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04-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By daverup

Probably good enough with all terrain tires. I...

Probably good enough with all terrain tires.
I think the OP will appreciate a much lighter bike, his dual sport is about 30lbs, the Domane AL5 is a little under 23lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,512
Posted By str8jakett

Get out. Before my wife sees this.

Get out.

Before my wife sees this.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,130
Posted By HTupolev

Nice carbon wheels that are heavier than...

Nice carbon wheels that are heavier than lightweight aluminum often have deeper rim profiles, which can provide aerodynamic advantages.
03-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By caloso

It reduces the amount of time a cyclist is...

It reduces the amount of time a cyclist is stopped or trying to get back underway at an intersection, where they're most vulnerable to being rear-ended or right hooked by an inattentive driver. It's...
03-19-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 708
Posted By biketampa

Boyd cycling

Boyd cycling
03-18-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,152
Posted By Greiselman

Not any more nervous. It can happen to literally...

Not any more nervous. It can happen to literally anyone... he just happens to be famous.

I do, however, think it's long past time to stop calling crashes like this "accidents".
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By jabbajabba

Car tyres may need replacing every 5 / 6ish...

Car tyres may need replacing every 5 / 6ish years.
Much harsher environment and often parked outside all year and can start to suffer from UV damage and harden.

GP5000 TLs were only released at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,259
Posted By veganbikes

I would do Ultegra Di2 all day every day over...

I would do Ultegra Di2 all day every day over ScRAM anything. I love my Ultegra Di2 and it is has been pretty much problem free for 3-4 years now (aside from a warrantied front derailleur) and I...
03-10-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 683
Posted By wgscott

I was going to say acetone. But perhaps...

I was going to say acetone.

But perhaps flamethrower + acetone woudl be the worst thing to use.

Belt-sander and chainsaw also come to mind.
03-09-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By jppe

Bike Computer Repair

When I retired in 2016 my kids bought me a Garmin 1000. It was a lot more bike computer than what I needed but I really appreciated what they did. I had been using Garmin 705 and was very comfortable...
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,149
Posted By Bob S

Heart Rate Monitor Better Believe it

Several months ago my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, HRM, started reporting Max and Avg heart rates over 150. I am in my mid 70s and ride 30 40 miles several times a week, previously my resting heart...
03-02-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

The automotive industry is doing this... ...

The automotive industry is doing this...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/b1d48dc0_bmw_e30_vs_x07_grille_1_090efaacacf7fa0d676ccf8936ec63cfbe7b1a27.jpg...
03-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bald Paul

I've been an automotive professional (technician,...

I've been an automotive professional (technician, instructor, regional troubleshooter for an import manufacturer) until my retirement. I've also been cycling since the 70s.
Car technology has been...
03-02-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

You can wear every piece of high-vis, wear all...

You can wear every piece of high-vis, wear all the helmets, attach every light... and you'll still risk being hit by a person driving, because we exist as cyclists.

It's victim blaming - because...
03-02-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By alcjphil

+1 Cyclists already have plenty of devices and...

+1
Cyclists already have plenty of devices and strategies for detecting cars and being visible. I built up most of my bikes myself and know ell how to maintain them. What we can't control is the...
03-02-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Garmin Varia is probably the most advanced...

Garmin Varia is probably the most advanced "detection system" that has made it all the way to market. There's no lack solution for "visibility improvement" - after a dayglow jersey and lights,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By 79pmooney

I'd advise stepping back. You are a newbie,...

I'd advise stepping back. You are a newbie, right? I'm guessing you have not owned a bike that felt like it fit you like a glove. If I'm right - stop! That fit means far more than the material,...
03-01-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,788
Posted By WhyFi

Canyon.

Canyon.
Forum: Touring
02-27-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By phtomita

https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/hand-pumps-hig...

https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/hand-pumps-high-volume-trail/products/1-mp-mfdr-v204hv
but I got this one, not cheap - it is a mini floor pump, so very easy to use.
02-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,079
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually the companies split in 2015 and...

Actually the companies split in 2015 and maintained a five year operating contract that has now expired. eBay is currently transitioning away from PayPal in favor of the same company that provides...
02-18-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,039
Posted By Troul

At least someone was sharp enough to catch that...

At least someone was sharp enough to catch that the rotational direction of the wheels were not matching.
02-16-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,539
Posted By Danhedonia

I have a KICKR CORE. It's terrific. I also know...

I have a KICKR CORE. It's terrific. I also know people who have Elite Diretos and like them, and Tacx customers also seem satisfied.

Given that Tacx product is marginally easier to find, you...
02-16-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,445
Posted By Koyote

More likely natural gas, but I get your point.

More likely natural gas, but I get your point.
02-13-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,248
Posted By asgelle

And not even that since you don't know stroke...

And not even that since you don't know stroke volume.
02-10-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By atwl77

Huh? 70% FTP? What kind of tabata is that?

Huh? 70% FTP? What kind of tabata is that?
01-29-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,091
Posted By njkayaker

It does it once at the start of the ride for...

It does it once at the start of the ride for about 0.1 of a mile (from what I recall reading about it a while ago).

It gets the distance from GPS and calculates the wheel circumference based on...
01-27-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,241
Posted By clasher

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route...

That's where I'm at now that I have all the route badges and all the easy 'extra credit' badges... working on the 25x alpe badge but dunno if I will ever do the everest one. Riding in metric earns a...
01-23-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,241
Posted By spelger

Zwift's Four Horsemen

Finally did this today. came in at just under 3 1/2 hours. A bit easier than I had anticipated. paced myself maybe a bit too easy in the beginning. Have you done this yet? How'd it go?

Nice brew...
01-23-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,523
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't know what world tour pros do, but I...

I don't know what world tour pros do, but I highly doubt they carb-load either (there was an article about Sky having Froome lose a lb or two in the first week of a grand tour, so I'm sure they all...
01-05-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,119
Posted By pdlamb

It's hard to beat the screen size of the Garmin...

It's hard to beat the screen size of the Garmin 1030 (with or without +).
12-28-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,139
Posted By Moisture

That stuff is full of sugar and soy. Most of them...

That stuff is full of sugar and soy. Most of them are no good. Try making your own.

Or make a trail mix with cocoa nibs, dates and any nuts or seeds of your choice.
12-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,279
Posted By Iride01

You do have a power meter don't you?

You do have a power meter don't you?
12-21-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,331
Posted By Phil_gretz

I wouldn't send my money for a tour that will...

I wouldn't send my money for a tour that will have any chance of being cancelled. Better to organize a group of friends and plan/conduct your own tour independently. As long as you can find and...
12-19-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,319
Posted By mack_turtle

622 mm is the bead diameter of a 700C wheel....

622 mm is the bead diameter of a 700C wheel. 622-47 is the ERTRO sizing designation of a tire that might get the nominal designation 700x45c or 700x47c. The nominal sizes are not exact, and an exact...
12-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,727
Posted By Thomas15

In 2019 i started riding semi-seriously. Do a few...

In 2019 i started riding semi-seriously. Do a few hundred miles then a metric century. It took me about 4 days for my hands to stop being numb after that ride. All through the winter 2019-2020 I had...
12-10-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,816
Posted By Biker395

Yes, but that is directed to people who have not...

Yes, but that is directed to people who have not been tested and deemed COVID positive.

Hey, I understand that a lot of context is lost in social media and how and where you ride may make this...
12-08-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,097
Posted By Mogens

Combination of need and technology... the first...

Combination of need and technology... the first two wheeled vehicles had no drive train and came about during a brief famine in Europe when a lot of horses were eaten. These had their enthusiasts and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,997
Posted By HTupolev

If you're naturally comfortable not dropping your...

If you're naturally comfortable not dropping your heels, why are you trying to drop your heels?
Forum: Foo
11-30-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,134
Posted By alo

I would. After what has happened, they will go to...

I would. After what has happened, they will go to great lengths to ensure it is safe. It will probably be the safest plane in the world.
11-22-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,168
Posted By Andy_K

Perhaps it's a commentary on my skill as a...

Perhaps it's a commentary on my skill as a photographer, but despite having ridden in some breathtakingly beautiful places, the only ones I could find that seemed worthy of this thread were from...
11-16-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,300
Posted By downtube42

I was climbing some hill in podunk town southern...

I was climbing some hill in podunk town southern Indiana when some pickup truck guy was yelling crap at me from a distance. Before flipping him off, I listened carefully to figure out what he was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,000
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Kayakindude showed his Airnimal above, his is the...

Kayakindude showed his Airnimal above, his is the Chameleon. My Airnimal is the Joey.

The Joey is more of a commuter type, mine is an older version, now you can fit a front derailleur on them but...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By 63rickert

Carry a spare tubular. Pull off the flat tire,...

Carry a spare tubular. Pull off the flat tire, mount the spare, pump to full pressure and ride home.

In days of red glue this was fastest way to change a flat by far. With current glue and the way...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,431
Posted By Random11

I probably shouldn't admit it to this group, but...

I probably shouldn't admit it to this group, but on my longest descent on my regular ride I quit pedaling and move up to the hoods to a more erect position to let the wind resistance slow me down.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By RChung

There are ways that you can check accuracy (and...

There are ways that you can check accuracy (and precision) by yourself but, depending on what your needs are, they range from relatively simple to quite complex. These methods are well-understood if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,448
Posted By Sy Reene

Are you only talking about differences at any...

Are you only talking about differences at any given moment in time on your readout (laptop vs. garmin)? Or is this post-ride and you're finding this difference for the whole ride (eg. avg power)?
...
10-23-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,367
Posted By Brian44t

Klean Kanteen - Awesome Stainless steel bottles. ...

Klean Kanteen - Awesome Stainless steel bottles.

https://www.kleankanteen.com/
Replies: 24
Views: 3,116
Posted By kingston

I agree but at least do something interesting to...

I agree but at least do something interesting to make it worth the effort and expense. A105 crosscheck strikes me as a very ordinary bike. Nothing wrong with that, but if I want an ordinary bike,...
10-20-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,855
Posted By tyrion

Very hard to believe a kick could kill a...

Very hard to believe a kick could kill a lab-sized dog unless it was unusually fragile (e.g. old and weak). The physics and mechanics would have be in perfect alignment to deliver that much force.
...
10-18-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By SpeedofLite

Yes. ...

Yes. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1990-Greg-Lemond-Taco-Bell-Water-Bottle-8/264872631641?hash=item3daba39d59:g:Dm8AAOSw3nNeTd65
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