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01-10-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,428
Posted By Wilmingtech

So much tape, so little time...

There are so many brands of tape out there and every person on this forum is going to post here telling you the tape they ride is the best tape. As long as they give some solid feedback for it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

Last bits and pieces...

Final bits and pieces for my build coming in.
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Tires and bottle cages...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

Farsports F1 Bars

Faarsports F1 integrated handlebars
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12-27-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,974
Posted By Wilmingtech

Gosh, is it winter already?

Gosh, is it winter already?
12-27-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,330
Posted By Wilmingtech

Multi Use Path Your Welcome :)

Multi Use Path

Your Welcome :)
12-24-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By Wilmingtech

Don't be jealous, get motivated! Come and do the...

Don't be jealous, get motivated! Come and do the ride!
12-23-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By Wilmingtech

This year was a strange one. Maybe not the most...

This year was a strange one. Maybe not the most fun ride for me but certainly the most challenging and memorable ride this year. It was late spring and I had the chance to ride with a group of...
12-21-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,855
Posted By Wilmingtech

Correct on the gravity. If you wanted to, you...

Correct on the gravity. If you wanted to, you could take either a hook or 2 blocks close enough to friction fit the tires in to hold them in place on the wall. The handlebars on the folders spin...
12-13-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,371
Posted By Wilmingtech

Old school trick is to write your name on the...

Old school trick is to write your name on the steerer tube. When you find the bike just pull the fork and show that your name is on it. Serial number helps but often gets removed or peeled off the...
12-13-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,855
Posted By Wilmingtech

I love the Steadyracks. If I had the dedicated...

I love the Steadyracks. If I had the dedicated space I would use them. I have limited space in my garage and sometimes have to move things around for projects.

I built simple wood stands for my...
12-10-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Mentioning Cranks on BF is like mentioning oil on...

Mentioning Cranks on BF is like mentioning oil on any number of automobile forums.

Anyways I was listening to this Podcast from Trainer Road "Ask a Cycling Coach" Episode 287 and starting @...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

jamsbiks on Ebay. He normally list them for 1500...

jamsbiks on Ebay. He normally list them for 1500 but let me get a pair for 1200 for BF.

I took pictures and sent to Andy over at HED who confirmed they are legitimate wheels, fully functional...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

That purchase comes with a promise of an outdoor...

That purchase comes with a promise of an outdoor winter full of perfect riding weather with sun and dry roads to go with it!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

And The Pilferage Continues

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

More Black Friday Pilferage

A pair of HED Vanquish 6 rims for 60% off
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

The Black Friday Pilferage

Went a bit overboard this year with the Black Friday deals. Started at Bike Monkey with a 50% off closeout
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By Wilmingtech

I lucked out with a Ridley Helium that I found on...

I lucked out with a Ridley Helium that I found on craigslist. The story of finding it and how it ended up with me is quite a story in itself.

Anyways I knew nothing about Ridley bikes when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

I bought a 1030 plus and a varia in the past...

I bought a 1030 plus and a varia in the past month and suprisingly the varia has been amazing. Your gonna love it. Money well spent.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 790,380
Posted By Wilmingtech

Bike Monkey Selloff

If you are on the west coast there is a good chance you have heard of or ridden in a Bike Monkey Gran Fondo.

They are selling off their "unsold" kit and accessories from previous events. Bibs,...
10-07-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,505
Posted By Wilmingtech

My cost per mile was super low until I bought...

My cost per mile was super low until I bought power meter pedals and a Garmin 1030 plus.
10-07-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

^^^^This.

^^^^This.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

I bought these last year and quite honestly it...

I bought these last year and quite honestly it has changed the way I ride. No more slacking on the flats or downhills gotta keep the power up :)
08-17-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,902
Posted By Wilmingtech

I have had mine for about a year and use them on...

I have had mine for about a year and use them on 2 different bikes. Have pascked them with me to use with Rentals when I was on the road as well. No issues. I have use them with Garmin/Strave...
06-24-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,932
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam. 54" is the way to...

I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam. 54" is the way to go here. You will have much more room to adjust in stem length, crank size and seat post height on a 54 than on a 56. You can get a 56 to work but the...
06-22-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

This was my thinking initially for switching to...

This was my thinking initially for switching to shorter cranks.




1. Yes - It was a 15 mile climb over 5% and most of it was 6-8%. So 2 hours of climbing. I started out around 75 -80 RPM but...
06-22-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

This is not true. In the same gear the pedal...

This is not true. In the same gear the pedal speed (Not Cadence) must be faster with the longer cranks to keep the same cadence. By reducing the length of the cranks it does a few things, slows the...
06-19-20, 11:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Absolutely agree. The difference would have been...

Absolutely agree. The difference would have been marginal. Although, you can put out more consistent power for a longer time at a higher cadence.
06-19-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

The ride was brutal. It was the hardest ride I...

The ride was brutal. It was the hardest ride I ever did. I was the slowest of the 8 of us. It was mostly from not properly training leading up to it. I strongly feel that the slightly smaller...
06-19-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Changing the cranks to a smaller size decreases...

Changing the cranks to a smaller size decreases the range of the pedal spin (a smaller circle). It will make a difference in mashing vs spinning. The power output is the same but the muscle group...
06-19-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Sorry, Double Post.

Sorry, Double Post.
06-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ben - Thanks for the feedback. In the...

Ben -

Thanks for the feedback. In the original post you quoted, I meant sliding the seat forward (up towards the bars not up in the air). Reading back I can certainly see how that can be...
06-13-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Ive got a Gravel / Endurance bike that's 53.5cm. ...

Ive got a Gravel / Endurance bike that's 53.5cm. Short wheelbase with a little toe overlap and I have 172.5's on that one. It weighs in right at 9kg and is a solid fit. And while I can spin on...
06-13-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Wilmingtech

Shorter Cranks for Climbing

I am 5'11 and a 185 lbs and am typically more comfortable on a 53.5-54cm (within certain geometries). I currently own a Ridley Helium in a medium which is like a 56.

I have the bike setup to fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19,907
Views: 4,316,242
Posted By Wilmingtech

That is sexy.

That is sexy.
05-21-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By Wilmingtech

Yippers. Toe overlap is the sacrifice for a...

Yippers. Toe overlap is the sacrifice for a short wheelbase.
Suprisingly the straps on the fenders do a great job of staying in place and they dont move at all. No noise. They are very quiet.
05-20-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By Wilmingtech

I run SKS. Partially because I have no mounts on...

I run SKS. Partially because I have no mounts on the frame and the low seat stay wont fit most fenders. And partially because I can easily move them to all my bikes with a minimum amount of setup.
...
04-07-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Wilmingtech

These are the SKS raceblades.. Super easy to put...

These are the SKS raceblades.. Super easy to put on and take off once you have them dialed in. They swap between bikes as well.

They are the least amount of coverage you would want in the rain. ...
04-06-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Wilmingtech

HED Eroica rims are asymmetrical. As previously...

HED Eroica rims are asymmetrical. As previously stated, re-dish. But those will definitely delight the GF. The GPs are ~800 a set and weigh around 1650g. Not bad for an Aluminum wheelset you can...
04-06-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,455
Posted By Wilmingtech

+3. More control on the drops but most of the...

+3. More control on the drops but most of the weight on the back wheel going uphill so my rear tire is not spinning in some of the steeper gravel climbs and on the loose gravel going downhillI I hang...
04-06-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By Wilmingtech

A winter/water/gravel bike with slightly meaty...

A winter/water/gravel bike with slightly meaty tires. Fenders. A good pair of warm waterproof tights, booties to keep the water off the feet. The worst is wet squishy socks in your shoes. And a solid...
03-02-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,552
Posted By Wilmingtech

I'll dig up some pics and dump them here then. ...

I'll dig up some pics and dump them here then. Last summer we took a trip out to Montana (Glacier) via western WA and Northern Idaho.

One of the rides I did in Idaho was Hiawatha Bike Trail. ...
03-02-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,552
Posted By Wilmingtech

Patience. A lot of patience :)

Patience. A lot of patience :)
02-29-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,902
Posted By Wilmingtech

There is a great thread over at weight weenies on...

There is a great thread over at weight weenies on these pedals. The bodies are actually Xpedo bodies and axles with the assioma hardware mounted to them.

Because of this there have been a few who...
02-29-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,102
Posted By Wilmingtech

Last winter my wife agreed to do a century with...

Last winter my wife agreed to do a century with me (on our anniversary none the less). It was her first ever and the first one I had ridden in years. We took our time, enjoyed it with lots of stops...
02-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,552
Posted By Wilmingtech

I am blessed that I have a job that not only...

I am blessed that I have a job that not only allows me to travel but I often get time to ride in many places around the country. This past year I got the chance to ride in Boston, San Diego, Glacier...
01-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By Wilmingtech

Does it have to be Belgium? Dont get me wrong,...

Does it have to be Belgium? Dont get me wrong, I'd go in a heartbeat but if you want to ride on streets with more bikes than cars and have right of ways and streetlights specific for Cyclists then...
11-01-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,627
Posted By Wilmingtech

Half the fun of N+1 is bikes is shopping for...

Half the fun of N+1 is bikes is shopping for them.

In 2017 I picked up this Ridley for 1400.00 from a runner who put a couple hundred miles on it to nurse back to health a knee injury and decided...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 790,380
Posted By Wilmingtech

Those look pretty nice on that old steel beast :)

Those look pretty nice on that old steel beast :)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,182
Posted By Wilmingtech

If you are in the US then Campy is your only...

If you are in the US then Campy is your only option....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 790,380
Posted By Wilmingtech

Did you get the wheelset yet? Curious to see how...

Did you get the wheelset yet? Curious to see how they came in :)
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