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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By aplcr0331

Wow, nice looking bike! Never heard of these...

Wow, nice looking bike! Never heard of these before. So for those prices ($2999) it's just the frameset?
09-30-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,744
Posted By aplcr0331

Skinny people aren't the ones who have problems...

Skinny people aren't the ones who have problems with opening their mouths too much (Looks in the mirror). Maybe he has ADHD and is not good with social cues but really could have used a friend to...
09-30-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,193
Posted By aplcr0331

Yes, I do think you're expecting too much. But...

Yes, I do think you're expecting too much. But lectures are fun. Plus, apparently, you hate getting passed.

As you can see everyone here has never done anything wrong when cycling, just like you....
09-30-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By aplcr0331

None. Just like with all other zines for whatever...

None. Just like with all other zines for whatever you're into. It's all too late and mostly crap.

You can get more up to date and better content scouring through comments and forums or on social...
09-30-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 128
Posted By aplcr0331

Get whatever fits you comfortably. On the...

Get whatever fits you comfortably.

On the whole SPD vs SPD-SL I've never understood how so many people seem to think you'll fall when wearing road shoes. I'm not that klutzy.

I guess growing up...
09-30-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 77
Posted By aplcr0331

Definitely not. But if you do get one it...

Definitely not.

But if you do get one it will change the way you ride and train. Whether that's good or bad is 100% on you.
09-23-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,875
Posted By aplcr0331

You didn't know steel bikes are faster downhill?...

You didn't know steel bikes are faster downhill? I knew this already. That's why I have my wife (at the top of climbs) handing me bottles filled with lead and mercury that way my vastly inferior...
09-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By aplcr0331

Are you shipping your household items overseas as...

Are you shipping your household items overseas as well? I've shipped bikes over to the UK and back, but they were part of shipping the rest of my household goods along with it.

When we moved back...
09-23-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By aplcr0331

Nice, thanks for posting this.

Nice, thanks for posting this.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By aplcr0331

OK, thanks. I tried some Lizard Skin, I'm not...

OK, thanks. I tried some Lizard Skin, I'm not sure which model it was but I didn't really like it that much. I have some Specialized Roubaix tape I liked, and I've liked some Fizik tape (using that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,665
Posted By aplcr0331

Which Shimano padded bar tape is that? I really...

Which Shimano padded bar tape is that? I really like the looks of it, do you have a link or a model/product name? Is that considered a flat black color or a "carbon" color?

Thanks!
06-14-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By aplcr0331

When my wife was having battery problems with her...

When my wife was having battery problems with her 810 we found it was an issue with the unit repeatedly trying to find Garmin Connect on her phone. Once we quit connecting to GC it improved a great...
05-12-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,734
Posted By aplcr0331

These are my "commute" wheels. I have the A23OC,...

These are my "commute" wheels. I have the A23OC, but also have 32 spokes. Worked for me from about 255lbs and down, trued once over the past 5,000 miles.
05-12-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,545
Posted By aplcr0331

Pssshhhhh....I'm in the UK now. I think it's cute...

Pssshhhhh....I'm in the UK now. I think it's cute how you complain about littering. Come on over here, for ****s sake this country is littered to ****. Disgusting.

Such a weird thing that I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,773
Posted By aplcr0331

Oh? TIL, I guess.

Oh?

TIL, I guess.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By aplcr0331

CAAD12 everyday. Plus Scattante sounds like...

CAAD12 everyday.

Plus Scattante sounds like try hard “italian legacy” too much. And it’s a dumb name.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,773
Posted By aplcr0331

Whats the dollar bill for?

Whats the dollar bill for?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 14,223
Posted By aplcr0331

You probably wrap your handlebars incorrectly...

You probably wrap your handlebars incorrectly **anti clockwise, towards the bike, away from the stem, counter-clockwise, away from the bike**

And don't get me started on those horrific, too short,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,230
Posted By aplcr0331

Great taste in seats and rear lights. Bike's...

Great taste in seats and rear lights.

Bike's not too shabby either...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,230
Posted By aplcr0331

Do an experiment; 1. Search for "negative"...

Do an experiment;

1. Search for "negative" comments on , take those with a grain of salt.
2. Search for "positive" comments on [bike brand name], take those with grain of salt.

Buy the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 162,010
Posted By aplcr0331

Looks like we missed a spot on the bar tape wrap...

Looks like we missed a spot on the bar tape wrap just under the right hood there.

What size bike?

Im not a fan of the overmatched stuff but your bike is way nicer and hotter than mine for sure!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By aplcr0331

Ride it like you stole it! Replace low...

Ride it like you stole it!

Replace low quality stuff with better quality stuff as it wears.

I did the same thing with my first road bike, although I changed the Tektro brakes out for 105 right...
04-18-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 896
Posted By aplcr0331

Just buy a non branded China bike. There’s a...

Just buy a non branded China bike. There’s a bunch of build threads over on weight weenies.

No logos, just black carbon.

Do you ride with a bunch of people that pour over bikes?

I ride...
04-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By aplcr0331

I’m thinking 4 but maybe 5 days at the most.

I’m thinking 4 but maybe 5 days at the most.
04-14-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,615
Posted By aplcr0331

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2016 SuperSix Evo
04-12-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,880
Posted By aplcr0331

No you’re thinking of cheap sunglasses. When you...

No you’re thinking of cheap sunglasses. When you wreck wearing sunglasses under $149 the cheap glasses turn into molten lava shards of pure plutonium that poke the eyes out of anyone in a 30ft...
04-12-20, 04:01 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 13,089
Posted By aplcr0331

Why do you need “mainstream” love? Are you that...

Why do you need “mainstream” love? Are you that insecure in your frame choice?

Doesnt it feel good to know, I mean really really know deep in your bones that you’re riding the holy grail of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,036
Posted By aplcr0331

Really? People seem to love-love-love Canyon here...

Really? People seem to love-love-love Canyon here on BF. If you read threads here over the past few years you’ve likely seen it mentioned more than a few times.

Back in the states I knew of one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,240
Posted By aplcr0331

No ****! Good grief.

No ****! Good grief.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,287
Posted By aplcr0331

It works the same way someone wearing a Lebron...

It works the same way someone wearing a Lebron uniform is “helped” by the jersey. It’s just signaling is all.

Doesn’t matter if skills aren’t conferred, it’s a form of LARP’ing.

And it’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By aplcr0331

Yeah man buy a new chain, to me they’re cheap. ...

Yeah man buy a new chain, to me they’re cheap.

Get a Dura Ace one while you’re at it. Gotta have at least one DA component on there.

Change your bar tape (and wrap it yourself). That’s cheap...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,287
Posted By aplcr0331

I think Specialized is top 3 most grand tour wins...

I think Specialized is top 3 most grand tour wins over the last 25 years or so. For many people that watch races that means “pedigree”. Plus they have popular riders on their bikes, I’m guessing...
04-08-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,691
Posted By aplcr0331

When my wife and I ride together she connects the...

When my wife and I ride together she connects the radar to her Vivoactive 3. She doesn’t use a head unit but the watch vibrates and shows a dot on the side. It’s red when a car approaches, amber as...
04-06-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,691
Posted By aplcr0331

I use Ray’s quote all the time. But it looks like...

I use Ray’s quote all the time. But it looks like there’s a third “type”. Simpletons who fixate on edge cases, and have to repeatedly tell you their “awe-shucks” opinion. Over and over and over. Like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,790
Posted By aplcr0331

Comparing track and field events provide stark...

Comparing track and field events provide stark examples. The event are the same length, they’re a level playing field. Even though male and female don't race against each other you can compare their...
03-25-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,674
Posted By aplcr0331

My vertical leap has plummeted. More so to do...

My vertical leap has plummeted. More so to do with age. In my teens I very badly wanted to dunk. I worked as a Janitor in a hospital during my first two years of college and everyday at work I would...
03-25-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By aplcr0331

Lemme guess...passed over twice for promotion to...

Lemme guess...passed over twice for promotion to SSgt and they kicked you out?

Now all you can do is “correct “ all those nasty civilians?

Someone tells me to take my hands out of my pockets,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By aplcr0331

Just take an actual 60 minute FTP test. They’re...

Just take an actual 60 minute FTP test. They’re much easier than 20 minute or 8 minute or ramp tests. Plus it’s your actual number.

Or just do a bunch of VO2 Max workouts and game the system via a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,873
Views: 754,068
Posted By aplcr0331

Agreed! In the rural area I ride in the...

Agreed!

In the rural area I ride in the Varia is my number one piece of gear and it’s not even close! Love this thing (my second one).

Maybe a new model is coming out soon?
03-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,363
Posted By aplcr0331

Ugh, I feel you. I came outside yesterday at 1545...

Ugh, I feel you. I came outside yesterday at 1545 and looked at two weather apps; 50 and cloudy is what they showed...no rain. It didn’t look that way. By the time I started to commute home it was 38...
03-14-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,163
Posted By aplcr0331

I've only ever had one. But I like to splurge on...

I've only ever had one. But I like to splurge on the one I have. So I use DuraAce chains and move them to the trainer after about 2,000 miles. I change my bar tape at least once a year, maybe more....
03-08-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,450
Posted By aplcr0331

Floor fan pointed up at legs and torso, another...

Floor fan pointed up at legs and torso, another fan at head and torso level. Open window. Small towel for what little sweat comes up.

Cooling is where it’s at.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,627
Posted By aplcr0331

Q1. I have an internal width of 18mm and outter...

Q1. I have an internal width of 18mm and outter width of 23mm.

Q2. I’ve run Panaracer 28’s and GP5000 28’s depending on the season. They fit fine, no problems.

I don’t race that many Crits. My...
03-08-20, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By aplcr0331

All I can offer is that the 5000’s don’t...

All I can offer is that the 5000’s don’t “balloon” nearly as much as the 4000’s. I have two wheel sets and the 4000’s I had (25) measured at 27 and almost 28 on those rims (DT Swiss and Velocity...
03-08-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,519
Posted By aplcr0331

I work somewhere “sensitive”. I don’t do the cool...

I work somewhere “sensitive”. I don’t do the cool **** I’m blue collar support...background type worker.

There were a couple of contractors working in our scif and we were all talking about this...
03-07-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,429
Posted By aplcr0331

My first outside rides in 4 months and 5 days....

My first outside rides in 4 months and 5 days. Commuted to work, twice this week.

Tuesday:
14.3 There
14.4 Back

Friday:
21.7 There
21.7 Back
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By aplcr0331

Good luck with shoes, just as personal as...

Good luck with shoes, just as personal as saddles.

I’ve been on Giro Empire SLX for a few years. Buying a pair ever year to stock up. Love these ******g shoes.

Try a bunch on at the local,...
03-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,963
Posted By aplcr0331

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the Welland Viaduct as you ride out of...
03-01-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,781
Posted By aplcr0331

I hear you on the trainers, it’s rough. I did buy...

I hear you on the trainers, it’s rough. I did buy a wheel off smart trainer and a dedicated frame to go on it. I keep it set up all the time so no excuses for me. I did lots of hours on the trainer...
02-29-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,781
Posted By aplcr0331

Still not riding outside yet, staying on the...

Still not riding outside yet, staying on the trainer. Went with more structured rides this month avg about 90 minutes every other day.

Total hours for the month was 21.

We’ve had 3 weekends in...
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