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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,196
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Specialized Pathfinder Pro. I wanted something...

Specialized Pathfinder Pro. I wanted something with a center ridge for road riding but with some kind of "bite" for cornering on gravel. Some say those knobbies won't matter in gravel, but I say...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,196
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Good call-out on the front derailleur... I have...

Good call-out on the front derailleur... I have the same on my bike with the 38mm tires. I see your bike is a Project One... is it an SLR?

I also like the 650b option posted by blakcloud . I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,196
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The recommended 700x38 max is pretty accurate. I...

The recommended 700x38 max is pretty accurate. I don't think you're going to find a road bike with Ultegra that can handle a much larger tire as the crankset limits the bottom bracket width. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,196
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several...

My previous Domane, a 2014 5.2 with several upgrades...https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/img_20200224_164506_56e6d5df97bf8ba0bad300259bac66ba7e9ffde5.jpg
My current...
09-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If the OP was concerned about weight, he'd be...

If the OP was concerned about weight, he'd be looking at a Trek Emonda. The Domane is an endurance bike with front and rear ISO decouplers that work quite well for dampening shock from the rider. ...
09-22-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 700
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I guess it's up to you to decide if that price is...

I guess it's up to you to decide if that price is a deal or not, but as a 2020 Domane SL7 owner for the past year, I must say that I absolutely love my bike.

Does the shop you're buying from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,442
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Will 23C be around for a long time? Yes Would I...

Will 23C be around for a long time? Yes
Would I purchase a new bike that is limited to 23C tires? No.. no matter how good the price
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My worthless opinion... If your budget...

My worthless opinion...

If your budget allows, I'd go with the Giant. The Giant has all the modern technologies (except electronic shifting) and would likely make you a very happy camper for...
09-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Got all the parts and now I have my two...

Got all the parts and now I have my two wheelsets...

For gravel...
...
09-15-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I second Tifosi. I personally am an Oakley fan,...

I second Tifosi. I personally am an Oakley fan, but I think their glasses are way over-priced. My experience with Tifosi glasses is that they are optically clear (many lower price glasses aren't),...
09-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By PoorInRichfield

There's no rule saying one can't just continue...

There's no rule saying one can't just continue with the N+1 "rule", but relatively recent advances in bike technology (like disc brakes on road bikes) have now made it possible to be relatively happy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,637
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Assuming you're talking about the tape on my bars...

Assuming you're talking about the tape on my bars (black), it's this:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/pro-race-comfort-handlebar-tape

I wanted a cheaper alternative to LizardSkin DSP...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,637
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood...

Rather than just theorize if this brake hood adjustment is good or not, I'm a firm believer in "don't knock it until you've tried it"... so I tried it today.

The Experiment

I didn't go...
09-04-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,117
Posted By PoorInRichfield

^ Agree. It's my (unpopular) opinion that if...

^ Agree.

It's my (unpopular) opinion that if you have to be nearly vertical on a bike to feel comfortable, chances are you've got some underlying health issues that are preventing you from bending...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By PoorInRichfield

SeattleRider57 Is your bike a disc or rim brake...

SeattleRider57 Is your bike a disc or rim brake version?

I highly recommend going with a 25mm wide rim, like the Aeolus Pro 3Vs, if you're running disc brakes. If not, so sorry...:p

As...
09-03-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 177
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Best Online "Saddle Finder"

If you've been cycling for any amount of time, then you already know that finding a saddle that's compatible with your backside can be an expensive and frustrating "trial-and-error" process. While...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,567
Posted By PoorInRichfield

LOL! If it makes you feel better, the entire...

LOL! If it makes you feel better, the entire world is having weight issues, not just the USA. While one can have some control over his or her weight, one can't really control one's foot width...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,974
Posted By PoorInRichfield

FWIW... I've been buying inexpensive shorts on...

FWIW... I've been buying inexpensive shorts on eBay straight from China and thought they were a good deal. They look good enough, fit OK, and last long enough... especially for the price. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks guys. Sounds like the CS-HG700 is the...

Thanks guys. Sounds like the CS-HG700 is the perfect trainer cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 971
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I guess it all depends on what components the...

I guess it all depends on what components the bike started with. I've spent a small mountain of money on my 2020 Domane SL7...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 720
Posted By PoorInRichfield

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town"...

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town" comes from Light Bicycle (https://www.lightbicycle.com/) wheels. They're a direct-to-consumer Chinese brand which means a much lower cost to you for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,308
Posted By PoorInRichfield

My experience with taping "top down" is that...

My experience with taping "top down" is that one's hands/gloves have a tendency to catch on the "edges" on the wrap due to the direction of the taping, causing the taping to wear prematurely. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By PoorInRichfield

TL = tubeless? Assuming so, I'm running the...

TL = tubeless?

Assuming so, I'm running the same tires, same size, and tubeless this year and I am not carrying a spare tube. (I know, I run with scissors!) I got feedback from a different forum...
08-25-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,130
Posted By PoorInRichfield

^ This. I didn't even know mesh wash bags...

^ This. I didn't even know mesh wash bags existed until I got married and saw my wife using them :foo: I put my gloves and anything else with Velcro on it in one bag to prevent the Velcro from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm a little embarrassed to report this, but I...

I'm a little embarrassed to report this, but I think I found at least one of the reasons for my saddle issues (other than rough and poorly paved roads all over the state I live in that cause my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 181,584
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Good question... I don't know. When you go...

Good question... I don't know. When you go through LB's global wheel builder for the WR50's, the only Finish option you get is "paintless" and for Weave you get "UD" or "3k Twill Vertical". I...
08-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,787
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I learned long ago that "the best bike" is the...

I learned long ago that "the best bike" is the one that makes you happy to ride, regardless of what it's made of.

In my ~30 years of cycling to date, I've owned steal, aluminum, and carbon bikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,407
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Many good points! And now I'm wondering......

Many good points!

And now I'm wondering... Who says the bottle one sticks in one's jersey pocket has to actually be an uncomfortable bottle? Perhaps a different shaped container or even a bag...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,407
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I'm planning a 75 mile ride that is on a...

I'm planning a 75 mile ride that is on a rails-to-trails packed gravel trail. I've found that many of the rails-to-trails trails in my state offer beautiful scenery but the towns on those trails are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 181,584
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I opted for the uber-expensive FedEx 4 day...

I opted for the uber-expensive FedEx 4 day shipping over the "slow boat from China" shipping :( Once I got the tracking number from LB, they did indeed arrive in 4 days. I'm in the USA (WI) and we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 181,584
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50...

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50 (https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-tubeless-bike-wheels-32mm-wide-50mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bike.html) wheels at 1,354g for the pair as...
08-05-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,039
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I don't have an accurate tool for measuring the...

I don't have an accurate tool for measuring the tire width. With a plain old ruler, they look pretty close to 32mm to me (as they are 700x32c tires).

I made a decision on this topic a while back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By PoorInRichfield

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020...

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/07/15/lemond-bicycles-raises-2-million-moves-facility-launch-imminent
...
07-10-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,803
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Ah, I think I understand now. You're saying that...

Ah, I think I understand now. You're saying that you decided to break the unwritten rule of cycling that says that every ride needs to be as fast as possible or else you failed? ;) I think that's...
07-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,803
Posted By PoorInRichfield

While a single speed "rigid" frame won't quite...

While a single speed "rigid" frame won't quite work for me, at the age of 46 I decided to trim my heard of bicycles down from 7 to 2. I now have 1 endurance bike (2020 Trek Domane SL7 Disc) and 1...
07-10-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,482
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999%...

Think about it... cycling is about 99.9999999% pasty white guys and 0.0000000001% everyone else. (Yes, I'm a pasty white guy ;) ) Heck, I don't even know if there are any women on this forum or any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By PoorInRichfield

The size of the cassette and/or chain rings isn't...

The size of the cassette and/or chain rings isn't really a Di2 issue. Di2 however can be programmed to "know" what gears you have on your bike which will allow it to set the shift points for what is...
06-30-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,710
Posted By PoorInRichfield

As Amazon is often times just a store front to an...

As Amazon is often times just a store front to an unknown seller, you are right in that it can be risky to buy just about anything on Amazon. Pay attention to the "Ships from and sold by" reference...
06-26-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,245
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Curious as to why you'd be interested in Chro-Mo?...

Curious as to why you'd be interested in Chro-Mo? It's still very alive and well in BMX bikes, probably because it's tough. However, I have no desire to return to Chro-Mo frames for road biking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By PoorInRichfield

If I was a bettin' man, I'd say that a 12 speed...

If I was a bettin' man, I'd say that a 12 speed road group will be announced next year at Shimano's 100th Anniversary. Likely Dura Ace using the new micro-spline freehub that's been on XTR for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I have the GP 5000 TL in size 700x32c and setup...

I have the GP 5000 TL in size 700x32c and setup tubeless on my bike and I love 'em. I was previously running 25c and 28c tires. With wide rims (mine are 25mm internal width) and lower tire pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 181,584
Posted By PoorInRichfield

With wide tires, absolutely go with wide rims...

With wide tires, absolutely go with wide rims (i.e., WR series). The AR series are for riders who's bikes either can't support a wide rim or are riding narrower tires (25mm or 28mm).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 181,584
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Nice lookin' bike! I kind of hope the weather is...

Nice lookin' bike! I kind of hope the weather is only half nice so you can tell us how well those wheels handle in cross-winds :p
06-17-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,918
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks everyone for your input... lots of tires...

Thanks everyone for your input... lots of tires here that I didn't know existed!

I think it's funny how in the road bike world, there's pretty much two tubeless tires that are loved by all... the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,558
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Let your LBS submit the issue to Trek before...

Let your LBS submit the issue to Trek before doing anything... I've had several instances where Trek's customer service went way beyond expectations for no reason other than I asked them to.
...
06-16-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,281
Posted By PoorInRichfield

At least in the USA, bike shops are literally...

At least in the USA, bike shops are literally empty due to the high demand for bikes and supply issues. The shop you bought the bike might actually welcome taking the bike back as they'll likely be...
06-15-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,037
Posted By PoorInRichfield

No kidding! Does Nike have shoe lobbyists in...

No kidding! Does Nike have shoe lobbyists in Congress that lobby against teaching people why shoes are destroying their feet? :( I used to think that people that walked around barefoot or with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,594
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think you're right in that Trek's size chart...

I think you're right in that Trek's size chart for the new Domane...
06-13-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By PoorInRichfield

I think you'd do well to listen to Uncle Sam ;) ...

I think you'd do well to listen to Uncle Sam ;)

My new bike as of this Spring has wide rims (25mm internal width) with 32mm Conti GP5000 tubeless tires and I absolutely love the combination. I've...
06-11-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,037
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Yeah, I've got to wonder if there may be a niche...

Yeah, I've got to wonder if there may be a niche market for cyclists looking for shoes that don't actually destroy one's feet for the sake of aesthetics of the shoe. Heck, I'm not even talking about...
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