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Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,209
Posted By bikebreak

caffelatex has saved a few rides over the years,...

caffelatex has saved a few rides over the years, I used to use as preventative but sometimes it gums up in valve stems, so now just carry the co2 inflator.
I don't even carry a spare tire for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By bikebreak

Looking for low profile Garmin Edge or similar

Been using my android phone for years for Strava, but sometimes it loses signal or has irregularities in tracking. Also my stages PM signal cuts out from time to time, maybe because my body is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By bikebreak

how much longer chain would I need switching to medium cage or using road link?

I'm running compact with 11-30 in back, chain is just only enough to clear 50x30, and just short enough to run 34x12. normal cage SRAM force rear mech

The rear mech is at a pretty severe angle in...
12-09-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,207
Posted By bikebreak

Sounds good, it's hard to tell what your...

Sounds good, it's hard to tell what your situation is from a post of course. Once you get a base of fitness you can use weight lifting to directly build your legs. I'm talking a barbell and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 703
Posted By bikebreak

Aero front lights?

I use a Cygolite dart or dash, they work well (though when they get old they don't hold charge and the charging port gets finicky)

I got aero handlebars, and want to get a more sleek less bulky...
12-02-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By bikebreak

Looking for a low profile aero front light

I use a Cygolite dart or dash, they work well (though when they get old they don't hold charge and the charging port gets finicky)

I got aero handlebars, and want to get a more sleek less bulky...
12-02-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,472
Posted By bikebreak

Everything in moderation...even moderation! ...

Everything in moderation...even moderation!

In the winter with poor weather it makes sense to take an afternoon off work and ride when it's a bit warmer and sunny
If you're trying to log summer...
09-09-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,867
Posted By bikebreak

I have a family member who had Gastric sleeve and...

I have a family member who had Gastric sleeve and is doing some exercise like weights but not endurance style cardio

The issue with carbs is the smaller stomach (the Gastric sleeve) does not hold...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,908
Posted By bikebreak

They should last a really long time, depending on...

They should last a really long time, depending on conditions. On clean dry roads I would not be surprised if quality carbon rims last as long or even longer than alloy rims. On wet roads my alloy...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,013
Posted By bikebreak

Wheels are a VERY good upgrade, esp going from...

Wheels are a VERY good upgrade, esp going from heavy stock wheels to lighter rims. Lower rotating mass makes more difference than non rotating mass.

That said, the first place to upgrade is tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By bikebreak

Can I use these bars with clip ons?

Tried Google did not find a confident answer
Thanks!
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,429
Posted By bikebreak

I'm a bit daft then, I ride tubular for JRA. I...

I'm a bit daft then, I ride tubular for JRA. I like tubular wheels because you can get light wheels around 1kg, and deep aero wheels about 1.3kg. I had a set of ax lightness with tires and cassette...
08-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,591
Posted By bikebreak

weight training will help you on the bike. If you...

weight training will help you on the bike. If you are getting huge arms and shoulders you may get more aero drag, but stronger legs and overall power can offset that.
I like deadlifts and squats,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By bikebreak

Yes I've done it with 10 speed rear and 10 sp...

Yes I've done it with 10 speed rear and 10 sp chain before I upgraded. It will also work with 52 34 Chainrings, just a bit slower to shift
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By bikebreak

I submitted a request to ebay to return these for...

I submitted a request to ebay to return these for refund. I noted some damage to brake tracks and outside edge also

I didn't even try to mount tires in these, the bumps inside the bead hook could...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By bikebreak

BTW for the curious with dt 240 hubs these weigh...

BTW for the curious with dt 240 hubs these weigh in at 757g rear and 627g front
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By bikebreak

Enve 2.2 clincher rim QC question

I just took delivery of used enve 2.2 clincher wheels from a seller on ebay.

Noted the inner edge of the bead hook is uneven, there are many bumps and ledges that catch the finger. I measured the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By bikebreak

The older Lemond bikes are a great value, but not...

The older Lemond bikes are a great value, but not worth $500 for low end components
The Triomphe carbon fiber frame bikes are worth 500+
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,986
Posted By bikebreak

JRA naw, but riding fast with smooth rubber, sure...

JRA naw, but riding fast with smooth rubber, sure

tubular tires are marginally more expensive (but you don't pay for a separate tube, it's built in), wheels are lighter, tires may be lighter, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,113
Posted By bikebreak

The fast as possible ride for 30-60 minutes isn't...

The fast as possible ride for 30-60 minutes isn't one big interval, just hit everything hard, so every little hill or acceleration works as another interval
Depends how near to max, I would estimate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,113
Posted By bikebreak

crazy training tip: once a week, ride as...

crazy training tip:

once a week, ride as fast as humanly possible for just 30 minutes. All out!

after a month, you will be faster in general, every ride.

eventually, extend that 30 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,982
Posted By bikebreak

This works to some extent, my addendum is your...

This works to some extent, my addendum is your skin is only making vitamin D if you have cholesterol on board. If you are cholesterol deficient you burn faster
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,125
Posted By bikebreak

In my experience Shimano shifts better in front...

In my experience Shimano shifts better in front and SRAM in back.

I've had a few Shimano bikes, right now I have a campy Super Record bike and a SRAM Force bike. Both have Shimano cranks though....
06-18-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,966
Posted By bikebreak

Corn starch for fuel? Superstarch?

https://theplantedrunner.com/generation-ucan-alternative-you-can-make-for-pennies/
"UCAN was developed because cornstarch “only” keeps blood glucose levels steady 4.5 hours."

Anyone try?
I'm...
06-18-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,330
Posted By bikebreak

Yeah, that sounds good for diabetes, not for...

Yeah, that sounds good for diabetes, not for ketosis. You're burning carbs, and when your riding hard you need more. Try adding a little bit of carbs on the bike (eat during the ride) and see if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,723
Posted By bikebreak

I use both the Effetto Mariposa tape and regular...

I use both the Effetto Mariposa tape and regular glue. The tape is much easier and faster, but it weighs slightly more, and has more thickness, making the tire sit higher on the rim. The Effetto...
06-18-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,330
Posted By bikebreak

You never told us your diet that is controlling...

You never told us your diet that is controlling your diabetes, is it low or no carb?

I'm not a doctor or a dietician, but if you are in ketosis - nutritional ketosis, NOT diabetic ketoacidosis -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By bikebreak

The tape is for regular gluing, you could use it...

The tape is for regular gluing, you could use it road side too, but ideally you're supposed to let it dry overnight before riding. It would be no worse than a pre glued spare in a pinch

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By bikebreak

I have been riding tubular for the past ~8 years....

I have been riding tubular for the past ~8 years. the double sided tape is great, easy and fast. I've used caffelatex tape. I have also glued a dozen+ tires. Tape lets you get the tubular aligned...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By bikebreak

I rode pre-used older gen 303 firecrest tubular...

I rode pre-used older gen 303 firecrest tubular wheels for thousands of miles. Great wheels, never needed truing

The hub recall turned me off. I sold them on ebay, got almost what I had paid. In...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,519
Posted By bikebreak

If you want to save grams and $ go carbon...

If you want to save grams and $ go carbon tubular.
Tubular rims are less popular than clincher, so resale prices are lower, you can pick up zipp 303 or nice Reynolds rims for $500ish on ebay. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By bikebreak

Enve 2.2 brake pads?

The Enve 2.2 have the newer textured brake track, from my research Enve released a new black brake pad to use on these. Is the new Enve pad the same as the Swissstop Black Prince? They look pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,273
Posted By bikebreak

Yes, but when I bought mine the Control was not...

Yes, but when I bought mine the Control was not out yet. caveat is the Corsa Control is much much heavier than the old Pave, especially in tubular.
The Corsa G is only a bit heaver than the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,479
Posted By bikebreak

Skinsuit saves you time both on the bike and just...

Skinsuit saves you time both on the bike and just getting dressed!

recommend Castelli San Remo and Ale
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,273
Posted By bikebreak

same story with the tubular, the tubular G+ seem...

same story with the tubular, the tubular G+ seem faster and more durable than old corsa but I notice less grip than the old Pave. even in dry.

I have killed a G+ tire by skid, making an emergency...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By bikebreak

I read somewhere that using the big ring with a...

I read somewhere that using the big ring with a big cog is more mechanically efficient than small ring small cog. eg 50x25 is somehow better than 34x17. Is that not the case?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,797
Posted By bikebreak

I wouldn't worry about it with the Shimano, the...

I wouldn't worry about it with the Shimano, the shift ramps are only on the big ring, going 34 to 36 should not mess up anything. I run 52-34 on one bike and that is a little slower than 52-36 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 929
Posted By bikebreak

I like Caffelatex in tubular tyres

I like Caffelatex in tubular tyres
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,576
Posted By bikebreak

Bontrager Ballista MIPS got best marks for safety...

Bontrager Ballista MIPS got best marks for safety testing
I like mine, but it does not have quite as good ventilation as other helmets, the LG Course helmet being my gold standard for ventilation
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,588
Posted By bikebreak

I use the corsa G+ rear and speed front. They are...

I use the corsa G+ rear and speed front. They are fast. About as good as the Veloflex

I needed an emergency stop on a downhill when a car passed me then wanted to stop and turn... I braked hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By bikebreak

I did a group ride on a rented Roubaix with the...

I did a group ride on a rented Roubaix with the new future shock, and could just roll over small potholes that everyone else avoided, so that helped
First upgrade would be lighter faster rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,588
Posted By bikebreak

The tape is really good, I used it on a set of...

The tape is really good, I used it on a set of Easton ec90 55 rims with 25mm vittoria. When I had to pull a tire to true a rim (internal spoke nipples), it was easy enough to remove, then retape...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,588
Posted By bikebreak

I put caffelatex sealant in tubs and usually ride...

I put caffelatex sealant in tubs and usually ride with no spare, but with a caffelatex espresso co2 + sealant cannister
When I did some 80 or 100+ mile events I brought a spare, for good luck. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,951
Posted By bikebreak

I bet we (bikeforums) could scare up 20-30...

I bet we (bikeforums) could scare up 20-30 "amateur" riders with power meters and cadence sensors and compare power output vs average cadence
I hypothesize higher cadence is correlated with higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,253
Posted By bikebreak

SPD-m, even 2 sided, is not much heavier than...

SPD-m, even 2 sided, is not much heavier than SPD-SL since the cleats are lighter
If your shoes are nice and stiff sprinting is just fine, you shouldn't be twisting your feet enough to unclip
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By bikebreak

I picked up a new Chinese Aspide via ebay, so...

I picked up a new Chinese Aspide via ebay, so there would be some recourse if it was junk.
It's actually a very nice saddle, as it is a decent copy of a very very nice saddle. I have an older model...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,133
Posted By bikebreak

the new Easton EC90 wheels are like this, using a...

the new Easton EC90 wheels are like this, using a special nipple
I had a set but in tubular, they are fantastic rims

I imagine you can source rims from china but you need to check into their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,434
Posted By bikebreak

The Gore Shakedry is pretty amazing, makes every...

The Gore Shakedry is pretty amazing, makes every other rain jacket seem like a plastic bag
11-08-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By bikebreak

650b conversion drop and tire clearance?

question on 650b conversions
How much lower to the ground would BB get going from 700x28 to 650x28?

Is there a general rule that going 700 to 650b adds about 10mm in tire clearance? eg a frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
Posted By bikebreak

caad12 disc 650b conversion?

Is that possible with a CAAD12?
Anyone tried?
Any ideas on tire clearance?
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