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  1. Feanor

    Can i use the same chain?

    I have Shimano Ultegra that came OEM on my bike. It came with an 11-28 rear cassette, and I want to go to an 11-30. Has anyone done this and used the same chain? Or will it end up being too short. Just asking because the chain is still very new and I'm ordering the cassette now, and wanted...
  2. Feanor

    Saddle: sq labs 612

    I’m in the market for a new saddle. I experience constant pressure in the perinium area seemingly regardless of position or saddle type, so far. I’ve heard that SWLabs saddles are focused on dealing with this issue specifically. Does anyone have experience or information on these saddles...
  3. Feanor

    Buying a brand new bike

    After many years I'm finally buying another bike and after quite a bit of research I'm thinking 2021 Trek Madone SL7. I found one very close to me in my size and I'll be heading over to give it a test ride and see if the 1.5 geometry is alright for this aging body :) My question for those who...
  4. Feanor

    Extremely Bizarre and disturbing Automobile Attitude

    Hi all! Its been aquite a while since I posted last but I've been looking in often to keep caught up :) The other day I saw a bit of car culture that I found rather disturbing and it prompted me to consider just how ingrained that type of mindset might be: I was standing in line at the post...
  5. Feanor

    Roundup!

    Had to share this one... :) So I went on a short ride on Saturday while the weather was almost springlike. 3 loops of a moderate hill climb route about 5 miles each up to the water tower and back. The point near where I turn around and head downhill there's a nice house with a three car...
  6. Feanor

    Top ten ways to look like a better cyclist than you are! :)

    Ok, on the last club ride I went on (which I rarely do) I had alot of fun because on long flat sections we would talk endlessly about a variety of subjects... one of them that got started was a spinoff of a discussion about wearing pro-team jersey's when you weren't on a pro team... So, three...
  7. Feanor

    Critical Mass Revisited...

    Hi All, I wanted to start out by saying that this board has been perhaps one of my greatest sources of not only biking information and advice, but also for support and inspiration. I would be hard pressed to deny that I've found answers and advice to every one of my questions posted here, and...
  8. Feanor

    Women cyclists have it MADE!

    Ok, I have to air out this pet peeve I've had for a bit... and this issue was amplified by a biking partner I've had for several months now. Quite a while back I met a young lady on the road while I was just starting into road cycling, I wrote a small bit about it on this site as the first...
  9. Feanor

    Does this happen to anyone else: Winter gear

    I just thought this was an odd and rather positive phenomena about arm and leg warmers, and wanted to see if it was just something generally known to the experienced cycling community that I was missing, or if its somemind trick I'm playing on myself... I'm wearing arm and leg warmers for the...
  10. Feanor

    Triple to Double

    Hey all! There's been quite a bit of talk and discussion about going from doubles to triples in regard to things like age, injury, knees etc... But I'm curious about the people that have gone the seemingly less travelled road of Triple to Double? My bike came with the ultegra triple group and...
  11. Feanor

    Topolino Wheels

    Greetings All, I had a quick question for the tech minded people of the group... From what I have read, the topolino wheels are great performers, light, stiff with good handling characteristics. Here is my perhaps newbieish question. From what I know of other applications of kevlar, Kevlar...
  12. Feanor

    I lost, but I won... And thanks Vo2 :)

    I've posted for a few months now, some of you may have read some of the posts of stories, requests for advice, comments and opinions... I'm still a newbie road cyclist and will consider myself one until my first formal race. I ride for the pure fun of it, and the satisfaction... I ride with a...
  13. Feanor

    Look at this

    I thought this was hilarious :) Look Have a gander :) Feanor
  14. Feanor

    There I was on the Bike path...

    Because of the wife's recent accident, I've had to head off on the road by myself these days... Hopefully when the stitches are out in a few days she'll jump back in the saddle and head out with me... The other night I was riding along down the ironhorse bike path, and in the distance I saw a...
  15. Feanor

    Question: Using Rollers out of the saddle...

    Hi all! First off, I have to admit that I'm one of those odd souls that actually like riding on rollers for long periods :) I never use it as a substitute for being on the road, but more for those times when I HAVE to be on the bike :) and its either dark outside, or there is some other...
  16. Feanor

    How do you STOP yourself from riding?

    An odd subject line I realize, but I've run into a little bit of a dilemna. I think I am basically addicted to road cycling! Now mind you I'm not talking about centuries every other day interspersed by hours and hours of training time. I fancy myself as turning into a moderate cyclist, about...
  17. Feanor

    Let's settle this once and for all; Wearing pro-team jerseys :)

    All right, I've had some fairly intense discussions with friends and acquaintances on this subject, and a post recently got me to thinking about recent events concerning the wearing of pro-team jerseys while cycling when in fact you are not a member of even the local bike club, let alone Once...
  18. Feanor

    Will cycle only on busy roads now...

    Greetings All! Although some of you know me more for the lighthearted and comical postings (with a few technical questions tossed in) Last weekend I had a rather serious, though heartening, event that I wanted to share. We've had a small heatwave pass thru in the last few days with the...
  19. Feanor

    Brake Caliper performance Dura-Ace vs. Ultegra

    Hi All! I was reading over an article on the Dura-Ace components and there was a snippet about how the Dura-Ace brake calipers significantly outperformed the Ultegra version... The first thing I did was to compare images of the two side by side from various sources on the web and visually, I...
  20. Feanor

    Good idea? or just plain bizarre?!

    I know most of you dedicated roadies have little to no trouble pounding up steep hills turning large gears, but for "twiddlers" like me, that lofty goal is still a LONG way away :) There are several moderate ascents on my normal ride and nothing is as frustrating, or makes me feel as much a...