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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,958
Posted By fried bake

Thank you, sir! These are my faves and a huge...

Thank you, sir! These are my faves and a huge saving vs the previous vendor.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By fried bake

this is the humor I need this morning. Great...

this is the humor I need this morning. Great story. 😂
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 15,296
Posted By fried bake

yup. The shower works just fine. I lived in a 200...

yup. The shower works just fine. I lived in a 200 sq ft apt and would clean my drivetrain by putting old towels on top of cardboard to protect the floor while the bike was in the stand in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,295
Posted By fried bake

I recommend Orange Seal instead of Stan’s...

I recommend Orange Seal instead of Stan’s sealant. Can you confirm with them that the the included valve stems are tubeless as well?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,461
Posted By fried bake

So the Schwalbe Pro One TLE are on their way out....

So the Schwalbe Pro One TLE are on their way out. 900 miles and I think that, while a good intro to tubeless, there are probably better out there. The good: Sticky, grippy, sponge cake armchair ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 35,386
Posted By fried bake

So. Much. Truth.

So. Much. Truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,821
Posted By fried bake

It works best if there are clear expectations...

It works best if there are clear expectations before the ride. Example: A group: 21+; B group: 18-20; C and so on. This worked really well in my last locale as the leaders were held to account (and,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By fried bake

I used one tire lever and tires seated the first...

I used one tire lever and tires seated the first time. (No soap or other extraordinary measures.) Inflated with a floor pump to 90 psi and both tires held air, no leaks. After an half hour, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By fried bake

I fit Schwalbe Pro One TL to Aksum UST without...

I fit Schwalbe Pro One TL to Aksum UST without too much of a fuss.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By fried bake

Insoles and wedges are the most likely cures....

Insoles and wedges are the most likely cures. Bike fit wedges and a proper set of cycling insoles like Specialized are what I’d invest in first.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By fried bake

Good read, but heads up—you duplicated the third...

Good read, but heads up—you duplicated the third paragraph.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,160
Posted By fried bake

Even with my hamster power and the fact it...

Even with my hamster power and the fact it happens ALL the time it steel feels shameful. There have been some doozies: the dude on a single speed pulling his dog in the cart was a recent highlight.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,939
Posted By fried bake

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/bianchi-928...

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/bianchi-928-sl-medium-bike-2007

The bike I most enjoyed is above. It would 13 years old today, but thinking about it’s qualities the reason I loved it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By fried bake

With frame arms facing you, apply light outward...

With frame arms facing you, apply light outward pressure to the lens at the top of the frame while pulling up on the frame exterior. To install, place bottom of lens (nose pads and cheek area) in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By fried bake

I’m 210lbs and using those tires @ 50/45, R/F...

I’m 210lbs and using those tires @ 50/45, R/F with no problem and supreme comfort on crappy Pittsburgh streets.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,772
Posted By fried bake

Can’t speak to durability with only 85 miles...

Can’t speak to durability with only 85 miles ridden, but I mounted 30!mm Schwalbe Pro One relatively easily on a disc Aksium UST with 19 ID rim. As it turns out, Merlin’s sale price was on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,554
Posted By fried bake

Endura FS 260 sl ii are my favorites because the...

Endura FS 260 sl ii are my favorites because the customization options give me exactly what I want, plus the bib straps don’t go over the nipple. Just got the Pearl Izumi interval and I have to say...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,023
Posted By fried bake

comfort and the perception of speed is a thing....

comfort and the perception of speed is a thing. In fact, it forms the basis for Zipps claims of increased speed in its new tubeless system.

“The idea is to measure whole body vibration, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,461
Posted By fried bake

This is a timely thread for me as I just swapped...

This is a timely thread for me as I just swapped out the Mavic Yksion Pro UST 28 (set up as clinchers) to Schwalbe Micro skin TL 30 on my Orbea Gain M30. Mind you, this bike has easily the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,228
Posted By fried bake

I recommend time Iclic. Easier to clip in and out...

I recommend time Iclic. Easier to clip in and out of than others. As others said practice on grass. If you fall at a slow stop sign because you forget to clip out, you’ll not get hurt but then you’ll...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,639
Posted By fried bake

Adding Baking soda when washing kit prevents...

Adding Baking soda when washing kit prevents sweat odors from accumulating over time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,470
Posted By fried bake

Merlin has been spot on—package arrived within...

Merlin has been spot on—package arrived within 4-5 days of order placement. Wiggle, which owns Chainreactioncycles, had a picking delay of two days but shipping took only four days. Sportpursuit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,472
Posted By fried bake

A better approach would have stated that they...

A better approach would have stated that they will prioritize bikes needed for essential transport and purchases from them and that wait times for others would be extended.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,732
Posted By fried bake

Protect your junk better when riding in and out...

Protect your junk better when riding in and out of saddle. No pinching around the gut. The real quality ones disappear. The toilet thing is a minor issue, but I’ll grant that shorts do make it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By fried bake

I know that you were fitted but I had the same...

I know that you were fitted but I had the same problem cured by a fitter who adjusted my leg length discrepancy with shims. As it turned out my shorter leg was causing a dip in the hips which was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By fried bake

Yup--sky blue in their parlance. Inspired by the...

Yup--sky blue in their parlance. Inspired by the Trek Radioshack Madones (close but no cigar)

http://aerogeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/tk13_madonedomane_launch_6.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 981
Posted By fried bake

Adding a range extender (second battery designed...

Adding a range extender (second battery designed to look like a bottle in the down tube bottle cage) to most ebikemotion equipped bikes will take you over 100 miles with normal usage. Orbea,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By fried bake

Ask and you will receive. The hub is clearly...

Ask and you will receive. The hub is clearly visible in the third photo
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,029
Posted By fried bake

The MyO customization only ships to US bike...

The MyO customization only ships to US bike shops. You have to select the bike shop you wish to have the bike shipped to and work with them. I ordered a custom Orbea Gain this way. Took a month and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

well said...I think you’d like something with an...

well said...I think you’d like something with an Ebikemotion battery. Just enough assist, or more or even more, but never anything less than pure cycling joy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By fried bake

Just bought my ebike from them. Granted, Kelly...

Just bought my ebike from them. Granted, Kelly does sound a little like a Cali stoner, but he’s great to do business with.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

YOU will claim the KOM. I will not—the “you” in...

YOU will claim the KOM. I will not—the “you” in the post refers to myself. YOU, Zaskar, are the dude that passes me on the 15% gradient.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

Four rides in, here are my impressions. Keep in...

Four rides in, here are my impressions. Keep in mind I’m on an Orbea M30, which is a hybrid with different power settings (50/100/150 watts) and which can be ridden sans power as well (as if)...��
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

You gotta pedal. In every case. And in most...

You gotta pedal. In every case. And in most cases, you gotta put in lots of work on the climbs. If you get the chance to ride any Ebikemotion hybrid you will understand this much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

:thumb:100%. Today’s ebikes debate is the disc...

:thumb:100%. Today’s ebikes debate is the disc brake debate of five years ago. It’s happening no matter how much some people wail about it. In five years half of “roadies” will be riding them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

If multiple bottle cages and drop bars on road...

If multiple bottle cages and drop bars on road bikes are optimal by design, then presumably the same applies for e-road bikes, no? Sincerely trying to understand what else they would look like....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

So you genuinely don’t understand that age and...

So you genuinely don’t understand that age and other physical ailments require that once fit people people need to use ebikes? Have you ever climbed a hill with your heart rate pegged at 220BPM...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 33,274
Posted By fried bake

I foresee a day when group rides (although not...

I foresee a day when group rides (although not mass participation rides) will be categorized as either ebike inclusive or specifically excluded. The egos must be protected.

On a related note, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,134
Posted By fried bake

I ride with earplugs and find it works well. You...

I ride with earplugs and find it works well. You hear the car tires screeching or the other signs of traffic that are important but the wind noise is dramatically reduced so that you can enjoy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,694
Posted By fried bake

I think the issue is related to your overall fit...

I think the issue is related to your overall fit on the new bike. The symptom is showing up in the shoulder, but it’s cause probably lies elsewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,034,406
Posted By fried bake

Must have missed the Bianchi earlier--very hot!...

Must have missed the Bianchi earlier--very hot! :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 848,111
Posted By fried bake

Mosaic RT 2

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Mosaic RT-2

Another inaugural ride. Purchased this a couple weeks ago from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,219
Posted By fried bake

In almost every conversation about gearing, there...

In almost every conversation about gearing, there is the "get strong" guy. But you never hear runners say: "Can't do a 6 minute mile--get strong"...Makes me wonder, what is is about cycling that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,094
Posted By fried bake

I'm not sure the 56 was ever available at $1299...

I'm not sure the 56 was ever available at $1299 on discount, but then again, i'm probably fortunate it wasn't given the ridiculous bargain it represents at that price. A complete SRAM Force groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,034,406
Posted By fried bake

I love the Serotta. Not familiar with those...

I love the Serotta. Not familiar with those wheels, but they work nicely on the retro-modern build. BTW, what year is the frameset from?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,469
Posted By fried bake

Trek posted a study that found that feet, ankles...

Trek posted a study that found that feet, ankles and legs were the most important bits for being seen in the daylight, so overshoes or socks will be the prime items and the rest of the kit can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By fried bake

Longtime Fizik shoe fan. I think you may want to...

Longtime Fizik shoe fan. I think you may want to try on the R5B.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,805
Posted By fried bake

Right Fit. Right Saddle. Right cream (and lots of...

Right Fit. Right Saddle. Right cream (and lots of it). And pedal your bike (I got one from riding too slowly once--all the pressure on my ass)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,494
Posted By fried bake

Have a read. I think this may surprise you. Two...

Have a read. I think this may surprise you. Two bike lengths is 10 ft. Six is 30 ft. Even at 60 ft--10 bike lengths, there is still 3% reduction in drag. (see bolded part below).

Wheelsucking has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 04:52 PM
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