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08-30-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 464
Posted By KJ43

This ^ And they have better modulation to...

This ^

And they have better modulation to boot.
08-18-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By KJ43

Just did a ride up Sandhill, through Portola...

Just did a ride up Sandhill, through Portola Valley and then through Los Altos Hills. Wasn't too bad. I saw the same thing on Purple Air...earlier it was showing over 100 but during my ride wasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,229
Posted By KJ43

I would assume that anyone going sleeveless is...

I would assume that anyone going sleeveless is definitely wearing some gold chains. I did a Google search for the bottle of what you mentioned and none of the hits I got looked right to me...

Is...
08-16-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By KJ43

For 38mm tires you can't beat the Specialized...

For 38mm tires you can't beat the Specialized Pathfinder Pros imo. I ride them and they are fast on the road and ride will in the dirt, even on some fairly technical trails.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,489
Posted By KJ43

Bib tights with a chamois. I have a couple pair...

Bib tights with a chamois. I have a couple pair from Castelli that fit great, keep me warm.

If you just want to wear your bib shorts get some leg warmers on the cooler days if the temps in your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,229
Posted By KJ43

Short sleeve jersey with wicking base layer...

Short sleeve jersey with wicking base layer underneath. Sunsleeves over the rest of my arms for protection.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By KJ43

There are rumors that Shimano will be coming out...

There are rumors that Shimano will be coming out with a new 2x12 for Dura-Ace (https://road.cc/content/tech-news/rumours-over-new-12-speed-groupset-shimano-285645). I imagine that would trickle down...
08-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By KJ43

I thought I sort of was following the rant, but...

I thought I sort of was following the rant, but I'm only 62.3% sure after I finished.

I have Light Bicycle wheels and I bought them because of the strong word of mouth and the many reviews about...
08-10-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By KJ43

No because bikes that fall under the marketing...

No because bikes that fall under the marketing term "Gravel" span a really wide gamut of terrain and riding styles already. It is everything from what are almost XC mountain bikes to road bikes that...
08-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By KJ43

Well. Sometimes you just have to spend some of...

Well. Sometimes you just have to spend some of your energy on learning a little bit about a problem you want to solve instead of relying on others to solve it for you. Good luck!
08-07-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By KJ43

Ok. No detail on what you are actually using,...

Ok. No detail on what you are actually using, just "decent" bibs and a saddle that the fitter put on for you.

I would never let someone decide what saddle I use. People love recommending saddles...
08-07-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By KJ43

It's not clear issues you are having and unsure...

It's not clear issues you are having and unsure if much detail is needed...

What kit do you ride in...or more importantly shorts/bibs with chamois? What saddle? Have you tried chamois cream?
...
08-06-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By KJ43

My Light Bicycle wheelset has been excellent so...

My Light Bicycle wheelset has been excellent so far. For the wheelset I mentioned above I'm using 38mm Specialized Pathfinder Pro's and they have a great profile with the wider rim width my wheelset...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,943
Posted By KJ43

This. The shop sounds like a ****show. There...

This. The shop sounds like a ****show. There should be zero reason for the issues you had aside from their incompetence.

Good on you for taking the time to do it yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,943
Posted By KJ43

If the system is properly bled there should be no...

If the system is properly bled there should be no air in the system whether you invert your bike or not. But, if the system is not properly bled it will allow any air to move to the caliper when...
08-06-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By KJ43

I'm riding on 700x38c tires - Specialized...

I'm riding on 700x38c tires - Specialized Pathfinder Pro.

They are pretty fast on the road and trail. Not as plush feeling as the 40c Maxxis Ramblers that came with my bike, but good grip even on...
08-06-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,695
Posted By KJ43

I'm in the Bay Area too and before I got my...

I'm in the Bay Area too and before I got my Stigmata had been mountain biking exclusively for a long time (25+ years). I wouldn't go back to smaller diameter wheels if you paid me.

With no...
08-05-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By KJ43

I have the same brakes. The Shimano L03A's...

I have the same brakes.

The Shimano L03A's are perfect and have a great feel, modulation, and most importantly are quiet. I like the fins, but it is probably overkill.

They are out of stock at...
08-04-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By KJ43

I have the more expensive Specialized S-Works...

I have the more expensive Specialized S-Works Recon shoes, but I believe that Specialized keeps pretty much the same fit through the lineup.

I have the normal width and my feet are just slightly...
08-03-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By KJ43

Haha. Glad to put that out there. And I didn't...

Haha. Glad to put that out there. And I didn't see that post when I first looked through that thread, but that is a Class A rant.

This thread helps reinforce how good the advice people were...
08-02-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By KJ43

Hehe. This bike manufacturer was discussed in a...

Hehe. This bike manufacturer was discussed in a locked thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1227941-thoughts-eurobike-xc7000.html) before.
07-30-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,961
Posted By KJ43

Seriously?

Seriously?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,474
Posted By KJ43

​​​​​​ Lol. Just kidding around and doing some...

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Lol. Just kidding around and doing some smack talking man. You know...."locker room talk".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,474
Posted By KJ43

If by honorable pursuit of a girl you mean...

If by honorable pursuit of a girl you mean pursing a woman that appears to be in a happy relationship with someone else but just happened to be kind to Larry so he decided to creep on her and insult...
07-29-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By KJ43

You seem really interested/fascinated in what the...

You seem really interested/fascinated in what the women do when they have to go.

Let me Google that for you (https://lmgtfy.app/?q=how+do+professional+women+cyclists+pee+during+race)

Here are...
07-29-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,340
Posted By KJ43

Maybe, but the point is a good one that something...

Maybe, but the point is a good one that something like Muc Off and other "bicycle specific" cleaners are more expensive and not necessarily any better. I don't dislike Muc Off or other soaps marketed...
07-28-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,617
Posted By KJ43

Since you are from the future, just let the OP...

Since you are from the future, just let the OP know what bike he will eventually purchase.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,474
Posted By KJ43

You can bunny hop really well with flats. It's...

You can bunny hop really well with flats. It's all technique.

I had a buddy that would bunny hop over handrails on his full suspension mountain bike into the downslope of the hill. I wasn't as...
07-27-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,809
Posted By KJ43

If it's not it should be.

If it's not it should be.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,474
Posted By KJ43

This is a pretty good point and applies to pretty...

This is a pretty good point and applies to pretty much all the hyperbole that gets thrown around when opinions are discussed. When someone wants to make a point it's easy to overstate how much a...
07-27-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,158
Posted By KJ43

Yup. Some of us are more "delicate" than others....

Yup. Some of us are more "delicate" than others. j/k (sort of).
07-27-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By KJ43

I can say that on the Peninsula there aren't the...

I can say that on the Peninsula there aren't the super long sustained climbs like Mt. Fuji, but Page Mill Road (2,000 ft or 605 meters elevation in 8.3 miles or 13.4 km) and Montebello Road (1940...
07-27-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,158
Posted By KJ43

Just stop. I have used my bibs (base layers,...

Just stop.

I have used my bibs (base layers, socks and jerseys at times) when I haven't done my laundry and need something for my ride. It isn't going to kill you if you have good technical...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,474
Posted By KJ43

For road riding and XC mountain biking being...

For road riding and XC mountain biking being clipped in is a must for me. I've ridden flats when I had my mountain bike set up enduro style and we were riding steeps, skinnies and jumps and if you...
07-27-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,809
Posted By KJ43

It's not just the Dutch causing these problems,...

It's not just the Dutch causing these problems, though they do seem to have a few issues with their teams and communication.

The Olympics organizers have made a few pretty large blunders. There...
07-26-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By KJ43

Yes and there were shots during the tour of ...

Yes and there were shots during the tour of people taking a nature break.
07-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,809
Posted By KJ43

It's a great line. Her win is just about the...

It's a great line. Her win is just about the highlight of the Olympics so far for me.
07-25-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,809
Posted By KJ43

They also all completely underestimated Anna...

They also all completely underestimated Anna Kiesenhofer and and more than just the communication there were things contributing to the result. Small peloton, the Dutch women didn't take the break...
07-25-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,178
Posted By KJ43

If I'm riding a route with a lot of exposure...

If I'm riding a route with a lot of exposure during the main part of the day (most rides) I always wear sun sleeves. I may even use sunscreen underneath to protect myself even more.
07-24-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By KJ43

Yeah, Carapaz ultimately used McNulty's effort to...

Yeah, Carapaz ultimately used McNulty's effort to grab the gold, but it was a hero performance by him on a really difficult course. He had a great tour with his team leader winning and now 6th at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By KJ43

Sure, I like the way it looks too. I wear the...

Sure, I like the way it looks too. I wear the brim flipped up almost all the time and it fits perfectly against and under my helmet. If I'm riding right into the sun I can bring the brim down for...
07-24-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,158
Posted By KJ43

I got the advice well before the Internet was...

I got the advice well before the Internet was around not to wear anything under my cycling shorts. I can't imagine needing (or wanting) to have anything, regardless of how form fitting it is,...
07-24-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By KJ43

Yup. I have been to Quito when my wife and I went...

Yup. I have been to Quito when my wife and I went to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands and the elevation is pretty noticeable. I took the tram to the highest peak there while in Quito and at that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,542
Posted By KJ43

That's the cap I wear also. So light I don't...

That's the cap I wear also. So light I don't really even feel it while riding. Plenty of ventilation and does a great job keeping my head from getting burned and wicks the sweat away.
07-23-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,340
Posted By KJ43

Yes, any cleaner I buy (including to wash my car)...

Yes, any cleaner I buy (including to wash my car) is pretty mild. I do use covers on my rotors too, but I get what you are saying. Definitely something to pay attention to, but there are still a...
07-23-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,340
Posted By KJ43

I've tried it and it works fine. So does any...

I've tried it and it works fine. So does any number of other products including concentrated auto wash soap or simple green.
07-23-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 928
Posted By KJ43

I just got a wheelset from Light Bicycle...

I just got a wheelset from Light Bicycle (https://www.lightbicycle.com/) and it was about $1,400 shipped. They came with a 5 year warranty and you can pay a bit more for lifetime. Another few hundred...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,166
Posted By KJ43

Good post. I'm sort of a numbers guy too but...

Good post.

I'm sort of a numbers guy too but I'm not doing structured training at the moment. I am interested in getting the Garmin XC200's for my bike though and I do have aspirations (if my body...
07-22-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,969
Posted By KJ43

Well said. I just had a post deleted in...

Well said.

I just had a post deleted in another thread by a poster that constantly injects politically oriented language in his posts because I dared suggest that he was being an ass. I would hope...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,090
Posted By KJ43

Tell us more. Sounds rough!

Tell us more. Sounds rough!
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