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Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,284
Posted By Fiery

Pearl Izumi makes a similar glove, and their...

Pearl Izumi makes a similar glove, and their padding seems to be sewn in: https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/shop/men/gloves/road/mens_attack_glove/p/14141901

Slightly different shape to the padding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,940
Posted By Fiery

It is all about the fit, first and foremost, and...

It is all about the fit, first and foremost, and everyone's head is different. Try before you buy or make sure the store has a good return policy.

Other than that, all helmets have to pass the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Fiery

What is the blue layer between the cleat and the...

What is the blue layer between the cleat and the three hole adapter?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By Fiery

I have to agree with this. Even though the OP has...

I have to agree with this. Even though the OP has had a professional fit done, the localised sit bone pain does sound like something that could be caused by a saddle that is just a little too high.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Fiery

What helped me, in the order of importance: ...

What helped me, in the order of importance:

Wide enough shoes. I don't have particularly wide feet, but they don't tolerate pressure from the sides. Even with correct shoes I have to make sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Fiery

It could simply be that your saddle is a bit too...

It could simply be that your saddle is a bit too high as is it right now, so you might be compensating by having the cleats further forward. Please don't take this as me trying to convince you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Fiery

Cleats all the way forward will definitely put...

Cleats all the way forward will definitely put stress on your Achilles tendon. You've been OK with it so far, but now it has caught up with you. A combination of many things can be the cause - you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Fiery

I am careful to always lean the bike against the...

I am careful to always lean the bike against the saddle, handlebar and/or tyres. It is more stable that way and less liable to fall down and cause actual damage. General cosmetic damage that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By Fiery

This says they use the Delta ARC cleats: Look...

This says they use the Delta ARC cleats: Look pedals - South Salem Cycleworks (http://sscycleworks.com/components/pedals-look.html#PP-396-yellow)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,598
Posted By Fiery

Glad if I was able to make you feel a bit better...

Glad if I was able to make you feel a bit better about yourself. I'm sure every little bit helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By Fiery

Maybe reassess your front end fit? What are you...

Maybe reassess your front end fit? What are you trying to achieve there? Would you be able to have a similar result with more comfort with some tweaks? One thing to look at is reach vs. drop. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,598
Posted By Fiery

Let me go back to the original post I responded...

Let me go back to the original post I responded to: that your new provider of choice doesn't have their act together is no fault of Strava's. All I'm saying is that there is not much another service...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,598
Posted By Fiery

Strava makes it easy to sync to, but impossible...

Strava makes it easy to sync to, but impossible to sync from. They did not make migration easy from their end, they pretty much did the minimum to make it possible at all. It makes sense from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,598
Posted By Fiery

I've been logging rides on Ride with GPS for a...

I've been logging rides on Ride with GPS for a long time - started by using the phone app. When I bought a Garmin device, I was able to fairly quickly and easily enable syncing between my Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,329
Posted By Fiery

Regarding repetitive stress injuries, platform...

Regarding repetitive stress injuries, platform pedals, with them the foot is free to find the most comfortable position, and to change and adapt the position from ride to ride and during a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Fiery

That doesn't sound right; your saddle would have...

That doesn't sound right; your saddle would have to be over 2 metres high for 0.5 degrees to make that much of a difference. I would guess there are some other factors at play as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Fiery

Are you using different saddles on different...

Are you using different saddles on different bikes or you have fairly short saddle rails? Half a degree in seat tube angle equates to roughly 5 mm difference in setback, not that much.

Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Fiery

That's a beautiful bicycle, looking forward to...

That's a beautiful bicycle, looking forward to updated pictures. Can't help but think how amazing natural cork-looking tape could look on it as it is right now (example...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Fiery

Moving your cleats further back would give some...

Moving your cleats further back would give some more room to your heels and make your feet a bit more stable too. Moving your cleats toward the inner edge of your feet will move your feet outward and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,534
Posted By Fiery

How is this different from a saddle bag other...

How is this different from a saddle bag other than taking up space that could be used for an actual water bottle?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,506
Posted By Fiery

I still find it aesthetically pleasing, like a...

I still find it aesthetically pleasing, like a sunny autumn afternoon.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,506
Posted By Fiery

I like the picture of that Holdsworth. It doesn't...

I like the picture of that Holdsworth. It doesn't present the details of the bike itself very well, but the colours and the lighting just work well for my eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 429
Posted By Fiery

Having long legs and low body weight means little...

Having long legs and low body weight means little by itself. Vertical jump is about strength to weight ratio and fast to slow twitch muscle fiber ratio, plus specific technique and conditioning....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By Fiery

One is Campagnolo standard, the other is Shimano...

One is Campagnolo standard, the other is Shimano standard. They are exactly the same compounds, just different shapes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,587
Posted By Fiery

So we are talking Fezzari Empire vs. Specialized...

So we are talking Fezzari Empire vs. Specialized Tarmac SL6? Fezzari size M with a 110 stem and a 10 mm conical spacer + 10 mm regular spacer will have 2 mm more stack and 3 mm more reach than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,931
Posted By Fiery

What bike(s) are you riding? Wondering because I...

What bike(s) are you riding? Wondering because I have fairly average leg-torso-arm length proportions (slightly to the lanky side) and on a properly fitting bike with a racy but no too aggressive...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 797
Posted By Fiery

Yep, also came in to say this.

Yep, also came in to say this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,156
Posted By Fiery

Selle San Marco Shortfit Narrow is a 134 mm wide...

Selle San Marco Shortfit Narrow is a 134 mm wide short-nose saddle that might be interesting for you. Specialized Power Arc comes in 143 mm, but it has a more rounded profile side-to-side, so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,375
Posted By Fiery

Unfortunately it is exactly what it looks like -...

Unfortunately it is exactly what it looks like - different saddles have different rail position relative to the seating position, even when they come from the same manufacturer. This is especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fiery

Obligatory plug for fake leather white bar tapes,...

Obligatory plug for fake leather white bar tapes, easy to clean and stay clean longer. The new Fizik Bondcush Classic is fairly thick and cushy too, if that's what you prefer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fiery

I have seen them on Amazon, Alibaba/Aliexpress,...

I have seen them on Amazon, Alibaba/Aliexpress, eBay, DX.com etc. Not all are the same quality - some will be less elastic and more fragile than others so they will not last as long - but they all do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,448
Posted By Fiery

"Magic erasers" are just melamine foam...

"Magic erasers" are just melamine foam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine_foam); they work as a fine, non-aggressive abrasive with no chemical action. They work well for white saddles, tape,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,664
Posted By Fiery

You want this one:...

You want this one: https://www.cannondaleexperts.com/Cannondale-Bottom-Bracket-Double-Cable-Guide-for-ALLOY-Frames--KF002_p_158.html

A universal one could be made to work, but you would need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,219
Posted By Fiery

Note that the opposite can happen as well when...

Note that the opposite can happen as well when moving the cleat back - it goes from the curved ball of the foot part to the flatter mid-foot part (on shoes that don't have a pronounced arch curve on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By Fiery

There are no extension plates for Shimano, only...

There are no extension plates for Shimano, only Speedplay has those. The only option I see without changing shoes is drilling new holes in the soles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,219
Posted By Fiery

This is the new 105:...

This is the new 105: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/shimano105-r7000/PD-R7000.html Not sure how it compares to 5800 though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,219
Posted By Fiery

You may not need to go up to Dura-Ace, but down...

You may not need to go up to Dura-Ace, but down to 105. I've had good luck with 5700 and 5800 series pedals - they are a little stiffer than SPD (comparing both at the lowest tension), but still...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,314
Posted By Fiery

Looks like a retroreflective surface, gray in...

Looks like a retroreflective surface, gray in normal light but bright white when illuminated directly (for example, from a flash when taking a photo).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By Fiery

Applying power on the upstroke is inefficient and...

Applying power on the upstroke is inefficient and uses muscles in a way they were not meant to be used. It pretty much only comes into play when riding hard out of the saddle - think sprints, hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By Fiery

Shimano makes multi-release cleats for their SPD...

Shimano makes multi-release cleats for their SPD system: https://road.cc/content/feature/182513-clipless-pedals-how-shimanos-multi-release-cleats-make-it-easy-get-started

Or you could just stick...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,506
Posted By Fiery

Looks like SKS Raceblade Pro.

Looks like SKS Raceblade Pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By Fiery

Selle San Marco produces a range of saddles with...

Selle San Marco produces a range of saddles with cutouts and width in the 130-135 mm range. Check out the Aspide, Squadra, Era and Mantra.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-18, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 855
Posted By Fiery

This is correct. Actually, the same goes for...

This is correct. Actually, the same goes for non-threadable type of chucks too - they should seal on the valve-cap threads, no need to jam them all the way down as far as they will go.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-18, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By Fiery

First of all, the nominal reach as declared by...

First of all, the nominal reach as declared by the manufacturer doesn't mean much. Different manufacturers measure reach in different ways, and it is hugely influenced by the tilt of the handlebar...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By Fiery

That is known as a wedge in bike fit terminology....

That is known as a wedge in bike fit terminology. Its purpose is to adjust the tilt of the foot relative to the pedal in order to improve the joint alignment throughout the pedaling motion. A shim...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2,485
Views: 387,749
Posted By Fiery

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/43482174791_21...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/43482174791_21838af941_b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,918
Posted By Fiery

I would not want to have a road bike with no toe...

I would not want to have a road bike with no toe overlap. It would be impossible to make it handle the way that I like when the front wheel is way out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Fiery

As sdmc530 pointed out, Zipp makes two versions...

As sdmc530 pointed out, Zipp makes two versions of the tape: Service Course and Service Course CX. The CX version is textured.

BTW, the regular Service Course appears to be the same as Cinelli...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,839
Posted By Fiery

Not sure if there was a misunderstanding here -...

Not sure if there was a misunderstanding here - the alternatives to Zipp that I listed are all textured (it is pretty much the exact same tape), they just donít have any logos embossed unlike Zipp.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By Fiery

To me it sounds like your muscle activation...

To me it sounds like your muscle activation changed - for example, if your glutes are not firing correctly, the weight of your torso falls on your hands and the bike feels too long. Since you took no...
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