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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 357,462
Posted By msu2001la

Sometimes I ride the TT bike on my Zwift group...

Sometimes I ride the TT bike on my Zwift group rides just so my teammates can yell at me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 434
Posted By msu2001la

Light seems like a great option for a lower cost...

Light seems like a great option for a lower cost build, but if you have $2500 burning a hole in your pocket I'm not sure why you wouldn't go with a name brand wheel that comes with a local dealer...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,320
Posted By msu2001la

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned...

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned Ronan McLaughlin's everesting bike in this thread is because his cut-off-the-drops bar is what the OP was trying to achieve by buying a bullhorn and...
03-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon seat posts (generally speaking) have more...

Carbon seat posts (generally speaking) have more compliance and mute vibrations better than aluminum, making for a smoother ride. In most cases they're lighter, though that Thompson post is already...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,320
Posted By msu2001la

He talks about the front brake in the article,...

He talks about the front brake in the article, selected primarily for aero, not for weight (though it is slightly lighter than the Campy Record caliper it replaced):

A TriRig Omega X brake was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,320
Posted By msu2001la

I feel bad for the bike fitters out there that...

I feel bad for the bike fitters out there that stumble upon this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,320
Posted By msu2001la

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely...

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely not the same as a dropbar without the drops, flipped over. Even if you flipped them over, the extensions are much longer, and the bar doesn't curve...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 914
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years,...

Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years, but the tri suits I've used in the past are basically just a sleeveless version of cycling skin-suits, but with a very thin, almost non-existent...
02-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 385
Posted By msu2001la

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to run the stem in...

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to run the stem in the new position for a little while on the trainer just to make sure I'm good on the adjustment before cutting. I was wondering if I needed to buy...
02-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,338
Posted By msu2001la

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been...

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been dropped. Nicely done. The downside of course is that you've committed yourself to riding fancy wheels forever, because after this stock wheels will feel like...
02-24-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,092
Posted By msu2001la

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is...

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is getting away from cars/traffic and into areas that are more rural, quiet and natural. I like mountain biking for those reasons too, but dislike being...
02-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By msu2001la

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their...

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their narrowest size). It's not as extreme as some other bars I've seen, but still is way more than I've ever had. It looks much wider from behind than from...
02-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By msu2001la

Flared bars - have you tried them?

I have been a bit skeptical of flared drop bars on gravel bikes. I guess I'm a traditionalist and think they look a bit goofy, and it seemed like a gimmick by manufacturers to try to make...
02-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 895
Posted By msu2001la

There are no complexities with hydro discs that...

There are no complexities with hydro discs that I'm aware of. You'll have to bleed them every few years... maybe. Otherwise you just replace the pads and adjust as usual.

I'd definitely go with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,164
Posted By msu2001la

They very well could have been more affordable...

They very well could have been more affordable than I realized. You're right that $400 doesn't seem too crazy when you compare to other high-end hub options, or in the context of high-end wheelsets...
02-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By msu2001la

I've gotta think selling off individual parts...

I've gotta think selling off individual parts would have better results than trying to sell a complete groupset. There are loads of bikes out there with Ultegra 6800 in need of replacement parts, and...
02-16-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,030
Posted By msu2001la

If you really want an 11-42 on the rear, you'll...

If you really want an 11-42 on the rear, you'll need a MTB RD.

In terms of what you can do with your current Dura Ace RD, I think you can run up to 28t max cog size without modification.
To go...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,309
Posted By msu2001la

When I first bought my tubless road tires, I...

When I first bought my tubless road tires, I couldn't get my front tire (GP5k TL) to seat correctly or stay inflated when I first installed it, so I took it into the LBS. They fixed it and charged me...
02-11-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,754
Posted By msu2001la

The article outlines the supply issues pretty...

The article outlines the supply issues pretty clearly, in fact. It is supply and demand, but I'm not seeing anything in that article that suggests manufacturers can do anything to increase supply:
...
02-10-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,177
Posted By msu2001la

Strava has a mute button. You don't even have...

Strava has a mute button.
You don't even have to unfollow someone, you can just put them on mute and not see any of their activities. Unmute at any time.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,487
Posted By msu2001la

If Froome really is overheating disc brakes to...

If Froome really is overheating disc brakes to the point of warping them on long descents, rim brakes on carbon wheels are definitely not the answer. Froome is a great bike racer, but this is total...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-29-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By msu2001la

The Great Western Trail west of St Charles is...

The Great Western Trail west of St Charles is awesome. Wide open, smooth crushed limestone and access to lots of adjacent quiet country roads. It's usually pretty empty out there and you can ride as...
01-29-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,550
Posted By msu2001la

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
01-25-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,746
Posted By msu2001la

I feel like if you're "ruffled" by this, you've...

I feel like if you're "ruffled" by this, you've completely missed the point of Zwift.
01-15-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By msu2001la

I do all my training on a unicycle. Simplest of...

I do all my training on a unicycle. Simplest of all.
01-15-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By msu2001la

This is a confusing thread. You state "no racing...

This is a confusing thread. You state "no racing strictly recreational. My main goal is to find a comfortable bike as I do not like to hunch over" but you are shopping two $4500 race-oriented aero...
01-14-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,225
Posted By msu2001la

I did the Radio Tower climb today. I love that...

I did the Radio Tower climb today. I love that mountain route. 18.9 miles, 2240ft of climbing. I banged it out in a little over an hour total, with 30-40 mins of solid climbing.

I ran today's...
01-12-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By msu2001la

Pretty sure this variant of the Specialized OSBB...

Pretty sure this variant of the Specialized OSBB is just a BB30 with a different name. If what I'm seeing on Google is true, any BB30 crankset would fit.

There are ways to run a Shimano crankset...
01-11-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By msu2001la

I use a similar position with bent elbows and...

I use a similar position with bent elbows and forearms parallel with the road. Almost like an "invisible aero bar" position, but with palms resting on top of the hoods. Sometimes I turn my palms more...
01-08-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,136
Posted By msu2001la

Yes. This would also be way more accurate than...

Yes. This would also be way more accurate than the device being discussed, though adding power meter pedals to your Peloton is a very expensive setup that would still leave you with a single-speed...
01-08-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,073
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know anything about training benefits,...

I don't know anything about training benefits, but for me riding without a fan really sucks. I get super hot. A fan helps keep me cooler and I also like that the air movement feels more "real". I...
01-05-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,730
Posted By msu2001la

Smart trainers need power, which is usually at a...

Smart trainers need power, which is usually at a premium at most race venues. I've never seen anyone warming up on a direct drive trainer at an amateur race, though pro teams use them.

Most teams...
01-05-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By msu2001la

If you really like the frameset, you could also...

If you really like the frameset, you could also consider upgrading to an 11sp hydro groupset?
01-05-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By msu2001la

BB7 calipers are going to run you around $120,...

BB7 calipers are going to run you around $120, discs will be another $50. I don't know that mechanical discs will really perform any better than a properly set-up cantilever set will, but if you ride...
01-04-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By msu2001la

Nice lookin' bike. Should've gone with 32mm road...

Nice lookin' bike. Should've gone with 32mm road tires.
01-04-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By msu2001la

Most of my indoor rides are between 60-90 minutes...

Most of my indoor rides are between 60-90 minutes and generally more intense than anything I'd do outside. I'm almost always on Zwift now, and doing intervals, group rides and/or tackling challenging...
12-28-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 783
Posted By msu2001la

I'm confused by this post. All of these riders...

I'm confused by this post. All of these riders are leaning their bodies more than their bikes. The lead rider in this photo has most of their body on the inside of the bike.

Most GP moto riders...
12-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By msu2001la

Google "songs at 90 bpm" (or whatever your...

Google "songs at 90 bpm" (or whatever your preferred cadence is) and you'll find dozens of pages that have sorted songs by BPM.
Here's one that lets you enter whatever BPM you want and it finds...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By msu2001la

Wow that is a clean cassette. Nice job. Have...

Wow that is a clean cassette. Nice job.

Have you tried just shoving the housing back into the ferrule to see if it works? Don't get me wrong... it looks like the ferrule and housing should be...
12-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By msu2001la

GRX 1x max cassette size is 11-42. Some internet...

GRX 1x max cassette size is 11-42. Some internet forums indicate 11-46 can work, so this might be the biggest option for you.

You'll need a MTB rear derailleur to work on a 10-50, and there isn't...
12-15-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,933
Posted By msu2001la

Hanging back and not passing isn't the same as...

Hanging back and not passing isn't the same as drafting though. I sometimes find myself riding behind someone for a while if I'm not confident that I can pass and stay in front of them, but I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,619
Posted By msu2001la

The brake system is designed to be sealed, and...

The brake system is designed to be sealed, and shouldn't have any air in it. Hanging a bike upside down doesn't cause air to enter the system, but it can help identify if there is air in the system...
12-14-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By msu2001la

Wow. Congrats to you on snagging one now....

Wow.

Congrats to you on snagging one now. Hope you enjoy your new bike!
12-14-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,050
Posted By msu2001la

I have a feeling now that road bike tire...

I have a feeling now that road bike tire clearance has expanded upward and road discs are commonplace, we will start seeing a lot of people running road bikes with CX knobbies squeezed into them at...
12-14-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,205
Posted By msu2001la

It may not be a magic bullet for all situations,...

It may not be a magic bullet for all situations, but i also have no idea why someone would build up a gravel bike and not use a clutched RD at this point.
I don't really see a downside.
12-14-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,933
Posted By msu2001la

It's also worth noting that many new cyclists may...

It's also worth noting that many new cyclists may not understand that this behavior can be annoying, creepy, dangerous, etc and that some people are more sensitive than others about it. They see...
12-14-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,933
Posted By msu2001la

The opposite is also annoying, where someone...

The opposite is also annoying, where someone slowly catches up to you and passes, then they immediately drop their pace by 1-2mph because they're gassed from chasing you for the last 5-10 minutes. I...
12-14-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,852
Posted By msu2001la

Police stations are a good place to do CL...

Police stations are a good place to do CL transactions in general. The seller is probably just as nervous about some potential buyer insisting that they meet in a town that is 15 minutes further away.
12-10-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,756
Posted By msu2001la

Yeah, I'm sure it's just inferior parts. Gonna...

Yeah, I'm sure it's just inferior parts.
Gonna go get me a sweet threaded crankset for next season and fire my mechanic.

/thread
12-10-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,756
Posted By msu2001la

Interesting take. I've never heard someone make...

Interesting take. I've never heard someone make the claim that threaded BB's last longer.

My CX race bikes are overhauled at the end of every race season. The type of bottom bracket doesn't...
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