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Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,990
Posted By Robert A

You went how fast on a bicycle?

You went how fast on a bicycle?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Cannondale just told me that 28mm rims are too...

Cannondale just told me that 28mm rims are too wide for my CAAD12/Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Aaron Rahim at LB says that carbon will ride...

Aaron Rahim at LB says that carbon will ride harsher than standard alloy rims. He suggests getting a 35mm deep wheels, stating that they are far less harsh than their 45mm and 55mm rims and strike a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Thanks for raising the point about clearance....

Thanks for raising the point about clearance. Mine has the newer Ultegra R8000 brakes and can comfortably clear my current 28mm (measured) tires. That doesn't mean that 28mm rims won't be an issue,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

For a given tire width, does having a wider rim...

For a given tire width, does having a wider rim affect downhill stability? One issue I'm trying to solve is that my CAAD12 doesn't feel so stable >25mph on stock rims, even in no-wind conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Sounds like 28mm wide rims is the way to go. Are...

Sounds like 28mm wide rims is the way to go. Are there any tradeoffs vs. 25mm rims?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

I'm on 28c's now but plan to go back to 25c. ...

I'm on 28c's now but plan to go back to 25c. Ideally, I'd like a rim that works well with both sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

. Okay, but isn't a 28mm rim a little wide...

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Okay, but isn't a 28mm rim a little wide for a 25c tire? I realize it'll widen the contact patch, but is this an optimal config?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Probably a topic for a different thread, but I...

Probably a topic for a different thread, but I considered alloy and even called HED tech support to inquire about the advantages. The main take away (as they explained it) is the price advantage. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

I updated item 1 to clarify that I'm asking about...

I updated item 1 to clarify that I'm asking about rim width, not tire width.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

I have read almost all (but not quite) of this...

I have read almost all (but not quite) of this entire thread from start to finish. I'm looking at LB for my first set of carbon wheels and would appreciate recomendations on configuration. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Thank you. Would you describe them?

Thank you. Would you describe them?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Are there any qualitative differences in ride...

Are there any qualitative differences in ride quality or bike handling?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Can you elaborate on how the LB's compare to the...

Can you elaborate on how the LB's compare to the Ardennes? Also, which config of LB do you have? The Ardennes is one of the sets I've been considering.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Robert A

Is double-sided tape a complete replacement for...

Is double-sided tape a complete replacement for glue, or is it primarily a substitute when glue can't be used (i.e., on the road)? Do you have confidence in downhill corners?

Also, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Robert A

What's it like living with tubulars these days? I...

What's it like living with tubulars these days? I rode them quite a lot in the 70s and somewhat in the 80s. My memory is a little faint when it comes to replacing a tire then cleaning and applying...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,651
Posted By Robert A

Any concerns with 80/90 front/rear on 28c...

Any concerns with 80/90 front/rear on 28c clinchers? I weigh 142.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Robert A

What fails in the hub, and how is the issue...

What fails in the hub, and how is the issue repaired?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Robert A

Proscloset is trustworthy so I'm not worried...

Proscloset is trustworthy so I'm not worried about fakes. Are you on sew-ups or clinchers, and do you happen to know which hub you have?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Robert A

Used Zipp 303 Firecrest Wheels

I'm interested in replacing my stock wheels that came on my rim-brake CAAD12 and the price limit is $1k. Two contenders are a used pair of Zipp 303 Firecrest wheels from Proscloset, in clincher ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,153
Posted By Robert A

Never lost a ride and never lost my screen or...

Never lost a ride and never lost my screen or needed a reboot mid-ride. Been using it since December '18 and have clocked 50 rides so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,990
Posted By Robert A

Would you do carbon tubular and rim brake (say,...

Would you do carbon tubular and rim brake (say, quality used Zipp 303s)?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,651
Posted By Robert A

I've ridden them about 1,500 mi and had no flats....

I've ridden them about 1,500 mi and had no flats. Just completed a Century on my aluminum CAAD12 with these tires and had no issues with fatigue from vibration. Only minor dislike is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,651
Posted By Robert A

I ride Corsa G+ tires on my CAAD (size c28) and...

I ride Corsa G+ tires on my CAAD (size c28) and the ride is quite nice and significantly better than the stock tires from Cannondale. I run at 80psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By Robert A

Can you explain what you mean by "it will not...

Can you explain what you mean by "it will not show speed"? Are you referring to the iPhone or the Elemnt?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,512
Posted By Robert A

So I have a question. I found that my car drives...

So I have a question. I found that my car drives better when it's washed, and even better when it's detailed. Do you think a clean drivetrain really makes a difference as compared to simply wiping...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,057
Posted By Robert A

Can I ask a basic, slightly OT question about...

Can I ask a basic, slightly OT question about Light Bicycle Wheels vs. the major brands?

I have a rim-brake CAAD12 and am just starting to look at replacing my wheels. Without getting into...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Robert A

It's also the endorphin high afterwards.

It's also the endorphin high afterwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Robert A

Guys, thanks. I think I'll wait a year. In the...

Guys, thanks. I think I'll wait a year. In the meantime, I'll due the L.A. River Century.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Robert A

I did the Solvang Century in March. It was 5,500...

I did the Solvang Century in March. It was 5,500 feet over 100 miles. Since then, I've staying in shape spending a decent amount of time doing 2,000 foot climbs in my neighborhood. But 8,000 feet...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By Robert A

I tend to agree, and I probably wouldn't have...

I tend to agree, and I probably wouldn't have bought one were it not for the HR and cadence sensors that came together in the package.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By Robert A

My Bolt gets data from my speed sensor and...

My Bolt gets data from my speed sensor and uploads the ride directly to Strava. The resulting data on Strava and my Bolt are 100% identical, so Strava IS pulling speed sensor data, at least in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By Robert A

L'Etape California Mt. Baldy

Anyone done this ride (https://www.letapecalifornia.com/letape-california-event-information/short-course-55-miles) in the past? Short course is 55 miles and 8,000 feet of climbing, I'm already signed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By Robert A

I'm sorry, I don't understand your objective. I...

I'm sorry, I don't understand your objective. I have the same Bolt/sensor combination as you. You can swap sensors between bikes, or rely on GPS for the two bikes that don't have the sensor. Keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By Robert A

Nutrition for muscle building

What do you eat after a strenuous ride, and how long after do you consume it? I'm trying to build muscle strength to improve speed and endurance on climbs and would like to better understand the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,572
Posted By Robert A

Pot.

Pot.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert A

But how is that risk? Is there an increased...

But how is that risk? Is there an increased chance of unexpected failure?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert A

Why is there risk with older rim brake wheels?

Why is there risk with older rim brake wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert A

Good suggestion. But my question is really about...

Good suggestion. But my question is really about higher-end used vs. lower-cost new. Is there a quality difference with the higher-end products even though they're used?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert A

Well here's the thing. It seems like I can get...

Well here's the thing. It seems like I can get quality used carbon wheels for around $800 - $1200 with known brands like Enve, Zipp or HED. Or I can spend close to the same amount for new carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert A

They have a fair number of Zipp 303 and 404 rim...

They have a fair number of Zipp 303 and 404 rim brake wheels. Are there nuances to these wheels that I should know about? For example, did Zipp redesign the wheels (thus making the used ones older,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By Robert A

Used wheels from Pro's Closet

Anyone ordered used wheels from Pro's Close (https://www.theproscloset.com/collections/road-wheels?tags=braketype-rim&page=1&sort=price-descending)t? At first impression, this seems like a great way...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By Robert A

I just did the May 1 update and observed three...

I just did the May 1 update and observed three issues:



Calibration with RPM speed is overreading about 2-3%. The Wahoo app is calibrated to auto just like before. Used to be perfectly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Robert A

Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By Robert A

List of upcoming Centuries and long rides

I'm looking for Centuries and opportunities for similar rides in California and the Southwest. So far, finding those rides has been hit and miss. Does a published directory of upcoming Centuries...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Robert A

That's a real score and a beautiful bike. ...

That's a real score and a beautiful bike. Congratulations!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By Robert A

Before you jump at the deal, keep in mind that...

Before you jump at the deal, keep in mind that there are still some brand new 2018 CAAD12's with the 105 groupset around. I think incycle.com has them for $1,250.

Btw, I'm 5'6" with a 30" inseam. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By Robert A

You measuring with an Android? My friend who...

You measuring with an Android? My friend who rides with Android and Strava often experiences large dropouts, which I think is due to battery issues. I used to use an iPhone for the same thing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,563
Posted By Robert A

Do larger tires have lower rolling resistance?...

Do larger tires have lower rolling resistance? Bicycle Rolling Resistance found that when tire pressures are adjusted to the same comfort level, rollilng ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,959
Posted By Robert A

I use the Wahoo Bolt and found it to be quite...

I use the Wahoo Bolt and found it to be quite accurate at tracking both moving and "cafe" time. I use a speed sensor, which I think improves accuracy a bit. Mine is set to compute average speed...
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