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03-25-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,793
Posted By Cycletography

As already stated by others, you looked very...

As already stated by others, you looked very cramped and rigid on the bike. I assume your extremely upright position combined with the short reach and the gel padding are the only factors making the...
03-23-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By Cycletography

Moisture : I applaud your passion for bike fit...

Moisture : I applaud your passion for bike fit and your dilligent pursuit of info. However, it seems that you often clutter your own path to progress with flawed assumptions.

In other words, the...
03-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,324
Posted By Cycletography

I agree. Post #3 is probably your best starting...

I agree. Post #3 is probably your best starting point.

I recently changed the saddle on my new road/gravel bike to a Selle SMP Stratos, which, with the exception of the nose, has a somewhat...
Replies: 36
Views: 3,569
Posted By Cycletography

February & March Centuries

I waited until the last day in February to complete my century, but it was a lot of fun. My first year participating in Piggy's Revenge and my first "gravel" event. It won't be my last....
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By Cycletography

That is awesome! Didn't know about this race,...

That is awesome! Didn't know about this race, but I so want to do it next year.
03-08-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By Cycletography

The main geometry differences between a race bike...

The main geometry differences between a race bike and an endurance bike (besides reach and stack) will be head tube angle, chainstay length, and wheelbase. Generally speaking, the race bike will have...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By Cycletography

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose...

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose slightly down (and I mean ever so slightly) fixed the problem. If you're already slightly nose down then the source of your discomfort could be saddle...
01-28-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Cycletography

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is...

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is totally doable, especially if your route is flat. If you are comfortable doing century rides there is no reason you can't do a double.

IMO, the...
01-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,395
Posted By Cycletography

If your blog post was linked to some actual...

If your blog post was linked to some actual research, yes. You seem to consistently ignore that little piece of info when commenting on the link I provided.

I'm happy to engage in a...
01-07-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,709
Posted By Cycletography

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still...

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I'll probably go for a ride and think about it. :ride:
Replies: 36
Views: 3,569
Posted By Cycletography

My 1st Century of 2021 ...

My 1st Century of 2021


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01-04-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Cycletography

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3...

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3 sizes too small. Seems like a lot of time, energy and expense for what will be a sub-optimal fit (at best).
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,245
Posted By Cycletography

I watched that video recently. Lots of really...

I watched that video recently. Lots of really good non-waterproof options that will keep your stuff dry in light to moderate rain. It really depends on your specific needs and the weather...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,245
Posted By Cycletography

Arkel makes excellent waterproof bags, but they...

Arkel makes excellent waterproof bags, but they are just as expensive as Ortlieb (in some cases more expensive). You can't go wrong with Ortlieb or Arkel. I own bags from both manufacturers and...
12-31-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Cycletography

It's all a matter of risk tolerance and cost /...

It's all a matter of risk tolerance and cost / benefit analysis. I also do a lot of riding within city limits and agree that riding faster than cars tilts in favor of "risk" rather than "reward",...
12-29-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,360
Posted By Cycletography

I've gone down the rabbit hole of osmolality and...

I've gone down the rabbit hole of osmolality and tonicity. :eek: Good reading.
Replies: 57
Views: 9,440
Posted By Cycletography

My last century of 2020 was a local event called...

My last century of 2020 was a local event called the "Hilly Hundred". Keep in mind, this is Florida, so "hilly" is a matter of perspective https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif ...100...
12-13-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,154
Posted By Cycletography

And what is the sample size of the population you...

And what is the sample size of the population you studied to arrive at these conclusions/recommendations? Was is a random sample that proved to be a representative cross-section of the global...
12-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By Cycletography

I concur with Iride01 that you should set saddle...

I concur with Iride01 that you should set saddle height before worrying about other saddle adjustments. Placing your heel on the pedal with your leg totally straight is a good method for getting your...
12-12-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Cycletography

Hopefully this helps clear things up regarding...

Hopefully this helps clear things up regarding "trail". https://www.bikeexchange.com/blog/bike-geometry-charts

"Trail can be a complicated element of a bikes geometry to explain but stay with us...
12-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By Cycletography

Just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support. ...

Just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support. They're going to send me a new unit, which is both great and disappointing. I appreciate that they did not drag this out making it more difficult...
12-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By Cycletography

I just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support...

I just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support and their first inclination was that my "maps" section needed to be updated. Evidently, even doing the regular updates prompted by the head unit...
12-08-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

...and another. ...

...and another. https://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/FluidReplacementsForAthletes.pdf

^This research study is not specific to cycling, but athletes in general. However, the conclusions are...
12-08-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

...and here's another study that flies in the...

...and here's another study that flies in the face of what impolexg and Carbonfiberboy are preaching.

https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3934&context=etd

"...full fluid...
12-08-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

...and since Carbonfiberboy is all about results,...

...and since Carbonfiberboy is all about results, here's something I found interesting. It's from a study about mild dehydration and cycling performance during 5km hill climbing. Spoiler alert! ...
12-08-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

Here's some food for thought from British Cycling...

Here's some food for thought from British Cycling https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/nutrition/drinking-on-bike/article/izn20140514-Nutrition-Hydration-101-0

When to drink on the bike
...
12-08-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

Delaying hydration to the point of having to...

Delaying hydration to the point of having to consume massive amounts of water to try and catch up is essentially the "plan" for which the OP is advocating. That is simply stupid. And if calling it...
12-07-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

I appreciate your feedback and very frequently...

I appreciate your feedback and very frequently agree with your advice. On this specific issue I don't think we're too far apart, but you have (for some unknown reason to me) chosen to characterize my...
12-06-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

impolexg : You are advocating for a very bad...

impolexg : You are advocating for a very bad plan.



DorkDisk : I think you and impolexg would make perfect riding partners.

I firmly believe that anyone is fully entitled to do anything...
Replies: 92
Views: 8,105
Posted By Cycletography

Oldairhead : You're a rock star if you can...

Oldairhead : You're a rock star if you can replace a tube in 5 minutes from dismount to remount! :thumb: My experience with tubeless is just the opposite from what you state above. I've had more...
12-03-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

First of all, thank you for providing a link to...

First of all, thank you for providing a link to your info source. I will check it out.

That being said, I find your opening statement about hyponatremia and how beginning marathon racers die to...
12-02-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,592
Posted By Cycletography

Foregoing hydration during a 3 hr. ride is simply...

Foregoing hydration during a 3 hr. ride is simply a bad idea, but it's really up to you. As for lack of nutrition during a 3 hr. ride, not the worst thing. You need to be taking in fluids before...
11-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By Cycletography

I echo the sentiments of nomadmax and...

I echo the sentiments of nomadmax and Carbonfiberboy... shape matters. Your riding position also matters. Generally speaking, your saddle width will be narrower as your riding position gets more...
Replies: 92
Views: 8,105
Posted By Cycletography

Yesterday my rear wheel suffered a glass puncture...

Yesterday my rear wheel suffered a glass puncture just before sunrise. As "inconvenient" and unwelcome as this was, it only presented about a 10 minute delay. I pulled over, assessed the damage,...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,614
Posted By Cycletography

6,000 Miles... and the Aravis is Still the Comfort King!

Quick Update: Since putting the Gilles Berthoud Aravis on my Surly Ogre it has stayed put and now has 6,000 miles on it. Yesterday I did my first double century and the Aravis was comfortable for the...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,440
Posted By Cycletography

My First Double-Century :beer: Yesterday I...

My First Double-Century :beer:

Yesterday I completed my first double-century. What a fun day of cycling!!! :ride:
...
11-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,980
Posted By Cycletography

Here's an out-of-the-box suggestion... the Gilles...

Here's an out-of-the-box suggestion... the Gilles Berthoud Marie Blanque (ss rails) or Agnel (ti rails) measures 157mm wide and 248mm long. After a recent saddle search that yielded disappointing...
11-18-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,161
Posted By Cycletography

You're correct. Logistically it's an easy swap,...

You're correct. Logistically it's an easy swap, but going from flat bar to drop bar will significantly change the fit of the bike. If that translates into better comfort and a better ride for you...
11-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,161
Posted By Cycletography

mack_turtle: Well said. My Surly Ogre (size...

mack_turtle: Well said. My Surly Ogre (size small) has an effective top tube length of 575mm, a 50mm stem and is "all day" comfortable. I absolutely love that bike!!! However, if I dared to throw on...
Replies: 92
Views: 8,105
Posted By Cycletography

yannisg : I went tubeless for the first time this...

yannisg : I went tubeless for the first time this July when I purchased my Surly Ogre. Initially I was not impressed at all. I suffered several flats within the fitst 4-6 weeks of use and had to...
11-11-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,306
Posted By Cycletography

daneh : Major kudos to you for your drive and...

daneh : Major kudos to you for your drive and committment to a plan! :thumb:





So much good advice in this post from Carbonfiberboy!!! However, the comment that stood out most to me was "you...
11-09-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,502
Posted By Cycletography

I use a Sony SRSXB33. It's not the smallest or...

I use a Sony SRSXB33. It's not the smallest or lightest speaker, but it sounds excellent, has long battery life, and it's built like a tank. .

As for the JBL recommendations... JBL speakers sound...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,614
Posted By Cycletography

Gilles Berthoud recommends applying their...

Gilles Berthoud recommends applying their in-house leather saddle wax to the underside of the saddle and around the edges where there is exposed leather. The top of the saddle is waterproofed during...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By Cycletography

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis is the most comfortable...

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis is the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned. I ride 300-400 miles per week, no chamois cream necessary, and my butt is the happiest its ever been! :thumb:
10-05-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,028
Posted By Cycletography

I gurantee that my DT Swiss 54-tooth star ratchet...

I gurantee that my DT Swiss 54-tooth star ratchet is much louder than my music. Is that also inconsiderate?



^This is simply ridiculous and makes no sense whatsoever.



^This is also...
Replies: 57
Views: 9,440
Posted By Cycletography

It's been a while since my last post... but since...

It's been a while since my last post... but since missing my June century due to sciatic nerve issues I've been back on track.


JULY:...
10-02-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,652
Posted By Cycletography

Where I live cars don't give bikes much...

Where I live cars don't give bikes much consideration on the road. Granted, it's much better than it used to be, but still not "good".

I've found through experience (and through the advice of a...
10-01-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,028
Posted By Cycletography

No, I don't care if someone passes me. I'm only...

No, I don't care if someone passes me. I'm only bothered when someone doesn't know how to pass in a competent manner.
09-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,028
Posted By Cycletography

I think you misunderstood the original post. ...

I think you misunderstood the original post. Either that or you're just an angry human. Your response makes no sense (except to you of course).
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