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11-12-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,012
Posted By Chandne

You could hoard a few but I suspect they will be...

You could hoard a few but I suspect they will be available for a while. Just make sure you will keep that bike for a long time. I sort of did the same and ended up with useless-to-me parts since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,121
Posted By Chandne

Some may not notice but I had the Foundation 45s...

Some may not notice but I had the Foundation 45s for maybe three months. I found them to be a bit firm but not too bad. I then got the ZIPP Firecrest 303 but not a stock one. My set was custom...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chandne

Descending the higher part...hope it is viewable ...

Descending the higher part...hope it is viewable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXynUTtYQOU
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, such a bummer!! It was such a cool place...

Yeah, such a bummer!! It was such a cool place for us cyclists and even the tourists loved it. I loved it and made it a point to eat and buy stuff there. They put a food truck there but I bet that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,160
Posted By Chandne

If you have been riding, do not try to acclimate....

If you have been riding, do not try to acclimate. Hydrate well even before you arrive and get after it once you get a good night's sleep. 4-5 days will not help you acclimate. Many say it gets...
10-24-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,734
Posted By Chandne

Sheldon was a very interesting man and a giant of...

Sheldon was a very interesting man and a giant of sorts in the bicycle world. I'll have to go back to his site and check it out again. I wish guys like him were still around.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-23, 06:18 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,575
Posted By Chandne

haha yeah, if you keep the power setting low, the...

haha yeah, if you keep the power setting low, the range is quite impressive. There were folks doing the Triple Bypass ride in Colorado with one small battery extender...110 miles and 11,000 ft over...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 34,575
Posted By Chandne

I did an 80-mile organized ride again in Colorado...

I did an 80-mile organized ride again in Colorado this year (Copper Triangle) and I saw several ebikes. Mostly, they were Specialized Creos with older riders. That was awesome to see. They were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,341
Posted By Chandne

That could be it and also the rigidity of a tire....

That could be it and also the rigidity of a tire. A tube is extremely flexy/pliable and the sealant probably can't plug a quick and effective hole in such a pliable material since it is constantly...
10-22-23, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By Chandne

Hahaha you got me curious and I was wondering if...

Hahaha you got me curious and I was wondering if they also made loud hubs. I just switched to Onyx on the primary road bike because they were completely silent. I think some pawl hubs are still...
10-21-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By Chandne

Say what? Onyx hubs are silent...as in totally...

Say what? Onyx hubs are silent...as in totally silent. If you want noisy, try the new DT 240EXPs. I am not sure if Shimano even makes any mid-high end aftermarket hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-23, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,341
Posted By Chandne

Goatheads you cannot escape from. They are like...

Goatheads you cannot escape from. They are like these multi-spiked mines and not just thorns. I have gotten many (well, a dozen that I could see) over the decades but usually on mountains bikes and...
10-18-23, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By Chandne

I use my winter bikes if there is a chance of any...

I use my winter bikes if there is a chance of any slush out there. No point messing with tires. I suggest that approach
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Chandne

Tighten the nut at the base of the valve too. If...

Tighten the nut at the base of the valve too. If that does not fix the issue, you will have to examine the tape. If you replace the tape, put a tube in overnight, The tube will put huge pressure on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By Chandne

I'll put some curb feeler type of things off the...

I'll put some curb feeler type of things off the front of the handlebar. That should help.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By Chandne

So the hub swap is done. The wheel went from a...

So the hub swap is done. The wheel went from a high-pitched chainsaw sound to..well, complete silence. I mean there is zero sound and it is an incredible experience. This is my thing going...
08-28-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,852
Posted By Chandne

It is tough for the larger manufacturers to keep...

It is tough for the larger manufacturers to keep rim-brake models in their lineups unless they are selling well enough. Custom options for sure but if you like a rim-brake model, buy one soon. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,244
Posted By Chandne

When I climb a lot, I burn through rear tires. ...

When I climb a lot, I burn through rear tires. I'll get 1,500 miles before I change them though I could prob go to 2,000. On flat ground, I'd prob get another 1,000, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By Chandne

I went from a 100mm stem to my current 80mm stem....

I went from a 100mm stem to my current 80mm stem. I got used to it but I also use 40-50 stems on my Mtn bike. I use 70mm on the gravel bike. I have become so used to short stem that I prefer them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By Chandne

XDR is SRAM 12-speed Road with a XDR freehub. XD...

XDR is SRAM 12-speed Road with a XDR freehub. XD is Mountain. Shimano 12-speed is Microspline, I believe. I don't think Shimano really sells aftermarket high-end hubs maybe outside of Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By Chandne

I sure will. It may take a week or two. I have...

I sure will. It may take a week or two. I have used Onyx hubs on my fatbike which I only ride on snow packed trails. While snow is louder than dirt, the first coasting experience was quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By Chandne

I don't think Shimano makes a hub I can use-...

I don't think Shimano makes a hub I can use- Ultegra or DA in disc/24h/XDR. Onyx it will have to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,889
Posted By Chandne

Me too! I think the carbon Ritchey Streem has a...

Me too! I think the carbon Ritchey Streem has a slight flare (maybe 4 degrees) but it is too little to matter. Another 2-3 degrees would be ideal. On the gravel bike, I think it is 12 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,889
Posted By Chandne

I realize that we Mtn bikers have sullied the...

I realize that we Mtn bikers have sullied the gentleman's sport of cycling. However, it isn't mtn biking but simply animalistic genes that have made us this way. I'm shopping for a wireless dropper...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,889
Posted By Chandne

I now use fatter tires which are even nicer....

I now use fatter tires which are even nicer. Regarding droppers- I, being a filthy mountain biker, love them even though I was a holdout for ten years. I was thinking about the wireless AXS gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,889
Posted By Chandne

Oh, no doubt! Fatter and especially tubeless...

Oh, no doubt! Fatter and especially tubeless tires have made cycling a lot more enjoyable for me. I have broken all downhill PRs and some uphill PRs. Light is king on climbs in some ways, but my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,889
Posted By Chandne

Fat ires are better for grip and comfort, sloping...

Fat ires are better for grip and comfort, sloping top tubes give you more standover, especially for people with short inseams and I know a few, and disc brakes are superior to rim brakes when it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,681
Posted By Chandne

DT does make a pawl hub that is their cheaper...

DT does make a pawl hub that is their cheaper hub. Speaking of wheels...I still like alloy custom wheels as they are incredibly comfy BUT of all the carbon wheels I have tired (ENVE 3.4 SES, ENVE...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 15,889
Posted By Chandne

It sort of depends where you live. Here is...

It sort of depends where you live. Here is Colorado where we can hit 50-60 MPH on mountain pass descents, I no longer like rim brakes...at all. On flatter land, it is fine. I still have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Chandne

You must have ridden on the Breckenridge to Vail...

You must have ridden on the Breckenridge to Vail Rec path..I ride that often. I have a small place up there in Breck. In fact, I'll be there today and tomorrow I hope to ride from Breck to Loveland...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Chandne

From what some have posted on my local FB forum,...

From what some have posted on my local FB forum, the traffic is not bad at all. There is some the first couple of miles and then it is really light. Plus, Colorado folks are used to cyclists in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 625,783
Posted By Chandne

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 625,783
Posted By Chandne

More Colorado…

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3,246
Views: 625,783
Posted By Chandne

Does an asphalt path count as a road, since it is...

Does an asphalt path count as a road, since it is a road for cyclists, and empty?
...
05-23-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21,547
Views: 2,993,830
Posted By Chandne

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Near Frisco, Colorado....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,893
Posted By Chandne

Wow, that is stressful. You could fly off the...

Wow, that is stressful. You could fly off the front if not careful and wary. Our smooth paths…...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,893
Posted By Chandne

The Creo 28s are around 30.5 measured. They came...

The Creo 28s are around 30.5 measured. They came out several years ago so 28 was kinda fat then. My Moots RCS came with 32s though was a shop frame-up build. 28-30 is very common now, it seems,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,797
Posted By Chandne

I was on 35 and 38s and even on smoother gravel,...

I was on 35 and 38s and even on smoother gravel, I prefer 40-44. If you want a smoother and lighter but quicker handling gravel bike, look at the Santa Cruz Stigmata. They are on sale now. Read...
04-25-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,660
Posted By Chandne

I do prefer lighter bikes and wheels in general. ...

I do prefer lighter bikes and wheels in general. They seem to be quicker to accelerate and climb, and generally not as stiff. If I every bought a new carbon bike again, it would be a 14-15 lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 45,809
Posted By Chandne

Certainly faster on rough roads plus on descents....

Certainly faster on rough roads plus on descents. The safety margin is higher. I can tell while on those fast and twisty corners I usually do near my house. I am not on the ragged edge anymore. ...
04-16-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By Chandne

Soapy water is ALWAYS a great idea. Do examine...

Soapy water is ALWAYS a great idea. Do examine the bead though. Sometimes, a thicker strip of old dried sealant can be problematic. It takes me about 5 mins to clean the tire bead but I rarely...
04-10-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,029
Posted By Chandne

You do have to top-off sealant. No way around...

You do have to top-off sealant. No way around that. The question is- how long a duration? That depends on where you live and MAYBE how porous your tires are. Here in Colorado, I top off every...
04-09-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,029
Posted By Chandne

I have been tubeless on Mtn bikes since...

I have been tubeless on Mtn bikes since 2004...well before most mtn bikers were tubeless. Gravel too since I started gravel several years ago, so I'm comfortable with tubeless. Road tubeless is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-23, 07:44 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 45,809
Posted By Chandne

Just give it time. I am beating my long-held...

Just give it time. I am beating my long-held times with 25s on my 32s. If you keep riding the fatter tires and give you brains some time to jive with them, it is hard to go back. My buddy who also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Chandne

Cleaning rotors is easy. Cleaning pads...not so...

Cleaning rotors is easy. Cleaning pads...not so much. Pads that are contaminated have one solution in my experience. This is what I do- I soak the pads with a few drops of 91% isopropyl alcohol...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, it can. All my bikes have pretty wide...

Yeah, it can. All my bikes have pretty wide (internal width) rims so I hardly feel it. When I climb standing, I also try to not put a lot of weight on the bars anymore (I used to) so maybe that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By Chandne

But does the tire compression while climbing even...

But does the tire compression while climbing even matter? It does not to me...I'd rather keep the front a bit softer so my cornering grip is good. I also keep the front at 5-6 PSI softer. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By Chandne

Can you go up to 28s? That will support your...

Can you go up to 28s? That will support your weight better. If you're comfy and not hitting the rim ever which is unlikely, it is fine though. When climbing, a lot of your weight is on that front...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21,260
Views: 5,134,147
Posted By Chandne

Moots RCS and a Spurcycle bell, as usual. Took...

Moots RCS and a Spurcycle bell, as usual. Took the Foundation 45s off and put on the Zipp 303 Discs today. Also took off the ENVE bars and put on Pro PLT flat tops. Added the power meter spider....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-23, 07:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 15,170
Posted By Chandne

They are very nice. I thought they were quite...

They are very nice. I thought they were quite comfortable and the flare was great. My Dedas (I also took those off though..need wider than 44s) were also somewhat similar to the FSAs. The FSA 46...
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