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Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By ratell

The only way it would make any difference is if...

The only way it would make any difference is if you had one of those racks for carbon bikes that use the thru-axle instead of rackmounts on the frame. In that case it would add some annoyance to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,471
Posted By ratell

If you like riding the Cervelo buy it! Itís a...

If you like riding the Cervelo buy it! Itís a great bike. As others have said ongoing repairs can be any bike shop. If you have a warranty issue youíll need to work through the dealer, but itís...
05-16-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By ratell

See a doctor is good advice. While waiting for...

See a doctor is good advice. While waiting for the appointment check that your seat isn't too high.
I've been watching too many bikefit videos and they talk about when the seat is too high people...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,816
Posted By ratell

Along these lines I recently bought new tires on...

Along these lines I recently bought new tires on my commuter that were tested to be faster than my standard tire. My first day riding I came home annoyed that the darn tires felt slower! I then...
04-02-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By ratell

I found yoga helpful for increasing flexibility...

I found yoga helpful for increasing flexibility some which helped, but what helped more was increasing core strength. Doing daily planks solved my bike pain issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By ratell

I use wahoo’s zoom in feature and accept seeing...

I use wahoo’s zoom in feature and accept seeing less data.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By ratell

9 speed would be better than 8, but they are...

9 speed would be better than 8, but they are pretty equivalent. He should ride them both and buy the one that feels better.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By ratell

In that price range you are looking at either...

In that price range you are looking at either steel or aluminum. Endurance, gravel, cyclocross, touring would all work for what you want. The thing is really they are all good bikes. I would find the...
01-14-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 920
Posted By ratell

It's probably a pinch flat. I bit of the tube was...

It's probably a pinch flat. I bit of the tube was stuck under the tire and then ripped. I've been in shops when it happens to the mechanic (very loud), so no need to feel too bad...
12-16-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,736
Posted By ratell

Local wheelbuilders...

Local wheelbuilders https://sugarwheelworks.com/shop/ started as a 1 woman shop. The main benefit was expertise and consultation. I went to her thinking I knew what I wanted and ended up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,547
Posted By ratell

The fulcrums are a lot deeper than the other two....

The fulcrums are a lot deeper than the other two. If you want an aero wheel that would be the choice. The other two are more all-round wheels.
12-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,139
Posted By ratell

I have done this. The Tiagra shifters do have...

I have done this. The Tiagra shifters do have shorter cable pull which gives you less room to play with in adjusting the pads so they don't rub. The BB7's will work. I have TRP HYRD's which I like a...
11-29-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,068
Posted By ratell

GCN did a video blind testing 105 versus Ultegra....

GCN did a video blind testing 105 versus Ultegra. They couldn't tell the difference. I doubt there would be a noticeable difference between Ultegra and Dura Ace.
11-19-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By ratell

I use a bit of the 3m tape. I didn't trust it to...

I use a bit of the 3m tape. I didn't trust it to stay and based off a video I saw I put about an inch of mountain bike tube over the top. Holds it securely.
11-18-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,471
Posted By ratell

You should always buy another bike.

You should always buy another bike.
11-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,495
Posted By ratell

I recently bought my first carbon bike (I really...

I recently bought my first carbon bike (I really liked the BMC but ended up with a Cervelo). My first ride I got personal bests. Definitely faster on hills. Acceleration is shockingly faster. If your...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By ratell

There's also Wald folding baskets ...

There's also Wald folding baskets
https://waldsports.com/store/rear-baskets/582-rear-folding-basket/
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