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04-09-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Narhay

If someone builds it will you take it off any...

If someone builds it will you take it off any sweet jumps?
04-07-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are...

Is it a ping or a click. To me, they are different sounds. I would not rule out other causes, but if you really think it's the spokes, the first thing I would do is verify their tensions. A...
04-07-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By dmanthree

I've never been "saved" by a GS, but I've played...

I've never been "saved" by a GS, but I've played the part a couple of times. Last time was when I was shooting some surfing along the NH (USA) coast, and a guy was walking his bike down Rt 1a. I...
04-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Joearch

Good Samaritan

Out for a ride this morning and 5 miles into the ride my rear tire went flat. Pulled off to the side of the Ballona Channel bike path and got started on the repair. I had the rear wheel off and had...
04-05-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,880
Posted By SpectrumTi

Jersey pocket with screen facing away from my...

Jersey pocket with screen facing away from my body. If Iím carrying some cash, I might put the cash between the phone and me for a barrier.
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,880
Posted By gregf83

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now...

Back right pocket. Most phones are waterproof now so I don’t use any additional protection.
04-05-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,880
Posted By guachi

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat...

Jersey pocket with screen facing out so my sweat doesn't turn the screen on. Kept in a plastic bag if rain is a possibility.
04-05-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,880
Posted By OBoile

I keep it in my jersey pocket. That seems to work...

I keep it in my jersey pocket. That seems to work just fine. I don't think you have to overthink this too much.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 932
Posted By Sy Reene

Seems odd to clean a bike with an oil product....

Seems odd to clean a bike with an oil product. Does rubbing your bike clothing on the frame afterwards yield stains? Does it make the brifters and bars slippery for a while?
04-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By phughes

I vote for overdoing it. Have you been riding a...

I vote for overdoing it. Have you been riding a lot lately, or have you not ridden a while, then suddenly went out and rode as you described?
04-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By wolfchild

A carbon bike isn't going to improve your fitness...

A carbon bike isn't going to improve your fitness or make you a better rider....Continue training on your aluminum bike.
04-01-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By caloso

https://i.imgflip.com/yk6z2.jpg

https://i.imgflip.com/yk6z2.jpg
04-01-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By Bald Paul

April Fools!

I don't know, but something about my ride on Zwift was a bit different today!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1049/runner_c998e6d2fcedef73954953099a5a50b45845a20c.jpg
04-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Going up a hill with a lighter bike should be the...

Going up a hill with a lighter bike should be the exact same effort as with a heavier bike. Only difference, the lighter bike will be a bit faster at given effort. Sot he training effect (growing...
04-01-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By spelger

Yeah, stretching is not why i have them. i just...

Yeah, stretching is not why i have them. i just need another place for my hands. really to take the weight off of them. i have drops and that gives me a lot of options but after a long time in teh...
04-01-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 868
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm originally from the Boston area, where claims...

I'm originally from the Boston area, where claims of the "World's Worst Drivers" aren't necessarily unfounded.
The use of turn signals there is considered a sign of weakness. It's so bad that the...
03-31-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By HerrKaLeun

You said you are training. So do you want to...

You said you are training. So do you want to train less with a lighter bike?
Do you also buy light weight dumbbells?
I heard they make CF dumbbells now....
03-31-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I use similar bars for loooong rides and they're...

I use similar bars for loooong rides and they're life savers. Just another position for hand comfort, headwind adversity and aero efficiency if you're flexible
...
03-31-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By CAT7RDR

If you are going to convince yourself you can buy...

If you are going to convince yourself you can buy speed, go for it. The first few times on that carbon climber, you will be faster because psychologically, you will give a bigger effort to confirm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,067
Posted By Doomrider74

I never mentioned anything about needing more...

I never mentioned anything about needing more comfort.
03-31-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By superdex

it is what it is. there's always someone...

it is what it is.

there's always someone faster.

you're doing fine.
03-31-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By Hit Factor

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today...

Christmas 2019 I was darn near 300 pounds. Today I weighed in at 198 pounds. Counting and recording every calorie (MyFitnessPal) and walking when my FitBit told me to is how I started. Up and down...
03-31-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By Retro Grouch

How fast do you ride now? Once you exceed...

How fast do you ride now?

Once you exceed about 15 MPH, aero drag surpasses all the other factors combined that are holding you back. If you want to become significantly faster, work on your...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA
03-31-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By hubcyclist

I do most of my riding indoors, so I go 0mph lol ...

I do most of my riding indoors, so I go 0mph lol

but I've done 100miles this past year averaging 19mph, hoping to do it at 20mph this year, there are some variables besides my own effort to...
03-31-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By utoner34

I though carbon flexes less under pedal pressure...

I though carbon flexes less under pedal pressure than alu frame?
03-31-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By Parkyy16

I lost 70 lbs through dieting/calorie counting...

I lost 70 lbs through dieting/calorie counting about 10 years ago, no fad diet, walked a few miles a day, nothing gimmicky. After I've maintained that weight for a long time, I've slowly fluctuated...
03-31-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,471
Posted By downhillmaster

17.46 mph is the known standard for any one hour...

17.46 mph is the known standard for any one hour ride of course.
03-31-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 815
Posted By Lambkin55

The Corollary to this event: A fellow bike...

The Corollary to this event:
A fellow bike rider, that you have ridden 100's of miles with on the road, crosses your path at work and you do not recognize them without their helmet on.
03-30-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I once had a racer dude doing a 60 miler. I was...

I once had a racer dude doing a 60 miler. I was doing 100. I was surprised as I rolled by, he asked if he could sit on my wheel because it was windy and he was suffering. I don't mind if someone...
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By urbanknight

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are...

Always ask if you don't know the rider (some are fine with it while others are uncomfortable) and always make your presence known (so they know to signal braking and be more predictable).
03-30-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By spelger

These:...

These: https://profile-design.com/products/airstryke-ii

The pads spring up providing access to the underside when needed. They are loud when going over bumpy terrain and all roads here have chip...
03-29-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By burnthesheep

Yes. This here is faster but heavier ...

Yes.

This here is faster but heavier
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51031747023_1a8994831e_k.jpg

than this........
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394146158_3a70e0f562_z.jpg
03-29-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By Koyote

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are...

I'm no physicist, but I think heavier bikes are faster going downhill...
03-29-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By MRT2

That sounds about right. Every person will be a...

That sounds about right. Every person will be a little different. But if you can ride and carry out a conversation easily, you are working at a very leisurely pace. not that you should turn your...
03-29-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By caloso

Only if you eat less than you burn.

Only if you eat less than you burn.
03-29-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By 70sSanO

Cycling in itself won’t cause you to lose weight....

Cycling in itself won’t cause you to lose weight. However, cycling, as well as any other tangible motivator, can be the reason to eat less and lose weight.

I think for a number of people, health...
03-29-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By hubcyclist

I started cycling in the fall of 2013, at the...

I started cycling in the fall of 2013, at the time I weighed I believe 215lbs and by cycling (and of course cutting back portions and what not) I got down to 155 in a few months. Without cycling to...
03-29-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. Cycling helped me lose 90 lbs. in nine...

Yes. Cycling helped me lose 90 lbs. in nine months.
But eating an entire pizza after a relatively tame ride probably wonít help with weight loss. See what Iím getting at?
03-29-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,981
Posted By downhillmaster

Itís a scientific fact that regular cycling...

Itís a scientific fact that regular cycling causes you to gain a slight amount of weight because you are sitting down most of time.
03-28-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,436
Posted By GlennR

Thicker skin is a good idea when a car forces you...

Thicker skin is a good idea when a car forces you off the road and you slide for 30 feet before coming to a stop.

There's a huge difference between getting yelled at and a 4000+ pound vehicle used...
03-27-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By spelger

i put aerobars on last year and almost live in...

i put aerobars on last year and almost live in them now. best thing i ever did after taking up riding.
03-27-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,510
Posted By Koyote

All of my bikes have names written on their...

All of my bikes have names written on their downtubes. Those names are good enough for me.
03-26-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,510
Posted By MarcusT

The name changes whether going uphill :mad: or...

The name changes whether going uphill :mad:
or downhill:love:
03-26-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,510
Posted By GlennR

Sorry, but no. Name your kids, your dog and...

Sorry, but no.

Name your kids, your dog and your boat, but never a car or bicycle or body part.

BTW, i'm sure this is not the first "name your bike" topic.
03-26-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By scottfsmith

Aerobars to stretch out back?

I feel pretty good for about 1-1.5 hours into a ride, but after that the stiffness often gets annoying and I need to start stretching out as I ride. I have never used aero bars but was thinking of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,297
Posted By Seattle Forrest

When you buy a complete bike - most people do -...

When you buy a complete bike - most people do - you need to buy pedals anyway. Good ones without a power meter cost around $150. My Vector 2 set was $800 for both sides. There are less expensive...
03-23-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 778
Posted By panzerwagon

OP: "I have 5 vintage bicycles..." BF: "The...

OP: "I have 5 vintage bicycles..."
BF: "The nice thing about the small variety you have..."

I kid of course, but I can't help but laugh/cry at myself. Joined bikeforums with a single bike. Years...
03-23-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,748
Posted By MRT2

I ride 700 x 28 at around 85 psi on the front,...

I ride 700 x 28 at around 85 psi on the front, 90 to 95 psi on the back. And I weight over 250 lbs.
03-23-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,718
Posted By WhyFi

It still amazes me that people think that the way...

It still amazes me that people think that the way they ride a bike is the one true way of enjoying the activity. Never mind the wide variety of bikes available and the fact that some noodle along...
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