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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,919
Posted By popeye

I just yesterday received the unsolicited advice...

I just yesterday received the unsolicited advice that I was breaking the RULE that must be obeyed that you must announce "ON YOUR LEFT" whenever passing another cyclist. My experience is that on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By popeye

You should be able to get a complete Ultegra DI2...

You should be able to get a complete Ultegra DI2 groupset (brakes, shifters, cranks, cassette, chain) for about $1200 less wiring ($100). That frame deserves it. You will need direct mount brakes if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By popeye

Incorrect, CF has no fatigue limit unlike TI...

Incorrect, CF has no fatigue limit unlike TI which can fail without warning and from a practical point is unrepairable unlike CF. You can't just weld TI, you need to autoclave the whole frame.
06-18-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,108
Posted By popeye

Idiot judge

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/18/woman-knocked-down-while-on-phone-wins-payout-from-cyclist

“Even where a motorist or cyclist had the right of way, pedestrians who are established...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 957
Posted By popeye

The SO's was in three pieces with the center...

The SO's was in three pieces with the center piece acting as a doubler. No surgery, on the trainer in 2 weeks and the road in 4. No problems other than a bump she is fine with now 6mo later. It is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,840
Posted By popeye

I have done it twice and for DI2 I will never...

I have done it twice and for DI2 I will never have a bike without it. This is all predicated on being able to do your own work.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,137
Posted By popeye

Makes you wonder if the sensor was mounted on the...

Makes you wonder if the sensor was mounted on the back of the fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,400
Posted By popeye

That guy is such a ***** compared to the track...

That guy is such a ***** compared to the track rider with the 2' wood splinter the length of his leg. This is also a reminder to be sure you have bar plugs in place. I met someone who took a core...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By popeye

Good job you must have good eyes.

Good job you must have good eyes.
06-08-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By popeye

I went for the Wheels mfg adapter for the time...

I went for the Wheels mfg adapter for the time being. I will probably end up with a screw in adapter in the long term. Big thanks for all the options everyone. I really want to ride that bike today...
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By popeye

BB30 and threaded crank

I just picked up a Tarmac BB30 framset but I have a 6mo old 9150 threaded crankset. What are my options here? Do I replace the BB with a adaptor for threaded crank and give up the Ceramic Speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,104
Posted By popeye

As for the performance difference, power =...

As for the performance difference, power = cadence x torque. So to take advantage of the crank change you would need to up the cadence. This may or may not be possible with or without training due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By popeye

Rim plugs are also an option.

Rim plugs are also an option.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By popeye

Yes but you can probably get a tire lever under...

Yes but you can probably get a tire lever under the tape and work it off.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,411
Posted By popeye

Keep your disks away from me

Troll.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/paris-roubaix-23-rider-suffers-gruesome-wound-leg-says-caused-disc-brake-425947
05-25-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 44,914
Posted By popeye

It is much much worse when you turn into the...

It is much much worse when you turn into the canyon. They go for miles. The area you describe (fwy) has had regular bee swarms and have had to stop and scrape bees from another rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,071
Posted By popeye

Get your braking done before you turn in. No...

Get your braking done before you turn in. No trail braking on a down hill turn, it un-weights the rear. The fastest way to stop is all front brake. You cannot skid the front tire in a straight line...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By popeye

I ran into that with a batch of Conti tubes. They...

I ran into that with a batch of Conti tubes. They were just loose enough that they were fine until you unscrewed CO2 during a ride. Not obvious.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By popeye

At least take a look at Psimet and Boyd who...

At least take a look at Psimet and Boyd who contribute here and build great wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By popeye

Take a look at the Boyd offerings. I just traded...

Take a look at the Boyd offerings. I just traded in a 5+yr old set of their 50/58's no longer offered on a set of 60's. Zero problems must have 40+K mi.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By popeye

Make sure you are getting enough recovery and...

Make sure you are getting enough recovery and sleep. It is too easy to work your way into a hole trying to get back. It is depressing! You gain muscle in recovery not exercise.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,570
Posted By popeye

I rode last month (>800Miles) entirely on fixed...

I rode last month (>800Miles) entirely on fixed with 4" of toe overlap while having new wheels built and at the end of the day it was pretty much the same as my 53/39 12/25.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,969
Posted By popeye

That saddle looks like it needs some Viagra.

That saddle looks like it needs some Viagra.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By popeye

The problem with DI2 chargers is that you don't...

The problem with DI2 chargers is that you don't need them very often.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By popeye

6mo ago PBK had Ultegra DI2 groupset for ~$1200....

6mo ago PBK had Ultegra DI2 groupset for ~$1200. Not much diff from DA, I have both.
You tune it with a button press and it holds unless you hit something.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,269
Posted By popeye

My CF Boyds outlasted my AL rims by years and...

My CF Boyds outlasted my AL rims by years and were still going strong when I traded them in after 6 yrs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By popeye

A good craftsman never blames his tools.

A good craftsman never blames his tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By popeye

I have a G820 and DA DI2 and the Garmin is always...

I have a G820 and DA DI2 and the Garmin is always spot on. The old woman has G820 and Ultegra DI2 and hers is accurate also.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,610
Posted By popeye

Mechanic error or did you adjust the clamp? Send...

Mechanic error or did you adjust the clamp? Send it to Calfee and don't look back.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By popeye

I think you are close, that and a dry climate. Or...

I think you are close, that and a dry climate. Or he might have the Van Der Graaf model.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By popeye

Great idea tnx.

Great idea tnx.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,647
Posted By popeye

Timely thread. I'm fighting with DTS RR440 rim...

Timely thread. I'm fighting with DTS RR440 rim tape issues. Tape was migrating off the holes, replaced with Velox but too hard to mount tires and often get a hop where the tire did not seat properly....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By popeye

Case for hydralic brakes

https://road.cc/content/news/257413-grand-piano-towing-cyclist-falls-foul-san-franciscos-steep-hills
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,169
Posted By popeye

Yup, completely hidden motor and battery. To be...

Yup, completely hidden motor and battery. To be called "Cat 1".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By popeye

Fit trumps style so work on that first.

Fit trumps style so work on that first.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Posted By popeye

Protect your front wheel and hold your line.

Protect your front wheel and hold your line.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By popeye

BMS's

What is it with BMW drivers? All my angry encounters where the driver threatened violence were in BMS's

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-dashcam-model-3-instant-karma-video/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By popeye

KISS. You raise the bars you get more weight on...

KISS. You raise the bars you get more weight on the saddle and the saddle angle changes. Work the problem, if you change everything you will chase your tail forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,756
Posted By popeye

Charging for an hour every 3-6 mo. is worth it...

Charging for an hour every 3-6 mo. is worth it for never missing a shift plus all the bells and whistles. This family will never go back. The prices at PBK make it a nobrainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By popeye

PBK DA di2 complete groupset $1800. 9170 hyd...

PBK DA di2 complete groupset $1800.
9170 hyd $1600 no brakes
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,983
Posted By popeye

Evidence that DI2 will take you back to the...

Evidence that DI2 will take you back to the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,031
Posted By popeye

Probably.

Probably.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By popeye

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,409
Posted By popeye

What PSIMET said. When I first switched to deep...

What PSIMET said. When I first switched to deep stiff CF wheels I found that generic skewers whould
make noise even when I tightened them beyond tight. Back to DA and problem solved. If you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By popeye

I have worn out lots of cleats on X (16 yrs) but...

I have worn out lots of cleats on X (16 yrs) but the pedals are tight on cleat replacement.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By popeye

Take a look at PBKs build kits. I bet you can do...

Take a look at PBKs build kits. I bet you can do Ultegra DI2.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,983
Posted By popeye

Android is the other OS.

Android is the other OS.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,983
Posted By popeye

The new Ultegra has the third button also. I got...

The new Ultegra has the third button also. I got DA for myself and Ultegra for the old woman and I thought I was going to have to return it and get her DA when she noticed the paging. Feel for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,689
Posted By popeye

Is it possible these were cast and machined...

Is it possible these were cast and machined rather than extruded hoops welded? I have seen plenty of cra* made from cast mag.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By popeye

Performace went bankrupt so some deals might be...

Performace went bankrupt so some deals might be had there.
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