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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 179,902
Posted By JakiChan

Again, I've been told - the bike geometry may be...

Again, I've been told - the bike geometry may be different, but the 3 points in space that you care about (saddle, pedals, bars) are the same as the SL4. So the bike will be just as comfortable in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By JakiChan

If the rest stops have enough ice I like the...

If the rest stops have enough ice I like the panty hose trick. That around the neck feels so good when it's hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 179,902
Posted By JakiChan

It is NOT. That was my big takeaway. I can get...

It is NOT. That was my big takeaway. I can get a disc roubaix and still build clyde-friendly wheels!

They also say that the bike geometry is more aggressive, but your seating position is NOT. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 179,902
Posted By JakiChan

He hasn't been paying attention. McLaren isn't...

He hasn't been paying attention. McLaren isn't exactly a benchmark these days. :p
07-11-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By JakiChan

The Rapha Classic bibs, which I do like are cut a...

The Rapha Classic bibs, which I do like are cut a little low in back. I wore them with a jersey that rode up a bit and apparently it was a nightmare on crack street!
07-11-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,728
Posted By JakiChan

So I've been buying fancy pickles (because as far...

So I've been buying fancy pickles (because as far as a low-cal savory snack it doesn't get any better) and they all make a big deal about not having any vinegar. Is that counter productive?
07-11-16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By JakiChan

As a bonus - your regular bike shoes will work in...

As a bonus - your regular bike shoes will work in just about any spin class!
07-11-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,200
Posted By JakiChan

I'm 285. So I'm 35 over. Not huge - within a...

I'm 285. So I'm 35 over. Not huge - within a usual 20% engineering tolerance.
07-10-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,200
Posted By JakiChan

That's exactly the concern. I'm not worried...

That's exactly the concern. I'm not worried about the trainer - I'm worried about the bike. As Wahoo puts it, they're not worried about the trainer either. But I found their "250" number to be a...
07-10-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,667
Posted By JakiChan

Potassium is an electrolyte. So if you have been...

Potassium is an electrolyte. So if you have been prescribed a low-sodium diet then you can use potassium-based electrolytes and not worry about hyponatremia. My neurotologist wants me on "as low...
07-10-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,200
Posted By JakiChan

Side note, the Tacx Neo shows a weight limit of...

Side note, the Tacx Neo shows a weight limit of 275. But given that the frame would be the same, it makes no sense.
07-10-16, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,200
Posted By JakiChan

Weight limit for trainers (Wahoo KICKR)

I suppose I should have researched this before purchasing (and I will assume I can return if necessary): I recently bought a Wahoo KICKR and it has a weight limit that I'm a bit over:

What is the...
07-10-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By JakiChan

If your fit allows you to use SPDs then by all...

If your fit allows you to use SPDs then by all means use them. I only use Speedplay because it gives me a much better fit. I'd love to be able to use mountain bike shoes.
07-09-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By JakiChan

I did a century on my hybrid.

I did a century on my hybrid.
07-08-16, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

Got the new gear on the bike. Upgrading to 11...

Got the new gear on the bike. Upgrading to 11 speed was totally worth it. Glad to be away from the Frakenbike setup I had.
06-17-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By JakiChan

Yeah, I always wondered about that. So they're...

Yeah, I always wondered about that. So they're ok for Sagan, who probably has some insane FTP, but not ok for me with my weak FTP?
06-17-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By JakiChan

So is this compression happening from a leg...

So is this compression happening from a leg length discrepancy? It sounds like it. I would get that measured. If it's only on one side then doing the crank arm solution is pretty odd. Having a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 02:10 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,494
Posted By JakiChan

True dat. I ride on the road because I have a...

True dat. I ride on the road because I have a road bike, not a path bike. As dumb as cars are, I find them more predictable.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 12:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,631
Posted By JakiChan

https://www.youtube.com/user/BroScienceLife

https://www.youtube.com/user/BroScienceLife
06-15-16, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By JakiChan

If you have knee issues then the recommendation...

If you have knee issues then the recommendation for Speedplay is probably a good one. As much as I would like to use mountain bike pedals (since things like AIDS/LifeCycle involve much more walking...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,652,151
Posted By JakiChan

You're allowed to have yours indoors? Lucky. ...

You're allowed to have yours indoors? Lucky.

I ordered one today. I'm gonna get all Zwifty. But I have good wifi in the garage. I also ordered the bits to go from Ultegra 6700 to 6800.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,491
Posted By JakiChan

Hope says they're making them, and as far as I am...

Hope says they're making them, and as far as I am aware Hope is the only SCS hub-only (build your own wheel) option right now. Which hubs are you thinking of? Some of us need more than 24 spokes.
06-15-16, 12:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,339
Posted By JakiChan

So, totally random question - any chance that...

So, totally random question - any chance that you're hearing any other things in your ear? Has your hearing been checked? I thought I was hearing something in my left it and it turned out to be...
06-14-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

Your unsolicited opinion on my fitness, as usual,...

Your unsolicited opinion on my fitness, as usual, is noted.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,491
Posted By JakiChan

I heard something similar - I was told to "hold...

I heard something similar - I was told to "hold off for a couple of months". As my local shop knows what's been holding me back is the fact that none of the current SCS wheel options are robust...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 04:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,494
Posted By JakiChan

I have both the Blues 2 and the Trekz Titanium -...

I have both the Blues 2 and the Trekz Titanium - i did those on the Kickstarter. They work well. I hear plenty of what's going on around me, but I also can listen to whatever. (Often Midweek...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,494
Posted By JakiChan

The problem on MUPS is not cyclists with earbuds....

The problem on MUPS is not cyclists with earbuds. It's pedestrians with earbuds (and strollers) who are completely oblivious.
06-14-16, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

I'm just trying to preserve my knees. Grinding...

I'm just trying to preserve my knees. Grinding hurts. Spinning does not. At some point a hill is just to steep to grind.

I'll find out. I'd rather try it, fail, and make some equipment...
06-13-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

Thank you so much for ALL of that. I really want...

Thank you so much for ALL of that. I really want the 11-speed upgrade. Firstly the 11-speed brifters fit my hand WAY better. Plus, the XTR RD has never quite worked exactly right. I'd love to get...
06-13-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

You bring up a VERY valid option. IRD does make...

You bring up a VERY valid option. IRD does make 11-34 11-speed Shimano cassettes. But I'm not enough of a mechanic to know the answer to this question: If Shimano says the RD only has so much...
06-13-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

You're a better rider than I. I guess I'm...

You're a better rider than I.

I guess I'm more wondering: Will I end up walking up any hills that I can currently struggle up right now? I know the answer is "rule 5"...
06-13-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By JakiChan

Going from 11-34 to 11-32 - how much will I notice?

I know no one can really answer this, but...

The upgrade bug has hit. I keep being "warned" by my bike shop that 10 speed parts are hard to find, etc. And I love the 11 speed mechanical Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,242
Posted By JakiChan

https://beetle63.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mulle...

https://beetle63.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mullet.jpg?w=614&h=460
05-23-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,068
Posted By JakiChan

When you say kcal/hr are you converting directly...

When you say kcal/hr are you converting directly from kj? What was your average wattage for the ride?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-16, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2,826
Views: 307,242
Posted By JakiChan

Because that mullet is GLORIOUS. Just LOOK AT IT.

Because that mullet is GLORIOUS. Just LOOK AT IT.
05-23-16, 12:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,827
Posted By JakiChan

My podiatrist looked at my bike shoes (S-Works...

My podiatrist looked at my bike shoes (S-Works road, natch) and didn't think I needed my orthotics in them, FWIW. I've also had a BG Pro fit done by an epic fitter who correctly diagnosed a...
05-23-16, 12:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,068
Posted By JakiChan

I have more money than sense. So of COURSE I...

I have more money than sense. So of COURSE I have a great Quarq power meter. Look that left/right data! That's helping me, right? :D

One thing it will do is show people how even their HR-based...
05-23-16, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By JakiChan

I think the Garmin 520 will detect a crash. The...

I think the Garmin 520 will detect a crash. The 1000 doesn't. :(
01-18-16, 12:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,896
Posted By JakiChan

Again, that is advice for the masses. I was...

Again, that is advice for the masses. I was asking Marveousmarkie specifically because of how sodium can interact with Ménière's, which is not something I could expect Hammer to know about. In fact...
01-18-16, 11:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,896
Posted By JakiChan

I use those as well. That's not why I...

I use those as well.



That's not why I was asking.

Pretty much the standard treatment for Ménière's disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A9ni%C3%A8re%27s_disease) is diuretics and a...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,660
Posted By JakiChan

Interesting. I was diagnosed with Meniere's last...

Interesting. I was diagnosed with Meniere's last April, but we're not to hearing aids yet. Unfortunately my hearing loss is in the left ear, which is the one closest to traffic.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,660
Posted By JakiChan

[QUOTE=bigbenaugust;17368549]That incident was...

[QUOTE=bigbenaugust;17368549]That incident was actually one of the very last times my inner ear gave me dizziness or vertigo... whatever the deal was, it presented like Meniere's disease, in that the...
01-17-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,896
Posted By JakiChan

Ah, then maybe you can answer a question - my ENT...

Ah, then maybe you can answer a question - my ENT is telling me not to "sweat" the low salt diet (we tried it, no improvement, and the stress of trying to follow it was causing more problems) - but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 87,423
Posted By JakiChan

Yes, VERY strange. It's the only thing keeping...

Yes, VERY strange. It's the only thing keeping me from buying a new bike, really. Well, I want to see when the next Roubaix update is - and see if that fork thing they got a patent for is any good....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,453
Posted By JakiChan

This can be common with electronics. I remember...

This can be common with electronics. I remember back in the day, when I needed some WIC-2Ts (a type of Cisco interface card, really old now) you could get ones really cheap from some places. And I...
10-14-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,339
Posted By JakiChan

Neither is: carbon fiber, 11 speeds, or clipless...

Neither is: carbon fiber, 11 speeds, or clipless pedals. And yet here we are.

So what I found interesting is that you're comparing an "endurance" bike (Synapse) to a more "racing" bike (Emonda)....
10-14-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,181
Posted By JakiChan

You gave reasons like the "20 sets of wheels" you...

You gave reasons like the "20 sets of wheels" you have right now. I addressed those. We're the Clyde forum. Fat guys and gals who, on downhills, may need more breaking ability than rim brakes...
10-14-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,181
Posted By JakiChan

No one is forcing you to. It's not the right...

No one is forcing you to. It's not the right choice FOR YOU. It may be the right choice for someone else, and that doesn't make you or them "wrong". It's not "nonsense". Your absoluteness about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,365
Posted By JakiChan

You make the incorrect assumption about why one...

You make the incorrect assumption about why one buys a higher end bib - that it's all about the cushion. In the case of some people, and I am one, that is not the issue. FOR ME (and I can only base...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,761
Posted By JakiChan

This X 1000. Cars are, for the most part,...

This X 1000.

Cars are, for the most part, predictable. You assume they're trying to kill you, but generally they stay in their lanes, etc. On the "multi use path" you've got all sorts of...
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