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05-22-17, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By mooder

Thanks guys for the comments. To answer some...

Thanks guys for the comments. To answer some questions, there are a couple of things that changed since last year when I didn't have this problem.
I increased the angle of the saddle and lowered...
05-20-17, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By mooder

Knee pain

I've been biking since 2012. More seriously since last year. I bought new shoes (Sidi SPD-SL) last year. I did not have this with SPD and last year neither. In fact, I first had this pain last...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By mooder

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitively try...

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll definitively try Izumi bib... next year (had to break my piggy bank for the Castelli bib).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By mooder

Bought a better bib, very impressed

I bought the Castelli Free Aero Race see:
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5040-386/Free-Aero-Race-Bibshorts

I first had a bib from ebay then bought a Craft bib for 112$ (with tax). I was first very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By mooder

Hi, thank you all for the answer. I think I need...

Hi, thank you all for the answer. I think I need to explain further my current issue.
I have my feets going inward and it causes hot spot around the big toe region (see image).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By mooder

They are going outward when I pedal.

They are going outward when I pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By mooder

Cleat position knee outside

Any tip for cleat positioning for knee too wide?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,872
Posted By mooder

Ok yea I will try that. I guess that's the best...

Ok yea I will try that. I guess that's the best way to know for sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,872
Posted By mooder

Good average flat speed? (solo)

I am wondering what is a good speed on average for a flat surface? I do a relatively flat run and I can comfortably ride at 32kmh for a long period of time. I can maintain 38-40kph possibly using...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By mooder

Lower back sore

I've done a 64km (924m elev) ride and just did a 19.8km (580m elev) ride. The first took 2:30hrs the later 1hr. I thought my lower back was sore because I have been on the same position for a while...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,989
Posted By mooder

Hi OP, I was in the exact situation you are. I...

Hi OP, I was in the exact situation you are. I tried many shoes but none fitted me properly. I tried the most expensive Giro with no intention of buying. When I tried the Giro Empire, I knew that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By mooder

Sorry, yes I did mean rear brake bridge. The only...

Sorry, yes I did mean rear brake bridge. The only solution I can think of is to put some sort of spacer where the wheel is attached to the frame (see picture - btw not my bike).

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I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By mooder

Tire thermal dilatation

I have a 17C clincher (BDOP diy kit) with a 25mm (Conti GP4000). In 2015, I built the wheels but couldn't use them because the tire was rubbing against the rear fork (upper - where the breaks are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 06:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,159
Posted By mooder

This is the reason why I will stick with mech...

This is the reason why I will stick with mech shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,430
Posted By mooder

All you need is an electric motor that output a...

All you need is an electric motor that output a fixed amount of work... very easy and cheap to do.



I completely understand why anybody would gripe on lab result. Since you can control the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By mooder

Thanks, this is something I didn't think of but...

Thanks, this is something I didn't think of but it makes a lot of sense! I bought the bike used and the guy before me was a bit smaller. I didn't know at that time how a proper fitting was important....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By mooder

Stem length 20 mm difference

I took picture before and after change (before 100 mm 6 deg, after 80 mm 7 deg) but I cannot see any difference. Will I feel it? Some members here told me that 20 mm difference was comparable to two...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,430
Posted By mooder

Look at 2:00 mark in the video. Enough wind to...

Look at 2:00 mark in the video. Enough wind to turn over a page? Further in the video, I can see hairs moving in the wind and the experimenter even admits that it is quite windy.

Wind rarely stay...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,660
Posted By mooder

What a crappy test. No methodology?!?! What did...

What a crappy test. No methodology?!?! What did they smoke? I might sound picky but this is VERY basic. The graphs are so amateur, it looks like a college work. They tested only 2 tire width? How...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By mooder

I think a snap is definitively a good idea. It is...

I think a snap is definitively a good idea. It is indeed a new position for me... I added around 3 cm to the total saddle height.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By mooder

Thanks, I will take the time for a snap but I...

Thanks, I will take the time for a snap but I don't know when! I will try an adjustable stem. Can be had for ~20$. I wonder if I should aim for a shorter one? Current is ~95mm, don't know the angle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,765
Posted By mooder

Stem length

What's the best way to figure out the ideal length?

I adjusted the height of my seat post and my saddle position to respect the 145-155 knee angle & alignment with the pedal axle. I was at 125...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By mooder

Stem length

I just found this fitting guide:
The Science of Bike Fitting | CyclingTips (http://cyclingtips.com/2010/04/science-of-bike-fitting/)

I was VERY septic. I already did the fitting for the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By mooder

Seems like the flaws are only cosmetic. For 500$...

Seems like the flaws are only cosmetic. For 500$ I think this is an awesome price... If you insist on the flaws you could probably bargain a bit. I would check the wheels bearing carefully. Just take...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By mooder

Thought on adjustable stem? Should I grab a...

Thought on adjustable stem? Should I grab a longer stem with a greater angle?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By mooder

Neck pain

Hi,

Sunday I did a ride with improper bike fit. I had a leg angle (Holmes method) of 125 degrees. I added 2 cm height to the seatpost resulting in an angle of 145 degrees which is desirable.
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,277
Posted By mooder

Fill a claim and ask for FULL REFUND and that he...

Fill a claim and ask for FULL REFUND and that he pays for the return. Then you work from there (waiting game). He will reply if he doesn't want to get ripped off and you argue that he should pay for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 08:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,823
Posted By mooder

disk brake solve a lot of problem caused by...

disk brake solve a lot of problem caused by carbon rim. You can't have carbon fiber and high conductivity.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,298
Posted By mooder

I think it is between canada and US the 800$, not...

I think it is between canada and US the 800$, not UK.

There are multiple duty fee calculator.
Quick google search:
Import duty & taxes made easy | DutyCalculator...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By mooder

There's only 2 models of carbon wheels on...

There's only 2 models of carbon wheels on montreal kijiji. The others are Zipp 808 for 950$ the wheelset. Prices are in CAD so divide by 1.27.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By mooder

How much would you give for these? ...

How much would you give for these?

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjI1WDMwMA==/z/MwQAAOSwiYFXF7N4/$_27.JPG

it's on kijiji. He's selling for 895$ with two tubulars (180km - 2 races). Easton EC90
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By mooder

Tubular tires seem so expensive to ride on. They...

Tubular tires seem so expensive to ride on. They look hard to repair, etc. I feel like clincher is the way to go even if the tires & tube make it heavier.

I will check on kijiji but I feel unsure...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By mooder

Any other suggestion? I have all the necessary...

Any other suggestion? I have all the necessary tools to build the wheels myself.

What do you think?
http://www.bikehubstore.com/product-p/wh135ul-2024.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By mooder

Best bang buck DIY carbon rim (not chinese)

Ideally I want something that won't break when I am going down hill full speed.

Edit: I can build the wheel myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,208
Posted By mooder

I am not a racer but I am training quite hard to...

I am not a racer but I am training quite hard to participate to some races.

When I first bought a "good" bike, I spent 750$ for a used one. It has shimano 105 with 10 speeds. I paid a little too...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-16, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By mooder

Cleat positioning

So far, I think I managed to place the cleat in a good position for my foot. I no longer have hot spot (yay!) and numbness. I only did short rides of 20km although. I can feel a small inconfort in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By mooder

Looks like there is nothing under 70$ wireless. ...

Looks like there is nothing under 70$ wireless.
I don't mind adding a wired computer to my bike just to see my cadence... Any suggestions?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 843
Posted By mooder

Best bang buck candence meter that you can connect to phone?

I would like to have the stats with strava ideally!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-16, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,188
Posted By mooder

There is no reason to get the SH56 unless you are...

There is no reason to get the SH56 unless you are a 60+ yo newbie with very slow reflex. I have to admit I did fall 3 times with the cleats but it was more due to my temerity than anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,181
Posted By mooder

I think the 25mm are more confortable but feel...

I think the 25mm are more confortable but feel less responsive. I don't really care about a couple of possible watts of difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mooder

I think I am at that point. Thanks all for...

I think I am at that point.

Thanks all for the advice!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By mooder

Personally, I would buy a carbon frame and...

Personally, I would buy a carbon frame and transfer my components from my older bike to the new frame. I would maybe change the brakes for the newer 105 5800 because they are said to be so much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By mooder

[multiple topics] Flexible flat foot, Custom insole and cleat positioning

I went from this:
http://www.londonbicycleworkshop.com/images/Shimano%20M064%20Shoes%20Black%202.jpg

To this:
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The M064 were half a size too large. So far it feels crazily better (Sidi...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,537
Posted By mooder

Squirrels are so damn stupid. I nearly hit one......

Squirrels are so damn stupid. I nearly hit one... instead of going left it ran right where I was going. I hit a car because of that silly thing next time I will just roll over it. My knee just hurted...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,384
Posted By mooder

Ultegra :) looks so much better!

Ultegra :) looks so much better!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By mooder

The bike is a Opus Andante 2008. The other bike...

The bike is a Opus Andante 2008. The other bike that was fine is a Jamis Vantura 2008. Anyway, a search on google didn't help... Tire don't shrink in size. I might have changed the tube but I doubt...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By mooder

I have two bikes, one don't have the clearance...

I have two bikes, one don't have the clearance problem and I used the wheel with it for a couple of ride. The bike is a bit too small for me so I am selling it, this is why it was such a big deal for...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By mooder

Rode only 300 km with the tires. Make fun of me...

Rode only 300 km with the tires. Make fun of me but I swear their size shrunk. My rule has a millimeter graduation so the error is 1 millimeter on the reading (half a millimeter both side).

Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-16, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By mooder

Could tire get smaller with age?

Last season I bought conti gp4000 25mm and the DIY BDOP wheel kit with a 17c clincher. I had the 25mm conti on my R501 wheels (15c) and everything was fine. But when I put my 25mm on the 17C...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By mooder

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