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11-06-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,407
Posted By eyeheartny

I had a GURU fit done recently after taking 16...

I had a GURU fit done recently after taking 16 months off the bike for three surgeries, including an orthopedic shoulder repair as well as some lower-back issues. I got my new bike 10 days ago and so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,657
Posted By eyeheartny

Sounds really difficult. Hope you are getting...

Sounds really difficult. Hope you are getting support/help from everywhere you can-- religious affiliation if that's your thing, community resources (food banks, housing, counseling, etc), finding...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,657
Posted By eyeheartny

Sounds like a rough divorce, unless you're...

Sounds like a rough divorce, unless you're choosing to live with no home for other reasons. I get that van/car life can be appealing for some but it sounds tough. Good luck to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,981
Posted By eyeheartny

I'm riding a Trek but am planning on putting...

I'm riding a Trek but am planning on putting Specialized tires on a new wheelset I have coming. There have been great independent tests on rolling resistance and Specialized were three of the top 5....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks! I think for now 99% of my riding is...

Thanks!

I think for now 99% of my riding is on-road, but with my new bike I may explore off-road a little more. Thinking I'll keep the stock wheels but take the rotors and cassette off for now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By eyeheartny

Nice! I just pulled the trigger on them. Can't...

Nice! I just pulled the trigger on them. Can't wait for them to arrive. I'm not sure whether to run the new wheels tubeless or tubed, whether to keep the stock wheels as a backup, sell them, or get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By eyeheartny

Where is the FLO sale? Can't find it on their...

Where is the FLO sale? Can't find it on their site. Also, any idea if they do disc builds?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By eyeheartny

I should be more specific: there's no conversion...

I should be more specific: there's no conversion required, they are tubeless ready rims. I just need to add the tape, tires, and sealant.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,657
Posted By eyeheartny

This makes me sad. Cooking is easy, fun,...

This makes me sad. Cooking is easy, fun, 1,000,000% healthier than prepared food, tastes infinitely better, and can be a lot cheaper. Do you not have the equipment, the space, or the skills? You...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By eyeheartny

Domane SLR 7 Disc: Tires first (tubeless?) w/stock rims, HED Belgium+, or other?

I just got a Trek Domane SLR 7 Disc last week and love it so far. The stock wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By eyeheartny

Not necessarily a bad thing. Read what they said....

Not necessarily a bad thing. Read what they said. (http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/2016/10/6/beyond-carbon.html) These guys know their stuff, ride the hell out of their bikes/wheels, and for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By eyeheartny

Didn't they discontinue those a few weeks ago,...

Didn't they discontinue those a few weeks ago, effective immediately? Unfortunate as I was going to order a pair, but they posted about it on the blog.
10-28-16, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By eyeheartny

One more question, I think-- can anyone think of...

One more question, I think-- can anyone think of a reason not to order a Garmin from an EU-based site? There's a German site that has the 820 that would end up costing me $300 including shipping,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks-- this is the route I'm going. Have a...

Thanks-- this is the route I'm going. Have a Stages crank coming, picking up a used KK Road Machine today, and will use a Garmin 820 as the head unit for data collection/upload to various services...
10-28-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By eyeheartny

Another issue that just occurred to me: will...

Another issue that just occurred to me: will either of these screens look "normal" with polarized sunglasses? My riding glasses are polarized Rx and sometimes the polarization can make screens look...
10-27-16, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By eyeheartny

Garmin 820, ELEMNT, or something else? Help me pick a computer!

I'm really stuck between some features/tools of the ELEMNT vs the Garmin 820. I've read DCRainmaker's reviews and understand pretty well the pros and cons of both. I'll list what I like/don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 05:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

What metrics do you think matter more? I'm really...

What metrics do you think matter more? I'm really curious!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

If you weren't planning on using Zwift, do you...

If you weren't planning on using Zwift, do you think you'd still go with the Kickr or would you just add a power meter? Part of what I'm wrestling with is whether the ERG mode on the smart trainers...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Definitely still on the fence. Complicating...

Definitely still on the fence.

Complicating matters, there's a guy nearby with a one year old KK Road Machine for $150. That and a Stages crank and I'm in business for less than the cost of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

If I end up buying a Kickr, Wahoo should give you...

If I end up buying a Kickr, Wahoo should give you a commission! You're being very persuasive. Considering the Colorado Cyclist price of $959 shipped I may just jump on the Kickr and give it a whirl....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks for the perspective on Wahoo, much...

Thanks for the perspective on Wahoo, much appreciated. In terms of the question about how I'll be using the trainer, it's less about the injury-recovery period and more about moving from an acute...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Appreciate the context for sure. You're...

Appreciate the context for sure. You're definitely making a good case for a smart trainer. I think the Kickr Snap may be the right option for the moment. If I've got a good indoor training option I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

A few hours per week on the trainer. I'm coming...

A few hours per week on the trainer. I'm coming back from a 6-month layoff due to this shoulder repair so I need to rebuild my base and get back into interval work to build my fitness back up. I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

What tech setup do you have for using Zwift and...

What tech setup do you have for using Zwift and virtual courses? The way my home is set up, I don't have a large display where my trainer is set up, and I'd have to find a way to position my laptop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 03:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Dang. Right when I had come to terms with the...

Dang. Right when I had come to terms with the dumb trainer + power meter being the right path, your comment may have pushed me in the other direction. I agree with you 100% that "training outdoors"...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

You're absolutely, 100% right about how that...

You're absolutely, 100% right about how that would go if I got used to riding w/power indoors. I know myself well and that's exactly what would happen.

Not at all opposed to changing gears while...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Appreciate that perspective. Part of my interest...

Appreciate that perspective. Part of my interest in this purchase is that I want to approach my training in a more structured fashion and am planning on doing a bit more indoor riding than you might...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

I hadn't seen Ray's new article-- thanks for...

I hadn't seen Ray's new article-- thanks for sharing. Bummer that the Stac Zero he writes about in there (silent magnetic trainer) is backordered, that looks like a really nice option. I may just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,418
Posted By eyeheartny

Wahoo KICKR only or "Dumb" Trainer + Power Meter?

Which setup would you prefer: a Wahoo Kickr for home training ($950 shipped w/a current coupon) but no onboard power meter on the bike, or a "dumb" trainer like a Kurt Kinetic but an onboard power...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

Fair point. :) I'm 6'2", weighed in the other day...

Fair point. :) I'm 6'2", weighed in the other day at 202lbs after 5 months of recovery post-surgery and expect to be back down to 190-195lbs before terribly long once I get cleared to lift weights....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks-- I'm going to go with the SLR 7. If I...

Thanks-- I'm going to go with the SLR 7. If I don't upgrade the wheels right away it's only about $500 difference, which is a small amount for having a top of the line frame.

What are your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks-- I'm leaning toward the SLR 7. I'm not...

Thanks-- I'm leaning toward the SLR 7. I'm not even sure what wheels I would want if I were going to thrown down serious cash for some. The Zipp 303s are great and well-reviewed by everyone, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

I've thought about it but may be interested in...

I've thought about it but may be interested in one of the pedal-based systems. Were you thinking of the PowerTap or one of the other hub-based ones?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks, appreciate it. Still very much on the...

Thanks, appreciate it. Still very much on the fence about which bike to get.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

Appreciate the thoughts. I'm leaning in that...

Appreciate the thoughts. I'm leaning in that direction. What do you think about the HED Ardennes Plus SL as a non-carbon wheel upgrade option? They're pretty light (around 1500g), wide,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,787
Posted By eyeheartny

Domane SL 6 Disc upgraded to Di2 or SLR 7 Disc (w/Di2)? Having trouble deciding.

I'm attempting to decide between two Domane models, the SL 6 Disc with those nice Vision carbon wheels...
04-25-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,160
Posted By eyeheartny

Dude sold it out from under me. I still want to...

Dude sold it out from under me. I still want to do the project at some point, but the guy cheesed out.
04-24-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks for all the great info, folks. I'm...

Thanks for all the great info, folks. I'm appreciative and fired up to make it, however slowly!
04-24-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By eyeheartny

Bump-- anyone? I'd really appreciate any help!

Bump-- anyone? I'd really appreciate any help!
04-23-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By eyeheartny

Training for Palomar: Where in San Diego should I ride?

I live in Encinitas and would like to ride Palomar sometime before too long. I've heard it's a pretty epic climb and want to make sure I'm in the best possible condition before I attempt it.

Are...
04-23-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By eyeheartny

Service hubs on '04 Klein Aura V w/Bontrager Select hubs?

I have a '04 Klein Aura V with the stock wheelset. I recently purchased the bike and have noticed that the hubs don't spin very smoothly, and if I put my ear next to the front hub when I spin the...
04-04-12, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,160
Posted By eyeheartny

Good suggestion. What kind of clearcoat do I need...

Good suggestion. What kind of clearcoat do I need to apply?
04-04-12, 01:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks--those aren't bad. I'm leaning toward...

Thanks--those aren't bad. I'm leaning toward getting the plain Julian rims (http://www.cyclingcloseouts.com/Products/EighthInch-Julian-V2-Rim-in-Flat-Black--White--or-Silver__Julian_V2_Rim.aspx), not...
04-03-12, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

Thanks for all the good explanations, by the...

Thanks for all the good explanations, by the way-- always appreciate learning. :)
04-03-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

What do I do about the lack of braking surfaces?...

What do I do about the lack of braking surfaces? I'd love a black B43 wheelset but not if it's going to end up not working because of the braking issue...
04-03-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

The only issue with the 43s is the lack of a...

The only issue with the 43s is the lack of a braking surface...otherwise I'd be jumping on those.
04-03-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,160
Posted By eyeheartny

Dystopian Future-Tokyo Build Idea-- help me plan! (LONG POST)

Hi folks. I have a vision for a build that I want to do. I recognize that some of this may seem "trendy" or "hipstery," so if that isn't your thing, don't keep reading. :thumb:

Aesthetically, I...
04-03-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

I'm definitely looking for something deeper. It's...

I'm definitely looking for something deeper. It's a build idea I have-- sort of a ratbike/future-Tokyo thing. Suggestions?

I was inspired by one of these motorcycles from Deus. I am planning on...
04-03-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

The manufacturer also sells bare rims. What about...

The manufacturer also sells bare rims. What about taking the hub from the 105 wheel and having it laced to the new rim if the spoke holes match?

How much might that kind of job cost me? Or is it...
04-03-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By eyeheartny

Add a freehub body to a fixed/free flip-flop hub?

Forgive me if I'm missing something here. I like a set of wheels that are predominantly for fixed-gear bicycles, the Eighth Inch Julian...
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