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Forum: BMX
05-24-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By ypsetihw

Bicyclebluebook looks like itís a 2006 DB Mr...

Bicyclebluebook looks like itís a 2006 DB Mr Lucky with several upgrades. At least one new wheel, new tires, grips, pedals. Hey for $20 I have a dirt jumper. I think itís a win. Can anyone confirm?
Forum: BMX
05-24-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 977
Posted By ypsetihw

Help me figure out what this is

They are building a dirt flowtrack in my city this year, and Iíve been in the market for a BMX bike for the last year or so. I picked this up at a yard sale for $20 tonight, and Iím pretty sure I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

just yes yes yes this is the thing. the...

just yes yes yes

this is the thing. the only thing. the push towards having "different bikes for different things" is 100% an industry tactic to sell stuff. I ride my road bike on the grass...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

Everyone tells me this all the time - maybe I...

Everyone tells me this all the time - maybe I should just shut up and try it lol, I'm just still having so much fun on the road at this time of year!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

I have one and I went on a road ride with the own...

I have one and I went on a road ride with the own this morning :-) I guess I'm just bummed because today there were 2 of us, and just a few weeks ago there could have been 10.

I don't patronize...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

First of all, this is the road cycling forum, so...

First of all, this is the road cycling forum, so I had hoped to find like minded individuals here. Secondly, while many people I know were sloppily and slowly riding bikes on a lawn this evening at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

troll level: elite

troll level: elite
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

I actually find trail/single track riding on a...

I actually find trail/single track riding on a fixed drop bar bike appealing. but that's not cross. maybe I'm more drawn to "gravel" type riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

that there is a pretty bike, and I never said I...

that there is a pretty bike, and I never said I didn't like cross bikes, in fact I think they are wildly useful. I don't think cross is the future of road cycling, but cross style bikes might be.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

fair, I have gotten my bike dirty and I hate it,...

fair, I have gotten my bike dirty and I hate it, because I actually clean it, and it's a huge pain in the ass. there is no reason to get a perfectly tuned drivetrain muddy, ever. I eat plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,021
Posted By ypsetihw

It must be CX season again . . .

My riding buddies have all disappeared. I'm down to like 2 or 3 regular roadies who still want to ride pavement, and it's only September! There is one high profile shop here that crams CX down...
07-02-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,030
Posted By ypsetihw

How to tell what spoke nipple on Mavic Ksyrium Elite 2009

Just picked up a pair of mavic ksyrium elites locally with low miles and nice hubs with little wear for $100. they look great, and are a full pound lighter than my previous set. I find them to be...
06-11-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,246
Posted By ypsetihw

after experimenting a bit, yes I was able to...

after experimenting a bit, yes I was able to adjust it properly. not ham-fisted, as you suggest. the ergonomics of the hoods are very odd to me, and they don't fit my hands. not a troll here, but...
06-10-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,246
Posted By ypsetihw

I'll give this to sram - some fo their...

I'll give this to sram - some fo their logarithmic cassette designs, especially in 10 and 11 spd, are interesting, and provide novel choices of ratio. also their road RDs seem rather robust compared...
06-10-17, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,246
Posted By ypsetihw

sounds like something my father would say and he...

sounds like something my father would say and he couldn't have said it better. fair enough.
06-10-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By ypsetihw

I hate when people yell. I did a charity...

I hate when people yell. I did a charity century a couple weeks ago and every fred was SCREAMING out every crack, hold, cover, and bit of gravel, and most of the time they did this while on flat...
06-10-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,246
Posted By ypsetihw

why in the world would you buy SRAM?

so I'm a shimano guy, and I have had lots of fun with microshift and sunrace products mated to my shimano drivetrains.

I have been doing more and more work lately, and some SRAM doubletap stuff...
06-04-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,782
Posted By ypsetihw

Thanks! I love cobbling things together. To...

Thanks! I love cobbling things together. To that point, I also don't like the high Q factor of mountain sets, and I happened to have this road double sitting around, so swapping the outer ring was...
06-03-17, 11:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,782
Posted By ypsetihw

looking back and peeling the layers, this is the...

looking back and peeling the layers, this is the most punk rock picture I've ever taken in my life . . .
06-03-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,782
Posted By ypsetihw

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1876...

https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18765822_10104012350309615_3564256048155998529_n.jpg?oh=fb8f696b5bcca87b1ea67641296aaf4e&oe=59A1F922

this is an early mockup pic, FD has been since...
06-03-17, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,258
Posted By ypsetihw

200mg pill-form caffeine 30 mins before rides of...

200mg pill-form caffeine 30 mins before rides of over 2 hours, lots of sugar based foods, usually 100-300 calories of pre-workout food with 1-200 calories per hour of calories suspended in water,...
06-03-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,782
Posted By ypsetihw

just for fun here's what I'm riding my...

just for fun here's what I'm riding my commuter/toddler-tower/gravel/utility bike - 44/34 on 8 speed 12-32 - it's tits!

the 44/34 is an FSA Omega 110BCD crankset running the stock 34T inner ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By ypsetihw

I know from weight training, and running, and...

I know from weight training, and running, and other sports my whole life, but mostly from doing one-legged drills on a smart trainer where the power data comes from the wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By ypsetihw

it'll be stamped on the inside of the crank arm,...

it'll be stamped on the inside of the crank arm, probably either 170, 172.5, or 175 (common on most production bikes), although women's bikes are sometimes spec'd with 165
05-31-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,253
Posted By ypsetihw

not sure but I can only guess that underinformed...

not sure but I can only guess that underinformed or misinformed would-be sellers see "old drop bar bikes" fetching $200 and assume that every bike built before 1990 with drop bars is worth this much....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By ypsetihw

about the dual sided vs single sided thing - my...

about the dual sided vs single sided thing - my right leg is stronger, and having a left side meter has forced me to even out my pedal stroke (benefit in my mind). also, it keeps my numbers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By ypsetihw

I have the 105 4iiii on a dura-ace crank, mates...

I have the 105 4iiii on a dura-ace crank, mates perfectly, it's about 20grams heavier that's it. just make sure you get the same length
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,831
Posted By ypsetihw

I'm on a 4iiii purchased from clevertraining.com...

I'm on a 4iiii purchased from clevertraining.com for $369 with a discount code. love it, great data, very easy to install and use, pairs with my garmin 510 first time every time.
05-31-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,816
Posted By ypsetihw

ride for missing and endangered children in...

ride for missing and endangered children in buffalo ny 5/19 - 98.3 miles and I rode around the parking lot to make it a clean 100.
Forum: Foo
05-31-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 823
Posted By ypsetihw

"thee" most talent is obviously renaissance music...

"thee" most talent is obviously renaissance music . . .
05-31-17, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,253
Posted By ypsetihw

I have noticed just the opposite - used bike...

I have noticed just the opposite - used bike prices are going insane in my market right now. The last two years I used to be able to buy serviceable, decent 80s and 90s bikes for around $20-75,...
04-25-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

Done it for 5, 10 would be tough - thanks for all...

Done it for 5, 10 would be tough - thanks for all the feedback!
04-24-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

Yeah I totally agree, it would seem it's nowhere...

Yeah I totally agree, it would seem it's nowhere near as simple as a single number. I have been using CVT and Zwift, and I'm about to start a month of TrainerRoad, and all of those workouts are...
04-23-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

ok here's the GC model for my data from today: ...

ok here's the GC model for my data from today:
W' 14kj
CP 213w
pmax 1369w
ftp 200w

how are you calculating that 5 min value?
04-23-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

This is what my intuition and my "coach" keep...

This is what my intuition and my "coach" keep saying. When I can talk through 5x5min at 95%, he yells at me that the number is too low - and I agree. When the 2x or 3x20s at 85% are good for...
04-23-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

I haven't done a formal test since then, because...

I haven't done a formal test since then, because I hate it, and also because I've learned from the data that my maximal 20 or 60 minute drops off A TON from what I'm capable of in shorter spurts...
04-23-17, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

Yeah I did a 20 minute test at the start of my 8...

Yeah I did a 20 minute test at the start of my 8 week serious trainer work block (after the winter break of about 3 months) and only managed like 210w, which is why I started at 195, but have since...
04-23-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

yeah 193 or 87.5kg, 2.4-2.7 w/kg depending on how...

yeah 193 or 87.5kg, 2.4-2.7 w/kg depending on how you figure it. my shorter efforts are way above that though, and I've come up from 195 "ftp" to 240w in just 9 weeks, and I'm thinking its time to...
04-23-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By ypsetihw

Various Methods of FTP and Training Impact

I've been training with a power meter pretty seriously for about 2 months. I have a classic sprinter CP curve (goldencheetah) and this is backed by family history (dad was a decorated HS running...
04-14-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,478
Posted By ypsetihw

I say the craze seems to have passed because I'm...

I say the craze seems to have passed because I'm finally seeing less of them around the city and I even have a new client who's a college student, and believe it or not, he actually wants MORE gears...
04-14-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,478
Posted By ypsetihw

1. you missed the craze by several years 2. ...

1. you missed the craze by several years
2. if you are really digging disc brakes to stop the bike down hills, you'll probably want gears to get up said hills
3. it's not as fun as you think it...
04-14-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,789
Posted By ypsetihw

I think it has to do with overall better diet,...

I think it has to do with overall better diet, lower calorie intake, and TONS of carbs. this results in leaning out quickly while having tons of readily available sugar to burn for fuel. you don't...
04-14-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,020
Posted By ypsetihw

I have been having the same gripe for the last...

I have been having the same gripe for the last few weeks . . . then I tried Zwift yesterday - OMG I'm never gonna dread riding inside again, it's freaking awesome!
03-31-17, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By ypsetihw

what speed cassette? on shimano the last 3 are...

what speed cassette? on shimano the last 3 are riveted together in 11 speed, with that said, you can swap the whole last 3, and it works fine. I made a customer 12-28 this way from an 11-28 and...
03-31-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,678
Posted By ypsetihw

no way around it, I'm sweaty too. bring baby...

no way around it, I'm sweaty too. bring baby wipes to wash yourself, fresh clothes (especially socks and underwear), deodorant, and cologne. I even leave clothes at work so I don't have to carry a...
03-29-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,319
Posted By ypsetihw

I have been helping friends shop a lot for new...

I have been helping friends shop a lot for new bikes recently, and the "fitness" bikes out there SOMETIMES have more aggressive geometry, no suspension, and narrower tires, and/or drop bars instead...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By ypsetihw

There's also a touring version with racks, and an...

There's also a touring version with racks, and an alum cross bike within your price range. I totally understand wanting to support your LBS, but when going for bang for your buck under $1k, you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By ypsetihw

why only flat bar bikes? Nashbar 105 road...

why only flat bar bikes?

Nashbar 105 road bike, non carbon version, on sale today for 30% off. great bike, better components for the money than you can get anywhere.
03-15-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By ypsetihw

they didn't put a double on there, they took the...

they didn't put a double on there, they took the outer ring off and possibly replaced the middle ring with something larger. they might not have even done that. if you leave a double on there,...
03-15-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By ypsetihw

You need to know the BCD of the chainrings in...

You need to know the BCD of the chainrings in order to find one that fits. Yes you can probably find a 42 that will fit, but then the drop from the 42 to the 24 will be inordinately large and will...
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