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Forum: For Sale
09-07-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Coefficient Wave Handlebars (LIKE NEW!)

Up for sale is a nearly new Coefficient Wave handlebar. This is a very unique road bike handlebar with the angled tops being the most distinguished feature. Super comfortable! Only reason I'm selling...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,020
Posted By jeffwhitfield

It largely depends on the kind of bike you’re...

It largely depends on the kind of bike you’re riding, what kind of terrain you’re riding on, and your goals. And, like I said, there are limits to how wide you can go before you start to see drops in...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,020
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Well, it’s a little more complex than that. ...

Well, it’s a little more complex than that.

Consider the bike Ted King rode to complete his recent 310 mile 1-day romp across Vermont...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,020
Posted By jeffwhitfield

While you donít need a 45c tire for pavement,...

While you donít need a 45c tire for pavement, some people prefer wider tires. Saying that itís far too wide of a tire is a matter of opinion. I personally ride on Rene Herse 38ís for my main road...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,020
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I run on a set of Rene Herse 700x38c semi-slicks...

I run on a set of Rene Herse 700x38c semi-slicks as my road tire. Rode on 32c’s for a while and intended on upgrading to a Rene Herse 35c but got the 38c’s by mistake. Ended up being a happy...
06-18-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,940
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Man...I need to do a video and a blog post on...

Man...I need to do a video and a blog post on this topic. Been down this road for a while now in terms of what is required to keep my bike clean. My process has been getting simpler and simpler and...
02-05-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I respect your opinion, even if I donít necessary...

I respect your opinion, even if I donít necessary agree with it.

Saw this story just now:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200205-the-worst-place-in-the-world-to-be-a-cyclist

If you...
02-05-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

And yet I read stories like this one every day: ...

And yet I read stories like this one every day:

https://ride.tech/mobility-lifestyle/san-diego-county-approves-90-million-bond-for-bike-lane-expansion/

The move to expand the infrastructure in...
02-05-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

No, on the contrary. It's not about speculation....

No, on the contrary. It's not about speculation. It's about advocating ways that make cyclists safer. Each and every situation has a lesson learned. Saying nothing and simply not talking about it...
02-05-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

So Iím clear. Youíre saying that we shouldnít say...

So Iím clear. Youíre saying that we shouldnít say anything at all because itís obvious? And thus we shouldnít talk about to honor the dead? I canít speak for you so Iím asking. What would you do?
...
02-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Ok, I'm confused. What are you saying we should...

Ok, I'm confused. What are you saying we should do then? Just not talk about it? What are you suggesting?
02-04-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

First, I am not prejudiced and do not have an...

First, I am not prejudiced and do not have an agenda. Your point is actually the opposite of what I see. Way too often I see people who respond viscerally and do not think through the problem. Like...
02-04-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Awesome! You found the spot! :D All very,...

Awesome! You found the spot! :D

All very, very good points and totally valid. I agree, this looks like a good opportunity for the city to add a bike lane. Definitely plenty of room there. That in...
02-04-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Youíre exactly right. I am giving the drivers the...

Youíre exactly right. I am giving the drivers the benefit of the doubt...at least to a degree. The fact of the matter is that we cyclists do not own the road. Neither do drivers either really. We...
02-03-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Ok, so let’s look a little deeper at this....

Ok, so let’s look a little deeper at this. According to other news outlets in Florida, the incident happened at State Road 84 and Flamingo Road. I took a look at the intersection on Google Maps...
02-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I think youíre missing the point I was making....

I think youíre missing the point I was making. What were all the variables? We canít look at just the driverís actions and come to any sort of conclusion. Weíre only reading what the writers and news...
02-02-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I updated my blog post to reflect some of the...

I updated my blog post to reflect some of the discussion here. You're right, my post does make it sound like I was giving full judgment. The point I was trying to make is that we should consider all...
02-02-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

It's not ill-informed. Granted, just because a...

It's not ill-informed. Granted, just because a road has a 55 mph limit doesn't automatically make it unsafe. I'll grant you that. However, there are a lot of other factors to consider. Is it a...
01-29-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,920
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I talked about this recently on my blog...

I talked about this recently on my blog (https://velonut.com/blog/bicycling-distracted-driver-killed-two-florida-cyclists). The short version of my opinion is this: We weren't there so it's hard to...
Forum: Foo
01-23-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Well...sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes...

Well...sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't. :P
01-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,662
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I went with the 48/31 crankset with a 11/34 rear...

I went with the 48/31 crankset with a 11/34 rear cassette initially for my wheel sets. Ends up being really good for me since I switch between a road-only wheelset and a few gravel-specific ones....
01-14-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 14,662
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Actually, with an RX810 rear derailleur, you can...

Actually, with an RX810 rear derailleur, you can run it with a 40T cassette. Gravel Cyclist wrote about this and I posted up commentary on it as well on my blog...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,995
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Personally, I stick with things that are all...

Personally, I stick with things that are all natural.

If you can make your own energy bars and snacks for the road then you can save some money but end up with a nice variety of super healthy...
12-13-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 977
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Why Wheel-On Smart Trainers Are Kinda OK

Wrote a pretty lengthy post about my adventures with a few wheel-on smart trainers. Ended up more or less being a review of the Saris M2 and Wahoo KICKR Snap smart trainers. Short end of it is that...
10-02-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,042
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Strangely enough, with Wahoo’s recent acquisition...

Strangely enough, with Wahoo’s recent acquisition of Speedplay, there just might be a pedal based power meter in the future for them. :D
06-18-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,205
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Listened a bit to the same interview on NPR. The...

Listened a bit to the same interview on NPR. The story is very, very interesting. I’ll likely pickup the book by the author sometime soon. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Just posted up a link to my full review of the...

Just posted up a link to my full review of the Wave handlebar on my blog. Read and weep! :P

https://www.bikeforums.net/blogger-s-forum/1175978-coefficient-wave-handlebar-review.html#post20983874
06-17-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,567
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Coefficient Wave Handlebar Review

Just posted up a full review of the Coefficient Wave handlebar on my blog. Whew! This was by far one of the most time intensive bike projects to date! Very rewarding though! Those looking to upgrade...
06-16-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,042
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Wahooís Biggest Competitor Is Their Own Lackluster Hardware

Wrote a post on my blog that is sort of a counter-point to what DC Rainmaker recently wrote about in regards to Garmin:

Did you see what I did there with the title? I basically just flip-flopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Iíve got the Coefficient Wave on my bike now....

Iíve got the Coefficient Wave on my bike now. Still reviewing them. Been on a few road rides and one short gravel ride so far. Mostly positive experience so far. Will be going on a longer gravel ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Oh, hell, Iím sure one person uses them for...

Oh, hell, Iím sure one person uses them for gravel. No brake levers. Just sheer determination to make it through every turn without having to slow down. At least theyíll be aero AF. :P
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Yeah, Iím not sure what to think about them....

Yeah, Iím not sure what to think about them. Doesnít appear Canyon has it for sale yet in the US...not even on any bike.

Bottom bar appears to be just for stability. The positioning seems odd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

You can view the number of posts you have in your...

You can view the number of posts you have in your profile. I also signed up for a trial membership. Figure Iíd give it a shot to see what it offers. Seems to help and lifts the daily post limit. Five...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Canyon. Not sure you can buy it on its own. I...

Canyon. Not sure you can buy it on its own. I think you have to buy it with a bike. Itís...interesting. Not sure how much utility it brings though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Yeah, those 3T bars aren’t even listed on 3T’s...

Yeah, those 3T bars aren’t even listed on 3T’s website. What the hell are those? Fugly as sin! :P
05-24-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,168
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I’m gonna have to remember 38’s the next time I...

I’m gonna have to remember 38’s the next time I switch out my 650b tires. I’m running on 47’s, which are great, but if 38’s are a little better then I’ll try that.
05-24-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,168
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Gah, I'm dumb. I didn't even think about that....

Gah, I'm dumb. I didn't even think about that. That totally explains the popularity of the 650b wheel set. No way can I put a 700c 45mm tire on my bike...won't have the clearance. :P
05-23-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,168
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Based on what Iíve read when researching gravel...

Based on what Iíve read when researching gravel tires, the big difference between a 700c and a 650b tire is the volume. Considering thereís at least an inch difference in the wheel sizes, a 650b tire...
05-23-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,168
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Personally, I would be concerned about the volume...

Personally, I would be concerned about the volume of the tire. For gravel, I would think you’d want higher volume tires with more cushiness in them and lower tire pressures. Just seems like a 700x38...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Well, if ya wanna throw down like Bobby Flay I...

Well, if ya wanna throw down like Bobby Flay I could make that happen. :P
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

True, true. Whatever works, right? Seems we get...

True, true. Whatever works, right? Seems we get too much of the attitude in the cycling community that deems certain bikes and gear have to be used for certain types of riding. Gravel is a pretty new...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Yeah, but, the point of those bars isn't to ride...

Yeah, but, the point of those bars isn't to ride gravel. They're built for speed more than anything. That's the intent of the design. For gravel riding, aero styles are thrown out the window. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

The 3T Aeronova looks to be more of an aero bar...

The 3T Aeronova looks to be more of an aero bar than one that’s good for gravel, endurance, cyclocross, and such. Not sure if those tops are truly all that ergo. Ergo to me is more than just flat...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,924
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Not sure if a MTB fatbike would be the right...

Not sure if a MTB fatbike would be the right choice. I think a solid dropbar touring bike might work better for mixed terrain. There’s a reason why gravel bikes are taking off. It’s precisely for...
05-22-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,547
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Same here. Not sure what the actual difference is...

Same here. Not sure what the actual difference is between an Ultegra and a GRX front derailleur. Could be just a matter how the derailleur is positioned off the bracket, basically making sure they...
05-22-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,547
Posted By jeffwhitfield

My understanding is that the GRX line is...

My understanding is that the GRX line is compatible with most Ultegra and 105 components. That was what I heard during a podcast with some Shimano reps. The goal was to make it easier to upgrade to...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,744
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Honestly, I get upset at myself and the situation...

Honestly, I get upset at myself and the situation whenever I can't go out and ride. The last big ride event I was supposed to go on was a double-whammy. It got rained out but, even if it didn't, I...
Forum: Touring
05-21-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,827
Posted By jeffwhitfield

I'm not vegan so I wouldn't even know where to...

I'm not vegan so I wouldn't even know where to begin. Everyone's body is different and, for me, I just don't respond well without some sort of animal protein. Don't eat much beef but I do have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,058
Posted By jeffwhitfield

Just installed the Wave handlebar on my bike. So...

Just installed the Wave handlebar on my bike. So far, pretty positive experience. They do take some getting used to though. The tops definitely feel different, especially after riding a traditional...
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