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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,271
Posted By fstshrk

If it works, why do you need an update? My...

If it works, why do you need an update? My Specialized Turbo Creo is asking for software updates but it works well. I am not going to touch it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By fstshrk

+1 for dynaplug. expensive but totally worth it.

+1 for dynaplug. expensive but totally worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By fstshrk

I stopped reading when I read GP4K and deep...

I stopped reading when I read GP4K and deep gravel in the same paragraph. Not a good recipe for success.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By fstshrk

Welcome to Pacific Northwest

Welcome to Pacific Northwest
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,190
Posted By fstshrk

I would not buy a gravel bike that could not...

I would not buy a gravel bike that could not handle at least a 700x40 tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,674
Posted By fstshrk

I have a Turbo Creo with FS 2.0. No issues with...

I have a Turbo Creo with FS 2.0. No issues with the boot tearing in about 300 miles that I have on it so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By fstshrk

is it 1.0 or 2.0 version of future shock?

is it 1.0 or 2.0 version of future shock?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By fstshrk

Unless you need music, garmin pay, or pulse ox,...

Unless you need music, garmin pay, or pulse ox, you would be better served with 935. Garmin's firmware is still not stable with the 945. Battery life on mine tanked down from 9 days to 3 days with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By fstshrk

https://npe-inc.com/heartbeatz/ claims to do...

https://npe-inc.com/heartbeatz/

claims to do this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,795
Posted By fstshrk

Rest in Peace PCAD.

Rest in Peace PCAD.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,644
Posted By fstshrk

I am selling a Vector 2 dual-sided on Ebay for...

I am selling a Vector 2 dual-sided on Ebay for 375 right now. Just saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,537
Posted By fstshrk

How do you define "elite" ? At 200 lbs for...

How do you define "elite" ?

At 200 lbs for 6.1, your FTP would need to be over 3.5-4W/kg to make you an elite cyclist which puts you at an FTP of 360W. And let me tell you from my personal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,932
Posted By fstshrk

I have been mixing rowing (Concept2), running and...

I have been mixing rowing (Concept2), running and biking. It has been amazing for my fitness. Much stronger climber, and don't give a sh*T about power, HR or anything else anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,334
Posted By fstshrk

Power meter will capture actual calories that you...

Power meter will capture actual calories that you put into the road. It does not capture other work that your body needs to do such as keeping the bike upright, etc. Apple Watch measures your move...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By fstshrk

I have puts tens of thousands of miles on 5700,...

I have puts tens of thousands of miles on 5700, 6700 and 4700 groups without any issues with cables or anything else. I have no idea what you are talking about. Always used quality housing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By fstshrk

I think this bike is too small for you. If you...

I think this bike is too small for you. If you push the seat back, you are going to end up with hamstring issues.

Did you consider getting a bike fit instead of relying on advice from BF?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,819
Posted By fstshrk

I just bought two MTBs from Canyon. Both bikes...

I just bought two MTBs from Canyon. Both bikes came well packaged and were easy to assemble. The prices were unbeatable when compared to Trek, IBIS, or any other major US brands. I have no complaints...
10-02-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By fstshrk

REI has excellent MTB classes in my area. May be...

REI has excellent MTB classes in my area. May be worth checking out
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By fstshrk

Oh, on one bike, I use a Garmin Vector 2. On...

Oh, on one bike, I use a Garmin Vector 2. On another (my touring bike) I have a Powertap G3 hub. Garmin cycling dynamics are fun to look at but I don't find them super useful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By fstshrk

For power meter research, I really like DC...

For power meter research, I really like DC Rainmaker's reviews (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/product-reviews/power-meters)

For pacing with a power meter, I know what my FTP is and try to keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By fstshrk

End of season, you can find great deals on power...

End of season, you can find great deals on power meters usually. Even a single sided system would help pace effort.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By fstshrk

Do yourself a favor and get a power meter. There...

Do yourself a favor and get a power meter. There is nothing like a power meter to pace yourself on a long climb (at least it was for me).

Looking at your power numbers (est. Strava), I think this...
09-27-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,859
Posted By fstshrk

+1 on Australian Shepherd, Border Collie or...

+1 on Australian Shepherd, Border Collie or Australian Cattle Dog

I don't bike with my dog (I am too paranoid about something happening to him), but I am his herd and he won't stray very far away...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,264
Posted By fstshrk

Yes, I ended up going with Ultegra :-) I...

Yes, I ended up going with Ultegra :-)

I can't believe someone revived this thread from 2012.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,266
Posted By fstshrk

A new bike is not going to make you a serious...

A new bike is not going to make you a serious cyclist. Mileage will. If a new bike allows you to ride longer because it is comfortable, then go for it.

Also stop paying attention to average...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By fstshrk

^^ This. 11 speed is a marketing ploy more...

^^

This. 11 speed is a marketing ploy more than anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,632
Posted By fstshrk

Chain-L, lasts at least 1000 miles in high desert...

Chain-L, lasts at least 1000 miles in high desert in Eastern WA.
Getting 3-4K miles out of chains using the Park tools measurement device.
07-21-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,658
Posted By fstshrk

Thanks I think I need to train a bit harder...

Thanks

I think I need to train a bit harder to be able to do this ride. The gradients don't look too bad, but that is a lot of total climbing in the first 50-60 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,285
Posted By fstshrk

I ride a Trek Emonda ALR6 Pro. Love it,...

I ride a Trek Emonda ALR6 Pro. Love it, considering getting a new ALR disc frame and building it with SRAM Force AXS.

I had a carbon Domane SL, and switched to the Emonda ALR. The geometry of the...
07-20-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,658
Posted By fstshrk

Riding from Folsom to South Lake Tahoe

Is there a recommend (safe) route to ride from Folsom to South Lake Tahoe. I know highway 50 exists but I don't find it safe to ride on especially after it drops to 2 total lanes.

Thank you
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By fstshrk

I ended up getting an Edge 520 instead. My local...

I ended up getting an Edge 520 instead. My local bike shop was clearing them out and I got a good deal on them. Hopefully the Edge 520 will last just as long as the Edge 800 which lasted me 7 years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By fstshrk

Wahoo ELEMNT and Garmin Vector 2 compatibility

My Edge 800 finally bit the dust.

Looking at getting an ELEMNT but not sure if it reads the vector 2 dual sided power meter correctly. I know I will be giving my the cycling dynamics but I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,174
Posted By fstshrk

I traded in a Domane towards an Emonda and never...

I traded in a Domane towards an Emonda and never looked back. You should test ride the Emonda before pulling the trigger on the Domane. Emonda is a bike that makes me happy every time I ride it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By fstshrk

I second the comment about highway 50.

I second the comment about highway 50.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By fstshrk

None of my local bike shops (2 independently...

None of my local bike shops (2 independently owned, 1 part of a small local chain) have test saddles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By fstshrk

I switched my wife's crank to a 42/30 MTB crank...

I switched my wife's crank to a 42/30 MTB crank on her Roubaix. Maybe you can try a campy double shifter with an MTB crank. I got the FSA SLK 42/30 MTB crank with a new bottom bracket.

She is also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,412
Posted By fstshrk

Recommend getting better/lighter wheels for...

Recommend getting better/lighter wheels for existing bike, and training harder. 3 lbs is like 2-3 water bottles filled with water and a couple gel packs.

4500 ft climbing for 56 miles does not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,098
Posted By fstshrk

I highly recommend seeing a hematologist in...

I highly recommend seeing a hematologist in addition to cardiologist. If your brother is having issues with the blood thinners and energy level, there must be something else going on. Like another...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,094
Posted By fstshrk

I did the same. Or a large book and then a small...

I did the same. Or a large book and then a small level on top of the book. Completely level.
I will also point out that the distance from nose of the saddle to the handlebars matters a lot (for me)...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,458
Posted By fstshrk

The original G3 hub cap that I had died after 1.5...

The original G3 hub cap that I had died after 1.5 years of use. I replaced it with the new BLE/ANT+ cap and it has been solid for a couple of years. I would check with a Garmin head unit before...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By fstshrk

I think Wahoo Elemnt is the way to go....

I think Wahoo Elemnt is the way to go. Unfortunately, I have never seen it on sale and I am not going to pay full price to buy it because I think it is overpriced.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By fstshrk

FYI, Biketiresdirect has the 520 on sale today...

FYI, Biketiresdirect has the 520 on sale today (2/18/19) for 189.99 you may have to create an account to see the price.

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/garmin-edge-520
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-18, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By fstshrk

I have the osprey radial backpack. Most...

I have the osprey radial backpack. Most comfortable and breathable backpack I have ever owned.
Tons better on the bike as compared to my messenger bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,321
Posted By fstshrk

I use Chain-L. Lasts a long time, and doubles the...

I use Chain-L. Lasts a long time, and doubles the life of my chains.

Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain Lubricant (http://www.chain-l.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,932
Posted By fstshrk

Vector 2 is trivial to install. The pedals are...

Vector 2 is trivial to install. The pedals are fully Look Keo compatible (or you can get the Shimano version).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-17, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,932
Posted By fstshrk

I have both Powertap G3 and Garmin Vector 2. I...

I have both Powertap G3 and Garmin Vector 2. I really like the cycling dynamics data that I get from the vector.

The vector 2 is trivial to install, it took me less than 10 minutes the first time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-16, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,351
Posted By fstshrk

I tried both SPD-SL and Look Keo. Prefer to stick...

I tried both SPD-SL and Look Keo. Prefer to stick with Look Keo. The cleats have true free float as opposed to the float mechanism in the SPD-SL. But if you are used to SPD-SL and have no knee...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,137
Posted By fstshrk

Samsung phones have built in ANT+ receivers.

Samsung phones have built in ANT+ receivers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,571
Posted By fstshrk

I have two bikes with Tiagra and have been caught...

I have two bikes with Tiagra and have been caught in more than light rain many times living in the Pacific NW. Never had an issue with water in the shifters.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 39,152
Posted By fstshrk

99% of the bike manufacturers spec their 55-56cm...

99% of the bike manufacturers spec their 55-56cm frames with 100mm stems.

But I am sure you know better.
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