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09-20-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16,604
Views: 1,040,716
Posted By Phatman

Could the new bike have something to do with the...

Could the new bike have something to do with the knee issue?

Its not super relevant, but I just built up a new mountain bike frame too and an old knee issue I'd addressed before popped up, going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 124,829
Posted By Phatman

Man, 2002 seems to be a popular year for Lemonds.

Man, 2002 seems to be a popular year for Lemonds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 245,161
Posted By Phatman

Ahh, missed your update. Where are the updated...

Ahh, missed your update. Where are the updated pics!?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Phatman

I've found that the fit that Shimano has is...

I've found that the fit that Shimano has is pretty unusual. Shimano shoes tend to run wide in both the heel and the forefoot, has a very flat footbed, and tends to cater towards a lower volume (lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 124,829
Posted By Phatman

Here is my 2002 Alpe D'Huez, I bought it new. ...

Here is my 2002 Alpe D'Huez, I bought it new. The headtube to toptube weld cracked, so she's no longer in use, but I miss riding it a lot. I've been using my gravel bike with road wheels and while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 245,161
Posted By Phatman

What is going on with the bike fits on these two...

What is going on with the bike fits on these two bikes? The Specialized has the seat slammed like a bmx bike, but the stem is a 120 with 50mm of spacers underneath. Just FYI, you don't have to...
08-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Phatman

I've experienced it before, but its usually when...

I've experienced it before, but its usually when I'm tired. My core relaxes, I go from bending at my hips to bending mid-back, my head kinda bends back to compensate and rests on my back/traps, then...
08-17-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,320
Posted By Phatman

Enh, you'll be back. FWIW, I've felt the same way...

Enh, you'll be back. FWIW, I've felt the same way you feel about gravel on my mountain bike many times--I'll spend a bunch of rides in a row on the mountain bike and just feel beat up, that's how I...
08-11-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,372
Posted By Phatman

I don't know the guy, but it kinda sounds like...

I don't know the guy, but it kinda sounds like the veteran is doing the wrong type of crits and/or racing poorly. Speaking as someone who is kinda big and had decent sustained power but poor...
08-11-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,372
Posted By Phatman

Yup, its these little efforts that I've always...

Yup, its these little efforts that I've always struggled with. They're small individual efforts but doing a bunch of them over the course of the race means I'm cooked. The FTP training mentioned...
08-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,372
Posted By Phatman

I definitely agree, and I've done a lot of 20...

I definitely agree, and I've done a lot of 20 minute intervals to specifically train my ability to recover from repeated efforts. But I guess what I was trying to say is that CDR seems to have the...
08-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,372
Posted By Phatman

Man, so after watching a few of those videos, I...

Man, so after watching a few of those videos, I realized that if I raced like you I'd never even finish a race. That's not an insult, its just that your power profile is the exact opposite of mine...
06-22-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,372
Posted By Phatman

That's super unusual, and the complete opposite...

That's super unusual, and the complete opposite of every cat 4/5 race I've ever done. Then again, the last 4/5 race I did was in 2010, so things might've changed since then. As for the technicality...
06-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,372
Posted By Phatman

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the initial...

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the initial surge. Its been a long ass time since I've raced a 4/5 crit, but one thing I do recall was that if I could hang for the first ~5 laps, I could usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Phatman

You don't need a 10-speed specific crank. ...

You don't need a 10-speed specific crank. 11-speed will do just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 245,161
Posted By Phatman

Hey, no hate here. People with physical...

Hey, no hate here. People with physical disabilities and/or poor conditioning should be able to ride just as much as everyone else.



:D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,897
Posted By Phatman

Nice! We didn't really sell many of these when I...

Nice! We didn't really sell many of these when I worked at the bike shop, they were a bit too relaxed and heavy for a pure CX race bike, but I think they were a bit ahead of their time and make for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,897
Posted By Phatman

Dang, that's nice! I see in your profile that its...

Dang, that's nice! I see in your profile that its a 2003 Lemond Croix De Fer, though they didn't come out with the Croix De Fer until the 2006 model year, it was a bit of a throwback, probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,897
Posted By Phatman

You know, its actually bit deceptive. The top...

You know, its actually bit deceptive. The top tube IS long, but the seat tube is slack (72.5). I don't want to ignite a fitting war, but if I put my saddle in a position that allows for KOPS or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,897
Posted By Phatman

Hey hey now, I'm only 34, I'm not dead yet! ...

Hey hey now, I'm only 34, I'm not dead yet!



Did either of them really win in that exchange?



I was firmly with the C's back then - the first time up, most of the field was zig zagging up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,897
Posted By Phatman

Yep, sure was. I raced 2004-2008, but I only got...

Yep, sure was. I raced 2004-2008, but I only got to race that VT course once, they stopped holding it on that course starting ~2005. That 4 mile climb at the end was rough.



I've definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,897
Posted By Phatman

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later....

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later. I’ve owned this bike for the duration, and yesterday I went to take it for a ride and realized my poor bike had a crack in the headtube/toptube weld....
05-06-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phatman

Ah, weird. Not sure where I heard that they had...

Ah, weird. Not sure where I heard that they had a contoured footbed then. Maybe I'll try out the Fiziks if the Lakes don't work out.
05-06-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phatman

Yeah, the shimanos are...unique. I use an...

Yeah, the shimanos are...unique. I use an orthotic insert though, and the completely flat footbed of the older shimanos works for me. I'm not crazy about the super tight heel fit, but it wasn't bad...
05-05-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,564,609
Posted By Phatman

I'm impressed that there are dual pivot calipers...

I'm impressed that there are dual pivot calipers that can clear Maxxis Ramblers, I had no idea. The bike looks great btw, looks ridden!
05-03-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phatman

Right, it says that right on the shoe. The issue...

Right, it says that right on the shoe. The issue is that the numbers don’t mean anything. I don’t have anyway to compare a Shimano to a Giro or a Lake.

on the XC501s, the main thing I was trying...
05-03-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phatman

Well I decided that the XC501s weren't stiff...

Well I decided that the XC501s weren't stiff enough so I returned them and got a pair of the XC7s. The XC7s felt like the "right" amount of stiffness, but they jabbed me in the side of my foot, so I...
04-28-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phatman

Cool, good to know. Any other shoes you’ve used...

Cool, good to know. Any other shoes you’ve used that you can compare to? The Giros are/were super stiff and so are my (road only) RP9s that I’m currently using. With that said, I could totally see a...
04-28-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,336
Posted By Phatman

Anyone using Shimano SH-XC501 shoes?

My beloved Giro Codes from 2015 are in the process of biting the dust, and the updated last that Giro is using just doesn't work with my foot. My road shoes are Shimanos, and they work okay so I...
04-26-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,564,609
Posted By Phatman

How do you like the crests for gravel? I had a...

How do you like the crests for gravel? I had a set of the previous gen crests and they were a bit flexy for my purposes (200 pounds over here) but I think the mk3s are supposed to be better.
04-21-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,564,609
Posted By Phatman

Man, I know these have a loyal following, but I...

Man, I know these have a loyal following, but I could never get comfortable on the flite. When I first started riding, I had same saddle problems and everyone said I need to get a Flite, so I got a ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 245,161
Posted By Phatman

I like the bike overall, but if you've got to run...

I like the bike overall, but if you've got to run your saddle that pointed down to alleviate pressure, you've got the wrong saddle or the wrong position on your bike. Have you tried one of those...
04-12-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By Phatman

How different is your position between your gravel bike and road bike?

Obviously this thread is for people that have both and road bike and a gravel bike. If you've only got one, you don't need to respond that the setup is exactly the same.

Anyways, I'm fortunate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10,326
Views: 3,004,822
Posted By Phatman

I used 28s on my CAAD10 with no issues. And they...

I used 28s on my CAAD10 with no issues. And they were Michelin Pro4 Endurance models which are known for running large, so they were probably more like 30mm tires.
04-07-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,132
Posted By Phatman

It is possible to calculate the front center (bb...

It is possible to calculate the front center (bb to axle) measurement from a geometry chart using some trig. You need the chainstay measurement, the BB drop and the wheelbase.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,543
Posted By Phatman

I mean, I know you’re exaggerating, but I don’t...

I mean, I know you’re exaggerating, but I don’t 100% disagree with the first two statements. I don’t think niches are necessarily created out of thin air, but I do think they’re exploited, perhaps...
04-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By Phatman

All three, well at least tread and durability. ...

All three, well at least tread and durability. You don't need a mountain bike tire, but I killed several Rambler Exos and WTB "Light/Fast Rolling" casings, and I don't think I'd want to run a slick...
04-06-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,600
Posted By Phatman

Man, you had better experiences with cantis than...

Man, you had better experiences with cantis than I ever did. Mine shuddered like crazy because my fork flexed, and I found that open pros on a bumpy cross course did not love staying in true, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 245,161
Posted By Phatman

I'll bet it matches with the ID of the aluminum...

I'll bet it matches with the ID of the aluminum tube used for the seat tube so that they don't have to use a reducing shim welded into the frame.
04-06-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,600
Posted By Phatman

I'm on a Crux also, its awesome. Its not...

I'm on a Crux also, its awesome. Its not particularly old school though with hydraulic discs, through axles, 425mm chainstays and a 65mm BB drop. It does have a nice tidy 72.5° HTA though, so it...
04-06-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By Phatman

Haha, yep. That's a pretty crazy route. I've...

Haha, yep. That's a pretty crazy route. I've never strung them all together like that before, but Yellow Gap Road is a big climb and so is Bent Creek Gap Road. In fact, I'd probably ride that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 245,161
Posted By Phatman

Ooh. I like that. With that said, you better be...

Ooh. I like that. With that said, you better be fast riding that thing.
03-29-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By Phatman

I live south of Asheville near the arboretum. ...

I live south of Asheville near the arboretum. Caliper , where are you staying? Its not a whole lot of fun to ride out of actual Asheville city, especially in the southern direction. Its one of the...
03-26-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,564,609
Posted By Phatman

Nice! I was on the fence between this and the...

Nice! I was on the fence between this and the Crux, but due to the pandemic, I couldn't test ride anything. I was scared to change too much on the geometry front because of that, so I went with the...
03-26-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,851
Posted By Phatman

I think you’re missing my point. Euro’s love...

I think you’re missing my point. Euro’s love “nudges” rather than outright rules. The restricted gearing is a way of saying, “We don’t want juniors racing with adults, but we’ll let you try and fail...
03-24-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,851
Posted By Phatman

The gear restriction isn't a lifetime thing, and...

The gear restriction isn't a lifetime thing, and I tend to think its a good thing. I'm not sure I can definitely say that the lower gears improve pedaling technique, but I think that its probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,745
Posted By Phatman

I use Speedplays, but only because they have...

I use Speedplays, but only because they have custom spindles. The finicky cleats and crappy bearing life make me wish I could run SPD-SLs or Looks, though maybe the Wahoo revision has fixed the...
03-22-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,851
Posted By Phatman

https://youtu.be/u7ITjHbFG3I

https://youtu.be/u7ITjHbFG3I
03-22-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,851
Posted By Phatman

Relatively slower, like in comparison to the rest...

Relatively slower, like in comparison to the rest of the pack, because you would have the same gear as everyone else?



I've definitely flatted out of a break before, it was not a good feeling,...
03-22-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,718
Posted By Phatman

Well it appears I procrastinated long enough in...

Well it appears I procrastinated long enough in buying that the weather got nice again. Maybe I'll get one next year.
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