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06-15-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,099
Posted By Leinster

I occasionally go sockless on the home trainer. ...

I occasionally go sockless on the home trainer.

I have not found wearing or not wearing socks to have a significant effect on cycling shoe odour.

I will wear some of my natural leather street...
06-15-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Leinster

I had bullhorns on my single speed for years, and...

I had bullhorns on my single speed for years, and never got used to them. I recently switched back to drops on that bike; even though the drops are too deep for me to ever use in any practical...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,074
Posted By Leinster

A Kuota Kharma that I rented touring the...

A Kuota Kharma that I rented touring the Pyrenees.

The 105 3x10 group performed flawlessly, so I know the guys at the rental place had maintained it well, but that thing was just completely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Leinster

I first got look deltas when I was 15, and I...

I first got look deltas when I was 15, and I would notice if my cleats were 2m out of place.

Subsequently, after years on SPDs I switched back to Keos, but my first ride was a disastrous...
06-06-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,509
Posted By Leinster

Call me crazy, but I don't think it's Strava's...

Call me crazy, but I don't think it's Strava's problem that personnel on a secret military base are voluntarily sharing their location data on a social media site. Are Facebook going to get in...
06-02-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,509
Posted By Leinster

They might not have access to your contacts, but...

They might not have access to your contacts, but they have access to the contacts of several people, some of whom may have the email address you used to sign up, in their contacts.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,420
Posted By Leinster

Even the manufacturer that offers a menu is going...

Even the manufacturer that offers a menu is going to have gaps in it. ďAww man, I really like this bike, but they only come with coke bottle cages, and I like the pepsi ones.Ē

Iím generally not...
05-31-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By Leinster

Granted, it might not work nearly as well with 10...

Granted, it might not work nearly as well with 10 speed, but I will always default to exploring the cheapest option (ie, just get a Campag cassette) and see if it works acceptably, before spending...
05-30-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By Leinster

I havenít done it with 10 speed, but Iíve run...

I havenít done it with 10 speed, but Iíve run Campag shifters and derailleurs with Shimano 8 and 11 speed cassettes with no problem. I set my indexing based on the middle cogs (so 4/5 for 8spd, 6 for...
05-27-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,912
Posted By Leinster

If your friend still says he's from Rhodesia, I...

If your friend still says he's from Rhodesia, I know some Zimbabweans who would consider him among the most evil people on earth...


The Raleigh Chopper was the most popular kids' bike in Ireland...
05-12-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,903
Posted By Leinster

As a kid, once I graduated from trying to balance...

As a kid, once I graduated from trying to balance in the back garden, I learned to ride in the new-built estate behind our house in Dublin. The road was a closed loop, so traffic was light. Enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,221
Posted By Leinster

Using the cork from a $100 bottle of cabernet as...

Using the cork from a $100 bottle of cabernet as an end cap is a luxury. Especially when a $2 Chuck would do the job just as well.
05-04-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Leinster

The replacement glass for my 310xt is on the way....

The replacement glass for my 310xt is on the way.

In the meantime, I picked up a Forerunner 35, which has been very pleasingly functional and offers the advantage of uploading via Bluetooth...
05-04-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,916
Posted By Leinster

Iíll go one better than a 30lb bike. Between kids...

Iíll go one better than a 30lb bike. Between kids and Covid, Iíve gained 25-30lbs on myself in the last few years.

However, training with that extra weight on has not made me any faster. Thus I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,221
Posted By Leinster

I wouldnít call GP5K tires a ďluxuryĒ upgrade;...

I wouldnít call GP5K tires a ďluxuryĒ upgrade; the price of them isnít astronomical compared to other tire price points, especially if you can get a good deal online. Iíve saved myself the price of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,294
Posted By Leinster

I recently put one of these on the back wheel of...

I recently put one of these on the back wheel of my wife's bike. The 23c Conti tire she had was getting frequent flats every time she rolled over a pothole or debris with our 2 year old in the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,294
Posted By Leinster

If you want budget budget tires, I have Kenda...

If you want budget budget tires, I have Kenda Kwests on my commuter bike in 25c. They aren't as supple as the GP4ks that I have on my road bikes, but at $20ea, you wouldn't expect them to be. They've...
04-29-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Leinster

I would say a 23" road bike for a 5'7" rider...

I would say a 23" road bike for a 5'7" rider would be a bit on the big side. If you go with a 52 or 54cm (21 to 22") frame, it should be big enough now, and still offer some room for growth (I'm...
04-28-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Leinster

+1 to the above suggestions of bringing, as much...

+1 to the above suggestions of bringing, as much as possible, all your own contact points and roadside repair equipment. Last time I rented I even brought my own stem just in case I had fit problems...
04-28-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By Leinster

He's telling you that there are other online...

He's telling you that there are other online purchasing options than just Amazon. I know it may not feel that way sometimes, but the internet is full of honest small retailers who do still offer...
04-28-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,956
Posted By Leinster

I've never found the construction/safety glasses...

I've never found the construction/safety glasses to be too comfortable. Tifosi and Goodr make solid comfortable glasses for $25/pair; I'll only say don't get the ones with reflective lenses as the...
04-27-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By Leinster

Iíve got a lot of Pearl Izumi gear, and have...

Iíve got a lot of Pearl Izumi gear, and have bought it for my wife too; itís very reliable.

I got some Le Col bib shorts for Christmas and I love them. They have regular discounts on their...
04-24-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,741
Posted By Leinster

I wish Iíd seen this sooner and could relate how...

I wish Iíd seen this sooner and could relate how great our Burley Encore has been, first with the twins (now 5-1/2) and now with our youngest (2). It sounds like you got a good deal and are happy...
04-22-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By Leinster

Well played, sir!

Well played, sir!
04-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,731
Posted By Leinster

I think at this age, upsizing bikes is similar to...

I think at this age, upsizing bikes is similar to to getting them on it in the first place. I built up my son's 16" bike when he was about 4-1/2, but his first few times he tried it he was just a...
04-20-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Leinster

I had an issue with my knees hitting the bar end...

I had an issue with my knees hitting the bar end plugs on my CAAD10, but only when out of the saddle.

Itís a 54cm, and I should probably really be riding a 56. So I got a longer stem; a 120mm to...
04-19-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,109
Posted By Leinster

I just came into this thread to point out that...

I just came into this thread to point out that not calling it "Help Miyata Here" was a huge missed opportunity and I am disappoint.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,274
Posted By Leinster

There's always Spinlister.com. I've rented out my...

There's always Spinlister.com. I've rented out my spare bike for a week once on it. Never used while travelling, but it seems to be a good system.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Leinster

great product! If I hadnít self-resolved my...

great product! If I hadnít self-resolved my issue, Iíd be beating a path to your door.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,274
Posted By Leinster

Just to be clear, you can fly Delta (or United,...

Just to be clear, you can fly Delta (or United, or American) and if your only piece of check luggage is a bike, in a box, then they don't charge extra, or any oversize rates, for that bike?

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Leinster

Update; I found a couple of spacers in the...

Update;
I found a couple of spacers in the parts drawer.
I pulled the cassette off the DB/Trainer wheel to add a spacer, but found that the cassette on that wheel was on the outside limit; any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Leinster

cheers! beer can shims it will be.

cheers!

beer can shims it will be.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Leinster

Thanks! You answered my main question about the...

Thanks! You answered my main question about the spacing, so I guess Iíll just factor in some adjustment time for future trainer sessions.

I do consider $60 a lot for a 10s cassette. Iirc, I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By Leinster

Swapping out Rear Wheels

long question short, can you swap rear wheels out without adjusting the rear derailleur indexing at all?


I use a spare rear wheel for my trainer wheel, with a 10 speed cassette. CAAD-10 with a...
04-17-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,396
Posted By Leinster

I lived for 2 years in San Diego, commuting by...

I lived for 2 years in San Diego, commuting by light rail or bike. If you want to live car free in a big city, living near public transport options is crucial. West coast cities are harder to...
04-16-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By Leinster

I think the problem is the unfamiliarity of CA...

I think the problem is the unfamiliarity of CA drivers with roundabouts. Roundabouts are everywhere in Europe (watch any bike race that comes into a major European city), and they don't represent any...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Leinster

Per the Cyclingtips article, the Rival FD is...

Per the Cyclingtips article, the Rival FD is 180g. An Ultegra Di2 FD apparently weighs 132g, so about 1.7 oz difference there. Having separate batteries for each derailleur is not where the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 927
Posted By Leinster

2lbs heavier, and twice the price, of mechanical...

2lbs heavier, and twice the price, of mechanical 105.

I'd just buy 105 mechanical, I don't need a 12th gear, or electronic shifting, that badly. And if I had that money for a Group, I'd probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By Leinster

20mm difference in stack and reach would mean...

20mm difference in stack and reach would mean itís actually a 56cm.

2mm is splitting hairs.

Is the OPís gf presumably tall? I ride a 54cm CAAD10, and Iím 5í10. I can comfortably ride a 56, so a...
04-15-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,240
Posted By Leinster

if he was cycling towards the coast, itís...

if he was cycling towards the coast, itís possible he was going downhill into the wind on the outbound leg, and uphill with the wind on the way back.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By Leinster

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and...

I asked recently on the Cult of CAAD thread, and was assured that 28c tires have been used on CAAD10s with success in the past.

I love my CAAD10, it's an excellent bike, I have ridden carbon and...
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,572
Posted By Leinster

Creeks are already dry here. I've been driving...

Creeks are already dry here. I've been driving for work up some fire-hit areas that I've enjoyed biking through in the past, and they've been hit hard. But this winter had less than half the average...
04-12-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,199
Posted By Leinster

Oh, snap. Winner right here. If I had any free...

Oh, snap. Winner right here. If I had any free time at this point in my life, I would be on my bike going somewhere, or going somewhere to ride my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Leinster

I sold a frame recently on Facebook Marketplace;...

I sold a frame recently on Facebook Marketplace; I had bought it off eBay several years ago, and sold it for the same as I paid. The buyer drove over an hour to pick it up (I suspect he only really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10,323
Views: 2,960,348
Posted By Leinster

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually...

That R600 is a beaut, and Iím a guy who usually prefers to see silver components on a classic roadie like that. The black goes perfect with that paint job and really makes it look fresh.

I do like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,819
Posted By Leinster

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose...

Yes, the speed sensor helps out if you lose signal (cloud cover, skyscrapers, long tunnels etc) but itís also handy if you use your bike on a home trainer (main reason I got a sensor).

I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,685
Posted By Leinster

What was the question again?

What was the question again?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,685
Posted By Leinster

Great Scott!

Great Scott!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,685
Posted By Leinster

I canít put a number on it, itís more a vibe....

I canít put a number on it, itís more a vibe. Iíve overtaken (slow-moving, obviously) motorised traffic on downhills, but Iíve also moved over to allow them pass. There are descents around here that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Leinster

Since whatever cassette you end up with will...

Since whatever cassette you end up with will probably have an 11 on it, you're highly unlikely to need a ring bigger than a 50. The only reason to go with the 42/52 would be to remove the outer ring...
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