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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Looks like I missed the ****-storm. ...

Looks like I missed the ****-storm.

lmao...:popcorn

Anyhow, I guarantee that a 650b 40+mm wheeled endurance geo bike is a FAR more suitable ride for long distance gravel/dirt road riding versus...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

A friend owns both the TT and the eMotion. I...

A friend owns both the TT and the eMotion. I really like the TT, high fidelity rollers is the best way I can describe them.

You're definitely going to get bouncy at high RPM. Holding a good, still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 07:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Yup...She's bouncing everywhere. :innocent:

Yup...She's bouncing everywhere. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Depends on wheel size. The fatter you go, the...

Depends on wheel size. The fatter you go, the smaller the wheel.

For instance, 40+ at 700c rides & handles like a monster truck. 650b is far more nimble. Some folks are going down to 26" and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

There's a world of difference between the bikes...

There's a world of difference between the bikes you've listed and the currently evolving all-road bikes coming out.

Weight, geo, specific design features, etc.. If anything though, a good all-road...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

That works.. :thumb: I'm upgrading to the...

That works.. :thumb:

I'm upgrading to the TruTrainers Rollers shortly. I tried them and the eMotion.

I don't see the point of the eMotion, it allows for slop via the moving frame... yeah, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-17, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

and what FBinNY says is spot on. Ride your...

and what FBinNY says is spot on.

Ride your bike, don't let it ride you.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,074
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Uh no. Ride your bike.

Uh no.

Ride your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

So, you in the doorway or not? :roflmao2:

So, you in the doorway or not?

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

(Di2 btw...maybe some form factor differences...

(Di2 btw...maybe some form factor differences with pure mechanical...not sure but, I doubt it...)

My builder builds mtb, bmx, road, cx...he also rides, used to ride competitively, skatepunk,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Why yes, I bet it is! :D

Why yes, I bet it is! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Two plastic levers and a little chain lube make...

Two plastic levers and a little chain lube make it a cinch. First place one lever under the bead, put a little chain lube on the rim and bead, place the second lever next to the first and slide. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Another good reason to go with 650b versus 700c...

Another good reason to go with 650b versus 700c...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Agreed, you're in Rockland so you know the...

Agreed, you're in Rockland so you know the typical weekend warrior 9W drill to Bear & back from the city. Messy, littered road...and flats aren't exactly uncommon. I've seen folks suffer multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

I've heard that Northern VA can be quite...

I've heard that Northern VA can be quite challenging in terms of gravel dirt...where at?

The big thing for me is...you need to be low-geared enough to sit and climb where you'd normally stand on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 7,767
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Bwahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! lmfao. That's...

Bwahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! lmfao.

That's why they did the controlled track portion of the test between 250-300watts to sustain 40kph in order to come up with comparative data to derive the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 01:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Although I was joking about it earlier, it's been...

Although I was joking about it earlier, it's been my experience that those who actually know how to install a tire properly don't have an issue with tubeless.

A HUGE plus with tubeless tires and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

You ordered from Comp Cyclist? They might...

You ordered from Comp Cyclist?

They might have sent you an "as new" return. Something fishy going on there or shipping damage, although that cross threaded screw is an assembly issue.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

You're either completely full of it or utterly...

You're either completely full of it or utterly incompetent.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

You're inference is way off the mark. I don't...

You're inference is way off the mark. I don't know how you jumped from an emoji smiley to me having something akin to ESP regarding your vertigo and being critical of you because of it.

That's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Doorway. :roflmao2:

Doorway. :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Good point, it has been different riders. :thumb:...

Good point, it has been different riders. :thumb:

"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

That was pretty good. :lol: In all...

That was pretty good. :lol:

In all seriousness though, I always end up being the one with the tire and wheel in my hands just to expedite things.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 03:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

OP, works like a charm, no compressor required: ...

OP, works like a charm, no compressor required:

Air Shot Ltd. (http://www.airshotltd.com/)

http://www.xcracer.com/content/products/fullsize_1438346212.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,910
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

One thing I've noticed about tubeless in the last...

One thing I've noticed about tubeless in the last 12k miles is that I've lent out a lot of tubes, and most roadies suck at changing tires.

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Gravel biking leads to adventure biking... ...

Gravel biking leads to adventure biking...

These shoes (SPD) are high on my list of things to check out:

http://content.competitivecyclist.com/images/items/large/SHI/SHI00A5/GRE.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

I know of it...The profile is amazingly flat and...

I know of it...The profile is amazingly flat and I tend to go for the more masochistic stuff in my neck of the woods. I need to tag it though. There's so much good stuff in Westchester, Dutchess,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

That's pretty cool...I really like the double...

That's pretty cool...I really like the double bottle holder on the bottom of the downtube.



I think the groupset manufacturer's really need to get with it though... 1x is not the solution...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

That's the ticket.

That's the ticket.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

There's nothing even remotely similar between a...

There's nothing even remotely similar between a CX bike and a gravel bike.

One is designed for a very specific type of closed course racing of typically an hour or less and the other...well, I go...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,683
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

My 510 calibrates for elevation at the beginning...

My 510 calibrates for elevation at the beginning of my ride...it even prompts on the screen, something like "calibrating elevation at start..." or some such nonsense. I don't pay attention to it too...
12-30-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,484
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Just ride off the rollers. You'll stop...

Just ride off the rollers.

You'll stop immediately.

Unclip, done.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,253
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

I'd disagree that the selection is bad...There's...

I'd disagree that the selection is bad...There's a lot of wheels out there, aftermarket. Plenty of choices in carbon & alloy.

I've never heard of Hunt. I'd ask a lot of questions...

If I was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Thanks folks... A lot of Connecticut, & New...

Thanks folks... A lot of Connecticut, & New York...riding distance from my house in the Bronx, NYC...and some Fall Vermont sprinkled in for good measure.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Nice, I'm going hydro disc with the Di2...Gonna...

Nice, I'm going hydro disc with the Di2...Gonna be a fun bike.

My "ultimate" "All-Road."

Going to do a 42/32 in the front, 10-42 xx1 rear... XTR Di2 derailleurs with Dura Ace 9100 Di2...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 03:42 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1491...

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14915702_10209768346637204_7087706416837185415_n.jpg?oh=52019f6ebf4cc30c1e1ddb35e5cd574a&oe=58F6075A
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,743
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Nope, you don't need a gravel bike, I don't need...

Nope, you don't need a gravel bike, I don't need one either :D:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

If I wasn't going Di2 next these would be the...

If I wasn't going Di2 next these would be the next choice. I've heard good things.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,707
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

MEILENSTEIN ? Your wheel for maximum toughness...

MEILENSTEIN ? Your wheel for maximum toughness and minimum weight (http://lightweight.info/us/en/meilenstein)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Well...if you consider cable binding up in the...

Well...if you consider cable binding up in the STI lever as shifting well...

If you really want the group to shift well, toss the suckass Shimano housing and go with the likes of Nokon...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Don't credit me...it's an extremely old idiom....

Don't credit me...it's an extremely old idiom. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,502
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

FYI...Shimano cables have a polymer coating,...

FYI...Shimano cables have a polymer coating, supposedly for more friction free movement. It's proven not to be the case in my and quite a few others experience. It shreds up and binds, especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

That's correct for "old-school" rollers. That's...

That's correct for "old-school" rollers. That's why the resistance drums available with some products today are great. My rollers resistance drum can kick my ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Nah, that's not it, I can do it, but in order to...

Nah, that's not it, I can do it, but in order to prevent a rearward bike squirt from happening my CG has to be unnaturally too far back on the bike and wheelies on rollers are no fun either. :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Question for all of you saying that you can't do...

Question for all of you saying that you can't do big power training on rollers... how many of you have direct experience with the newer technology rollers whereas the drum induces drag magnetically...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Maybe...it does make a difference. Being that I...

Maybe...it does make a difference. Being that I have a resistance drum it's never been something I do...For balance and cadence work I make sure my tires are hard as rocks because then it's like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

:lol::roflmao2: I just saw this... ...

:lol::roflmao2:

I just saw this...

Doorway, and don't worry. Set them up in such a fashion that when you're on saddle and on the hoods you simply can lean against the frame with a shoulder....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 12:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Another thing on the rollers...do the slow...

Another thing on the rollers...do the slow race..3-8 mph...really gets you in tune. I'm at the point where I can take my hands off the bars for a good while. It's more in your head than anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,288
Posted By UnfilteredDregs

Found them...Trutrainer rollers...You can ride...

Found them...Trutrainer rollers...You can ride out of the saddle rather naturally on these:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-Shse9MT34
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