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04-08-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,740
Posted By kingston

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long...

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long time, I'd guess 8 or 9 seasons maybe, If you're going with a fat tire, they are hands down the best. I have bikes with a lot of different tire widths and...
04-05-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,030
Posted By fly135

This is one of those things that if you have to...

This is one of those things that if you have to ask, then you probably shouldn't.
03-31-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,516
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled...

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled substances. Charlie Watts easy.
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, 06:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,947
Posted By indyfabz

I find the timing of this thread to be...

I find the timing of this thread to be ďinteresting.Ē
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front...

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front so good old gravity holds the wheel/bars straight. We have a couple of the Park HBH-2s and I rarely use one. Andy
03-28-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rene herse. As...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rene herse. As far as technology goes, their tyres are at the forefront for weight / comfort.

Continental / Schwalbe are big players in the road tire game
...
03-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,085
Posted By wphamilton

I think it just needs a diagram to be made clear:...

I think it just needs a diagram to be made clear:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/361x139/tangent_f26e1007422da1b16c9cbae2b407df0bb3b61f64.jpg
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By Rolla

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill...

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill climbing?



I would never use crankarms that long on a fixed gear bike. When you lean the bike into a corner while your legs are spinning...
03-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,152
Posted By bbbean

Millions of riders rode today without incident....

Millions of riders rode today without incident. The same the day before, and the same the day before that. While you should take his accident as a reminder of what CAN go wrong and take steps to...
03-19-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,026
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If one really wants to do it by FTP, not trusting...

If one really wants to do it by FTP, not trusting oneself to do it right otherwise, the trick is to up your FTP until you have trouble finishing the last interval or find your HR going too high...
03-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By crowbike

https://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/9156.html

https://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/9156.html
03-18-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 956
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There is no one answer to this question. There is...

There is no one answer to this question. There is no industry accepted/standard "tune up". Every bike has it's own issues and areas of greater or lesser needs. Yesterday's work showed this quite...
03-17-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By Iride01

My link? Sure you might hit max HR or pretty...

My link?

Sure you might hit max HR or pretty close to it, but if you do and don't drop away from your max HR real quick, then you won't make it the full thirty minutes.

I touch what might be my...
03-17-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By spelger

the link you give describes a test where you go...

the link you give describes a test where you go hard for 10 minuets followed by going hard for another 20 and taking the average HR for the 20. i know they don't mention it but all this hard work...
03-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 870
Posted By tomato coupe

42

42
03-16-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By machinist42

Put A Cork In It

Fill a basin large enough to accommodate the handlebars with a strong solution of Lye, NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide.

Immerse bars, which should promptly dissolve.

Rinse off cork before using, but it...
03-16-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,220
Posted By steveperseveres

Probably more, but most MHR calculator formulas...

Probably more, but most MHR calculator formulas run pretty conservative for those of us who put in 10+ hours/week training.

Gellish2: 191.5 - .007 x age^2 = MHR
Fairburn: 201 - .63 x age for...
03-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,453
Posted By ClydeClydeson

He rides to complete exhaustion, then comes to a...

He rides to complete exhaustion, then comes to a stop and simply leans slightly to the left for a rest.
03-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By jiangshi

Compressed air from the other end.

Compressed air from the other end.
03-15-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,453
Posted By shelbyfv

Also, it's been my experience that even obviously...

Also, it's been my experience that even obviously affluent cyclists rarely discuss the cost of their bikes.
03-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,453
Posted By ClydeClydeson

KingoftheNorth Please give some more details...

KingoftheNorth Please give some more details about your bike and the club and/or the type of rides they do. As others have said above, we are struggling to see the whole picture without more...
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By tigat

You can probably train yourself to do anything,...

You can probably train yourself to do anything, but I think getting used to the pull and balance riding one-handed might be safer in the long run:)
03-10-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By UniChris

Can you find a place where you can move over,...

Can you find a place where you can move over, slow, and "release" those who followed you down the hill, and then take the lane for the bridge itself in front of a subsequent bunch who were not behind...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By WhyFi

None of them suck. At this point, it's probably...

None of them suck. At this point, it's probably much more important that you shop the shops, rather than shop the brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,417
Posted By datlas

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little...

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little dimples. If they are worn it's time to think about replacement.
03-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By billridesbikes

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org...

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org (http://Bikemaps.org)
which is a crowdsourced tool for bicycle safely.
What would fit blacknbluebikes idea is a web site where you submit a gxp...
03-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 851
Posted By cxwrench

The single biggest waste of money in the entire...

The single biggest waste of money in the entire industry. Ceramic bearings are great in pure radial loads, clean environments, high heat, and very high (thousands and thousands) rpm applications....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By Iride01

Even when they are accurate, your actual ability...

Even when they are accurate, your actual ability for any given day might not be what your LTHR or any other number might suggest.
03-03-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,756
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, you have to love FCC test reports. There...

Okay, you have to love FCC test reports. There is also a users manual for the radio module
That board has test points all over it, so you should be able to get a good idea of the state of the power...
03-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Reynolds 531

This is the Park Tools version....

This is the Park Tools version....
Forum: Foo
03-01-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,099
Posted By tyrion

Grain alcohol has fewer calories than beer. Taste...

Grain alcohol has fewer calories than beer. Taste great, less filling.
03-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Inusuit

10 points for creative use of apostrophe.

10 points for creative use of apostrophe.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By alexdi

Edco, Recon, and Token have all-steel 12-28s in...

Edco, Recon, and Token have all-steel 12-28s in 11. More details (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16C3Rz6qmzmurSNd-L3IeMSFukkBFV6D1DRbfS59EDrE/edit#gid=873671641).
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By Darth Lefty

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet...

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet factory
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,038
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm sure you could cross the US without a compass...

I'm sure you could cross the US without a compass even. Ride roads that go in the direction you want and if you need to even figure out what direction you need to head, look at the sun. Keep doing...
Forum: Touring
02-17-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,112
Posted By jamawani

Rich - Welcome to the touring forums. I've done...

Rich - Welcome to the touring forums.
I've done routing for many years and can share some general ideas on routes.

ACA routes - especially the well-established ones like the Trans Am and Northern...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By MoAlpha

Cool, but my little sneakers already light up...

Cool, but my little sneakers already light up when I ride.
02-17-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,332
Posted By elcruxio

Those wright brother bikes are probably pretty...

Those wright brother bikes are probably pretty rusted out on the inside. I wouldn't ride them. Because if we take the nonsensical hyperbolic approach you've been going with I can imagine all kinds of...
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, 08:06 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,332
Posted By Phil_gretz

Hi! What's this thread about?

Hi! What's this thread about?
02-11-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,425
Posted By Hypno Toad

This ^^^ reminds me of putting my Garmin in a...

This ^^^ reminds me of putting my Garmin in a fannie pack fashioned into a collar for my dog for trip to the dog park. I compared the dogs distance to my distance walking.

I was 1.28 miles and the...
02-11-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,425
Posted By bampilot06

If itís not on strava it didnít happen.

If itís not on strava it didnít happen.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By asgelle

Cervelo, 2008 (P4).

Cervelo, 2008 (P4).
02-07-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,758
Posted By trailangel

Cheez, God says you are a total waste of time,...

Cheez, God says you are a total waste of time, and would prefer you do your own shopping.
02-07-21, 01:42 PM
02-06-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By spelger

I have read and implemented the ANT+ FE-C...

I have read and implemented the ANT+ FE-C controller documentation for calibration and there is no real useful data for an application to use when it comes to calibration. the cal procedure is really...
Forum: Foo
02-02-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,349
Posted By ahsposo

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/565x772/larson_vaxxer_6284c3b11c285e28af95bf35fffaeb241f4349ef.jpg
02-02-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By clasher

I've taken an approach like this one: a simpler...

I've taken an approach like this one: a simpler guide to interval training (https://blog.mapmyrun.com/simpler-guide-interval-training-cyclists/). I have 4 workouts I made that are basically the same...
02-01-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By burnthesheep

Long, and just what my gripes with Zwift...

Long, and just what my gripes with Zwift plans/workouts and most indoor dedicated platforms:

It's whatever floats your boat. To say that any one program is easier or harder is to totally not...
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