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Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By himespau

I can't comprehend the amount of my valuable time...

I can't comprehend the amount of my valuable time I spend trying to find the best deal on the best of whatever I'm trying to buy. If I put a value on it, I'd be losing money every time. And yet, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By tomato coupe

Price gouging generally applies to essential...

Price gouging generally applies to essential goods, like food, water, fuel, etc. It would be difficult to successfully argue that a bike listed for sale on TPC falls under the category of essential...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By msu2001la

This. Giant shows this bike on their website as...

This. Giant shows this bike on their website as available for local pickup, but when I select Medium/Large it shows the closest available shop as 300 miles away in Cleveland. They also state: "We...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By tomato coupe

There's the rub - it looks like new bikes in that...

There's the rub - it looks like new bikes in that size are only available for pick up in a handful of shops in Florida and California.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By mstateglfr

My family owns a horse because my wife and kids...

My family owns a horse because my wife and kids ride. I own a bunch of bikes. We are a posterchild for spending that others dont understand. I dont begrudge others for spending money in ways I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By Psimet2001

I'll directly disagree. It always has to do with...

I'll directly disagree. It always has to do with value perception. I can think of many times I have watched extremely wealthy individuals make buying decisions based on their value with other aspects...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,523
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There are a lot of situations where "not all...

There are a lot of situations where "not all buyers have all information." Doesn't make them fools, necessarily. Sometimes the cost of acquiring "all the information" is a barrier. "Over analysis...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By znomit

The best way to make a small fortune from a...

The best way to make a small fortune from a cycling shop has always been to start off with a large fortune. It just used to take longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By Psimet2001

Recorded the podcast yesterday. It's up now. Was...

Recorded the podcast yesterday. It's up now. Was lucky enough to have long time industry veteran Tim Jackson (Spokesmen Podcast, Masi Guy, etc) join us. A good one to listen to if the industry stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By spelger

your right about arm position, on the bars they...

your right about arm position, on the bars they are right in front of your core. My one dimensional thought didn't take that into consideration. I've only had the bars for a bit over a year now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By spelger

do you really think they are much faster? i don't...

do you really think they are much faster? i don't do gravel but on my road bike i actually think the bars are slower compared to the drops. i know i can get much much lower when in the drops but i...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,755
Posted By Koyote

Well, if a person has a real reason (besides ego)...

Well, if a person has a real reason (besides ego) for wanting to go fast, aerobars are of limited use: you can't use them in a road race, and in gravel racing you really only see them in very long...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By Koyote

Economics is not about the stock market, fyi....

Economics is not about the stock market, fyi. When it comes to such things, I know barely more than any other reasonably well-informed layman. So, no, I'm not really 'better than this.'

But I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,805
Posted By Zaskar

^THIS^ So many Strava KOMs are team (group)...

^THIS^

So many Strava KOMs are team (group) efforts, e.g. lots of guys giving that one guy a readout - whether they intended to or not. One day Strava's algorithm will see that - based on multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,805
Posted By WhyFi

Take a look at the leaderboard and see if the KOM...

Take a look at the leaderboard and see if the KOM holder and a number of people in the top 10-20 all happened on the same day. In any area with a decent number of strong riders, groups are almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,329
Posted By Psimet2001

This is much less true with electronic FD's....

This is much less true with electronic FD's. Especially with Shimano, who knows how to do front shifting. While SRAM has never been considered a system that shifts well on the front I do have to say...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By WhyFi

That was yesterday... late morning, 9:30 or so,...

That was yesterday... late morning, 9:30 or so, Central.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By WhyFi

Off the subject, but I saw a McSomeone or Another...

Off the subject, but I saw a McSomeone or Another with a Psimet tag on the Alpe du Zwift this morning. I thought that was kind of neat.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By Branko D

Well, you could satisfy yourself with less... but...

Well, you could satisfy yourself with less... but you won't. There's a perfectly functioning road bike, in stock, in the local Decathlon store with 105, rim brakes, Fulcrum racing 6 wheels, alloy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By Psimet2001

TBH nothing has actually changed except for maybe...

TBH nothing has actually changed except for maybe your perception of Chinese direct and how prevalent it is. I started importing open mold rims and building custom wheels like 14 years ago. They were...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By Erzulis Boat

I do. That is the going rate for a spoke/truing...

I do. That is the going rate for a spoke/truing job where I live. An LBS 60 miles north would charge half that.....when they were in business (they folded last year).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,846
Posted By Russ Roth

Not all of us can, the kids keep growing. My...

Not all of us can, the kids keep growing. My middle kid just grew out of his 24" into a 27.5, I couldn't find a decent bike for a reasonable price that was just right, but the local shop had a c-dale...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,485
Posted By tempocyclist

Auto pause on. Although on or off, Strava is...

Auto pause on.

Although on or off, Strava is will always take out your stoppage time when calculating the displayed average speed and average power.
12-22-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,299
Posted By BrazAd

OP: I ended up buying a '21 Salsa Warbird this...

OP: I ended up buying a '21 Salsa Warbird this past Saturday with 2x. Maybe it's because that's what I already have on my road bike and my previous gravel bike, but I still like the option of more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,674
Posted By Mojo31

Thank you. I understand that these are very...

Thank you.

I understand that these are very similar to a Cervelo R series, and are available today:
...
12-15-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,299
Posted By msu2001la

I'm surprised no one has mentioned tire clearance...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned tire clearance (or maybe I missed it). On some gravel/cx frames, the FD is a factor and 1x provides more clearance than 2x. Also worth noting that 1x setups can use...
12-15-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Surprising that the Straggler works for you but...

Surprising that the Straggler works for you but not the Lauf. You didnít mention sizes, but comparing (for example) the 58cm Straggler and the Size L Lauf shows similar stack/reach/ett:
...
12-14-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,299
Posted By Rolla

Not a dumb question at all, but there have been...

Not a dumb question at all, but there have been SOOOO many threads on this subject, I just can't.
12-14-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 42,863
Posted By jonathanf2

I just wanted to revive this thread. Last week...

I just wanted to revive this thread. Last week Poseidon finally had X frames in stock after being sold out for almost a year (now sold out again). I bought a frame and it shipped within two days....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,662
Posted By tomato coupe

Can someone tell me how to make this my signature...

Can someone tell me how to make this my signature line?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By Iride01

I've never had to wash my Garmin Soft Straps. ...

I've never had to wash my Garmin Soft Straps. But certainly that doesn't mean you may not need to. What works for me is just rinsing it every time I come back from a ride. On the current strap that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,662
Posted By WhyFi

Going from heavier tires and wheels to lighter...

Going from heavier tires and wheels to lighter tires and wheels is certainly noticeable in terms of feel, IMO. Will you see any difference on the stop-watch? No.

Side note, if you go to some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By biker128pedal

When mine gets spotty it helps to launder it....

When mine gets spotty it helps to launder it. Hand wash cycle with Woolite. Also I remove the transmitter when not used. I have a Polar and had the same issues with it. Cleaning periodically and...
12-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,164
Posted By dwmckee

This is what most people think that have not...

This is what most people think that have not tried a light suspension fork like a Lauf. If you ask folks that have tried it the overlap in the middle is actually much larger.
12-03-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By msu2001la

Funny - I had the opposite thought. Both that...

Funny - I had the opposite thought. Both that Niner and the Topstone Lefty are 25lb bikes, whereas most gravel bikes (especially in those price ranges) are at least 5lbs lighter.

A dropper...
12-02-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By Badger6

That's why I said most...because one of my bikes...

That's why I said most...because one of my bikes also uses a 15x100 on the fork, and a 12x135 on the rear. In general, though, the dimensions I described are the most common, by a looooooong way....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,443
Posted By Koyote

Is he an orthodontist, or does he just do general...

Is he an orthodontist, or does he just do general dentistry? j/k. :)

For what it's worth, my cousin is a retired domestic pro rider, still gets most stuff (including Campy) at cost, and doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By Leinster

Core exercises, flexibility exercises, and just...

Core exercises, flexibility exercises, and just practice holding the position longer and longer.
11-20-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,657
Posted By Badger6

There's an old saying, "Don't buy upgrades, go up...

There's an old saying, "Don't buy upgrades, go up grades." In your case, the bike you have is light, and set up with good components, and a drivetrain that is geared for exactly what that bike is...
11-18-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,272
Posted By stevenlsmith87

I ended up selling some guitar gear, so my budget...

I ended up selling some guitar gear, so my budget has gone up from a Wal-Mart bike to something in the $1k-$1.2K. Looking at the State All Road since I can do some camping trips with it like the...
11-12-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By veloz

Iíve been on a Revolt Advanced (carbon) since...

Iíve been on a Revolt Advanced (carbon) since July. Itís been super for gravel races, for bikepacking/tours and for all surfaces. Likely selling my road bike (Defy carbon) as Iím riding the Revolt...
11-09-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,083
Posted By mstateglfr

210#. 43mm Gravelking SS tires. 40psi front and...

210#. 43mm Gravelking SS tires. 40psi front and 45psi back for mixed surface rides. If it is legitimately only pavement, I will pump em up a touch more.

I run my tires higher than what every...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,780
Posted By PeteHski

Same for me as long as I ride solo with no...

Same for me as long as I ride solo with no drafting from other riders. If I do a group ride on Zwift then it's a lot faster as you would expect riding in a large group. But I did a meet-up ride the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,780
Posted By guachi

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and...

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and real speeds outside are almost identical once I got my new bike. I did a century on Zwift and outside both on flat courses. My average Watts were within...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By cyclezen

I know (well) 2 riders, both v-strong racers, who...

I know (well) 2 riders, both v-strong racers, who ride Noahs. One let me ride his for a few miles, a coupe years back...
I really liked it! And that's saying a lot considering I consider my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,780
Posted By WhyFi

I just tell myself that I don't live in a climate...

I just tell myself that I don't live in a climate conducive to that kind of mileage. :p

Over the last couple of years, I've had a few months on that kind of pace (1000+ miles/month). It's a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By WhyFi

Most modern, moderate-depth rims will handle well...

Most modern, moderate-depth rims will handle well and predictably in the wind. Assuming that these aren't some horrid, ye olde rim profiles that'll have winds buffeting you around, I'd go with the...
10-27-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By msu2001la

Ellen Noble stole my original idea, which was to...

Ellen Noble stole my original idea, which was to dress up as a gravel racer while simultaneously mocking gravel racing.
...
10-27-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By msu2001la

I'll be doing my 4th CX race of the season this...

I'll be doing my 4th CX race of the season this weekend. I still need to finalize my costume.
10-27-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By Hmmm

Long live CX! It's essentially short track...

Long live CX!

It's essentially short track gravel racing on grass. Are you non CX gravel riders crossing over and riding CX? For me they are the same thing. Love them both and they really go hand...
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