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05-10-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By superslomo

Older Tires, Any Use Concerns?

I've got some gatorskins I took off my bike probably two summers ago. They're wire bead, and have been hanging in the garage since then. I've got GP 4 Seasons, one of which has gotten cut on a...
05-07-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By superslomo

I didn't want to think of myself as being classic...

I didn't want to think of myself as being classic anything... I just thought it was a bike :)
05-07-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By superslomo

Triples are inherently grouchy, I think. I want...

Triples are inherently grouchy, I think. I want to build up the last triple i'm ever going to own new, I've not bought a road bike since 1997ish, when I bought my current Cannondale, which has gone...
05-07-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By superslomo

I thought that any older bike another person owns...

I thought that any older bike another person owns is just OLD. My schwinn has sentimental value to me, but it's not vintage, I'm pretty sure it's just old.

Right now, I'm sorely tempted to either...
05-07-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By superslomo

I think what I'm realizing is that it's not the...

I think what I'm realizing is that it's not the bike that's old (though it apparently is) it's that I am.

I just thought it was funny to realize that what felt REALLY REALLY NEW to me, still,...
05-07-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By superslomo

My bike was bought right around the end of...

My bike was bought right around the end of college for me, so it is officially more than 20 years old, so he's also not wrong about that... I just didn't think 9 speed was a twenty year old...
05-07-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,273
Posted By superslomo

How Old Is Classic, Anyway?

I had to bring in my bike to get shifters degreased. It magically started working when I got to the shop, so I didn't have to after all. I have a nine speed setup, with brifters. When I called to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By superslomo

I'm going to be buying something likely with 5800...

I'm going to be buying something likely with 5800 this spring, so I'm just being an ass. My apologies :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By superslomo

I think you really only get that kind of...

I think you really only get that kind of improvement if there's a set of Bold New Graphics, or a different finish of some kind. New cable coatings, that kind of thing would warrant a 100+ placebo...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,080
Posted By superslomo

It's definitely 100 more group. That's just pure...

It's definitely 100 more group. That's just pure mathematics. ;)

Also, you'll find the braking to be a solid 12 placebos more confidence inspiring, and the shifting is apparently 8 or 9 placebos...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,047
Posted By superslomo

I tried a trainer and didn't like it, years back....

I tried a trainer and didn't like it, years back. Just too boring and grim. I have ridden through bits of winter, but it feels like a lot of work to just go for a short bit of interval-ing, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By superslomo

I'm wondering a bit whether the stock wheels on...

I'm wondering a bit whether the stock wheels on any of these are likely to be robust under my deuce-and-a-quarter of weight... Shimano RS11s, Fulcrum S5s, on the basic rim-brake 105 kit... are those...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By superslomo

From what I've heard, the 5800 stuff is pretty...

From what I've heard, the 5800 stuff is pretty nice, and doesn't give up much except weight against the 6800 Ultegra, but that could be inaccurate.

I thought Rival was pretty decent, but I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By superslomo

They're both from "local shops", just my two...

They're both from "local shops", just my two favorite ones, the one that just has the specialized is a bit smaller, and I've probably talked more b.s. over the years when I've gone there, though they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By superslomo

Rain sometimes, no racing. Also mainly solo, so...

Rain sometimes, no racing. Also mainly solo, so I'm not terribly worried about the other kids making fun of me. I'm also a fat bastard, aging into decrepitude at an alarming rate (the bike is by way...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By superslomo

Dreaming of n+1, spring, and... discs?

Looking at the Synapse and Roubaix at a pair of local LBSs. One shop guy, who I like and trust, is generally anti-disc, and his shop sells the Roubaix. The other local shop of note has the Roubaix...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 21,411
Posted By superslomo

I'm not sure it's that interesting to me that...

I'm not sure it's that interesting to me that professionals ride the new gear... they have a car with replacement parts and mechanics rolling along not far behind them, which I haven't been able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,700
Posted By superslomo

Dude, that list is seriously impressive. I don't...

Dude, that list is seriously impressive. I don't think I have the discipline to get anywhere near that... I also don't sleep well on my back, so I always bring a heavier therm-a-rest with me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,700
Posted By superslomo

This all makes my head hurt. 8 pounds, as others...

This all makes my head hurt. 8 pounds, as others have said, can go essentially anywhere, and unless you are a mountain of a man beating the weight limit on the bike already, it won't really make any...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,455
Posted By superslomo

My planetbike blinkies have been pretty reliable,...

My planetbike blinkies have been pretty reliable, and they really aren't all that much money for one or two of the superflashers for "be seen" coverage. I spent more on a headlight (L&M ARC, worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-14, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,789
Posted By superslomo

Depends. If you want to run a super wide...

Depends.

If you want to run a super wide range cassette on the back, you might need the medium cage for that as well. It's a matter of what large cog the rear can handle, and how many cogs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-14, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,316
Posted By superslomo

I really like bare matte ti, stainless with...

I really like bare matte ti, stainless with brazing in an off color, or bare looking carbon fiber.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-14, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,590
Posted By superslomo

I'd say this thread is like walking into the...

I'd say this thread is like walking into the vatican and screaming that your spoon stole your soul to use it to power a spaceship, and that you need funding.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,706
Posted By superslomo

God help me but this early winter is bloody...

God help me but this early winter is bloody dreadful, isn't it?

Wear whatever you want.

How you have bloody nipples running in a 5k I do not for the life of me understand.

If you think...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,590
Posted By superslomo

Seriously? I'm not risking asplosion from using...

Seriously? I'm not risking asplosion from using crabon. Steel hammers are real-er.

And yes, bikes made for riding on the road that are crazy expensive are perhaps a little faster than cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 73,217
Posted By superslomo

How narrow a tire can you put on the diverge...

How narrow a tire can you put on the diverge without adverse effect? If you can basically run it down to a skinny option akin to the roubaix equivalent, I'm swooning and thoroughly in a love at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 22,968
Posted By superslomo

I used to use a quite large cannondale seat wedge...

I used to use a quite large cannondale seat wedge bag on my bike when we lived in the city.

LARGE SEAT BAG, AS IT WAS THE ONLY CORRECT WAY TO LIVE AND RIDE A BICYCLE.

Then we moved, and I...
10-28-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By superslomo

I have 9 speed ultegra/tiagra/xt mixed up now,...

I have 9 speed ultegra/tiagra/xt mixed up now, but I wasn't sure what plays well together on the newer groups.

I'm trying to figure out what triple parts pay nicely together, either campy 11 or...
10-28-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By superslomo

11-32 10 Speed Cassettes on GS Derailleurs Okay... Any Cautionary Tales?

As it says on the tin: for 5700/6700 GS derailleurs, it seems like you can run 32 max cog cassettes despite the spec saying differently. Is this accurate? Any trick to watch for on this? Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By superslomo

Fork in this case is carbon, stem is threadless. ...

Fork in this case is carbon, stem is threadless.

Basically, 11 or ten speed triple, sti. If I can get this for same price as a smoothie, maybe it's a better option?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By superslomo

Serotta Colorado CRL Question

Question about an older Serotta Colorado CRL frame.

Were these off-the-rack, or custom? Any reason to worry about stiffness for a 200-and-change-pound rider?

Any concerns about condition and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,435
Posted By superslomo

I have a thomson on both my bikes (on the old...

I have a thomson on both my bikes (on the old bike, the post is worth more than the rest of the bike, honestly), and I would put one on anything I get next if needed... so the crummy seatpost isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,052
Posted By superslomo

I get the fluid done whenever I get pads done, I...

I get the fluid done whenever I get pads done, I thought that was pretty standard... I also definitely have the fluid flushed and replaced probably once a year on my motorcycle, work I also don't do...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,736
Posted By superslomo

I don't think the bars are necessarily higher or...

I don't think the bars are necessarily higher or lower in either case. I think that the sloping top tube makes the whole frame look sort of more small and squat, less "rangy", and moves the eye down...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 05:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,052
Posted By superslomo

I am not crazy about working on and having...

I am not crazy about working on and having hydraulics on a bike, personally. I know MTB has had it for years, but I haven't got one myself and it feels like a bit of a headache (based on zero...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,736
Posted By superslomo

I still think (not for any particularly good...

I still think (not for any particularly good reasons, but I'm stuck on this) that frames look better with less slope to the top tube. There's something just more appealing about that level top tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 59,457
Posted By superslomo

Interesting to me, I ride a triple, but my basic...

Interesting to me, I ride a triple, but my basic process is to just stay in the middle 39 almost all the time, using the full 9 at the rear. When things get going steeply upwards, I work my way down...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By superslomo

Right there is another temptation: the Campy 11...

Right there is another temptation: the Campy 11 has a 12-29 option, which might be about as perfect as you're going to find ANYWHERE for what I actually need. I wouldn't mind a bit more punch than...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,033
Posted By superslomo

How To Phrase This Delicately? Adjustments Needed for 11 Speed Shimano vs. Campy?

Campagnolo still makes a triple group in 11 speed, no one else does. They are also continuing to make 10 speed groups in triple for the time being.

As a guy who's always ridden Shimano, reading...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,492
Posted By superslomo

You live in Chicago. All you need gears for is...

You live in Chicago. All you need gears for is adjusting for wind direction. When I was in Ohio, I had a 12 speed with a 23 big cog and it was just fine. While it's not like my house is in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 59,457
Posted By superslomo

This is what we are all being told. I don't...

This is what we are all being told. I don't believe that that's true, on my numbers 30/30 is still lower than 30/32, and I don't need 50/11 at the top end. I'd rather have another triple, just to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,268
Posted By superslomo

The triple thing is now largely academic. I have...

The triple thing is now largely academic. I have one, love it, want another one on my next road bike, but you just can't buy a bike built up with a triple group for the road anymore, other than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,665
Posted By superslomo

What are you on right now, how does it fit, etc?

What are you on right now, how does it fit, etc?
10-21-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,662
Posted By superslomo

I think the concept is that when your face is...

I think the concept is that when your face is tight, you're actually using energy and core strength to squeeze all your muscles into knots out of the stress. When you loosen your face up, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By superslomo

I think that maybe the OP isn't asking "should I...

I think that maybe the OP isn't asking "should I change to a mid-compact", but asking "given that I'm GOING to change to a mid-compact, what do you think of these chainrinrings?"

I don't have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,841
Posted By superslomo

This. The air that is sheltered and...

This.

The air that is sheltered and protected INSIDE the windstopping/blocking layer is where the warmth actually gets held in, so a windproof jacket or vest outside your jersey is going to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,922
Posted By superslomo

I don't look at speed on my computer, I don't pay...

I don't look at speed on my computer, I don't pay attention to where there are segments on rides I'm planning... I do put segments in that are repeated legs for my own rides that I want to pay...
10-21-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,662
Posted By superslomo

One point that's less mathematical than all of...

One point that's less mathematical than all of the above, but I find myself coming back to on longer trips up longer hills: focus on keeping your face, arms and shoulders relaxed. If your face is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,492
Posted By superslomo

This * 1,000,000 If I didn't need a 12-27,...

This * 1,000,000

If I didn't need a 12-27, I'd ride a 12-25. If I need more, I'll put on the 11-34 touring cassette or the 13-30 I figure I'm going to buy from Harris. I have a triple, but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By superslomo

The way there is under a mile from my door, the...

The way there is under a mile from my door, the way home is (obviously) about the same. I figure I can add in a couple-ten minutes of rambling around town to cool down before getting back home.
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