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Old 12-27-20, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
He also said, when I asked for some Cinelli bar tape. "You don't want Cinelli. Ees sheet. Use Deda."
We agree.
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Old 12-27-20, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
We agree.
I later decided Deda ees sheet and now use Fizik.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
I later decided Deda ees sheet and now use Fizik.
Love my Deda bar tape.
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Old 12-27-20, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Love my Deda bar tape.
Yeah, but as hard as the Fizik is to wrap properly, it's GOTTA be good, right?
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Are you people making fun of Ukrainians?
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People here don't get it.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Distance is just counting revolutions of the wheel and multiplying by circumference, and then dividing that by time for the speed. So they should be the same. But they're not real. On the road, you could be putting out 200W for an hour and go anywhere between 5.6 miles if you're climbing a 6% grade to 44 miles if you're descending the same imaginary continuous, infinite 6% grade. On my dumb trainer, if I wanted to simulate climbing, I'd go to a larger gear where the resistance was higher.

Zwift, and I assume other aps, use your power, your weight, the bike you chose to virtually ride, and the imaginary terrain you rode on, to calculate how far and fast you went. It may overestimate, possibly in part because there are no winds in Zwift, at least none that I've found, so it's like you're always riding through still air.

NOTE: I used this page to calculate the power to speed relationship.
. Wasnt on zwift just the wahoo fitness app. 4% grade. In the level settings. I understand how things are supposed
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Cant shut off the Italics in the previous reply
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Old 12-27-20, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
Cant shut off the Italics in the previous reply
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. Wasnt on zwift just the wahoo fitness app. 4% grade. In the level settings. I understand how things are supposed
fify
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Old 12-27-20, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ls01
. Wasnt on zwift just the wahoo fitness app. 4% grade. In the level settings. I understand how things are supposed
Right. I'm just saying why I don't count distance or speed on the trainer without something like Zwift to convert the power into speed.
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Old 12-27-20, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey
As the Ukrainian wrench at my LBS used to say, "You nidd noo bai-eek."
What about a BMC? Closest stock geometry to my liking.

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Originally Posted by genejockey
Yeah, but as hard as the Fizik is to wrap properly, it's GOTTA be good, right?
Absolutely
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Old 12-27-20, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by big john
What about a BMC? Closest stock geometry to my liking.

Roadmachine FOUR (bmc-switzerland.com)
BMC bikes are bad ass.
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Fortunately, no bodily injury to anyone. Sudden stoppage in congestion, and I found myself with no place to bail. Front carbon wheel and fork sideswiped a metal bike. Small scratch on rim (no biggie), but the fork got really gouged up. Since the bike is so new, I decided to replace the fork. Was bummed, but stuff happens. And, like I said, thankfully nobody got hurt.

Gotta say, I did peruse the new bikes in the Trek store. Since you know, that is the solution.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Raise your hands if you're tired of things not working. Specifically: seat posts, Xfinity TV/internet, global warming (here in the quasi-north), mouse drugs that cost thousands of dollars.

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I feel your pain but you know you need to HTFU
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That said I have 2 songs for you. One might be in your wheelhouse from 1997. The second describes your feelings. It is called Everything is Broken. It's a Bob Dylan song covered by Sheryl Crow. Couldn't find a studio version by Dylan on YouTube.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
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https://youtu.be/bhWiq3BE3zY
Correct. Including this video.
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Originally Posted by ls01
At the moment I have my wahoo element linked to my strava account. And my wahoo snap linked to wahoo fitness. The Snap/fitness doesn't interface with strava at this time.
It’s likely I’m missing something and being completely unhelpful, but I can upload to Strava from the Wahoo fitness app, no problem.
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I got new memory foam inserts for my cycling shoes and I had to cut them to size. I have a nerve issue in my left foot. Possibly Morton's neuroma. I also use a metatarsal support to take pressure off of the area. It's all part of my plan to wear out instead of rusting out.

I also took time to adjust my saddle to match my previous bike. I had the setting right on the new bike but didn't mark it before the new frame was received and all the parts swapped from the old one. Ever since I got it back it hasn't been right. I think I am getting closer after riding today after the adjustment.

Thought I'd share.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Correct. Including this video.
was the other video in your wheelhouse? I suspect not.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Once again confirming, REAL Miles >>> Virtual Miles. Even with a flat thrown in.

Speaking of which, this is my THIRD flat of the year, and the 3rd since October. I'm starting to think I didn't flat because I wasn't riding in the late fall and winter that much. Today's wasn't a pinch flat from hitting a rock. No, it was an old fashioned Michelin wire flat. About 0.5 cm long. I'd just trimmed my nails, so I had a hell of a time getting any purchase on it to pull it out! I almost tried my teeth.....

Speaking of purchase, last month I purchased 6 new tubes, so I'd have plenty of spares. But I decided to be frugal and patch the 2 snake bit tubes I had, and then I put one of those in the saddle bag with one of the new ones, after I discovered I can take any of my tires off any of my rims without levers. Better to be safe with 2 tubes, than 1 tube and levers I don't need, I thought.

SO when I flatted today, I pulled off the road, found a handy fence to hang the bike off while I worked, got the tire off on one side pulled out the old tube. Opened my saddle bag, and thought briefly of using the patched tube, but thought "Better keep that one in reserve, in case I did a bad job patching it!". So I got the new tube out, took off the black rubber band, uncoiled it and...

Shrader. Shrader? SHRADER?!? Shrader.

"Oh, 'eck.", I thought. Pulled out the patched tube and pumped it up - proving yet again that a minipump can pump up a 28mm tire. Eventually. Texted Mrs. GeneJockey to be prepared for the Call Of Shame, and continued on my merry way. Got home with no further technical difficulties. Checked the order - I ordered 6 tubes with Schrader valves.
​​​​​​​Dude...
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Weekend ride report:

Crashed the Domane yesterday and retired after 30 miles. Broke two spokes on the new wheels, and fubared the fork. Bike is at the Trek shop for wheel repair and a new fork. ☹️ Fortunately, Trek has a replacement in the right color.

Today, went to the MUP with the little lady on the Sirruses. She road her first 30 mile ride. 😃
Wow. Sorry. Glad you’re up and at ‘em again!
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Excellent football weather in Green Bay!!! They just showed a guy XC skiing with his dog, as they came back from last commercial break.

Velo Vol 's T'itans don't seem to be enjoying the weather so far though.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Fortunately, no bodily injury to anyone. Sudden stoppage in congestion, and I found myself with no place to bail. Front carbon wheel and fork sideswiped a metal bike. Small scratch on rim (no biggie), but the fork got really gouged up. Since the bike is so new, I decided to replace the fork. Was bummed, but stuff happens. And, like I said, thankfully nobody got hurt.

Gotta say, I did peruse the new bikes in the Trek store. Since you know, that is the solution.
Ouch. Coulda been worse I suppose.
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Wow. Sorry. Glad you’re up and at ‘em again!
Thanks. It’s all fixable. Biggest damage was probably to my pride.
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Originally Posted by datlas

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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Fortunately, no bodily injury to anyone. Sudden stoppage in congestion, and I found myself with no place to bail..
Bummer. But what about the COVIDS?!?
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was the other video in your wheelhouse? I suspect not.
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