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08-02-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By msu2001la

Please don't do this.

Please don't do this.
07-29-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,775
Posted By msu2001la

Just got off the phone with an LBS about some...

Just got off the phone with an LBS about some lead times for wheelsets.

Chris King hubs = 9 months, minimum.
White Industry hubs = 12-16 weeks

Ouchy.
07-29-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,480
Posted By msu2001la

Oh please. My comment was obviously made in jest....

Oh please. My comment was obviously made in jest. I do not think cantilever brakes are some kind of unsolvable conundrum, but they do require some knowledge and patience to set up properly....
07-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,480
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. I was into MTB in the...

Agree with all of this. I was into MTB in the 90's as well, and still remember the first time I tried a set of XT linear pull v-brakes. What a huge improvement over cantilevers. The same can be said...
07-28-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,535
Posted By msu2001la

I'd be curious to see photos of people's bikes...

I'd be curious to see photos of people's bikes with level saddle/bar setups. Looking at the photo of my Cannondale and the Niner posted above, both look like fairly standard setups and would need an...
07-27-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,480
Posted By msu2001la

Care to elaborate? I've never found hydro disc...

Care to elaborate? I've never found hydro disc brakes to be particularly difficult to work on. I've had systems from Avid and Shimano, both were very simple to adjust and replace pads. I bled the...
07-27-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,480
Posted By msu2001la

If "stranded in remote area due to brake failure"...

If "stranded in remote area due to brake failure" is high on your list of concerns, maybe gravel biking in remote areas just isn't your thing?
07-27-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 822
Posted By msu2001la

The differences between the RX RD-RX810 and...

The differences between the RX RD-RX810 and RD-RX812 are a bit confusing. My understanding is:

RD-RX810 = 1x or 2x and works with road cassettes up to 11-34T. The max gap between 2x front chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By msu2001la

In before someone suggest buying a new bike... ...

In before someone suggest buying a new bike...
EDIT: Never mind, looks like I'm too late. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By msu2001la

Bad news for all the pro riders out there reading...

Bad news for all the pro riders out there reading BF that are contemplating buying cheap carbon wheels online, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By msu2001la

I have a set of Superteam branded rim brake 40mm...

I have a set of Superteam branded rim brake 40mm carbon wheels that I bought on Amazon a few years ago. For $350 my expectations were very low, but so far... no problems.

I bought these because I...
07-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 834
Posted By msu2001la

There are several cycling journalism outlets that...

There are several cycling journalism outlets that do very detailed breakdowns of bikes and tech on the Tour de France. This is usually a bigger deal at the beginning of the tour, because teams...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 837
Posted By msu2001la

This is almost always a problem that can be...

This is almost always a problem that can be solved by a proper bike fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,673
Posted By msu2001la

This thread went downhill fast.

This thread went downhill fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,978
Posted By msu2001la

I carry stuff to fix flats (spare tube, levers,...

I carry stuff to fix flats (spare tube, levers, CO2 and a tubeless plug kit) and a multi-tool. I've used the multi-tool a few times to help out other people, but never needed it on my own bike....
07-19-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By msu2001la

The Wolf Tooth B-Rad system is really great. I am...

The Wolf Tooth B-Rad system is really great. I am running it on one of my bikes right now and can fit two bottles on the seat tube, or one bottle and one roll-top bag, plus still have room for a...
07-19-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By msu2001la

Cavendish does hesitate for a moment with around...

Cavendish does hesitate for a moment with around 50M to go. I noticed this too. It's because he had nowhere to go.

Cavendish is on Van Aert's wheel with Philipsen on the right, and the barriers...
07-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By msu2001la

There are two types of worlds on Zwift....

There are two types of worlds on Zwift. GPS-accurate worlds, and everything else.
GPS accurate worlds = London, Richmond, Innsbruck, Yorkshire, Paris and NYC. In those worlds, the routes are GPS...
06-30-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,000
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. Carbon has definitely...

Agree with all of this. Carbon has definitely gotten stronger, stiffer and lighter in the last 20 years. UCI will probably revisit the 6.8kg (15lb) limit at some point, but it's not really holding...
06-29-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,000
Posted By msu2001la

You know they can just press a little button on...

You know they can just press a little button on their radio and be off and riding on an identical spare bike in a matter of seconds, right? Pro bike racing seems like one of the few situations where...
06-25-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 979
Posted By msu2001la

It's 1000 better.

It's 1000 better.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,027
Posted By msu2001la

Some good info in this thread. I started...

Some good info in this thread.
I started running 32mm GP5000 tubeless last summer, mostly out of curiosity. I swapped those tires for some 33mm Vittoria CX tires in March, again mostly just to try...
06-24-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 553
Posted By msu2001la

It is an indisputable fact that much like sock...

It is an indisputable fact that much like sock length, long valve stems look more pro.
06-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,596
Posted By msu2001la

Wouldn't it be easier to just carry a collapsable...

Wouldn't it be easier to just carry a collapsable baton? Or maybe some pepper spray?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,244
Posted By msu2001la

Great thread. You overdid it a bit at the end...

Great thread. You overdid it a bit at the end with all the "race-my-hybrid-trigger-the-cat-6" stuff, but the link to the shirtless crash photo is really good stuff.
8/10
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By msu2001la

I agree that you should be riding lower pressure....

I agree that you should be riding lower pressure. I'm 165lbs and when I rode 23mm tires (10 years ago?) I ran them at around 100psi.

That said, while 140psi seems a bit extreme, I don't think...
06-21-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,143
Posted By msu2001la

The "I'm not using this, so I should sell it on...

The "I'm not using this, so I should sell it on craigslist" phase of bike ownership is probably around years 3-5 for most people.

It's a lot easier to justify a bike hanging in your garage that...
06-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,557
Posted By msu2001la

These are essentially just store credit cards...

These are essentially just store credit cards though, right? You charge the purchase and if you pay off the balance in 6 months (or 12 months), they won't charge you interest. If you don't pay it...
06-21-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,557
Posted By msu2001la

What credit/financing offers are you referring...

What credit/financing offers are you referring to? Are banks really doing bike loans?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,120
Posted By msu2001la

I'm just here for the fear porn.

I'm just here for the fear porn.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know about the OP's ride specifically,...

I don't know about the OP's ride specifically, but around here there are a few large weekend rides that have just evolved organically over many years and don't really have any organization/leadership...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By msu2001la

Complaining about the group stopping for a...

Complaining about the group stopping for a changing light is nonsense.
06-14-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By msu2001la

Looks like a Cannondale sticker on the seat tube.

Looks like a Cannondale sticker on the seat tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By msu2001la

I like the "techno dial" that Sidi uses better...

I like the "techno dial" that Sidi uses better than old school velcro and ratchet straps, but I find a standard Boa closure on my Fizik shoes to be easier to deal with, especially when wearing...
06-07-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By msu2001la

It's not as if Horner tossed down a blanket in...

It's not as if Horner tossed down a blanket in the shade and had a little rest... he stood on the side of the road likely about to pass out, guzzled a coke, smashed some food in his mouth, then got...
06-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,130
Posted By msu2001la

There was a lot of click-bait style reporting and...

There was a lot of click-bait style reporting and hyperbole on this topic that seems to go unchecked. These stories all made it seem like Strava was secretly tracking military members without their...
06-04-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,727
Posted By msu2001la

I bought a ton of stuff from Performance and...

I bought a ton of stuff from Performance and Nashbar back in the early 2000's. I remember looking at my LBS for really basic things like bottle cages, gloves or arm warmers, where I didn't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,772
Posted By msu2001la

I guess I disagree with the presumption that...

I guess I disagree with the presumption that everyone buying a high end bike is automatically swapping out the saddle. Unless you're a weight weenie shaving grams, a saddle is not an obvious...
05-20-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By msu2001la

The fact that this thread appears to contain your...

The fact that this thread appears to contain your 9th and 11th posts ever is the chef's kiss.
I am truly impressed.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,082
Posted By msu2001la

It's an interesting marketing strategy to come...

It's an interesting marketing strategy to come onto an online forum and imply that the damage seen in those photos was caused by hard/tough riding, and if/when that does happen to other buyers the...
05-19-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,004
Posted By msu2001la

Gearing is irrelevant if you run your trainer in...

Gearing is irrelevant if you run your trainer in ERG mode, which will let the trainer automatically adjust the resistance to match a specific output (watts).
ERG mode is good for structured...
05-19-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,180
Posted By msu2001la

The bike is looking awesome! Nice job on the...

The bike is looking awesome! Nice job on the wrap.


Carbon handlebars improve the ride quality, especially on gravel. Any weight savings is a negligible side-effect and usually not significant (I...
05-18-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 863
Posted By msu2001la

There really aren't a lot of 32mm knobby tire...

There really aren't a lot of 32mm knobby tire options out there, and for a 15% loose surface climb I would definitely want some tread, and as wide a tire as would fit.
32mm Gravel Kings are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,568
Posted By msu2001la

Why not just buy this bike and have it custom...

Why not just buy this bike and have it custom painted? It's probably cheaper than you think.

Buying a frameset and doing your own custom build would be fun, but given current availability of parts...
05-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By msu2001la

“Grizlin‘ is just like riding, but with your...

“Grizlin‘ is just like riding, but with your priorities set right. Experience over performance. Stories over glories. Grizlin’ means rolling out the door with an open mind, not knowing quite what‘s...
05-13-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By msu2001la

When you say "chain rub", are you talking about...

When you say "chain rub", are you talking about the front derailleur rubbing on the chain when you're in the big-big or small-small combo? If so, a new crank isn't going to solve this problem. As...
05-12-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By msu2001la

Wait, it's back up and running already? What am I...

Wait, it's back up and running already? What am I supposed to do with these shopping bags full of gasoline now?
05-12-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,303
Posted By msu2001la

This seems like such a crazy story to me. I'm...

This seems like such a crazy story to me. I'm reading that 60%-70% of gas stations in metro areas like Atlanta, Charlotte, etc are out of fuel at the moment, but there isn't actually a fuel...
05-11-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By msu2001la

My main complaint about the live segment feature...

My main complaint about the live segment feature on my Garmin Edge 530 is that when it pops up it occupies the entire screen, hiding all other data. I have to manually scroll back up to the main...
05-11-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,704
Posted By msu2001la

Tubeless is awesome and it's all I use, so I...

Tubeless is awesome and it's all I use, so I would have no concerns about this. I've looked at the list of compatible tires and am confident that I could find options I'd be happy with from their...
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