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08-13-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 43,578
Posted By msu2001la

I realize this is an old thread, but I ran across...

I realize this is an old thread, but I ran across it when looking for info/opinions on SeaSucker.

Interestingly, SeaSucker includes a specific note in the instructions about Tesla Model 3's:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By msu2001la

As an alternative, you can just add shims to the...

As an alternative, you can just add shims to the rotors on the wheelset that is mis-aligned.
08-10-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By msu2001la

Doing some googling on this topic because I'm...

Doing some googling on this topic because I'm just curious and don't know the answer, but I found another forum that has a huge thread on Ekar and someone stated that this specific combo doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,426
Posted By msu2001la

I've owned all flavors of the GP5000 (tubed, TL...

I've owned all flavors of the GP5000 (tubed, TL and now S-TR) and they're all great. I don't find them any more prone to flats than any other tire I've used.
Any difference between these and the...
08-06-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By msu2001la

So the two shifters/brake levers don't match? The...

So the two shifters/brake levers don't match? The first thing I'd do with that bike is find either a matching Shimano front or SRAM rear.

Also in the absence of any other information (price,...
08-05-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By msu2001la

My Audi dealer responded and says I'm good to go...

My Audi dealer responded and says I'm good to go with using a SeaSucker on the glass with the (obvious) caveat that I don't try to open the sunroof or rear hatch while the rack is on there. He also...
08-05-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By msu2001la

I was thinking about this today more. I run...

I was thinking about this today more. I run 700x28 road tires on my CX bike, which can also officially handle up to 700x45mm, but I'm guessing 47mm is no problem. I've never used anything wider than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,107
Posted By msu2001la

Did you try dialing it up to 400 watts?

Did you try dialing it up to 400 watts?
08-05-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By msu2001la

Those mounting slots would solve the problem....

Those mounting slots would solve the problem. Mine is just a solid panel - the seam behind the sunroof is actually just a rain gutter so it's all one piece. Here is a close-up photo:...
08-05-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By msu2001la

You're taking steps to lock your bike up on your...

You're taking steps to lock your bike up on your car while simultaneously telling other people they "need to live someplace else" if they're concerned about their bike being stolen off their car.
08-05-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By msu2001la

That's a pretty good vote of confidence on the...

That's a pretty good vote of confidence on the SeaSucker. Your Giulia is an awesome looking car.

My Yakima rack is a bit cumbersome to get on/off and with the bike mounts attached it takes up a...
08-05-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By msu2001la

This car doesn't have any sort of roof rails -...

This car doesn't have any sort of roof rails - just a small gutter stamped into the metal to direct rain away from the windows. I'm pretty sure the Audi cross bars have feet that sit on the painted...
08-04-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 313
Posted By msu2001la

SeaSucker rack opinions

Does anyone have experience using SeaSucker roof racks mounted on glass?

My new car has a very wide panoramic sunroof that occupies most of the roof. SeaSucker says mounting on glass is fine, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,074
Posted By msu2001la

Sweet bike. I love the color. I'm surprised...

Sweet bike. I love the color.
I'm surprised Canyon can't get GP5000's. It looks like they're readily available from online sources.
08-04-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By msu2001la

The Cannondale CAADX has SAVE stays if you're...

The Cannondale CAADX has SAVE stays if you're really set on an alloy drop bar setup with this. I believe the CAADX can fit up to 45mm tires.

Referring to SAVE as "suspension" is a huge stretch....
08-04-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By msu2001la

Someone’s gonna steal your bike rack eventually?

Someone’s gonna steal your bike rack eventually?
08-04-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,040
Posted By msu2001la

I get nervous leaving my bike on my car-mounted...

I get nervous leaving my bike on my car-mounted rack for a few minutes while I run inside a gas station to buy something or use the restroom.
08-03-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By msu2001la

Sorry for the confusion. When you said "with...

Sorry for the confusion. When you said "with suspension" I assumed you were talking about the model with the lefty fork, hence why I clarified that it was "all carbon models". To clarify, all carbon...
08-03-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By msu2001la

If you ignore aerodynamics, weight, handling, and...

If you ignore aerodynamics, weight, handling, and gearing, are only comparing two bikes that otherwise have identical fit in a straight line on a flat road with identical tires, they're all the same....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By msu2001la

If my frame limited the rear size more than the...

If my frame limited the rear size more than the front, this is exactly what I'd do.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 314
Posted By msu2001la

An easy way to measure the gap on the existing...

An easy way to measure the gap on the existing tires is to see which size allen hex key you can slide in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 601
Posted By msu2001la

cyclezen nailed it. 650b x 32mm will be a mess on...

cyclezen nailed it. 650b x 32mm will be a mess on this bike. BB would be way too low and the handling would likely get weird. I would highly recommend getting a cheap set of 700c wheels, some nice...
08-03-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By msu2001la

The arguments here are going to be pretty much...

The arguments here are going to be pretty much identical to the long running debate in MTB over 27.5" vs 29"....
08-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By msu2001la

I think all carbon Topstones (even the non-lefty...

I think all carbon Topstones (even the non-lefty models) previously had the Ai offset frame design that required a re-dished rear wheel. Cannondale introduced a new carbon Topstone in April that has...
08-03-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,348
Posted By msu2001la

This. The main benefit of 650b for most people...

This. The main benefit of 650b for most people was the ability to fit wider tires than they could with 700c. This is no longer a problem with most "modern" gravel bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 974
Posted By msu2001la

Every time I have this thought and read one of...

Every time I have this thought and read one of these threads, I end up just renting a bike at my destination.

The thing that always seems to kill this idea for me is the ground transportation....
07-22-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By msu2001la

I use the same identical fit measurements on all...

I use the same identical fit measurements on all of my drop-bar bikes. Road, gravel, cx. Same saddles and pedals too.
07-22-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By msu2001la

"The standout feature is this integrated top tube...

"The standout feature is this integrated top tube storage with Bungie straps."
Seriously - This is the standout feature of this bike? Some rubber bands so you can strap a granola bar to the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,599
Posted By msu2001la

I'm surprised Strava doesn't automate it. I have...

I'm surprised Strava doesn't automate it. I have definitely seen some crazy and obviously BS KOM's disappear from Strava, but maybe it was a result of someone reporting them rather than Strava doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,081
Posted By msu2001la

White Industry hubs are fantastic and should last...

White Industry hubs are fantastic and should last a very long time. I'd agree with others that lacing up some new rims/spokes to those WI hubs would be the way I'd go. Spend the money on spokes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,599
Posted By msu2001la

This is actually quite common and sometimes done...

This is actually quite common and sometimes done intentionally, which is really sad. I think there's some kind of mechanism on Strava to flag suspicious KOM's, which Strava will then review and take...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,599
Posted By msu2001la

You're thinking of KOM's maybe? Strava's "Local...

You're thinking of KOM's maybe? Strava's "Local Legend" moniker doesn't have anything to do with speed. It's entirely based on the number of times someone rides the segment over a 90 day period. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,599
Posted By msu2001la

I always wonder if people who live way out in the...

I always wonder if people who live way out in the sticks rack up Local Legend badges on segments that only see a few riders each day.

I have the opposite situation. I just checked a random...
07-21-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 905
Posted By msu2001la

Oh, a fat bike... Unless there's a fit issue...

Oh, a fat bike...
Unless there's a fit issue being addressed, I can't imagine any handlebar upgrade changing the ride comfort on a fat bike.
07-21-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By msu2001la

I'm 99% sure that R7000 hydro brake calipers and...

I'm 99% sure that R7000 hydro brake calipers and GRX400 brake calipers are the exact same part with (slightly) different paint jobs. If there is any difference here, it's trivial.

The difference...
07-20-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 905
Posted By msu2001la

I got a bike fit a few years ago on my gravel/cx...

I got a bike fit a few years ago on my gravel/cx rig and the fitter recommended trying a wider bar - I splurged on an Enve G series carbon handlebar to replace the OEM aluminum one and it turned out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By msu2001la

Agree - the weathered look is an improvement.

Agree - the weathered look is an improvement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By msu2001la

The Synapse looks like an awesome bike. The...

The Synapse looks like an awesome bike. The "integrated" lighting is a bit clunky and I'd probably remove it as well.

That downtube compartment looks like it would be perfect for onboard storage....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By msu2001la

Just to be clear, there are two different...

Just to be clear, there are two different versions of the GP5000 with non-black sidewalls. There's "transparent" and "cream". The transparent version (not actually transparent) is more of a dark gold...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,090
Posted By msu2001la

I have a pair of Sidi Drako MTB shoes that I've...

I have a pair of Sidi Drako MTB shoes that I've had for 5 years. These shoes have been abused through many muddy/rainy CX races and MTB riding.

Aside from some scratches on the carbon soles,...
07-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,133
Posted By msu2001la

That's happening too. Belt drives and CVT style...

That's happening too. Belt drives and CVT style gearing are popular on commuter style bikes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 612
Posted By msu2001la

I have a Bell Z20 Mips. To be frank, I don't...

I have a Bell Z20 Mips. To be frank, I don't understand why this helmet is $200. It's fine - I wouldn't describe it as heavy but it's also not feather weight. Bell lists it as 310g. Ventilation?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,868
Posted By msu2001la

Ultegra Di2 shifters/brakes on an otherwise 105...

Ultegra Di2 shifters/brakes on an otherwise 105 Di2 groupset probably makes the most sense for a budget rim brake Di2 build, but I was thinking more about OEM spec builds. From that perspective,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,868
Posted By msu2001la

Disc brake only. I'm surprised by that,...

Disc brake only. I'm surprised by that, considering Shimano still makes rim brake versions of Ultegra and Dura Ace Di2.

Also, this makes me wonder how much longer 11sp mechanical Ultegra will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By msu2001la

The RT56 rotors came with the bike. The groupset...

The RT56 rotors came with the bike. The groupset is GRX800, though I'm pretty sure the brake calipers are actually GRX400. Shimano's GRX product page does say that RT64 rotors are recommended for the...
06-29-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,816
Posted By msu2001la

Also this.

Also this.
06-29-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,816
Posted By msu2001la

I can't tell if this is supposed to be an...

I can't tell if this is supposed to be an existential question, or if you're literally asking why I responded to the OP's post.

It's a bike forum on the internet where bike related things get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By msu2001la

Both wheelsets are used on the same bike, resin...

Both wheelsets are used on the same bike, resin pads. I should add that the XT rotors are on a carbon wheelset whereas the RT56 are on alloy wheels. The carbon wheels might just amplify the sound a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By msu2001la

I have XT (MT-800) rotors on one wheelset and...

I have XT (MT-800) rotors on one wheelset and cheaper Shimano RT-56 rotors on another. Both are used with GRX brakes - the only difference I notice is that the XT rotors are louder and have a bit...
06-29-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By msu2001la

Back in my MTB days I ran a slightly wider tire...

Back in my MTB days I ran a slightly wider tire on the front, narrower on the rear, for the same reasons stated above.
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