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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,905
Posted By RoboCheme

Bonz50 makes a good point makes a good point...

Bonz50 makes a good point makes a good point about the tire width. I run my 28 mm tires at 80 psig and it really does make the ride a lot smoother.

And yes, the DI2 have been reliable. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,905
Posted By RoboCheme

I've been riding a road bike with Ultegra DI2 and...

I've been riding a road bike with Ultegra DI2 and rim brakes for about three years. A few months ago I decided to get a bike with disc brakes (a Volagi Liscio) and, of course, I had to have DI2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

Great, care to share your comparison? Which...

Great, care to share your comparison? Which power meters did you compare in your testing?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

Sorry, as is typical of this forum, not one bit...

Sorry, as is typical of this forum, not one bit of gratitude and the eventual slamming (how is calling someone's wattage numbers "pitiful" not slamming?)

Go do your own testing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

why? I don't even like Cavendish.

why? I don't even like Cavendish.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

Actually, I can't even though I still have the...

Actually, I can't even though I still have the file. Strava thinks correctly that it's the same ride. I initially loaded the PT now., wrote them down the old way (on a piece of paper), deleted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

I was just interested in verifying that the...

I was just interested in verifying that the Stages was in the ballpark. Given the data, I think that it was more than acceptable. Whether the PT is the right no. or the Stages is the right no., in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 01:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

You're welcome. I don't sprint, but here are the...

You're welcome. I don't sprint, but here are the numbers for the first 15 seconds. The first number is the PT.

2 sec - 413, 350
3 sec - 391, 348
4 sec - 380, 338
5 sec - 364, 334
10 sec -...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,621
Posted By RoboCheme

Stages vs. PowerTap power meter comparison

I've been using a PowerTap (PT) PRO power meter for the last four years. I don't race, but I do use cycling to stay in shape and a power meter keeps me honest on how much effort I'm putting into it....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,378
Posted By RoboCheme

I bought a Volagi Liscio a few months ago and...

I bought a Volagi Liscio a few months ago and it's easily the smoothest bike of my four previous carbon frame bikes. I can't tell whether it is due to the frame design or because it allows for 28 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,942
Posted By RoboCheme

I think that there's a huge difference between...

I think that there's a huge difference between the 28s that I'm using now (Rubino Pro Tech III) and my old Rubino Pro 25's. The 28's are a lot smoother, primarily because I'm running them at 75-80...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By RoboCheme

Question for owners of road bikes with disc brakes

I've had my disc brake-equipped road bike for about a month now. I like how it allows me to descend on a more leisurely pace with my hands on the hoods.

However, I'm experiencing one problem. ...
04-24-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By RoboCheme

Thanks, Shifty, B. Carfree, Looking forward to...

Thanks, Shifty, B. Carfree, Looking forward to it.

Cliff
04-23-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By RoboCheme

I have the exact same problem on my new road...

I have the exact same problem on my new road bike. It seems to only occur if I have to do moderate to heavy braking when I'm going downhill at >25 mph.

If you find a solution, please post it.
...
04-23-14, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By RoboCheme

Ride recommendations for Eugene, OR

I need to kill 2-3 hours in Eugene while my wife attends a knitting party. Fortunately, I'll have my road bike so I'd appreciate some recommendations for a 25-30 mile ride. I prefer riding up hills...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,525
Posted By RoboCheme

You might want to consider the Volagi Liscio or...

You might want to consider the Volagi Liscio or Viaje. I have the Liscio and it's great at descending with its disc brakes. It's also very smooth over the crappy roads around here. I have 28 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,694
Posted By RoboCheme

The OP was asking about Garmins vs. regular...

The OP was asking about Garmins vs. regular cyclocomputers, not cyclocomputers + smartphones.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,694
Posted By RoboCheme

I switched from a Garmin 705 to a 510 last year...

I switched from a Garmin 705 to a 510 last year because I never used the map feature of the 705 and I wanted the ability of the up-front mount. I chose the 510 over the 500 because I thought that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-14, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By RoboCheme

How do you report someone who whizzes by you in...

How do you report someone who whizzes by you in 0.5 seconds?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By RoboCheme

South of Moraga on Redwood Rd.

South of Moraga on Redwood Rd.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By RoboCheme

Almost bit it today

I was riding solo on a two lane road with about a two-foot bike lane on either side. It was a really nice day so there were lots of cyclists and motorcyclists out there.

I was in the bike lane...
03-30-14, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,654
Posted By RoboCheme

You could take BART over to Berkeley and ride up...

You could take BART over to Berkeley and ride up several roads to Grizzly Peak and/pr Skyline roads. Or you could take BART to Walnut Creek and ride up Mt. Diablo.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By RoboCheme

We're doing the BackRoads Tuscany tour in July...

We're doing the BackRoads Tuscany tour in July because my wife's best friend is doing it. It's pretty expensive. The routes don't look too challenging, but we will see. There are other tours which...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,395
Posted By RoboCheme

OP, I have a powermeter and I've found this...

OP,

I have a powermeter and I've found this calculator to be incredibly accurate. So, if you have a hill around you where you have a good idea of the percent grade, you could try different bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By RoboCheme

There is also the BMC Granfondo GF01 Disc. $8000...

There is also the BMC Granfondo GF01 Disc. $8000 for UDi2
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By RoboCheme

I was interested in that same bike. Compared to...

I was interested in that same bike. Compared to the Specialized Roubaix and the BMC GF01 Disc, it seems like a good deal. Unfortunately, there are only two dealers in the Bay Area that carry them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,032
Posted By RoboCheme

I feel guilty now. My kids are 25, 29 and 32 and...

I feel guilty now. My kids are 25, 29 and 32 and we're not buying them anything like that.

Back to your question, I'd go with either Ui2 bike. E-shifting is great. At least try it!
12-01-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,917
Posted By RoboCheme

I think Mt. Hamilton from the west as the...

I think Mt. Hamilton from the west as the easiest. I've done Diablo many times from the north or south several times and, although they are the steepest, I found Mt. Tam from Fairfax the hardest. I...
08-13-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,086
Posted By RoboCheme

Help! Dead Ultegra DI2

My Ultegra Di2 just died and I can't figure out what's wrong. It doesn't shift either the FD or the RD. I charged the battery last week and I've only gone 40 miles since the charge.

Besides not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,288
Posted By RoboCheme

It's impossible to comment on your capability,...

It's impossible to comment on your capability, but I'll relate my experience to see if it helps.

I ride a 50-34 compact with a 11-32 cassette. I need it to go up some of the 15% hills around...
07-17-13, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By RoboCheme

Well, I'm clean and he beat my time up Ventoux by...

Well, I'm clean and he beat my time up Ventoux by 80 minutes so.......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,762
Posted By RoboCheme

I sent you a PM with a link to a bunch of pics. ...

I sent you a PM with a link to a bunch of pics. Make sure that they use the white (or black) wire guides. My shop held the wire in place with black plastic ties and it was tre ugly. They gave me...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-13, 11:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,762
Posted By RoboCheme

I'll try and post pics tomorrow. I had a shop do...

I'll try and post pics tomorrow. I had a shop do the install. For some reason they couldn't move my Ultegra crankset from my other bike so I still use your Rival crankset. They were both 50-34.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,762
Posted By RoboCheme

I replaced my Rival group on my CR1 with Ultegra...

I replaced my Rival group on my CR1 with Ultegra Di2 and I much prefer the latter because:

No derailleur adjusting
Shifting under power
no mis shifting
auto correction
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-13, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By RoboCheme

Excellent choice. I love mine; you'll love yours.

Excellent choice. I love mine; you'll love yours.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 8,315
Posted By RoboCheme

Just for clarification, CO2 doesn't come from the...

Just for clarification, CO2 doesn't come from the air. It ends up in the air from burning hydrocarbons (gasoline, natural gas, oil, etc.). The CO2 in the cartridges most likely came from the...
02-14-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,456
Posted By RoboCheme

BTW, it's called the Dutch Corner on Alpe d'Huez....

BTW, it's called the Dutch Corner on Alpe d'Huez. Us Norwegians should know.
01-22-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,038
Posted By RoboCheme

Glad you're feeling better, Georges!

Glad you're feeling better, Georges!
01-15-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,797
Posted By RoboCheme

Why is LA admitting he doped now?

I just can't believe it's because his conscience caught up to him and I find it hard to believe that he's doing it so he can compete in some triathlons.

That leave the financial aspect. Could...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By RoboCheme

That's the only problem I had - totally operator...

That's the only problem I had - totally operator error. I forgot which button to push to check the battery and I pushed the one on the box. Then I started shifting, which is the way you make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By RoboCheme

I love my CR1 Elite and I prefer it over my...

I love my CR1 Elite and I prefer it over my Cervelo RS. The only thing I didn't like about it was the Rival group set. It was my first SRAM groupset and I wanted to try the double tap, but I much...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,460
Posted By RoboCheme

Grenoble, France. About 45 minutes to Alpe...

Grenoble, France. About 45 minutes to Alpe d'Huez, Col du Galibier, and col de la Croix, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-12, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By RoboCheme

My wife rides a 44 Specialized Roubaix with 700...

My wife rides a 44 Specialized Roubaix with 700 wheels. She's 5'0". It's not an entry level bike, but I bet that there's an aluminum frame option.
10-16-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,456
Posted By RoboCheme

Freight, You seem to be in love with the...

Freight,

You seem to be in love with the steeps. Here's one for you. It's short - 3 miles, it averages 8% and the last half mile is at 15%.

http://app.strava.com/segments/610501
09-27-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,334
Posted By RoboCheme

Thanks, guys.

Thanks, guys.
09-26-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,334
Posted By RoboCheme

Can Di2 self adjust?

Back in March, I had my Rival group replaced with Ultegra Di2 and I'm very happy I did.

A few weeks ago I started to have a problems with some gear slipping. Basically, it wouldn't stay in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By RoboCheme

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,524
Posted By RoboCheme

I, too, believe that gear inches are gear inches,...

I, too, believe that gear inches are gear inches, but you won't have the same gear inch combinations with your 39 as you will with your 34. So, perhaps the 39 offers a gear inch length that suits...
07-10-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,890
Posted By RoboCheme

I did Alpe d'Huez in May and I think that it's a...

I did Alpe d'Huez in May and I think that it's a lot harder than either side of Diablo. As others have said, its average grade is significantly steeper. Plus it starts off with two miles of 11-12%....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,530
Posted By RoboCheme

In May, I actually climbed the real thing on a...

In May, I actually climbed the real thing on a triple with a 12-25 cassette. My FTP based on my PT is about 220 watts. I was nearly at my limit on the steep bottom section (11-12% for two miles),...
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