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09-23-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 608
Posted By MinnMan

I had a rim that did that. Something (a rock?),...

I had a rim that did that. Something (a rock?), had put a little divot in the rim, and left a small crater and surrounding that, a little bit of deformed metal sticking up. I removed it with some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By MinnMan

Take them both out for real test rides - not just...

Take them both out for real test rides - not just around the block, but something approaching your normal ride.

If you can tell the difference, you're done. If you can't, then we can't help you...
09-23-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

There is also already some general suspicion...

There is also already some general suspicion around the UAE team because of the role of Mauro Gianetti

...
09-23-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,207
Posted By MinnMan

I've only recently begun to understand the...

I've only recently begun to understand the dangers of refine sugars and high glycemc carbohydrates. I use to consume them with abandon. I figured that I get tons of exercise and my BMI is usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 565
Posted By MinnMan

It's all about you, isn't it? If you don't care,...

It's all about you, isn't it? If you don't care, why are you even in this thread?

Is your mission here to proclaim that nobody else is allowed to care because you don't?
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

But the photograph of his bike in the article...

But the photograph of his bike in the article linked in the OP shows that he didn't have a head unit?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By MinnMan

Definitely not everyone. I personally watched...

Definitely not everyone. I personally watched about a half a dozen videos from GCN and similar sources before I knew to whom I should and should not wave.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 565
Posted By MinnMan

That proves it was a dentist

That proves it was a dentist
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 565
Posted By MinnMan

Is your position equally aggressive on all the...

Is your position equally aggressive on all the bikes?

Also curious about the effect of swapping to a different wheel set, such as a more traditional alloy clincher.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By MinnMan

It's an interesting point, and people here who...

It's an interesting point, and people here who know about marketing have more informed opinions, but what message are you suggesting and who should be sending it out?

1. To people who don't own...
09-22-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By MinnMan

Note that the RX570s are alloy and the RS770s are...

Note that the RX570s are alloy and the RS770s are Shimano's proprietery "carbon laminate" - thin alloy wheels strengthened by lamination of carbon. This is the same construction method that they...
09-22-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By MinnMan

It's confusing. For the GRX wheelset (WH-RX570...

It's confusing. For the GRX wheelset (WH-RX570 700C) that sells for $419, Shimano has the front wheel at 769 grams...
09-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By MinnMan

Spec'ing those WTB wheels is not easy because I...

Spec'ing those WTB wheels is not easy because I think they are only OEM and not sold retail as prebuilt wheels. I'm sure that the spacing and the hub type makes a difference in the weight, but of...
09-21-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By MinnMan

I think they are heavier. Something between 2000...

I think they are heavier. Something between 2000 and 2100. I posted so on this thread
...
09-21-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 394
Posted By MinnMan

Here we go - doping investigation involving Quintana

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tour-de-france/report-two-people-held-after-french-prosecutor-opens-investigation-of-doping-at-tour-de-france-469420
09-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

Having started this thread, I find all of your...

Having started this thread, I find all of your opinions interesting (really). I don't know what the truth is, but I see both sides of the argument.

We all hope Pogacar is clean, but some of us...
09-21-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

I don't know that you're wrong, but if you are...

I don't know that you're wrong, but if you are right, then Pogacar had better stuff on Saturday than everybody else on the Tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,265
Posted By MinnMan

wow. I was already kind of amazed at the...

wow.

I was already kind of amazed at the misunderstanding and misuse of physics in sced's arguments, but now we're on a whole different level. Much lower.
09-20-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

Pogacar - the anti-Froome or something to hide?

So Pogacar rode that time trial without a computer, power meter, or HRM, choosing instead to ride by "feel".
...
09-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By MinnMan

Iride01 , I think Paul Barnard simply meant that...

Iride01 , I think Paul Barnard simply meant that in the end, the colombians didn't dominate at all.

Two in the top 10, 6th and 8th. But the slovenians were 1-2 and there are two Spaniards placing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,265
Posted By MinnMan

Guessing that the lighter one is an Endurace?

Guessing that the lighter one is an Endurace?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,265
Posted By MinnMan

Neither, actually, but nobody is going to force...

Neither, actually, but nobody is going to force you to buy a lighter bike.
09-19-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 6,711
Posted By MinnMan

Yes. Blown away. Time trials are usually so...

Yes. Blown away. Time trials are usually so dull. This one rocked.

the drama was doubled because both remarkable things happened. Roglic, the time trial expert ,hit a performance wall and...
09-17-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,088
Posted By MinnMan

I just gotta say my mea culpas here. at the...

I just gotta say my mea culpas here. at the outset, I thought this conclusion was premature, but you were right and I was wrong.
09-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,088
Posted By MinnMan

Bernal is 23. Don't count him out yet. ...

Bernal is 23. Don't count him out yet.



Carapaz
09-17-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,088
Posted By MinnMan

Today, Team Ineos in the feel-good mountain stage...

Today, Team Ineos in the feel-good mountain stage win of this year's tour. With Carapaz in the polka dots.

A small consolation prize
09-16-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By MinnMan

Second the motion for a "dumb" KK with the inRide...

Second the motion for a "dumb" KK with the inRide sensor added. The resulting power numbers are really no different from what I get with a power meter (Favero Assioma). People who have smart...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

At least they're not all bald these days.

At least they're not all bald these days.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

Yup. Those heroic breakaways - which are indeed...

Yup. Those heroic breakaways - which are indeed heroic - wouldn't happen if the peloton was determined to shut them down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me...

Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems to me that you're not grokking how peloton and team dynamics neutralize GC-type prowess on a flat stage. Assuming that the peloton doesn't allow any...
09-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By MinnMan

Actually, reading more - that fish scale and my...

Actually, reading more - that fish scale and my luggage scale both claim 10 g, but I don't find the luggage scale reproducible at that precision.
09-15-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By MinnMan

Good tip. thanks.

Good tip. thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, thanks. I misread the article. ...

Yeah, thanks. I misread the article. Unfortunately, the article describes some averages "for his entire sprint" without specifying all the durations.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

[QUOTE=rubiksoval;21695620]Same as good amateur...

[QUOTE=rubiksoval;21695620]Same as good amateur sprinters.

/QUOTE]

Is that right? The strongest guy I ride with regularly hits 1200 or 1300 watts on his sprints, but that's 5-10 seconds. He's...
09-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By MinnMan

Problems with that: Bathroom scale is two...

Problems with that:

Bathroom scale is two flights up from the bike room. A cheap luggage scale saves me a whole lot of schlepping the scale back and forth.
My bathroom scale is an old analog...
09-15-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, the K-Edge also weighs 50 g. I guess it's...

Yeah, the K-Edge also weighs 50 g. I guess it's the nature of the beast. I guess I wouldn't mind so much for something that attaches to the bars and is easily removed, but I'm not going to unscrew...
09-15-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By MinnMan

So this arrived and it will do the job, but I was...

So this arrived and it will do the job, but I was taken aback by its weight. 50 grams or so. I'm not sure why it has to be so solid - I guess machining costs would be greater for a less-weighty...
09-15-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By MinnMan

I have that exact scale. it's good enough so I...

I have that exact scale. it's good enough so I can weigh wheels with confidence to 100 grams. Not good enough for a weight weenie, but good enough for me.
09-15-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 907
Posted By MinnMan

you gotta help me out here. Where on the bike...

you gotta help me out here. Where on the bike are it's "oranges" located?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,140
Posted By MinnMan

I'm another fan of the 4 seasons. I don't quite...

I'm another fan of the 4 seasons. I don't quite get the gatorskin/5000 polarization. They are night and day. the 4 seasons are in the middle in many (not all) respects.
09-15-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By MinnMan

Oh yeah, also, the standard formula is to...

Oh yeah, also, the standard formula is to increase time/mileage by 10% a week. But it's not important to follow that rigorously. Just make sure that the number isn't zero most weeks and that it...
09-15-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By MinnMan

I'm not sure why I'm bothering - the advice above...

I'm not sure why I'm bothering - the advice above is already spot on.

Don't think about "training" yet. Go out and ride for fun. Frequently.

Keep track of your numbers so that in one, two,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,061
Posted By MinnMan

Nothing in the OP suggests to me that you need...

Nothing in the OP suggests to me that you need "Endurance" geometry. You can get everything you say you desire on a more conventional "race" frame and keep your current riding position.

You're...
09-15-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By MinnMan

If you do take refuge on the trainer when the...

If you do take refuge on the trainer when the snow falls, look into Zwift or one of its competitors as a way to keep motivated.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

wrong forum. Belongs here:...

wrong forum. Belongs here: https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/

short answer: explosive short bursts of power are physiologically different from long efforts at high power/weight.
09-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,088
Posted By MinnMan

Interesting that the groupe maillot jaune let...

Interesting that the groupe maillot jaune let Carapaz claw back 15 minutes today. If they were to do that again, he'd be back in contention. But they won't.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By MinnMan

Fair enough. I didn't mean to boost any...

Fair enough. I didn't mean to boost any particular brand. I was just highlighting the concept.
09-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By MinnMan

Welcome back. Just a thought - keeping up...

Welcome back.

Just a thought - keeping up the motivation inside on the trainer is very hard. Without necessarily going full bore into winter riding (you may get their eventually), try to find...
09-14-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,231
Posted By MinnMan

Fortunately it's usually too cold in the Twin...

Fortunately it's usually too cold in the Twin Cities for that kind of slop.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,072
Posted By MinnMan

In one way or another, I've loved every bike I've...

In one way or another, I've loved every bike I've ever owned, from my first (Schwinn Sting Ray, circa 1968) to the high end carbon I ride now.
Some of them would not be properly described as...
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