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Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By billridesbikes

If it went 0 psi flat immediately on the road the...

If it went 0 psi flat immediately on the road the hole is probably too big for sealant. I carry a can of CaffeLatex ‘Espresso’ which works fine for thorns or glass shards, you could try that before...
10-30-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 804
Posted By billridesbikes

Gel seat covers generally donít work because they...

Gel seat covers generally donít work because they arenít tight enough so they cause chafing and donít allow your sit bones to take your weight, instead there is more pressure on soft tissue which can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By billridesbikes

No icky waxes to clean off later is my...

No icky waxes to clean off later is my experience. If there are some all silicone car sprays they would probably similarly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By billridesbikes

I love that stuff. Looks great on painted frames...

I love that stuff. Looks great on painted frames and bare Ti frames.
10-29-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By billridesbikes

Do you have a Garmin head unit like a 1030 or...

Do you have a Garmin head unit like a 1030 or 830? You can use it to do your IRL routes on a Neo.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 974
Posted By billridesbikes

More likely youíll see more cheap commercial real...

More likely youíll see more cheap commercial real estate on the market from gyms closing than cheap Peloton bikes, people are going to be working out at home with indoor bikes, smart mirrors, and...
10-29-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By billridesbikes

Whaaaat? Who thought that was a good idea anyway?

Whaaaat? Who thought that was a good idea anyway?
10-27-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By billridesbikes

Not helpful to OP: My Bike Friday case is...

Not helpful to OP:
My Bike Friday case is 29.5x20x12 =61.5
I roll it to the bag check-in, the person lifts eyebrows slightly as the weight comes 49.5lbs, and since I get 1 bag free there is no...
10-26-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By billridesbikes

Remove wheels Remove seat post Remove pedals ...

Remove wheels
Remove seat post
Remove pedals
Remove handlebars and tape them to the top tube, keep cables connected
Remove and wrap rear derailleur

Use Pipe foam and cut it to fit all tubes....
10-26-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 726
Posted By billridesbikes

Had a 5,000 mile goal as my New Years resolution,...

Had a 5,000 mile goal as my New Years resolution, but sitting at 4,135 this morning. Lost some prime riding time this fall due to being too smoky to ride, and didn’t start riding until mid June due...
10-25-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By billridesbikes

Classic Oversteer, if it was a Ford it would be...

Classic Oversteer, if it was a Ford it would be completely in your lane ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By billridesbikes

If this is a wheel on trainer? Next, before...

If this is a wheel on trainer?

Next, before you buy weights and calculate work done through a pedal rotation, try to determine if this is a constant offset or not. If you ride at 300W on the...
10-25-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By billridesbikes

JRA = 'Just Riding Around' A term you run into...

JRA = 'Just Riding Around'
A term you run into in a JACF (Just Another Cycling Forum).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,187
Posted By billridesbikes

If there is a headwind or crosswind I like to...

If there is a headwind or crosswind I like to pedal, it feels more stable to me to have some power going to the rear wheel. At >35mph I sit up a little as my well honed self-preservation instinct...
10-23-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 839
Posted By billridesbikes

Add a little vinegar and dash of salt and you'll...

Add a little vinegar and dash of salt and you'll forget about the bad taste of the water.... haha
10-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By billridesbikes

I disagree. Most roadies only use their outdoor...

I disagree. Most roadies only use their outdoor bike like theyíre inside on Zwift. They do outdoor Strava segments, made up outdoor workouts, and outside races, all in a poor effort to recreate their...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,144
Posted By billridesbikes

It might just be taking a long time to fully...

It might just be taking a long time to fully recover. I think a finger tip blood ox sensor is pretty cheap and might be a good investment. 97 is a good normal number, but maybe something is happening...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,144
Posted By billridesbikes

Anything quantitative to share? What are your...

Anything quantitative to share? What are your blood oxygen levels while riding?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 9,062
Posted By billridesbikes

Personally, Iím going to wait for the Shimano...

Personally, Iím going to wait for the Shimano ĎReal Brainí neural implant that will shift whenever you think about it :)
10-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,226
Posted By billridesbikes

Ride in a straight line in a place where the cars...

Ride in a straight line in a place where the cars can actually see you, don’t weave in and out of parked cars. There is a bit of an art to it. Don’t ride so far to the right that you’re in gutter...
10-20-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By billridesbikes

I would get a new wheel set first. Also 36/36 is...

I would get a new wheel set first. Also 36/36 is probably overkill unless you’re touring or are a very heavy person. Lighter wheel set with few spokes for better aerodynamics will make a noticeable...
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By billridesbikes

I don’t own a Cross Check, but it would certainly...

I don’t own a Cross Check, but it would certainly make my short list for such a bike and be a solid choice, The bike that currently fills the fast touring niche in my “fleet” is a Orange-Velo...
10-18-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By billridesbikes

Wow, so does anyone have one of those Greg Lemond...

Wow, so does anyone have one of those Greg Lemond Taco Bell water bottles?
10-17-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,378
Posted By billridesbikes

I thought trail etiquette was both hikers and...

I thought trail etiquette was both hikers and cyclists alway yield to equestrians?
Since cyclists and hikers are considered more maneuverable then horses I believe itís your job to make way for the...
10-17-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,311
Posted By billridesbikes

Red light rear facing. It doesn’t need to be...

Red light rear facing.

It doesn’t need to be thousands of lumens either, that is likely to be more disorienting to drivers than normal brightness. This is why folks plow into emergency vehicles...
10-17-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By billridesbikes

Probably a camera specific backpack like a...

Probably a camera specific backpack like a Pelican or similar. This would also give you the option of carrying extra lenses, batteries, and a tripod. I think you need something padded and secure...
Forum: Touring
10-16-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 804
Posted By billridesbikes

The Garmin Edge is really a fitness/sport device....

The Garmin Edge is really a fitness/sport device. You should consider a Garmin “outdoor” device like an eTrex or Oregon model for bike packing or touring, they get 16hours or so, but they use regular...
10-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By billridesbikes

Note, you can manually load your .FIT files to...

Note, you can manually load your .FIT files to ridewithGPS with the 530 connected to the PC if the auto upload from Connect doesn’t work for whatever reason. Upload>select files.
10-13-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you should be able to change the display...

I think you should be able to change the display fields on the 530 to show your HR real time. You can use Garmin connect to look at your HR over the route.

To get the most out of your HR Zones...
Forum: Foo
10-09-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, if it's connected to a icloud account...

Yeah, if it's connected to a icloud account you're probably stuck, and can't find the owner to disconnect it from their account (they would also be able to remote wipe it as well.)
Seems like this...
Forum: Touring
10-07-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By billridesbikes

Take a tent: Northface stormbreak 1, durable,...

Take a tent: Northface stormbreak 1, durable, water proof, and weighs just under 4lbs if you include a ground cover and all the ‘frills’. Good all around 3 season tent and you can use it for...
10-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,174
Posted By billridesbikes

Over the months I’ve modified my position. Close...

Over the months I’ve modified my position. Close contact in confined spaces with poor ventilation are the highest risk, even with a mask you’ll eventually get sick in these cases given long enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By billridesbikes

Comfort and reliability are key, donít want to be...

Comfort and reliability are key, donít want to be stranded 50miles from no-where-ville with no cell service.

I never intended to become a retro-grouch, but here we are:
A good aluminum rim with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By billridesbikes

There is no rational. You have to measure your...

There is no rational.
You have to measure your foot, preferably in your cycling socks and compare it to the chart.
I know that for the same size foot you would order a different EU size for SIDI as...
Forum: Foo
10-03-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By billridesbikes

Nop, only if one tries to restore from 'backup'...

Nop, only if one tries to restore from 'backup' or use the 'update' options, restore to 'factory settings' wipes the device and restores it to the out of box state, no passcode needed.
I recently...
Forum: Foo
10-02-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 921
Posted By billridesbikes

1) Turn off iPhone 2) connect to computer 3)...

1) Turn off iPhone
2) connect to computer
3) hold down the home button while iPhone turns on, if no home button it’s the side button and volume down
4) choose ‘restore’ from pop up on the...
10-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,808
Posted By billridesbikes

Was in my LBS for a tube and light wheel true...

Was in my LBS for a tube and light wheel true last Friday. She said she had gotten 10 new bikes in on Monday and already sold five, so sales still seem pretty brisk. But it wasn’t as bare as May/June...
09-30-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By billridesbikes

cranky old coach in a beat up VW van with a...

cranky old coach in a beat up VW van with a stopwatch?
09-29-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is how I make a left turn in that situation....

Here is how I make a left turn in that situation. About 600ft before the intersection I look for a gap in the traffic so I can occupy the left hand part of the lane. As I make that maneuver I stick...
09-29-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,260
Posted By billridesbikes

Through the miracle of technology if you turn on...

Through the miracle of technology if you turn on erg mode in Zwift then the resistance sent to your trainer will be the same if youíre on a pretend flat or pretend hill so youíll stay at the same...
09-28-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,260
Posted By billridesbikes

If you have a better group set use it! But the...

If you have a better group set use it! But the reason I say on the trainer that the group set doesnít matter much is as you move up in group sets youíre mostly paying for lighter components, which...
09-27-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,260
Posted By billridesbikes

Saddle and frame size are really the only...

Saddle and frame size are really the only important considerations. Drive train doesn't matter, so any entry level bike is fine.
My personal preference is to have the stem/handlebars somewhat higher...
Forum: Introductions
09-27-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By billridesbikes

Welcome Sara21. There will be a lot of...

Welcome Sara21.
There will be a lot of information.
But, I'm not sure how much actual knowledge. :)
09-27-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,824
Posted By billridesbikes

The power was controlled for all nine subjects...

The power was controlled for all nine subjects based on their fitness and they put out roughly the same power at each of the tested cadences and this was normalized in the study based on their...
09-26-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,824
Posted By billridesbikes

What almost all these researchers ignore is the...

What almost all these researchers ignore is the actual reality of riding a bicycle for speed and distance. Most if these studies concentrate on fining the pedaling that is most efficient for human...
09-26-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By billridesbikes

Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance 6th...

Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance 6th ed. (https://www.velopress.com/books/zinn-and-the-art-of-mountain-bike-maintenance/) has a very detailed and complete section on setting up Di2...
09-21-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By billridesbikes

Happy to elucidate this for you! LOL

Happy to elucidate this for you! LOL
09-21-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By billridesbikes

On any painted bike I never use dish soap. Dish...

On any painted bike I never use dish soap. Dish soap is actually isn’t a soap, it’s a detergent that has a very high PH. And it does a good job removing old wax or gunk on brake pads, but bike paint...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By billridesbikes

The new Apple iWatch can measure the amount of...

The new Apple iWatch can measure the amount of oxygen in your blood. Depending on how good the correlation is between the color of your blood as measured by the LED sensor is to the oxygen level in...
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