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03-14-18, 10:16 PM
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Posted By TenSpeedV2

Today I am still fiddling with my TK2. Ditched...

Today I am still fiddling with my TK2. Ditched the bullhorns and went with a nice set of Ritchey EvoCurve WCS bars and SRAM S500 hoods/levers. Single brake on the left, right lever is locked into...
03-12-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Get a front brake and stop worrying about your...

Get a front brake and stop worrying about your chain falling off?
03-11-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,882
Posted By TenSpeedV2

You should have done a lap around the shop.

You should have done a lap around the shop.
02-27-18, 12:58 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,431
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I hate gumwalls with a passion, but damn, that is...

I hate gumwalls with a passion, but damn, that is looking really nice and classy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-18, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Go ahead and pass on all of the new bikes you...

Go ahead and pass on all of the new bikes you have listed. Stick with stuff that you can't buy on Amazon. Check out the Masi and the Trek and see if they fit you. Test ride. Purchase if you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,249
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Had a guy do this to me one day heading home. ...

Had a guy do this to me one day heading home. Think he wanted to cat and mouse me. Would speed up and pass and then slow down and I would pass. Repeat. Then he jumped on my wheel as I picked up a...
02-16-18, 10:39 AM
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Posted By TenSpeedV2

TimothyH - glad you are doing better!! That drug...

TimothyH - glad you are doing better!! That drug induced sleep can be a real treat. Phenergan?

Today I ordered drops and hoods for the TK2. Really digging the Ritchey WCS EvoCurve that I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,034
Posted By TenSpeedV2

^ seems like that Di2 shifter would just slide...

^ seems like that Di2 shifter would just slide around on the bar when you tried to use it.
02-12-18, 12:39 PM
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Views: 108,475
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Been a month now. Bringing this back up. ...

Been a month now. Bringing this back up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJMAh62_QE4
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I can't coast at all on mine. You pedal. What...

I can't coast at all on mine. You pedal. What is so hard about this? There always has to be that one person, that one whiner and complainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Downhill, uphill, gotta change it up. Yesterday...

Downhill, uphill, gotta change it up. Yesterday I watched Stage 2 of Dubai 2018. Sometimes I will do intervals with the CTXC guys in Australia. Not every ride has to be a workout. Get on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By TenSpeedV2

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVbBtdw-_SCqGDs6-...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVbBtdw-_SCqGDs6-_awaDg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPvjahSsyFcu8HG1tvqMZSA

These are two channels that I watch while I ride on the trainer. Opted for a...
02-09-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By TenSpeedV2

36 days left. We just got almost a foot of snow...

36 days left. We just got almost a foot of snow dumped on us today/last night. Bring it on!!!!!
02-04-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,727
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I can't say one bad thing about that Klein...

I can't say one bad thing about that Klein Navigator. That bar tape is is legit for that bike.
02-04-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,113
Posted By TenSpeedV2

OK, within the United States, I would have to say...

OK, within the United States, I would have to say Detroit would probably be one of the most terrible places to ride. Car-centric? It's Detroit. The city lives and breathes cars. Why would you...
02-04-18, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24,398
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Posted By TenSpeedV2

Today I took my fat bike out in the snow. It was...

Today I took my fat bike out in the snow. It was coming down pretty well and we had about 5-6" already of fresh snow. It was tough going for sure but it was fun. Rode down to the local sledding...
02-02-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

The speed sensor attached to my rear hub sends...

The speed sensor attached to my rear hub sends the signal to my GPS. It shows that I am "travelling" as I ride. I am counting it. The wheels are turning, I am pushing the pedals, and honestly, I...
02-02-18, 02:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Living in Michigan, you better believe it counts....

Living in Michigan, you better believe it counts. Current temperature is 9F. Todays forecast, high of 17F with a windchill of -7F, low of 13F. Last Sunday we were forecasted to receive 1-3" of...
02-02-18, 02:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,252
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Kind of disappointed to see a lack of...

Kind of disappointed to see a lack of participation from Scrodzilla in this thread.
02-01-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I got picked up using a blower to get grass out...

I got picked up using a blower to get grass out of the driveway after mowing the lawn.
01-31-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,252
Posted By TenSpeedV2

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/shaking_head_breaking_bad.gif

Deeply exhaling.
01-30-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 24,398
Views: 1,898,350
Posted By TenSpeedV2

TIL I don't know how to measure snow very well. ...

TIL I don't know how to measure snow very well. We ended up with a total of just shy of 10" of snow. Didn't actually go out there and measure, just did a visual of what I thought it was. Way off. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By TenSpeedV2

You should head into your local bike shop so that...

You should head into your local bike shop so that they can help you get on the right size bike for your build and purchase it. We can all take a stab at it, but in the end, you have to ride the bike...
01-29-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24,398
Views: 1,898,350
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Decided against riding to work yesterday. 40's...

Decided against riding to work yesterday. 40's and sunny and absolutely clear and dry when I left. Drive home was in a total whiteout with snow falling fast enough to accumulate on a moving car. ...
01-28-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,113
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Yakutsk, Russia just saw temperatures of -58F...

Yakutsk, Russia just saw temperatures of -58F below 0. I would think that it doesn't get much worse than living or riding in conditions like that. Give me crappy roads, traffic, distracted drivers,...
01-28-18, 11:13 AM
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Posted By TenSpeedV2

Today will be my first commute of the year. ...

Today will be my first commute of the year. January in Michigan, and it is not freezing and all the snow has melted for now.
01-27-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Try out the 1 week Premium Trial of TP. It is...

Try out the 1 week Premium Trial of TP. It is much different than Strava. Paying that much for what I use it for is not worth it, so my trial ran out. You still have access to your rides and what...
01-26-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By TenSpeedV2

https://deltacycle.com/smartphone-bicycle-holder-b...

https://deltacycle.com/smartphone-bicycle-holder-black your phone should fit in that, they make an XL if it is bigger. As far as out front, you probably will have to fab something up. Where this...
01-26-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Convert what you have to a single speed if it...

Convert what you have to a single speed if it isn't already. Like, flip the wheel, and you are done. No way I would trade for that old Schwinn.
01-25-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Sure there is. I can stop using Strava and stop...

Sure there is. I can stop using Strava and stop with their games and their data transfer idealogoy. The Garmin Connect app is a far better and accurate representation of each of my rides vs Strava....
01-25-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,273
Posted By TenSpeedV2

With my setup, the take off from the line is...

With my setup, the take off from the line is pretty bad. However, once I get going, it is like a freight train heading down a steep hill. This is actually the fun part, because it seems like you...
01-25-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I've listed my equipment in the original post. ...

I've listed my equipment in the original post. There is no reason that the data doesn't transfer over as is. As of now, I have come to the conclusion that Strava is more of a social app that does...
01-25-18, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,273
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Have to agree with Tim. Started at 46:16 myself...

Have to agree with Tim. Started at 46:16 myself and that was too spinny after a while but I am glad that I kept my gearing as is as I rode more. 49:15 now and that is perfect for a flat area. Keep...
01-22-18, 11:00 AM
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Views: 311,625
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Agreed. The rest is fine.

Agreed. The rest is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,267
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I have 2 old 23's in my closet for just this...

I have 2 old 23's in my closet for just this reason. I also have a barely used set of 19's that came on my track bike when I bought it. Very sketchy for the road but for a trainer it should be just...
01-21-18, 05:06 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,431
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I am hoping that the add on drop bar guy posts in...

I am hoping that the add on drop bar guy posts in this thread as well.
01-21-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,726
Posted By TenSpeedV2

No and I wish that they would go up. Would love...

No and I wish that they would go up. Would love to see those signs on my rides and have drivers respect that. Instead, we have Bike Lane Ends - Share The Road signs instead. Most drivers think...
01-20-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,880
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I track my miles and time along which bike was...

I track my miles and time along which bike was used. It is nice to see at the end of the year where your miles went. This is the first time I am tracking my time as well.

Currently using a...
01-20-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,431
Posted By TenSpeedV2

This is worse than the chop and flop......I think.

This is worse than the chop and flop......I think.
01-20-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,431
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Why would you purposely run your seatpost...

Why would you purposely run your seatpost backwards? Also, since we are talking about those "drops" what is up with those?
01-20-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,120
Posted By TenSpeedV2

I was gonna say, this is great and all, and the...

I was gonna say, this is great and all, and the money saved is nice, but where is the padding? All of my gloves, which happen to be cycling gloves, have much needed (for me) padding in them. That...
01-20-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 71,431
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Your seatpost is backwards. All I am gonna ask...

Your seatpost is backwards. All I am gonna ask about whatever the hell you have going on with your bars is, do those brakes even work? From the photo it looks like they don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 145,053
Posted By TenSpeedV2

That GT is still not hot, but holy hell it is a...

That GT is still not hot, but holy hell it is a lot better than it was. The wheels look great on there. For the money spent, you did well.
01-18-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24,398
Views: 1,898,350
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Today I am thankful for the help on this forum,...

Today I am thankful for the help on this forum, specifically from TimothyH - sir, you are greatly appreciated.
01-18-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

That may not seem like much, but my goal for the...

That may not seem like much, but my goal for the year is 5000 miles. If I ride them, they should count. It seems like the longer the ride, the more discrepancy there is. Several long rides are...
01-18-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Ride for today completed. Used everything...

Ride for today completed. Used everything normally as listed above. Incorporated the Training Peaks app/account as well.

Garmin Edge 810 - standard @ 45:00:97 & 13 miles - 17.35 mph average...
01-17-18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

TimothyH - thank you for the valuable...

TimothyH - thank you for the valuable information. It is also good to see that it is not just me losing my mind over here in frustration trying to figure out what the heck is wrong with my rides. ...
01-17-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,407
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Strava was not running for this ride, only the...

Strava was not running for this ride, only the Garmin. Strava was only used after the ride was over and the Garmin had stopped recording and the ride was saved. The ride did stop once for about 25...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,598,034
Posted By TenSpeedV2

Almost as bad as the bars. Either the angle or...

Almost as bad as the bars. Either the angle or the curve of them, but holy hell those are ugly. Doing 0 for the bike, which aside from those two items, isn't bad. Only other issue I see is that...
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