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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 902
Posted By sfrider

I had the same happen about 15 years ago. There...

I had the same happen about 15 years ago. There was a tiny crack in the aluminum rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 23,868
Posted By sfrider

I have a friend who experiences this, in his case...

I have a friend who experiences this, in his case it's ocular migraines. But it could in rare cases be a tumor, blood flow problems, or something else - so the medical center put my friend through...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 2,801
Posted By sfrider

Lower price Easier tire mounting Lighter...

Lower price
Easier tire mounting
Lighter weight

Of those I wouldn't consider weight to be a significant factor. Ease of mounting is very welcome IMO! Price sensitivity is individual, but who...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By sfrider

The genuine Boas are IMO more usable than the...

The genuine Boas are IMO more usable than the Sidi version. You release the Boas by pulling them out, after which they stay released and you can just pull off the shoe. The Sidis only release while...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,293
Posted By sfrider

I can ride my C3 all day and regularly do weekend...

I can ride my C3 all day and regularly do weekend rides well more than twice than distance. If I were in the market for another bike #1 on my list of prospects would be the Caledonia 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,725
Posted By sfrider

A smoother pedal stroke with a longer power...

A smoother pedal stroke with a longer power delivery is less fatiguing than a brief hard push for each stroke. It lets you produce the same power with less force, only over a longer portion of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By sfrider

I had one for 6-8 months, or so. It capped...

I had one for 6-8 months, or so.

It capped my HR at 180 and never reported anything beyond this; my max is 197 and LT according to Garmin was at the time around 185. It couldn't even get up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By sfrider

I had to replace mine when the dog chewed up the...

I had to replace mine when the dog chewed up the needle! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By sfrider

I have a reminder in my calendar for the first...

I have a reminder in my calendar for the first Saturday each month. During this I at least look over everything, recharge Di2, recharge the Favero Assioma pedals, lube chains, and top off tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,813
Posted By sfrider

I got a Karoo 2 in December since I was going to...

I got a Karoo 2 in December since I was going to spend 3 months riding in St Petersburg, FL (which is outstanding for flat, endless base mile riding) - which I was completely unfamiliar with. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By sfrider

This may all just reflect self-selection, in...

This may all just reflect self-selection, in other words people who never find saddle comfort no matter the saddle will never be cross-country or long distance riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 900
Posted By sfrider

Absolutely. Especially if combined with a...

Absolutely. Especially if combined with a professional fitting!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,123
Posted By sfrider

Just go straight to the Specialized S-Works...

Just go straight to the Specialized S-Works Carbon Rib Cage. Don't you ride in the hills around LA? If so, forget stainless cages - 5-10 minutes of descent on even slightly uneven pavement will...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,137
Posted By sfrider

I'm super happy with my ENVE SES DB 3.4's, but I...

I'm super happy with my ENVE SES DB 3.4's, but I think if I bought today I'd go hookless. The 303S is appealing, but personally I think if I'm spending that kind of money to begin with, I'd want at...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By sfrider

No need to. Cables are inside the bars, carbon...

No need to. Cables are inside the bars, carbon fiber will never feel cold, and the wide, naked surface is perfectly comfortable to rest hands on. So makes perfect sense to only wrap up slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By sfrider

Another reason to shave your legs

Ride tubeless. Get a rear puncture. Have sealant spray all over your legs. Spend all evening removing it from your leg hairs. It really sticks!

And I barely have any visible leg hair... I can only...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,612
Posted By sfrider

Looks like they base it on the old trope of...

Looks like they base it on the old trope of age-related max HR.
Which as we all know is complete garbage.
A lot of genetic variation, but HR also falls off faster when someone is fat than fit....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By sfrider

Normal. It will leak a lot less with sealant.

Normal. It will leak a lot less with sealant.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By sfrider

Not sure about 105, but on Ultegra the dead...

Not sure about 105, but on Ultegra the dead travel is adjustable to suit your hands.
01-14-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,305
Posted By sfrider

I'd check the board on the pictures above....

I'd check the board on the pictures above. Soldering castellated modules to PCB pads is IMO a pretty sketchy practice. Fine for a one-off on the bench to experiment, but not exactly production stuff....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,883
Posted By sfrider

The 41 always finds a way.

The 41 always finds a way.
12-29-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By sfrider

U2 looks like a PWM switching driver made for...

U2 looks like a PWM switching driver made for exactly this purpose. From the view of the supply it's a pulsing load with high switching currents, so should be thoroughly decoupled, although 0.1µF x2...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By sfrider

At least give flat black frame a shiny clear...

At least give flat black frame a shiny clear coat. It looks like you applied a primer and couldn't be bothered to finish it. Like a cinderblock house where the owner ran out of money before they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,505
Posted By sfrider

No, the real "thing" with the Corvette is that...

No, the real "thing" with the Corvette is that it's suitable for use as a daily driver. This is what puts it in a completely different category from the track toys. It's a car for people who will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,286
Posted By sfrider

Don't the bars have mount holes underneath for an...

Don't the bars have mount holes underneath for an out-front mount? If I were to actually use a phone I'd get an adhesive Garmin or Wahoo adapter for it and use a plain K-Edge out-front combo mount....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,244
Posted By sfrider

Use your bell to create awareness of your...

Use your bell to create awareness of your presence BEFORE you pass. Even if you're fine riding at their pace behind them, still use it to let them know you're there. A bell is not a command to move...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By sfrider

The junction box doesn't flash or light up at all...

The junction box doesn't flash or light up at all when I shift. So it's probably an error indication. Cable, derailleur, or shifter. The cable as you noted is easily swapped out, but for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By sfrider

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8...

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8 bars easily.

The purpose of a bell is to create awareness of your presence.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By sfrider

Dress for the daytime temps - a long sleeve fall...

Dress for the daytime temps - a long sleeve fall jersey and knickers will be way too warm for temps in the 70s. Go with summer wear. Then add a light jacket and leg warmers for the start. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By sfrider

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By sfrider

Oakley makes lots of frames, not just sport ones....

Oakley makes lots of frames, not just sport ones. I have a pair of Oakley photochromic progressives for general wear. They have the same excellent warranty and post-sales support as their sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,113
Posted By sfrider

I'd recommend eating something every 45-60 min,...

I'd recommend eating something every 45-60 min, like a gel or some sports drink depending on what's on offer. Ride at an easy pace. Even if you don't need to, stop and walk a little at the rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,198
Posted By sfrider

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I...

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I went back for it, the second time it wasn't worth the bother to turn around. I just don't have enough accidents for one helmetless ride to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,847
Posted By sfrider

Do you have an existing bike that you've set up...

Do you have an existing bike that you've set up to fit perfectly? If so, use that as a template; measure it and find where the geometry falls for Canyon. I wouldn't recommend buying a first bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By sfrider

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day...

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day rides and Fizik R1 Infinitos for shorter ones and have to agree with the above sentiment. The Sidis are fiddly to tighten while on the bike since you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,959
Posted By sfrider

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest...

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest the front wheel got stuck and she endo'ed over the bars. That road crack is a plausible candidate, or some kind of mechanical like a tree branch or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By sfrider

You might need new pads. Worn pads aren't smooth,...

You might need new pads. Worn pads aren't smooth, and will have pits and grooves that collect dirt which then rubs and makes noise (but comes off with a little braking). This will wear the rotors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,684
Posted By sfrider

You could have excess weight on your hands for...

You could have excess weight on your hands for many reasons. You might lack the core strength to maintain a light touch on the bars for the full duration. Or there could be a fit issue where you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,837
Posted By sfrider

3 and 4mm hex keys. (Canyon also needs a 5mm, a...

3 and 4mm hex keys. (Canyon also needs a 5mm, a terrible choice given their size.)
CO2 inflator with two carts - Lezyne I think. It's tiny.
A spare CR2032 battery.
Two disc brake spacers in case...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By sfrider

If you liked tubed GP5000's, why not get the same...

If you liked tubed GP5000's, why not get the same in tubeless? I use a regular floor pump to seat them, no problem. Depends on the rim, tape, and valves though, in particular whether the tires form...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,466
Posted By sfrider

Too many cyclists here to say anything at all to...

Too many cyclists here to say anything at all to everyone, or even wave at them all. On a typical ride from SF up around Marin I'll easily come across several hundred cyclists. Once up in the hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By sfrider

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip...

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip surface that helps with chafing and prevents sweaty palms from slipping. Very lightweight breathable fabric elsewhere. I just got a replacement pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By sfrider

3 hours? A little more?

3 hours? A little more?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,778
Posted By sfrider

They're suggesting you angle the bars so the ends...

They're suggesting you angle the bars so the ends point a few degrees below horizontal, then position the shifters so the end of the lever is horizontal with the bottom edge of the bar end. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,843
Posted By sfrider

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor...

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor pump does the job just fine for me.

Why someone wants to disassemble their bike to swap tubes on the side of a road every time they run over a staple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By sfrider

If you have a Varia or light, then it will also...

If you have a Varia or light, then it will also try to maintain a light network. It will also connect to devices on other bikes or an HRM preventing their use with e.g. Zwift. I make absolutely sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,342
Posted By sfrider

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an...

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an excellent bonus workout when you're already fatigued.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By sfrider

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. ...

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. Maybe lightly sand it, clean it and add a very thin epoxy coat over the abrasions?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,403
Posted By sfrider

This of course makes perfect sense when selling a...

This of course makes perfect sense when selling a bike to a rank novice. But it's totally inappropriate for high-end bikes and their audience, and just results in a waste of money in the form of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,403
Posted By sfrider

Agree. Saddle, pedals, wheels, tape, tires,...

Agree. Saddle, pedals, wheels, tape, tires, reflectors, etc - just let me buy a bike without this, and I'll either bring my own to install or buy something to suit that I actually want. I have way...
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