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06-22-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,092
Posted By jimmyodonnell

NBC has held the US rights for the ASO races...

NBC has held the US rights for the ASO races since before Discovery acquired Eurosport / GCN.
When the current deal comes up for renewal, maybe Discovery will bid for the US rights.
08-31-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,215
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Their current form looks awful compared to what...

Their current form looks awful compared to what we are used to seeing, but I think it's premature to say they're altogether finished.
Bernal is still so young and they have the largest of any team...
08-31-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 624,008
Posted By jimmyodonnell

since the crank recall / repair on one of my...

since the crank recall / repair on one of my Sirrus Xs the bottom bracket + crankset now creak louder than a marching band
08-30-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I've heard some of this discussed by commentators...

I've heard some of this discussed by commentators and ex-pros.
Riders have to switch bikes due to crashes or other mechanical issues. For a typical road stage, the team car should carry a backup...
08-30-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By jimmyodonnell

That's odd . . . I have 3 different replay...

That's odd . . . I have 3 different replay options on Gold / Cycling Pass -- he ad-free broadcast, the NBCSN broadcast and the NBCSN 1-hour recap.
I can't imagine it matters what device you use to...
08-28-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By jimmyodonnell

In the most recent couple years, the ad-free...

In the most recent couple years, the ad-free coverage on Cycling Pass / NBCSG shows the full stage coverage, at least for the Tour and the Vuelta.
On smaller races yeah some stages have limited...
08-28-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The past couple years, I've favored the ad-free...

The past couple years, I've favored the ad-free broadcast.
I like the commentary pair of Matt Keenan and Robbie McEwan, I hope they return this year.
Heads-up to anyone considering the ad-free...
08-28-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,846
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Many pundits have said that former version of the...

Many pundits have said that former version of the team had a hard time getting out of their own way.
Maybe the new lineup will breathe fresh air into Movistar?
08-28-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,846
Posted By jimmyodonnell

And here we are. Thanks everybody for...

And here we are.
Thanks everybody for contributing to this discussion, I've had a busy couple weeks with little time to add anything, but I've caught up on everyone's notes.

Here's some good...
08-28-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By jimmyodonnell

If you have NBC Sports Network you won't need...

If you have NBC Sports Network you won't need Gold or Cycling Pass to see the NBCSN daily coverage.
As others mention above, sometimes they move stages to NBC (weekend) or to CNBC (conflicts), so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,487
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I think question 5 re: shopwindows touches upon...

I think question 5 re: shopwindows touches upon vanity, although it's not entirely about vanity.
And the OP's general inquiry weighing function + aesthetics also regards vanity to some degree.
...
08-24-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,786
Posted By jimmyodonnell

dialogue addressing the OP's question is the...

dialogue addressing the OP's question is the point, isn't it?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,382
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Isn't the point of 1x to offer greater chain...

Isn't the point of 1x to offer greater chain stability in offroad / rough conditions?
It's popular (and reliable) in demanding conditions like cyclocross and downhill or cross-country mountain...
08-24-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,021
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I use a cat eye model that cost about $45/50, I...

I use a cat eye model that cost about $45/50, I ride 4 or 5 days a week and generally one charge per week keeps it going without running out.
Of course all these lights have luminance settings you...
08-24-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,956
Posted By jimmyodonnell

It seems like the OP's recommending the article,...

It seems like the OP's recommending the article, but he could not share the link for everyone to read it because of the forum rules on links.
Further, the article is on NYT and might be paywall...
08-21-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,609
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Back on point, in case the OP cares to answer any...

Back on point, in case the OP cares to answer any questions to support his initial assertions
08-21-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,138
Posted By jimmyodonnell

a head nod is all it takes around here

a head nod is all it takes around here
08-21-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,293
Posted By jimmyodonnell

For me, it's the simplicity. I have a...

For me, it's the simplicity. I have a decent-enough frame for my single-speed to serve as my road bike . . . I have no hills here, so it's all flat routes. I upgraded my wheelset this year and will...
08-21-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 624,008
Posted By jimmyodonnell

You have a good thing going with this X5 ! This...

You have a good thing going with this X5 ! This bike will catch my eye if I ever come across it out there one day . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,487
Posted By jimmyodonnell

1 -- On the first question of which bike, I'd get...

1 -- On the first question of which bike, I'd get the 3rd option in the stated preferred color of RED, with Ultegra.
Ultegra's good enough for me at my current level, so there's a point of...
08-21-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Post this over in the SoCal threads of the...

Post this over in the SoCal threads of the Regional Boards and you'll probably find some riders who know the roads / routes.
Knowing what I know of that part of the state, I advise you be sure to...
08-20-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,786
Posted By jimmyodonnell

oh bull****. The OP has asked the forum how much...

oh bull****. The OP has asked the forum how much riding might be required to lose fat, and my post #37 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=37) detailed for the OP's...
08-19-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,320
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Of course I have no idea on what your LBS shops...

Of course I have no idea on what your LBS shops offer, but earlier this year I RENTED a bike for a day and basically got a 24-hour test ride period with the provision that the rental fee would apply...
08-19-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,786
Posted By jimmyodonnell

yes it's a different equation for different...

yes it's a different equation for different people but most of the constructive replies do emphasize that diet is critical and that no practical / realistic amount of cycling exercise will lead to...
08-19-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,786
Posted By jimmyodonnell

PERFECT . . . START WITH THIS basic premise . . ....

PERFECT . . . START WITH THIS basic premise . . . and see if you can refine it or expand it based upon your goals.



KNOW your goals. If you don't yet know your goals, give it some real thought....
08-19-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,320
Posted By jimmyodonnell

if you're considering buying without a test ride,...

if you're considering buying without a test ride, you can still look closely at the other determining factors to help you choose.

Do you know if you'll be riding more road or more grave?...
08-19-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,956
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Inner Ring has a section on his website called...

Inner Ring has a section on his website called WHO MAKES WHAT where you can see the ownership / manufacture of many popular and pro-level brands
08-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,956
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The article is mostly about supply, and the...

The article is mostly about supply, and the current conditions that challenge supply, and how Giant is dealing with it now and preparing to deal further with it down the road.
Giant's chairwoman...
08-19-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,956
Posted By jimmyodonnell

so . . . who's here from outtatown, anybody ? . ....

so . . . who's here from outtatown, anybody ? . . .
08-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,609
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I understand the GEARS paragraph pretty well, but...

I understand the GEARS paragraph pretty well, but I don't understand the FRAMES paragraph well so I pose some questions below in the interest of clarity . . .

1 -- back in the day, butt-welded...
08-17-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By jimmyodonnell

These are some US-based retailers I've bought...

These are some US-based retailers I've bought from with good results . . .

Bikesmiths in Milwaukee
Kyle's Bikes in Minnesota
Ben's Cycles in Milwaukee
Modern Bike Supply in Iowa
Velomine in...
08-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Oh so THAT'S how they make the sale

Oh so THAT'S how they make the sale
08-17-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,514
Posted By jimmyodonnell

For your criteria / objectives -- speed,...

For your criteria / objectives -- speed, efficiency, responsiveness -- I think Conti GP5000 is worth considering.
Be aware they can be pricey compared to other road tires and they are not the most...
08-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,846
Posted By jimmyodonnell

TDF Pregame Discussions

Less than 2 weeks to the start of the Tour so I'm starting a general discussion for projections / reflections / insights of this year's race.
I'm not the most sophisticated fan of the pro peloton...
08-15-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The wheel set I bought from Velomine was a...

The wheel set I bought from Velomine was a closeout, marked down to $599 from $699, after it had been previously marked down to $699 from $899.
08-15-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Bernal has retired from the Dauphine. ...

Bernal has retired from the Dauphine.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/53792393
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The photos on the Ebay link show this bike has...

The photos on the Ebay link show this bike has Sora brakes, Tiagra rear derailleur and Sugino crankset. It looks to be 5 or more years old. I cannot tell what model the Shimano pedals are but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,847
Posted By jimmyodonnell

It looks GREAT I think that color is cool

It looks GREAT I think that color is cool
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,692
Posted By jimmyodonnell

The Assos jerseys I have (one is Equipe and one...

The Assos jerseys I have (one is Equipe and one is Mille GT) don't have the same stretch as my Castelli jerseys. I have mediums in both brands, but the Assos jerseys have a tighter aero fabric weave...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,206
Posted By jimmyodonnell

In the absence of better answers from your...

In the absence of better answers from your seller, you might benefit from a few photos from which you can find more info and draw a couple conclusions.
A good photo of the frame will show you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By jimmyodonnell

what is it, some kind of burr with little thorns...

what is it, some kind of burr with little thorns on it?
08-12-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Thanks, that restriction will probably apply to...

Thanks, that restriction will probably apply to all the ASO races.
08-12-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Although I didnt tune in to the start of today's...

Although I didnt tune in to the start of today's broadcast, I've noticed in past years that they join these Dauphine stages somewhere in progress . . . I have no idea why they don't show the entire...
08-11-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Check out the closeout / sales prices at...

Check out the closeout / sales prices at Velomine.
Not all their wheel sets are priced at $350 or less, but some are.
08-11-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 624,008
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Great photos, this looks like a great place to...

Great photos, this looks like a great place to ride
08-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I agree with the general tone of all your...

I agree with the general tone of all your observations, I'm just reluctant to count him as done.
Sure it's a long shot that he would contend for another TDF win but I will be pulling for him to do...
08-10-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By jimmyodonnell

inner Ring has great insight on the pro scene,...

inner Ring has great insight on the pro scene, but all its reportage is Euro-based there is no coverage of any cycling in USA. it's at INRNG.com
Cycling Tips is pretty good with current pro news...
08-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Froome -- Dauphine

It seems very possible that Froome will be left out of the Ineos lineup for the TDF. He hasn't fared so well in the tune up races and now only the Dauphine remains.
There's a lot of conjecture...
08-09-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,367
Posted By jimmyodonnell

I have a 2020 Sirrus X 4.0, bought this spring. ...

I have a 2020 Sirrus X 4.0, bought this spring. I cannot comment on the carbon X 5.0 but I can give you my thoughts on the X 4.0 for your consideration.

The first opinion I'll share is that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,847
Posted By jimmyodonnell

To me it sounds like 49 might be the better...

To me it sounds like 49 might be the better choice, for these reasons . . .

I'm 5-6 and I ride a 52 Langster, it's now discontinued but the frame is quite similar to the Allez Elite. My LBS at the...
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