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06-24-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 this I use the SAC2 park stuff because...

+1 this
I use the SAC2 park stuff because that's what I happened to buy a few years ago. No avoiding marring to some extent -- I have a CF post in a Ti frame, but same idea. Also use this stuff on...
06-24-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 393
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting. So a tire is generally at its...

Interesting. So a tire is generally at its slowest about 2/3rds of the way through it's lifetime. And for whatever reason, wider tires are impacted to larger degree than narrower tires (not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 280
Posted By Sy Reene

I have a pair these.. and I think they sound like...

I have a pair these.. and I think they sound like they'd go well with your setup. Will give you about $1k back to spend on other stuff. Hunt Sprint Aero ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd personally refer to it as shifting with...

I'd personally refer to it as shifting with "authority". Or maybe 'without prejudice'
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By Sy Reene

I see your arrows, but none of them point to the...

I see your arrows, but none of them point to the circled area?
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 280
Posted By Sy Reene

Need pictures of the bike to match the aesthetic....

Need pictures of the bike to match the aesthetic. Lots of options for what you're looking for. IMO it comes down to style.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 357
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm no CF expert, but that don't look so good.

I'm no CF expert, but that don't look so good.
06-22-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,518
Posted By Sy Reene

Big bike weren't really able to sell the disc...

Big bike weren't really able to sell the disc brake road bike by itself. Nobody was really flocking to them when it was en vogue to be running 23 or 25mm tires. So they pivoted, and so began the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,570
Posted By Sy Reene

Does Spanx offer any chamois lined options?

Does Spanx offer any chamois lined options?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,570
Posted By Sy Reene

I've never tried cycling shorts. I'm curious...

I've never tried cycling shorts. I'm curious though, how high-waisted are these usually? Are they designed like yoga pant waists or similar? Otherwise, taking a generic picture from behind, would...
06-20-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,833
Posted By Sy Reene

But these are for cities, and while there are...

But these are for cities, and while there are bike lanes on some avenues, most side streets do not have bike lanes.
06-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,913
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, not sure why Vittoria seems to have dropped...

Yeah, not sure why Vittoria seems to have dropped their fast touring tires. I think before the Hypers it was the Randonneur Pro, a 120tpi fast and grippy tire. They don't seem to have anything in...
06-20-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,833
Posted By Sy Reene

Coming to a city near you. Where do these e-bikes...

Coming to a city near you. Where do these e-bikes get parked? https://nypost.com/2022/04/01/ups-tries-out-equad-electric-bikes-for-urban-deliveries/
...
06-20-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,833
Posted By Sy Reene

I get it, it just seemed a bit ironic to be...

I get it, it just seemed a bit ironic to be yelled at for moving a somewhat handicapped person around, since the tiny wheelchair wheels were hopeless to run over the cobbles. I guess only 2 wheeled...
06-20-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,833
Posted By Sy Reene

I visited Copenhagen with my elderly folks a few...

I visited Copenhagen with my elderly folks a few years ago. The cycling infrastructure is remarkable. However, whatever you do, don't walk in designated cycling paths. We got some angry remarks, as...
06-20-22, 05:39 AM
06-19-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 988
Posted By Sy Reene

Ever heard of falling on your sword. Just do it...

Ever heard of falling on your sword. Just do it with the pump and as long as you weigh over 100lbs you should be good for inflation.
06-19-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,518
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd suggest that the implication that's been made...

I'd suggest that the implication that's been made somewhere in the above morass is that both brake systems work well enough, and that it's not surprising because fundamentally they're quite similar...
06-19-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,610
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe one quick suggestion on your testing. Both...

Maybe one quick suggestion on your testing. Both of you also swap bikes to eliminate the variable of different degrees of fear or risk tolerance?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 677
Posted By Sy Reene

Decided to sorta try a variant of one of these...

Decided to sorta try a variant of one of these out. As mentioned, I have a standard length SP-01 which I really like a lot, but out of interest, and reading through this thread, found from searching...
06-18-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,610
Posted By Sy Reene

Depending on this timeframe to save and buy a new...

Depending on this timeframe to save and buy a new bike, the argument could swing to go get a decent set of TLR wheels, because at least that will transfer over to the new bike -- which unless you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 744
Posted By Sy Reene

for extra on while on a ride, priced though for...

for extra on while on a ride, priced though for convenience
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,133
Posted By Sy Reene

Not exactly the same, but for a frothy...

Not exactly the same, but for a frothy nespresso.. this slides easily into my seat tube. Works and looks good with a Ti frame, a bit out of place if you're doing the CF thing :) .
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06-16-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Sy Reene

Get a second bike and go back to D-lock+Cable.

Get a second bike and go back to D-lock+Cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,133
Posted By Sy Reene

If they add LTE, a microphone and a speaker, plus...

If they add LTE, a microphone and a speaker, plus a bit of software to dial, you don't need a phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I realize that, but isn't it somewhat...

Yeah, I realize that, but isn't it somewhat likely that a materials company like Swisstop (Borflex Rex) would also be leaned on by the likes of SRAM for disc brake pads given the preexisting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 900
Posted By Sy Reene

pic assists ...

pic assists
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,798
Posted By Sy Reene

Just guessing that if that vintage of a rim, it...

Just guessing that if that vintage of a rim, it was meant to take wire-bead tires. Not sure what you tried though -- I assume you were using tubes though and not trying a tubeless setup?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 677
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok.. aggressive perhaps could mean you want a...

Ok.. aggressive perhaps could mean you want a snub-nosed saddle. You like Selle Italia. I like this saddle but ride the traditional length version. So, here's a suggestion, the Selle Italia SP-01...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting. I didn't realize they were that...

Interesting. I didn't realize they were that fragile. I guess looking at weight on BRR, the 26mm is listed as 205grams, while eg. the 25mm Vittoria Corsa is 255g (standard tubed clincher versions). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sy Reene

Lots of positive notes on the PZero Races. May...

Lots of positive notes on the PZero Races. May have to give them a shot.
Related, has anyone tried any of the other PZero models? I see there's a PZero Race 4S (4-Season), as well as PZero Road.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Sy Reene

Conceivable that Swisstop is already the maker of...

Conceivable that Swisstop is already the maker of the SRAM pads, but not to say they're the same spec.

Came across this Swisstop OEM partnership listing, found interesting -- fwiw a number of SRAM...
06-11-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By Sy Reene

In addition to recommendation to check into...

In addition to recommendation to check into swapping in a different chain ring on the crank (44t), I'd agree on the tire choice. If you're looking for a fastish flatbar bike for road riding, I don't...
06-11-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 400
Posted By Sy Reene

We don't really know what the OP is comfortable...

We don't really know what the OP is comfortable spinning, but 48/11 vs 40/11 is a little bigger difference than that. At 110rpm cadence, its roughly 38 vs 32mph. I think at speeds in this range, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3,036
Views: 869,830
Posted By Sy Reene

Do those have a 'garage' of some sort on the...

Do those have a 'garage' of some sort on the tongue for tucking in the laces?
I've always like the look of a number of the Lakes, though unfortunately, they inexplicably skip size 49 for all their...
06-11-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,556
Posted By Sy Reene

Considering the OP's consideration of eg. an aero...

Considering the OP's consideration of eg. an aero Canyon (Aeroad), I'm not sure how much is proprietary. It looks proprietary.. but maybe you could install any stem and bar you want on that bike? ...
06-10-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 18,010
Posted By Sy Reene

As pictured, I think the Gatorskins probably...

As pictured, I think the Gatorskins probably didn't help the steel bike in this respect either.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,798
Posted By Sy Reene

Even with the new ETRTO/TSS 'standards' there are...

Even with the new ETRTO/TSS 'standards' there are still some headscratcher oddities -- seeming to point to the tire makers still trying to figure out what works or not. For example, why is Pirelli's...
06-08-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,518
Posted By Sy Reene

Trek ain't stoopid.. They've been working a...

Trek ain't stoopid.. They've been working a while on making the transition to disc seem inconsequential. ;)
06-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,518
Posted By Sy Reene

The sentiment I think comes from looking at...

The sentiment I think comes from looking at yesteryear vs. today, with the argument being that if a manufacturer still sells a rim brake version today, they've simply beefed it up unnecessarily to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Sy Reene

12-29 is probably one of the most popular 11s...

12-29 is probably one of the most popular 11s Campy options. Are you doing 11s? Could always put a campy freehub on your wheel build. I'm currently running a campy 12-32 which might be an option...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,288
Posted By Sy Reene

Except if you had read further, it's been...

Except if you had read further, it's been mentioned that Erik's is a dealer, and should be satisfactorily equipped to service bikes that they sell (e.g. Cervelos).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sy Reene

Though it's unclear what Michelin has done with...

Though it's unclear what Michelin has done with the Power series of bike tires. Going by Michelin's bike website, a lot of the previous "Power" series tires aren't shown anymore (Power Endurance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd suggest the Corsa Controls instead of the...

I'd suggest the Corsa Controls instead of the regular Corsas if you're leaning that way. Basically the same tire except the center tread strip is wider and therefore adds a bit more protection from...
06-03-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,237
Posted By Sy Reene

So one of these guys has it right, and the other...

So one of these guys has it right, and the other is still catching on?
...
06-02-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,237
Posted By Sy Reene

It's just science. Car headlights will not...

It's just science. Car headlights will not reflect as much off of dark clothing as light clothing. Please provide contradictory evidence to this statement.
06-02-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,237
Posted By Sy Reene

Though some do show up better in car headlights....

Though some do show up better in car headlights. This shouldn't be a debatable topic really.
06-02-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 823
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe helpful in the future would be having one...

Maybe helpful in the future would be having one of these quick setup guides available? :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,288
Posted By Sy Reene

I wouldn't. From what I recall visually, the C3...

I wouldn't. From what I recall visually, the C3 had a massively long headtube. Stack and reach suggest the Caledonia is a more stretched out racier feel.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,288
Posted By Sy Reene

I think the C3 would be fairly similar to the...

I think the C3 would be fairly similar to the current Domane from a geo standpoint, but not really much like the Caledonia. The Caledonia I think is effectively the R3 made with a bit more tire...
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