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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By surak

I always put a bit of sealant around the valve...

I always put a bit of sealant around the valve inside the rim before pushing it through the hole.

You didn't mention which sealant you used. Use Orange Seal if you aren't. Nearly every issue I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By surak

Update if you don't mind needing a backup plan in...

Update if you don't mind needing a backup plan in case it bricks, like taking it in to the LBS.

I've done some Di2 upgrades over Bluetooth that didn't take, luckily didn't brick. Then I went a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 706
Posted By surak

Light Bicycle WR series. You can configure almost...

Light Bicycle WR series. You can configure almost anything you want with the rims, including leaving them hooked rather than hookless for max tire compatibility.

I have a mixed WR50/AR56 F/R,...
08-01-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,152
Posted By surak

A shirt under bibs is nothing, I see that look...

A shirt under bibs is nothing, I see that look semi-regularly.

Once was riding on the MUP where an older dude was riding with bib straps over his oversized long sleeve jersey, partially stuffed...
07-31-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,213
Posted By surak

Already looking forward to next year's edition....

Already looking forward to next year's edition. Thanks Zwift!

Possible changes (http://https://www.cyclingweekly.com/racing/seven-woman-teams-a-possibility-at-the-2023-tour-de-france-femmes):

...
07-31-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,213
Posted By surak

How about Veronica Ewers finishing so high up on...

How about Veronica Ewers finishing so high up on La Super Planche! Fantastic result.

Didn't notice any women falling over on the gravel. Even the camera motorbike men did. :lol:

Don't know how...
07-30-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,213
Posted By surak

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how...

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how to fix women's pro cycling, the more you demonstrate that not only do you not understand the economics of the sport, but that you hardly watch any of...
07-30-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,213
Posted By surak

You're still missing the point after multiple...

You're still missing the point after multiple people have already explained that it's not a question of "incentive," unless that incentive is getting paid and supported, which a large number of women...
07-27-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,213
Posted By surak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDLJTPTBTfc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDLJTPTBTfc
https://sports.nbcsports.com/2021/09/25/elisa-balsamo-upsets-dutch-at-cycling-worlds/...
07-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,213
Posted By surak

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride...

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride as far as pro men. By and large the pro women have no interest in making races longer, other than having a Monument like Milan San Remo as a once a...
07-26-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By surak

Tubeless kills tubulars in both rolling...

Tubeless kills tubulars in both rolling resistance and aerodynamics, with added bonus of being able to seal some punctures. Being just plain faster is why they've already almost completely replaced...
07-21-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By surak

I've only had 1 puncture since switching to...

I've only had 1 puncture since switching to tubeless two years ago. My sealant (OS endurance) leaked out but didn't seal as I rode. I pulled over and spun the wheel. Seemed like it worked, but...
07-21-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,219
Posted By surak

Van Aert might've had a chance to take the polka...

Van Aert might've had a chance to take the polka dots along with green but seems like Vingegaard wanted to put his stamp on the race as the leader by winning today after Pogacar made his own...
07-08-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By surak

Neither, both only work when the leader is the...

Neither, both only work when the leader is the strongest rider.

Ineos learned that the Sky Train just gives other teams' domestiques an easy day ever since they failed to find a replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 991
Posted By surak

The Real Science of Sport podcast covered this....

The Real Science of Sport podcast covered this. (https://play.acast.com/s/realscienceofsport/the-effects-of-heat-on-exercise) Pros are getting the right hydration and will do heat acclimatization...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By surak

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it...

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it when the group is going fast on the flats, downhills, or on climbs? Unless they're going well over 20 mph, my guess is that your bike should be fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,939
Posted By surak

If you want to go nuts on saving weight, there's...

If you want to go nuts on saving weight, there's an online forum called Weight Weenies where you'll find enthusiasts who spend a lot of money chasing minimal bike weight. Over here, I'm with the rest...
06-20-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By surak

FWIW, the longer the indoor ride, the more often...

FWIW, the longer the indoor ride, the more often I'll stand. Upwards of 1 minute standing every 10 minutes. Standing is like eating, it's better to start early in a ride and do it regularly because...
06-19-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By surak

I started out being sore after an hour. Made it a...

I started out being sore after an hour. Made it a point to stand up to pedal out of the saddle more often, no major issues since. My longest indoor ride was around 12 hours of pedaling time.
06-17-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 709
Posted By surak

Disconnection issues between my RTL510 and Edge...

Disconnection issues between my RTL510 and Edge 520 (https://www.bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1186591-garmin-520-stops-receiving-varia-rtl510-alerts-should-i-switch-wahoo.html) was why...
06-17-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By surak

It's just like any other sensor setting, you can...

It's just like any other sensor setting, you can change it at any time.
06-17-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By surak

In the sensor settings for the Varia on Wahoo...

In the sensor settings for the Varia on Wahoo head units, you can disable audio alerts.
06-14-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By surak

This aged well. :lol:

This aged well. :lol:
06-13-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By surak

The reviews are not positive over on the Weight...

The reviews are not positive over on the Weight Weenies forum. I've only punctured once, and Orange Seal Endurance sealed it fine, so not going out of my way to try the Silca stuff.

Silca products...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 521
Posted By surak

Don't see the point of a Gatorskin TLR unless...

Don't see the point of a Gatorskin TLR unless Conti assumes people will buy it based on reputation (as the de facto recommended tire for the puncture-averse and rolling resistance-apathetic) or they...
06-11-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 901
Posted By surak

McNulty was on a new TT bike that was all dialed...

McNulty was on a new TT bike that was all dialed in for him and tested significantly faster than his spare. Despite the top dollar asking price that old rich people happily pay up for, UAE's...
06-02-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,480
Posted By surak

Elemnt Bolt v1 on sale on Amazon for $170 right...

Elemnt Bolt v1 on sale on Amazon for $170 right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By surak

I bought a pair since I found them on sale right...

I bought a pair since I found them on sale right before I was about to splurge on some MAAP alt_road shorts that are more than twice as expensive. I've worn them indoors once to try them out. More...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By surak

I don't understand this obsession people have...

I don't understand this obsession people have about being able to put their feet flat on the ground while on the saddle. It's a bike, not a dandy horse.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,615
Posted By surak

My man, you can't even keep track of how many p's...

My man, you can't even keep track of how many p's are in the word "triple" and you expect me to believe that you know what sprocket you're riding in the back without checking religiously? Also that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,615
Posted By surak

Nah, most of my fun-hard rides over the winter...

Nah, most of my fun-hard rides over the winter were on my mechanical 11 speed 1x rain bike and the gaps in gearing were fine. 2 more bigger sprockets would be nice -- I considered getting the Ratio...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,615
Posted By surak

That's probably countable with Di2 data, but I...

That's probably countable with Di2 data, but I can't be bothered considering rear shifting is easy and intuitive, so those shifts are basically free for me. On the other hand -- quite literally --...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,615
Posted By surak

Shrug. With initially 10 and now 11 speeds in the...

Shrug. With initially 10 and now 11 speeds in the back, I've never felt the need for an extra chainring on my road bikes. Looking at the Di2 stats of my last two fast group rides using compact...
05-29-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By surak

Wrong. Last two generation Ultegra Di2 shifters...

Wrong. Last two generation Ultegra Di2 shifters have the hidden hood buttons.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By surak

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to...

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to tubeless with 32mm Continental GP 5000 S TRs. You'll see a massive reduction in rolling resistance and tubeless sealant will handle most punctures...
05-26-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By surak

Can you just get alloy rims? I'm not seeing the...

Can you just get alloy rims? I'm not seeing the value in going with carbon for 16" wheels.

EDIT to add: if you ride it in the rain a lot, you'll end up replacing those carbon rims with something...
05-26-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By surak

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for...

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for customers, plain and simple.

I have Di2 and use an Elemnt Bolt bike computer; now I'm wondering if/when Shimano will cut off Wahoo too. Will definitely make...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,855
Posted By surak

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and...

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and what type of physiology you have / want to train to have.

Mathematically it's faster to go harder uphill and into a headwind, go easier downhill and...
05-24-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By surak

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works...

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works 7 shoes leading to heavy bruising. Read tips on another site to take a hair dryer (which I did) or heat gun (don't have one) to reshape them. Seems to...
05-24-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,362
Posted By surak

Voted 5-7 but then saw that OP is counting any...

Voted 5-7 but then saw that OP is counting any battery being carried, which pushes me into 8+ territory.

Bike computer
Di2
PowerTap P2 pedal
^
Headlight
Varia taillight
HRM
Phone
05-23-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By surak

SPD sandals for indoor riding

Thoughts on wearing SPD sandals instead of shoes for indoor riding?

I've never worn cleated sandals but injured a toe last year and wore a regular slide sandal with a platform pedal just to keep...
05-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By surak

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it...

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it does indeed work while plugged in (and hopefully charging).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,593
Posted By surak

I'm a big fan of my RTL510. Battery life on the...

I'm a big fan of my RTL510. Battery life on the new radar camera is way too short for my longer days, and I read that it can't operate while charging.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,343
Posted By surak

Welp. My "mullet" option front WR50 rear...

Welp.

My "mullet" option front WR50 rear AR56, Carbon-Ti hub, CX Ray spokes, no internal holes, flyweight option wheelset finally arrived after I ordered in February. It took them a while to build...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,175
Posted By surak

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for...

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for flat and uphill riding only" stickers on the revised Roval wheels, then have their marketing claim the next version with more spokes to be safe for...
05-13-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By surak

Trainer difficulty simply changes the magnitude...

Trainer difficulty simply changes the magnitude of resistance Zwift sends the trainer. Resistance has bupkis to do with avatar speed in Zwift, they only care about power. Setting the trainer...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By surak

I have the Onyx, it isn't the best for hills like...

I have the Onyx, it isn't the best for hills like my commute so it gathers dust in my garage while I commute on a CX bike during the wet part of the year and road bike during the 3 consistently dry...
05-09-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By surak

(Lol Garmin usability) I've never had to...

(Lol Garmin usability)

I've never had to intentionally put my Varia in pairing mode. Maybe your 130 is connected to the Varia via BTLE, which only allows for one connection at a time, and the...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,790
Posted By surak

You can try stashing dessicants like DampRid in...

You can try stashing dessicants like DampRid in your locker. Alternatively, can you hang stuff off your bike instead of sticking them in your locker? Highly doubt anyone will want to steal sweaty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,159
Posted By surak

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you...

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you are a true weight weenie. I only bother to clean it out if I'm not using a wheel for multiple months. How often you need to top off depends on the...
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