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Posted By himespau

Could you sell the 600 groupset by itself and use...

Could you sell the 600 groupset by itself and use the profits to buy a campy-equipped donor bike (size and condition of the frame don't matter)?
02-03-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By himespau

This going to be for a display or actual use?

This going to be for a display or actual use?
02-03-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By himespau

Whatever it is, it looks pretty.

Whatever it is, it looks pretty.
02-02-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By himespau

More recently, I think of the dropper post in...

More recently, I think of the dropper post in Milan-San Remo last year. Of course, being one of the best descenders in the world and being able to take some risks (that almost went wrong) certainly...
01-30-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By himespau

And my experiences with kids (and spouse)...

And my experiences with kids (and spouse) constantly forgetting to take their chapsticks out of their pants before putting them in the wash. I fish at least one out of the washer or dryer each week....
Forum: Touring
01-27-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 489
Posted By himespau

For my touring build (10 speed long cage rear...

For my touring build (10 speed long cage rear Shimano and a triple), I'm debating between DA downtube shifters on Kelly Take-offs (have...
01-27-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By himespau

You are so much less able to move when riding...

You are so much less able to move when riding indoors. Make sure you're using chamois cream and potentially look into a rocker plate. The more motion you're able to get (even if it's just standing...
01-27-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 634
Posted By himespau

As unterhausen mentioned, the published "fix" is...

As unterhausen mentioned, the published "fix" is to use the companion app as a bridge to get it to work.
01-27-23, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By himespau

I love 10 speed Campagnolo (especially 10s...

I love 10 speed Campagnolo (especially 10s Triples). Any time anyone wants to upgrade to 12 or 13 or whatever speed, I will appropriately dispose of your 10S stuff for you for the low, low cost of...
01-26-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,465
Posted By himespau

I bought a pair of those in tan wall when they...

I bought a pair of those in tan wall when they were on sale somewhere in the $60 range. Still haven't built up the wheels I planned to put them on and almost all of my riding is on the trainer these...
01-26-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 691
Posted By himespau

I think it's only one way in the other direction...

I think it's only one way in the other direction for the platform sync. I don't know of any other platform than FitBit that they allow data in from, but I could be wrong.
01-26-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 691
Posted By himespau

Can you link you Garmin scale with your FitBit...

Can you link you Garmin scale with your FitBit account? My withings scale used to connect directly to Zwift, but they broke that funcionality. The work around is to have my Withings scale sync to...
01-26-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By himespau

I'd tend to trust the device that was actually...

I'd tend to trust the device that was actually there rather than the software that calculated speed based on GPS positioning estimated elevation (to account for distance changes that don't happen in...
01-26-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By himespau

+100

+100
01-26-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,465
Posted By himespau

Good point. all of us are different in our...

Good point. all of us are different in our sensitivity levels.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By himespau

I always thought the Holland ExoGrid frame looked...

I always thought the Holland ExoGrid frame looked sort of cool. No real benefit other than looking cool, but I did really want one for some reason:...
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By himespau

It may depend on there being that 1 (or, better,...

It may depend on there being that 1 (or, better, 2 competing) person who remembers riding (or wanting) in his childhood. Did you have an active bmx scene in your area ~25 years ago?
01-25-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By himespau

I have lots of varoius thicknesses of these...

I have lots of varoius thicknesses of these little rubber and plastic shims for a variety of things. I'd play around with one until I could find one that worked (that's what I did when I had bike...
01-24-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By himespau

I've read of people using the waterproof black...

I've read of people using the waterproof black textured paint that you can paint on surfaces beside pools to prevent slipping. Not meant for wood, but an interesting idea. I hear what you're saying...
01-24-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By himespau

Nice. Tri-bottle holders for bikes with no...

Nice. Tri-bottle holders for bikes with no mounts didn't occur to me, but now I look at it and wonder why. As long as you don't need a saddle bag, it's a great solution.
01-24-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By himespau

I have similarly never had a problem with my park...

I have similarly never had a problem with my park tool, but I don't tend to work with cranks that I haven't put on the bike myself with lots of thread cleaning and lubrication first.
01-24-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By himespau

I saw that, and it's probably true if you can get...

I saw that, and it's probably true if you can get someone to CNC it for you. Since it'd be me and my jigsaw, I'd probably be better off planning for 2 sheets. Also, I'd like something a bit longer...
01-24-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,472
Posted By himespau

Might be the angle. One of the pictures makes...

Might be the angle. One of the pictures makes the clearance look a lot tighter than another of them.
01-24-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By himespau

Pretty.

Pretty.
01-24-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By himespau

I keep thinking about building one (would need a...

I keep thinking about building one (would need a full bike-sized one and want fore/aft motion), but strong enough plywood sheets (would probably need 2x 4'x8') are pretty expensive, and that (plus...
01-24-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 602
Posted By himespau

That is an insane deal. I know several people...

That is an insane deal. I know several people who have one and love the build stability. A couple people (usually bigger power riders) have mentioned getting a lot higher power numbers on it...
01-24-23, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 691
Posted By himespau

I wonder how the effort would have compared had...

I wonder how the effort would have compared had you been able to hook up with a large pace partner pack for the ride. Coco used to do Tempus Fugit in the 39-42 kph range depending on pack size. ...
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By himespau

That's a pretty bike.

That's a pretty bike.
01-17-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 964
Posted By himespau

Super cool. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with...

Super cool. I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with that tight of tire clearance on that frame, but only because I would be afraid of marring the pretty paint on the seat tube. I'd definitely be...
01-17-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By himespau

I've got 3. One pista with one footpad and a...

I've got 3. One pista with one footpad and a plastic handle in my office. One pista with one footpad and a wooden handle in the basement next to my trainer. One superpista with a wooden handle and...
01-16-23, 10:45 PM
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Posted By himespau

$70 for 10 speed Chorus ergos? If they were...

$70 for 10 speed Chorus ergos? If they were local, I've have picked them up by now no matter what the seller called them. But then, I have a thing for 10 speed Campagnolo.
01-16-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,817
Posted By himespau

Thank goodness that Serotta is way too small for...

Thank goodness that Serotta is way too small for me.
Replies: 22
Views: 665
Posted By himespau

Since the rear triangle was likely spread (if...

Since the rear triangle was likely spread (if it's a 60's or 70's bike it likely had 120 mm spacing in the back when built, the current rear wheel has an axle that's 10 mm wider now), it might be...
01-12-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By himespau

If you want to gain extra xp, instead of making...

If you want to gain extra xp, instead of making it one long workout block at whatever W, you can make it a whole lot of 1 minute blocks of that power. If you're able to stay within range of that...
01-12-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By himespau

Honestly, I have 3 of the fabric straps that I...

Honestly, I have 3 of the fabric straps that I rotate in between. The straps tend to fail a lot more frequently than the sensor units, so I figure rotating between them makes it last longer.
01-12-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By himespau

It seems like you could find/make a workout that...

It seems like you could find/make a workout that puts your bike in erg mode for a long time at a consistent power that you like.
01-12-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By himespau

Graphics are a nice change from Zwift for sure.

Graphics are a nice change from Zwift for sure.
01-12-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By himespau

I like the Garmin Dual. There are a number of...

I like the Garmin Dual. There are a number of generic knock offs that tend to work well as well.
01-11-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By himespau

Paint job looks decent.

Paint job looks decent.
01-11-23, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By himespau

Maybe better brake distribution between front and...

Maybe better brake distribution between front and rear would help.
01-10-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 330
Posted By himespau

Shop for touring bikes?

Shop for touring bikes?
01-10-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,642
Posted By himespau

I've long wished I would have picked up a couple...

I've long wished I would have picked up a couple of sets of that in Triples. I have 10 speed triples that I like, but I believe the Athena increased the max cog size on the rear form 29T to 32T and...
01-10-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,455
Posted By himespau

Sometimes you've just gotta caveman things.

Sometimes you've just gotta caveman things.
01-09-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By himespau

Looking forward to racing again when it resumes...

Looking forward to racing again when it resumes tomorrow. Not sure what to make of the segment battle points. I guess we'll see. You doing bike swaps?

I think we used to race together a couple...
01-09-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By himespau

They've recently changed it to 25%.

They've recently changed it to 25%.
01-08-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,966
Posted By himespau

Outdoors, I haven't had as much need for it. ...

Outdoors, I haven't had as much need for it. Indoors (where I do most of my riding), it's an every ride or else kind of thing.
01-06-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 525
Posted By himespau

And then there's the bit about having to talk...

And then there's the bit about having to talk about Kelvin so they don't think the temperature (well thermal energy anyway) doubles when you go from 20C to 40C (I still have to talk to relatives...
01-06-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 525
Posted By himespau

This whole having to say "food calories" every...

This whole having to say "food calories" every time I talk about energy storage with my students (for example comparing /g the energy stored in carbohydrates vs. lipids) is really annoying, but it's...
01-06-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By himespau

Looks to be in great shape. If I didn't have...

Looks to be in great shape. If I didn't have more projects in the queue than time/budget already, I'd be thinking about picking that up for a drop bar conversion for when my kinds outgrow their...
01-06-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,496
Posted By himespau

Sounds like it's soon going to be time to start...

Sounds like it's soon going to be time to start restocking up on some of the consumables that I've run low on in my parts bin. Good news.
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