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07-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5,053
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Posted By ridethecliche

I know you weren't talking about cars ya nerds! ...

I know you weren't talking about cars ya nerds!



I'm hoping mine starts afloat. I'd like it to see me through training... At least the next year if that's not possible.
07-16-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,159
Posted By ridethecliche

Just rode the bike today for the first time and...

Just rode the bike today for the first time and when I got home I wondered if I should sell my 'main' road bike... Even though that will require swapping over a bunch of parts.

I did the same...
07-15-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

That would be bad for everyone involved ...

That would be bad for everyone involved



​​​​​Yeahhh 🙃
Psychiatry resident!

I actually wanted to do surgery before med school and published a fair amount in orthopedic spine and orthopedic...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By ridethecliche

If you're up for an adventure, you could buy a...

If you're up for an adventure, you could buy a steel frameset and learn to build it up yourself.

If not, there are a lot of good options you could likely find used locally or on ebay. Brands like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By ridethecliche

I would not reuse that crankset. Additionally,...

I would not reuse that crankset. Additionally, the R7000 FD isn't that much.

You can buy a new R7000 group for like 500 bucks so the price better be right...especially if it's 5800. The new R7000...
07-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,722
Posted By ridethecliche

My foray into collegiate D was on a 1984 steel...

My foray into collegiate D was on a 1984 steel trek that I built using used parts.

That 22 lb bike is fine. Go race. Have fun. Spend the money on stuff that breaks. Go from there.

If you can...
06-28-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,016
Posted By ridethecliche

Unfortunately, infectious disease has always...

Unfortunately, infectious disease has always overwhelmingly affected the poor and disenfranchised.

While the virus may not care about someone's race or SES... the people pointing the virus at them...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,156
Posted By ridethecliche

"Accurate given the limitations" is a really nice...

"Accurate given the limitations" is a really nice way to say that something sucks but here's some silver lining.

He really is so diplomatic, eh?
:lol:
06-28-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By ridethecliche

I think bike programs and coops that help get...

I think bike programs and coops that help get bikes to kids and folks that couldn't otherwise afford them allow people to have a childhood with some sort of normalcy and also allow others to get to...
06-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By ridethecliche

Could have rusted after shearing and being left...

Could have rusted after shearing and being left out because it was unrideable.
06-26-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By ridethecliche

If you're comfortable on it for the rides you...

If you're comfortable on it for the rides you like going on you're not sacrificing anything.

Fit is dependent both on proportions and flexibility. If you feel like you need to be more stretched...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,156
Posted By ridethecliche

In this day and age, there's absolutely no reason...

In this day and age, there's absolutely no reason to get garbage like a powerpod instead of getting a used crankarm based power-meter. You can get a used one for 200-250 with some searching.

Don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,619
Posted By ridethecliche

I started cycling again. May my self...

I started cycling again.

May my self loathing know no bounds.
Forum: For Sale
06-20-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By ridethecliche

Thanks again! Looking forward to getting a...

Thanks again!

Looking forward to getting a ride in together sometime!
06-17-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,016
Posted By ridethecliche

Yeah, I've been wearing a 'buff' around my neck...

Yeah, I've been wearing a 'buff' around my neck when on rides in philly. I pull it up on the trail where others are around to cover my mouth/nose. I don't wear one when I'm riding where I live...
06-17-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By ridethecliche

Yeah the mask part is pretty stupid. I...

Yeah the mask part is pretty stupid.

I looked at our census a few weeks ago when we were in the thick of things. I think like 30-40% of people sick enough to be inpatients were under the age of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,064
Posted By ridethecliche

If things moved out of alignment then the RD can...

If things moved out of alignment then the RD can do some unfun things!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,406
Posted By ridethecliche

I only moved to 11 speed because I sold my DA7800...

I only moved to 11 speed because I sold my DA7800 equipped caad9 and bought a used bike that was Shimano 105 5800. I had a frame I wanted to build up so that frame is currently getting the 5800 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By ridethecliche

I think the stated max cog is smaller than the...

I think the stated max cog is smaller than the 'real world' max cog limit. It just frees them from liability should anything happen. Folks used the non shadow RD's with 34 rear cassettes even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,064
Posted By ridethecliche

These material arguments are so boring. Next! ...

These material arguments are so boring. Next!

As for the OP, reach out to the LBS and trek. See if they have a crash replacement as others have suggested. I would take the parts off to get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,653
Posted By ridethecliche

How do you clean it first? I'd be down to grab a...

How do you clean it first? I'd be down to grab a sacrificial crockpot or something from the thrift store for this.

Also, you're a chemist aren't you. The titration recs for ptfe were hilarious....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By ridethecliche

I bought them! There's a bit of...

I bought them!

There's a bit of discoloration on the rims but the reynolds blue pads were used on them. I saw a reynolds document saying that this should be treated with acetone and grey scotch...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,494
Posted By ridethecliche

Are you guys honestly suggesting shimming to a...

Are you guys honestly suggesting shimming to a guy that's got only a few rides total under his belt?

Come on lol.
06-13-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,730
Posted By ridethecliche

When I was a collegiate racer I got tons of help...

When I was a collegiate racer I got tons of help on this and other forums when stuff broke and I was having a hard time replacing it.

10-12 years later, I've linked up with the local college team...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By ridethecliche

Womp. That kinda blows. Robust would be...

Womp.

That kinda blows. Robust would be great but bad in crosswinds is not really ideal.

The alternative is another set of low profile Al wheels. Light, stiff, reliable.
06-09-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By ridethecliche

Remember that price is shipping is built in to...

Remember that price is shipping is built in to Amazon orders at some level.

Shops will often order multiple things from suppliers at once which also cuts down on shipping for them.
06-08-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

furiousferret that sounds ridiculous. Hopefully...

furiousferret that sounds ridiculous. Hopefully they reverse especially if the WFH isn't hurting productivity.


14 hours on a trainer is some soviet level ****.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By ridethecliche

What are the widest tires you've ridden on the...

What are the widest tires you've ridden on the road? If you're not running 25's or 28's I'd start there. The lower pressure helps with shock absorption and may help some of the stress.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By ridethecliche

I'm curious what you did to your old bike to wear...

I'm curious what you did to your old bike to wear out all the parts in 5k miles!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By ridethecliche

I believe there are Shimano HG 11-34 11 speed...

I believe there are Shimano HG 11-34 11 speed cassettes that will work on 10 speed freehubs.
06-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

His race weight was in the 180s afaik. I had...

His race weight was in the 180s afaik. I had asked him about it recently because I've been pestering him about bike stuff haha. He actually bought a new bike! Not just on the Ritchey anymore.

I...
06-03-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

Peak 1397 yesterday :50:

Peak 1397 yesterday :50:
05-30-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

Yup matched out this way for residency. It'll be...

Yup matched out this way for residency. It'll be a year in a few weeks.

As a bonus, I now go to Patterson to buy my PEDs.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,989
Posted By ridethecliche

I think I can fully agree with your comment on...

I think I can fully agree with your comment on another thread: re you have no idea who your target audience is on the road forum!
05-28-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

If you look way back at my posts, there are...

If you look way back at my posts, there are probably logs I've posted of my hitting 1450w 11-12 years ago using a weird srm. I only have a single sided pm now but I've hit close to 1300 on it...
05-27-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

I think I'm going to end up keeping the compact...

I think I'm going to end up keeping the compact and likely going 11-32. It'll buy me a bail out gea . I've used the 34-28 combo a few times while riding already and wished I could sit and spin a...
05-27-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

So... I'm building my old trek 760 back into a...

So... I'm building my old trek 760 back into a roadie from an ssfg. It's going to get the 5800 stuff that's currently on my other bike.

I was debating between R7000 and R8000 to put on the current...
05-26-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

I wouldn't call myself a warrior, but I did start...

I wouldn't call myself a warrior, but I did start wearing this sweet face mask at work!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,989
Posted By ridethecliche

Man I missed this place

Man I missed this place
05-25-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,771
Posted By ridethecliche

I started riding again. Just got a crank arm...

I started riding again. Just got a crank arm based PM recently so trying to go back through things. Looks like WKO+ is a monthly fee service now (gross) so I may have to start learning how to use GC...
05-25-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15,187
Views: 862,736
Posted By ridethecliche

gsteinb Will you take me under your wing if...

gsteinb

Will you take me under your wing if I promise not to embarrass you and crash during the warm up to a crit?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,870
Posted By ridethecliche

I would get a used stages or 4iiii. When it...

I would get a used stages or 4iiii.

When it comes to training and measurement, consistency is key. If you favor your right or your left leg, how are you going to train differently based on that?...
05-18-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By ridethecliche

I think you measured your pant inseam and not...

I think you measured your pant inseam and not your cycling inseam. The fact that your seat is as high as it is indicates to me that you could have gone bigger with no issues re:standover.

At the...
05-18-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By ridethecliche

What is going on with that stem setup... ...

What is going on with that stem setup...

Looks like you could probably have sized up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By ridethecliche

Andddd sold the stages and bought a specialized...

Andddd sold the stages and bought a specialized branded powercrank aka 4iiii.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By ridethecliche

So just to wrap this up... I impulse bought an...

So just to wrap this up...
I impulse bought an ultegra stages gen 2 used on ebay for a hair more than 250 shipped. Only to realize the next day that the prices for the Stages gen 3 105 non drive...
04-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,159
Posted By ridethecliche

Thanks for all the input! With everything...

Thanks for all the input!

With everything going on, I think things are on the backburner from a time perspective. I might try working on things during down time and on days off. I think I have...
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