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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By fa63

Straight up trade; I think you would be getting a...

Straight up trade; I think you would be getting a little short-changed. I would consider trade + $200 cash, assuming both wheelsets are in similar condition.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By fa63

I use the regular Turbo version of these tires...

I use the regular Turbo version of these tires (not the Cotton ones), in both 24 and 26 mm widths. They are somewhat undersized compared to other tires; for example the 24 mm tire measures pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,038
Posted By fa63

When I first got my Wahoo Kickr, I did a 40 mile...

When I first got my Wahoo Kickr, I did a 40 mile / 6,000 feet ride following along a route in the North Georgia mountains that I programmed into Cycleops. Took me around 3 hours; way more painful...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By fa63

Get a Trek Domane? Or better yet, a Trek Boone...

Get a Trek Domane? Or better yet, a Trek Boone with cantilever brakes so you can put some real big tires for trail riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,177
Posted By fa63

My 58cm Emonda ALR fits 28mm tires with room to...

My 58cm Emonda ALR fits 28mm tires with room to spare (the picture above is with 28mm Vittoria Corsa G+ tires).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 183,177
Posted By fa63

Here is another aluminum one: ...

Here is another aluminum one:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4641/39153974862_5784433704_b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By fa63

This is a good example of why it is better to...

This is a good example of why it is better to look at stack and reach to compare geometry, instead of head tube length and top tube length. For instance, if you look at the stack and reach numbers,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,596
Posted By fa63

Kinesis Racelight Grandfondo: ...

Kinesis Racelight Grandfondo:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By fa63

If you end up in the same position, then you...

If you end up in the same position, then you shouldn't notice any difference (but the human mind is a funny thing). You might notice some differences in handling and comfort with an endurance type...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,666
Posted By fa63

Right. That said, in my experience I think...

Right.

That said, in my experience I think comfort is most important for hobby riders, as an uncomfortable position can turn one off from the sport. Comfort doesn't have to mean a very upright...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,724
Posted By fa63

I don't think 25 mm / 1 inch of spacers is...

I don't think 25 mm / 1 inch of spacers is excessive, as long as the stem is not pointing upwards. That said, CAAD10 is known for its aggressive geometry and not really the ideal choice for those who...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By fa63

It us not much, but it is there. Mine also sagged...

It us not much, but it is there. Mine also sagged just a bit after a few thousand miles of use, so it looks a bit more pronounced.

Good that you can move all around on your C17; I cannot.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,388
Posted By fa63

It seems to me the Affinity has a fairly flat...

It seems to me the Affinity has a fairly flat profile. Same for the Toupe. Some of the saddles mentioned here (Brooks Cambium, Fizik Aliante) have a kicked-up tail that more or less locks you into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,299
Posted By fa63

I have been riding an Emonda ALR for a few weeks...

I have been riding an Emonda ALR for a few weeks now, and I have to say it is an impressive frame:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4401/35847658253_a225acece2_b.jpg

I also like that it can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By fa63

Any good Trek dealer will have the BB90 bearings...

Any good Trek dealer will have the BB90 bearings in stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,682,102
Posted By fa63

Now with matching tires: ...

Now with matching tires:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4401/35847658253_8702aa10b4_h.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,682,102
Posted By fa63

Good catch; I had a sidewall blowout on the rear...

Good catch; I had a sidewall blowout on the rear Conti GP4KS2 (my third one, not buying them again) and I had a Schwalbe One lying around so I put that on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,682,102
Posted By fa63

New (to me) Trek Emonda ALR: ...

New (to me) Trek Emonda ALR:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4410/36407397862_c3d9cb3148_h.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,838
Posted By fa63

Just mounted a set of Vittoria Corsa G+ 28mm...

Just mounted a set of Vittoria Corsa G+ 28mm tires on a set of Reynolds Attack wheels. Quite possibly the easiest tire install ever; went on pretty easy (but not so easy that I would worry about them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,368
Posted By fa63

The bottom bracket shell is BB86. Then, there is...

The bottom bracket shell is BB86. Then, there is an adapter to allow using the Oval crankset. Oval cranksets use the GXP spindle design (this is not really common knowledge, but it is also not a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,398
Posted By fa63

Fizik R1. Shimano R321 a close second.

Fizik R1.

Shimano R321 a close second.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,872
Posted By fa63

That is a tough question to answer; it depends on...

That is a tough question to answer; it depends on a lot of things.

But if you just want data points, I recently did a 2.5 hour ride at a normalized power of 225 W (as measured by a Pioneer power...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 842
Views: 44,084
Posted By fa63

So you did buy a disc wheel for your road bike......

So you did buy a disc wheel for your road bike... Gonna look weird, but whatever makes you happy!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-17, 05:22 AM
Replies: 842
Views: 44,084
Posted By fa63

trekmogul - looks like you have a collection of...

trekmogul - looks like you have a collection of very nice bikes. I want to offer some friendly pointers, as many here tend to be sarcastic (which sometimes doesn't come across well on the internet)....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,917
Posted By fa63

You will be fine; either slam the stem (remove...

You will be fine; either slam the stem (remove all spacers), or if that won't work, go down one size.

I used to ride a Bianchi Intenso (same geometry) with a 3" drop. I am 6' tall.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,303
Posted By fa63

I use a Roadlink + Ultegra GS RD + either 11-36...

I use a Roadlink + Ultegra GS RD + either 11-36 or 11-40 cassette on my bike (with a 50-34 compact crankset); it works fine in all combinations (but I don't use big-big on the road to be safe). Here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By fa63

We are up to 50 entries now, though very few from...

We are up to 50 entries now, though very few from this forum. Come on guys, more data is more better! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By fa63

Looking for forum members' input (road bike fit data)

Hey all,

I have been collecting published data on pro bike fit measurements for a while now. Here is a link to my blog post, which has the most up-to-date summary charts along with a few thoughts:...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,809
Posted By fa63

I am using 50-34 front / 11-40 rear combo on my...

I am using 50-34 front / 11-40 rear combo on my bike with no issues:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8664/29464888113_dda2e45c68_b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,888
Posted By fa63

This. Don't fight the bike too much.

This. Don't fight the bike too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,682
Posted By fa63

105 5800, hands down. 5700/6700/7900 were not the...

105 5800, hands down. 5700/6700/7900 were not the best iterations of Shimano groupsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,156
Posted By fa63

I got a box of these: ...

I got a box of these:

http://images.sweetauthoring.com/product/29632.jpg

And a flannel shirt.

Thankfully, my family has learned not to buy me cycling gear; they don't quite understand the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,142
Posted By fa63

My experience differs from yours. I found the...

My experience differs from yours. I found the braking to be pretty good with the stock pads, and very good with Koolstop Salmons. I can bomb down the mountains of North Georgia without any worries...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,142
Posted By fa63

The reach on those brakes is 55-73 mm.

The reach on those brakes is 55-73 mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,142
Posted By fa63

TRP R559 long reach brakes have a mechanism that...

TRP R559 long reach brakes have a mechanism that allow them to open up very wide; I can get 35 mm tires in and out with ease.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,142
Posted By fa63

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/cen...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/centuryelite_x_ti.htm

I found a frameset on local Craigslist and built up one of these. It uses long reach brakes and can fit up to 40 mm tires. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,731
Posted By fa63

Love that TMR01; I think it is one of the better...

Love that TMR01; I think it is one of the better looking frames out there when built up properly.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By fa63

As suggested above, the first thing to do is to...

As suggested above, the first thing to do is to rule out poor bike fit as a contributing factor to hand numbness. Often, not having enough saddle setback can put too much weight on the hands.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,216
Posted By fa63

The typical limit for spacers is 3-4 cm. 5 cm...

The typical limit for spacers is 3-4 cm. 5 cm might be too much, but the only one that can accurately answer your question is the fork manufacturer.

That said, you might be better off selling your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By fa63

But how does a spoke derive its stiffness? A...

But how does a spoke derive its stiffness? A spoke, which is essentially a tiny metal pillar no matter what gauge it is, cannot carry a compressive load unless it is pre-loaded to a level meeting or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By fa63

Agree that your derailleurs are fine. I don't...

Agree that your derailleurs are fine. I don't think you will even need a longer chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 04:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By fa63

Good points. Going slack was an extreme example,...

Good points. Going slack was an extreme example, and it is not so much a matter of adjacent spokes picking up the slack. So what you are saying is that, all else being equal (rim stiffness, etc.),...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By fa63

Higher tension may not result in more lateral...

Higher tension may not result in more lateral stiffness, but what about radial stiffness? Improperly tensioned spokes cannot support the rim. If a spoke goes slack, it results in an unsupported...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By fa63

The big players (Shimano, Mavic,...

The big players (Shimano, Mavic, Campagnolo/Fulcrum) typically build wheels using less spokes at higher tension and with sturdier rims. I think this is in part to satisfy consumer demand for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,574
Posted By fa63

You will be fine.

You will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By fa63

I try to have at least 3 mm clearance on all...

I try to have at least 3 mm clearance on all sides. If you have a 3 mm Allen key handy, you can check pretty quickly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,032
Posted By fa63

To me, that is exactly what the Falre R does. It...

To me, that is exactly what the Falre R does. It is very noticeable even in daylight. That is why I suggested it.

Anyways, good luck with your search.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-16, 04:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,032
Posted By fa63

I see. My buddy has the Flare R, and...

I see.

My buddy has the Flare R, and honestly I don't know why anyone would need something brighter. I can see him from a mile away with that thing. I imagine any brighter would be annoying for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,032
Posted By fa63

Bontrager Flare R is pretty damn bright.

Bontrager Flare R is pretty damn bright.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By fa63

Presumably, the tire assumes its optimal shape...

Presumably, the tire assumes its optimal shape for maximum grip / minimum rolling resistance and optimum wear when inflated to within that range.

At 180 lbs, you might want to try the lower end...
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