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08-10-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

Ahhh thanks for this info, I guess I'll just...

Ahhh thanks for this info, I guess I'll just limit myself to the 28s then.
Honestly, the ride with 25's is really good so the 28s will be pretty amazing. I'm running modern wheels so they're wider...
08-09-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,782
Posted By ridethecliche

After a non cycling related incident today I...

After a non cycling related incident today I think I'm going to be riding indoors a fair amount for the next couple of weeks...

What fans are you folks using to keep cool indoors? I was thinking...
08-08-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

Someone in the university cycling club is going...

Someone in the university cycling club is going to get me an old set of 30/32 tires and I'm going to test fit them F/R to see if it's even possible to fit them with dimpled stays.

One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By ridethecliche

You can find these cranksets used all day. Also...

You can find these cranksets used all day. Also you could use an 11 speed version with no ill effects afaik.
08-08-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,061
Posted By ridethecliche

Re: rotating pelvis forward SMP saddles are...

Re: rotating pelvis forward

SMP saddles are amazing for this. I honestly can't overstate how awesome they are. Finally settled on them in college after a period of having issues with like 5-6 well...
07-26-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,782
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.
07-25-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,782
Posted By ridethecliche

Get a miata. Tbh im semi looking for a new...

Get a miata.

Tbh im semi looking for a new to me car as well. I have an 06 Acura TL that just hit 150k but is starting to develop some electrical and/or trans issues.

Kinda thinking a 2012 v6...
07-23-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,317
Posted By ridethecliche

So you got a new light bike? Wasn't your last...

So you got a new light bike? Wasn't your last post about how heavy your old bike was?

Use the other one if youre worried about it for your first race.
07-19-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,782
Posted By ridethecliche

Its all because you wouldn't take me under your...

Its all because you wouldn't take me under your wing 12 years ago. Things could have turned out so differently.
😂😂😂

Also, I'll take that as a compliment. Surgery requires a totally different...
07-18-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,240
Posted By ridethecliche

What's held up? Your being testy? 😁😁😁😁 ...

What's held up?

Your being testy? 😁😁😁😁

Glad you're a regular again!
07-16-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

I know I'm likely going to be told to leave it...

I know I'm likely going to be told to leave it the hell alone but... I would love to fit 32s on this bike if possible. Right now it'll likely clear 28s but that's about it. I've read a few posts...
07-16-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
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: 287,782
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...
07-14-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5,053
Views: 287,782
Posted By ridethecliche

Does anyone find it harder to swap rear wheels...

Does anyone find it harder to swap rear wheels with the shadow RD's vs the older style shimano ones?
I'm finding it to be a total PITA to do this and it always takes me longer than I feel like it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By ridethecliche

Harder to change rear wheel?

Is it just me or is it harder to change a rear wheel with with the newer style Shimano shadow rear derailleur? Especially on older road bikes with slightly more horizontal dropouts.

I feel like i...
07-14-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

Just spent a bunch of time moving some parts...

Just spent a bunch of time moving some parts around betwen bikes.

With my Psimet2001 built clinchers on 25s, it comes in just under 21lbs. With a carbon post and slr saddle it's at 20.5ish. Close...
07-14-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

Will have to ride and figure out. Will compare to...

Will have to ride and figure out. Will compare to the other road bike but was going for a more relaxed position on this.

Was actually going to message you to buy another couple of those spacers...
07-14-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

And pictures! ...

And pictures!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/pge39dl_eab861c07f16c2a069a51eca85ee3c518d4dc8de.jpg...
07-13-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

It's been a slog but the bike is finally built. I...

It's been a slog but the bike is finally built. I know I know... I'm teasing without pics but it's late!

With no weight weenie parts anywhere in sight, save for a thomson masterpiece seatpost I've...
07-02-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,046
Posted By ridethecliche

It's bike forums. What's the point of...

It's bike forums.

What's the point of anything really? Other than being a weenie of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,092
Posted By ridethecliche

Any info on where to read about the problem...

Any info on where to read about the problem currently on your mind? I've been thinking about this problem from a very different angle than you have (ie clinical vs statistical ). While the two are no...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,449
Posted By ridethecliche

105 - R7000 stuff is fantastic. It's like 200g...

105 - R7000 stuff is fantastic. It's like 200g heavier than ultegra and the functionality is just about on par since it was updated recently. I wouldn't hesitate to get a bike with it. I just put it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By ridethecliche

Without the orthopod looking at your x-ray all...

Without the orthopod looking at your x-ray all this stuff is meaningless.

No idea which bone... just that it's nondisplaced.

Look at your paperwork from urgent care. Should have a diagnosis on...
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,994
Posted By ridethecliche

Jeez thats nice. I am curious what the trek will...

Jeez thats nice. I am curious what the trek will end up at. The frameset with headset was like 6.6 lbs though using the ever so accurate bathroom scale method. Was done multiple times with the same...
06-30-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By ridethecliche

I wouldn't go by sheldon brown when it comes to...

I wouldn't go by sheldon brown when it comes to fit advice these days.

Also, I didn't say that KOPS was the only way to do things. More and more endurance riders are moving their cleats back as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,994
Posted By ridethecliche

I thought about going that route with my trek and...

I thought about going that route with my trek and may end up doing so in end.

The innicycle headset is great in that it allows me to use current era bars without a quill adapter. I mean... it has...
06-29-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,016
Posted By ridethecliche

Not sure what the post above is trying to prove. ...

Not sure what the post above is trying to prove.

Are you saying that someone can't be smart or educated and be experts in their field because of what they look like?
06-28-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By ridethecliche

You position a saddle with regard to KOPS or...

You position a saddle with regard to KOPS or however you feel that setup best suits your body. Everything else, stem length etc, is secondary to that.

The first part of bike fit is getting your...
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: 665
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...
06-28-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 31,603
Posted By ridethecliche

I hate that you made that video. Now I have to go...

I hate that you made that video. Now I have to go take things apart when I get my frame back from Bilenky so I can grease the quill and plug part of things with lithium grease.

Oh and having all...
06-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 665
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By ridethecliche

Did you take off the hangar and check to see if...

Did you take off the hangar and check to see if it had a number on the back?

Wheel manufacturing makes a bunch of them too. I had luck finding mine on ebay. Bought 3 after having a hard time...
06-26-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,270
Posted By ridethecliche

What are you looking for other than for disc...

What are you looking for other than for disc brake compatibilty? Size? geometry? Price? So many options.
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, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,844
Posted By ridethecliche

It's yellow because it's a neutral support bike?...

It's yellow because it's a neutral support bike? Woah. That's really interesting.

If you feel like throwing more money at it, I'd recommend getting an innicycle headset, getting a modern groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,370
Posted By ridethecliche

When I had just started college, I had two...

When I had just started college, I had two friends who were mentors of sorts because they were advanced students in the biochem lab that I had started with. And they had beer. I bought a bike to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 324,084
Posted By ridethecliche

Where in jersey are you? I just moved to the area...

Where in jersey are you? I just moved to the area about a year ago and started riding again a couple of months ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 324,084
Posted By ridethecliche

Just paid 500 bucks to get my bike updated to...

Just paid 500 bucks to get my bike updated to R7000. Can be done pretty affordably if you want. The used 5800 stuff is pretty inexpensive now, but not worth getting over R7000 imho. R7000 feels like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By ridethecliche

Ah, I misunderstood. But yeah... I'd start there...

Ah, I misunderstood. But yeah... I'd start there re:get the spacer shorter and/or try a stem with more aggressive angle.

If neither of those two simple things don't work then I'd just sell it and...
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
06-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,994
Posted By ridethecliche

Old ti bikes with quills deserve an innicycle...

Old ti bikes with quills deserve an innicycle headset adapter and new groupsets if they feel dated. It'll bring the life right back.

The new R7000 stuff is nothing short of fantastic.

One of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By ridethecliche

Throw another spacer or two under the stem of the...

Throw another spacer or two under the stem of the terra and see how it shakes out. Silly reason to give up on a bike if it's too low and you have no spacers...
06-26-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By ridethecliche

You shouldn't really need any convincing... but...

You shouldn't really need any convincing... but these frames make for amazing restomods.

See here for inspiration from my current build thread should you need some peer pressure.
...
06-26-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,164
Posted By ridethecliche

Haha tell them they can post mine ;) That...

Haha tell them they can post mine ;)

That bike always sparks some conversation since so many american framebuilders got their start in that factory. Also... it's purple. What's not to love?

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By ridethecliche

Any issues with the saddle on the bike that...

Any issues with the saddle on the bike that doesn't fit as well? Are you sure it's pointed dead straight?

What exactly feels off with the fit? Just the drop is different?
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