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Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Princess_Allez

It's interesting that the current rsl37 has a...

It's interesting that the current rsl37 has a 21mm internal width, but all the upcoming, deeper section, rsl wheels are 23mm. I wonder what was the logic behind that decision.
02-23-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,611
Posted By Princess_Allez

Sounds like you're already convinced. May I...

Sounds like you're already convinced. May I suggest a new Trek Emonda? It's great so far! It's everything you assume it would be, minus actually being light (SL trim).
02-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,999
Posted By Princess_Allez

I filled from the bottom up. I know that there's...

I filled from the bottom up. I know that there's an air pocket when you connect the fill hose to the bleed nipple, and that you're supposed to tap the syringe until the bubble floats to the top, and...
02-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,999
Posted By Princess_Allez

I purchased the bike from the out-of-state Trek...

I purchased the bike from the out-of-state Trek dealer. I paid them to tear it down and box it up. They sent it to my local Trek dealer, who I also paid to setup the bicycle. Apparently, anything...
02-22-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By Princess_Allez

this should be preserved in a county museum

this should be preserved in a county museum
02-22-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,999
Posted By Princess_Allez

definitely. I have three to choose from, locally....

definitely. I have three to choose from, locally. This experience makes it two.
02-22-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,999
Posted By Princess_Allez

Thanks. I did double check to make sure that the...

Thanks. I did double check to make sure that the lever did not need a manual adjustment. Both levers are at their max preset distance from the bar.

I was also thinking this might be the case- that...
02-21-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,999
Posted By Princess_Allez

The situation is complicated in that I didn't buy...

The situation is complicated in that I didn't buy the bike from them. I bought it out of state and had it shipped. They did, however, charge me $70 for setup fee. They claim that's how the brakes...
02-21-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,999
Posted By Princess_Allez

Shimano 105 hydraulic I did take it back....

Shimano 105 hydraulic

I did take it back. They told me they would have to charge me ($60). I accepted. They are flooded with business so they didn't get to my bike in time. I took the bike home to...
02-07-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,017
Posted By Princess_Allez

Do it. The Emonda is pretty awesome. I found one...

Do it. The Emonda is pretty awesome. I found one out of state and they have agreed to ship.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,953
Posted By Princess_Allez

:lol: that should be the slogan for all sucker...

:lol: that should be the slogan for all sucker bike racks, "holds on like a possessed ex-gf or your money back [not really]!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,953
Posted By Princess_Allez

Suction cups passed the overnight test with...

Suction cups passed the overnight test with flying colors. Now time to sack up and transport the bike [fingers crossed]... will update with [horror/positive news] story.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,953
Posted By Princess_Allez

Against all odds, I will be giving the IPT...

Against all odds, I will be giving the IPT suction bike rack a try. It only has one, large front suction cup; it has no redundancy. I did a little research on Amazon and it would seem they specialize...
10-03-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,338
Posted By Princess_Allez

Make sure to cough in their direction as you pass...

Make sure to cough in their direction as you pass for maximum effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,659
Posted By Princess_Allez

Have you tried Powermetercity.com ? I just bought...

Have you tried Powermetercity.com ? I just bought a Stages gen3 R7k 105 a week ago.
09-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 131,897
Posted By Princess_Allez

Rode SART this morning -for the first time- from...

Rode SART this morning -for the first time- from San Bernardino to Riverside/Corona and back. Pretty cool little trail and not a half-bad workout, especially with headwinds.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By Princess_Allez

me, my 52cm bike and 130mm stem take offense to...

me, my 52cm bike and 130mm stem take offense to this :D, but seriously, it wasn't until I started riding a bicycle that I realized my legs are short -for my height- and my torso and arms are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,555
Posted By Princess_Allez

I switched the medium jerseys out for large- boy...

I switched the medium jerseys out for large- boy am I glad that I did. As much as I wanted to be, I was definitely not a medium :lol: ...I did my first ride using the RSR shorts and Fastlane jersey....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,905
Posted By Princess_Allez

I ride a 52cm and I feel the same way about it. I...

I ride a 52cm and I feel the same way about it. I don't think frame geometries look good until 54 or larger...if only God had gave me longer legs...le sigh
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By Princess_Allez

free aero race

free aero race
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,563
Posted By Princess_Allez

don't do it. Rapha core sucks compared to...

don't do it. Rapha core sucks compared to Castelli. I have both. I bought the rapha kit first, otherwise I'd wear all Castelli.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 20,029
Posted By Princess_Allez

I went from an 11-28 to and 11-34. It makes me...

I went from an 11-28 to and 11-34. It makes me wonder how I was able to manage hills before the change. I really enjoy having a bail-out gear and a 30 tooth for when I want a steady, uphill pace that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Princess_Allez

These were the two bikes I cross-shopped. I ended...

These were the two bikes I cross-shopped. I ended up with the Allez Sprint since I got a better deal on it. It's my only road bike experience, but it's easy to sense that it's overly stiff when...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,880
Posted By Princess_Allez

The best reason for upgrading wheels is to go...

The best reason for upgrading wheels is to go tubeless; aerodynamics second; weight third. Wait, scratch that. Looks first, then everything else proceeding :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,164
Posted By Princess_Allez

You'd have better luck adding an intake, header...

You'd have better luck adding an intake, header and exhaust.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 17,997
Posted By Princess_Allez

Lots of wussies responding in this thread. I ride...

Lots of wussies responding in this thread. I ride my motorcycle at speed with earbuds in; dragging knee in the canyons. If I can do that, then I sure as hell can ride a bicycle with earbuds in :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,038
Posted By Princess_Allez

My k-edge chain catcher didn't prevent a drop....

My k-edge chain catcher didn't prevent a drop. All it did was make putting the chain back on the ring impossible without a tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By Princess_Allez

I used clinchers for my first few months of...

I used clinchers for my first few months of cycling. In that time I had a couple flats from goat heads. I got sick of repairing/replacing tubes. I made the switch to tubeless and haven't looked back....
09-03-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 79,884
Posted By Princess_Allez

I naturally tended to use these techniques during...

I naturally tended to use these techniques during hard-braking, especially when traveling downhill. It works wonders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,623
Posted By Princess_Allez

That's me! :lol:

That's me! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,414
Posted By Princess_Allez

This is good info. I did both of these upgrades...

This is good info. I did both of these upgrades and it really does transform the way the bike rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,846
Posted By Princess_Allez

I'm betting all the manufacturers are aware of...

I'm betting all the manufacturers are aware of the BB30 creak and they, therefore, don't warranty it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,784
Posted By Princess_Allez

Proper canyon etiquette is always a nice surprise.

Proper canyon etiquette is always a nice surprise.
08-17-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,721
Posted By Princess_Allez

Sometimes my knees hit my gut when I'm pedaling...

Sometimes my knees hit my gut when I'm pedaling in the drops, so ya, I kinda am :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,954
Posted By Princess_Allez

I watched a video on youtube that explained why...

I watched a video on youtube that explained why taller profile rims are prone to more flex. The guy had a jig setup and tested multiple sets of wheels. He also concluded that spoke tension has little...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,426
Posted By Princess_Allez

I was in the same boat. I noticed Castelli has a...

I was in the same boat. I noticed Castelli has a lot of long obtrusive tags. I cut them all off. If it leaves any residual paper behind, make sure to cut in a semicircular fashion. That way there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,207
Posted By Princess_Allez

I ride for the same reasons and wonder the same...

I ride for the same reasons and wonder the same thing. Thus far, using passive observation, the answer is no, it's not worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,712
Posted By Princess_Allez

Who knew so much creaking can come from so many...

Who knew so much creaking can come from so many places :foo:

I took the bike to the lbs. I decided to address the issue head-on using money. I installed a Praxisworks BB. Here's to hoping it...
07-13-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,864
Posted By Princess_Allez

:roflmao: funny, yet true.

:roflmao: funny, yet true.
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