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07-23-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
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
07-23-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 714
Posted By Sy Reene

You're right, I should read more closely.:) ...

You're right, I should read more closely.:) There is mention that loose fitting black clothing could introduce a chimney effect (and the bedouin black clothing rationale). But this isn't a MTB...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 714
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I guess so. Honestly I don't think much...

Yeah, I guess so. Honestly I don't think much there's much in it.. Try wading through this for an answer :-)
https://www.wired.com/story/should-you-wear-white-or-black-on-hot-days-heres-the-data/...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 714
Posted By Sy Reene

I think a mitigating factor though is also for...

I think a mitigating factor though is also for this reason, meaning that black objects can pull off more heat from what they're resting on. As a thought exercise, if you wear a base layer under a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,442
Posted By Sy Reene

Yup, that should be how it works ...

Yup, that should be how it works
https://store.boafit.com/en-us/warranty
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 714
Posted By Sy Reene

Describing temperature differences by percentages...

Describing temperature differences by percentages is not helpful. Knowing something is 50 degrees hotter would be helpful, and even more helpful if you know which temperature scale is being used. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By Sy Reene

This isn't a bad idea, but what you'd probably...

This isn't a bad idea, but what you'd probably want to do is find out how much higher in general TPC's prices are, vs. what was paid to the seller. IOW, think of the OP as competition with TPC for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 563
Posted By Sy Reene

Does the bike being sold look like this? ...

Does the bike being sold look like this?
https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/value-guide/product/3075346/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 714
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: 46
Views: 714
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
07-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By Sy Reene

Even with tubes, you can and probably should drop...

Even with tubes, you can and probably should drop your PSI by about 25psi to about 90psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. Even better pricing fwiw at Ben's. If you...

+1. Even better pricing fwiw at Ben's. If you want even lighter the aircomps would probably work, but since it's a 28mm tire, perhaps a tiny bit more questionable....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
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: 10,718
Posted By Sy Reene

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

Not sure what I was thinking.. good shoe, questionable aesthetics
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1170x540/img53194_84615ac52f8a7ab36021b3063a80e43e18d2bf95.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,092
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, 05:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,092
Posted By Sy Reene

The issue that I think might exist (if you...

The issue that I think might exist (if you believe RnR's marketing), is that the liberal dousing with their lube, puts enough liquid on the chain to flush and carry out any grime inside. Sporadic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,457
Posted By Sy Reene

A bit late now I suppose, but for future...

A bit late now I suppose, but for future reference

https://www.amazon.com/YBN-Speed-Master-Camopagnolo-Compatible/dp/B07T14J3VN
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,294
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: 54
Views: 1,294
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: 114
Views: 7,637
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sy Reene

Everything is laid out nicely, but I can't...

Everything is laid out nicely, but I can't correlate your pics with what you're indicating is in the bags.
In the first pic I don't see any CO2 stuff (cartridges nor inflator).
In the 2nd pic I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,084
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 on Holy Cow. Kind of an unsung hero. A bit...

+1 on Holy Cow. Kind of an unsung hero. A bit wet, but with quick rag wipedown after a ride, it's staying pretty darn shiny and clean.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,834
Posted By Sy Reene

Zombies don't suffer from carpal tunnel

Zombies don't suffer from carpal tunnel
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By Sy Reene

Perfect for 99% of use cases is the SKS Tom7, and...

Perfect for 99% of use cases is the SKS Tom7, and includes a T25 which is now more prevalent for a number of parts:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By Sy Reene

No argument that it likely works better, but Di2...

No argument that it likely works better, but Di2 had better work better as it's close to double the cost of its mechanical counterpart.
07-18-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,411
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, 08:57 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By Sy Reene

Are we seeing a similar movement by the industry...

Are we seeing a similar movement by the industry to tubeless? For road cycles, were they naturally selling that much more, that now it's already very difficult to get a non-TLR rim/wheelset?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,457
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm not a waxer, but thought the other advantage...

I'm not a waxer, but thought the other advantage with a crockpot is that when you're done, you just stick the lid on it til next time. With a frying pan, do you have clean it out and pour the wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By Sy Reene

Still see stories along these lines crop up every...

Still see stories along these lines crop up every year or so.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/matteo-jorgenson-disc-brakes-are-definitely-more-dangerous-than-rim-brakes/
07-18-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 5,062
Posted By Sy Reene

Role model for everyone? ...

Role model for everyone?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x905/image_eb451f56a32f65968397ef1053d684534521c294.png
07-17-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,411
Posted By Sy Reene

memory lane.. perhaps this will help the...

memory lane.. perhaps this will help the scintillating conversation

https://genius.com/Cat-stevens-bad-brakes-lyrics
07-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,411
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: 418
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.
07-17-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Sy Reene

Was meant a bit tongue in cheek.. but installable...

Was meant a bit tongue in cheek.. but installable somewhere on a bike (glued on underside of saddle?) in case of theft?
07-17-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Sy Reene

New style of headset cap?

Would it work?
https://www.apple.com/airtag/

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/424x558/airtag_33ecc116e98f0561e49c55f675370b0d8835d1cf.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds simple on a relative basis vs maintenance...

Sounds simple on a relative basis vs maintenance items discussed on bikeforums. If we change the discussion a bit, away from the typical roadbikes discussed in this forum, what is the thought on disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,478
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: 277
Views: 5,062
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes. It isn't. No

Yes. It isn't. No
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Sy Reene

A Ti jersey? I'm in.

A Ti jersey? I'm in.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,455
Posted By Sy Reene

Congrats. You belong to the other half.

Congrats. You belong to the other half.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Sy Reene

yiid

yiid
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,455
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
07-15-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sy Reene

yes, there are tubes that you can get that are...

yes, there are tubes that you can get that are likely a bit smaller. That seems like a large range on the tubes you have. For some 35 tires I have I bought a small supply of these a couple years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 712
Posted By Sy Reene

I have a pair of these bought a year ago from...

I have a pair of these bought a year ago from Wiggle. Only bought them because they were very much on sale for $85 so thought this was a shot at trying Assos. I like them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,419
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, 05:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sy Reene

If it's a raw material shortage, then it's worth...

If it's a raw material shortage, then it's worth considering the $/gram spent on eg. rubber for a bike tire, vs. a car or truck tire. Seems to me, the bike tire industry is in better shape for being...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sy Reene

That is truly hilarious

That is truly hilarious
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sy Reene

hmm. I thought this thread all started with the...

hmm. I thought this thread all started with the premise that tubes were hard to get and have doubled in price.
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