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05-16-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By Melvang

The only way to accurate way to measure calorie...

The only way to accurate way to measure calorie usage is to calculate it based on power meter readings. Anything else is an estimated guess at best.
05-01-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By Melvang

Not a kids sized bike. It is my old Kona. ...

Not a kids sized bike. It is my old Kona. Looking close, the top jockey wheel is enough thicker, I don't think I have seen a kids bike with XTR. But as far as covering the hole, I don't think he...
04-28-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,921
Posted By Melvang

I think that would be to much of a vintage look...

I think that would be to much of a vintage look for this bike. Nothing against it, just not the right style.
04-23-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By Melvang

I have a bike trail that can use for that stuff....

I have a bike trail that can use for that stuff. I work third shift so pretty quiet at the time I get off work. It is straight and pretty flat. If memory is correct, I can ride 12 miles south and...
04-22-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,921
Posted By Melvang

Bottle cage suggestions.

So, I finished up my winter rebuild this week and am realizing how bad the bottle cages clash with the rest of the look. The bike is an unknown year CAAD4 R500. Obviously this isn't factory paint, I...
04-06-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By Melvang

Besides, we have laundry service at work for our...

Besides, we have laundry service at work for our uniforms. Mostly because the uniform manufacturer has very strict washing guidelines to maintain the FR rating. So, I rarely wear actual dirty work...
04-06-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,661
Posted By Melvang

After 15 years in the construction trades and 5...

After 15 years in the construction trades and 5 years Navy, what others think of my appearance is about last on my short list of stuff to worry about.
04-05-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,373
Posted By Melvang

For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and...

For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and pink accents. I don't have the cash yet for ti, so I had mine sprayed with titanium gray and prison pink H series Cerakote. With silver 105 groupset. ...
04-04-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Melvang

Shifters alone are going to cost more than that...

Shifters alone are going to cost more than that unless buying used or gray market. I just put 105 11 speed on my bike and shifters were $235.
03-22-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,613
Posted By Melvang

Rolfs cheapest alloy and carbon hoops and hubs...

Rolfs cheapest alloy and carbon hoops and hubs are China of memory is correct, anything above that threshold is US made, with spokes from Belgium. All hand built in Oregon. Just put a set of Vigors...
03-15-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,664
Posted By Melvang

I use a BT speaker in my bottle cage.

I use a BT speaker in my bottle cage.
03-11-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Melvang

Can't ride it yet, still waiting on crankset and...

Can't ride it yet, still waiting on crankset and chain. But I need to go down there due to BB/BB tool issue. Bought a full groupset from them, the BB tool they sold me doesn't fit.
03-05-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 14,520
Posted By Melvang

I have yet to participate in a group ride. This...

I have yet to participate in a group ride. This is for a couple reasons. I only know of one bike shop that does group rides. The problem is, I don't consider myself a strong enough rider yet to join...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 27,078
Views: 17,870,352
Posted By Melvang

This is my current bike. It is a Cannondale CAAD4...

This is my current bike. It is a Cannondale CAAD4 R500. I had the frame and fork sprayed with H series titanium gray Cerakote. The stem, stem spacers, seatpost clamp, and derailleur hanger were...
01-23-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By Melvang

the new R7000 105 has a 110 BCD. After talking...

the new R7000 105 has a 110 BCD. After talking with my LBS, I think i am going to go with 50 34 rings and an 11-30 cassette.

According to Shimano's website, Max front difference is 16 (at limit...
09-10-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Melvang

Actually there are a couple reasons I would still...

Actually there are a couple reasons I would still prefer Rolf over LB.
1. Larger portion of US made parts. To my knowledge, most hubs, all aluminum hoops, and top carbon hoops are US made, and US...
09-03-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,714
Posted By Melvang

While not exactly proprietary, but a press fit BB...

While not exactly proprietary, but a press fit BB would kill a potential bike purchase.
09-01-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,048
Posted By Melvang

You will be much better off with padded shorts...

You will be much better off with padded shorts than a padded seat.

With a padded seat, you will get much more movement between the seat, clothing, and skin. This will result in chaffing.

As...
07-07-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 24,323
Posted By Melvang

I can almost guarantee you that if your chain...

I can almost guarantee you that if your chain unexpectedly comes off or breaks in the middle of a power stroke of a sprint, you are going down to the ground. Clipless or platforms won't help either...
06-06-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,590
Posted By Melvang

I don't know the Rivendell reference. I am just...

I don't know the Rivendell reference. I am just getting into the road bike side. The only other two decent bikes I have owned are a GT LTS4000 from the late 90s (loved that bike) and a Kona Roast.
...
06-04-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189
Posted By Melvang

Sorry, have to brag up my wife

So, a little back story. My wife has barreled with her weight ever since puberty. She has always thought hypothyroid, but could never get a doctor to do the right tests, and stay with one doctor long...
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