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10-17-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By Hiro11

100% agree with all of this.This bike is from the...

100% agree with all of this.This bike is from the era where things were just transitioning to discs and it has a frustrating mix of technologies and standards. The hub spacing, fork, disc mount...
10-14-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Hiro11

Most any MTB tire has ramped knobs these days. ...

Most any MTB tire has ramped knobs these days.

I'll bet these tires are made by Panaracer like Compass/Rene Herse, Soma and (formerly) Rivendell tires. I'll also bet they're pretty good, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,169
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, someone running 100+ psi in 23s is going to...

Yeah, someone running 100+ psi in 23s is going to have a different experience. If your bike can fit them I highly recommend going with a bigger tire and lower pressures. I realize this isn't the case...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,169
Posted By Hiro11

I don't understand the Stan's hate. It doesn't...

I don't understand the Stan's hate. It doesn't seem to test badly in comparison tests. I've personally had it seal up at least three small punctures on 28mm GP5000TL tires at about 72 psi. I've also...
10-08-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,719
Posted By Hiro11

Unlikely. Larger tires on a 700c will give you...

Unlikely. Larger tires on a 700c will give you the same roll over with the added benefit of more cush.
10-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,955
Posted By Hiro11

OP appears to have abandoned this thread and...

OP appears to have abandoned this thread and hasn't responded the the many questions here.

Still, I'll comment:
The main rule is do not brake while cornering. If you find yourself braking while...
10-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,188
Posted By Hiro11

1. SRAM hydraulic MTB brakes up until about three...

1. SRAM hydraulic MTB brakes up until about three years ago were unreliable dog poo.
2. Buying complete bikes with heavy OEM wheels and unbranded hubs. OEM wheels are generally garbage, I'd happily...
10-02-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,727
Posted By Hiro11

Caley Fretz wrote a great editorial about this...

Caley Fretz wrote a great editorial about this nine years ago when he was still at VeloNews: https://www.velonews.com/gear/the-torqued-wrench-the-myth-of-origin/

Asia has the most efficient and...
09-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,747
Posted By Hiro11

I see a lot of worries about road tubeless...

I see a lot of worries about road tubeless because the pressures are too high. I've used a whole bunch of different tires and had good luck with 28mm GP5000TLs, 28mm Goodyear Eagles and 32mm...
09-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hiro11

True. If you're unable to get the bead unseated,...

True. If you're unable to get the bead unseated, no tool is going to help. I will say that in years of riding tubeless, the only beads I've had trouble unseating are on fat bikes (which have...
09-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hiro11

Yes, that's the whole point of a bead jack.

Yes, that's the whole point of a bead jack.
09-26-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hiro11

Just ride with one of these:...

Just ride with one of these:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hiro11

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I...

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I can get a group) has a T47. That seems to be the emerging "standard".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hiro11

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with...

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with about 15K miles on a Giant TCR with a BB86 and zero issues. In talking to mechanics I ride with, BB86 is generally less problematic than Trek's BB90,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hiro11

Again, not all press fit standards are the same...

Again, not all press fit standards are the same and not all manufacturers are the same. Someone that has a Trek with a BB90 is not going to have the same experience as someone with a Giant with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,947
Posted By Hiro11

Unpadded over bibs is the way. It's a good way to...

Unpadded over bibs is the way. It's a good way to use up those tattered/weird looking bibs you can't really wear alone. I recommend Pearl Izumi Amfib tights for road riding down into the 30s. They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hiro11

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims...

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims (both of which are real but in my opinion likely not very meaningful in the real world) the main benefit of press fit ironically has to do with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,382
Posted By Hiro11

I had been vehemently anti-press fit for years. I...

I had been vehemently anti-press fit for years. I wouldn't buy a bike with a press fit BB... then I bought a bike with press fit. I currently have two bikes with press fit, neither has been an issue...
09-09-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,378
Posted By Hiro11

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is...

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is by far the best investment you can make in cycling gear. Nothing makes a bigger difference in the comfort and enjoyment in a ride for me than well...
08-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,909
Posted By Hiro11

Monday: sleep Tuesday: 30 miles race...

Monday: sleep
Tuesday: 30 miles race simulation, attacking group ride. 80/20 Z4/Z3. 85%+ threshold. Relative effort 250ish.
Wednesday: 25 miles recovery 80/20 Z1/Z2. 60% of threshold. Relative...
08-28-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,343
Posted By Hiro11

Love Bobke.

Love Bobke.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,317
Posted By Hiro11

I have just under 5K miles on a set of GP5KTLs...

I have just under 5K miles on a set of GP5KTLs that seem to be in good shape. Wear marks are still visible on rear tire. They're 28s and I run about 80-85 psi. I think I'll get 6K miles on these. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 944
Posted By Hiro11

This is all about what fits you. I have wide,...

This is all about what fits you. I have wide, high volume, inflexible feet and Shimano seems to work best for me. If you have narrow feet another brand might work, I can't say.

I wear and like the...
08-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,911
Posted By Hiro11

The article posted is behind a paywall and...

The article posted is behind a paywall and invisible to most everyone here, rendering this post pointless.

Also, advice to future posters on making better threads: rather than just link dumping,...
08-23-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,736
Posted By Hiro11

This is a very old debate and OP is not the first...

This is a very old debate and OP is not the first person to mention this. To me the debate over stiffness has always been more about feel than "efficiency": a stiff/snappy bike just feels better out...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,988
Posted By Hiro11

Goodr. Unless you're a racer boy, I think casual...

Goodr. Unless you're a racer boy, I think casual sunglasses are the way to go. Goodrs are inexpensive and don't slip.
08-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,040
Posted By Hiro11

After recent inventory reduction (used prices are...

After recent inventory reduction (used prices are just too good right now...), I'm down to six:

Primary road racing bike
My old road racing bike for Zwift
Cross racing bike
XC racing hardtail...
08-21-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,481
Posted By Hiro11

You guys already picked all of my favorites: ...

You guys already picked all of my favorites:
1st gen C-Record. No name, just the Campy shield and an absurd amount of polishing.
Mavic 851 which looks like something out of a Georges Melier film or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, I really like both of these helmets, but...

Yeah, I really like both of these helmets, but neither is (officially) sold in the US. You'll need to import either one, which may be a negative for some people.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,500
Posted By Hiro11

For "everyday riding", pretty much any helmet...

For "everyday riding", pretty much any helmet with MIPS is a great choice. Here's Virginia Tech's helmet safety ratings, which seem to be highly regarded (although some debate their testing):...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,288
Posted By Hiro11

"Wear what you want" results in: - flapping...

"Wear what you want" results in:
- flapping club-fit Boomer joke/Michelob/Cookie Monster/"1997 RAGBRAI" jerseys
- non-bib shorts with garish graphics on the side panels worn until they are...
08-13-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By Hiro11

Tires are debated with religious fervor here, so...

Tires are debated with religious fervor here, so I'll caveat all of this by saying these are my opinions and personal preferences.

I'm not familiar with those particular tires, but city / hybrid...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,144
Posted By Hiro11

Yup, all of this. If 100% of people are...

Yup, all of this. If 100% of people are vaccinated, then 100% of cases would occur in vaccinated people, a meaningless statistic.

I'll preface this by saying I'm no expert and likely have no idea...
08-04-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Hiro11

Interesting. I'm using 28s mounted tubeless on...

Interesting. I'm using 28s mounted tubeless on carbon rims with 17mm internal width and hooked beads. I'm currently on my third set of GP5KTLs for these wheels. I've got 5 bikes that are all tubeless...
08-01-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,136
Posted By Hiro11

I've mounted a few sets of GP5000TLs tubeless...

I've mounted a few sets of GP5000TLs tubeless with my thumbs. I'm hardly a gorilla. *shrug*

It comes down to the specific rim you're using, rim manufacturers can't seem to agree on something as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By Hiro11

I really like hydrophobic, skin-tight mesh...

I really like hydrophobic, skin-tight mesh undershirts. I have a shirts from Craft and Giordana I wear most often, the cheap ones from Amazon are fine too. I'm a particularly heavy sweater and prone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 286
Posted By Hiro11

Barge cement.

Barge cement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,785
Posted By Hiro11

The roads here in Illinois are terrible and I...

The roads here in Illinois are terrible and I ride with lots of groups so I have several opinions here:
1. You don't need to call out every hole, but you should call out the particularly large ones...
07-20-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,399
Posted By Hiro11

"Gravel bikes are just cross bikes"... except for...

"Gravel bikes are just cross bikes"... except for geometry, riding position, riding characteristics, tire clearance, gearing and sometimes brakes.

"Gravel bikes are just 90s mountain bikes"......
07-18-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,399
Posted By Hiro11

"Gravel grinder" is such a Fred-tastic term to...

"Gravel grinder" is such a Fred-tastic term to use. Sort of like calling a cyclist a "biker".

Oh, I'm sorry...was this already discussed?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hiro11

I think you'd be surprised. In any manufacturing...

I think you'd be surprised. In any manufacturing organization production is planned several years in advance and I'm sure Shimano is no different. Any workflow disruption takes forever to correct,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By Hiro11

In fairness, setting aside the usual supply chain...

In fairness, setting aside the usual supply chain issues every manufacturing company has experienced Shimano has had some unique additional challenges recently:
1. a huge fire in their main Japan...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,381
Posted By Hiro11

These as the "worst bibs ever" because the size...

These as the "worst bibs ever" because the size you bought doesn't fit?

For what it's worth, mediums fit me (5'10", 165lbs) well.

Also bought one of their Starlight design jerseys, it's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,951
Posted By Hiro11

Road tubeless had a bumpy start ~10 years ago....

Road tubeless had a bumpy start ~10 years ago. Memories of the utter pain of trying to get some first gen Hutchinson Atoms mounted on some first gen tubeless Shimano rims are vivid in my mind. About...
07-08-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By Hiro11

Another vote for Pace.

Another vote for Pace.
07-05-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,629
Posted By Hiro11

Came here to say this. Also, maybe I've had...

Came here to say this.

Also, maybe I've had good luck but I've purchased stuff (not much bike stuff, but lots of other stuff) from all kinds of sketchy vendors on Aliexpress over the years and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 23,129
Posted By Hiro11

Summer jerseys I like: Ornot House Jersey ...

Summer jerseys I like:
Ornot House Jersey
Rapha Pro Team
La Passione PSN

I just bought a Black Bibs x Starlight special edition jersey. Haven't worn it yet but it looks awesome for $70.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Hiro11

I like minimalist full finger gloves with no...

I like minimalist full finger gloves with no padding and no velcro. I view gloves as essentially disposable and have lots of pairs on hand at any one time.

Some options I've tried:

Specialized...
07-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,816
Posted By Hiro11

Weight weenieism can become truly bizarre and...

Weight weenieism can become truly bizarre and self-defeating, especially once you start getting into bad ideas like carbon chainrings. I will say I can appreciate the feel of a light, snappy bike. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,580
Posted By Hiro11

Because in the winter, bike demand falls. Also,...

Because in the winter, bike demand falls. Also, supply/logistics constraints will likely start loosening up towards the end of this year. I believe 2022 is going to be a great year to buy a bike. I...
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