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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,468
Posted By zymphad

Huh, so weird, two years in a row, winning Tour...

Huh, so weird, two years in a row, winning Tour de France on rim brakes. Weird, I thought disc brakes were so superior on the hills, but for some reason the best hill climber and descent twice in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By zymphad

Nice, rim frame. Awesome. Either TCR or...

Nice, rim frame. Awesome. Either TCR or SuperSixx may be in my future for 2022. That is a sexy frame, looks more similar to a Cervelo R3 from 2017 than a 2020 TCR.

Hopefully without ISP though...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By zymphad

Some generalization but this is what I've seen so...

Some generalization but this is what I've seen so far.
It's likely you were put on what are called beta blockers. They are used primarily for people who have irregular HR or tendency for rapid HR...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,589
Posted By zymphad

I don't use a power meter but I can see how it...

I don't use a power meter but I can see how it can be useful for pacing and tracking progress regardless of being able to do 20minute tests.

I think if there were bigger hills around here and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By zymphad

Seems the weak link is Malaysia, not necessarily...

Seems the weak link is Malaysia, not necessarily Shimano. Seems they don't have a choice with their factory and right now Malaysia is failing even more so.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By zymphad

I'm curious too if they still have rim brake...

I'm curious too if they still have rim brake option.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,698
Posted By zymphad

Just imagine if it was a CF, he could lose 10...

Just imagine if it was a CF, he could lose 10 lbs. But then CF might kill him or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,698
Posted By zymphad

CF Eurobike when?

CF Eurobike when?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,759
Posted By zymphad

Don't own many shoes but gone through probably...

Don't own many shoes but gone through probably more shoes than any other apparel trying to find the right fit. Really sucks that while shoe may feel comfortable in the store but after a 2 hour ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,849
Posted By zymphad

Yeah really hurts my hands if I lift them a...

Yeah really hurts my hands if I lift them a little bit to wave back. Also really breaks my focus and concentration if I acknowledge someone else who waved to me. My day is absolutely ruined.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By zymphad

Awesome you were able to get back on the road and...

Awesome you were able to get back on the road and enjoy the scenery. I still think cycling is the best way to explore and enjoy surrounding. Running I'm usually focused or lose in my thoughts. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,468
Posted By zymphad

Hilarious, pretty sure it's the opposite, bikes...

Hilarious, pretty sure it's the opposite, bikes can't be lighter than 6.8kg.



Nonsense, nothing special about their bikes. You can buy their bikes after the season is over if you want one, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,601
Posted By zymphad

Extra quick link for chain. Bontrager multi-tool...

Extra quick link for chain. Bontrager multi-tool was like $8 and has the Allen wrench size for the R8000 FD. 2 CO2 cartridge, 1 tube. And sunglass cloth wipe thing, been useful on foggy days for...
07-21-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,011
Posted By zymphad

I think if you got limited time say 30 minutes...

I think if you got limited time say 30 minutes and just need to get a good HIIT workout, indoor on a trainer is better, unless maybe you got access to a track or a road you feel safe doing intervals...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26,858
Views: 17,291,901
Posted By zymphad

Was it as good as you thought it would be or was...

Was it as good as you thought it would be or was it really hyped nostalgia?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 29,008
Posted By zymphad

Was it one of those ISP?

Was it one of those ISP?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 7,849
Posted By zymphad

lol was thinking about this 2 rides ago. ...

lol was thinking about this 2 rides ago. Everyone smiled or waved and then I hit one town, riding through, not one wave or smile. Was weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 880
Posted By zymphad

Agreed. It's how I did it. Spent little on...

Agreed. It's how I did it. Spent little on Craigslist, sold it, and then built a bike myself with everything I wanted exact within my budget, every single part, it's a Frankenstein at this point.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By zymphad

Or buy new cleats? They are like $25 for a pair. ...

Or buy new cleats? They are like $25 for a pair. Thinking your tape solution would be very temporary. Also thinking worn cleat would affect the overall feel as well, loose.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 672
Posted By zymphad

Well I don't ride at all during the winter, I...

Well I don't ride at all during the winter, I run. I only ride when it's warm out so every time I ride I feel like I make some gains improvements. So if I miss a week, then I feel it.

But in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,484
Posted By zymphad

So what did the OP go with?

So what did the OP go with?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By zymphad

I also ride the Torch 2.0 wide. The only shoe I...

I also ride the Torch 2.0 wide. The only shoe I found was wider was the Sidi Alba 2 Mega. The toebox is an absolute dream. But for me for some reason the instep is extremely high and was crushing my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 507
Posted By zymphad

Weirdest noise problem I had while pedaling, and...

Weirdest noise problem I had while pedaling, and I don't think this is your problem was counterfeit chain. I had bought a 11 speed Shimano chain on eBay and discovered it was a counterfeit and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

Sure they are. Just like they said certain frame...

Sure they are. Just like they said certain frame design like that headtube remember was wider at the bottom than top increased rigidity, and now well no one does that? And well they ALL did that just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

You really don't think the bike shops didn't push...

You really don't think the bike shops didn't push them? I was at a shop and clueless cyclist was being only shown Di2 and eTap bikes... Disc brake bikes were more expensive and they still are, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

Well I was doing a hill climb loop I like to do...

Well I was doing a hill climb loop I like to do today, cause I suck at hills, yeah I heard someone's disc brakes squealing ahead of me and sure enough he had to get off to fix them... And there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

I suppose that is true, but I've noticed some of...

I suppose that is true, but I've noticed some of the new lightweight, traditional road bikes (non-endurance) have started to add more aero features, was why I was checking them out when I was buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,456
Posted By zymphad

I've never bought super expensive bibs since I...

I've never bought super expensive bibs since I only do 40 mile rides 2-3 times a week. I've so far tried the Elite from Performancebikes, the new version I don't like, they fit weird and the thigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,743
Posted By zymphad

I used to ride the GP4000 series, I noticed they...

I used to ride the GP4000 series, I noticed they have no sidewall protection, the sidewall and along bead looked minimal to me, so not surprised you have had problems with them. I threw out the Conti...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

Yeah true, but for me will feel really stupid...

Yeah true, but for me will feel really stupid paying someone to maintain something that was so simple stupid as brakes... Not only would I have to buy new wheels, I'd have to buy new tools.

Oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

I'm not sure. But I did some group rides this...

I'm not sure. But I did some group rides this past summer, and noticed on a handful there was someone who had to stop to adjust their brakes, horrible grinding, high pitched noise. This has happened...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By zymphad

Not at home so don't know brand, but it's a blue...

Not at home so don't know brand, but it's a blue can. It cleans and lubes at the same time. I'm lazy that way but it's worked out really well, chain does look clean and lubes really well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By zymphad

I had the same. I had some dude telling me it was...

I had the same. I had some dude telling me it was cause chain was rubbing on the FD due to frame flexing. Yeah that was BS.

I took the crank off and tightened up the chainrings and replaced the BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

You think it's cause people aren't making enough...

You think it's cause people aren't making enough stink about it or do they really really really love disc brakes that much?

I'm not talking about performance, just by aesthetics and ease of care...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,153
Posted By zymphad

I agree

I agree
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,554
Posted By zymphad

You think rim brake, direct mount will return?

I've noticed in cycling, while trends come and some leave, they often come around again, like steel getting more popular again, or when press fit was constantly touted by the big brands being so...
06-27-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By zymphad

Chain slipping top jockey wheel

So started cycling this season again. I replaced the derailleur hanger, rear derailleur and the chain.

Shifts awesome.

Cycle fine.

Really noisy. Noticed the chain would come off on the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,278
Posted By zymphad

Looks like WW doesn't make any clones and makes...

Looks like WW doesn't make any clones and makes their own domestic frames. Most similar would be the WCB-R-147 which you can find on their aliexpress page, it's 25C width bike. Looks like it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,170
Posted By zymphad

Yeah for the short section of the pave, but...

Yeah for the short section of the pave, but overall for the race, road bike still the ideal choice.

And the MTB was only 10 seconds faster than the road bike for the pave section whereas I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,426
Posted By zymphad

If only I could, but bike won't move then. I...

If only I could, but bike won't move then. I don't need ISO/decouplers/Trek blah blah nonsense though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,510
Posted By zymphad

Yar... Cut skins heals a lot faster than broken...

Yar... Cut skins heals a lot faster than broken bones or internal injuries.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,730
Posted By zymphad

I would bet racers who have to supply their own...

I would bet racers who have to supply their own equipment, you'll see more of them using clinchers. If you get free gear, go with whatever is most comfortable/responsive etc. Though I suspect they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:03 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,510
Posted By zymphad

Yeah... I don't know why people think you need...

Yeah... I don't know why people think you need something sharp to cut skin and expose bone. I have seen plenty of injuries that look like a clean cuts exposing bone from blunt objects, from car...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,426
Posted By zymphad

Agreed! Only the Emonda interest me as it seems...

Agreed! Only the Emonda interest me as it seems to the carbon bike Trek makes that doesn't have half dozen gimmicks that could break. Maybe irrational, but all I think of when I see those...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,165
Posted By zymphad

That chart is useless for the newer rims. These...

That chart is useless for the newer rims. These rims are wider because as HTupolev stated, it's for aerodynamic purpose, to reduce the transition from rim to tire. The bulbous shape of the tire is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,797
Posted By zymphad

Giant lists 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 tapering. And you'll...

Giant lists 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 tapering. And you'll need to find a disc fork. ENVE makes one, $575.

I probably would just ride with your current fork, sounds like the only the steerer is alloy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,426
Posted By zymphad

That's awesome. Except all the bikes he is...

That's awesome. Except all the bikes he is comparing are carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,030
Posted By zymphad

Add me to the weakling list then. Last time was...

Add me to the weakling list then. Last time was over 100 here during a heat wave, I nearly passed out climbing a hill, had to take a break in the shade and head home, I gave up and ran on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,530
Posted By zymphad

Then sounds like Specialized Power should be...

Then sounds like Specialized Power should be added to your Facebook's list of recommended saddle. Various widths to accommodate women's sit bone, short nose with generous cutout.
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