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Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,768
Posted By rubiksoval

Trolls gotta troll.

Trolls gotta troll.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,768
Posted By rubiksoval

People starting threads with the sole intention...

People starting threads with the sole intention of justifying their dumb behavior = lmao.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,768
Posted By rubiksoval

No negotiation on bike price. Maybe ask about...

No negotiation on bike price. Maybe ask about some water bottle cages or something.

There's very low markup on bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Bad position and/or a lack of substantial time in...

Bad position and/or a lack of substantial time in the desired position.

Newer riders complain about their butts hurting, too. No one recommends butt exercises. New stimuli can be uncomfortable....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Suffice to say, your performance up a hill, down...

Suffice to say, your performance up a hill, down a hill, on the flat, wherever, is not limited by your leg strength but by your aerobic conditioning.

Aerobic sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

If Lance Armstrong wrote that book instead of...

If Lance Armstrong wrote that book instead of Danielson, then yeah.

Why would anyone buy this book by Danielson? Because he was a famous American rider. Why was he a famous rider? Because he doped...
10-23-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By rubiksoval

Still doesn't matter in regards to the made-up...

Still doesn't matter in regards to the made-up power numbers you're seeing. You say the roads are horrendous and you're constantly standing up trying to use your entire body to power the bike. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Sure. Equal application to all. However, if the...

Sure. Equal application to all. However, if the validity of their ideas rests solely on their own cycling accomplishments, then there's an issue. And when those accomplishments aren't even the result...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. You don't lack aerobic capacity? You're not...

Ha. You don't lack aerobic capacity? You're not racing the Vuelta now, are you? Primoz?!
10-23-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By rubiksoval

We've had a discussion about riding a 40 lb mtn...

We've had a discussion about riding a 40 lb mtn bike in the middle of the Philippines?

That was the context of that post.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, sure it does. Especially when packaged for...

Well, sure it does. Especially when packaged for the masses. Riding a bike fast does not make you an expert on physiology or training. Conversely, being an expert on training does not make you super...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Assumptions predicated on a factual understanding...

Assumptions predicated on a factual understanding of the limiters of cycling performance?
10-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By rubiksoval

It's not better than nothing. It's worse. You're...

It's not better than nothing. It's worse. You're not climbing 20+ minute steady climbs with pristine pavement and no passing cars or changes in your riding position.

The numbers you see are...
10-23-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 295
Posted By rubiksoval

The solution to his issue is to fully ignore...

The solution to his issue is to fully ignore anything about power, then.

Strava power estimates are worse than useless. Trying to use them for anything is folly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By rubiksoval

Pedal in training, tuck when racing or when speed...

Pedal in training, tuck when racing or when speed is of the most concern.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Source credibility and a severe lack thereof when...

Source credibility and a severe lack thereof when it comes to him.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

However, you can't say unequivocally that your...

However, you can't say unequivocally that your performance would have increased substantially more had you devoted that time and energy to better on-the-bike training.

Sounds like you were just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Ugh. This guy's notion of gaining fitness...

Ugh. This guy's notion of gaining fitness revolved nearly entirely around banned substances. He has bizarre ideas about a number of things and certainly shouldn't be utilized as a reference for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

Core strength isn't an issue (just like leg...

Core strength isn't an issue (just like leg strength isn't an issue). If you can haul yourself up and out of a chair and onto a bike, you have sufficient core strength to then ride that bike.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,435
Posted By rubiksoval

If you combine the hand position of top right...

If you combine the hand position of top right with the head/back position of bottom right, there's the winner.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By rubiksoval

Ah, and here it is.

Ah, and here it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By rubiksoval

Dura ace cranks cost about 350 bucks. So...

Dura ace cranks cost about 350 bucks.

So again, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By rubiksoval

No.

No.
10-21-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By rubiksoval

The bigger you are, the easier it is to do. Ever...

The bigger you are, the easier it is to do. Ever notice how pros that ride 50 cm bikes usually have no drop from seat to handlebars. Versus people that ride 58s to 60s?

Body proportions. Nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,983
Posted By rubiksoval

Too bad for them. I'd still run it.

Too bad for them. I'd still run it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,983
Posted By rubiksoval

Run it. That's not even illegal if it's clear.

Run it. That's not even illegal if it's clear.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By rubiksoval

This is much better and significantly more novel...

This is much better and significantly more novel for the money.
https://www.thm.bike/de/cranksets/clavicula-m3-road-2.html.

And for a cool $2300, this is much more expensive than both:
SRM...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,568
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm not sure why you think that's my attitude. I...

I'm not sure why you think that's my attitude. I didn't walk into your shop (or any shop) with my bike and expect anything. Nor would I.

Again, you're switching things around and blaming everyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By rubiksoval

You can't mush an alloy crank.

You can't mush an alloy crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By rubiksoval

The Ultegra crankset?

The Ultegra crankset?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,568
Posted By rubiksoval

I worked in three different bike shops through...

I worked in three different bike shops through and right after college. I never turned down an actual 5 minute job (rear derailleur adjustment, change a flat, replace a pulley, whatever) regardless...
10-16-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,522
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd hazard the simple assertion that since you're...

I'd hazard the simple assertion that since you're not actually measuring anything, you vastly overestimate how hard you ride, and you vastly underestimate how many calories you consume.

Occam's...
10-15-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,522
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes, but how do you know this? That's the...

Yes, but how do you know this?

That's the thing about numbers, they mean very specific things. You claim that you ride 3-4x a day, every day, up to 20 hours a week, all at zones 4-5 (whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,274
Posted By rubiksoval

I wouldn't buy that model Felt. I'd at least try...

I wouldn't buy that model Felt. I'd at least try to get one from 2014 onwards. Completely redesigned.

Plus the 11 speed is significantly better than that 10 speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,681
Posted By rubiksoval

wut?

wut?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By rubiksoval

All anecdotal, I guess, but in 14 years and eight...

All anecdotal, I guess, but in 14 years and eight or nine bikes with a myriad of aluminum and carbon components, including a current 15 lb Chinese frame/fork with Chinese rims, 98 gram Chinese carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,568
Posted By rubiksoval

Chalk me up as one of those people, mostly...

Chalk me up as one of those people, mostly because my main issue centers around "so what?"

How much better is the guy at the local shop going to build up my bike for me? How much better is he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,083
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't walk in my cleats, ever, so I only change...

I don't walk in my cleats, ever, so I only change them out when I start getting movement in my pedal. Every 2-3 years, I reckon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By rubiksoval

Dings are cosmetic. I've got lots of dings in my...

Dings are cosmetic. I've got lots of dings in my carbon bikes. If you can push on the ding and the carbon deforms, then you may have some other issues, but that'd be a bit larger than a ding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By rubiksoval

3500 for a used bike seems steep. But I'd...

3500 for a used bike seems steep.

But I'd get the pro 1 and not worry about a single-sided power meter or having to upgrade wheels after the fact. Fork doesn't matter except for weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,681
Posted By rubiksoval

Yet the threaded BB threads into the frame,...

Yet the threaded BB threads into the frame, performing as expected with nary a creak, a spacer, an adaptor, or an issue. Glorious.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,681
Posted By rubiksoval

If done correctly, it doesn't cause issues? How...

If done correctly, it doesn't cause issues? How is that a plus over BSA? If you're going to go through the trouble of creating a standard, there ought to be an advantage somewhere, right?

Instead,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By rubiksoval

Shimano quick links are not supposed to be...

Shimano quick links are not supposed to be resused.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,295
Posted By rubiksoval

Likely way too much pressure unless you're 300...

Likely way too much pressure unless you're 300 lbs. I'd lower that significantly and see how it goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By rubiksoval

What is "nah"? Nah, I ride my bike bolt upright...

What is "nah"? Nah, I ride my bike bolt upright and don't need to have a lower front end and a saddle position to allow that? Or nah, I never noticed how many performance-oriented people are now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By rubiksoval

Maybe you ride much further back? I used to feel...

Maybe you ride much further back? I used to feel similarly and had to make constant adjustments when I was much further behind the bottom bracket.

Once I moved my seat substantially forward to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,568
Posted By rubiksoval

First bike shop, okay. But the second? I...

First bike shop, okay.

But the second? I mean... Three days to swap a pulley wheel that is, I kid you not, a 3 minute job.

3 minutes vs. 3 days.

It's why I don't go to bike shops (plus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By rubiksoval

Level seats are old school and uncomfortable (and...

Level seats are old school and uncomfortable (and a result of archaic UCI regulations that have thankfully changed). If you want to get low and fast, a tilted seat is likely to be way more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,681
Posted By rubiksoval

It's a boutique bike for a niche market. ...

It's a boutique bike for a niche market.

Just like an expensive watch, or wine, or car, etc. Way, way more examples of this outside of cycling than in.

So, no, it hasn't really "come to this."...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,713
Posted By rubiksoval

The only thing that pops into my mind at the...

The only thing that pops into my mind at the mention of wind.

Figure out which direction it's blowing and snipe accordingly.
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