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10-21-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 174
Posted By Sy Reene

This may not have anything to do with your issue,...

This may not have anything to do with your issue, but make sure your phone app and computer are using the same wifi network -- eg. a lot of routers might have a 2.4g and a 5g option. If the 2...
10-20-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 560
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe, or is it comparable to the coat checks at...

Maybe, or is it comparable to the coat checks at restaurants to the sign that says "not responsible for lost or stolen items.". which I think most people know really doesn't fully protect the...
10-20-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 560
Posted By Sy Reene

An interesting side conversation topic could be...

An interesting side conversation topic could be had related to selling your used bike and the inherent liability doing such.
10-20-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 560
Posted By Sy Reene

All this is why it's so hard finding a babysitter...

All this is why it's so hard finding a babysitter these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 673
Posted By Sy Reene

I presume eye protection would still be wanted,...

I presume eye protection would still be wanted, but I thought the same, in combo with an aero+shield helmet like the Giro Vanquish
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 673
Posted By Sy Reene

I would imagine it depends on the face mask...

I would imagine it depends on the face mask style. Something like the below allows breathing out the mouth and shouldn't fog your glasses. I assume your glasses are covering part of the mask and...
10-17-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe a tightened hose clamp in between?

Maybe a tightened hose clamp in between?
10-17-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm not familiar with Trainerroad, but I believe...

I'm not familiar with Trainerroad, but I believe (tell me if I'm wrong though), that I can just use my stages if I want for power (and cadence for that matter) in Zwift and not use my trainer's power...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 881
Posted By Sy Reene

For GP5ks, here's a comparison from BRR...

For GP5ks, here's a comparison from BRR (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-comparison ). I wish they did more of these 'family' comparisons. Mind you, not sure if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sy Reene

It could also mean you might just fit the next...

It could also mean you might just fit the next sized up tire and negate these differences. But indeed curious. In fact the new TR shows an inflated height measurement of only 22mm -- not sure if...
10-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,201
Posted By Sy Reene

I like the thought process, though it seems a...

I like the thought process, though it seems a complete FX bike with a CF fork only costs about $900 :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,495
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, you've probably been looking at eg. the...

Yeah, you've probably been looking at eg. the Kapvoe or other odd-named brands on Amzn etc given your pricepoint. No idea why they're all polarized. Probably because they're not knowledgeable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,595
Posted By Sy Reene

Many bikes brand new are only worth about 50% of...

Many bikes brand new are only worth about 50% of what they're selling for. There just aren't enough people who realize it.
10-13-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sy Reene

So, I don't think the inflators typically have...

So, I don't think the inflators typically have much in the way of seals for the CO2 threading. I guess I thought you were having issue with the inflator to tube valve sealing? I've come across many...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,675
Posted By Sy Reene

That's unfortunate ;)

That's unfortunate ;)
10-13-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sy Reene

So, with one flat per year, you've found that 3...

So, with one flat per year, you've found that 3 different models have failed to work on their first usage after sitting around for a year -- making this a 3yr study?
I've had the PDW Shiny Object...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By Sy Reene

I've heard that a heavier helmet can provide a...

I've heard that a heavier helmet can provide a better workout ;-)


Isn't the road is still straight ahead when going downhill? OTOH, rollers would have more frequent instances of being angled...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,495
Posted By Sy Reene

Interesting in that I've been really happy with...

Interesting in that I've been really happy with fit and styling of Smith sunglasses for cycling. Curious I went to take a look online at their offerings, and actually they don't offer anything...
10-12-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,535
Posted By Sy Reene

How can you infer stupidity with a product that...

How can you infer stupidity with a product that has "intelligent molecules" ?

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10-11-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By Sy Reene

I suppose you could try a 175mm (or even 180mm)...

I suppose you could try a 175mm (or even 180mm) left crankarm while keeping your 172.5 chainset, and adjust saddle height, but you'd be messing a bit with the leg that isn't problematic.
10-10-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,535
Posted By Sy Reene

Similar? are the Recon cassettes: ...

Similar? are the Recon cassettes: https://www.recon-harry.com.tw/products_detail/3/5/16
10-10-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,535
Posted By Sy Reene

Actually, I'm curious on what the consensus is...

Actually, I'm curious on what the consensus is regarding shifting frequency, reliance on fewer rear cogs, or not shifting much at all, and how there's an impact on chain or cassette wear.
For...
10-09-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,345
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, you're right. I worded badly. Overall...

Yeah, you're right. I worded badly. Overall bike weight matters, but on approx avg 30+lb bike weights, and the difference between a CF and alloy tubed frame is 1lb, the 7lbs difference between...
10-09-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By Sy Reene

So, in other words, shimming your foot might not...

So, in other words, shimming your foot might not at all be the correct solution. Got it. :rolleyes:
10-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By Sy Reene

Of course, since a crank moves in a circle, doing...

Of course, since a crank moves in a circle, doing what you did makes the arm effectively shorter at the bottom of the stroke, but flips it and makes it effectively that much longer at the top of the...
10-09-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 648
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes, and if you're looking to do this, you may...

Yes, and if you're looking to do this, you may find a way to rationalize offsetting the cost of a power meter by getting a left crankarm based power meter crankarm, in a shorter or longer length than...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,675
Posted By Sy Reene

What's a 'small puncture'? I'd consider this to...

What's a 'small puncture'? I'd consider this to mean a tiny slow leak from eg. one of those miniscule radial tire wires. Of course also, as a tire leaks, even if it starts at 85-90psi, if the...
10-08-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,535
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe cassettes were this way. One study though...

Maybe cassettes were this way. One study though finds that, perhaps counterintuitively, that narrower, higher-speed chains are longer lasting than the older ones
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok, wasn't sure. Specialized today, doesn't seem...

Ok, wasn't sure. Specialized today, doesn't seem to offer an S-Works SL6 in anything less than DA Di2.
10-07-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,345
Posted By Sy Reene

So the more highly respected mtb frame companies...

So the more highly respected mtb frame companies would do better? wait.. I'm confused


Honest question.. aero shaping and even weight seems a pretty low priority on the MTB scene; why is CF a...
10-07-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,345
Posted By Sy Reene

Was it a carbon fiber rail?

Was it a carbon fiber rail?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Sy Reene

You have to take the glass half full view.. I...

You have to take the glass half full view.. I was looking at eg. Cervelo Caledonias on Excel's website. The Ultegra Di2 edition seems pretty much identical to the non Di2 Ultegra version. Cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Sy Reene

Just get a tape measure? e.g. Mount shoes on...

Just get a tape measure? e.g. Mount shoes on your pedals with your old cleats/pedals and measure distance from center of crank/bb to the sole of your shoe.
Also Measure distance from crankarm to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Sy Reene

You're just discovering the well-known phenomenon...

You're just discovering the well-known phenomenon that flats always occur in threes
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,580
Posted By Sy Reene

This is 2005, or more recently?

This is 2005, or more recently?
10-06-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,812
Posted By Sy Reene

meh.. 100 yrs. big deal. I only ride in...

meh.. 100 yrs. big deal. I only ride in Mesopotamian linen
10-06-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,414
Posted By Sy Reene

oh no.. we're back to discussing why a heavier...

oh no.. we're back to discussing why a heavier bike would provide a better workout. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I used "thin" -- I don't know what the...

Yeah, I used "thin" -- I don't know what the distinction is, but generally folks always seem to talk about the top model in a brand's lineup for TL. If a GP5000s TR is standard, what's a thin?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sy Reene

Then perhaps they've just tested themselves and...

Then perhaps they've just tested themselves and come away with determination that it's ok, though now they're just shying away from overtly contradicting ETRTO on their own site? For similar hookless...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, supposedly not ok per ETRTO -- but this is...

Yeah, supposedly not ok per ETRTO -- but this is nothing new. People have ignored ETRTO for a long time.
As for what is officially "allowed", and getting a real read on what is ok, there's various...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sy Reene

Zipp says what is optimized for 25mm? Per...

Zipp says what is optimized for 25mm?

Per 303S description on sram's site: "The key innovation is in the 303 S Seriesí rim design. Its 45mm rim depth is the same as its predecessor, the 302...
10-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Sy Reene

So just a coincidence that strange shifting...

So just a coincidence that strange shifting started after a hot wax?
I'd be more asking if the chain and/or cassette are different brands or a different range than was installed pre-hot waxing? ...
10-02-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sy Reene

fill with metal compatible silicon caulk or flex...

fill with metal compatible silicon caulk or flex seal?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,563
Posted By Sy Reene

You'd think maybe, but the separation option is...

You'd think maybe, but the separation option is often available for general group rides (tour de XXX or whatnot) and ftp-based workouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,563
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, this also extends into the virtual Zwift...

fwiw, this also extends into the virtual Zwift world - hence a lot of gender separated events
10-01-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,783
Posted By Sy Reene

That's cool if you're certain they're not running...

That's cool if you're certain they're not running tubes underneath ;)
Wouldn't surprise me to also see other mentioned tire makers doing v2 versions of some of their TL offerings.
09-29-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,105
Posted By Sy Reene

Aerothan's might be worth trying, though compared...

Aerothan's might be worth trying, though compared to butyl michelin aircomps, the CBA is more along the lines of spend $20 more to save 35g.

Also.. as ostensibly a high performance solution, isn't...
09-29-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,783
Posted By Sy Reene

show me a hookless approved list (as tested by...

show me a hookless approved list (as tested by the rim maker) that has Pirelli on it.

btw, I'm pretty sure Petehski's reference to Pirellis was indeed the Cinturato, since he's prior indicated...
09-29-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,783
Posted By Sy Reene

Go ahead and provide your own half-assed research...

Go ahead and provide your own half-assed research then. Or better yet, drop a line to some of these wheel makers and tell them that you've determined that they can add Pirelli to their approved...
09-29-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,783
Posted By Sy Reene

Not exactly, I'm not going to paste all of the...

Not exactly, I'm not going to paste all of the approved lists now, but at least for Enve and Cadex, Pirelli (wider than 26mm) does not appear on either. So Zipp is the only brand where you could...
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