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08-21-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,889
Posted By cellery

some aftermarket rings are offset for chainline....

some aftermarket rings are offset for chainline. You just have to shop around. I replaced my 105 5800 2x drivetrain with a 1x setup from Wolftooth using the same 105 crankset and the chainline is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,569
Posted By cellery

re: touchscreen. On the 820 - heavy rain makes it...

re: touchscreen. On the 820 - heavy rain makes it start glitching out and it will think you are touching the screen when you're not. I've had rides I was on end and not save because of this. This...
08-02-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,168
Posted By cellery

You must have like the 2003 edition or something....

You must have like the 2003 edition or something. Modern carbon forks will last a really long time if the bike doesn't get picked up and thrown across the room with severe regularity. I mean... they...
07-30-17, 07:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,101
Posted By cellery

That is actually a really classy frame. I'm...

That is actually a really classy frame. I'm impressed - much more so than the likes of Nashbar for what their in-house frameset offerings look like.
07-30-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,101
Posted By cellery

Buying from these UK cycling sites is a good old...

Buying from these UK cycling sites is a good old US cyclist trick because they have price controls and subsidies on cycling goods. This is due to the government actually thinking cycling is a good...
07-30-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,561
Posted By cellery

a period or two would be nice. I'm not really...

a period or two would be nice. I'm not really sure what you're trying to say. I've never noticed that bikes of a particular colorway are any more or less expensive. More likely the black ones were a...
07-28-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,104
Posted By cellery

Yes definitely walk into your local bike shop and...

Yes definitely walk into your local bike shop and plunk down $1200 for a Stages Power Meter.

Also, a quality heart rate monitor can be had for under $100 and will get you a decent approximation of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,987
Posted By cellery

Novel concept. Take that big front ring on your...

Novel concept. Take that big front ring on your bike and make it smaller. I bet you will occasionally use that 11t if you go to a 46t font ring. And then you will cross chain less when you climb in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,697
Posted By cellery

A few months ago while I was waiting at the start...

A few months ago while I was waiting at the start of a very large group ride, this guy rolled up with a super loud bt bottle speaker blasting what sounded like Kenny G dentist's office music.
...
07-27-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By cellery

TIL we are all just riding drop-bar hybrid bikes....

TIL we are all just riding drop-bar hybrid bikes.

Nice find!
07-25-17, 02:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,068
Posted By cellery

Well I got my 1x suggestion shot down. But kind...

Well I got my 1x suggestion shot down. But kind of surprised nobody has mentioned yet that they've been making "1 bike to rule them all" bikes for a long time. It's called a touring bike with a...
07-25-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,401
Posted By cellery

I think they are ideal for riding fast on gravel....

I think they are ideal for riding fast on gravel. Mainly I like that they are incredibly puncture resistant, setup tubeless easily, accept low 20s or high 50s pressure range and zigzags are cool...
07-21-17, 03:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,068
Posted By cellery

All my bikes are now 1x. Including my road bike -...

All my bikes are now 1x. Including my road bike - which I just converted over about a week ago after having experienced the joys of this setup on three other bikes. Don't get me wrong - I was on the...
07-21-17, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,863
Posted By cellery

They are levers only a bike riding mother could...

They are levers only a bike riding mother could love. But I find my hands feel super secure on the hoods on rough descents, moreso than the shimano hydraulics.

I've got these 160 mm SRAM Rival...
07-21-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,068
Posted By cellery

If I had to pick one bike that would do it all -...

If I had to pick one bike that would do it all - it would be an Open U.P. (saw that on your list)
OP, you are literally that bike's target market.

But if you not looking for that type of tire...
07-21-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By cellery

This is common practice in mountain biking....

This is common practice in mountain biking. Before I sold my trail bike I was running 2.4" front and 2.25" rear. Mainly because I couldn't fit a 2.4 in the rear stays.

The bigger tire in front...
07-21-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,148
Posted By cellery

I want to know more about this bike. 650b...

I want to know more about this bike. 650b conversion w/long reach calipers? Correct me if I'm wrong. That's really cool either way.
07-18-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,148
Posted By cellery

This is all true. But most of the small shops...

This is all true. But most of the small shops around here (a large city with a major cycling presence) seem to do just fine. The target market and perhaps philosophy of both appear to be different....
07-18-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By cellery

Just no white. I was riding a mtb and gravel in...

Just no white. I was riding a mtb and gravel in kit that had white stripes for a while. Even after washing they are discolored a reddish brownish from our AZ moondust.

Also, pro-tip many mtb xc...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,052
Posted By cellery

Yes OP, some road cyclists do have fragile egos...

Yes OP, some road cyclists do have fragile egos at times. Thank you for pointing this out.

When an e-bike passes me and I'm already blowing up, occasionally I just use it as a challenge to force...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By cellery

Cambium C13 owners?

Hi. Last 6 months I've been riding a '17 Giant TCR on the stock saddle. It's been ok for sub 2 hour rides, but man it hurts on anything much longer than that. I've ridden a Fizik saddle in the past -...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By cellery

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDYNuD4CwlI ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDYNuD4CwlI

Bonus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs
07-14-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,730
Posted By cellery

I have noticed a significant difference between...

I have noticed a significant difference between some of the road endurance and gravel specific bikes is that gravel bikes will sometimes have a beefier fork (in the CF varieties). But yeah I don't...
07-14-17, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By cellery

This is a totally normal configuration for where...

This is a totally normal configuration for where I live. I've never considered them to any more particularly dangerous than your average curb hugging bike lane. But I generally try to be as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-17, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By cellery

Don't posts like this fare better in A&S? I...

Don't posts like this fare better in A&S? I thought that was the place where you go to talk about car/bike interactions and outcomes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,190
Posted By cellery

I got mine for like $283 from Jensen this past...

I got mine for like $283 from Jensen this past January. Good quality wheelset - nice to look at too. Inflated tubeless without a hitch on Giant Gavia SL tires. Still running perfectly true with close...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,631
Posted By cellery

It's tough to get below 17 lbs at sub $2k. I got...

It's tough to get below 17 lbs at sub $2k. I got my Giant TCR Advanced 2 (MSRP $1650), which weighs around 18.5 lbs stock, down to just under 17 lbs with some lighter Ultegra wheels that were on sale...
07-11-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,129
Posted By cellery

Agreed with this. I've learned that in addition...

Agreed with this. I've learned that in addition to a good route programmed into the Garmin - having a backup GPS and backup power source on hand with offline maps and a route back to the car is a...
07-11-17, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,148
Posted By cellery

I think they make a good gravel bike for the...

I think they make a good gravel bike for the money - we have an AWOL and Sequoia between us and they get the job done and look good to us. Can't speak to any of their other types of bikes, but I'd...
07-10-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,063
Posted By cellery

-1 I wanted the story to be about a guy who...

-1

I wanted the story to be about a guy who rode a whole century with an open QR. NO make that two open QRs.
07-10-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,916
Posted By cellery

That driver probably never even looked left for...

That driver probably never even looked left for more than half a second way before the cyclist even got within sight range. Most drivers turning left predispose themselves with making sure the right...
07-10-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 7,593
Posted By cellery

It's a good call to suggest mirrors. There is...

It's a good call to suggest mirrors. There is absolutely nothing wrong with increasing one's environmental awareness. But I have to disagree with the assertion that one would have prevented this...
07-10-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,058
Posted By cellery

Well, that was unfortunate. I really don't have...

Well, that was unfortunate. I really don't have any problem with you as long as you don't paint a large subset of the cycling population as TdF style racer wannabes and act as if they're existence is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-17, 02:18 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 12,518
Posted By cellery

You also should not drive your car to work on a...

You also should not drive your car to work on a busy freeway early in the morning. Ever listen to morning radio about all the accidents on the freeway? It's really, really, really freaking dangerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 12,518
Posted By cellery

How do you know when this is necessary when a...

How do you know when this is necessary when a driver does this out of the blue without warning? It's impossible to tell from the video how long the car(s) were behind the bicyclists prior to the hit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 12,518
Posted By cellery

Thumbs up. I don't know if the moderator was...

Thumbs up. I don't know if the moderator was trolling or what. In which case, ok - weird. But c'mon - it's a road clearly advertised in park pamphlets as being bike friendly and popular with...
07-10-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,058
Posted By cellery

So why are you posting on here? It doesn't even...

So why are you posting on here? It doesn't even sound like you ride bikes. I mean, if your whole assumption about riders in general is pictures of TdF then I think you probably don't ride - because...
07-10-17, 01:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,058
Posted By cellery

"stop blaming drivers every time a bike goes...

"stop blaming drivers every time a bike goes down."

Tell me where I or anyone else in this thread said that? This whole projecting thing on forums gets more tiresome every time I read it.

How...
07-10-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,058
Posted By cellery

Blaming the victim before there's a victim....

Blaming the victim before there's a victim. There's always one or two on these type of posts.
07-10-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,058
Posted By cellery

Because it is cost prohibitive for local law...

Because it is cost prohibitive for local law enforcement to monitor all the roads - we have drivers that routinely go upwards of 50mph on 30 mph collector roads. I see them flying over speed bumps...
07-10-17, 10:11 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,579
Posted By cellery

I hate getting myself caught up in news comment...

I hate getting myself caught up in news comment threads on bike vs. car collisions. They are 100% full of toxic individuals. It is always a shock to see just how many people secretly place no value -...
07-10-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,579
Posted By cellery

What disturbs me most about the news commentary...

What disturbs me most about the news commentary is that they feel the need to explain that cyclists may use the full lane. Maybe it is reaching, but just the way it came across to me is they feel...
07-07-17, 12:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,018
Posted By cellery

Those commenters sound fat. (no offense to fat...

Those commenters sound fat. (no offense to fat cyclists!)
07-06-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,018
Posted By cellery

No one EVER cares what a pedestrian was wearing...

No one EVER cares what a pedestrian was wearing when they get hit in the middle of a crosswalk on a walk signal. It's the car driver's duty, as the operator of a lethal weapon, to drive responsibly...
07-06-17, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,848
Posted By cellery

OK, so I just recently converted a 105 5800 over...

OK, so I just recently converted a 105 5800 over to 1X which is the same asymmetric 110 BCD as Ultegra 6800. The best bang for the buck way to do this is with the following parts:

*Wolftooth...
07-06-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,444
Posted By cellery

This post is awesome. It's great to hear about...

This post is awesome. It's great to hear about people on the other side of the world who get as much joy from cycling as I do. :thumb:
07-06-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,098
Posted By cellery

This thread is a SRAM X5 dumpster fire. That's...

This thread is a SRAM X5 dumpster fire. That's all I'm sure about.

P.S.

Oh yeah, MarcusT - I need to let you know that I pulled a full length of sharp metal measuring tape out of the bike lane...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-17, 03:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,735
Posted By cellery

IMO just run some tubeless 28c road tires at low...

IMO just run some tubeless 28c road tires at low pressures until the gravel bug bites you hard and you decide you need N+1. :)

The file tread you see on narrow tires isn't doing much, if anything....
07-05-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,098
Posted By cellery

Strawman much? Look, I don't know how old you are...

Strawman much? Look, I don't know how old you are - but if you've been around a few decades you start to formulate ideas on how to change the world. Littering is a problem in every walk of life....
07-05-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,098
Posted By cellery

Oh the irony.

Oh the irony.
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