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04-01-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By showlow

Tacx Neo 2t, any long term users? How's it going?

Hey all,

So, yesterday I had the opportunity to get a lightly used Tacx Neo 2t for a really good price from a nice older gentleman nearby.

I havenít had a chance to set it up yet but last night...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By showlow

wrong forum. sorry. plz delete

Hey all,

So, yesterday I had the opportunity to get a lightly used Tacx Neo 2t for a really good price from a nice older gentleman nearby.

I havenít had a chance to set it up yet but last night...
12-23-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By showlow

I have a whole routine. Sometimes it works.

I have a whole routine. Sometimes it works.
12-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By showlow

Bummer. How old are you if you don't mind me...

Bummer. How old are you if you don't mind me asking? I may make a trip to a doctor if I can't find a way to sort it out on my own. Hope you bounce back even stronger.
12-23-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By showlow

got one yesterday.

got one yesterday.
12-22-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By showlow

Piriformis syndrome...

I fairly regularly get (what I am pretty sure is) Piriformis syndrome. Reoccurs with me at least once every year. If I'm going to have an overuse injury from pushing too far, or riding too hard, it's...
11-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By showlow

It's not "hard", but it's a little annoying and I...

It's not "hard", but it's a little annoying and I don't need a 6mm for anything else on my bike so...

Thx to all.
11-23-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By showlow

Thanks. But I think the closest thing to what I...

Thanks. But I think the closest thing to what I want is the Paulís Set Ní Forget which are insanely expensive and not even in stock anywhere. Can't see splurging on them just for the minor...
11-23-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 876
Posted By showlow

Please school me on thru axles...

before money is wasted. I was looking for some kind of "tool free" lever thru axle set for my All City. Just wanna make wheel swaps a little bit easier. You'd think this would be a cheap, simple and...
11-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By showlow

No... Cadence Collection makes cycling apparel....

No... Cadence Collection makes cycling apparel. Thought maybe someone here could comment on the quality. All good.
11-14-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By showlow

Cadence Collection kits?

Can anyone comment on the quality? How do they last?
11-06-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,193
Posted By showlow

OEM pads seemed ok until I was descending a...

OEM pads seemed ok until I was descending a ridiculously steep hill and I literally couldn't slow down enough. I almost overshot a corner into some cactus. I have since replaced them with Kool Stops....
11-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,193
Posted By showlow

Rotors weren't the problem with mine. I did all I...

Rotors weren't the problem with mine. I did all I could to get them as true as possible. I've since solved the issue by using good quality compressionless cables. That, plus some new brake pads...
10-04-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,827
Posted By showlow

Just don't feel like riding?

Something weird is happening. For maybe the first time in 15 yrs I just sorta don't feel like riding. Been absorbed in projects around the house and working on them instead of going riding w/ my free...
10-01-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

Maybe? Don't recall. Why?

Maybe? Don't recall. Why?
09-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 285,944
Posted By showlow

Let's get a route for that one!

Let's get a route for that one!
09-08-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,031
Views: 3,525,203
Posted By showlow

My All City w/ Onyx hubs. ...

My All City w/ Onyx hubs.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200908_084338997_05e7bbedf61bd8723779e25a5221d2ca8f4ae051.jpg
Love it....
08-25-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

I hear you. I avoided this tech for years for...

I hear you. I avoided this tech for years for this very reason.

That said, I spent the money and I want the stuff to work. I fixed it. My Wahoo was excluding zeros in the avg. I turned zeros off...
08-24-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

This might be it... The function of including...

This might be it... The function of including zero was not turned on. That would def inflate avg on the Wahoo, that would be recalculated dif once the raw data was uploaded to Strava. ...
08-23-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

Now I'm getting a little pissed. It was 16 miles...

Now I'm getting a little pissed. It was 16 miles of dirt/mixed climbing. I bought this power meter so I would know how much power I am making with no doubts.
​​​
​​I started a thread about how...
08-23-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

I think it does count zeros, but not time that is...

I think it does count zeros, but not time that is paused? My Wahoo avg watts drop when coasting, I think.
08-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

Hey, I ride enough. It is really hot out. Plus......

Hey, I ride enough. It is really hot out. Plus... long rides are overrated anyway.

Neither really bothers me. I literally just got this power meter. It's only my second ride with it. I just wonder...
08-23-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

Sorry. This confused me. An average is an...

Sorry. This confused me. An average is an average, right? I thought it might be because Strava calculates non-moving time. I stopped to play with my phone and wait for stop lights. Maybe Strava is...
08-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,391
Posted By showlow

Wahoo and Strava summary diff...

Anybody know why the summaries are dif between what my Wahoo says and what Strava says?...
08-21-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By showlow

Thanks all. I texted my LBS. I think he has...

Thanks all. I texted my LBS. I think he has what's missing.
08-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By showlow

Thanks for the reply. It looks to me like this...

Thanks for the reply. It looks to me like this bolt is supposed to slide into another sheath or something....
08-21-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By showlow

Is part of this self extracting bolt missing?

Hi. Am I missing part of this self extracting bolt? Turned ot counter clockwise to get it off....
08-18-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,861
Posted By showlow

I am far from rich, but I buy bike stuff w/o much...

I am far from rich, but I buy bike stuff w/o much thought. It's the one area of my life where I allow myself to go full ******. I drive a 2009 xB, and my TV is 24 inches wide, I got my couch at an...
08-17-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

First ride w/ a power meter. Was riding on an...

First ride w/ a power meter. Was riding on an overfull stomach of risotto so my efforts were bad. Got a side cramp. Finally got a cup on my favorite descent though.

Check out my activity on...
08-15-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

​​​​​I have to assume this is closer to reality....

​​​​​I have to assume this is closer to reality. I have a power meter on the way so I will know for sure soon. But, obviously Strava's calculation was off before because there was no equipment weight...
08-13-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

SOLVED - I found the missing watts in Strava's...

SOLVED - I found the missing watts in Strava's estimate. I had no equipment in Strava. I added a generic bike and just called it "bikey" and made it 24 lbs, which is about what my steel cross bike...
08-13-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,787
Posted By showlow

I'll get a flat 2 - 3 times on some rides around...

I'll get a flat 2 - 3 times on some rides around here (desert) with regular clinchers and tubes. I'm coming around to tubeless. I have my H-Plus Son Hydras set up tubeless now. I poked a pretty good...
08-13-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I ride outside as much as I can. I work pretty...

I ride outside as much as I can. I work pretty late and I have a 3 and 5 year old to look after in the AM. Gotta get up, make breakfasts, etc. Outside rides are kind of a luxury and come at the cost...
08-12-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,787
Posted By showlow

​​​​​​Thanks for this. Appreciate the...

​​​​​​Thanks for this. Appreciate the commiseration. I only wish it wasn't so hard to find non-tubeless rims. Nobody seems to make them.
08-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

Sounds like an interesting challenge. I think you...

Sounds like an interesting challenge. I think you are correct. When I ride outside, I often space out. Inside I am 100 percent focused on my power target.
08-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

4iiii single sided power meter on the way. I...

4iiii single sided power meter on the way. I can't turn back from this data obsession. Too deep into it. Excited to have my real effort illuminated.
08-11-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

Getting a power meter. Then I'll know for sure....

Getting a power meter. Then I'll know for sure. Thanks for the advice everyone.
08-11-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

Yes, you understand correctly. While it's true...

Yes, you understand correctly. While it's true that I wouldn't be able to actually do my FTP for a full hour outside considering all the stops, turns, coasting and other interruptions, if I look at,...
08-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

No, don't care. Only concerned with power.

No, don't care. Only concerned with power.
08-11-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1082x812/img_20190930_094344034_82eef4dc923675c121593194af60db6e48a09a9f.jpg
08-11-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

​​​​​​I weigh about 175 or so. 6ft tall. I was...

​​​​​​I weigh about 175 or so. 6ft tall. I was riding a high quality steel bike from the 80s with modern parts. Prob about 20lbs for the bike. Used to weigh as little as 165 in my salad days, but I...
08-11-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

Only once have I ever gone over 20mph average....

Only once have I ever gone over 20mph average. Might have been the wind that day. Totally flat ride. If I go all out outside it tends to be on segments that take 10 mins or less.
...
08-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I have calibrated mine several times. Usually...

I have calibrated mine several times. Usually once a week or so. Think it's ok.
08-11-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I flagellate tons. Flagellate to the point of...

I flagellate tons. Flagellate to the point of nausea a few times a week. Already deep into the existential pain and self-loathing.

​​​​​Frustration comes from, despite all that, being pretty...
08-11-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

Thanks for the reply. You know, there is no...

Thanks for the reply. You know, there is no turning back now. I will just order the power meter. There's no possible way for me to know, for sure, what z2 really is outdoors. Maybe my issue is...
08-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

On the road of course. I just use the stupid...

On the road of course. I just use the stupid trainer because of time constraints. I'm pretty "good" at riding the bike. I've got years experience as a commuter and did 5 hard years of Jimmy John's...
08-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I would guess I've been riding about that (maybe...

I would guess I've been riding about that (maybe 10+ *focused* hours per week) for about 10 years?
08-11-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I guess that's true. A few weeks ago I sold my...

I guess that's true. A few weeks ago I sold my old Surly to my normy, untrained, non-cycling friend. He's a healthy guy who hikes and eats right. He couldn't climb the first 500 ft hill without...
08-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I'll probably get the stupid power meter. ...

I'll probably get the stupid power meter.

The next crisis I'll have is trying to figure out why I'm so weak. I mean, if Colin Strickland can do more watts for 10 hours, than I can do for 10 mins,...
08-10-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By showlow

I guess I can afford it. There's a single sided...

I guess I can afford it. There's a single sided meter for sale here that would work.

https://sportfactoryproshop.com/stages-power-l-ultegra-r8000-172-5mm-gen-3-factory-blemished/?

As to whether...
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