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Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,227
Posted By Chandne

Around 200,000 ft. I usually get around 300,000...

Around 200,000 ft. I usually get around 300,000 but with a toddler and being sick for 3 months, it was about all I could get in.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,130
Posted By Chandne

The Stigmata is a really nice bike. I think you...

The Stigmata is a really nice bike. I think you will like the ride quality, the smoothness, and the way it handles in slower/tighter sections. I have the GRX 2x version as well. I see Caliwild is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,271
Posted By Chandne

I worked for Koch Industries for a year back in...

I worked for Koch Industries for a year back in the day. They would tie up the EPA in court as a corporate strategy. It was cheaper to pay lawyers and even the EPA and state fines than actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,498
Posted By Chandne

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/07583f18_1c30_41c1_9731_fb75032d4843_b2a0012cdce569512bdfe79b83bcc85fa3db2bbd.jpeg...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,498
Posted By Chandne

I got it! A slightly quirky custom build by the...

I got it! A slightly quirky custom build by the shop but still pricey and still 30% off. It has ENVE bars and seapost and ENVE 45 (Foundation, I bet) wheels. Force AXS and a too-long Moots stem...
04-10-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,723
Posted By Chandne

I like it all...love discs though my current bike...

I like it all...love discs though my current bike has rim brakes. I preferred my disc brakes. I love tubeless but could use tubes since our roads are pretty good. Still, I prefer tubeless. I...
04-05-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 695
Posted By Chandne

I was actually trying to show you what I have...

I was actually trying to show you what I have seen, as far as adjustable stems goo. That is the kind my friend uses too, and has just a traditional step type of fit. You can play with spacers to...
04-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 695
Posted By Chandne

Maybe compression isn't a thing in these stems or...

Maybe compression isn't a thing in these stems or any stem. The compression is inside the steer tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,089
Posted By Chandne

Now you have me looking at wireless droppers. I...

Now you have me looking at wireless droppers. I use droppers on all my mountain bikes, and being we have steep mountains here, they would be awesome on a road bike.
04-05-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 695
Posted By Chandne

They work really well. I have a friend who has...

They work really well. I have a friend who has been cycling for over 20 years. Dirt biking messed him up due to crashes...mainly back issues and a hip issue. The last 6-7 years (after two bike...
04-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,120
Posted By Chandne

I'm not sure most who mention the word...

I'm not sure most who mention the word (Socialist) know what it means or if those countries actually are. I do have some US-made items like my bike rack but at this point, I look for the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,918
Posted By Chandne

[QUOTE=WhyFi;22456947]Is the Muc-Off tape more...

[QUOTE=WhyFi;22456947]Is the Muc-Off tape more along the lines of DT Swiss (more rubbery with some stretch) or Stan's/etc (plastic film without much give)? My only two knocks against DT Swiss are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,918
Posted By Chandne

Glad that the sealant did its job. I have started...

Glad that the sealant did its job. I have started to prefer Muc-Off tape as well. I am not sure what tape (if any) my 303 Firecrests will come with but I'll check with them and keep some handy. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,581
Posted By Chandne

I'd go with Ti then Steel, then SS. Generally, Ti...

I'd go with Ti then Steel, then SS. Generally, Ti saves some weight, you don't have to take care of the inside of the seat tube (the anti corrosion), and rides great. I have heard the SS is harder to...
03-22-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,335
Posted By Chandne

That is not a bike you ride on fast road rides or...

That is not a bike you ride on fast road rides or climbs. It is more of a fun/easy cruiser so it is fine. Heavy as hell to do anything more. It is as heavy as many E-MTBs, but without the motor.
03-18-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,055
Posted By Chandne

The 1UP will be your best choice. I know some of...

The 1UP will be your best choice. I know some of the history of the QuickR guy but I don't want to drag all that here. The 1UP is the way to go and they will be around a long time. I have owned...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,406
Posted By Chandne

Crap. OP hasn't been seen in two years and is...

Crap. OP hasn't been seen in two years and is probably on rollerblades by now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Chandne

I used to run 23s at 105ish, and then moved to...

I used to run 23s at 105ish, and then moved to 25s at 90-95ish. I now run 28/29s (these are all true measured sizes) at 75F/80R. I go as low as 70 but beyond that, they definitely FEEL more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,614
Posted By Chandne

Well, these types of posts always cost me money. ...

Well, these types of posts always cost me money. I just ordered the ZIPP 303 Firecrest rim brake wheelset. It will be a while (June) so that gives me enough time to regret my poor financial...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,483
Posted By Chandne

Agreed. I would no longer buy a non-tubeless...

Agreed. I would no longer buy a non-tubeless wheelset or a pricey bike with a non-tubeless wheelset. I don't really need hookless rims but tubeless is a must, with or without me running tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,162
Posted By Chandne

I'd probably vote for the Synapse. I'm starting...

I'd probably vote for the Synapse. I'm starting to look myself and the Synapse and Roubaix are my top two. The big problem is that I must have a light bike (under 17 lbs for sure) so I'll have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,614
Posted By Chandne

If carbon RIM brake, I'm not trusting Light...

If carbon RIM brake, I'm not trusting Light bicycle rims. Yeah, for disc- it is a better situation, I'd probably still lean towards a rim I'm comfortable with in general....lowee wind For my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,614
Posted By Chandne

I like tubeless so if rim, I'm only doing Zipp or...

I like tubeless so if rim, I'm only doing Zipp or ENVE. If disc, I'd be more open to rim but I still want either DT 240 hubs or Chris king hubs. I'm old school and soI go for my tried and true hubs...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,206
Posted By Chandne

The previous Pro One- fast and soft riding but...

The previous Pro One- fast and soft riding but prob just too light. The IRC Pro formula was fantastic. Now I'm also trying another IRC (I'll have to go look at the model) but also fast and no cuts...
01-29-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,037
Posted By Chandne

Pikes Peak (which I have NOT done yet) is more...

Pikes Peak (which I have NOT done yet) is more difficult and steeper. I am not aware of any groups that do it regularly but on weekends, some do...especially for training. For Evans, the 40s will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,850
Posted By Chandne

I suspect your pedals are big blocky pedals. ...

I suspect your pedals are big blocky pedals. Could you post a picture of one? If that is the case, you will need to get thinner and narrower pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 908
Posted By Chandne

I wish they had made some early changes to avoid...

I wish they had made some early changes to avoid their demise. I had a set of their Am Classic Argent Disc Tubeless wheels that were fantastic. Smoother and those hubs just rolled forever...easily...
08-26-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,037
Posted By Chandne

Some of us should try to do it as a small group...

Some of us should try to do it as a small group next year. There is a restaurant at the base for after. That would be very cool.
08-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,037
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, it is a heck of a climb!! Each time I ride...

Yeah, it is a heck of a climb!! Each time I ride it, I know not to push it all all. It is the only climb I do that is 100% scenery and no pushing hard. After 12K, it just gets harder and harder to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,420
Posted By Chandne

Well, I have mountain biked up some 20% grades...

Well, I have mountain biked up some 20% grades and it is simply easier/faster for me to walk the darn slope. There is not enough weight over the front there though and the ground is pretty loose on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,420
Posted By Chandne

10%-20% grades for two hours. Damn...you guys...

10%-20% grades for two hours. Damn...you guys are gluttons for serious pain. That is, like a poster said, why they invented e-bikes. I'll be faster walking my bike up that. But yes...34, if not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,036
Posted By Chandne

That us what I would do, unless the new wheelset...

That us what I would do, unless the new wheelset is light and you like it. I always go for as light as I reasonably can on the wheels (the Zipps/ENVEs are light enough for me) and since I climb a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,130
Posted By Chandne

The nice thing about hookless rims is that the...

The nice thing about hookless rims is that the rim bead area is so much stronger. It takes a lot to hurt those over the hooked-bead rims.
08-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,525
Posted By Chandne

Depends on how long they keep her. If it is just...

Depends on how long they keep her. If it is just temporary/hours, it is not a good deal at all.
08-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,037
Posted By Chandne

You will get some reception (I do with VZ) up on...

You will get some reception (I do with VZ) up on that Evergreen side but not once you get close to the top. After that, pretty much nothing. One option is this- go to the store at Echo Lake and log...
08-04-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,037
Posted By Chandne

Most of them are simply expansion cracks a few...

Most of them are simply expansion cracks a few inches apart. Just above the lake- it is so steep, that you have some more dips and undulations. All you have to do is slow down on the DH right there...
08-03-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,037
Posted By Chandne

I just rode it again. There are large expansion...

I just rode it again. There are large expansion cracks on some of it so be super super careful coming down. Do not get caught off guard. You will crash. Go really slowly in the area by the Summit...
07-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 370,961
Posted By Chandne

55 miles and almost 6,500 ft of elevation gain...

55 miles and almost 6,500 ft of elevation gain starting from 8,000 ft to 13,000 ft, Beautiful but I could feel the thin air after 12K....
Forum: Fatbikes
07-26-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,881
Posted By Chandne

I just picked up a Farley 9.6. I had to drive...

I just picked up a Farley 9.6. I had to drive from Denver to Aspen over an unpaved Pass due to mudslides and it was a 7-8 hour drive round-trip, but so worth. After my carbon Fatboy, the Farley is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,511
Posted By Chandne

I now have a pretty ideal setup. I did not like...

I now have a pretty ideal setup. I did not like any of the trainers that use the rear tire so I got a Wahoo Kickr....game-changer for me. I then added the Wahoo CLIMB. Now Zwift is quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Chandne

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is...

Also check you tire pressure and make sure it is in a good range for your weight, rim width, etc. Stay off the saddle. Make sure your front wheel has some weight on it but don't hold it like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,745
Posted By Chandne

I'm guessing rim brakes are pretty done and I...

I'm guessing rim brakes are pretty done and I will also predict that tubeless-ready rims will be more and more commonplace. I'm not sure yet about hookless on road, but it seems like that may also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Chandne

Great choice! Assos makes great bibs that fit me...

Great choice! Assos makes great bibs that fit me well and are very comfy. Rapha does too, but except for the Classic ones, can be a LOT more compressive. I like them but my buddy says they drive...
07-11-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4,717
Views: 370,961
Posted By Chandne

58 miles and 4,850 ft from Idaho Springs, CO to...

58 miles and 4,850 ft from Idaho Springs, CO to the top of Loveland Pass. Beautiful scenery!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,047
Posted By Chandne

Over using Gatorskins? LOL

Over using Gatorskins? LOL
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,047
Posted By Chandne

Agreed. It feels slower for some on the first...

Agreed. It feels slower for some on the first ride, but isn't. My riding buddy has been on 23s and 25s at 100-110 PSI or so for years. He is a pretty strong rider. So this weekend, he was doing...
06-30-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,359
Posted By Chandne

It is hard to tell unless you do a lot of rides...

It is hard to tell unless you do a lot of rides with similar tires and positioning. I had a SL4 Roubaix as well and after a couple of years, I switched to a BMC and when I ride the Roubaix again, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By Chandne

We usually get "caught" in a quick rain storm and...

We usually get "caught" in a quick rain storm and I only pack a jacket if riding higher up near 10,000 ft or if it is colder near Denver. I used to carry or wear (rarely wearing) a 7Mesh waterproof...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,283
Posted By Chandne

That sucks! You are very persistent so I'm sure...

That sucks! You are very persistent so I'm sure you will find these guys. Keep at it.
06-27-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,892
Posted By Chandne

29er mid fat (29x3) is gaining a little traction...

29er mid fat (29x3) is gaining a little traction but regular fatbikes are still 26" or 27.5", predominantly. They are very popular here in Colorado. Pushing a 29x4.6 would be pretty awful and the...
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