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02-26-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,994
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, I ordered a bottle of Pedro's "Slick Wax".....

FWIW, I ordered a bottle of Pedro's "Slick Wax".. which seems to at least somewhat fit your description for UFO.. no idea yet how it would compare as I haven't tried yet....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Sy Reene

Take a look at the Hunt Aero Wide wheelset.

Take a look at the Hunt Aero Wide wheelset.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Sy Reene

Honestly, I think the problem is that now gravel...

Honestly, I think the problem is that now gravel bikes can be seen as the 'one bike' -- good for road or off-road with a tire change, or that half of a 'gravel ride' includes the pavement ride to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Sy Reene

This is the place for topics like this!

This is the place for topics like this!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

It's hard to answer that question because I'm not...

It's hard to answer that question because I'm not sure which voice to listen to.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

I was most impressed by the fact when I left town...

I was most impressed by the fact when I left town (tuscon) it was a nice ~60 degrees... and at the top of Mt Lemmon, the ski lifts were operating
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

The pessimist in me says that the bike makers are...

The pessimist in me says that the bike makers are making the rim brake versions heavier than they need to be, just so they can make these kinds of claims. But I'm partially insane.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

I can only say it was a nice uphill drive when I...

I can only say it was a nice uphill drive when I visited the area on a non-bike trip... but boy that seemed long even in a car :-)
02-24-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Sy Reene

Delta is supposedly free (or at least the same...

Delta is supposedly free (or at least the same for a bike as a regular bag), ie. per the below excerpt.. Some news articles indicate this applies to int'l as well.
Just curious.. why aren't you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 05:33 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

Didn't you mention that it was direct drive...

Didn't you mention that it was direct drive trainer? (which typically I think means the wheel is off)
02-23-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sy Reene

I think I looked up FiveTens in the past, but...

I think I looked up FiveTens in the past, but looking now, it seems they're an Adidas model of shoe? I didn't realize -- thought they were their own company. Though they're pretty heavily built up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

No doubt everything will work out. but hey, just...

No doubt everything will work out. but hey, just thought a hub shim sounded like a natural answer to the 'issue' that i didn't raise but was being discussed. Can't see how my linking one in a post...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

Good to hear.. FYI, one of the first google hits...

Good to hear.. FYI, one of the first google hits that came back for me on cassette/hub shims was this Zipp product at .25mm, but unsure would work with any other brand of hub.
...
02-23-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,035
Posted By Sy Reene

For pinned pedal commuter bike, I've always been...

For pinned pedal commuter bike, I've always been happy just getting a pair of skate shoes -- eg. Nike SB or DC Shoes, Converse, etc.. often models in canvas if you don't want a leather or suede...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

Is there such a thing as cassette shims, exactly...

Is there such a thing as cassette shims, exactly to address this?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

Is it ever the case that there's so much...

Is it ever the case that there's so much difference that a barrel adjuster can't accommodate the difference? Trying before buying makes sense, but obviously difficult if considering an online...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess that's the best solution. I'm...

I guess that's the best solution. I'm considering the one-bike approach with a new gravel bike as the base. Take an example like a Jamis Renegade.. the 15mm shallow alloy wheelset it comes with,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 115,475
Posted By Sy Reene

Nice looking bike! Did you build this from the...

Nice looking bike! Did you build this from the frame or do a custom deal with your LBS? Asking because that colorway (and for that matter, any model including the "Pro") of Defy isn't available with...
02-22-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, Przewalski seems to be a brand originally...

fwiw, Przewalski seems to be a brand originally (or still) owned by Tenn Outdoors (a UK company), which is evidently currently in liquidation.

These may be similar quality but under their original...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By Sy Reene

I assume the aero version, ie. the one pictured...

I assume the aero version, ie. the one pictured below? Interesting but there aren't any other angle views on Giant's site to show the side profile. And it looks like it needs a dedicated stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

The original article doesn't mention how much of...

The original article doesn't mention how much of the field was also on disc brakes. At some point, when eg. 80% of the field, including the key riders for each team, is riding discs, and therefore...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 13,609
Posted By Sy Reene

I've read thru much of this thread, but I'm still...

I've read thru much of this thread, but I'm still trying to understand why disc brakes helped in blazing up a 10km climb?
02-21-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm not sure i ever did say I care how people...

I'm not sure i ever did say I care how people spend their money. Please quote where I did this. Seems though easier to attack what I'm saying rather than the earlier posters who did opine "fool and...
02-21-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sy Reene

Are there lots of Peloton users here that I could...

Are there lots of Peloton users here that I could be making feel cheated? I apologize to those if I've hurt their feelings.
I guess I'm just trying to answer why many people are buying Pelotons,...
02-21-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm suggesting that there's nothing stopping...

I'm suggesting that there's nothing stopping someone from running Spin classes on some platform such as Zwift, just do an audio app so you can hear the instructor yelling at you. I also don't know...
02-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sy Reene

From the following link.. ...

From the following link.. https://pumpsandiron.com/2014/05/26/the-difference-between-spinning-and-that-trendy-new-class-you-just-took/

"Spinning is a trademarked name, and is what you might think...
02-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sy Reene

To get to the OP's original question, I'd guess...

To get to the OP's original question, I'd guess that Peloton is popular because of marketing. TV commercials and popup shops in the malls, etc.
I'd guess if you asked the folks shopping at the mall...
02-21-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,312
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't think eg. Zwift and Peloton are really...

I don't think eg. Zwift and Peloton are really that far away from one another. Actually, it's possible to imagine that a peloton trainer could put a training event on Zwift (there are lots of these...
02-21-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 867
Posted By Sy Reene

It dawned on me that it's not that hard of a math...

It dawned on me that it's not that hard of a math problem. 175mm crank = radius of circle. One revolution is calculated about 3.6ft x 90 rpm etc.. comes to close to 4mph of foot speed. But of...
02-20-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 867
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok, but your foot is moving independently and...

Ok, but your foot is moving independently and faster than the bike, right?
02-20-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 867
Posted By Sy Reene

The windchill factor of pedaling and other off-season Q's

So what is the induced windchill factor from just the act of pedaling (say, at 90 rpm)?

Feel free to use this thread for any other random questions that are better to get out of the way during the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,883
Posted By Sy Reene

good luck; let us know how it works out. Good...

good luck; let us know how it works out. Good idea putting a control in the front.

I read the review.. the first comment below that review is more promising than the review itself. What wheels...
02-18-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By Sy Reene

are those for a tubeless setup?

are those for a tubeless setup?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,182
Posted By Sy Reene

another way to avoid.. is elective toe amputation...

another way to avoid.. is elective toe amputation and custom shoes. With the stiff cf soles of modern shoes, there's really no reason to carry the extra weight and you avoid the overlap at the same...
02-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 416
Posted By Sy Reene

Is this for commuting, otherwise not sure why...

Is this for commuting, otherwise not sure why selecting wool dress pants for recreational riding? Maybe a cheap pair of nylon overpants (eg rain pants)?
ACME RAIN PANTS...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By Sy Reene

So.. not to answer your call for entries, but do...

So.. not to answer your call for entries, but do you intend to actually go out and procure various wheels and tires to verify?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Sy Reene

OTOH, black rotors...

OTOH, black rotors...
02-17-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By Sy Reene

but but but... chains have more moving parts than...

but but but... chains have more moving parts than any other component on the bike. :twitchy:
02-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Sy Reene

From a review of a 2006 Mootour on another...

From a review of a 2006 Mootour on another forum.. a couple pics. Does this look like your rear setup on your bike?
jamesklayer From his review, it looks like he opted for a "YBB" option in the...
02-17-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 673
Posted By Sy Reene

To clarify however, your eyeballs are looking a...

To clarify however, your eyeballs are looking a catalog 2 yrs newer (2009) than your bike, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 809
Posted By Sy Reene

What bars do you have now (round tubed alloy)? ...

What bars do you have now (round tubed alloy)? There's flat top like you asked about, otherwise there's also just flatter (than round) ovalized as well, if the idea is comfort. The ovalized type...
02-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By Sy Reene

It's great how we can each find a test that...

It's great how we can each find a test that provides confirmation bias.. hence I'll continue with a Chorus chain..:) though wish the Potenza level had been included in the test.
...
02-16-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Sy Reene

I like your design, but did you give the off the...

I like your design, but did you give the off the shelf options a shot? Before I got a dedicated commuting based bike rig with full fenders and installed rack, I just ran a Topeak QR beam rack with...
02-16-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm in the same boat as you.. but I think maybe...

I'm in the same boat as you.. but I think maybe he was alluding to just having a 2nd laptop (one for work and one for home -- both company issued. All docs and software these days are saved to and...
02-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By Sy Reene

I think the theory is that BOA allows you to...

I think the theory is that BOA allows you to tighten or loosen your shoe while still riding, to adjust fit as your feet swell up or whatnot. That said, I have to say it's pretty rare that I've...
02-15-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, I was making fun of their diagram, where i...

fwiw, I was making fun of their diagram, where i think they indicate each pad thickness at 10x what they really meant (ie. 8mm, not 80mm, etc). There's no way the pad is really 130mm thick. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By Sy Reene

Always liked the look of them.. but for who...

Always liked the look of them.. but for who knows what reason, they skipped the size 49 though.. and per their mm sizing guidelines, that's where I'd be. Their size 48 would be too small, and the...
02-15-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By Sy Reene

Actually, from what I can tell, the pricing...

Actually, from what I can tell, the pricing matches somewhat closely to what they indicated.. Realize that they used Amazon as the sole source of online pricing however....
02-15-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,379
Posted By Sy Reene

That's what I've heard.. so of course wondering...

That's what I've heard.. so of course wondering how the Potenza level chains perform/hold up.
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