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Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By Xherion

Did you get a new cassette with the chain? I...

Did you get a new cassette with the chain? I would first suspect you might need to adjust the barrel adjuster though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,987
Posted By Xherion

I've shared this sentiment before, but I'd rather...

I've shared this sentiment before, but I'd rather ride a $1000 bike with a power meter than a $3000 bike without one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,776
Posted By Xherion

You could have also just went to a hardware store...

You could have also just went to a hardware store and bought a new bolt instead of a new seat post. Nothing special about those bolts. Once you have the tools (as pointed out above), changing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-17, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,238
Posted By Xherion

LOL. I needed a laugh today. :thumb:

LOL. I needed a laugh today. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,622
Posted By Xherion

Speaking from an armchair fluid dynamics...

Speaking from an armchair fluid dynamics perspective, I suspect that your rear end up with your shoulders lower than your butt is more aerodynamic for a couple reasons.
1. Your head is lower and in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,327
Posted By Xherion

Very good points. I saw in a post from over a...

Very good points. I saw in a post from over a year ago that these are fairly old models...somewhere in the range of 4-5+ years old. It's still a good price, but I think it would be better to invest...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,968
Posted By Xherion

I personally prefer boas over velcro and/or...

I personally prefer boas over velcro and/or buckles. I have 2 pairs of boas from Lake, which are great (their winter road boots and the winter mtb boots). I have 1 pair with some Diadoras, which I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,926
Posted By Xherion

Generally you should never clamp a bike by the...

Generally you should never clamp a bike by the top tube.

Is there a reason why your work stand just can't clamp the aero seatpost? I have a Park work stand and it works just fine with my Giant...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-17, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Xherion

Are you seeing this at Competitive Cyclist,...

Are you seeing this at Competitive Cyclist, Backcountry and Steep and Cheap? Those are all the same company. Ridley is well discounted at that chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-17, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,626
Posted By Xherion

Most cyclists do not stay in a single position on...

Most cyclists do not stay in a single position on the saddle. You'll find that a lot of pro cyclists will shift right to the tip of the saddle during very hard efforts at the end of climbs, but will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By Xherion

No those aren't SPD-SLs. Those definitely aren't...

No those aren't SPD-SLs. Those definitely aren't anything recent or current. You're better off just buying a new cheap pair of SPD pedals with touring/MTB shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,922
Posted By Xherion

I don't bother using the reported power off of...

I don't bother using the reported power off of either of my trainers (Kickr Snap and Kickr). Both consistently read 5-10% higher than my P1 or G3 (which I suppose is within the spec range). It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,014
Posted By Xherion

There is no comparison between a smart trainer...

There is no comparison between a smart trainer and Zwift compared to the Expresso. The Expresso was pretty innovative and interesting for it's time, but doesn't hold a candle to Zwift. For a gym...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Xherion

You've already missed the window. Pretty much...

You've already missed the window. Pretty much all trainers were on sale around Thanksgiving. Most good online sales are over now.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Xherion

I have a gen 1 Kickr, but the ramp to 125 to 400w...

I have a gen 1 Kickr, but the ramp to 125 to 400w takes about 3-4 seconds. The drop also would be around that or worse, since depending on the speed of the flywheel, it takes some time to stabilize...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-16, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,976
Posted By Xherion

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Xherion

Have you looked into winter boots? I have two...

Have you looked into winter boots? I have two pairs of Lake boots (2 bolt and 3 bolt) and both are considerably warmer than any shoe cover I've tried. I wear a size 44 shoe, but need an XL Pearl...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By Xherion

Not sure what this really has to do with road...

Not sure what this really has to do with road cycling, but just to humor you.

You have to call because I'd estimate that the vast majority of people don't bother or don't know to threaten to...
12-07-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,016
Posted By Xherion

There is one at the gym I used to go to. It's...

There is one at the gym I used to go to. It's just a slightly jazzed up spinner bike. It's a bit nicer than your standard Spinning bike since it has a HR monitor, ability to watch TV, a headphone...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,010
Posted By Xherion

This. There is a known issue with the 6s.

This. There is a known issue with the 6s.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,033,524
Posted By Xherion

Good to see another Norco! I'd level out the...

Good to see another Norco! I'd level out the handlebars and shifters, still hot though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Xherion

Have you just considered buying a pair of new...

Have you just considered buying a pair of new rims and tires dedicated for the road for your CX bike? I have a CF gravel bike with thru-axles and discs and honestly if I could go back in time, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,643
Posted By Xherion

As a reference, I did the Z-Wheeler challenge...

As a reference, I did the Z-Wheeler challenge last week. 64.2 miles, 3:00:28 ride time, 1017 ft. 172 watts normalized power (reading from PowerTap P1 pedals), 169 watts average. My speed was 21.4...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,643
Posted By Xherion

Exactly. He should be lucky that he doesn't roll...

Exactly. He should be lucky that he doesn't roll down the hill backwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,643
Posted By Xherion

Speed in Zwift is meaningless. It is easily...

Speed in Zwift is meaningless. It is easily overestimated by 3-5 mph. Same goes with any virtual power.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 15,549
Posted By Xherion

Probably the two bento boxes I have. One is a...

Probably the two bento boxes I have. One is a Profile Design ATTK box that is hard plastic and is beyond worthless since it's impossible to get anything in and out of it. The other box is a Zipp...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By Xherion

M520s are built like tanks. The upgrade to XTRs...

M520s are built like tanks. The upgrade to XTRs won't necessarily mean they will last longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,279
Posted By Xherion

I recommend you take a look at the Specialized...

I recommend you take a look at the Specialized Romin or Power. Both have a similar perch in the back and are "saddle" shaped (dip in the center).

I've used an Aliante in the past, but found the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,242
Posted By Xherion

That Rob English bike above must be for someone...

That Rob English bike above must be for someone who is like 6'8"+. Any bike to fit someone with those dimensions are going to look odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,867
Posted By Xherion

I run a pair of P1s and swap them back and fourth...

I run a pair of P1s and swap them back and fourth between bikes. I'm happy with them for the most part, but have a few gripes.
1. It takes a few spins to wake them up before they get detected by my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By Xherion

In theory, but the reality is the viscosity of...

In theory, but the reality is the viscosity of the resistance fluid changes with temperature. This generally is a problem when the trainer is cold up until the fluid warms and then can be a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Xherion

You can easily do the work yourself. Installing...

You can easily do the work yourself. Installing a Shimano Hollow Tech 2 crank into a threaded bottom bracket is one of the easiest things you can do. It will literally take like 5 minutes to do,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Xherion

All you need is a Hollowtech 2 BSA bottom...

All you need is a Hollowtech 2 BSA bottom bracket. The bearings are in the bottom bracket.

Nashbar - Welcome!...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,807
Posted By Xherion

Gorgeous bike. Turned out wonderful.

Gorgeous bike. Turned out wonderful.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Xherion

If you're currently using 40 cm bars, I'd stick...

If you're currently using 40 cm bars, I'd stick with those if you're comfortable. Narrower bars are more aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,370
Posted By Xherion

Surely your non-drive side of your bottom bracket...

Surely your non-drive side of your bottom bracket is missing a threaded cup. If not, that would be the biggest abomination of a design for a bottom bracket.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,151
Posted By Xherion

You can just replace the existing crank with the...

You can just replace the existing crank with the 5800 105. 5700 and 5800 both use Hollow Tech 2. You'll need a hex wrench and a special wrench to tighten the preload cap.

I recommend the BBT-9...
10-29-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Xherion

It has more than enough resistance than you'll...

It has more than enough resistance than you'll ever need. Short of being a very powerful world class sprinter, it will handle anything you throw at it.

It is an electronic trainer. You can...
10-29-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Xherion

I have not heard of any product refreshes for the...

I have not heard of any product refreshes for the Snap. Given we are headed into the start of trainer season and we haven't seen any news on it, I suspect the price drop is in response to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,296
Posted By Xherion

I think any speed on Zwift should be taken with a...

I think any speed on Zwift should be taken with a grain of salt since it doesn't really take into wind resistance into account. :)

That being said, you're a strong rider. So your FTP is around...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,296
Posted By Xherion

That is the gen 1. The gen 2 has the straight...

That is the gen 1. The gen 2 has the straight handle that is mounted higher.

I think if you're really on the fence, you should wait to see the verdict on gen 1 vs 2. Gen 1 has a strain gauge...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,296
Posted By Xherion

My 2 cents. I own a gen 1 Kickr and an...

My 2 cents. I own a gen 1 Kickr and an inexpensive Nashbar fluid trainer. I've used both trainers for 2 years, the fluid trainer with a Powertap wheel and the Kickr using the built in power meter. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 56,929
Posted By Xherion

My "pain" cave. I've since added 2 more fans and...

My "pain" cave. I've since added 2 more fans and a portable A/C. Let's just say in 2016 I've done 200 rides to date, 142 on my trainer. :innocent:

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,536
Posted By Xherion

It depends on the software controlling your...

It depends on the software controlling your trainer. Some will cancel erg mode once you fail to meet the wattage for a certain amount of time, some will hold it regardless of your cadence and power,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Xherion

Although your question has already been answered,...

Although your question has already been answered, have you thought about just giving them a try? Bradley Wiggins is 6'3" and uses 165mm cranks after many years of using 175mm cranks. If anything,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,050
Posted By Xherion

They've never been that fast for me. All of my...

They've never been that fast for me. All of my orders with them over the years have taken a week to reach me. Performance is slow also, especially given I'm in their club thing that is supposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,740
Posted By Xherion

I've noticed the same thing as well. I noticed...

I've noticed the same thing as well. I noticed that when using my torque wrench, I end up tightening bolts far tighter than I would have by hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,222
Posted By Xherion

Great. Now I'm just waiting for the next thread,...

Great. Now I'm just waiting for the next thread, "I'm looking to build a Ribble R5."
10-03-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,446
Posted By Xherion

I'm starting a commute - 16 miles each way, Tues,...

I'm starting a commute - 16 miles each way, Tues, Wed, Thurs. That's about 6 hours of riding

That's 96 miles a week. 6 hours makes it 16mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,414
Posted By Xherion

I couldn't justify spending more than $10-15 a...

I couldn't justify spending more than $10-15 a session or so. I bought a Kickr in April 2015 and I do probably 75% of all my riding on it (nearing 6000 "virtual" miles). I'd probably go broke doing...
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