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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 02:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,426
Posted By aliasfox

Another vote for San Francisco Bay Area. From...

Another vote for San Francisco Bay Area. From south to north, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Francisco, Sausalito, and Sonoma/Napa wine country are all within 2hrs driving, so the family...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,664
Posted By aliasfox

Also a 90kg rider, with two bikes - one with...

Also a 90kg rider, with two bikes - one with shallow wheels (25mm Ksyrium S), the other with deeper carbon (Light Bicycles 45mm). The deeper wheels, being carbon, are actually lighter than the alloy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,281
Posted By aliasfox

I had a call with the shop yesterday, and they've...

I had a call with the shop yesterday, and they've installed a longer Whisky expander plug for my new fork, along with a new stem that he believes is better designed for clamping a carbon steerer....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,564
Posted By aliasfox

My older bike is 20 years old and on Ultegra. She...

My older bike is 20 years old and on Ultegra. She rarely misses a beat, despite me having slacked off on maintenance. A buddy has a 13yr old Sora equipped bike that's needed new shifters and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,281
Posted By aliasfox

For anybody who's still following, I have an...

For anybody who's still following, I have an update.

- Bike shop tore down my front end and submitted my warranty claim to ENVE sometime in the last week
- I got an email yesterday saying that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-24, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,632
Posted By aliasfox

Yes, I can still get numbness/pain on longer...

Yes, I can still get numbness/pain on longer harder rides, but it's less acute, and something like a bathroom and snack break are usually enough to mitigate it. Though in my situation, I generally...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,632
Posted By aliasfox

I went from SPD (2-bolt, mountain) to Look Keo....

I went from SPD (2-bolt, mountain) to Look Keo. On the Keos, started out with Adidas road shoes (nice looking, but flexy), and now on Shimano carbon soled RC7s. Each step offered improvement in foot...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-24, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,427
Posted By aliasfox

Ah, but the logos on my 9-speed Ultegra 6500...

Ah, but the logos on my 9-speed Ultegra 6500 crank have been worn away by my heels, and the logoed plastic caps on my 9-speed Ultegra brake hoods are a fingernail's snap away from being lost on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-24, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By aliasfox

Not to get too personal, but whats your weight?...

Not to get too personal, but whats your weight? I ride (what my pump says) is ~90psi on GP5000 25mm, on 19mm internal rims. They plump up to 27mm, and feel fine. Im also about 195lbs, and running...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,281
Posted By aliasfox

Good news is that Lynskey was able to send over...

Good news is that Lynskey was able to send over an email this morning confirming that my bike was sold with an Enve fork, despite it not being on the original invoice. Hopefully it's enough to open...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-24, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,824
Posted By aliasfox

Sorry, I never meant to claim that ti was lighter...

Sorry, I never meant to claim that ti was lighter than the lightest carbon - just that the lightest weight metal frames can get into the same realm as carbon. I'm writing these posts between meetings...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 02:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,038
Posted By aliasfox

Based on the roads we're familiar with,...

Based on the roads we're familiar with, terrymorse is practically my neighbor. I try not to get into beefs with him :-P

If one's riding style is always on, 100%... then correct, you'll never get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-24, 08:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,038
Posted By aliasfox

There's not much of a measurable difference, and...

There's not much of a measurable difference, and this has been shown a few times that I know of. My understanding is that yes, lighter weight spins up marginally faster, enough so that a rider can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,038
Posted By aliasfox

I have two bikes that I ride regularly, and both...

I have two bikes that I ride regularly, and both bikes got wheelset upgrades in the past couple of years.

Bianchi went from Mavic Ksyrium Eqlupes to Mavic Ksyrium S
- Effectively the same depth...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By aliasfox

It'll work perfectly fine with no other equipment...

It'll work perfectly fine with no other equipment required, though you'll want to adjust the rear derailleur, both the B-screw as well as the limit screw, as the 11-34T is designed slightly wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-24, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By aliasfox

Thanks! If you haven't ridden through northern...

Thanks! If you haven't ridden through northern CA, it's definitely worth a trip. SF Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma are all phenomenal, from flats going past coffee shops and the floatplanes (Sausalito), to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,491
Posted By aliasfox

I have a Garmin Varia blinking away on the rear,...

I have a Garmin Varia blinking away on the rear, and depending on conditions, I have up to two blinkies going on the front.

I got the helmet after realizing that most of my attire was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By aliasfox

Using tubeless doesn't preclude you from carrying...

Using tubeless doesn't preclude you from carrying a spare tube for when a flat happens, but as far as I've heard, tubeless tires can be a bit of a bear to get off the wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By aliasfox

To be honest, I don't think there's going to be...

To be honest, I don't think there's going to be any meaningful difference between wheels with aluminium rims and similar numbers of steel spokes. The axle and bearings shouldn't flex, and its the job...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By aliasfox

I don’t have the exact wheelsets you’re asking...

I don’t have the exact wheelsets you’re asking about, nor are they all on the same bike, but:
- I just replaced 2004 Ksyrium Equipes with current generation Ksyrium S wheels. Going from 15mm to 19mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,630
Posted By aliasfox

To those of you who can crack 2,000 miles while...

To those of you who can crack 2,000 miles while living in the Northeast and being employed - kudos. I barely cracked 1k miles living in NYC, and moving upstate during Covid couldn't get me to past...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By aliasfox

I can answer this! I rode Shimano SPD 515...

I can answer this!

I rode Shimano SPD 515 and Look X-Tracks for years on the road, mainly because I came from mountain biking in high school and college, and simply bought the same kind of pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By aliasfox

Wow, Bike Forums really doesn’t want me to post...

Wow, Bike Forums really doesn’t want me to post my impressions of my new wheels - twice, I’ve written versions of this post, and twice, Bike Forums loses the post when I submit and re-login. Maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,687
Posted By aliasfox

So I picked up the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 and Varia...

So I picked up the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 and Varia 715 on Friday, and took the day off to do a metric century yesterday (Monday) after setting them up.

Elemnt Bolt:
- So far, my pre-purchase...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,687
Posted By aliasfox

Whelp, ordered the Varia 715 and a Wahoo Elemnt...

Whelp, ordered the Varia 715 and a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. Should be able to pick it up from the store in a few days (just in time for cold and wet season!). Thanks all for the thoughts!

Now to find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,501
Posted By aliasfox

I think that's being too much of a downer. New...

I think that's being too much of a downer. New things are always more expensive. If a component breaks, be it electronic or mechanical, it's already the case that the whole assembly gets tossed. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,719
Posted By aliasfox

This is my pandemic build. Shes a Cannondale...

This is my pandemic build. Shes a Cannondale CAAD8, named Cammy.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_2767_b1af83cfd645c23297c21ca9177baa71eb9c1c60.jpg


She is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,133
Posted By aliasfox

Great, from the updated information in this...

Great, from the updated information in this thread, I guess I can update the list, too:

Cannondale/Canyon
Weights: 8.9kg / 7.76kg
Difference: 1.14kg

Wheels: ~300g, advantage Canyon (1400...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,501
Posted By aliasfox

Almost everybody else swears by them. I'm...

Almost everybody else swears by them. I'm personally not a fan, both from a functional and a conceptual perspective.

Functional: Granted, I rode an earlier vision back in 2018, but there was very...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By aliasfox

My understanding is this: 11 speed: For all...

My understanding is this:
11 speed: For all intents and purposes, Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo are all pretty much seamlessly interchangeable when it comes to cassettes and chains. Shifters and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By aliasfox

Giving my stomach a few more minutes to settle...

Giving my stomach a few more minutes to settle before I change and head out to tackle a 3mi, 8% climb (as part of a 9mi, 3.9% overall ascent), so sure, I can provide a quick update!

The new wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,388
Posted By aliasfox

Short answer is not really. Three things happened...

Short answer is not really. Three things happened in the past decade:
1. Cannondale got purchased, and frame manufacturing shifted from Pennsylvania to China. US built CAADs have smooth welds,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,687
Posted By aliasfox

Gotcha. reminds me of NYC - I rarely noticed...

Gotcha. reminds me of NYC - I rarely noticed pre-pandemic (and pre-car), but once we got a car in NYC, it was surprising how many people openly flaunted the law - damaged plates (illegible by traffic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By aliasfox

Tubeless tires often have lower max PSI figures...

Tubeless tires often have lower max PSI figures than tubed tires - that's kind of their reason for existing. If you're comfortable at 65-70 PSI, then you should be on a tubeless tire as running that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By aliasfox

On my 11-spd drivetrain, I actually ended up...

On my 11-spd drivetrain, I actually ended up ordering a 12-29 cassette from Miche, as it gives me 12-17 in one tooth increments, an easier granny gear than an 11-28 cassette, and all it trades away...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By aliasfox

If you're coming from the 11-30T, just note that...

If you're coming from the 11-30T, just note that you''ll be losing the 16T gear to gain the 34T. I often find myself between 14T and 17T, and appreciate the smaller gaps to keep my cadence...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,583
Posted By aliasfox

700x25 @ 90-95psi (both front and rear) 700x28...

700x25 @ 90-95psi (both front and rear)
700x28 @ 90psi (rear only)

195lbs
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,055
Posted By aliasfox

I worked as a shop monkey back in high school and...

I worked as a shop monkey back in high school and college (20 or so years ago at this point), so if anything, it's newer tech that trips me up more. That said, I built up a SRAM equipped CAAD as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,226
Posted By aliasfox

I find it interesting - most of the comments...

I find it interesting - most of the comments suggest that they would ride on the tire, but most of the poll responses say to toss it.

Didn't get a chance to take the tire off this weekend- busy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,417
Posted By aliasfox

Right now, I work east coast hours on the west...

Right now, I work east coast hours on the west coast, which means I'm able to take advantage of far more daylight into the fall than when I was on the east coast - being able to get 30-40 miles in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,567
Posted By aliasfox

I wouldnt be too concerned about BB cost; the...

I wouldnt be too concerned about BB cost; the last one I purchased cost $17.

Praxis actually uses their own BB standard for their cranks, and while the BB is only marginally more expensive, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By aliasfox

Im pretty confident you can fit one size up on...

Im pretty confident you can fit one size up on the front, looks a bit close in back (also, dont know the chainstay clearance from these pictures).

Also, if thats the handlebar position where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,567
Posted By aliasfox

Another option beyond a Shimano Ultegra crank - I...

Another option beyond a Shimano Ultegra crank - I went with a Praxis gravel crank for one of my builds, with a 48/32 chainring combination. The 32T small ring will do wonders for your climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By aliasfox

Ah, so are you saying you walked in looking like...

Ah, so are you saying you walked in looking like a Fred before, and are now going to walk in looking like Jonas Vingegaard? Id love to do that too but my paunch gets in my way lol.

How many...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By aliasfox

I haven’t melted through any handlebars yet, but...

I haven’t melted through any handlebars yet, but my sweat melted through the palm rests on an aluminum Apple Powerbook back in college, does that count?

I know it’s not considered best practice...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By aliasfox

I wonder if you just need a new drivetrain and...

I wonder if you just need a new drivetrain and someone different to set it up? My R8000 Ultegra has needed adjustment twice in 4k miles: new cassette and chain (big b-screw adjustment finally solved...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,044
Posted By aliasfox

My 'high end' road bike is a 2019 Lynskey with...

My 'high end' road bike is a 2019 Lynskey with Ultegra and carbon wheels. Strictly speaking, this is probably closer to 'midrange' on this forum, but I spent more money on it than the other two bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 11:17 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,145
Posted By aliasfox

Having lived somewhere where road riding was ill...

Having lived somewhere where road riding was ill advised (few shoulders, short sight lines, and lots of large trucks), and the only decent option was a rail trail with maximum 1.5% grades, Id have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,145
Posted By aliasfox

I presume you're referring to my post about...

I presume you're referring to my post about parking garages - sure, retail parking decks will be full on weekends, and corporate parking decks will be busy on weekdays (some of them, at least) - but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,062
Posted By aliasfox

If I see someone already has a tube out and tire...

If I see someone already has a tube out and tire levers stuck up in there, then I'll generally continue - it looks like they're covered.
If I see someone who already has a friend or two hanging out,...
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