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04-08-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,642
Posted By dr_lha

Jesus, 2016 me was such a ******bag. Good thing...

Jesus, 2016 me was such a ******bag. Good thing you're there to question me 4 years later.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

How do you know they're genuine? Last time I...

How do you know they're genuine? Last time I bought Shimano cleats off Amazon, they were fakes, in fake Shimano packaging and everything.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

Amazon et al are flooded with cheepo chinese...

Amazon et al are flooded with cheepo chinese knock-offs of SPD-SL cleats and now pedals I've noticed. The cleats I know are no good, they break really easy, I think because they use a cheap plastic....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

Yeah, fair enough. ;) However, you know who...

Yeah, fair enough. ;)

However, you know who will also ship you a cheap pair of Shimano pedals from the UK? Amazon. I don't mean Amazon.co.uk either, I mean US Amazon. If you search for Ultegra...
02-07-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By dr_lha

I wear an XL T-shirt and XXL in PI is usually...

I wear an XL T-shirt and XXL in PI is usually good for me. Depends on the cut obviously. I have one XXL shirt which I can't wear because it's too tight, and one that flaps in the wind. Mostly I would...
02-07-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,601
Posted By dr_lha

I've got a few more but these are the ones that I...

I've got a few more but these are the ones that I could find photos of.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1976x1843/img_6168_157fce6fb88d3a90fd70f73e30d9403f44a0e548.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

I didn't say they were cheap, just that there...

I didn't say they were cheap, just that there were places that you could get them.

EDIT: Dura Ace pedals cost $280 at Excel Sports today.


Yeah, last time I bought pedals from Merlin in the UK...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

https://www.backcountry.com/shimano-ultegra-pd-r80...

https://www.backcountry.com/shimano-ultegra-pd-r8000-4-spd-sl-pedals

Eye watering $200 cost though.

EDIT: $150 on Amazon.
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

Not true. Merlin will sell you a pair of 105...

Not true. Merlin will sell you a pair of 105 pedals for $86. LBS charges a crazy $150.
02-05-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,605
Posted By dr_lha

Just to note, most of the wheels on Velomine's...

Just to note, most of the wheels on Velomine's site are machine built. They do have hand built, but you can tell those because they are way more expensive!

That said, I have two sets of Velomine...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,382
Posted By dr_lha

I've built 2 bikes up from scratch. One was done...

I've built 2 bikes up from scratch. One was done "on the cheap" by buying a frame and sourcing all all the other parts off a bike with a broken frame and my parts bin. The other was built entirely...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

You're right, I've never had that happen to me,...

You're right, I've never had that happen to me, after probably about 10,000 miles riding those pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,452
Posted By dr_lha

R540s can be found in white, but that's the only...

R540s can be found in white, but that's the only non-composite pedal in Shimano's line-up now. They stopped making aluminum pedals a long time ago.

I find that R550s are the sweet spot, and them...
12-01-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,479
Posted By dr_lha

Andrew, Itís a 58cm frame. ​​​​​​​ ...

Andrew,

Itís a 58cm frame. ​​​​​​​

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1418/img_1044_bc31c71fe808a513fa2a0e901b37af61ef29f2db.jpg
10-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By dr_lha

99% of the time kids bikes have two types of...

99% of the time kids bikes have two types of bottom bracket, square taper or ones that fit ashtabula (or one-piece) cranks. Judging by the cover on the crank, this looks like a square taper. No way...
10-03-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By dr_lha

For future reference, Shimano has on their...

For future reference, Shimano has on their website a compatibility chart so you can figure out exactly what works with what.

https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-453&acid=C-453

It...
09-27-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,630
Posted By dr_lha

To be fair, MicroShift stuff is sold under a lot...

To be fair, MicroShift stuff is sold under a lot of names. I've seen it sold as "Forte" and (pre-bankrupcy) Nashbar branded. Wouldn't be a huge stretch to say that these are just Microshift brifters....
09-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By dr_lha

I've ordered Shimano stuff (including a full...

I've ordered Shimano stuff (including a full Ultegra groupset) from UK sites. The parts always came individually boxed in Shimano blue, with full instructions. OEM stuff usually comes minimally...
09-27-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By dr_lha

I've got Paul Minimotos on my gravel bike with...

I've got Paul Minimotos on my gravel bike with 700x45 tires. They're fine.
09-18-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By dr_lha

Shadow version works fine for me, it's what I've...

Shadow version works fine for me, it's what I've got on my gravel bike. Yes, the shifting isn't Ultegra level, a bit slower.

However, I think if 11-34 is good enough, then that long cage RD-5701...
09-18-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By dr_lha

Not sure what you mean, they've been on the...

Not sure what you mean, they've been on the market for years, with generally positive reviews.
09-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By dr_lha

Nice. I used the same clamp as the OP, and...

Nice.

I used the same clamp as the OP, and didn't have any problems with it. I wonder why that is? I need to go take a photo of my setup to see what the difference is.
09-18-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By dr_lha

These: https://www.gevenalle.com/product/gx/...

These:

https://www.gevenalle.com/product/gx/

or you can use a adapter that adjusts the pull like this:

https://lindarets.com/tanpan/

Cheapest is way is just to buy a 9-speed MTB...
09-18-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By dr_lha

Do these work for non-Di2 FDs?

Do these work for non-Di2 FDs?
09-18-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By dr_lha

If the long cage derailleur has enough capacity...

If the long cage derailleur has enough capacity to support an 11/34 cassette, yes. I'd bet money that a long cage 10 speed Ultegra doesn't though. You could get a mountain derailleur and run it...
09-18-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By dr_lha

Maybe rotate your braze on adapter a bit...

Maybe rotate your braze on adapter a bit counter-clockwise, so the screw can be closer to the frame. I have this setup on my steel road bike (OK with the 6800 FD, but it has the screw) and it works...
09-07-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By dr_lha

15 - 30% is the widest range I've ever heard...

15 - 30% is the widest range I've ever heard quoted on this. Typical is considered ~25%, which is where the 1kJ of work = 1kcal comes from, although I've heard as low as 21% for people who are super...
09-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By dr_lha

The HR calculation supposedly takes weight into...

The HR calculation supposedly takes weight into account, but the model is probably empirically based on someone who weighs 100 lbs less than the average clyde.

If you go into the ELEMNT iPhone...
09-07-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By dr_lha

Didn't even realize saddles have weight limits....

Didn't even realize saddles have weight limits. Apparently I'm over all of them. I always buy cheap saddles. My winter road bike and my gravel bike have Charge Spoon saddles which cost about $30, my...
09-07-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By dr_lha

It's high. For the record, I did a 20.2 mile ride...

It's high. For the record, I did a 20.2 mile ride at 17.4mph and 600ft of climbing. My ELEMNT says I burned 1216 kcal based on HR. My power meter says 792 kJ. So using the usual estimate that kJ of...
05-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,232
Posted By dr_lha

You speak as if you haven't been around BF for a...

You speak as if you haven't been around BF for a while and haven't read a thousand boring threads where people argue the merits of frame materials. Like I said, that's just my opinion, based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,640
Posted By dr_lha

The HR zones thing sounds more like a fix, when...

The HR zones thing sounds more like a fix, when they updated the phone app, it screwed up my HR zones and had me constantly in zone 5 when I was riding. I had to manually readjust them, as usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,076
Posted By dr_lha

He forgot the Black Mountain Cycles Road+ frame. ...

He forgot the Black Mountain Cycles Road+ frame.

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/road-plus/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,864
Posted By dr_lha

My thought exactly. They couldn't at least have...

My thought exactly. They couldn't at least have compared to a 2x SRAM Force setup?

My take away was that Shimano has less friction than SRAM. Iím glad my 1x bike has Shimano gears!
05-04-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,208
Posted By dr_lha

Definitely invest in a good floor pump with a...

Definitely invest in a good floor pump with a pressure gauge. I own three of them, a Top Peak Joe Blow Sport II recently because my wife was complaining I didn't have enough of them (honestly!) I...
05-04-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,727
Posted By dr_lha

Road bikes don't need to be ridden only at...

Road bikes don't need to be ridden only at 15mph+. My cycling club has levels for people who ride a few mph slower than this and everyone's on a road bike.

I agree with jadocs above, buy a bike...
05-04-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,232
Posted By dr_lha

I share your issues with Surly's lack of stack...

I share your issues with Surly's lack of stack height, and have seen quite a few stragglers/cross checks built up with ridiculous numbers of spaces because of this issue. For my gravel bike I found...
12-13-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,642
Posted By dr_lha

Yeah, **** you 2016 dr_lha! You're wrong about...

Yeah, **** you 2016 dr_lha! You're wrong about some minor aspect of something! INTERNET WIN.

But yes, you're right, it does have a very high stack, but apparently not high enough for you as you...
Forum: Touring
05-04-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,993
Posted By dr_lha

OK, I see what you mean. Gotta love Bicycle...

OK, I see what you mean. Gotta love Bicycle Doctor USA! Still they sold me a Ritchey frame for $400 below MSRP, so I have no complaints with them. :D
Forum: Touring
05-03-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,993
Posted By dr_lha

Agreed, the bag is a bit flimsy, probably fine...

Agreed, the bag is a bit flimsy, probably fine for packing in the car for drive-to-holidays, but I'm not convinced about airplane baggage handlers. What sort of stiffeners does the Ritchey bag use?
...
05-02-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By dr_lha

I got rid of the Tektro mini-Vs (which didn't...

I got rid of the Tektro mini-Vs (which didn't really work downhill), and replaced them with Paul Minimotos (which come with Kool Stop pads), and my braking is much improved (to the point where it's...
05-02-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,082
Posted By dr_lha

The MCD will be way cooler. ;)

The MCD will be way cooler. ;)
05-02-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,664
Posted By dr_lha

I can't tell you about average speeds, but...

I can't tell you about average speeds, but endurance comes with more and more riding. I started off thinking it was great I went 6 miles. Within 2 years of riding I did my first Century with ease....
05-02-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By dr_lha

I have a bright rear light (Cygolite Hotshot) on...

I have a bright rear light (Cygolite Hotshot) on at all times to for that reason. Reflectors are fairly useless for visibility (see e.g. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/reflectors.html ), so I would...
05-01-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By dr_lha

FYI I've been riding in PA for years with no...

FYI I've been riding in PA for years with no reflectors (but front and rear lights at night), and have never had any issues with the cops. Requiring pedals to have reflectors would make most cyclists...
04-26-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By dr_lha

I think the issue is that the OD of the bearing...

I think the issue is that the OD of the bearing for the 30mm is larger. The 30mm BB from Hope requires a different tool install it, because the housing itself is larger than the 24mm one, so the...
04-26-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By dr_lha

The Shimano Compatibility Chart is your friend: ...

The Shimano Compatibility Chart is your friend:

2018-2019 SHIMANO Product Information Web (http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com/2.4?cid=C-432&acid=C-436)

It seems to suggest that the new M4000,...
04-26-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By dr_lha

I own a 24mm Hope BB and I can't see any way that...

I own a 24mm Hope BB and I can't see any way that you could convert it to 30mm. I think you're out of luck. Best chance is to return the BB and replace it with a 30mm one. Hope makes one, and yes it...
04-26-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By dr_lha

Fair enough, I didn't look to closely at the...

Fair enough, I didn't look to closely at the specs. I see that the Amazon one has trigger shifters, rather than grip shifters. I'll freely admit, I prefer trigger shifters.
04-25-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,357
Posted By dr_lha

:( Rest in peace buddy, and f*** you cancer.

:(

Rest in peace buddy, and f*** you cancer.
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