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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 797
Posted By cubewheels

Take road lane if: >= vehicular traffic speeds...

Take road lane if: >= vehicular traffic speeds and no one behind you wanting to pass.

This is even more important if the road has no marked bike lane. Improves visibility to other motorists and...
03-23-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By cubewheels

Neill's Bike Fit, one of the best pro bike...

Neill's Bike Fit, one of the best pro bike fitters I've come across in the internet, schooled under Steve Hogg, suggested 15mm below the "heel on pedal" as starting point of saddle height adjustment....
03-23-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By cubewheels

The most common prognosis for this type of...

The most common prognosis for this type of problem is too high saddle height.

Coincidentally, the most common fitting mistake highly experienced cyclists make is too high saddle. You probably...
03-23-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By cubewheels

This is what 45mm full fenders looks like on...

This is what 45mm full fenders looks like on 700x35c tires

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03-19-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By cubewheels

Check the level. The bike is likely to be tilted...

Check the level. The bike is likely to be tilted differently on the trainer. Probably tilted down (front wheel low or rear wheel high) compared to your average riding tilt outdoors.

Solution is...
03-15-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By cubewheels

Two PT's - Physical Therapy, Pedaling Technique. ...

Two PT's - Physical Therapy, Pedaling Technique.

There's one pedaling technique to disengage the core / lower back muscles - using only the quads and calves.

Quads+calves only pedaling (no core...
03-15-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,564
Posted By cubewheels

I sewed BT speakers at the straps of my helmet. ...

I sewed BT speakers at the straps of my helmet. They don't cover my ears.

They're just close enough to my ears so I can listen to music in privacy but not too close and not too loud they drown...
03-10-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,134
Posted By cubewheels

Calculators spat me 170mm crankarms..... BUT...

Calculators spat me 170mm crankarms.....

BUT 150mm crankarms gave me best comfort, sustained power, and least perceived effort

Youtube presenter Dylan nosing around research on the matter also...
03-07-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By cubewheels

from personal experience with endemic lower back...

from personal experience with endemic lower back problems when riding bike that was only solved recently

causes:
- Poor back posture off the bike, when sitting in the chair, etc.
- spends more...
03-04-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By cubewheels

Looks like the chain is rubbing the front...

Looks like the chain is rubbing the front derailleur (FD) in your picture.

You definitely need to adjust / fine tune your FD. The reply above mine have link to FD tuning.

The rear derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,820
Posted By cubewheels

Based on the replies, I have decided to just wait...

Based on the replies, I have decided to just wait for the cheap 380mm wide drop bar to re-stock in our LBS and regional online stores! Thanks everyone!

Probably a long wait....hope not!!
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By cubewheels

That's exactly where I feel it in the inner knee...

That's exactly where I feel it in the inner knee and in my thighs just below the glutes.

Glad you could adapt and it's only temporary. Thanks everyone for sharing your experience!:)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By cubewheels

In that poor country of his, the uphill side of...

In that poor country of his, the uphill side of the road is badly messed up with cement spilling from cement trucks which by now has become a permanent feature of the road and never gets repaired.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By cubewheels

Can your bike fit 32mm?? I know how bad your...

Can your bike fit 32mm?? I know how bad your roads are and a wider tire will actually be faster if your routes have plenty of bumpy sections.

You'll have better traction on bumpy roads with wider...
02-21-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,196
Posted By cubewheels

for 100 bucks and 6 packs of beer, I can make...

for 100 bucks and 6 packs of beer, I can make your bike look ugly enough to ride outside:beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,401
Posted By cubewheels

I haven't got any punctures with puncture...

I haven't got any punctures with puncture resistant tubed tires either.

With the mixed opinions of our own members that have used tubeless especially those in a similar situation as I am, I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,401
Posted By cubewheels

Actually, the slick and compound tread...

Actually, the slick and compound tread GravelKings are one of the best tires for urban road riding if you want both puncture resistant and fast rolling tires.

Urban roads are still roads, only...
02-20-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,075
Posted By cubewheels

If you're riding at a very slow pace, not burning...

If you're riding at a very slow pace, not burning a lot of calories then indeed water-only is perfectly fine drink for cycling if you're avoiding gaining weight.

At present, I drink decaf coffee...
02-20-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,457
Posted By cubewheels

I spent good six months since returning to...

I spent good six months since returning to cycling without doing any strength training. But my legs got stronger faster than my core and my core started hurting as I progressed to higher power...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,318
Posted By cubewheels

A lot of cyclists suffer from too high saddle...

A lot of cyclists suffer from too high saddle adjustment.

They account for toes down pedaling style but when legs gets tired, it becomes toes up, then the saddle becomes too high later in the ride...
02-18-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,021
Posted By cubewheels

Depends on few things: 1. Dirt cheap...

Depends on few things:

1. Dirt cheap quality frame - DON'T upgrade, buy new higher end bike instead

2. Upgrading patiently / slowly piece by piece over a long period of time with a good...
02-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,519
Posted By cubewheels

I got no vices, even spend little on food, no...

I got no vices, even spend little on food, no leisure at all (except for cycling). Still struggle with finances, mainly due to paying off a huge hospital debt.

I ride with $250 gravel bike and get...
02-08-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By cubewheels

Scratches would be value added for me, now I...

Scratches would be value added for me, now I don't need to scratch my bike!:roflmao2:
02-07-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,786
Posted By cubewheels

Nowadays, I just go with results. Getting...

Nowadays, I just go with results.

Getting Strava trophies for the first time without even trying when I started strength training, that's quite real to me!:thumb:

Anyway, I'm not suggesting...
02-02-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,887
Posted By cubewheels

I agree. I actually took one of your posts...

I agree. I actually took one of your posts seriously when you suspected I might have inadequate leg strength.

I went for strength training using dumbbells at home, eventually increasing the weight...
02-01-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By cubewheels

It's just wrong when compared to the correct...

It's just wrong when compared to the correct height. Moist is having butt soreness which is a symptom of too high seat. Eventually, he'll have issues on the knees too if he starts riding fast...
02-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By cubewheels

It doesn't look like it. The guy on the right...

It doesn't look like it. The guy on the right has correct seat height, look at the knees.
...
02-01-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By cubewheels

Your seat looks very obviously too high. Your...

Your seat looks very obviously too high. Your picture doesn't show you did it correctly.

It really sounds ridiculous you're giving advice on bike fit when you can't even get the seat height...
02-01-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By cubewheels

I also did the same PLUS, tying the front wheel...

I also did the same PLUS, tying the front wheel to the downtube with straw rope so the front wheel doesn't swing all over the place and to stop the bike from rolling front or back as you work on the...
01-31-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By cubewheels

Wow, didn't know it's called a "cheater tube" ...

Wow, didn't know it's called a "cheater tube"

You should try it. It's my first option when dealing with stubborn bolts. That + rubber mallet for incredibly stubborn bolts

But before you try...
01-31-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By cubewheels

Slide the handle of the hex wrench into a steel...

Slide the handle of the hex wrench into a steel tube for added leverage. If that don't work, I don't know what will. A rubber mallet maybe but can be risky.
01-31-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,319
Posted By cubewheels

I do it at the same time with the chain both rear...

I do it at the same time with the chain both rear and front derailleurs. Just lube and wipe.

And I have full fenders on my bike, they make a huge difference in keeping your drivetrain grit-free,...
01-30-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By cubewheels

Yes there is. You have no idea what you're...

Yes there is. You have no idea what you're missing if you're allowing your muscles to do what it wants and not learn how to control them and eventually develop "muscle memory" for efficient...
01-30-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,746
Posted By cubewheels

The core muscles are employed to support the...

The core muscles are employed to support the power stroke if done right. It is the consequence of using more muscle groups to drive the power stroke, not just the quads and calves.

It can raise...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By cubewheels

The ONLY reason I still run higher pressure than...

The ONLY reason I still run higher pressure than is recommended for my tire size and weight is the bad roads I ride on. I had a flat pinch before when I hit a large crack on the road and I'm already...
01-29-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,789
Posted By cubewheels

Never put dirty and greasy rags in the washing...

Never put dirty and greasy rags in the washing machine.

I wash my dirty rags but in a bucket used only for dirty rags. Just put water and detergent in the bucket and soak the rags in it...
01-26-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,754
Posted By cubewheels

Definitely a wrong assumption when setting fore...

Definitely a wrong assumption when setting fore and aft seat position (setback).

There's KOPS, COGS, laidback/cruiser, and TT. Those are purely a matter of choice and the nature the rider will use...
01-26-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By cubewheels

The only time this problem ever happened to me...

The only time this problem ever happened to me when I incorrectly setup RD indexing (noob mistake) so the "L" limiter screw + wrong index setting is pushing the the RD from the lowest gear to the...
01-25-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,735
Posted By cubewheels

I'd hate to put anything on my shorts or shirt. ...

I'd hate to put anything on my shorts or shirt. And I deliberately bought a jersey without any pockets. Temps here range between 80 to 100 F and you'll want your shirt and shorts to be as cool as...
01-24-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 976
Posted By cubewheels

How about duct tape? More futuristic looking,...

How about duct tape? More futuristic looking, more aerodynamic too.
...
01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,567
Posted By cubewheels

Pros have a "leadout train" which is the major...

Pros have a "leadout train" which is the major advantage of group sprint compared to sprinting solo. That will definitely get you to higher speeds at the same power output.

The only way you can...
01-21-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,199
Posted By cubewheels

Like this? ...

Like this?
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Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,303
Posted By cubewheels

I live and ride in the Philippines, a poor 3rd...

I live and ride in the Philippines, a poor 3rd world country

Group rides here simply avoid places where they can get robbed and get shot and there's plenty of places to avoid.

We have some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By cubewheels

The benefit is realized mainly in a combination...

The benefit is realized mainly in a combination of steep climb and poor traction condition such as climbing a steep wet road or steep gravel road. The small oval ring helps you maintain traction and...
01-18-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 761
Posted By cubewheels

Highly unusual to hear about a tour bike without...

Highly unusual to hear about a tour bike without eyelets on the seat stays.

Frame probably made in China and workers forgot to put eyelets on the seat stays??
01-16-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By cubewheels

WD40 leaves behind a sticky residue behind when...

WD40 leaves behind a sticky residue behind when it evaporates. It may not be visible when it's inside the rollers. You can clean it off of course and the remaining residue diluted by application of...
01-15-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By cubewheels

If the fork was turned to the side and placed...

If the fork was turned to the side and placed diagonally, it would have fit inside the box. Not the least surprising if it came from China with underpaid workers under very tight deadlines!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,366
Posted By cubewheels

Sadly, lights alone won't save you from even...

Sadly, lights alone won't save you from even attentive drivers.

Many drivers underestimate the speed of cyclists especially with faster cyclists (non-commuters).

I won't be surprised if drivers...
01-15-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By cubewheels

Use angle grinder around the puncture hole, look...

Use angle grinder around the puncture hole, look for a chunk of rubber at the side of the road, and hammer that chunk very very hard on the hole to melt and vulcanize it over the hole and seal it.
...
01-14-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,431
Posted By cubewheels

It's a little bit different here. More dangerous...

It's a little bit different here. More dangerous to annoy some motorists than being in the wrong place in the road.
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