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10-24-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Bob the Mech

I learned the hard way many moons ago my friend...

I learned the hard way many moons ago my friend and I've pick a few things up along the way when wrenching on bikes for the past 30 odd years :)
10-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Bob the Mech

What 105 cassette was it (11-28, 11-30 or 11-32...

What 105 cassette was it (11-28, 11-30 or 11-32 teeth)? And are you replacing it with the Ultegra with the same spread or smaller?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By Riveting

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and...

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and I know the terrain has no blind side roads with cars pulling out, I'll pedal hard until my cadence tops out, and then I go full aero (but no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,642
Posted By Koyote

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy...

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy a name brand or stick with aluminum rims. That's not really a place where I want to take a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Dean V

It would never come from Giant like that. You...

It would never come from Giant like that.
You would have to ask the seller how it ended up like it is.
10-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By Moisture

Best "Refresh" or Upgrade for your Bike?

I'll start.

Original chain was very stretched out and worn out. Mix and match of several different (9 speed) chain types. Didn't feel too great. Friend replaced chain with an 8 speed. Was better,...
10-10-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,198
Posted By Lemond1985

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,112
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I've never understood why people seem to think...

I've never understood why people seem to think that all products should appeal to them. There are plenty of insanely priced cars, watches, houses, wines, electronics, etc. that don't deliver much...
10-08-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,805
Posted By Koyote

1) Prices do tend to rise over time, and incomes...

1) Prices do tend to rise over time, and incomes tend to do the same. It's called "inflation."
2) Don't know how the Shimano groups have "downgraded." Comparing my 2008 Shimano groupset to my 2020...
10-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,572
Posted By Korina

Hunh?

Hunh?
10-01-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,305
Posted By pbass

I would think that the "viral load" you'd get...

I would think that the "viral load" you'd get from one single contagious rider in front of you would in theory be pretty small, but there are all the studies now about how the aerosols hang in the...
09-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,793
Posted By 70sSanO

“Using a group of nine volunteers...” I got...

“Using a group of nine volunteers...”

I got a couple buddies, a neighbor, and the guy down the street who walks the dog to disprove that study.

John
09-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,427
Posted By vespasianus

I would disagree with that statement. I think the...

I would disagree with that statement. I think the high end steel bikes being made now (think Battaglin) make steel bikes of 10 years ago look like junkers.
09-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,427
Posted By Wileyone

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never...

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never once did I think I would rather be on anything else.
09-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,343
Posted By Kat12

Seriously. If putting something in a locked...

Seriously. If putting something in a locked garage or storage unit isn't secure enough, how is a little bike lock on top of that going to help?

Now, if you just leave it sitting out... that's a...
09-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,006
Posted By surak

What a sweeping, oversimplified statement. Within...

What a sweeping, oversimplified statement. Within months of changing nothing in my routine except adding some bike commuting trips each week, I went from an already light BMI of a shade over 21,...
09-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 12,006
Posted By genejockey

You also have to stop eating so much.

You also have to stop eating so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 14,207
Posted By TMonk

Let's stay on topic please

Let's stay on topic please
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,646
Posted By MntnMan62

It sounds as though one bike is an endurance bike...

It sounds as though one bike is an endurance bike with disc brakes. Does that mean the other bike you are considering is more of a race bike with rim brakes? If so, then you are not comparing...
09-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By Koyote

Greatest bike racer the US has ever produced.

Greatest bike racer the US has ever produced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,790
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,217
Posted By TrackSmart

As long as the "medium-priced" frameset is well...

As long as the "medium-priced" frameset is well designed, the answer is very small gains for a lot of extra money. In your case, you are extremely high on the frame-goodness-per-dollar scale, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,217
Posted By big john

If you're comfortable on your CAAD12, there's not...

If you're comfortable on your CAAD12, there's not much to gain by going to something else. A CAAD is a great handling bike and reasonably light, too. Of course, they are quite stiff, if that's what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,217
Posted By datlas

I would say the benefits are potentially real but...

I would say the benefits are potentially real but also very modest and likely overrated by most. You are not missing much.

That said, you may want to go to the bike shop sometime in the future...
09-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By kenjidm

Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think...

Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think the best option is like some say, get a used bike, try it out and figure out what i do like. I will enjoy the ride during that time and figure out...
09-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,029
Posted By Thomas15

It has been said very will on this thread that it...

It has been said very will on this thread that it is necessary to define exactly what kind of riding you want to do. The big problem is you might have that question answered in your head but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,720
Posted By InvertedMP

As said before, glad you are ok brotha! Go...

As said before, glad you are ok brotha! Go tubeless! Eliminate the variable of pinch flats, and carry a spare tube in case you need to get home in the event of a large flat. I do so many crazy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By Chubby715

I live in Fairfield CT so the terrain in CT will...

I live in Fairfield CT so the terrain in CT will be mostly flat to easy rolling hills if you're riding parallel to the coast on Route 1 the whole way north. The bigger question is how comfortable are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,006
Posted By blakcloud

New wheels will make the bike feel like a whole...

New wheels will make the bike feel like a whole new bike and will be cheaper than buying a whole new bike. I say keep the bike, replace the wheels.
08-28-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,517
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, I think you and I are doing about the...

Basically, I think you and I are doing about the same thing, just at different distances and, I suspect, speeds. Don't get me wrong, I do some high intensity riding, I just don't monitor the heart...
08-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,541
Posted By Fahrenheit531

A measured, in-depth response by a quality...

A measured, in-depth response by a quality presenter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBUxmFZv4Q
08-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By msu2001la

You'll be better off on a bike that fits, but...

You'll be better off on a bike that fits, but don't get ripped off.

A 2016 model with "a lot" of miles on it is unlikely to have the same value as one with just a few hundred miles on it. There...
08-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By mstateglfr

0 chance anyone on a message board can tell you...

0 chance anyone on a message board can tell you since we don't know the actual condition of the bike you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By GlennR

I have no problem with head wind and trail wind....

I have no problem with head wind and trail wind. Its the cross winds that can cause you to have the "grip of death" on the bars. My worst experience was coming down a 2 mile long mild decent when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,046
Posted By WhyFi

Well, that'll learn ya - stop it with that tube...

Well, that'll learn ya - stop it with that tube nonsense.
08-15-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,967
Posted By GlennR

Your body needs time to recover. I'm riding...

Your body needs time to recover.

I'm riding more this year than others... almost 2x more. I have to remember not to ride more than 3 days in a row and have at least 2 days off a week. I find...
08-03-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,315
Posted By GlennR

Ride both and buy the one that fits best.

Ride both and buy the one that fits best.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,950
Posted By MinnMan

You are mostly on the right track here, but let...

You are mostly on the right track here, but let me pose it more succinctly and as working scientists actually proceed:

- A hypothesis is proposed.
-An empirical test is investigated that if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,150
Posted By Ogsarg

Unless you're racing, you should ask yourself how...

Unless you're racing, you should ask yourself how much you want to push the envelope. Out on a road that is open to the public, you have to be able to deal with whatever you encounter. Cars in your...
07-24-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,224
Posted By Garfield Cat

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The...

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The stronger comes with the riding. If riding is not fun, then it won't last. Keep it fun.
07-23-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,630
Posted By oldwinger14

bruce19, I have the same setup and love them.

bruce19, I have the same setup and love them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,462
Posted By downtube42

What's the cost to change later, if you so...

What's the cost to change later, if you so decide? Probably not much more.

Nobody can tell you if 34-30 is sufficient for you. Your power to weight ratio, the grades you want to climb, and your...
07-15-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,154
Posted By HTupolev

In a road context, "climbing bike" doesn't refer...

In a road context, "climbing bike" doesn't refer to the gear ratios, it's a marketing term to distinguish framesets that are less optimized toward aerodynamics than "aero bikes." This tends to result...
07-15-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By BikeLite

not a bicycle

not a bicycle
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By Clipped_in

I'm 6'-3" tall and 210#. The Assos XL size in...

I'm 6'-3" tall and 210#. The Assos XL size in the Equipe series fit me like they are custom made. I have worn a lot of different mid/high-end bibs over the years. Two years ago I bought 3 sets of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,595
Posted By datlas

It depends on how well you know the wheel. If...

It depends on how well you know the wheel. If you are riding a friend's or teammate's wheel you can likely get fairly close, say 1-2 feet.

If you are hopping some random stranger's wheel (first...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,537
Posted By Gundo

Just finished my first ride with Assos bibs. They...

Just finished my first ride with Assos bibs. They are the best shorts I've ever had, worth every penny. It will be hard to go back to my Pearl Izumi shorts.
07-12-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 7,220
Posted By vespasianus

I agree with most of this 100%. I have two road...

I agree with most of this 100%. I have two road bikes, one with rim brakes and one with disc brakes. The disc brakes do have more stopping power - in both the dry and in the wet but they both work...
07-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By Phineas

Beta blockers block part of your body’s...

Beta blockers block part of your body’s “fight-or-flight” response, which keeps your body from increasing your heart rate and respiratory rate in response to heat stress, so you konk out much sooner.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By CAT7RDR

I always thought she was holding back on some of...

I always thought she was holding back on some of the GCN group rides so she would not embarrass the guys. Now I am certain she was being polite.
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