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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,541
Posted By velopig

A lot of roadies are like my dog. Super friendly...

A lot of roadies are like my dog. Super friendly towards family and friends and a ***** to everyone else.
05-04-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 10,953
Posted By velopig

iPod Pro with transparency mode on. Also have...

iPod Pro with transparency mode on. Also have Varia radar to point out when vehicle approaches.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 918
Posted By velopig

I have a 9170 Dura Ace Groupset and obviously it...

I have a 9170 Dura Ace Groupset and obviously it works great. I have used it with a 11-32 cassette without issues, just make sure chain length is set up correctly. But to try something different I...
03-14-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,143
Posted By velopig

Fact is there is no conspiracy to kill the triple...

Fact is there is no conspiracy to kill the triple or abandon touring cyclists. The newer wide range doubles cover the gearing provided by old school triples yet with increased reliability and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By velopig

Great advice! Have done the ride a few times...

Great advice! Have done the ride a few times both 1 and 2 day rides. Did the 1 day a few years ago with a tight group of riding friends who have ridden thousands of km together. We had refreshed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 34,713
Posted By velopig

Another bike about two sizes too small for the...

Another bike about two sizes too small for the rider! Not sure where the trend has come from having people purchase expensive bikes much too small.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 26,968
Posted By velopig

Can you imagine how fast current world tour pros,...

Can you imagine how fast current world tour pros, Strava KOM holders and Dirty Kanza racers would be if they werenít burdened with all this sluggish gear.
02-28-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,747
Posted By velopig

The fact the OP was able to do a 5 hour century...

The fact the OP was able to do a 5 hour century complete with +5,000 feet fasted obviously it was done with a lower heart rate burning fat and ketones. With very high levels of fitness bonking can be...
02-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,812
Posted By velopig

How did they end up being paperweights? If you...

How did they end up being paperweights? If you are talking about Flywheel Bikes, Peloton offers an exchange program.
02-22-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 653
Posted By velopig

WTF! 1. Loosed brake pads 2 Center brake...

WTF!
1. Loosed brake pads
2 Center brake pads on brake track
3 Tear a business card in half and place on trailing edge of brake pad and grab lever
4. tighten brake pad.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By velopig

+1 Schwalbe G-One Speed 30mm for road bike. +1...

+1 Schwalbe G-One Speed 30mm for road bike.
+1 Panaracer GravelKing 32mm file tread for touring/adventure bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,919
Posted By velopig

Cadence is a very personal thing and you should...

Cadence is a very personal thing and you should do what feels right. People really started to get into the higher cadence thing after Lance advocated it as a mind game on Ulrich who was a grinder. ...
12-17-19, 12:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,449
Posted By velopig

Definitely the rim is toast. Either aluminum or...

Definitely the rim is toast. Either aluminum or carbon itís cracked and displaced and ready for a catastrophic failure. I am generally not a fear monger however in this case itís pretty clear.

I...
12-17-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,976
Posted By velopig

After reading the comments on this thread I am...

After reading the comments on this thread I am very happy that I did not choose a career in retail. The expectations from some people regarding a steeply discounted, old stock mid range frame is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,855
Posted By velopig

It was 36 degrees F and raining hard last week...

It was 36 degrees F and raining hard last week and I punctured 2 1/2 hours into the ride and the sealant worked. Although its a hassle that diminishes with experience I find tubeless totally worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,138
Posted By velopig

You have mentioned in previous posts that you...

You have mentioned in previous posts that you have been clipped by car mirrors over a dozen times perhaps it may be safer to take your lane until the vehicle has plenty of room to pass. By moving to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,138
Posted By velopig

Two mirrors and a fluorescent jacket. You win! ...

Two mirrors and a fluorescent jacket. You win!

I wish you all the best and its too bad we need to worry so much about being killed and maimed while some drivers don’t give a S*&t until after they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,138
Posted By velopig

I assume those of you who feel it's vital to be...

I assume those of you who feel it's vital to be aware of a vehicle approaching from the rear at the earliest possible moment all also ride with a Garmin Varia radar as well as a mirror. The Varia...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,138
Posted By velopig

If someone riding along with an earpiece in their...

If someone riding along with an earpiece in their ear is a threat to your safety on a bike perhaps the real concern may be elsewhere.
11-22-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,972
Posted By velopig

Disc brakes stop better.

Disc brakes stop better.
10-11-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,204
Posted By velopig

My last post was poorly worded. What I should say...

My last post was poorly worded. What I should say is ``some Ti riders need to denigrate other materials``
10-10-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,204
Posted By velopig

Maybe your friends' like riding new bikes with...

Maybe your friends' like riding new bikes with current technology, however, replacing bikes every couple of years seems like a very aggressive upgrade schedule. Tying riders' replacement schedules...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,917
Posted By velopig

I run a Dura Ace rear derailleur which maxs out...

I run a Dura Ace rear derailleur which maxs out at 30 and works well with a 32 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,549
Posted By velopig

Unfortunately a vast majority of Ti bikes...

Unfortunately a vast majority of Ti bikes delivered use carbon forks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,527
Posted By velopig

Good question. Perhaps nobody has figured out how...

Good question. Perhaps nobody has figured out how to muck with the settings yet. The Varia light settings have not changed yet with multiple users so perhaps it only pairs the radar portion. Will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 28,094
Posted By velopig

You brought back memories regarding the aluminium...

You brought back memories regarding the aluminium slurry created when riding hills in the rain. Had to be the most difficult thing ever to clean up. I still have stains from that stuff around...
08-26-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By velopig

The stress on the fork will be essentially be the...

The stress on the fork will be essentially be the same with equivalent stopping forces. The amount of effort at the lever may be higher for the smaller rotor however at the fork the amount of energy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,893
Posted By velopig

That's horrible. You were able to actually see...

That's horrible. You were able to actually see the bike and colors. Test ride it and possibly get a discounted last years model if it fit. The salesperson also did there best to get answers to your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 28,094
Posted By velopig

- My first bike had a backpedal actuated coaster...

- My first bike had a backpedal actuated coaster brake and I thought no need for more as I could skid whenever I wanted
- Then I got a Raleigh 3 speed chopper with steel side pull brakes and thought...
08-18-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,679
Posted By velopig

That’s it, the bike shop was rude! Not a open...

That’s it, the bike shop was rude! Not a open minded charmer such as yourself.
08-17-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,679
Posted By velopig

My issue is the feelings posted that most bicycle...

My issue is the feelings posted that most bicycle shops try to milk customers out of every dime. I just have not experienced this. I may disagree with the opinions of staff from time to time but...
08-17-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,679
Posted By velopig

I have been active in cycling since the mid 70ís...

I have been active in cycling since the mid 70ís and never have encountered the type of bike shops you describe so perhaps a bit of self reflection might be in order.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By velopig

I live in the area and road biking is limited....

I live in the area and road biking is limited. The Sea to Sky hwy corridor although has a shoulder is very busy with traffic traveling at high speeds..

Mountain biking is world caliber enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 21,579
Posted By velopig

Can this whole thread be any more contrived! ...

Can this whole thread be any more contrived! Start with, made in USA Titanium over Asian Carbon throw in Disc vs Rim brakes now add substantially over GVWR for the prospective bike. Plus quote a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 21,579
Posted By velopig

It is an urban myth that carbon is inherently...

It is an urban myth that carbon is inherently unreliable over time and prone to failure after any minor mishap or impact. This has long since been shown as incorrect. There are millions of carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,560
Posted By velopig

Not sure about the switch to wireless. Other...

Not sure about the switch to wireless. Other than the cleaner look which is now pretty well negated by most frames being Di2 compatible what is the advantage to wireless? For advantages of wired, I...
05-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,162
Posted By velopig

“Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on...

“Fortunately, I had the bearings I needed on hand.”

What a stud! I thought I was prepared.
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