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10-18-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,526
Posted By cderalow

been on the list of rides to do at some point. ...

been on the list of rides to do at some point. maybe next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,392
Posted By cderalow

cygolite dice 150 hl. snagged from REI. ...

cygolite dice 150 hl.

snagged from REI. strap is more like the L&M and has a lot of good be seen modes.

thing is tiny. about 1" cube plus some strap.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By cderalow

some shimano levers are capable of having a...

some shimano levers are capable of having a spacer or wedge inserted above the lever to help adjust reach.

I know my 105 (5700) set came with two options plus not having the wedge (3 positions).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18,868
Views: 3,800,440
Posted By cderalow

My wife was in Chicago and stopped at the Rapha...

My wife was in Chicago and stopped at the Rapha store and picked up a set of pro-team lightweight bibs, a brevet lightweight jersey and a pair of winter tights

Jersey and bibs were super on sale,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,822
Posted By cderalow

I've been running a mix of lights from Cygolite...

I've been running a mix of lights from Cygolite and Knog on my night rides.

On the front
Cygolite Dice HL 150 in flash mode from handlebars
Cygolite Dash 320 pointed far down road on solid mode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-17, 06:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,762
Posted By cderalow

It's been done. Not all frames are created...

It's been done.

Not all frames are created equal. A look deep inside the carbon in counterfeit bikes | VeloNews.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-17, 12:37 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,608
Posted By cderalow

love that he goes back to re-do the little wall...

love that he goes back to re-do the little wall and ride up the curb of the stairs when he didn't get all the way to the top on the first go around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,706,609
Posted By cderalow

i run 25c conti gp4000s on the original rs11...

i run 25c conti gp4000s on the original rs11 wheels...plenty of space on my 2014 caad10
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 08:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,422
Posted By cderalow

http://www.weatherzombie.com/zimages/zombies/gener...

http://www.weatherzombie.com/zimages/zombies/genericZombieMale.png
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By cderalow

they came stock with 28's on some models, so...

they came stock with 28's on some models, so somewhere around there will likely be it. might fit some 30's.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By cderalow

i was more thinking that it was discoloration or...

i was more thinking that it was discoloration or scratching to the brake track as a result of debris rather than ability to see carbon through it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,164
Posted By cderalow

normally some sort of small fan, but hoping this...

normally some sort of small fan, but hoping this winter I'll be setup in the un-insulated garage.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By cderalow

looks like an aluminum brake track and not carbon...

looks like an aluminum brake track and not carbon as some of the posters above mention.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By cderalow

honestly, i didn't find light action, x or zeros...

honestly, i didn't find light action, x or zeros to have any different 'feel' when clipping/unclipping and I've tried all 3.

i like zeros for the ability to set a precise amount of float in each...
08-21-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,162
Posted By cderalow

those some sort of home made pedal holders?

those some sort of home made pedal holders?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-17, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By cderalow

shifter and cranks look like claris or sora (no...

shifter and cranks look like claris or sora (no integrated dual shift) which would put it at the bottom of the lineup.
08-16-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By cderalow

yes. drivetrain fully functional when on the...

yes.

drivetrain fully functional when on the stand.

It's normally at a height that i'm comfy enough working from a stool on the bike from. maybe to bottom of crank being 30" off ground? never...
08-16-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,622
Posted By cderalow

The 'Bike to the Beach Ride' that started down in...

The 'Bike to the Beach Ride' that started down in the DC area and has spread now is a worthwhile cause.

I've done the DC version in the past and it's normally a pretty fun ride.
08-16-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,289
Posted By cderalow

I have this $120 jobbie that supports a bike...

I have this $120 jobbie that supports a bike using the bottom bracket shell and a quick release.
...
08-15-17, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By cderalow

dimensionally not very different from my CAAD10...

dimensionally not very different from my CAAD10 in the front.

in fact, only big difference I see in comparing the geometry charts, is that the seat tube is about 3cm shorter and the angle is off...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By cderalow

rapha has a similarly large pad. at least in...

rapha has a similarly large pad.

at least in their flyweight, classic and lightweight/proteam variants.

can't speak for the core stuff.
08-14-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By cderalow

so the manufacturer (cannondale) is being...

so the manufacturer (cannondale) is being generally not super helpful in finding out information about the thing.

Seller has provided a bunch of pictures of it, with a photo of the serial number,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By cderalow

I find the following helps: 1) in the...

I find the following helps:

1) in the summer, no trainer
2) in the winter, setup in my garage which has minimal insulation and no heat/air conditioning.

even when it's 30 outside, I'll still...
08-10-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By cderalow

Things to look for - buying used tandem

Looking to expand my eldest daughter's riding experience over the next 3 years so she's comfortable riding centuries etc with me on a solo bike.

Was thinking a tandem would be a decent route...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 11:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,876
Posted By cderalow

most of my gear says vietnam... not quite one and...

most of my gear says vietnam... not quite one and the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By cderalow

I've got a GT transeo hybrid (with a suspension...

I've got a GT transeo hybrid (with a suspension fork) that I use for towing a trailer, running to the grocery store etc.

My cannondale doesn't have anywhere to mount a rack properly, so I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By cderalow

I've found 35's @ 70 to be the sweet spot, so...

I've found 35's @ 70 to be the sweet spot, so bring a cross bike or hybrid.

last weekend it was extremely muddy. enough so that i had to replace my bottom bracket bearings afterward there was so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By cderalow

the tow path runs from Cumberland MD all the way...

the tow path runs from Cumberland MD all the way into Georgetown Washington DC. 185 miles or so.

The lower 60 are passable on a road bike with 25's. The last 15 especially so. Miles 60-30 or so...
07-26-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By cderalow

single speed road bike? I'd agree with the...

single speed road bike?

I'd agree with the cross designation though with the higher than normal bottom bracket.
07-26-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By cderalow

three summers of working DOT road crew has taught...

three summers of working DOT road crew has taught me the following:

the only thing that really removes tar is time & use.

ride around is your best bet. not on freshly tarred roads obviously.
07-26-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,762
Posted By cderalow

amusingly, the TSA has a website for this. ...

amusingly, the TSA has a website for this.

https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By cderalow

bigwheelbikes will set you up well for a rental. ...

bigwheelbikes will set you up well for a rental.

as for routes, you can try this lollipop shaped one that starts in Georgetown and heads out into MD and comes back. From behind the cemetery it'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,642
Posted By cderalow

re: wallets. I have one of those little...

re: wallets.

I have one of those little stick on pockets on the back of my phone case in which I place:

DL, 2x credit cards, banks card, health insurance card.

phone goes into a rapha...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 09:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,642
Posted By cderalow

side note for those of you putting them on shoes...

side note for those of you putting them on shoes or in pockets...

during a serious accident, your shoes, pockets and sometimes clothes can be parted from your person which makes them useless. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,878
Posted By cderalow

having a work stand makes a thorough clean...

having a work stand makes a thorough clean significantly easier.

i pretty much adhere to this method.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,642
Posted By cderalow

i bought one before, and just bought the one to...

i bought one before, and just bought the one to fit my garmin vivosmart which rarely leaves my hand.

in my case, it's so they contact a family friend first prior to my wife so if someone has to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-17, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By cderalow

for me i prefer the lack of a waist band of bibs...

for me i prefer the lack of a waist band of bibs over regular shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By cderalow

i used to be a cheap (and sore) ass when it came...

i used to be a cheap (and sore) ass when it came to shorts and would buy the performance ultra ones on sale. i was given a gift card to rapha over christmas and decided to buy a pair of their bibs...
07-17-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,549
Posted By cderalow

that sounds a lot more like the crank fixing bolt...

that sounds a lot more like the crank fixing bolt not being properly torqued or an improperly sized square taper crank/spindle measurement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,254
Posted By cderalow

another late night rider here. the quiet and...

another late night rider here.

the quiet and solitude is generally nice.

animal life is a bit worrying at times though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-17, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,981
Posted By cderalow

i've been running my conti gp4000ii's on the C&O...

i've been running my conti gp4000ii's on the C&O Canal Towpath down here near DC. It's compacted crushed limestone for the most part.

I run 25c on my CAAD10. It's not a super comfortable ride,...
07-10-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,499
Posted By cderalow

47% as of this weekend. $100 more to the...

47% as of this weekend.

$100 more to the minimum... $5300 to my goal... my goal is looking less and less possible, but minimum should be fine.

Helps that my brother donates a good sum and that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-17, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,887
Posted By cderalow

I did a gran fondo in vegas a few years back. In...

I did a gran fondo in vegas a few years back. In april it was near 80 while riding during the day.

I can't imagine riding in 100+

My inlaws are out there and fortunately we normally only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By cderalow

NPS who governs over sections of the towpath...

NPS who governs over sections of the towpath actually require your bike be equipped with a bell. So does the district and maryland I think.

Dunno, I never really had one on my road bike until...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,355
Posted By cderalow

I've done the White's Ferry to Georgetown portion...

I've done the White's Ferry to Georgetown portion on a CAAD10 w/25mm conti gp4000s without issue.

Likely doing harper's all the way in later this summer.

larger tires help, but on road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,831
Posted By cderalow

I stuff a tube, tire lever, CO2, inflator, small...

I stuff a tube, tire lever, CO2, inflator, small patch kit, $1 bill and a missing link into a lezyne caddy sack size small. which goes in my rear central pocket with a tiny blackburn pump.

left...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By cderalow

two years ago i went through a similar conundrum....

two years ago i went through a similar conundrum.

i test rode probably 20 different bikes, from lower grade carbon fujis @ performance, to hi-mod carbon and top of the line versions..

In the...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By cderalow

I belong to the pedalers, and they don't do a...

I belong to the pedalers, and they don't do a group ride on my side of the river on sundays. Not in the range I'm looking for anyway. Hoping for 40-50 miles or so.

their saturday ride out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,212
Posted By cderalow

I've gone through 5 or 6 various rain type...

I've gone through 5 or 6 various rain type jackets in the last several years... some for cycling, some for hiking, some for just wearing in the rain.

in terms of not sweating myself out of it......
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-17, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,214
Posted By cderalow

funny part... there's times I've got 1,000 miles...

funny part... there's times I've got 1,000 miles on tires and cant see wear....
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