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08-30-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,426
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I've heard some of this discussed by commentators...

I've heard some of this discussed by commentators and ex-pros.
Riders have to switch bikes due to crashes or other mechanical issues. For a typical road stage, the team car should carry a backup...
08-28-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,494
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The past couple years, I've favored the ad-free...

The past couple years, I've favored the ad-free broadcast.
I like the commentary pair of Matt Keenan and Robbie McEwan, I hope they return this year.
Heads-up to anyone considering the ad-free...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,609
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Isn't the point of 1x to offer greater chain...

Isn't the point of 1x to offer greater chain stability in offroad / rough conditions?
It's popular (and reliable) in demanding conditions like cyclocross and downhill or cross-country mountain...
08-24-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,094
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I use a cat eye model that cost about $45/50, I...

I use a cat eye model that cost about $45/50, I ride 4 or 5 days a week and generally one charge per week keeps it going without running out.
Of course all these lights have luminance settings you...
08-24-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,112
Posted By jimmyodonnell

It seems like the OP's recommending the article,...

It seems like the OP's recommending the article, but he could not share the link for everyone to read it because of the forum rules on links.
Further, the article is on NYT and might be paywall...
08-21-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 639,862
Posted By jimmyodonnell

You have a good thing going with this X5 ! This...

You have a good thing going with this X5 ! This bike will catch my eye if I ever come across it out there one day . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,711
Posted By jimmyodonnell

1 -- On the first question of which bike, I'd get...

1 -- On the first question of which bike, I'd get the 3rd option in the stated preferred color of RED, with Ultegra.
Ultegra's good enough for me at my current level, so there's a point of...
08-19-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Of course I have no idea on what your LBS shops...

Of course I have no idea on what your LBS shops offer, but earlier this year I RENTED a bike for a day and basically got a 24-hour test ride period with the provision that the rental fee would apply...
08-19-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,373
Posted By jimmyodonnell

if you're considering buying without a test ride,...

if you're considering buying without a test ride, you can still look closely at the other determining factors to help you choose.

Do you know if you'll be riding more road or more grave?...
08-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,112
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The article is mostly about supply, and the...

The article is mostly about supply, and the current conditions that challenge supply, and how Giant is dealing with it now and preparing to deal further with it down the road.
Giant's chairwoman...
08-19-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,112
Posted By jimmyodonnell

so . . . who's here from outtatown, anybody ? . ....

so . . . who's here from outtatown, anybody ? . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,067
Posted By jimmyodonnell

It looks GREAT I think that color is cool

It looks GREAT I think that color is cool
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,983
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The Assos jerseys I have (one is Equipe and one...

The Assos jerseys I have (one is Equipe and one is Mille GT) don't have the same stretch as my Castelli jerseys. I have mediums in both brands, but the Assos jerseys have a tighter aero fabric weave...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By jimmyodonnell

In the absence of better answers from your...

In the absence of better answers from your seller, you might benefit from a few photos from which you can find more info and draw a couple conclusions.
A good photo of the frame will show you...
08-11-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Check out the closeout / sales prices at...

Check out the closeout / sales prices at Velomine.
Not all their wheel sets are priced at $350 or less, but some are.
08-05-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 27,978
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Excellent point, big-picture view which makes so...

Excellent point, big-picture view which makes so much sense yet is often lost / hard to see.

During Covid, I've adopted cycling as my hobby / lifestyle choice . . . the fitness it's yielded is...
07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,023
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Practice it at home once or twice to get some...

Practice it at home once or twice to get some comfort with it.
Yes you will spend a can or two of CO2 practicing but it could be very helpful.
You can also then check pressure with a gauge after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,983
Posted By jimmyodonnell

A couple notes on sizing and care . . . I...

A couple notes on sizing and care . . .

I recommend you start with Medium.
My sizing specs are close to what you list for yours -- I'm 5-6-and-change, my inseam is 29, and at the time I bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,983
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I have a pair of the equipe bib shorts RS S9. ...

I have a pair of the equipe bib shorts RS S9.
I've owned them only since April, I ride them once or twice a week, so maybe 15-20 total rides by now.
They're like new, I haven't ridden them enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I think you'll be happy with the quality of the...

I think you'll be happy with the quality of the build and the chamois is really comfortable in the RS pair I have.
one note (sorry I didn't mention this before) -- I've worn only the summer weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I have 3 pair of assos bibs which bought in...

I have 3 pair of assos bibs which bought in April.
I have not yet used chamois cream with any of them.

Each pair is worn once or twice each week.
The chamois is like new on each pair -- so far...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,222
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I'm on the mailing list for the Assos USA site,...

I'm on the mailing list for the Assos USA site, and yes they announce sales there when they update the sale stock.
But even when there is no special sale, the US site always has stuff on sale prices...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,222
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The Mille GT line use a cut that's slightly more...

The Mille GT line use a cut that's slightly more relaxed and the inseams on the legs are longer than their other lines -- I bought Mille GTs and sent them back because the cuffs were down to my knees...
07-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,092
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I haven't worn anything but bibs for several...

I haven't worn anything but bibs for several years . . . support on my lower back, straps keep the shorts in position, no fussing at all about where the waistband sits as I ride, no changes to the...
07-12-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,078
Posted By jimmyodonnell

30 miles today on a regular route, but a...

30 miles today on a regular route, but a torrential thunderstorm hit right at the midpoint of the ride . . . sheets of rain flying sideways and crosswind gusts causing me to fishtail all over the...
07-10-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 639,862
Posted By jimmyodonnell

the bars look sweet!

the bars look sweet!
07-10-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 11,060
Posted By jimmyodonnell

If you ride descents, there's a good case for...

If you ride descents, there's a good case for disc breaks right there.
If you have carbon rims, there's another reason.
If you ride flats at moderate speeds, the difference in the the performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By jimmyodonnell

If you opt NOT to go with Sea Sucker (although...

If you opt NOT to go with Sea Sucker (although I've read they are absolutely great) . . .

I have a Volvo wagon with factory roof rails, to which I added Thule aero crossbars -- great fit, very...
07-05-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 59,078
Posted By jimmyodonnell

My first Sunday in a while with no kids and no...

My first Sunday in a while with no kids and no work, so I did 60 miles which is the longest I've gone in a long time.
I like this theme of SingleSpeed Sunday and I'm going to try to get one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,555
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I just watched part 2, and for me it offered much...

I just watched part 2, and for me it offered much more than part 1 . . . mainly, because it covers the story to present day. Everything I saw in part 1 I already knew from the Gibney film, and from...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,555
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I've watched the first part only (enjoyed it) and...

I've watched the first part only (enjoyed it) and I hope to watch the second part tonight / this week (looking forward to it).
I can say that in the first part I learned nothing new, in regard to...
05-29-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 639,862
Posted By jimmyodonnell

My summary recommend is to go with the Medium,...

My summary recommend is to go with the Medium, but read on and see what you can learn / benefit from my recent experience.
I just bought two Sirrus X4s and two Sirrus X3s, so I've had a lot of...
05-19-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By jimmyodonnell

CYCLOCROSS just saying' . . .

I've been a casual fan of pro cycling, mostly grand tour viewing, since LeMond beat Fignon in the time trial . . . always looking forward to the Tour and trying to watch as much as I can each summer,...
05-18-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,692
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I was clueless of these market forces when the...

I was clueless of these market forces when the pandemic hit. I just found myself suddenly with no work travel and no commute to office, working only from home I had more time to organize my riding...
05-18-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I'm sized between Small and Medium frame sizing...

I'm sized between Small and Medium frame sizing on Specialized Sirrus hybrid models, I sized both and bought the Small based exactly on the ride position / posture you describe . . . I'm 5 feet 6...
04-30-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,466
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I watched it this week, I loved the inside look...

I watched it this week, I loved the inside look at team workings and as a previous poster mentioned it has plenty to offer on the dynamics between riders and management.
I work in tv and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,444
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I cannot offer much advice in the more technical...

I cannot offer much advice in the more technical topics of muscle development and pain points relevant to stretching your distance, I can only trust / agree with those who advise caution and...
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