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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 758
Posted By Sy Reene

Those weights are PER wheel, not overall bike...

Those weights are PER wheel, not overall bike weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 758
Posted By Sy Reene

You don't even need a calculator, just the ole...

You don't even need a calculator, just the ole charts. 285lbs @55% rear weighting, 25mm tire..
Maybe why Vittoria Corsas have 145psi max on their sidewalls.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Sy Reene

Fair enough, and I'm not saying Hunt are the bees...

Fair enough, and I'm not saying Hunt are the bees knees or super special. I think they probably return decent value for the cost, but saying this I realize is quite subjective as well. How do you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Sy Reene

Very subjective review, and despite not being a...

Very subjective review, and despite not being a 'magazine' (presumably biased by who's buying ad space?), their revenue comes through commissions from redirecting to online stores that they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 758
Posted By Sy Reene

You're missing the point. All that you say is...

You're missing the point. All that you say is true, but those factors are all contributing to the excitement of bike riding that is lacking with more mundane pressures. :giver:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By Sy Reene

Agree with above. You're combining desires that...

Agree with above. You're combining desires that will be very hard to accomplish.
On one hand you're sorta describing a wheelset like the HED Jet 4+ ( https://www.racycles.com/product/detail/20115 )....
05-14-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,960
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course, it's not too coarse if you feel that...

Of course, it's not too coarse if you feel that this amount of precision is good enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,235
Posted By Sy Reene

Pirelli vs Conti -- same nominal size or same...

Pirelli vs Conti -- same nominal size or same inflated size?
05-13-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 773
Posted By Sy Reene

Where does GCN film anyway.?. Always thought it...

Where does GCN film anyway.?. Always thought it was in the UK, but they're driving on the right side of the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Sy Reene

It may not fit (56 or 58 sizes are all that's...

It may not fit (56 or 58 sizes are all that's left) what you're looking for, but noticed that Excel has Cervelo Caledonias in stock with Di2 at $5k. Very tempting for myself. After posting this...
05-02-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 385,375
Posted By Sy Reene

Looks like we got tacked onto an 8yr old thread,...

Looks like we got tacked onto an 8yr old thread, which seems to be more about whether one should need to wear a helmet at all..

EDIT, also this thread btw is somewhere way off the first page of...
05-02-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 385,375
Posted By Sy Reene

Or until testing is done with hairy dummy heads...

Or until testing is done with hairy dummy heads or skull caps, the doubling up of slip planes could conceivably be worse until proven otherwise. Heck even the scalp on on a real person can move...
05-02-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 385,375
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting in that it ends with summary of other...

Interesting in that it ends with summary of other testing (other than the Va Tech) that shows no difference between MIPS and Non-MIPS. Perhaps related, I've always thought that there should at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sy Reene

Hardly.. My last input for someone considering...

Hardly.. My last input for someone considering hookless. New Wheelset Req'd (https://www.bikeforums.net/22474094-post3.html) I don't see it as hateful, but then I'm not sooo invested.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,080
Posted By Sy Reene

Besides, an industry attempt at mitigating the...

Besides, an industry attempt at mitigating the increased weight of discs is prompting the relaunch of hookless rims. It'll all work out just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,410
Posted By Sy Reene

My reference was more to the point that buyers...

My reference was more to the point that buyers are having an increasingly difficult time even opting for an easier-mounting non TL rim. "Progress" is to make everything TLR, even if you're not going...
05-01-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,442
Posted By Sy Reene

no, that would be the pro version usually. The...

no, that would be the pro version usually. The 'deluxe' is typically somewhere between $150-200. Parts are usually extra, so should feel free to specify which brand of whatnot you want. ...
05-01-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,442
Posted By Sy Reene

Just get what most shops will call the "Deluxe...

Just get what most shops will call the "Deluxe Tune Up" package, once/year from your trusted LBS
04-30-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,857
Posted By Sy Reene

One difference I think between computers and...

One difference I think between computers and bikes though. A computer today in dollars costs about 1/3 as much as an IBM PC from the 80s. And that's before inflation adjustment. Sometimes marketing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,449
Posted By Sy Reene

In the local club there are 2 styles of rides...

In the local club there are 2 styles of rides that the organized rides fall under. Every listed ride has a leader (or 2).

One style of ride is indeed then led by that leader (if there are 2 of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,542
Posted By Sy Reene

No problem if you used a tube IMO

No problem if you used a tube IMO
04-28-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,347
Posted By Sy Reene

Uber is free until you use it. Kinda of a pay as...

Uber is free until you use it. Kinda of a pay as you go service
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By Sy Reene

So the obvious answer is to get a light wheel...

So the obvious answer is to get a light wheel (drive wheel) for the back and a heavy wheel for the front (to increase your flywheel effect). :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 04:59 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,410
Posted By Sy Reene

That's progress

That's progress
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By Sy Reene

Just curious, but you rode with the same tires on...

Just curious, but you rode with the same tires on the 22mm rim as you were using on the 17mm rim, or you changed both at the same time?
04-25-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,294
Posted By Sy Reene

Which of course is it's own distraction :-) How...

Which of course is it's own distraction :-) How many drivers get in accidents trying to answer that question lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd also perhaps look to see if you have any apps...

I'd also perhaps look to see if you have any apps that are always sharing location data, even when the app isn't running.
04-23-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sy Reene

For drivetrain work, and not just for tandems,...

For drivetrain work, and not just for tandems, wouldn't any wheel-on trainer be about perfect -- clamping in to a steel axle/QR? One of my past gripes is that shifting adjustments are oft made with...
04-22-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 796
Posted By Sy Reene

Never needed more than this on a ride. SKS...

Never needed more than this on a ride.

SKS TOM 7 (https://www.amazon.com/SKS-Germany-11235-Bicycle-Multi-Hand/dp/B00PVQCP88)
04-22-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 693
Posted By Sy Reene

What potential problem are you trying to solve...

What potential problem are you trying to solve for? As I understand it, these inserts are to get you an extra dozen or so miles. If you have a problem on day 1, I wouldn't count on living with just...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sy Reene

Ah.. the rare Drillium element reappears

Ah.. the rare Drillium element reappears
04-22-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,294
Posted By Sy Reene

Statistics though as presented in the article are...

Statistics though as presented in the article are likewise difficult to wade thru and gauge relevancy. As more people transitioned from taking baths to taking showers, I'd bet more people slipped and...
04-22-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,294
Posted By Sy Reene

So, I'm having difficulty in correlating the...

So, I'm having difficulty in correlating the numbers referenced in the article.
That is:

2.9 cyclist deaths per million (per million what? is this a ratio against the number of cyclists or...
04-21-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,294
Posted By Sy Reene

Or.. one of you print the article to a PDF and...

Or.. one of you print the article to a PDF and attach for everyone else. It's editorial content right?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,757
Posted By Sy Reene

Cue up the arguments about the fallacy of...

Cue up the arguments about the fallacy of rotational weight differences, inertia etc... Ready? Go!!
04-20-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By Sy Reene

Velocity A23 comes in 36 hole I think as well and...

Velocity A23 comes in 36 hole I think as well and should be lighter than the cliffhangers
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Sy Reene

Hunt does a decent number of varied F/B depth...

Hunt does a decent number of varied F/B depth combos fwiw. If you want lighter weight though, these might be nice: ...
04-19-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Sy Reene

Still didn't use the 2 locks correctly. The...

Still didn't use the 2 locks correctly. The u-lock should be going thru the rear wheel and around the seat tube to lock to the rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Sy Reene

There was also this back in the period (~2014)...

There was also this back in the period (~2014) when Competitive Cyclist owned the brand:

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/learn/reviewed-the-merlin-empire
04-17-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 945
Posted By Sy Reene

Can you elaborate on your Fig. 3 chart? Eg. if I...

Can you elaborate on your Fig. 3 chart? Eg. if I look at the Stages results. Is that 1 individual unit tested 13 different times? Or is this result of having tested 13 individual different Stages...
04-16-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By Sy Reene

If I had no desire to run tubeless and want to...

If I had no desire to run tubeless and want to run tubes, I'd be better served if the Trek shop substituted the R3 hardcase TLR tires with R3 hardcase nonTL tires. The practice as it exists seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Sy Reene

Depends. I would do a couple things -- first...

Depends. I would do a couple things -- first determine what tire width you'd want to run. With a 30mm exterior rim width, I'm guessing a 28mm tire would be about the right optimal choice excluding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,410
Posted By Sy Reene

You're right I guess -- thought I remembered...

You're right I guess -- thought I remembered differently and that all the secret-sauce layers were mostly all laid up everywhere else. This pic is a nice diagram:...
04-16-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By Sy Reene

I get what you're saying, but a bike in inventory...

I get what you're saying, but a bike in inventory doesn't need to have sealant or have the tires even inflated, and if being sold as TLR should have TL tape and valve ready to go. It shouldn't be...
04-15-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,339
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd agree on the idea that it's time based;...

I'd agree on the idea that it's time based; whoever above said that higher temps might be more ideal in an event/ride less than an hour; different than the temp you'd prefer doing a mountain stage of...
04-15-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By Sy Reene

It all still just sounds odd. Specs are tubeless...

It all still just sounds odd. Specs are tubeless tires, tubeless wheels, but you pick up the bike and there are tubes? And, sounding like it's an after-sale expense to convert the wheelset to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 9,410
Posted By Sy Reene

Aren't most beads pretty much made out of the...

Aren't most beads pretty much made out of the same material -- ie. some variant of Kevlar or somesuch? Why can't there just be standardization on the length of the strip of kevlar that each tire...
04-15-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 946
Posted By Sy Reene

Hmm, so taking an example off of Trek's site. ...

Hmm, so taking an example off of Trek's site. Domane SL6, specced with TL wheels and TLR tires. But you're all saying that the shop will put tubes in the TLR tires.. which is worse performing...
04-15-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 462
Posted By Sy Reene

Nice recap on grease for anyone really...

Nice recap on grease for anyone really interested:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GREASE (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=ideas-and-advice/greases-guide)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Sy Reene

Or go new and give up the lugs ...

Or go new and give up the lugs
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-endurance-725-frameset/
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