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Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,992
Posted By Inpd

Hi, I saw many posts and private messages...

Hi,

I saw many posts and private messages form this forum in his email account. Fortunately, when I went to it the auto-complete could log me in.

Unfortunately, Irv, has passed onto a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,992
Posted By Inpd

Recovering from a mild heart attack and stroke

To explain my absence over the last week or so ...

So that warm fuzzy feeling I was having the day after Thanksgiving was actually a mild heart attack and aneurism :( Fortunately got to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By Inpd

What bike? That will help determine where/how the...

What bike? That will help determine where/how the ALU is bonded to the CF.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,126
Posted By Inpd

Strangely erotic

I find this bike weirdly exciting, must be time for a break!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Inpd

Ride the Allez. It's an amazing bike but only you...

Ride the Allez. It's an amazing bike but only you will know if its worth $500 more. I will say it will have tremendous resale value while the Reid not nearly as much.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Hang on there! I said you couldn't determine fit...

Hang on there! I said you couldn't determine fit from the Venturi geo chart since it was so ambigious in how things are measured and did NOT mention stack and reach.
Forum: Touring
11-20-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By Inpd

Have a look at their other touring bike...

Have a look at their other touring bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

I think those of us who live in windy areas (I'm...

I think those of us who live in windy areas (I'm talking 15+mph consistently in some times of the day) would say its crazy *not* to have aero bars. In my part of town the afternoon breeze is wicked....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

No way and No way again The geo...

No way



and No way again

The geo charts have so many variables. Just with respect to S-T distance I've seen it measured C-C, C-T, C-B etc.

The Venturi geo chart doesn't list stack and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Here we go again ...

Where do you come up with these amazingly strong conclusions about something you know nothing about? There are a few of us on this forum who own the bike and I asked them what their height/inseam etc...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Hell no. The opposite. When I ride a century I...

Hell no. The opposite. When I ride a century I like to do it on aerobars as I can ride on them for hours on end.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-16, 09:11 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Aero Bars!

So there is one issue I noticed with the Venturi.

Since the top tube is a bit longer (mine is 54cm size but a 57.5cm ETT) your stretched out which is great. Except that aero bars don't fit you as...
Forum: Touring
11-17-16, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,439
Posted By Inpd

Good Aero Bar for Touring

To me an aerobar serves two purposes:

a) It gets me more aero
b) It allows me to rest my hands and instead rest of my arms, something I can do for longer periods of time.

For a touring bike I...
Forum: Touring
11-16-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,949
Posted By Inpd

Do you tip or offer any compensation?

That's pretty amazing surface. Most hotels I stay at don't offer that level of surface.

So as a Guest, do you typically tip or somehow compensate the host? It is expected or even accepted by hosts?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,227
Posted By Inpd

I tend to agree with you. Maybe people don't...

I tend to agree with you. Maybe people don't expect the worst and want to be up and riding sooner so protect their hands/arms?

Me, I expect the worst and don't want to be drooling like a (bigger)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,227
Posted By Inpd

Exactly. One accident I saw where the guy hit his...

Exactly. One accident I saw where the guy hit his head badly was not knocked out but he was badly shaken. He made it clear he didn't want to use his hands to prevent injury to them which I still...
Forum: Touring
11-13-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,121
Posted By Inpd

Why?

Why did you want to go with 35mm over the standard 32mm?

I could imagine they would only be better for really sandy areas.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,227
Posted By Inpd

Not using your hands to break a fall?

I've now seen two weekends in a row where cyclist have crashed and *not* used their hands to break their fall. The conventional wisdom is that if you stick your hands out to stop your fall you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Inpd

IN theory your right, but I found even with my...

IN theory your right, but I found even with my touring bike which has a very upright position and most weight is on my butt, I get this condition if I ride 200+ miles in a week.

I guess I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Inpd

Why and how do gloves reduce "Handlebar Palsy"

I sometimes have this condition where I get numbness in my small and ring fingers only. I understand this to be handlebar or cycling palsy.

The past week its been cold so I've been wearing gloves...
Forum: Touring
11-06-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,136
Posted By Inpd

good point.

I can see what our informed colleague is getting at.

I started on a cheap ALU frameset for a road bike and notions such as stiffness of BB and precision of steering were foreign to me.

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,542
Posted By Inpd

Clearly this is a seller who is unscrupulous. So...

Clearly this is a seller who is unscrupulous. So you take it in your own hands when you ride on that fork. Personally, I wouldn't install it as a fork failure can be catastrophic.
Forum: Touring
11-05-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,136
Posted By Inpd

I really don't have enough experience touring to...

I really don't have enough experience touring to understand what the negatives would be.

But there must be some differences b/w the cheaper framesets like mine and the more expensive? I just...
Forum: Touring
11-05-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,136
Posted By Inpd

Hey are you calling me cheap! Seriously,...

Hey are you calling me cheap!

Seriously, this touring frameset thing has me a bit confused. With a road bike I know that more money will get you a lighter frameset but for touring framesets I...
Forum: Touring
11-05-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,136
Posted By Inpd

What would be the benefits of getting a better frame?

Hi,

So recall I bought a Windsor tourist (essentially Fuji tourist pre-2009) for $350 essentially for the components and the frame was free (see...
Forum: Touring
11-05-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,412
Posted By Inpd

Has anyone had any closed calls?

Anyone had close calls or God forbid their bike/stuff taken?

Maybe the reality is quite different from my perception! But I remember sitting in my tent thinking: "Any bike lock is breakable if...
Forum: Touring
11-04-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,412
Posted By Inpd

Wow. Just Wow

Wow, I would never ever expect a homeless person to post on this forum.

The can of mace idea is a good one. I'm not so worried about other humans, but dogs, feral cats etc. as well.
11-04-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,558
Posted By Inpd

Can someone please point me to these multiple...

Can someone please point me to these multiple studies?

MUPs are not without their problems, but I typically hear of cyclists dying on the roads and my near misses have always been with cars/trucks...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,178
Posted By Inpd

That's true, but its not that racy. You can also...

That's true, but its not that racy. You can also get a more upright stem an alleviate that issue (to a degree).
Forum: Touring
11-04-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,412
Posted By Inpd

Touring - Safety Whilst Sleeping

So I just completed my first mini-tour! Hooray for me. I promise to post details shortly.

But what struck me was the vulnerability whilst sleeping/camping outdoors. I'm a long time camper but this...
11-03-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,558
Posted By Inpd

Why the belief that MUPs and Bike Paths are Unsafe

I've heard it on this forum a few times that MUPs/Bike-paths are unsafe or at least less safe than the road.

I don't understand this argument? I've traveled 1000s of miles on a bike path and...
11-03-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By Inpd

Your all missing the bigger picture

Perhaps its because if you project the lane then you can take the lane?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By Inpd

Northern Cal (Walnut Creek). So why won't...

Northern Cal (Walnut Creek).

So why won't the move be an improvement? I'll get the locals calling Be Bubba-Breezer or Bubba-Venturi
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By Inpd

I didn't mean those two trails in particular, but...

I didn't mean those two trails in particular, but just long trails like the PGH, GAP, Katy etc.

I'm looking for insider knowledge with regard to Amtrak not available on their time tables. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,982
Posted By Inpd

What's the riding like in Fayetteville Arkansas and surrounding areas?

Hi,

I may have the opportunity to relocate to Fayetteville, AR. Any feedback from people who live in the area about local rides?

I'm also eager to do some long distance touring and wanted to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,584
Posted By Inpd

Funny!

I have nothing to contribute apart to say its funny hownsome people say it can never ever be done and the others say they did it and the former group then say they didnt!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Okay so they came! How do you put the new...

Okay so they came!

How do you put the new hoods on? Do you have to remove the STI from the bars or can you replace them whilst in place?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By Inpd

Try a specialized E5 Allez. Will set you back...

Try a specialized E5 Allez. Will set you back under $1000 and you can use the balance to buy a good kit, shoes etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Inpd

It's a standard Claris equipped road bike that...

It's a standard Claris equipped road bike that will serve you well. Many off us had one and they are fairly standard 22-25 pound bikes.

Claris is a rather good groupset for the price.

Ride and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Inpd

Now that's a damn good suggestion and...

Now that's a damn good suggestion and observation. The Bar End shifter is friction right? Then, yes the bar end shifter will offer infinite degrees of trim and be able to move that FD very nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 996
Posted By Inpd

Read this!

So there are two options and I have them both:

One is New Sora 3500 the other is old Tiagra 4500.

The RD on the Tiagra 4500 is much better than the RD on Sora 3500.

However, the FD on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,418
Posted By Inpd

Also, contact Pinarello to make sure its a legit...

Also, contact Pinarello to make sure its a legit bike. You'll need the identifier on the BB to do this I believe.
Forum: Touring
10-28-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,681
Posted By Inpd

Another partial Hijack

I'm curious how many patches one can put on a tube before its one too much. Two? five? 10? Clearly a patch deforms the tube as its not as supple as the latex so there must be an impact.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 05:46 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Nice. I've ordered white hoods.

Nice. I've ordered white hoods.
Forum: Touring
10-23-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,377
Posted By Inpd

They probably thought there was tin foil under...

They probably thought there was tin foil under there and figured you for a nut-job :lol:
Forum: Touring
10-22-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,377
Posted By Inpd

To quote Donald Trump ...

This is HUUUUGE!

Seriously, if this is correct (others please confirm) then what's the point of getting a coupled frameset?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 03:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,720
Posted By Inpd

Stack and reach of said 2 frames? Seat tube...

Stack and reach of said 2 frames?

Seat tube length is a really bad measure of size. Really bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 09:58 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,532
Posted By Inpd

Nice. Never seen it with a black cockpit

Most of us put in white cockpits. I like yours!
Forum: Touring
10-20-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By Inpd

Quill stem from Nashbar

I have a Windsor tourist that comes with a quill stem. It did feel a bit flexy, but I changed it out for a nashbar wuill stem which is not only lighter but also stiffer.
10-18-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By Inpd

4500 vs Claris STI?

So I tried a bike with the Claris STI tonight (Claris is the bottom of the range Groupset introduced i 2014/15).

The left Claris STI shifted the triple with less effort and less throw than the...
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