" should do the trick, no?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By shelbyfv

I'm digging into my hoarder/packrat stash of...

I'm digging into my hoarder/packrat stash of various parts just to help friends stay on the road. Wish there was more enthusiasm for knocking this thing down so we could return to normal.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bob Dopolina

More supply side drama.

I was just informed that we won't see CX-Ray spokes in Taiwan again for at least another 40 weeks. Other Sapim spokes are pretty much the same.

It just keeps getting better and better.

If you...
07-22-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By ShannonM

+1 on all that, plus I bet that at least the...

+1 on all that, plus I bet that at least the middle chainring is toast. An RSX triple should be 110/74 or 130/74, so rings are plentiful (well, not really right now, but that's true of everything)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,618
Posted By pgjackson

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade"...

Not sure why the OP wants to get an "upgrade" wheel as a backup. A better plan might be to up the price to around $1000 and use them as the primary wheels and use the OEM wheels as the backup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Chandne

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is...

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is in a good range for your weight, rim width, etc. Stay off the saddle. Make sure your front wheel has some weight on it but don't hold it like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,618
Posted By chaadster

GBK233 sub-$600 is a tough pricepoint in the...

GBK233 sub-$600 is a tough pricepoint in the sense that you donít top out in any attribute category, by which I mean that you donít best the best of anything. Like at some pricepoints, you may get,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,419
Posted By terrymorse

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear...

The fastest deceleration occurs when the rear wheel begins to lift off the pavement. At that point, the rear brake is useless.
07-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,946
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent...

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent dissimilar metal (steel vs Ti in your case) electrolytic corrosion in marine environments; think sweat and road salts. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By terrymorse

I don't hate disc brakes. I've ridden them, they...

I don't hate disc brakes. I've ridden them, they work well enough. As do rim brakes.

I hate the fact that the industry has taken away my options, obsoleting my favorite frameset.

The clock is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By big john

Maybe some advanced materials will make parts...

Maybe some advanced materials will make parts lighter, but smaller is a problem. Vented rotors? Maybe,, but not smaller. You can't change heat and getting rid of heat is an issue when things get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By tyrion

Here ya go: https://www.rivbike.com/

Here ya go:

https://www.rivbike.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By Sy Reene

The degree to which disc brakes are better than...

The degree to which disc brakes are better than rim brakes, is not important to the manufacturers. To the manufacturers, a large part of their impetus is that they needed to have something on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By terrymorse

"Hello, consumer. Here's some bikes with disc...

"Hello, consumer. Here's some bikes with disc brakes, just as an option. We can't tell if they're better or worse than our rim brake bikes, but we figured we'd make both and let you decide..."
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By Broctoon

Feel strongly about this, do you? Because...

Feel strongly about this, do you?

Because all I can say is that's just, like, your opinion, man.


(* Not anti-disc. Just not convinced they're the greatest thing since pockets on a shirt, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,641
Views: 232,531
Posted By dscohen

Iíve been thinking about those or potentially...

Iíve been thinking about those or potentially some Carbon Ti rotors. I hear that DA rotors are more prone to warpage than Ultegra, but that might be just random internet experiences.

At any rate,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,818
Posted By GhostRider62

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a...

In 50 years of cycling, I have never wore out a set of rims from braking.

My training wheels (Flo 60 carbon) have more than 50,000 miles on them.

How many miles do disc pads last? Maybe a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
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
07-15-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By veganbikes

I want to know when I can get 105 and below...

I want to know when I can get 105 and below Shimano stuff...forget Dura Ace! I just want a steady stream of parts so I can keep my job. A new Dura Ace is cool but with factories shuttered in Malaysia...
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