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Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe move to Professional Cycling for the Fans...

Maybe move to Professional Cycling for the Fans forum?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Bald Paul

You want a helmet that is (1) light, (2) has high...

You want a helmet that is (1) light, (2) has high safety ratings, and (3) is inexpensive.
Pick two.
Ask yourself how much your brain is worth.
06-25-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Bald Paul

I started out with the Garmin HRM, but it was...

I started out with the Garmin HRM, but it was never really reliable with me. I switched over to a Wahoo with chest strap, and it works flawlessly (and still communicates with my Garmin 1030+)
06-25-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By Bald Paul

You're going to be sore where they insert the...

You're going to be sore where they insert the tube to install the stent (okay, it's your inner thigh, way up high) for a few days or more. Give that time to heal completely. It's not good if you open...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By Bald Paul

Not an issue. All of their disc road frames are...

Not an issue. All of their disc road frames are 142mm rear spacing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By Bald Paul

You'll have to have the steering tube cut to your...

You'll have to have the steering tube cut to your correct length. BB is press fit, so if you don't have the tools for that, your LBS can handle those items for you.
Running Di2 wires (or cables)...
06-22-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Bald Paul

Tastes like chicken!

Tastes like chicken!
06-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bald Paul

Believe it or not, there are some cyclists who...

Believe it or not, there are some cyclists who don't know how to change a flat. Then there are others who refuse to carry anything that would add more than 10 grams to their road weight. And, of...
06-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,293
Posted By Bald Paul

(Me, riding my full carbon fiber Di2 equipped...

(Me, riding my full carbon fiber Di2 equipped bike) "My bike is worth more than your car."
06-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 108
Posted By Bald Paul

Shimano Alfine 11spd Di2?

Has anyone seen or had experience with this system? It looks pretty bulletproof, and the Di2 shifting and display eliminate the issues of cable stretch in mechanically shifted internal gear hubs. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 314
Posted By Bald Paul

Hopefully that "bug" isn't something more...

Hopefully that "bug" isn't something more serious.
06-20-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Bald Paul

No shaving for you for a few days! Glad you're...

No shaving for you for a few days! Glad you're okay. Sometimes, walkers on the MUPs seem to forget there are other, faster objects sharing the path with them. I've given up on saying "on your left"...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By Bald Paul

Granted, there are some Chinese made CF frames...

Granted, there are some Chinese made CF frames that are of, uh, 'questionable' quality. You can always find horror stories of frames and forks that just snap due to improper manufacturing materials,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 875
Posted By Bald Paul

You really can't go wrong with an ICAN frameset....

You really can't go wrong with an ICAN frameset. They may not have the fancy name decal on them, but they are light, and stiff enough to put the power to the wheels while not jarring your teeth out...
06-15-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Bald Paul

Just pair them all together at the same time. I...

Just pair them all together at the same time. I have a Bontrager Flare RT headlight, Flare RT tail light (mounts on my helmet), and Varia 715. No issues.
06-15-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By Bald Paul

Smart Bike Lights | Garmin Connect IQ...

Smart Bike Lights | Garmin Connect IQ (https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/0d9fd828-c932-4470-9c37-fd2828881888)
06-14-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,119
Posted By Bald Paul

It was the only solar powered charging station...

It was the only solar powered charging station that wasn't in the shade at that time.
06-12-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 101
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV....

I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. However, my advice would be to listen to your medical professionals. Don't over do things, or you could end up with a longer recovery than you would have...
06-12-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 892
Posted By Bald Paul

Tick, tick, tick... I started riding in my...

Tick, tick, tick...

I started riding in my teens. Never really had a close call until my late 60s when I was struck by a passing car that refused to move over the center line to pass. I was riding...
06-12-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By Bald Paul

Check this site now and then, you may find...

Check this site now and then, you may find something that will peak your interest! Events - Oklahoma Bicycle Society (okcbike.org)...
06-12-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,665
Posted By Bald Paul

If all you are really looking for is extended...

If all you are really looking for is extended battery time on your 1030+, do what I did and buy this:
Garmin Charge™ Power Pack (https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/571552)
Works with an out-front mount.
06-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 655
Posted By Bald Paul

Sounds a lot like many of the roads I have to...

Sounds a lot like many of the roads I have to ride on. Some of them will give you almost a foot to the right of the white line at times, but those will usually have rumble strips built in....
06-11-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By Bald Paul

You must ride with LarrySellerz.

You must ride with LarrySellerz.
06-11-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 849
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't mind paying a fee for a well organized...

I don't mind paying a fee for a well organized event. Route marking, SAG support, manned and stocked rest stops, and (usually) some type of post event party is great. You get to meet a lot of new...
06-04-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 858
Posted By Bald Paul

The best thing I did was to change from Shimano...

The best thing I did was to change from Shimano SPD-SL pedals to Wahoo Speedplays. I use the easiest release spring in the cleat. Much more adjustment angle wise, and more "float" if you need it. I...
06-04-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By Bald Paul

Thankfully, USB-C seems to be the new standard. I...

Thankfully, USB-C seems to be the new standard. I can't tell you how many times I tried to jam one of those mini and micro connectors in upside down. On the units I have that use them, I paint a...
06-02-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Bald Paul

I used a shop that uses the Shimano fitting...

I used a shop that uses the Shimano fitting system: Home | bikefitting.com (https://www.bikefitting.com/en)
They were able to figure out my correct bike geometry and then translate adjustments,...
06-02-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By Bald Paul

Since this happened right after you changed a...

Since this happened right after you changed a chain, I have to think you somehow messed up the RD, and now it's in Crash Mode.

Di2 FAQ: - I had a crash and my rear derailleur stopped working. How...
06-02-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By Bald Paul

It's not just bicycling, either. In Myrtle Beach...

It's not just bicycling, either. In Myrtle Beach yesterday a motorist, driving behind a couple on a motorcycle, evidently wasn't paying attention (I know, hard to believe that nowadays) and just...
06-01-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe try these? BikeFit Pedal Extenders for...

Maybe try these?

BikeFit Pedal Extenders for Cycling (https://www.bikefit.com/c-13-pedal-spacers-pedal-extenders.aspx)
05-31-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By Bald Paul

Love how you left that part out.

Love how you left that part out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,451
Posted By Bald Paul

Fixed that for you.

Fixed that for you.
05-30-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Bald Paul

You could be rolling the dice. ...

You could be rolling the dice.

rocky-cycling.com Reviews | scam, legit or safe check | Scamadviser (https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/rocky-cycling.com)
05-30-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 940
Posted By Bald Paul

The helmet will kill you. But only if you...

The helmet will kill you.

But only if you live in California. Everywhere else, it's fine.
05-30-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Bald Paul

League of American Wheelmen.

League of American Wheelmen.
05-30-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 394
Posted By Bald Paul

I have some old event T-shirts with holes in...

I have some old event T-shirts with holes in them. Does that count?
I have never even seen a patch given out for a bike event.
05-30-22, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 759
Posted By Bald Paul

Meet at your local PD parking lot. Ask an officer...

Meet at your local PD parking lot. Ask an officer to come outside for a few minutes. Bribe him with a donut and coffee. (Just kidding!)
Tell the buyer he can test ride the bike in the parking lot....
05-30-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By Bald Paul

Are you absolutely locked in to Di2? If you just...

Are you absolutely locked in to Di2? If you just want electronic shifting (and since you're not adverse to online purchases), check out the Fezzari Empire SL Pro.

bike build options – Fezzari...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bald Paul

If you want to use it as an "Action Cam", it can...

If you want to use it as an "Action Cam", it can be set to record continuously. Even my GoPro will break up a long recording into 8 minute segments. Honestly, though, the footage is pretty boring...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bald Paul

Most of them are. We have multiple cycling clubs...

Most of them are. We have multiple cycling clubs in the Upstate, so drivers are sort of used to seeing cyclists on the road. There are still a few, ummm, "end point of digestive tract" drivers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bald Paul

I didn't use the phone app. All I did was plug in...

I didn't use the phone app. All I did was plug in the radar with the USB cable to my computer, open File Explorer, find the radar, and there they were. Easy.
05-27-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By Bald Paul

Check the thread in the Road Cycling forum. I...

Check the thread in the Road Cycling forum. I uploaded some actual video from my 715. You can make up your own mind, but I think it works very well.
05-27-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Bald Paul

The new RCT715 has the buttons on the side. I...

The new RCT715 has the buttons on the side. I think they may have learned something.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bald Paul

As promised, here's some actual RTC715 video....

As promised, here's some actual RTC715 video. Software update to V4.40, does not seem to address stabilization, but image is still pretty clear. Note that SC does not have front plates, so the GoPro...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By Bald Paul

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1080/capture_93a59a8350c58e7dec4ae9641877c6dcec469bdf.jpg
05-26-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,195
Posted By Bald Paul

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/203x191/capture_d96934d1c80425a04c9b4eba53e785d4707e2c89.jpg
05-26-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 723
Posted By Bald Paul

I thought I would go the tubeless route when I...

I thought I would go the tubeless route when I built my bike. I had Boyd carbon rims, set up for tubeless, and tried to mount a set of Continental 5000 tubeless tires.
The key word is "tried". For...
05-26-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Bald Paul

"Hurry up and wait" is, unfortunately, the new...

"Hurry up and wait" is, unfortunately, the new normal. It's bad enough having to wait for standard parts. Proprietary parts? When Covid hit, and we were all pretty much cooped up inside, I built up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bald Paul

Tell you what - as soon as I get a chance to go...

Tell you what - as soon as I get a chance to go out on the road and be passed by a couple of vehicles (hopefully won't be hit) I'll try to post a link to the actual videos taken by the camera.
When...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Bald Paul

Just about anything you order from overseas is...

Just about anything you order from overseas is getting delayed. DHL has been, in my experience, absolutely terrible. In fact, I placed a second order from a company in Germany and specifically...
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