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02-25-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,528
Posted By cruiserhead

Both the SM and XS will fit. 171cm, I would...

Both the SM and XS will fit.
171cm, I would go for the XS. SM will work but you may not be able to get your position correct on it.
02-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By cruiserhead

maybe try pouring some hot vinegar in there to...

maybe try pouring some hot vinegar in there to eat some of the corrosion?
PB Blaster is a good penetrant too.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By cruiserhead

Looks pretty unique and innovative the spokes...

Looks pretty unique and innovative
the spokes wrap around the hub and the carbon rim design looks really different, but just not a lot of details
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,557
Posted By cruiserhead

It could be a non-group specific wireless setup. ...

It could be a non-group specific wireless setup. Shimano did that with road hydro before offering Dura Ace or Ultegra hydro levers.
Maybe a similar setup to FSA with just the levers being...
01-30-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 154,093
Posted By cruiserhead

Never see Storck's around, so nice you're...

Never see Storck's around, so nice you're representing locally
I rode the same bike in Seoul for a few weeks, every day! Loved the frame (Storck is quite popular in Seoul)
01-30-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,072
Posted By cruiserhead

Start looking at stack and reach measurements as...

Start looking at stack and reach measurements as well.
You are around 170-175 tall. That is typically a 50-52cm frame, depending on how they measure the bike.
A slightly smaller frame is much more...
01-30-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 154,093
Posted By cruiserhead

Love it! Impressions on the Hyper wheels? the ALR...

Love it! Impressions on the Hyper wheels? the ALR seems like a great frame to build up. Is it a H1 or H2 fit? My problem with Trek is most are H2 and I cant get the front end low enough.
thanks!
01-15-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,490
Posted By cruiserhead

you can use sealskinz socks and gloves for...

you can use sealskinz socks and gloves for winter. They are totally wind and waterproof, thin and actually work.
They are stiff and you may not have room in your shoes, but worth a try if that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,423
Posted By cruiserhead

carbon would be nothing without epoxy

carbon would be nothing without epoxy
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,423
Posted By cruiserhead

You know steel is an alloy, right?

You know steel is an alloy, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,423
Posted By cruiserhead

Epoxy?

Epoxy?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 08:03 PM
12-29-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,584
Posted By cruiserhead

Don't worry yourself, he just wanted to use his...

Don't worry yourself, he just wanted to use his word of the day
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By cruiserhead

stack and reach are same, head and seat angles...

stack and reach are same, head and seat angles are within half a degree. It will be fine.
the longer wheelbase will feel more stable, wanting to stay straight but may feel a bit less agile,...
12-29-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,584
Posted By cruiserhead

In California, a flashing forward facing light...

In California, a flashing forward facing light and flashing rear light are legal and the cops will never, ever stop you for using them.
I use them all the time and the forward facing one is probably...
12-29-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By cruiserhead

Pinarellos are sized quite differently. I hope...

Pinarellos are sized quite differently. I hope the OP can make his work, however i'm going by his measurements stated- 172cm height
Of course everyone is different, but a 54 seems pretty far off...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,423
Posted By cruiserhead

Carbon isn't "manipulated and shaped" It's put...

Carbon isn't "manipulated and shaped" It's put into a mold. The mold dictates the shape.
Aluminum can be highly shaped by hydroforming.

High quality aluminum and cheap carbon hit a crossroads in...
12-27-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By cruiserhead

Pinarello sizing runs big. 54 is way, way too...

Pinarello sizing runs big. 54 is way, way too big for you.
I would guess you would fit 51.5

Any way to return it unopened for an exchange?
12-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,957
Posted By cruiserhead

Mayor isn't restricting bicycling, or outdoor...

Mayor isn't restricting bicycling, or outdoor exercise.

Garcetti made a point that all outdoor activites like walking, hiking, running, biking are still allowed and encouraged. "I encourage...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,785
Posted By cruiserhead

As the other post stated, the rear pockets are...

As the other post stated, the rear pockets are easy to reach. Basically, they are directly under your jersey pockets.
I use those pockets more than the thigh pockets.

The one bothersome issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,531
Posted By cruiserhead

So spicy. He was pretty specific on advice and...

So spicy.
He was pretty specific on advice and feedback, in context.
I didn't see him asking for cheap shots from the insecure section of the bleachers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,531
Posted By cruiserhead

That sounds insane. Who would ride a century,...

That sounds insane.
Who would ride a century, then just return the bike and say "naw, didn't like it".
And would would buy a "new" bike with a century on it?
Who would sell a bike as new with at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,531
Posted By cruiserhead

For similar money you can get a Cannondale...

For similar money you can get a Cannondale SuperSix Evo disc Di2 or a DuraAce/Spidering equipped rim brake.
I think it's a better bike than most, and a brilliant performer.

Although they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 26,180
Posted By cruiserhead

Fizik actually refers to the GCN video for proper...

Fizik actually refers to the GCN video for proper setup of the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,335
Posted By cruiserhead

Tubulars are cycling's record player. Some...

Tubulars are cycling's record player.
Some appreciate the quirks, nuance and rituals but most just want and need a mp3 and some ear buds.

Also, I love watching beginner glue jobs try to corner...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,607
Posted By cruiserhead

few things: 1. Find out what can fit your R2. A...

few things:
1. Find out what can fit your R2. A modern, wide rim w/ 28mm tires might not clear the frame. Figure your max clearance and go from there.

2. Most publish data at 40 or 50kph, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,372
Posted By cruiserhead

Hollowgram Si SL/2 w Spidering is the best bb30...

Hollowgram Si SL/2 w Spidering is the best bb30 crankset you can buy right now
8 or 10 arm spidering is a minimal weight difference. Both are great.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,631
Posted By cruiserhead

The justification myth. Another common...

The justification myth.
Another common justification myth:
Oakley rips people off so it's okay to get the same thing as a knockoff. It's the same thing anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

It is the best promotion for Shimano because 105...

It is the best promotion for Shimano because 105 is what they want pushed.
105 is in the most competitive market with a lot of new competition in the budget realm from SRAM and others for a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,888
Posted By cruiserhead

because bidon is commonly used in other parts of...

because bidon is commonly used in other parts of the world where cycling is more mainstream than in the USA
In most places i've traveled, bidon is accepted. Of course, everyone can understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,549
Posted By cruiserhead

You remind me of a wheelbuilder I knew when I was...

You remind me of a wheelbuilder I knew when I was racing. He was fanatical as you with cleaning. His bikes were pristine.
I remember riding behind him and seeing the spacers between the cogs-...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

That must be it thanks

That must be it thanks
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

From riding them. Yes, the technology is the...

From riding them.
Yes, the technology is the same but Dura Ace is indeed their no-limit top tier group. The shifting does feel the most refined and with the best feel over the others.
It's easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By cruiserhead

Great, informed post Everyone can benefit...

Great, informed post

Everyone can benefit from this type of fitting.

To add to this,
It's worth noting that your position can change quite a bit as your body changes. If you drop a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

The shadow rear derailleur is a big change as far...

The shadow rear derailleur is a big change as far as rear derailleur design goes.
They did it on mtb first, and it's been there for a while before they put it on the road side.

besides being more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By cruiserhead

Since you paid him, just go back and have an...

Since you paid him, just go back and have an honest conversation. Tell him it's not working and very uncomfortable and if he can do anything further to help.

Ask some local cyclists but I'll be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By cruiserhead

velotoze are good but buy a few because they tear...

velotoze are good but buy a few because they tear easy
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By cruiserhead

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,667
Posted By cruiserhead

Not an issue. If you have a creak or noise that...

Not an issue. If you have a creak or noise that can't be solved, Hambini bb adapters will do the trick.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

No, the Dura Ace has shorter throw, more precise...

No, the Dura Ace has shorter throw, more precise shifting. It also has higher quality bearings.
The DA's better braking is, my guess, due to the pads and poly housings.
It is also finished better...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

Dura Ace is worth it if you care about the fine...

Dura Ace is worth it if you care about the fine details and just having the best components.
DA uses proprietary motors on their electronic groups, Higher quality bearings, etc a lot of nice...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-18, 01:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,987
Posted By cruiserhead

Yes, they are significantly different. ...

Yes, they are significantly different.

Shadow rear derailleur - totally different design
double cam front derailleur
shifting is now even more closer to Dura Ace
ergonomics on the levers is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,904
Posted By cruiserhead

The wheels are unsprung and the bike & rider are...

The wheels are unsprung and the bike & rider are sprung weight.
That is why lightweight wheels feel so great on a climb

You can really feel this in extreme cases like a hub motor vs. mid-drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,445
Posted By cruiserhead

I was recommended these, my friend rate these-...

I was recommended these, my friend rate these- only $10 per set of 4
wiggle.com | Prime Carbon Pro Rim Brake Pads - Set of 4 | Rim Brake Pads...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 04:30 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,758
Posted By cruiserhead

yes you need that tool cheap insurance

yes
you need that tool
cheap insurance
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,445
Posted By cruiserhead

Also heard SS BP are the ones to get. I'm using...

Also heard SS BP are the ones to get.
I'm using Reynolds blue and have been happy with them.
Next go round I'll get whatever is cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,758
Posted By cruiserhead

You'll get over worrying about accidentally...

You'll get over worrying about accidentally shifting or bumping the levers quickly. It's not fragile. You won't break or bend anything.

The only thing that I had to learn was how to set up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By cruiserhead

There are many factors I consider to all my...

There are many factors I consider to all my cycling purchases. Much of it is personal preference, like clothing and shoes, but they give a lot of good honest feedback that is really helpful in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,969
Posted By cruiserhead

cyclingtips.com is one of the few that gives...

cyclingtips.com is one of the few that gives honest reviews.
bloggers/vloggers nowadays don't even give bad reviews because the goal is to sellout and get sponsored.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,661
Posted By cruiserhead

LeMond's tech in the 89 TdF Largest...

LeMond's tech in the 89 TdF
Largest contributor: Aero tri bars
Aero helmet
He also rode with a smaller front wheel. Technically, more rolling resistance.
At that time, many rode with hyper...
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