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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,157
Posted By fried bake

momís basement? Idiot? as insults go this is...

momís basement? Idiot? as insults go this is weak. I donít even think you would say that to me in person, but somehow you think it acceptable behind a keyboard. OkÖ
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,157
Posted By fried bake

Yes. Yes it iS. Iím riding a bike, not at a...

Yes. Yes it iS. Iím riding a bike, not at a social event, and just because I occasionally encounter random people who move at different rates of speed that occasionally put them in front of me for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,157
Posted By fried bake

Simplest solution: Draft minimum three bike...

Simplest solution: Draft minimum three bike lengths back. Yes, itís not as helpful a draft, but itís not close enough to trigger awkward discussions or safety concerns for either rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,547
Posted By fried bake

Are you certain of this?

Are you certain of this?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,403
Posted By fried bake

19mm, so yeah even 62/67 is pushing it. Gonna...

19mm, so yeah even 62/67 is pushing it. Gonna give it a spin, cause apparently I love nothing more thanÖ :bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,403
Posted By fried bake

Yup, and the classic snake bite puncture to prove...

Yup, and the classic snake bite puncture to prove it. In fact, I’ve pinch flatted four tubeless tires, these and the Schwalbe Pro Ones I previously used (although those punctures occurred eight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,403
Posted By fried bake

After two pinch flats in a week, I had to re-up a...

After two pinch flats in a week, I had to re-up a four pack of the Hutchinson F5 Storm11, which remain on sale at excel sports (but are out of stock almost everywhere else). Looks like these are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,403
Posted By fried bake

Thank you, sir! These are my faves and a huge...

Thank you, sir! These are my faves and a huge saving vs the previous vendor.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
Posted By fried bake

this is the humor I need this morning. Great...

this is the humor I need this morning. Great story. 😂
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,826
Posted By fried bake

yup. The shower works just fine. I lived in a 200...

yup. The shower works just fine. I lived in a 200 sq ft apt and would clean my drivetrain by putting old towels on top of cardboard to protect the floor while the bike was in the stand in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,552
Posted By fried bake

I recommend Orange Seal instead of Stanís...

I recommend Orange Seal instead of Stanís sealant. Can you confirm with them that the the included valve stems are tubeless as well?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,575
Posted By fried bake

So the Schwalbe Pro One TLE are on their way out....

So the Schwalbe Pro One TLE are on their way out. 900 miles and I think that, while a good intro to tubeless, there are probably better out there. The good: Sticky, grippy, sponge cake armchair ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 41,657
Posted By fried bake

So. Much. Truth.

So. Much. Truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,184
Posted By fried bake

It works best if there are clear expectations...

It works best if there are clear expectations before the ride. Example: A group: 21+; B group: 18-20; C and so on. This worked really well in my last locale as the leaders were held to account (and,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By fried bake

I used one tire lever and tires seated the first...

I used one tire lever and tires seated the first time. (No soap or other extraordinary measures.) Inflated with a floor pump to 90 psi and both tires held air, no leaks. After an half hour, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,402
Posted By fried bake

I fit Schwalbe Pro One TL to Aksum UST without...

I fit Schwalbe Pro One TL to Aksum UST without too much of a fuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By fried bake

Insoles and wedges are the most likely cures....

Insoles and wedges are the most likely cures. Bike fit wedges and a proper set of cycling insoles like Specialized are what I’d invest in first.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,377
Posted By fried bake

Good read, but heads up—you duplicated the third...

Good read, but heads up—you duplicated the third paragraph.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,399
Posted By fried bake

Even with my hamster power and the fact it...

Even with my hamster power and the fact it happens ALL the time it steel feels shameful. There have been some doozies: the dude on a single speed pulling his dog in the cart was a recent highlight.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,328
Posted By fried bake

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/bianchi-928...

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/bianchi-928-sl-medium-bike-2007

The bike I most enjoyed is above. It would 13 years old today, but thinking about it’s qualities the reason I loved it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By fried bake

With frame arms facing you, apply light outward...

With frame arms facing you, apply light outward pressure to the lens at the top of the frame while pulling up on the frame exterior. To install, place bottom of lens (nose pads and cheek area) in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,420
Posted By fried bake

Iím 210lbs and using those tires @ 50/45, R/F...

Iím 210lbs and using those tires @ 50/45, R/F with no problem and supreme comfort on crappy Pittsburgh streets.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,211
Posted By fried bake

Can’t speak to durability with only 85 miles...

Can’t speak to durability with only 85 miles ridden, but I mounted 30!mm Schwalbe Pro One relatively easily on a disc Aksium UST with 19 ID rim. As it turns out, Merlin’s sale price was on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,215
Posted By fried bake

Endura FS 260 sl ii are my favorites because the...

Endura FS 260 sl ii are my favorites because the customization options give me exactly what I want, plus the bib straps don’t go over the nipple. Just got the Pearl Izumi interval and I have to say...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,459
Posted By fried bake

comfort and the perception of speed is a thing....

comfort and the perception of speed is a thing. In fact, it forms the basis for Zipps claims of increased speed in its new tubeless system.

ďThe idea is to measure whole body vibration, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,575
Posted By fried bake

This is a timely thread for me as I just swapped...

This is a timely thread for me as I just swapped out the Mavic Yksion Pro UST 28 (set up as clinchers) to Schwalbe Micro skin TL 30 on my Orbea Gain M30. Mind you, this bike has easily the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,354
Posted By fried bake

I recommend time Iclic. Easier to clip in and out...

I recommend time Iclic. Easier to clip in and out of than others. As others said practice on grass. If you fall at a slow stop sign because you forget to clip out, youíll not get hurt but then youíll...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,992
Posted By fried bake

Adding Baking soda when washing kit prevents...

Adding Baking soda when washing kit prevents sweat odors from accumulating over time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,874
Posted By fried bake

Merlin has been spot onópackage arrived within...

Merlin has been spot onópackage arrived within 4-5 days of order placement. Wiggle, which owns Chainreactioncycles, had a picking delay of two days but shipping took only four days. Sportpursuit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,900
Posted By fried bake

A better approach would have stated that they...

A better approach would have stated that they will prioritize bikes needed for essential transport and purchases from them and that wait times for others would be extended.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,427
Posted By fried bake

Protect your junk better when riding in and out...

Protect your junk better when riding in and out of saddle. No pinching around the gut. The real quality ones disappear. The toilet thing is a minor issue, but I’ll grant that shorts do make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By fried bake

I know that you were fitted but I had the same...

I know that you were fitted but I had the same problem cured by a fitter who adjusted my leg length discrepancy with shims. As it turned out my shorter leg was causing a dip in the hips which was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By fried bake

Yup--sky blue in their parlance. Inspired by the...

Yup--sky blue in their parlance. Inspired by the Trek Radioshack Madones (close but no cigar)

http://aerogeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/tk13_madonedomane_launch_6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By fried bake

Adding a range extender (second battery designed...

Adding a range extender (second battery designed to look like a bottle in the down tube bottle cage) to most ebikemotion equipped bikes will take you over 100 miles with normal usage. Orbea,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By fried bake

Ask and you will receive. The hub is clearly...

Ask and you will receive. The hub is clearly visible in the third photo
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,358
Posted By fried bake

The MyO customization only ships to US bike...

The MyO customization only ships to US bike shops. You have to select the bike shop you wish to have the bike shipped to and work with them. I ordered a custom Orbea Gain this way. Took a month and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

well said...I think youíd like something with an...

well said...I think youíd like something with an Ebikemotion battery. Just enough assist, or more or even more, but never anything less than pure cycling joy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By fried bake

Just bought my ebike from them. Granted, Kelly...

Just bought my ebike from them. Granted, Kelly does sound a little like a Cali stoner, but he’s great to do business with.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

YOU will claim the KOM. I will notóthe ďyouĒ in...

YOU will claim the KOM. I will notóthe ďyouĒ in the post refers to myself. YOU, Zaskar, are the dude that passes me on the 15% gradient.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

Four rides in, here are my impressions. Keep in...

Four rides in, here are my impressions. Keep in mind I’m on an Orbea M30, which is a hybrid with different power settings (50/100/150 watts) and which can be ridden sans power as well (as if)...��
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

You gotta pedal. In every case. And in most...

You gotta pedal. In every case. And in most cases, you gotta put in lots of work on the climbs. If you get the chance to ride any Ebikemotion hybrid you will understand this much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

:thumb:100%. Today’s ebikes debate is the disc...

:thumb:100%. Today’s ebikes debate is the disc brake debate of five years ago. It’s happening no matter how much some people wail about it. In five years half of “roadies” will be riding them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

If multiple bottle cages and drop bars on road...

If multiple bottle cages and drop bars on road bikes are optimal by design, then presumably the same applies for e-road bikes, no? Sincerely trying to understand what else they would look like....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

So you genuinely donít understand that age and...

So you genuinely donít understand that age and other physical ailments require that once fit people people need to use ebikes? Have you ever climbed a hill with your heart rate pegged at 220BPM...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 39,119
Posted By fried bake

I foresee a day when group rides (although not...

I foresee a day when group rides (although not mass participation rides) will be categorized as either ebike inclusive or specifically excluded. The egos must be protected.

On a related note, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,504
Posted By fried bake

I ride with earplugs and find it works well. You...

I ride with earplugs and find it works well. You hear the car tires screeching or the other signs of traffic that are important but the wind noise is dramatically reduced so that you can enjoy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By fried bake

I think the issue is related to your overall fit...

I think the issue is related to your overall fit on the new bike. The symptom is showing up in the shoulder, but itís cause probably lies elsewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,256,291
Posted By fried bake

Must have missed the Bianchi earlier--very hot!...

Must have missed the Bianchi earlier--very hot! :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 929,223
Posted By fried bake

Mosaic RT 2

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0046_eecdb0a8042b7e18deadf4d63340f87dc8bf306a.jpg

Mosaic RT-2

Another inaugural ride. Purchased this a couple weeks ago from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,667
Posted By fried bake

In almost every conversation about gearing, there...

In almost every conversation about gearing, there is the "get strong" guy. But you never hear runners say: "Can't do a 6 minute mile--get strong"...Makes me wonder, what is is about cycling that...
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