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Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,108
Posted By knobd

I am also 6' w/30" inseam. My Pinarello is a 55...

I am also 6' w/30" inseam. My Pinarello is a 55 but has dimensions closer to an US 58 and is probably has always been little too large for me all around. I've gotten the horizontal fit pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By knobd

I think if you look closely at the topic at hand...

I think if you look closely at the topic at hand (frequent questions regarding speed increase due to equipment change only) in this forum that 1 mph is not generally considered significant.



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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,930
Posted By knobd

I'm guessing anywhere from a .5 to 1 mph bump...

I'm guessing anywhere from a .5 to 1 mph bump (based on a comparison between my cross bike and my Pinarello). I do, however, disagree with those who do not believe 1 mph is significant. It probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,536
Posted By knobd

0, he either just finished riding or is about to...

0, he either just finished riding or is about to ride. Nothing else matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,207
Posted By knobd

I ride on flat pedals. These look interesting. ...

I ride on flat pedals. These look interesting. How are they out of the saddle on climbs? I'm a bit tentative getting out of the saddle on climbs with flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,606
Posted By knobd

+1 in theory but I'm not sure if there are any 11...

+1 in theory but I'm not sure if there are any 11 speed 11/12-30T cassettes out there. The short cage RD can handle it. I made the leap without a problem (10 speed).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,978
Posted By knobd

Several regular LBS's around me carry Fuji's and...

Several regular LBS's around me carry Fuji's and it is not the bike that is preventing the winning of big races on them.

2 of my 3 bikes are actually Fuji's (1 old and 1 new) as my Scattante CX...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,375
Posted By knobd

I bought wheels from pro wheelbuilder this time...

I bought wheels from pro wheelbuilder this time last year and am very happy with them (Pacenti SL23; sapim cx ray's 28/32; brass nipples; dt swiss 350's, around 1635 gms). I'm 240 lb's. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,201
Posted By knobd

I have the same saddle as the OP on both of my...

I have the same saddle as the OP on both of my modern bikes. I put one on my Pinarello last week after the stock MOST Ocelot broke. It's working out well on the Pina. I find on both bikes I need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,853
Posted By knobd

I started using Tri-Flow a few months ago and I...

I started using Tri-Flow a few months ago and I don't plan on using anything different ever again.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,157
Posted By knobd

I guess you'd rather be a sucker for the guy...

I guess you'd rather be a sucker for the guy selling the counterfeit and not the guys writing the article.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-15, 09:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,157
Posted By knobd

Excellent Rowan, too bad it took 110 posts for...

Excellent Rowan, too bad it took 110 posts for someone to hit the nail on the head. Reasons not to buy a counterfeit are so laced with common sense that it shouldn't take reading the op's article to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,408
Posted By knobd

235 lbs GP 4000 S II 700 x 25: 95 Rear/90 Front...

235 lbs
GP 4000 S II 700 x 25: 95 Rear/90 Front
GP Gatorskins 700 x 32: 90 Rear/85 Front
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By knobd

How serious of an issue are the cassette bites? ...

How serious of an issue are the cassette bites? I still have time to change/cancel the order but I really like where I am price point wise. If I switch to a White T11/double butted spoke combo I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By knobd

I contemplated the exact combo's you mentioned at...

I contemplated the exact combo's you mentioned at some point in the past week. Came real close with matching the SL23's w/ White T11's instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18,641
Views: 3,688,400
Posted By knobd

Just posted this on another thread but it really...

Just posted this on another thread but it really belongs here.

Ordered handbuilts from prowheelbuilder:

Pacenti SL23 rims
DT Swiss 350 hubs
Black Sapim CX-Ray spokes (28f-32r)
Sapim black...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By knobd

Ditto here as I finally got around to upgrading...

Ditto here as I finally got around to upgrading my R501's on my Pinarello. Last evening, I ordered some handbuilts using the 1st gen SL23's from prowheelbuilder. I went with the SL23's, DT Swiss...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By knobd

I'm in the market for a new wheelset and one of...

I'm in the market for a new wheelset and one of the guys on wheebuilders suggested these rims. I think the 27 measurement you are getting is for the 700 x 25 GP 4000s II's. I remember seeing this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,410
Posted By knobd

I'm sorry but I just don't see any logic in...

I'm sorry but I just don't see any logic in taking the lane there, especially if the 10 foot shoulder is smooth and clean. Even if the shoulder is a little messy, most of it would probably be on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 969
Posted By knobd

Ribble now has Campy with Shimano hubs if you...

Ribble now has Campy with Shimano hubs if you don't mind ordering from the UK (I've never had a problem). If you have trouble finding Campy with Shimano just get Fulcrum's as they are made by Campy....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,723
Posted By knobd

In the 17.0 to 18.0 range when propelled by my...

In the 17.0 to 18.0 range when propelled by my legs; frequently in the 90+ range when propelled by my WRX.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,596
Posted By knobd

If doing 30+, bowl of frosted mini wheats with...

If doing 30+, bowl of frosted mini wheats with whole milk (cover most of cereal) with a 1/2 banana. Cup of coffee and a pack of snack crackers. Piece of fruit or other 1/2 of banana 1/2 way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,278
Posted By knobd

I'd take the 12-28 either from Sram or Shimano. I...

I'd take the 12-28 either from Sram or Shimano. I have the 11-28 and don't care for it. The low gear spacing is too large. Yeah it goes to 28 but it's hard to get comfortable climbing unless you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By knobd

Sorry, I posted wrong link above, here is correct...

Sorry, I posted wrong link above, here is correct one (single tire) from ebay:

New in Box 2014 Continental Grand Prix 4000s II Black 700 x 25c Road Bike Tire | eBay...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,039
Posted By knobd

Yes

Yes
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By knobd

If I remember correctly I believe I got mine here...

If I remember correctly I believe I got mine here on ebay...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,072
Posted By knobd

Yes it is, but probably not enough to warrant...

Yes it is, but probably not enough to warrant swapping it out in this case.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By knobd

This is correct. I purchased a set of R600 NOS...

This is correct. I purchased a set of R600 NOS shifters off of eBay two years ago as an upgrade to my Sora shifters on my cross bike. Even though the R600's were older it was still a good upgrade. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,731
Posted By knobd

I have the Pure Aero's (30mm) on my cross bike...

I have the Pure Aero's (30mm) on my cross bike with Ultegra hubs. I can't say one bad thing about them. They roll great and other than 1 hub servicing, I haven't had to touch them in almost 3000...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,493
Posted By knobd

Sweet bike and good decision. I have an FP Due...

Sweet bike and good decision. I have an FP Due and love it. However in your case getting it would have been redundent. If I was in a situation currently owning the FP Due and had a choice between...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 09:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,855
Posted By knobd

Or, just maybe, he has a life outside of the 41.

Or, just maybe, he has a life outside of the 41.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,699
Posted By knobd

I definitely get some sort of mild high off of...

I definitely get some sort of mild high off of just about any ride; pretty much proportional with the effort. Another thing I notice is that if I've been riding a lot lately the longer I go without...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-14, 11:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,436
Posted By knobd

I agree. I just don't think about it. When I...

I agree. I just don't think about it. When I think ahead that I will be swapping cassettes I tell myself that I'm going to remove it and then always go ahead and do the swap and forget to remove it....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 23,925
Posted By knobd

Not sure if this was posted above and not that I...

Not sure if this was posted above and not that I really care (posting for skeptics) but here is the best account I've seen so far ....

Tinkoff Saxo tangle with Belkin bikes identified as cause of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 23,925
Posted By knobd

Yep, some low hanging fruit for the carbophobes...

Yep, some low hanging fruit for the carbophobes trying to make the same repetitive incorrect 'carbon is dangerous' argument.

Is the childish frame material bickering ever going to end?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 23,925
Posted By knobd

+1 What would you expect from this forum...

+1

What would you expect from this forum where the focus is about 80% on equipment and around 20% on actual riding?

This incident is like a lifetime supply of crack for the 41.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,566
Posted By knobd

What are the Campy equivelant to the Fulcrum 5,...

What are the Campy equivelant to the Fulcrum 5, Vento's?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,207
Posted By knobd

With a monocoque frame wouldn't using the same...

With a monocoque frame wouldn't using the same exact mold result in the same exact geometry angles and lengths (question not rhetorical). I think the implication above that they are using the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,219
Posted By knobd

No brainer for me on the side of the 2013...

No brainer for me on the side of the 2013 Infinito if they are the same price. Give them a test ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,329
Posted By knobd

I'm pretty sure they include spacers so you can...

I'm pretty sure they include spacers so you can go all the way down to 9 speed if you need to.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,219
Posted By knobd

It comes down to your priorities and what the...

It comes down to your priorities and what the prices of each are. I'm assuming neither are at MSRP (and the 2013 better be pretty far below it). I bought a 2012 Pinarello this time last year in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By knobd

If I decide not to go with Campy I will probably...

If I decide not to go with Campy I will probably just get another set of these which are on my cross bike:

PURE Aero + Shimano 700c Wheel Set...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By knobd

Bump.... hard to believe there aren't people in...

Bump.... hard to believe there aren't people in the 41 that can shed some light on the Campy wheels I'm referring to. I should have made the title a bit more sexy or just mention GP 4000 somewhere...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,971
Posted By knobd

You can probably get a 4 series Madone in your...

You can probably get a 4 series Madone in your price range (or just very slightly out of it) if you shop a bit. I was in the market last year this time and saw several outgoing models around 2k. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-14, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By knobd

Thanks for the responses so far. I realize my OP...

Thanks for the responses so far. I realize my OP stating my background/intentions was probably a bit verbose so it was understandably glossed over pretty quickly as I do that myself frequently. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By knobd

No, I would be getting a Shimano hub, 10 speed...

No, I would be getting a Shimano hub, 10 speed cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By knobd

Looking at Campy wheels

In the market for a second wheelset for my Pinarello and I'm looking at Campy wheels. I posted an abbreviated version of this question in a recent thread but it was overlooked.

I'm a 6' 235 rider....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-14, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,329
Posted By knobd

Not here to hijack but I will also be entering...

Not here to hijack but I will also be entering the Campy wheel market soon. As an FYI, Campy rates their wheels up to around 240 lb's (http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/faq/faqcatid_8.jsp#40).

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,237
Posted By knobd

Assuming fit is appropriate and the more...

Assuming fit is appropriate and the more aggressive nature of these bikes is not a problem (compared to Secteur/Roubaix comfort oriented setup), I'd go with the Tarmac. You get a better frame and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,573
Posted By knobd

For me N+1 is all about having some variety. ...

For me N+1 is all about having some variety. Only my Pinarello could be considered expensive and even that is nothing more than an entry level carbon bike. I have a ride planned tomorrow morning...
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