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09-17-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By kosmo886

Pain cave setup for Trainer Road...view workouts on phone?

So, what's the best way to set up the room for using primarily trainer road workouts. I have a TV, but planning to use that for either watching TV or a movie or using Zwift concurrently. Does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 511
Posted By kosmo886

Proper order to setup new bike fit with known dimensions?

I am trying to map current fit settings on one bike to another. The question is, whatís the correct order, if any?

I assume I want to start with getting the saddle height relative to pedals...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kosmo886

on the example above, how big a difference is a...

on the example above, how big a difference is a seat tube angle of 74 vs. 73.7? My sense is that it's not too much?
09-14-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By kosmo886

Trek Madone 2014 Compatible w/ Kickr Climb?

Does anyone have a 2014 Madone and know if it works with the Kickr Climb? Wahoo's websites states that the following are note compatible:

Trek Madone 2006 - 2013 with 100mm quick release or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kosmo886

Here is comparison info from one site as an...

Here is comparison info from one site as an example.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 454
Posted By kosmo886

How to compare bike geometry effectively?

What is the best way to compare bike geometry and get the key measurements correct? In my case I am looking for a second bike and want it to fit somewhat similarly. I know there are lots of sites...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 447
Posted By kosmo886

Shimano to Campy Chorus

I have never used campy components. What are thoughts on going from a bike with Shimano Ultegra to Campy Chorus level components? Anything to be aware of or considerations?
09-12-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By kosmo886

Wahoo Kickr w/ Campy Compatibility

What is the out of the box compatibility with Campy 11 speed systems? This is for the newer Kickr version. If I go back and forth between Shimano and Campy bikes will I need to change freehubs on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By kosmo886

What to consider when buying a dedicated bike for trainer?

So, I am new to having an indoor trainer and plan to use one all winter. I am a bit concerned about the wear and sweat accumulation etc. on my road bike, so considering getting a bike to just use on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By kosmo886

That held in place of a plug?

That held in place of a plug?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 715
Posted By kosmo886

Gorilla Tape in saddle bag?

I've been hearing of people carrying Gorilla Tape in their saddle bags. What is this used for?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By kosmo886

Don't use Stan's Darts!!

I run tubeless on my road bike and had my first puncture in a long time recently. It was a sidewall puncture of all things. I tried using Stan's Darts which are well reviewed and supposed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,177
Posted By kosmo886

Tights w/ pad or w/out? - getting ready for cooler weather

I hope I am getting way ahead of myself here, but want to ensure I am ready for a cooler day sure to come in the next few months. I donít ride in the dead of winterÖideally 50 degrees is roughly my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By kosmo886

Fair enough. I just hate noises. I’ll just have...

Fair enough. I just hate noises. I’ll just have to try to ignore.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By kosmo886

Rubbing rotor noise after rain

Frequently after I ride in wet weather or with wet roads I start getting faint rubbing type noises that seem like they are minor debris or dirt by the brake rotors. The only way I've found to clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,798
Posted By kosmo886

Multi-tool and saddle bag contentsÖwhat is really needed?

What do people keep in their saddle bags? And what multi-tool functions are worth the weight? Not that I car much about weight. Do spoke wrenches, disc spreads, chain tools really matter? I know...
07-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By kosmo886

I just tried the setup. And something worked...

I just tried the setup. And something worked that I didnít think would. I just have the kickr which does power and cadence and heart rate monitor. I was able to connect both directly with...
07-07-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By kosmo886

Should I be using my stages power meter at all...

Should I be using my stages power meter at all indoors? Or just for cadence? I have a Kickr for trainerÖso that obviously does power. Lots of moving parts setting this all up!
07-03-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,355
Posted By kosmo886

Pain cave audio setup?

I am new to Zwift and setting up a pain cave. Will be using Apple TV and a TV for Zwift. I like good sound quality. Is there any reason to setup a sound bar to the TV for Zwift audio or is it best...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By kosmo886

Summer glove suggestions

I typically don't use gloves and when I have, found that they tend to have stitching that irritates me. I'd like to try again with something fairly minimal...don't need a lot of padding, but mostly...
07-01-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By kosmo886

Using Zwift and Trainerroad at the same time?

How would one do this? I am new to indoor training and interested in trying both. I am currently setting up a trainer with TV and Apple TV. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
06-28-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By kosmo886

Kickr and Zwift Setup Tips and Accessories

So I am just about to get a new Wahoo Kickr and start using Zwift. What do I need for the setup? Thinking I clearly need a TV and probably Apple TV to stream Zwift to the TV. Will I need a front...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,193
Posted By kosmo886

Best gear for riding in rain: jacket, socks etc.?

Riding in the rain can be a bit less than fun. What are some pro tips for gear? Thinking warm summer day rain rides, so putting a premium on breathability. Interested in thoughts on best...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By kosmo886

Aero Jersey Options

What do people like for aero cycling jerseys?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By kosmo886

Extra security/lock when using hitch bike rack?

Hi have the Thule Pro XT hitch bike rack. There is a small integrated lock. Not that I plan to leave my bike on the back unattended for long, but when I do, I'd like additional security. Does...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By kosmo886

Chamois density

What is considered a good density? I notice only some brands post this stat. One is stated as an 80 density pad. Not sure what that means or how it compares.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By kosmo886

Bib shorts: Pearl Izumi PRO vs. Velocio Signature

Has anyone tried both of these? I had high hopes for the Velocio and thought the chamois was reasonably comfortable...until I tried the Pearl Izumi. The grippers on the Velocio also cut into my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By kosmo886

POC Ventral Spin vs. Air Spin or other somewhat aero everyday helmets

Iím looking for a new everyday road helmet. Want as aero as I can get without sacrificing comfort. I know this isnít an easy trade! I donít care about cost, so what would people do? The POC air...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By kosmo886

I haven't needed to use one yet, but carry one as...

I haven't needed to use one yet, but carry one as my spare for a tubeless setup. I assume they work and happy to pay the extra price for how much less space this takes up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By kosmo886

Garmin Edge 830 Help (mostly navigation/route related)

So I switched to the Edge 830 this season after using the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt last year and hating it. Moving to the Garmin was supposed to make life (especially navigation) easier. I ran into a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By kosmo886

Best bar end mirror

What do people like? Iíve been using the Hafny bar end which is pretty solid. Heard good things about sprinttech but it seems cheap. Any other thoughts?

would rather no mirror for looks. But also...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,747
Posted By kosmo886

What do people this of aero tech. Iíve had good...

What do people this of aero tech. Iíve had good luck with their shorts. Havenít tried bibs yet but think I need to.

can go crazy trying all the different ones to find whatís right though. Tough...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By kosmo886

no major goal. Just get faster and get better...

no major goal. Just get faster and get better workouts really. I tend to just ride moderately hard to hard all the time. Maybe thatís not a bad thing. Who knows.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By kosmo886

Training plan, nutrition and recovery

These are three topics I probably need to improve upon. There are so many resources out there itís hard to find something reliable and reasonably simple to follow. What have people found useful? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By kosmo886

This sounds interesting. How do these work? For...

This sounds interesting. How do these work? For the various levels...what would I need to be looking at from a speed perspective? I am guessing I would get crushed, but don't want to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By kosmo886

What is needed to get into amateur racing events?

Iím somewhat interested in doing some kind of competitive event, but am certainly no professional. What kind of options are there out there? And what skill level is needed? Iím in the Boston area...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,536
Posted By kosmo886

Are there any good looking aero helmets that are...

Are there any good looking aero helmets that are comfortable for everyday use? Found some look a bit odd and are warmer. Havenít ridden in them though, just tried at the shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By kosmo886

How to prevent bike from theft/track

How does everyone protect their road bikes? Say you're on a solo ride and pop into a store, or use a bathroom or something. Obviously we aren't carrying locks around. My garmin has the bike alarm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By kosmo886

I'd agree with this. And the reason I asked the...

I'd agree with this. And the reason I asked the question is when I was new to biking, installing my first crank, I didn't even think about positioning (I guess assuming you shouldn't be apply to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By kosmo886

How tight to secure bike to platform bike rack

Iíve got the Thule XT Pro but this question is applicable to any platform car bike rack. How tight are you supposed to crank the ratchet on the rear wheel and push the bar down on the front tire. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By kosmo886

Shimano Hollowtech Crank Install - How to confirm 180 degree install

I am simply replacing a left crank arm with a power meter crank arm and wondering how to confirm a perfect 180 degree install between the left and right arms. I might be over analyzing this, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By kosmo886

What is the right tool?

What is the right tool?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By kosmo886

Front Disc Brake Rubbing

I feel like this happens on all my bikes...the front disc rubs as I ride. Does this mean the rotor is bent or is there an easy adjustment of some sort?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By kosmo886

How to clamp carbon bike w/ aero seatpost to workstand

I am used to lightly clamping my bike to the stand by the seatpost but just got a new bike with an aero seatpost. What is best practice to clamp to the stand in this case?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By kosmo886

whatís the best way to remove old tape?

whatís the best way to remove old tape?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By kosmo886

this doesnít work for me for some reason. I am...

this doesnít work for me for some reason. I am doing this on a computer. When clicking and holding it always wants to add some circular route or something versus just dragging an existing route over...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By kosmo886

Strava vs. Ride with GPS Route Creation Thoughts

I typically ride with created route and had been using RWGPS primarily when I had a Wahoo computer given Strava had some issues with turn by turn prompts. This year I upgraded to a Garmin Edge 830...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By kosmo886

Ok to put new tubeless rim tape over old rim tape?

I just got a slightly used set of tubeless wheels that has rim tape installed. It's probably fine, but out of an abundance of caution I want to freshen up the rim tape. Do I need to remove what is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By kosmo886

Best/easiest mounting tire for Mavic Cosmic Pro Cabon SL Disc Wheels

Any thoughts on this? I hear the ykusion mount well but canít find size 28 and unsure how good they are. Iíve used GP5000 in the past and like them. Curious if anyone has found something that works...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By kosmo886

How much height is added by flipping a 6 degree stem?

I've got a 100mm 6 degree stem at -6. By flipping to +6, how much higher will the bars be?
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