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07-22-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Prodigy4299

Tips for attending the TdF Grand Depart in Copenhagen in 2022?

I am starting to plan a trip to Copenhagen for the 2022 Grand Depart. I've been to World Tour cycling races before, but this will be my first experience with the Tour.

Anyone here who's been and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,190
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am a big fan, personally. In particular, it is...

I am a big fan, personally. In particular, it is my fan wear of choice for professional cycling teams I like.

I tend to wear under my helmet, brim down, them three seasons of the year, with the...
04-02-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By Prodigy4299

That's amazing.

That's amazing.
04-02-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,654
Posted By Prodigy4299

In the online communities I follow, the following...

In the online communities I follow, the following two models get recommended all the time:

1) Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc (1589g, 24deep, 24wide)
2) DT Swiss Gr-1600 Spline

I went for the former...
03-27-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Prodigy4299

We have the Thule Chariot and are super happy...

We have the Thule Chariot and are super happy with it.
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road...

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road bike, and it is relatively grippy / tacky. Can't say I really understand the fad of 'tacky' bar tape. It feels different, sure, but in no way 'better' (or...
03-19-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,347
Posted By Prodigy4299

I will echo what the others have written. I use...

I will echo what the others have written. I use my 30 year old MTB bike converter to a 'hybrid' set up to haul the kids either in a child seat, a Thule Chariot, or both. I don't know if it's just me,...
03-19-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,111
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps. But look at his palmares since birth,...

Perhaps. But look at his palmares since birth, and the things he's done in the last few years do not particularly stand out.

One common factor that you hear about what separates the top 1% of...
03-19-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,060
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am very lucky to be living in place now where,...

I am very lucky to be living in place now where, on the whole, drivers are very considerate. Probably has to do with the prevalence of outdoor sports, so most drivers are either bikers or roller...
03-19-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have the Hamax Sleepy (lower tier model than...

I have the Hamax Sleepy (lower tier model than the Caress) and am super happy with it. The only thing I'd double check is (based on a quick Google search) it appears that the Marlin has quite a steep...
03-13-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,007
Posted By Prodigy4299

Consider yourself lucky. I called a Trek dealer...

Consider yourself lucky. I called a Trek dealer about an FX2. Their estimated delivery date is June 2022!
03-11-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,861
Posted By Prodigy4299

Wahoo to launch Bolt 2.0 in April 2021 with a colour display?

I randomly came across the following e-shop which claims that there's a Bolt 2.0 coming in April 2021 with a colour display....
03-06-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By Prodigy4299

I approach it the other way. Instead of following...

I approach it the other way. Instead of following teams or riders, I try to do all I can to support local professional races. Financially successful races are at the heart of any professional racing...
03-06-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,769
Posted By Prodigy4299

If Lance had been smarter, he would have never...

If Lance had been smarter, he would have never made his 2009 comeback and you are absolutely correct, would never have faced any sanction for his doping.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,741
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have a very similar head size. I briefly had...

I have a very similar head size. I briefly had the Giro Foray. Great value, sharp looking helmet, but in size L it was HUGE! Ended up selling it and getting a Giro Syntax L instead. Much smaller...
02-28-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Prodigy4299

At 2.75, you may find that she's old enough to...

At 2.75, you may find that she's old enough to bike on a regular bike? This was the case for us, at least. Depending on her height, she should fit a 12" (most likely) or a 16" (if she's really tall)....
02-28-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Prodigy4299

I got a TowWhee on the recommendation of...

I got a TowWhee on the recommendation of Cyclingtips' Tech Editor James Huang. This may provide a solution.

But I really have to repeat what Unca_Sam wrote: Just enjoy the cruise with the kids....
01-23-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am not sure about where you live, but where I...

I am not sure about where you live, but where I am, of those three brands, Ridley is the best bang for the buck. Wilier and Bianchi tend to charge a premium at comparable specs.

Also, one thing...
10-04-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,477
Posted By Prodigy4299

I bought the Eurosport / GCN Race Pass, so am...

I bought the Eurosport / GCN Race Pass, so am theoretically able to watch every stage start to finish, but I very rarely do. I am currently living in GMT+1, so spending 13:30-18:00 just glued to the...
09-23-20, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,943
Posted By Prodigy4299

Was going to write exactly this verbatim....

Was going to write exactly this verbatim. Excellent response.
09-22-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 293,489
Posted By Prodigy4299

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

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09-16-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,054
Posted By Prodigy4299

I use these from Anker...

I use these from Anker (https://www.anker.com/products/variant/soundbuds-slim-wireless-workout-headphones/A3410011). They're not great audio quality (as with the vast majority of Bluetooth...
09-16-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,600
Posted By Prodigy4299

Like the poster above, I upgraded a 105 Topstone,...

Like the poster above, I upgraded a 105 Topstone, but I think you could do all these upgrades on a Sora one as well:

- Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc Wheels
- Panaracer Gravelking SK tires
- Shimano...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,209
Posted By Prodigy4299

I just recently ordered two BBB brand bells --...

I just recently ordered two BBB brand bells -- the BBB-15 (https://www.bbbparts.com.au/products/product/BBB-15?category=HKURUBKI&) and the BBB-17...
09-14-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,607
Posted By Prodigy4299

We have a Hamax Sleepy (now apparently called a...

We have a Hamax Sleepy (now apparently called a Siesta (https://www.hamax.com/product/siesta/)) that we're really happy with. As has been said above, they make the bike relatively back heavy, which...
09-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you re-read what I wrote you'll see that...

If you re-read what I wrote you'll see that that's exactly what I had written. ;) The site tested both.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,193
Posted By Prodigy4299

Have a Syntax and am super happy with it. It has...

Have a Syntax and am super happy with it. It has a considerably smaller profile than other Giro helmets I've tried in size L. (Something to consider if you fall on the larger side of the head...
08-28-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By Prodigy4299

Your choices are relatively limited, as the...

Your choices are relatively limited, as the Gravelking SK is already one of the faster rolling gravel tires. According to Bicycle Rolling Resistance...
08-08-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 679
Posted By Prodigy4299

Thule Chariot Hitch creaking

I am having issues with my Thule Chariot 'EZhitch' creaking. I've tried playing around with loosening and tightening it around the axle, but the creaking persists.

Anyone else have this problem?...
07-25-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,057
Posted By Prodigy4299

One of my frequent riding companions has a 29er...

One of my frequent riding companions has a 29er hardtail. Only took one proper light / fast gravel for him to start shopping for a gravel bike. ;)

In my experience, a midrange gravel bike is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,193
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am not trying to start a discussion that...

I am not trying to start a discussion that belongs to P&R, but the family behind ABUS has some very interesting (shall we say) views that they espouse in how they run their business. Something to...
Forum: Introductions
07-22-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Prodigy4299

Welcome from a former Ottawa resident. :)...

Welcome from a former Ottawa resident. :) BikeForums is a great resource for any bike-related info. :)
Forum: Introductions
07-21-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By Prodigy4299

Hello from Oslo! The Cannondale Quick 4 is a...

Hello from Oslo! The Cannondale Quick 4 is a solid bike - sorry to hear it's been stolen. When asked previously, I've always steered friends / family towards the FX line of Trek bikes. They make...
07-21-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Prodigy4299

Plenty to choose from in that budget, Some...

Plenty to choose from in that budget, Some factors for you to consider as you do research: are you looking for a more 'relaxed, all day riding' geometry, like the Cannondale Synapse or Canyon...
07-20-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,362
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you're even a bit of an audiophile, definitely...

If you're even a bit of an audiophile, definitely consider the Xiaomi Hybrids.
07-19-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By Prodigy4299

Glad to hear you find that it works for you, but...

Glad to hear you find that it works for you, but my experience has been that at the price point the OP mentioned, bikes with front suspension are (sometimes considerably) heavier and have lower spec...
07-19-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By Prodigy4299

Ah, touché! :)

Ah, touché! :)
07-19-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Prodigy4299

I see this discussion as part of a larger...

I see this discussion as part of a larger discussion on how to 'professionalize' professional cycling, build stronger fan following among a larger audience and create a more sustainable financial...
07-18-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,127
Posted By Prodigy4299

Where I live the Trek FX line offers the best...

Where I live the Trek FX line offers the best bang for the buck, so I'd go for that. But the Cannondale is a solid option as well. At this price point, different manufacturers' offerings are pretty...
07-18-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,419
Posted By Prodigy4299

Every option you list there is a good choice, so...

Every option you list there is a good choice, so if I were you it would come down to local availability / customer service. Where I live the Trek happens to be the best 'bang for the buck', but that...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-20, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 770
Posted By Prodigy4299

A gravel bike will definitely do what you...

A gravel bike will definitely do what you describe very comfortably. In my case, I keep my old MTB-to-hybrid bike for towing, because it's great to use an older/beat up bike for this. The number of...
07-18-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Prodigy4299

You definitely bring up good point re: numbers....

You definitely bring up good point re: numbers. But is it completely necessary for riders to all have unique numbers within the peloton? (This is a legitimate question, not rhetorical.) Would it be...
07-18-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,396
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps that is the case in Ottawa (lucky you!)....

Perhaps that is the case in Ottawa (lucky you!). It is far from a universal experience for the rest of us. Neither of what you describe is available in local shops here and have to be special ordered...
07-18-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,979
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have experience with three different combi...

I have experience with three different combi clipless pedals (Wellgo, Shimano M324 and Shimano EH500), and would highly recommend the EH500. It's what I run on my current gravel bike and I love it....
07-17-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,471
Posted By Prodigy4299

This, and freaking rider names on the back, like...

This, and freaking rider names on the back, like in other sports. How many of us have watched a race where even the commentators don't know which rider is being shown!
07-17-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,766
Posted By Prodigy4299

What I love about Van Der Poel is that he seems...

What I love about Van Der Poel is that he seems to have so much love for the bike. Every time I see him in a race, I am reminded why I love biking myself. (As opposed to the Carlos Sastre types whose...
07-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,318
Posted By Prodigy4299

Yes, it's totally this. I'm not saying that the...

Yes, it's totally this. I'm not saying that the peloton is clean as a whistle, but 90%? It's not the mid-2000's anymore. ;)
07-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,396
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps in your experience, but what Oso Polar...

Perhaps in your experience, but what Oso Polar wrote very much aligns with my experience. Every 2-3 years when I need to get new inner tubes and/or tires for my 26" bike, I find smaller and smaller...
07-17-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Prodigy4299

We have the Thule Chariot two seater and...

We have the Thule Chariot two seater and (according to Google, at least) it is 51 cm wide. As Darth Lefty wrote, a Burley makes great trailers too, though where we live it's a bit hard to find...
07-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,630
Posted By Prodigy4299

Here is my short list: Panaracer Gravelking...

Here is my short list:

Panaracer Gravelking SK (38 or 43c) - gets great reviews as an all around tire.
Contiental Terra Speed (40c) - overwhelmingly positive reviews, $$$, may wear faster than...
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