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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,346
Posted By RNAV

Those uncut zip ties are clearly the culprit.

Those uncut zip ties are clearly the culprit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By RNAV

What's the cheapest place to buy SRAM components these days?

Specifically looking for a 50/34 Force 22 GXP 170mm crankset, but curious if there's a go-to source for reasonably priced Sram now that the UK has been shut down. Thanks in advance!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,387
Posted By RNAV

I, too, run bright front/rear lights. Despite...

I, too, run bright front/rear lights. Despite this, a guy brazenly passed me too close (missed my elbow by less than an inch), and gestured to me to get off the road.

Luckily, I run a Cycliq...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By RNAV

I doubt I'll ever be back, but you never know...

I doubt I'll ever be back, but you never know what the future holds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By RNAV

Thanks for the recommendation!

Thanks for the recommendation!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By RNAV

Just moved: anyone in the Belleville/Mascoutah/Scott AFB IL area?

I just moved to the area and am hoping someone local can recommend some good group rides and/or routes in the area.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By RNAV

Judging by the look of your pressure map (most...

Judging by the look of your pressure map (most pressure is right side, rear), it looks like your right leg is shorter and your saddle may be slightly high. To compensate for the shorter leg, your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By RNAV

Just curious, do you have a leg-length...

Just curious, do you have a leg-length discrepancy?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,187
Posted By RNAV

+1. Cycling engages your core in a way that...

+1. Cycling engages your core in a way that isn't really duplicated otherwise. Lack of visible bulge does not entail zero hernia possibility. That's the only thing I can think of that would cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By RNAV

I'd be willing to bet that predominately accounts...

I'd be willing to bet that predominately accounts for how the bike felt on your ride: you were in a much less efficient position and didn't even know it. Try raising your saddle 2.5mm and see how it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 871
Posted By RNAV

Did you raise your saddle 2.5mm to compensate for...

Did you raise your saddle 2.5mm to compensate for the shorter crank arms?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By RNAV

I'd been trying saddles with a center...

I'd been trying saddles with a center cutout/relief (all the Specialized saddles, a couple ISM variants). At the fitting, I tried a couple Bontrager saddles with cutouts, a couple Selle SMP models,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-17, 05:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By RNAV

I used Ryan Toth at Trek of Charlotte (he...

I used Ryan Toth at Trek of Charlotte (he primarily operates out of the North store). I will say that Ryan was able to solve some fit issues that two other professional fitters were unable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By RNAV

Back to the OP's actual question, yes, I have. ...

Back to the OP's actual question, yes, I have. For me, it was well worth the money. Prior to the mapping, I'd spent hundreds of dollars and tried easily 10 different saddles. In the span of 30...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,610
Posted By RNAV

No offense to previous posters, but I don't think...

No offense to previous posters, but I don't think your questions have really been answered from an advancements-in-tubeless-technology perspective.



1. I would argue there are no service...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By RNAV

Thanks all for the suggestions -- I'll have to...

Thanks all for the suggestions -- I'll have to look into some of those brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-17, 04:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By RNAV

High-in-front chamois, similar to Assos?

I recently exceeded my budget and purchased some Assos T Equipe S7 bibs on sale. They are incredibly comfortable. One design feature that -- for me -- contributes to increased comfort over my other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,405
Posted By RNAV

I have Force22 and Red22; I can't really tell a...

I have Force22 and Red22; I can't really tell a performance difference between the two.

If you haven't already, verify that your derailleur hanger is true. Your derailleur can be set up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 178,361
Posted By RNAV

Your seat mast cap looks different from stock. ...

Your seat mast cap looks different from stock. Could you share some info and/or close up pictures? Bike looks great, btw.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,218
Posted By RNAV

If 112mm is really your sit bone width, you're...

If 112mm is really your sit bone width, you're sitting on a saddle what's WAY too wide. The narrowest Power saddle is 143mm, as Sojodave mentioned. I'd argue that's probably still too wide.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,218
Posted By RNAV

I didn't see this mentioned above. One thing to...

I didn't see this mentioned above. One thing to consider if you're sliding forward while pedaling is that your saddle may be too wide. If it's too wide, the pedaling action will cause you to slide...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 06:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By RNAV

Easy. Assume: 1. Frame cutout is...

Easy. Assume:

1. Frame cutout is off-center to the left by three degrees.
2. Seatpost markings are off-center to the right by three degrees.
3. Saddle rails are off to the right by three...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,639
Posted By RNAV

Super easy. Just pull on the boa wheel (just...

Super easy. Just pull on the boa wheel (just like you would on a shoe) to release tension, then the strap simply unsnaps and the entire seat roll can be removed from the saddle. I really like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,639
Posted By RNAV

The boa closure system is pretty impressive, and...

The boa closure system is pretty impressive, and allows you to tighten it plenty. I have experienced zero swaying issues. I also like that, since it's a roll, it's somewhat expandable based on how...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,639
Posted By RNAV

I have been very pleased with my Silca Roll...

I have been very pleased with my Silca Roll Premio:
https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0309/9521/products/DSC_4472_edit.png?v=1492093242
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,679
Posted By RNAV

On the bike: 8 grams honey + 1 pinch of salt to...

On the bike: 8 grams honey + 1 pinch of salt to 22 oz of water. Keeps you hydrated better than water alone, and it's not the sugar-bomb that most sports drinks are (not to mention over-priced).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,520
Posted By RNAV

Buy these...

Buy these (http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/schwalbe-pro-one-tubeless-folding-tyre/#pid=29065) and go tubeless. You've already done the hard part (tubeless rim tape + tubeless valves + sealant); you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,019
Posted By RNAV

Your Trek dealer should have someone there that...

Your Trek dealer should have someone there that is able to do saddle pressure mapping -- around here it's ~$70. I HIGHLY recommend doing this. I did the pressure mapping as part of a full-on bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-17, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By RNAV

Here's what works well for me. This process...

Here's what works well for me. This process assumes same wheel size, same tire size, and same saddle. Even if these items are different, this process will still get you pretty close.

Take bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-17, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,672
Posted By RNAV

I bought a set of these for a Lemond I did a...

I bought a set of these for a Lemond I did a custom build on, primarily because I couldn't decide on a traditional bottle cage that I thought looked right. Fabric now makes these bottles in two...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By RNAV

My wife and I LOATHE fedex, and are at the point...

My wife and I LOATHE fedex, and are at the point of refusing to business with companies that only offer fedex shipping. I can't tell you how many times we've tracked packages that have made it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-17, 12:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,036
Posted By RNAV

Sounds to me like you should test ride a Trek...

Sounds to me like you should test ride a Trek Domane SLR. You can adjust the amount of ride compliance you want, and it's available in either rim or disc brakes.

The Emonda (which I chose over a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By RNAV

He sprays a base coat (in my case, the yellow),...

He sprays a base coat (in my case, the yellow), lets it dry, then applies a vinyl graphic, sprays over that (black), then removes the graphic while the paint is still wet. To be honest, this was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By RNAV

Yeah, the painter used cut-out vinyl tape to mask...

Yeah, the painter used cut-out vinyl tape to mask things off, and accidentally reversed the drive-side seat tube logo. The non-drive side is correct, and I didn't notice the error when I picked up...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 191,373
Posted By RNAV

Unfortunately my painter will have to respray...

Unfortunately my painter will have to respray that panel . . . everything on that bike was masked off and painted, to include the logos -- no vinyl decals were used.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 191,373
Posted By RNAV

The "LeMond" logo on the drive-side seat tube is...

The "LeMond" logo on the drive-side seat tube is oriented incorrectly - the "L" should be at the top of the seat tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 191,373
Posted By RNAV

Yeah, I was so excited when I picked up the frame...

Yeah, I was so excited when I picked up the frame that I didn't notice at the time. I'm going to get that panel re-sprayed, but it'll be a couple months before I'll have time to drop the bike back...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,006
Posted By RNAV

At the risk of sounding like a millenial hipster...

At the risk of sounding like a millenial hipster (of which I'm neither): you only live once. Get the Colnago.

Just make sure you're also budgeting for a professional fitting from someone who...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 191,373
Posted By RNAV

Here's my submission. ...

Here's my submission.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d32/RSalesman/LeMond%20Croix%20de%20fer/D7F4C4C3-2F55-4763-A33F-A819770E1B38_zpselntpmxm.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By RNAV

My semi-custom LeMond Croix de fer build, and should I roll aluminum or carbon?

I decided to get an N+1, and really wanted a custom steel bike -- I really liked the idea of custom geometry & custom paint. Unfortunately, my budget wasn't quite large enough to go truly custom, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

Nailed it. You're so totally right. In fact,...

Nailed it. You're so totally right. In fact, instead of paying retail, we should all start paying over retail. You know, to avoid time consumption.:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:23 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

For real though, that gave me a chuckle. I like...

For real though, that gave me a chuckle. I like your sense of humor :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

And what's the name of your personal consultant...

And what's the name of your personal consultant you've used when buying your groups online from Ribble?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

Clearly, you have not understood anything I've...

Clearly, you have not understood anything I've been saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

Negative. My LBS was able to secure a one-time...

Negative. My LBS was able to secure a one-time favor for me, based upon a one-time reduction in their cost by their SRAM rep.

My LBS shouldn't have to run to Daddy to ask permission to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

But as recently as a few months ago, we could. ...

But as recently as a few months ago, we could. That's precisely why folks are upset.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

And so I can also see that SRAM needs to lower...

And so I can also see that SRAM needs to lower the LBS cost so that they can match UK profits at UK pricing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

I get it. As a consumer, though, it's my job...

I get it.

As a consumer, though, it's my job to buy at the cheapest cost possible. Everyone I know who has bought a Sram group has bought it from the UK because that was by far the cheapest...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

Oh, I was referring to mechanical Red22. Of...

Oh, I was referring to mechanical Red22. Of which I have no idea what dealer cost is.

Merlin's sale price on the mini-group is $1153.95.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,120
Posted By RNAV

[thread drift]Dang it, I had a typo. Don't you...

[thread drift]Dang it, I had a typo. Don't you hate it when you have a typo, and then someone goes off and quotes your typo, and then you can't change it? Now my error is just stuck out there. ...
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