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Old 23rd September 2019, 20:29   #4366
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Time to get one of those training software subscriptions then!
It's not a training software, it's a small unit by Kinetic, attached to the Kinetic fluid trainers using which you can get the details onto the mobile app about rides status, like distance, time, speed, cadence and power. The rides are logged and it's easily synced with Strava and all. The unit uses Bluetooth for comms to the mobile app and it's easy to use. I am using it at least for last few years and am happy about it.

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Old 23rd September 2019, 21:00   #4367
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It's not a training software, it's a small unit by Kinetic, attached to the Kinetic fluid trainers using which you can get the details onto the mobile app about rides status
I didn't quite say it right. What I meant was since you have a smart trainer, you could spice it up a bit with one of the umpteen training software out there like Zwift, Trainer Road, etc. which have the ability to control a smart trainer via Bluetooth or Ant+.

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It's not a training software, it's a small unit by Kinetic, attached to the Kinetic fluid trainers
I think I get it now. What you're saying is this is a 'transmit only' unit and can't be controlled electronically.

Note: Can't edit my earlier reply since my newbie posts still need moderator approval before they appear here.

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I needed this! The Upstand is interesting. Magnetically held in place, and you need to take it off during carriage. Thanks for the image.

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Anybody using a kick stand on their road bikes

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Old 24th September 2019, 17:51   #4369
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But I personally would not do this as a habit at stops on the road coz of the potential of getting nicks and scratches on the contact points - the saddle and the tops of the hoods specifically.
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There are quite a few ways to stand a bike without using a stand!
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Please do try it out on your own bike first; not all road bikes fit perfectly in this position, considering one might have their seat at a much elevated or lower position vis-a-vis their handle.
At our apartment we have a "Bike Room" in the basement where all (most) bikes are hung via hooks (like meat in a slaughterhouse , so the bike is fine there.

As all of my rides are pretty much within the city, my dilemma is on how to stand it if I need to step into a store quickly & grab something, or just take a quick break.
While turning it upside down is fine on a nice clean unoccupied stretch, it's not always the practical option on a busy dusty NYC footpath, & I've used the methods mentioned in the video frequently.

Thanks for all your responses. Really appreciate them!

Yesterday, I was browsing this thread & FINTAIL has used what looks like a regular stand on his Bianchi (https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shift...ml#post3685806 (The Bicycles thread))

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Thanks for the image.
You're welcome. I think I might give it a try.

Also, I recently purchased a beautiful Raleigh Cadent 24 for my son to replace his Raleigh Rowdy 16 [yes, I like Raleigh bicycles ], which he has outgrown.
I'm looking for mudguards (fenders) but seems like hardly anyone makes nice sleek mudguards for 24" wheels (47-507 / 24"x1.75 is the tire size).
It's mostly the clunk mountain bike ones that are a bit of an eyesore, which are available.
I've seen some by SKS & others by Fezla but they're very difficult to come by in the US.

Any ideas?

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I'm looking for mudguards (fenders) but seems like hardly anyone makes nice sleek mudguards for 24" wheels (47-507 / 24"x1.75 is the tire size).
It's mostly the clunk mountain bike ones that are a bit of an eyesore, which are available.
I've seen some by SKS & others by Fezla but they're very difficult to come by in the US.

Any ideas?
I'm in Washington DC right now and there's a store in Arlington (Spokes Etc.) that has all different versions of the SKS mudguards (including the Raceblades for roadies).

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a store in Arlington (Spokes Etc.)
Yep, I'm going to get in touch with my go-to store -> Silk Road Cycles & see what they say.
It's a lovely small shop with very friendly & knowledgeable staff.
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Old 26th September 2019, 20:51   #4372
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Hi All,
Need your advice here.
I have a specialized Tarmac SL2, the one with the Sora groupset.
I plan to buy the Triban RC 520 and interchange the groupset with my Tarmac.

Can you guys share your inputs on
* Is this a good idea ?
* Would I have to change the wheels on my Tarmac to make this work ?
Any inputs would really help.

Thanks,
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Posting here after a while, I just started out riding again after a long 5-6 year gap.

My 2010 Orbea Sate was in perfectly good spec condition, hardly used and was stored well.

I got a full strip service done from Cyclotech (in Wakad, Pune). AS the days passed, the enthusiasm about cycles was rekindled, and the only thing I had in my mind is to upgrade parts, or buy a new bike.

I was clear that I dint want to ride hardcore trails or mountains. I wanted to ride on the road, do some tricks and jumps. I also had a fixed budget, and considering how expensive good road bikes are these days, I decided to upgrade parts.

But as usual, things dint go as planned. In a good way though.

I got in touch with my old riding friends to look for nice bits, and soon my fixed budget was blown away to smithereens.

So here is my bike now, with a list of specs and mods done.

I apologise for the pics, due to major phone issues I have to pull them off my Instagram.

2010 Orbea Sate
Marzocchi Bomber Super T Pro DownHill fork, 200mm Travel
Giant SL DH Stem
Giant Contact SL 780mm wide Handlebar
Shimano Deore Front and Rear Derailleur
Shimano Hydraulic Brakes with 203mm Rotors
Mavic Front Rim
Alexrims Rear Rim
Maxxis Hookworm 26 x 2.50" Street/BMX tyres
BTWIN Seat Post with Suspension 85mm travel
BTWIN Trekking 900 Gel Saddle
BTWIN FL 900 LED Headlight (Pair)
Niterider TL 5.0 LED Tail Light

Im quite happy with how the 'hybrid' turned out. The tyres are low rolling resistance, fast and grippy, the front fork offers truly 'plush' damping, the saddle and suspension seat post are quite comfortable and the wide handlebar enables good handling.

Im glad I went down the upgrade route, my road bike purchase can wait for a while.

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Hi All,
Need your advice here.
I have a specialized Tarmac SL2, the one with the Sora groupset.
I plan to buy the Triban RC 520 and interchange the groupset with my Tarmac.

Can you guys share your inputs on
* Is this a good idea ?
* Would I have to change the wheels on my Tarmac to make this work ?
Any inputs would really help.

Thanks,
Depends on the current wheel design of Tarmac, I would say. Mostly this wont be possible without changing the wheels, then in that case, why not using the RC wheels also on the Tarmac?

For Tarmac, Sora Groupset must be 9 speed cassette for the rear wheel.
And for Triban RC, 105 Groupset, must be 11 speed cassette for the rear wheel.

In order to accommodate 11 speed (additional 2 rings on the cassette) it need that space and clearance on the hub. Sometimes the wheels would have the space already and manufactures use spacers to install a lesser speed cassette on a wider hub, so first check that out on the Tarmac.

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Old 27th September 2019, 14:54   #4375
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Depends on the current wheel design of Tarmac, I would say.
Thank you, I did think of using the RC520 wheelset along with the groupset, I am worried the heavy wheels may ruin the Tarmac's ride.

One of my other experienced friend also mentioned the same thing. If this is the case I may just buy the RC500 then

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I plan to buy the Triban RC 520 and interchange the groupset with my Tarmac
I may just buy the RC500 then
But why? Do you need a new bike or a new groupset for the Tarmac? The cost of a new 105 grouppo + the cost of rebuilding your existing wheel with a new 11 speed hub is way lesser than buying a new bike with 105 parts. Maybe you want to own two road bikes. But even then all this swapping business is not worth the hassle IMO.
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But why? Do you need a new bike or a new groupset for the Tarmac? The cost of a new 105 grouppo + the cost of rebuilding your existing wheel with a new 11 speed hub is way lesser than buying a new bike with 105 parts. Maybe you want to own two road bikes. But even then all this swapping business is not worth the hassle IMO.
Yes sir, you’re right, I was hoping to use the RC for commuting to office also.
But have decided against it now.
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Hello Everyone,

It is been a month now on my hybrid bike and clocked around 650 KM. I got an insurance policy yesterday and will use my bike for commute from this month onwards.

Also this has spurred my interest in road bike. Do you think it is too soon to consider a road bike ? What sort of conditioning should I have to consider buying a road bike. Also how to go about trying a road bike ? I have never driven one around.

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Has anyone here owned or owns a Bianchi ? Planning to pick a good endurance bike with a budget of about 70/80k. Was initially thinking of getting the Triban RC 520, but Track and Trials have a good offer going on a Bianchi Via Nirone 7. Just thought would post in here and check for any suggestions or recommendations regarding the Bianchi.
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Has anyone here owned or owns a Bianchi ? Planning to pick a good endurance bike with a budget of about 70/80k. Was initially thinking of getting the Triban RC 520, but Track and Trials have a good offer going on a Bianchi Via Nirone 7. Just thought would post in here and check for any suggestions or recommendations regarding the Bianchi.

Outside of decathlon, this was a very well respected bicycle back in 2010-11 when I was an active cyclist. Except for price / performance vs decathlon, I would buy this in a heartbeat if I was in the market again.
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