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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By Fiery

What you are looking for is Shimano Sora...

What you are looking for is Shimano Sora R3000-series shifters. They have the modern, more ergonomic shape, but they come in 3x9 and will work with the derailleurs on your bike. You may also want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,905
Posted By Fiery

I think I am fairly picky about my contact...

I think I am fairly picky about my contact points. I know what I like when it comes to handlebar shape and I have a couple of models that I always go to based on intended use (e.g. gravel bike vs....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,085
Posted By Fiery

SPD-SLs seem to have a higher minimum tension...

SPD-SLs seem to have a higher minimum tension than SPD pedals in general, and newer models seem to have a higher tension than older ones. Going from PD-5700 to PD-R8000 I was surprised to how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,182
Posted By Fiery

Stock Trek handlebars have a fairly long reach....

Stock Trek handlebars have a fairly long reach. Swapping to a more conventional compact model could bring your hoods in a cm or two easily without changing the stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,152
Posted By Fiery

Funnily enough, they already do exist, both...

Funnily enough, they already do exist, both pedals and cleats. The price is something like 25-30% of the originals.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,007
Posted By Fiery

If it's in the calf then it might be something...

If it's in the calf then it might be something related to the popliteus (https://www.physio-pedia.com/Popliteus_Tendinopathy). Might be a good idea to check with a physiotherapist. You can try...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 37,007
Posted By Fiery

While general pain in the back of the knee is a...

While general pain in the back of the knee is a sign of the saddle being too high and/or too far back, I have had pain in the outside back of the knee caused by riding with a too narrow stance (moved...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By Fiery

I have heard good things about Campagnolo red...

I have heard good things about Campagnolo red pads, they and Corima red pads seem to be open secret among people in the know. Of Shimano pads I've mostly heard people say they are better than...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,758
Posted By Fiery

Why is this a problem? Should it be impossible...

Why is this a problem? Should it be impossible for people to participate a sport if they are bellow a certain level of fitness?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,269
Posted By Fiery

My guess is that it's a combination of being...

My guess is that it's a combination of being unaware that Campagnolo pads exist for Shimano-style holders and the general tendency to look for non-groupset manufacturers when buying aftermarket pads....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,714
Posted By Fiery

When in doubt, go smaller. A tube can expand way...

When in doubt, go smaller. A tube can expand way more than the stated width without any issues, and a narrower one is just easier to mount. I think most of my tubes are 18-23, used in 25 mm tyres.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,108
Posted By Fiery

Socks over leg warmers but under tights,...

Socks over leg warmers but under tights, obviously.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,085
Posted By Fiery

This is correct: ...

This is correct:
https://archive.trekbikes.com/images/bikes/2003/large/5200.jpg

This is not correct:...
08-10-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,597
Posted By Fiery

Did you include the headset stack in your Lemond...

Did you include the headset stack in your Lemond calculation? External headsets add 20-30 mm to the measured headtube length.
08-10-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By Fiery

Those levers have a nice shape in hand, but the...

Those levers have a nice shape in hand, but the designed angle between hood body and handlebar is not the best if looking for a flat transition. A handlebar with an even tighter bend at the end of...
08-10-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fiery

This comes back to how much of human anatomy is...

This comes back to how much of human anatomy is still not very well known (reminds me of the new knee ligament that was discovered in 2013...
08-07-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,417
Posted By Fiery

Pain in the traps frequently comes from too much...

Pain in the traps frequently comes from too much reach. I would try going shorter and possibly lower with the handlebar if your current torso angle feels comfortable and powerful.
08-07-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,803
Posted By Fiery

While most of the time with IT band pain it's not...

While most of the time with IT band pain it's not the band itself that is hurt, the pain is nevertheless caused by the IT band. To the best of our current knowledge, the pain comes from the fatty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,936
Posted By Fiery

Pearl Izumi makes a similar glove, and their...

Pearl Izumi makes a similar glove, and their padding seems to be sewn in: https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/shop/men/gloves/road/mens_attack_glove/p/14141901

Slightly different shape to the padding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 01:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,441
Posted By Fiery

It is all about the fit, first and foremost, and...

It is all about the fit, first and foremost, and everyone's head is different. Try before you buy or make sure the store has a good return policy.

Other than that, all helmets have to pass the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By Fiery

What is the blue layer between the cleat and the...

What is the blue layer between the cleat and the three hole adapter?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,310
Posted By Fiery

I have to agree with this. Even though the OP has...

I have to agree with this. Even though the OP has had a professional fit done, the localised sit bone pain does sound like something that could be caused by a saddle that is just a little too high.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By Fiery

What helped me, in the order of importance: ...

What helped me, in the order of importance:

Wide enough shoes. I don't have particularly wide feet, but they don't tolerate pressure from the sides. Even with correct shoes I have to make sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Fiery

It could simply be that your saddle is a bit too...

It could simply be that your saddle is a bit too high as is it right now, so you might be compensating by having the cleats further forward. Please don't take this as me trying to convince you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By Fiery

Cleats all the way forward will definitely put...

Cleats all the way forward will definitely put stress on your Achilles tendon. You've been OK with it so far, but now it has caught up with you. A combination of many things can be the cause - you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 604
Posted By Fiery

I am careful to always lean the bike against the...

I am careful to always lean the bike against the saddle, handlebar and/or tyres. It is more stable that way and less liable to fall down and cause actual damage. General cosmetic damage that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Fiery

This says they use the Delta ARC cleats: Look...

This says they use the Delta ARC cleats: Look pedals - South Salem Cycleworks (http://sscycleworks.com/components/pedals-look.html#PP-396-yellow)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 18,942
Posted By Fiery

Glad if I was able to make you feel a bit better...

Glad if I was able to make you feel a bit better about yourself. I'm sure every little bit helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Fiery

Maybe reassess your front end fit? What are you...

Maybe reassess your front end fit? What are you trying to achieve there? Would you be able to have a similar result with more comfort with some tweaks? One thing to look at is reach vs. drop. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 18,942
Posted By Fiery

Let me go back to the original post I responded...

Let me go back to the original post I responded to: that your new provider of choice doesn't have their act together is no fault of Strava's. All I'm saying is that there is not much another service...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 18,942
Posted By Fiery

Strava makes it easy to sync to, but impossible...

Strava makes it easy to sync to, but impossible to sync from. They did not make migration easy from their end, they pretty much did the minimum to make it possible at all. It makes sense from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 18,942
Posted By Fiery

I've been logging rides on Ride with GPS for a...

I've been logging rides on Ride with GPS for a long time - started by using the phone app. When I bought a Garmin device, I was able to fairly quickly and easily enable syncing between my Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,038
Posted By Fiery

Regarding repetitive stress injuries, platform...

Regarding repetitive stress injuries, platform pedals, with them the foot is free to find the most comfortable position, and to change and adapt the position from ride to ride and during a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By Fiery

That doesn't sound right; your saddle would have...

That doesn't sound right; your saddle would have to be over 2 metres high for 0.5 degrees to make that much of a difference. I would guess there are some other factors at play as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By Fiery

Are you using different saddles on different...

Are you using different saddles on different bikes or you have fairly short saddle rails? Half a degree in seat tube angle equates to roughly 5 mm difference in setback, not that much.

Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,094
Posted By Fiery

That's a beautiful bicycle, looking forward to...

That's a beautiful bicycle, looking forward to updated pictures. Can't help but think how amazing natural cork-looking tape could look on it as it is right now (example...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By Fiery

Moving your cleats further back would give some...

Moving your cleats further back would give some more room to your heels and make your feet a bit more stable too. Moving your cleats toward the inner edge of your feet will move your feet outward and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 18,178
Posted By Fiery

How is this different from a saddle bag other...

How is this different from a saddle bag other than taking up space that could be used for an actual water bottle?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 271,681
Posted By Fiery

I still find it aesthetically pleasing, like a...

I still find it aesthetically pleasing, like a sunny autumn afternoon.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 271,681
Posted By Fiery

I like the picture of that Holdsworth. It doesn't...

I like the picture of that Holdsworth. It doesn't present the details of the bike itself very well, but the colours and the lighting just work well for my eye.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By Fiery

Having long legs and low body weight means little...

Having long legs and low body weight means little by itself. Vertical jump is about strength to weight ratio and fast to slow twitch muscle fiber ratio, plus specific technique and conditioning....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,477
Posted By Fiery

One is Campagnolo standard, the other is Shimano...

One is Campagnolo standard, the other is Shimano standard. They are exactly the same compounds, just different shapes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,949
Posted By Fiery

So we are talking Fezzari Empire vs. Specialized...

So we are talking Fezzari Empire vs. Specialized Tarmac SL6? Fezzari size M with a 110 stem and a 10 mm conical spacer + 10 mm regular spacer will have 2 mm more stack and 3 mm more reach than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,400
Posted By Fiery

What bike(s) are you riding? Wondering because I...

What bike(s) are you riding? Wondering because I have fairly average leg-torso-arm length proportions (slightly to the lanky side) and on a properly fitting bike with a racy but no too aggressive...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,875
Posted By Fiery

Yep, also came in to say this.

Yep, also came in to say this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,031
Posted By Fiery

Selle San Marco Shortfit Narrow is a 134 mm wide...

Selle San Marco Shortfit Narrow is a 134 mm wide short-nose saddle that might be interesting for you. Specialized Power Arc comes in 143 mm, but it has a more rounded profile side-to-side, so it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 24,491
Posted By Fiery

Unfortunately it is exactly what it looks like -...

Unfortunately it is exactly what it looks like - different saddles have different rail position relative to the seating position, even when they come from the same manufacturer. This is especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By Fiery

Obligatory plug for fake leather white bar tapes,...

Obligatory plug for fake leather white bar tapes, easy to clean and stay clean longer. The new Fizik Bondcush Classic is fairly thick and cushy too, if that's what you prefer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By Fiery

I have seen them on Amazon, Alibaba/Aliexpress,...

I have seen them on Amazon, Alibaba/Aliexpress, eBay, DX.com etc. Not all are the same quality - some will be less elastic and more fragile than others so they will not last as long - but they all do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,788
Posted By Fiery

"Magic erasers" are just melamine foam...

"Magic erasers" are just melamine foam (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine_foam); they work as a fine, non-aggressive abrasive with no chemical action. They work well for white saddles, tape,...
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