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Forum: Foo
08-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By superdex

I'm filing this under "inspirational." Might give...

I'm filing this under "inspirational." Might give it a shot tonight, with the fam and pup. Or solo. But I've been inspired. Nice work--
07-13-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By superdex

This also happened to me. Telltale sign is it...

This also happened to me. Telltale sign is it rattles (more) over bumps. And if you don't have valve nuts, put some on, the valve stem is rattling in the hole....

Also check loose spokes.
07-03-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,502
Posted By superdex

true, true ... but from personal experience on...

true, true ... but from personal experience on "shorter" organized events (Tour de Vinyards (https://events.outsideonline.com/tourdevineyards/), I'm looking at you), I get to the beer tent and the...
06-26-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,502
Posted By superdex

Looks like a great ride. Tough to drive up there...

Looks like a great ride. Tough to drive up there from here for what would be only a longish Saturday ride. Add in a Century or 200K option, then that would be a horse of a different color....
06-26-22, 04:23 PM
06-13-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

(not taken poorly at all, it's a fair comment) ...

(not taken poorly at all, it's a fair comment)
Seems the market (inflation notwithstanding) for a carbon frame+GRX 810+decent kit is around that $4k mark (plus or minus) -- the Aspero GRX is specced...
06-13-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Oh hey, I finally broke out the scale -- with...

Oh hey, I finally broke out the scale -- with cages and pedals (Candy 1), it's 21 1/4 lbs. I can't find weights of the Sun Charger Comp wheels, but I imagine the bike will lose a pound or so when I...
06-09-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By superdex

Cut the mesh out of the trunks. Problem solved (I...

Cut the mesh out of the trunks. Problem solved (I do this on all my trunks that come with mesh). --Or buy board shorts without mesh. No compression shorts at the pool for me, I'm a sausage man in the...
06-08-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By superdex

I get back to work (since a 25mi ride is most...

I get back to work (since a 25mi ride is most likely mid-week, mid-day for me)....
06-02-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,529
Posted By superdex

Biggest. Misconception. Ever. Are there...

Biggest. Misconception. Ever.

Are there really that many riders out there bouncing around so much that they don't think, "hey, maybe I should let some air out of these rocks under me?" :baffled:
...
05-31-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,529
Posted By superdex

The best(worst?) part about this whole gravel...

The best(worst?) part about this whole gravel bike phenomenon is that you'll find bikes designed for every one of those situations. It's more nuanced and open-ended than even the whole mountain bike...
05-31-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 835,584
Posted By superdex

'Twas my 50th bday gift to myself: Obed GVR...

'Twas my 50th bday gift to myself: Obed GVR (https://obedbikes.com/collections/gvr)

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By superdex

Have you tried insoles? Superfeet, etc. You may...

Have you tried insoles? Superfeet, etc. You may just need to swap out your existing insoles for some that address high-arch high volume (like the superfeet orange or green?)

I have AAA width...
05-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Not that I can tell ...

Not that I can tell ...
05-18-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Okay, so it was late and I didn't spend the time...

Okay, so it was late and I didn't spend the time to review the GVR, so here's a few random thoughts from the initial ride yesterday:

* Over all impression? It's gorgeous. I love the matte finish...
05-17-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

So ... here she is. Got a 13mi mixed surface ride...

So ... here she is. Got a 13mi mixed surface ride in tonight as soon as I could throw pedals on and adjust the saddle. I'm in LOVE!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,882
Posted By superdex

Work on FTP. Zwift has more than a couple...

Work on FTP. Zwift has more than a couple programs that'll do it, but the biggest gains I saw on Zwift was doing group rides and a race or two. You'll be at/over threshold much more than during...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,882
Posted By superdex

speaking as a bigger rider (6'3", 185lbs), to...

speaking as a bigger rider (6'3", 185lbs), to keep up with folks who can climb, you're gonna need to put down in the high 200s or low 300s average power to make up for the weight. ~.5 mph difference...
05-12-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By superdex

Hi, I'm new here (well not really, but)

Well kids, today I'm "officially" "allowed" to wander around in here. For whatever that means (har) --I've been on BF for a long time, and until now (literally), didn't feel it was proper etiquette...
05-06-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

I got an email today ...

I got an email today
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/585x170/buildstep_99c8465fc26ca0b86fed604671dcf11e5b1e2398.jpg

5-6 weeks is looking like it's spot on. Tick tock tick...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Posted By superdex

could be a slight out-of-true, and/or the pads...

could be a slight out-of-true, and/or the pads are contacting at slightly different times (not quite centered)...?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Posted By superdex

I descend Colorado mountains (not as steep, but a...

I descend Colorado mountains (not as steep, but a LOT longer, and I'm 84kg-ish) with LightBicycle carbon wheels and Swiss Stop Black Prince pads (on Campy Potenza brakes). Works great, and other than...
04-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By superdex

It's not google failing you. Aero testing is...

It's not google failing you. Aero testing is expensive. Some companies don't even test themselves. The list above is probably definitive enough. The hardest part is locating one....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By superdex

whichever route has more opportunities for...

whichever route has more opportunities for frites. are you racing? no? then does it matter? you'll be fine. 30Km isn't that much different, but those extra 400m climbing might hurt a little. Take...
04-11-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By superdex

Yeah, it's CL. Total crapshoot and I hate what...

Yeah, it's CL. Total crapshoot and I hate what people 'represent' sometimes. But I thought it interesting to mention. My favorite is to ask for more pics and get dead air...
04-11-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By superdex

A Secan wouldv'e been high on my list, 'cept I...

A Secan wouldv'e been high on my list, 'cept I wanted carbon to compliment the steel bike I have. Still, a beautiful bike and drool-worthy.

Oh, and here's one:
...
03-31-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Update. Pulled the trigger on the Obed. In a...

Update. Pulled the trigger on the Obed. In a last-second concession, I chose to go without the rear fender/rack brace, since the fork on the GVR don't have no eyelets anyhow. I slept on it and called...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By superdex

Carbon+Fenders drifts towards all-road/gravel....

Carbon+Fenders drifts towards all-road/gravel. Pure race bikes eschew mounts. The geometries, however, are pretty close such that dropping the stem may be all you need to do.

Cervelo Caledonia...
03-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I...

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I didn't sub to the replies so apologies.

Update:

I checked out the Aspero and Caledonia in person last weekend. The Caledonia is, at the end of...
03-10-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By superdex

I agree the rotation is crap. Why isn't France...

I agree the rotation is crap. Why isn't France more often? Worse, when I stare at the calendar, there's no indication of Today on it --and the week starts on Sunday people! I accidentally discovered...
03-10-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,643
Posted By superdex

as a software guy, I read this and think -- yeah...

as a software guy, I read this and think -- yeah that's great. Go ahead and submit the comments. They're all features that some product manager has to decide whether it's worth the screen real estate...
03-10-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

So ... no decision yet. Probably a good thing...

So ... no decision yet. Probably a good thing that there's a supply chain shortage.

That Scott looks pretty nice, though I'd be riding around with a freaking nameplate ;)

I've narrowed down to...
02-19-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

58 or Large. Howcome?

58 or Large. Howcome?
02-18-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Looks nice, but a 69.8' head tube (creating that...

Looks nice, but a 69.8' head tube (creating that luxurious 83mm trail) and 1079mm wheelbase, that's approaching mtb territory. Has me looking though :)
02-17-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By superdex

my pain cave is the last few square feet against...

my pain cave is the last few square feet against the wall of the room we also use as the "gift wrap/craft room" -- I have a 32" roku tv and a multiple-year old PC tower with a $90 graphics card in...
02-17-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Carbon RLTs (2x) are a grand more than I want to...

Carbon RLTs (2x) are a grand more than I want to (can) spend :( --I've had aluminum, steel and ti. I'm up for carbon this time around.

And I'd be proud to have a Niner, being Colorado-local and...
02-17-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Yeah, you've got something there, but I dunno. I...

Yeah, you've got something there, but I dunno. I had 35s on my Crux and after rolling around with 29x2.6s on the Timberjack, I found I really wanted a little wider. (The Crux was offloaded to make...
02-17-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

yeah the Stigmata grx build (and OPEN) are out of...

yeah the Stigmata grx build (and OPEN) are out of budget, sadlyÖ.
02-16-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By superdex

Looking for N=1 -- 85% pavement. And no Grails to be found...

ok kids, I'm turning a "certain number" this year, and I'm daydreaming about an N=1, 4 season "Any road" bike in the $3-4k range. (Custom will wait till after the kids are outta college). I'm a...
02-16-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,332
Posted By superdex

I picked up one of these after searching for a...

I picked up one of these after searching for a quiet fan. It's quiet-ish, but it's plenty powerful. I has it pointed more or less at my chest, so not in my face and not only on the legs --and I've...
02-14-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By superdex

$17 at BikeTiresDirect (shrug)...

$17 at BikeTiresDirect (shrug) https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/knog-oi-bell-large?

I love mine. It's perfect for the MUPs around here and easier than barking out "Left!" all the time.
Forum: Foo
12-06-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,027
Posted By superdex

Holidale. that's a gooder. Since you're...

Holidale. that's a gooder.

Since you're "super" local, make your way to Blue Spruce Brewery on County Line and Colorado (easy diversion from the C470 trail at Colorado). They have a Belgian that...
11-30-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By superdex

My spindowns take >30s every time, and Zwift...

My spindowns take >30s every time, and Zwift times out after about 20. Shrug. Some direct-drive trainers have a tension adjustment to work with this; the Saris doesn't....
11-30-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By superdex

Yeah, the Elite app should have a calibrate...

Yeah, the Elite app should have a calibrate function. You could use Zwift's calibration -- I can't use it to calibrate the Saris because the spin down takes so long Zwift times out. I use the Saris...
11-30-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,613
Posted By superdex

How often do you calibrate your trainer? I've had...

How often do you calibrate your trainer? I've had that happen a couple times (Saris H3) and I have to reset/recalibrate the trainer. Which sucks when you're trying to get something done.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By superdex

I have a set of non-disc, and I chose my hub, I...

I have a set of non-disc, and I chose my hub, I went with Novatecs. Good enough to not miss anything :)

There's an entire thread here:...
11-19-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By superdex

I've used the conversion cassette from Miche with...

I've used the conversion cassette from Miche with great success. It's a generic shimano cassette with campy cog spacing. Das it. (they don't try to mimic the ramps or shapes of the plates, as I'd...
Forum: Foo
11-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,027
Posted By superdex

one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to...

one of my all-time favorites. I'm lucky enough to call a number of great beers local, including New Belgium:

...
11-16-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By superdex

Yes. Avoid 83. And true, 105 is shoulderless, but...

Yes. Avoid 83. And true, 105 is shoulderless, but it's far less trafficked than 83 and popular enough of a route that peeps are generally pretty agreeable. You can now get from Sedalia to Chatfield...
11-06-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,825
Posted By superdex

If you Strava, add notes to the ride; at least...

If you Strava, add notes to the ride; at least then it's all in one place



Although I find as I get older my low temperature threshold goes up. Somehow, even with all the gear, it's easier to...
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