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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,640
Posted By upthywazzoo

Not a great or recent image, but this is a custom...

Not a great or recent image, but this is a custom frame from Waltly Ti that approximates (my now retired) Lemond Zurich, just with disc brakes and longer wheelbase due to additional clearance for up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By upthywazzoo

Yes, the BR-9170 calipers will work. You can also...

Yes, the BR-9170 calipers will work. You can also use the Ultegra BR-8070 calipers. The cheapest I've seen a BR-9170 set has been either used or on aliexpress.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By upthywazzoo

I have a different experience from Dave above. I...

I have a different experience from Dave above. I think there is a clear difference between vintage 8-speed and modern 11/12. I've used almost everything--6s downtube up to eTap AXS (but not Sachs 8s,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By upthywazzoo

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with your...

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with your pre-fit. I tried Retul last year and it was excellent. The fitter really knew his stuff and what to look for as well. That said, I had the fitting done on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By upthywazzoo

Ah, okay. Just wondering if you were going to...

Ah, okay. Just wondering if you were going to need fatter, treaded tires (and thus a different bike from the CAAD12/13). IMO, if the eventual fate of the bike will be to become a trainer bike, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By upthywazzoo

Is used an option? At least until you're able to...

Is used an option? At least until you're able to get what you want exactly?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By upthywazzoo

Would you ever be riding in snow or ice?

Would you ever be riding in snow or ice?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By upthywazzoo

Depends on the age of your frame, but fitting 11s...

Depends on the age of your frame, but fitting 11s parts shouldn't be an issue since the requisite shims/spacers will be provided with a new groupset/crankset to get your chainline correct. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,783
Posted By upthywazzoo

Second this. After installing both eTap and Di2,...

Second this. After installing both eTap and Di2, the ease of the eTap installation was apparent. Yes, with Di2 you go from two shift cables to one e-tube cable poking out the frame. But, that one...
09-21-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3,294
Views: 333,289
Posted By upthywazzoo

This past July, I was riding in the early morning...

This past July, I was riding in the early morning in a bike lane, on the way to a bike trail--maybe 15-16mph. Sunday morning traffic volume is typically very low. Next thing I know, I'm waking up in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,643
Posted By upthywazzoo

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By upthywazzoo

Probably thought you were trying to "assert...

Probably thought you were trying to "assert dominance". It's whatever, you do you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By upthywazzoo

I had a similar experience. I was struck by a...

I had a similar experience. I was struck by a vehicle in such a way that my front fork legs snapped off completely. I had a estimate for bike frame replacement and component install done at a bike...
07-30-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,544
Posted By upthywazzoo

Stack and Reach

Hey all, I was recently involved in a traffic collision that totalled my bike, and I'm currently shopping for another frameset. I'm a little confused on stack/reach, having only mostly dealt with top...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,085
Posted By upthywazzoo

Perhaps just me, but I changed the Assioma cage...

Perhaps just me, but I changed the Assioma cage to SPD using m-force 4a donor pedals and found that with my Lake shoes, there's a bit of squeaking. This squeak was not reproducible on m520 pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By upthywazzoo

Hm, this would imply that your chuck opens the...

Hm, this would imply that your chuck opens the presta valve manually, because the air has to come from the tire to give a PSI rating if there hasn't been any pumping. This also explains why your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,308
Posted By upthywazzoo

Good riddance. Threaded is the way to go.

Good riddance. Threaded is the way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,448
Posted By upthywazzoo

I haven't--though that would be the logical next...

I haven't--though that would be the logical next step. I only have one wheelset like this, so it wouldn't be terribly convenient to change back and forth.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,448
Posted By upthywazzoo

I would also be very curious about the power...

I would also be very curious about the power discrepancy. I built a gravel bike with 99% identical geometry to my road bike. With 38mm Teravail Cannonballs, I am about 1-2mph slower at 200w on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By upthywazzoo

This blew up my brain, but it makes sense. My...

This blew up my brain, but it makes sense. My description would work better for a schrader valve since there must be a pressure differential there for it to open :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,731
Posted By upthywazzoo

Theorycrafted for a bit. A) The forces on...

Theorycrafted for a bit.

A) The forces on the rim during braking would be the same, regardless of lacing pattern (I think)
B) As the wheel continues rotating forward (resisting the deceleration...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,830
Posted By upthywazzoo

I will roll stop signs on a bike. I draw the line...

I will roll stop signs on a bike. I draw the line at stop lights though, and come to a full stop. Whether on the car or on the bike I will confess to getting a bit irritated seeing cyclists run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By upthywazzoo

Well with a presta valve, the pressure gauge on...

Well with a presta valve, the pressure gauge on the pump will only be measuring pressure inside the pump/hose, not the tire. The pump has to generate enough internal pressure to overcome the pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By upthywazzoo

Someone who is a mechanical engineer/pump expert...

Someone who is a mechanical engineer/pump expert feel free to correct me.

There are a couple problems that stand in the way of compensating for this easily. Firstly, the gauges cannot really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,306
Posted By upthywazzoo

Floor pumps measure pressure at the gauge, which...

Floor pumps measure pressure at the gauge, which is affected by how much pressure there is in the pump itself. That's at least part of the discrepancy. Assuming the tire gauges you have are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,448
Posted By upthywazzoo

Restomodding an old steelie is pretty great. That...

Restomodding an old steelie is pretty great. That said--my first job really didn't pay enough to afford those kinds of expenditures. I think going all the way with upgrades results in a very fun bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,448
Posted By upthywazzoo

Haha, I figured that's what Indyfabz was going to...

Haha, I figured that's what Indyfabz was going to segue into.. Yeah the end of Pantani's life was tragic, but dude still has the Alpe D'Huez record, so there's that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,448
Posted By upthywazzoo

What happened?

What happened?
07-16-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By upthywazzoo

Okay, well now I feel dumb.

Okay, well now I feel dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,448
Posted By upthywazzoo

You've got to be like Lance with the brifter on...

You've got to be like Lance with the brifter on the right and the downtube shifter on the left....
07-16-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By upthywazzoo

It's a DYMOECE out front mount. You can find it...

It's a DYMOECE out front mount. You can find it (and several copies) on amazon. I would get the one with the adjustable angle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By upthywazzoo

It's nice--and every time I rub it with the...

It's nice--and every time I rub it with the inside of my shoe on a downstroke I feel torment.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 240,269
Posted By upthywazzoo

I've built a couple wheelsets with 16:8 lacing in...

I've built a couple wheelsets with 16:8 lacing in the rear. In terms of building them up--16:8 is easier--not just because you don't have to do 2x on one side but because spoke tensions are more even...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

Ugh, that super sucks. The housing market in...

Ugh, that super sucks. The housing market in Chicago seems to be absurdly hot right now (where are people getting all this money??). People making blind offers left and right on properties they...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

Thanks, that does sound like the move. I'll start...

Thanks, that does sound like the move. I'll start with the rougher grits and just see how it feels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

Really helpful info--appreciate it. What would be...

Really helpful info--appreciate it. What would be the difference between 5000 and 6000 grit? I don't think I need to go for a mirror polish on my kitchen knives, exactly but if there's a performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,575
Posted By upthywazzoo

I think this is a good insight into a competitive...

I think this is a good insight into a competitive mindset--and it's also telling about how much of the race falls on a rider riding for themselves vs a rider part of a grand tour team. I think of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

It might! ;)

It might! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,575
Posted By upthywazzoo

Hearkening back to what you said before about...

Hearkening back to what you said before about podium finishes: "I always wonder"--having the perfect gear helps to rule out the gear as a cause for the result. Would you be harder on yourself for not...
07-16-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By upthywazzoo

Thanks for this. Given the strava info and the...

Thanks for this. Given the strava info and the fact that the car slowed down enough for Clement to attempt a pass--I would speculate that both driver and cyclist were under the speed limit--so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

Primarily kitchen knives. Some foldable pocket...

Primarily kitchen knives. Some foldable pocket knives. They're not all the same hardness of steel...not sure if that makes a difference? Longest blade about 8", shortest 3.125"

Edit: I also have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By upthywazzoo

I have ordered two frames from a company called...

I have ordered two frames from a company called Waltly. If you want I can tell you more about my experience over a PM but you could simply copy the Caad geometry you like and add other features as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

Way cool. Would you happen to have a...

Way cool. Would you happen to have a recommendation for a whetstone?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 415,860
Posted By upthywazzoo

duuuuuuuuuuuuude. I love everything Vulfpeck.

duuuuuuuuuuuuude.

I love everything Vulfpeck.
07-15-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By upthywazzoo

Very true. From how it reads, it seems that he...

Very true. From how it reads, it seems that he was expecting the vehicle to stay on the right shoulder and instead it turned left and he crashed into the driver side door. It reads as though it's the...
07-15-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By upthywazzoo

It's important to know what the marked speed...

It's important to know what the marked speed limit was on this road, because that would make the difference between the fault lying solely with the driver vs the fault lying with both driver and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,961
Posted By upthywazzoo

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07-15-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,223
Posted By upthywazzoo

What was the speed limit?

What was the speed limit?
07-15-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By upthywazzoo

I personally like the Gopro myself for recording....

I personally like the Gopro myself for recording. I read reviews comparing it and the Osmo Action and ended up getting the Hero7 due to its stabilization which is very good. I have it mounted to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By upthywazzoo

You sure can! Check this chart out...

You sure can! Check this chart out https://di2center.com/2019/02/12/di2-compatibility-mix-ultegra-dura-ace-xt-and-xtr-across-series/

As for the ease of install, you can definitely do it on your...
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