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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 390
Posted By GuitarBob

I'll second one of the models made from Gore-Tex...

I'll second one of the models made from Gore-Tex Shake Dry. Crazy light, packable, breathable, windproof, and waterproof.

I don't own one because I already own 3 or 4 other jackets that I'd have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By GuitarBob

I like Skratch Labs too, although I run a bit...

I like Skratch Labs too, although I run a bit lighter dosage that the recipe. On long rides, I sometimes carry a few Nuun tablets given their convenience.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,315
Posted By GuitarBob

I think most people, roadies included, like being...

I think most people, roadies included, like being helpful, sharing what they think might be useful to someone. But offering unsolicited advice to someone who is already pretty darned capable and has...
06-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,314
Posted By GuitarBob

You guys are cracking me up -- keep it up! :)

You guys are cracking me up -- keep it up! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,246
Posted By GuitarBob

You're on the steep part of the learning curve --...

You're on the steep part of the learning curve -- you'll be a pro in no time! Good on ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By GuitarBob

My guess is that there would not be a predictable...

My guess is that there would not be a predictable relationship -- that is, the result would vary by brand/model because in reality, even though they are spec'd as 23s or 25s, they all measure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,324
Posted By GuitarBob

It's only a bug that shows up in a Garmin thread,...

It's only a bug that shows up in a Garmin thread, naturally ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,682
Posted By GuitarBob

Huh, that's interesting.

Huh, that's interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By GuitarBob

I'd say that's a good deal, so long as it fits...

I'd say that's a good deal, so long as it fits you.

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=3061308&make=672&model=79002
06-12-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,093
Posted By GuitarBob

Bummer for him and his team, for sure. He seems...

Bummer for him and his team, for sure. He seems like a pretty reasonable guy, but his racing style is just really boring to watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By GuitarBob

I'll second that for Tucson. In fact, I just...

I'll second that for Tucson. In fact, I just replaced a set of tires that woodcraft could probably use for another 1,000 miles. Of course, I hate doing that, but after a succession of flats, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,500
Posted By GuitarBob

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,500
Posted By GuitarBob

To be clear, you're disagreeing because you...

To be clear, you're disagreeing because you consider hydraulic disc and mechanical rim brakes the same so far as servicing? If I have that right, then yes, we disagree.

As I said above, I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 26,500
Posted By GuitarBob

I imagine that oldbear63 knew that he was...

I imagine that oldbear63 knew that he was responsible for screwing the pooch. I imagine his point was that it's a good bit harder to royally screw up when adjusting rim brakes than hydraulic disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,859
Posted By GuitarBob

For me, it would be the wheels from the major...

For me, it would be the wheels from the major manufacturer, provided they are in great shape. The LB wheels seem like great value for money, but I can't imagine they were designed with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,624
Posted By GuitarBob

I buy fancy jerseys to fuel the smug in those who...

I buy fancy jerseys to fuel the smug in those who don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,798
Posted By GuitarBob

If they have a string, they are probably targeted...

If they have a string, they are probably targeted for triathletes, not roadies.

As other have mentioned, you'll inevitably sort out the brands and models that suit you best. For what it's worth,...
06-01-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By GuitarBob

A hilarious and accurate summary of the...

A hilarious and accurate summary of the proceedings. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By GuitarBob

I too would figure out how to fit a larger...

I too would figure out how to fit a larger cassette. I have no interest in grinding a cadence of 30-40 for more than a minute or two... or walking... if I can help it.

One possibility? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,466
Posted By GuitarBob

Me, yesterday. So much shame.

Me, yesterday.

So much shame.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By GuitarBob

That was my thought too. All things considered,...

That was my thought too. All things considered, that was pretty much the ideal fall -- if you're going to have a fall. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,466
Posted By GuitarBob

Usually it's two days from when it ships, which...

Usually it's two days from when it ships, which is typically the day after I order. That usually means I'll have it in 3 days if I order on a Monday or Tuesday, longer if we cross the weekend, of...
05-20-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By GuitarBob

Perhaps as a means to explain why he had such an...

Perhaps as a means to explain why he had such an off day during the TT.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,017
Posted By GuitarBob

A new wheelset will come read to ride; you just...

A new wheelset will come read to ride; you just need to remove and install the cassette, as mentioned.

There are tons of options. First set that comes to mind is Shimano Ultegra, which you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,809
Posted By GuitarBob

It's so hot here in summer (Tucson) that I often...

It's so hot here in summer (Tucson) that I often buy white jerseys to get any benefit I can muster. Whenever it's an option, I opt for jerseys trimmed in something other than white around the collar...
05-14-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,695
Posted By GuitarBob

Yep, really hard to watch and I kept wincing. ...

Yep, really hard to watch and I kept wincing. Commentators were too!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,064
Posted By GuitarBob

Looks like your coach wants you to get to work! ...

Looks like your coach wants you to get to work!
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,709
Posted By GuitarBob

I like it, you're yelling at yourself! ;)

I like it, you're yelling at yourself! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,913
Posted By GuitarBob

I always wear a cap -- probably have a dozen. ...

I always wear a cap -- probably have a dozen.



One of my favorite lightweight caps.



They make nice caps for sure, lots of different styles.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,055
Posted By GuitarBob

Congrats! Based on the thread title, I thought...

Congrats! Based on the thread title, I thought there was some chance you bought one of these:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By GuitarBob

Lake is a solid brand with a wide range of...

Lake is a solid brand with a wide range of options, from entry-level to top-drawer. I have a mid-range pair that have a real leather upper that were a good value. Lakes fit me better than Sidis do,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By GuitarBob

Yep, fantastic.

Yep, fantastic.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By GuitarBob

Here's a link to MVDP's winning ride on Strava: ...

Here's a link to MVDP's winning ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/2307958367/overview

If you like road racing and haven't watched the last 20 km, I'd recommend it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By GuitarBob

Check the DC Rainmaker review noted earlier -- I...

Check the DC Rainmaker review noted earlier -- I am pretty sure he wrote that the 1030 will get a firmware update that includes everything (almost everything?) offered in the new models. A nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By GuitarBob

Isn't that the most recent version of the Tarmac?...

Isn't that the most recent version of the Tarmac? Does it retail for $2500? If that's right, I want one. Maybe two.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,030
Posted By GuitarBob

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,411
Posted By GuitarBob

I use Gatorskins on my commuter because they last...

I use Gatorskins on my commuter because they last forever and resist flats. But they are slow and hard riding and general terrible things.

If you'd consider trying something else, this might be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By GuitarBob

This isn't a ride right out of Bend, but climbing...

This isn't a ride right out of Bend, but climbing McKenzie Pass out of Sisters special enough that I thought I'd mention it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 35,859
Posted By GuitarBob

They looks great, let's hope they are! What was...

They looks great, let's hope they are! What was your total cost?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By GuitarBob

Sorry about that... I'd vote to replace the...

Sorry about that... I'd vote to replace the shifter and see this as an opportunity to upgrade the wheels on that very nice frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18,544
Views: 3,657,064
Posted By GuitarBob

Be sure to post your impressions...

Be sure to post your impressions...
Forum: Southwest
02-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By GuitarBob

Sounds like a good plan. If the temps are cool,...

Sounds like a good plan. If the temps are cool, you might not need three bottles, but I would carry the extra just in case.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By GuitarBob

It's not, which is why every ShakeDry garment is...

It's not, which is why every ShakeDry garment is either black or dark grey.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By GuitarBob

Correct. It's the color of the membrane.

Correct. It's the color of the membrane.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By GuitarBob

Nearly all Gore-tex jackets, such as the Active...

Nearly all Gore-tex jackets, such as the Active series in the link you included, are a Gore-tex membrane laminated to another polyester layer (sometimes two). The ShakeDry jackets are just the...
Forum: Southwest
02-08-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By GuitarBob

Depends on what you're used to -- it's never too...

Depends on what you're used to -- it's never too bad and you could easily pick a route that keeps you away from busy streets. Most roads have good bike lanes.


I can be more specific, so let me...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,300
Posted By GuitarBob

black

black
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By GuitarBob

That is correct. The current versions of...

That is correct. The current versions of Shimano's better group sets all have 11 speeds (Dura-ace, Ultergra, 105) and they all shift from the levers, not from downtube shifters.
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,306
Posted By GuitarBob

^ +1

^ +1
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By GuitarBob

Looks almost unridden from the photos, so I'd say...

Looks almost unridden from the photos, so I'd say yes, that's a lot of bike (and nice pedals) for the asking.
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