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10-27-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 158
Posted By andrewclaus

My wife gets twice as many miles out of a chain...

My wife gets twice as many miles out of a chain as I do, up to 10,000 miles. She mainly rides in fair weather, in lower gear, lower torque. So, as with all things, the answer is "It depends."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Koyote

I think you just need to admit it: you can’t...

I think you just need to admit it: you can’t afford an electronic drivetrain, and you’re jealous.

I just can’t think of any other reason why someone would be so opposed to something – especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 862
Posted By Random11

I'm inclined to agree (on both counts). I...

I'm inclined to agree (on both counts). I actually don't get all the way down the hill before I make a hard 90 degree right turn, and I'm always a bit scared that I might go down if I take too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,923
Posted By velopig

After following this thread for a while makes me...

After following this thread for a while makes me glad I am not in retail. You seem like the perfect customer for on line, send Canyon a email offering 20% off the published price and let us know how...
10-24-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By jpescatore

Calorie burning estimates always vary wildly -...

Calorie burning estimates always vary wildly - for 1 hour of cycling, I've seen power meter-based estimates and actual lab testing report ranges from 300 to 900 calories per hour. Different by...
10-23-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By JaccoW

No they are 700C with 28mm tyres. But I hear you...

No they are 700C with 28mm tyres. But I hear you on the ratios.

The shifter is for the bottom bracket dynamo. Koga put them on all their touring bikes at the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By noodle soup

Most low end bikes come out of the box with...

Most low end bikes come out of the box with poorly adjusted hubs/headsets/BBs. Riding on hubs that were improperly adjusted(too tight), will trash the bearing/races in no time at all.

whoever...
10-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 609
Posted By Trakhak

I use Gatorade 24-oz bottles with the sipper-type...

I use Gatorade 24-oz bottles with the sipper-type tops as water bottles. No flavor at all, and they come free with every purchase of 24 oz. of Gatorade. The earlier version would last about a year...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,099
Posted By GlennR

BOAT = Break Out Another Thousand I look at...

BOAT = Break Out Another Thousand

I look at it this way, Yes, i can tell the difference between a $2000 and a $12,000 bike. And you can't take it with you so you might as well enjoy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,099
Posted By msu2001la

A $50k bass boat is the S-works of the fishing...

A $50k bass boat is the S-works of the fishing world.

Is it needed to go fishing? No.
Does it help you catch more fish? Probably not.
Is it still a fun toy to own, even if the price tag is...
10-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,966
Posted By MattTheHat

I would normally let a zombie thread like this...

I would normally let a zombie thread like this die off, but I can't resist replying to this.

Suggesting a reasonably trained rider doesn't need water in 50 or even 30 miles is...I'm looking for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By Psimet2001

I sense and agree with your frustration. The fact...

I sense and agree with your frustration. The fact that this thread is sticking around is kind of annoying as well because I never felt the need to actually read every post and detail. I am afraid if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 6,471
Posted By Bah Humbug

This is looking like one of those threads.

This is looking like one of those threads.
10-18-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,283
Posted By Lemond1985

Not sure how old the OP is, but there is an age...

Not sure how old the OP is, but there is an age of around 55 when people's eyes change, and it becomes much harder to see detail in shady areas of the road especially on bright sunny days, and...
10-18-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,010
Posted By cyccommute

Not as much as you might think. Going from 70F...

Not as much as you might think. Going from 70F at 100 psi to 90F causes the pressure to rise 4 psi. Pressure rises with temperature but its just not that much of a change. If you wanted to...
10-18-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By dsbrantjr

First check to make certain that the inner shift...

First check to make certain that the inner shift wire is not fraying inside of the shifter; getting the cable out before it breaks is WAY easier; check this regularly and whenever there is a shifting...
10-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By gsa103

TdF organizers required that hotels have specific...

TdF organizers required that hotels have specific wings set aside for the teams, and dedicated eating areas. Teams would send crews ahead to sterilize the areas. That sounds like a far cry from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm flabbergasted by it. This is beyond making...

I'm flabbergasted by it. This is beyond making sense.

Your BB is toast. You rode it until you destroyed the cartridge bearing and it came apart. Replace it. Because it's so torched you have to...
10-15-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By pdlamb

IMHO hours of recovery is something Garmin put in...

IMHO hours of recovery is something Garmin put in to make up for the lack of stand-up comedians during Covid.
10-14-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By jadocs

This will fix 99.9999999% of these issues.

This will fix 99.9999999% of these issues.
10-12-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Lemond1985

I would fill the dent with some JB Weld, put a...

I would fill the dent with some JB Weld, put a Chiquita Banana sticker over it, and then find something else to worry about. Actually, with a dent that small, you won't even need any JB Weld.
10-11-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By DiabloScott

One thing that's worked well for me is to not eat...

One thing that's worked well for me is to not eat anything but my own bars, gels, and powders until the 100 miles is done. These organized centuries usually have way too much food at the rest stops...
10-11-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 917
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite so. But you're discussing TT races in a...

Quite so. But you're discussing TT races in a thread devoted to fueling for a century. TT races are normally only ~40k, 1/4 the distance. The issue I was bringing up in discussing fueling is glycogen...
10-09-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 868
Posted By xrazer

Funny yes that occurred to me too.

Funny yes that occurred to me too.
10-08-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,805
Posted By Rhondito

FYI for anyone planning to participate - this...

FYI for anyone planning to participate - this ride has been postponed once again due to Hurricane Delta hitting our area this coming weekend.
New date is 10/17/20.
10-08-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By rubiksoval

Consistent riding would generate significant...

Consistent riding would generate significant benefits at this point. Anything you do will be be a new stimulus and cause adaptations. You don't have to subscribe to any particular protocols or...
10-06-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By mack_turtle

IMO, if you have to put a stem much longer than...

IMO, if you have to put a stem much longer than 110mm, the frame is likely too small. I'll put a big, fat caveat on that: sizing is personal and somewhat subjective, so in the end, anything goes. if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By dmanthree

I use a "seat of the pants" method. I start at...

I use a "seat of the pants" method. I start at 95/100, ride that for a while, adjust, and so on. FWIW, I ended up at 90/95 for my Michelin 700x28 Power Road tires, and 100/105 for my 700x25 Conti GP...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By cxwrench

It's amazing how many threads there are about...

It's amazing how many threads there are about tire pressure and how many new ones still get posted. Do a little research before posting the same question again and again. Just try different...
10-03-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,233
Posted By Tomm Willians

I am officially about 20 minutes out from...

I am officially about 20 minutes out from arriving on my route it is currently 30 at my location which is unseasonably cool but it supposed to reach a high of 85
10-02-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By HillRider

I did contact Easton today and got a response...

I did contact Easton today and got a response just a few hours later. They no longer make forks but I got a reassuring reply from one of their tech guys. He said he is also riding one of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By surak

My disc brake bikes all came with 160/160, but I...

My disc brake bikes all came with 160/160, but I converted to 140 on the rear because I much prefer having less of a chance of locking it up. A slight squeeze can still cause a skid just rolling to a...
10-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 921
Posted By andrewclaus

Wrong tool, sorry to say. That's for splined BBs....

Wrong tool, sorry to say. That's for splined BBs. You need Park CP-22 or equal.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By Ogsarg

Larger rotor = more stopping power given the same...

Larger rotor = more stopping power given the same force applied to the pads. Since most braking is done in the front, having a larger rotor makes sense. Or looking at it another way, putting a...
10-02-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 529
Posted By Retro Grouch

Every time that I ride I make myself aware of any...

Every time that I ride I make myself aware of any maintenance that I think should be done to that bike. Then I make an effort to get it done before I it again. That's pretty much all that I do.
...
10-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By cyccommute

The chances of the grommet on the tube being...

The chances of the grommet on the tube being trapped between two different tubes is fairly high if you arent aware of the problem. The valve grommet is the part of the tube that is circled. This...
10-01-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By Bill Kapaun

With just a bit of pressure in the tire- So you...

With just a bit of pressure in the tire- So you can basically still push the beads together with thumb & forefinger-
Push valve stem in-
Massage bead to bead seat-
Pull valve back out-
10-01-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 554
Posted By cxwrench

It means that the reinforced part of the tube...

It means that the reinforced part of the tube around the valve is not fully inside the tire, the tube is preventing the bead of the tire from fully seating against the hook of the rim. Push the valve...
10-01-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By stevel610

If I read your your measurements for internal and...

If I read your your measurements for internal and external correctly, each side of your rim wall is 4 mm wide?
09-30-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure in a no cost matters world. But that's not...

Sure in a no cost matters world. But that's not what most of the production sector of our passion can get away with. If you can load the bb cup with ball bearings and lube for less then, and also...
09-30-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By Rolla

I use MTB clipless on my road bike, because the...

I use MTB clipless on my road bike, because the shoes don't make you walk like a constipated duck.
09-30-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,304
Posted By MinnMan

The discussions about different levels of...

The discussions about different levels of exposure risk - out in the air, riding, standing around, inside the convenience store, etc. are worthwhile, but some additional thoughts:

Once you begin...
09-30-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By surak

FloBikes. Warning that their subscription is for...

FloBikes. Warning that their subscription is for a year, even though they say you can cancel anytime, what they mean is you can cancel the annual renewal at any time.
09-30-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By slcbob

I think the UCI team roster cap for World Tour...

I think the UCI team roster cap for World Tour teams is still 28 riders +/- 2 neo pros.

I'm not aware of any salary cap. Whatever the sponsors will bear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,484
Posted By am0n

When I had mine I'd usually leave them at home...

When I had mine I'd usually leave them at home for one or two hour rides. You only need to have them in for 20-22 hours a day, so taking them out for an hour or two won't ruin you. That said, if you...
09-28-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By ShannonM

You're kinda stuck in Uncanny Valley with this...

You're kinda stuck in Uncanny Valley with this one.

1) 6 speed cassettes were never very common, and haven't been made for like 30 years.
2) Cassettes and freehub bodies have spline patterns that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,640
Posted By rubiksoval

That's the question. I bet they'd sell a lot if...

That's the question. I bet they'd sell a lot if they were priced competitively. I'd probably buy 2 pairs.

Shimano needs to get on that ASAP. Especially since they pretty much ruined any...
09-27-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By MinnMan

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....

BBC says he's signed with Ineos....
09-26-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,005
Posted By Cacti

Terrible story, but I'm missing why it's in the...

Terrible story, but I'm missing why it's in the +50 forum. Are riders >50 more likely to be hit by trucks or cars? Seems like this could've happened to anyone. A young adult or teenager

I'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By MntnMan62

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