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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 833
Posted By kissTheApex

new generation RTL515 is also ANT+ and BLE. You...

new generation RTL515 is also ANT+ and BLE. You can use it with ride itís gps iPhone app, or with its own app.
11-14-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By btppberk

Some companies like Castelli list temperature...

Some companies like Castelli list temperature ranges for their gloves on their website. As to arm warmers, I just bought the New Balance ones on Amazon and have had good luck using them in lows 60s...
11-13-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Elvo

Windproof shell, warm gloves, and base layers (or...

Windproof shell, warm gloves, and base layers (or arm/leg warmers) are your friends. If doing extended mountain descents like GMR you will find shoe covers and head gear useful
11-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By hsuBM

Seems like you’ve mostly got it figured out....

Seems like you’ve mostly got it figured out. Craft makes some glittens that are perfect for your temp range- the mitten foldover is a nice nearly wind proof material.

You probably only need a...
11-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By pbass

Maybe it's different for strictly road riding,...

Maybe it's different for strictly road riding, but "gravel" riding here in Altadena, La Canada, etc--singletrack, some road, lots of fire roads) I've never felt cold enough to warrant a real "winter"...
11-12-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By ooga-booga

basics: one pair (buy two) of full-length...

basics:

one pair (buy two) of full-length tights
one pair of full finger gloves
one pair of full finger glove liners
insulated skull cap
neck gaiter
lightweight windbreaker/rain jacket that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By dabac

From bottom 1/3 to mid 1/3 - Amount of slop in...

From bottom 1/3 to mid 1/3 - Amount of slop in the hinges, and stiffness in the assembly as a whole. Mid 1/3 to top 1/3 - weight, attention to detail in production. Top 1/3 - bling value, weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,039
Posted By stuff shredman

earlier this year when I bought my new S-Works...

earlier this year when I bought my new S-Works Tarmac, I opted for frame only so I could put Campy Super Record mech shifters. For me, I personally love the idea that a bike is human powered, so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By WhyFi

See previous - ...

See previous -



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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,394
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, we're talkin' ghetto tubeless. Yeah, that's a...

Oh, we're talkin' ghetto tubeless. Yeah, that's a horse of a different color. I'd stick with tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 583
Posted By Velo Vol

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,744
Posted By impolexg

This is a rather timely thread for me. I'm 80% a...

This is a rather timely thread for me. I'm 80% a single speed mountain biker and just ride road during the week when I don't have time to hit the trails. I have spent decades with an 80's cannondale...
09-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 657
Posted By mprince

Your rim got knocked out of true, so it's a wheel...

Your rim got knocked out of true, so it's a wheel issue, the brake is fine...
09-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,603
Posted By gsa103

The geometry is a little dated, but that looks...

The geometry is a little dated, but that looks like a solid bike. The basic 4-bar suspension is off patent now, so Bikes Direct can offer a good suspension design without issue. The geometry and...
09-28-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,603
Posted By hounslow

Please tell me this is a typo and it was 450 not...

Please tell me this is a typo and it was 450 not 4500. We joke round here about the Specialized tax but wow.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,644
Posted By Elvo

No glove, no love

No glove, no love
09-21-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,194
Views: 312,613
Posted By msu2001la

I occasionally ride bikeshare bikes without a...

I occasionally ride bikeshare bikes without a helmet. These are usually situations where I'm already out and about, and end up grabbing a bike to get somewhere, but didn't plan ahead and bring a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,390
Posted By kimconyc

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This is the sort of thing I'm talking about. What are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,390
Posted By kimconyc

Someone explain to me these handlebar bags that I keep seeing

Hi all,

So I've been out of the scene for years and decided to come back to the source known as BF for the answers. This is not a troll post, very serious here.

Background: Used to ride a lot,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By mstateglfr

In the largest size, those are 2 different bikes...

In the largest size, those are 2 different bikes when i comes to geometery.
The Van Rysel apparently fits up to my height, 6'5, and has a 596mm stack, 403mm reach, and 130mm stem. Thats some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,891
Posted By scuzzo

ha,,, man, what is your bike not doing that you...

ha,,, man, what is your bike not doing that you want it to do? if your shifting is good then its good... i sport a litespeed vortex with DA10.... have never wanted for anything on that bike.... ...
09-09-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 57,490
Posted By stuff shredman

The Saturday over Labor Day weekend, I rode for...

The Saturday over Labor Day weekend, I rode for my first time from my house in Pasadena up Angeles Crest (Hwy2) to the Mt Wilson Observatory. Got out early to beat the heat. Even though air temps...
09-07-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 57,490
Posted By N2motorsports

110 degree riding, never again

Thought we could get in a ride before the heat. Started at 6:30 off scripps poway near the 67, bombed down scripps and climbed southend of pomerado and rode toward Kearney villa and then to genesis....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,992,338
Posted By f1russgp

My bikes

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,745
Posted By guadzilla

Despite being a devoted power meter user, I agree...

Despite being a devoted power meter user, I agree that power-related jackassery bores me to tears (and I am a guy who likes geeking out on numbers and such). People that talk of rides in terms of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By burnthesheep

Question though, did you dial it up to 400w? ...

Question though, did you dial it up to 400w? :lol:

1a. Always do YOUR thing when on a solo ride. Don't let others dictate your mood or enjoyment.
1b. Never make assumptions about the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By indyfabz

I am a sophomore at a large, mid-western college....

I am a sophomore at a large, mid-western college. I had always read the amazing accounts on Bikeforums but never believed them to be true--until, that is, the most amazing thing happened to me....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,268
Posted By guadzilla

White bibs. Pouring rain. Wife working late. ...

White bibs. Pouring rain. Wife working late.

This post should have started "Dear Bikeforums - You wouldnt believe what happened to me last weekend"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By DaveSSS

That may have been me, but sram 12 requires a...

That may have been me, but sram 12 requires a change to an XDR freehub body.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 884
Posted By tigat

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a...

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a response to the cancellation of a number of charity rides my daughter (25 year old woman with Down syndrome), wife and I usually ride. We wanted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By DaveSSS

I put chorus 12 on one bike last July, replacing...

I put chorus 12 on one bike last July, replacing 2018 chorus 11. I liked it so well that I bought a second group for my other bike. I really needed the new 48/32 crank and 11-34 cassette for riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 411,703
Posted By ooga-booga

^have really been meaning to do that. hopefully...

^have really been meaning to do that. hopefully in the next year or so. unlucky on the last visit 1.5 years ago with a decent storm dropping snow below 3k feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 411,703
Posted By 2cam16

Thought I'd cover both directions. From this...

Thought I'd cover both directions. From this morning's gravel ride:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50238258961_e9e82564ea_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jxod7D)IMG_3853 (https://flic.kr/p/2jxod7D)...
08-15-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By GlennR

I try to buy from my LBS. If everyone buys online...

I try to buy from my LBS. If everyone buys online they will all close.

I can place an order and pay over the phone. When they have the order ready I call them when i'm in the parking lot and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By nomadmax

They're fussy to get into, heavier than Look Keo...

They're fussy to get into, heavier than Look Keo cleat pedals and the cleats wear out pretty quick as compared to genuine Look Keo cleats. Let me put it to you this way; I have a Campagnolo tattoo...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,992,338
Posted By Lionheart

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Colnago C64, SRAM Red AXS 12 speed, hydraulic disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,992,338
Posted By OpenRoad33

Really Beautiful. I have an Eddy Merckx too -...

Really Beautiful. I have an Eddy Merckx too - just got it and will follow suit in doing some of the same upgrades. Love the modern retro look!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,992,338
Posted By zatopek

mattcalifornia, I love seeing older frames...

mattcalifornia,
I love seeing older frames recycled/refurbished with modern components, risen again like the phoenix. Your Merckx is sweet!
08-04-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By SammyJ

Neck Problems

https://www.welovecycling.com/wide/2017/08/10/creepiest-cycling-condition-shermers-neck/

Pasted the link from a cycling mag. My neck got so I could not lift it up, the only way to stop the pain...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,173
Posted By kar

I didn't ask for it but my freehub also makes a...

I didn't ask for it but my freehub also makes a beautiful noise. Its not angry Bee, its more like Crickets or Japanese Cicadas chorusing (but not so high pitched shrill) and I love it. I also like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26,909
Views: 16,992,338
Posted By dscohen

Just got done building this!

2020 Wilier Cento10NDR
- Ultegra Di2 Disc Drivetrain
- Reynolds AR58/62 DB - Pirelli Pzero Velo Colour Edition Red
- Wilier Barra/Stemma
- Selle Italia Boost Kit Carbonio Superflow saddle
-...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,173
Posted By snookanglr

Some high end hubs like White Industries and...

Some high end hubs like White Industries and Chris King are loud and some aren't.It's personal preference. I like the loud because it lets people know I'm behind them and I just like the sound of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 411,703
Posted By ooga-booga

yerba buena road, santa monica mountains, ca ...

yerba buena road, santa monica mountains, ca
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,645
Posted By Rubyd

Love all my Rapha gear. I donít get why anyone...

Love all my Rapha gear. I donít get why anyone questions the quality. Core jerseys are top drawer quality for $80. Whatís not to like?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 411,703
Posted By Ogsarg

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Southside Rd. San Benito County, CA.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,645
Posted By billridesbikes

How is that different from any other brand in the...

How is that different from any other brand in the world? Even if youíre sewing your own jerseys whatever you wear is going to project an image. Even the conscious effort to not project an image is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 10:41 AM
07-29-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 25,362
Posted By wthensler

Bianchi CV Infinito with 45 ENVE and Di2. Had it...

Bianchi CV Infinito with 45 ENVE and Di2. Had it seven weeks and about 1,000 miles already.......

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,758
Posted By David in Maine

Rapha. Don't hate me! David

Rapha. Don't hate me!

David
06-28-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 25,362
Posted By mpath

Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report...

Ok, another resurrected thread. Happy to report that my 2010 Look 695 is still my go-to bike, at sub-14lbs.
...
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