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07-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,556
Posted By Ross520

Try using some spacers from an old cassette. ...

Try using some spacers from an old cassette.

I've used 11 speed 105, and Ultegra spacers successfully on modern wheelsets so I could use older drivetrains, so I figure it should work for your...
07-26-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,581
Posted By Ross520

Are you working on a delay? It's been like...

Are you working on a delay?

It's been like this for a while now. I've seen multiple national and international news article about the shortage as well.

It's hard to fathom how this would be a...
07-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,970
Posted By Ross520

Why do you even care? I mean, seriously, if...

Why do you even care?

I mean, seriously, if it's a quality product, why does it matter to you?

I can think of one reason... 🤔.
07-12-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By Ross520

Are you saying you're faster up the mountain, or...

Are you saying you're faster up the mountain, or just enjoy it more?
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Because the two are quite different.
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So, obviously, human beings are not created equally, right?

Some are...
07-12-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Ross520

Tablet right over the handlebars works perfectly...

Tablet right over the handlebars works perfectly for me (Tacx mount). I considered purchasing a large OLED, but I decided not to after experimenting with a TV from another room.

Another thing is...
07-12-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,218
Posted By Ross520

Power meters track cadence, and GPS tracks speed.

Power meters track cadence, and GPS tracks speed.
07-12-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,218
Posted By Ross520

Never had problems with my 530... Love it, in...

Never had problems with my 530... Love it, in fact.

Also, Wahoo's are ugly as sin. Aesthetic matters (to some).
07-11-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,822
Posted By Ross520

Then I can guarantee that she has the old version...

Then I can guarantee that she has the old version of 105.

R7000 (the lastest) 105 is no worse than Ultegta as far as shifting performance is concerned. It is also cross compatible with Ultegra,...
07-11-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,111
Posted By Ross520

I wouldn't start with a polish. Wax is enough to...

I wouldn't start with a polish. Wax is enough to get most scratches off without taking off too much of the clear cost.

I would also HIGHLY advise against using toothpaste. It is not very effective...
07-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,201
Posted By Ross520

First world problems.

First world problems.
07-08-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,636
Posted By Ross520

Like others said, intervals are vital to gaining...

Like others said, intervals are vital to gaining real fitness.

Don't expect to keep up with elite riders when you're only 3 months in though, regardless of training.

Eventually you'll realize...
07-08-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Ross520

I'll take Strava and Zwift over some Mickey Mouse...

I'll take Strava and Zwift over some Mickey Mouse app you're shamelessly promoting that may or may not steal my identity.
07-06-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Ross520

Just measure your clearances. That will be a good...

Just measure your clearances. That will be a good indicator of what will, and won't fit.

Honestly though, you can usually just "tell" when you're good for a few more millimeters, and when you're...
07-06-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Ross520

I love that practically no one chimed-in about...

I love that practically no one chimed-in about what product they use...

Bait not taken. Holy war averted.

I think we're evolving.
07-06-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Ross520

I can't figure it out either... Truth be...

I can't figure it out either...

Truth be told, I think most of us are "serious" roadies probably put ten times the miles in (compared to the majority of zound users) without the need for a...
07-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,033
Posted By Ross520

It shouldn't be a surprise that 25 mile rides...

It shouldn't be a surprise that 25 mile rides don't require food. Just water is fine (before and during) for short ones, even at a quick pace.

I wouldn't try that with a fast century, or a really...
06-30-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,710
Posted By Ross520

Amazon... A warning.

Just an FYI for those that weren't already aware, Amazon is an awful place to purchase bike parts and accessories.

Here's the thing, counterfeits run rampant on their Marketplace, and they do...
06-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Ross520

The future is actually electric cars powered by...

The future is actually electric cars powered by renewable energy sources. Autonomy will practically eliminate accidents between vehicles, as was cyclists and pedestrians.

Extremes are stupid, on...
06-30-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By Ross520

You know, I may not be a "downhill KOM chaser" in...

You know, I may not be a "downhill KOM chaser" in the biggest KOM area in the world or whatever, but I still manage to keep my bicycle within my lane, and even crazier, work with me here...

ON THE...
06-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,204
Posted By Ross520

At 190lbs, running 25mm tires (GP5K), I start to...

At 190lbs, running 25mm tires (GP5K), I start to run the risk of pinch flatting at 96 psi.

Doesn't surprise me rhat you're encountering issues. I'd increase pressure and see if that does the...
06-29-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Ross520

A Google search will yield a few.... ...

A Google search will yield a few....

Although by careful, aluminum does leech. To counteract that, a lot of AL bottles are lined with plastic to prevent leeching, only problem is now they're...
06-28-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By Ross520

A drive train in a bike works, and wears very...

A drive train in a bike works, and wears very similarly to a manual transmission in a motor vehicle.

If you change your gear oil at religiously, install a magnetic drain plug, double-clutch all...
06-28-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ross520

​​​​​​ Seems as if Goodyear is usually a day...

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Seems as if Goodyear is usually a day late, and a dollar short when it comes to performance tires. Every once in a while they'll have a hit, but they're far from consistent.

I can't speak...
06-28-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,965
Posted By Ross520

I can attest to that... One hit me in the...

I can attest to that... One hit me in the face/helmet while was going ~30 a few weeks ago during a late-night ride.

​​​​​​​I don't think the poor creature survived. :(
06-28-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ross520

I don't think they are. Especially given the fact...

I don't think they are. Especially given the fact the they only seem to have one tire, and it's of questionable origin.

Another thing to consider is that Goodyear isn't even capable of making...
06-28-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By Ross520

For what it's worth, I like the 35mm gravel kings...

For what it's worth, I like the 35mm gravel kings that are mounted on my gravel bike, smooth and durable, but I'm sure the other tires mentioned would work well too.

Can't really go wrong with...
06-28-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By Ross520

I would suggest emailing, or calling the store...

I would suggest emailing, or calling the store you're considering purchasing it from, or, alternatively, contacting Giant.
06-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,045
Posted By Ross520

Either way, you're better off with established...

Either way, you're better off with established brands in the cycling community, such as Continental, Vittoria, and Schwalbe. These companies put significantly more money into research and...
06-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,295
Posted By Ross520

Learning how to wrench is something that would be...

Learning how to wrench is something that would be very prudent for you and your son. Not only will you not have to drag your bike to a shop and wait a week (and pay!) for a tune-up that could be...
06-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ross520

Probably more to do with covid, to be honest....

Probably more to do with covid, to be honest. Some folks are extremely wary of close contact with others amidst the pandemic.
06-27-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,985
Posted By Ross520

If you were even slightly OCD this wouldn't even...

If you were even slightly OCD this wouldn't even be a question, you'd return the frame for a non-defective one.

OCD or not, though, jerry-rigging some hose clamps on a brand new frame sounds wrong...
06-26-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,839
Posted By Ross520

Welcome to the forum, if you PM me the link, I...

Welcome to the forum, if you PM me the link, I can then post it so myself, and other members, can get a better idea of what the bike is likely worth.

Or, alternatively, once you reach 10 posts...
06-25-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,475
Posted By Ross520

Cool story, boomers.

Cool story, boomers.
06-25-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By Ross520

A fair amount of tight-fitting, long sleeve,...

A fair amount of tight-fitting, long sleeve, "summer" jerseys are available. And as one poster mentioned, there's also "sun sleeves", which are cool because you can take them off if you start to...
06-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,426
Posted By Ross520

Buy a gravel bike. Problem solved. I think...

Buy a gravel bike. Problem solved.

I think I'd rather go for a run than ride either one of those bikes. And I hate running.

Now I understand that this will come-off as being quite rude, but...
06-23-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,530
Posted By Ross520

If you read the rest of the those posts you'll...

If you read the rest of the those posts you'll see that they're just being facetious. 😁
06-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,530
Posted By Ross520

As others have suggested, I think it would be...

As others have suggested, I think it would be advantageous to go UP a size rather than down. 28s will be quicker, as well as more comfortable. They're not any more expensive, either, so it's really a...
06-22-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ross520

As a frequent shopper of Bike Closet, I'll chime...

As a frequent shopper of Bike Closet, I'll chime in here...

It can take some time, but they ALWAYS ship out. Small price to pay for the great bargains they have.
06-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,694
Posted By Ross520

Same here, awkward exchange and everything. 😂 ...

Same here, awkward exchange and everything. 😂

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06-22-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Ross520

What model tires? And what pressure are they...

What model tires? And what pressure are they inflated to?
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06-22-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By Ross520

I'm guessing it's the tires. You might have had...

I'm guessing it's the tires. You might have had much more supple rubber on your old bike. That can make a huge difference in-terms of ride quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,715
Posted By Ross520

Please send that fork to me so I can cut it for...

Please send that fork to me so I can cut it for you!

Such a pretty bike! Why leave it like that?
06-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By Ross520

"What I liked about my Raleigh was the flat bars...

"What I liked about my Raleigh was the flat bars and more upright posture, making it feel like a more aggressive style of riding."

Odd. For myself there's nothing more "aggressive"-feeling than a...
06-21-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 90,329
Posted By Ross520

I've never had an problems with visibility or...

I've never had an problems with visibility or back issues with drop bars. Sounds like a bad fit, which very likely wasn't professionally set-up.
06-20-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,276
Posted By Ross520

The extra 5 seconds it takes to select the...

The extra 5 seconds it takes to select the correct Allen wrench is absolutely worth the time invested. It's very nice not having to put any pressure on the bolt head when making fine adjustments, as...
06-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,573
Posted By Ross520

There's a huge variety of purpose-made cycling...

There's a huge variety of purpose-made cycling gloves out there, some at extremely affordable prices...

It's perplexing to me why you can't just select something that's readily available and...
06-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ross520

It's probably standard rather than metric. If...

It's probably standard rather than metric. If it's not that there's a good chance it's striped.

Very rarely, it's actually the tool itself because the tolerances are incorrect. This only happens...
06-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,483
Posted By Ross520

Those are likely your legs feeling heavy. ...

Those are likely your legs feeling heavy.
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Now don't get me wrong... lighter, stiffer shoes can make a difference, but not as much as you might think.

I'd put that money into coaching or...
06-19-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By Ross520

In my case, I'm extremely picky when it comes to...

In my case, I'm extremely picky when it comes to features. It had been a long search for the ultimate mini for my needs before I came across this particular model. The pump in-question is the PERFECT...
06-19-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,275
Posted By Ross520

I have a screw-on mini-pump that I'm afraid to...

I have a screw-on mini-pump that I'm afraid to use as well due to a very aggravating experience that I'd rather not even discuss involving removable cores.

I've thought about using loc-tite on...
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