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07-01-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,908
Posted By msu2001la

That's happening too. Belt drives and CVT style...

That's happening too. Belt drives and CVT style gearing are popular on commuter style bikes.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,590
Posted By msu2001la

Disc brake only. I'm surprised by that,...

Disc brake only. I'm surprised by that, considering Shimano still makes rim brake versions of Ultegra and Dura Ace Di2.

Also, this makes me wonder how much longer 11sp mechanical Ultegra will be...
06-29-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,573
Posted By msu2001la

I can't tell if this is supposed to be an...

I can't tell if this is supposed to be an existential question, or if you're literally asking why I responded to the OP's post.

It's a bike forum on the internet where bike related things get...
06-29-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,573
Posted By msu2001la

This seems like a weird conclusion. If the...

This seems like a weird conclusion. If the cyclist (whom you describe as "obviously not a cyclist") was wearing a helmet, he still would've ended up in the exact same situation - face planting,...
06-20-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By msu2001la

My tubeless setups all go flat after a few months...

My tubeless setups all go flat after a few months of inactivity.

If I were the OP, I'd definitely remove the tires from the wheels, and clean out the old/dried up sealant first. It's likely to be...
06-15-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By msu2001la

Here's a handy graphic: ...

Here's a handy graphic:

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06-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,809
Posted By msu2001la

Sure, I suppose any upgrade could theoretically...

Sure, I suppose any upgrade could theoretically be moved to the next bike, but the next bike isn't likely to need a brake upgrade.

On the other hand, the $400-$500 wheelsets mentioned above would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 453
Posted By msu2001la

I can only imagine how difficult mounting...

I can only imagine how difficult mounting tubeless gatorskin tires will be.
06-13-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,809
Posted By msu2001la

I'm surprised by all the people suggesting...

I'm surprised by all the people suggesting upgrading the brakes. Spending $400+ on a $750 bike to go from mechanical disc to hydro disc seems crazy to me.

A $400-$500 investment in some entry...
06-13-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By msu2001la

I have a friend who bought (paid in full) a Trek...

I have a friend who bought (paid in full) a Trek Checkpoint in Oct 2021 from a local bike shop, and still doesn't have it. It was originally supposed to arrive in Feb. Then April. Then...

I...
06-02-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By msu2001la

You're the seller, so you can do whatever you...

You're the seller, so you can do whatever you want, but you should make sure your expectations are clear before you meet up with a buyer and start making demands that they hand over cash.

From a...
05-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,081
Posted By msu2001la

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides...

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides it. She loves it - does 4-5 classes a week and has been doing that regularly as a substitute to a monthly gym membership (which we both dropped in...
05-23-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By msu2001la

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have,...

If the OP told us what kind of trainer they have, this conversation would be a lot more straightforward.
05-23-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By msu2001la

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little...

Do your Sidi shoes have a tongue that has little slits in it like this?
...
05-20-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,962
Posted By msu2001la

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation...

People are suggesting the OP verify the situation before paying. This isn't some kind of crazy culture war position to take.
05-18-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,962
Posted By msu2001la

Weird... "FedX" just wants me to pay them in...

Weird... "FedX" just wants me to pay them in prepaid Visa gift cards. Is it normal to ask for my SSN?
05-18-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,962
Posted By msu2001la

Look - I'm just some random person on the...

Look - I'm just some random person on the internet and not an expert on import duty fees or how Fed Ex billing works, but the description that the OP provided makes this definitely sound fishy.
05-18-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,962
Posted By msu2001la

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy?...

Was this bill emailed or sent as a hard copy? There is 0% chance I would pay this based on the info provided here.

A mysterious bill arriving several months after a shipment with little/no detail...
05-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By msu2001la

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in...

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in Michigan, like a Koegel's Vienna) on a hot grill.
05-11-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 889
Posted By msu2001la

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed...

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed and confused at the notion that someone laced that front wheel with radial spokes to save weight on this bike. How many more times are we going to...
05-11-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

Brifter doesn't clear anything up. If I...

Brifter doesn't clear anything up.

If I call up a shop and say "I broke my right side brifter - can you order me a new one?" they're going to respond with the exact same questions as if I called...
05-11-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

Not sure what you mean by this, but I would never...

Not sure what you mean by this, but I would never call a Campy shifter an "Ergopower Shifter" nor would I call a Shimano shifter an "STI Dual-Control Shifter", or a SRAM shifter a "double tap...
05-11-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 889
Posted By msu2001la

I don't think I've ever seen a rear suspension...

I don't think I've ever seen a rear suspension bike with a rigid fork? It looks like that seat post might be acting as a rear suspension lockout, so it probably doesn't matter.

Odd bike.
05-11-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

There you go! I still hate it, but A+ for using...

There you go! I still hate it, but A+ for using "portmanteau".

I also which we could retire the term "podcast", much like we've generally retired the term "blogger" (or even more specific...
05-11-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

Exactly. What is that? Braking and shifting at...

Exactly. What is that? Braking and shifting at the exact same time?
05-11-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

We should've gone with "shake lever". Would've...

We should've gone with "shake lever". Would've been vastly superior to "brifter".
05-11-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

If I told someone that I crashed and broke the...

If I told someone that I crashed and broke the shifter on my gravel bike, there would be zero confusion about which part I was referring to. Is there really a need to specify that my shifter also...
05-10-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By msu2001la

It's possible that you've just found a way to...

It's possible that you've just found a way to make this term even more annoying.
05-09-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By msu2001la

I like the new Zwift interface and update. ...

I like the new Zwift interface and update.

1. I can now access the garage without first needing to start a ride, so I can switch to the bike I want first and not have to start, stop & switch,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By msu2001la

Yes! I'm very happy to be out riding on dry...

Yes!
I'm very happy to be out riding on dry roads with no arm or leg warmers. This spring has been very cool and wet in Chicago, but the last few days and upcoming week seem to be trending in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,762
Posted By msu2001la

I don't notice any difference in ride...

I don't notice any difference in ride comfort/compliance when switching between shallow aluminum wheels and 45mm depth carbon wheels on the same bike, with the same tires/pressure. Deeper carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,613
Posted By msu2001la

My group rides typically see most riders doing...

My group rides typically see most riders doing pulls for anywhere from 1-5 minutes, then moving off. There are always a few stronger riders who will do longer pulls. I'm fine with it.

The length...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,368
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed. Regardless of how we got here, or what...

Agreed. Regardless of how we got here, or what the merits are (or what Chris Froome's mechanic thinks), the industry and general buying public have clearly moved on.

I'd be interested in seeing a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,368
Posted By msu2001la

I will never buy a rim brake bike again.

I will never buy a rim brake bike again.
04-25-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,587
Posted By msu2001la

I can think of dozens of US cities that are...

I can think of dozens of US cities that are relatively flat, high-population density and have climates on par with Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris, and continue to plan and build roadways that are...
04-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 850
Posted By msu2001la

Shimano sells rim brake versions of all of their...

Shimano sells rim brake versions of all of their road groupsets. I'm not sure why people in this thread keep claiming otherwise.

As far as I know, the only road groupset that is disc-brake only is...
04-22-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,587
Posted By msu2001la

It's all about the macho marketing: ...

It's all about the macho marketing:

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04-22-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,587
Posted By msu2001la

Yup. And our vehicles get bigger and bigger in...

Yup. And our vehicles get bigger and bigger in some kind of weird arms race, which is perceived as safer for the occupants, but is actually far more dangerous for anyone on foot or bike. A modern 3...
04-22-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,587
Posted By msu2001la

This is exactly the point of the NYT editorial....

This is exactly the point of the NYT editorial. Most/all of the US has prioritized driving above all other modes of transport, and therefore our roadways are designed to prioritize driving, and are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,885
Posted By msu2001la

I "notice" a significant difference in how my...

I "notice" a significant difference in how my bike handles and feels when swapping between 1500g carbon wheels and stock 2000g alloy wheels. The lighter wheels feel much more lively, responsive,...
04-20-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By msu2001la

Shimano's website shows the GRX 400 as 303g, and...

Shimano's website shows the GRX 400 as 303g, and the GRX 810 as 255g.

48g difference.

The GRX 810 retails for $120. I can't imagine there's any tangible difference in performance between these...
04-18-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,226
Posted By msu2001la

Back in the 80's these were a thing. They made...

Back in the 80's these were a thing. They made the bike sound cool, but they were definitely a handful on windy days:...
04-07-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

I own two sets of carbon wheels, 45mm and 35mm...

I own two sets of carbon wheels, 45mm and 35mm depth. I've never noticed any unusual effects or handling difficulty from crosswinds.
I think this might be a problem on super deep 80mm wheels.
04-07-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

Should be noted that the Zipp wheels are disc...

Should be noted that the Zipp wheels are disc brake only. The rims are hookless, so you have to run a tubeless ready tire that is "hookless compatible" (most are), but you can still run a tube inside...
04-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 490
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon is very strong. These wheels work great...

Carbon is very strong. These wheels work great for gravel. Zipp wheels come with a lifetime warranty.
04-05-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By msu2001la

12sp Di2 Ultegra and Dura Ace was released in...

12sp Di2 Ultegra and Dura Ace was released in August of last year, and it's still nearly impossible to find on new bikes. I'm sure 12sp GRX is around the corner, but even if they announced it today...
04-04-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with WhyFi - unless you're planning on...

Agree with WhyFi - unless you're planning on buying a new pump anyway, you might want to give your floor pump a try first and see if it does the trick. I have some tire/wheel combos that seat fine...
03-31-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 761
Posted By msu2001la

She's got the jimmy legs. ...

She's got the jimmy legs.

https://youtu.be/NF_jThhciOQ?t=16
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By msu2001la

A Grand Fondo is a recreational organized...

A Grand Fondo is a recreational organized mass-start bike ride event that has either timing from start to finish, or timed segments along the route. It's like a marathon but for cycling, and there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,938
Posted By msu2001la

I understand and I mentioned the Strava segment...

I understand and I mentioned the Strava segment tracking earlier in the thread. I guess I was speaking more about using speed as a specific training metric, which is common in running, but not common...
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