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05-31-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 372
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, Assuming a 2x crank (?) an 11-XX cassette...

FWIW, Assuming a 2x crank (?) an 11-XX cassette makes the 12 and 13 tooth cogs that more likely to be usable if cross-chaining is an issue with your setup when in the small crankring. A cassette...
05-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,478
Posted By Sy Reene

Here's a better chart that emulates a real road a...

Here's a better chart that emulates a real road a bit better, taken from this article.
https://blog.silca.cc/part-4b-rolling-resistance-and-impedance

Think of the blue line being the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Sy Reene

I hear ya.. I liked the original Shorty a lot...

I hear ya.. I liked the original Shorty a lot more than the SuperDuty ones that they now have. However, noticed they also now have a Repreve version, with an elastic back as well as a terry lining...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Indeed, and there's no pictures available on...

Indeed, and there's no pictures available on Excel's site. Best I can determine from the stock/dropdown with color Bronze/Silver, it's probably the bike reviewed here (likely a 2017 model year that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,005
Posted By Sy Reene

Someone looking for a $3K bike? It's neither 105...

Someone looking for a $3K bike? It's neither 105 or Ultegra though (at Excel)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/323x539/c5disc_94228c0b97923b8b3ea0550d55ba1f1ebf065141.jpg
05-28-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,478
Posted By Sy Reene

Couldn't you just 'calibrate' your floor pumps to...

Couldn't you just 'calibrate' your floor pumps to your digital gauge every so often if you don't trust them to hold consistency?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,450
Posted By Sy Reene

I think we need to resurrect this thread; it's...

I think we need to resurrect this thread; it's been awhile since on the front page:

WE'RE GOING TO YELL AT YOU (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,005
Posted By Sy Reene

So this is a plug to buy before the seasonal...

So this is a plug to buy before the seasonal sales; otherwise you're hurting your LBS?
I'd say the LBS would be better off buying sale-priced item or from wherever you want, and if you're so...
05-26-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,413
Posted By Sy Reene

Define "stop"

Define "stop"
05-26-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,214
Posted By Sy Reene

You could always strap this on instead of a...

You could always strap this on instead of a mundane saddle-bag (fyi it's evidently a 'funny' alarm clock)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm a recent convert to the theory that there's...

I'm a recent convert to the theory that there's some benefit to independent butt-cheek suspension... liking the Selle Italia SP-01; though the "Boost" version of SP-01 might be worth trying if you...
05-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,176
Posted By Sy Reene

That sounds a bit optimistic ...

That sounds a bit optimistic

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/559x397/co2_inflation_chart_eedabe07ef76cb2b548e3e35dd37087e8c15c6ab.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,605
Posted By Sy Reene

I tried carrying a saddlebag for a while, then...

I tried carrying a saddlebag for a while, then decided it made much more sense to attach it to the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By Sy Reene

I think you did miss something.. there's still a...

I think you did miss something.. there's still a free option, and still includes the social networking you're concerned about people losing.
05-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Sy Reene

Under the handlebar tape?

Under the handlebar tape?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,535
Posted By Sy Reene

Some of the popular cycling roads in this area...

Some of the popular cycling roads in this area already look that way on nice weather days, even though the riders doing this don't know each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Sy Reene

So to sum up.. good/great shoes that didn't fit...

So to sum up.. good/great shoes that didn't fit your foot?

Not really related since you are pretty clear in your qualifiers, but ever notice how 9/10 negative reviews for clothing/shoes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By Sy Reene

FWIW, I wasn't talking about phones- that has...

FWIW, I wasn't talking about phones- that has nothing to do with Strava. Cell phones have been around since the mid 80's. Landline phones for obviously our whole lives. Texting since the mid 90s....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By Sy Reene

It's a good thing you weren't around 20 years ago...

It's a good thing you weren't around 20 years ago then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,450
Posted By Sy Reene

I'd also like to know. I'd get it if he said...

I'd also like to know. I'd get it if he said 'commuters' instead of touring though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By Sy Reene

It's a bit funny to think we wouldn't pay...

It's a bit funny to think we wouldn't pay $60/year, yet a cellphone data plan can cost close to that much per month... so that instead we can use a free app.
Maybe better to think of an subscription...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 9,482
Posted By Sy Reene

I pay for it; 'bout the same price annually as a...

I pay for it; 'bout the same price annually as a pair of tires. I like the reporting and presentation; like ability to compare myself to myself. I also use the gear/parts tracking of miles, though I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,450
Posted By Sy Reene

Exactly.. some high quality movies have explored...

Exactly.. some high quality movies have explored this phenomenon of elitist *******s in sport.. "Caddyshack" (Golf), "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "The Karate Kid", "Point Break" (Surfing),...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Sy Reene

Someone should write them and ask why they...

Someone should write them and ask why they slapped "Endurance" on the name of their entire new roadbike lineup. I have to imagine there have been more than a couple surprised buyers who didn't know...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,450
Posted By Sy Reene

Actually I grew up partly in MN, and most of my...

Actually I grew up partly in MN, and most of my family is still out there... I know what's what and meant it a bit tongue in cheek.
Never cycled much there though except as a teenager getting to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By Sy Reene

Marketing would say the Power Competition.....

Marketing would say the Power Competition.. faster but less robust (easier to flat). I'd choose the Power Endurance -- about the same speed and protection as the older Service Course.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 681
Posted By Sy Reene

I bicycle because I over suppinate, lunchinate,...

I bicycle because I over suppinate, lunchinate, brunchinate and breakfastate.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,660
Posted By Sy Reene

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/474x553/c067caf01b42acd67654550b8d08ee19_funny_cycling_jersey_bike_t_shirts_36a966c3f24667897d46fce0a01345aa4169f423.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sy Reene

Though spring/summer should be better for...

Though spring/summer should be better for knickers, tights and/or longsleeved apparel. eg. Castelli Sorpasso bib tights (same chamois as Free Aero Race shorts) are $114 at SteepAndCheap
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By Sy Reene

Really tall wheels or his handlebars were really...

Really tall wheels or his handlebars were really low?
05-14-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By Sy Reene

Are oils and waxes both considered lubes, or is a...

Are oils and waxes both considered lubes, or is a lube it's own thing? What's the most lubricious?
05-13-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,392
Posted By Sy Reene

It doesn't seem so long ago the shops were...

It doesn't seem so long ago the shops were bemoaning the overseas vendors. Now that that ability to shop from the UK for sram/shimano has been pretty well shutdown, we're still hearing about how...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,890
Posted By Sy Reene

Good to know; saves me the headache of wasted...

Good to know; saves me the headache of wasted money or returns.

FWIW, another chamois/bib that I have had success with are the Sugoi RS Pro bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,277
Posted By Sy Reene

I carried the same in an Arundel Dual (excl the...

I carried the same in an Arundel Dual (excl the pump).. so it's not really overkill if your bag holds it -- ie. you might as well. My pump sits attached with a bracket that fits under the DT water...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Sy Reene

No worries.. on your type of trainer, even if the...

No worries.. on your type of trainer, even if the tire blows your axle is locked in.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,309
Posted By Sy Reene

So you felt the 3w difference and had only...

So you felt the 3w difference and had only changed one of your 2 wheels to tubeless?
05-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By Sy Reene

I found this pressure calculator recently -- and...

I found this pressure calculator recently -- and think it's definitely one of the best available currently -- worth it to give your email/contact name to access the Pro version though. FWIW, 50psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,317
Posted By Sy Reene

Why not have the frame anodized red and blue and...

Why not have the frame anodized red and blue and really do it up
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By Sy Reene

Indeed.. and an oft neglected reason for using a...

Indeed.. and an oft neglected reason for using a saddlebag instead of another type of solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,294
Posted By Sy Reene

I think he was talking about different bikes...

I think he was talking about different bikes being from different manufacturers and the layups. Sure, even in the same brand family, a Trek Domane will feel different than a Emonda, different than...
05-03-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By Sy Reene

But is rubber cement the same as vulcanizing...

But is rubber cement the same as vulcanizing fluid?
https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1124107-nagging-question-vulcanizing-fluid-just-plain-old-rubber-cement.html
:innocent:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19,388
Views: 4,065,600
Posted By Sy Reene

What a weird saddle that bag appears to rely on.....

What a weird saddle that bag appears to rely on.. no saddle rail behind the seatpost clamp?
05-01-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Sy Reene

The new Ribble CGR Ti looks pretty nice for the...

The new Ribble CGR Ti looks pretty nice for the $:

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-cgr-ti/
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,913
Posted By Sy Reene

I think worth mentioning, is I believe the newest...

I think worth mentioning, is I believe the newest SLR models have a tunable ISO decoupler for the top tube, allowing a setting from firm to soft, while I think the SL has just a fixed setting that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,184
Posted By Sy Reene

I've learned that I'm uncomfortable and slow,...

I've learned that I'm uncomfortable and slow, riding tubed 25mm tires, and am in real danger of unavoidably crashing due to inferior rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By Sy Reene

The rapha size comparison guide may be helpful.....

The rapha size comparison guide may be helpful.. it does put Shimano as requiring +1/2 size more than most others.

https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/stories/shoe-comparison-guide
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By Sy Reene

Then for now.. just go out and bike. And it'll...

Then for now.. just go out and bike. And it'll come to you what you think or find out you might be wishing for. Eg. a Cycling computer that tells you your speed and shows you a map? Clipless...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,079
Posted By Sy Reene

my advice.. though I don't know the limit on what...

my advice.. though I don't know the limit on what you can buy to get the 10%, is to spend it on stuff that isn't allowed to be advertised at prices under MAP. That might, for example, be Bontrager...
04-22-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,679
Posted By Sy Reene

No.. not mine. Sorry thought they might be...

No.. not mine. Sorry thought they might be recognizable -- these are from bicyclerollingresistance website. I believe they use a textured roller of some sort.
Link to source of charts:...
04-22-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,679
Posted By Sy Reene

Another couple of charts to throw into the...

Another couple of charts to throw into the discussion:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1077x463/rrcomfort_2533aef69e2bbaee0d24028a17c05e09a3e3d7d2.jpg...
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