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Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By anotherbrian
Exchange rate at the moment is ~1.44 if you...

Exchange rate at the moment is ~1.44 if you switch between USD and pounds on Ribble, which must have been where it opened.

Since I don't know how my credit card (no foreign exchange fees) works as...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
And yet another Diverge pic: ...

And yet another Diverge pic:

http://www.fourthreefive.com/pics/diverge2.jpg

Those are 38mm Challenge knobbies, and 28mm tires don't fill out the rear triangle nearly as much. There are hidden...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
I now have _TWO_ Specialized disc brake bikes...

I now have _TWO_ Specialized disc brake bikes with the odd hub spacing, and I wouldn't sweat it if I were you. Hope has an SCS rear hub already, and as noted above, there is a company that'll modify...
Forum: Northern California 06-19-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By anotherbrian
And DMD also does Morgan Territory. San Ramon...

And DMD also does Morgan Territory. San Ramon Marriott to summit via south gate the down north gate to Morgan.
Forum: Northern California 06-19-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By anotherbrian
DMD goes out to Patterson Pass before Mines, then...

DMD goes out to Patterson Pass before Mines, then does Sierra and Calaveras after coming down Hamilton. It's a really really long day.

Cutting those out would make it more reasonable but still...
Forum: Northern California 06-17-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By anotherbrian
If you have basic MTB skillz, all of Granite Bay...

If you have basic MTB skillz, all of Granite Bay is ridable on a CX or gravel bike. Lots of little ups and downs, tight turns, and rocks sticking out of the ground to bang pedals on. Nothing at all...
Forum: Northern California 06-16-16, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By anotherbrian
In Sacramento proper? Not much. Between...

In Sacramento proper? Not much.

Between Modesto and Sacramento (say Folsom if you draw a line directly north of Modesto) there are still bunches of old dirt roads to the east of Highway 99. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-13-16, 08:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,212
Posted By anotherbrian
Last week a friend had the metal insert in one of...

Last week a friend had the metal insert in one of the crank arms break free from the carbon in an SL-K.

Is that not unusual? I'd considered getting a set of the cranks previously to replace the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-09-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,132
Posted By anotherbrian
My TL;DR opinion as it applies to Specialized: ...

My TL;DR opinion as it applies to Specialized:

Tarmac for anything paved that is 40mi or less.
Tarmac for anything mostly smooth 100mi or less.
Diverge (similar ride to Roubaix? I don't know)...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-16, 10:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
I have several friends with Giant Defy Advanced's...

I have several friends with Giant Defy Advanced's (dunno the numbers, though at least one of them is a "1") who really like them.

I bought a Specialized Diverge for the same reasons you listed in...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
LOLOLOL. Are you reading the same thread? ...

LOLOLOL. Are you reading the same thread?

Edited for brevity: "Before kids we used to do 100km most days on weekends. We've both done Audax rides ... and we aim to do a couple of longer events...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 06-05-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By anotherbrian
Make sure you have some varied terrain. I went...

Make sure you have some varied terrain. I went out with a local club that was doing a super flat ~75mi ride and thought it'd be the perfect chance to do my first fixed gear century.

I had no...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-05-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By anotherbrian
[Update: I accidently cropped out part of the...

[Update: I accidently cropped out part of the ride before posting to Strava without the power data ... just re-did it, and updated the kJ's Strava calculated]

As mentioned in my original post, I...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-04-16, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By anotherbrian
My "* For the most part" was because for some...

My "* For the most part" was because for some efforts, like 297W for 57:27, Strava was completely wack, estimating the power at 225W. My gear was set to a 20lbs road bike though I was riding a...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-04-16, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By anotherbrian
I had Powertap wheels before I bought a Tarmac...

I had Powertap wheels before I bought a Tarmac with disc brakes, and was trying to decide if I really needed another power meter (also started riding a fixed gear heavily at the same time). First I...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 06-03-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By anotherbrian
I found Strava to be within ~10% of my power...

I found Strava to be within ~10% of my power metered road bikes when riding a mix of hills and flats solo.

Strava can't account for drafting, so if you are getting a free ride at 26mph in a group,...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
You don't buy an endurance bike to put 21mm tires...

You don't buy an endurance bike to put 21mm tires on.

My Diverge with 28mm Conti 4000S + latex tubes is faster over 200K than my Tarmac with similar 23mm Conti's. I expect it'd be the same for...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-16, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
And big/fat 28mm or 32mm tires are a wonder for...

And big/fat 28mm or 32mm tires are a wonder for smoothing out the road (and the Giant will fit either).
Forum: Road Cycling 06-03-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,628
Posted By anotherbrian
I rode a steel Ritchey CX for years on the road...

I rode a steel Ritchey CX for years on the road and finally bought a Tarmac w/ discs last fall. On a 20mi loop with 1200ft of climbing ridden at 300W they are within a couple seconds of each other...
Forum: Northern California 06-01-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By anotherbrian
If it is at midnight, I'd just straight line it...

If it is at midnight, I'd just straight line it down El Camino Real. The times I've ridden it at night there were more cops than anyone else.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By anotherbrian
I've had tires that I couldn't inflate with a...

I've had tires that I couldn't inflate with a compressor until I removed the valve core. Once inflated it'll keep its shape enough to remove the air chuck and replace the valve core.

Worst case...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,571
Posted By anotherbrian
If you are ever in the Eastern Sierra's, those...

If you are ever in the Eastern Sierra's, those are legit bad ass roads. They look like dopes wearing the caps off the bike though.

It does look like there was some artistic editing of the roads. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-23-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By anotherbrian
Your thread is still reasonably alive with posts...

Your thread is still reasonably alive with posts ... probably better to post there since you've already got users who have contributed and will get the notifications.
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Forum: Road Cycling 05-20-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 6,862
Posted By anotherbrian
I'm a happy owner of a Nashbar frame/fork that I...

I'm a happy owner of a Nashbar frame/fork that I got sub-$500. Box said it came from Taiwan. Anyone recognize if/which of the makers it would have come from?

Nashbar Carbon Road Frame and Fork...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-20-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By anotherbrian
Specialized Diverge / Axis 4.0 Disc SCS differences / same name but cheaper parts?

I bought a Diverge Comp, the lowest-end of the CF frames. It has a 12mm TA front wheel and the TA's with handles (so no hex key required), so I'd think it is the current model year. It came with...
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