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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 709
Posted By aliasfox

Re: Trek shops. I don't mind them in principle -...

Re: Trek shops. I don't mind them in principle - why would another bike shop be a problem? It's that they're edging out multi-brand stores that carry non Trek, non Bontrager branded items. Not to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By aliasfox

Fair; my cadence is usually in the low 80s RPM,...

Fair; my cadence is usually in the low 80s RPM, so you can tack on 10% to your speeds if you're hitting the benchmark 90 RPM that I hear so much about.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 709
Posted By aliasfox

Yeah, keep the bike - this is something that...

Yeah, keep the bike - this is something that should be able to be corrected via cockpit tweaks. In fact, this was Giantís whole deal with compact geometry - using stems and seatpost a to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By aliasfox

Not saying I've seen it yet (only ~350 miles on...

Not saying I've seen it yet (only ~350 miles on these hubs, hoping for another ~65mi on Fri...), it just feels reasonable to me to distribute the forces as much as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 709
Posted By aliasfox

That bike looks like a 56cm. Even if you were...

That bike looks like a 56cm. Even if you were younger and more flexible, a 56cm with relatively racy geometry would feel a bit aggressive. Example: I'm 5'10", and I'm quite comfortable on a 55cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By aliasfox

I cruise between 18-20mph, or about 29-33kph. I...

I cruise between 18-20mph, or about 29-33kph. I do this with a 50T ring up front, and between 13-16T out back, depending on terrain. That leaves me gear ratios between 3.33-3.85, driving a 28mm rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 709
Posted By aliasfox

Aging definitely blows. And I'm only 37. I...

Aging definitely blows. And I'm only 37.

I would recommend against lowering the seat - you want it to be low enough that your hips aren't rocking and so you're able to drop your heel at the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 709
Posted By aliasfox

That looks like a 7-degree rise stem. I'd...

That looks like a 7-degree rise stem. I'd consider three things:
- See if your LBS will loan you a 30-degree rise stem for you to try out for a ride. With a 100mm stem, that could raise your bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By aliasfox

The PG1170 arrived earlier, and I just installed...

The PG1170 arrived earlier, and I just installed it between meetings. No need to adjust the limit screws, and almost no hesitancy going up/down the cassette on the stand - where the Miche would only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By aliasfox

I thought that too, so I picked up a new SRAM Red...

I thought that too, so I picked up a new SRAM Red chain right after my first ride on the new wheels and cassette. The new chain helps a bit, but still nowhere near as consistent as it used to be with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By aliasfox

Likewise. I would've been happy to spend for an...

Likewise. I would've been happy to spend for an Ultegra cassette (at which point if the bike doesn't shift, it's definitely my fault), as the entire rest of the Lynskey is Ultegra... but Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By aliasfox

- The limit screws ought to be set correctly. The...

- The limit screws ought to be set correctly. The inside limit is set such that the chain doesn't pop off the big cog into the spokes, and the outside limit is set just enough so that the chain falls...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By aliasfox

So here's a ~350mi update. Love the new wheels....

So here's a ~350mi update. Love the new wheels. Acceleration seems more eager, but cruising at 18mph just seems easier. Unfortunately, the bike had to be somewhere else for a couple of months, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By aliasfox

Only thing for you to do is to ride it. The...

Only thing for you to do is to ride it.

The absolute basics deal with the seatpost and the stem. If you can get proper leg extension on the current post without going beyond the Ďminimum insertí...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By aliasfox

A Fairlight Strael in 56T has similar geo. As...

A Fairlight Strael in 56T has similar geo.
As does a Jamis Ventura in 56, if you're looking for something entry level - this actually has a 376mm reach, so you could probably use a 60mm stem on it!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By aliasfox

I hate to be the one to say it, but I think it...

I hate to be the one to say it, but I think it might be time that this thread gets closed. I'm not sure the original premise was positioned in a way that allowed for good discourse, and while the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By aliasfox

If nothing else, clipless allows me to use stiff...

If nothing else, clipless allows me to use stiff soled shoes. My feet get tired in under 10-15 miles if I try riding (with effort) in sneakers. My semi-stiff Velosambas with SPDs can go for up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 738
Posted By aliasfox

I wonder why the previous owner went through the...

I wonder why the previous owner went through the process of removing the 30? I didn’t use the 30T on my Bianchi for over a decade, but leaving it on never bothered me (and it was a godsend when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 738
Posted By aliasfox

That's the one! It's not the longest climb, but...

That's the one! It's not the longest climb, but it has a grade that just won't quit! That said, rising up 800ft, almost straight up from the shoreline, is a magnificent site. I rode it twice as part...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 738
Posted By aliasfox

A 30T ring might be too low if your cassette goes...

A 30T ring might be too low if your cassette goes up to a 30, but your cassette right now looks to be a 25T. 30/25 = a gear ratio of 1.2; that's pretty close to a 34/28 (1.21). It's also a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 738
Posted By aliasfox

Before changing out cassette or cranks, you may...

Before changing out cassette or cranks, you may want to double check how much wear is on the chain. A chain checker would do this, but a ruler should be able to tell you as well. If you put one pin...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By aliasfox

I would try a taller stem (or an extra spacer, if...

I would try a taller stem (or an extra spacer, if your steerer's long enough) before trying a shorter stem. If your back feels fine with a 90mm stem, it might feel cramped with a 70mm. A buddy of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By aliasfox

Does the Equilibrium use a press-fit BB? I looked...

Does the Equilibrium use a press-fit BB? I looked at the Volare (available in stainless... drool...), but I always found the press-fit BB odd in a steel frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By aliasfox

Oh right - Fairlight's disc only. Got carried...

Oh right - Fairlight's disc only. Got carried away there. A buddy of mine has been dragging his feet on ordering one, despite settling on that as his next bike for the past many many months...

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By aliasfox

I don't think I see anything in here that makes...

I don't think I see anything in here that makes me think the bike's been crashed - the new rear wheel, maybe? There's some paint wear on the fork, which could just as easily have come from locking it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By aliasfox

Ribble's Endurance 725 is under $1k for...

Ribble's Endurance 725 is under $1k for frame/fork.

Fairlight makes a handful of nice frames (very well reviewed) for $1300, I think?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By aliasfox

If the drivetrain works, don't touch it aside...

If the drivetrain works, don't touch it aside from cables. Old cassette and chainrings have worn at the same rate as the old chain, so while it might not be the fastest shifter on the block, it'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By aliasfox

Do you mean you have to reach your fingers too...

Do you mean you have to reach your fingers too far to get to the brakes? Or that it's too far to reach the tops of the hoods to brake? If the brake levers themselves are a bit too far, you should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 856
Posted By aliasfox

Not many quiet freehubs out there these days, but...

Not many quiet freehubs out there these days, but might want to take a look at Campagnolo and Shimano wheels. I donít know how many of their hubs come standalone, but by reputation, those two are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By aliasfox

Unless you have relatively short legs for your...

Unless you have relatively short legs for your height (judging by seat height), your stem is probably pretty close. Try riding on the tops of the bars vs the hoods, which will give you an idea with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By aliasfox

Great! Is the current stem too long/short?

Great! Is the current stem too long/short?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By aliasfox

My reference point is the 18lbs Cannondale that I...

My reference point is the 18lbs Cannondale that I built up last year. NOS 2016 CAAD8 frame and fork for $500, SRAM Force drivetrain with a Praxis Zayante S crank, Campy Zonda wheels, entry level...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By aliasfox

I like the Campagnolo Zondas I have on my...

I like the Campagnolo Zondas I have on my Cannondale. They’re under $400 for the set, spin well, and don’t have much flex as far as I can tell. I’m about 193lbs these days, and I like to pretend I’m...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By aliasfox

Weird, I didn't think anybody really used miles...

Weird, I didn't think anybody really used miles anymore, outside the US and a few instances in the UK.

Do you have to buy it before it gets to Morocco, or are you able to test ride it before...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By aliasfox

Yes, you can replace the 105 if needed. I think...

Yes, you can replace the 105 if needed. I think 9-speed Sora, which is currently on the market, would be the drop-in replacement. However, if you're thinking that the 105 is high-mileage, and too old...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By aliasfox

It looks like 9-speed 105, which puts the...

It looks like 9-speed 105, which puts the components at around 18 yrs old, IIRC? Ultegra went with the integrated axle crank and 10-speed in 2005, so I can't imagine 105 would've been that far...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By aliasfox

Road bikes can't accommodate V-brakes. ...

Road bikes can't accommodate V-brakes.

Thru-Axles are used for alignment. They had disc brake bikes with QRs, and they didn't work very well for the very reason prj71 and I were discussing. QRs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By aliasfox

My rotors always zing after a hard stop, and the...

My rotors always zing after a hard stop, and the new front rotor that I installed on my new wheels wasn't delivered completely true. I've been able to flex it into place, but it definitely zings for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By aliasfox

Looking at this from a weight perspective, and I...

Looking at this from a weight perspective, and I would agree with you. I didn't understand why road bikes needed discs - after all, I can lock up my 2004 Bianchi's rear wheel easily with Ultegra 6500...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,750
Posted By aliasfox

I find it interesting that my SRAM Force FD that...

I find it interesting that my SRAM Force FD that I used for my Cannondale build came with a chain catcher straight out of the box. The chain's never fallen off on the inside (maybe due to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 984
Posted By aliasfox

Welcome to riding in NYC. River Rd in Palisades...

Welcome to riding in NYC. River Rd in Palisades Park and Rt 9 are great. For shorter days, laps around Central Park help with fitness, as well - just best to go when there are fewer tourists.

One...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By aliasfox

If you can fit a pencil between the tire and all...

If you can fit a pencil between the tire and all the narrow choke points - seatstays, brake arch, and chainstays - you’ll likely be fine. Though you may want to stick with ‘true’ 25mm tires like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,190
Posted By aliasfox

Light gear is definitely more fun, but it isnít...

Light gear is definitely more fun, but it isnít necessarily faster. Stoplight drag races, my 18lbs Cannondale will likely beat out my 19.4lbs Lynskey, but in steady state cruising, the deeper dish on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By aliasfox

The Lynskey that I listed above weighed ~20.7lbs...

The Lynskey that I listed above weighed ~20.7lbs until a few weeks ago - the new wheels and cassette knocked that down to the current weight.

Near as I can tell, I'm 2-3% faster on the bike - but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,088
Posted By aliasfox

Two modern bikes here. Weights listed with bottle...

Two modern bikes here. Weights listed with bottle cages and pedals, but anything that I can take off without a tool (saddle bag, phone mount) removed:

Lynskey R270, ML. Titanium frame, Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,477
Posted By aliasfox

As a previous poster suggested - do you know how...

As a previous poster suggested - do you know how big the frame is? Assuming you're in the USA and using imperial measurements for height, a 5'10" person will ride between a 54-56cm bike. For every 3"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By aliasfox

Assuming the frame/fork/headset havenít gone...

Assuming the frame/fork/headset havenít gone through a threadless conversion, probably post 2002. Assuming the 9-speed Record rear derailleur is original (it isnít) or at least vintage (maybe), then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By aliasfox

I’d go by where it’s actually doing the clamping...

I’d go by where it’s actually doing the clamping - ie blue line. If you use the yellow line as a marker, the back of the top plate will end up being a fulcrum around which the rail will bend (as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,051
Posted By aliasfox

Itís not just cycling shoes. Try going into your...

Itís not just cycling shoes. Try going into your typical store and ordering wide dress shoes - never in stock. I have a few Allen Edmonds that I rotated through when I went into the office, mainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By aliasfox

That's not a Bianchi titanium, is it? My...

That's not a Bianchi titanium, is it?

My 2004 Bianchi Vigorelli lives in CA at my sister's house. I didn't get to take her out (the Bianchi) for a long while due to the pandemic, but made it out...
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