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08-13-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 944
Posted By cyclezen

depends... but, i sortta remember your bike......

depends...
but, i sortta remember your bike... from your Post/Thread - a 2008-9 ish Roubaix with Blue Tires ??? funny what stick in one's cabesa...
those bikes had fairly narrow chainstays......
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By cyclezen

just as a reference for the OP all reference on...

just as a reference for the OP
all reference on clinchers, with light weight butyl tubes
Back in the 90's I started running 'lower' psi, in high end 23c Michelins - that was 105 rr and 100 frt, at...
08-13-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By cyclezen

Most modern big rings have chain pickups on their...

Most modern big rings have chain pickups on their inner face, so you would definitely want those to clear the chain when on the inner ring.
AS I said, my Ultegra 52/34 has no issues like that and...
08-13-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By cyclezen

Really. There is fifty miles and then there's...

Really. There is fifty miles and then there's FIFTY MILES !!!
50 miles with 5,000 or more ft of gravel climbing is quite an adventure, and that would be fairly average around here... I expect, in...
08-12-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By cyclezen

been meaning to reply... I'm not really in the...

been meaning to reply...
I'm not really in the market - at least not in the states... or that price point. Thinking of getting a budget gravel for my family home in Germany - heading there for a mo....
08-12-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1256709-recommandations-46-30t-crankset.html#post22607347)
Other option I might...
08-12-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 356,883
Posted By cyclezen

So, maybe some might enjoy some pics of my...

So, maybe some might enjoy some pics of my 'local' spot/ride. It's mostly not gravel, except for a few short sections of flat, lumpy single track and 2 sections of 'frontage' along 2 local drainage...
08-11-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By cyclezen

Don't let the heavy stuff play with your...

Don't let the heavy stuff play with your mind...;)
CHeck out DOMS on the interweb...
As long as it's not clearly in the joints, more in the musculature, then DOMS.
Best way to counter a lighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 701
Posted By cyclezen

:popcorn EDIT: None of those changes will...

:popcorn
EDIT: None of those changes will matter much until the seat extension gets some attention.
08-11-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By cyclezen

PressFit MegaExo <> Shimano Hollowtech BB - may...

PressFit MegaExo <> Shimano Hollowtech BB - may be compatible, but I would have a real (good) Shop tech, who has worked with this combo confirm...
If you go full shimano, you'll need a pressfit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By cyclezen

Images online of the saddle are not great in...

Images online of the saddle are not great in showing the rail marks, there seems a section marked with mm measures... and the the outer limit marks (which seem to designate the extreme ends of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By cyclezen

Not sure what you're getting to, but the 'limit'...

Not sure what you're getting to, but the 'limit' is set by the combination of flat saddle rail available to clamp on to and how far fore or aft you can set based on the clamps...
certainly not used...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By cyclezen

Sorry to hear of the mishap. Given the timing...

Sorry to hear of the mishap.
Given the timing of your Post, it was current and during Monsoon season? It may not be the 'tire' which makes a difference. Rain, after long dry periods, mixes with...
08-08-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By cyclezen

Can you pls post the model name? I prefer flat ,...

Can you pls post the model name? I prefer flat , thin chamois. PI went to the thick, sculpted chamois on much of their stuff - glad they have some flat, hopefully thin, chamois again.
Thx
Yuri
08-08-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By cyclezen

Most recent Bibs I've bought which have an...

Most recent Bibs I've bought which have an 'American' fit were Louis Garneau, but I'm on the small side of M, thigh fits snug but not too tight, good pad without too heavy, good fabric.
Not their...
08-08-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By cyclezen

I'll agree with that. Ran the wheels with the...

I'll agree with that.
Ran the wheels with the TPU again yesterday's longer ride. checked tire pressure before, it was identical to pressure when I last used them, the Monday before - 6 days back.
I...
08-08-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,951
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, OK, Thanks for the clarification... I...

Yeah, OK, Thanks for the clarification...
I guess I'm still a little 'fogged' from yesterday's ride from Hell... LOL!
ALSO, I totally didn't get the 'Salmon' idea right - had never heard that in...
08-08-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,951
Posted By cyclezen

Trying to understand your post... but do agree on...

Trying to understand your post... but do agree on the point of 'our own worst enemies' - which I use for all humans, not necessarily just cyclists...
There is a fine balance between asserting our...
08-08-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,951
Posted By cyclezen

Not sure it is 'Ethical' issue, but certainly...

Not sure it is 'Ethical' issue, but certainly survival.
Way back BITD I was a rep on the road, and always had a bike with me. Rode through what became a very expanded territory from SC up to Maine...
08-07-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

As often happens , there is the search for 'The...

As often happens , there is the search for 'The Right Way'.
Right Way for you may be different from someone else. Racers tightened straps so tight that even if they 'gave' just a bit, you wouldn;t...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 841
Posted By cyclezen

Given the amount of damage and where is occurred,...

Given the amount of damage and where is occurred, I would just not even bother... going thru the x-ray exam process worth all that?
Either the car driver's insurance will pay up or you might need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,074
Posted By cyclezen

fify your 'awareness' limit may be well...

fify

your 'awareness' limit may be well below your power limit...
Ride On
Yuri
08-07-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By cyclezen

Checked them out. They are either ordering short,...

Checked them out. They are either ordering short, to make sure they sell all OR they've also been affected by supply issues OR they're been selling well OR all 3.
all the +- $2K gravel bikes are...
08-07-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By cyclezen

Electrical inteference... Same thing happens to...

Electrical inteference...
Same thing happens to my HRM and cell on a stretch of road where there are some overhead major transmission lines... Both devices go wacko and the HRM eventually shuts off,...
08-06-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By cyclezen

totally agree! a 29r convert would be a great...

totally agree! a 29r convert would be a great gravel bike. Reach wouldn't be a problem because short stems are plentiful. And I also like the dropbar hand position and have short bar ends on my...
08-05-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,203
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks, so both a treatment and a preventative......

Thanks, so both a treatment and a preventative...
Good stories, I love stories.
Also a firm believer that anecdotal info is worth considering for lots of things...
I have a hereditary history in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,074
Posted By cyclezen

Spenco Second Skin...

Spenco Second Skin...
08-05-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By cyclezen

These days I'm more reluctant to do 'fit'...

These days I'm more reluctant to do 'fit' comments, because photos don;t really give the whole picture. In person is, of course, the best way to do these things.
But lets discuss a few things....
08-04-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,203
Posted By cyclezen

Can I ask? Are you taking Glucosamine as a...

Can I ask? Are you taking Glucosamine as a treatment, for say, OA? or as a preventative?
Ride On
Yuri
08-04-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,012
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, I think its some of both AND also if the...

Yeah, I think its some of both AND also if the rider hasn't had the opportunity to ride a bunch of different bikes, they're confused by the overwhelming variety/options.
The variety of different...
08-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,450
Posted By cyclezen

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x...

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x 18-32mm used in 700x23 tires Rubino Pros
2 weeks since receiving, ridden 4 times spread over the 2 wks, roughly 35 - 40 mi/ride.
no issues, 1st...
08-03-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 944
Posted By cyclezen

Over the last 20 yrs, have used an assortment of...

Over the last 20 yrs, have used an assortment of Kenda tires in both 700c and 26 (mtb). They've always been reliable, quite good running given the cost, never had any construction issues.
The 700c...
08-03-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By cyclezen

Dependz... Welcome Ride On Yuri

Dependz...
Welcome

Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By cyclezen

OK, if you decide to get new wheels - 700c -...

OK, if you decide to get new wheels - 700c - moving the Domane wheelset over is not gonna be easy - Domane road wheels are 130mm rear. Domane Gravel is 142, you need 135, conversion -...
08-03-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By cyclezen

The discussion around gearing, 11 speed gearing...

The discussion around gearing, 11 speed gearing options availability has been had mulitple times before. I'm not going into a 'TimTak' discussion on suitability or use or any extended quagmire of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 583
Posted By cyclezen

given the bike was designed/spec'd for 650B x2.1...

given the bike was designed/spec'd for 650B x2.1 (=53.3mm) or 700c x 37/38 (from website); going to a 650B x 28 would be a very significant drop in bike height.
And maybe not a desirable drop in BB...
08-02-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By cyclezen

Given what you said, and what you first posted, I...

Given what you said, and what you first posted, I guess you've got the Buy Bike bug...
Before I go any further, I will say a 2nd bike is a 'must' (in my book), because I'd never want to be sidelined...
08-02-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By cyclezen

your question seems to focus mainly on...

your question seems to focus mainly on Drivetrain? not wheels? or other components?
I can only comment on Shimano, which I have bikes with components from early 2000s 9 spd & 10, thru 6700 10 spd...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By cyclezen

Yes, key to riding is to find a few 'right'...

Yes, key to riding is to find a few 'right' groups, if they're out there...
Riding solo has it's Bene's. You get to dawdle when you want, and you can drill it when you want. And everything in...
08-01-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By cyclezen

maybe... I helped part-time, at a Raleigh...

maybe...
I helped part-time, at a Raleigh dealer (riding friend) for a summer, back in 79. He sold a bunch of Records, and they all were mostly the same livery. Frame was straight 531, with dropout...
07-31-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By cyclezen

4K cameras in the Pro races ?

Just watching the Classico San Sebastian (GCN webcast), and I am blown away by the VIDEO !
Especially notable/noticeable in the segments where dynamic range is always a challenge, sunny days where...
07-31-22, 06:53 PM
07-31-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By cyclezen

I also had both... liked them both... but Pro in...

I also had both... liked them both... but Pro in 24 was just a bit too big, Comp GS in 23.5 was a much better fit, otherwise it rode v-nice. And held up well in a soft bike bag (with lotsa foam...
07-31-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By cyclezen

Good on him! Best wishes for his recovery! Ride...

Good on him! Best wishes for his recovery!
Ride On
Yuri
07-31-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By cyclezen

Not surprised. That's a significant change in...

Not surprised. That's a significant change in saddle position. It not only affects the leg extension (height), but also moves you/your pelvic area/hips forward some.
This does change how and when...
07-31-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By cyclezen

I had, many years back, a published booklet,...

I had, many years back, a published booklet, which spec'd out al the different variations of Reynolds bike tubing. I no longer have it (can't find it...) - I have kept quite some extensive written...
07-30-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 801
Posted By cyclezen

would be great if we didn;t get even a hint of...

would be great if we didn;t get even a hint of SPOILER in this forum....
07-30-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,246
Posted By cyclezen

Women's racing is on a cusp. Not too many years...

Women's racing is on a cusp. Not too many years ago, much of the racing was a parade, with a few riders who battled it out. Now we have more riders battling it out, with a lot of inexperienced riders...
07-30-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,130
Posted By cyclezen

Dont; think I can help determine which year that...

Dont; think I can help determine which year that Team is, but it seems certainly to be 'team', not 'record'.
The Team and the Pro from Mk Iv onwards came with 'Continental Ovalized Fork Blades',...
07-30-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,917
Posted By cyclezen

mepps... didn't check the date...

mepps... didn't check the date...
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