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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 12:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dean V

As you would know, any track tt type track event...

As you would know, any track tt type track event is ridden to a schedule. This may get tweaked slightly along the way depending on how the rider is feeling but they definitely have an ongoing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dean V

Congrats on that sub 5hr century. That requires...

Congrats on that sub 5hr century. That requires quite a high level of fitness to achieve at any age.
As to the OP, I sometimes ride without any data and am starting to do it more often. I just enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Dean V

If you work at the bike shop that is a Trek agent...

If you work at the bike shop that is a Trek agent surely you can find out exactly what is happening through the shop rather than asking random people on the internet?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Dean V

Correct, I don't know what he can afford but you...

Correct, I don't know what he can afford but you are the one that said to get an SLR even if he has to borrow for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,842
Posted By Dean V

I don't. At best they will ignore you and carry...

I don't.
At best they will ignore you and carry on doing what they are doing.
At worst you will get varying degrees of negative response.
I think it can only work if they know you and respect your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Dean V

Just from common sense. Recommending for a...

Just from common sense.
Recommending for a college student to go into debt to buy an expensive bicycle (even at half price) is a bad idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By Dean V

Bad advice. Get the SL6 Pro.

Bad advice.
Get the SL6 Pro.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
Posted By Dean V

Do you think you can simulate the sort of forces...

Do you think you can simulate the sort of forces a frame/fork would experience from hitting a substantial pot hole?
I don't think you could or would want to by the sort of tests you described, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,417
Posted By Dean V

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,170
Posted By Dean V

The average person on the street would say...

The average person on the street would say spending $1100 on a bicycle makes no sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,170
Posted By Dean V

He would be referring to percentage gains, not...

He would be referring to percentage gains, not absolute time differences.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,170
Posted By Dean V

So you don't own anything more than the basic...

So you don't own anything more than the basic minimum requirement to achieve its purpose?
Anyone that has anything over and above this is crazy?
Whether it be nice cars, bikes, house, shoes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dean V

You could set it up so you get the extra...

You could set it up so you get the extra adjustment with the barrel adjuster on the caliper.
Then try the tyres and if you decide they are worth it get a set of wide rim wheels built (Hed Belgium +...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By Dean V

But why do you need to remove an inflated...

But why do you need to remove an inflated wheel/tyre.
If you puncture it is flat when you take it off and you inflate it when it is on again.
For maintenance it isn't a big deal to let it down a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 27,577
Posted By Dean V

Why is the fork and its material and failure even...

Why is the fork and its material and failure even being discussed?
It is obviously the the symptom of the incident not the cause.
Whatever jammed in that wheel would of put the rider over the bars...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,828
Posted By Dean V

Any reason for not taping the bars?

Any reason for not taping the bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By Dean V

I had a similar break about 30 yrs ago. Wasn't...

I had a similar break about 30 yrs ago. Wasn't given the option of surgery.
I would take the surgery as I would rather not have the lump and it also makes your shoulder a bit narrower on that side....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By Dean V

Not quite sure what you are saying but if you...

Not quite sure what you are saying but if you can't notice anything and the LBS said it is ok, it probably is.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Dean V

Good choice:thumb:

Good choice:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,866
Posted By Dean V

The "upgrade" certainly wouldn't be worth it to...

The "upgrade" certainly wouldn't be worth it to me, but I am not you.
The bike already has nice wheels and I am not that fussed about di2. I have bikes with it and without and can't say I enjoy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,268
Posted By Dean V

But what is fastest, a blue crabon aero bike,...

But what is fastest,
a blue crabon aero bike, or a red crabon non aero bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,790
Posted By Dean V

For someone who claims to know a lot about carbon...

For someone who claims to know a lot about carbon fibre you seem to make some very erroneous statements.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
Posted By Dean V

The crack will not always show on the surface...

The crack will not always show on the surface because a carbon tube in a frame is not usually of ****geneous composition. Internal fibres can be running in different directions to external ones, thus...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By Dean V

Maybe it will "change cycling forever",...

Maybe it will "change cycling forever", ............again :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By Dean V

Trek website just shows SL5, but the current 105...

Trek website just shows SL5, but the current 105 is very good. Use the extra money to put a nice set of wheels on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,624
Posted By Dean V

You could get a rim brake Domane. Probably more...

You could get a rim brake Domane. Probably more likely to get a deal, be lighter, and still take a 28mm tyre which should be fine for what you want to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Dean V

Specialized Tarmac?

Specialized Tarmac?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By Dean V

Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By Dean V

True. Also it isn't practical to keep changing...

True.
Also it isn't practical to keep changing saddle height to match different shorts.
So you get another bike set up at the different height.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dean V

Tyre size and rider weight is also somewhat...

Tyre size and rider weight is also somewhat relevant!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
Posted By Dean V

Modern cars have repair schedule/procedures...

Modern cars have repair schedule/procedures specified by the manufacturer.
These are adhered to for "proper" repairs. It would be a brave or stupid engineer that would sign off a repair that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,268
Posted By Dean V

I routinely swap between steel, aluminium, and...

I routinely swap between steel, aluminium, and carbon bikes.
Have never noticed any speed difference.
Not tried to make a proper study of it but I certainly would of noticed a 2mph difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By Dean V

I think Rotor make a 160mm crank. Da Vinci can...

I think Rotor make a 160mm crank.
Da Vinci can do whatever you want but they are a square taper mount.
Either option may cost more than you paid for your whole bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By Dean V

2019 rim brake.

2019 rim brake.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
Posted By Dean V

So if you layed your bike down in a corner would...

So if you layed your bike down in a corner would you throw away the frame and fork?
How about a big pot hole?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By Dean V

Are you sure that you will only want to be riding...

Are you sure that you will only want to be riding on the road?
If there is a chance of riding anything other than that you will need to make sure the frame will take the tyre needed for it.
I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dean V

Try it out on some hills in your area. If you...

Try it out on some hills in your area. If you don't have similar gradients just use a bigger gear to get an equivalent effect.
I have done a fair bit of fixed gear riding and you may be surprised at...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dean V

You don't need 400w. Just pace yourself. Cadence...

You don't need 400w. Just pace yourself. Cadence will be slow and not optimal, but that doesn't matter if the climb isn't long.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
Posted By Dean V

It comes down to personal choice. If you rarely...

It comes down to personal choice.
If you rarely crash it isn't a problem.
If you do and don't like the unknown aspect of whether the frame is sound ride something else.
Or don't ride something...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dean V

So 55/65psi is hard for a 28mm tyre (70kg rider)?...

So 55/65psi is hard for a 28mm tyre (70kg rider)?
I wouldn't of thought so.
Under that pressure starts to not feel good for hard cornering and sprinting.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dean V

Exactly, so if I can run them as soft as I want...

Exactly, so if I can run them as soft as I want with tubes, tubeless is not gaining me anything in that department.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,632
Posted By Dean V

I have a set of Pro 1's set up tubeless and they...

I have a set of Pro 1's set up tubeless and they are good but do not think they are any better than a good quality regular tyre/tube set up.
I don't run the pressure any lower, because then the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 10,552
Posted By Dean V

But how many undamaged frames would fail an ultra...

But how many undamaged frames would fail an ultra sound test?
Manufacturing flaws, defects, voids etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By Dean V

What is your budget. Your idea of "not breaking...

What is your budget. Your idea of "not breaking the bank" could be quite different to mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,677
Posted By Dean V

They are for riding on the track. Not for road...

They are for riding on the track. Not for road use, brake levers etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Dean V

I just don't get why people seemed concerned over...

I just don't get why people seemed concerned over what is maybe only 1 or 2W difference when they are just riding around.
Its not as if it is the World TT Champs.
Also if you are really in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Dean V

How much power do you think you are giving up if...

How much power do you think you are giving up if the rim is slightly narrower than the tyre?
Why does it matter?
Enve says their 4.5AR is optimised for a 28mm tyre. So get those.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,790
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't be convinced that they are a good...

I wouldn't be convinced that they are a good wheel. A friend of mine has 2 sets and of the 4 wheels only one is still usable. They didn't get a lot of use either.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dean V

We need a review of those handlebars too. Was...

We need a review of those handlebars too.
Was thinking of a similar set up for my Colnago.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,666
Posted By Dean V

Very cool.

Very cool.
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