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05-06-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,911
Posted By dr_lha

You speak as if you haven't been around BF for a...

You speak as if you haven't been around BF for a while and haven't read a thousand boring threads where people argue the merits of frame materials. Like I said, that's just my opinion, based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,204
Posted By dr_lha

The HR zones thing sounds more like a fix, when...

The HR zones thing sounds more like a fix, when they updated the phone app, it screwed up my HR zones and had me constantly in zone 5 when I was riding. I had to manually readjust them, as usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By dr_lha

He forgot the Black Mountain Cycles Road+ frame. ...

He forgot the Black Mountain Cycles Road+ frame.

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/road-plus/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,640
Posted By dr_lha

My thought exactly. They couldn't at least have...

My thought exactly. They couldn't at least have compared to a 2x SRAM Force setup?

My take away was that Shimano has less friction than SRAM. Iím glad my 1x bike has Shimano gears!
05-04-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,920
Posted By dr_lha

Definitely invest in a good floor pump with a...

Definitely invest in a good floor pump with a pressure gauge. I own three of them, a Top Peak Joe Blow Sport II recently because my wife was complaining I didn't have enough of them (honestly!) I...
05-04-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By dr_lha

Road bikes don't need to be ridden only at...

Road bikes don't need to be ridden only at 15mph+. My cycling club has levels for people who ride a few mph slower than this and everyone's on a road bike.

I agree with jadocs above, buy a bike...
05-04-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,911
Posted By dr_lha

I share your issues with Surly's lack of stack...

I share your issues with Surly's lack of stack height, and have seen quite a few stragglers/cross checks built up with ridiculous numbers of spaces because of this issue. For my gravel bike I found...
12-13-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,796
Posted By dr_lha

Yeah, **** you 2016 dr_lha! You're wrong about...

Yeah, **** you 2016 dr_lha! You're wrong about some minor aspect of something! INTERNET WIN.

But yes, you're right, it does have a very high stack, but apparently not high enough for you as you...
Forum: Touring
05-04-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

OK, I see what you mean. Gotta love Bicycle...

OK, I see what you mean. Gotta love Bicycle Doctor USA! Still they sold me a Ritchey frame for $400 below MSRP, so I have no complaints with them. :D
Forum: Touring
05-03-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

Agreed, the bag is a bit flimsy, probably fine...

Agreed, the bag is a bit flimsy, probably fine for packing in the car for drive-to-holidays, but I'm not convinced about airplane baggage handlers. What sort of stiffeners does the Ritchey bag use?
...
05-02-18, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By dr_lha

I got rid of the Tektro mini-Vs (which didn't...

I got rid of the Tektro mini-Vs (which didn't really work downhill), and replaced them with Paul Minimotos (which come with Kool Stop pads), and my braking is much improved (to the point where it's...
05-02-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By dr_lha

The MCD will be way cooler. ;)

The MCD will be way cooler. ;)
05-02-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,973
Posted By dr_lha

I can't tell you about average speeds, but...

I can't tell you about average speeds, but endurance comes with more and more riding. I started off thinking it was great I went 6 miles. Within 2 years of riding I did my first Century with ease....
05-02-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By dr_lha

I have a bright rear light (Cygolite Hotshot) on...

I have a bright rear light (Cygolite Hotshot) on at all times to for that reason. Reflectors are fairly useless for visibility (see e.g. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/reflectors.html ), so I would...
05-01-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By dr_lha

FYI I've been riding in PA for years with no...

FYI I've been riding in PA for years with no reflectors (but front and rear lights at night), and have never had any issues with the cops. Requiring pedals to have reflectors would make most cyclists...
04-26-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By dr_lha

I think the issue is that the OD of the bearing...

I think the issue is that the OD of the bearing for the 30mm is larger. The 30mm BB from Hope requires a different tool install it, because the housing itself is larger than the 24mm one, so the...
04-26-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By dr_lha

The Shimano Compatibility Chart is your friend: ...

The Shimano Compatibility Chart is your friend:

2018-2019 SHIMANO Product Information Web (http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com/2.4?cid=C-432&acid=C-436)

It seems to suggest that the new M4000,...
04-26-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By dr_lha

I own a 24mm Hope BB and I can't see any way that...

I own a 24mm Hope BB and I can't see any way that you could convert it to 30mm. I think you're out of luck. Best chance is to return the BB and replace it with a 30mm one. Hope makes one, and yes it...
04-26-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By dr_lha

Fair enough, I didn't look to closely at the...

Fair enough, I didn't look to closely at the specs. I see that the Amazon one has trigger shifters, rather than grip shifters. I'll freely admit, I prefer trigger shifters.
04-25-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,684
Posted By dr_lha

:( Rest in peace buddy, and f*** you cancer.

:(

Rest in peace buddy, and f*** you cancer.
04-25-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By dr_lha

If you set yourself up a corporate account on...

If you set yourself up a corporate account on raleighusa.com you can get a newer model of that Venture for $339.
Forum: Touring
04-24-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

https://i.imgur.com/QFQ2Ras.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/QFQ2Ras.jpg
Forum: Touring
04-23-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

I just did a 32 mile ride. Apart from a...

I just did a 32 mile ride.

Apart from a sore butt (yes, the saddle will have to go), everything went very smoothly. The bike rides nice, feels very solid, safe on downhills with no shimmy, and...
Forum: Touring
04-23-18, 11:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

Glad the warehouse deal worked out for you,...

Glad the warehouse deal worked out for you, clearly I should have taken that gamble!

I worked on my (slightly more expensive but otherwise identical) Grand Prix this weekend. Tore it apart and put...
04-18-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By dr_lha

Campy Cranks have looked **** since they went...

Campy Cranks have looked **** since they went four arm, and that was a while back. The new 12 speed Record one is at least more attractive than the previous generation.
04-18-18, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By dr_lha

That does sound weird.

That does sound weird.
Forum: Touring
04-18-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

$700 inc tax is a no brainer. I probably would...

$700 inc tax is a no brainer. I probably would have gone with the used one, but when I ordered mine it was only $100 cheaper than the $860 I paid for a new one. I'll admit, in the past I've ordered...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,645
Posted By dr_lha

It's up to you man, but IMHO the black Infinito...

It's up to you man, but IMHO the black Infinito is for people who don't have the balls to go full Celeste. It's OK, not everyone can pull it off. The black one is still a nice looking bike, but it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By dr_lha

The training plans sound like a good idea if...

The training plans sound like a good idea if you're training for a race, but for people like me who just want to keep the weight off and not turn into a soggy mess when it's snowing outside, well I'd...
04-18-18, 04:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By dr_lha

Nice build. Out of interest, what's hard about...

Nice build. Out of interest, what's hard about installing the R8000 FD? Harder than other FDs? I thought that they solved the issues that the 6800 FD had.
Forum: Touring
04-17-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

Ah right. Itís really dropped in price.

Ah right. Itís really dropped in price.
Forum: Touring
04-17-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

Where are you seeing it for $665?

Where are you seeing it for $665?
Forum: Touring
04-17-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

Bike showed up today. Well packed and well boxed....

Bike showed up today. Well packed and well boxed. Getting it out of the box it looks just lovely, welds look nicely done and neat. The paint job is nice and sparkly, the blue-grey paint isn't a...
Forum: Touring
04-11-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

I was so tempted to get the used one for $735,...

I was so tempted to get the used one for $735, but instead plumped for $130 more for the new one. I've had some bad experiences with Amazon Warehouse stuff in the past, and didn't want to end up with...
Forum: Touring
04-10-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,266
Posted By dr_lha

I've had my eye on one of these for a while. Well...

I've had my eye on one of these for a while. Well after some patience, I just bought a 58cm Grand Prix off Amazon for $860. Quite the bargain I would say! :thumb:
02-26-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dr_lha

E-bike rims are very, very stout, good and bad,...

E-bike rims are very, very stout, good and bad, they're very heavy but they're also very strong. Maybe it's the latter he needs. After all there's nothing specific to an e-bike rim that would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,866
Posted By dr_lha

The biggest issue is most smart phone batteries...

The biggest issue is most smart phone batteries won't last more than a couple of hours if you set the screen to be continuously on.

Also touch screens on phones don't work if they get wet,...
09-05-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By dr_lha

Classic look, built for touring (so good for long...

Classic look, built for touring (so good for long rides and short):

https://www.modernbike.com/mks-sylvan-touring-pedals-silver
09-03-17, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,114
Posted By dr_lha

Fair enough! I guess this is a bodily...

Fair enough!

I guess this is a bodily functions issue, I tend to not need to take #2 during rides, even long ones! Peeing in bibs isn't an issue, just pull down the front.
09-01-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By dr_lha

I realize I'm replying to a 3 month old post...

I realize I'm replying to a 3 month old post here, but I've never had any issue with my 32 spoke Archetypes from Velomine. They're still nice and true.
09-01-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,114
Posted By dr_lha

Out of interest, why? I find the lack of elastic...

Out of interest, why? I find the lack of elastic at the waist to be a relief on long rides.
09-01-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,693
Posted By dr_lha

I don't get cramps very often these days, but...

I don't get cramps very often these days, but when I did I found that taking some Tums before the ride helped. I was probably too harsh on pickle juice, the salt content will clearly help, but there...
09-01-17, 09:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,257
Posted By dr_lha

I know that you posted this a few days ago, but...

I know that you posted this a few days ago, but just to let you know, this is normal. Strava ignores pretty much everything from the GPS except the raw location data, so stop detection are done using...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,360
Posted By dr_lha

The paid version of Cyclemeter for iPhone...

The paid version of Cyclemeter for iPhone suppports the RFLKT. In fact when I used a RFLKT (I have an ELEMNT now) I actually prefered it to the Wahoo Fitness, as you could display more fields on the...
09-01-17, 07:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,114
Posted By dr_lha

Ditto. I haven't put on a pair of cycling shorts...

Ditto. I haven't put on a pair of cycling shorts since outdoor riding weather arrived.
08-31-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,693
Posted By dr_lha

Pickle juice only really works when you have a...

Pickle juice only really works when you have a cramp (it cures it pretty quick), there's no evidence to suggest that it prevents cramps from happening.
08-31-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,404
Posted By dr_lha

Certainly true of the Surly Cross Check, which...

Certainly true of the Surly Cross Check, which has a ridiculously low stack. If you match the Reach of my current cross bike to the Surly, you'd end up with a frame with 80mm less stack height. The...
08-31-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 74,486
Posted By dr_lha

Not sure about the reviews, but the reason why...

Not sure about the reviews, but the reason why they're common on production bikes is as a way to make the bike cheaper. They way they can advertise that a bike is "full Ultegra" without including the...
08-31-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,987
Posted By dr_lha

You'd be much happier in lycra bibs, and those...

You'd be much happier in lycra bibs, and those pockets on the backs of cycle jerseys are so useful. I can't believe that you've cycled 76 miles in gym shorts honestly, kudos to that. I'd be chafing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,103
Posted By dr_lha

All very nice, but at the end of the day I like a...

All very nice, but at the end of the day I like a bike to ride and not creak, and doesn't require BB surgery to ensure it doesn't creak the moment I walk out of the shop with it.

People win TdF...
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