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10-14-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,198
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
10-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My experience as well. I bought two pairs...

My experience as well.

I bought two pairs of identical Tifosi glasses, one polarized and one not. Not only did the polarization add no noticeable benefit while cycling, I couldn't stand wearing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,265
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Preorders available: Continental Grand Prix 5000...

Preorders available: Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR Road Tire at BikeTiresDirect (https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/continental-grand-prix-5000-s-tr-road-tire)

$100 a tire. Ouch. Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I find it interesting when sellers ask top-dollar...

I find it interesting when sellers ask top-dollar for a bike and don't even bother to give it a good cleaning. I agree that I wouldn't buy that bike after seeing the condition of the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks... I wasn't aware of the Power2Max brand. ...

Thanks... I wasn't aware of the Power2Max brand. Two options for Shimano Ultegra:

NG Rotor ALDHU R 24mm with cranks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Correct, 2020 with T47 bottom bracket. My...

Correct, 2020 with T47 bottom bracket.

My Domane is my "one bike to rule them all (almost)"... I regularly swap between two wheelsets and two pedals sets. When in "gravel mode", I put on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Convert Trek Domane Crankset from Ultegra to SRAM

I have a Trek Domane SL7 (https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/domane/domane-sl/domane-sl-7/p/28315/) with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed Di2 group set and a Praxis...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
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: 558
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...
10-04-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I wonder if there's any aero-advantage to running...

I wonder if there's any aero-advantage to running a narrower front tire than back tire? I'm assuming the width of the back tire is negligible from an aero perspective since the frame, rider, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,279
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Glad to hear a bunch of you are trying the tilted...

Glad to hear a bunch of you are trying the tilted hood experiment and liking it. Since I created the original post, I have not gone back to straight hoods nor do I ever plan to. My hands and wrists...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,129
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Sweet! My GP 5000 TL rear tire is getting real...

Sweet! My GP 5000 TL rear tire is getting real close to showing it's casing... I hope it holds-out until these new TR tires are actually available to the general public.
10-04-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I saw the name "Dr. Stephen Phinney" pop-up in my...

I saw the name "Dr. Stephen Phinney" pop-up in my search in these forums regarding this topic. Last night I watched a video presentation of his regarding research on a low carb diet and endurance...
10-03-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Nutrition for Performance vs Long Term Health

TL;DR
Is a high carb diet used by the majority of athletes good for one's long-term health off the bike or is this a "high performance despite the long-term health risks" diet?

Almost all...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,899
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Looks like you'll be able to put an 11 speed...

Looks like you'll be able to put an 11 speed cassette on the 12 speed freehub body, but not the other way around. I suppose that allows wheel builders to build for the 12 speed group sets and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,899
Posted By PoorInRichfield

While it's clear that most recent innovations...

While it's clear that most recent innovations from Shimano start with their mountain bike group sets these days, electronic shifting seems to be "a roadie thing" for some odd reason. XTR Di2 exists,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,899
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 273,667
Posted By PoorInRichfield

FYI... I ended-up buying a Kool Stop Tire Bead...

FYI... I ended-up buying a Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack (https://smile.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Tire-Bead-Jack/dp/B001AYML7K/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=bicycle+tire+lever&qid=1629374895&sr=8-10) which...
07-11-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Did You Transition From an eBike to a Bike?

When discussing e-bikes with friends and family , many justify an e-bike purchase as a stepping-stone towards getting in-shape with the intent of riding a regular bike at some point (which seems like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Shimano "Neutral Support Vehicle"

Tour de France - Shimano Takes Over Neutral Support for the Peloton (bicycling.com)...
01-20-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,788
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm approaching 47 years of age and even though I...

I'm approaching 47 years of age and even though I own a John Deere lawn mower with a 48" snow thrower attachment, I default to manually shoveling my driveway when it's sane to do so. "Sane" meaning...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,279
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I noticed in last year's Tour de France (the only...

I noticed in last year's Tour de France (the only bike race I watch) that quite a few riders ride with their hands wrapped around the tops of their brake hoods and their forearms parallel to the...
01-10-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm leery of cassettes that are too cheap as they...

I'm leery of cassettes that are too cheap as they need to be durable and sometimes the cheap ones are not. If the cassette has steel cogs, it'll probably be fine, but if the cogs are aluminum, I'd...
01-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
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...
12-31-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Out of curiosity, I looked at my Zwift account to...

Out of curiosity, I looked at my Zwift account to see when I signed-up... 2015 NOV 30 :eek: I can't believe I've been on Zwift for over 4 years as well... it seems like I just started using it last...
12-19-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,323
Posted By PoorInRichfield

@5_mph Just go "walking" in a park or on a...

@5_mph Just go "walking" in a park or on a trail... now you're "hiking" and it sounds way cooler! I go hiking all the time at a local state park as cross-training for cycling and while it's...
12-13-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I resemble that remark! :p Since I end-up being...

I resemble that remark! :p Since I end-up being indoors for nearly half the year due to Winter, I don't want my person getting used to one gear selection indoors only to have adjust and adapt when I...
12-12-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By PoorInRichfield

grizzly907la Would you mind sharing what your...

grizzly907la Would you mind sharing what your diet consists of? I.e., what do you typically eat in a given day?

I ask because I used to be fueled almost purely with sugar and carbs and found...
12-12-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I have the same cassette on my trainer that I do...

I have the same cassette on my trainer that I do on my actual bike for consistency.
12-11-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
Posted By PoorInRichfield

First time I used Rouvy, I tried braking at stop...

First time I used Rouvy, I tried braking at stop lights :D
12-10-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I agree that thru-axle support in the Wahoo...

I agree that thru-axle support in the Wahoo line-up isn't so great. I had an original Kickr that I bought the thru-axle adaptor for and I loathed putting my bike on the trainer. I'm not sure if the...
12-06-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 964
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...
12-01-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think the drive towards a Zwift bike might be...

I think the drive towards a Zwift bike might be driven by trying to reduce cheating on the platform for pro racing. If everyone is riding an "official bike" instead of their own, that might reduce...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I agree in that I really could care less about...

I agree in that I really could care less about the "aero" part of the Bontrager XXX aero bars on my Domane. I like having the flat tops for resting my hands during climbs or my elbows when I ride in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 828,678
Posted By PoorInRichfield

10% off storewide at Nashbar...

10% off storewide at Nashbar (https://www.nashbar.com/) / Performance Bike (https://www.performancebike.com/) (same company)

USE CODE: BF1020
Coupon expires at 11:59Pm PST on November 30, 2020
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11-27-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I probably should've prefixed my original post to...

I probably should've prefixed my original post to state that I'm looking for the immersive experience of having a gigantic display. I agree that for most, a simple TV is the best option and is what...
11-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I have definitely thought about this, but wonder...

I have definitely thought about this, but wonder if it'd work well with intense exercise... i.e., fogging-up and getting sweaty. I don't have any experience with VR headsets... can one run any app...
11-25-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By PoorInRichfield

That would be dreamy to be able to project a 150"...

That would be dreamy to be able to project a 150" image from a projector that is only 7.2" away from the wall!?!?!? :eek: That particular project is a tad out of my price range, but that's...
11-25-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yeah, you're right about that. W/o a proper...

Yeah, you're right about that. W/o a proper setup, a projected image doesn't look so hot. However, I don't know of any other way to get a huge display w/o spending a bazillion dollars on a...
11-25-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Question Using a Projector for Your Smart Trainer Display

I wish I had never seen this video...

https://youtu.be/sfQOq8IFe34

While I have a decent sized TV that I use for Zwift (https://zwift.com/), my brain really loves the idea of using a project to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I originally had the dual-blender setup but did...

I originally had the dual-blender setup but did think it looked cleaner with the light and computer jutting-out in front of the stem :p The computer seems so cozy sitting on the stem, not to mention...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,791
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My slightly used 2020 Domane SL7 came with...

My slightly used 2020 Domane SL7 came with Bontrager XXX aero bars...
11-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,831
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Hmm... not sure what might've changed between the...

Hmm... not sure what might've changed between the 2019 and 2020 Domanes... or maybe it's just that no one with a 2019 has complained to Wahoo yet.

A more detailed thread regarding an Trek/Wahoo...
11-23-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,831
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Exclamation Trek Owners Beware! The Wahoo Kickr May Not Be for You!

I just sold my Wahoo Kickr v1 and intended to buy the latest v5 model to get the latest electronics and hopefully a better thru-axle fit for my 2020 Trek Domane SL7. I'm glad I did some research...
11-21-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,414
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If I had an infinite budget to keep trying new...

If I had an infinite budget to keep trying new shoes (which I don't), I'd like to try the Fizik Tempo Overcurve R4 Wide (https://www.fizik.com/us_en/tempo-overcurve-r4-wide.html?cId=93-item-129)...
11-14-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,414
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: 2,925
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: 2,229
Posted By PoorInRichfield

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLDDrc91GA
11-06-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,912
Posted By PoorInRichfield

"Optimal" is different for everyone. Some want...

"Optimal" is different for everyone. Some want comfort, others speed, others more watts. I used the Silca tire pressure calculator...
11-06-20, 04:05 PM
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