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06-27-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,798
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Posted By SoSmellyAir

Impressed, especially during a heat wave. ...

Impressed, especially during a heat wave.

Next time you guys ride Newport Back Bay again, try Kean Coffee:

Locations & Hours - Kan Coffee (keancoffee.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 944
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Cloud Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) | Google...

Cloud Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) | Google Cloud (https://cloud.google.com/tpu/docs/tpus)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 944
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Amazon.com : Vittoria Competition Latex Tube -...

Amazon.com : Vittoria Competition Latex Tube - Performance Bike Tire Tube - Lightweight Bicycle Inner Tubes for Racing : Sports & Outdoors...
06-27-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You can break them by hand, i.e., without any...

You can break them by hand, i.e., without any tools? If that is the case, aren't they too loose to keep using?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Good guess! Comes with a Specialized Road Sport...

Good guess! Comes with a Specialized Road Sport 700 x 32C 60 TPI wire bead tire at 460 g. Definitely the first candidate for upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By SoSmellyAir

So, is 10 Wheels the yellow "Felt rider [who]...

So, is 10 Wheels the yellow "Felt rider [who] looked about twenty years younger with plenty of muscles on a stocky frame" that beng1 was talking about?

Also, how does a guy in Galveston, Texas...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Key points here. I cannot believe that after I...

Key points here. I cannot believe that after I looked up what comes stock on a Roubaix, I forgot tires and suggested a close range cassette first. :bang:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By SoSmellyAir

A Roubaix has a relatively high stack for a given...

A Roubaix has a relatively high stack for a given reach, so slamming the stem is not as extreme as on a more racy bike. And lower is not necessarily uncomfortable; the position just has to suit one's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Focusing solely on the two emphasized point, and...

Focusing solely on the two emphasized point, and reading them literally, leads to only one answer: sell the Roubaix, and apply the proceeds plus $3,500 to buy an e-bike.

Just kidding, please don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is very sound advice for the OP, especially...

This is very sound advice for the OP, especially before switching to a different bike, and more especially if the Roubaix is his/her first road bike, because he/she needs to ride for a while to learn...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By SoSmellyAir

CarbonWorks - Produkte...

CarbonWorks - Produkte (https://www.carbonworks.de/produkte/?lang=en)

5 g for untreated surface or 8 g for plastic coated version, either of which is 112,50 euros, or about $120!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When rotors expand and warp after hard braking,...

When rotors expand and warp after hard braking, and lightly scrape the brake calipers even after the brake levers are released, causing a metallic zing.

The new brake calipers that come with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,979
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Of course. Once one does decide to buy a GRX...

Of course. Once one does decide to buy a GRX crank, one might as well first try it with one's existing road FD. My point was that Shimano's own published information may deter one from trying a GRX...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Hard to typo between 1 and 6; those keys are...

Hard to typo between 1 and 6; those keys are nowhere near adjacent. Perhaps xseal meant Light Bicycle Wheels?

Carbon Road/CX Wheels (Non-Disc) - Light Bicycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,979
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I think this may be an instance where the Shimano...

I think this may be an instance where the Shimano documentation does not tell the full story. Second article linked above says:GRX Crank and Front DerailleurShimano GRX cranksets feature a +2.5mm...
06-26-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I thought this is a heat lamp? We have one from...

I thought this is a heat lamp? We have one from raising young chicks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, epoxy resin has advanced some since the...

Yes, epoxy resin has advanced some since the Reynolds Assault, but it is still a little iffy to ride rim braked CF wheels down long, steep descents.

Since you are looking for disc wheels, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Let me get you started: Amazon.com : Zefal...

Let me get you started:

Amazon.com : Zefal Pulse L2 Bottle Cage, Black : Sports & Outdoors (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZHSSMY4?)

18 g, only $21.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By SoSmellyAir

They make rim braked wheels!?

They make rim braked wheels!?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By SoSmellyAir

1. You don't use the tops or the ramps? Drop...

1. You don't use the tops or the ramps?

Drop bar hand positions | BikeGremlin (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/927/road-bar-hand-positions/)

2. This only works on handlebars with internally routed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,979
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Maybe. But then kids these days would just ask...

Maybe. But then kids these days would just ask you what app to download for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,979
Posted By SoSmellyAir

When I suggested starting with a more specific...

When I suggested starting with a more specific question, I did not mean to specifics regarding bicycle components or its nuances, which would require more knowledge. Rather, ask a more specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,979
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Maybe you should have started off with a more...

Maybe you should have started off with a more specific question regarding matching drivetrain component speeds?

Most here (who also frequent the Bicycle Mechanics) subforum have a working...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Are you looking for disc brake CF wheels or rim...

Are you looking for disc brake CF wheels or rim brake CF wheels? If the former, I have not joined the disc brake revolution yet, and so had referred you to something fairly cutting edge (as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3,037
Views: 870,550
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Fizik Cyrano R1 Bull handlebar for $103: Fizik...

Fizik Cyrano R1 Bull handlebar for $103: Fizik Cyrano R1 Road Handlebar | Chain Reaction (chainreactioncycles.com)...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Don't we all, but everyone has different criteria...

Don't we all, but everyone has different criteria for what is "best" and what represents "good value." Not knowing yours, let's start the discussion here: Dual 5550 Princeton CarbonWorks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, you should. Budget?

Yes, you should. Budget?
06-24-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I second Velo Mule 's suggestion above. My garage...

I second Velo Mule 's suggestion above. My garage is fairly well lit, so I only bought these:

Artika Stream LED Under Cabinet 3-Light Set | Costco...
06-24-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Using the guitar tuning app. is genius!

Using the guitar tuning app. is genius!
06-24-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 378
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Why not just wear an LED headband light, e.g.:...

Why not just wear an LED headband light, e.g.: Duracell 575 Lumens COB Headlamp 3-Pack | Costco (https://www.costco.com/duracell-575-lumens-cob-headlamp-3-pack.product.100894411.html)?
06-24-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 184,310
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Some schools in my local school districts run...

Some schools in my local school districts run summer programs or day camps from morning until early afternoon. I don't know if that is the case up in LA, so please watch out, don't let your guard...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By SoSmellyAir

It seems that great minds do think alike.

It seems that great minds do think alike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Is this related to your light weight early 90s...

Is this related to your light weight early 90s frame? Many vintage frames have limited wheel and tire clearance because of the narrower wheels and skinnier tires prevalent in bygone eras, so before...
06-23-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I used Finish Line Fiber Grip to install my matte...

I used Finish Line Fiber Grip to install my matte finish CF seat post (Cannondale Save) a few years ago. A couple of weeks ago I decided to raise it by a quarter inch, and first removed it to wipe...
06-23-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Both the frame and the bottom bracket cups are...

Both the frame and the bottom bracket cups are aluminum, but I am not sure what grade of aluminum.

Shimano Dura Ace BB-R9100 Bottom Bracket | Merlin Cycles...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Did your fitter do the whole see if you can,...

Did your fitter do the whole see if you can, without touching your handlebar, temporarily balance your riding position on your saddle to determine its fore/after position?

How to set Saddle Fore...
06-23-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Maybe I am missing something, but aren't we...

Maybe I am missing something, but aren't we talking about external headset cups? If so, you just press in the cup, and then drop the sealed bearing cartridges afterward, so there is no risk of...
06-23-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Procedurally, best to first install the new crank...

Procedurally, best to first install the new crank (or the new ring installed onto the old crank) onto the old bottom bracket, evaluate the chain line, then buy a new bottom bracket accordingly to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Beats being a perpetual dullard for sure.

Beats being a perpetual dullard for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By SoSmellyAir

That was fortunate indeed. Maybe next time you...

That was fortunate indeed. Maybe next time you volunteer there you can organize that bin of axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,979
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Or perhaps, precocious masters of the universe...

Or perhaps, precocious masters of the universe who expect others whom they see only as subject area experts to present them with well organized "executive summaries" outlining an easy-to-follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If you are actually going to cut the post, why...

If you are actually going to cut the post, why not just scrape, chip, or lightly sand off just the surface at the raised, crinkled spot to see how deep the damage goes?

By the way, that is quite a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By SoSmellyAir

On one hand, a 14 lbs. seat bag sounds really...

On one hand, a 14 lbs. seat bag sounds really heavy; what do you put in there!? But on the other hand, what if you were 14 lbs. heavier and do not own a seat bag?

Still think that the culprit is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Then it looks like you had tightened your seat...

Then it looks like you had tightened your seat post clamp hard enough for the slot to create an impression on the surface of the seat post over time. It is hard to tell how deep the damage goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yes, it is damaged. The question is how deep. I...

Yes, it is damaged. The question is how deep. I am no CF expert either, but this looks like paint or surface (i.e., epoxy resin) damage caused by the slot or notch at the rear of the seat tube; they...
06-22-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You need this (5 Nm): Topeak Nano TorqBar 5 with...

You need this (5 Nm): Topeak Nano TorqBar 5 with 5 Tool bits, 5nm : Sports & Outdoors (amazon.com) (https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Nano-TorqBar-Tool-bits/dp/B0186ORTX2/)
Or this (6 Nm) version:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Thanks. Several positive comments re: TPU tubes...

Thanks. Several positive comments re: TPU tubes here and Latex tubes - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1253822-latex-tubes.html). I am currently rolling the anecdotally more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By SoSmellyAir

How are TPU tubes for rolling resistance compared...

How are TPU tubes for rolling resistance compared to their ~ 100 g butyl counterparts? (That is another 120 g weight reduction there for the pair, comparable to going from alloy to CF handlebar.)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By SoSmellyAir

*The following content has nothing to do with an...

*The following content has nothing to do with an ICAN frame.*

I think what ArgoMan needs is a shim that would "thicken" his 1" steerer to 1-1/8" so he can use more widely available stems. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By SoSmellyAir

OK, but let's start a new thread and not confuse...

OK, but let's start a new thread and not confuse anyone else researching ICAN frame.
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