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09-16-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Prodigy4299

I was going to reply, but it's hard to find...

I was going to reply, but it's hard to find anything smart to add to what mstateglfr already wrote. :D
09-16-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Prodigy4299

My bike (2019 Cannondale Topstone 105) came with...

My bike (2019 Cannondale Topstone 105) came with this wheelset, and I would not recommend it. My pair were exceptionally poorly built (broke a spoke within the first 50km) and super heavy.
09-16-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 133
Posted By Prodigy4299

Based on your description, it sounds like even...

Based on your description, it sounds like even though you will ride it in the 'wet', you won't necessarily go through 'wet mud'. A lot of 'wet' tires (Schwalbe G-One Ultrabite, Vittoria Terreno Wet,...
09-08-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Prodigy4299

For me, the draw of hybrid bikes is you can get...

For me, the draw of hybrid bikes is you can get them under $1000 with good components. If my budget was where yours is, I'd much rather go for something like a gravel bike, which will be equally...
09-08-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By Prodigy4299

Great to hear that you got the new bike. A...

Great to hear that you got the new bike.

A couple of pointers to keep in mind:

1) There is no correlation between seat width and comfort. The seat that's on the bike may or may nor work with...
09-08-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Prodigy4299

In addition to what's been mentioned above, I'll...

In addition to what's been mentioned above, I'll also add Fuji Absolute and Cannondale Quick to the mix. Of the Trek, Giant, Fuji and Cannondale I don't think you can go wring with any of them. They...
09-07-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am pretty sure they're using the new tan wall...

I am pretty sure they're using the new tan wall GP5000's (https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/race-tires/grand-prix-5000) (previously a limited edition).

Such a guide would be...
09-07-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Prodigy4299

Rim strips -- you don't know you need ones, until...

Rim strips -- you don't know you need ones, until suddenly you get inexplicable punctures every single ride. Lesson learned the hard way, in my case.
09-07-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am on my third set of Continental Ride Tour. My...

I am on my third set of Continental Ride Tour. My next tire will almost certainly be a Ride Tour.

https://www.continental-tires.com/bicycle/tires/urban-tour/ride-tour

Good selection of sizes,...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By Prodigy4299

I agree with the above posters who recommend the...

I agree with the above posters who recommend the REI bike for the in-person service.

As for other bike models, the Trek FX line tends to be a good bang for the buck. I am also partial to the Fuji...
09-02-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,563
Posted By Prodigy4299

In Cannondale's defence, back in 2019 GRX wasn't...

In Cannondale's defence, back in 2019 GRX wasn't around, and Shimano 105 does not come in 46/30T, so it was very slim pickings. The 46/30 is actually why I chose the Topstone over the Grail, which...
09-01-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Prodigy4299

You do you, of course, but "I pass roadies all...

You do you, of course, but "I pass roadies all the time" is a meaningless metric that speaks more to the calibre of riders in your area. :D

On a local climb I get passed by WorldTour pros out...
09-01-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,563
Posted By Prodigy4299

As someone who is about to do just about the same...

As someone who is about to do just about the same upgrade, I am very happy to hear this. The combination of FSA crank and 105 FD on my Topstone has meant chain rub in the highest gears and i finally...
08-16-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,614
Posted By Prodigy4299

I personally do not subscribe to such a...

I personally do not subscribe to such a nihilistic view. If for no other reason, I would get no joy out of the sport if I saw things that way.

My interpretation is that the bio passport (despite...
08-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,614
Posted By Prodigy4299

I think many people would agree with you if he...

I think many people would agree with you if he hadn't also been a world class bully. Armstrong not only doped, but he also used his cancer cloak and clout to destroy the lives of anyone who dared to...
Forum: Europe
08-07-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By Prodigy4299

European Divide Trail -...

European Divide Trail - https://europeandividetrail.com/
Cycling the Santiago de Compostela - https://caminoways.com/cycling-the-camino-routes
Bikepacking.com has a great selection.
Crazy Guy on...
Forum: Europe
08-07-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Prodigy4299

I'll add Bikester, Chain Reaction Cycles and...

I'll add Bikester, Chain Reaction Cycles and Wiggle. Bike 24 has brutal shipping costs to Norway...
08-07-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Prodigy4299

I'll agree with Scuba that the north end of SW...

I'll agree with Scuba that the north end of SW Marine Drive is brilliant for the type of repeats you describe.

On the North Shore, the north side of Mountain Highway in North Van is popular for...
08-07-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By Prodigy4299

Ahahaha, wow, this is awesome. :) Congrats on the...

Ahahaha, wow, this is awesome. :) Congrats on the attention.

-former North Shore resident
08-07-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Prodigy4299

Back in 2006 (so take this with a grain of salt),...

Back in 2006 (so take this with a grain of salt), I got my old aluminum frame powder coated at a car refurbishment place within a stone's throw from the Ikea in PoCo. Don't remember the name, but...
08-06-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,443
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps this is region dependent, but the Eastons...

Perhaps this is region dependent, but the Eastons and Shimanos are waaaay more expensive than the Hunts where I live. So it's a bit apples / oranges.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have Shimano EH-500 pedals -- SPD from one...

I have Shimano EH-500 pedals -- SPD from one side, platform from the other. They're heavier than the 520's, but give you the flexibility to not have to wear clipless shoes if for whatever reason you...
08-06-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 899
Views: 217,563
Posted By Prodigy4299

Dyedbro frame protector. The helicopter tape I...

Dyedbro frame protector. The helicopter tape I put down a couple of years ago was starting to show its age. Let's see how long this will last. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Prodigy4299

The first step is to specify what you need the...

The first step is to specify what you need the light for. Is is to SEE, or to BE SEEN? If it is the former and you anticipate biking in pitch black without street lights, it's worth splurging. But if...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 01:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,191
Posted By Prodigy4299

Absolutely this. Of all the bikes I have, my...

Absolutely this. Of all the bikes I have, my commuter is my 'beater' bike. Especially if you plan to commute most of the year, you don't want the added stress of going in driving rain, mud, etc. on a...
07-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By Prodigy4299

Tips for attending the TdF Grand Depart in Copenhagen in 2022?

I am starting to plan a trip to Copenhagen for the 2022 Grand Depart. I've been to World Tour cycling races before, but this will be my first experience with the Tour.

Anyone here who's been and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,511
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am a big fan, personally. In particular, it is...

I am a big fan, personally. In particular, it is my fan wear of choice for professional cycling teams I like.

I tend to wear under my helmet, brim down, them three seasons of the year, with the...
04-02-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Prodigy4299

That's amazing.

That's amazing.
04-02-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,326
Posted By Prodigy4299

In the online communities I follow, the following...

In the online communities I follow, the following two models get recommended all the time:

1) Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc (1589g, 24deep, 24wide)
2) DT Swiss Gr-1600 Spline

I went for the former...
03-27-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Prodigy4299

We have the Thule Chariot and are super happy...

We have the Thule Chariot and are super happy with it.
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road...

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road bike, and it is relatively grippy / tacky. Can't say I really understand the fad of 'tacky' bar tape. It feels different, sure, but in no way 'better' (or...
03-19-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,670
Posted By Prodigy4299

I will echo what the others have written. I use...

I will echo what the others have written. I use my 30 year old MTB bike converter to a 'hybrid' set up to haul the kids either in a child seat, a Thule Chariot, or both. I don't know if it's just me,...
03-19-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,171
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps. But look at his palmares since birth,...

Perhaps. But look at his palmares since birth, and the things he's done in the last few years do not particularly stand out.

One common factor that you hear about what separates the top 1% of...
03-19-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,240
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am very lucky to be living in place now where,...

I am very lucky to be living in place now where, on the whole, drivers are very considerate. Probably has to do with the prevalence of outdoor sports, so most drivers are either bikers or roller...
03-19-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have the Hamax Sleepy (lower tier model than...

I have the Hamax Sleepy (lower tier model than the Caress) and am super happy with it. The only thing I'd double check is (based on a quick Google search) it appears that the Marlin has quite a steep...
03-13-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,046
Posted By Prodigy4299

Consider yourself lucky. I called a Trek dealer...

Consider yourself lucky. I called a Trek dealer about an FX2. Their estimated delivery date is June 2022!
03-11-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,987
Posted By Prodigy4299

Wahoo to launch Bolt 2.0 in April 2021 with a colour display?

I randomly came across the following e-shop which claims that there's a Bolt 2.0 coming in April 2021 with a colour display....
03-06-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,478
Posted By Prodigy4299

I approach it the other way. Instead of following...

I approach it the other way. Instead of following teams or riders, I try to do all I can to support local professional races. Financially successful races are at the heart of any professional racing...
03-06-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By Prodigy4299

If Lance had been smarter, he would have never...

If Lance had been smarter, he would have never made his 2009 comeback and you are absolutely correct, would never have faced any sanction for his doping.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,833
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have a very similar head size. I briefly had...

I have a very similar head size. I briefly had the Giro Foray. Great value, sharp looking helmet, but in size L it was HUGE! Ended up selling it and getting a Giro Syntax L instead. Much smaller...
02-28-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Prodigy4299

At 2.75, you may find that she's old enough to...

At 2.75, you may find that she's old enough to bike on a regular bike? This was the case for us, at least. Depending on her height, she should fit a 12" (most likely) or a 16" (if she's really tall)....
02-28-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,813
Posted By Prodigy4299

I got a TowWhee on the recommendation of...

I got a TowWhee on the recommendation of Cyclingtips' Tech Editor James Huang. This may provide a solution.

But I really have to repeat what Unca_Sam wrote: Just enjoy the cruise with the kids....
01-23-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,226
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am not sure about where you live, but where I...

I am not sure about where you live, but where I am, of those three brands, Ridley is the best bang for the buck. Wilier and Bianchi tend to charge a premium at comparable specs.

Also, one thing...
10-04-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By Prodigy4299

I bought the Eurosport / GCN Race Pass, so am...

I bought the Eurosport / GCN Race Pass, so am theoretically able to watch every stage start to finish, but I very rarely do. I am currently living in GMT+1, so spending 13:30-18:00 just glued to the...
09-23-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,635
Posted By Prodigy4299

Was going to write exactly this verbatim....

Was going to write exactly this verbatim. Excellent response.
09-22-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 302,572
Posted By Prodigy4299

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

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200730_151057_acf06767164c3f4b07858f1b8d93e6190ea78960.jpg...
09-16-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,220
Posted By Prodigy4299

I use these from Anker...

I use these from Anker (https://www.anker.com/products/variant/soundbuds-slim-wireless-workout-headphones/A3410011). They're not great audio quality (as with the vast majority of Bluetooth...
09-16-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,845
Posted By Prodigy4299

Like the poster above, I upgraded a 105 Topstone,...

Like the poster above, I upgraded a 105 Topstone, but I think you could do all these upgrades on a Sora one as well:

- Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc Wheels
- Panaracer Gravelking SK tires
- Shimano...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,356
Posted By Prodigy4299

I just recently ordered two BBB brand bells --...

I just recently ordered two BBB brand bells -- the BBB-15 (https://www.bbbparts.com.au/products/product/BBB-15?category=HKURUBKI&) and the BBB-17...
09-14-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By Prodigy4299

We have a Hamax Sleepy (now apparently called a...

We have a Hamax Sleepy (now apparently called a Siesta (https://www.hamax.com/product/siesta/)) that we're really happy with. As has been said above, they make the bike relatively back heavy, which...
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