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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,221
Posted By firebird854

Meh, an old frame with 105, value wheels, bar and...

Meh, an old frame with 105, value wheels, bar and stem, doesn't scream "superbike" to me (I know that's what they called in the GCN video, but really?) throw some SRAM AXS, ZIP 404s, and some ENVE on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By firebird854

I'm very impressed, I currently have the GP5000...

I'm very impressed, I currently have the GP5000 tubless 28s. I just hit 2002 miles on them without a single flat (now I'm doomed...) I even did a solo double century Friday without any patches or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,109
Posted By firebird854

Unfortunately I'm no bike mechanic so I'd have a...

Unfortunately I'm no bike mechanic so I'd have a hard time telling you. When it comes to my bike, I built it up from an Eomonda ALR frameset, number 1 priority was powermeter, one of the cheapest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,109
Posted By firebird854

The best upgrade you can do is a change of...

The best upgrade you can do is a change of wheelset, if you're really trying to min-max the bike, an $800 wheelset on an $800 bike would be a great upgrade. In my honest opinion however, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:38 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,612
Posted By firebird854

Asking the real questions...

Asking the real questions...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,612
Posted By firebird854

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero...

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero wheels on it to achieve nearly the same performance of a vastly more expensive bike... hmm I wonder who would do that...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,058
Posted By firebird854

I had this debate, ended up getting a lightweight...

I had this debate, ended up getting a lightweight frame and aero wheels (Emonda ALR disc frameset + Aeolus 5 wheelset). The wheels make a hell of a lot more difference than the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By firebird854

I paid only slightly more for a Aeolus 5 disc...

I paid only slightly more for a Aeolus 5 disc wheelset from Bontrager, heavier sure, but incredibly trustworthy with plenty of company done R&D not just the ol' "it was made in the same factory so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:55 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,221
Posted By firebird854

But was that in the middle of the wedding?...

But was that in the middle of the wedding? Essentially that's what's happening here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,221
Posted By firebird854

What a theft

Some people are just awful:

https://fox6now.com/2019/07/27/ridiculous-bold-bike-bandit-targets-riverwest-24-cyclist/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,193
Posted By firebird854

looks like cycling tips have pulled the trigger...

looks like cycling tips have pulled the trigger too early:
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/2020-trek-domane-first-ride-review/

Posted 15 hours ago but it says page cannot be displayed when...
07-24-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,051
Posted By firebird854

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph...

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph averager to being able to do sub 5 hour centuries solo without aero bars, races, etc. in about a year and a half. It took around 10 hours of training per...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By firebird854

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm...

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm super cursed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,948
Posted By firebird854

I bought and have been using the Power Arc Expert...

I bought and have been using the Power Arc Expert for around a year and absolutely love it, I use the 142mm version and I wouldn't trade it for any other saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,813
Posted By firebird854

I went from a rimbrake carbon Tarmac Expert to a...

I went from a rimbrake carbon Tarmac Expert to a disc brake Emonda ALR frame+custom build. I couldn't be happier and the ride quality is essentially the same (it helps when you also run carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By firebird854

If you're on Strava this information is saved...

If you're on Strava this information is saved already, it tracks which bike has how many miles, and they store it on their servers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By firebird854

This is going to curse me, but I've already got...

This is going to curse me, but I've already got 1,379.3mi on my 28mm GP5k tubless tires without any issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,664
Posted By firebird854

mmmmmm, because my bike is around 5 grand total...

mmmmmm, because my bike is around 5 grand total (carbon wheels, seat post, dual sided power meter, integrated carbon handlebar/stem, etc.) It's actually pretty good conversation to bring up cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,664
Posted By firebird854

Soo... Carbon is nice but expensive, Titanium is...

Soo... Carbon is nice but expensive, Titanium is nice but expensive, what about aluminum? I went down the same route, really wanting a disc brake road bike with nice carbon rims. I ended up building...
07-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,008
Posted By firebird854

I wish I had friends like you, it's super hard to...

I wish I had friends like you, it's super hard to find people that genuinely want to do rides like that, and commit to finishing them. If anyone's up for long and awesome rides and in Wisconsin (near...
07-10-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By firebird854

It looks craaaazzzyyy heavy, I get the feeling...

It looks craaaazzzyyy heavy, I get the feeling it'd be a tad harder on the knees going uphill than a standard lightweight road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,503
Posted By firebird854

I ride an Emonda ALR disc frameset with carbon...

I ride an Emonda ALR disc frameset with carbon fork, handlebars, stem, steapost, and wheels. I also have a Specialized tarmac expert with carbon frame, alloy wheels, alloy handlebar/stem, and carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By firebird854

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in...

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in an epic 132 mi ride, averaged 19.6mi/h but ended up having to stop a bunch because the temp began averaging 95F:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By firebird854

I'm sorry but I disagree, I own these and have...

I'm sorry but I disagree, I own these and have actually thrown them away due to discomfort. Frankly, shell out some cash for one or two decent $$$ pairs of bib shorts and you will be extremely happy....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,507
Posted By firebird854

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes...

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes with steep gradients (maxing from 10-20%, probably averaging 6-10%) there're a couple of factors you want to look at. First, physics speaking, extra...
07-05-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,752
Posted By firebird854

Powdered Gatorade + Gels

Powdered Gatorade + Gels
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By firebird854

Trek Emonda ALR, Domane ALR, either of those as...

Trek Emonda ALR, Domane ALR, either of those as cheap as you can go with Shimano 105 groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 178,079
Posted By firebird854

I just snapped up this awesome picture of my...

I just snapped up this awesome picture of my custom build 2019 Emonda ALR Disc in the blazing Wisconsin heat:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By firebird854

Wow, I like this quite a lot, the integrated stem...

Wow, I like this quite a lot, the integrated stem on my handlebars are still flared, but this does claim to be designed for these types of purposes. I'll probably reach out to the company and see,...
07-02-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,989
Posted By firebird854

Nice flat out and back next to Lake Michigan:...

Nice flat out and back next to Lake Michigan: 50.89mi 886ft 22.4mi/h

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/518x817/fast_76c2ac88604db12478e30f4da44b2a1460a647c9.png...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By firebird854

I believe you're referring to the blender...

I believe you're referring to the blender adapter, which does exist and I do use for my Garmin, however I do not believe aero bars can be attached to it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,174
Posted By firebird854

Road bike?

Road bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,559
Posted By firebird854

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By firebird854

:cry:

:cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By firebird854

Clip On Aero Bars For Flared Stem Handlebar

I have a bit of a problem, I currently use the Bontrager XXX Integrated Factory Overstock Road Handlebar/Stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,780
Posted By firebird854

Hmm... that does seem a bit low... yea, if you...

Hmm... that does seem a bit low... yea, if you really want to be certain, pick up a power meter.
06-28-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,485
Posted By firebird854

Ah you're right, math... it's technically 1.66 a...

Ah you're right, math... it's technically 1.66 a minute at FTP. I personally like to think of it this way, but conventionally your example is the typical one used, I'll update my response.
06-27-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,485
Posted By firebird854

I want to be clear, I'm not a coach, I only race...

I want to be clear, I'm not a coach, I only race occasionally at the cat 4 level, and have only been biking for about 2 and a half-ish years. I have however, absolutely gone through the trials and...
06-26-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,485
Posted By firebird854

I think sourcing opinions from forms filled with...

I think sourcing opinions from forms filled with cycling enthusiasts on particular books or other resources to use are a bit better then arbitrarily deciding to spend $300ish a month for a coach, or...
06-26-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,485
Posted By firebird854

Ah, my very favorite type of posts. First, I...

Ah, my very favorite type of posts. First, I don't see any attachments, but that's alright because you've already provided some good numbers. Second, weight, weight is wildly important, please add...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By firebird854

Specifically because that is wildly more...

Specifically because that is wildly more expensive and I would probably have to maintain those shocks somehow (correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm a total roadie).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By firebird854

No

No
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By firebird854

Full Suspension Gravel Bike

Would you consider this combination a full suspension gravel bike? Just a thought, might throw this together in the future...
TOPSTONE CARBON 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,735
Posted By firebird854

A power meter makes biking more interesting and...

A power meter makes biking more interesting and can give you more insight and a generally better feeling when looking at the data afterwards. It also makes getting out and riding into a headwind,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By firebird854

Garmin 520 also supports bluetooth connection to...

Garmin 520 also supports bluetooth connection to both phone and BLE to sensors.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By firebird854

If I was even remotely close by... have fun!

If I was even remotely close by... have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By firebird854

Wheeeerereere is this ride you speak of??

Wheeeerereere is this ride you speak of??
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
Posted By firebird854

I'm running the Dura-Ace Ice tech centerlock ones...

I'm running the Dura-Ace Ice tech centerlock ones 140mm front and back. Just completed a 120 mi ride with 10k feet of climbing (and multiple -20% hills into a stop-sign) and it worked extremely well,...
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