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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,325
Posted By telebianchi

So if I am understanding, your B17 group is...

So if I am understanding, your B17 group is expecting a speed of 17 mph on flats. Is that correct? I ask because that is not very fast for a paceline on flat ground and assuming no headwind. It's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By telebianchi

If you were to use your 200 for the basic cycling...

If you were to use your 200 for the basic cycling stats (distance, time, speed) and then a gps watch for HR, etc. you will not have any way to sync up the two resulting workout files. For good...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,813
Posted By telebianchi

When I put Conti GP4000s 700x25 on my Bontrager...

When I put Conti GP4000s 700x25 on my Bontrager TLR wheels (wider 23mm/17.5mm width), they measure out to 28 mm compared to the Bontrager R3s measuring an actual 25mm. I can see the difference when...
04-15-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By telebianchi

Thanks for the info. I think the seatpost...

Thanks for the info.

I think the seatpost and FD clamp are the same size; if not easy enough to pick up on the used market. I knew about the headset type difference and cables I would chalk up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,831
Posted By telebianchi

A friend just bought one. I think he's bringing...

A friend just bought one. I think he's bringing it to Saturday's ride. Might try to get a quick spin on it. I'm sure this setup makes sense for some people but I think I'd rather get something like...
04-11-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By telebianchi

Thinking of rebuilding 26FS on a hardtail frame

I have a 2010 Giant Trance X4 full suspension (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2010&brand=Giant&model=Trance+X4) that I bought in 2011. I am just a hobbyist when it comes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,625
Posted By telebianchi

If it's really hot or if I'm doing a hard ride...

If it's really hot or if I'm doing a hard ride trying to hit certain goals, then I won't drink mid-ride.

But on a more casual ride?
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5621/20452878393_35881c3dd8_b.jpg
07-14-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,451
Posted By telebianchi

I prefer to watch dismounts over barriers. Bunny...

I prefer to watch dismounts over barriers. Bunny hops are cool but when I think CX I think dismounts.

But....

.... it's up to the course designers to deal with that. I've seen courses with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,339
Posted By telebianchi

Remember also that the Boone and Diverge are not...

Remember also that the Boone and Diverge are not designed for the same use -- although I completely understand why they would get shopped against each other. The Boone is a CX race bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,375
Posted By telebianchi

The new wheel was in the shop in two days. I just...

The new wheel was in the shop in two days. I just picked it up this morning. And not only was it a quick, painless, no-questions-asked warranty claim, but they upgraded me to the Bontrager Race X...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,375
Posted By telebianchi

Thanks for the comments. The Bontrager Race...

Thanks for the comments.

The Bontrager Race has 24 spokes on the rear and no rider weight limit (Race TLR - | Bontrager (http://www.bontrager.com/model/11063)). I'm no lightweight but, as tedder...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-15, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,375
Posted By telebianchi

Answer #1...

Answer #1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) : That's not a polite thing to ask a girl.

Answer #2...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,375
Posted By telebianchi

How many licks to the center of a Bontrager Race rim?

Or, actually, who many miles until you pull a spoke through the rim.

Answer: 5765.3 miles.

The wheel is on the rear of my 2014 Domane that I bought in October 2013.
About a month ago the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,312
Posted By telebianchi

I never have bought one although I have fourteen...

I never have bought one although I have fourteen Bike MS jerseys (one event and one team for seven years running) that I've gotten for hitting various fundraising levels.

A lot of events are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,853
Posted By telebianchi

My understanding is that this was not Garmin...

My understanding is that this was not Garmin stopping the plug-in from working but the browsers stopping support of some of the technology used by the plug-in. From Garmin help:

The Garmin...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,813
Posted By telebianchi

Welcome to the club.

Welcome to the club.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,311
Posted By telebianchi

Well that's a little freaky. :beer:

Well that's a little freaky. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,311
Posted By telebianchi

I did ten rides of 100+ miles last year including...

I did ten rides of 100+ miles last year including a 130 miler on dirt/gravel canal towpath and a 192 miler across Alaska. For the late winter century I had Specialized BG knickers. The other nine...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,498
Posted By telebianchi

Last summer in Alaska I had a big ol' dragon fly...

Last summer in Alaska I had a big ol' dragon fly get caught in my helmet. It went in right at the bottom of a downhill which immediately went into a climb with a narrow shoulder and traffic so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-15, 03:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,295
Posted By telebianchi

Only a couple of round-a-bouts that I ride...

Only a couple of round-a-bouts that I ride through normally but won't be surprised when more pop up.

One of them has very little traffic and is no big deal. That one can turn into 20 cyclists...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,522
Posted By telebianchi

I don't think switching out bottle cages really...

I don't think switching out bottle cages really counts since most bikes don't come with them unless the LBS throws some in to be nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,495
Posted By telebianchi

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By telebianchi

Just curious what temps and conditions you are...

Just curious what temps and conditions you are riding in. I've ridden into the low 20s and hiked into low/mid teens. Never had a problem pulling a hand out of a glove for a few minutes to catch a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 50,718
Posted By telebianchi

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7485/15938025030_e0...

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My Christmas navigator.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By telebianchi

Ride for a stretch with no hands and see which...

Ride for a stretch with no hands and see which direction you turn. If you turn to the right, then you know that the left side color is the faster one. To the left, then the right side color is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By telebianchi

Testing bar tape colors

Just a silly little idea if you're wondering how a new color of bar tape would look on your bike. I did a local group ride yesterday where some people will decorate themselves or their bikes for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By telebianchi

That's awesome. Thank you. Might not even need...

That's awesome. Thank you. Might not even need to worry about the inner limit screw since I never use those lower few gears when on the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By telebianchi

10-speed wheel on 11-speed bike for trainer-use only?

I live in an area where there are a number of winter days you can get outside to ride, but there are lots of other days where due to weather or darkness you're stuck inside on the trainer.

New...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 09:23 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 11,330
Posted By telebianchi

The squirrels don't suffer as much with bladed...

The squirrels don't suffer as much with bladed spokes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 44,838
Posted By telebianchi

Mea culpa. It was late and I had done a cold 65...

Mea culpa. It was late and I had done a cold 65 mile ride with less than 400 feet of climbing (and all right turns) during the day which actually had me thinking about my cassette at times.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 44,838
Posted By telebianchi

I did not read the previous 14 pages, so maybe...

I did not read the previous 14 pages, so maybe this has been said already.

I've been riding Ultegra 11-speed with a 50/34 crank and 11/32 cassette since June. On truly flat rides, like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,458
Posted By telebianchi

A double-metric (130 miles) on the C&O Canal...

A double-metric (130 miles) on the C&O Canal Towpath. The picture is coming out of the east end of the Paw Paw Tunnel.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5117/14437254275_d4c6651854_z.jpg


A...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,690
Posted By telebianchi

That's how I look at playing golf. I get more...

That's how I look at playing golf. I get more shots per dollar than my friends who are actually good at that silly game.

I went to a premium membership this year thanks to a promo (got a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By telebianchi

14 months and about 4300 miles on a 2014 5.2. ...

14 months and about 4300 miles on a 2014 5.2. Not a single mile or minute of regret.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,690
Posted By telebianchi

Then I'd be the only one left on Strava.

Then I'd be the only one left on Strava.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,393
Posted By telebianchi

I see the OP has gotten a Honda CRV. I'm...

I see the OP has gotten a Honda CRV. I'm interested to see how the space in the new HRV compares to the CRV and the Fit. You can get bikes upright in the back of a Fit. Numbers I've seen for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,911
Posted By telebianchi

And has he voted in the latest greatest "how do...

And has he voted in the latest greatest "how do you shave your legs" poll.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,982
Posted By telebianchi

Don't go on vacation and rent a bike much nicer...

Don't go on vacation and rent a bike much nicer than what you already own.

September 2013. Girdwood, AK.
2013 Trek Domane 5.2 rental....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,302
Posted By telebianchi

Do your thumb and fingers shift as well as they...

Do your thumb and fingers shift as well as they type "working"? :roflmao2:
10-24-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,512
Posted By telebianchi

I've been riding a 2003 Fuji Cross Alu...

I've been riding a 2003 Fuji Cross Alu frame/carbon fork since new. I've done road centuries with 700x23 tires on it. I've raced it in CX. This summer I did 130 miles in a single day on the C&O...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,855
Posted By telebianchi

Hmmm. Chilly SoCal winter? This one line has me...

Hmmm. Chilly SoCal winter? This one line has me questioning your grasp on cycling. HTFU!


Ha ha. Just kidding. This looks leaps and bounds better than watching old crappy movies streamed on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,526
Posted By telebianchi

I don't know how long you like to keep your...

I don't know how long you like to keep your bikes, but I would think the Trek name is worth more money if you are the type of person to sell and upgrade in the next three to five years (says an owner...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By telebianchi

I have a Hincapie jersey that does what I think...

I have a Hincapie jersey that does what I think you are talking about. I think it's because (1) the material is SPF rated and a bit thicker than some other jerseys I own and (2) the zipper is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-14, 08:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,699
Posted By telebianchi

51.115 km/hr

51.115 km/hr
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,712
Posted By telebianchi

They sure have. Shimano Doubles Down on...

They sure have.

Shimano Doubles Down on Discs: New Non-Di2 Hydraulic STI Levers, Updated RS785 Brake Caliper, CX75 Disc Hubs - Cyclocross Magazine - Cyclocross News, Races, Bikes, Photos, Videos...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,730
Posted By telebianchi

I've shaved in Anchorage a couple of times.

I've shaved in Anchorage a couple of times.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-14, 08:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,389
Posted By telebianchi

But can you get anything you want?

But can you get anything you want?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,480
Posted By telebianchi

I tried a Marathon 700x28 on my 2014 5.2. It...

I tried a Marathon 700x28 on my 2014 5.2. It barely cleared the brake caliper on the rear. I tried this to be able to ride gravel, dirt and crushed stone roads and trails. It seemed to work until...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 06:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 47,600
Posted By telebianchi

It's only cheating if you get caught.

It's only cheating if you get caught.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By telebianchi

Saturday was pretty nice with lower temps and...

Saturday was pretty nice with lower temps and cloud cover the whole day. Sunday was pretty hot but yesterday and today are brutal.

I'll be at Civil War for the first time on Saturday. Looking...
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