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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 387
Posted By msu2001la

Agree. I'd say this is the #1 most important...

Agree. I'd say this is the #1 most important thing. Show up with the mindset that you're new at this and therefore need to learn some new skills.

This can sometimes be a difficult thing for people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By msu2001la

Kona? Yeah, OK. These HED wheels will be a...

Kona? Yeah, OK.

These HED wheels will be a big hit with the MUP warriors who swerve around kids and dogs in their aero tucks while training for the local sprint race.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 230
Posted By msu2001la

I posted this in your other thread: 40/11 is...

I posted this in your other thread:

40/11 is pretty low top gear and those Gravel King SK 38mm tires will also be a bit draggy for long road rides. Also the 11-42 cassette has some pretty big...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By msu2001la

I have Force 1x mechanical and it's awesome. I...

I have Force 1x mechanical and it's awesome. I also have GRX 800 mechanical on another bike and also... awesome.
I've never used Apex, but if it's anything like Force I'd have zero hesitations...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By msu2001la

The OP already said they were going to take the...

The OP already said they were going to take the fork to a Specialized dealer to have them look at it. Recommending that they just trash the fork and buy a new one seems a bit extreme to me.

It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By msu2001la

40/11 is pretty low top gear and those Gravel...

40/11 is pretty low top gear and those Gravel King SK 38mm tires will also be a bit draggy for long road rides. Also the 11-42 cassette has some pretty big jumps in gearing.
Both of those are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By msu2001la

Please post the name and location of LBS please -...

Please post the name and location of LBS please - mostly just to give credit where credit is due. Not sure why it would be kept a secret.

Glad this got sorted for you and nice looking new bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,016
Posted By msu2001la

Just another data point on the Conti S TR's - I...

Just another data point on the Conti S TR's - I have around 1500 miles on a pair in size 28mm. They look to have similar wear as the photos posted above. They're currently off the wheels and now...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 621
Posted By msu2001la

I've seen enough rolled tubulars in my time to...

I've seen enough rolled tubulars in my time to know that this also isn't a bullet proof solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,665
Posted By msu2001la

I bought a refurbished Stages single sided crank...

I bought a refurbished Stages single sided crank arm power meter in early 2020 from Pro's Closet for $130 out the door. It is an FSA Energy arm that replaced my stock FSA Gossamer (yes, I run the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By msu2001la

HED now makes a wheel for those who can't decide....

HED now makes a wheel for those who can't decide. The Jet 180.

I thought this was some kind of April fools joke when I first saw it:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 621
Posted By msu2001la

Did Continental drop the TL version of this tire?...

Did Continental drop the TL version of this tire? It seemed weird to me that they were selling both the S TR (tubeless and hookless ok) and TL (tubeless, but not hookless ok).
I think they are still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By msu2001la

My point is that the gauge on most cheap pumps...

My point is that the gauge on most cheap pumps isnít very good at measuring how much air is actually in a tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By msu2001la

Totally agree that the gauges on most floor pumps...

Totally agree that the gauges on most floor pumps are not particularly accurate or precise. My Topeak Joe Blow floor pump can easily be +/- 5psi and I also lose a bit of air when removing the chuck. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By msu2001la

If you can't see or hear your rotors rubbing, and...

If you can't see or hear your rotors rubbing, and find no evidence that they've been rubbing, and don't notice that the wheels spin any slower, are they actually rubbing?

This might be more of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 589
Posted By msu2001la

It would be awesome to be able to adjust pressure...

It would be awesome to be able to adjust pressure on-the-fly. Even better if the device could be pre-programmed to add/lower pressure at specific points around a course without any user input. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe not a problem in terms of scrubbing actual...

Maybe not a problem in terms of scrubbing actual speed, but definitely can be a problem in terms of pure annoyance. Rarely is rotor rubbing a silent affair.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know how hot a heat gun gets, but I've...

I don't know how hot a heat gun gets, but I've read many stories of carbon wheels being damaged by hot car exhaust systems, when the racks place the wheels too close to the pipes. So, I'd proceed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By msu2001la

The 2021 bike has electronic shifting, aero...

The 2021 bike has electronic shifting, aero carbon wheels (tubeless ready), disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires.

I have no idea what the 2014 bike has, but I'm assuming it's rim brake,...
09-19-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By msu2001la

If I were the OP, I'd be taking a hard look at...

If I were the OP, I'd be taking a hard look at what Light Bicycle has to offer. They've got a rim brake carbon wheelset that is 21mm internal, 28mm external. 46mm depth and tubeless ready. This would...
09-19-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By msu2001la

In that case, I don't think brake track wear with...

In that case, I don't think brake track wear with cantilevers would really be any different than it would be with road calipers. Like anything, "it depends" but there are plenty of people out there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By msu2001la

+1 on Orange Seal. Also +1 on plugging the hole.

+1 on Orange Seal. Also +1 on plugging the hole.
09-19-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By msu2001la

I have a set of rim brake carbon wheels that I...

I have a set of rim brake carbon wheels that I run on a cantilever brake CX bike (regular road carbon wheels, nothing special). The braking is terrible when wet, and dirt/mud definitely sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By msu2001la

I have at least 8000 miles on various Continental...

I have at least 8000 miles on various Continental GP 5000 tubless tires (both TL and S TR) in sizes 25mm- 32mm, every ride starts in the city, and have yet to have a puncture that didn't seal up on...
09-19-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By msu2001la

I'm a fan of the wall hooks that swivel. This way...

I'm a fan of the wall hooks that swivel. This way you can hang bikes by front (or rear) wheel and fold them so they're more "flat" against the wall.
I use this Topeak "swing-up" model that works...
09-16-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 539
Posted By msu2001la

OP: You'd be fine running 32mm on those rims. The...

OP: You'd be fine running 32mm on those rims. The only caveat I'd add is that it's not going to give you the most optimal tire shape in terms of handling, so if you're planning on routinely railing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon stem seems to be way into weight...

Carbon stem seems to be way into weight weenie/carbon bling territory. Other than shaving a few grams off your bike and wallet, I can't imagine there's any real benefit. If a stem is flexy enough to...
09-11-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. It also seems crazy to me that my front...

Agreed. It also seems crazy to me that my front and rear axles have different thread pitches.

Reminds me of a story someone once told me about a 1980's era Ferrari where the shop discovered that a...
09-09-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By msu2001la

Thru axles and standard sizes - a cautionary tale

I somehow managed to strip out the allen bolt head on one of my thru-axles. (yes... user error) Thankfully the stock thru-axle has a 5mm head on both sides, so I was able to unscrew it from the other...
09-09-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By msu2001la

Just here to say that a Trek 950 was an awesome...

Just here to say that a Trek 950 was an awesome bike back in the day. Those 90's Trek frames were pretty sweet. I admit to some nostalgia factor here.
I had a 1997 Trek 850 that I purchased brand...
09-09-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By msu2001la

Yeah, this is probably the top end of the market...

Yeah, this is probably the top end of the market for an aluminum frame - a mix of GRX 600/800.
I guess my point was more that this frame is identical to the $1300 Topstone 4. Cannondale isn't making...
09-09-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By msu2001la

If you can get a 105 bike for $1500, that would...

If you can get a 105 bike for $1500, that would be my first choice. There's a lot of value there, even if the frame is aluminum and not carbon. Assuming all other things are equal, spending another...
09-09-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 898
Posted By msu2001la

Can someone please post an example of "high end...

Can someone please post an example of "high end aluminum" gravel/CX bike? I'm super confused about what kind of bike this is. Outside of a few rare exceptions, every manufacturer I'm aware of who...
09-09-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By msu2001la

I'm also a fan of carrying the narrowest 700c...

I'm also a fan of carrying the narrowest 700c tube I can find as a backup. I run 28mm-35mm tires, and carry a 23mm spare tube for all sizes. I'm 100% confident that this would get me home.
09-06-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,398
Posted By msu2001la

I bet somewhere out there, there's a kayaking or...

I bet somewhere out there, there's a kayaking or SUP forum with a thread complaining about electric surfboards.
09-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,398
Posted By msu2001la

40mph+ e-bikes are not common and equating them...

40mph+ e-bikes are not common and equating them with what someone typically sees on their local MUP is silly.
09-06-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,398
Posted By msu2001la

My neighbor's teenage kid drives a 400+ HP car...

My neighbor's teenage kid drives a 400+ HP car that will go 150mph+, but sure... age and speed limits for e-bikes because they're so dangerous and what not.
09-06-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,398
Posted By msu2001la

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely...

E-bikes are fun to ride. I would've absolutely wanted something like that when I was a kid. I didn't care about the "physical fitness" aspect of cycling until I was much older. I rode bikes because...
09-06-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,398
Posted By msu2001la

We've got scooters all over here. It's fine. ...

We've got scooters all over here. It's fine.

I ride them once in a while when I can't find a bike to check-out, but I prefer the bikes. The smaller wheels on the scooter make the handling a little...
09-06-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,398
Posted By msu2001la

I ride our bike-share e-bikes for commuting all...

I ride our bike-share e-bikes for commuting all the time. They're awesome. I can ride 4 miles in 15-20 minutes during the middle of the summer through the center of the city and not break a sweat.
...
09-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know anything about the Pathfinder tire...

I don't know anything about the Pathfinder tire in particular, but I frequently swap between GP 5000's (I've run both 28mm and 32mm, both are equally fast) and various 33mm-35mm gravel/cx tires and...
08-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,844
Posted By msu2001la

Just so we're all clear, the first 30 or so...

Just so we're all clear, the first 30 or so responses in this thread were people suggesting that the OP verify before paying, which seems like pretty good advice.
08-29-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By msu2001la

Lots of single speed CX racers in my area. Our...

Lots of single speed CX racers in my area. Our local series has a few different single speed categories and also allows people to jump in on geared bikes that have the shifter zip-tied to prevent...
08-29-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

Apparent wind speed vs. true wind speed ...

Apparent wind speed vs. true wind speed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apparent_wind
08-28-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championship may be in...

The Dutch Headwind Cycling Championship may be in your future:
​​​​​​https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Headwind_Cycling_Championships
...
08-26-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not suggesting that an altimeter is a...

I'm not suggesting that an altimeter is a substitute for a power meter. I also don't think a power meter is a very good substitute for an altimeter.
08-26-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

Most cycling computers have an altimeter, which...

Most cycling computers have an altimeter, which will display elevation. They usually work by measuring barometric pressure, and will provide a slope gradient by comparing elevation with distance.
...
08-25-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

Woah - I've never heard of this type of power...

Woah - I've never heard of this type of power meter before. It also seems to solve exactly what the OP is looking for (which any type of power meter would also solve). ...
08-25-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,467
Posted By msu2001la

I find apps like Windy and Sailflow to work...

I find apps like Windy and Sailflow to work pretty well at forecasting wind speed and direction. I also have a general weather radar app that includes a wind direction layer on it that is usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By msu2001la

I'm confused about the conversation here. The...

I'm confused about the conversation here. The Emonda and Madone have identical stack and reach numbers. In fact, they look like they have identical geometry across the board. I don't know about...
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