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05-26-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By msu2001la

I have an older rim brake CX bike with cantilever...

I have an older rim brake CX bike with cantilever brakes and carbon wheels. The braking performance in wet weather is really bad. As others noted, it takes a few seconds before the pads start to...
05-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By msu2001la

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides...

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides it. She loves it - does 4-5 classes a week and has been doing that regularly as a substitute to a monthly gym membership (which we both dropped in...
05-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By msu2001la

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have,...

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have, this conversation would be a lot more straightforward.
05-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 268
Posted By msu2001la

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little...

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little slits in it like this?
...
05-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

Unless Fed Ex is collecting a credit application...

Unless Fed Ex is collecting a credit application with social security number and verifying identities, it's not the same thing at all.

You continue to miss the point that Fed Ex's practice of...
05-20-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

That doesn't answer my question. A large...

That doesn't answer my question.

A large company paying for services and then invoicing individuals after the fact with little or no verified information is not a typical business practice. Our...
05-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

Unsecured credit cards are only issued after a...

Unsecured credit cards are only issued after a bank approves an application that includes verified personal contact info and a credit check. Fed Ex is seemingly sending bills to people months after...
05-20-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with all of this. Asking a bike shop to...

Agree with all of this. Asking a bike shop to troubleshoot a problem with a bike isn't pestering, it's business. If a bike shop is annoyed with customers who come in with problems they don't know how...
05-20-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation...

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation before paying. This isn't some kind of crazy culture war position to take.
05-20-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By msu2001la

Not trying to be snarky, but it seems like the...

Not trying to be snarky, but it seems like the solution is to stop making adjustments to it after you've inserted it?
05-19-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

In fairness, it does seem strange that a company...

In fairness, it does seem strange that a company like Fed Ex would provide a service like this to random customers (i.e. not someone who has an account set up with them) and allow them to take...
05-19-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By msu2001la

120mm-130mm stems are not uncommon. If you think...

120mm-130mm stems are not uncommon. If you think this will solve your fit problems, no reason (other than cost) not to give it a try.

On the stack, you can just try flipping your current stem to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 942
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW - the trail measurement on the Domane is...

FWIW - the trail measurement on the Domane is only longer than the Roubaix in certain sizes:

52cm frame: Domane=59mm and Roubaix=59mm.
54cm frame: Domane=59mm and Roubaix=61mm.
56cm frame:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 942
Posted By msu2001la

The new Checkpoint is definitely longer than your...

The new Checkpoint is definitely longer than your Roubaix and will probably feel a bit more stable, but the Roubaix isn't exactly a twitchy bike to begin with, and I'm doubtful that 13mm difference...
05-19-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

For those wondering about the import duty on...

For those wondering about the import duty on internet purchased goods for US buyers, here's the US customs website:
​​​​​https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/internet-purchases

Packages...
05-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

Weird... "FedX" just wants me to pay them in...

Weird... "FedX" just wants me to pay them in prepaid Visa gift cards. Is it normal to ask for my SSN?
05-18-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

Look - I'm just some random person on the...

Look - I'm just some random person on the internet and not an expert on import duty fees or how Fed Ex billing works, but the description that the OP provided makes this definitely sound fishy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,860
Posted By msu2001la

Did Kelderman's disc brakes break his spokes? No,...

Did Kelderman's disc brakes break his spokes? No, and here's why.

​​​​​​ (https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/did-keldermans-disc-brakes-break-his-spokes-no-and-heres-why/)Can disc brakes overheat...
05-18-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,799
Posted By msu2001la

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy?...

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy? There is 0% chance I would pay this based on the info provided here.

A mysterious bill arriving several months after a shipment with little/no detail...
05-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By msu2001la

I can't believe I'm typing this, but I would...

I can't believe I'm typing this, but I would definitely recommend you remove the DIY Coke can shims you installed, and figure out what is causing the problem and fix it. SRAM brake systems are poorly...
05-17-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By msu2001la

SRAM disagrees with this statement....

SRAM disagrees with this statement....
05-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By msu2001la

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in...

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in Michigan, like a Koegel's Vienna) on a hot grill.
05-13-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By msu2001la

I would love to see photos if you have any. The...

I would love to see photos if you have any.
The GP5000 tubeless makes a good gravel tire, but as you note 32mm is a bit too skinny for anything other than really smooth/packed.

I'm curious if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,340
Posted By msu2001la

I'm 165lbs and I run 28mm GP5000 (S TR/tubeless)...

I'm 165lbs and I run 28mm GP5000 (S TR/tubeless) at 60psi. Same pressure F/R.
05-13-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By msu2001la

On the topic of drain holes, my carbon Zipp 303 S...

On the topic of drain holes, my carbon Zipp 303 S wheels have tiny drain holes in the sides of the rims. So, it's definitely a "thing" on some carbon products.

No idea on frames - also I don't...
05-11-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By msu2001la

Also worth noting that some Zwift gradients...

Also worth noting that some Zwift gradients exceed the limit of most trainers. Kickr Core maxes out at 15%, for instance. There are portions of the radio tower climb that are 16-17%. There's a...
05-11-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By msu2001la

I leave mine set at 100% as well. "Trainer...

I leave mine set at 100% as well.

"Trainer difficulty" is really poorly named for this setting. Adjusting it to 100% doesn't make climbs any more difficult, you just shift through more gears,...
05-11-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By msu2001la

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed...

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed and confused at the notion that someone laced that front wheel with radial spokes to save weight on this bike. How many more times are we going to...
05-11-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

Brifter doesn't clear anything up. If I...

Brifter doesn't clear anything up.

If I call up a shop and say "I broke my right side brifter - can you order me a new one?" they're going to respond with the exact same questions as if I called...
05-11-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

Not sure what you mean by this, but I would never...

Not sure what you mean by this, but I would never call a Campy shifter an "Ergopower Shifter" nor would I call a Shimano shifter an "STI Dual-Control Shifter", or a SRAM shifter a "double tap...
05-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 775
Posted By msu2001la

I don't think I've ever seen a rear suspension...

I don't think I've ever seen a rear suspension bike with a rigid fork? It looks like that seat post might be acting as a rear suspension lockout, so it probably doesn't matter.

Odd bike.
05-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

There you go! I still hate it, but A+ for using...

There you go! I still hate it, but A+ for using "portmanteau".

I also which we could retire the term "podcast", much like we've generally retired the term "blogger" (or even more specific...
05-11-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

Exactly. What is that? Braking and shifting at...

Exactly. What is that? Braking and shifting at the exact same time?
05-11-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

We're 3 pages into what is clearly a...

We're 3 pages into what is clearly a tounge-in-cheek discussion about retiring cycling terms. It's pretty clear who cares, and who doesn't.
:foo:
05-11-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

In the context of drop bar bikes, the word is...

In the context of drop bar bikes, the word is "shifter".

I linked product pages for Sram, Campagnolo and Shimano above - all of them call these parts "shifters", and then use marketing terms like...
05-11-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

No one really specifies "disc brakes" when...

No one really specifies "disc brakes" when talking about a car's brake system, do they? This used to be common when cars were sold with drum brakes still, but that hasn't been a thing for several...
05-11-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By msu2001la

I'd second the idea of deflating and making sure...

I'd second the idea of deflating and making sure it's inserted into the valve hole correctly, then re-inflating the tire. That angle does not seem right.

That said, I have a similar problem...
05-11-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

We should've gone with "shake lever". Would've...

We should've gone with "shake lever". Would've been vastly superior to "brifter".
05-11-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

Brifter persists because this sport is dominated...

Brifter persists because this sport is dominated by grey haired men who's cycling coming-of-age was during the Lance Armstrong era when a combo brake/shifter seemed like revolutionary new technology...
05-11-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

And yet, you've found several words that are...

And yet, you've found several words that are actually in the English dictionary that adequately describe this part without needing any additional clarification, all while avoding the temptation to...
05-11-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

If I told someone that I crashed and broke the...

If I told someone that I crashed and broke the shifter on my gravel bike, there would be zero confusion about which part I was referring to. Is there really a need to specify that my shifter also...
05-10-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,978
Posted By msu2001la

I had a steel Trek 850 MTB back in the 90's that...

I had a steel Trek 850 MTB back in the 90's that had this same problem on the rear triangle.The rear wheel was a good 2-3mm off to one side. I just rode it, but it always bugged me a little bit. It...
05-10-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

It's possible that you've just found a way to...

It's possible that you've just found a way to make this term even more annoying.
05-10-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,045
Posted By msu2001la

The word "brifter" really grinds my (gravel)...

The word "brifter" really grinds my (gravel) gears. Just call it a shifter or a brake lever. I've never understood why people combine this into one made-up word.

"Kit" has never bothered me....
05-10-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. I never ride Richmond, Yorkshire or Paris...

Agreed. I never ride Richmond, Yorkshire or Paris and only rarely ride Insbruck. Luckily there's lots of stuff in Watopia that holds my interest still.
05-09-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By msu2001la

New routes, same roads. I’m sure some Makuri...

New routes, same roads. I’m sure some Makuri expansion are a coming soon. Mt Fuji is right there…
05-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 823
Posted By msu2001la

I like the new Zwift interface and update. ...

I like the new Zwift interface and update.

1. I can now access the garage without first needing to start a ride, so I can switch to the bike I want first and not have to start, stop & switch,...
05-09-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,306
Posted By msu2001la

Looks like Zwift solved this with the recent...

Looks like Zwift solved this with the recent update. I can now access the garage without needing to start a ride first, which is nice for those who frequently switch between TT and road bikes, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By msu2001la

I have Zipp 303 S as well and agree with others. ...

I have Zipp 303 S as well and agree with others.
These are awesome wheels - highly recommend.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 632
Posted By msu2001la

Yes! I'm very happy to be out riding on dry...

Yes!
I'm very happy to be out riding on dry roads with no arm or leg warmers. This spring has been very cool and wet in Chicago, but the last few days and upcoming week seem to be trending in the...
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