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05-16-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 94
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Posted By clasher

Brifter is a great word, in fact I'd say it's a...

Brifter is a great word, in fact I'd say it's a perfectly cromulent word. In an alternate universe they have shlevers on their road bikes. I don't see why having a word for a specific kind of shifter...
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By clasher

I like the 4am starts, here the earliest the sun...

I like the 4am starts, here the earliest the sun rises is ~5:20 or so, starting a bit earlier is nice to take advantage of the twilight. I like evening starts too, it's worked well for me on the...
Replies: 46
Views: 9,155
Posted By clasher

Lots of this sort of stuff will start coming over...

Lots of this sort of stuff will start coming over from the gravel world... canyon has those funny hover bars that have quite a bit of give on the top, I was surprised when I saw it on a buddy's bike....
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
Posted By clasher

Finally started the season off myself with a...

Finally started the season off myself with a local 200.
04-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By clasher

I've had good luck washing hoods with dawn dish...

I've had good luck washing hoods with dawn dish detergent.
Replies: 36
Views: 2,428
Posted By clasher

I had a b&m battery light for the seatstay, it's...

I had a b&m battery light for the seatstay, it's a nice light but the mount isn't very good. I suspect the smooth carbon on the chainstay doesn't offer enough grip to keep it from moving around....
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By clasher

It was a new route, first time it was run. I'd...

It was a new route, first time it was run. I'd set off to pre-ride it in 2020 but my saddle rails snapped and I turned back for home... never really got the chance to do it. The road looked fine on...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By clasher

I'm on a wahoo bolt, apparently it just takes the...

I'm on a wahoo bolt, apparently it just takes the cues straight from the rwgps file... the default seems to be 50m from what I can tell. I gave away my old garmin edge 200 so I don't have any garmins...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By clasher

I spend the time to edit the rwgps generated...

I spend the time to edit the rwgps generated cue-sheet on my routes. It's the same cuesheet that pops up on the gps directions so it needs to be checked, and rwgps makes it easy to do with their...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By clasher

I don't often use the map screen on my wahoo...

I don't often use the map screen on my wahoo bolt, it's nice if there's a complicated jog through a strange intersection, but there's not very many towns in Ontario that aren't just grids so it's not...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By clasher

Our club has an rwgps subscription, so anyone...

Our club has an rwgps subscription, so anyone that uses the app for our routes gets all the premium features for that route, including downloading if for offline use. For managing our routes I'm not...
Replies: 65
Views: 2,120
Posted By clasher

When I started doing brevets back in 2015 I...

When I started doing brevets back in 2015 I didn't have a GPS, but I ended up missing a turn on my first 300 and that turned into a 320km ride... then I DNF'd my first 400 when I did an extra 30km at...
Replies: 60
Views: 5,283
Posted By clasher

I've been thinking about the rubber SA, my...

I've been thinking about the rubber SA, my experience with the rubber brooks wasn't great so I dunno why I'd try again with another brand, but I've been doing alright on my specialized toupe at...
03-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By clasher

LOL yeah I couldn't remember the name at first, I...

LOL yeah I couldn't remember the name at first, I just knew it was something involving strippers... good to hear your experience with 'em.
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

Gotta ask them how they are enjoying their...

Gotta ask them how they are enjoying their mountain bikes.
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Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

Yeah it seems like it's more online than in real...

Yeah it seems like it's more online than in real life. I see a lot of the "wide tires are best" responses on ****** and instagram. I'm giving the 650b thing a go for my gravel bike more than anything...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

I meant the Ontario rando club, my local bike...

I meant the Ontario rando club, my local bike club is is almost all people on bikes from the last 1-15 years, though they do a few vintage rides too. I'd say from my own observations that on 200/300s...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

Shimano 11 speed will be 10 years old this year!...

Shimano 11 speed will be 10 years old this year! I see a fair amount of 11 speed stuff on our club rides, certainly a lot more 11 speed and carbon than steel and DT shifters.
02-28-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By clasher

If I were looking at swapping tubeless tires, I...

If I were looking at swapping tubeless tires, I think I'd give these things a shot: http://tubelessrimstrips.com/ they seem to turn a tubeless tire into a pseudo-tubular. I haven't tried it so I...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

Ya, I've heard that humidity seemed to be part of...

Ya, I've heard that humidity seemed to be part of the problem but I haven't really read too much about it, did see one article on road.cc where shimano still insists it isn't a flaw in the design......
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

I picked up an FSA energy 46/30 for my new...

I picked up an FSA energy 46/30 for my new rando/gravel build... a hollow forged aluminum crankset, nothing glued together. All my shimano cranks are from the days when they were just hollow forged...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By clasher

Hambini is a piece of **** human, I don't care if...

Hambini is a piece of **** human, I don't care if he's a good engineer or not.

https://ridewriterepeat.com/2022/01/26/six-bloopers-of-being-a-woman-in-the-cycling-industry/...
Replies: 70
Views: 3,349
Posted By clasher

If I were going for maximum efficiency, I think...

If I were going for maximum efficiency, I think I'd just be doing 60-80g of sugar an hour, plus a pinch of salt, or better yet sodium citrate. I've read that you can train your gut to handle higher...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By clasher

I'm moving to 2x on my new gravel/rando bike. I'm...

I'm moving to 2x on my new gravel/rando bike. I'm not using anything cup-and-cone in the future.... I never really liked adjusting and servicing loose-ball bearings anyway so good riddance to 'em. I...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By clasher

My main brevet bike has a shimano ultegra triple,...

My main brevet bike has a shimano ultegra triple, using tiagra 4703 to shift it, works pretty great. I like the tiny steps between gears. Unfortunately they don't make a triple shifter with hydraulic...
Replies: 70
Views: 3,349
Posted By clasher

Sugar is where it's at, with some caffeine and a...

Sugar is where it's at, with some caffeine and a bit of sodium. Here's one approach...
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Views: 976
Posted By clasher

I like the look of the elevation profile! I'd...

I like the look of the elevation profile! I'd definitely consider riding either route as a brevet. I don't know that I'd ever do a 1000k as a perm, unless I was pre-riding my own route to check it...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By clasher

I have one route with a photo control, it's just...

I have one route with a photo control, it's just an historical plaque, I was thinking that making it an info control would be easier for dealing with control cards and photos but now I'm not sure...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By clasher

Thankfully rwgps isn't beholden to venture...

Thankfully rwgps isn't beholden to venture capital like Strava is. Both bike clubs I'm in use it and it's been getting better for the most part, I guess the cues from Google or OSM depending on which...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By clasher

I fix the cuesheets in rwgps so they match the...

I fix the cuesheets in rwgps so they match the street signs. Rwgps generates really verbose cuesheets but the "review" function they introduced makes it easier to produce a good cuesheet. I do it...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,737
Posted By clasher

Bikin green on ebay makes 46/30 rings that bolt...

Bikin green on ebay makes 46/30 rings that bolt onto Shimano road cranks. Might be an option, they are less than 100$ iirc
Replies: 24
Views: 1,774
Posted By clasher

I like to ride in the winter but I got into...

I like to ride in the winter but I got into Nordic skating last year and would like to do more skiing but the winter has been crap here so far.

I got into fulgaz this winter but while the video is...
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By clasher

I've never ridden an Ontario brevet with useless...

I've never ridden an Ontario brevet with useless info controls... Is that a rusa thing? The only info controls I like are the scenic spot types.
Replies: 49
Views: 3,178
Posted By clasher

It helps that there are a bunch of awards to...

It helps that there are a bunch of awards to encourage people to ride. AUK also does something with AAA points for each ride and it seems kinda complicated to me.

People sometimes ask me why I...
12-07-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By clasher

I made a full size one, using vibration mounts...

I made a full size one, using vibration mounts and playground balls, it's pretty nice... done some 5+ hour rides and didn't die so I got that going for me.
12-03-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By clasher

RGT has a free version, usually just a couple of...

RGT has a free version, usually just a couple of routes/courses but it's a bit like zwift though more focused on realistic simulation. I believe they have a trial you can sign up for to use all the...
12-01-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,646
Posted By clasher

Neokyo was a big yawn to me... rode the 24km...

Neokyo was a big yawn to me... rode the 24km route and had no idea where I was most of the time and esp. didn't like the twisty bits that they put in... for steering users I guess? I didn't really...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,012
Posted By clasher

My first 24h ride was my first 400k, I ended up...

My first 24h ride was my first 400k, I ended up solo for ~390km of it. The only prep I'd done was to ride a couple of 200k, a 300k, and DNF'd my first 400k about 300k into it. My favourite 24 ride...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By clasher

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size...

I saw one dude on a fat bike with a full-size floor pump strapped to the rear rack... I'll have to see if I snagged a pic or not. This was in the first 100km or so.

edit: found the pic!
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Replies: 89
Views: 12,899
Posted By clasher

Got to ride a centenary 200k yesterday! Pretty...

Got to ride a centenary 200k yesterday! Pretty awesome turnout for our rides, we had 24 starters and only one DNF. The route had some gravel and a headwind for the last 100km that was gusty, ~50km/h...
Replies: 2
Views: 949
Posted By clasher

Almost any bike can be used for randonneuring, we...

Almost any bike can be used for randonneuring, we had a rohloff thread here...
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By clasher

If I were going custom I think I'd go with a Kirk...

If I were going custom I think I'd go with a Kirk frame, there's a few different models in the gallery that I caught my eye. The frames start at 4100$ so for me that falls into the expensive...
Replies: 89
Views: 12,899
Posted By clasher

Looks like an awesome route, I hope the...

Looks like an awesome route, I hope the conditions are favourable. Maybe next year I'll try an SR600, was thinking of the one in the Catskills since it's the closest.
Replies: 89
Views: 12,899
Posted By clasher

Finished my 400K for the season, just have a 600...

Finished my 400K for the season, just have a 600 left. This was a route I developed... tried to pre-ride it last year but snapped a saddle rail a 100km into it and decided to head home. I didn't...
Replies: 82
Views: 9,048
Posted By clasher

On the start line I didn't even think my approach...

On the start line I didn't even think my approach was the right one...
Replies: 87
Views: 10,778
Posted By clasher

I'd feel kinda rude doing that in an English...

I'd feel kinda rude doing that in an English speaking country :lol:
Replies: 87
Views: 10,778
Posted By clasher

I found that the French I learned in school is a...

I found that the French I learned in school is a lot more formal than the spoken French in France... and shamefully we learned very little Quebecois French in school.
Replies: 34
Views: 4,488
Posted By clasher

I've been using chain-L...

I've been using chain-L (http://chain-l.com/FAQ.html) for the last few years, I don't even use a bottle a year and it costs me around 30$ shipped. I've done rainy 600k brevets without having to...
Replies: 87
Views: 10,778
Posted By clasher

In my limited experience in France, everything is...

In my limited experience in France, everything is flexible if you ask the right way :)

I think any organizer that is worried about cheating should just require photo controls and/or e-pop instead...
Replies: 87
Views: 10,778
Posted By clasher

The roadside support is also amazing at PBP and...

The roadside support is also amazing at PBP and one of my favourite memories of it too! I guess it's neutral support in a sense.

I gotta chuckle anytime I hear about people being against the...
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