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10-16-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 288
Posted By burnthesheep

Vitus makes a 24" with trigger shifters for $270....

Vitus makes a 24" with trigger shifters for $270.

Seems like what you're after
10-16-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 35,603
Posted By burnthesheep

Challenge accepted. ...

Challenge accepted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSkwY9EuP5E
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By burnthesheep

Just have fun! Try to maybe talk around on group...

Just have fun! Try to maybe talk around on group rides to see who races in what among people you know. Buddy up, share a few beers and training rides together so you have someone to pal around with...
10-16-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

Amazing what not doing a 2-a-day workout on the...

Amazing what not doing a 2-a-day workout on the day of Tue night worlds can do for you!

Work this week meant I arrived late. I got ready fast, but the group was 3-4min up road. My best bet was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,510
Posted By burnthesheep

It would fall under #3...

It would fall under #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) . Challenge ride. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By burnthesheep

It matters. While the CRR and watts on BRR...

It matters.

While the CRR and watts on BRR might not be absolute, the deltas are probably pretty good when doing comparisons.

I get tons of miles out of GP4000's, and assume 5000's would also. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,239
Posted By burnthesheep

You can buy a Cervelo P5x or a Ceepo today. Both...

You can buy a Cervelo P5x or a Ceepo today. Both are 99% visually similar (wild looking) to that fUCI bike and actually used in triathlon.
10-13-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 788
Posted By burnthesheep

You want a triathlon kit OR a cycling short with...

You want a triathlon kit OR a cycling short with a synthetic pad so the pad doesn’t sop up water.
10-13-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

Friday bashed around Richmond at lunch in Zwift. ...

Friday bashed around Richmond at lunch in Zwift. Saturday same deal but in the neighborhood. Both kinda hard tempo into KOM efforts of 2min.

Rainy day Sunday today rode 3 sisters route on Zwift....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By burnthesheep

There is absolutely nothing keeping you from...

There is absolutely nothing keeping you from tossing the trainer into ERG and doing a workout on Zwift flat routes of your own design or choosing.

Then you still have Zwift for non structured...
10-12-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,410
Posted By burnthesheep

Raaawwwwrrr! Pdq bars came. Forgot the Felt...

Raaawwwwrrr! Pdq bars came. Forgot the Felt stem diameter was wrong. Now waiting for that for at least a week.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By burnthesheep

You're looking in the wrong place for stiffness...

You're looking in the wrong place for stiffness for a medium sized rider. Modern frame carbon layup means even your Deng Fu bikes are plenty stiff for anybody in terms of power transfer. It's...
10-11-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,503
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh, to add to the mix.........don't forget good...

Oh, to add to the mix.........don't forget good old "running economy" as you improve.
10-11-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

For others reading that, just be aware you CAN'T...

For others reading that, just be aware you CAN'T do this for spoke wheels. Just discs or wheels running a really really big dinner plate of a bailout gear as your last cog. Otherwise the chain...
10-11-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,503
Posted By burnthesheep

Perhaps whatever the ratio that triathlons...

Perhaps whatever the ratio that triathlons utilize on the three sports. ;)
10-11-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

There are raised ridges at the base of the...

There are raised ridges at the base of the splines the cassette slides onto, nearest the base of the hub.

I used a nice machine hand file and got it pretty darn smooth. I just shaved those down...
10-10-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By burnthesheep

That's a lot of pressure. A wheel on trainer...

That's a lot of pressure. A wheel on trainer supports your weight on the clamp/skewer, not the tire. The tire only sees tension from the trainer for traction.

So no need for 120psi. I'd say...
10-10-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By burnthesheep

You spelled apologists wrong.

You spelled apologists wrong.
10-10-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

I bought a used 10spd Renn disc and just shaved...

I bought a used 10spd Renn disc and just shaved the hub down to fit an 11spd cassette. Works fine.

If that opens up any extra buying opportunities.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By burnthesheep

ITU tri or normal tri? I ask because you're...

ITU tri or normal tri?

I ask because you're getting yourself into some parts swap trouble if buying a bike with OEM aero bars that don't have any OEM provision for adding clip-on bars.

Forget...
10-10-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,415
Posted By burnthesheep

The short of it: give up on your "general"...

The short of it: give up on your "general" health pursuits unless it makes you faster up a hill.

Forget anything other than weights to make sure you don't injure yourself while "living" thus...
10-10-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

Zwift a lunch. First time on Volcano. Did a...

Zwift a lunch. First time on Volcano. Did a 1x20 at 98%. Saw the Volcano KOM, swooped back around for a "1x8" to swipe the "daily" or "hourly" KOM. Not sure how those recycle. But got the...
10-10-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,796
Posted By burnthesheep

Road I've laid a pedal down on the inside, twice,...

Road I've laid a pedal down on the inside, twice, trying to cheat the corner and apply power early. Both times I lived. Basically hopped me up and over a bit then had to straighten from the slide. ...
10-10-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By burnthesheep

Or we could all ride around with the giant lit-up...

Or we could all ride around with the giant lit-up Zwift "thumbs up" symbols like in the game.:D
10-09-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By burnthesheep

That said it was a gravel ride. I don't think...

That said it was a gravel ride. I don't think Zwift slows us down yet for having a road bike on the "gravelly" portions. They say it's in development.

Also, sweet ride area. Wish we had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 14,655
Posted By burnthesheep

Wow, a 9 year old topic dug up! Impressive!

Wow, a 9 year old topic dug up! Impressive!
10-09-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,410
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh, sorry. I misunderstood the question. ...

Oh, sorry. I misunderstood the question.

Mine came with the shoes in the shoe storage bag with the tool to install them. Did you lose them or wear them out, or bought used without? I'm not sure...
10-09-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,866
Views: 392,410
Posted By burnthesheep

In the toes in most cross shoes. I've seen some...

In the toes in most cross shoes. I've seen some MTB and "commuter" spd shoes without spike provisions.

The stuff like Giro Privateers and VR90's have toe spike provisions. As do your usual...
10-09-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,868
Posted By burnthesheep

Amateur hour up in here.........pshhhh ...

Amateur hour up in here.........pshhhh

Here's a good place to start:
Cycling Power Lab (http://www.cyclingpowerlab.com/PowerComponents.aspx)
https://www.bestbikesplit.com/features...
10-09-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By burnthesheep

FWIW they now sell reflective tape in any color...

FWIW they now sell reflective tape in any color you want. You could put black on your wheels, you could put white on a frame, etc....... So, you'd never even really notice if you chose wisely.
...
10-09-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

Saddle sliding is almost always a fit symptom....

Saddle sliding is almost always a fit symptom. Some saddles have integrated textures to help, but can't say they're effective. My Mistica has that texture, it helps, but if you're setup a certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,545
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol, you're correct! And helmet/shoes. ...

Lol, you're correct! And helmet/shoes.

Helmet is OK in carry on. I clipped mine to my backpack. Shoes, I wouldn't risk the carry on security confiscating by not understanding what the cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 15,439
Posted By burnthesheep

Did you ever go back and look at the segment? ...

Did you ever go back and look at the segment?

If you flag a ride for "in car" or something like that where someone forgot to stop their GPS, it automatically removes the activity from the...
10-08-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By burnthesheep

rubiksoval hit it right. Outdoors you soft pedal...

rubiksoval hit it right. Outdoors you soft pedal more. Also, they chose those world's courses for a reason. UCI worlds. Not the weeknight group ride.

Also, check your proper weight in Zwift,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 15,439
Posted By burnthesheep

Meh, as for groups I say it's up to the group to...

Meh, as for groups I say it's up to the group to say yes or no. It's wonderful folks can hang with their spouse or friend for companionship.

I think it's cool folks can stay active in a C or B...
10-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By burnthesheep

Why not buy a spare chain and set of rings? ...

Why not buy a spare chain and set of rings? Rings take like 10min to swap out.

Better yet, keep the rings setup and just buy a duplicate crank.

Then have exactly what you need in both...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 15,439
Posted By burnthesheep

You said like 2-3% grade? 4 to 5 minutes? ...

You said like 2-3% grade? 4 to 5 minutes? That's still TT bike territory right there. Certainly at 2% you'd be over 20mph.

My equivalent is sending somebody an "uh-oh" notification when they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 15,439
Posted By burnthesheep

Uhmmm, if folks know for sure.......just flag it....

Uhmmm, if folks know for sure.......just flag it. If the person can't provide pretty solid proof, Strava won't reinstate. Then the person has to try it again.

Nobody can really get offended at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 15,439
Posted By burnthesheep

My experience was seeing a maybe 250 lbs...

My experience was seeing a maybe 250 lbs gentleman using one in the French Ballones (spelling?) mountains. I was just cruising up at a a chill tempo and passed e-bike guy. That guy could enjoy and...
Forum: Triathlon
10-07-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By burnthesheep

Also, consider how adjustable the cockpit is. ...

Also, consider how adjustable the cockpit is.

I'd suggest logging on to Slowtwitch and searching around and posting up. There's lots of fitters and fit data floating around over there for lots of...
10-07-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By burnthesheep

My basic rules of thumb: -if you want to...

My basic rules of thumb:

-if you want to execute a high intensity workout, you need a rest day beforehand. (100%+ of ftp)

-if you want to go long, longer, or prep for a distance out of your...
10-07-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 34,438
Posted By burnthesheep

Men's 4/5 cross race, 16 of either 38 or 40. ...

Men's 4/5 cross race, 16 of either 38 or 40. List was pretty long. Just wanted to see I was in upper half to upper 1/3. Progress.

Done in by the call-ups again. Behind some guys who just...
10-07-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,796
Posted By burnthesheep

Try more than $700 for people doing a full IM. ...

Try more than $700 for people doing a full IM. Believe it or not, per hour of "competition time", something like Haute Route is actually a lot cheaper than an IM.

An IM is about 25% more...
10-07-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 3,580,905
Posted By burnthesheep

Last race in series, new series for fall coming...

Last race in series, new series for fall coming soon. I liked the couple of tweaks to the course for this time around. This is at Dix in Raleigh:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,213
Posted By burnthesheep

Oh yeah, there’s also the exploding Enve TL...

Oh yeah, there’s also the exploding Enve TL wheels if you don’t use the perfect rim tape and valve combo. Gotta love that for $2500 a pop.

It leaks into the “fairing” of the aero wheels and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,586
Posted By burnthesheep

Sign up for something unusual with no...

Sign up for something unusual with no forethought. An alleycat. An extreme enduro. Something.

We've got a local shop giving patches for completing cool local virtual fondo routes or completing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,545
Posted By burnthesheep

Either 100% rental or 100% your own bike in a...

Either 100% rental or 100% your own bike in a good travel case. I'd never piece meal it.

I took my own bike to France because it was a boatload cheaper given it was 3 weeks long if I rented. ...
10-03-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,806
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't have time and money for a ton of separate...

I don't have time and money for a ton of separate hobbies and exercise. So, racing bikes is the exercise, the hobby, the tinkering........all rolled into one.

It used to be gym, golf, and tinker...
10-03-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 200,796
Posted By burnthesheep

I tend to agree when a sport has frequent enough...

I tend to agree when a sport has frequent enough competition that you progress in skills through a ranking system: golf, bowling, cyclocross, etc..........frequent events, skills based...
10-03-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13,952
Views: 740,805
Posted By burnthesheep

TMonk, If you do duathlon or tri though, be...

TMonk,

If you do duathlon or tri though, be mindful that for AG's they bump you at the beginning of the year (Jan 1) in which you turn 35 for the 35-40 or 35-42/45 age groups.

Also, 35-40 is...
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