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Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By Wittyname

The Domane AL2 is rim-brake only, and has 8 speed...

The Domane AL2 is rim-brake only, and has 8 speed Claris, which limits your selection because the 8 speed hubs have a different width than modern 11 speed

Save the money and look at upgrading the...
02-25-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,525
Posted By Wittyname

In a word, no. The rear derailleur still has...

In a word, no.

The rear derailleur still has a road pull ratio, and is compatible with other road levers, but not MTB. The GRX 1x derailleur is just built to work with the existing 11-40 and 11-42...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,857
Posted By Wittyname

I've had my Domane SL5 for a couple years now,...

I've had my Domane SL5 for a couple years now, and it just plain works. What climbing we have in central Ohio is mostly sub-3 minutes and relatively sharp, and the Domane's stock gearing does good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,863
Posted By Wittyname

The aero bike will almost certainly be the faster...

The aero bike will almost certainly be the faster one over most of your riding, but only by a few watts. Are you able to test ride the bikes you're considering buying? It's possible you may love one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By Wittyname

The K-Wing AGX isn't really a 'flat top' bar,...

The K-Wing AGX isn't really a 'flat top' bar, it's more ovalized. I thought from seeing pictures that it was much more aero shaped, but after using it the last few months it's really grown on me
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,386
Posted By Wittyname

While I agree that matching the kit to the bike...

While I agree that matching the kit to the bike is just a little bit OCD for me, if it will bother you, this sounds like the perfect excuse for a new bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,910
Posted By Wittyname

Ebay has everything, if you're not picky on brand...

Ebay has everything, if you're not picky on brand names

Here you go! (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cycle-Computer-Mount-for-CANYON-H31-CP01-CP10-COCKPIT-CF-to-Garmin-and-GoPro-/283336601974)
02-09-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,540
Posted By Wittyname

Being mad at others for exercising differently. ...

Being mad at others for exercising differently.

We have one, my wife loves it, I'm not a fan. We also have a CycleOps Magnus wheel-on smart trainer that I'm a big fan of, but my wife loathes....
09-13-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,463
Posted By Wittyname

Between the Crossrip, Domane, Checkpoint, and...

Between the Crossrip, Domane, Checkpoint, and Crockett, Trek had too many aluminum semi-off-road drop-bar bikes. Crossrip was the oldest with the least model recognition, so away it went.
I liked...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,946
Posted By Wittyname

Going to throw this out there - Stages makes a...

Going to throw this out there - Stages makes a Right-Side-Only power meter, as well. $650 for the Ultegra crank and power meter. It doesn't appear to be on PB's site, but it is on Stages...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 04:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,176
Posted By Wittyname

I have one, and love it. The spring keeps it nice...

I have one, and love it. The spring keeps it nice and secure, and it's super easy to use. I'm sure the Zefal is nice, too, but I figured, as a one-time expense, I'd go with something super nice. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Wittyname

At around 0c, I've found that a decent thermal...

At around 0c, I've found that a decent thermal jersey with light wool longsleeve underneath works great; maybe a light wind vest overtop if it's windy. I like the dhb brand jerseys from Wiggle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,143
Posted By Wittyname

The local shop had some leftovers from last...

The local shop had some leftovers from last winter on deep deep discount, so I picked them up. Winter is coming, after all......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,839
Posted By Wittyname

For what it's worth, I don't regret buying mine....

For what it's worth, I don't regret buying mine. The price was right, and they do the job for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,839
Posted By Wittyname

You're looking at the Aeolus 5 Pro. The Comp is...

You're looking at the Aeolus 5 Pro. The Comp is the aluminum wheel with a carbon fairing, found here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,995,018
Posted By Wittyname

Very much so, I've even received a number of...

Very much so, I've even received a number of compliments on it, as well as it being quite useful (people keep getting flats this year!). But we all know real world and this thread are very different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,785
Posted By Wittyname

3168 miles 107,661 feet 180.5 hours I'm...

3168 miles
107,661 feet
180.5 hours

I'm behind where I was last year, largely because the winter was awful and I missed a bunch of commuting miles. Of well. Will likely get 7-8k miles this year
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,995,018
Posted By Wittyname

No worries. The saddle tilt has been a recent...

No worries. The saddle tilt has been a recent thing, since this past winter when trainer time just started becoming unbearable past 20 minutes, tried the slight tilt and it felt good; did 92 miles on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,995,018
Posted By Wittyname

Thanks for the input, all. I'm not a fan of the...

Thanks for the input, all. I'm not a fan of the tape, either, it will be going back to black once this stuff lived it's life. Stem matches the bars (Zipp SL70 Aero), was planning on getting a Zipp...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-18, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,995,018
Posted By Wittyname

2016 Foundry Chillkoot, Ultegra 6800, Bontrager...

2016 Foundry Chillkoot, Ultegra 6800, Bontrager Aeolus 5 Comp wheelshttps://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20180630_184751_9f6d70c79677c041fa5641a6a8ef47b7ab38130f.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-25-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,443
Posted By Wittyname

Orange and blue Hand Stripe from Team Dream ...

Orange and blue Hand Stripe from Team Dream

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1999x1333/hand_stripe_sock_team_dream_main_2_x1333_a007e902d1f9a605f09debe1212b073a7e2ff30e.jpg
06-22-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,016
Posted By Wittyname

I have about 15 of these bottles, no leaks at all...

I have about 15 of these bottles, no leaks at all no matter which lid-to-bottle combo I use. I run them through the dishwasher with no problems... going on 4 years now for some of them
Forum: Commuting
06-22-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,443
Posted By Wittyname

A pair of young ladies pulled alongside me and...

A pair of young ladies pulled alongside me and yelled 'We love your socks!'. Gave them a smile and a friendly wave.

90% of what I hear are people being angry, so I tune most of it out
Forum: Commuting
05-14-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,571
Posted By Wittyname

I used a rack with a trunk bag or pannier for...

I used a rack with a trunk bag or pannier for nearly two years. It worked fine for me; I travel fairly light (lunch and clothes) and didn't feel like it was a huge drag over the rear wheel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,451
Posted By Wittyname

SL5 Gravel comes with 35m Schwalbe G-One Allround...

SL5 Gravel comes with 35m Schwalbe G-One Allround gravel tires, RS685 shifters (Old Ultegra level), and R805 brakes, and a matte green-gray paintjob. Retail is $2500
SL5 Disc comes with 32m...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By Wittyname

Our normal Saturday shop ride lead is out racing,...

Our normal Saturday shop ride lead is out racing, so I took the 7-person group on a nice 50mile adventure across some roads they'd never ridden. Sun was playing peak-a-boo all morning, with light...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,451
Posted By Wittyname

Both are great bikes. Ride both if you can, buy...

Both are great bikes. Ride both if you can, buy the one that speaks to you. My Domane SL5 Gravel has been doing a great job as a commuter since I got it last November, and as WhyFi said a couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,897
Posted By Wittyname

Used these tires on my commuter last year at 65...

Used these tires on my commuter last year at 65 front 70 rear, 180lbs + backpack. Worked fine, never sketchy
01-16-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,034
Posted By Wittyname

Havn't had any time on a Diverge (local Spec...

Havn't had any time on a Diverge (local Spec dealer shares a parking lot w/ a Walmart and they're quite resistant to test rides), but I own a Domane SL5 Gravel so maybe I can help a bit with that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,641
Posted By Wittyname

I've had these mounts on a pair of my bikes since...

I've had these mounts on a pair of my bikes since early summer, they're fantastic. As has been said, loads of adjustability fore/aft and quite sturdy. I run a Garmin Virb XE on the road bike under...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,350
Posted By Wittyname

Buy the bike that makes you want to ride it

Buy the bike that makes you want to ride it
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,306
Posted By Wittyname

Planning on getting a gallon of coffee and a...

Planning on getting a gallon of coffee and a couple dozen doughnuts for the guys at my LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,259
Posted By Wittyname

Chilkoot won't take all 28s... got rub when I...

Chilkoot won't take all 28s... got rub when I tried Continental GP4000 IIS on the stock rims. Bontrager AW2 works just fine though
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,351,541
Posted By Wittyname

Garmin Varia Radar

Garmin Varia Radar
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19,980
Views: 4,351,541
Posted By Wittyname

Check out F3 Cycling's...

Check out F3 Cycling's (https://www.f3cycling.com/products-for-cyclists) out-front mount. I've got them on two bikes, a little finicky to get set up, but great once it's there
...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,296
Posted By Wittyname

Technically both, since I've got the computer on...

Technically both, since I've got the computer on the handlebars, synced to the phone for Garmin's Livetrack... my wife likes knowing whereabouts I am on my ride in since I leave the house at 5am....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,758
Posted By Wittyname

Tried using GP4K2 28s on DT Swiss r34 spline...

Tried using GP4K2 28s on DT Swiss r34 spline wheels (18m internal), they rubbed the fork. Swapped over to Bontrager AW2 in 28, no problem
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,696
Posted By Wittyname

http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/general/microsi...

http://www.ford.com/resources/ford/general/microsites/f150raptor/img/wells/gray_raptor_moon_action.jpg

Orders far outpaced production...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-17, 03:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,419
Posted By Wittyname

The FSA Gossamer Wing...

The FSA Gossamer Wing (https://www.backcountry.com/fsa-gossamer-wing-compact) has a nice shape to it, and a channel for cables along the underside. I liked these ones a lot

Zipp's SL-70 Ergo...
05-27-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 31,331
Posted By Wittyname

No, because there's always a wall

No, because there's always a wall
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-17, 03:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,111
Posted By Wittyname

Shimano says the 685 shifters are 325 grams per...

Shimano says the 685 shifters are 325 grams per side, hoses not included
05-01-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By Wittyname

This is the big problem, really; it's a niche...

This is the big problem, really; it's a niche within a niche. I've found exactly 1 store that carries a variety of titanium bikes, and unfortunately they're 1100 miles away (shout out to the awesome...
04-30-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By Wittyname

Hmm? Ti? Clearance for 32s? Endurance geometry?...

Hmm? Ti? Clearance for 32s? Endurance geometry? 4k budget? I'll just leave this (http://foundrycycles.com/bikes/overland/rival_22) here...
...
04-26-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Wittyname

It depends on the color you're trying to get to....

It depends on the color you're trying to get to. Having dyed some clear rubber paintball masks years back, you're going to have to leave them in the dye for a long time to get a non-translucent...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,180
Posted By Wittyname

Camelbak bottles or Camelbak backpack? I assume...

Camelbak bottles or Camelbak backpack? I assume bottles, since you used the plural, but I suppose it's possible to have multiple backpacks, kind like the baby slings you see crazy people wearing at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-17, 04:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,180
Posted By Wittyname

You get a pass, because ice beard

You get a pass, because ice beard
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,180
Posted By Wittyname

Great story But I think the important detail...

Great story

But I think the important detail is that you tried to match the bottles to the bike, and not your kit (presuming that your jersey matched your bibs)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,180
Posted By Wittyname

How many threads have been dedicated to carbon...

How many threads have been dedicated to carbon wheels? 99% of those buying them buy them for vanity. I don't see why any less thought should be given to other pieces of equipment



What's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,180
Posted By Wittyname

Counterpoint - the pro's bottles match both their...

Counterpoint - the pro's bottles match both their kit and their bikes. You can see the reason for the confusion
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,180
Posted By Wittyname

I hadn't even thought about clear bottles and...

I hadn't even thought about clear bottles and colored liquids... if the kit is lightly colored, would it be acceptable to mix Gatorade flavors to get that perfect match?

I've clearly not thought...
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