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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 514
Posted By Sy Reene

wouldn't be my choice for tape color but I think...

wouldn't be my choice for tape color but I think more bothersome is the yellow-accented saddle (yellow isn't the same yellow used in bike logos?), and why doesn't the seatpost color seem to be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, everybody's temperature response is...

Yeah, everybody's temperature response is different. The OP's need to only find something for 45-50 degree weather, for myself would be met with probably any of the longer finger versions of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,355
Posted By Sy Reene

Agree that electronic should be cheaper than...

Agree that electronic should be cheaper than mechanical. However, not sure when or why the bike manufacturers would ever want to acknowledge this in their lineups -- right now, Di2 and eTAP models...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,355
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm waiting for bikes that have embedded solar...

I'm waiting for bikes that have embedded solar panels in the top tube to power/charge the shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19,688
Views: 4,200,566
Posted By Sy Reene

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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yummy ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 785
Posted By Sy Reene

Also maybe not a bad idea to make 1 of your 2...

Also maybe not a bad idea to make 1 of your 2 bottles with an energy drink.. my recipe:
1/2 tab Nuun
1/2 strength gatorade powder (about 1/4 scoop per bottle)
1.5 scoops maltodextrin powder
10-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,188
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm still hunting for seatbelts and airbags...

I'm still hunting for seatbelts and airbags compatible with bike installation.. since they must be required.
10-18-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,004
Posted By Sy Reene

I can't say I honestly use heat maps to do...

I can't say I honestly use heat maps to do routes; typically a lot easier to search for other routes that others have already created, or to check out local cycling clubs' ride libraries. That said,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By Sy Reene

I'll agree that there can be objective vs...

I'll agree that there can be objective vs subjective value. Objectively, a year-old new model isn't really a lesser bike, and from that standpoint a discount shouldn't need to be that great. OTOH,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sy Reene

How did the pandemic create so many 5-minute jobs?

How did the pandemic create so many 5-minute jobs?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,940
Posted By Sy Reene

The X series (V2) cleats are back in stock yet...

The X series (V2) cleats are back in stock yet again (for the moment anyway) at Excel. Seems that at least for a while wahoo will keep shipping these.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19,688
Views: 4,200,566
Posted By Sy Reene

Very enlightening.. thanks!

Very enlightening.. thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,046
Posted By Sy Reene

I don't see no fins.. they work underwater?

I don't see no fins.. they work underwater?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess I'd say my life-stage is Chapter 2,...

I guess I'd say my life-stage is Chapter 2, though my rear (assuming a typo?) isn't up for discussion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,046
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, you don't want to break it all down to...

Yeah, you don't want to break it all down to component selection and how they make up the complete cost. You'll never get a sensible result.
Eg. use the DA Di2 Aethos at $12,500 and compare to the...
10-15-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 952
Posted By Sy Reene

To be fair, we're not sure how much of the...

To be fair, we're not sure how much of the decision to ride clinchers was because Specialized insisted since their stock new Tarmac S-Works come this way.
10-15-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 803
Posted By Sy Reene

Appearance is similar to the Revoloop tubes; not...

Appearance is similar to the Revoloop tubes; not sure if same/similar material though.
10-15-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 952
Posted By Sy Reene

But sometimes clinchers with tubes ...

But sometimes clinchers with tubes
https://www.velonews.com/events/tour-de-france/tour-tech-julian-alaphilippe-takes-historic-win-on-clincher-tires/
10-14-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By Sy Reene

Attached is a really long diatribe that hits on a...

Attached is a really long diatribe that hits on a bunch of this. Maybe specific to this conversation, skip to page 44-45
TL/DR.. unless you plan to use some ultrasonic cleaning machine, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Sy Reene

The 2020 line of goatheads I've heard are even...

The 2020 line of goatheads I've heard are even less laterally compliant but still vertically stiff.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By Sy Reene

It's somewhat of a challenge to make an "energy...

It's somewhat of a challenge to make an "energy bar" without carbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,046
Posted By Sy Reene

There wasn't really color photography in 1900...

There wasn't really color photography in 1900 afaik
10-10-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,244
Posted By Sy Reene

In order. Yes get a helmet. I'd focus on...

In order.

Yes get a helmet. I'd focus on the ~$80 range for you, something with MIPS. Buy from somewhere you can return. The most important factor for you is that the helmet fits and is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,483
Posted By Sy Reene

Really.. they quarantine bikes for 48 hours? ...

Really.. they quarantine bikes for 48 hours? Maybe they might consider getting some clorox wipes and some nitrile gloves?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,115
Posted By Sy Reene

A bit odd.. "Blueberry cobbler".. and not a...

A bit odd.. "Blueberry cobbler".. and not a blueberry to be found in the ingredients?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Sy Reene

No guarantees, ymmv and all the rest of the...

No guarantees, ymmv and all the rest of the disclaimers, but I think that's Ok. Or at least, that's about what I have as clearance on my rear.. but to the frame's brake bridge (which is pretty much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,631
Posted By Sy Reene

Another unsung virtue of steel that's oft...

Another unsung virtue of steel that's oft overlooked. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,046
Posted By Sy Reene

It's a pretty hilarious concept.. basically strip...

It's a pretty hilarious concept.. basically strip away everything they've told you over the last few years that you want to look for in a bike, and market this as special. This bit in the article...
10-08-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,520
Posted By Sy Reene

Doh!

Doh!
10-08-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By Sy Reene

So the above is IMO contradictory and why I don't...

So the above is IMO contradictory and why I don't typically patch.. almost all of my flats have been of the small pinhole variety so actually finding the pinhole in order to patch would take a lot of...
10-08-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,520
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe too obvious, do you have a copy or found a...

Maybe too obvious, do you have a copy or found a geometry chart for your year's model? Then easiest measured dimension to cross-reference to verify frame-maker's size designation is usually the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Sy Reene

That's good. Though I look at the picture from...

That's good. Though I look at the picture from your video and can't tell how it would not be hitting either your fingers or the bar itself?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,591
Posted By Sy Reene

+1. I placed an order from them this past Sunday...

+1. I placed an order from them this past Sunday at 4am their local time. Showed up yesterday (Tuesday).. though I'm in NYC so probably a country entry point.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By Sy Reene

I had a new rental with Shimano Ultegra that...

I had a new rental with Shimano Ultegra that closed like the OP's video (ie. below snip).. found it quite annoying as it would pinch the 2 or 3 fingers I typically have wrapped under the hood. So I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sy Reene

A good number of boot references. No interest on...

A good number of boot references. No interest on those from me. Can't say my ankles are ever where I feel the cold, it's always just the toes; so not looking for that much heft for where I ride. ...
10-06-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, Vittorias are always weird that way.. I...

Yeah, Vittorias are always weird that way.. I think my 25mm Corsas indicate a 100-140 range as Min-Max. Originally thought maybe had something to do with supple cotton sidewalls or some other...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By Sy Reene

How do you know what the internal tube diameter...

How do you know what the internal tube diameter is (ie. wall thickness)? just curious
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm looking for something suited to typically...

I'm looking for something suited to typically above freezing temps, ie. 30-40 or so range. I realize that everyone feels temps differently, but hoping for some guidance on equivalency. Eg. More,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I've seen the boot type of shoes before...

Yeah, I've seen the boot type of shoes before which always seemed a bit much -- thinking the overshoe insulating booties made more sense for me. OTOH, this kind of regular-looking low-cut road shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,090
Posted By Sy Reene

It looks nice, but why would a Ti frame maker opt...

It looks nice, but why would a Ti frame maker opt for a press fit bottom bracket?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,198
Posted By Sy Reene

Winter Road shoes -- the way to go?

Came across the linked Northwaves below. If they work, seems like it would be a lot more convenient than the neoprene booties. Not sure what temp something like these would be good down to though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Sy Reene

Hmm.. a lookup says a pair of Ultegra rotors is...

Hmm.. a lookup says a pair of Ultegra rotors is about 240g.. assuming the "brake" listing of 286g on the ccache might only be for the calipers? Unless they're lumping caliper weights in with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By Sy Reene

Would rotors be a part of those group weights...

Would rotors be a part of those group weights also?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Sy Reene

+1 A good calculator IMO. Before dropping to...

+1 A good calculator IMO. Before dropping to some of the really low suggestions, perhaps start with this. I ran your numbers on New Pavement and gave the OP 20lbs for his bike, and used an actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By Sy Reene

:trainwreck: :trainwreck: . ...

:trainwreck:
:trainwreck:
. . :winter::speedy::backpedal:

you mean, like things crawling on our scalps?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,673
Posted By Sy Reene

That'll only happen if the bike makers can figure...

That'll only happen if the bike makers can figure out a way to integrate it into a proprietary 1-piece bar/stem unit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 19,688
Views: 4,200,566
Posted By Sy Reene

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1100x734/tl195b02_363617041647f79db43b2eb5c710b85ddb848841.jpg
Campag crank bearing puller kit
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By Sy Reene

Makes sense, though if OP wants a full helmet...

Makes sense, though if OP wants a full helmet wash, maybe it works for the rest of the helmet (removing the pads before putting in the dishwasher first)?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 632
Posted By Sy Reene

Where's the top rack of the dishwasher...

Where's the top rack of the dishwasher recommendation? There's usually one of those by now. Turn off the heated drying option though? Disclaimer: I've never tried this yet myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,673
Posted By Sy Reene

Since THIS...

Since THIS (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1213993-propping-your-bike.html) is a real issue, I can see some innovations like maybe a swing-down arm that can come off the chainstay and hold...
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