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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,164
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I have to admit that I do this only when the...

I have to admit that I do this only when the cyclist looks like a commuter, racer or recreational cyclist.

When a person on a bike looks like this, I admit I do not stop and I do not ask.

And I...
10-04-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,416
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Not all brick and mortar bike shops do this and...

Not all brick and mortar bike shops do this and some do leverage volume purchasing and OEM part purchasing, it's just not mom and pop bike shops that can do this.

Universal Cycles and Western Bike...
10-03-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,379
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Can't help you with the Donkeybox but there is a...

Can't help you with the Donkeybox but there is a similar plastic pannier made by Koki, the Hobo:

KoKi HOBO bicycle bag | Decide2Ride (http://www.decide2ride.com/products/hobo)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

OK, probably just goes to show that I'm an old...

OK, probably just goes to show that I'm an old fart now.
09-27-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 136,327
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I have three bikes running 46/30 and another...

I have three bikes running 46/30 and another running 48/32.

The 48/32 is a Sugino
The 46/30's are White Industries, IRD and a Willow Tripleizer compact double 46/30 set on an Ultegra 130 bcd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

That's a good enough bike to serve that purpose,...

That's a good enough bike to serve that purpose, IMO, as long as you understand that frame material aside, it's not what a competitive triathlete would likely choose for competition just based on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 03:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,276
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I think that's pretty reasonable. It's more than...

I think that's pretty reasonable. It's more than they offer on the trade in program for intact but old helmets, I think that's only 25%.

Keep in mind that the Air Attack is a good looking helmet...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

There are tri-specific bikes that have steeper...

There are tri-specific bikes that have steeper seat tube and head tube angles to minimize your quad use and maximize your glute use while cycling to preserve your quads for the run.

I can't...
09-27-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,441
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

What's your price range for a lock? The...

What's your price range for a lock?

The Ottolock looks promising for that kind of use, meaning short spans of exposure during daylight hours and not out overnight. It's still a kickstarter...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,073
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

IMHO, the only way to arrive at work without...

IMHO, the only way to arrive at work without sweat is if you take it pretty easy on the ride and generally that means slower, unless you live somewhere where the ride to work is all downhill.

If...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,073
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Or, again, just set yourself up to do part of the...

Or, again, just set yourself up to do part of the route by bike. As long as there is a safe place to stash your car, this can be a win-win.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Guru made awesome bikes, real shame about their...

Guru made awesome bikes, real shame about their going bankrupt.

But at least their name and logo will live on in their bike fit system.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

1. Least forgiving of all frame materials,...

1. Least forgiving of all frame materials, because framemakers have to use very large tubes compared to steel or Ti to gain adequate strength to meet the needs of the stresses and forces of bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,891
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I have an R265 disc from June and it has a 44-mm...

I have an R265 disc from June and it has a 44-mm headtube which takes a tapered fork and was obviously not a 2017 model.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Certainly, I'm not discounting AL in general,...

Certainly, I'm not discounting AL in general, just saying it wouldn't be on my personal short list. Matter of preference, I like steel and Ti better, which is not to say others don't find AL to be...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,073
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Because of this, another good way to get started...

Because of this, another good way to get started is to scout the route for a safe place to park your car in the daytime.

Then start out by driving part way, and biking the rest. Say you drive ten...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,135
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Are you looking at that because you specifically...

Are you looking at that because you specifically want an endurance road bike, or are you looking because it's $600?

Esatto wouldn't make my short list for the first (because it's aluminum - the...
09-27-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,505
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I have to respectfully disagree with the poster...

I have to respectfully disagree with the poster who said a road bike might not make you faster.

10 mph is not that slow if that factors in multiple stops in traffic, slowing for pedestrians, etc. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,946
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

First off, according to that link, the bike has a...

First off, according to that link, the bike has a 3 x 8 drivetrain. Do you want to keep the 8 speed cassette? If so, and you want to change to brifters, you have two options for new, Microshift...
09-26-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,314
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

There are other tires that run "truer" to spec...

There are other tires that run "truer" to spec that ride almost as good as those Conti's. Off the top of my head I think the Michelin Power series tends to run closer to spec. I'm pretty sure the...
09-26-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,230
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Those are great choices and I echo the call for a...

Those are great choices and I echo the call for a steel frame.

Another option you can find as low as $760 right now is the Raleigh Grand Sport

2016 Raleigh GRAND SPORT | Road Bikes | ERIK'S...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,276
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

The Air Attack is a $120 helmet retail so I'm...

The Air Attack is a $120 helmet retail so I'm sure it would qualify for this:

Cycling FAQs (http://www.giro.com/us_en/cycling-faqs/)

Q: DOES GIRO HAVE A CRASH REPLACEMENT PROGRAM?
If your Giro...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,035
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

By the way, if you are into US made (or at least...

By the way, if you are into US made (or at least assembled) wheels at better prices than Zipp but with more of a reputation than HIE, you might look at Mercury wheels.

Competitive Cyclist AKA...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,035
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

If they have only a few employees, then it's...

If they have only a few employees, then it's almost certain that they are just assembling/building the wheels in their shop, not making the components like Zipp does (or at least used to).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,276
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Seriously, even if the helmet looks fine, don't...

Seriously, even if the helmet looks fine, don't use it again!

They are not designed to sustain multiple impacts.

Is It Time To Replace Your Bike Helmet? ? BikeFAT...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,073
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I commute all year, but it's a lot easier to do...

I commute all year, but it's a lot easier to do that in Seattle than Chicago.

I'd recommend checking to see if your workplace has corporate membership discounts at a gym nearby to use their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,276
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Good point. I know they do have a trade in policy...

Good point. I know they do have a trade in policy with a discount on a new Giro even if the old helmet was never crashed.

In case you hadn't heard, helmet makers say your helmet is only good for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,338
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Here you go, brother. Please do post the results,...

Here you go, brother. Please do post the results, hope it works out nice.

How to Paint a Bike: 13 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow (http://www.wikihow.com/Paint-a-Bike)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

The Wahoo Fitness app on Android is VERY slow for...

The Wahoo Fitness app on Android is VERY slow for me, often goes black screen for 4-5 minutes at a time before loading the start button screen.

The Cateye app is quicker to load and never freezes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 02:33 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,502
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I've tried Cateye Stealth 50, Cateye Evo Plus,...

I've tried Cateye Stealth 50, Cateye Evo Plus, Cateye Padrone Smart Plus, Garmin Edge 200, Garmin Edge 25, Garmin Edge 520, Wahoo RFLKT and Strava and MapMyRide Android apps.

The features worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,338
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Have it professionally done. If you live in...

Have it professionally done.

If you live in or near a major city, auto body shops should be able to do that for you.

Or, just use lots of bottles of black nail polish!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,276
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Definitely thank the helmet and then throw it...

Definitely thank the helmet and then throw it out. Time for a new brain bucket. They serve their purpose like crumple zones in a car, but also like the crumple zones they are one and done.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,388
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Depends on the grade. On flat ground or...

Depends on the grade.

On flat ground or downhill, agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 01:32 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,388
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Certainly agree they are not that much alike, but...

Certainly agree they are not that much alike, but on a bike with a freewheel, it is physically possible to ride someplace without burning any more calories than you would sitting on a couch. Can't do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

It looks like you have them set up a little...

It looks like you have them set up a little differently, so before you judge that the Trek rides better, I'd try setting the Bianchi up more aggressively.

You have a setback seatpost and the...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,250
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Yep, that hazard is why I have the retractable...

Yep, that hazard is why I have the retractable reel thing mounted, the ID sits high up on my neck and doesn't dangle, but pulls out easily when needed and retracts right back up.

And yes, there is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,388
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

The better question might be do you ever come...

The better question might be do you ever come across a fixie rider who is fat?

Because fixie riders, like runners, can never coast.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 19,897
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Seattle has a number of bike shops that do not...

Seattle has a number of bike shops that do not stock any or very few bikes.

Their business model is repair and service first, but they can and will order new bikes for you.

Among these is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

That's not odd at all, it's the same reason that...

That's not odd at all, it's the same reason that cushy padded saddles can cause leg numbness, the padding compresses even more soft tissue and nerves than the unpadded versions.

OP may be...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,231
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Universalcycles.com and bikebagshop.com both have...

Universalcycles.com and bikebagshop.com both have all the Tubus racks including those.

I recommend the Fly over the Airy for commuting purposes because the Fly has a built in attachment point for...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,250
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I keep my access card, keys and emergency cash (a...

I keep my access card, keys and emergency cash (a twenty, a five and two singles) in an ID case mounted to a reel on a neck lanyard.

After you get used to it, you feel as strange without it as you...
09-22-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,663
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

If you go to two or more dealerships I see...

If you go to two or more dealerships I see nothing wrong with letting each one know that you are comparing multiple opportunities, then ask for each one's best price so they know you are not trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,236
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Sounds like an internal gear solution. If...

Sounds like an internal gear solution.

If you could give me a Pinion or Rohloff that weighed no more than a derailleur system, I would take that on all my bikes.
09-22-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,199
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Their road bikes will be the ARD model, which...

Their road bikes will be the ARD model, which sounds close enough to Anyroad without stealing that name to get the point across.

They will supposedly focus on that type of road bike, the...
09-22-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,199
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

REI's new house brand will be called Co-Op Bikes...

REI's new house brand will be called Co-Op Bikes because surveys they did of staff and customers alike indicated confusion as to whether or not Novara had anything to do with REI. The Co-Op line will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,236
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I have 1x10 and 1x11 set up on several bikes. ...

I have 1x10 and 1x11 set up on several bikes.

Two of them are travel bikes with S and S couplers, so the 1x drivetrain simplifies breakdown and reassembly considerably.

I run a 42t x 11-42...
09-22-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,964
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I'd completely agree with this poster, if you are...

I'd completely agree with this poster, if you are shopping in the $250 price range.

My comments were based on the OP looking in the $1200 range.

Any bike that gets you out there pedaling is a...
11-03-15, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,954
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

I'm running a Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 on my...

I'm running a Shimano Deore XT M8000 1x11 on my Troll, with a 32T chainring.

Smooth, reliable, no issues at all so far. I initially worried the gearing would be too low, but on a Troll I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Gravel bikes are big now (road bikes with...

Gravel bikes are big now (road bikes with clearance for wide tires and sometimes longer chainstays for stability).
Based on Eurobike and Interbike, it's going to be hard to find a new road bike...
10-28-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,311
Posted By ShortLegCyclist

Calorie burn weenie here.

Calorie burn weenie here.
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