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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,362
Posted By sfrider

Carbon dork disks FTW! Seriously... adjust...

Carbon dork disks FTW!

Seriously... adjust the derailleur, then toss the disk.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,260
Posted By sfrider

If it's narrow I'll give a light ping on the bell...

If it's narrow I'll give a light ping on the bell to let them know someone is coming up behind them. Otherwise if it's a roadway with plenty of space I'll just give them a friendly greeting. "Nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-14, 01:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 24,259
Posted By sfrider

Fizik microtex for me. Stays nice and grippy...

Fizik microtex for me. Stays nice and grippy when sweaty, easy to clean, lasts well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,971
Posted By sfrider

I have a flatbar road bike and have it set up so...

I have a flatbar road bike and have it set up so the bar is about halfway between where the tops of drop bars and drops would be. So it's not as upright as sitting on the tops and not as low as in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-14, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 825
Posted By sfrider

Ten degrees is quite a bit of rise. I'd start...

Ten degrees is quite a bit of rise. I'd start with a six degree rise unless you specifically need something different. Six degrees is fairly flexible in terms of flipping combined with a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By sfrider

Ride the highest pressure your frame can smooth...

Ride the highest pressure your frame can smooth out. Depends on frame, wheels, tubes, and most of all pavement. I have absolutely no problem with 23s at 100-105 psi on some very rough pavement on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By sfrider

Wow, sheared right off... Hope the owner didn't...

Wow, sheared right off... Hope the owner didn't get hurt, that sort of thing can end badly!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By sfrider

There's a first time for everything - unusual bike fails

Yesterday I was going up one of the usual grades I've ridden so many times before. I stood to rest my butt a little, pushed on the right foot, and... it's stuck! I nearly fell over before I managed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-14, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,103
Posted By sfrider

Doesn't look too different from the FSA K-Force...

Doesn't look too different from the FSA K-Force Compact.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 01:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,480
Posted By sfrider

Umm yeah, maybe, or perhaps they're ambitious...

Umm yeah, maybe, or perhaps they're ambitious people who don't elevate mediocrity to a guiding principle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 17,480
Posted By sfrider

I'm 6'0 with a short torso and long inseam, and...

I'm 6'0 with a short torso and long inseam, and also ride a 56cm Pinarello, 175 cranks, with a 105 or 110 (I'd have to check) stem with compact 44cm bars.

I love it, but who knows what someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,788
Posted By sfrider

I've assembled more or less complete eBay bikes...

I've assembled more or less complete eBay bikes in the past. Including a Kestrel RT700 frame we did a group buy on here a number of years back. (Built it up with 7800 with the entire groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By sfrider

If you're not training for anything you probably...

If you're not training for anything you probably won't do the pre-race taper and rest following the race. Instead of training continuously months on end, take a solid break at least every 6-8 weeks....
05-26-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By sfrider

Whoa, lots of excellent lights out there! Didn't...

Whoa, lots of excellent lights out there! Didn't even know Dinotte is still around, the XML-1 looks quite nice... As does that Bontrager Ion 700.
05-26-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By sfrider

Replacement for Dinotte 200L

I have a 5-6 year old Dinotte 200L that failed on me and I'm looking for a replacement. I don't use a light that often, but I do like to have one on hand. This is for road riding, not mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 22,638
Posted By sfrider

At 160 lbs I go by 25 per mile plus ascent...

At 160 lbs I go by 25 per mile plus ascent divided by four. 100 flat miles = 2500 kcal. 60 miles and 6k ft = 1500 + 1500 = 3000 kcal. If you weigh 10% more just add 10% to the total.

Close...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By sfrider

No, it's super easy. You probably won't need...

No, it's super easy. You probably won't need more than one practice cart to feel confident. If you can use a pump or compressor you can use CO2. The only thing is it diffuses out of butyl tubes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,915
Posted By sfrider

Around town with long pants: Exustar SRT707 (SPD)...

Around town with long pants: Exustar SRT707 (SPD) - a lack leather shoe. With shorts, something that looks like sneakers (PI I think), also SPD. On the road, Specialized S-Works with Speedplay X. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,169
Posted By sfrider

Unless they're returning from an injury or time...

Unless they're returning from an injury or time off the bike, I don't know any roadie who thinks 30 miles is much of a ride. You're a rank beginner with lots of opinions but no experience or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,169
Posted By sfrider

Funny, when I visited Stockholm it was full of...

Funny, when I visited Stockholm it was full of commuters on road bikes dressed in lycra, zipping to and fro their suburbs. And guess what, there were plenty of non-cyclists complaining about them...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,543
Posted By sfrider

No experience with that bike, but final assembly...

No experience with that bike, but final assembly is very quick and easy. You'll need a set of metric hex keys, maybe a philips screw driver, and that's pretty much it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By sfrider

If your cleats are too far forward you will be...

If your cleats are too far forward you will be gripping with your toes. If they're too far back you'll be arching your toes upwards. You want the cleat in a neutral position where your toes aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,716
Posted By sfrider

But your current 105 group is 10 speed, no? ...

But your current 105 group is 10 speed, no? Same wheels as 11sp, just need a spacer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,599
Posted By sfrider

This is all true and happens, but I think you're...

This is all true and happens, but I think you're overstating it a bit... It's not that common really. Well, except people with an agenda eager to hop on the soapbox and paint all of some perceived...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By sfrider

If it's just a little discomfort (slight pain)...

If it's just a little discomfort (slight pain) when inhaling it's likely your back muscles that are tight and don't like to stretch.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,629
Posted By sfrider

You should be out doing 75 mile rides to prepare...

You should be out doing 75 mile rides to prepare for this, over comparable terrain at the least. Within ten of these rides you'll know if there's something you need to replace on your bike. Go out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,377
Posted By sfrider

It's probably legit. However, I'd tell them...

It's probably legit. However, I'd tell them shipping is prepaid and they should contact the shipper for any processing fees and you'll only pay the $1.67 import duty. If they argue, have them...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,504
Posted By sfrider

I avoid rain gear on the bike. In winter (when...

I avoid rain gear on the bike. In winter (when it rains here) I wear a base layer, a jersey over it, and a wind breaker. The base layer and wind breaker together is pure magic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By sfrider

One reason to log ride data is to track training...

One reason to log ride data is to track training progress. Sometime you'll feel like you're not making progress, but when you look at the numbers they clearly show you do. At other times you feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By sfrider

It's a matter of philosophy, but when it comes to...

It's a matter of philosophy, but when it comes to cycling mine is that less is better. Less chainring, smaller cogs, less chain, smaller RD cage. So I'd go to the 50/34 rings. You should be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-14, 12:16 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,134
Posted By sfrider

I don't but have very little body hair. If my...

I don't but have very little body hair. If my legs looked like a shag rug I'd shave them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,223
Posted By sfrider

NSAID is useful where inflammation is...

NSAID is useful where inflammation is self-perpetuating: swelling is pressing and pinching bursas or other tissue, causing inflammation and swelling. Briefly taking an NSAID and rest can be very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,295
Posted By sfrider

It's not normal to have muscle pain after four...

It's not normal to have muscle pain after four days of rest. In fact, it's consistent with a viral infection like lyme disease. Go see a doctor!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By sfrider

My crystal ball predicts... your next car will be...

My crystal ball predicts... your next car will be a wagon or crossover.

Most of the time, it's nice to just toss a bike or two in the back.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-14, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By sfrider

If you have no other symptoms I'd go see a doctor.

If you have no other symptoms I'd go see a doctor.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,447
Posted By sfrider

63 miles. SF -> Sausalito -> Mill Valley ->...

63 miles. SF -> Sausalito -> Mill Valley -> Pantoll -> Panoramic -> Bolinas-Fairfarx Rd -> Hwy 1 -> Stinson Beach -> Muir Beach -> Sausalito -> SF
Beautiful day. The AIDS Lifecycle riders were out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-14, 07:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,693
Posted By sfrider

Yeah, you have a number of screens you divide...

Yeah, you have a number of screens you divide into data fields. The fewer fields you have on a screen the bigger they are.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,283
Posted By sfrider

A friend and I observed today that you can always...

A friend and I observed today that you can always recognize beginner cyclists because they pack a pannier for a 30 mile ride... Beginners bring too much stuff. WAY too much stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,087
Posted By sfrider

Indeed. More likely said mechanic overtorqued...

Indeed. More likely said mechanic overtorqued it. It could also have been damaged in a fall. Regardless, aluminum needs to be inspected for cracks once in a while and discarded at any sign of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,165
Posted By sfrider

Why does bonking have to be so political???

Why does bonking have to be so political???
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,257
Posted By sfrider

I don't like carrying big, squishy bananas in my...

I don't like carrying big, squishy bananas in my jersey pockets. They're mostly water, which is better carried in a bottle, and have poor energy density. Then the wrapper is huge and messy to carry...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,257
Posted By sfrider

You need sugar during the ride. The packaging -...

You need sugar during the ride. The packaging - coke, HFCS, granular, cookie, gatorade, gu gel, bar, etc doesn't particularly matter. Whatever you prefer. Avoid protein and fat as they require...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By sfrider

In his clueless world he didn't do anything...

In his clueless world he didn't do anything wrong. He didn't see you because he didn't look, and he didn't look because nothing triggered him to, because he didn't see you. He didn't actively do...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,369
Posted By sfrider

Topeak F25 aero wedge small or Fizik ICS small if...

Topeak F25 aero wedge small or Fizik ICS small if have a Fizik saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-14, 11:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,518
Posted By sfrider

"Fault" is irrelevant. The bike says Bianchi all...

"Fault" is irrelevant. The bike says Bianchi all over it. It's their name, their product, their authorized dealer. Any manufacturer worth squat in such a situation steps up and takes care of it. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,518
Posted By sfrider

Hasn't Bianchi heard of overnight shipping?! But...

Hasn't Bianchi heard of overnight shipping?! But maybe this happens so frequently they need to save a few hundred dollars by putting it on the slow boat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,518
Posted By sfrider

Short chain, bent hanger, snapped hanger, bad...

Short chain, bent hanger, snapped hanger, bad limit. On the first ride, first shift to the small cog. No way the OP caused this. It's a warranty issue, and I'm surprised Bianchi leaves their...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,577
Posted By sfrider

I second carefully managing things as they come...

I second carefully managing things as they come off. Zip ties are good too, especially when replacing bearing carts, cassettes, pedals, etc, to keep the old one together. If I plan to put it back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-14, 11:21 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,042
Posted By sfrider

People keep telling others to search... better to...

People keep telling others to search... better to add to an old thread than have a dozen on the same topic.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,042
Posted By sfrider

Same here, but it's hard to know if this is...

Same here, but it's hard to know if this is simply due to the terrain here and the fact that any half interesting ride includes 5-10 mile uphills at some moderate grade... We could simply have...
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