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Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 02:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,628
Posted By maartendc

Given a certain watts/kg, a smaller rider...

Given a certain watts/kg, a smaller rider averages lower absolute wattage. On the flat, you need absolute wattage to overcome drag, and your lower weight doesn't help you.

This is the reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,415
Posted By maartendc

I have had both SRAM, Shimano, KMC and Campagnolo...

I have had both SRAM, Shimano, KMC and Campagnolo chains.

1. All look, feel, sound and work identical to me.
2. A new chain always feels, looks and sounds better than a worn chain, that's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,553
Posted By maartendc

I would expect the carbon fork to last you the...

I would expect the carbon fork to last you the lifetime of your bike. I've had full carbon bikes that were 20+ years old and had no issues...

Any bike can be destroyed due to misuse, no matter the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By maartendc

I think if you go with a unit that has built in...

I think if you go with a unit that has built in maps, it should accurately give you elevation data based on the map data. Units like the Wahoo Elemnt Roam or Bolt V2, or the Garmin Edge 530/830/1030....
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By maartendc

The answer is most likely 'it depends'. there are...

The answer is most likely 'it depends'. there are many variables taking bikes on trains in Europe.

Not sure about Italy and Germany, but my experience in France, Netherlands and Belgium has...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By maartendc

Thanks for all the feedback! Turns out I...

Thanks for all the feedback!

Turns out I will be cycling with a friend of mine who hasn't ridden a road bike much in the past year or two, so we will be doing the 75 km. :thumb:

This is what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,637
Posted By maartendc

Nice looking bike, I own a 2001 Trek USPS (white)...

Nice looking bike, I own a 2001 Trek USPS (white) with a Campagnolo groupset 10 speed.

Great bike, great frame and I like the color scheme. Ive got a red saddle and red bar tape on it, which makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By maartendc

I used some soapy water, gave the whole tire and...

I used some soapy water, gave the whole tire and rim a good soak, and it worked!

I did have to pump it up to about 60-65 PSI before I heard the tire pop into place. I guess with some tire/rim...
01-31-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By maartendc

I dont see why a carbon steering tube should be...

I dont see why a carbon steering tube should be any different from an alloy one in terms of stem compatibility.

People really do think carbon is fragile like glass? A steering tube is made to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,679
Posted By maartendc

This kind of stuff won't last long. I...

This kind of stuff won't last long.

I already see some signs that the shortage is easing. I'm thinking the early pandemic craze of "let's all buy bicycles since I can't go to the gym" is over by...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By maartendc

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By maartendc

Happy to report the seller accepted my offer of...

Happy to report the seller accepted my offer of 1650 EUR, which I think was a fair price. Bike looks brand new, not a scratch on it.

Just thought I would share in case people are interested what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 337,530
Posted By maartendc

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare to deal with! I...

Wow, that sounds like a nightmare to deal with! I guess I will order mine with holes, in case I ever need to replace a spoke! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,269
Posted By maartendc

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Weird. So you...

Ok, thanks for clarifying. Weird.

So you could technically put an 11-speed cassette and 11 speed rear shifter on the bike with the Tiagra derailleur and have a full 11-speed drivetrain (excluding...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,339
Posted By maartendc

Honestly I do not understand the desire for it to...

Honestly I do not understand the desire for it to be never ridden. Obviously you don't want a damaged bike or worn parts, but a bike is meant to be ridden. You will put more miles on it in the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,339
Posted By maartendc

Well just to chime in, I had a better experience...

Well just to chime in, I had a better experience at another shop, where they allowed me to take one of their store models for a spin around the parking lot. It is not a multi-hour ride by any means,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,339
Posted By maartendc

LOL, the weather was cold, but dry. I was dressed...

LOL, the weather was cold, but dry. I was dressed perfectly respectably. But is was right before closing time, so for sure the test ride would not have been that day.

My point is that he seemed...
Forum: Touring
11-08-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,221
Posted By maartendc

If it does not have those;... really a shame. ...

If it does not have those;... really a shame.

I think they are focusing their effort on people using these bikes for 'gravel races' like Dirty Kanza, and not for people using them for bikepacking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,531
Posted By maartendc

Id rather have a 105 bike with rim brakes than a...

Id rather have a 105 bike with rim brakes than a tiagra with disc. Rim brakes are plenty good, especially on alloy rims. And 105 has 11 speed vs tiagra 10 speed.

Bear in mind disc brake systems...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,583
Posted By maartendc

exactly! Gotta love him.

exactly! Gotta love him.
05-28-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,689
Posted By maartendc

Nibali gained some good time on Stage 15 in the...

Nibali gained some good time on Stage 15 in the final climb and descent!

Let's see how things progress.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,256
Posted By maartendc

Be advised that this R500 is probably from the...

Be advised that this R500 is probably from the early 90s. Thus, it will be more difficult to service with current day parts than a bike from 2002 will. (a lot of things have changed in bike...
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