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Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,117
Posted By ctak

Totally agree with this... not to mention...

Totally agree with this... not to mention increased sit bone pressure as the leg rotates through the bottom of each stroke, which brings with it a whole host of alignment issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,117
Posted By ctak

Could be a lot of things: tight hamstrings,...

Could be a lot of things: tight hamstrings, saddle angle, cleat positioning, saddle to bar drop, biomechanics...

Might be worth seeing a bike fitter. Not having to go through the trial and error...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,823
Posted By ctak

72kg weight, 70-72psi rear and 60 front on c24...

72kg weight, 70-72psi rear and 60 front on c24 rims w/ vittoria latex :ride:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,097
Posted By ctak

Sweet bike. I've always wanted an Arenberg, even...

Sweet bike. I've always wanted an Arenberg, even if I'd avoid riding it through that cobbled trench at all costs!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By ctak

I'd echo delbiker1 and msu2001la on the joys of...

I'd echo delbiker1 and msu2001la on the joys of suppleness, having had just two flats in the last 1.5 yrs with latex tubed Conti gp5000s over ~15k of miles.

But... if you decide to go the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,406
Posted By ctak

My rule of thumb, as a 160-lb guy who averages...

My rule of thumb, as a 160-lb guy who averages 20-25k ft of climbing per week (10k miles last yr), has been to go with Dura Ace c24s (aluminum brake track with carbon laminate) on my rim brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By ctak

Very similar to Bill Mould's findings, thanks for...

Very similar to Bill Mould's findings, thanks for sharing: "Some believe that a wheel built with tighter spokes is stiffer. It is not. Wheel stiffness does not vary significantly with spoke tension...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By ctak

Couldn't agree more ;)

Couldn't agree more ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By ctak

28mm gp5000s may actually fit your frame,...

28mm gp5000s may actually fit your frame, particularly if it is one of the newer Nitros.
Hunt makes quality carbon rim brake wheelsets. These...
04-21-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,453
Posted By ctak

"This list is preliminary and is subject to...

"This list is preliminary and is subject to revision. Furthermore, the list will be enhanced to include original/repaint information as well as any applicable provenance information."

I would...
04-15-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,453
Posted By ctak

I'd be pretty surprised if he gets more than $25k...

I'd be pretty surprised if he gets more than $25k for the lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,764
Posted By ctak

Interesting tubeless tire pressure adjustment...

Interesting tubeless tire pressure adjustment retrofit to be used by Team DSM at Paris Roubaix this year...
https://www.scopecycling.com/product/atmoz/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ctak

Thanks everyone for weighing in on yet another...

Thanks everyone for weighing in on yet another debatable GCN topic. Certainly some strong and varied opinions floating around on the lifespan of this mysterious fiber and its binders. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ctak

+1 on this, not to mention a pro cyclist's torque...

+1 on this, not to mention a pro cyclist's torque and power phase values are going to be considerably smoother during medium/high power outputs
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ctak

Agreed that many cyclists aren't likely to notice...

Agreed that many cyclists aren't likely to notice this kind of subtle material degradation over time, irrespective of whether this scenario is more likely than an outright catastrophic failure.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ctak

Well said. As damage tolerances improve, gradual...

Well said. As damage tolerances improve, gradual softening of the carbon matrix is much more likely than a sudden snap or crippling crack (conventional wisdom) for the vast majority of users.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,083
Posted By ctak

Not a fan of the "stock" stainless stuff I've...

Not a fan of the "stock" stainless stuff I've seen, though I'd have zero qualms with a custom stainless all-road creation by Rob English.....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ctak

Interesting thought about interviewing a polymer...

Interesting thought about interviewing a polymer chemist as well
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,386
Posted By ctak

Carbon fiber and degradation over time (GCN)

Excellent video by GCN: https://youtu.be/ZeNX9QqN6B8

I've ridden my Roubaix quite hard and haven't noticed any issues around the Zertz insert areas, but I'll definitely monitor going forward...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

For anyone interested, I recently corresponded...

For anyone interested, I recently corresponded with a Mavic tech on replacement pads for their carbon rims with the iTgMAX textured brake track (Cosmic Carbone 40 Elite, Cosmic Pro Carbon UST, etc)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,892
Posted By ctak

Couldn't agree more. I put 11k road miles on...

Couldn't agree more. I put 11k road miles on Vittoria latex in 2021 and had a total of 2 flats, both at the base of the valve stem.
To those who fail to notice a difference between latex and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By ctak

I like the direction these "no way I'd go back to...

I like the direction these "no way I'd go back to ______ again" comments are headed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By ctak

Show me your URBAN ROAD grunge

Coughed up my toast when I read that "urban road" is the next hottest trend in cycling; OTOH kind of like what I see here:
https://theradavist.com/2022/03/readers-rides-viner-super-rat/

If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By ctak

Nice that the Scott has clearance for 28mm rubber

Nice that the Scott has clearance for 28mm rubber
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

Not using them anymore as I've moved to disc, but...

Not using them anymore as I've moved to disc, but wasn't about to use high power on the fronts descending 15%+ grades with super grabby textured Mavic carbon rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

Averaging 20k-ft of climbing and 300 miles/week...

Averaging 20k-ft of climbing and 300 miles/week with plenty of 15-20% grades. Prince pads have worked well in these hilly and wet Pacific Northwest conditions, they just don't last long.. which is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,529
Posted By ctak

I haven't had any trouble at all with preload on...

I haven't had any trouble at all with preload on my Aeroad. I rather like the design.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,529
Posted By ctak

r7000 is a quality groupset. you might check...

r7000 is a quality groupset.
you might check out Canyon's alu version of that bike. $700 less (better color imo), only .9-lb weight difference (19.6 vs 18.7 per Canyon) and will fit 32mm gp5000s...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

Thanks man. To your point, I think my pad issues...

Thanks man. To your point, I think my pad issues have mostly been a function of the textured Mavic rims. Excellent stopping power and modulation, but even the black prince wears down fast for me. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

I think it is a combination of the textured brake...

I think it is a combination of the textured brake surface of the Mavics and fact that I average over 20k ft of climbing per week with aggressive descending. According to my Strava, this year I've put...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

I'll be curious to hear which pads you end up...

I'll be curious to hear which pads you end up liking with your new wheels. What I've used doesn't last long, but pretty much every ride in my hood involves at least 3k ft of climbing. I've been happy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,352
Posted By ctak

I'd rather have two sets of Hunts for that price....

I'd rather have two sets of Hunts for that price.

Qhubeka used them last year at Paris Roubaix:
https://teamqhubeka.com/paris-roubaix-gallery...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,883
Posted By ctak

Glad to see so many users have shared their...

Glad to see so many users have shared their experiences.

Has anyone else also found that the cream version weigh slightly more due to the extra layer of colored rubber? I'm undecided whether they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,422
Posted By ctak

Carbon pad preferences for rim brake carbon wheels in 2022

What do you like, dislike and/or would like to try? Might be helpful to know the make/model of your wheelset and whether most of your rides are in hilly or flat areas.

1) Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40s...
02-01-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By ctak

To follow up on this... after no email reply from...

To follow up on this... after no email reply from Wheels Manufacturing I ended up calling them directly and was - to my pleasant surprise - quickly routed to a knowledgeable tech there. He said...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By ctak

Thanks friends, Sprinters ordered :beer:

Thanks friends, Sprinters ordered :beer:
01-28-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,605
Posted By ctak

#3 ftw :roflmao:

#3 ftw :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By ctak

I'm assuming you are referring to the...

I'm assuming you are referring to the non-Gatorskin Sprinter?

Also, would you recommend the 25mm width for my rims?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By ctak

How much mileage do you typically get out of them...

How much mileage do you typically get out of them before replacing the rear?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By ctak

Thanks for in the info. Given your experience,...

Thanks for in the info. Given your experience, what road tubular tire would you recommend for training? I average 250-350 miles per week, all road miles. I'd like to avoid Conti Competitions this...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By ctak

Easton EC90 aero tubular questions

I have a nice set of Easton EC90 Aero tubular wheels (https://www.theproscloset.com/products/nc_-easton-ec90-aero-tubular-700c-wheelset-hg) (r4 hubs) that I'd like to get back on the road. Previously...
01-27-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By ctak

+1 for trp spyre

+1 for trp spyre
01-26-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,809
Posted By ctak

Stunning

Stunning
01-16-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By ctak

Intriguing cellophane pack job. Glad it arrived...

Intriguing cellophane pack job. Glad it arrived unscathed :love:
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By ctak

:banned:

:banned:
12-24-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,074
Posted By ctak

Ebbs and flows for me. An average week in 2021 =...

Ebbs and flows for me. An average week in 2021 = around 3 hours wrenching and 14+ hrs in the saddle... In 2020, I spent more time tinkering/dinking around in the proverbial shed than riding :ride:
12-21-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By ctak

fyi review...

fyi review https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2020/07/elite-direto-xr-smart-trainer-review.html
12-21-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By ctak

Indoor trainer deal at Bike Closet

$650 with cassette and free shipping is not a bad deal.

https://bikecloset.com/product/elite-direto-xr-with-cassette/?mc_cid=6f2cb74ba6&mc_eid=d0682e0dab
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,799
Posted By ctak

Some do, some don't... as I understand

Some do, some don't... as I understand
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,799
Posted By ctak

Around Seattle, the Wahoo app on my smartypants...

Around Seattle, the Wahoo app on my smartypants barometer-enhanced iPhony never fails to yield much higher elevation data. 10k climbing w/ Wahoo app => Strava => becomes 5-6k. Others have suggested...
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