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11-25-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By surak

15 C is hot to you? Then I recommend doing some...

15 C is hot to you? Then I recommend doing some heat acclimatization training because a human body (assuming you are one and not an Emperor penguin) should have no problems at that temperature.

As...
11-22-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By surak

That's the one. No need to wear a jersey...

That's the one. No need to wear a jersey underneath, or even a base layer apparently. It's a "hybrid jacket" in the Castelli Gabba-esque sense.
11-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By surak

Looking at what I paid in Pactimo's previous...

Looking at what I paid in Pactimo's previous sales, which were already competitively priced, they have a lot of good stuff that are significantly cheaper for Black Friday.

I'm taking a flyer on...
11-15-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,082
Posted By surak

This is what Jack Haig said...

This is what Jack Haig said (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/06/qa-jack-haig-on-tour-de-france-leadership-racing-for-bahrain-and-more/) about his Dauphine and I can't help but see a lot of shade thrown...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,196
Posted By surak

If I only wore those shoes that I'm considering...

If I only wore those shoes that I'm considering with overshoes, then obviously it wouldn't matter what color they were.

Vermeersch's shoes would probably be what they'd permanently look like after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,196
Posted By surak

White cycling shoes

Do you wear white cycling shoes, and if so, why white instead of a color that's presumably easier to maintain (or do you have a trick to keeping them looking decent, besides never wearing them in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By surak

There are different BOA dials. The ones that can...

There are different BOA dials. The ones that can tighten and loosen are higher-end and better. That said, I've never had an issue with any of mine loosening. Generally my feet prefer stiffer soles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By surak

^This is what I do.

^This is what I do.
10-25-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By surak

It's not actually that crazy to ask about...

It's not actually that crazy to ask about Shakedry discounts. Like I posted earlier, both Sierra and Gore themselves have heavily discounted some Shakedry jackets not so long ago. I didn't see any...
10-23-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By surak

Jackets-wise I only have experience with the Gore...

Jackets-wise I only have experience with the Gore C7 Stretch Shakedry, which I think I bought on sale from Sierra a few years back. Sierra had a whole load of Shakedry products but not last time I...
10-23-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,530
Posted By surak

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap....

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap. I've gotten the jacket to have a thin layer of moisture on the inside, never more. Bought the cap recently and first wore it on my commute when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By surak

Inflation isn't to blame. Clearly we're seeing...

Inflation isn't to blame. Clearly we're seeing Big Bike's disc brakes and tubeless tires endgame come to fruition. If only we had listened to those who took a stand against Big Bike...:50:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,343
Posted By surak

If my Elemnt Bolt is rotated 45 degrees, I can't...

If my Elemnt Bolt is rotated 45 degrees, I can't see it through my polarized lens. Otherwise it's fine. Seems like a design issue to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,343
Posted By surak

I've never had a problem with seeing my head unit...

I've never had a problem with seeing my head unit while wearing polarized lenses. Maybe a low-end or decade-old unit would be improperly designed.

Anyway concur that there are a ton of...
10-12-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 4,366
Posted By surak

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/want-on-the-fly-ty...

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/want-on-the-fly-tyre-pressure-adjustment-gravaas-kaps-wheels-can-do-that/



Trek and Specialized already do that on some frames. More commonly found on MTBs. For...
10-06-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,589
Posted By surak

Tektro CR710s with Kool-Stop pads, dual-compound...

Tektro CR710s with Kool-Stop pads, dual-compound front to reduce squealing and salmon rear.

The CR720s would also work.
10-06-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By surak

I wouldn't worry about it, the paste isn't strong...

I wouldn't worry about it, the paste isn't strong enough to grind down metal. More likely the QR will break well and Wahoo will send you their official fix (which is a nut and bolt, last I checked).
10-06-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 600
Posted By surak

You're not supposed to leave the lube on after...

You're not supposed to leave the lube on after tightening the QR collar overnight, you're supposed to clean it off and apply fiber paste.​​​​​
10-05-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By surak

Gore Shakedry. [/Thread]

Gore Shakedry. [/Thread]
10-05-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,350
Posted By surak

MvdP has the same lack of tactical nous as Remco....

MvdP has the same lack of tactical nous as Remco. They've managed to be successful by just being freakishly strong. And (not so) coincidentally, Colbrelli rolled both of them very recently, at the...
09-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By surak

I tried covers, they work ok for sprinkles but...

I tried covers, they work ok for sprinkles but are worthless in extended rain conditions. Bought a pair of Fizik rain boots and they are so much better, only issue I have is that none of my cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By surak

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the...

You can't mount a bell on that bike because the invariable assplosion of crabon will destroy not only your frame but shatter any bell into a million pieces that in concert will cause the 1812...
09-23-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By surak

I use the same saddle but the tilt is slightly...

I use the same saddle but the tilt is slightly more level on my indoor setup. I too used to feel than one hour was excruciating on the trainer. I changed some things that made indoor saddle pain go...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By surak

I've seen some scattered complaints about Apex...

I've seen some scattered complaints about Apex 1x, enough to make me pick an older model Canyon outlet bike that came with Rival 1x over their newer Apex 1x offerings that were around the same price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,389
Posted By surak

Do you think other than weight there be any...

Do you think other than weight there be any downside to going bigger with 35mm? I won't be setting any PRs anyway. I kind of like the idea of maxing out the clearance under my rain bike's fenders and...
09-21-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,173
Posted By surak

Just put non-tubeless clincher tires on with...

Just put non-tubeless clincher tires on with inner tubes if tubeless is too daunting. Only high-end carbon rims that are hookless require tubeless tires.
09-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By surak

^All of this. I had a sub for Flo but the...

^All of this.

I had a sub for Flo but the number of races this year did not match the price and requirement to pay for an entire year. A year of GCN+ at $30 on sale earlier in the year, with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,389
Posted By surak

I'm considering swapping out the 32mm GP5Ks with...

I'm considering swapping out the 32mm GP5Ks with 35mm Pirelli Cinturatos for my rain bike. Is going that wide overkill? I think that the bike in question has tire clearance for them, since there's...
09-19-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By surak

Warmers -- arm, leg/knee -- and if you need...

Warmers -- arm, leg/knee -- and if you need additional warmth then a packable vest or jacket. At some point the temp range is so wide that you either have to suck it up at one extreme or add...
09-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By surak

I assume from your question that you are...

I assume from your question that you are recording your rides using Strava. Strava is probably the crappiest recording app for cycling, especially after they removed all sensor pairing. There are...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By surak

I went to the Gorge a couple times for the...

I went to the Gorge a couple times for the now-defunct Sasquatch music fest. No interesting in camping nor doing that long drive out to the middle of nowhere as you said, so I haven't gone back. The...
09-17-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,950
Posted By surak

You can fit what you've listed in regular bike...

You can fit what you've listed in regular bike jersey pockets. That's why they exist. But if you are one of those opposed to wearing clothes meant for cycling when cycling, then something like a hip...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,903
Posted By surak

Last Friday I had my first tubeless puncture...

Last Friday I had my first tubeless puncture (significant, anyway, as I think I've heard momentary hissing before but not seen any sealant spray) since I switched to tubeless over a year ago. Was my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By surak

A trainer tire can probably last almost...

A trainer tire can probably last almost indefinitely. I've at least never heard of one failing. Trainer tires have reinforced center tread to withstand the heat from high friction and stiffer...
09-13-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By surak

Tons of breweries near the Burke-Gilman,...

Tons of breweries near the Burke-Gilman, especially the cluster in Ballard. Out to Kenmore there are a few more, then in Woodinville there's Metier. I just went a few weeks back to Metier and was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 713
Posted By surak

I would either pick up a cheap 11-sp rear wheel...

I would either pick up a cheap 11-sp rear wheel or use a 11-34t 11-sp cassette, which does fit 10-sp, and avoid cross-chaining into gear combinations too long for your chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 998
Posted By surak

Yeah, no workout app or platform that I know of...

Yeah, no workout app or platform that I know of will adjust tilt in erg mode, the Climb will just be an expensive riser block if that's all you use.

I put my best bike on my Kickr without...
09-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,675
Posted By surak

I'm sure posting about it once a month...

I'm sure posting about it once a month (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1236243-feeling-super-frustrated-taint-issues-continue-ugg.html) without following up on any of the...
09-04-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By surak

I've made the mistake of using gmaps enough times...

I've made the mistake of using gmaps enough times to swear it off unless it's my last resort. Multiple times it will try to route through flights of stairs along a steep incline. Once it led me down...
09-03-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By surak

I'm sure he thinks it's working great as his Make...

I'm sure he thinks it's working great as his Make Aero Gains, American look.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By surak

If buying new from the shop, they really should...

If buying new from the shop, they really should swap the stem for you, especially at those prices. My shop swapped the stem and handlebar for me for free, though I supplied my own bars as they don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,225
Posted By surak

I had terrible luck with the Corsa G+ 1.0,...

I had terrible luck with the Corsa G+ 1.0, flatted after 250 miles and when I inspected the tread there were small holes and thin sections letting light pass through everywhere, which did not give me...
09-01-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,355
Posted By surak

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in...

I expected the stage to finish later, tuned in and it was already over. I rewound my stream a bit, saw Roglic was already ahead of Bernal. Rewound some more, same. Surprised how early he attacked,...
08-30-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By surak

25 miles with 2000 ft of ascent is not exactly a...

25 miles with 2000 ft of ascent is not exactly a climb, 65 miles with 2000 ft is basically flat. From Bellevue you're already super close to Cougar, Squak, and Tiger Mountains. It was more than 5000...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,807
Posted By surak

One tip is to open the products beforehand,...

One tip is to open the products beforehand, rather than while you're riding. Although if there are enough rest stops, it's far less important to eat on the bike than to remember to eat enough (but...
08-30-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,878
Posted By surak

A weakness I see in using "lunatic" is that the...

A weakness I see in using "lunatic" is that the non-cycling public thinks anyone who regularly bikes more than 5 minutes a day, willingly rides on the roads with vehicular traffic, or pays more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,807
Posted By surak

I'm not sure you can do a century by only...

I'm not sure you can do a century by only drinking at the rest stops. How far apart are they? If it takes you an hour between each stop, you'd be chugging roughly an entire bottle every time to not...
08-28-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,355
Posted By surak

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed...

There were 2 bunch sprints before Merlier bowed out that AF wasted thinking they could spread the wins Oprah-style ("you get a stage win, and you get a stage win, and you get a stage win!"). They...
08-28-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,355
Posted By surak

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely...

The way I remember it, Merlier was widely considered to be faster on flatter stages, while Philipsen was more of a threat for the points jersey because he lacked the top speed but could get over the...
08-28-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,355
Posted By surak

Sprinters especially have to be singularly...

Sprinters especially have to be singularly focused when they're tapped for a stage, and expect the team around them to deliver them to the last few hundred meters. ​​​​​​It makes them naturally not...
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