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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By RShantz

The math would still save you money if you ride...

The math would still save you money if you ride 10k a year - chains alone would likely save money over 5 yr period.

I'll never get 24k out of a cassette. I just don't take the time to clean the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By RShantz

Not at all. I certainly can install a cassette...

Not at all. I certainly can install a cassette myself. But look at the price for a Red cassette. If you ride a good bit, the internet cost of the products will exceed the policy cost.

Also, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By RShantz

Velocare insurance

I've never seen Velocare discussed here. Wanted to mention it in case folks aren't familiar. It's essentially an service plan and extended warranty for your bike. I'm one who always is self...
07-12-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By RShantz

Anyone cut a couple inches off end of bars?

As title states. I've started using my gravel bike on relatively tame single track. It's a blast. I'm slower than I would be on my mountain bike, but having much more fun. One issue I have is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,488
Posted By RShantz

I use a 52-34 chainring and 11-28 cassette on...

I use a 52-34 chainring and 11-28 cassette on SRAM. I really, really try not to cross-chain and pay attention to my big to small shifts b/c of the wide range. If I do cross chain it will sometimes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,334
Posted By RShantz

Do you have the older version of SRAM Red brakes?...

Do you have the older version of SRAM Red brakes? I do, and they suck from a noise and maintenance standpoint. The newer version are suppose to be better. Mine would regularly have the pulsating...
02-03-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,243
Posted By RShantz

Two years ago I bought a Madone from the LBS. ...

Two years ago I bought a Madone from the LBS. Last year I bought a gravel bike on-line. While I like the LBS owner a lot and do enjoy hanging out with the folks at the shop some, the only thing I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By RShantz

Thanks a bunch for posting this. Most of the...

Thanks a bunch for posting this. Most of the folks I ride with try to descend in a position as close to position 4 as possible. We just found this to be fastest based on experience, but never had...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By RShantz

I have the Protone and do not have any troubles...

I have the Protone and do not have any troubles using helmet vents for glasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,280
Posted By RShantz

Thanks for finding. I'd think the wheel...

Thanks for finding.

I'd think the wheel warranty would give concern to Zipp, Enve and the like. Lifetime warranty on a wheelset is appealing to me. And think about the folks who put real miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,280
Posted By RShantz

I generally agree with you, but this guy is...

I generally agree with you, but this guy is pretty reliable. I also did the research you did & your quote from Trek relates to 2019 policy. It leaves off 2020 even though 2020 bikes are out. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,280
Posted By RShantz

New Trek warranty

A friend told me that Trek has changed their warranty. Said frames are now warrantied for the second owner for a certain period and that wheelsets are now warrantied for life.

The wheelset...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,055
Posted By RShantz

Guess I need to sell all of my stocks & invest...

Guess I need to sell all of my stocks & invest solely in insurance companies.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,055
Posted By RShantz

I was hit by a car about 3 years ago. Just a...

I was hit by a car about 3 years ago. Just a minor accident. Didn't total the bike, but did scratch the wheels and damage the shifters. I also had a good bit of road rash, so the pictures of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,552
Posted By RShantz

I think a lot of folks discount rider weight a...

I think a lot of folks discount rider weight a bit. I used to get 5k out of GP4000's regularly. This was riding them down to where the cords started showing through and I never road on dirt roads. ...
11-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,160
Posted By RShantz

I had my thru axle back out on my Madone going...

I had my thru axle back out on my Madone going about 26mph on a century. Was about third wheel in a pack of at least 20. It completely locked the rear wheel as the chain locked up due to angle...
11-02-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,160
Posted By RShantz

Why would you ever take a functioning $200 bike...

Why would you ever take a functioning $200 bike off a trainer? I have an old bike on my trainer & I never plan on removing it. Heck, I just don't want to continually move a bike to/from the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,799
Posted By RShantz

Very much so. I carry it in my back middle...

Very much so. I carry it in my back middle pocket. I stand a lot when riding & it doesn't sway. Not noticeable at all. I wear my jerseys fairly tightly. If you had a loose jersey maybe you'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By RShantz

I bought a pair in the CX line. Had the moldable...

I bought a pair in the CX line. Had the moldable soles. Loved the shoes, but had a continual rub where the BOA wire hit the tongue. I was getting a callus on the very top of my foot/ankle. In the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,799
Posted By RShantz

Here's what I carry. ...

Here's what I carry.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/road-tube-spool-with-tube--cartridge/p/157236
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,444
Posted By RShantz

Trek Emonda SLR - paint was extremely thin/light...

Trek Emonda SLR - paint was extremely thin/light on the underside top tube. Trek offered to re-paint the frame or give me a $400 credit toward new Trek or Bontrager stuff.

Trek Boone - bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,495
Posted By RShantz

I have no experience with the Zipp's so I can't...

I have no experience with the Zipp's so I can't help with your original question. But since things are going a different direction, I'll add a thought to the bike choice.

I've had an Emonda SLR...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By RShantz

Thanks. I can certainly use a small TV. It'll...

Thanks. I can certainly use a small TV. It'll be sitting right beside my bike so I don't want something big.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By RShantz

TV while on trainer

This winter I plan on doing more easy rides on the trainer. I'm lucky enough to have a dedicated trainer room and my trainer is connected to Apple TV (on a small monitor). I want to get another...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,046
Posted By RShantz

I've got a Madone SLR and two buddies ride the...

I've got a Madone SLR and two buddies ride the Aeroad. With that said, I have to agree with your comment. The Madone has the isospeed decouplers, but bang for the buck - Aeroad.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,812
Posted By RShantz

I'd be curious to know how much faster the racing...

I'd be curious to know how much faster the racing bike frame would be if the two bikes were at least on the same tires and he road in a similar position for aero purposes.

He may enjoy the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,812
Posted By RShantz

Much of the items discussed on this forum relate...

Much of the items discussed on this forum relate to marginal gains.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,812
Posted By RShantz

Obviously the engine is the main factor. But to...

Obviously the engine is the main factor. But to try to answer your question: The race bike is likely to be lighter and likely to feel like it accelerates better. Rake may be different which would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

I honestly don't understand where you are going...

I honestly don't understand where you are going with this.

But if didn't violate any rules of the organizers, I wouldn't have a problem. If it were a race obviously a bike would be prohibited...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

I don't think I understand what you are saying. ...

I don't think I understand what you are saying.

Are you saying an ebike is to a regular bike as a regular bike is to walking?

If so I can't discuss anything else with you as I feel that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

Like Seattle said, ebikes aren't Harleys.

Like Seattle said, ebikes aren't Harleys.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

I don't doubt that one bit. Sometimes it's hard...

I don't doubt that one bit. Sometimes it's hard not to criticize when you are so very different from others.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

Would have to say I agree with that. But I also...

Would have to say I agree with that. But I also feel that way about those who do these charity rides and stop at every rest stop and chat for quite a while. I try to motivate those folks by telling...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

Really just don't understand this. Can someone...

Really just don't understand this. Can someone explain this logic? It just looks to me like you're upset that someone doesn't ride as hard as you do. Just don't understand how/why what someone else...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

I think you could remove the over 40 bit. If...

I think you could remove the over 40 bit. If it's not in a race & the ebike rider is of no danger to the group or disrupting the natural flow of the ride, I just don't get all the folks having...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 526
Posted By RShantz

I have one of their jerseys. I'd say the quality...

I have one of their jerseys. I'd say the quality is about the same as what you have.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,890
Posted By RShantz

It's something interesting to think about. If...

It's something interesting to think about. If you go back 50-70 years, cars look very different and have much more tech. But they still run on 4 wheels, have same seating set up and primarily run...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,682
Posted By RShantz

But it's not a trek. Noooooo!!!!!!!

But it's not a trek. Noooooo!!!!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,444
Posted By RShantz

I have a SLR, but am a bit lighter than you...

I have a SLR, but am a bit lighter than you (135-140lbs). As such, I'm sure I don't have the max power you do.

I had a Propel before the Madone & hated the Propel. It was so very stiff. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

I understand what the OP was saying. I was just...

I understand what the OP was saying. I was just addressing your concern over an e-bike beating you in a sprint to the county line sign or whatever sign.

I still see this as a bunch of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 40,357
Posted By RShantz

If that's how you feel, why would you ever ride...

If that's how you feel, why would you ever ride with that person - e-bike rider trying to steal your glory? I personally don't have issue with folks riding e-bikes, but we don't have any e-bikes on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By RShantz

Yeah - same lube. I'm not a fanatic on cleaning,...

Yeah - same lube. I'm not a fanatic on cleaning, but I do clean things on a regular basis.

Clearly this isn't a major issue and, yes, the bike is pretty quiet as is. I posted mainly out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By RShantz

I've had 11 speed eTap for a while. I really...

I've had 11 speed eTap for a while. I really like it a lot. For me it just works. I know some have had connectivity issues from the shifter to the derailleur, but I've never experienced any such...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By RShantz

Drivetrain noise

I run etap and have about 25k miles on the chainrings. Have a red cassette with about 5k on it and it's not worn too bad. Just put on a new Dura Ace chain and now I'm getting a lot more noise. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,961
Posted By RShantz

I have a hard bike box and the only damage I've...

I have a hard bike box and the only damage I've ever had in shipping is to the wheels. I just think the wheelset is the weak point of a bike when shipping.

Point is, like Kingston said, it'd be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,393
Posted By RShantz

Exactly. I love riding, but as if it becomes...

Exactly. I love riding, but as if it becomes "work" I'll stop and find another hobby. I want to enjoy life as much as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,424
Posted By RShantz

You'll get used to it. If you are riding it as...

You'll get used to it. If you are riding it as intended, you'll be fine.
09-29-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,081
Posted By RShantz

Consider Apple TV. I can have it up and running...

Consider Apple TV. I can have it up and running in less than a minute. I like it much better than a laptop simply due to how fast it gets started.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,192
Posted By RShantz

I'd say cost wise the comparison is pretty close....

I'd say cost wise the comparison is pretty close. 3-5x in price.

Some see the value in the dura ace, while others do not. Same said about the Porsche.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,192
Posted By RShantz

That's what I mean. Some will be satisfied with...

That's what I mean. Some will be satisfied with the lower tier while others want the upper end stuff. Good thing about capitalism.

A lot of the folks (not all) who get the lower tier stuff...
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