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Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,758
Posted By svtmike

I was comparing $38 to $17 -- but your maths are...

I was comparing $38 to $17 -- but your maths are also correct.

My opinion is not completely uninformed, but I will admit that I am not going to waste $34 and potential time with flats on the side...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,758
Posted By svtmike

It's important for people hoping to find the silk...

It's important for people hoping to find the silk purse in the sow's ear section of Performance and Nashbar.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By svtmike

My advice: get a lawyer and cooperate fully and...

My advice: get a lawyer and cooperate fully and openly with him.

Follow his advice in any and all dealings with insurance companies.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,758
Posted By svtmike

On sale the Vittorias are easy to find at $38...

On sale the Vittorias are easy to find at $38 each -- twice the price of the Fortes, not 3-4.

You are right, I am extrapolating a bit. But even at that there are two different Forte Pro+ tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,758
Posted By svtmike

I don't believe I ever flatted a GP4000S. I had...

I don't believe I ever flatted a GP4000S. I had one flat on an Evo, but that was a hole at the valve (probably my mistake, not a tire failure). I do ride really good roads.

A buddy of mine says...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,758
Posted By svtmike

Those are the pinnacle of Forte tires, which is...

Those are the pinnacle of Forte tires, which is kind of like describing the tallest moutain in Dallas. They are cut rate low tpi tires with poor flat protection. I've tried a few different Forte...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,758
Posted By svtmike

Funny stuff. You almost owed me a new keyboard. ...

Funny stuff. You almost owed me a new keyboard.

Forte Pro+ are ****ty tires. That is the reason you can buy one for $16.98.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-15, 12:16 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,703
Posted By svtmike

I'm going out on a limb and guess that the OP...

I'm going out on a limb and guess that the OP rushed and crushed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,802
Posted By svtmike

The closing observation of the article should...

The closing observation of the article should certainly be noted:

•The color blue took the lead in 1981, but since carbon fiber...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,630
Posted By svtmike

Complete replace of my post: The cables are...

Complete replace of my post:

The cables are full outers. As Robert said, that's a recipe for rattling.

http://road.cc/content/review/165906-mekk-pinerolo-al-20

I did wonder whether water...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,630
Posted By svtmike

Pretty common is a sleeve with the same...

Pretty common is a sleeve with the same anti-rattle grommets around it that are used on external cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By svtmike

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-15, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By svtmike

My bikes of CF, Al, and steel have nothing to do...

My bikes of CF, Al, and steel have nothing to do with it. The only thing that hits a nerve is your
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,819
Posted By svtmike

I support the effort, but it seems some less...

I support the effort, but it seems some less expensive middle ground level of testing should be applied to amateurs -- catch the guys who are using EPO, for instance, but don't worry about the more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,531
Posted By svtmike

Translation: I know absolutely nothing about it...

Translation: I know absolutely nothing about it except that it is made of carbon fiber, so I will emphatically declare its worthlessness.

Gods man, get a new schtick. You're boring even yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By svtmike

I don't see this one as parody, just...

I don't see this one as parody, just complementary.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,155
Posted By svtmike

I don't have any fused vertebrae, but I did have...

I don't have any fused vertebrae, but I did have L2 And L4 essentially shatter when I was hit in 2014. They are permanently deformed but not enough to indicate surgery.

Riding the bike is one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,763
Posted By svtmike

Your acquiescence to the hypersensitive makes me...

Your acquiescence to the hypersensitive makes me uneasy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Lame. Even dumber than "big boy pants". Care...

Lame. Even dumber than "big boy pants".

Care to try an even better insult involving my mother, father, or sister?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 11:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Um, just what are you on about? I responded to...

Um, just what are you on about? I responded to the guy who found the whole hub for less than that bull**** number you spewed.

Big boy pants? Really? Guys like you really turn this place into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By svtmike

DAu2 is my guess.

DAu2 is my guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By svtmike

Pro Link Gold of course.

Pro Link Gold of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,741
Posted By svtmike

I'd put it in a baggy in my center jersey pocket...

I'd put it in a baggy in my center jersey pocket rotated so the long side is down and therefore it doesn't stick out.

I haven't seen a phone mount that didn't look really awkward, and the bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Oh. So you threw out an MSRP quote for a warranty...

Oh. So you threw out an MSRP quote for a warranty repair. I don't think I understand the point of that other than to obfuscate the discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-15, 02:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Nice accomplishment. You failed to mention...

Nice accomplishment.

You failed to mention how your choice of wheels affected your ability to choose to ride your bike more and eat healthier and lose the weight and keep it off.

Because it'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

You should be able to find the freehub for less...

You should be able to find the freehub for less than the hub. I know I can.

Shimano Dura-Ace FH-9000 11-speed Freehub Body Unit - Modern Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-15, 11:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

https://media.giphy.com/media/6dJaim7ELSxmE/giphy....

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Any gains are independent of your being...

Any gains are independent of your being overweight. The difference in properties between two sets of wheels are not changed by your weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Bull****. Complete and utter bull****.

Bull****. Complete and utter bull****.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By svtmike

I only got in 800 or 900 miles this year due to...

I only got in 800 or 900 miles this year due to post ride pain in my back and leg. I will probably end the year with more time on the trainer than the road.

Hope to be back to my usual 5k miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 06:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Sacrifice and discipline are not mutually...

Sacrifice and discipline are not mutually exclusive of owning a nice carbon fiber wheel set. I am surprised you don't have a grip on that.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

I sure wouldn't. The joy of riding expensive...

I sure wouldn't. The joy of riding expensive equipment is one of the benefits of bike riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,488
Posted By svtmike

Being so poorly equipped for a group ride that...

Being so poorly equipped for a group ride that being dropped is a certainty defeats the purpose of the group ride. So it would be foolish not to have the necessary bike for the job.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 8,791
Posted By svtmike

I think you have that backwards.

I think you have that backwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 10,763
Posted By svtmike

Today I can honestly say I probably wouldn't...

Today I can honestly say I probably wouldn't consider spending less than $1k on a (new) road bike.

And if I'm being really honest, probably not less than $2k.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 903
Posted By svtmike

Chamois Butt'r is what I use. Makes a world of...

Chamois Butt'r is what I use. Makes a world of difference for me especially on those long winter indoor trainer rides that I put myself through.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,223
Posted By svtmike

I have a set of Boyd 44mm carbon clinchers (24/28...

I have a set of Boyd 44mm carbon clinchers (24/28 with Powertap).

Fantastic rims -- stealth decals are low-key, build is tight and stable, not a mark on them. Braking is excellent and no squeal...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By svtmike

This is true especially if you are a natural...

This is true especially if you are a natural crybaby with thin skin and an aversion to direct, constructive criticism.

OP, have fun. Group riding brings a social dynamic to riding that many of us...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-15, 07:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,820
Posted By svtmike

I don't consider cross-chaining at all.

I don't consider cross-chaining at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,897
Posted By svtmike

These shoes make me regret my wide size 13 feet....

These shoes make me regret my wide size 13 feet. Such a cool color.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,423
Posted By svtmike

I use Garmin Connect for two things... automatic...

I use Garmin Connect for two things... automatic transfers of my rides to Strava, and updating the training zones in my Edge so that TSS/IF are accurately displayed.

Other than that, it's pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,606
Posted By svtmike

Take it easy on it even if it feels good now. I...

Take it easy on it even if it feels good now. I had arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this year, and the best the knee felt until a couple months after surgery was the first day or two after. Once...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,606
Posted By svtmike

Good luck and best wishes for a full and speedy...

Good luck and best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

Remember to get titanium and not steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,695
Posted By svtmike

This thread makes me want to build an Infinito....

This thread makes me want to build an Infinito. Thankfully CC is out of my size.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,689
Posted By svtmike

I don't disagree with any of this. 80 to 105 is a...

I don't disagree with any of this. 80 to 105 is a very reasonable and typical cadence range. If you are using a 53-11 in a pace line at say mid 20 mph you will only be turning 60-70 rpm. That is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,689
Posted By svtmike

I've never met a single person who spun slowly to...

I've never met a single person who spun slowly to keep his inner stallion from accelerating with unintentional fury and risked running down the rider in front of him. I guess it's possible that such...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 14,689
Posted By svtmike

Seems like a reasonable strategy for a triathlon....

Seems like a reasonable strategy for a triathlon. Riding the bike leg of a tri (or a time trial) is usually a fairly short duration event compared to the most common recreational riding formats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,612
Posted By svtmike

My first outdoor ride back I almost got hooked...

My first outdoor ride back I almost got hooked like that. My heart rate goes up noticeably every time a driver is stupid in my vicinity now.

I really struggle with putting myself in the line of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-15, 05:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,731
Posted By svtmike

The cool thing will be that same clyde will pass...

The cool thing will be that same clyde will pass you on your Propel.

I'm an advocate of buying new bikes, but the bike is not why he left you in the dust. He was probably just a big, powerful fit...
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