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Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,781
Posted By on the path

Exactly what I was thinking.

Exactly what I was thinking.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By on the path

+ 1 .. I've had a few Giro helmets and they all...

+ 1 .. I've had a few Giro helmets and they all seem to ventilate well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By on the path

At least one of us gets it :D

At least one of us gets it :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,289
Posted By on the path

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I have the previous version of the one pictured above. I can't imagine a better...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,441
Posted By on the path

So we have different preferences. See mine below....

So we have different preferences. See mine below. And it's a steel frame so it goes with this thread.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,441
Posted By on the path

White bar tape, please.

White bar tape, please.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,441
Posted By on the path

Serottad Design Studio. Great bike with a...

Serottad Design Studio. Great bike with a surprisingly light steel frame. Bring your checkbook. (https://www.serottadesignstudio.com/amodomio)
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05-08-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By on the path

I also employ the bolt/washer system to fix the...

I also employ the bolt/washer system to fix the tool to the part. A mechanic friend says he uses a QR skewer. I've not seen him use it but he says it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 25,797
Posted By on the path

Everybody, meaning those within earshot of you or...

Everybody, meaning those within earshot of you or those un-named who post on the internet? Who's hallucinating here? When it comes to science and reasoning vs opinions of invisible people, I'll take...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,240
Posted By on the path

I bring my phone just to have as an emergency...

I bring my phone just to have as an emergency communication device. Occasionally I'll check a message or snap a photo, but otherwise it remains in my jersey pocket, and typically for hours on end...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 25,797
Posted By on the path

This is really the issue. Tire adhesion will...

This is really the issue. Tire adhesion will always be the limiting factor when it comes to braking. In terms of significance, the ability of the tire to grip the given riding surface, at the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By on the path

Can't go wrong, that's a great bike and at a...

Can't go wrong, that's a great bike and at a great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,695
Posted By on the path

I also tried the Rubino Pro Speed. Great tires....

I also tried the Rubino Pro Speed. Great tires. They're light, they grip, they roll great. Best of all they inspire confidence in cornering. I feel the tires will allow me to lean the bike over...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,062
Posted By on the path

The above is something I wish more people...

The above is something I wish more people understood. In a crash or any kind or fall the body can act like a whip. As a visualization, think of the lower torso/hip area as the whip handle. The torso...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,716
Posted By on the path

I've tried this and the original in blue...

I've tried this and the original in blue container. I like the blue better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 849
Posted By on the path

Bought my CAAD 10 105 in late 2011. 24,000 miles...

Bought my CAAD 10 105 in late 2011. 24,000 miles or so and it rides better than ever. 75 miles today. Can't recommend one highly enough, I love riding it.

If it's in excellent shape $800 isn't too...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,231
Posted By on the path

Pradaxa may be better as far as convenience, but...

Pradaxa may be better as far as convenience, but it is not short term reversible. What I meant by short term reversible is, in the event of a bleed out, administering vitamin K will counter the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,231
Posted By on the path

When I mentioned "numbers" I was referring to PT...

When I mentioned "numbers" I was referring to PT INR, which is a value (number) that expresses the length of time it takes for the blood to coagulate. That is a simplification, and I welcome any...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,159
Posted By on the path

For what it's worth... I've been using chest...

For what it's worth... I've been using chest strap based HR monitors for years. I bought a Scosche about 2 years ago. Wore it on my arm, as an armband. I used it on 1 ride. I found it to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,159
Posted By on the path

If your HRM doesn't have a chest strap my money...

If your HRM doesn't have a chest strap my money says it's the inaccuracy of your device. Even chest straps can be wonky in the cold weather, but are generally much more accurate than the wrist bands.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,613
Posted By on the path

I haven't done an outdoor ride in a month. Elvo...

I haven't done an outdoor ride in a month. Elvo is messing with us.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By on the path

Thank you for all your suggestions. I did follow...

Thank you for all your suggestions. I did follow up and do more research based on your input, and definitely checked all the links that you provided.

The PI vest came today. I ordered down a size...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By on the path

Yours is a super nice vest, no question. I don't...

Yours is a super nice vest, no question. I don't expect to use the vest all that much so I can't justify spending that kind of money. Having said that, even on ebay the nicer vests start at about $40...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By on the path

For a vest I'm not that concerned about a 2 way...

For a vest I'm not that concerned about a 2 way zipper. I anticipate the vest being fully zipped while wearing. If I need to unzip it I'll probably be ready to take it off.

I think I found what...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By on the path

Wind vest recommendations

I have tons of jerseys and several cycling jackets but I've never used a cycling vest. I'm thinking I might want one to block wind on a cold morning (~40°F) that eventually warms up into the 60s or...
01-17-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,265
Posted By on the path

I took a few roads and turns out that you didn't...

I took a few roads and turns out that you didn't take, but ended up in pretty much the same place. After a few more episodes I'm now on warfarin for the duration.

Re the slow heartbeat: a very...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,771
Posted By on the path

And maybe justified. Here's your example, from...

And maybe justified. Here's your example, from this thread:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,094
Posted By on the path

Cinelli

Cinelli
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,017
Posted By on the path

$550 for a Powertap wheelset? What a difference...

$550 for a Powertap wheelset? What a difference 18 months makes. In May of 2017 I bought a G3 hub only for $600. I spent upwards of $200 additional for a rim, spokes & nipples. So, I spent about $800...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By on the path

I already had a set of small precision...

I already had a set of small precision screwdrivers. None of them fit the Garmin screws.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By on the path

Another using a jeweler's screwdriver, the kind...

Another using a jeweler's screwdriver, the kind with a swiveling top that I can really push down on.while turning it. It is hard to do it perfectly so that it stays watertight, though I usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By on the path

OK, here's the ticket. This cost me 5 bucks at...

OK, here's the ticket. This cost me 5 bucks at ACE hardware. Probably could have gotten it cheaper but I got to test it in the store. It is the correct size, works. Nice tool.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 576
Posted By on the path

Do you mean new Wahoo chest straps or new "other...

Do you mean new Wahoo chest straps or new "other brand" straps are cheap? I'll be looking again very soon.

I successfully changed out the battery in my Garmin a couple of times but I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By on the path

Oh, forgot to mention. When on a ride with a...

Oh, forgot to mention. When on a ride with a pre-determined, pre-loaded route, I have another answer. On the elevation profile screen there are 2 data fields available. In those fields I choose to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By on the path

5170 miles 246,906 feet of climbing Above...

5170 miles
246,906 feet of climbing

Above numbers all on the road. I don't count trainer or rollers.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By on the path

With the understanding that everybody’s...

With the understanding that everybody’s different, here’s my take. For solo or group training rides the data most useful to me are heart rate and cadence. Also useful but less so are a timer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,228
Posted By on the path

I did the same. My feeling about the balaclava is...

I did the same. My feeling about the balaclava is that it's a necessary evil under certain conditions. And no way it's going to cover my mouth while riding..



I've actually used neoprene socks....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,211
Posted By on the path

I can stay up and centered on my rollers for...

I can stay up and centered on my rollers for quite a while, but I'm not at all confident I could keep my rear wheel where it belongs on your device..
12-01-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,370
Posted By on the path

Location: Upstate NY, suburban and rural roads ...

Location: Upstate NY, suburban and rural roads
Weather: Sunny to partly cloudy, 32°-34°(f), winds 0-3mph
Ride: 42 miles, 1500' elevation gain .. billed as "endurance" pace but was interspersed with...
12-01-18, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By on the path

It's not just you. I've had tinnitus for years,...

It's not just you. I've had tinnitus for years, and it's noticeably more pronounced after a ride in cold air.

Cold air is more dense than warm air. Cold air should be more efficient at...
11-24-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,592
Posted By on the path

I have the 145 road shoe, 3 bolt pattern. Today...

I have the 145 road shoe, 3 bolt pattern. Today my feet were warm enough and temps were mid 30s. I'm still tweaking the number and weight of socks I use. Today it was 1 pair med weight merino under a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,797
Posted By on the path

Tucson. I was there this past February. I...

Tucson. I was there this past February. I contributed to a previous thread, starting with post 85 (see link below). Read the thread from the beginning when you have time. The OP wrote a great story...
11-19-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,370
Posted By on the path

It seems you're right that neoprene doesn't...

It seems you're right that neoprene doesn't breathe well. I don't think it's a problem though. I've notice some condensation build up but it seems to be limited to the ankle area, not around my feet....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By on the path

Get some cheap rollers, or borrow some if you...

Get some cheap rollers, or borrow some if you can. In a relatively short amount of time your pedal stroke will improve, which is its own reward. With little resistance the rollers won’t build leg...
11-17-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,370
Posted By on the path

Location: Upstate NY - Public roads, rolling...

Location: Upstate NY - Public roads, rolling terrain, mostly exposed.
Weather: Cloudy, Mid 30s (f), west winds 10mph or less, late morning.
Ride: group ride of 37 miles, 1800 ft climbing, total...
11-16-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,370
Posted By on the path

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Location: Upstate NY - Local roads and bike path, varying between open...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,041
Posted By on the path

Sadly, the Rubino PRO III has been discontinued.

Sadly, the Rubino PRO III has been discontinued.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,719
Posted By on the path

Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed. Great tires, don't...

Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed. Great tires, don't know about the longevity quite yet..
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,719
Posted By on the path

Nashbar does seem to have old stock, at a price...

Nashbar does seem to have old stock, at a price about 50% higher than I used to pay. Wheelbuilder has them as "closeout" and doesn't have 25s (the only size that interests me) at any price. Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,719
Posted By on the path

I see this thread has been resurrected. I'd...

I see this thread has been resurrected. I'd previously posted that I was a fan of the Vittoria Rubio Pro III. Sadly, that tire has been discontinued. I have some private stock that I'll be able to...
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