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08-01-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By Sy Reene

This is very likely the culprit. I actually let...

This is very likely the culprit. I actually let everything hang dry after a sweaty ride before going into the laundry pile.
07-29-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sy Reene

Nothing wrong with Dawn. It works to clean little...

Nothing wrong with Dawn. It works to clean little sea birds when they get covered in oil spills; likely it's safe for a bike. Probably 1/2 teaspoon would suffice to put in a 32oz spray bottle. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,283
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, I believe that that at least for the Silca...

FWIW, I believe that that at least for the Silca calculator, the returned values are based on a lot of actual 'real world' testing. Sure, every possible iteration of weight, road surface, tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,633
Posted By Sy Reene

IKR. The process sounds so simple that's it a no...

IKR. The process sounds so simple that's it a no brainer. :rolleyes:
07-23-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,010
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't see the point. If you're going to do 2...

I don't see the point. If you're going to do 2 full spray downs with a garden hose anyway, just sponge down the bike with some soapy (a tiny bit of Dawn eg) water and rinse. Out of a spray bottle, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,332
Posted By Sy Reene

You need to calculate the percentage difference...

You need to calculate the percentage difference using the Kelvin temperature scale. Eg. 80 degree vs. 81 degrees Fahrenheit would be about a .2% difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,332
Posted By Sy Reene

You tried yet wearing one of each on your rides...

You tried yet wearing one of each on your rides for science?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Sy Reene

All good advice, but the key is that you don't...

All good advice, but the key is that you don't want to be thinking about any of these things at all while you're doing them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,901
Posted By Sy Reene

Not sure what I was thinking.. good shoe,...

Not sure what I was thinking.. good shoe, questionable aesthetics
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,633
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't know why, but I'm picturing a darkroom...

I don't know why, but I'm picturing a darkroom film squeegee about right for a fresh hot drippy waxed chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,591
Posted By Sy Reene

Ready to buy, these options should be pretty...

Ready to buy, these options should be pretty solid for your provided weight:
MasonX 4SEASON...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,591
Posted By Sy Reene

You could play around with this...

You could play around with this configurator/builder. Use the XR31 rims, and go from there. You should end up with approx. 1600g wheelset...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,614
Posted By Sy Reene

65psi is the exact enve recommended pressure for...

65psi is the exact enve recommended pressure for your weight. It's also about the max that ETRTO implies is safe. You're right on the edge of the 'official' compatibility. OTOH, Silca's tire...
07-18-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,862
Posted By Sy Reene

You think English is bad, Chinese has its own...

You think English is bad, Chinese has its own share of homonyms
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,796
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, a transition period kinda had to exist...

Yeah, a transition period kinda had to exist though, so that buyers and the marketplace could get used to the idea.
It's not hard to imagine why the bike manufacturers really didn't want to keep...
07-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,862
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, cut us some slaque

Yeah, cut us some slaque
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Sy Reene

no worries, he's got a disc brake ;) Impressive...

no worries, he's got a disc brake ;)
Impressive feat, I woulda thought clipless would help for trying something like this.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,796
Posted By Sy Reene

The degree to which disc brakes are better than...

The degree to which disc brakes are better than rim brakes, is not important to the manufacturers. To the manufacturers, a large part of their impetus is that they needed to have something on the...
07-15-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes. It isn't. No

Yes. It isn't. No
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,514
Posted By Sy Reene

Probably 50% of negative reviews for any kind of...

Probably 50% of negative reviews for any kind of apparel is because the buyer chose the wrong size.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,674
Posted By Sy Reene

Everyone knows that yellow balls are more bouncy

Everyone knows that yellow balls are more bouncy
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,860
Posted By Sy Reene

Indeed carry on! Brakes are for wusses ...

Indeed carry on! Brakes are for wusses :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By Sy Reene

https://vimeo.com/81481939

https://vimeo.com/81481939
07-10-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,764
Posted By Sy Reene

Full strength gatorade is not pleasant in lots of...

Full strength gatorade is not pleasant in lots of volume. Especially the bottled variety which has its sweetener I think mostly from corn syrup.
1/2 strength powder though (which is about 1/4 scoop...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,190
Posted By Sy Reene

I always wonder how much different some of these...

I always wonder how much different some of these stages would look if there was no communication available with or between the riders. IOW, leaders don't know how much they lead by, the peloton...
07-07-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 494
Posted By Sy Reene

Giro https://www.giro.com/c/mens-bike-caps ...

Giro
https://www.giro.com/c/mens-bike-caps

Cheap
https://www.ebay.com/itm/173344592303?hash=item285c2491af:g:cD8AAOSwUthgniJs
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,745
Posted By Sy Reene

Not possible they were younger and fitter, if at...

Not possible they were younger and fitter, if at mile 92 they were still around you and able to be latched on to. :)
07-05-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,405
Posted By Sy Reene

Must be ...

Must be
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Sy Reene

The Fabric Hex tape is very good, though now hard...

The Fabric Hex tape is very good, though now hard to find (especially in all black). I think but not positive, that their Knurl tape is the same stuff with a slightly different texture.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,964
Posted By Sy Reene

When you get on an elevator, do you stand facing...

When you get on an elevator, do you stand facing the doors, or the back of the elevator so you can see who you're with?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,854
Posted By Sy Reene

One reason would be if you don't like the color...

One reason would be if you don't like the color green.
07-03-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,405
Posted By Sy Reene

Holiday weekend.. but you can hope

Holiday weekend.. but you can hope
07-03-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By Sy Reene

you're seeing the result of the discussion 2...

you're seeing the result of the discussion 2 threads down (atm): https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance-160/did-bf-just-change-all-web-urls-forums-1233970/
07-02-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,405
Posted By Sy Reene

Did BF just change all of the Web URLs for the Forums?

Looks like numbers were added back to the forums. Eg. Roadcycling has the -41 added to it again?
This broke a number of bookmarks, and the top of page links to go back to the forum main thread...
06-29-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,000
Posted By Sy Reene

Just get an ebike. If you're going to spend...

Just get an ebike. If you're going to spend money to improve your speed up hills, what does it matter how you spend it?
06-29-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,816
Posted By Sy Reene

If you are one who might call doing a century...

If you are one who might call doing a century ride a "workout", you need to realize that there are others who will argue that it isn't a workout, because to them a workout requires much more...
06-27-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Sy Reene

This TIRE PRESSURE CALCULATOR...

This TIRE PRESSURE CALCULATOR (https://silca.cc/pages/sppc-form) puts you at recommended approx 50F/55R fwiw. Sure, go ahead and add 5psi to these if you want a little more pinch flat protection.
06-26-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,581
Posted By Sy Reene

Lezyne Grip Drive is a good option. As for valve...

Lezyne Grip Drive is a good option. As for valve cores, the simple solution is to buy tubes that don't have removable ones. Michelin AirStop or AirComps are great.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 10,244
Posted By Sy Reene

Well said. 'round here we don't use the word...

Well said. 'round here we don't use the word 'kit'. "Accoutrement" is the preferred terminology.
06-21-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,642
Posted By Sy Reene

It's a simple tradeoff, risk/reward analysis or...

It's a simple tradeoff, risk/reward analysis or roll of the dice decision. I don't carry a chain tool. However I can call an Uber because I do carry my cell phone. I could carry a chain tool, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,411
Posted By Sy Reene

One of these. They come in colors to help match...

One of these. They come in colors to help match the bike

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20,102
Views: 4,442,779
Posted By Sy Reene

I've been intrigued by their Speedplay adapter,...

I've been intrigued by their Speedplay adapter, and will eventually give it a try. But for now, just looking for a mid-priced summer shoe. A bit of bling can't hurt. Right?

...
06-18-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,070
Posted By Sy Reene

Just speaking for myself, I wouldn't be...

Just speaking for myself, I wouldn't be interested in solutions that require two hands to get a sip.
06-17-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,376
Posted By Sy Reene

$100/hr equates to about a $200k annual salary if...

$100/hr equates to about a $200k annual salary if the shop is busy enough for a 40hr work week. OTOH, I'd wager than $70 of that $100 or thereabouts is going to the shop, and not the mechanic.
06-16-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,112
Posted By Sy Reene

Surly has some odd warnings sometimes. Weren't...

Surly has some odd warnings sometimes. Weren't they the ones who wrote a long blog explanation about why you can't put kickstands on their bikes?
06-16-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By Sy Reene

Judging by the number of sales calls I get,...

Judging by the number of sales calls I get, extended warranties are where the real money is. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,901
Posted By Sy Reene

This Tucker ride is a weekly thing? It just...

This Tucker ride is a weekly thing? It just sounds like a recipe for disaster as described. Open (meaning anyone with any skills or sense can show up), added to fact you average about 60 riders? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,027
Posted By Sy Reene

Exactly this.. look at them as backups and as...

Exactly this.. look at them as backups and as consumables that have a fixed lifespan anyway. It's not like you'd throw them in the trash can if you opted for other (better) tires.
06-09-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,590
Posted By Sy Reene

Speaking of "sub-forums" which is also in the...

Speaking of "sub-forums" which is also in the title of this thread, wouldn't it have made sense for the new forum to actually be a Sub-Forum under C&V? And the "Appraisals" forum you mentioned for...
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