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Forum: Southern California 07-13-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By bikebreak
looking for biggest continuous climb in SB

going on vacation to SB next week!


when I was last in the area, I went up Gibraltar for a continous climb of 3800'. Strava has it as my Biggest Climb 3,813 ft.


Looking for a longer...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-07-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 910
Posted By bikebreak
The barometric pressure sensor on the garmin is a...

The barometric pressure sensor on the garmin is a strange thing, there have been many times I am definitely going uphill and it does not register any gain, and other short hills where I get quite a...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-06-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By bikebreak
Yes. On a short ride you are (or should be)...

Yes. On a short ride you are (or should be) trying to hold a very low aero position the whole time, since the ride isn't long enough to exhaust your postural muscles. On long rides staying low the...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-01-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,630
Posted By bikebreak
for a good while I ran a Tricross with a 43t...

for a good while I ran a Tricross with a 43t front and 11-28 or 32 in back, used as a commuter and rain bike on road. It works quite well if you can spin at 100
I switched it to a double since I...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By bikebreak
not to beat the dying horse here, but wphamilton...

not to beat the dying horse here, but wphamilton gave the most useful and informed answer in the thread. his degree or giving him the 3rd degree is totally beside that point
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By bikebreak
I've never done KOPS, I've always been a little...

I've never done KOPS, I've always been a little behind as I find it helps me push the pedal over the top and pull back at the bottom and to balance better. When my shoulder got separated I was about...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By bikebreak
Thanks, this is useful

Thanks, this is useful
Forum: Road Cycling 05-26-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By bikebreak
Thank you all for the banter and useful...

Thank you all for the banter and useful information.
When I find a good deal on SRAM the 7800 shifters are going on the tricross commuter/gravel bike
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By bikebreak
you nailed it, my hams are tight and my core is...

you nailed it, my hams are tight and my core is weak.
I used to do some regular core work but after a fall and shoulder separation last winter the exercises got very painful and I got out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By bikebreak
Thanks, strava estimates my watts at 220-230...

Thanks, strava estimates my watts at 220-230 average over a whole ride. ~144 pounds/65kg ie 3.5 w/kg

I find when I want to put I more power I scoot way back on the saddle and get my back low....
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By bikebreak
I have R171 and R321 in 44 regular. the carbon...

I have R171 and R321 in 44 regular. the carbon sole itself is 69mm at the widest point and 290mm long. The fabric portion will be a tad wider.

I find regular Shimano fit is slightly wider in the...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-24-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,446
Posted By bikebreak
my bike fit, too long? too low?

swapped a -6 to -17 stem on a 5mm spacer. being lower feels GREAT on descents and for short rides.
over 50 miles I am getting some lower back pain and shoulder and upper arm soreness.

maybe...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By bikebreak
Yes, on my commuter bike. Shifts about as well as...

Yes, on my commuter bike. Shifts about as well as a 50/34 set. I never tried it in 46/36 actually

A friend runs 54/36 with DA9000 and that works about as well as the approved 52/36
Forum: Road Cycling 05-22-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By bikebreak
Great, thanks. I need all the watts I can get...

Great, thanks.
I need all the watts I can get to offset my pot belly.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By bikebreak
522623522624 Trek 750 Multitrack TT OX made in...

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Trek 750 Multitrack TT OX made in USA!
Forum: Road Cycling 05-19-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 662
Posted By bikebreak
If it's flat why are you not using 53/39? sur la...

If it's flat why are you not using 53/39? sur la plaque!
No need for 53x11 in flats, get a tight 12-23 cassette
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 05-18-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By bikebreak
specialized TRIcross ftw!

specialized TRIcross ftw!
Forum: Road Cycling 05-18-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By bikebreak
Now I need to worry about the aero drag of my...

Now I need to worry about the aero drag of my sunglasses too, thanks a lot! :D
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-16, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By bikebreak
SRAM 10/11 speed compatability

Just read that both 10 and 11 speed have same 1:1 pull ratio

So I should be able to use either derailer type with 10 speed shifters, and keep the same derailers with 11 speed?

thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By bikebreak
max cog of SRAM short cage RD?

I have had good luck fitting a 30t in Shimano RD7700 and 7900, about 10% over rated cog capacity.

Curious if a SRAM RD rated for 28 can also work with a 30t.


Also, since both 10 and 11 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-16, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By bikebreak
thanks, I meant the smaller crescent moon shaped...

thanks, I meant the smaller crescent moon shaped ones in the pic, not the big arch supports.
Forum: Road Cycling 05-14-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,464
Posted By bikebreak
aero-ness of brifters with exposed cables

I use dura ace 7800 on my main bike. SRAM rival/force mix on my commuter. I like both but 7800 more.

I have a frame and shopping for parts (used) to build it up. I love DA 7800, but thinking of...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By bikebreak
anyone?

anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,720
Posted By bikebreak
I once paid a LBS $45 to glue a tubular. They put...

I once paid a LBS $45 to glue a tubular. They put it on backwards, as in tread sipes the wrong way.

So I glue my own for my main bike. Other bikes are clincher or tubeless.

A flat with clincher...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-12-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,344
Posted By bikebreak
carbon is stronger than alloy. go for it.

carbon is stronger than alloy. go for it.
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