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09-23-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By msu2001la

Cross in Chicago is about to get going for real...

Cross in Chicago is about to get going for real this weekend.
Our local series got cancelled (again) due to COVID, but a handful of individual races are still happening. Will be interesting to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,702
Posted By msu2001la

I'm good with thermal bib shorts and leg warmers...

I'm good with thermal bib shorts and leg warmers down to the mid 20's, and have little interest in riding in temps colder than that.
09-23-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By msu2001la

"Ghetto Tubeless" is a thing. When the MTB world...

"Ghetto Tubeless" is a thing. When the MTB world started moving towards tubeless, there were lots of people converting non-tubeless rims with tape/sealant to run tubeless tires. This setup is a lot...
09-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 894
Posted By msu2001la

Tactical Military Grade Cable Cell Phone Leash,...

Tactical Military Grade Cable Cell Phone Leash, Mobile Phone Safety Tether Lanyard for All Smartphones
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09-21-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 605
Posted By msu2001la

I can't imagine there would be any tangible...

I can't imagine there would be any tangible benefits for any everyday ride/commute, but you can scratch this itch for $30 and a few minutes with a tire lever. In the context of bike stuff, this is a...
09-21-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 894
Posted By msu2001la

What is the alternative to a jersey pocket?

What is the alternative to a jersey pocket?
09-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By msu2001la

Standard road levers don't pull enough cable to...

Standard road levers don't pull enough cable to properly set up a regular V brake. There are a few options to work around this problem:

1. Several manufacturers make "mini-V" brakes on the market...
09-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,659
Posted By msu2001la

I can't believe no one in this thread has...

I can't believe no one in this thread has suggested just using tequila as a de-greaser.
09-20-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By msu2001la

As long as we're trolling about brake types, I...

As long as we're trolling about brake types, I tried mini-v's for a while on my canti cross bike, and the brake feel was super mushy, and the pads had to be run super close to the rims which means...
09-17-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By msu2001la

There's more to this than just spoke count. HED...

There's more to this than just spoke count.
HED Ardennes RA Performance Disc is 24 spoke, 1585g, and has a 240lb weight limit.
09-17-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 391
Posted By msu2001la

I have an Osprey bladder that slips into a cheap...

I have an Osprey bladder that slips into a cheap REI day backback.
It works great for hiking and occasional MTB'ing.
09-16-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By msu2001la

This would always be in the back of my mind as...

This would always be in the back of my mind as I'm chucking it into a corner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,301
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure the new Shimano 12sp will have a...

I'm pretty sure the new Shimano 12sp will have a 16T cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 790
Posted By msu2001la

You could shorten the chain, but I don't see why...

You could shorten the chain, but I don't see why you'd need to. The amount of chain being used is no different than it would be in the 30t on the current cassette.
09-16-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By msu2001la

The Crest is more of an MTB rim, so maybe Stans...

The Crest is more of an MTB rim, so maybe Stans is assuming some harder riding on that wheel, and therefore a lower weight limit?

What you are saying makes sense - narrower/deeper seems like it...
09-16-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By msu2001la

I don't have an answer for your question, but I'm...

I don't have an answer for your question, but I'm surprised that Jamis would spec a wheel on their gravel bike with such a low weight limit.

I'm also confused as to how a 32 spoke wheel can only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,891
Posted By msu2001la

I didn't read all the posts in this thread, but...

I didn't read all the posts in this thread, but my two cents:

1. I suspect both Mikes new owners and Specialized had conversations about their future relationship long before the sale was...
09-14-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By msu2001la

Wait... what?

Wait... what?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By msu2001la

Tubeless or tubed? I ask because there was a...

Tubeless or tubed?
I ask because there was a poster on here a few months back that destroyed a cheap set of generic carbon wheels after trying to seat a tubeless tire on them. The wheels were not in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By msu2001la

Another data point for you: I have done...

Another data point for you:

I have done roughly 1500 miles on my indoor wheel-on trainer since the start of last winter - all on a carbon road wheel w/ 28mm GP5000 clincher tire. This tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By msu2001la

I would just ride the same wheel/tire on the...

I would just ride the same wheel/tire on the trainer. Trainer tires are maybe $30 cheaper than a regular tire. Is it really worth buying another wheel (or even bothering to swap wheels) just to...
09-13-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,497
Posted By msu2001la

Other than being better in a few key areas, they...

Other than being better in a few key areas, they really aren't any better.
09-13-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 773
Posted By msu2001la

I cut the sidewall of a tubeless tire a few weeks...

I cut the sidewall of a tubeless tire a few weeks ago on a broken beer bottle that I didn't notice hiding in the grass. I was able to boot the 2" long gash with a dollar bill, insert my spare tube,...
09-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By msu2001la

There's a difference in rim tape? I always...

There's a difference in rim tape? I always assumed it's all basically the same stuff in different packages.
09-13-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

Glad to hear that your kids got out and gave it a...

Glad to hear that your kids got out and gave it a try. Bummer about the crash. I'm not surprised to hear that a few of the 12-14 year olds are lapping everyone right off the bell. Hopefully a parent...
09-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By msu2001la

"Does it matter" is a fairly vague question. ...

"Does it matter" is a fairly vague question.

The SL 7 and SL 8 have very similar groupsets. Both have GRX 2x11. The SL8 is full GRX800 and the SL7 uses a mix of GRX600/800. (

Are you asking if...
09-13-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By msu2001la

This. I raced a couple of "practice crits" on...

This.
I raced a couple of "practice crits" on my SuperX this summer and it was fine. I ran a 44t 1x front ring and 28mm road tires. The 1x gearing limits things a bit and I wasn't winning any...
09-13-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By msu2001la

This is fine. Lots of people start CX racing on...

This is fine. Lots of people start CX racing on MTB's and it's a good way to check out 'cross and see what it's all about.
09-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By msu2001la

Thank you both for the responses. I'm in...

Thank you both for the responses.

I'm in Chicago - will definitely check out Four Star and you are correct, I have not test rode any of these yet. Four Star's website is awesome and they look to...
09-10-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By msu2001la

We've all seen this... ...

We've all seen this...
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09-10-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

This is one of those things that is simple in...

This is one of those things that is simple in practice, but when USAC is involved it's a lot more complicated. You have to consider that there are juniors also competing for points and call-ups for...
09-10-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know how your series works, but at mine...

I don't know how your series works, but at mine there is usually a 10-15 min period between each race where we have "open course" time throughout the day. Anyone can jump in ride during these times...
09-10-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By msu2001la

1.5mm on both sides is very tight. This might...

1.5mm on both sides is very tight. This might still rub even with a perfectly straight frame and properly dished wheel, just from frame and wheel flex under load.

79pmooney has good suggestions...
09-10-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

I'd probably just have them line up with the...

I'd probably just have them line up with the Juniors field and tell them they don't have to do the full 30 mins if they don't want to. Maybe just do a single lap? They'll get a DNF, but if they cared...
09-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By msu2001la

This is 100% accurate. I am already thinking of...

This is 100% accurate. I am already thinking of skipping a group gravel ride on Sunday for this exact reason. My new wheelset won't be here for 4 weeks, and swapping between road and CX tires on a...
09-10-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By msu2001la

I just looked it up, and the buffer here is 0.3...

I just looked it up, and the buffer here is 0.3 seconds. It used to be 0.1 seconds, but they increased it after judges started throwing out tickets that seemed like splitting hairs. I'm guessing the...
09-10-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By msu2001la

Around here, the cameras will automatically send...

Around here, the cameras will automatically send you a $35 ticket if you are speeding 6 mph to 10 mph over the limit. 11 mph or more will cost you $100.

It's amazing how frequently some of these...
09-10-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By msu2001la

In my state, the red light cameras are all timed...

In my state, the red light cameras are all timed so that motorists get ticketed if they enter the intersection (defined by the stop bar) on a red. If they are across the stop bar (even partially)...
09-09-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By msu2001la

I don't think I'd care about the added weight on...

I don't think I'd care about the added weight on the helmet so much, but I definitely wouldn't pay any extra for integrated lighting in a helmet. It seems kind of gimmicky to me, and I'd probably...
09-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 828
Posted By msu2001la

Lights seem safer than no lights (at night...

Lights seem safer than no lights (at night anyway), but is integrated helmet lighting really any safer than traditional bike lighting that is clipped or strapped on? I doubt it.

I think the main...
09-09-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale currently sells 2x versions of the...

Cannondale currently sells 2x versions of the Topstone with both the FSA Omega and FSA Tempo cranks, both running a 46/30. The bike with the Omega crank is running a combo of GRX and 105 components,...
09-09-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By msu2001la

28mm P Zero Race = 225g 28mm P Zero Race TLR...

28mm P Zero Race = 225g
28mm P Zero Race TLR (tubeless ready) = 295g
09-09-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By msu2001la

It's 100% true. 25mm Continental GP5000 =...

It's 100% true.

25mm Continental GP5000 = 215g
25mm Continental GP5000 tubeless = 300g

If you have examples of tubeless tires that are lighter than a non-tubeless version, please post them.
09-09-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By msu2001la

Just to be clear... I'm talking about running an...

Just to be clear... I'm talking about running an inner-tube inside a tubeless ready tire, on non-tubeless rims.

There are no benefits to this setup vs. using a standard non-tubeless clincher.
09-09-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By msu2001la

Ahh, ok. I'm not familiar with that version of...

Ahh, ok. I'm not familiar with that version of the Cannondale crank, but do remember reading somewhere about an older SI carbon version that was 110BCD, and this looks like that. Either way, I'm...
09-09-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By msu2001la

The OP says their rims are not tubeless, so they...

The OP says their rims are not tubeless, so they are not hookless. I'm pretty sure the OP can run any tubeless tire they want (with an inner tube) on their standard hooked rims.

A better/cheaper...
09-09-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By msu2001la

Do you have an FSA Gossamer, or a Cannondale...

Do you have an FSA Gossamer, or a Cannondale crank? They're two different things.

I'm assuming your bike has the FSA Gossamer, which my CAADX from that era also has. This is a 110BCD 5 bolt setup....
09-09-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By msu2001la

If you have hookless rims, you can only use...

If you have hookless rims, you can only use tubeless tires, but you can still run an inner tube in them if you want. It just doesn't make sense to do so, as it adds weight, rolling resistance and...
09-09-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 679
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure you can run a tube inside any...

I'm pretty sure you can run a tube inside any tubeless tire. This is not an optimal setup, as tubeless tires are heavier, more difficult to mount and often more expensive, but it'll work in a pinch....
09-07-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By msu2001la

E cargo bike for tight urban spaces with 1 kid - box or long tail?

Hi - hoping to get some advice or feedback on options for cargo bikes that are more compact/narrow. I think I could squeeze one in my garage behind my car, but it would be pretty tight.

I would...
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