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06-20-19, 12:45 AM
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Posted By caloso

Cantilevers.

Cantilevers.
06-19-19, 07:35 PM
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Views: 73,099
Posted By caloso

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1510x1510/d6617fa5_9925_4a7b_936e_05f8931eb80f_1__a85cb489f34a6b877efd0597b70a0d4418092c18.jpg

Skinnystrippers are a success! Took them out...
06-19-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13,588
Views: 691,555
Posted By caloso

Leaving on vacation tomorrow (Alaska cruise)....

Leaving on vacation tomorrow (Alaska cruise). Just trying to get in as many miles as reasonably possible this week. This morning I took out the CX/graveler to test out my tubeless set up. They hold...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By caloso

Keep moving if possible. If you have to stop,...

Keep moving if possible. If you have to stop, stop in the shade.
Sunscreen.
Light colored helmet and jersey.
Drink, drink, drink.
06-19-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By caloso

This sounds very similar to the River Rides here....

This sounds very similar to the River Rides here. Routes have only changed because roads changed due to development of farmland into suburban housing.
06-19-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 166,451
Posted By caloso

I just carry a backpack these days so all that...

I just carry a backpack these days so all that stuff just goes in there. In my old job where I was able to stash clothes for the week and didn't need the backpack, I would just do like cmh and...
06-19-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By caloso

Cleats come with the pedals. They can also be...

Cleats come with the pedals. They can also be bought separately.

It isnít that difficult to learn to rotate out your heel. Some may disagree, but In my experience, itís better to have one...
06-18-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By caloso

That crack looks pretty bad. You're going to...

That crack looks pretty bad. You're going to need duct tape AND baling wire. Maybe squirt some WD-40 on it while you're at it.
06-18-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,233
Posted By caloso

One reason I avoid MUPs.

One reason I avoid MUPs.
06-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,835
Views: 166,451
Posted By caloso

I got a small desk fan at Target that helps a...

I got a small desk fan at Target that helps a lot. Just aiming it at my face really seems to work to cool my whole body down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,128
Posted By caloso

It would make even less than zero sense for a...

It would make even less than zero sense for a professional, since their teams provide the bikes. In fact, in the lower ranks one of the few perks is that riders can sometimes sell off their old...
06-17-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By caloso

I can lock up both wheels with a finger on each...

I can lock up both wheels with a finger on each lever with Ultegra calipers and good pads like Kool-Stops.
06-17-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By caloso

Unless you are riding long descents in the rain,...

Unless you are riding long descents in the rain, discs don't have any great advantage over rim brakes as far as I can tell.
06-17-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By caloso

Umm, around here 11 year olds typically race at 0...

Umm, around here 11 year olds typically race at 0 Dark Thirty. I wouldn't recommend waking a kid up in the middle of the night to eat some steak.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,128
Posted By caloso

Exactly. I'll play this game where I'll see how...

Exactly. I'll play this game where I'll see how many times I can attack, get caught, drift to the back, recover, fight my way to the front, and attack again. Repeat until dropped. That's a lot...
06-17-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By caloso

Ride more.

Ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By caloso

Yes, unfortunately it wouldn't matter if you got...

Yes, unfortunately it wouldn't matter if you got new wheels because they would still need to be 700c (622mm) in order for the rims to reach the brake calipers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,128
Posted By caloso

Some of us actually race. And those of us...

Some of us actually race.

And those of us who have raced for awhile have discovered that equipment is only a small (in some cases, very small) part of the equation.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By caloso

28mm tires will always be more comfortable than...

28mm tires will always be more comfortable than 25s (unless you go from a super-supple race tire to an armored tread tire). You don't have to have new wheelset built to use 28mm tires. The question...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 573
Posted By caloso

$30 on the Bolt Bus. Took me less than 2 minutes...

$30 on the Bolt Bus. Took me less than 2 minutes to find this using Google Maps.

If this had been my daughter, I'd take this as an indication that I hadn't fully prepared her for adulthood.
06-17-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By caloso

I was just going to recommend the Race Face...

I was just going to recommend the Race Face Chesters.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By caloso

I had a set on my race wheels and they are...

I had a set on my race wheels and they are awesomely supple and fast, but they wear out fast. I don't think you're likely to have any blowouts, but they'll be vulnerable to nicks and cuts much...
06-17-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By caloso

I always recommend these: ...

I always recommend these:

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-PD-M520-SPD-Pedals

Inexpensive, bombproof. Although the multi-release cleats are often recommended for newbies, I am not a fan. I...
06-17-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By caloso

toe clips and straps: ...

toe clips and straps:

http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/images/product/Token-TK456-Track-Pedals-with-Toe-Clips-1.jpg

clipless pedals:
...
06-17-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By caloso

4iiii Viviiiia

4iiii Viviiiia
06-17-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By caloso

I donít think so. RSX was square taper. Current...

I donít think so. RSX was square taper. Current 105 is outboard.
06-16-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By caloso

If youíre planning to upgrade from 8-speed RSX to...

If youíre planning to upgrade from 8-speed RSX to current 11-speed 105, youíll need to replace pretty much everything, including wheels. You can probably keep the brake calipers.
06-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By caloso

He seems to be describing platform pedals with...

He seems to be describing platform pedals with pins that grab the sole of your rubber soled shoe. A lot of mtbers like them.
06-15-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,592,333
Posted By caloso

Absolutely

Absolutely
06-15-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By caloso

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/cat-eye-un...

https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/cat-eye-universal-wheel-magnet
06-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By caloso

Coffee. And it’s not a secret.

Coffee.

And it’s not a secret.
06-14-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,670
Posted By caloso

You know that professional riders don't buy their...

You know that professional riders don't buy their own bikes, right? Nor could they afford to, for the most part they do not make much money at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,260
Posted By caloso

Not to mention all the fondo riders, gravel...

Not to mention all the fondo riders, gravel grinders, grass roots CX racers, TTers and triathletes. This is a weird take that I see on BF all the time. Usually it's "if you're not racing, it doesn't...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By caloso

I can see that turning into a very expensive...

I can see that turning into a very expensive cheap bike.
06-14-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 711
Posted By caloso

This. The bike you have now is perfectly...

This.

The bike you have now is perfectly cromulent for racing. Save your money for reg fees, pizza, and beer.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,149
Posted By caloso

4 miles direct, door-to-door.

4 miles direct, door-to-door.
06-14-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 143,591
Posted By caloso

Good question. We have been using a Square...

Good question.

We have been using a Square the last couple of years to accept credit cards. More and more races are, but it's not universal and if you're doing a road race out in BFE there may not...
06-13-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By caloso

He said he's using the bike for cyclocross so on...

He said he's using the bike for cyclocross so on anything you'd need an ultra-low gear, you're probably better off dismounting and running up anyway. There aren't a lot of mile-long grinders on CX...
06-13-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,474
Posted By caloso

A few of my co-workers know that I race, but if...

A few of my co-workers know that I race, but if it comes up the conversation usually goes "Oh, my friend/neighbor/cousin races! He does the Whatever Century every year! Do you do that race?" And...
06-13-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By caloso

This.

This.
06-13-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,720
Posted By caloso

But the best part was that my son finally cracked...

But the best part was that my son finally cracked the podium after coming 4th twice in a row.
...
06-13-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,563,720
Posted By caloso

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled...

103F, dusty as hell, and I bout nearly soiled myself on all the rocky downhills, but boy that was fun. Next year I'm getting a mountain bike. (photo by She-Bixxel)
...
06-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By caloso

I don't think there's much to do other than make...

I don't think there's much to do other than make sure your lower FD limit is set so you don't accidentally shift your chain off. You'll have useless click, but other than a totally slack cable, I...
06-13-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,681
Posted By caloso

Really? His elbows have a deep bend and he's...

Really? His elbows have a deep bend and he's perfectly balanced over the bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 736
Posted By caloso

I get a handful of bottles from my team each...

I get a handful of bottles from my team each year. We use Specialized Purist bottles. They hold water, they don't leak, they don't break or dent if you drop them.
06-13-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,474
Posted By caloso

I have been the office chair of May Is Bike Month...

I have been the office chair of May Is Bike Month for the last few years and I have few cycling related items in my office. But to borrow from the traditions of another group, my public relations...
06-13-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By caloso

This

This
06-12-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,790
Posted By caloso

I can't believe no one has linked to this story...

I can't believe no one has linked to this story yet.

How an Olympic Hopeful Robbed 26 Banks on His Bike (http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2019/Bicycle-Bank-Robber-Tom-Justice/)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,260
Posted By caloso

I love the Thursday night Airport Ride, but I...

I love the Thursday night Airport Ride, but I usually can't make it due to shuttle duty for kids' soccer practice. But one night I was finally able to make it and took off on the intermediate sprint...
06-12-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13,588
Views: 691,555
Posted By caloso

I think this makes a lot of sense.

I think this makes a lot of sense.
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