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Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,934
Posted By ratell

If you are getting a second wheelset for fun why...

If you are getting a second wheelset for fun why not try something different? The Zipp 303s are basically what you have with a cheaper hub. Why not get a deeper wheelset or a really light climbing...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By ratell

I've used the cygolite hotshot since upgrading...

I've used the cygolite hotshot since upgrading from a superflash https://cygolite.com/product/hotshot-pro-150-usb/
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By ratell

As a rider from Portland, OR you need full...

As a rider from Portland, OR you need full fenders and give all your money to www.showerspass.com... Also, either winter cycling shoes or booties for your feet.
02-17-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,529
Posted By ratell

Geneva, Switzerland. I was there last summer. 90%...

Geneva, Switzerland. I was there last summer. 90% of bikes not locked. the ones that were had a cable lock through the wheels not even attached to anything. Also, these were very nice bikes. Bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By ratell

My experience was that pressure loss got better....

My experience was that pressure loss got better. I did two bikes at the same time. My wife's bike had a moderate amount of loss that over time became the same as tubes. I assume because of better...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 227
Posted By ratell

I have been very happy with Pirelli Tires. they...

I have been very happy with Pirelli Tires. they have been very easy to setup tubeless on both mine and my wife's bike. I have had good luck with the Race tires, but in your case I would consider...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,340
Posted By ratell

Supacaz is a great tape, but it's on the short...

Supacaz is a great tape, but it's on the short side. Doesn't leave a lot of margin for error. Glad you got it sorted.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By ratell

All else being equal I would go for hooked rims....

All else being equal I would go for hooked rims. You are right that hookless will likely stay, but the main benefits are in manufacturing. Yes hookless may be very slightly lighter, but with a hooked...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,020
Posted By ratell

This is one of those upgrades that you hear very...

This is one of those upgrades that you hear very conflicting advice. Numerous people love carbon bars and say they are very noticeably more comfortable. About as many people say they can't feel any...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By ratell

The only way it would make any difference is if...

The only way it would make any difference is if you had one of those racks for carbon bikes that use the thru-axle instead of rackmounts on the frame. In that case it would add some annoyance to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,973
Posted By ratell

If you like riding the Cervelo buy it! Itís a...

If you like riding the Cervelo buy it! Itís a great bike. As others have said ongoing repairs can be any bike shop. If you have a warranty issue youíll need to work through the dealer, but itís...
05-16-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By ratell

See a doctor is good advice. While waiting for...

See a doctor is good advice. While waiting for the appointment check that your seat isn't too high.
I've been watching too many bikefit videos and they talk about when the seat is too high people...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,631
Posted By ratell

Along these lines I recently bought new tires on...

Along these lines I recently bought new tires on my commuter that were tested to be faster than my standard tire. My first day riding I came home annoyed that the darn tires felt slower! I then...
04-02-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By ratell

I found yoga helpful for increasing flexibility...

I found yoga helpful for increasing flexibility some which helped, but what helped more was increasing core strength. Doing daily planks solved my bike pain issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By ratell

I use wahoo’s zoom in feature and accept seeing...

I use wahoo’s zoom in feature and accept seeing less data.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By ratell

9 speed would be better than 8, but they are...

9 speed would be better than 8, but they are pretty equivalent. He should ride them both and buy the one that feels better.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By ratell

In that price range you are looking at either...

In that price range you are looking at either steel or aluminum. Endurance, gravel, cyclocross, touring would all work for what you want. The thing is really they are all good bikes. I would find the...
01-14-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,322
Posted By ratell

It's probably a pinch flat. I bit of the tube was...

It's probably a pinch flat. I bit of the tube was stuck under the tire and then ripped. I've been in shops when it happens to the mechanic (very loud), so no need to feel too bad...
12-16-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,922
Posted By ratell

Local wheelbuilders...

Local wheelbuilders https://sugarwheelworks.com/shop/ started as a 1 woman shop. The main benefit was expertise and consultation. I went to her thinking I knew what I wanted and ended up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,414
Posted By ratell

The fulcrums are a lot deeper than the other two....

The fulcrums are a lot deeper than the other two. If you want an aero wheel that would be the choice. The other two are more all-round wheels.
12-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,567
Posted By ratell

I have done this. The Tiagra shifters do have...

I have done this. The Tiagra shifters do have shorter cable pull which gives you less room to play with in adjusting the pads so they don't rub. The BB7's will work. I have TRP HYRD's which I like a...
11-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,033
Posted By ratell

GCN did a video blind testing 105 versus Ultegra....

GCN did a video blind testing 105 versus Ultegra. They couldn't tell the difference. I doubt there would be a noticeable difference between Ultegra and Dura Ace.
11-19-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By ratell

I use a bit of the 3m tape. I didn't trust it to...

I use a bit of the 3m tape. I didn't trust it to stay and based off a video I saw I put about an inch of mountain bike tube over the top. Holds it securely.
11-18-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,029
Posted By ratell

You should always buy another bike.

You should always buy another bike.
11-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,628
Posted By ratell

I recently bought my first carbon bike (I really...

I recently bought my first carbon bike (I really liked the BMC but ended up with a Cervelo). My first ride I got personal bests. Definitely faster on hills. Acceleration is shockingly faster. If your...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By ratell

There's also Wald folding baskets ...

There's also Wald folding baskets
https://waldsports.com/store/rear-baskets/582-rear-folding-basket/
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