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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By sfrider

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8...

I use a Knog Oi (classic). The large fits 31.8 bars easily.

The purpose of a bell is to create awareness of your presence.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,165
Posted By sfrider

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!

Better respect the autoritey of the hall monitor!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,763
Posted By sfrider

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I...

Twice. First time was right after leaving and I went back for it, the second time it wasn't worth the bother to turn around. I just don't have enough accidents for one helmetless ride to be a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By sfrider

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day...

I wear Sidi Dominator 10's for longer/all day rides and Fizik R1 Infinitos for shorter ones and have to agree with the above sentiment. The Sidis are fiddly to tighten while on the bike since you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,955
Posted By sfrider

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest...

The impact damage on the top of the hoods suggest the front wheel got stuck and she endo'ed over the bars. That road crack is a plausible candidate, or some kind of mechanical like a tree branch or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,501
Posted By sfrider

You could have excess weight on your hands for...

You could have excess weight on your hands for many reasons. You might lack the core strength to maintain a light touch on the bars for the full duration. Or there could be a fit issue where you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By sfrider

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip...

Assos RS Aero SF. No padding, just a palm grip surface that helps with chafing and prevents sweaty palms from slipping. Very lightweight breathable fabric elsewhere. I just got a replacement pair...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 10,252
Posted By sfrider

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor...

I've never used a compressor. A regular floor pump does the job just fine for me.

Why someone wants to disassemble their bike to swap tubes on the side of a road every time they run over a staple...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By sfrider

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an...

Dig deep and ride it. A good step hill is an excellent bonus workout when you're already fatigued.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By sfrider

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. ...

Check with a mechanic, but it's probably fine. Maybe lightly sand it, clean it and add a very thin epoxy coat over the abrasions?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,472
Posted By sfrider

Unfortunately, that frame is pretty heavy at 1.7...

Unfortunately, that frame is pretty heavy at 1.7 kg. With a carbon frame and wheelset that bike would already be just over 18lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By sfrider

Saw the coverage on GCN. Congrats!

Saw the coverage on GCN. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,283
Posted By sfrider

I'd pick 105. It's really good, but also a whole...

I'd pick 105. It's really good, but also a whole lot more upgradable since it's 100% compatible with Ultegra and Dura-Ace.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,913
Posted By sfrider

If you lean forward by rotating your pelvis...

If you lean forward by rotating your pelvis instead of bending your back, then what happens is you roll forward onto the front tips of your sit bones, which get very achy. The fix is to rotate the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By sfrider

Oh, and if it's electronic, make sure the...

Oh, and if it's electronic, make sure the shifters aren't pressed during transport or you may find the battery dead on arrival. Don't ask me how I know!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By sfrider

Drive side up. Put a spacer in the brake when...

Drive side up. Put a spacer in the brake when you remove a wheel. Something like this found on Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By sfrider

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence...

It makes the rim easier to manufacture and hence less expensive. Same as rims without brake tracks.

Aero is like weight, any one point of savings doesn't make any real difference, but it all adds...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303
Posted By sfrider

I think they're probably all all-around...

I think they're probably all all-around excellent. The choice IMO would come down to what you can find for sale and in stock, and if you can get any deals (which in these times seems highly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,692
Posted By sfrider

I never rotate tires, but then they also don't...

I never rotate tires, but then they also don't really get squared off. Too many long, steep, twisty descents around here that I'm sure dominate any and all tire wear. I just replace whichever tire...
02-28-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,489
Posted By sfrider

The E-Flex is only compatible with the Kickr...

The E-Flex is only compatible with the Kickr though, not the Kickr Core, and doesn't work with a Kickr Climb at all.

I ended up ordering a KOM RPV1, which is not trainer specific and should work...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By sfrider

A bell works well for me. But the purpose for me...

A bell works well for me. But the purpose for me isn't to get people to move out of the way but to create awareness of my presence behind them. In general I avoid MUPs like the plague though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By sfrider

Dammit, you beat me to it! Yeah, I want.

Dammit, you beat me to it!

Yeah, I want.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,768
Posted By sfrider

I used Look Keo 2's briefly around 2005 or so and...

I used Look Keo 2's briefly around 2005 or so and don't recall problems unclipping, no easier or harder than the Speedplay X2's I replaced them with. The reason for replacing was to add float and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,638
Posted By sfrider

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. ...

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. Doesn't mean I'm not going to.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,514
Posted By sfrider

Gatorskins have a stiff, puncture proof sidewall....

Gatorskins have a stiff, puncture proof sidewall. If you run them at low pressure they'll roll very poorly. Not that they roll well at any pressure to begin with.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,924
Posted By sfrider

A mechanical groupset is a commodity or...

A mechanical groupset is a commodity or commodity-like (aka commoditized), Di2 is not? So you get cost-plus pricing vs value pricing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,529,802
Posted By sfrider

A handlebar bag, because all the other kids have...

A handlebar bag, because all the other kids have one! :)

Seriously, just looking for an easy way to carry a few bulky winter items - neoprene gloves and shoe covers in particular. It's just a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,320
Posted By sfrider

Uhm, well if someone can't easily cruise at 20mph...

Uhm, well if someone can't easily cruise at 20mph they're probably too beginner to benefit from anything aero. And being a beginner they wouldn't be able to size a bike with a integrated cockpit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By sfrider

Another option might be a "fall" rated thermal...

Another option might be a "fall" rated thermal base layer underneath a regular short sleeve jersey. All my thermal base layers have significantly shorter sleeves, probably exactly to avoid bunching...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,892
Posted By sfrider

Depends on whether it's sunny; even if the air is...

Depends on whether it's sunny; even if the air is 40˚F in January, the sun still adds significant warmth if it's out. I'd say on a sunny day low 40s is about the limit for me, if it's overcast maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By sfrider

It's not that simple. With the Favero Assiomas...

It's not that simple. With the Favero Assiomas each leg gets its own full 360-degree dynamic power data. So how you lift each leg, the peak power phase, even off-center pressure (inside/outside) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By sfrider

My Favero Assioma Duos agree very closely with my...

My Favero Assioma Duos agree very closely with my Kickr Core. Maybe around 1% or so. If two PMs differ by 25% then something is seriously wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,209
Posted By sfrider

I've ridden a R8000 Di2 bike a little shy of 4000...

I've ridden a R8000 Di2 bike a little shy of 4000 miles / 350000 ft since this time last year. By now it would be time to replace mechanical cables and housing, as they would need continuous tweaking...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By sfrider

Try swapping wheels between the bikes to see if...

Try swapping wheels between the bikes to see if it makes a difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,484
Posted By sfrider

The Ion RT 200 is perfect for when you're out...

The Ion RT 200 is perfect for when you're out around twilight or after dark with proper street lighting - it's more about being visible and legal compliance than seeing the road, although in a pinch...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By sfrider

Tire rotation on a bicycle? Lol. Just replace...

Tire rotation on a bicycle? Lol. Just replace the tires individually when the wear indicators show it's time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,484
Posted By sfrider

The gear indicator is nice. The Di2 battery...

The gear indicator is nice. The Di2 battery percentage field on Garmins is nice. The hood controls are nice. Being able to configure using a phone (though for some reason it disagrees and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,201
Posted By sfrider

I just drop it in the front yard when I bail...

I just drop it in the front yard when I bail inside to have dinner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,120
Posted By sfrider

If a handlebar bag is all that's needed to ride...

If a handlebar bag is all that's needed to ride their favorite bike to and from work, then why not.
09-13-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 9,922
Posted By sfrider

Well, finally some good news! :thumb:

Well, finally some good news! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 19,947
Posted By sfrider

So, to summarize after 171 posts: - One...

So, to summarize after 171 posts:

- One troll likes Gatorskins.
- Nobody else does.

Draw your own conclusions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 19,947
Posted By sfrider

But the power required to overcome drag goes up...

But the power required to overcome drag goes up with the cube of speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By sfrider

You don't mention it so I will: check the chain...

You don't mention it so I will: check the chain for wear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,273
Posted By sfrider

Some new things since I last updated my bikes in...

Some new things since I last updated my bikes in 2013:

Endurance geometries
Disc brakes
Thru axle wheels
Electronic shifting and computer linking
Bluetooth sensors
Integrated cockpits...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,239
Posted By sfrider

More specifically, seated intervals.

More specifically, seated intervals.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,914
Posted By sfrider

Do you have a saddle bag with a velcro strap? ...

Do you have a saddle bag with a velcro strap? The barbed part of velcro will shred lycra, and many bags have a velcro strap that goes around the seatpost to secure it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,591
Posted By sfrider

You could probably have left the truing stand...

You could probably have left the truing stand behind.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By sfrider

No one to point fingers at here other than...

No one to point fingers at here other than myself. I pulled off the original cassette when I got the bike to put it on a Kickr Core trainer and when I got a second cassette put that on the bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,416
Posted By sfrider

49.5" chest, M??? I have a 38" chest and wear L...

49.5" chest, M??? I have a 38" chest and wear L or M in Assos depending on what it is.

Did you mean to type 39.5"?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 25,128
Posted By sfrider

Ha, I've got a Cervelo, ENVE SES, and Rapha. ...

Ha, I've got a Cervelo, ENVE SES, and Rapha. Maybe that's why every non-cyclist, overweight gym rat on a flat bar bike has to prove they're faster than me.
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