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Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am sure you will have a different plan than...

I am sure you will have a different plan than almost everyone else, the brevets I ride are in Southern Wisc. and Northern Illinois. An extraordinarily hot and humid day to me would probably be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-24, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,338
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Posted By marko_1111

couple of seasonal entries for your amusement ...

couple of seasonal entries for your amusement

picked this up end of last season and have been riding it around the foothills all winter...
01-22-24, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Utter nonsense. Lance was intentional in his...

Utter nonsense. Lance was intentional in his decisions, ruthless in his determination to win, and a @$$hole to people who got in his way or were no longer useful. At this point, it's no longer a...
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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

15 years ago i did some rando for a few years,...

15 years ago i did some rando for a few years, but nothing over 400k. For me, the best training was a 4-5 hour hilly ride, ridden TT style, that is for my lowest possible elapsed time. The lowest...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-24, 01:04 PM
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Posted By noimagination

Hmm, I thought the OP was pretty clear. * The...

Hmm, I thought the OP was pretty clear.
* The bikes EF Ed. are riding are badged as Lab 71.
* The bikes EF Ed are riding are actually HM frames.
* Why would the team ride the "lower" tier HM...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-24, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,338
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Posted By Eric F

It seems that you want this thread to be...

It seems that you want this thread to be something it's not, and was never intended to be.

I like it when pitchers had to hit. Be a ballplayer. Play both sides of the ball.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-24, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2,338
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Posted By bampilot06

Thats easy. Itís the Madone.

Thats easy. Itís the Madone.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-24, 01:01 PM
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Posted By choddo

If you follow the measurements, it will be snug...

If you follow the measurements, it will be snug but correct. A Rapha or Le Col L is like a Castelli XL. Bibs, Assos and Castelli are about the same.
01-11-24, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By FBinNY

We're all throwing stuff against the wall to see...

We're all throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks. There's simply not enough info to point to anything except a poor build.

From the context it SEEMS to be a case of an emergency...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Eric F

There are other threads for posting bike photos...

There are other threads for posting bike photos without any guidelines on presentation, or overly-judgmental nonsense, and you will probably get many ooos and ahhhs over your very nice bikes. As has...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 350,442
Posted By Eric F

That gets a "hot" from me. I don't mind matchy...

That gets a "hot" from me. I don't mind matchy bar tape when it actually matches. That said, black would look excellent, too.
01-10-24, 09:00 AM
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Posted By slcbob

Curious to see if MVDP has anything left on the...

Curious to see if MVDP has anything left on the cobbled Monuments after his utter domination of CX, or if WVA's focus on that period puts him ahead.

I think the Tadej two-fer will be an...
01-09-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By PeteHski

Zwift is clearly not for you. But note that the...

Zwift is clearly not for you. But note that the above screenshot is not in Zwift workout mode, where it would display the intervals etc. That is just ride sim mode.
01-09-24, 01:44 PM
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Posted By PeteHski

Although you can do structured workouts in Zwift,...

Although you can do structured workouts in Zwift, its real attraction is as a ride/race simulator. TrainerRoad makes no attempt at the latter,

I donít personally see much point in riding around...
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Posted By downtube42

After 2 years of randonneuring, I dabbled in...

After 2 years of randonneuring, I dabbled in ultra at the N24H Challenge. It was fellow randos who made me aware of ultras. I set a goal of 400 miles and took four tries to get there. At the end of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,361
Posted By Maelochs

I haven't seen the methodology but I believe...

I haven't seen the methodology but I believe similar tests have been done .... and like easyupbug I pay attention myself. I find solid lights are more easily confused with roadside markers or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 03:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,361
Posted By shelbyfv

Traditional cycling etiquette is steady mode when...

Traditional cycling etiquette is steady mode when riding with a group. Flashing does seem more visible when riding solo. I've been impressed with how much more visible approaching cyclists are when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,361
Posted By theblackbullet

The only time I've ever used the steady mode on...

The only time I've ever used the steady mode on my tail light is when I'm riding in a group after dark. Flashing mode almost always otherwise.
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Posted By unterhausen

It's really hard for a randonneur to agree that...

It's really hard for a randonneur to agree that there isn't overlap between distance racing and randonneuring. RUSA is run by a batch of people who have been ignoring the fact that randonneuring...
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Posted By downtube42

I did 24 hour races for four years iirc, after my...

I did 24 hour races for four years iirc, after my first pbp. I agree they are different, particularly psychologically during the event. When training for an ultra distance goal I did more interval...
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Posted By rando_couche

Back in my rando days (10-20 yrs ago), I...

Back in my rando days (10-20 yrs ago), I concluded that if I could handle 100 miles comfortably, I could handle any distance. Not fast, but solidly "mid-pack", with a few "two century" training...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 350,442
Posted By t2p

need two likes for this one ( handle it ? ...

need two likes for this one

( handle it ? “you can’t handle the truth ! “ lol )
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-23, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 350,442
Posted By mstateglfr

The color is really neat. Rest of it? Nope. ...

The color is really neat.
Rest of it? Nope.
Tubes that big on a bike that small look like it's a fat squatty bike, despite knowing it is fast and awesome.
The giant fat stem has the same...
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Views: 971
Posted By harrier6

2024 races/what are you looking forward to?

Hey,

After my first year doing brevets in 2023, Iím looking to do more ultra type events in 2024. What would you recommend for something more competitive over long distances? Ideally, itíd be a...
12-23-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, simple carbs on the bike (as required...

Yeah, simple carbs on the bike (as required depending on intensity and duration) and complex carbs off the bike for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 350,442
Posted By LAJ

I like it. Can't fault it for the saddle. ...

I like it. Can't fault it for the saddle.

The ass ain't happy, ain't no one happy...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 09:04 AM
Replies: 392
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Posted By john m flores

This thread has more endurance than I do.

This thread has more endurance than I do.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,338
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Posted By Mojo31

Hot. Saddle needs to be binned though.

Hot. Saddle needs to be binned though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By PeteHski

I agree that the whole spectrum from road race...

I agree that the whole spectrum from road race through to gravel has shifted toward improved comfort and versatility without compromising on speed. I would probably be happy on most modern road,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 350,442
Posted By bampilot06

Which color is that? Just picked up the same...

Which color is that? Just picked up the same bike but in black.


You have my hot vote. I do hate the saddle though.

Question about that spacer. I was under the impression that you cannot...
12-21-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Eric F

I have an integrated bar (PRO Stealth Evo) on my...

I have an integrated bar (PRO Stealth Evo) on my newest road bike. I like it fine. It replaced a FSA integrated bar that was on the bike when I bought it because the dimensions weren't right for...
12-19-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 657
Posted By Iride01

Are you handlebars too wide for you? For my size...

Are you handlebars too wide for you? For my size bike, 56cm, it came with a 42cm wide bar. My previous bike I built out, I also put 42cm bars on it as that is what matches the width of my acromion...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,632
Posted By 6thElement

https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/bottle-cages/...

https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/bottle-cages/fibre-reinforced-material-frp/custom-race-plus
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By terrymorse

I was just thinking about the "shorter reach,...

I was just thinking about the "shorter reach, bigger stack" features of an "endurance" bike.

Not so long ago, those were the primary features of a climber's bike. A climber didn't care about...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 392
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Posted By PeteHski

Well one review I read of the Giant Defy summed...

Well one review I read of the Giant Defy summed it up something along the lines of:-

"If we were being honest with ourselves, the Defy is the kind of bike that most of us probably should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By mstateglfr

Um...cool. A higher trail bike tends to want...

Um...cool.

A higher trail bike tends to want to stay straight at higher speed. More steering input(effort) is needed to turn. At lower speeds, steering is more wandering due to increased wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By base2

I wasn't meaning to suggest that the R5 is: "Just...

I wasn't meaning to suggest that the R5 is: "Just a taller race bike, exactly. Cervelo is a race bike company. Part & Parcel, that is their brand identity. At the time they didn't have a non-race...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By PeteHski

Well whatever stack spacers someone might require...

Well whatever stack spacers someone might require on the Domane, they are going to need another 28 mm of spacers on the Madone for the same height. So unless they have their stem slammed on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By PeteHski

The Madone also has 14 mm longer reach, 28 mm...

The Madone also has 14 mm longer reach, 28 mm lower stack, 25 mm shorter wheelbase, 1.6 degree steeper head angle and 8 mm higher BB. So there are some significant geometry differences.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By PeteHski

When I was comparing my Canyon Endurace against...

When I was comparing my Canyon Endurace against the Ultimate race bike, there were quite a few subtle details that pushed me toward the former:-

1. Slightly higher stack and shorter reach.
2....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By downtube42

Canyon recently removed fender mounts from their...

Canyon recently removed fender mounts from their Endurace bike. The blurb I saw from Canyon explained if you want fenders, go to another model more suited for dirt and gravel than pave. My take was...
12-17-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Iride01

I think the hands off method it's a piss poor way...

I think the hands off method it's a piss poor way to figure out if you got the proper anything. It put's many with way too much saddle setback, and they'd have been better off with a cruiser style...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By Kontact

Cervelo didn't think they were building anything...

Cervelo didn't think they were building anything but a race bike. My point is that there is nothing about race bikes that prevent them from being comfortable and having taller stacks despite having...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By genejockey

I'm not really sure what you're asking. ...

I'm not really sure what you're asking. Endurance, Aero, Race/Climbing are just categories to simplify finding a bike that has certain features. Basically it's a way of describing a certain type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-23, 06:50 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 12,299
Posted By PeteHski

My take is that they ride like slightly more...

My take is that they ride like slightly more comfortable and versatile modern road race bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-23, 06:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,221
Posted By eduskator

Most likely, yes! My average 50km (30mi) ride has...

Most likely, yes! My average 50km (30mi) ride has 800m (2500+ft) of total elevation so both of my derailleurs are solicitated a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,221
Posted By Shadco

On 12speed Di2 I bought a 1.6 meter $25 Di2 wire,...

On 12speed Di2 I bought a 1.6 meter $25 Di2 wire, I pop out the seat post and use the 3rd port on the battery and connect directly to shifter and update the shifters, no adapter required. When...
12-13-23, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 692
Posted By choddo

No itís hydraulic. I think the brake mount...

No itís hydraulic.

I think the brake mount is ok. Itís a Trek Checkpoint. I didnít have too much trouble aligning it. Iím wondering if, when I cleaned the pistons last time, I pulled the brake too...
12-10-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,118
Posted By Eric F

My basic kits for typical local rides. These get...

My basic kits for typical local rides. These get stuffed into my center jersey pocket.

RoadÖ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,338
Views: 350,442
Posted By LAJ

I say fairly hot. Cranks aren't level, aerobars...

I say fairly hot. Cranks aren't level, aerobars do hurt the look. Staging.....

That said, I'm actually surprised on the white tape and saddle on an ultra-endurance bike, as it most assuredly needs...
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