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05-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
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: 206
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: 46
Views: 886
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: 766
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: 340
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: 340
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: 717
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 717
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 343
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 1,813
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 94
Views: 1,602
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: 25
Views: 707
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: 25
Views: 707
Posted By msu2001la

New routes, same roads. Iím sure some Makuri...

New routes, same roads. Iím sure some Makuri expansion are a coming soon. Mt Fuji is right thereÖ
05-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 707
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: 1,259
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: 538
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: 512
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By msu2001la

I totally agree. I get that flat tires are a...

I totally agree. I get that flat tires are a pain, but I have done tens of thousands of miles on multiple sets of GP4000 and GP5000 ranging from 25mm-32mm over the last 5-6 years, riding daily in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By msu2001la

Every time I think about bringing a bike on a...

Every time I think about bringing a bike on a trip like this, I always get stuck on the ground transportation aspect.

If you're planning on driving in Europe, fitting a hard bike box into a...
05-02-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,409
Views: 385,464
Posted By msu2001la

The only negative I've seen with MIPS is that...

The only negative I've seen with MIPS is that longer hair gets caught in it easily. I had to use some packing tape on the inside of my daughter's helmet because every time she took it off, a chunk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,086
Posted By msu2001la

Same. I swap disc wheels frequently on my...

Same. I swap disc wheels frequently on my Cannondale SuperX. I had to shim the rotors on one wheelset to get them to align without rubbing (different brand hubs and 6 bolt vs centerlock rotors, also...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,517
Posted By msu2001la

I don't notice any difference in ride...

I don't notice any difference in ride comfort/compliance when switching between shallow aluminum wheels and 45mm depth carbon wheels on the same bike, with the same tires/pressure. Deeper carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,454
Posted By msu2001la

My group rides typically see most riders doing...

My group rides typically see most riders doing pulls for anywhere from 1-5 minutes, then moving off. There are always a few stronger riders who will do longer pulls. I'm fine with it.

The length...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,086
Posted By msu2001la

I guess maybe I should add a caveat that I will...

I guess maybe I should add a caveat that I will never buy a NEW rim brake bike again. I'd make exceptions for something retro, or some kind of oddball new-old-stock situation.

I'm to a point...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,086
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. Regardless of how we got here, or what...

Agreed. Regardless of how we got here, or what the merits are (or what Chris Froome's mechanic thinks), the industry and general buying public have clearly moved on.

I'd be interested in seeing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,086
Posted By msu2001la

I will never buy a rim brake bike again.

I will never buy a rim brake bike again.
04-28-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,752
Posted By msu2001la

It's fairly common in big cities now to see the...

It's fairly common in big cities now to see the opposite.
I'd say at least half of the quick-service restaurants and coffee shops in Chicago are now cashless and ONLY accept cards for payment. This...
04-28-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,752
Posted By msu2001la

I worked at a pizza shop in college, late 90's,...

I worked at a pizza shop in college, late 90's, that had a "no checks" policy. No credit cards either, we were cash-only. Not accepting credit cards was pretty common back in those days, but the "no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 670
Posted By msu2001la

It's worth noting that the OP didn't mention...

It's worth noting that the OP didn't mention anything about buying the bike new/from a shop, so there many not be a shop to contact. It's also worth noting that the OP isn't asking for advice on "who...
04-25-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 789
Posted By msu2001la

I'll admit that I'm typically more on the road...

I'll admit that I'm typically more on the road end of the gravel spectrum, but I have never understood the desire to run drop bars on MTB's or fat bikes. The line for me is around 45-50mm. Beyond...
04-25-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By msu2001la

Seems like a good option if you don't want to...

Seems like a good option if you don't want to attach anything to a wall. Otherwise, a hook system that hangs the bike from the front wheel seems like it would be easier and take up even less space.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,760
Posted By msu2001la

A guy on my group ride this past weekend had a...

A guy on my group ride this past weekend had a pair of these Hunt Aero Wide 34s. I can confirm that the rear hub is quite loud. They sounded pretty sweet to me, but I know this drives some people...
04-25-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,301
Posted By msu2001la

I can think of dozens of US cities that are...

I can think of dozens of US cities that are relatively flat, high-population density and have climates on par with Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris, and continue to plan and build roadways that are...
04-25-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,301
Posted By msu2001la

This is exactly what I was trying to write...

This is exactly what I was trying to write earlier in this thread, but somehow my brain scrambled the words. :lol:
04-22-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,301
Posted By msu2001la

I agree, this would be very interesting data to...

I agree, this would be very interesting data to dig into. I know NYC tracks data on bike crashes as much as they can, but obviously they can only track what gets reported. I don't know if they...
04-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By msu2001la

Shimano sells rim brake versions of all of their...

Shimano sells rim brake versions of all of their road groupsets. I'm not sure why people in this thread keep claiming otherwise.

As far as I know, the only road groupset that is disc-brake only is...
04-22-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,301
Posted By msu2001la

Individuals who only have a basic level of driver...

Individuals who only have a basic level of driver training and haven't had their skills or ability retested in decades (if ever) are not qualified to pilot large trucks or SUV's with limited...
04-22-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 797
Posted By msu2001la

SRAM currently sells rim brake versions of both...

SRAM currently sells rim brake versions of both Force and Red eTap AXS 12sp, which are their two highest levels of road groupsets. Here's a link to the SRAM Force AXS rim brake shifter:...
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