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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,285
Posted By MagicHour

My bikes are set up as close as possible with...

My bikes are set up as close as possible with cockpit choice; same frame size, same saddle, stem, seatpost setback, similar bar reach/drop, crank length etc. Minor difference via frame geometry...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,158
Posted By MagicHour

Speedplay Walkable Zeros/carbon sole shoes for...

Speedplay Walkable Zeros/carbon sole shoes for the fast bike; SPD (standard black ones) for the "all road" bike. No racing (except occasionally on Zwift) and mostly do solo rides. If the shoes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,917
Posted By MagicHour

Thanks, I'm getting similar mileage with Dumonde...

Thanks, I'm getting similar mileage with Dumonde Tech Lite I mentioned above, but it does go sticky and attract grit pretty easily which is good to hear about the Silca not doing that. May give it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,375
Posted By MagicHour

What's the old saying? "My favorite color is ON...

What's the old saying? "My favorite color is ON SALE" :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,917
Posted By MagicHour

How is the mileage between applications with the...

How is the mileage between applications with the Silca Super Secret (under normal conditions)?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,375
Posted By MagicHour

Lots of variables to consider: riding style,...

Lots of variables to consider: riding style, rider weight, road quality, rim width, tubeless vs clincher,bike type etc. These days for the solo recreational riding I do, I use the widest tires I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,917
Posted By MagicHour

I switched to Dumonde Tech Lite from Prolink...

I switched to Dumonde Tech Lite from Prolink Gold. Can't remember why I made the switch but I keep buying it so I guess its ok LOL :lol::50: Seriously though I think with the Dumonde Tech Lite an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By MagicHour

This has been my experience for most bibs,...

This has been my experience for most bibs, usually go by waist size, the rare times I've tried sizing up from my normal size Medium I've been disappointed with a sloppy fit. 5'11"/164# w/ chicken...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By MagicHour

Love my Cateye bm-45 mirrors....

Love my Cateye bm-45 mirrors. (https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/accessories/BM-45/)

lightweight
inexpensive
works really well - glass mirror=sharp image; can adjust angle on the fly if...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By MagicHour

Fascat (https://fascatcoaching.com/) coaching has...

Fascat (https://fascatcoaching.com/) coaching has some good free training articles, nutrition info and podcast on their site. I liked their straightforward approach so I bought one of their Sweet...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By MagicHour

Good luck on the helmet hunt. Spotted this on IG...

Good luck on the helmet hunt. Spotted this on IG last week - looks like MET will be selling in the US in near future....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,456
Posted By MagicHour

I share your frustrations with helmet buying! I...

I share your frustrations with helmet buying! I have a 56 narrowish oval head which puts me in between a SM (too narrow) or MD (fits but I look like the Great Gazoo from the Flintstones) for most...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By MagicHour

Yeah I like these too, though I didn't like the...

Yeah I like these too, though I didn't like the earlier editions, thought they felt more like work gloves, but the recent iterations are good. Fit well, comfortable, price and durable (for the cost +...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,636
Posted By MagicHour

Had the RC7s for a couple months - on paper they...

Had the RC7s for a couple months - on paper they were nice and look great but I just couldn’t get on with them despite trying. Not very breathable and edge of tongue dug into my lower ankle a bit....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By MagicHour

For hardware mostly BikeTiresDirect, Competitive...

For hardware mostly BikeTiresDirect, Competitive Cyclist and Merlin these days, occasionally eBay or amazon for small parts, consumables etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By MagicHour

Looks like around ~4mm or so under the rear brake...

Looks like around ~4mm or so under the rear brake bridge. Wheels are Fulcrum Quattro LG (24.2 mm outer width/17C inner) w Vittoria Rubino Pro III 700x25.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By MagicHour

Well I never got to actually ride the...

Well I never got to actually ride the Continentals - too little clearance IMO, and unfortunately I haven't ridden any of the modern Continentals for comparison since about '93, :50: but I will give...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By MagicHour

Check out Fascat site/podcast some good info...

Check out Fascat site/podcast some good info there on SS:
https://fascatcoaching.com/tips/how-much-sweet-spot-training/

A typical week in a Sweet spot training plan looks like what Cypress posted.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,335
Posted By MagicHour

My Kickr 2018 experience: Purchased first...

My Kickr 2018 experience:

Purchased first unit Nov 2018 which developed a clunking sensation/noise in less than a week
Shop replaced that one with a new unit which I happily used for just under...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,850
Posted By MagicHour

I'd say for that terrain yes. I have my bike set...

I'd say for that terrain yes. I have my bike set up with a 50x34/11x32 for riding in Greene County area of the northern Catskills in NY. Avg rides are 1mi/100ft, which this gearing is perfect for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,552
Posted By MagicHour

Good choice, been happy with my precision :thumb:...

Good choice, been happy with my precision :thumb: Was gonna say I'm in the CR2032 camp, kinda "set it and forget it" and don't have to worry about plugging in my bike all the time. Not sure I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,187
Posted By MagicHour

Here's some reading if you're interested, FWIW...

Here's some reading if you're interested, FWIW there has been discussion of L-R accuracy issues inherent to the design of the Shimano Right crank arm spider. This could potentially affect 4iii,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By MagicHour

Yes that and the threaded 68mm BB were also...

Yes that and the threaded 68mm BB were also selling points. Those technologies haven't let me down in the ~30 years I've been riding, why change them :50:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By MagicHour

Hmm - I don't have a spare GK laying around...

Hmm - I don't have a spare GK laying around otherwise I'd pop it on scale to see how actual compares to published. I don't think they'd be too far off though. Apples to oranges and different sizes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By MagicHour

Just an FYI if you do ever want to try gravel...

Just an FYI if you do ever want to try gravel Kings down the road, the lightest model Marathon would be significantly heavier than a similarly sized GK (standard model, smooth tread), ~180gms more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,416
Posted By MagicHour

Panaracer Gravel Kings in a 700x26? ~ 240gm, will...

Panaracer Gravel Kings in a 700x26? ~ 240gm, will be significantly lighter than the wire bead Pasela's pictured if 700x26 width works. To me more of a rough road tire than "gravel" per se, I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,280
Posted By MagicHour

Oooh you got the new metallic blue/orange...

Oooh you got the new metallic blue/orange colorway! that looks nice. No complaints about my Palace:r, really love the tight handling. Same experience with tire clearance, and might be the only thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By MagicHour

Yes Presta - you are probably correct about the...

Yes Presta - you are probably correct about the pump decompressing bleed, never thought about it. Anyway it's moreso with my Nashbar chuck which has a sort of dual mode lever lock that seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By MagicHour

I just go by whatever it says on gauge (an...

I just go by whatever it says on gauge (an original Silca and Nashbar pumps) and leave it at that based on ride feel and infrequency of flats. I also usually compensate a little over for the bleed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,890
Posted By MagicHour

Don't have the 830 but I just bought myself a 530...

Don't have the 830 but I just bought myself a 530 just set it up last night. I got it mainly because I've just started using TrainingPeaks and wanted to be able to take my workout rides outside once...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,893
Posted By MagicHour

Limited space in it our apt and on top of that I...

Limited space in it our apt and on top of that I can’t keep a trainer bike permanently setup, so my main ride needs to also serve as my trainer bike. Which is partly why I ride more “budget-friendly”...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By MagicHour

Check out the condition of your brake housing...

Check out the condition of your brake housing ferrules too, if metal, I've had to replace my rear cable ferrule and/or housing because of rust/corrosion in this area. Could be b/c I sweat like a pig...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By MagicHour

I've used the shimano SP-41 grease, which is also...

I've used the shimano SP-41 grease, which is also a silicone product. Haven't had any issues over the lifespan of my cables, shifting is always nice and crisp.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,252
Posted By MagicHour

The SST workouts on Zwift are pretty good for...

The SST workouts on Zwift are pretty good for incorporating into your week, not too strenuous if you'll be doing other riding. Historically though, my best training on Zwift has come from doing...
11-03-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,618
Posted By MagicHour

If you can find a Kinetic Road Machine non-smart...

If you can find a Kinetic Road Machine non-smart version (although honestly, the smart version just adds their inexpensive in-ride sensor not really a true smart trainer.)...either-way, those are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By MagicHour

Not sure what your specs/wheels use but my 5 LG...

Not sure what your specs/wheels use but my 5 LG and Quattro LG use these equivalents to fulcrum part no.

Fulcrum R4-004 = 6903-2RS (17x30x7)
Fulcrum RS-011 = 6803-2RS (17x26x5)

If you know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By MagicHour

Go to fulcrum site and see if they have download...

Go to fulcrum site and see if they have download pdf for your model/year wheelset w parts diagram. That will give you an idea of what you’re looking at.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,286
Posted By MagicHour

From that list Fulcrum 5 all day long - ~1650...

From that list Fulcrum 5 all day long - ~1650 grams pretty stiff, and light enough to climb well. Campy pedigree. I have the previous version 5 LG and they've held up well for me so far. 23mm profile...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,099
Posted By MagicHour

Go the other direction get a handlebar bag :p...

Go the other direction get a handlebar bag :p ...now you have room for your ride tools AND extra clothing/food. Enjoy the sensation of riding without a bunch of cr**p stuffed in your back pockets....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,060
Posted By MagicHour

My usage case is very similar to yours along with...

My usage case is very similar to yours along with using power when training indoors on Zwift, and then the subsequent pacing for my outdoor rides. In fact, I'm a weirdo that bought a 4iiii for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,286
Posted By MagicHour

Fulcrum 5 or 4 are decent rolling, budget wheels.

Fulcrum 5 or 4 are decent rolling, budget wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,060
Posted By MagicHour

Why do you want one?: ...

Why do you want one?:
https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/how-to-get-started-training-with-power/

...what type?:
https://powermetercity.com/2016/02/19/power-meter-types/

...then once you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,638
Posted By MagicHour

I pay for Summit, and yeah it could be better,...

I pay for Summit, and yeah it could be better, and yes wish they would listen to user feedback, but to be fair I use many of it's features, and if you take into account $20/off coupon from CC every...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,494,824
Posted By MagicHour

OXO Good Grips Bottle Brush...

OXO Good Grips Bottle Brush (https://www.oxo.com/categories/cleaning-organization/kitchen/sponges-and-brushes/bottle-brush.html) ...no seriously, I never had such clean bike bottles until now (we...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By MagicHour

Get a CO2 kit + and micro pump as backup in...

Get a CO2 kit + and micro pump as backup in jersey pocket or mounted to water bottle cage. Ie, Topeak micro rocket in carbon or AL and Genuine Innovations Microflate Nano are both very light and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,555
Posted By MagicHour

The GK 700x28s have been good to me. Not too...

The GK 700x28s have been good to me. Not too heavy and ok rolling resistance on the road. Have been durable and allow me to move way over into the shoulder in the s**t when I sense a dump or pickup...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,198
Posted By MagicHour

Similar experience, no SLX, but I do have 3 pairs...

Similar experience, no SLX, but I do have 3 pairs of Giros different flavors of Empires and just bought Republic R Knits - all are same size 44. Close lengthwise to Shimano, but narrower with less...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,198
Posted By MagicHour

Giro Empires and Republics are great. I really...

Giro Empires and Republics are great. I really like the E70 knits, but mesh may not work for everyone, ie in rainy climates or if you need shoes to serve 4 season duty. I find once I've broken in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,002
Posted By MagicHour

My Tektro 539s work fine for the money and are a...

My Tektro 539s work fine for the money and are a good budget option for frames designed for med reach brakes w larger tires BUT they stop nowhere near as good as my Ultegra 6800 brakes. I can think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By MagicHour

Add some Oxyclean with a little dish detergent to...

Add some Oxyclean with a little dish detergent to water and soak shoes for an hour or two; then rinse and let dry thoroughly - you can put in sun and/or stuff with newsprint. Spray with Lysol when...
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