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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,319
Posted By kimconyc

I've ridden more miles than you have been alive.

I've ridden more miles than you have been alive.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,319
Posted By kimconyc

Which is why I started this trend. Have many...

Which is why I started this trend. Have many battle scars from not wearing gloves and now it's better to just wear gloves. Have tried many gloves and have found that these cheapo retro-style gloves...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:52 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,319
Posted By kimconyc

Someone explain to me the no-gloves trend that I keep seeing

So this is another trend that I've been seeing...

What's up with the no-gloves trend that I keep seeing? I think I started this trend over a decade ago being a minimalist. But after suffering on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,533
Posted By kimconyc

Let me be the peacemaker... Cliff's Notes: ...

Let me be the peacemaker...

Cliff's Notes:

Gatorskins:
Great puncture protection, ride like crap.

/end thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

This makes sense. I am Gen X. Get off my lawn!

This makes sense. I am Gen X. Get off my lawn!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

Hey Jorge! Yes, it's been a really long time! ...

Hey Jorge! Yes, it's been a really long time!

I never stopped cycling was just out of the scene for a long time. Normally get in my 2 hours from 5-7AM on the road. Commuting by bike helped me keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

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This is what I'm talking about that. But instead of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

OK this makes the most sense. This has so be some...

OK this makes the most sense. This has so be some sort of IG "influencer" thing.

I hope for all of your sakes that this trend doesn't catch on.

These are not commuters. They are newer riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

As you can see from my profile, I don't live in...

As you can see from my profile, I don't live in the Swiss Alps.

Many roadies in NYC with aero setups wearing full-on speed suits on a morning ride but with this monstrosity. What's this trend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By kimconyc

That's really unfortunate. R&A has a service...

That's really unfortunate. R&A has a service called R&A black at a totally different location than their regular store where it's one-on-one appointments. They will set you up with what you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

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This is the sort of thing I'm talking about. What are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,186
Posted By kimconyc

Someone explain to me these handlebar bags that I keep seeing

Hi all,

So I've been out of the scene for years and decided to come back to the source known as BF for the answers. This is not a troll post, very serious here.

Background: Used to ride a lot,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,533
Posted By kimconyc

Still running 23 Gatorskins on one of my bikes...

Still running 23 Gatorskins on one of my bikes (bought many years ago, no dry rot). In more than a decade, can count only a handful of flats, things like nails going through the sidewall riding at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By kimconyc

Not in any particular order: Strictly Bicycles ...

Not in any particular order:
Strictly Bicycles
Roy's Sheepshead Cycle
R&A (R&A Black)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 482,208
Posted By kimconyc

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/B...

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/20150913_220228_zpsnulvxywl.jpg (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/kimconyc/media/BF/20150913_220228_zpsnulvxywl.jpg.html)

Finally had a chance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-15, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,402
Posted By kimconyc

legendary frame legendary groupset legendary...

legendary frame
legendary groupset
legendary wheels/hubs

Spend $100 for some really nice cables, reassembly of bike, and new bar tape.

Or...

Just get a whole new bike (always a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By kimconyc

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/B...

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/1794529_737155472968930_1867773974_n_zps4b54860a.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 11:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,525
Posted By kimconyc

Here are some of my other Italy ride reports: ...

Here are some of my other Italy ride reports:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/770423-My-Ride-up-Passo-Gavia-%28pics%29-and-Extra-Carnage...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,525
Posted By kimconyc

Awesome! Go to have fun! Don't over-train...

Awesome!


Go to have fun! Don't over-train since the tour is in late August and it will not be a race. Advice from my experience is to learn to care for pasta and wine if you don't already and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,492
Posted By kimconyc

:lol: :beer: nice!

:lol: :beer: nice!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By kimconyc

I use both Speedplay Zero and Shimano SPD (M770...

I use both Speedplay Zero and Shimano SPD (M770 XT) pedals and I would recommend SPD pedals for you. You are correct that Speedplay pedals require some maintenance like re-greasing them every few...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,492
Posted By kimconyc

I've used the Conti (carbon specific) tubular...

I've used the Conti (carbon specific) tubular glue in a pinch and I hated it! I always go back to Vittoria Mastik'One.

Also, on a side note, I used to do the whole multi-day cure/layer thing but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,492
Posted By kimconyc

I was riding with a buddy of mine who got a tiny...

I was riding with a buddy of mine who got a tiny puncture from a sharp stone (slow leak) and we used pit-stop and it worked really well.

FWIW, I ride with Pit-Stop and a spare tubular when I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,890
Posted By kimconyc

For all the terrorists in the thread who hate...

For all the terrorists in the thread who hate freedom, you're grandpa Karl Marx will be rolling in his grave when he gets a load of the $17,000 Chanel Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-13, 07:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,890
Posted By kimconyc

There are plenty of people on here who are not...

There are plenty of people on here who are not "rich" that can justify buying a bike that is, perhaps in someone else's eyes, more than they "need".

Who is to judge how people spend their money?...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,890
Posted By kimconyc

If anything, this is anti-hipster. First, we have...

If anything, this is anti-hipster. First, we have to define "hipster" but I doubt the conventional definition is attracted to Hermes or a lux-label like that. This is just part of the mainstream...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-13, 08:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,491
Posted By kimconyc

You can't go wrong with Cannondale. You will get...

You can't go wrong with Cannondale. You will get a good bike, a good warranty, etc. An important factor in purchasing a bike is how you will get it serviced for routine maintenance (assuming you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 462,890
Posted By kimconyc

HG, I'm sure you will be familiar with this...

HG, I'm sure you will be familiar with this route...

9W:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/005_zps9f57067f.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 462,890
Posted By kimconyc

Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio - rainy days: ...

Passo dello Stelvio from Bormio - rainy days:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/560-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zpsf7098b11.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 462,890
Posted By kimconyc

Passo dello Stelvio: ...

Passo dello Stelvio:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/424-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zps63a60128.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,483
Posted By kimconyc

Sunrise: ...

Sunrise:
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/424-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zps63a60128.jpg (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/kimconyc/media/BF/424-3_-2__-4_tonemapped_zps63a60128.jpg.html)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By kimconyc

I've ridden on a steel bike with Roll-y Pol-y...

I've ridden on a steel bike with Roll-y Pol-y 700c x 28 at around 80 psi. Those are some SMOOOTH tires. It almost feels like the boss's cruiser.

Tire pressure is also important. Before shelling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,722
Posted By kimconyc

Some people have different bikes for different...

Some people have different bikes for different occasions as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,722
Posted By kimconyc

This is somewhat OT, but after using a PowerTap...

This is somewhat OT, but after using a PowerTap SL+ for the past two years, I cannot see how the Vector offers any serious advantages over a PowerTap. And I'm not shilling BTW. However, here are some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,642
Posted By kimconyc

The only "real" advantage I can see between...

The only "real" advantage I can see between something like R45s or Shimano 105's is that the CK hubs are 11 speed compatible. Other than that and the pretty colors you can get, I don't really see any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,434
Posted By kimconyc

I have an "old" PowerTap SL+, which is pretty...

I have an "old" PowerTap SL+, which is pretty great. It's pretty impressive how prices are coming down as demand for power meters is increasing a lot from just a few years ago (competition anyone?),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,642
Posted By kimconyc

Having two custom wheelsets (Record, DT Swiss...

Having two custom wheelsets (Record, DT Swiss 240s), my recommendation:

If you have $400 for hubs: White Industries T11's! If you do 2x with DT Swiss Comp spokes on both front and rear (or 3xDS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,461
Posted By kimconyc

Maybe the thief was living by this chart: ...

Maybe the thief was living by this chart:
http://www.adventure-journal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/006_risk_fun.jpg
332479
From this thread:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-13, 06:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,642
Posted By kimconyc

It's complicated because the OP says that he is...

It's complicated because the OP says that he is on a budget but now has to do two things:
1) Buy a Shimano freehub body for the Campagnolo Record hubs, which will cost money.
2) Physically swap out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,642
Posted By kimconyc

1) This is my opinion about Campagnolo Record...

1) This is my opinion about Campagnolo Record Hubs (since I own a wheelset with them). While they are very durable and smooth hubs, I would not recommend them in this situation because:
a) You run a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,929
Posted By kimconyc

Stan, there is this tiny company called Rapha,...

Stan, there is this tiny company called Rapha, perhaps you have heard of them. People buy their jerseys for summer use and for self-grandeur (like in those Rapha videos).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,929
Posted By kimconyc

If you are talking about the R&A Cycles in...

If you are talking about the R&A Cycles in Brooklyn, I would have to say that it is HARDLY the largest retail store in the U.S. I believe they do significant online sales for high-end bikes but their...
06-07-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,251
Posted By kimconyc

Contador focuses on the TdF. The Dauphine is a...

Contador focuses on the TdF. The Dauphine is a warmup race to gauge fitness/form/etc. Also, Contador is suffering from allergies right now--in one month, everything can be different.

Michael...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,929
Posted By kimconyc

The whole trip was a blur! I only have the...

The whole trip was a blur! I only have the pictures to prove it :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,929
Posted By kimconyc

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/B...

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae68/kimconyc/BF/836_zpscf829db0.jpg (http://s958.photobucket.com/user/kimconyc/media/BF/836_zpscf829db0.jpg.html)

Wool can be good when warm but when there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-13, 11:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,572
Posted By kimconyc

- Thoughts (and experience): Do not get those...

- Thoughts (and experience): Do not get those dual CO2/pump combos. If you want to use CO2, get a proper CO2 head, like a Genuine Innovations Air Chuck Elite. If you want to use a pump, get a proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,521
Posted By kimconyc

If it really took them 5 minutes including your...

If it really took them 5 minutes including your waiting time, I'd say you got a really good deal. Heck, even though I do my own wrenching, if someone were to swap out a BB and a cassette for me in 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,110
Posted By kimconyc

For a new rim, rubbing alcohol should be fine. ...

For a new rim, rubbing alcohol should be fine.

Several years ago when I bought my tubulars (they were slightly used), I used medium grit sandpaper to lightly sand the surface before mounting the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,077
Posted By kimconyc

The simple solution to your headaches is called: ...

The simple solution to your headaches is called:
Campagnolo

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