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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I was just referring the article's...

Yeah, I was just referring the article's references, which wouldn't help too much a shopper in the US (though Ribble does ship).
I was most surprised at finding the Canyon UK vs US differential in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sy Reene

That's a UK site. I was ready to give some kudos...

That's a UK site. I was ready to give some kudos to Canyon, but then checked their US website offerings. Ribble = UK. Decathlon = UK, Boardman = UK. Looks like it's Giant only that offers a...
09-23-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 598
Posted By Sy Reene

Sports drink with sugar is the primary problem....

Sports drink with sugar is the primary problem. That's what gives bacteria/mold something to eat. Dishwasher only does so much, especially if you have bottle caps that are the variety that are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

We need pics or it didn't happen. :rolleyes:

We need pics or it didn't happen. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe or maybe not. I think it depends on what's...

Maybe or maybe not. I think it depends on what's meant by average. Probably the average bike buyer is getting something like THIS BIKE....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

The problem with wearing watches in orbit, is...

The problem with wearing watches in orbit, is managing all of the time zone changes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

Even better ...

Even better
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 972
Posted By Sy Reene

Probably already scooped up by sellers on Alibaba

Probably already scooped up by sellers on Alibaba
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sy Reene

A perusal thru REI inventory, entry level seems...

A perusal thru REI inventory, entry level seems is stuff like Shimano MT201 or Tektro Mira C400
09-21-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 855
Posted By Sy Reene

not that I've bothered, but couldn't you just put...

not that I've bothered, but couldn't you just put some self-adhesive velco material inside the pocket, and other half on your phone case?
For myself, I put the phone in lengthwise, and once in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Sy Reene

You may have seen these from ZeroFriction. No...

You may have seen these from ZeroFriction. No YBN 12s chains included, but I guess their 11s chains do pretty well if you want to hazard the conclusion that their 12s chains are just as good. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sy Reene

It somewhat seems that the popularity of disc...

It somewhat seems that the popularity of disc brakes went hand-in-hand with the increased popularity of going to wider tires. Would the adoption of disc brakes have happened to the same extent, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By Sy Reene

How many rolls of this stuff do you have? ...

How many rolls of this stuff do you have?

OTOH.. Supacaz saddles? Any takers? Seems weird that they offer a $65 saddle, but they're premium on bar tape? Or are these fake things on Amazon?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 4,016
Posted By Sy Reene

meh.. TDF average speeds are no different in the...

meh.. TDF average speeds are no different in the last 5 years or so. It's pretty meaningless :innocent:
09-20-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sy Reene

More or less than found in the suntan lotions...

More or less than found in the suntan lotions people are probably using?
09-20-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 845
Posted By Sy Reene

Also have to be more specific than just saying...

Also have to be more specific than just saying White Lightning. They have 4 basic products: Clean Ride, Epic Ride, Wet Ride, and Easy Lube. I think only the Clean Ride and Easy Lube are wax based. ...
09-20-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 471
Posted By Sy Reene

45 to 70 swing: I'd just wear some of a pair of...

45 to 70 swing: I'd just wear some of a pair of my non insulated bib knickers. Up top, probably a longsleeve summer base layer, shortsleeve jersey, and bring a packable wind jacket that can stow in...
09-20-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 353,257
Posted By Sy Reene

Or this one.. 3rd highest safety rating per the...

Or this one.. 3rd highest safety rating per the Va Tech methodology:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/rev-comp-mips-giant
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,292
Posted By Sy Reene

How much did you have to cut it short? Were you...

How much did you have to cut it short? Were you significantly less than 20 miles from home vs. the route you were going to take (65 - 45 = 20)?
So, I'm reading that you intentionally left this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Sy Reene

Wow. It sounds like the fakes are now pretty much...

Wow. It sounds like the fakes are now pretty much as good as (indistinguishable from) the originals.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Sy Reene

It was in the OP.. 15mm

It was in the OP.. 15mm
09-17-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds reasonable. The point of my 'experiment'...

Sounds reasonable. The point of my 'experiment' originally was to see of after evaporation what kinda film might be left on the aluminum foil. I gave up after a couple hours waiting and dumped the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Sy Reene

Sorry, but I gotta think there are safety limits...

Sorry, but I gotta think there are safety limits that come into play at some point.
09-17-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sy Reene

So.. my unscientific science project results. I...

So.. my unscientific science project results. I poured about the same amount (guessing about 1/2 teaspoon) each onto an alu foil lined paper plate of OMS and Denatured Alcohol (FUEL/Ethanol). In...
09-17-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sy Reene

Pro Tip: Hellmann's 30oz mayo jars (plastic) are...

Pro Tip: Hellmann's 30oz mayo jars (plastic) are great. :)


Just for gits and shiggles, I may just pour some OMS out on a sheet of aluminum foil. let it evaporate and see what's left.

I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 on tire quality. ...

+1 on tire quality.
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from Silca Blog Part 4B:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sy Reene

So you'd end up with an 11-14-15... That's a...

So you'd end up with an 11-14-15... That's a pretty huge jump at the high end
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess a 12-32 option is out? Would require a...

I guess a 12-32 option is out? Would require a freehub swap to campy, but I've been pretty happy with the centaur 12-32, a relative bargain these days at under $70
12-32 Teeth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sy Reene

What is this option listed on the page I linked? ...

What is this option listed on the page I linked?
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09-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sy Reene

Thanks for the complete rundown. The OMS +...

Thanks for the complete rundown. The OMS + Denatured Alcohol thing is part of the somewhat well known Molten Speedwax prep instructions. Googling, "do Mineral Spirits leave behind a residue" -- it...
09-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sy Reene

Lots of "Fuel" mentions.. What does this stuff...

Lots of "Fuel" mentions.. What does this stuff fuel anyway? aka Denatured alcohol, used after OMS for some chain cleaning routines. How does denatured alcohol differ from rubbing alcohol (ie....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, not understanding this, unless Specialized...

Yeah, not understanding this, unless Specialized does their own proprietary saddle-rail width and clamp combos. My Aspide had rails the same as any other brand i've stuck in my clamp, including...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20,194
Views: 4,500,586
Posted By Sy Reene

Enjoy! Is Clever Training shutting down? I see...

Enjoy! Is Clever Training shutting down? I see their homepage has an "everything must go" lead-in. Rare opportunity to get Speedplays on a discount :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,126
Posted By Sy Reene

Came across references to this outfit in another...

Came across references to this outfit in another thread.. pricey stuff built for weight weenies.. but maybe of interest:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure I understand the question. These are...

Not sure I understand the question. These are brands that Mike's sells, that also aren't owned by Pon. Eg. like Specialized, albeit likely lower unit sales
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

Understood. All I am suggesting is that there...

Understood. All I am suggesting is that there may well have been no real reason that Mike's couldn't continue to sell Specialized, if Specialized didn't have an issue with this. Certainly, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

Mike's is now owned by a holding company that...

Mike's is now owned by a holding company that owns competing brands, plus about 70 other brands in various industries. A couple of these brands were already being sold at Mike's before the sale....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

The last section sounds reasonable, imagining the...

The last section sounds reasonable, imagining the contract was written with eg. XYZ d/b/a Mike's, changing to ABC d/b/a Mike's perhaps.
As a larger than most(?) entity though, with 12 stores, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

The dealer agreements are indeed a mystery unless...

The dealer agreements are indeed a mystery unless there's one floating around we can all read. And to somehow know they're all identical seems to mean you either have worked at, or continue to work...
09-15-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,335
Posted By Sy Reene

BF threads this season.. ...

BF threads this season..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ml3nyww80
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,361
Posted By Sy Reene

One rider coming up from behind (especially if...

One rider coming up from behind (especially if they didn't ask permission) and sliding in front of you, is an overt invitation to draft them, isn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20,194
Views: 4,500,586
Posted By Sy Reene

a new sweat bra ...

a new sweat bra
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 10,271
Views: 139,276
Posted By Sy Reene

I happened to see a rerun of the 1960's Thomas...

I happened to see a rerun of the 1960's Thomas Crown Affair.. loved the Steve McQueen buggy. Interesting story: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By Sy Reene

Planned obsolescence

Planned obsolescence
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Sy Reene

Hit the weights! ...

Hit the weights!
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

Again, you seem certain that you know how the...

Again, you seem certain that you know how the Mikes/Specialized contract was written, and that by that contract's terms, Specialized was required to cancel Mike's status as a reseller, as well as all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,176
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok, but is it a coincidence that the added...

Ok, but is it a coincidence that the added together diameters of a 700c wheelset is 14 hands?
09-14-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Sy Reene

For the winter weather ;) London Pretzel...

For the winter weather ;)
London Pretzel (https://zwiftinsider.com/accordions/yorkshire-routes-2-3-2-2/)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,857
Posted By Sy Reene

Do we know this? If Specialized was taking...

Do we know this? If Specialized was taking orders from its dealers, is it up to the dealer to say to any customer who walks in that they refuse to accept their order? I have no idea how the...
09-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,636
Posted By Sy Reene

Or could just be some type of actuarial science...

Or could just be some type of actuarial science applied where they've figured out that some portion of the increased product cost will more than offset the possible increase in warranty claims, while...
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