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02-24-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,476
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

How it feels to ride AdZ at 100% depends on what...

How it feels to ride AdZ at 100% depends on what gearing is on your bike.
You could have an 11S 53/39 11/26 & it would be a real challenge because you'd probably be grinding out at 50-60 RPM.
But...
04-29-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,655
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Battaglin Portofino R...

Battaglin Portofino R (https://officinabattaglin.com/products/custom-steel-bikes/portofino-r/)

...
10-16-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,707
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

There are a few streets in my area that hit 25% -...

There are a few streets in my area that hit 25% - 30% for short periods,
but the steepest climb of any significant length that I've done is the Mt Washington Auto Road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,078
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I love to do hills, and I've got a very light...

I love to do hills, and I've got a very light frame/bike.
2019 Emonda SLR/Sram Red22 eTap, XXX wheels etc.
Under 13.5 lbs with pedals/cages etc.
It definitely makes a difference on hills, but only...
05-11-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

One thing comes to mind: What is and what...

One thing comes to mind:


What is and what should never be.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,900
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

If you have to ask then you already know the...

If you have to ask then you already know the answer.
01-31-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,107
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I never noticed that elevation data doesn't show...

I never noticed that elevation data doesn't show up in GC or on my 530.
I could just add it in via editing.
I don't use Training Peaks.
01-30-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,107
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I've been using Apple TV for two seasons, after...

I've been using Apple TV for two seasons, after using a PC laptop.
ATV is much better. It's easier, quicker to start & quicker to update.
The remote is not good and can be frustrating to use,...
12-31-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,612
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I built this, it's got a half-round piece of wood...

I built this, it's got a half-round piece of wood on the bottom, and HD foam pads under the legs.
I can adjust the level of tilt by adjusting the feet on the Kickr's legs.
The tilt is just enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,045
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I was pretty frustrated with this too, but...

I was pretty frustrated with this too, but recently there have been some changes.
AXS Red & Force (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/11/sram-introduces-backward-compatibility-for-11-speed-etap-users/)...
10-27-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,037
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

You're off to a good start, but if you didn't...

You're off to a good start, but if you didn't complete the 20-minute test at 294w you don't have an FTP of 3.6 w/kg.

If you did, it would be .95 x 294w = 273w or 3.42 w/kg.

20 minutes is the...
10-11-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,638
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

If this is the case then the chain is well past...

If this is the case then the chain is well past the point of needing to be replaced.
Wipe it down & re-lube every 100-200 miles.
Ideally I wipe it down & re-lube, let it sit overnight then wipe it...
10-10-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,638
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I'm always surprised when I read that people get...

I'm always surprised when I read that people get two or three chains per cassette.
I keep my chain pretty clean and check it regularly for wear.
I get ~2,500 miles on a chain and change it at most...
09-11-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,020
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Yes, the Domane has gotten heavier with each new...

Yes, the Domane has gotten heavier with each new generation. I had a 2014 ProjectOne Six Series (rim brake), which weighed 15 lbs with pedals & cages.
It was a perfect combination of endurance-race...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,781
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Specialized should have delivered on the existing...

Specialized should have delivered on the existing orders, and not taken new ones.
This shows no respect for its customers.
They have a history of aggressive business tactics,
remember their attack...
09-11-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,020
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I've got a 2021 Domane SLR with the integrated...

I've got a 2021 Domane SLR with the integrated storage, and it's an excellent feature. It keeps a flat kit & mini-tool out of sight, and there's room for more if needed.
I haven't heard a rattle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,465
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Favero's are excellent, and very easy to transfer...

Favero's are excellent, and very easy to transfer between bikes.
The new Garmin's look excellent as well,
06-28-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,034
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

If it's slower it's not your better bike.

If it's slower it's not your better bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 14,968
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I gotta agree. I tried Schwalbe Pro One's, and...

I gotta agree.
I tried Schwalbe Pro One's, and although I really liked the smoothness of the ride, I grew tired of cleaning sealant off my frame after most rides.
The tires got small holes on...
04-05-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,973
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

This one ...

This one (https://www.nashbar.com/spin-doctor-torque-wrench-set-sd-tw/p914535) from Nashbar (which is sold under different brands from different retailers) works great.
I've used it for years....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,921
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

This'll never be settled. Go with which one has...

This'll never be settled.
Go with which one has the style of shifting that you like better.
Weight used to be a consideration, but 12-speed Sram eTap has fattened up a bit.

Personally, I like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,023
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I've used L/R balance as an aid during recovery...

I've used L/R balance as an aid during recovery from a bad injury.
I also use it to detect when I'm beginning to fatigue, my balance shifts when I'm overtraining.
I'm typically 51/49, 50/50 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

That's what I thought, I'm just not sure if I'll...

That's what I thought, I'm just not sure if I'll feel the difference in frame size, not sure if the bike will feel smaller.
Even if I do feel a difference, it may be because I'll be going from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,889
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Cadence more than position, glutes are more...

Cadence more than position, glutes are more efficient at a lower cadence, quads at a higher cadence.


Same here, but when I do a longer ride on flat(-ish) ground at a relative high-power for me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,889
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

In my experience it makes a huge difference. I...

In my experience it makes a huge difference. I had a coach teach me how to isolate the glutes for sustained climbing, which takes a lot of practice.
Once I learned how to do this, my climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,889
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

The challenges of training for hills on flats is...

The challenges of training for hills on flats is where the power comes from, and how momentum affects power output.
The glutes are used for sustained climbing, and it can be difficult to engage them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,140
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Geez, Why does anyone get so effing passionate...

Geez,
Why does anyone get so effing passionate about what anyone else likes?
I don't like Specialized bikes, I like Trek's.
I'm not a fan of Shimano, I like Sram.
One of my best cycling (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,140
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

OTOH, I couldn't care less what someone else...

OTOH, I couldn't care less what someone else thinks looks good on their own bike, whether it's brand, color, Sram, Campy, Shimano, etc.
All of that is too subjective. If the owner likes it, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,140
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I'm pretty picky with looks of my bikes, but only...

I'm pretty picky with looks of my bikes, but only for my main bike.
I ordered that one bought Trek's Project One program, and had them do a paint job that wasn't offered at the time, it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

There's no need to change the BB & headset...

There's no need to change the BB & headset bearings more than every few years.
I've got a 2014 Domane with ~35,000 miles on it.
I take good care of it, but it is ridden in the rain at times.
I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,259
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Odd behavior by another cyclist when I take "his" KOM

I'm I fan of Strava, mostly for the social aspects of seeing my friends rides & also to track some popular segments that we all share. It's great to go up against my friends on those, there are about...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 17,995
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

The Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb...

The Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb (http://www.mwarbh.org/)

7.6 miles, average grade of 12%, an extended section about 2/3 of the way up at ~18% and hits 22% just before the finish...
06-17-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

There is a thread somewhere, along with YouTube...

There is a thread somewhere, along with YouTube videos that show this setup.
I was going to use it for a hill climb setup, with a 50/34 & 11/36, Sram Red 11-speed shifters & a long-cage exact...
03-08-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,895
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I put squares of HD packing foam under the feet...

I put squares of HD packing foam under the feet of the Kickr, which provide just a little side to side & minimal fore/aft movement, but enough to soften the ride and take stress off of the bike & me....
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