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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By sfrider

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8...

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8 bars easily.

The purpose of a bell is to create awareness of your presence.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By sfrider

Dress for the daytime temps - a long sleeve fall...

Dress for the daytime temps - a long sleeve fall jersey and knickers will be way too warm for temps in the 70s. Go with summer wear. Then add a light jacket and leg warmers for the start. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,089
Posted By sfrider

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By sfrider

Oakley makes lots of frames, not just sport ones....

Oakley makes lots of frames, not just sport ones. I have a pair of Oakley photochromic progressives for general wear. They have the same excellent warranty and post-sales support as their sports...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,536
Posted By sfrider

I'd recommend eating something every 45-60 min,...

I'd recommend eating something every 45-60 min, like a gel or some sports drink depending on what's on offer. Ride at an easy pace. Even if you don't need to, stop and walk a little at the rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,672
Posted By sfrider

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I...

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I went back for it, the second time it wasn't worth the bother to turn around. I just don't have enough accidents for one helmetless ride to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By sfrider

Do you have an existing bike that you've set up...

Do you have an existing bike that you've set up to fit perfectly? If so, use that as a template; measure it and find where the geometry falls for Canyon. I wouldn't recommend buying a first bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 880
Posted By sfrider

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day...

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day rides and Fizik R1 Infinitos for shorter ones and have to agree with the above sentiment. The Sidis are fiddly to tighten while on the bike since you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,743
Posted By sfrider

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest...

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest the front wheel got stuck and she endo'ed over the bars. That road crack is a plausible candidate, or some kind of mechanical like a tree branch or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By sfrider

You might need new pads. Worn pads aren't smooth,...

You might need new pads. Worn pads aren't smooth, and will have pits and grooves that collect dirt which then rubs and makes noise (but comes off with a little braking). This will wear the rotors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,413
Posted By sfrider

You could have excess weight on your hands for...

You could have excess weight on your hands for many reasons. You might lack the core strength to maintain a light touch on the bars for the full duration. Or there could be a fit issue where you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,841
Posted By sfrider

3 and 4mm hex keys. (Canyon also needs a 5mm, a...

3 and 4mm hex keys. (Canyon also needs a 5mm, a terrible choice given their size.)
CO2 inflator with two carts - Lezyne I think. It's tiny.
A spare CR2032 battery.
Two disc brake spacers in case...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By sfrider

If you liked tubed GP5000's, why not get the same...

If you liked tubed GP5000's, why not get the same in tubeless? I use a regular floor pump to seat them, no problem. Depends on the rim, tape, and valves though, in particular whether the tires form...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 9,098
Posted By sfrider

Too many cyclists here to say anything at all to...

Too many cyclists here to say anything at all to everyone, or even wave at them all. On a typical ride from SF up around Marin I'll easily come across several hundred cyclists. Once up in the hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By sfrider

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip...

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip surface that helps with chafing and prevents sweaty palms from slipping. Very lightweight breathable fabric elsewhere. I just got a replacement pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By sfrider

3 hours? A little more?

3 hours? A little more?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,212
Posted By sfrider

They're suggesting you angle the bars so the ends...

They're suggesting you angle the bars so the ends point a few degrees below horizontal, then position the shifters so the end of the lever is horizontal with the bottom edge of the bar end. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,949
Posted By sfrider

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor...

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor pump does the job just fine for me.

Why someone wants to disassemble their bike to swap tubes on the side of a road every time they run over a staple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By sfrider

If you have a Varia or light, then it will also...

If you have a Varia or light, then it will also try to maintain a light network. It will also connect to devices on other bikes or an HRM preventing their use with e.g. Zwift. I make absolutely sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,217
Posted By sfrider

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an...

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an excellent bonus workout when you're already fatigued.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By sfrider

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. ...

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. Maybe lightly sand it, clean it and add a very thin epoxy coat over the abrasions?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,355
Posted By sfrider

This of course makes perfect sense when selling a...

This of course makes perfect sense when selling a bike to a rank novice. But it's totally inappropriate for high-end bikes and their audience, and just results in a waste of money in the form of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,355
Posted By sfrider

Agree. Saddle, pedals, wheels, tape, tires,...

Agree. Saddle, pedals, wheels, tape, tires, reflectors, etc - just let me buy a bike without this, and I'll either bring my own to install or buy something to suit that I actually want. I have way...
06-03-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By sfrider

Depends on your hearing, and possibly your choice...

Depends on your hearing, and possibly your choice of helmet since that creates wind noise close to your ears. With a Giro Atmos Synthe it's easily audible for me up to 25 mph or so, but around 30...
06-03-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By sfrider

Hmm, I'll poke around with rescaling to 4K. I'm...

Hmm, I'll poke around with rescaling to 4K. I'm also thinking maybe 60 fps works better, with YT assuming it's high-motion... maybe 24/30 fps is assumed to be more static.
But rescaling to 4K VP9,...
06-02-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By sfrider

I have two and switch when the first one runs out...

I have two and switch when the first one runs out of battery. It's pretty small and lightweight, so no problems throwing it in a jersey pocket.
The only negative is the Edge doesn't automatically...
06-02-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By sfrider

All Garmin Edges I've had - since the original...

All Garmin Edges I've had - since the original Edge 305 - have been very slow to respond to grade changes.
06-02-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By sfrider

Encoding for YT?

No matter how I try I find video shot with my GoPro Hero 9 Black when overlaid with Garmin Virb Edit and uploaded to Youtube looks like total ****.
I've tried shooting 5K30, 4K30, and 1080p30....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,426
Posted By sfrider

Unfortunately, that frame is pretty heavy at 1.7...

Unfortunately, that frame is pretty heavy at 1.7 kg. With a carbon frame and wheelset that bike would already be just over 18lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,460
Posted By sfrider

VO2max is interesting as a measure of...

VO2max is interesting as a measure of cardiorespiratory fitness (stroke volume, gas exchange, blood O2 carrying capacity, etc), but I don't know how they can factor out muscular efficiency. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,117
Posted By sfrider

Be aware that the GP5k's don't have very durable...

Be aware that the GP5k's don't have very durable sidewalls, so when riding anything rocky like an eroded section of dirt or fire road, be very careful not to let the sidewalls rub against exposed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By sfrider

Saw the coverage on GCN. Congrats!

Saw the coverage on GCN. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,395
Posted By sfrider

You greatly underestimate the ability of serious,...

You greatly underestimate the ability of serious, well-trained amateurs and the events they challenge themselves with.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,842
Posted By sfrider

It's a typo. Should be $17k.

It's a typo. Should be $17k.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,945
Posted By sfrider

And perhaps against a dried up tube of glue in...

And perhaps against a dried up tube of glue in that ancient patch kit. What's more disappointing than finally needing that patch kit, after carrying it 5-10 years or more, only to find the glue is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,198
Posted By sfrider

Toray T700G isn't a high-modulus carbon fiber. ...

Toray T700G isn't a high-modulus carbon fiber. It's a relatively inexpensive, bulk fiber mainly intended for scale use (like holding tanks and airframes).
05-13-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By sfrider

Someone should make a cheap BT "headphone" that...

Someone should make a cheap BT "headphone" that is just a vibrating buzzer than can go anywhere, and buzzes whenever there's anything other than silence...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By sfrider

Tried bar end mirrors 20 years ago. The forward...

Tried bar end mirrors 20 years ago. The forward lean angle makes them very difficult to see, requiring taking my eyes off the road in front to look down and slightly back. It took only one ride to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,198
Posted By sfrider

R7000 is much closer to R8000 than 5700 was to...

R7000 is much closer to R8000 than 5700 was to 6800.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,198
Posted By sfrider

I'd pick 105. It's really good, but also a whole...

I'd pick 105. It's really good, but also a whole lot more upgradable since it's 100% compatible with Ultegra and Dura-Ace.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By sfrider

This is what I used to do, but I also never got...

This is what I used to do, but I also never got more than one or two flats per month and tubes could be had cheaply in bulk when on sale. Like a few bucks per tube. So I'd toss the old tube in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,922
Posted By sfrider

Short and thin if it's warm, a little taller and...

Short and thin if it's warm, a little taller and heavier if it's cool enough for anything other than summer bib shorts and a short sleeve jersey.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,850
Posted By sfrider

That's just a matter of definition. Be that as...

That's just a matter of definition. Be that as it may, the reality is that the power you can sustain over an hour is substantially less after four hours of riding than it is after one hour of riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,458
Posted By sfrider

It matters for acceleration since you not only...

It matters for acceleration since you not only have to accelerate the wheel mass forward with the rest of the bicycle, but you also have to add rotational energy to the wheels. And the rotational...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By sfrider

I'm hoping to do Stelvio Bike Day in August! ...

I'm hoping to do Stelvio Bike Day in August! It's been on my shortlist for a while now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By sfrider

Large sounds like a good guess. I'm 6'0" (183cm)...

Large sounds like a good guess. I'm 6'0" (183cm) and 160 lbs, and Castelli L is ever so slightly loose but still a good fit. Their sizing is pretty consistent, so if you find one jersey or jacket...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By sfrider

If you lean forward by rotating your pelvis...

If you lean forward by rotating your pelvis instead of bending your back, then what happens is you roll forward onto the front tips of your sit bones, which get very achy. The fix is to rotate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By sfrider

You mean they went back to tubes. What would have...

You mean they went back to tubes. What would have happened if a tubed tire exploded? I suspect not much difference in outcome - the tire will roll off the rim just the same.

In other words: look...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,850
Posted By sfrider

Because once it creeps up over LT it's indicative...

Because once it creeps up over LT it's indicative I'm above threshold power and will soon burn out. Or more specifically, the threshold power has dropped below the power I'm holding.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,850
Posted By sfrider

I wear one for all rides pretty much. Power...

I wear one for all rides pretty much. Power drops over time, and when targeting a specific power it's very easy to go too hard after a while. The rising HR warns me I need to lower my power output...
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