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Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,342
Posted By cruiserhead

So spicy. He was pretty specific on advice and...

So spicy.
He was pretty specific on advice and feedback, in context.
I didn't see him asking for cheap shots from the insecure section of the bleachers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,342
Posted By cruiserhead

That sounds insane. Who would ride a century,...

That sounds insane.
Who would ride a century, then just return the bike and say "naw, didn't like it".
And would would buy a "new" bike with a century on it?
Who would sell a bike as new with at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,342
Posted By cruiserhead

For similar money you can get a Cannondale...

For similar money you can get a Cannondale SuperSix Evo disc Di2 or a DuraAce/Spidering equipped rim brake.
I think it's a better bike than most, and a brilliant performer.

Although they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,453
Posted By cruiserhead

Fizik actually refers to the GCN video for proper...

Fizik actually refers to the GCN video for proper setup of the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,487
Posted By cruiserhead

Tubulars are cycling's record player. Some...

Tubulars are cycling's record player.
Some appreciate the quirks, nuance and rituals but most just want and need a mp3 and some ear buds.

Also, I love watching beginner glue jobs try to corner...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,429
Posted By cruiserhead

few things: 1. Find out what can fit your R2. A...

few things:
1. Find out what can fit your R2. A modern, wide rim w/ 28mm tires might not clear the frame. Figure your max clearance and go from there.

2. Most publish data at 40 or 50kph, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,482
Posted By cruiserhead

Hollowgram Si SL/2 w Spidering is the best bb30...

Hollowgram Si SL/2 w Spidering is the best bb30 crankset you can buy right now
8 or 10 arm spidering is a minimal weight difference. Both are great.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,151
Posted By cruiserhead

The justification myth. Another common...

The justification myth.
Another common justification myth:
Oakley rips people off so it's okay to get the same thing as a knockoff. It's the same thing anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

It is the best promotion for Shimano because 105...

It is the best promotion for Shimano because 105 is what they want pushed.
105 is in the most competitive market with a lot of new competition in the budget realm from SRAM and others for a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By cruiserhead

because bidon is commonly used in other parts of...

because bidon is commonly used in other parts of the world where cycling is more mainstream than in the USA
In most places i've traveled, bidon is accepted. Of course, everyone can understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,080
Posted By cruiserhead

You remind me of a wheelbuilder I knew when I was...

You remind me of a wheelbuilder I knew when I was racing. He was fanatical as you with cleaning. His bikes were pristine.
I remember riding behind him and seeing the spacers between the cogs-...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

That must be it thanks

That must be it thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

From riding them. Yes, the technology is the...

From riding them.
Yes, the technology is the same but Dura Ace is indeed their no-limit top tier group. The shifting does feel the most refined and with the best feel over the others.
It's easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By cruiserhead

Great, informed post Everyone can benefit...

Great, informed post

Everyone can benefit from this type of fitting.

To add to this,
It's worth noting that your position can change quite a bit as your body changes. If you drop a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

The shadow rear derailleur is a big change as far...

The shadow rear derailleur is a big change as far as rear derailleur design goes.
They did it on mtb first, and it's been there for a while before they put it on the road side.

besides being more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By cruiserhead

Since you paid him, just go back and have an...

Since you paid him, just go back and have an honest conversation. Tell him it's not working and very uncomfortable and if he can do anything further to help.

Ask some local cyclists but I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By cruiserhead

velotoze are good but buy a few because they tear...

velotoze are good but buy a few because they tear easy
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By cruiserhead

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By cruiserhead

Not an issue. If you have a creak or noise that...

Not an issue. If you have a creak or noise that can't be solved, Hambini bb adapters will do the trick.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

No, the Dura Ace has shorter throw, more precise...

No, the Dura Ace has shorter throw, more precise shifting. It also has higher quality bearings.
The DA's better braking is, my guess, due to the pads and poly housings.
It is also finished better...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

Dura Ace is worth it if you care about the fine...

Dura Ace is worth it if you care about the fine details and just having the best components.
DA uses proprietary motors on their electronic groups, Higher quality bearings, etc a lot of nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,477
Posted By cruiserhead

Yes, they are significantly different. ...

Yes, they are significantly different.

Shadow rear derailleur - totally different design
double cam front derailleur
shifting is now even more closer to Dura Ace
ergonomics on the levers is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,968
Posted By cruiserhead

The wheels are unsprung and the bike & rider are...

The wheels are unsprung and the bike & rider are sprung weight.
That is why lightweight wheels feel so great on a climb

You can really feel this in extreme cases like a hub motor vs. mid-drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By cruiserhead

I was recommended these, my friend rate these-...

I was recommended these, my friend rate these- only $10 per set of 4
wiggle.com | Prime Carbon Pro Rim Brake Pads - Set of 4 | Rim Brake Pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,938
Posted By cruiserhead

yes you need that tool cheap insurance

yes
you need that tool
cheap insurance
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By cruiserhead

Also heard SS BP are the ones to get. I'm using...

Also heard SS BP are the ones to get.
I'm using Reynolds blue and have been happy with them.
Next go round I'll get whatever is cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,938
Posted By cruiserhead

You'll get over worrying about accidentally...

You'll get over worrying about accidentally shifting or bumping the levers quickly. It's not fragile. You won't break or bend anything.

The only thing that I had to learn was how to set up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By cruiserhead

There are many factors I consider to all my...

There are many factors I consider to all my cycling purchases. Much of it is personal preference, like clothing and shoes, but they give a lot of good honest feedback that is really helpful in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By cruiserhead

cyclingtips.com is one of the few that gives...

cyclingtips.com is one of the few that gives honest reviews.
bloggers/vloggers nowadays don't even give bad reviews because the goal is to sellout and get sponsored.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By cruiserhead

LeMond's tech in the 89 TdF Largest...

LeMond's tech in the 89 TdF
Largest contributor: Aero tri bars
Aero helmet
He also rode with a smaller front wheel. Technically, more rolling resistance.
At that time, many rode with hyper...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-18, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By cruiserhead

23mm is the fastest, even on modern wide wheels. ...

23mm is the fastest, even on modern wide wheels.
Lighter, more aero, handle crosswinds better than fatter tires.
Any minimal rolling resistance loss is more than made up by other factors.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,399
Posted By cruiserhead

Love the TCR in the Sunweb colors The frameset,...

Love the TCR in the Sunweb colors
The frameset, imo, is the best of all the bikes discussed here.
Overall value, though, may be different.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,399
Posted By cruiserhead

TCR is a fantastic bike. One of the best overall...

TCR is a fantastic bike. One of the best overall handling/racing bikes out there.
I had extensive time on a Canyon CF SLX and it's a very good bike. Canyon's best road bike.

Of the two, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,484
Posted By cruiserhead

vulcanizing glue is not the same as rubber...

vulcanizing glue is not the same as rubber cement.
The reason you see some patch kits w/ glue say "rubber cement" is the same reason this exists:...
11-02-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cruiserhead

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,822
Posted By cruiserhead

I see It is appealing to just buy the Chinese...

I see
It is appealing to just buy the Chinese group from Amazon and be good to go. Simple
I am suspect of the durability but... it's not much risk involved at that price

I'm not sure about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,769
Posted By cruiserhead

http://37.media.tumblr.com/66d8b211886b6c8e3630c9c...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,822
Posted By cruiserhead

not sure what you're looking for 105 and up are...

not sure what you're looking for
105 and up are 11 spd
Tiagra is 10 spd
Sora is 9 spd

Mini group, meaning the same as what is in the chinese mini group.
For the money, you could probably get...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,822
Posted By cruiserhead

kcblair I would buy a used 105 or Ultegra mini...

kcblair
I would buy a used 105 or Ultegra mini group before dropping coin on this
10-29-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,717
Posted By cruiserhead

As much as I don't like Specialized, the fake...

As much as I don't like Specialized,
the fake helmets are not safe. They don't have the internal reinforcements or even the same foam for crash protection.
Many top end helmets require many more...
10-29-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By cruiserhead

### UPDATE ### This happened in November last...

### UPDATE ### This happened in November last year, but the owner of the video only decided to post it now. The driver was charged with 'Reckless Driving Causing Injury' and fined $1000. The police...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,822
Posted By cruiserhead

get a wolf tooth dropout extender to run a bigger...

get a wolf tooth dropout extender to run a bigger cassette
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,660,481
Posted By cruiserhead

price independent, that is one of my favorite...

price independent, that is one of my favorite bikes of all time
never tried the disc, but caliper brake. disc looks great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,398
Posted By cruiserhead

cyclingtips did an interesting article on wind...

cyclingtips did an interesting article on wind noise while cycling.
Apparently, the db is amazingly loud and with the lengthy duration, hearing loss could become a factor.
they discuss quiet helmet...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,769
Posted By cruiserhead

That video only reassures me that my lenses will...

That video only reassures me that my lenses will give the highest possible protection while being optically near perfect.
To test impact protection, they kinda have to shoot projectiles to replicate...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,769
Posted By cruiserhead

When did Oakley say they were bulletproof? They...

When did Oakley say they were bulletproof? They never even hinted at that.
Although a 22 is a small caliber bullet, firing a 22 from a rifle would put a hole in a car door so what does this prove?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 175,106
Posted By cruiserhead

I think the Emonda is the best road bike they...

I think the Emonda is the best road bike they make, but is the lower headtube version available? My understanding is that they only offer the mid-tall headtube
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,690
Posted By cruiserhead

Get an endurance bike, no question. From a...

Get an endurance bike, no question.
From a hybrid, any drop bar bike is going to be a big change.
Endurance bikes will give you tire clearance, fit flexibility and comfort
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By cruiserhead

Syncros RR 1.0 Bontrager XXX PRO Stealth Evo...

Syncros RR 1.0
Bontrager XXX
PRO Stealth Evo
FSA Vision Meteron
Black Inc Carbon

all good one piece and it's really preference and drop/reach to match your position
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 853
Posted By cruiserhead

That's their only advantage over Dura Ace-...

That's their only advantage over Dura Ace- lighter weight

The best BB30 crankset is the SISL2 Spidering.
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