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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 776
Posted By surak

If my Elemnt Bolt is rotated 45 degrees, I can't...

If my Elemnt Bolt is rotated 45 degrees, I can't see it through my polarized lens. Otherwise it's fine. Seems like a design issue to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 776
Posted By surak

I've never had a problem with seeing my head unit...

I've never had a problem with seeing my head unit while wearing polarized lenses. Maybe a low-end or decade-old unit would be improperly designed.

Anyway concur that there are a ton of...
10-12-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,590
Posted By surak

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/want-on-the-fly-ty...

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/want-on-the-fly-tyre-pressure-adjustment-gravaas-kaps-wheels-can-do-that/



Trek and Specialized already do that on some frames. More commonly found on MTBs. For...
10-06-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By surak

Tektro CR710s with Kool-Stop pads, dual-compound...

Tektro CR710s with Kool-Stop pads, dual-compound front to reduce squealing and salmon rear.

The CR720s would also work.
10-06-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By surak

I wouldn't worry about it, the paste isn't strong...

I wouldn't worry about it, the paste isn't strong enough to grind down metal. More likely the QR will break well and Wahoo will send you their official fix (which is a nut and bolt, last I checked).
10-06-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By surak

You're not supposed to leave the lube on after...

You're not supposed to leave the lube on after tightening the QR collar overnight, you're supposed to clean it off and apply fiber paste.​​​​​
10-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By surak

Gore Shakedry. [/Thread]

Gore Shakedry. [/Thread]
10-05-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,706
Posted By surak

MvdP has the same lack of tactical nous as Remco....

MvdP has the same lack of tactical nous as Remco. They've managed to be successful by just being freakishly strong. And (not so) coincidentally, Colbrelli rolled both of them very recently, at the...
09-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By surak

I tried covers, they work ok for sprinkles but...

I tried covers, they work ok for sprinkles but are worthless in extended rain conditions. Bought a pair of Fizik rain boots and they are so much better, only issue I have is that none of my cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By surak

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the...

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the invariable assplosion of crabon will destroy not only your frame but shatter any bell into a million pieces that in concert will cause the 1812...
09-23-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By surak

I use the same saddle but the tilt is slightly...

I use the same saddle but the tilt is slightly more level on my indoor setup. I too used to feel than one hour was excruciating on the trainer. I changed some things that made indoor saddle pain go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By surak

I've seen some scattered complaints about Apex...

I've seen some scattered complaints about Apex 1x, enough to make me pick an older model Canyon outlet bike that came with Rival 1x over their newer Apex 1x offerings that were around the same price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,708
Posted By surak

Do you think other than weight there be any...

Do you think other than weight there be any downside to going bigger with 35mm? I won't be setting any PRs anyway. I kind of like the idea of maxing out the clearance under my rain bike's fenders and...
09-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,727
Posted By surak

Just put non-tubeless clincher tires on with...

Just put non-tubeless clincher tires on with inner tubes if tubeless is too daunting. Only high-end carbon rims that are hookless require tubeless tires.
09-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By surak

^All of this. I had a sub for Flo but the...

^All of this.

I had a sub for Flo but the number of races this year did not match the price and requirement to pay for an entire year. A year of GCN+ at $30 on sale earlier in the year, with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,708
Posted By surak

I'm considering swapping out the 32mm GP5Ks with...

I'm considering swapping out the 32mm GP5Ks with 35mm Pirelli Cinturatos for my rain bike. Is going that wide overkill? I think that the bike in question has tire clearance for them, since there's...
09-19-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By surak

Warmers -- arm, leg/knee -- and if you need...

Warmers -- arm, leg/knee -- and if you need additional warmth then a packable vest or jacket. At some point the temp range is so wide that you either have to suck it up at one extreme or add...
09-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By surak

I assume from your question that you are...

I assume from your question that you are recording your rides using Strava. Strava is probably the crappiest recording app for cycling, especially after they removed all sensor pairing. There are...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By surak

I went to the Gorge a couple times for the...

I went to the Gorge a couple times for the now-defunct Sasquatch music fest. No interesting in camping nor doing that long drive out to the middle of nowhere as you said, so I haven't gone back. The...
09-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,792
Posted By surak

You can fit what you've listed in regular bike...

You can fit what you've listed in regular bike jersey pockets. That's why they exist. But if you are one of those opposed to wearing clothes meant for cycling when cycling, then something like a hip...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,500
Posted By surak

Last Friday I had my first tubeless puncture...

Last Friday I had my first tubeless puncture (significant, anyway, as I think I've heard momentary hissing before but not seen any sealant spray) since I switched to tubeless over a year ago. Was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By surak

A trainer tire can probably last almost...

A trainer tire can probably last almost indefinitely. I've at least never heard of one failing. Trainer tires have reinforced center tread to withstand the heat from high friction and stiffer...
09-13-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 433
Posted By surak

Tons of breweries near the Burke-Gilman,...

Tons of breweries near the Burke-Gilman, especially the cluster in Ballard. Out to Kenmore there are a few more, then in Woodinville there's Metier. I just went a few weeks back to Metier and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By surak

I would either pick up a cheap 11-sp rear wheel...

I would either pick up a cheap 11-sp rear wheel or use a 11-34t 11-sp cassette, which does fit 10-sp, and avoid cross-chaining into gear combinations too long for your chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 894
Posted By surak

Yeah, no workout app or platform that I know of...

Yeah, no workout app or platform that I know of will adjust tilt in erg mode, the Climb will just be an expensive riser block if that's all you use.

I put my best bike on my Kickr without...
09-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,494
Posted By surak

I'm sure posting about it once a month...

I'm sure posting about it once a month (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1236243-feeling-super-frustrated-taint-issues-continue-ugg.html) without following up on any of the...
09-04-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,045
Posted By surak

I've made the mistake of using gmaps enough times...

I've made the mistake of using gmaps enough times to swear it off unless it's my last resort. Multiple times it will try to route through flights of stairs along a steep incline. Once it led me down...
09-03-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By surak

I'm sure he thinks it's working great as his Make...

I'm sure he thinks it's working great as his Make Aero Gains, American look.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By surak

If buying new from the shop, they really should...

If buying new from the shop, they really should swap the stem for you, especially at those prices. My shop swapped the stem and handlebar for me for free, though I supplied my own bars as they don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By surak

I had terrible luck with the Corsa G+ 1.0,...

I had terrible luck with the Corsa G+ 1.0, flatted after 250 miles and when I inspected the tread there were small holes and thin sections letting light pass through everywhere, which did not give me...
09-01-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in...

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in and it was already over. I rewound my stream a bit, saw Roglic was already ahead of Bernal. Rewound some more, same. Surprised how early he attacked,...
08-30-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By surak

25 miles with 2000 ft of ascent is not exactly a...

25 miles with 2000 ft of ascent is not exactly a climb, 65 miles with 2000 ft is basically flat. From Bellevue you're already super close to Cougar, Squak, and Tiger Mountains. It was more than 5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,661
Posted By surak

One tip is to open the products beforehand,...

One tip is to open the products beforehand, rather than while you're riding. Although if there are enough rest stops, it's far less important to eat on the bike than to remember to eat enough (but...
08-30-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,676
Posted By surak

A weakness I see in using "lunatic" is that the...

A weakness I see in using "lunatic" is that the non-cycling public thinks anyone who regularly bikes more than 5 minutes a day, willingly rides on the roads with vehicular traffic, or pays more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,661
Posted By surak

I'm not sure you can do a century by only...

I'm not sure you can do a century by only drinking at the rest stops. How far apart are they? If it takes you an hour between each stop, you'd be chugging roughly an entire bottle every time to not...
08-28-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed...

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed out that AF wasted thinking they could spread the wins Oprah-style ("you get a stage win, and you get a stage win, and you get a stage win!"). They...
08-28-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely...

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely considered to be faster on flatter stages, while Philipsen was more of a threat for the points jersey because he lacked the top speed but could get over the...
08-28-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

Sprinters especially have to be singularly...

Sprinters especially have to be singularly focused when they're tapped for a stage, and expect the team around them to deliver them to the last few hundred meters. ​​​​​​It makes them naturally not...
08-28-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

Watching it live, it looked to me like Jakobsen...

Watching it live, it looked to me like Jakobsen pulled the plug after not being able to close the gap, but other broadcasts and reporting speculated on a flat because of the way he looked down on his...
08-28-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

Congrats to Bardet, maybe he can get another...

Congrats to Bardet, maybe he can get another climber's jersey at a GT now that he's on a non-French team without the weight of GC expectations.

I tuned in late and seemed like nothing much...
08-27-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

CT has a good recap of what happened...

CT has a good recap of what happened (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/08/jakobsen-loses-touch-in-vuelta-finale-but-deceuninck-wins-anyway/). When they realized Jakobsen was out of it, the DQT train...
08-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

See my edit above, their pace caused a gap with...

See my edit above, their pace caused a gap with Jakobsen behind Ineos that he couldn't close. It was absolutely a combination of the pace and poor positioning that he couldn't recover from. Anytime a...
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

Disagree, as I've said by losing him at that high...

Disagree, as I've said by losing him at that high pace they could've unnecessarily ridden a leadout with no sprinter of their own at the end to finish it off. Because they went off the front, faster...
08-27-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,676
Posted By surak

No need to sell yourself short, you are at the...

No need to sell yourself short, you are at the very least committed to sharing how much you ride in non-lycra on as many threads as possible on BF. :thumb:
08-27-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

It's semantics, they dropped him because they...

It's semantics, they dropped him because they were driving the pace insanely high and didn't know he had an issue (mechanical or otherwise) before they opened up an insurmountable gap on all but 2...
08-27-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,676
Posted By surak

How about ”committed" instead of "serious" cyclists

"Serious" has connotations that upset a lot of people when describing/separating cyclist types. How about a new term that is less negatively loaded*, but encompasses more varieties of cyclists?
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 388
Posted By surak

Shorts geared toward racing tend to have better...

Shorts geared toward racing tend to have better tuned padding in the front to support the more aggressive riding position, but in general good chamois won't be particularly thick because one...
08-27-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

That was a crazy, unexpected finish today. DQT...

That was a crazy, unexpected finish today. DQT just knows how to win, it seemed for sure like they made a fatal mistake when their leadout dropped Jakobsen with Trentin in perfect position to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,174
Posted By surak

Definitely worth considering and test riding....

Definitely worth considering and test riding. Just rode back-to-back 200 kms last weekend on my 2019 Roubaix with Ultegra Di2 on 25mm tubeless tires with only tired legs at the end.
08-24-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,258
Posted By surak

I don't think there's any spoiler issues in this...

I don't think there's any spoiler issues in this forum or thread.

Roglic proving that he has more Geraint in him than not. I should add that a Geraint unit is made up of sub-Geraints, much like...
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