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11-16-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,518
Posted By Prodigy4299

And what's the correct PSI to solve that? :P

And what's the correct PSI to solve that? :P
11-10-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,518
Posted By Prodigy4299

Vittoria makes some called Air Liners. I have...

Vittoria makes some called Air Liners. I have installed them relatively recently on my gravel bike. So far, so good, and they cost much less than the others.

The main problem I am trying to...
11-10-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,217
Posted By Prodigy4299

Another vote here for the Thule Chariot. We were...

Another vote here for the Thule Chariot. We were able to score a good deal on an outgoing model. (Didn't see the need to go for the latest, greatest.)

And as others have written, the trailers...
10-26-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 295
Posted By Prodigy4299

Great find. Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately for...

Great find. Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately for US customers only, it appears... :(
10-20-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,102
Posted By Prodigy4299

I come from a long line of muscle cramp...

I come from a long line of muscle cramp sufferers. It runs in the family apparently.

Magnesium Bisglycinade supplements have made a huge difference.
10-18-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 3,691,092
Posted By Prodigy4299

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Topstone 105, now featuring new tires (cream coloured Continental Terra Speeds,...
09-27-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 360,653
Posted By Prodigy4299

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09-23-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,343
Posted By Prodigy4299

Three reasons: 1) From Bicycle Rolling...

Three reasons:
1) From Bicycle Rolling Resistance:
"On paper, both the 35 and 40 mm versions of the Terra Speed appear to be the same as they both use the same tread pattern, the same familiar...
09-21-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,597
Posted By Prodigy4299

The two bikes you mention are in the endurance...

The two bikes you mention are in the endurance road bike (Giant) and gravel (Trek) category. The former is built for longer, comfortable rides on the road, with some tame gravel / path riding thrown...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,093
Posted By Prodigy4299

One more vote for Zipp Service Course CX. ...

One more vote for Zipp Service Course CX.

I've also had good experiences with:
Cannondale Synapse tape (if you can still find some)
Fabric Hex Duo Tape
09-21-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,343
Posted By Prodigy4299

My understanding is that the 2020 and 2021 Conti...

My understanding is that the 2020 and 2021 Conti Terra Speeds are built differently. Namely, Conti beefed up the 2021 Terra Speed to take into account those initial shortcomings.

Note the vast...
09-21-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,744
Posted By Prodigy4299

Caveat: saddles are very personal, so what works...

Caveat: saddles are very personal, so what works for me may not work for you.
With that out of the way, I have been *very* happy with the Bontrager Aeolus saddle I bought a year ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,771
Posted By Prodigy4299

Not to mention, riders are paid to bring positive...

Not to mention, riders are paid to bring positive attention to their sponsors. It's only years after retirement that we learn the truth about how terrible some of the frames / wheels really were.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 11,771
Posted By Prodigy4299

This x1000. I was grinding my teeth recently,...

This x1000. I was grinding my teeth recently, listening to the Rouleur podcast on the topic, where they said "well, obviously the pros prefer disc brakes, since they're choosing to ride them now"....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,208
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you can fit 28's on your frame and have a...

If you can fit 28's on your frame and have a string preference for the pressure you mention, then it's a no brainer. I would not run 25's quite as low as you mention (60/65) for the exact reason you...
09-16-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,729
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: 700
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: 27
Views: 2,343
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: 3,327
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: 929
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: 18
Views: 2,261
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: 569
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: 14
Views: 2,557
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: 14
Views: 2,557
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: 19
Views: 1,947
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: 1,044
Views: 264,834
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: 10
Views: 3,640
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: 1,044
Views: 264,834
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: 110
Views: 12,946
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: 110
Views: 12,946
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: 1,287
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: 4
Views: 1,304
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: 846
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: 1,644
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: 4
Views: 1,139
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: 2,535
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: 1,553
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: 1,044
Views: 264,834
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: 1,397
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: 93
Views: 8,169
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: 410
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: 2,227
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: 1,202
Posted By Prodigy4299

That's amazing.

That's amazing.
04-02-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,348
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: 1,428
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: 1,518
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: 4,177
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: 1,661
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: 5,374
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: 1,711
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...
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