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09-08-19, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,823
Posted By smarkinson

I think most of the benefit is the bigger profit...

I think most of the benefit is the bigger profit margins for the LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,675
Posted By smarkinson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HotdsZgjpSI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HotdsZgjpSI
09-05-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By smarkinson

Go to bike shop. Collect wheel. Take to...

Go to bike shop.

Collect wheel.

Take to another bike shop and ask them if they can fix it, if not ask them what gauge nipple you need. Order nipple either through bike shop or online. Return to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By smarkinson

The other websites already mentioned may be all...

The other websites already mentioned may be all you need but this site is the hardcore version:

https://www.bestbikesplit.com/demo-race-details
08-19-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,828
Posted By smarkinson

Even if I have right of way I don't blast through...

Even if I have right of way I don't blast through intersections. Motorists are too dumb and dangerous and being cautious through intersections has saved me many a trip to the hospital.
08-19-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,876
Posted By smarkinson

Saying F*** to a customer will almost certainly...

Saying F*** to a customer will almost certainly get most employees fired. You missed an opportunity there. You could have at least got an apology and a free meal out of it if you had played your...
08-06-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,265
Posted By smarkinson

There's someone I follow on youtube who is riding...

There's someone I follow on youtube who is riding a trike around the world. According to him one of the disadvantages of a trike is having your face at exhaust pipe level. Particularly in SE Asian...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,034
Posted By smarkinson

Nice. Needs more dialing up to 400W though....

Nice.

Needs more dialing up to 400W though. You need a witty catchphrase if you want to become part of BF folklore.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By smarkinson

Don't get dual sided Shimano (although I don't...

Don't get dual sided Shimano (although I don't think the Stages r7000 comes in dual sided). The asymetry of the drive side crank apparently makes it near impossible to produce a crank based power...
07-18-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By smarkinson

Yes. I probably have it happen a bit rarer...

Yes.

I probably have it happen a bit rarer than you although I have had it last up to an hour and a half. Last time was a couple of years ago. That lasted about 5 minutes then I took half a beta...
Replies: 68
Views: 6,853
Posted By smarkinson

VAT reimbursement is a voluntary service provided...

VAT reimbursement is a voluntary service provided by Canyon. No legal claim exists to this service.
VAT reimbursement is only possible on orders to Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Denmark or the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,265
Posted By smarkinson

Castelli and Endura (and Assos and others) have...

Castelli and Endura (and Assos and others) have long sleeve skinsuits. You'd probably need some leg sun protectors for full coverage. Normal leg warmers would be way too hot in warm weather.
07-13-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,980
Posted By smarkinson

No worse than Specialized. Tour de France:...

No worse than Specialized.

Tour de France: Asgreen uncertain to continue after hard crash in Epernay | Cyclingnews.com...
07-13-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,613
Posted By smarkinson

There used to be a ride local to me but then one...

There used to be a ride local to me but then one year they changed the route to a point to point route which means you would have had to buy an overpriced ticket on a charter bus or organise your own...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,913
Posted By smarkinson

Isn't this why gravel bikes were invented? Wider...

Isn't this why gravel bikes were invented? Wider and thicker tyres to deal with all the rubbish and debris on the bumpy bike paths.
07-07-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,391
Posted By smarkinson

Given the choice between two otherwise identical...

Given the choice between two otherwise identical bikes I'd pick the lighter one.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By smarkinson

What kind of bottom bracket does that Allez have?...

What kind of bottom bracket does that Allez have? Is it BB30? In which case a complete groupset might not be the best choice as Shimano cranksets don't fit into BB30 (at least not without a converter...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,696
Posted By smarkinson

2018 you say? If they are real he should be...

2018 you say?

If they are real he should be able to supply receipts for something he bought only last year. If he can't show any receipts or a bank statement showing payment to the bike shop then...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By smarkinson

Except when the sign gets blown over. I was with...

Except when the sign gets blown over. I was with a group that nearly went the wrong way on a 100km ride because the sign was lying on the ground. Fortunately I had the route loaded into a cheap phone...
06-07-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,230
Posted By smarkinson

Think of it this way. All those cashed up middle...

Think of it this way. All those cashed up middle aged men buying over priced bikes are helping to keep those companies in business so they can afford to release more sensible lower priced models for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By smarkinson

Funny you should ask. ...

Funny you should ask.

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/05/partington-39r-44r-1150g-disc-brake-wheels-first-look/

Lighter than Lightweight apparently (although just as expensive)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 824
Posted By smarkinson

August? That's only 3 months away. ...

August? That's only 3 months away.

Considering how much the original design was delayed 3 months for a completely new design seems optimistic.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By smarkinson

I believe it is military based. From...

I believe it is military based.

From wikipedia:

According to Encyclopędia Britannica (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica), the biathlon "is rooted in the skiing...
02-17-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,444
Posted By smarkinson

Maybe, maybe not. I watched this video a few days...

Maybe, maybe not. I watched this video a few days ago and I was surprised at the difference between the $7,000 bike vs the $1,400 bike (the performance of the Walmart bike wasn't surprising). Nearly...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By smarkinson

A while ago I rode up the Alpe du Zwift and there...

A while ago I rode up the Alpe du Zwift and there was a bunch of nutcases all everesting it at the time and they were spread all over the climb. I guess the good thing is you can get off the trainer...
01-12-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,113
Posted By smarkinson

Lactate (lactic acid, produced during exercise)...

Lactate (lactic acid, produced during exercise) instead of lactose (a milk sugar)?

https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/36/2/113
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,902
Posted By smarkinson

Not with a PF30 bottom bracket it ain't....

Not with a PF30 bottom bracket it ain't. Automatic fail.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,525
Posted By smarkinson

I have my power output set to 400W. Unless...

I have my power output set to 400W. Unless you've been racing, there is no way you could match my speed.
10-10-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,479
Posted By smarkinson

If I saw someone riding one of these I would...

If I saw someone riding one of these I would happily call it a piece of fugly crap.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,022
Posted By smarkinson

You can try Paypal. The website uses paypal for...

You can try Paypal. The website uses paypal for payments (and will only accept the order if it is less than $100) and I'm sure paypal would love to close their paypal account to save them the hassle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,660
Posted By smarkinson

Isn't that what hydrids are for? Not fast enough...

Isn't that what hydrids are for? Not fast enough to use on the roads, not mountain bikey enough to use off road. Just right for MUPs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By smarkinson

Apparently yes they do. ...

Apparently yes they do.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167610518303751

I've seen studies before which shows that in a 4 man track team time trial the lead rider gets a 3%...
09-12-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 77
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Views: 2,030
Posted By smarkinson

Just imagine a recumbent rider taking a rolling...

Just imagine a recumbent rider taking a rolling comfort break.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 10:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,613
Posted By smarkinson

There was a flurry of new aero bikes announced...

There was a flurry of new aero bikes announced last month and if I recall correctly most of them were disk brake only. Specialized Venge, Cannondale systemsix, BMC Timemachine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By smarkinson

Same way you remove any rivet. Drill it out....

Same way you remove any rivet. Drill it out. Customising a Shimano HG50 Tiagra/Deore cassette (http://cycleseven.org/customising-shimano-hg50-tiagra-deore-cassette)
08-14-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By smarkinson

Not so sure on rim width. There is a chart you...

Not so sure on rim width. There is a chart you can find if you google image search bicycle rim width and tire size. According to that chart a 37mm tire fits best onto a rim with an internal width of...
08-12-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By smarkinson

tire or wheel? I presume wheel as your biggest...

tire or wheel? I presume wheel as your biggest issue here is getting the right hub to match your frame.

Firstly, it looks like disc brakes so you need disc brake hubs. Two options for how to...
08-09-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,752
Posted By smarkinson

Where the hell is Rydabent when you need him?

Where the hell is Rydabent when you need him?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,695
Posted By smarkinson

New Strava Summit pricing system. ...

New Strava Summit pricing system.

https://www.strava.com/premium

3 separate packages with reduced rates and you can choose which ones you want or get all 3.

Training
All the tools and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-18, 01:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,416
Posted By smarkinson

avg 171 max 186 age 50 time 1h39m ...

avg 171
max 186
age 50
time 1h39m

There was much hamer droping and considerable wattage dialing.
07-29-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By smarkinson

Just for your information Bike24 and Chain...

Just for your information Bike24 and Chain Reaction are both now owned entirely by Wiggle.
07-28-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,845
Posted By smarkinson

Well, you are a member of Bike Forums. Read into...

Well, you are a member of Bike Forums. Read into that what you will.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,695
Posted By smarkinson

A few weeks ago, on the app, they added an option...

A few weeks ago, on the app, they added an option to get one of three limited premium versions at $2 per month each. These are Training, Safety and Devices (this last one is very poorly named and I...
07-13-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 741
Posted By smarkinson

Quite frankly I think letting a gap open up...

Quite frankly I think letting a gap open up between you and the rider in front is a severe breach of etiquette and the correct punishment for this crime is for the rest of the group to beat the...
07-13-18, 02:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,983
Posted By smarkinson

Have you seen how many wheels they have? 8 riders...

Have you seen how many wheels they have? 8 riders means 8 bikes and 16 wheels. Two team cars each with 8 spare bikes on them (so that's another 32 wheels). Plus spare wheels in each team car (maybe...
07-13-18, 02:38 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 18,853
Posted By smarkinson

People love to argue about disc vs rim brakes so...

People love to argue about disc vs rim brakes so much that they don't even notice that this is a year old thread.
07-01-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,279
Posted By smarkinson

Earlier this century I went into a bike shop on...

Earlier this century I went into a bike shop on the Gold Coast and they had on display Robbie McEwen's Litespeed Ti bike (Robbie still lives on the Gold Coast). It was probably from 2002 when he won...
06-23-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By smarkinson

Strava keeps offering me a free trial (no need to...

Strava keeps offering me a free trial (no need to do a challenge or spend money on a crap drink). See if this link works for you:

https://www.strava.com/try-premium/2018-web-feed-1st-30
06-22-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,504
Posted By smarkinson

Roll a 2 inch tube into a circle (or get an...

Roll a 2 inch tube into a circle (or get an engineering firm to do it for you). Cut up some tyres and glue them to the outside for grip (that's what it looks like in the OPs original pic). Build the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,663
Posted By smarkinson

The long arm front derailleurs that Shimano came...

The long arm front derailleurs that Shimano came out with do make front shifting significantly easier. With their latest groupsets they seem to be going back to short arm which makes it harder to...
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