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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By Phatman

I've found that the fit that Shimano has is...

I've found that the fit that Shimano has is pretty unusual. Shimano shoes tend to run wide in both the heel and the forefoot, has a very flat footbed, and tends to cater towards a lower volume (lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 125,738
Posted By Phatman

Here is my 2002 Alpe D'Huez, I bought it new. ...

Here is my 2002 Alpe D'Huez, I bought it new. The headtube to toptube weld cracked, so she's no longer in use, but I miss riding it a lot. I've been using my gravel bike with road wheels and while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 249,606
Posted By Phatman

What is going on with the bike fits on these two...

What is going on with the bike fits on these two bikes? The Specialized has the seat slammed like a bmx bike, but the stem is a 120 with 50mm of spacers underneath. Just FYI, you don't have to...
08-17-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,432
Posted By Phatman

Enh, you'll be back. FWIW, I've felt the same way...

Enh, you'll be back. FWIW, I've felt the same way you feel about gravel on my mountain bike many times--I'll spend a bunch of rides in a row on the mountain bike and just feel beat up, that's how I...
08-11-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,729
Posted By Phatman

Yup, its these little efforts that I've always...

Yup, its these little efforts that I've always struggled with. They're small individual efforts but doing a bunch of them over the course of the race means I'm cooked. The FTP training mentioned...
08-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,729
Posted By Phatman

I definitely agree, and I've done a lot of 20...

I definitely agree, and I've done a lot of 20 minute intervals to specifically train my ability to recover from repeated efforts. But I guess what I was trying to say is that CDR seems to have the...
06-22-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,729
Posted By Phatman

That's super unusual, and the complete opposite...

That's super unusual, and the complete opposite of every cat 4/5 race I've ever done. Then again, the last 4/5 race I did was in 2010, so things might've changed since then. As for the technicality...
06-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,729
Posted By Phatman

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the initial...

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the initial surge. Its been a long ass time since I've raced a 4/5 crit, but one thing I do recall was that if I could hang for the first ~5 laps, I could usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Phatman

You don't need a 10-speed specific crank. ...

You don't need a 10-speed specific crank. 11-speed will do just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,999
Posted By Phatman

Hey hey now, I'm only 34, I'm not dead yet! ...

Hey hey now, I'm only 34, I'm not dead yet!



Did either of them really win in that exchange?



I was firmly with the C's back then - the first time up, most of the field was zig zagging up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,999
Posted By Phatman

Yep, sure was. I raced 2004-2008, but I only got...

Yep, sure was. I raced 2004-2008, but I only got to race that VT course once, they stopped holding it on that course starting ~2005. That 4 mile climb at the end was rough.



I've definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,999
Posted By Phatman

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later....

Bumping this thread up, almost 20 years later. Iíve owned this bike for the duration, and yesterday I went to take it for a ride and realized my poor bike had a crack in the headtube/toptube weld....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10,326
Views: 3,016,187
Posted By Phatman

I used 28s on my CAAD10 with no issues. And they...

I used 28s on my CAAD10 with no issues. And they were Michelin Pro4 Endurance models which are known for running large, so they were probably more like 30mm tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,703
Posted By Phatman

I mean, I know youíre exaggerating, but I donít...

I mean, I know youíre exaggerating, but I donít 100% disagree with the first two statements. I donít think niches are necessarily created out of thin air, but I do think theyíre exploited, perhaps...
03-22-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,643
Posted By Phatman

https://youtu.be/u7ITjHbFG3I

https://youtu.be/u7ITjHbFG3I
03-19-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,643
Posted By Phatman

The practical aspect is definitely a massive...

The practical aspect is definitely a massive impediment to implementation, I'm sure that's why it hasn't been done yet. As far as that particular Merckx TT is concerned though, if that was the...
01-12-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,783
Posted By Phatman

I put flat bars on my Kona so that it would feel...

I put flat bars on my Kona so that it would feel a bit more casual for "townie" type rides and pulling the trailer with my 14 month old son. To be honest though, I'm not crazy about it and haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2,772
Views: 486,106
Posted By Phatman

The Blue Ridge Parkway is currently closed for...

The Blue Ridge Parkway is currently closed for weather at the higher elevations, but one fun thing about WNC is that the weather might be terrible in one spot but perfectly decent in another. It was...
01-04-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,329
Posted By Phatman

I've found the biggest issue with road tires on a gravel bike!

I got a 2021 Crux a few months ago, and its awesome. Its lighter, stiffer, and dare I say better riding than my current steel roadie. Despite the 38mm knobbies, its faster a lot of the climbs around...
10-09-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,458
Posted By Phatman

So I bought this: ...

So I bought this:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6234_9ca3ad08fe5abc84a9d7c66a090f0d86ce926fd8.jpg


so I took this:
...
10-05-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By Phatman

I'm a white lightning devotee--I apply it every...

I'm a white lightning devotee--I apply it every couple of rides, and clean every month-ish. My drivetrain usually doesn't look that pretty, but its quiet and the chain wear isn't too bad. I'm not...
09-21-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,503
Posted By Phatman

Well so after all of this analysis paralysis, I...

Well so after all of this analysis paralysis, I test rode 0 bikes, remained frozen in place, and then just ponied up and bought a Specialized Crux. First, I'll start with what it doesn't do. It is...
08-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,278
Posted By Phatman

I've got one on the back, and I think its pretty...

I've got one on the back, and I think its pretty spooky on gravel descents. It rolls fast on the road, but that slick section has a bit of a drop in the transition to the shoulder. I can run lower...
Replies: 62
Views: 15,560
Posted By Phatman

I mean, that's kinda the point. Where I work, we...

I mean, that's kinda the point. Where I work, we might have a 50 micron or less tolerance on something, because we've done the testing to know that if we're outside of it, it'll cause problems. In...
07-22-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,503
Posted By Phatman

Enh, reviews aren't foolproof either. If the...

Enh, reviews aren't foolproof either. If the person paid for their bike, they won't trash it too much because it makes them look like an idiot for spending too much money on something that sucks. ...
05-12-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16,619
Views: 1,052,473
Posted By Phatman

I said what I did because he mentioned he had...

I said what I did because he mentioned he had moved his seat up and forward on the new bike with a steeper seat tube angle. Weight distribution is a really important part of a bike fit, and if he...
05-11-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,532
Posted By Phatman

Yeah. but that's not a gravel bike. Sorry. ...

Yeah. but that's not a gravel bike. Sorry.



Not a #gravelbike (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=gravelbike) either. Lame.



I don't see "gravel" in the...
05-08-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 3,574,458
Posted By Phatman

Here's mine. Its a 2015 Kona Jake the Snake. ...

Here's mine. Its a 2015 Kona Jake the Snake.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1290/img_e5503_e00e90f9743116cf305fc8d37db146cdf27b6d00.jpg

I impulse bought this frame...
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