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Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-24, 11:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,345
Posted By tomato coupe

No, his experience does not negate your...

No, his experience does not negate your experience. But, his experience can refute your conclusion that is based on your experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By jadmt

dammit.... ...

dammit....

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-23, 07:11 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By Sy Reene

When you get it, make sure to put it somewhere...

When you get it, make sure to put it somewhere with plenty of sun.. and you'll want to water it daily.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By Trey83

Update: I got separate emails stating that they...

Update: I got separate emails stating that they received my bike and have issued the refund. It can take up to 48 hours for it to post. It appears as if we have an end to the saga. It has been an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By bampilot06

I just hope itís the right size, would hate for...

I just hope itís the right size, would hate for that person to go through this.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,027
Posted By genejockey

Yes, my Canyon, with its fat tires, sloping top...

Yes, my Canyon, with its fat tires, sloping top tube, and heavy disc brakes, somehow manages to be the lightest, and the fastest bike in my stable.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By BikingViking793

Well my levers are pretty blunt. I wonder if it...

Well my levers are pretty blunt. I wonder if it was a bubble I didnít get rid of well enough? Not sure, hopefully no issues after I redo.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By eduskator

I sincerely and deeply hope that no bike...

I sincerely and deeply hope that no bike manufacturer in the world ships you the next available size when the one you ordered is not in stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By Ogsarg

I would call them as opposed to email or through...

I would call them as opposed to email or through their website. If they sent you something you didn't order, it's different from you just not being happy with what you got and wanting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,061
Posted By Polaris OBark

That's for returning something due to buyer's...

That's for returning something due to buyer's remorse or whatever. They sent you the wrong size. You shouldn't have to run their gauntlet or pay a penny for any of this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,027
Posted By tomato coupe

You should definitely spend a lot of time...

You should definitely spend a lot of time pondering this decision because, if you make the wrong choice, you will never recover from it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 18,027
Posted By genejockey

"Building A road bike" I believe I've found...

"Building A road bike"

I believe I've found your problem. Building bikes is like potato chips - you can't do just one!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,644
Posted By mstateglfr

Learn to drink water that is 70 degrees. Side...

Learn to drink water that is 70 degrees. Side benefit- it hydrates faster, according to some old wives I spoke with once.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,387
Posted By baj32161

Revelations....

Well, I am now 62 years of age. When I joined this forum I was 43 (I think)

I am not the same rider. My days of going out for 40 mile rides 3 or 4 days a week are behind me.

I have moved from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,812
Posted By KJ43

Total dick move but that's your MO isn't it? Why...

Total dick move but that's your MO isn't it? Why even ask because you'll just argue/ignore/troll. I don't need a response. Carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21,353
Views: 5,266,726
Posted By daihard

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Finally gone tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,947
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: 3,947
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: 3,123
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: 922
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: 7,087
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: 929
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: 7,771
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: 929
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: 1,774
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: 9,939
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: 9,939
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: 9,939
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: 9,939
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: 9,939
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: 1,258
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: 2,959
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: 1,738
Posted By Bassmanbob

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Who are you calling a gorilla?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,655
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: 17,344
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: 5,898
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: 19,272
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: 19,272
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: 19,272
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: 6,675
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: 6,675
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: 12,276
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: 12,276
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: 4,709
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: 2,414
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: 9,275
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: 9,275
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: 9,275
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: 1,799
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: 1,277
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...
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