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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,182
Posted By ericcox

What about an Aurum (https://aurumbikes.com/)? I...

What about an Aurum (https://aurumbikes.com/)? I have no first hand experience, but the reviews have been good and I think it looks gorgeous. I want to live vicariously through someone as I won't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,839
Posted By ericcox

I'm running 26mm PZeros Race TLR on FFWD RYOT 55...

I'm running 26mm PZeros Race TLR on FFWD RYOT 55 rims. They are hooked. Well, now a mullet with PZero on front and a GP5000 on the back. The GP5000s are a pain to mount. To mount the rear (which was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,839
Posted By ericcox

I cut a sidewall on a Pirelli set up tubeless....

I cut a sidewall on a Pirelli set up tubeless. Reinstalled the gp5000s I took off and remembered instantly why the new set on the shelf is Pirelli. Such a pain in the ass relative to my admittedly...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By ericcox

I used a Strava coupon last year to buy a pair of...

I used a Strava coupon last year to buy a pair of Le Col bibs. I loved them so much I used a second coupon to buy a second pair. I've worn them on two centuries, gravel rides, etc. They are my go to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,440
Posted By ericcox

This is interesting. I cut a sidewall yesterday...

This is interesting. I cut a sidewall yesterday on a long ride including some terrible pavement. The cut was big enough that it wouldn't seal - but the tire stayed seated and the rim was protected....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,497
Posted By ericcox

I did not realize how much I would appreciate...

I did not realize how much I would appreciate controlling my Garmin from the hoods. When I use the Garmin on a non-Di2 bike, I always mash the top of the hood a few times before I remember I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,708
Posted By ericcox

Yes, PZero Race TLR in 26mm. I'm a huge fan of...

Yes, PZero Race TLR in 26mm. I'm a huge fan of them so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By ericcox

I was just thinking about the used Canyon Inflite...

I was just thinking about the used Canyon Inflite Al I just picked up, the light single track / gravel / road ride I used it on today, and how much fun that was.
As to moving to speedplay, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By ericcox

Thank you for the responses. I definitely find...

Thank you for the responses. I definitely find the Assiomas harder to clip into than my old Keo pedals - they do spin if you miss. Very annoying. I've been using aftermarket cleats with little rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,279
Posted By ericcox

I really hope these bikes work out for you. For...

I really hope these bikes work out for you. For limited riding, they very well might. When people were reacting about the quality of these bikes, it wasn't a shot at you; it was an attempt to explain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,708
Posted By ericcox

I went ahead and mounted the rear one as well...

I went ahead and mounted the rear one as well before a ~77 mile ride on some pretty rough roads Saturday. Getting it to seat took a little more time than the front, but I still managed it with my...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,279
Posted By ericcox

To OP - I get that looks matter. I have a bike...

To OP - I get that looks matter. I have a bike that I bought in no small part because I loved the looks -- but that bike was also from a reputable company with full Ultregra that I bought in person....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,708
Posted By ericcox

Thought I'd resurrect this. Last weekend, I got a...

Thought I'd resurrect this. Last weekend, I got a pretty deep cut on my front gp5000. my fault - I ride some pretty terrible roads, and happily incorporate light gravel roads. I can probably pinpoint...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,599
Posted By ericcox

I'm using a 530 - I really don't miss the...

I'm using a 530 - I really don't miss the features on the 830 or 1030+. That said, the UI is a bit clunky when you do have to do something using the buttons. If you have Di2 with dfly, on any of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,405
Posted By ericcox

It really depends on the hill, the road...

It really depends on the hill, the road conditions, and the bike. On a fairly straight descent I ride regularly, 40+ is no big deal. On another descent with bad pavement and a blind corner, I keep it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,925
Posted By ericcox

If you can afford it and want new wheels while...

If you can afford it and want new wheels while waiting to save up for a nicer road bike, go for it. Some really great advice I've seen on this board from time to time is any upgrade is worth it if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By ericcox

GCN actually did a pretty good episode on this. ...

GCN actually did a pretty good episode on this.

https://youtu.be/KHu0rkQ1QJM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,708
Posted By ericcox

Counterpoint - while the stealth look may be...

Counterpoint - while the stealth look may be going out, that bike is simply gorgeous.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,708
Posted By ericcox

My non-tubeless Rubino Pros (the Graphene 2.0) I...

My non-tubeless Rubino Pros (the Graphene 2.0) I had were pretty difficult to mount - I got one on without tools, the other took a bit of profanity/levers. Not sure how this would translate to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,708
Posted By ericcox

I'm in the same boat. I'm on 25s. A lot of my...

I'm in the same boat. I'm on 25s. A lot of my usual roads are pretty rough, so I was looking for a good mix of puncture resistance / performance. So far, they are very comfortable, though I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By ericcox

Back in the day I used maps to plan new rides,...

Back in the day I used maps to plan new rides, and would even write out cue sheets for really complicated new routes with lots of turns. I also didn't have a cellphone. But technology advanced, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 364,506
Posted By ericcox

Oh my. This thread started back when I was...

Oh my. This thread started back when I was originally active on here. I was away for a decade and now it's back. I rejoined right around the time of P-Cad's death - purely coincidentally. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,712
Posted By ericcox

If I have learned anything in life, it is to...

If I have learned anything in life, it is to never make absolute statements. Things change in unpredictable ways. Except the absolute edict against absolutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,211
Posted By ericcox

A little below that budget are the new FFWD RYOT...

A little below that budget are the new FFWD RYOT wheels. I just got a set of RYOT 55s with the DT Swiss 350 hubs; those with 240s run about 1900 I think. I've got a few rides of varying distance on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,712
Posted By ericcox

My 2021 Prince takes an interesting approach in...

My 2021 Prince takes an interesting approach in that the Di2 wires and brake hoses are completely hidden; they run through the stem / headtube. The handlebar, however, is swappable (as is the stem)....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By ericcox

This was a fun story. We visited the big island...

This was a fun story. We visited the big island last year (just before the pandemic), and I absolutely regret not renting a bike, though my son and I did do some running. We drove to the visitor's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,551
Posted By ericcox

I had never needed a shop to mount tires for me...

I had never needed a shop to mount tires for me in 20+ years of riding, but the tire / rim combo I just got proved to be difficult. I could have fought it and probably won, but decided going to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,374,247
Posted By ericcox

New wheels (birthday/anniversary present)

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,014
Posted By ericcox

I feel like these days if there is a bike...

I feel like these days if there is a bike available in your size, discounted no less (and that seems like a fair price), you should go for it if you are interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,665
Posted By ericcox

5586, most of that since June (got back into...

5586, most of that since June (got back into cycling as my primary sport again). Subtract about 500 indoor miles if you like. And I'm about 45 miles from finishing the Rapha 500 challenge.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,346
Posted By ericcox

I kind of agree with both of these. I'm very new...

I kind of agree with both of these. I'm very new to using a PM on my outdoor bike. I definitely prefer indoors for very set workouts based on zones, but I find the data on outdoor rides very useful...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,828
Posted By ericcox

As a professional political scientist...

As a professional political scientist (international relations Ph.D.), I hate to ever defend an economist, but economics and political science are both often beset by a few problems in studying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,795
Posted By ericcox

I've never had something this egregious. I've...

I've never had something this egregious. I've definitely had my share of made up excuses and plagiarism cases (my favorite is a student denying plagiarism when you show them the original article,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,254
Posted By ericcox

I'm new to Di2 - only had my new bike for a...

I'm new to Di2 - only had my new bike for a little over 3 weeks (since Nov 20) / 400 or so miles. I've been playing with the shifting options and think I finally have it where I want it - it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By ericcox

On bike fits

I've been riding road bikes for about 23 years. While my first bike wasn't a great fit, I've been careful with fittings with each subsequent bike, though I have adjusted my position through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,399
Posted By ericcox

I'm new to Di2, but have to say my favorite...

I'm new to Di2, but have to say my favorite things so far are...

1) Shifting under load easily and effortlessly2) The clean cockpit3) Shift quality

Shift quality is last because I'm coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By ericcox

I got a new Pinarello Prince just over a week ago...

I got a new Pinarello Prince just over a week ago (I've posted the pic below on a few threads now - I both love it and am bad at taking pictures when out riding). It now has 200 miles on it after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,007
Posted By ericcox

Serious answer - there are many differences. The...

Serious answer - there are many differences. The reality is that there are different quality frames of any material - some steel and aluminum frames aren't great, and some carbon frames kind of suck....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By ericcox

So far I'm a fan. I am really enjoying it. I do...

So far I'm a fan. I am really enjoying it. I do need to dial in some of the shifting - there is a slight lag going to a bigger gear (smaller cogs). Nothing major, just enough that I want the shop to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,374,247
Posted By ericcox

I got a new Garmin mount for my Varia light. Oh,...

I got a new Garmin mount for my Varia light. Oh, and a new bike to hold it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By ericcox

Obligatory garage door photo. First real ride on...

Obligatory garage door photo. First real ride on it today - my standard 21 mile out and back just to shake it down. Any regrets flew out the window.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By ericcox

Oops... N+1 ...

Oops... N+1
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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By ericcox

But this is something only individual riders can...

But this is something only individual riders can determine. What is the benefit to going a little faster if you are not in a race (or planning to race)? It's entirely personal. I am not fast, but am...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,130
Posted By ericcox

FWIW, I bought a set of these earlier this summer...

FWIW, I bought a set of these earlier this summer and understood them not to be tubeless compatible (which it looks like you are now not going to try). Mine have 2500+ miles on them with no problems....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By ericcox

I have a 2017 Ridley Fenix AL. Officially, it is...

I have a 2017 Ridley Fenix AL. Officially, it is their endurance geometry in an aluminum model. I love it - I bought it over a Fuji Roubaix. Mine has a 105 mix, though I just upgraded to Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,073
Posted By ericcox

For me it's Fridays. Based on my riding schedule,...

For me it's Fridays. Based on my riding schedule, it makes sense.. I do a long Sunday, slower recovery Monday. Commute on T/Thurs. Something Wednesday. And on Friday I typically fly - well fly for an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By ericcox

I can't tell you much other than It looks like a...

I can't tell you much other than It looks like a great old bike - steel main frame with carbon stays. Ultegra 9 speed was great. Looks fun. Cleaned up, it will be beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By ericcox

:lol: But there are also curmudgeons afoot to...

:lol: But there are also curmudgeons afoot to whip me into shape.

My reality is that I will likely upgrade the brakes at some point (they work ok, yes I'm using carbon pads, but an easy upgrade)....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By ericcox

:lol: That taillight is gone - it loved to move...

:lol: That taillight is gone - it loved to move around. Replaced with a varus radar light (lots of traffic where I ride). I can afford a new bike within reason (Ultegra Di2 / Force range) but I tend...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,206
Posted By ericcox

Stop me from making a terrible mistake

TL/DR I have a perfectly fine 2017 Ridley Fenix AL with 105, but I can't seem to stop looking at bikes with Di2 or Etap and disk brakes. Tell me I don't need it.

Longer version - I got my first...
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