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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

Myth: A carbon frame won't last as long as a...

Myth: A carbon frame won't last as long as a metal one. Reality: As long as you don't crash hard or take a hammer to the frame, a carbon bike can theoretically last forever. In fact, steel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By popeye

I did read somewhere that using a chest strap for...

I did read somewhere that using a chest strap for the HR the VO2 numbers were more exact. Thanks for the replies as this is all new to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By popeye

I can't advise you on what is best for you but I...

I can't advise you on what is best for you but I do know that textured saddles like I see above wreak havoc with bibs if you put in miles. I ride 250mi/week yearly if weather permitting on a bare CF...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By popeye

VO2 max on bike

I saw the new Iwhatever came out today with VO2max. I have not been following the trackers and was ignorant of what is available. A little research showed options but the Garmin came out ahead for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

No not really unrepairable at any expense....

No not really unrepairable at any expense. Substitute heat treating and annealing for autoclave. At any rate given enough cycles Ti, Al and steel all will fail unlike CF.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

Mark, for about $1200 I upgraded the wife's 2005...

Mark, for about $1200 I upgraded the wife's 2005 Roubaix pro DA7800 to Ultegra DI2. After demonstrating that everything was going to be fine I drilled the frame and routed the wires internally. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

Recollection from 20yrs ago and I got it wrong...

Recollection from 20yrs ago and I got it wrong the first time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

Guilty as charged. I mis-recalled an old Sheldon...

Guilty as charged. I mis-recalled an old Sheldon Brown article and should have known better.

"Besides stiffness of the frame, feel is also important, but is much more subjective and esoteric....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

For a crit bike AL is as light and stiff as...

For a crit bike AL is as light and stiff as required. It will be very lively as AL is the densest material available will will transmit every shock. The better AL bikes try to replace as many AL...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

You are delusional. CF envy rears its ugly head...

You are delusional. CF envy rears its ugly head again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,722
Posted By popeye

My experience. I upgraded my 2006 Gerolsteiner S...

My experience. I upgraded my 2006 Gerolsteiner S Works Tarmac last year to the lastest DA DI2, new Boyd 60's etc.
Very nice bike. After a few months I found a 19' rim brake SW Tarmac frameset I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,791
Posted By popeye

Sorry about misspelling your name. And as for the...

Sorry about misspelling your name. And as for the other poster he is either not too fat for this sport or he has not ridden many miles on machine built wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By popeye

You don't get snakebites on the sidewall. I was...

You don't get snakebites on the sidewall. I was referring only to the fact that rubber cuts and punctures more easily when stretched (or wet). I saw nothing mentioned about snake bites. I'm not an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,791
Posted By popeye

We have two resident wheel builders here who do...

We have two resident wheel builders here who do excellent work and service. I'm a Boyd customer, CF & AL but I'm sure Pismet is just as good as well as the personal top notch service. I also can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By popeye

HIgher pressures are more prone to cuts. Got...

HIgher pressures are more prone to cuts. Got popcorn? Here we go.......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By popeye

I eats my spinach.

I eats my spinach.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By popeye

It just feels natural to me as well. I got there...

It just feels natural to me as well. I got there the same way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 870
Posted By popeye

The only economical way I know to do this is with...

The only economical way I know to do this is with a resold OEM package. PBK, what Algarve said etc I have done Ultegra and DA with sale packages. I think it was about half retail price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By popeye

It seems to me we already have everything we need...

It seems to me we already have everything we need with a phone app and DI2 and firmware hack to accept gear changes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 12,455
Posted By popeye

We have a troll in here? Who knew? Have we...

We have a troll in here?
Who knew?
Have we reached the end of this thread?
So many questions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By popeye

About half as much but my bar tops are narrower...

About half as much but my bar tops are narrower than the drops so the brifters pretty much match that angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By popeye

DIY DI2 w/auto shifting

The system consists of a hall effect sensor at the pedals to measure cadence, an Arduino controller, and a servo mechanism to replace the manual shifter. Everything is mounted in a small enclosure on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 12,455
Posted By popeye

The hardness of the rubber will affect traction...

The hardness of the rubber will affect traction but not ride. It is the sidewalls that are the problem with gators not that the grip is any good either. I tossed a brand new one in the trash.
09-04-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,330
Posted By popeye

I now have confirmation that the 5 perps in jail...

I now have confirmation that the 5 perps in jail are indeed ftroup FTx. They are as bad as it gets and 5 more wasted lives.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By popeye

Could you humor us and measure the old chain?...

Could you humor us and measure the old chain? Skipping is usually caused by a new chain on a worn cassette not the other way around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By popeye

The fact that it was just one repeatable click no...

The fact that it was just one repeatable click no mater what gear made it sound like something other than the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By popeye

I think that no matter how ham fisted you are a...

I think that no matter how ham fisted you are a BB would be hopelesly jammed in 2 revolutions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By popeye

Get a chain checker or a ruler or you will be...

Get a chain checker or a ruler or you will be skipping on a new chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By popeye

That can't happen.

That can't happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,607
Posted By popeye

We had one bad (otherwise new/good tire) that...

We had one bad (otherwise new/good tire) that would initiate a SW at a predictable speed. Death grip provides positive feedback which make it worse. I can't imagine losing it with a good chance of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 12,455
Posted By popeye

Stop digging.

Stop digging.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By popeye

Too many spacers.

Too many spacers.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,425
Posted By popeye

I see just the opposite.

I see just the opposite.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By popeye

Trek?

Trek?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 801
Posted By popeye

And how much does a spoke cost? Just replace it...

And how much does a spoke cost? Just replace it and tune for sound and your good to go until the next one breaks which when you have a decision to make.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By popeye

I don't know what Spec uses but my Camelcaps are...

I don't know what Spec uses but my Camelcaps are diff from my other bottles. Could not find my Camelcap and fought for a week with leaks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By popeye

8 Reasons. ...

8 Reasons.

https://road.cc/content/feature/8-reasons-not-get-disc-brakes-256225
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By popeye

Zwift is really just its own sport

/www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/pros-explain-why-crush-road-205400224.html

Now you have an excuse.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,058
Posted By popeye

The dental bill for the dog would make it a toss...

The dental bill for the dog would make it a toss up.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,233
Posted By popeye

There is a rumor that the back end of the new...

There is a rumor that the back end of the new Tarmac is a bit too stiff. (S-Works)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By popeye

This works. It looks like one last thread is...

This works. It looks like one last thread is folded over. Get a magnifier, light and a pick if nothing else. You can do this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,259
Posted By popeye

You shall now be known from this moment on as...

You shall now be known from this moment on as "Garmin Mogul".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,070
Posted By popeye

I went with the Zipp SL dropped stem and Enve...

I went with the Zipp SL dropped stem and Enve aerobars on my '19 rim Swerks Tarmac.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By popeye

Chances are 10-1 it is the cable but if the...

Chances are 10-1 it is the cable but if the shifter is broken it is not repairable. Getting the broken bits out and you need to get all of them can be a challenge. If you have a stand to rotate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,346
Posted By popeye

I going to describe it as a good idea I'm going...

I going to describe it as a good idea I'm going to try. Has to be better than a rose thorn I have resorted to in desperation.
Tape can get stuck and tear in the hole especially out on the road just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By popeye

Good answer.

Good answer.
08-08-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,330
Posted By popeye

We ride NB to Yorba Linda Regional Park M-F and...

We ride NB to Yorba Linda Regional Park M-F and will check with my homies. I consider the SART as safe as you could expect on a MUP. Peds and dogs are your biggest worry. The Tapia landscapers are...
08-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,330
Posted By popeye

Today some clown in the same area was breaking...

Today some clown in the same area was breaking the irrigation water valves flooding the trail in numerous spots.
08-06-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,330
Posted By popeye

https://patch.com/california/orange-county/homicid...

https://patch.com/california/orange-county/homicide-victim-killed-his-bicycle-police-say

That's Ftroup hood. I'm going to ask the patrol when I see them what they can tell me.
08-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,330
Posted By popeye

Five in custody

They killed a man for his bike at the RR bridge construction site last week.
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