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12-15-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,205
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I highly recommend https://bikeshoes.com/ for...

I highly recommend https://bikeshoes.com/ for buying shoes online... free shipping, free returns, a lot of top brands, and excellent customer service. I have no affiliation with BikeShoes.com other...
12-07-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,296
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The Sidi Shots look like amazing shoes. Is the...

The Sidi Shots look like amazing shoes. Is the leather soft? My first pair of Sidi shoes decades ago were my favorite shoes as they were made of real leather that eventually conformed to my foot,...
12-03-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Tales of Woe From a Big Foot Cyclist - Part 2

Almost two years have gone by since my original post of Tales of Woe From a Big Foot Cyclist - Part 1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1204182-tales-woe-big-foot-cyclist.html)...
11-25-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Too funny... I also supplement with D3, K2, and...

Too funny... I also supplement with D3, K2, and glucosamine for a nagging knee issue. Those three, in addition to magnesium are on my "short list" of supplements that I've taken that actually...
11-25-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Bioavailability isn't one of the benchmarks they...

Bioavailability isn't one of the benchmarks they test for. Bioavailability is a very complex topic that makes it very hard to simply state, "this supplement is highly bioavailable", especially...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yeah, graffiti seems to be their target customer....

Yeah, graffiti seems to be their target customer. With there being so many paints to choose from, I opted to give Montana Cans a try based off of this guy's video and because they had a teal color...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,403
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm also in Wisconsin about a 1/2 hour northwest...

I'm also in Wisconsin about a 1/2 hour northwest of Milwaukee. :thumb:

For my project, the Montana Cans metal primer went on wonderfully smooth, but the Montana Cans Gold white went on horribly...
07-12-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Whoa! Thanks everyone for the input... great...

Whoa! Thanks everyone for the input... great stuff! Lots of the bike names are drumming-up memories from when I was 14 years old and bought a 1987 Schwinn Tempo as my first "real" road bike. I...
07-05-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,566
Posted By PoorInRichfield

This is the common complaint with Shimano (and...

This is the common complaint with Shimano (and perhaps other brands) and has been my experience as well. Where I live, it seems to be cool to put a stop sign at the very bottom of a hill. As a...
05-22-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Rubbing the crank arms with some Mothers Mag &...

Rubbing the crank arms with some Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish and fine steel wool made an amazing difference with hardly any work. The end result isn't museum quality, but probably as nice or nicer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,713
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Pay attention to the sizing chart for the Domane...

Pay attention to the sizing chart for the Domane on Trek's web site. Domanes are typically very "tall" in the front as they are endurance bikes. My last Domane 56cm frame had a head tube that was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,869
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I was going to vote for the Roubaix with a second...

I was going to vote for the Roubaix with a second set of wheels for gravel riding. However, it doesn't look like the Roubaix has much tire clearance...
10-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,288
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Knowing that my average power will just decrease...

Knowing that my average power will just decrease over time due to aging (and thus get depressing!), I find this "fuel economy" mentality to be a good justification for a power meter. I did a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,182
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I have two wheelsets on my 202 Domane SL7... one...

I have two wheelsets on my 202 Domane SL7... one road and one gravel. The "key" is to get the second set of wheels with a hub that is from the same manufacturer as your original wheels... or has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,971
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The first kit on this list is likely what you...

The first kit on this list is likely what you need:

Texas Cyclesport Shimano Ultegra R8050 Rim Di2 Groups-Upgrade Kits...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,458
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm wondering when either group set will actually...

I'm wondering when either group set will actually be available for purchase and delivery. One video stated, "You *should* be able to buy bikes with the new Dura Ace right now." I'd be surprised if...
01-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By PoorInRichfield

What is the knee issue you're dealing with? ...

What is the knee issue you're dealing with? Arthritis? Damage? It's hard to suggest how to manage the issue if we don't know what the issue is.

I have one knee that is arthritic and taking...
12-06-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,071
Posted By PoorInRichfield

When running Zwift on a PC, you can choose higher...

When running Zwift on a PC, you can choose higher resolutions if your PC's graphic card can handle it. I run at 1080p because I have a wimpy laptop, but Zwift can run at 4k if it detects a system...
11-14-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,984
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Very interesting shoe... I'll be interested to...

Very interesting shoe... I'll be interested to hear your feedback. Do you know how wide your fit are? (I.e., D, E, EE, etc.?) On the Competitive Cyclist web site...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,321
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Your bike looks like my bike's twin brother...

Your bike looks like my bike's twin brother (https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=161899) ;)

With the Dura Ace cassette, I'm assuming you changed your gear ratios? I...
11-11-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,407
Posted By PoorInRichfield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLDDrc91GA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLDDrc91GA
11-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,407
Posted By PoorInRichfield

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/384x46/this_thread_is_worthless_without_pics_9092259ba804407a269ba1f27e66468bfab0b218.gif
10-31-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,133
Posted By PoorInRichfield

One thing that makes me sad is when people start...

One thing that makes me sad is when people start "retreating from life" as they get older. I.e., they stop doing the things they want to do or love to do out of fear that something might go wrong. ...
10-29-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,844
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Additional tip I learned from going tubeless this...

Additional tip I learned from going tubeless this year...

Buy a syringe that has a tiny straw for extracting sealant out of your wheels. Since I live in a northern climate where I don't ride...
10-29-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,123
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The power bank does indeed work. Thanks to...

The power bank does indeed work. Thanks to Tourist in MSN for the suggestion! Granted, this solution requires charging the power bank only to charge the Di2 battery hence introducing a "middle man",...
10-24-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,351
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Bob Ross Try the Specialized Purist...

Bob Ross Try the Specialized Purist (http://www.specializedwaterbottles.com/water-bottles/the-purist) line of water bottles. They have a coating inside to prevent making everything in the bottle...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,629
Posted By PoorInRichfield

While I believe everyone should choose a color...

While I believe everyone should choose a color scheme that makes them happy and ignore all the haters, I'm really having a hard time understanding the light blue tape on a red and yellow bike. Not to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If it's covered under warranty, get the new wheel...

If it's covered under warranty, get the new wheel and move on. If this happens again, then it's time to look for another brand of wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,453
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think removing the calves from the pedal stroke...

I think removing the calves from the pedal stroke is the whole point of the midfoot cleat position favored by some triathletes.
10-15-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,015
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If you've already decided winter will be rotten,...

If you've already decided winter will be rotten, then it will be for you. My winter, however, will be great regardless of the weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,833
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My wife buys these cranberry cookies from a local...

My wife buys these cranberry cookies from a local organic health food store's bakery which I wish I could carry on my rides as they taste freakin' amazing. However, that's probably not realistic as...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,833
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Your Favorite Non-Sugar Bomb Energy Bar Brand

TL;DR;
What is your favorite energy bar brand to take with you on long rides that isn't excessively high in sugar and carbs?

For those that like to read...
A million years ago when I started...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,686
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I second Light Bicycle. Absolute top-notch...

I second Light Bicycle. Absolute top-notch wheels for 1/2 the price of the big brands. The best part is that you can build your own wheel set to your own specs if you want using top-quality, top...
10-03-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,500
Posted By PoorInRichfield

One more thing to reduce hand and wrist pain that...

One more thing to reduce hand and wrist pain that I tried recently and it certainly worked for me:
Brake Hoods Tilted Inward... Have You Tried It?...
10-02-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,500
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Dems fightin' words! :D I have a 2020 Domane...

Dems fightin' words! :D

I have a 2020 Domane SL7 and love it, but it's my opinion that both bikes are great bikes and you'll likely be happy with either (or neither!) Buy which ever one is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,402
Posted By PoorInRichfield

https://ccache.cc/blogs/newsroom/2019-road-groupse...

https://ccache.cc/blogs/newsroom/2019-road-groupset-weight-comparison
10-01-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I personally prefer a smart trainer for the...

I personally prefer a smart trainer for the following reasons:

I don't like having technology and hardware "tightly coupled". With a smart trainer, almost all the technology that will change...
10-01-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,752
Posted By PoorInRichfield

LOL! Nope, you and I are the only two I think :(...

LOL! Nope, you and I are the only two I think :( My wife has a lung condition and I can't afford to get sick and thus get her sick.

I live in a county where pretty much everyone I talk to has...
10-01-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,753
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Disc brakes can be "sexy"... just need to work at...

Disc brakes can be "sexy"... just need to work at it a little :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Agreed! Let's start with Di2 for Shimano 105!...

Agreed! Let's start with Di2 for Shimano 105! :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My Domane has "suspension" so-to-speak and so...

My Domane has "suspension" so-to-speak and so does the Specialized Roubaix, but nothing like MTB bikes. That idea has already been tried and failed multiple times as shown with the 2015 Pinarello...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By PoorInRichfield

While not a game-changer for the bike itself, I'm...

While not a game-changer for the bike itself, I'm hopefully that someday we won't have to be so afraid to ride on the road...

MotorTrend: Future Audis Could "Talk" With Pedestrians, Bicyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,130
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think you might be onto something with 3D...

I think you might be onto something with 3D printing. Perhaps the future of roadie cycling will be affordable personalized fit rather than just having to buy one-size-fits-all. Specialized and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,497
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Specialized Pathfinder Pro. I wanted something...

Specialized Pathfinder Pro. I wanted something with a center ridge for road riding but with some kind of "bite" for cornering on gravel. Some say those knobbies won't matter in gravel, but I say...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,497
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Good call-out on the front derailleur... I have...

Good call-out on the front derailleur... I have the same on my bike with the 38mm tires. I see your bike is a Project One... is it an SLR?

I also like the 650b option posted by blakcloud . I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,497
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The recommended 700x38 max is pretty accurate. I...

The recommended 700x38 max is pretty accurate. I don't think you're going to find a road bike with Ultegra that can handle a much larger tire as the crankset limits the bottom bracket width. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,497
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several...

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several upgrades...https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200224_164506_56e6d5df97bf8ba0bad300259bac66ba7e9ffde5.jpg
My current...
09-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If the OP was concerned about weight, he'd be...

If the OP was concerned about weight, he'd be looking at a Trek Emonda. The Domane is an endurance bike with front and rear ISO decouplers that work quite well for dampening shock from the rider. ...
09-22-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I guess it's up to you to decide if that price is...

I guess it's up to you to decide if that price is a deal or not, but as a 2020 Domane SL7 owner for the past year, I must say that I absolutely love my bike.

Does the shop you're buying from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,163
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Will 23C be around for a long time? Yes Would I...

Will 23C be around for a long time? Yes
Would I purchase a new bike that is limited to 23C tires? No.. no matter how good the price
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