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Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 464
Posted By Hiro11
Bontrager Velocis. They're awesome.

Bontrager Velocis. They're awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,291
Posted By Hiro11
Top tube bags are both very useful and very...

Top tube bags are both very useful and very Fredly on a racy road bike. A handlebar bag can be even more useful, has a lot more capacity and is significantly less Fredly unless you like to look like...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-26-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 612
Posted By Hiro11
1. Using an upright position driving lots of...

1. Using an upright position driving lots of weight into your crotch.
2. Saddle too low again causing too much weight on your taint.
3. Riding on hot / sweaty days.
4. Not lubing your gooch.
5....
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,317
Posted By Hiro11
Off all of the saddles I've ever owned, the cheap...

Off all of the saddles I've ever owned, the cheap Terry Fly ripoff made by Velo that came on my BD singlespeed is one of the best. As Velo likely makes the Terry Fly, this might just be a Terry Fly...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,118
Posted By Hiro11
My favorite bike ever is actually my current...

My favorite bike ever is actually my current bike, a Motobecane Ti frame that I built up with old 6600 Ultegra and 6700 alloy wheels. Over the years I've learned what works for me and what drives me...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 562
Posted By Hiro11
All of the hassle of a Di2 install without...

All of the hassle of a Di2 install without Shimano's proven reliability!
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,350
Posted By Hiro11
To make you feel a bit better: this is absolutely...

To make you feel a bit better: this is absolutely normal for a new bike. Many, if not the majority have small noises. Only after a bike has "bedded in" a bit do things quiet down.

GCN has a great...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,211
Posted By Hiro11
I agree with this. The vast majority of the time,...

I agree with this. The vast majority of the time, when someone on the internet complains about the trickiness of their tubeless setup, you find out that they're using non-tubeless rim and tires and...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By Hiro11
Fight! Fight! Fight!

Fight! Fight! Fight!
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By Hiro11
Both are great choices, stainless is the way to...

Both are great choices, stainless is the way to go with cages IMO. It comes down to aesthetics. I like the traditional one on the left, personally.

BTW, the Performance Strada Lite cage is...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,558
Posted By Hiro11
To repeat myself, I believe "ride" and "feel" are...

To repeat myself, I believe "ride" and "feel" are dependent on many factors, frame material being one of the least important factors. The majority of a bike's "compliance feel" or "comfort" comes...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,525
Posted By Hiro11
I like thin pads, compression fit, low cut fronts...

I like thin pads, compression fit, low cut fronts and nylon-heavy fabrics. My favorite current pair of bibs is a pair of Castelli Free Aero race bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,211
Posted By Hiro11
My sister in law lived in Singapore for several...

My sister in law lived in Singapore for several years. When we went and visited, we met a friend of hers who owned a top end 7 series BMW. She told me that the excise taxes + related duties on the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-20-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 826
Posted By Hiro11
Pledge + brushed Ti= :thumb:

Pledge + brushed Ti= :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 10:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 754
Posted By Hiro11
I like my Bontrager RL road shoes. I don't think...

I like my Bontrager RL road shoes. I don't think they're the most current model, though.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,558
Posted By Hiro11
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,558
Posted By Hiro11
Dude, chill.

Dude, chill.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,558
Posted By Hiro11
Fair point, they are not of course advantages....

Fair point, they are not of course advantages. However, they are the two most commonly cited disadvantages to steel, disadvantages that I don't consider to be serious.

Some of you seem angry about...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 876
Posted By Hiro11
Chicago burbs: Likes: 1. Actually a wide...

Chicago burbs:
Likes:
1. Actually a wide number of route options. Add the excellent network of crushed limestone MUPs out here and you've got a lot to explore.
2. Thriving cycling scene. Lots of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,558
Posted By Hiro11
"Feel" and "ride" are a result of many factors...

"Feel" and "ride" are a result of many factors beyond frame material, so I'll set that aside.

This all comes down to personal preferences, of course. To me the advantages of steel are:
1. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,211
Posted By Hiro11
I currently have two tubeless setups myself: ...

I currently have two tubeless setups myself:

Gravel bike: WTB Frequency CX i19, Clement X'Plor MSO Tubeless 36MM, OEM WTB i19 (24mm) tape, Stan's 44mm valves

Fatbike: Mulefut 80SL, OEM Sun...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By Hiro11
My rule is strictly practical: if something is...

My rule is strictly practical: if something is still working well it doesn't get replaced.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,093
Posted By Hiro11
I would get something that costs $1,500 and has...

I would get something that costs $1,500 and has 105. Budget another $500 for clothing, shoes, pedals, repair kit, track pump etc.

I'd get something a bit more endurance/upright (like the Synapse)...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By Hiro11
1. Increased competition 2. Lower costs of...

1. Increased competition
2. Lower costs of production. Consolidation has led to economies of scale. Also, technology and materials have improved dramatically particularly in carbon and aluminum....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-19-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,507
Posted By Hiro11
I agree with this entire post, great stuff. A...

I agree with this entire post, great stuff. A bell should be essential equipment on any MUP ride.
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