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07-16-19, 10:28 AM
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Posted By lyrictenor1

Thanks for the suggestions! From what both of...

Thanks for the suggestions! From what both of you say, it sounds like the majority of the riding may be onn paved sections or on light dirt. I guess I could go either way on the 28 vs 33 (just in...
07-10-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By lyrictenor1

Cycling in Utah's National Parks: Gravel bike?

I'll be taking a road trip from CA to OH, and will be tent camping along the way. I'm also bringing my gravel bike (fitted currently with 28mm tires, but am considering my 33mm CX tires if they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,646
Posted By lyrictenor1

There's also the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive: ...

There's also the Lezyne Micro Floor Drive:

https://www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps-hp-microfldrhpg.php
12-12-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By lyrictenor1

How often do you swap your tires, and do you run them tubeless?

For those of you with one wheelset and who change their tires out depending on the riding you'll be doing: How often do you swap out your tires for different types of riding (e.g. road, trail, etc.)?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-18, 08:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,771
Posted By lyrictenor1

I've tried cheap sunglasses, but the lens...

I've tried cheap sunglasses, but the lens distortion on all the pairs I had was enough to give me a slight headache while wearing them. Oakleys tended to mitigate most of the distortion issues, even...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,969
Posted By lyrictenor1

Same here. If I'm really pressed for time...

Same here.

If I'm really pressed for time and the chain needs attention (it happens), I always have a bottle of White Lightning I can put on the chain in a pinch.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,089
Posted By lyrictenor1

Are those the Vittoria Corsa Speed or the...

Are those the Vittoria Corsa Speed or the Vittoria Rubino Pro Speed?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,745
Posted By lyrictenor1

One thing that helps me is having a page on my...

One thing that helps me is having a page on my bike computer that doesn't display speed, but it has power, cadence, heart rate, etc. That way I can set my pacing based on power or heart rate, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,579
Posted By lyrictenor1

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-18, 12:18 PM
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Views: 276,591
Posted By lyrictenor1

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1709/img_20180828_232046_348_c3ff8675e5975c13ed8a73ffee178a870d82b4a3.jpg
Fuji Transonic near Playa del Rey, CA.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,132
Posted By lyrictenor1

Unfortunately, if you have Oval Concepts cranks,...

Unfortunately, if you have Oval Concepts cranks, those have a GXP (Sram) spindle, and you will need a different PF30 Conversion BB if you go to a Shimano crank. The GXP-style crank has a 24mm spindle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,391
Posted By lyrictenor1

I'm surprised thst no one has yet mentioned the...

I'm surprised thst no one has yet mentioned the Vittoria Corsa G+, especially in the context of road feel. After tossing too many GP4000sii tires in the trash due to sidewall cuts, I went with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 846
Posted By lyrictenor1

I cook my chains in straight Gulf Wax paraffin in...

I cook my chains in straight Gulf Wax paraffin in a crockpot. Really, the longest part of the process is waiting for the wax to melt; I'll have to remember to start heating it up when I'm doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,070
Posted By lyrictenor1

The use of 27 mph figure is similar to people...

The use of 27 mph figure is similar to people saying that their gear only has 400 miles/ridden lightly when listing it for sale on Craigslist.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,590
Posted By lyrictenor1

Garmin Vector 2 Ultegra 6800...

Garmin Vector 2 Ultegra 6800 conversionhttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20180622_092828_f9d83f65e70206199491b98b36105a628d457fbc.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,627
Posted By lyrictenor1

That's not steel.

That's not steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By lyrictenor1

Seconded!

Seconded!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By lyrictenor1

Removing sealant from kit

Had quite a bit of sealant spray on me the other day after thinking the puncture had sealed. Anyone have any ideas on how to remove it from my bibs? This was Orange Seal, btw. I already handwashed...
05-04-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By lyrictenor1

This worked a treat! Nice and easy. Thanks!

This worked a treat! Nice and easy. Thanks!
05-01-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By lyrictenor1

Wow, thanks all for the great ideas! I'll see if...

Wow, thanks all for the great ideas! I'll see if I have a chance today to give some of these a go!
05-01-18, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By lyrictenor1

Stripped stem cap bolt

Bought a used MTB recently, and didn't notice until I got home that whoever the idiot was that "worked" on the bike obliterated the head of the stem cap bolt. Any ideas on how to extract this? It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 03:15 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 03:14 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,260
Posted By lyrictenor1

Just looking to clarify to help facilitate the...

Just looking to clarify to help facilitate the discussion: Are you looking to keep a more aggressive position on the bike, but want something more compliant than your current setup?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By lyrictenor1

Performance will usually stock Fuji SLs (the 2 .x...

Performance will usually stock Fuji SLs (the 2 .x series is c10 carbon), and will sometimes have a 1.x series in stock (c15 carbon). I would check there if you have a Performance Bicycle near you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,825
Posted By lyrictenor1

Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,961
Posted By lyrictenor1

Sounds good!

Sounds good!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,961
Posted By lyrictenor1

Beautiful build! However, please excuse my...

Beautiful build!

However, please excuse my ignorance, but what is the purpose of the beautifully built enclosure around the InsideRide unit?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,607
Posted By lyrictenor1

Best bang for the buck would be if you can find a...

Best bang for the buck would be if you can find a set of Oval 724 or 733 take offs. Those are very good wheels and people tend to undervalued them due to the lack of name cache. After that, some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,607
Posted By lyrictenor1

The Oval 327 are definitely better than the Vera...

The Oval 327 are definitely better than the Vera Corsa. But yes, do upgrade the wheelset when you get a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By lyrictenor1

Yup, +1 here! Additionally, you could get a...

Yup, +1 here!

Additionally, you could get a set of Pedal Dabs for SPD-SL. Easy to use for around-town stuff.

https://youtu.be/qGjMFb6Hfn8
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 110,878
Posted By lyrictenor1

Here's my 2016 Fuji SL 2.5 w/ plenty of upgrades:...

Here's my 2016 Fuji SL 2.5 w/ plenty of upgrades:

Drivetrain/Shifters/Brakes: Ultegra 6800
Vector 2 pedals w/ Ultegra conversion
Oval Concepts 733 (TruVelo) Wheelset
Zipp Corsa SL Stem
FSA ITC...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,607
Posted By lyrictenor1

I have actually owned both the last generation...

I have actually owned both the last generation Roubaix and the current gen SL, and I ride a Med on both, as the ETT is pretty close on both. Don't know what size you're looking at.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,607
Posted By lyrictenor1

My advice is to ride both, and see how each frame...

My advice is to ride both, and see how each frame responds. That being equal, I would go with the Roubaix Elite. The Oval 724 wheelset is very underrated (I've had my set for a couple years and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By lyrictenor1

Do you mean it was changing resistance as...

Do you mean it was changing resistance as switched between screens in the Wahoo app (e.g., ERG, resistance screen,kickr level, sim screens)? I noticed that the resistance would reset itself as I went...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-17, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By lyrictenor1

If you're on Facebook, you may want to join...

If you're on Facebook, you may want to join the"Zwift Riders" group if you haven't already. There's usually quite a few discussions about Zwift outages and such. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,626
Posted By lyrictenor1

IMO, I think the biggest discounting issue with...

IMO, I think the biggest discounting issue with his comparison was the disparity in wheelsets, which can make a pretty decent difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,626
Posted By lyrictenor1

Sorry sir, but you are the one who made the first...

Sorry sir, but you are the one who made the first strong claim as to what Fuji's carbon frames are, so the burden of proof lies with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,626
Posted By lyrictenor1

Incorrect.

Incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 04:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,626
Posted By lyrictenor1

The SL in your link is excellent. I have the same...

The SL in your link is excellent. I have the same frameset (ended upgrading most of the components from an ultegra bike I already had), and it's very responive.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,626
Posted By lyrictenor1

Fuji makes some very good bikes at a great value...

Fuji makes some very good bikes at a great value (see the upper end of the SL, Transonic, Supreme, lines, among others). The SL, and to a slightly lesser extent, the Transonic, have been reviewed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,700
Posted By lyrictenor1

Fuji Roubaix Elite frameset. MSRP $799: Fuji...

Fuji Roubaix Elite frameset. MSRP $799: Fuji Bikes | Roubaix Elite Frame (http://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/road/competition/roubaix/roubaix-elite-frame)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,089
Posted By lyrictenor1

Sure. The Rubino Pro III is more of durable...

Sure. The Rubino Pro III is more of durable training tire, and the GP4000sii is not as durable, and has more supple compound. I'd make a TPI comparison, but with Conti's 110tpi x3 ply setup, it's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,089
Posted By lyrictenor1

To be fair, the Rubino Pro IIIs and GP4000sii are...

To be fair, the Rubino Pro IIIs and GP4000sii are different types of tires at different price points. A better comparison would be the Vittoria Corsa G+ (non-Speed version) and the GP4000sii.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,670
Posted By lyrictenor1

Why are people getting so hung up on this in this...

Why are people getting so hung up on this in this thread? Many of the rolling resistance tests published online say that the wider tires are faster AT THE SAME PRESSURE AS THE NARROWER TIRE. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 07:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,082
Posted By lyrictenor1

Agreed!!

Agreed!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,220
Posted By lyrictenor1

Exactly. This thread is a good indicator of that....

Exactly. This thread is a good indicator of that. Funny how many cyclists can be anal about bike maintenance but fail to clean something that comes into contact with their skin for hours at a time...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 03:27 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,220
Posted By lyrictenor1

How often do you wash and/or replace your helmet pads?

I like to hand wash (or at least rinse) the front helmet pad from my Giro Synthe after every ride. However, the pad deteriotes after a couple months, usually with the outer material separating from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By lyrictenor1

Wow, many of the posters on this thread have...

Wow, many of the posters on this thread have reading comprehension issues.
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