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06-23-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chuckles1

If your crank will take a 30t chainring, problem...

If your crank will take a 30t chainring, problem solved and shouldn't be a lot of money. That's if your RD can take up the slack. I swapped out RD and cassette this year to get close to where you...
06-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By BluFalconActual

*Laughs in San Diego*

*Laughs in San Diego*
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By eduskator

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime...

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime warranty on the frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
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
06-04-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Next time, do the test blindfolded and have your...

Next time, do the test blindfolded and have your significant other randomly mount your wheels and tires on your bike and not tell you which you're riding so there is no "placebo effect" :p GCN did...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By wgscott

Wide tires will do that.

Wide tires will do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By SethAZ

I also just wanted to say that I'm also impressed...

I also just wanted to say that I'm also impressed at the OP's data simply because he's doing a fast cruise at 22.5 or 22.8mph, while my threshold cruise for an hour or so under ideal conditions on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks for the post, @Rides4Beer...

Thanks for the post, @Rides4Beer (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/rides4beer-490866.html)! While perhaps not "scientific" enough for some, I think your test at least shows there isn't a radical...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Can't rule it out, but I think we should start...

Can't rule it out, but I think we should start from an assumption that Rides4Beer isn't an idiot. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think the obvious takeaway from this thread is...

I think the obvious takeaway from this thread is someone needs to donate a power meter to aid Rides4Beer's testing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,791
Posted By Aladin

Kudos for your work. Yet.. you introduced...

Kudos for your work.

Yet.. you introduced the human element into the testing.. your own physical metric. I do tire testing also that confirms your conclusions... done
in 'roll out mode'-- ie: off...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 150,546
Posted By BluFalconActual

Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the...

Here's my addition now that I am "done" with the build. Fezzari Empire Sl, November Cafe Racer wheels with CK hubs. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,339
Posted By noodle soup

Yes, but there's no need for all that goop on the...

Yes, but there's no need for all that goop on the outer surfaces. Wipe it off so it doesn't collect dust.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,679
Posted By noodle soup

I would understand not riding the bike often, if...

I would understand not riding the bike often, if it was something unique or collectible, but this is just a basic Ti bike. It's a nice bike, but nothing really special.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,791
Posted By WhyFi

Clarify what? That knowingly wasting the time and...

Clarify what? That knowingly wasting the time and utilizing the resources of others, while operating under the false pretense of being a customer, is scummy?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,266
Posted By noodle soup

Moderation is the key 2oz. of beer per mile...

Moderation is the key 2oz. of beer per mile works for me.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,266
Posted By noodle soup

What is a “rest day” I ride everyday, but...

What is a “rest day”

I ride everyday, but not every ride is a hammer-fest.
05-15-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,092
Posted By indyfabz

Mine is the best.

Mine is the best.
05-15-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,143
Posted By FiftySix

I've seen people put automotive grade stickers on...

I've seen people put automotive grade stickers on their bikes. A recent bike on Craigslist had the headbadge replaced with a well wearing U of Texas sticker. Those stickers last as long as the riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,945
Posted By autonomy

Every time I see a roadie with a Camelback on my...

Every time I see a roadie with a Camelback on my first thought is "Cool, that person must be going on a VERY LONG ride!". Point being, people do it, if it works for you, go for it! I have gone on...
05-12-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 604
Posted By Elvo

It depends on your skills and your comfort level....

It depends on your skills and your comfort level. 33mm is enough for some while others require 2.2"+
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,945
Posted By lykbutta

Appreciate all the replies everyone. Really...

Appreciate all the replies everyone. Really helps!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,430
Posted By Seattle Forrest

200 miles in Gatorskins as penance.

200 miles in Gatorskins as penance.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,150
Posted By noodle soup

The pad is the same, but the materials are not....

The pad is the same, but the materials are not. The the front of the thighs on Endurance 2 bibs wears out far faster than on Free Aero Race bibs. I have both, and the Endurance bibs just don't last...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,150
Posted By noodle soup

I love Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, but YMMV.

I love Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, but YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 152,917
Posted By illdrag0n

We've shifted the order to a Satin finish over...

We've shifted the order to a Satin finish over the stealth decals. Should hopefully come up pretty mint and house a set of 28c GP5000's nicely
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By Noctilux.95

Ask your dealer if he can swap the Force for...

Ask your dealer if he can swap the Force for Ultegra Di2. You gain better shifting, less weight, more reliability, better brakes, and more importantly, no sram decals anywhere on your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,000
Posted By noodle soup

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 729,846
Posted By noodle soup

welcome to 2020

welcome to 2020
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,294
Posted By noodle soup

I'd go with the SL 8.0 disc w/ Di2 for $3700,...

I'd go with the SL 8.0 disc w/ Di2 for $3700, and have $$ to do a few upgrades.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 150,546
Posted By illdrag0n

Bit of rash and a bruised shoulder. Got off...

Bit of rash and a bruised shoulder. Got off lucky.

Insurance just funded a 2019 Cube C:62x Litening race teamline I found for a steal on floor clearance. 7.3kg and Di2 with no out of pocket.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 150,546
Posted By WhyFi

Wow - two years of free crash replacement is...

Wow - two years of free crash replacement is pretty damned generous. That's awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Another vote here for the GP5000.

Another vote here for the GP5000.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,734
Posted By nomadmax

Take everything off the bike that records numbers...

Take everything off the bike that records numbers and ride; make a concerted effort to see the world around you because this is your one and only chance. The difference between what you could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,903
Posted By jdishner

Thank you so much, I took your advice and ordered...

Thank you so much, I took your advice and ordered GP5000s in 28mm. Rode on them for the first time in the morning, they were amazing. Handled the rough pavement exceptionally well, almost shocking....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19,483
Views: 4,105,386
Posted By SethAZ

Stages L/R Ultegra 8000 power meter For...

Stages L/R Ultegra 8000 power meter

For literally several years I've wanted to get a power meter. For the last couple of years I had my eye on the Quarq DFour crank-based power meter, as it uses...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Cypress

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 16,797,890
Posted By preetpaul

Holy ****... Have a Specialized Roubaix SL3,...

Holy ****...

Have a Specialized Roubaix SL3, white/black/red, just added some white handlebar tape
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 150,546
Posted By ckindt

It is not hot in this photo. Background...

It is not hot in this photo.

Background dominates the photo
Bike is not oriented with drive-side out
Cranks not oriented correctly
Both wheels are not synchronized with valve stems at 6...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,263
Views: 150,546
Posted By WhyFi

It's like you're not even trying.

It's like you're not even trying.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,303
Posted By Cypress

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,115
Posted By smashndash

You never want to have your inside pedal down...

You never want to have your inside pedal down because it will clip the road. So this means either you’re gonna be horizontal, or have your outside foot down. Horizontal is not a stable system. You...
03-08-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,810
Posted By shoota

Man, so far so good. Quick Review: Specs:...

Man, so far so good. Quick Review:

Specs: Did a nice mixed route 50 mile ride yesterday so I got a good feel for them. Each weighed 405g. That's 75-100g/each lighter than my other tires (Terreno...
03-08-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,671
Posted By canklecat

Facebook doesn't care about content. It's not the...

Facebook doesn't care about content. It's not the spicy language. Facebook doesn't like blogs using FB as a portal to sites where Suckerborg doesn't get a cut of the pie. By default FB assumes all...
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,135
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By smashndash

Not against other people with deep rims.

Not against other people with deep rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 27,903
Posted By WhyFi

With those meat slicers on em, they'd be heat &...

With those meat slicers on em, they'd be heat & serve spiral cut ham.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 27,903
Posted By OBoile

They would be if they had disc brakes on them.

They would be if they had disc brakes on them.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 27,903
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If every bike you've been on is sluggish, it's...

If every bike you've been on is sluggish, it's probably not the bikes... :innocent:
02-29-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 828
Posted By OldTryGuy

Great ride for this flat-lander SW FL at 65years,...

Great ride for this flat-lander SW FL at 65years, 66years and 67years was Six Gap 11,000+' in 103 miles.
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