Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Carbo-Loading XXXVII

Reply

Old 05-01-18, 07:52 AM
  #1  
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Posts: 1,681

Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 368 Post(s)
Carbo-Loading XXXVII

Happy May Day! Our first Carbo-Loading thread without our fearless leader PhotoJoe. I believe he started these monthly threads as a catch-all for random thoughts that may or may not be bike related and don't warrant their own thread. Let's carry on in his honor. Have a good month everyone!
jimincalif is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 08:01 AM
  #2  
DrIsotope 
Non omnino gravis
 
DrIsotope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: SoCal, USA!
Posts: 5,411

Bikes: Nekobasu, Pandicorn

Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2613 Post(s)
Raining today. Which is welcome, as it's getting tinder-dry out here, and I don't ride Tuesdays anyway. The Redlands Bicycle Classic starts tomorrow, Stage 1 is the TT-- which this year is in Big Bear rather than the Greenspot stage (which we presume is because they still haven't fixed the road over there, and a cyclist died on the worst stretch last year.) I think some of the riders may be regretting that executive decision, as the forecast for the event start is 34 with rain/snow. Stage 3 is right here in my town of Highland on Friday, and the forecast is for sunny and 89. Should be interesting. We always go and watch the Highland stage and try to collect as many castoff water bottles as possible. Got around a dozen last year.
__________________
DrIsotope is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 08:34 AM
  #3  
ill.clyde
Senior Member
 
ill.clyde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Brodhead, WI - south of Madison
Posts: 2,838

Bikes: 2009 Trek 1.2

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
Winter has finally gone away ... was 80 yesterday, supposed to be 80 again today.

Only trouble ... windy as HELL ... and without crops in the fields, there is NO place to hide from the wind.

Other trouble may be passing storms today. Haven't decided if I'm riding today or not. If I do, it'll be around lunch, which ensures lots of wind.
ill.clyde is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 08:48 AM
  #4  
TrojanHorse
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 12,773

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 857 Post(s)
I'm actually shocked that it rained a little last night and should rain some more today - I didn't wash my car yesterday!
TrojanHorse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 09:30 AM
  #5  
expatbrit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: 'burque, holmes
Posts: 662

Bikes: Ridley X-Fire (now an ex-bicycle), Trek X-Cal, Giant Defy 3

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
I'm actually shocked that it rained a little last night and should rain some more today - I didn't wash my car yesterday!
Do wish it would rain here. Just the usual NM spring wind, and the PT worked me over good yesterday so the hip is cranky (though, apparently, the one legged deadlifts I was doing were the overly aggressive version, so it's no wonder my knee and glutes wouldn't take it on the left!)

Rear wheel is in to the shop for a new spoke; odd that I only break them on that one wheel. No riding until tomorrow unless I get very excited and load the bike on the trainer and TrojanHorse it in the glow of my cathode ray tubes. (Or LCDs)
expatbrit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 10:41 AM
  #6  
TrojanHorse
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 12,773

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 857 Post(s)
Why is that odd? you put less weight on the front and the NDS rear spokes are barely loaded and usually in danger of breaking. Those are the spokes I'd expect to see break. If you start breaking more than a few it's probably time to rebuild the wheel with all new spokes though.

And... LEDs. C'mon, it's 2018.
TrojanHorse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 10:52 AM
  #7  
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Posts: 1,681

Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 368 Post(s)
Yes, I broke two NDS spokes on the original rear wheel (only 20 spokes), got new wheels, have since broken a couple more NDS spokes (28 spoke rear). The head-in spokes break where they flex over the hub flange. Got yet another new rear wheel with straight pull spokes, this one from Coloradocyclist.com. NDS to DS tension seems much closer on this wheel, will see how it holds up. So far so good.
jimincalif is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 11:44 AM
  #8  
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 9,493

Bikes: one for everything

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 398 Post(s)
I've gone to the darker/dumb side. Signed up for velodrome lessons in SD
Spesh Langster in Olympics Rios colors if found new at the LBS. retail $950, cost $307 otd. Cheaper then any amazon fixie. I like the frame design, but the wheels gotta gooooooooo. Bike will look better with some black hula hoops


oh and I never rode a fixie before so that should be interesting
__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 12:21 PM
  #9  
expatbrit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: 'burque, holmes
Posts: 662

Bikes: Ridley X-Fire (now an ex-bicycle), Trek X-Cal, Giant Defy 3

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Why is that odd? you put less weight on the front and the NDS rear spokes are barely loaded and usually in danger of breaking. Those are the spokes I'd expect to see break. If you start breaking more than a few it's probably time to rebuild the wheel with all new spokes though.

And... LEDs. C'mon, it's 2018.
I never broke any spokes on the Ridley ever, and it had less spokes and more miles. That's the odd thing, not that it was rear not front, etc.
expatbrit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 01:16 PM
  #10  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
I've gone to the darker/dumb side. Signed up for velodrome lessons in SD
Spesh Langster in Olympics Rios colors if found new at the LBS. retail $950, cost $307 otd. Cheaper then any amazon fixie. I like the frame design, but the wheels gotta gooooooooo. Bike will look better with some black hula hoops


oh and I never rode a fixie before so that should be interesting
That frame is beautiful. As for the Wheels
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 01:23 PM
  #11  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
I'm actually shocked that it rained a little last night and should rain some more today - I didn't wash my car yesterday!
I rode my bike to work yesterday. No windvest, no jacket, no arm warmers etc. It was pleasant when I left home in AM. When I left work it was a bit more brisk. Ominous clouds in the sky and the wind was picking up. I rode to work a few weeks ago and got RAINED on, so today I opted to NOT ride my bike to work.

Tho I have obtained permission to park my bike inside the building instead of locking it up outside!
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 01:35 PM
  #12  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
My outdoor parking spot

My indoor spot inside an empty supervisor cubicle/office
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 01:44 PM
  #13  
expatbrit
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: 'burque, holmes
Posts: 662

Bikes: Ridley X-Fire (now an ex-bicycle), Trek X-Cal, Giant Defy 3

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
My outdoor parking spot

Those locks must weigh more than that whole bike!
expatbrit is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 02:37 PM
  #14  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Originally Posted by expatbrit View Post
Those locks must weigh more than that whole bike!
The Kryptonite chain is HEAVY but not as big as their biggest chain. And yes likely all three together weigh more than my bike. I left all three and the stand locked to the pole so I didn't have to transport them back and forth. The stand was to keep bike from leaning up against the pole and getting scratched. The one cheap cable lock is thru the back wheel and lower part of frame and the stand. The Doberman cable lock which I got for my motorcycle is on the front wheel to frame and the kryptonite is on the frame only.

Now with the bike being inside I can lock up or not. I brought the locks inside and they are at my desk now.
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 02:41 PM
  #15  
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Posts: 1,681

Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 368 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
My outdoor parking spot

My indoor spot inside an empty supervisor cubicle/office
That's a big improvement!
jimincalif is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 03:05 PM
  #16  
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 9,493

Bikes: one for everything

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 398 Post(s)
Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 View Post
That frame is beautiful. As for the Wheels
Last night I noticed it's a pearl white, not sure if the yellow fade has flakes too. Will find out when ever we get sun again....

and it looks WAAAY better with black hoops, these are H+SON SL42s I found on instagram

__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 03:11 PM
  #17  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
Last night I noticed it's a pearl white, not sure if the yellow fade has flakes too. Will find out when ever we get sun again....

and it looks WAAAY better with black hoops, these are H+SON SL42s I found on instagram

Indeed it does look WAY better
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 03:18 PM
  #18  
tunavic 
Senior Member
 
tunavic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 989

Bikes: '12 BMC Road Racer, Pinarello KOBH

Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 129 Post(s)
Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
I've gone to the darker/dumb side. Signed up for velodrome lessons in SD
Spesh Langster in Olympics Rios colors if found new at the LBS. retail $950, cost $307 otd. Cheaper then any amazon fixie. I like the frame design, but the wheels gotta gooooooooo. Bike will look better with some black hula hoops


oh and I never rode a fixie before so that should be interesting
Where did you find this deal?

I rode on the velodrome in Carson in early March.............that was fun and also my first time riding a fixed gear bike............got used to it really quickly and so will you.
tunavic is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 03:29 PM
  #19  
jsigone
got the climbing bug
 
jsigone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 9,493

Bikes: one for everything

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 398 Post(s)
Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
Where did you find this deal?

I rode on the velodrome in Carson in early March.............that was fun and also my first time riding a fixed gear bike............got used to it really quickly and so will you.
they only have a 56 left, too much of a seat drop even for my standards
56= 557 ett, 150ht
58= 589 ett, 170ht but the difference is 50mm bottom bracket drop, the Pinarello gan is 72mm bb drop, 565 ett, ht is 170, running stem slammed on aero 10mm spacer
https://www.ridecyclery.com/products/langster-rio-2016
__________________
Rule #10 // It never gets easier, you just go faster.
jsigone is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-18, 04:18 PM
  #20  
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Posts: 1,681

Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 368 Post(s)
Originally Posted by tunavic View Post
Where did you find this deal?

I rode on the velodrome in Carson in early March.............that was fun and also my first time riding a fixed gear bike............got used to it really quickly and so will you.
Imagine the shoes you could get to go with that rig!
jimincalif is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-18, 05:01 PM
  #21  
TrojanHorse
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 12,773

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 857 Post(s)
More rain today, what the flock. Played with the shifters on my old/new bike and got the cables run correctly while sort of paying attention to a conference call. Just need to trim and install the housing and I'm up and running on bike #3 .

Got a new feedback sports spring stand with REI points and some gift cards from our pat-on-the-head program at work, so net cost $3 to me. Woo hoo! I can say I really like it. No worries about clamping the carbon and the bike is at a nice height. Can pedal too. oh yeah.
TrojanHorse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-18, 06:47 PM
  #22  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Got a new feedback sports spring stand with REI points and some gift cards from our pat-on-the-head program at work, so net cost $3 to me. Woo hoo! I can say I really like it. No worries about clamping the carbon and the bike is at a nice height. Can pedal too. oh yeah.
photo?

I went and got a for realz bike fit today on both my bikes. Long Beach Bike Fit. Very detailed. Changes made:

raised saddle and position on both
put Fizik Vesta saddle (I already had it) on Emonda
flipped stem on both bikes
moved spacer to above stem on Domane

will test out fit on both this weekend

Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-18, 06:50 PM
  #23  
TrojanHorse
SuperGimp
 
TrojanHorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Posts: 12,773

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 109 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 857 Post(s)
I'll take a photo after I get the bike set up, and I need to take it out of my home office, which is a bit of a disaster right now.

So did they flip the stem up? Or down?

Be interesting to hear what you think about the fit when you've ridden for a while.
TrojanHorse is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-18, 07:40 PM
  #24  
Beachgrad05
Just Keep Pedaling
 
Beachgrad05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakewood, CA
Posts: 3,157

Bikes: 99 Schwinn Mesa GS MTB, 11 Trek 7.2 FX WSD, RIP 12 Trek 4.5 Madone RIP, 15 Trek Domane 5.9 Dura-Ace & 17 Trek Emonda SL6 Pro

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 192 Post(s)
Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
I'll take a photo after I get the bike set up, and I need to take it out of my home office, which is a bit of a disaster right now.

So did they flip the stem up? Or down?

Be interesting to hear what you think about the fit when you've ridden for a while.
i meant photo of the stand

the stem flipped down on both

Last edited by Beachgrad05; 05-02-18 at 09:19 PM.
Beachgrad05 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-18, 07:48 PM
  #25  
jimincalif
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Posts: 1,681

Bikes: '96 Trek 850, '08 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 368 Post(s)
I had an official bike fit about 4 years ago, they changed the stem (shorter and angled up) at that time. About 1-1/2 years later I was having some shoulder/neck pain so just for the heck of it (well because it was free), I flipped the stem down. Rode it that way for another 1-1/2 years, then started getting some pain, so flipped it up again, and that's where it still is.

Not sure what this means, but I'm also trying to consistently do some shoulder/neck exercises and maintain a more upright posture both when standing and sitting at the computer. That also seems to be helping.
jimincalif is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service