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07-25-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Broctoon

I was not aware that they make the Thickslick in...

I was not aware that they make the Thickslick in white.

There are many comparable and better tires. What attributes of the Thickslick do you like? If itís the completely smooth tread and big,...
07-23-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Broctoon

:thumb: Solid!

:thumb: Solid!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Broctoon

There are road pedals that clip in and out very...

There are road pedals that clip in and out very easily, especially if you turn the release force adjustment way down. But some people just like the dual sided MTB pedals. I donít think youíll have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Broctoon

Used Favero or Garmin PMĖwhich is better?

Iím looking to get some power meter pedals. I really only need single sided, but Iíve been watching for good used ones and currently see two possibilities near me. One is a set of Assioma Duos, used...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,524
Posted By Broctoon

Yes, thatís it. Thanks for the clarification. ...

Yes, thatís it. Thanks for the clarification.




Not sure if theyíd fit me, but Iíve been told Iím smarter than the average child.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,305
Posted By Broctoon

Thank you, MinnMan . This post was very...

Thank you, MinnMan . This post was very informative to me. I've been considering getting a power meter. In fact, the Assioma pedals are on my short list. I just have to save a little more money for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,524
Posted By Broctoon

Are these meant for women? I always thought the...

Are these meant for women? I always thought the whole Liv line was women-specific design.

Are you a woman? No judgement, I'm just curious how many smaller men wear women's bike stuff because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,824
Posted By Broctoon

Follow up with yesterdayís ride results... I...

Follow up with yesterdayís ride results...

I rode with the same group, on exactly the same route, same time of day, and similar average temperature (93 F, just 2 degrees cooler than last week).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,524
Posted By Broctoon

I got a new bib shorts and also a long sleeve...

I got a new bib shorts and also a long sleeve jersey to wear this fall.

Both were from the Pearl Izumi outlet store near me.

Few things in this world make me happier than getting nice bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve learned something today. I didnít know these...

Iíve learned something today. I didnít know these hot weather base layers were a thing. Will have to look into adding one to my biking wardrobe, because itís been stupid hot here, but I still like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 565
Posted By Broctoon

The seller is definitely starting high and...

The seller is definitely starting high and expecting to haggle. Your offer of 1800 is not way out of line. Or maybe seller really believes thatís what itís worth. In that case, you should keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By Broctoon

I donít see why you would in hot weather. At...

I donít see why you would in hot weather. At least I never do. When itís cold, a layer of merino wool under my long sleeve jersey is the best thing ever.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Broctoon

For preventing cracks, itís probably more...

For preventing cracks, itís probably more important to ensure there are no irregularities inside the stemís clamp area, like burrs or trapped debris.
07-20-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By Broctoon

I can give some input based on rather limited...

I can give some input based on rather limited experience with Brooks leather.

I have a B-17 Professional, I think. It's the one with the center cutout and laces along the sides. (They come with...
07-20-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By Broctoon

helliot , All City makes great stuff. They're one...

helliot , All City makes great stuff. They're one of my favorite bike companies. I have their Nature Boy Disc single speed. I've never seen a Professional in person, but I'm sure it's very nice and...
07-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Broctoon

Your broken spokes might result from a...

Your broken spokes might result from a combination of your weight (which honestly is not unreasonably heavy) and cheap or poorly built wheels.

There are plenty of wheels available at reasonable...
07-20-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Broctoon

Nothing wrong with posting here, since it’s a FG...

Nothing wrong with posting here, since it’s a FG bike. You might also want to ask in the Clydesdales forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/clydesdales-athenas-200-lb-91-kg/).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Broctoon

They say the steerer is more likely to crack if...

They say the steerer is more likely to crack if you donít have it protruding at least 10mm above the top of the stem.

So thatís what I did with the last one I cut (the only carbon one Iíve ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,824
Posted By Broctoon

Yeah, probably not the right term.

Yeah, probably not the right term.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

The cost will be hundreds of dollars more than...

The cost will be hundreds of dollars more than anything we have now, and they will be the only system offered on any serious, high quality road bike.

I fully expect this.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,824
Posted By Broctoon

I saw this thread title and original post, and I...

I saw this thread title and original post, and I immediately thought of my experience last week.

There's a group ride I try to join every Wednesday night. I don't always make it, but I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,766
Posted By Broctoon

That is an interesting option. About $100 more...

That is an interesting option. About $100 more than their full pedals with single sided metering, and ~$100 less than their dual sided. If you like your pedal bodies, or you want dual sided but can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

Like wet or gritty environments? Fair point. ...

Like wet or gritty environments? Fair point.

Of course, many of us simply choose not to ride when the weather gets nasty, or we have a bike for those conditions and another one for the nice days....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Broctoon

Deleted. (Duplicate post)

Deleted. (Duplicate post)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Broctoon

For me, DeRosa > Specialized, because it's...

For me, DeRosa > Specialized, because it's Italian. (Not just the name on a Taiwanese frame, but actually made in the mother country.)

The Tarmac is a pervasive, ordinary offering from Big S, one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

Yep. And you can have radial spokes on the front,...

Yep. And you can have radial spokes on the front, which give your wheel lighter weight and better lateral stiffness.*


* Both attributes are only better by a tiny margin. Like how disc brakes...
07-19-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Broctoon

I hope you post pics of this bike once it's...

I hope you post pics of this bike once it's complete. Sounds like a pretty cool concept.

If I had the money and garage space for more bikes, I'd love to build up a Keirin frame. But I would spec...
07-19-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Broctoon

You're not wrong. These are fair...

You're not wrong.




These are fair points.

I was speaking generally, and not in terms of the exceptions (high end, light weight steel frames; and lower cost or extra beefy carbon bars).
...
07-18-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Broctoon

Nothing wrong with mixing the two materials. It...

Nothing wrong with mixing the two materials. It seems kind of silly for couple reasons:

- carbon bars are best suited to a weight weenie bike, and steel is the last material you should look to for...
07-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By Broctoon

Price around $200, 40 or 50 available, and drop...

Price around $200, 40 or 50 available, and drop bars + coaster brakes? That’s a tall order indeed.
07-16-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,920
Posted By Broctoon

Check Problem Solvers. They make a cable doubler...

Check Problem Solvers. They make a cable doubler to do this. —> Link (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/brakes/12_-_8816o)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

This thread is turning into a very interesting...

This thread is turning into a very interesting discussion/debate on marketing...

- Push vs. pull, or influence of the demand vs. supply side of the retail economy. Kind of a chicken or egg...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

Ah, I see. If I could afford a high end road...

Ah, I see.

If I could afford a high end road bike with high end hydro brakes, I might be sold. All my stuff is mid-range. Tektro, 105, some Ultegra, a few Dura Ace bits here and there. (I've had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

I've used them (hydro discs on my wife's hybrid...

I've used them (hydro discs on my wife's hybrid bike, cable-actuated on at least four bikes currently or formerly in my fleet). I don't kick and scream about it, but I'm still not convinced they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

Feel strongly about this, do you? Because...

Feel strongly about this, do you?

Because all I can say is that's just, like, your opinion, man.


(* Not anti-disc. Just not convinced they're the greatest thing since pockets on a shirt, or...
07-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Broctoon

You can do it, and probably won't require a lot...

You can do it, and probably won't require a lot of fussing. You might have to replace the brake calipers with some that have longer reach. It depends on how much adjustment range your calipers have....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Broctoon

Considering who's asking, my advice would be to...

Considering who's asking, my advice would be to wear it forward or backward, brim up or down, even inside out... but always with no shirt, no helmet, and no foot retention. Also, preferably on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

I'll be surprised if 20 years from now we don't...

I'll be surprised if 20 years from now we don't have as commonplace other developments that are not even on anyone's radar now. Maybe super light, powerful ebikes with regenerative braking (like what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,480
Posted By Broctoon

I never saw it as a real problem at all. ...

I never saw it as a real problem at all.


I think road bike disc brakes are a really good idea in a few circumstances:


- Lots of riding in wet conditions

- Carbon rims (another fairly...
07-16-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,920
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve posted pics of this one before, but itís...

Iíve posted pics of this one before, but itís like a new bike with some recent changes Iíve made.

Previously used a bullhorn bar and carbon rims with 23mm tires. I still have those parts, but I...
07-15-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,920
Posted By Broctoon

Cool! I have an old Japanese (Takara) hi-ten...

Cool! I have an old Japanese (Takara) hi-ten steel frame that Iíve set up with a 3 speed IGH and modern components. It weighs just a little less than a Toyota Corolla of the same era, but it works...
07-15-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Broctoon

I hate the hassle of setting them up initially,...

I hate the hassle of setting them up initially, and how they’re sometimes kind of finicky after that.

I’ve been converting most of my bikes to them because of one benefit: self-sealing punctures....
07-15-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 34,920
Posted By Broctoon

You must be one tall drink of water.

You must be one tall drink of water.
07-15-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Broctoon

Iíve had some of my tubeless tires act similarly....

Iíve had some of my tubeless tires act similarly. As long as they hold air for a 2-3 hour ride, I usually tolerate it. Itís when they go completely flat overnight that I start over, figure out whatís...
07-13-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4,861
Views: 616,028
Posted By Broctoon

I've been keeping any eye out for a Specialized...

I've been keeping any eye out for a Specialized CGR seatpost for my wife, because she complains about bumpy roads and vibrations sometimes. I found one like new for a reasonable price and bought it...
07-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Broctoon

If the axle sliding out of position (in either...

If the axle sliding out of position (in either type of frame) is a real concern, I think you should go back and re-examine your procedures for tightening the axle nuts or QR skewer.

I don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,503
Posted By Broctoon

I donít have any way to check mine, so Iím just...

I donít have any way to check mine, so Iím just guessing. Itís got to be somewhere in the mid 30ís. And I side with those who think itís an interesting, if not particularly useful, number.
07-10-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 400
Posted By Broctoon

Spoke selection is somewhat important, but not...

Spoke selection is somewhat important, but not critical. A quality spoke from any good maker will suffice, preferably a butted one (for best durability).

Even more important is the skill and...
07-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Broctoon

Here is the kit I bought: Long pivot bolt ...

Here is the kit I bought:

Long pivot bolt (https://www.modernbike.com/shimano-ultegra-br6700-front-pivot-bolt-assembly)

It appears to still be in stock at Modern Bike. Might also be at Benís...
07-10-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Broctoon

I had a 105 BR-5700 caliper with a pivot bolt too...

I had a 105 BR-5700 caliper with a pivot bolt too short to reach the recessed nut, even with a really long nut. The trouble was that it barely fit through the front side of the fork, not even that it...
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