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07-04-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 695
Posted By Sy Reene

I feel a new SNL skit coming soon.. Schwetty...

I feel a new SNL skit coming soon.. Schwetty Bars... :lol:
07-04-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 695
Posted By Sy Reene

I suppose starting from the top, there'd still be...

I suppose starting from the top, there'd still be a choice of clockwise or counterclockwise
07-04-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By Sy Reene

lock your elbows, grab handle, lower yourself by...

lock your elbows, grab handle, lower yourself by bending at the knees.
07-03-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 989
Posted By Sy Reene

If your sweat isn't evaporating before dripping,...

If your sweat isn't evaporating before dripping, you're not riding fast enough.
07-03-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 226
Posted By Sy Reene

Are you using gravity and your body weight to...

Are you using gravity and your body weight to help?
07-03-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Sy Reene

I would also imagine once getting to ~8Nm or...

I would also imagine once getting to ~8Nm or thereabouts, these kinds of handles might be pretty difficult to turn?
07-02-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting, but is "our factory" one that they...

Interesting, but is "our factory" one that they own, or is it "our factory" as in it's the one they buy their stuff from to rebrand and sell?
07-02-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,728
Posted By Sy Reene

It's both new and not new. 12s isn't new (Campy...

It's both new and not new. 12s isn't new (Campy and SRAM have had for a while; 13s even). Di2 isn't obviously new. What's new is there's a larger barrier to entry and no upgrade path (barring...
07-02-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd guess that a lot of things are subcontracted....

I'd guess that a lot of things are subcontracted. For example, do you think there's the bike brand sign on the door of the factory making any of these items sold by these brands?

1. Specialized...
07-02-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,728
Posted By Sy Reene

True. A couple differences though to the past. It...

True. A couple differences though to the past. It remains to be seen if there will continue any mechanical in the top 3 tier groups for Shimano while upping the speeds to the same level.

Different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By Sy Reene

There's the "Elevate" plugin for Strava which is...

There's the "Elevate" plugin for Strava which is nice.. eg gives you this type of info
...
07-02-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,750
Posted By Sy Reene

There is a potential for customer service...

There is a potential for customer service disparity I suppose. I mean, doesn't there have to be some tradeoff when cost between and Canyon and eg. a Spesh for similarly equipped bike can be in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By Sy Reene

How much shifting does a pro TT rider do. I can...

How much shifting does a pro TT rider do. I can obviously imagine that they train to be efficient over a wider spread of RPMs than us mere mortals, to reduce amount of shifting -- finding that a...
07-02-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,728
Posted By Sy Reene

I think that a lot of the impetus for these kind...

I think that a lot of the impetus for these kind of new tech discussions also stem from the new and inherent additional costs that go along with. There is no 12 speed Shimano mech shifting -...
07-02-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Sy Reene

Sounds like for $12 more you could have gotten a...

Sounds like for $12 more you could have gotten a 3rd tire (spare) since the shipping would have then been free?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,161
Posted By Sy Reene

Can anyone decipher what Canyon is doing (how...

Can anyone decipher what Canyon is doing (how they're calculating) their Stack and Reach numbers? Are they including Stems and Spacers (what angles and how many)?
Also, any idea what the latest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20,447
Views: 4,746,349
Posted By Sy Reene

Trying a new but similarly built (to my...

Trying a new but similarly built (to my current/old saddle) saddle; just a bit shorter. So far, so good. Selle Italia SLR Boost Gravel
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Sy Reene

The Holland Exogrid exemplifies the concept IMO ...

The Holland Exogrid exemplifies the concept IMO
...
06-28-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 20,489
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, a bit confusing, but this is because the...

Yeah, a bit confusing, but this is because the Futureshock thing isn't counted as part of the head tube length measurement.
06-28-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Sy Reene

How does that work? I thought CF's natural state...

How does that work? I thought CF's natural state is a very matte appearance. If the clear coat gloss finish is scratched (off) will a polish restore areas to gloss?
06-25-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Sy Reene

Here's an oldie but a goodie classic take on the...

Here's an oldie but a goodie classic take on the question

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1124107-nagging-question-vulcanizing-fluid-just-plain-old-rubber-cement.html
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By Sy Reene

I have a Z20 Mips, don't wear it much. Nothing...

I have a Z20 Mips, don't wear it much. Nothing wrong with it, though it is quite heavy relatively speaking given its MSRP. Comp Cyclist has them at ~$140 atm. About same weight as a comparison, a...
06-24-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 this I use the SAC2 park stuff because...

+1 this
I use the SAC2 park stuff because that's what I happened to buy a few years ago. No avoiding marring to some extent -- I have a CF post in a Ti frame, but same idea. Also use this stuff on...
06-24-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,054
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting. So a tire is generally at its...

Interesting. So a tire is generally at its slowest about 2/3rds of the way through it's lifetime. And for whatever reason, wider tires are impacted to larger degree than narrower tires (not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By Sy Reene

I have a pair these.. and I think they sound like...

I have a pair these.. and I think they sound like they'd go well with your setup. Will give you about $1k back to spend on other stuff. Hunt Sprint Aero ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 999
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd personally refer to it as shifting with...

I'd personally refer to it as shifting with "authority". Or maybe 'without prejudice'
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By Sy Reene

I see your arrows, but none of them point to the...

I see your arrows, but none of them point to the circled area?
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 611
Posted By Sy Reene

Need pictures of the bike to match the aesthetic....

Need pictures of the bike to match the aesthetic. Lots of options for what you're looking for. IMO it comes down to style.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm no CF expert, but that don't look so good.

I'm no CF expert, but that don't look so good.
06-22-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,074
Posted By Sy Reene

Big bike weren't really able to sell the disc...

Big bike weren't really able to sell the disc brake road bike by itself. Nobody was really flocking to them when it was en vogue to be running 23 or 25mm tires. So they pivoted, and so began the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sy Reene

Does Spanx offer any chamois lined options?

Does Spanx offer any chamois lined options?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,781
Posted By Sy Reene

I've never tried cycling shorts. I'm curious...

I've never tried cycling shorts. I'm curious though, how high-waisted are these usually? Are they designed like yoga pant waists or similar? Otherwise, taking a generic picture from behind, would...
06-20-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,173
Posted By Sy Reene

But these are for cities, and while there are...

But these are for cities, and while there are bike lanes on some avenues, most side streets do not have bike lanes.
06-20-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,076
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, not sure why Vittoria seems to have dropped...

Yeah, not sure why Vittoria seems to have dropped their fast touring tires. I think before the Hypers it was the Randonneur Pro, a 120tpi fast and grippy tire. They don't seem to have anything in...
06-20-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,173
Posted By Sy Reene

Coming to a city near you. Where do these e-bikes...

Coming to a city near you. Where do these e-bikes get parked? https://nypost.com/2022/04/01/ups-tries-out-equad-electric-bikes-for-urban-deliveries/
...
06-20-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,173
Posted By Sy Reene

I get it, it just seemed a bit ironic to be...

I get it, it just seemed a bit ironic to be yelled at for moving a somewhat handicapped person around, since the tiny wheelchair wheels were hopeless to run over the cobbles. I guess only 2 wheeled...
06-20-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,173
Posted By Sy Reene

I visited Copenhagen with my elderly folks a few...

I visited Copenhagen with my elderly folks a few years ago. The cycling infrastructure is remarkable. However, whatever you do, don't walk in designated cycling paths. We got some angry remarks, as...
06-20-22, 05:39 AM
06-19-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,075
Posted By Sy Reene

Ever heard of falling on your sword. Just do it...

Ever heard of falling on your sword. Just do it with the pump and as long as you weigh over 100lbs you should be good for inflation.
06-19-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,074
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd suggest that the implication that's been made...

I'd suggest that the implication that's been made somewhere in the above morass is that both brake systems work well enough, and that it's not surprising because fundamentally they're quite similar...
06-19-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe one quick suggestion on your testing. Both...

Maybe one quick suggestion on your testing. Both of you also swap bikes to eliminate the variable of different degrees of fear or risk tolerance?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 796
Posted By Sy Reene

Decided to sorta try a variant of one of these...

Decided to sorta try a variant of one of these out. As mentioned, I have a standard length SP-01 which I really like a lot, but out of interest, and reading through this thread, found from searching...
06-18-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,792
Posted By Sy Reene

Depending on this timeframe to save and buy a new...

Depending on this timeframe to save and buy a new bike, the argument could swing to go get a decent set of TLR wheels, because at least that will transfer over to the new bike -- which unless you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By Sy Reene

for extra on while on a ride, priced though for...

for extra on while on a ride, priced though for convenience
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,288
Posted By Sy Reene

Not exactly the same, but for a frothy...

Not exactly the same, but for a frothy nespresso.. this slides easily into my seat tube. Works and looks good with a Ti frame, a bit out of place if you're doing the CF thing :) .
...
06-16-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Sy Reene

Get a second bike and go back to D-lock+Cable.

Get a second bike and go back to D-lock+Cable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,288
Posted By Sy Reene

If they add LTE, a microphone and a speaker, plus...

If they add LTE, a microphone and a speaker, plus a bit of software to dial, you don't need a phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I realize that, but isn't it somewhat...

Yeah, I realize that, but isn't it somewhat likely that a materials company like Swisstop (Borflex Rex) would also be leaned on by the likes of SRAM for disc brake pads given the preexisting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,019
Posted By Sy Reene

pic assists ...

pic assists
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,072
Posted By Sy Reene

Just guessing that if that vintage of a rim, it...

Just guessing that if that vintage of a rim, it was meant to take wire-bead tires. Not sure what you tried though -- I assume you were using tubes though and not trying a tubeless setup?
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