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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 828
Posted By Zaskar

I agree - the tires will likely have the biggest...

I agree - the tires will likely have the biggest impact. But...

Don't ignore fit. I don't have any discomfort on my (apparently very uncomfortable looking) setup - high saddle, slammed stem, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,398
Posted By Zaskar

I have used the Hybrid cxwrench method for 40+...

I have used the Hybrid cxwrench method for 40+ years. I wash my bikes.. a LOT. I don't use a pressure washer, but I do use a pre-pressure reducing valve garden hose that has enough pressure to reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,972
Posted By Zaskar

I don't disagree Racing Dan . I said, in this...

I don't disagree Racing Dan . I said, in this thread or another recent thread - Not running tubeless on a mtn bike is dumb. Not running tubeless on a gravel bike is ill-advised (and means you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,972
Posted By Zaskar

PeteHski ... wow. I didn't really think people...

PeteHski ... wow. I didn't really think people gave a ***** about a little spray on their bikes. But I guess it's a thing. I'm lookin at you now tomato coupe ;-)

Come on guys. We supposed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,972
Posted By Zaskar

Ahhh... Gotcha. They should see it as a sign of...

Ahhh... Gotcha. They should see it as a sign of success - it worked!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,972
Posted By Zaskar

Just back from a 55-mile ride. Apparently, I was...

Just back from a 55-mile ride. Apparently, I was supposed to have a flat today. I noticed the spray when I got home. Thanks tubeless!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,854
Posted By Zaskar

This really is the balance - trying to predict...

This really is the balance - trying to predict what the train behind you is expecting.

At 53, it's probably better that I let someone else make the call... I'm definitely getting more cautious as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,854
Posted By Zaskar

Totally with you MidTNBrad ! I just hope they...

Totally with you MidTNBrad ! I just hope they spot me in the middle waving to them with that vague "Sorry! Thank You!" combo wave.

My club has an annoying - to other cyclists - habit of following...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By Zaskar

I'm going to offer a different and seemingly...

I'm going to offer a different and seemingly snarky perspective... don't get as many flats. Okay, I'm mostly kidding. I do think newer riders are more likely to suffer flats than seasoned riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,854
Posted By Zaskar

Settle down Ace, it's not a race. (group ride practices)

The opinions on this one might have a broad range ;-)

Okay, the Tucker Ride in Atlanta is a long-standing open group ride. It's a 40-mile ride listed as "very fast paced training ride, 24 mph++....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,972
Posted By Zaskar

Mountain biking tubed is dumb. Gravel riding...

Mountain biking tubed is dumb.
Gravel riding tubed is not advised.
Road riding tubed is fine.

I spent the first 30 years riding mtn bikes with tubes. It wasn't dumb then. It is now. Tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By Zaskar

Thanks ericcox - bought a couple of these To...

Thanks ericcox - bought a couple of these

To give you an idea how tight the new Pzero was - I had to use two tire levers to get the first side on. Worse, I used a few zip ties to keep the bead...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,851
Posted By Zaskar

My only use for loud hubs is for diplomatically...

My only use for loud hubs is for diplomatically letting the guy in front know he needs to roll off.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,526
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a...

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a hard time understanding how your front tire is coming off the ground. With my sh***y technique, I'm often fighting the back tire skipping around.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,264
Posted By Zaskar

Tubeless rescued by a plug

I've posted before about these wheels - Cannondale Hollogram - the extreme difficulty to mount/dismount tires. I got all the expected tips, e.g. pinch all the way around, too much tape, start at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Zaskar

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like...

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like helmet manufacturers to consider that some of us might put a tail light on the helmet - and design around that a little. I don't mean some mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Zaskar

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has...

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has a light powered by the sun. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,373
Posted By Zaskar

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I...

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I know I don't think too much when I post here ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,684
Posted By Zaskar

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a...

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a cluttered bike. But, to borrow a word from your thread title, I do want to end up despoiled because a distracted motorist didn't see my black on black on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,403
Posted By Zaskar

I'm envisioning a young product developer at...

I'm envisioning a young product developer at Shimano running down the hall to his boss's office:

"I'VE GOT IT! I'VE GOT THE NEW PRODUCT IDEA FOR 2021... (catches breath)... "brake... brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,993
Posted By Zaskar

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the...

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the garage...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Zaskar

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the...

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the Battlecry of the Cat-5: "INSIDE!!! INSIDE!!!" So damn funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Zaskar

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is...

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is counterintuitive. The short answer is: Steer INTO that rear tire. No... really. Our brain screams "TURN AWAY" but that shifts our weight over our front...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,344
Posted By Zaskar

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage! I was...

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage!

I was looking for a pic I have (had) of four mtn bikes on my rack... it's not as impressive as that pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,344
Posted By Zaskar

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry...

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry four mountain bikes - with WIDE bars, pedals on, etc... The bikes don't touch. With the 1Up (not sure about others), you can move the bikes fore/aft -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,951
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,190
Posted By Zaskar

Signaling that one is about to stand is somewhat...

Signaling that one is about to stand is somewhat common in group rides. I've never seen a hand signal for this - just a quick "Standing!" I'd be surprised if this happens at the pro level... or...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 230,398
Posted By Zaskar

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,375
Posted By Zaskar

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to...

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to road and gravel - maybe gravel first. But - and it's a big but - it will be the younger crowd and those new to road cycling.

I'm 52 and have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,190
Posted By Zaskar

You could be sitting on that bike backwards and...

You could be sitting on that bike backwards and I'd still be focused on the bike... so many things to distract one from your forearms on the bar position.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By Zaskar

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in...

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in who you're targeting and what the points-of-difference and brand benefits are for that target. You have said (a lot) these are ideal for racing. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By Zaskar

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub...

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub was by how loud it was - with louder being better. I never got on that bandwagon. I find loud freehubs annoying.

The only time a loud freehub is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By Zaskar

Am I understanding that correctly - basically,...

Am I understanding that correctly - basically, the test simulated a 200 lbs rider pedaling for 20 hours? That hardly seems "brutal" - it's about two week's worth of riding for most cyclists.

My...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,148
Posted By Zaskar

I have the Scott one-piece aero bar and love it....

I have the Scott one-piece aero bar and love it. That flat top is really comfortable. Most (all?) aero bars accommodate out-front mounts for computers and lights - nets a very clean setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,817
Posted By Zaskar

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is...

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is plenty) per stud. The second board under the tires is obviously optional - really just to hide the tire smudges. But be warned, if you do that board,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,264
Posted By Zaskar

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel...

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel and any other socials you're posting all your rad stuff? I'm sure we're all going to want to follow your awesome adventures. In meantime, I'll just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,817
Posted By Zaskar

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could...

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could put the wheel hooks wherever I wanted - spaced by bar width, not 16” or 32”. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,177
Posted By Zaskar

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics"...

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics" isn't really fair. The companies - "brands" that spent a ton of money on R&D to develop that design and material spec have to be compensated to cover...
09-09-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do...

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do those little cross-ups when I jump on the gravel bike. Maybe I'd get more air if I grew that beard. ;-)
I have done some fast, not-so-technical single...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By Zaskar

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,806
Posted By Zaskar

Mechanical paradox... - If you need to ask, you...

Mechanical paradox...
- If you need to ask, you need it
- If you know how to remove it, you don't need it


A little more explanation of what the guys are saying... Derailleurs have a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,361
Posted By Zaskar

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe...

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." Keep the theories coming - this is awesome.
The leader so far: "indicates turn intent"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,978
Posted By Zaskar

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I...

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I wouldn't be surprised if road cycling survives that long. I think, in 25 yrs, road riding/racing will be about as popular as fencing - at least in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,742
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty.... ...

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty....


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,107
Posted By Zaskar

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet...

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet for me to put in the recycling bin.
12-13-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,538
Posted By Zaskar

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my...

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my club have Canyons - everyone loves their bike. The only complaints are the one you see in every Canyon thread - this one included:
- They don't have my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By Zaskar

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens -...

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens - no need for a monster light. It's reasonably aero too. If you mount it centered and under the bar, you're not creating another point of disruption -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,868
Posted By Zaskar

No worse than any other website. It's not like...

No worse than any other website. It's not like you're going to see the bikes on the rack in the store.

The backstory is as legit as any manufacturer, i.e. a bunch of bike industry guys partnered...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By Zaskar

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the...

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the wrap/tape. Don't tuck anything into the bar. No need to use sticky (electrical/duct/packing) tape either. Just start at the bar end, wrap 360 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By Zaskar

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on...

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on it and some rub marks... okay, lots of rub marks... So yeah, ^that^ is a solid point.

I'm starting to look for another PM and, while I've bought...
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