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Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By msu2001la

OK, that makes sense and I read the article above...

OK, that makes sense and I read the article above after posting my question. I guess I didn't realize that the Turbo Cotton is not tubeless compatible (that's what the RapidAir is), so if Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By msu2001la

If they're riding clinchers anyway, what would be...

If they're riding clinchers anyway, what would be the disadvantage of setting them up tubeless? Isn't the rolling resistance on tubeless generally better than tubed?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By msu2001la

That's a crazy story. I also find it crazy...

That's a crazy story.

I also find it crazy that a company is selling a $179 handlebar bag.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,877
Views: 359,023
Posted By msu2001la

Sometimes I ride the TT bike on my Zwift group...

Sometimes I ride the TT bike on my Zwift group rides just so my teammates can yell at me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By msu2001la

Light seems like a great option for a lower cost...

Light seems like a great option for a lower cost build, but if you have $2500 burning a hole in your pocket I'm not sure why you wouldn't go with a name brand wheel that comes with a local dealer...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By msu2001la

For 28mm tires and disc brakes, a good choice...

For 28mm tires and disc brakes, a good choice would be Enve SES 4.5AR. They're optimized around 28mm tires, and $2550/set. You can spec 'em with Industry Nine or Chris King hubs if you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned...

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned Ronan McLaughlin's everesting bike in this thread is because his cut-off-the-drops bar is what the OP was trying to achieve by buying a bullhorn and...
03-04-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By msu2001la

I have the new conical spacer on, but I cannot...

I have the new conical spacer on, but I cannot seem to get the headset adjusted to be smooth. In order to get the steering smooth, the pre-load has to be really loose.
I'm wondering if I have the...
03-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon seat posts (generally speaking) have more...

Carbon seat posts (generally speaking) have more compliance and mute vibrations better than aluminum, making for a smoother ride. In most cases they're lighter, though that Thompson post is already...
03-03-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By msu2001la

Just throwing it out there that the FSA SL-K...

Just throwing it out there that the FSA SL-K carbon seat post is roughly the same price as that Thompson Elite, if you wanted to consider a carbon option.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

He talks about the front brake in the article,...

He talks about the front brake in the article, selected primarily for aero, not for weight (though it is slightly lighter than the Campy Record caliper it replaced):

A TriRig Omega X brake was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

This bike has 3 gears. I doubt shifting...

This bike has 3 gears. I doubt shifting performance was much of a factor, and I have to think the weight difference between the cages amounts to a few grams at most.

In Ronan McLaughlin's own...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

Those are tubulars.

Those are tubulars.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

I feel bad for the bike fitters out there that...

I feel bad for the bike fitters out there that stumble upon this one.
03-02-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By msu2001la

If this bike has the carbon fork I think it has,...

If this bike has the carbon fork I think it has, I would be very cautious about clamping down adapters on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely...

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely not the same as a dropbar without the drops, flipped over. Even if you flipped them over, the extensions are much longer, and the bar doesn't curve...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,500
Posted By msu2001la

I would be highly suspicious of someone I didn't...

I would be highly suspicious of someone I didn't know showing up at a group ride with this bullhorn setup described in this thread.

I also am having a hard time envisioning how the hoods or brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. Triathletes often combine arm...

Agreed.

Triathletes often combine arm sleeves with sleeveless jerseys/suits. It looks ridiculous, but seems to partially solve this problem. Swimming with sleeves would be tricky, I'm guessing.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 959
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years,...

Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years, but the tri suits I've used in the past are basically just a sleeveless version of cycling skin-suits, but with a very thin, almost non-existent...
02-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By msu2001la

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to run the stem in...

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to run the stem in the new position for a little while on the trainer just to make sure I'm good on the adjustment before cutting. I was wondering if I needed to buy...
02-26-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By msu2001la

There are bikes where the brake hoses are fully...

There are bikes where the brake hoses are fully hidden. They get routed through the handlebar, into the stem and down through the head tube into the frame. Specialized Tarmac SL7 comes to mind. Note...
02-26-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By msu2001la

SRAM AXS is a cool drivetrain. I love that it's...

SRAM AXS is a cool drivetrain. I love that it's totally wireless and 12 speed, which is probably where Shimano will be with their next versions.
That said, I'd have zero concerns buying a new bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. I get that people are upset about what...

Agreed. I get that people are upset about what SRAM did with Powertap, but SRAM has acquired many other companies and not done this. SRAM has invested massively in Zipp, for example, and has pushed...
02-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,459
Posted By msu2001la

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been...

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been dropped. Nicely done. The downside of course is that you've committed yourself to riding fancy wheels forever, because after this stock wheels will feel like...
02-24-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,263
Posted By msu2001la

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is...

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is getting away from cars/traffic and into areas that are more rural, quiet and natural. I like mountain biking for those reasons too, but dislike being...
02-24-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By msu2001la

I concur about Canyon sizing being different than...

I concur about Canyon sizing being different than most manufacturers. When I was thinking of buying an Inflite last year, I assumed I needed a medium (which would align with most other manufacturer's...
02-24-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not trying to drop the stem all the way down...

I'm not trying to drop the stem all the way down to the head tube (what I would consider "slammed"). I'm trying to lower it about 10mm from its current position, so it will have around 20mm of stack...
02-23-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By msu2001la

Change the muffler bearings annually? Check the...

Change the muffler bearings annually? Check the blinker fluid?

I'm pretty sure most of these units are maintenance free, but someone may correct me on that.
02-23-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By msu2001la

Is this specific to carbon steerer tubes? This...

Is this specific to carbon steerer tubes?
This particular bike has a carbon fork w/ alloy steerer tube, but my other Cannondale bike has a carbon steerer tube. The shop just adjusted the fit and...
02-23-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By msu2001la

Ah... conical spacer. Thank you! Also,...

Ah... conical spacer. Thank you!

Also, carbon is 8 grams. I bet alloy is at least 12. Carbon it is!
02-23-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,389
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW You can get a Zipp Service Course alloy...

FWIW You can get a Zipp Service Course alloy seatpost for $40 with a Zipp logo on the side. It's probably no different than any other alloy seat post, but also... $40.
Carbon commands a premium...
02-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By msu2001la

I've also never noticed any difference between...

I've also never noticed any difference between Shimano and SRAM cassettes, and use them interchangeably. Same with chains.
Given the current challenge with finding parts, I'd encourage you to buy...
02-23-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale headset bearing cap size question

I have an older (2014) Cannondale CAADX that has a 1 1/8" steerer tube/headset. It has a very tall tapered spacer below the stem and I'm hoping to find a lower profile version of this so that I can...
02-23-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By msu2001la

Ha. Yes. I knew I was in trouble as soon as they...

Ha. Yes. I knew I was in trouble as soon as they pulled it out of the box and showed it to me. It's definitely a splurge, and this particular shop provides my race team with a nice discount on parts...
02-23-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 876
Posted By msu2001la

I have a canti CX bike that has Avid Shorty...

I have a canti CX bike that has Avid Shorty Ultimates on it. They work pretty well. I am currently running carbon rims on it and I wouldn't want to be running that combo in wet/snow/mud, but for dry...
02-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By msu2001la

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their...

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their narrowest size). It's not as extreme as some other bars I've seen, but still is way more than I've ever had. It looks much wider from behind than from...
02-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By msu2001la

Flared bars - have you tried them?

I have been a bit skeptical of flared drop bars on gravel bikes. I guess I'm a traditionalist and think they look a bit goofy, and it seemed like a gimmick by manufacturers to try to make...
02-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By msu2001la

There are no complexities with hydro discs that...

There are no complexities with hydro discs that I'm aware of. You'll have to bleed them every few years... maybe. Otherwise you just replace the pads and adjust as usual.

I'd definitely go with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,176
Posted By msu2001la

They very well could have been more affordable...

They very well could have been more affordable than I realized. You're right that $400 doesn't seem too crazy when you compare to other high-end hub options, or in the context of high-end wheelsets...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,176
Posted By msu2001la

I'll never forget the first time I saw a masters...

I'll never forget the first time I saw a masters CX racer on a set of race-day tubulars laced to a PowerTap rear hub.
A few weeks earlier I had stretched my checkbook to spend $1500 on my first CX...
02-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,459
Posted By msu2001la

Nice! I've been eyeing up that same set for a...

Nice! I've been eyeing up that same set for a while and would love to hear some reviews after you've got some miles on them. They look great.
My understanding is that you won't see much in terms of...
02-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By msu2001la

I've gotta think selling off individual parts...

I've gotta think selling off individual parts would have better results than trying to sell a complete groupset. There are loads of bikes out there with Ultegra 6800 in need of replacement parts, and...
02-16-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By msu2001la

What are teething problems?

What are teething problems?
02-16-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By msu2001la

If you really want an 11-42 on the rear, you'll...

If you really want an 11-42 on the rear, you'll need a MTB RD.

In terms of what you can do with your current Dura Ace RD, I think you can run up to 28t max cog size without modification.
To go...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By msu2001la

When I first bought my tubless road tires, I...

When I first bought my tubless road tires, I couldn't get my front tire (GP5k TL) to seat correctly or stay inflated when I first installed it, so I took it into the LBS. They fixed it and charged me...
02-11-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,182
Posted By msu2001la

Why? It's not like it's live updating. It uploads...

Why? It's not like it's live updating. It uploads a ride later after you're done, and can be set to hide the start/end points.

It's not really any different than tagging locations on Instagram or...
02-11-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,182
Posted By msu2001la

This. I find very little "social media" in...

This. I find very little "social media" in Strava. It's mostly a training log, and also some motivation because I know others can see my training log and therefore are passing judgement on how...
02-11-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,802
Posted By msu2001la

Race it! Jingle has a bunch of lower level...

Race it! Jingle has a bunch of lower level amateur racing wrapped around the UCI race as well. I think there's even a gravel race associated with it now.
02-11-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,802
Posted By msu2001la

USA CX Nationals will be in Cantigny Park in...

USA CX Nationals will be in Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, December 7-12, 2021.

If we can get past COVID, 2021-2022 season will include some amazing CX racies in the US:

10/10/2021: UCI World...
02-11-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,802
Posted By msu2001la

Rob is awesome and has done a ton to promote CX...

Rob is awesome and has done a ton to promote CX racing in our region, including supporting teams with sponsorships/discounts, running his own team, and running many awesome races. I know he and many...
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