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Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By TXCiclista

Sorry for leaving out some of the detail. The...

Sorry for leaving out some of the detail. The spoke broke off in the nipple, just below the threads, leaving the threaded part in the nipple. I’m the end, I just cut a whole in the rim tape, replaced...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By TXCiclista

Poking hole in rim tape to replace spoke?

Replacing a spoke today and I’m faced with either poking a hole in the manufacturer’s (good quality) rim tape, or (I assume) taking it all off. As I recall, regardless of the option I choose, when...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks for the responses, everyone.

Thanks for the responses, everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By TXCiclista

Mounts that attach to stem via pinch bolts: safe?

There are several generally well-reviewed mounts for cyclos (Wahoo, Garmin, etc) that mount to the bike via the stem pinch bolts. The idea seems clever enough, but I wonder if it results in any sort...
05-02-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By TXCiclista

I would use a hitch mount if I could (I have a...

I would use a hitch mount if I could (I have a nice Saris), but the hitch will be used for a luggage "tray," so that's out.

Many thanks for all the replies, everyone!
04-30-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks wipekitty Yeah, rental bikes....

Thanks wipekitty



Yeah, rental bikes. Car/van rental is out of the budget :(
04-30-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By TXCiclista

2000-mile roadtrip w/ bike? (And not in the car)

Our family vacation returns to the beautiful Rocky Mountains this year, and I'm really keen to get some riding in (or at least attempt to, given that my conditioning is in flat ole TX). Since I drive...
04-15-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,203
Posted By TXCiclista

If you have a battery you don't mind "defacing,"...

If you have a battery you don't mind "defacing," I've had good luck with the felt pads (https://smile.amazon.com/GOSSIP-Furniture-Felt-Pads-Brown/dp/B07L4SYMZP/) you can buy for lamps, furniture, etc...
04-15-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By TXCiclista

Actually, it doesn't. There's an adapter that...

Actually, it doesn't. There's an adapter that screws into the little hole on the bottom-front. You can then a buy lens-only protector and you've reduced some of the bulk (as well as heat). It's no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,074
Posted By TXCiclista

Do you know if that's a policy specific to that...

Do you know if that's a policy specific to that store? Mine was under the impression that it was a wasted plan
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,074
Posted By TXCiclista

Well, the ESP was a great deal... until it...

Well, the ESP was a great deal... until it wasn’t. Got screwed in that one :(
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,513
Posted By TXCiclista

Too bold for me, lol

Too bold for me, lol
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,513
Posted By TXCiclista

If you understood the critique you'd understand...

If you understood the critique you'd understand why it's neither disingenuous nor ludicrous. The speed and tone of your response illustrates that you don't. Have a nice day!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,513
Posted By TXCiclista

I think the question isn't "does disruptor camo...

I think the question isn't "does disruptor camo work" (it does), but "do people buy disruptor camo jersies for that purpose?" My guess is probably not. I suspect they buy it more because they like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,669
Posted By TXCiclista

I mostly use it for the social aspect. For data...

I mostly use it for the social aspect. For data analysis, I look to other sources. That said, I like it well enough to pay for the premium because of a few perks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,458
Posted By TXCiclista

Ran SPD's for a few thousand miles, but never...

Ran SPD's for a few thousand miles, but never could get clipping down well enough to be 100% when it was important (e.g. taking off at a red light). I also wasn't a fan of carrying cleat covers...
08-29-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By TXCiclista

Companion app auto-calculates the HR zones...

Companion app auto-calculates the HR zones 'incorrectly' (0-65, 65-75, 75-85, 85-95, 95-100), but you can always enter your own values. Otherwise, it's great.

The Bolt itself is fantastic. I love...
08-28-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By TXCiclista

PSA: Wahoo ELEMNT HR zones not auto-calculated according to the ranges on their site

According to Wahoo, these zones are 50-60%, 60-70%, 70-80%, 80-90%, 90-100%. Nothing particularly fancy, just a basic model for HR zones. You could always tailor these (and probably should!), but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By TXCiclista

I’m hoping for that awareness someday. Because...

I’m hoping for that awareness someday. Because i’ve been off the bike for nearly 15 years, I haven’t developed the sense of my... older body. The whole year has been noticeable improvements in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,722
Posted By TXCiclista

I went through this same dilemma 4-5 months ago....

I went through this same dilemma 4-5 months ago. I spent a lot of time researching meters and trying to figure out how they would help me. In the end, i decided that they were just too expensive for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By TXCiclista

Alas, I didn't finish. :( There were a whole...

Alas, I didn't finish. :( There were a whole bunch of things involved, but it basically boiled down to two pretty serious issues. (1) My Wahoo ELEMNT auto-calculated the HR zones wrong. I found a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks for all the responses. I’ll definitely...

Thanks for all the responses. I’ll definitely report back!



Overnumerousness!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 741
Posted By TXCiclista

Slacked off for 3 weeks, but century this weekend?

I've been training hard for the Hotter'n Hell 100 this summer and my longest ride was 90 miles 3 weeks ago. Since then, however, I've had to taper off quite a bit because school started back (I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,191
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks for all the follow-up replies. Lots of...

Thanks for all the follow-up replies. Lots of good advice/wisdom here. I've started some core strengthening and am paying even more attention to position & fit than before. I'll be tackling the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,191
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks for all of the replies! I knew I could...

Thanks for all of the replies! I knew I could count on you folks!

I absolutely don't do "enough" (any) core strengthening, and I'm not limber in the slightest. I'll work on both of those...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,191
Posted By TXCiclista

Is lower back pain *on the bike* to be expected when really ramping up the miles?

I’m training for a century and on my last few long rides (a 100k last weekend and 78 miles yesterday), my lower back’s hurting quite a bit near the end of the ride (not excruciating, but definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-18, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By TXCiclista

Replace DT Swiss R460 wheelset?

Ordered my first full-carbon bike this week (Ridley Fenix SL) and am pretty pleased with everything except the wheelset, it mostly because I don’t have any experience with the maker or the model. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By TXCiclista

Sunscreen when you’re already sweaty?

Training (really just getting my body ready for the heat) for the Hotter’n Hell 100 this summer, part of which is going to involve more deliberate training rides in the hotter parts of TX summer...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By TXCiclista

Can someone explain power meter/groupset compatibility to me?

I'm considering buying a new bike this month, and one of the things I'd like to do is find one that will take the "Stages Ultegra 6800 Power meter" (mostly because it's on sale and I'm too poor to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,905
Posted By TXCiclista

There are exceptions to every "rule" (they're...

There are exceptions to every "rule" (they're really more of what you'd call guidelines), and I would consider your experience to be one of those. Nevertheless, I didn't say "impossible," just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,905
Posted By TXCiclista

If 40 miles is your longest single ride, a...

If 40 miles is your longest single ride, a century will be difficult (and likely unpleasant). A pretty good rule of thumb is that if you can do 75% of a particular distance, you can do the distance...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks for all the input everyone! I think I'll...

Thanks for all the input everyone! I think I'll play it on the safe side and get some new ones, and just use the old ones as the backups to the backup. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,243
Posted By TXCiclista

How long are unused tubes “good”?

Started back to riding this past Fall after a decade-long hiatus (it’s amazing how a diagnosis of T2 diabetes will get you off your lazy ass). The other day, I was rearranging my “emergency” kit and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,030
Posted By TXCiclista

For what it's worth, I would NOT recommend Tifosi...

For what it's worth, I would NOT recommend Tifosi Davos. If the PB website will ever fix a review error, this is what I'll leave there:

"After excitedly ordering a pair, I was extremely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,834
Posted By TXCiclista

Wow! Thanks for the advice everyone! This is far...

Wow! Thanks for the advice everyone! This is far more than I expected. I am in y'all's debt :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,834
Posted By TXCiclista

Preparing for 'unsupported' century in 90+ heat. How would you?

One of the "maybes" for this summer is a plan to ride an 'unsupported' century in the hot, TX summer. I'll be running in 90+ heat (perhaps even 100, if Mother Nature decides not to smile on me). The...
Forum: Texas
02-19-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,214
Posted By TXCiclista

Can I “necro” this thread and ask if it’s...

Can I “necro” this thread and ask if it’s appropriate for a “pure” road bike (Fuji Roubaix) with 25’s? Thinking about trying it out, but if it’s still crushed gravel, i’m More inclined to take a pass...
12-06-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By TXCiclista

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!
12-05-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By TXCiclista

Right on. Thanks for the feedback

Right on. Thanks for the feedback
12-04-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By TXCiclista

"Exercise bike" (aka a "stationary bike") is...

"Exercise bike" (aka a "stationary bike") is indoors.
"Touring bike" would be a bike made for longer rides with a stronger (heavier) frame to handle the weight of bags, etc, but more of a...
12-04-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By TXCiclista

Inexpensive trainer setup? (Especially "visuals")

My wife and I gave each other a budget-friendly stationary bike (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00467H5YW/) for C-mas. After a few spins, I think it's going to be perfect for Texas "winters"...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-17, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,556
Views: 600,692
Posted By TXCiclista

I don't think Shimano does. Lots of retailers...

I don't think Shimano does. Lots of retailers list RS500 as Ultegra, but as far as I know, it's one step below. I see more than a few "ultegra-level" descriptions followed by a "budget-friendly" type...
11-19-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

For what it’s worth, if you ever decide you do...

For what it’s worth, if you ever decide you do want a dedicated cyclocomp, I recommend the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt. It’s everything the Garmins should be, just without the color screen.
11-19-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

I think you can sync RWG to Strava. How are you...

I think you can sync RWG to Strava. How are you getting your data to begin with? Cycling app on a phone? A cyclocomputer? There are a lot of ways to do all this, and you can definitely get your data...
11-19-17, 07:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely agree on using...

Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely agree on using StravistiX (or VeloViewer, etc). The question, however, was whether Strava is the “industry standard” for “serious cyclists,” with no other app or...
11-18-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

I can tell that all you’ve tried is Strava,...

I can tell that all you’ve tried is Strava, otherwise you’d know the answers to those questions (nearly all of which are “yes”). The fact that you apparently don’t even recognize Training Peaks...
11-17-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

:lol:

:lol:
11-16-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

A few that come to mind, in no particular order: ...

A few that come to mind, in no particular order:
Cyclemeter
Map My Ride
Training Peaks
Wahoo Elemnt app (if you have an Elemnt, of course)


Strava’s main selling point is the social, which is...
11-15-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

Hardly a fact. There are FAR better apps than...

Hardly a fact. There are FAR better apps than Strava. Strava succeeds because it does the social part well. Take that away and Strava is one of the weaker offerings we have. It is definitely not the...
11-15-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,820
Posted By TXCiclista

That always surprises me too. “Oh, hey, look. A...

That always surprises me too. “Oh, hey, look. A small, out-of-the-way segment. I wonder how many people have ridd—126. Wow.” :D
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