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07-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,708
Posted By msu2001la

That's happening too. Belt drives and CVT style...

That's happening too. Belt drives and CVT style gearing are popular on commuter style bikes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By msu2001la

I have a Bell Z20 Mips. To be frank, I don't...

I have a Bell Z20 Mips. To be frank, I don't understand why this helmet is $200. It's fine - I wouldn't describe it as heavy but it's also not feather weight. Bell lists it as 310g. Ventilation?...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,362
Posted By msu2001la

Ultegra Di2 shifters/brakes on an otherwise 105...

Ultegra Di2 shifters/brakes on an otherwise 105 Di2 groupset probably makes the most sense for a budget rim brake Di2 build, but I was thinking more about OEM spec builds. From that perspective,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,362
Posted By msu2001la

Disc brake only. I'm surprised by that,...

Disc brake only. I'm surprised by that, considering Shimano still makes rim brake versions of Ultegra and Dura Ace Di2.

Also, this makes me wonder how much longer 11sp mechanical Ultegra will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By msu2001la

The RT56 rotors came with the bike. The groupset...

The RT56 rotors came with the bike. The groupset is GRX800, though I'm pretty sure the brake calipers are actually GRX400. Shimano's GRX product page does say that RT64 rotors are recommended for the...
06-29-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By msu2001la

Also this.

Also this.
06-29-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By msu2001la

I can't tell if this is supposed to be an...

I can't tell if this is supposed to be an existential question, or if you're literally asking why I responded to the OP's post.

It's a bike forum on the internet where bike related things get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By msu2001la

Both wheelsets are used on the same bike, resin...

Both wheelsets are used on the same bike, resin pads. I should add that the XT rotors are on a carbon wheelset whereas the RT56 are on alloy wheels. The carbon wheels might just amplify the sound a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By msu2001la

I have XT (MT-800) rotors on one wheelset and...

I have XT (MT-800) rotors on one wheelset and cheaper Shimano RT-56 rotors on another. Both are used with GRX brakes - the only difference I notice is that the XT rotors are louder and have a bit...
06-29-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By msu2001la

Back in my MTB days I ran a slightly wider tire...

Back in my MTB days I ran a slightly wider tire on the front, narrower on the rear, for the same reasons stated above.
06-29-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know how to solve your brake problem, but...

I don't know how to solve your brake problem, but that diagram is one of the best illustrations of a problem I've ever seen on this forum. Well done!
06-29-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,538
Posted By msu2001la

This seems like a weird conclusion. If the...

This seems like a weird conclusion. If the cyclist (whom you describe as "obviously not a cyclist") was wearing a helmet, he still would've ended up in the exact same situation - face planting,...
06-20-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By msu2001la

Is the bed of a Ford Ranger (the truck that the...

Is the bed of a Ford Ranger (the truck that the OP mentions) long enough to fit a bike with both wheels on (i.e. cargo strapped)? I kind of doubt it.
Your neighbor's truck doesn't look like it...
06-20-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By msu2001la

1. I'm rarely traveling with two adult bikes plus...

1. I'm rarely traveling with two adult bikes plus the kid's bike.
2. There is zero chance I'd be comfortable tying my kids bike to my bike (carbon fiber frame/wheels/etc) and then driving at highway...
06-20-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 342
Posted By msu2001la

I've yet to find a way to carry a 16" kids bike...

I've yet to find a way to carry a 16" kids bike on a roof rack. The fork spacing is too narrow to use standard QR style fork-mounted roof racks and the wheel size is too small for my Yakima Highroad...
06-20-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By msu2001la

My tubeless setups all go flat after a few months...

My tubeless setups all go flat after a few months of inactivity.

If I were the OP, I'd definitely remove the tires from the wheels, and clean out the old/dried up sealant first. It's likely to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. Yes, I was thinking new bike builds...

Agreed. Yes, I was thinking new bike builds specifically. If there's a 12sp and/or Di2 version of 105 next year, I can't imagine any bike manufacturers would still spec 11sp Ultegra R8000, even if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,229
Posted By msu2001la

I'm sure TPC does occasionally lower their prices...

I'm sure TPC does occasionally lower their prices on bikes that have been listed for a long time. I'm not surprised that they adhere to a "no haggle" pricing structure though. This is part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not worried about replacement parts...

I'm not worried about replacement parts availability. I get that Shimano will keep making R8000 for a while and parts will be available for a long time.

I'm mostly just curious if manufacturers...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,229
Posted By msu2001la

There are shops that specialize in carbon and...

There are shops that specialize in carbon and titanium frame repairs, right? I wouldn't expect an LBS to be able to do this work in-house, but hopefully they'd help put you in contact with these...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,402
Posted By msu2001la

How long will new road bikes be sold with Ultegra R8000 (11sp) mechanical?

Ultegra R8100 was released last August, so coming up on 1 year. Just scanning big bike brand websites, it looks like most now list carbon road bike models with Ultegra R8100 (Di2 only) and a few also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,071
Posted By msu2001la

I agree with this, but it's also worth noting...

I agree with this, but it's also worth noting that this concern isn't exclusive to rims/tires. There are a myriad of high end bike parts that are equally (or more) dangerous in the wrong hands.
...
06-15-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By msu2001la

Here's a handy graphic: ...

Here's a handy graphic:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/791x1024/specialized_scs_hub_e1442088427575_1024x1024_e9e35eac8c568cd245012a33029d5817ce8bc088.jpg
06-15-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By msu2001la

Specialized used this design on disc...

Specialized used this design on disc road/CX/gravel bikes for a few years in the mid 2010's when road disc was still emerging, before the industry settled on 142mm TA as the road disc standard....
06-13-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,791
Posted By msu2001la

I'm sure there are exceptions, but OEM wheelsets...

I'm sure there are exceptions, but OEM wheelsets on bikes in this price range are generally overbuilt, heavy and often have low quality hubs, etc. Most gravel bikes in this price range are shipping...
06-13-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,076
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure a Porsche 911 Turbo towing a...

I'm pretty sure a Porsche 911 Turbo towing a travel trailer will still be faster than an AMG E63 wagon towing a travel trailer.
06-13-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By msu2001la

You'll need a new XD/XDR driver as well as a new...

You'll need a new XD/XDR driver as well as a new SRAM AXS 12 speed cassette to install on the Wahoo Kickr Core. You'll also need the necessary tools to remove the Shimano cassette, driver and install...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,071
Posted By msu2001la

My tubeless tires generally stay seated on my...

My tubeless tires generally stay seated on my hookless rims when deflated. Topping off sealant is no different than on my hooked rims.

My hookless rims are easier to mount tires on, but I'm not...
06-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,791
Posted By msu2001la

Sure, I suppose any upgrade could theoretically...

Sure, I suppose any upgrade could theoretically be moved to the next bike, but the next bike isn't likely to need a brake upgrade.

On the other hand, the $400-$500 wheelsets mentioned above would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By msu2001la

I can only imagine how difficult mounting...

I can only imagine how difficult mounting tubeless gatorskin tires will be.
06-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,791
Posted By msu2001la

I'm surprised by all the people suggesting...

I'm surprised by all the people suggesting upgrading the brakes. Spending $400+ on a $750 bike to go from mechanical disc to hydro disc seems crazy to me.

A $400-$500 investment in some entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,071
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe. I'm just a consumer who occasionally posts...

Maybe. I'm just a consumer who occasionally posts on the internet. There are industry insiders here who probably have more direct insight on this.
I don't recall seeing many aero carbon wheels from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,071
Posted By msu2001la

I'm far more concerned about the carbon steerer...

I'm far more concerned about the carbon steerer on my bike suddenly snapping than I am about my 28mm tubeless tires at 60psi blowing off of my hookless rims. I get that there are people out there who...
06-13-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,195
Posted By msu2001la

This isn't a new phenomenon though. I grew up in...

This isn't a new phenomenon though. I grew up in the 1980's and went to college in the 1990's. Every kid I knew from middle school and beyond owned a mountain bike. College freshmen at my large state...
06-13-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By msu2001la

I have a friend who bought (paid in full) a Trek...

I have a friend who bought (paid in full) a Trek Checkpoint in Oct 2021 from a local bike shop, and still doesn't have it. It was originally supposed to arrive in Feb. Then April. Then...

I...
06-10-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By msu2001la

Deep section aero carbon road wheels are not...

Deep section aero carbon road wheels are not built for compliance or ride quality. If that is what you seek, maybe check out something like the Zipp XPLR 101:...
06-08-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By msu2001la

I posted another thread on here a while back...

I posted another thread on here a while back about the weight difference between my older aluminum CX bike and my newer carbon fiber CX bike. I was surprised that my new carbon fiber Cannondale...
06-02-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By msu2001la

This looks nice. I wish they used a matching...

This looks nice. I wish they used a matching silver color for the plastic bits in the derailleur.

Does this still have the grippy soft texture on the levers? The finish on my black GRX shifters...
06-02-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 788
Posted By msu2001la

You're the seller, so you can do whatever you...

You're the seller, so you can do whatever you want, but you should make sure your expectations are clear before you meet up with a buyer and start making demands that they hand over cash.

From a...
05-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By msu2001la

I have an older rim brake CX bike with cantilever...

I have an older rim brake CX bike with cantilever brakes and carbon wheels. The braking performance in wet weather is really bad. As others noted, it takes a few seconds before the pads start to...
05-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,069
Posted By msu2001la

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides...

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides it. She loves it - does 4-5 classes a week and has been doing that regularly as a substitute to a monthly gym membership (which we both dropped in...
05-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By msu2001la

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have,...

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have, this conversation would be a lot more straightforward.
05-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By msu2001la

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little...

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little slits in it like this?
...
05-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By msu2001la

Unless Fed Ex is collecting a credit application...

Unless Fed Ex is collecting a credit application with social security number and verifying identities, it's not the same thing at all.

You continue to miss the point that Fed Ex's practice of...
05-20-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By msu2001la

That doesn't answer my question. A large...

That doesn't answer my question.

A large company paying for services and then invoicing individuals after the fact with little or no verified information is not a typical business practice. Our...
05-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By msu2001la

Unsecured credit cards are only issued after a...

Unsecured credit cards are only issued after a bank approves an application that includes verified personal contact info and a credit check. Fed Ex is seemingly sending bills to people months after...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. Asking a bike shop to...

Agree with all of this. Asking a bike shop to troubleshoot a problem with a bike isn't pestering, it's business. If a bike shop is annoyed with customers who come in with problems they don't know how...
05-20-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By msu2001la

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation...

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation before paying. This isn't some kind of crazy culture war position to take.
05-20-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By msu2001la

Not trying to be snarky, but it seems like the...

Not trying to be snarky, but it seems like the solution is to stop making adjustments to it after you've inserted it?
05-19-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,957
Posted By msu2001la

In fairness, it does seem strange that a company...

In fairness, it does seem strange that a company like Fed Ex would provide a service like this to random customers (i.e. not someone who has an account set up with them) and allow them to take...
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