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02-16-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By chaadster

Strong riding! It's great to hear that you've...

Strong riding! It's great to hear that you've had success like that! Keep on rockin'!
02-15-24, 03:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,043
Posted By chaadster

Physiologically, I have no idea if it’s easier to...

Physiologically, I have no idea if it’s easier to make power indoor or out, but I’ve never felt there was much of a difference. It’s hard to tell, though, because I mostly do structured rides indoor...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By chaadster

That apparent texture in the fairing portion of...

That apparent texture in the fairing portion of the rim, visible in the warning label pic, is unlike any CF finish I’ve seen, and exactly like many aluminum rim finishes. Also the fit of the fairing...
01-13-24, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By chaadster

I’m surprised by this. I’ve been an all season...

I’m surprised by this. I’ve been an all season commuter and sport cyclist for almost 40 years and haven’t had water problems with lights in decades. I haven’t used a hi-power headlamp in rain for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,998
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, there are lot of variables which will...

Yeah, there are lot of variables which will affect your average cadence, from terrain, wind conditions, urban roads vs. rural, whether you ride in a group, gearing and cassette gaps, and even the...
01-07-24, 06:54 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,254
Posted By chaadster

Since when did Strava have ads?? I’ve never seen...

Since when did Strava have ads?? I’ve never seen one… Brand-sponsored Challenges, yes, but that’s clearly not what you’re talking about.
01-06-24, 04:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,254
Posted By chaadster

Geez, Strava says I’ve been a subscriber since...

Geez, Strava says I’ve been a subscriber since 2013, so I’m pretty anchored. I have user profiles with Garmin Connect, RidewithGPS, TrainingPeaks, SRAM AXS, Wahoo, and lord knows what else, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-24, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By chaadster

scot have you tried gloves designed for women? ...

scot have you tried gloves designed for women?

Although unisex sizing, my favorite gloves, MAAP Pro Race Mitts, use a fairly rare construction technique built around the unique Elastic Interface...
01-03-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,945
Posted By chaadster

Is that what it said? I didn't read it really...

Is that what it said? I didn't read it really closely and perhaps missed the discussion about application of torque throughout the stroke, but it does say\:

Therefore in stronger cyclists force...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,077
Posted By chaadster

That's another potential problem area: the...

That's another potential problem area: the interface of the valve and the rim. Some of the rubber gasket shapes on the valves don't sit nicely with the rim bed, and can be hard to secure tightly to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,077
Posted By chaadster

Air retention is really dependent on tire...

Air retention is really dependent on tire construction, in particular whether there is an air retaining barrier element, but also things like the amount of rubber on the tread and sidewalls. Highly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By chaadster

A 1x could never pass as “do it all” by my...

A 1x could never pass as “do it all” by my reckoning, but it could be “general purpose” depending on how and where and by who it’s ridden. I have a trio of 1x bikes, and they’re not even close to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 923
Posted By chaadster

For training and serious riding, there is nothing...

For training and serious riding, there is nothing to recommend a phone over a dedicated cyclocomputer.

Since you’ve been out of the game awhile, I’d suggest the Wahoo Bolt as an excellent way to...
12-28-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 637
Posted By chaadster

To that point, I’m running the Hutchinson Fusion...

To that point, I’m running the Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance 28mm tubeless this winter, and the wet weather performance has been quite good, I feel. It uses their 11Storm compound, which I don’t...
12-22-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,389
Posted By chaadster

Oh! Well that explains some things! Hers sounds...

Oh! Well that explains some things! Hers sounds like an amazing story. Thanks for putting me hip.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,894
Posted By chaadster

Hmm, I never had thought to fear anything; I have...

Hmm, I never had thought to fear anything; I have my steel ‘12 Breezer Venturi on a ‘16 Wahoo Kickr (2nd gen). The Kickr is rated to over 2,000w, so I figured it was good to go…and it feels fine and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-23, 10:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 41,894
Posted By chaadster

That’s similar to my situation. I can hit 1400w...

That’s similar to my situation. I can hit 1400w peak sprints without too much trouble— I was Zwifting in Makuri Islands and did 1408w peak just the day before yesterday, in fact— but because I weigh...
12-15-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 725
Posted By chaadster

It's somewhat of an aside, but it's nifty that...

It's somewhat of an aside, but it's nifty that Favero Assioma calibrate/zero offset automatically. It can be done manually, but the automatic procedure will overwrite the manual values, so there is...
12-07-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,493
Posted By chaadster

That’s a subjective assessment, and not at all...

That’s a subjective assessment, and not at all the same as your previous assertion that “functionally they’re all the same.” If for your needs and expectations a million work perfectly, I won’t...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,998
Posted By chaadster

You can if the Wahoo app is paired to the bike,...

You can if the Wahoo app is paired to the bike, and relevant to the thread, it also reports torque, so you can look at the average torque for the entire ride, or specify the period or duration within...
12-06-23, 04:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,493
Posted By chaadster

Oh, c’mon…you must know that’s not true! ...

Oh, c’mon…you must know that’s not true!

Have you never used a minitool where the pieces came loose, flopped around, and mad tightening a bolt an exercise in herding sheep? Or how about one that...
12-05-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,493
Posted By chaadster

What's best totally depends, primarily, on which...

What's best totally depends, primarily, on which fasteners and components you have on your bike. For example, if you've a modern bike which only uses Allen and Torx bolts, you don't need a tool with...
12-03-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,051
Posted By chaadster

Yeah, a 250w FTP in a 136lbs package would be a...

Yeah, a 250w FTP in a 136lbs package would be a real climbing weapon!
12-02-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,943
Posted By chaadster

Well talking about "tried and true," let's...

Well talking about "tried and true," let's remember that index and integrated (aka brifters) are not only 39 and 36 years old respectively, but the tech is also been totally dominant virtually since...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,668
Posted By chaadster

Those welds are very, very impressive! That’s...

Those welds are very, very impressive! That’s craftsmanship!

The King cages, at 28g, are light, but ridiculously light belongs to Supacaz Fly cages at 18g. They’re very good, too, great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 906
Posted By chaadster

Light is right! Enjoy the ride; it is handsome. ...

Light is right! Enjoy the ride; it is handsome. Those Lun Hypers are light; I have some too, and they’ve been amazing.

Should you ever consider power meter pedals, it might be nice to know that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By chaadster

I’ve been road tubeless for about 11 years and...

I’ve been road tubeless for about 11 years and this past season rolled the new Michelin Power Cup 25mm tires, which really impressed me on every level. Cornering stability,comfort, predictability,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,953
Posted By chaadster

Yes, if you rode on a really flat tire, that...

Yes, if you rode on a really flat tire, that would almost certainly damage the tire. In your case, IRC uses a butyl liner on the inside of the casing precisely to enhance air pressure holding, so...
10-23-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,646
Posted By chaadster

Mine’s a work in progress as I make some mods to...

Mine’s a work in progress as I make some mods to this ‘91 Serotta Colorado 2 built up in ‘93 with Campagnolo Record 8speed.

So far I’ve changed out the 3T Prima 280 bars for Soma Hwy One and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,668
Posted By chaadster

Caliwild Nothing— not style, trends, or aero...

Caliwild Nothing— not style, trends, or aero optimization— trumps getting out and doin’ the do! The most absolutely cool cats I know are the folks in their 80s who still saddle up and ride. Knock...
10-18-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 896
Posted By chaadster

I gave up on studded tires in the early ‘90s;...

I gave up on studded tires in the early ‘90s; they were monsteous hogs back then, and even on hardpack snow streets, a little technique was worth 5lbs of studded rubber, especially when the salt...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-23, 04:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,668
Posted By chaadster

Caliwild regarding the Enve logo, you could get...

Caliwild regarding the Enve logo, you could get vinyl overlays to color-change the logo. There’s a shop called Bikingroots.com that does some impressive work like that, so maybe reaching out to them...
10-13-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,051
Posted By chaadster

On the matter of smart trainers, ERG, and...

On the matter of smart trainers, ERG, and hyper-structured workouts, as someone who has been doing hyper-structured, power-based workouts on dumb trainers for almost 15 years, and having had a smart...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,668
Posted By chaadster

Nice!!!

Nice!!!
10-05-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 868
Posted By chaadster

One of the things I most like about TPU generally...

One of the things I most like about TPU generally is that it’s highly resistant to sudden, catastrophic deflation. In addition to being puncture resistant, it’s hard to tear, so punctures and cuts...
10-02-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,603
Posted By chaadster

A romanticized version of Brooks to be sure. ...

A romanticized version of Brooks to be sure. “The company” was sold to Raleigh’s investment group in the 1960s, was sold and liquidated in the late ‘90s, and revived in ‘02, as noted upthread, by...
09-26-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,662
Posted By chaadster

Boy, e-biking is just not something that fusses...

Boy, e-biking is just not something that fusses me at all.

They’re all over town here in Ann Arbor, but for whatever reason, I don’t experience all the bad behavior or the speed hungry, reckless...
09-24-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,653
Posted By chaadster

Thanks for the tips and insight! I didn’t...

Thanks for the tips and insight!

I didn’t mean to totally bad-mouth the bars as ugly, it’s just that for me, the position of the levers downhill, so to speak, is the issue. I really prefer the...
09-24-23, 04:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,653
Posted By chaadster

Thanks! You’re right; dunno what I was...

Thanks!

You’re right; dunno what I was thinking there! I’ll see if I can request a move to C&V from the mods. Siu Blue Wind , can you help with that?
09-23-23, 09:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,653
Posted By chaadster

Whoa! Those Ibis Ti stems were the bee’s knees...

Whoa! Those Ibis Ti stems were the bee’s knees back in the day, and they were Gary Helfrich designs, a guy who’s contribution to the American road scene puts him in the elite pantheon, if you ask...
09-23-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,653
Posted By chaadster

Thanks. Maybe I am weighting the novelty of its...

Thanks. Maybe I am weighting the novelty of its timecapsule quality too much, but I’m seeing what’s happening over in the MTB world with bikes from this period, and originality is paramount to value,...
09-23-23, 06:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,653
Posted By chaadster

Pristine ‘91 Serotta Colorado 2: what to do?!

In a stroke of good fortune, a friend messaged me the other day asking if I wanted their old ‘91 Serotta Colorado II. The name alone was enough to make me want to say yes, but the accompanying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By chaadster

It does seem like very unusual wear to the...

It does seem like very unusual wear to the chainring finish for Campagnolo generally speaking, but perhaps they used a different type of black coating on Potenza than they do on the higher tier...
09-21-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By chaadster

I’m not sure of exactly how this mounting...

I’m not sure of exactly how this mounting scenario goes, but I’d bet it will almost certainly cause scratching and dulling of the finish.

The way those water bottle boss mounts works is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By chaadster

Sweet! Kudos!

Sweet! Kudos!
09-17-23, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By chaadster

I don’t know how much of the issue is due to the...

I don’t know how much of the issue is due to the tire being used and how much is just the typical vagaries of wheel and tire compatibility, but there may be some tricks you can use to get it on.
...
09-16-23, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By chaadster

Is that an accurate take on BQ bikes? I thought...

Is that an accurate take on BQ bikes? I thought the main point of BQ was to highlight bikes and gear which are extremely versatile; bikes able to go fast or slow, deliver comfort, that have tire...
09-14-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By chaadster

BQ is not for me, either, and I’ve never...

BQ is not for me, either, and I’ve never subscribed, but I do get my interest in the esoteric sated at the fringes, running into BQ/Heine content indirectly in various places around the web. I’m not...
09-11-23, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By chaadster

Thanks! I probably am giving up on an...

Thanks!

I probably am giving up on an opportunity for some compliance with the seatpost, but yeah, I was on the “matching set or die” train!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By chaadster

lyle.coop are you using lightweight butyl tubes,...

lyle.coop are you using lightweight butyl tubes, perhaps? They may be very fragile, and are getting compromised by even brief pinching between tire bead and rim. I mean, you’re a vet, so you know...
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