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04-18-24, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I'm a big fan of zone 3, but It depends on the...

I'm a big fan of zone 3, but It depends on the type of events for which you are training. If you are mostly targeting relatively short and fast races (less than a metric century), you will likely...
03-23-24, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

VegasJen : I have used DT Swiss 240 and 350 hubs...

VegasJen : I have used DT Swiss 240 and 350 hubs for the past several years and highly recommend both. IMO, the 350 is the clear winner if budget-friendly is your preference. They're pretty much...
03-18-24, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Elbows that want to move outward could be an...

Elbows that want to move outward could be an indication that your stack is too high. Disclaimer: Seeking fit advice from a cycling forum is always a bad idea! Go get a proper fit from a competent...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,072
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Cool, glad the info helped. I think it's also...

Cool, glad the info helped. I think it's also good that you're looking for ideas based on the experience of others and largely wanting to figure out for yourself what's best for you. Ultimately,...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,072
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

It's been three years since I made the leap from...

It's been three years since I made the leap from double centuries to unsupported ultra-distance races at the shorter end of the ultra spectrum (500+ miles). The nutrition piece has been the hardest...
01-22-24, 08:10 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,519
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

If you owned a reputable brand with a solid...

If you owned a reputable brand with a solid history of making quality items (it could be anything) and you then decide to make crap items so you can partner with a company that makes crap, how is...
01-21-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,205
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

My first thought is that you are on a very bad...

My first thought is that you are on a very bad path if you eat like this ^ off the bike on a regular basis. I hope you have good health insurance. I'll light a candle for you. Good luck :lol:.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-24, 10:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,923
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

No, I just have a strong preference for the...

No, I just have a strong preference for the function and the aesthetic of a full-on aero road bike. Perhaps it's because I live in Florida and have no need for a climbing bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,923
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Where have you been? World tour pros...

Where have you been? World tour pros cross-chaining up hills has been all the rage for at least a couple of years :lol:.

As for the Madone, I agree... the name will not go away. If this is...
01-18-24, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,106
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Kudos to you for the DIY crank modification...

Kudos to you for the DIY crank modification :thumb:. Going from 175mm to 155mm is a big change all at once, but at 5'6" with a 30" inseam those 175mm cranks were way too long. I'm also 5'6" with a...
01-18-24, 06:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,259
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I see lots of Canyon bikes in my area of Florida,...

I see lots of Canyon bikes in my area of Florida, but rarely does one come into the shop for service. As a result, I was unaware that spare parts availability in the US was so horrible. It would be...
01-17-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

320 watts / 95 kg = 3.368 watts/kg I'd say...

320 watts / 95 kg = 3.368 watts/kg

I'd say you're doing pretty darn good for 6-months. If you already have good fitness from participation in other sports, it usually transfers well to the bike....
01-16-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

The short and honest answer is that none of us...

The short and honest answer is that none of us has a clue what "position you should go for". Relying on an internet forum for advice about your fit is generally a bad idea. There is simply too much...
01-16-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 745
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

If you're brand new to road cycling power output...

If you're brand new to road cycling power output should not be a big focus. Work on developing your bike handling skills and learn how to ride safely (by yourself and with others).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21,328
Views: 5,184,929
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Bar plugs are fun! Yes, very expensive for what...

Bar plugs are fun! Yes, very expensive for what you actually get. But... in absolute dollars not too bad, especially if they last a long time.
01-11-24, 06:33 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,759
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Pricing for these apps is all over the place,...

Pricing for these apps is all over the place, with very little rhyme or reason as to why some apps are free (or close to free) and others are $10-$15 per month (on average).

With Strava the...
01-10-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,759
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Cool, thanks for the info. You just saved me...

Cool, thanks for the info. You just saved me some $. I suspect Intervals.icu will serve the intended purpose for basic ride and trend analysis.

The past few days I've been ill with a nasty head...
01-09-24, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,294
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

This story is so incredibly sad. I'm curious to...

This story is so incredibly sad. I'm curious to know what really happened (and I'm sure it will come out eventually), but I almost don't want to know. My heart goes out to those kids.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 352,018
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I dig it! :thumb: That's a very good looking...

I dig it! :thumb: That's a very good looking bici :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-24, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

The prevention of cross-chaining is exactly why...

The prevention of cross-chaining is exactly why those two gears are restricted when in the small ring...Gear Position ControlSo what is Gear Position Control, exactly? Basically, it is Shimano’s way...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

^ This doesn't make sense to me. When you size a...

^ This doesn't make sense to me. When you size a chain for a mechanical groupset in which the rider can shift into "small-small" the RD deals with that just fine. It's a very bad gear combination for...
01-04-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,622
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

howaboutme : I see nothing in your original post...

howaboutme : I see nothing in your original post that should push you away from getting professional help prior to purchasing a new bicycle. In fact, just the opposite. If you've been off a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,354
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

:foo: :twitchy: :(... I'm concerned that you are...

:foo: :twitchy: :(... I'm concerned that you are concerned :D. Why oh why would you want to knowingly ride in a fully cross-chained combination of gears?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... make...
12-28-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,117
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I don't get "runner's high / cyclist's high" in...

I don't get "runner's high / cyclist's high" in the traditional sense, but I definitely get into a meditative state when I'm on the bike. It's part of what I really enjoy about long-distance /...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

My "big event" of 2024 is the Florida 500, a...

My "big event" of 2024 is the Florida 500, a 533-mile single-stage race from Jacksonville Beach to Key West, third week of February. I've done it twice (2024 will be my third) and it's a lot of...
12-28-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I'm guessing your position on the bike has...

I'm guessing your position on the bike has changed, hence the change in preference towards a wider saddle. Makes sense. Nothing is static. How we interact with the bike ebbs and flows over time.
12-25-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I used this 3M product on my top tube and am very...

I used this 3M product on my top tube and am very happy with the results... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY0GIZV?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

No adhesive. Same application method as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27,209
Views: 18,401,518
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

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I assume the rules for bike presentation in this thread are lax :D. It's just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 352,018
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

2024 Madone SLR7 (stock color "Axinite Flip")...

2024 Madone SLR7 (stock color "Axinite Flip") with Aeolus RSL51 wheelset and a Selle SMP Composit saddle...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,435
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

In an attempt to be helpful :)... I put together...

In an attempt to be helpful :)... I put together a geometry comparison of the regular Domane SLR vs the Domane RSL in a size 56cm frame. The Trek Domane is one example of a specific model offered in...
12-21-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

pepperbelly : Since you admittedly are new at...

pepperbelly : Since you admittedly are new at this and do not have a lot of fit knowledge, I'd start with the saddle in a neutral position. Position the saddle (fore / aft) in the middle of the rails...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,435
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I recently had to replace my "endurance" bike and...

I recently had to replace my "endurance" bike and found the vast majority of bikes marketed as "endurance" bikes to be very unappealing (in terms of the geometry). Stack height too tall, reach too...
12-14-23, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I vote for option "B". It's rare that I will...

I vote for option "B". It's rare that I will replace a tube without first verifying the cause of the flat. Maybe in a race situation I'd do it (in an effort to save time). However, if the clock is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,379
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I'm in Florida, so the flat terrain (e.g. less...

I'm in Florida, so the flat terrain (e.g. less shifting) is probably a big reason why I don't have to recharge as often.

As for the wireless shifters not connecting directly to E-Tube Project, I'm...
12-13-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

In response to the portion in bold above......

In response to the portion in bold above... :thumb:. I'm amazed how often that works. Basic, regular maintenance and cleaning is a beautiful thing for keeping things running smooth, for keeping...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,100
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Brake bleeds are pretty easy once you get the...

Brake bleeds are pretty easy once you get the hang of it. There are also some simple shortcuts to removing air bubbles without having to do a full bleed. Just make sure you are using quality syringes...
12-07-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,188
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Now that I think about it :foo:... I don't think...

Now that I think about it :foo:... I don't think I've ever used the 8mm hex head on my multi-tool. It's just nice to have. Plus, the 8mm is just a removable head placed overtop the 5mm tool, so it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,345
Views: 352,018
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

TIME ALPE D'HUEZ (disc)... hot or not? :foo: :D...

TIME ALPE D'HUEZ (disc)... hot or not? :foo: :D :love:

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I built this up about...
12-07-23, 06:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,188
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I'm pretty OCD when it comes to multi-tools,...

I'm pretty OCD when it comes to multi-tools, general preparedness for flats, and adjustments on the fly. I carry what I need to carry so I can be self-sufficient and self-reliant. That being said, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 02:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,984
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I've seen a max. inflation of 72psi on some...

I've seen a max. inflation of 72psi on some tubeless tires, so check the info on your tire against the Silca recommendation to make sure your tires can safely take 96 / 93.5 psi.

As for the...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I am a long-distance / ultra-distance cyclist,...

I am a long-distance / ultra-distance cyclist, and I like "endurance" bikes for this purpose (generally speaking). However, over the past few years "endurance" geometry has gotten progressively more...
11-15-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,423
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

My fit on the bike has become more aggressive and...

My fit on the bike has become more aggressive and I now size down when buying a new bike rather than sizing up, primarily because my fitness and flexibility has increased with age.

It's been a fun...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Pros: - The Madone SL6 is a solid bike at an...

Pros:

- The Madone SL6 is a solid bike at an attractive price point (relatively speaking). It's great for riding fast on the flats and it handles well in crosswinds.

- The SL frame comes in at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,790
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

I work at a LBS in Florida and I'm doing most of...

I work at a LBS in Florida and I'm doing most of the recall crank inspections for the shop. Most of the "failures" that I've inspected had very small defects, nothing that the rider would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,988
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

As already pointed out, Canyon does well at...

As already pointed out, Canyon does well at providing good value for money due to their direct to consumer model. I've never dealt with their customer service, so I can speak to that issue.

As a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21,328
Views: 5,184,929
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Time Alpe D'Huez

I purchased a Time Alpe D'Huez frameset as a replacement for my "all-arounder" that was recently totaled by a driver who rear-ended me. The frameset is due to arrive on Wednesday and I am beyond...
11-10-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,489
Posted By Turnin_Wrenches

Yes, I have tried them. As a bicycle mechanic I...

Yes, I have tried them. As a bicycle mechanic I get to test ride a wide variety of bikes (and saddles) that come in for service. I've also gone through my own ups and downs with saddles, and along...
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