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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 771
Posted By superdex

Work on FTP. Zwift has more than a couple...

Work on FTP. Zwift has more than a couple programs that'll do it, but the biggest gains I saw on Zwift was doing group rides and a race or two. You'll be at/over threshold much more than during...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 771
Posted By superdex

speaking as a bigger rider (6'3", 185lbs), to...

speaking as a bigger rider (6'3", 185lbs), to keep up with folks who can climb, you're gonna need to put down in the high 200s or low 300s average power to make up for the weight. ~.5 mph difference...
05-12-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By superdex

Hi, I'm new here (well not really, but)

Well kids, today I'm "officially" "allowed" to wander around in here. For whatever that means (har) --I've been on BF for a long time, and until now (literally), didn't feel it was proper etiquette...
05-06-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

I got an email today ...

I got an email today
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/585x170/buildstep_99c8465fc26ca0b86fed604671dcf11e5b1e2398.jpg

5-6 weeks is looking like it's spot on. Tick tock tick...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By superdex

could be a slight out-of-true, and/or the pads...

could be a slight out-of-true, and/or the pads are contacting at slightly different times (not quite centered)...?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By superdex

I descend Colorado mountains (not as steep, but a...

I descend Colorado mountains (not as steep, but a LOT longer, and I'm 84kg-ish) with LightBicycle carbon wheels and Swiss Stop Black Prince pads (on Campy Potenza brakes). Works great, and other than...
04-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By superdex

It's not google failing you. Aero testing is...

It's not google failing you. Aero testing is expensive. Some companies don't even test themselves. The list above is probably definitive enough. The hardest part is locating one....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By superdex

whichever route has more opportunities for...

whichever route has more opportunities for frites. are you racing? no? then does it matter? you'll be fine. 30Km isn't that much different, but those extra 400m climbing might hurt a little. Take...
04-11-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By superdex

Yeah, it's CL. Total crapshoot and I hate what...

Yeah, it's CL. Total crapshoot and I hate what people 'represent' sometimes. But I thought it interesting to mention. My favorite is to ask for more pics and get dead air...
04-11-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By superdex

A Secan wouldv'e been high on my list, 'cept I...

A Secan wouldv'e been high on my list, 'cept I wanted carbon to compliment the steel bike I have. Still, a beautiful bike and drool-worthy.

Oh, and here's one:
...
03-31-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

Update. Pulled the trigger on the Obed. In a...

Update. Pulled the trigger on the Obed. In a last-second concession, I chose to go without the rear fender/rack brace, since the fork on the GVR don't have no eyelets anyhow. I slept on it and called...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By superdex

Carbon+Fenders drifts towards all-road/gravel....

Carbon+Fenders drifts towards all-road/gravel. Pure race bikes eschew mounts. The geometries, however, are pretty close such that dropping the stem may be all you need to do.

Cervelo Caledonia...
03-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I...

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I didn't sub to the replies so apologies.

Update:

I checked out the Aspero and Caledonia in person last weekend. The Caledonia is, at the end of...
03-10-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,267
Posted By superdex

I agree the rotation is crap. Why isn't France...

I agree the rotation is crap. Why isn't France more often? Worse, when I stare at the calendar, there's no indication of Today on it --and the week starts on Sunday people! I accidentally discovered...
03-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,267
Posted By superdex

as a software guy, I read this and think -- yeah...

as a software guy, I read this and think -- yeah that's great. Go ahead and submit the comments. They're all features that some product manager has to decide whether it's worth the screen real estate...
03-10-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

So ... no decision yet. Probably a good thing...

So ... no decision yet. Probably a good thing that there's a supply chain shortage.

That Scott looks pretty nice, though I'd be riding around with a freaking nameplate ;)

I've narrowed down to...
02-19-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

58 or Large. Howcome?

58 or Large. Howcome?
02-18-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

Looks nice, but a 69.8' head tube (creating that...

Looks nice, but a 69.8' head tube (creating that luxurious 83mm trail) and 1079mm wheelbase, that's approaching mtb territory. Has me looking though :)
02-17-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By superdex

my pain cave is the last few square feet against...

my pain cave is the last few square feet against the wall of the room we also use as the "gift wrap/craft room" -- I have a 32" roku tv and a multiple-year old PC tower with a $90 graphics card in...
02-17-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

Carbon RLTs (2x) are a grand more than I want to...

Carbon RLTs (2x) are a grand more than I want to (can) spend :( --I've had aluminum, steel and ti. I'm up for carbon this time around.

And I'd be proud to have a Niner, being Colorado-local and...
02-17-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

Yeah, you've got something there, but I dunno. I...

Yeah, you've got something there, but I dunno. I had 35s on my Crux and after rolling around with 29x2.6s on the Timberjack, I found I really wanted a little wider. (The Crux was offloaded to make...
02-17-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

yeah the Stigmata grx build (and OPEN) are out of...

yeah the Stigmata grx build (and OPEN) are out of budget, sadly….
02-16-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,486
Posted By superdex

Looking for N=1 -- 85% pavement. And no Grails to be found...

ok kids, I'm turning a "certain number" this year, and I'm daydreaming about an N=1, 4 season "Any road" bike in the $3-4k range. (Custom will wait till after the kids are outta college). I'm a...
02-16-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By superdex

I picked up one of these after searching for a...

I picked up one of these after searching for a quiet fan. It's quiet-ish, but it's plenty powerful. I has it pointed more or less at my chest, so not in my face and not only on the legs --and I've...
02-14-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,067
Posted By superdex

$17 at BikeTiresDirect (shrug)...

$17 at BikeTiresDirect (shrug) https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/knog-oi-bell-large?

I love mine. It's perfect for the MUPs around here and easier than barking out "Left!" all the time.
Forum: Foo
12-06-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,912
Posted By superdex

Holidale. that's a gooder. Since you're...

Holidale. that's a gooder.

Since you're "super" local, make your way to Blue Spruce Brewery on County Line and Colorado (easy diversion from the C470 trail at Colorado). They have a Belgian that...
11-30-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,437
Posted By superdex

My spindowns take >30s every time, and Zwift...

My spindowns take >30s every time, and Zwift times out after about 20. Shrug. Some direct-drive trainers have a tension adjustment to work with this; the Saris doesn't....
11-30-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,437
Posted By superdex

Yeah, the Elite app should have a calibrate...

Yeah, the Elite app should have a calibrate function. You could use Zwift's calibration -- I can't use it to calibrate the Saris because the spin down takes so long Zwift times out. I use the Saris...
11-30-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,437
Posted By superdex

How often do you calibrate your trainer? I've had...

How often do you calibrate your trainer? I've had that happen a couple times (Saris H3) and I have to reset/recalibrate the trainer. Which sucks when you're trying to get something done.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By superdex

I have a set of non-disc, and I chose my hub, I...

I have a set of non-disc, and I chose my hub, I went with Novatecs. Good enough to not miss anything :)

There's an entire thread here:...
11-19-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By superdex

I've used the conversion cassette from Miche with...

I've used the conversion cassette from Miche with great success. It's a generic shimano cassette with campy cog spacing. Das it. (they don't try to mimic the ramps or shapes of the plates, as I'd...
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 7,912
Posted By superdex

one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to...

one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to call a number of great beers local, including New Belgium:

...
11-16-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By superdex

Yes. Avoid 83. And true, 105 is shoulderless, but...

Yes. Avoid 83. And true, 105 is shoulderless, but it's far less trafficked than 83 and popular enough of a route that peeps are generally pretty agreeable. You can now get from Sedalia to Chatfield...
11-06-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By superdex

If you Strava, add notes to the ride; at least...

If you Strava, add notes to the ride; at least then it's all in one place



Although I find as I get older my low temperature threshold goes up. Somehow, even with all the gear, it's easier to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,916
Posted By superdex

'cuz they were on sale. They're scuffed now and...

'cuz they were on sale. They're scuffed now and have some black marks, but it doesn't affect fit. Or how slow I am.
Forum: Foo
11-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By superdex

sigh. Yer right, I shoulda looked it up. It was a...

sigh. Yer right, I shoulda looked it up. It was a lonnnng time ago.

probably the last time I was “into” a car. I put a lower front sway bar on it, swapped out a couple bits and bolts for their...
Forum: Foo
11-05-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 903
Posted By superdex

I had an '04 GLS (the B4 body). I dunno how...

I had an '04 GLS (the B4 body). I dunno how different that was to the 08s, but I loved loved loved that car. Though I punted it when I moved to CO and needed an SUV (and awd.) I didn't have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By superdex

A direct drive? Geometry don't make much a...

A direct drive? Geometry don't make much a difference.

Look up a few articles on matching bike fit across bikes -- there are a couple different ways to make sure the saddle/pedals are the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By superdex

funny, seems this is the time of year when I...

funny, seems this is the time of year when I think about shaving the legs more so than the summer, just for this reason (and applying embro is easier)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,251
Posted By superdex

I wear knickers at 50 (but the humidity around...

I wear knickers at 50 (but the humidity around here is low). You may find that the full-length bibs w/o a pad are pretty heavy weight winter gear. 50 will be too hot.

I do have a pair of tights...
09-01-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,767
Posted By superdex

hnnnnope

hnnnnope
09-01-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,767
Posted By superdex

I'm a committed beer drinker, so I have the beer...

I'm a committed beer drinker, so I have the beer in my jersey pocket, and crack it open while coasting down the other side.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By superdex

If you're running SRAM up front, I can understand...

If you're running SRAM up front, I can understand wanting to swap out the fd to a SRAM. I can't answer the shimano/sram thing because I run Campy. shrug.


What's the budget for wheels? I got all...
08-25-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,935
Posted By superdex

Are you planning on not stopping at _all_? ...

Are you planning on not stopping at _all_?

One can get in and out of aids pretty quick if you don't dally around. Bathroom, top off bottles, grab some food and go.

One thing you can do is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By superdex

If it were me, I'd spend a little time dialing in...

If it were me, I'd spend a little time dialing in the Dura-Ace FD first. That the chain rubs isn't a FD problem, it's an installation/fine tuning thing. Throwing money at it may make it go away, make...
08-20-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,790
Posted By superdex

for me (and what I tend to ride for, which is...

for me (and what I tend to ride for, which is general fitness and beer), pretty much every low intensity ride is fasted, or at least I try to. Even if I don't get out until lunchtime, I'll still go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,142
Posted By superdex

US Posties kit, on a Posties Trek, in Australia? ...

US Posties kit, on a Posties Trek, in Australia?

That's style for days


of course, I will bust out my phonak winter jersey sometimes, just to be ironic for the maybe 3 people I might pass...
08-19-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,790
Posted By superdex

sure, frequently. Just don't go out expecting to...

sure, frequently. Just don't go out expecting to kill it. It's a good fat-adaptation trigger, provided you're riding at fat-burning intensities (i.e. z2, lower z3). Or so the internets say.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,142
Posted By superdex

To me, "style" is best applied when viewing...

To me, "style" is best applied when viewing someone as they're riding. How they fit on the bike, how it moves underneath them, whether they're wrestling or dancing. The 20mph, 75rpm lazy cruise. In...
08-18-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,645
Posted By superdex

I'm 6'3" and ride a 58, so what do I know? ...

I'm 6'3" and ride a 58, so what do I know?

Based on how fast I scanned your post and replies, I'd go with the 60. The reach is only 3mm different between the two, and you'll probably want a 90mm...
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