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Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,656
Posted By goose70

To be clear, I'm looking at the Ultegra "race"...

To be clear, I'm looking at the Ultegra "race" version in the link you provided. My LBS believes that they can get that exact set-up without the power meter, at a slight discount as I mentioned. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,656
Posted By goose70

I look at it this way: The same bike without the...

I look at it this way: The same bike without the power meter looks like it will be about $250 less. The stages power meter is $435, or about $125 less than the activation fee for the pre-installed NG...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 12:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,012
Posted By goose70

I'd love a brake pad that I don't need to switch...

I'd love a brake pad that I don't need to switch when I put on carbon wheels. I suspect that doesn't exist, since the issue (as I understand it) is micro-aluminum shards embedded in the brake pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,656
Posted By goose70

Here's a link: ...

Here's a link: https://www.power2max.com/en/software-upgrades/. Below, I've also posted a reply to my question from NG. (They replied within minutes, which is nice customer service.) The bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,656
Posted By goose70

Cannondale Bikes Now Sold w/PowerMeters

This is an intriguing marketing idea by Cannondale, but I'm not sure that it's worth anything to consumers. Some models of their road bikes now come with NG power2max Eco power meters already...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By goose70

Road tubeless safety and tips

I've read a lot about road tubeless, here and elsewhere. Many people swear by them, a few hate them but my main concern has been safety. My LBS has a couple of stories of tires blowing off the rim...
02-12-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By goose70

I thought about that and love the concept, but...

I thought about that and love the concept, but then I read this and similar articles: https://janheine.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/the-trouble-with-road-tubeless/.

Mavic thinks road tubeless are...
02-12-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By goose70

I went back to my LBS and got a tutorial from one...

I went back to my LBS and got a tutorial from one of the guys who has dealt with the problem of putting clinchers on a tubeless-ready wheel. After getting as much of the tire on the rim as you ca,...
02-12-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,056
Posted By goose70

In the DC-area, commuter biking has so many...

In the DC-area, commuter biking has so many participants since a growth spurt between about 2010-2015 that it's hard to eyeball whether it's still growing or has levelled off. It does not appear to...
02-09-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By goose70

The problem with soapy water and other tricks is...

The problem with soapy water and other tricks is that I'm mostly concerned about changing flats on the roadside. For the past month I've been riding my carbon Reynolds with tubulars....my race day...
02-09-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By goose70

Tubeless (but I use clincher tires...don't trust...

Tubeless (but I use clincher tires...don't trust road tubeless). I suspect that's the problem.
02-08-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By goose70

RS81 Wheels - really hard to get a tire on them

Maybe I have a defective set of RS81s. Maybe I'm defective. But I cannot come close to getting tires on these wheels. I've never had a problem with any other clincher wheel. My LBS has also had...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-17, 11:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,333
Posted By goose70

Again, you underestimate the awesome power of...

Again, you underestimate the awesome power of this forum. We can, for example, stoke their fears.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,333
Posted By goose70

We have three pages of us doing something about...

We have three pages of us doing something about it! :thumb:
07-05-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,252
Posted By goose70

Bingo. Sagan is my favorite pro and I...

Bingo.

Sagan is my favorite pro and I don't like Cav, but even I have to admit that the argument in favor of Sagan and against Cav is really stretching reality to the point of entering an...
05-23-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By goose70

Thanks!

Thanks!
05-22-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By goose70

Slow Spinning Hubs on Shimano RS81

I recently purchased a pair of RS81s for back-up/crit wheels. When the bike is on the stand, the front wheel in particular only rotates a few times when I spin it. My other wheels, from the carbon...
02-08-17, 05:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,773
Posted By goose70

I think we'll need to consult a CHIPs episode to...

I think we'll need to consult a CHIPs episode to address the rules on roller skaters.

As for the rest, it sounds like pedestrians on the right with their backs to cyclists is so common and...
02-08-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,773
Posted By goose70

The last thing I'd want to encounter on a trail...

The last thing I'd want to encounter on a trail is a grizzly in pants that has weaponized a shovel.
02-08-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,773
Posted By goose70

They wear standard, green/brown forest ranger...

They wear standard, green/brown forest ranger uniforms (seriously). The MUP is technically a county park, so....
And the earbud ban is, I assume, directed more towards peds and slower cyclists who...
02-08-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,773
Posted By goose70

Your M.U.P. Rules of the Road

What nice weather...70s in February in Maryland! I'll go for a ride that's not on an indoor trainer. And I'll take the local walking/jogging/dog/horse/cycling trail for part of that ride!

...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-15, 12:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,381
Posted By goose70

Thanks. Very useful information. After doing...

Thanks. Very useful information. After doing some poking around of my own, I came to a similar conclusion. I also noticed in my initial post that I tossed my mechanic under the bus a bit. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-15, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,381
Posted By goose70

ceramic bottom bracket or RDR jockey wheels?

I need to replace worn jockey wheels on my rear DR and it's also about time to replace my BB. My mechanic is touting some new, ceramic ball bearing jockey wheels and bottom bracket. Both seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,940
Posted By goose70

Thanks. It sounds like their rate might be a...

Thanks. It sounds like their rate might be a little high, but not too far off. I like this shop, they do a first-class job so didn't want to give them a WTF!? call unless/until I verified that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 02:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,940
Posted By goose70

$120 to glue on tubulars?!

I made the mistake of asking my wife to drop off my wheels at the lbs. That never goes well, because she learns what biking things actually cost. This time, she called wondering why my lbs will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,826
Posted By goose70

Sorry, but if you look like Lance, I'll have to...

Sorry, but if you look like Lance, I'll have to drop you.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By goose70

For inspiration and to quicken my cadence, I'd...

For inspiration and to quicken my cadence, I'd rather just use the pic that accompanied the article.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By goose70

Thanks, everyone. Epoxy is what I was thinking,...

Thanks, everyone. Epoxy is what I was thinking, as well, just to minimize the likelihood of further damage.

The pics show the full extent of any visible damage. In fact, since I zoomed in with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By goose70

Opinion- Is this Reynolds Carbon Wheel Kaput?

In a race last weekend, I took a bad line on a corner and dinged my rear wheel (2012 Reynolds 66 tubular) on a curb. Near the end of the race I noticed that the tire was getting a bit soft. Upon...
07-07-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,587
Posted By goose70

A few thoughts: First, I'm disappointed that...

A few thoughts:

First, I'm disappointed that the UCI has not taken disciplinary action against MC. This was not just about fighting for position. He deviated from his lane and intentionally made...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,464
Posted By goose70

Imagine my relief that I don't have to get it. ...

Imagine my relief that I don't have to get it. Thanks for that clarification. As you probably suspect, I don't need a map feature in a race, either, but as I assume you also suspect, I ride my bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 19,464
Posted By goose70

The 1000 looks to be about the size of an...

The 1000 looks to be about the size of an iPhone....exactly what I want strapped to my bike in a race...:rolleyes:

I have a Cateye w/HR now, which is fine, but for training I'd prefer something...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,059
Posted By goose70

Great thread! I increased my time with the...

Great thread! I increased my time with the weights again around August and have really noticed the results. I actually notice it most on steady, moderately hard efforts, such as a long tempo effort...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-13, 07:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,107
Posted By goose70

When I first really got into road cycling, I went...

When I first really got into road cycling, I went crazy trying to find a comfortable saddle. Looking back, saddle comfort finally came for me about the same time I really started working on my core...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,880
Posted By goose70

It's always a good day when a smartass comment...

It's always a good day when a smartass comment results in me learning something new. Thanks!
Unfortunately, I do not race in events where support vehicles or radios come into the picture. At best,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,880
Posted By goose70

In addition to the other good advice here, nobody...

In addition to the other good advice here, nobody has mentioned race radios and a team car driven by a Directeur Sportif. Why would you attempt a two-person paceline without such support?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,661
Posted By goose70

Crap. Ah well, considering I was never invited,...

Crap. Ah well, considering I was never invited, I'll take being late.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,661
Posted By goose70

I'll tell you what the other posters are too...

I'll tell you what the other posters are too polite to say: It's past the autumnal equinox...you missed the boat on buying a new CAAD10. Better luck next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,396
Posted By goose70

I only race a couple of crits per year, so I'm no...

I only race a couple of crits per year, so I'm no expert, but since bike handling is my most important criteria (in any race), I race with one bike. I put money into fit, as others have said, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,715
Posted By goose70

No-see-ums account for a signficant portion of my...

No-see-ums account for a signficant portion of my in-saddle nutrition. On some rides, I'm like a whale swimming through a plankton cloud.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,988
Posted By goose70

Why do you assume that I am mocking your bike? ...

Why do you assume that I am mocking your bike? The only thing you know from that emoticon is that I "laughed out loud." I could be laughing with you. Or because it's unlocked, and I know where it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-13, 01:22 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,988
Posted By goose70

:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-13, 08:37 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,988
Posted By goose70

Lawyers ride Gurus. Now back to Trek-bashing.

Lawyers ride Gurus. Now back to Trek-bashing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By goose70

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX. I can usually find them...

Schwalbe Ultremo ZX. I can usually find them online for ~$50, but bought one from the LBS this time. For my clinchers, I haven't found a better riding tire, esp. on the corners, but what makes them...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By goose70

Seems to be just the rubber, not the casing as...

Seems to be just the rubber, not the casing as far as I can tell (but will double check). Glad it's as easy as that. Thanks. (And thanks for the booting advice, which I'm sure to use at some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,334
Posted By goose70

The thud of bodies hitting the asphalt during a...

The thud of bodies hitting the asphalt during a race.....Unless the sound is behind me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By goose70

tire repair suggestions

One of my tires has a very small tear in the side (about 1/16" inch with the flap of rubber that covered it still attached on one end). It isn't very deep and I don't feel any bulge around it, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,899
Posted By goose70

Thanks. Great advice. This is, thankfully,...

Thanks. Great advice. This is, thankfully, simpler than I feared.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,899
Posted By goose70

How to Stretch a Spare Tubular Tire?

I understand, in theory, how to conduct an emergency change if I happen to be riding a tubular and it flats, but this assumes that I have a pre-stretched tubular tire with me. My conundrum is that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-13, 10:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,201
Posted By goose70

You refer to this as an “event,” even mention the...

You refer to this as an “event,” even mention the notion of placing in it, and you own a performance-oriented bike, all of which signal that you’re a goal-oriented person who is at least exploring...
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