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Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,121
Posted By popeye

We need a zombie thread flag.

We need a zombie thread flag.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By popeye

TL does not pencil out for us as they do for your...

TL does not pencil out for us as they do for your circumstances.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By popeye

Time to try something else. Has anyone else...

Time to try something else. Has anyone else noticed that clinchers are harder to set the bead on TLR rims? And the channel is shallower making it harder to mount the tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By popeye

Pump it up to 120 to make sure the bead is set.

Pump it up to 120 to make sure the bead is set.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By popeye

I meant you don't have to remove the tube stem...

I meant you don't have to remove the tube stem and all, just a couple of feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By popeye

That's what I'm rockin. Google "Di2 upgrade parts...

That's what I'm rockin. Google "Di2 upgrade parts list". Lot's of info. I did the whole DA thing inc brakes/cranks for $2500 a couple of years ago PBK but things have changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By popeye

Every bike is diff so you are going to have to...

Every bike is diff so you are going to have to measure each wire. I used the discount OEM packages but the supply chain has changed. That and a 1/4" drill bit. I have retrofitted two bikes and it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By popeye

A patch can be a faster change if you know what...

A patch can be a faster change if you know what caused it. You don't even need to pull the tube. Use a glue patch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By popeye

SP has a low stack. After being on X's like...

SP has a low stack. After being on X's like forever I made the switch to Nano's. They use rectangular spring and are much harder to clip in and out and have a limited range to do so. I'm having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By popeye

OT spoiler

I'm not a big race fan but if you can catch the end of the Paris-Roubaix it was something special.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,165
Posted By popeye

A few suggestions non health related. Move the...

A few suggestions non health related. Move the one bottle cage to the down tube (more aero), lose the gatorskins (it is a crime to put them on a bike as nice as this), spandex and shave. It takes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,016
Posted By popeye

I found the kevlar bands but I did not see any CF.

I found the kevlar bands but I did not see any CF.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,016
Posted By popeye

Model T's did not have brakes as we know them....

Model T's did not have brakes as we know them. They had a band in the transmission to stop the drive shaft. If that wore out you could use reverse.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By popeye

That was yesterday. I run a size small because...

That was yesterday. I run a size small because tight is much better to avoid sores.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,887
Posted By popeye

So do I but my track bike still overlaps back to...

So do I but my track bike still overlaps back to the ball of my food. I can testify that it is possible to trap your foot on the wrong side of the wheel but only in a very low speed maneuver. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,887
Posted By popeye

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't...

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't rotate the pedal out of the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,568
Posted By popeye

Bike and I = 150 lbs combined on 25's, 250...

Bike and I = 150 lbs combined on 25's, 250 mi/week 55/50 all day long no pinches. For high speed cornering I would bump it a little.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By popeye

Did you buy it from China?

Did you buy it from China?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By popeye

My CF wheels will make a big pop sometimes more...

My CF wheels will make a big pop sometimes more than once when they finally seat at 10 lbs more than riding pressure. That's normal for my Boyd 60's and 5000s.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,205
Posted By popeye

Well who will admit to wearing the tattoos?

Well who will admit to wearing the tattoos?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By popeye

It's not all bad, alky is a great muscle relaxer....

It's not all bad, alky is a great muscle relaxer. Perhaps that's why it is popular with athletes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By popeye

I'm more impressed when my body feels like it is...

I'm more impressed when my body feels like it is in fine tune. It's not about the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By popeye

Fitness and alcohol consumption

https://www.outsideonline.com/health/running/exercise-alcohol-research/

While the study was focused on runners I can see a relationship to cyclying as it pertains to alcohol consumption. I'am a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 687
Posted By popeye

Dupont Tedlar.

Dupont Tedlar.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,865
Posted By popeye

Yes. Before we wax all nostalgic about mech...

Yes. Before we wax all nostalgic about mech shifters let's not forget the broken cable ends, trying to fish out the broken cable ends, slipped clamps, periodic adjustment. cable and housing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,865
Posted By popeye

No more 53/39, wut I run. I guess I was the last...

No more 53/39, wut I run. I guess I was the last one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By popeye

We have 2 DI2 bikes and the Ultegra battery...

We have 2 DI2 bikes and the Ultegra battery failed at just over a year. For some reason the DA has better battery life even after replacing the bad battery.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,216
Posted By popeye

I would never swap back to front. You always want...

I would never swap back to front. You always want your best tire in front. I always rotate front to back and the 5000 seems to wear faster in front than the 4000 but it may just be the bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,081
Posted By popeye

I have done 2 bikes from mech 10sp to DI2, DA and...

I have done 2 bikes from mech 10sp to DI2, DA and Ultegra. The OEM kits were really cheap from GB and all it takes is a 1/4" drill. You might want to pick up a new bar that allows internal wiring.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By popeye

Ok, that was not how the OP described it. 50 lbs...

Ok, that was not how the OP described it. 50 lbs would be low for most.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By popeye

Well your test was faulty. When you attached the...

Well your test was faulty. When you attached the second pump the air had to fill the hose first.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By popeye

Now you're making assumptions. First off I don't...

Now you're making assumptions. First off I don't even use the GPS. I have a pro level weather station that reports to Weather Underground and my web page. We ride 25mi. inland 5 days a week from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By popeye

I guess you don't ride in hot weather. We have to...

I guess you don't ride in hot weather. We have to watch it when it gets over 95 for a period of days. There are consequences.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,935
Posted By popeye

It does not take much of a crack to capture a...

It does not take much of a crack to capture a front tire and any input after that will take you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By popeye

The old woman has a 530 edge and the temp varies...

The old woman has a 530 edge and the temp varies 3-5 degrees depending if the GPS is on so it must have its own sensor. Same with my 520 and our temps rarely agree. The 530 is usually 4 deg hotter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By popeye

Off and on over the years I get a batch of Conti...

Off and on over the years I get a batch of Conti tubes with loose cores. I have a batch of those right now and got bit last week.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By popeye

It's a slippery slope. You will find yourself...

It's a slippery slope. You will find yourself with aerobars and bottle rocket launchers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,999
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,480
Posted By popeye

I think what you are asking is "how many of you...

I think what you are asking is "how many of you are too fat for this sport" as it all (mostly) depends on how much you weigh. It is a valid question for someone who has to order stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By popeye

If you decide to carry a bead jack, you can cut...

If you decide to carry a bead jack, you can cut the handle off to fit in a saddle bag. I hate these new shallow TL ready rims for the same reason.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,255
Posted By popeye

We have two members here who hand build CF wheels...

We have two members here who hand build CF wheels at a reasonable price with real support. Boyd and Psimet. Happy customer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,914
Posted By popeye

A bunny hop has saved my *** more than a few...

A bunny hop has saved my *** more than a few times and I don't see how that would work with flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,758
Posted By popeye

I only clicked on the link that I had previously...

I only clicked on the link that I had previously bought 6 chains from in the past and they had 4, not exactly a ton. The Shimano store had no limit on Ultegra and I stopped there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,758
Posted By popeye

Amazon has a ton of 11sp chains.

Amazon has a ton of 11sp chains.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By popeye

+1 Invest in a checker.

+1 Invest in a checker.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,678
Posted By popeye

I wonder how many lording the qualities of disks...

I wonder how many lording the qualities of disks have even tried direct mount? Carbon rims with Black Prince pads direct mount work just great for me. Braking forces are transferred directly to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,678
Posted By popeye

The next big thing will be CF rotors @$1k each....

The next big thing will be CF rotors @$1k each. Solves all your musical brake problems. I downgraded my track car from CF pads on slotted and cross drilled rotors to ceramic pads but not for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,737
Posted By popeye

The GP's ride as nice as they do is because of...

The GP's ride as nice as they do is because of the supple sidewalls. If debris is a problem you can't see then they are not for you. I understand there are even better riding tires out there but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,678
Posted By popeye

Because they did not HAVE a choice. The only...

Because they did not HAVE a choice. The only thing offered is disks! errr chocolate. DM for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By popeye

I was just getting home from the last ride on...

I was just getting home from the last ride on this thin GPsomething when I thought it might be a good idea to lock up the rear and see what happens. It blew almost instantly and then I realized you...
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