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09-17-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 900
Posted By tempocyclist

Less that 500 metres of elevation gain spread...

Less that 500 metres of elevation gain spread over 160km, you'll be fine. 😎
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,802
Posted By tempocyclist

I've been seriously mulling over the idea of...

I've been seriously mulling over the idea of getting one. Seems like a great product. If it also had a built-in camera, I'd be all over it!
09-16-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 900
Posted By tempocyclist

Assuming the 100 mile route doesn't include loads...

Assuming the 100 mile route doesn't include loads of climbing compared to your usual routes, you take it a little easier (don't blast off from the gun) and remember to fuel correctly, you should be...
09-13-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,334
Posted By tempocyclist

^ Look at all those un-ridden roads! Get on your...

^ Look at all those un-ridden roads! Get on your bike! 😎
09-11-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,069
Posted By tempocyclist

^ Basically this. If you look at the chain line...

^ Basically this. If you look at the chain line in big-big it looks bloody awful. I avoid using that combo, but sometimes you just end up there momentarily.
09-09-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By tempocyclist

The drivechain on my trainer bike gets a clean...

The drivechain on my trainer bike gets a clean about once a month, just out of routine. It does pick up some dirt/dust as it's in the garage.

A quick clean down and re-lube gets everything running...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,834
Posted By tempocyclist

His tyres must be well and truly worn in and...

His tyres must be well and truly worn in and ULTRA FAST by now!





In the 16 years since this thread was posted I'd say you've probably missed, ummm, zero important threads...

😂
09-06-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By tempocyclist

Yes. Pretty tough to source any 11-speed eTap...

Yes. Pretty tough to source any 11-speed eTap derailleurs, blip boxes, etc. The batteries are the same for eTap and 12-speed AXS though, so that's something I guess.
09-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By tempocyclist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rAOyh7YmEc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rAOyh7YmEc
09-05-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By tempocyclist

Definitely not the fixie.

Definitely not the fixie.
09-05-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 525
Posted By tempocyclist

Unless it's an absolutely necessary update, they...

Unless it's an absolutely necessary update, they should at least give an "Install Now" or "Remind me Later" option for the updates. Can't be that hard to implement.
09-05-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By tempocyclist

What's wrong with your current bike? How long...

What's wrong with your current bike? How long have you been riding it? What is your riding style? What are your goals?

Save your $$$$ until you are no longer "new" to cycling... 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By tempocyclist

I guess it really depends on what sort of riding...

I guess it really depends on what sort of riding you expect to do on that bike.

Trip down to the shops or to the pub on weekends? Around the park with the kids? Commute short/flat distances to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By tempocyclist

Basically, yes. I'd say this is mostly so...

Basically, yes.

I'd say this is mostly so Shimano could make the new 12-speed road cassettes backwards compatible with all 11-speed freehubs (but not the other way around).
08-29-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,947
Posted By tempocyclist

For flat pedals, I use flat soled skate or MTB...

For flat pedals, I use flat soled skate or MTB style shoes. They've got really "sticky" soles that grip the pedals well. Good for any off-road or bumpy stuff.
08-26-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By tempocyclist

I've found this can sometimes happen with my...

I've found this can sometimes happen with my CamelBak Podium bottle nozzles. They're a multi-part thing that you can pull to pieces for cleaning.

Chucking all the parts in a dishwasher works...
08-25-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 707
Posted By tempocyclist

Seriously. I think you need to ride more and post...

Seriously. I think you need to ride more and post less. Stop overthinking everything. 😉
08-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,892
Posted By tempocyclist

Well, after riding a 10% hill for only 0.2 miles,...

Well, after riding a 10% hill for only 0.2 miles, I tend to keep pedalling hard and ride up the rest of the hill...

:bike:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,799
Posted By tempocyclist

For recreational riding, commuting and general...

For recreational riding, commuting and general stuff, they're absolutely fine. Nothing wrong with them. They do the job, especially in 28mm guise.

If you're after outright speed when bombing along...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 551
Posted By tempocyclist

The perfect way to celebrate a big (or any)...

The perfect way to celebrate a big (or any) birthday! I cycle down that way a fair bit, either around the Seven Mile / Airport area or down to Cremorne and Clifton.

:)
08-23-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,036
Posted By tempocyclist

Do you even cycle, bro? ...

Do you even cycle, bro?

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:





Do I need to hit the free throws consecutively after running a 100 yard dash...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By tempocyclist

Nice one. There's something very rewarding about...

Nice one. There's something very rewarding about being able to finely tune your own bikes.

Enjoy the ride! 😃
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,717
Posted By tempocyclist

I'd disagree with you, but... It's possible I'm a...

I'd disagree with you, but... It's possible I'm a bit of a poser... 🤣 I always coordinate and LOVE a bit of retro team kit!
...
08-19-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By tempocyclist

^ Yep. If you're running the default 50%...

^ Yep. If you're running the default 50% "difficulty slider" setting, that means uphill gradients are halved and downhill gradients are actually QUARTERED.

It means that a 10% uphill feels like 5%...
08-12-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By tempocyclist

I've bought two things from Aliexpress in the...

I've bought two things from Aliexpress in the past.

1. No-brand carbon seatpost. Still going strong on the bike. Build quality isn't quite top notch, but it's doing the job.

2. Knock off "3T"...
08-12-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 520
Posted By tempocyclist

Well... It's around 17 Haribo Starmix pieces! :D ...

Well... It's around 17 Haribo Starmix pieces! :D

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/366x481/haribo0000_ac3c016fbdef3a9781442f07be0f96c9b35bb2a5.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,920
Posted By tempocyclist

You just started cycling. Time to upgrade... ...

You just started cycling. Time to upgrade...

:thumb:
08-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By tempocyclist

Unless you really must get a spin bike, I would...

Unless you really must get a spin bike, I would ALWAYS recommend a smart trainer instead.

Even a lower end model wheel-on smart trainer will be better than a spin bike with manual resistance...
08-08-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By tempocyclist

As in an "aero" shaped post, rather than a round...

As in an "aero" shaped post, rather than a round post? Probably not. You'll just need to slam you saddle all the way forward if you need to get it further over the bottom bracket.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By tempocyclist

That's a beautiful machine, too good to be just a...

That's a beautiful machine, too good to be just a trainer bike!
08-05-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,041
Posted By tempocyclist

I've never felt the need to test ride a second...

I've never felt the need to test ride a second hand bike. For only 130 pounds tell them they can take it or leave it!
08-05-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By tempocyclist

Also there's no wearing out tyres or having to...

Also there's no wearing out tyres or having to check tyre pressures or setting roller resistance or even the need to calibrate the trainer (depending on model). Once you go direct-drive, you never go...
08-03-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By tempocyclist

Lightbulb Depends on budget, but if you can stretch to a...

Depends on budget, but if you can stretch to a direct-drive model...

Wahoo KICKR
Wahoo KICKR Core
Tacx NEO

Otherwise if your $$$ don't stretch that far, the wheel-on KICKR Snap is a quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,993
Posted By tempocyclist

I hope you've snapped up that bike by the time...

I hope you've snapped up that bike by the time you read this! That's not even bordering on too old. It'd make a good bike not just for the turbo but for actually riding too!
07-29-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,213
Posted By tempocyclist

I generally take mine into the shower with me!...

I generally take mine into the shower with me! Give it a good suds up with soap or shampoo then rinse off. Hang out to dry. Job done.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By tempocyclist

But you could have bagged the "Not Quite In Space...

But you could have bagged the "Not Quite In Space But Close Enough Money Waster" Strava KOM!
07-15-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,788
Posted By tempocyclist

:lol: *stocks up on quarters* :lol: :deadhorse:...

:lol: *stocks up on quarters* :lol:
:deadhorse:





This is basically it for me. If I'm 100% honest, I don't do it for the aero gains, massages, road rash risk, etc. I do it because I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,046
Posted By tempocyclist

Aero dropper posts! Made from carbon fibre of...

Aero dropper posts! Made from carbon fibre of course. The cashed up triathletes and Sunday World Champ dentists will be all over that! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,046
Posted By tempocyclist

Imagine adding yet another battery to your road...

Imagine adding yet another battery to your road bike. Say you've got SRAM eTap (four batteries), pedal powermeter (two batteries), cycling computer, and now dropper. Seven batteries! :eek:

Pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,046
Posted By tempocyclist

Probably not a lot of use for a dropper post on...

Probably not a lot of use for a dropper post on Zwift, although it might make getting on and off the trainer bike a little easier! :D
07-11-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By tempocyclist

Exclamation Before you spend ANY money... You need to...

Before you spend ANY money...

You need to make some adjustments. The saddle tilt and most importantly, the handlebars! They're shocking.
Whoever set those STI shifters up did it ALL wrong,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By tempocyclist

I'm more impressed that your Van Der Beek number...

I'm more impressed that your Van Der Beek number is 2. #TeamDawson
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 983
Posted By tempocyclist

Yep. Assuming your bike fit is dialled in, most...

Yep. Assuming your bike fit is dialled in, most of the comfort gains will come from tyres/tubes and tyre pressure. The above advice sounds about right.
06-30-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,616
Posted By tempocyclist

They're a great bike. Enjoy the project!

They're a great bike. Enjoy the project!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,800
Posted By tempocyclist

Carbon can and does last. It's not as fragile as...

Carbon can and does last. It's not as fragile as many people make it out to be. I've got a carbon fibre road bike that is 20 years old and still going strong.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By tempocyclist

Quite literally the ones with "aero" in the...

Quite literally the ones with "aero" in the name...

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 241,787
Posted By tempocyclist

2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition ...

2002 Trek 5200 US Postal Team Edition

Rebuilt with 11-speed Shimano Dura Ace / Ultegra mix, lots of sexy carbon stuff, etc...
...
06-28-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By tempocyclist

If you can't look forward to see what's down the...

If you can't look forward to see what's down the road, you shouldn't be riding that bike.

Get a professional bike fit.
06-27-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,279
Posted By tempocyclist

Agree, although I don't think the tape OR tanned...

Agree, although I don't think the tape OR tanned sidewalls work on that bike. Each to their own though I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,380
Posted By tempocyclist

I've had 11-speed eTap and both 10 and 11-speed...

I've had 11-speed eTap and both 10 and 11-speed Di2. I much prefer Di2. One big plus is a single battery that last ages.

This is absolutely PERSONAL PREFERENCE though as they both shift great, but...
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