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06-24-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By Hiro11

The hair-trigger, ever-increasing, gasket-blowing...

The hair-trigger, ever-increasing, gasket-blowing lunacy of this OP is a joy to see. Also enjoying his (?) 1940's gangster insults: "drop off and get wet Freddy". That's pure gold.
06-24-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,396
Posted By Hiro11

I always wonder if OPs in threads like this are...

I always wonder if OPs in threads like this are unaware of the existence of Google.

Google "should i wear underwear with cycling shorts". First response: NO.

This is setting aside that this is...
06-17-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hiro11

Buy the new Podiums. You can easily disassemble...

Buy the new Podiums. You can easily disassemble the valve.

I'm surprised how many people are having problems keeping their bottles clean. Just rinse them and ensure that they dry on a rack or...
06-17-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Hiro11

VP Vice is alloy-bodied, reliable, thin and...

VP Vice is alloy-bodied, reliable, thin and grippy. They also look pretty nice. $32:
https://www.amazon.com/VP-Components-VP-Vice-Pedals-Pack/dp/B006ZH1J5W
06-17-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hiro11

The main thing is to dump bottles, rinse and let...

The main thing is to dump bottles, rinse and let dry immediately after any ride.

Similarly, dump Camelbak reservoirs and rinse immediately after any ride. The key tip: store them in the freezer...
06-17-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, how about them!

Yeah, how about them!
06-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,539
Posted By Hiro11

Vintage European steel racing bikes from the 80s....

Vintage European steel racing bikes from the 80s. In particular, I love old Ciocc and Rossin bikes. Chromed lugs and rear triangle, Campy C-Record, Modolo stems, SSM saddles etc. I ride a modern...
06-13-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Hiro11

It's clean now, just planning ahead. Good tip....

It's clean now, just planning ahead. Good tip. I'm usually scrambling to get to work after a ride but I do wipe down my bike quickly after each ride. I'll give that a try.
06-13-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Hiro11

Cleaning electronic drivetrain

I have a R8070 Di2 drivetrain on my road bike. I bought some of Finish Line's "E-Shift" electronic drivetrain cleaner, haven't used it yet but I've heard it works well. Various sources seem to...
06-12-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By Hiro11

Modern carbon rims are very, very strong, I have...

Modern carbon rims are very, very strong, I have no qualms about riding mine on broken pavement.
06-11-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,262
Posted By Hiro11

Cheaper, better energy gel: 60% maple syrup....

Cheaper, better energy gel:

60% maple syrup. 25% honey. 15% molasses. Add some salt and fill up a $2.50 Hammer flask. This is all natural and relatively easy to digest (if you dose it out...
06-11-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Hiro11

Not correct, the 520 Plus has true point to point...

Not correct, the 520 Plus has true point to point navigation. That is actually the main add vs. the previous 520. It's slow, but it does have it.

Regardless, the 530 is now available and is...
06-10-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,626
Posted By Hiro11

The newly redesigned Camelbak Podium is...

The newly redesigned Camelbak Podium is essentially perfect.
06-10-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Hiro11

Hubs vs handlebars?

Hubs vs handlebars?
06-10-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,161
Posted By Hiro11

It depends. If you're buying a simple to maintain...

It depends. If you're buying a simple to maintain bike without need of proprietary support and you know how to do most things on your bike, you might not need an LBS. If you're buying something high...
06-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,548
Posted By Hiro11

If you are OK with small knobs, I've had very...

If you are OK with small knobs, I've had very good luck with Donnelly X'Plor MSOs. Very tough and fairly fast rolling. If you want something totaly reliable,look no further.

I actually am...
06-06-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,545
Posted By Hiro11

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/ffheadbadge2_1d8138bfd7983228aa0c09d2df33305a5e9c0f0a.jpg
06-04-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By Hiro11

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Full Di2, carbon...

Giant Defy Advanced Pro 0. Full Di2, carbon wheels w/ reliable DT Swiss hubs, carbon everything else, lower priced than almost everyone else. BikeRadar Endurance Bike of the Year winner this year,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,129
Posted By Hiro11

I personally don't see the need for speed sensors...

I personally don't see the need for speed sensors with a GPS head unit. The average speed results I get off of GPS are very consistent with those from people I ride with who have speed sensors. I get...
06-01-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Hiro11

The TCR is an awesome bike. The Giant uses a BB86...

The TCR is an awesome bike. The Giant uses a BB86 bottom bracket, which is a much more reliable design than the Trek's BB90. In my opinion, BB90 is crap and almost a deal killer for any current Trek...
05-30-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,259
Posted By Hiro11

Given that you can easily cut the lock with a $20...

Given that you can easily cut the lock with a $20 pair of tin snips, I'd say this lock provides no security at all or certainly not any more than a $8 cable lock from Target.
05-30-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,259
Posted By Hiro11

The Lockpicking Lawyer has a great Youtube...

The Lockpicking Lawyer has a great Youtube channel. He's a very skilled lock picker and he delights in destroying lock company's marketing hype. I also like his deadpan delivery and no fluff editing...
05-28-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 9,300
Posted By Hiro11

I have hydro discs on four bikes (two road, two...

I have hydro discs on four bikes (two road, two MTB) currently.

My experiences:
1. Disc brakes work better than rim brakes. They offer more modulation, more power and work in rain. I'd say...
05-28-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Hiro11

I love this forum. Someone posts a extremely...

I love this forum. Someone posts a extremely esoteric question about a thirty year old, low-priced bike and someone else knows the answer.
05-28-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,986
Posted By Hiro11

I don't just "claim" it, here's proof: ...

I don't just "claim" it, here's proof:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2016/02/10/shimano-slashes-component-pricing#.XO0zr25OlPA

Prior to 2016, Shimano used to be absurdly...
05-27-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,986
Posted By Hiro11

I don't think Shimano stopped selling online...

I don't think Shimano stopped selling online entirely, I think they just stopped selling across regions online. Both of the above vendors are European, they just stopped selling in the US. You will...
05-24-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,744
Posted By Hiro11

Repost from older thread: Dustin Klein:...

Repost from older thread:

Dustin Klein: professional artist in Portland rides a bunch of gravel with his friends, great editing, great vibe, probably my favorite YT bike channel right now, will...
05-22-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Hiro11

Downhill riders use carbon bars all the time....

Downhill riders use carbon bars all the time. Those guys beat the **** out of their stuff, carbon bars are plenty tough. This was likely a previously damaged bar or over-tightened stem.
05-22-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hiro11

No, really I was not intending to offend. My...

No, really I was not intending to offend. My point is that $80+, culty, esoteric, fragile tires and fairly high-end road rims typically found on $1,000 road wheels might not be what you're looking...
05-20-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hiro11

No offense intended but... HED Belgiums and Rene...

No offense intended but... HED Belgiums and Rene Herse tires for a guy who rides a hybrid with a kickstand while not wearing a helmet?
05-15-19, 08:52 AM
05-15-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Hiro11

That's really interesting. How many other...

That's really interesting. How many other manufacturers drew their own tubing? Seems like that would be rare. Late eighties Miyatas were awesome bikes for the money.
05-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Hiro11

It was certainly Miyata branded but according to...

It was certainly Miyata branded but according to what I've seen online, almost certainly sourced from Ishiwata.
05-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Hiro11

Edge was a lower tier group for SunTour, probably...

Edge was a lower tier group for SunTour, probably the equivalent of something like Claris today. Sprint 9000 (which was great stuff) was SunTour's late 80s / early 90s Ultegra equivalent.

I used...
05-13-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,772
Posted By Hiro11

"Quality" of these Chicago Schwinns is tough to...

"Quality" of these Chicago Schwinns is tough to define.

On one hand, the Varsity is likely one of the most durable bikes ever made. The electro-forging techniques used in the frame are both an...
05-13-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,772
Posted By Hiro11

1. You're cherry-picking the past. Racing was...

1. You're cherry-picking the past. Racing was always the focus of both Bicycling Magazine and Velo News back in the day. Racing was, if anything, bigger in the early nineties than it is now. I...
05-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,628
Posted By Hiro11

I did a 65 mile gravel race earlier this year on...

I did a 65 mile gravel race earlier this year on a single speed with slick 32s. A 40 up front and a 38 out back is actually a great setup.
05-10-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hiro11

Yes, I noted as much in my original post. ...

Yes, I noted as much in my original post.

The poster said Giant if offering a "two year warranty on carbon frames". This is wrong in every way:

1. The offer is not a warranty. Product...
05-10-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hiro11

:rolleyes: No. I've literally provided a...

:rolleyes:

No. I've literally provided a direct link to the offer in the original post.
05-09-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,256
Posted By Hiro11

Sheesh. 3 pages talking about this? I'm surprised...

Sheesh. 3 pages talking about this? I'm surprised that carbon is still controversial.
05-09-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hiro11

Giant suffers from being perceived as the Honda...

Giant suffers from being perceived as the Honda Civic of bikes: reliable and practical but generic and hardly sexy. It's a shame because their bikes are often some of the best available in their...
05-09-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By Hiro11

Giant Composite Confidence

Giant recently announced that if ANY composite component of a 2019 or later Giant bike is damaged while riding (you crash, you crack a rim on a pothole, you break your bars etc) they will repair it...
05-08-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,256
Posted By Hiro11

Modern carbon is very robust. This isn't...

Modern carbon is very robust. This isn't something I would personally worry about.
05-06-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,813
Posted By Hiro11

Nature's Bakery fig bars from Costco. So much...

Nature's Bakery fig bars from Costco. So much better than Fig Newtons, easy to open package, not expensive, taste great on the bike without drying out your mouth.
05-06-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,737
Posted By Hiro11

I spent $5,600 on my last road bike. This is a...

I spent $5,600 on my last road bike. This is a bike I plan on riding a lot, a workhorse. For a dream road bike, I'd probably be willing to go with custom Ti, Di2 and nice carbon everything, probably...
05-05-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Hiro11

April in Chicagoland was f%^&ing bummer. We had a...

April in Chicagoland was f%^&ing bummer. We had a fairly brutal winter (record cold, record days of precipitation) and now we've had:
1. Two major, historic snow storms in April, including one in...
05-05-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Hiro11

The Allez Sprint is a seriously desirable bike. A...

The Allez Sprint is a seriously desirable bike. A great way to get a very capable racing bike for a reasonable price.
05-05-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Hiro11

Main road group: 45 Other road: 50 ...

Main road group: 45

Other road: 50

Other, other road: 37

MTB: 31
05-05-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,660
Posted By Hiro11

Dustin Klein: a professional artist in Portland...

Dustin Klein: a professional artist in Portland rides a bunch of gravel with his friends, great editing, great vibe, probably my favorite YT bike channel right now, will make you want to move to...
05-02-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,700
Posted By Hiro11

If only there were a middle ground.

If only there were a middle ground.
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