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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Who, Jul 17, 2014.
Ksyrium Edition Speciale (ES) Anniversary rims?
Good eye! ES front and Elite rear.
In 2006, a set of ES rims were over $1,000, and the lightest rims Ksyrium had ever made.
I figured I was getting a good deal on the bike @ $750, but knowing what the wheels are worth makes it even sweeter! Thanks for that info @Who!
Here's some info on them:
1490 grams for sturdy aluminum rims is still a low-weight wheel, even today.
The lightest, no. But Ksyrium makes good long-lasting stuff.
Can anyone recommend a good inexpensive pump with a gauge
For travel, or floor-pump for use at home/car?
Do you need to do Presta and Schrader valves, without needing to mess around swapping nozzle parts to switch between the two?
Back in high school I had a Raleigh Gran Prix. Every now and then I think it would be fun to buy another. But by today's standards, it's most likely an obsolete piece of junk.
both, I'm thinking this one..
That looks perfectly suitable. These old eyes would prefer a bigger gauge, or the little dial-indicator some pumps have.
Like the rotate-able red arrow here:
Floor pumps aren't complicated things. I've somehow collected three of them, but the one I bought with a head similar to what you show has lasted 20 years, with no end in sight. And I air-up before every ride.
I'm still using my old Meidai Top Super floor pump... bought it back in 1989 I think.
I have been riding with a group at lunch, and I am now going to pump my tires up before each ride, as I realized I'm trying to keep up with these young peeps with 35psi in my tires on my 27yr old Cannodale~
just purchased the pump
I really like the Strava app, it helps with achieving goals, but for some reason my phone calculates a little longer distance than my riding friends?, I'm not sure if it is my GPS, or service provider, anyone else have this issue, I just got a new S9 too?
Sorry, no help here... I use a Garmin Edge.
Strava is pretty cool, and the basic app is free
I'm actually on Strava too, but I have it linked to my Garmin. I don't use my phone for recording rides.
Are they also using Strava? Maybe that explains the difficulty keeping up. You're in a strange time-warp where you ride further.
I do find that Strava on a phone will be a tiny bit more error-prone. If it loses GPS signal, it will "fill in the blanks" as it sees fit. Also, the Strava Phone app may try to follow roads. Most Garmin devices just drop GPS coordinates every second.
I will exaggerate it here, but you can see the difference.
In this example, the phone app followed every curve. the Garmin device dropped points, and connected them all with straight lines to calculate distance. The yellow line is longer.
Now look at this example:
If you trace the road, the distance is longer. If you drop pins and connect them, shorter.
Ideally, the phone should also be dropping points, once per second. That's how you can verify Strava Segment achievements.
I will admit to having done this:
Ride with two phones and a Garmin. Whichever gave me the best time on a Strava Segment, upload that data. They are never off by much, but sometimes you're after that 1-second.
My old phone was even worse, had me all over the place, actually it gave me faulty stats (in my favor) my stats got worse when I got a new phone, my strava and inexpensive bike computer (sigma sport BC8.12) match now..
The lightweight frame I hope to put some parts on eventually and get riding again. Been holding on to this for quite some time.
I tried yesterday to attach a trailer to my Trek Stache so I can haul the little kiddo around the paved riverfront trail here. Turns out the bracket it came with doesn't work with a 12mm through axle. I found a new axle with an extension made by Burley that looks like it will work. I'm really hoping in the long run my daughter grows up and loves riding bikes. I spent a lot of time with my dad riding bikes through my teenage years. Road and mountain bike rides.