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Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,874
Posted By Young Version

I'm a little baffled by this comment--at 139mm...

I'm a little baffled by this comment--at 139mm drop and 83mm reach, 3T Tornovas are a pretty traditional deep drop. What about them looks tiny?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,874
Posted By Young Version

Seatpost comes with the frame, though in the...

Seatpost comes with the frame, though in the future I might consider an all black post and keep the Colnago post in storage. I'm still undecided on the stem, but IMO a white seatpost and stem would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,874
Posted By Young Version

http://i.imgur.com/ZzyJxN8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ZzyJxN8.jpg
12-11-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Monaco and Macau are literally resurfaced every...

Monaco and Macau are literally resurfaced every year before the race. None of these road courses are going to have the same conditions as an open road.


No one is talking about rodents,...
12-11-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Any racing series that uses slick tires does so...

Any racing series that uses slick tires does so under perfect or near-perfect conditions only. Racetracks are constantly groomed and are far, far "cleaner" than any public road, other than being...
12-10-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Why are you more willing to believe that a...

Why are you more willing to believe that a textured tread doesn't improve group?
12-10-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Please, provide your own scientific results...

Please, provide your own scientific results proving that slick tires are better on asphalt in all conditions.

As I've stated before, the majority of tires in the pro peloton have a patterned...
12-10-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Wheel Energy, a lab doing actual testing on...

Wheel Energy, a lab doing actual testing on bicycle tires, disagrees with your sweeping generalization.

Bicycle tires ? puncturing the myths - BikeRadar USA...
12-10-15, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

So we've established that treaded tires are...

So we've established that treaded tires are better for loose surfaces (such as dirt, gravel, or mud), and a slick tire is better for hard surfaces (like asphalt or concrete), but there's no...
12-10-15, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

This is an oversimplification. Wet, clean...

This is an oversimplification.

Wet, clean asphalt after a light drizzle? I'd wager that not only will slicks have the best grip, they'll have 90%+ of their dry grip. In fact, I'd say that at...
12-10-15, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

We're not talking about one specific situation,...

We're not talking about one specific situation, we're talking about the best tire for "wet" traction. I assume that includes riding on the road in the rain and all the possibilities that come with it.
12-10-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

I'm not sure I agree with this assessment, and...

I'm not sure I agree with this assessment, and I'm not sure the issue is as simple as it's made out to be. Let's look at the widely accepted facts about bicycle tires:
-Tread pattern matters a lot...
12-10-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Makes more sense to think of it as a texture,...

Makes more sense to think of it as a texture, rather than a tread pattern. A tire with a fine herringbone or file tread corners differently than a full slick in the wet.
12-10-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

What makes a tire grip is not subjective....

What makes a tire grip is not subjective. High-end tires grip and roll better, but they're also typically fragile. If you want better wet traction (which was the question asked), you're going to...
12-10-15, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Challenge recommends a soft compound, supple...

Challenge recommends a soft compound, supple casing, low pressure (meaning wide, unless you're running tubulars) tire with a herringbone pattern. I've had good results with that combo.

Here's a...
12-09-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,508
Views: 111,047
Posted By Young Version

Doesn't the San Jose use cantis? Generally,...

Doesn't the San Jose use cantis? Generally, converting a 700C bike with cantis to 650B is a no-go.



Spokes are generally stainless steel, so I doubt they're anodized. They're probably...
12-09-15, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By Young Version

Yes, and as street-ridden bikes many will have a...

Yes, and as street-ridden bikes many will have a front brake, necessitating at least one lever. The whole adding weight aspect is kinda moot--a pair of SRAM S900 levers weighs 240g. Most fixed gears...
12-09-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 338,609
Posted By Young Version

A silent bike is so satisfying. My cross bike on...

A silent bike is so satisfying. My cross bike on fat slicks is quiet and smooooth.
12-09-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By Young Version

Drops with hoods offer the most hand positions....

Drops with hoods offer the most hand positions. The only valid argument against them is really a personal objection to their appearance.
12-03-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 338,609
Posted By Young Version

I had Grand Bois Cypres Extra Legers (700x32s) on...

I had Grand Bois Cypres Extra Legers (700x32s) on my Ridley and my god, they roll so smooth. Like riding on clouds. Unfortunately, they're also extremely fragile, and I had to retire them early due...
12-01-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,217
Views: 953,568
Posted By Young Version

Not Scrod, but--there's no way the AC 364 has...

Not Scrod, but--there's no way the AC 364 has aluminum dropouts. It's a steel track frame and has steel track ends.
12-01-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5,723
Views: 1,104,865
Posted By Young Version

Google says the Cyrene was laser-engraved. Looks...

Google says the Cyrene was laser-engraved. Looks pretty neat.
11-30-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,935
Posted By Young Version

650 at the wheels, gutted interior, an E55 is...

650 at the wheels, gutted interior, an E55 is probably good for mid 10s on drag radials. Even 6,500 horsepower wouldn't be close to enough.
11-30-15, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,935
Posted By Young Version

Quarter mile? Nope. Not even close. Add 7 or...

Quarter mile?

Nope. Not even close. Add 7 or 8 seconds to that.
11-30-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,231
Posted By Young Version

You're getting ribbed because Campagnolo, an...

You're getting ribbed because Campagnolo, an Italian company, is one of the biggest and oldest bicycle part manufacturers out there. If you Google "bicycle groupset", there will be multiple links to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,160
Posted By Young Version

This is by far the biggest factor, the next being...

This is by far the biggest factor, the next being elevation. Cruising at, say, 25mph in a paceline is no big deal, but riding solo at 25mph for an extended period of time definitely is.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,717
Posted By Young Version

Freddy Merckx.

Freddy Merckx.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,717
Posted By Young Version

Steve. Alternately, Ted.

Steve. Alternately, Ted.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,089
Posted By Young Version

I moved to Chico, CA for school and used my older...

I moved to Chico, CA for school and used my older brother's aluminum mountain bike to get around (since Chico is a bike town). At the beginning of my sop****re year, the MTB was stolen from in front...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,900
Posted By Young Version

Eddy!

Eddy!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 438,743
Posted By Young Version

Frame is hot, setup is not.

Frame is hot, setup is not.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,874
Posted By Young Version

Nice Allez.

Nice Allez.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By Young Version

What kind of voodoo magic do you think goes into...

What kind of voodoo magic do you think goes into building a bike frame? Judging by the pictures, it has definitely been ridden.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,851
Posted By Young Version

This is a terrible idea. The OP should really...

This is a terrible idea. The OP should really just wrap his ankles in leftover bartape after wrapping his bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,651
Posted By Young Version

I'm inclined to think there are more factors at...

I'm inclined to think there are more factors at play here. Rider position would have a MUCH larger effect on your descending speed than aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,132
Posted By Young Version

Especially Team Sky. They're all too skinny to be...

Especially Team Sky. They're all too skinny to be fast, so they must be dopers.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 49,638
Posted By Young Version

Check your math again.

Check your math again.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,409
Posted By Young Version

I ride a cross bike as a road bike, so I guess I...

I ride a cross bike as a road bike, so I guess I can share some of my experience despite never having ridden the Boone. A cross bike is typically slower than a road bike on the road, but to such a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,569
Posted By Young Version

Titanium ranges from noodly as hell to...

Titanium ranges from noodly as hell to rattle-your-fillings-out. Hard to compare the two effectively.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,569
Posted By Young Version

:p I'm sure it doesn't hurt that it's the...

:p

I'm sure it doesn't hurt that it's the bike he's paid to ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,923
Posted By Young Version

Every one? It's never a good idea to...

Every one?

It's never a good idea to overgeneralize.

http://cdn.mccraw.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GP4000s-vs-OpenCorsaCX.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,569
Posted By Young Version

The Domane was only introduced in 2012--it's too...

The Domane was only introduced in 2012--it's too early to say whether the system will last for years and years. With that said, I have a buddy who works for Trek travel and rides a Domane all day...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,807
Posted By Young Version

Great looking build.

Great looking build.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 438,743
Posted By Young Version

I don't really understand this complaint...plenty...

I don't really understand this complaint...plenty of bikes in the pro peloton today have gumwall tires.
http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2014/05/DSCF2431-660x440.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,204
Posted By Young Version

How many grams do the rhinestones add?

How many grams do the rhinestones add?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,204
Posted By Young Version

Hmm. This sounds too difficult. Do you know of...

Hmm. This sounds too difficult. Do you know of any clipless gloves I could use that would break this habit?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,236
Posted By Young Version

I still don't see where we disagree...I wear...

I still don't see where we disagree...I wear jerseys and bibs when I ride. You've assumed a lot from my use of the word "normal", but all I meant was that there are places in the US where people ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26,528
Views: 16,301,297
Posted By Young Version

Just a funny coincidence, then. I had a friend...

Just a funny coincidence, then. I had a friend who had the same frame, wheels, group, and stem. In any case, it's a great looking bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,236
Posted By Young Version

I don't remember stating an opinion, strong or...

I don't remember stating an opinion, strong or otherwise. What do you disagree with?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26,528
Views: 16,301,297
Posted By Young Version

Might be a weird question, but did you buy this...

Might be a weird question, but did you buy this from a guy in Oregon? This looks like a friend's build.
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