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Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,206
Posted By rubiksoval

Jumping on someone's wheel uninvited is the...

Jumping on someone's wheel uninvited is the shame.

Don't do that. Especially if they're doing a workout.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,206
Posted By WhyFi

Thank you for addressing the pertinent issues -...

Thank you for addressing the pertinent issues - too often, people are concerned with the little stuff and they let the big picture, like waving, go unnoticed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,206
Posted By guadzilla

Yeah, but did either of you wave?

Yeah, but did either of you wave?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,990
Posted By WhyFi

Doesn't really matter - he lays hand on someone's...

Doesn't really matter - he lays hand on someone's kid, he deserves a swift and thorough beat-down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,990
Posted By shaun3000

Iím sure whatever it was totally justified his...

Iím sure whatever it was totally justified his assault on a child. 🙄
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,332
Posted By WhyFi

BF: waxing chains is too much work Also BF:...

BF: waxing chains is too much work
Also BF: strip that awesome factory lube off of your brand new chain for no good reason
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,407
Posted By noodle soup

No, you aren't elite. He wanted some...

No, you aren't elite.

He wanted some At-a-boys.

:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,407
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're a cat 4, why did you start this thread?

If you're a cat 4, why did you start this thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,407
Posted By rubiksoval

Because the chart really doesn't mean anything....

Because the chart really doesn't mean anything. The original didn't have race categories attributed to it, that was just added on later as marketing gibberish.

It has nothing to do with actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,407
Posted By rubiksoval

Are you at elite level? No, no, you're not.

Are you at elite level?

No, no, you're not.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,407
Posted By shelbyfv

Legit thread or not, I give him kudos. He didn't...

Legit thread or not, I give him kudos. He didn't post a link to his blog. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,301
Posted By kingston

Healthy people aren't going to die from this...

Healthy people aren't going to die from this virus, so you avoid social contact to slow the outbreak, not to keep yourself safe.

If you care enough to read a pretty long article, this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,301
Posted By Cypress

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,301
Posted By seypat

Not a problem for me. I get dropped on the...

Not a problem for me. I get dropped on the first/all hills anyway. That's all the social distancing I need.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,301
Posted By Rides4Beer

As far social distancing goes, it's a smart move....

As far social distancing goes, it's a smart move. If someone sneezes in front of you, you're riding right through it, they might as well have sneezed right in your face.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,098
Posted By Lemond1985

I use the knee out to control the amount of lean....

I use the knee out to control the amount of lean.


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Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Oso Polar

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Gloves -...

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Gloves - https://www.wiggle.com/dhb-aeron-lab-all-winter-polartec-glove/
Thin, relatively warm, breathable, work with touch screens. Perfect somewhere around +4 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By canklecat

Other than touch screen compatible, I've been...

Other than touch screen compatible, I've been satisfied with Bontrager RXL Thermal gloves for 4 years. Discontinued but still available online in some retailers.

Great cool weather gloves, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By caloso

https://www.castelli-cycling.com/us/custom-product...

https://www.castelli-cycling.com/us/custom-products/mens-cycling/custom-cycling-accessories/p/TK0457SC1-000
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By WhyFi

Rapha Classic Gloves. So nice that I wear them...

Rapha Classic Gloves. So nice that I wear them off the bike, too. They are expensive, but they also go on sale occasionally.

The only knock (besides price) is that they don't register as a touch...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By HTupolev

Use a thin full-finger glove. A lot of suitable...

Use a thin full-finger glove. A lot of suitable options are sold as "MTB" gloves.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By caloso

Castelli full finger Team Glove. No padding,...

Castelli full finger Team Glove. No padding, just grippy. Perfect for the conditions you're describing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Merino glove liners.

Merino glove liners.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By smashndash

I think nobody in their right mind would tell you...

I think nobody in their right mind would tell you to go with the narrow rear.

If you donít have a deep-ish front wheel (like 40mm+) then there is very, very little point in going with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Rides4Beer

If your front tire isn't going to measure less...

If your front tire isn't going to measure less than 23mm to optimize aero, might as well keep it at 28 for the grip/comfort.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By DrIsotope

A 23 in the front will probably match the PR-2...

A 23 in the front will probably match the PR-2 for aerodynamics reasonably well, as that wheel is 23mm wide (ext) and most tubeless 23s will mount to 24 or 25 wide on that width wheel.

My wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Aerodynamics is complicated. Tires that are...

Aerodynamics is complicated. Tires that are sized appropriately for their rims will get you bigger aero gains than just using a smaller front. Either way at recreational speeds any aero gains from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By woodcraft

I've been running 23/25, and 23/27, and happy...

I've been running 23/25, and 23/27, and happy with it.

Narrower front tire is close to the width of the rim, same pressure front & rear effectively gives higher pressure in the rear where needed,...
02-28-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,357
Posted By MinnMan

Scolding people about stressing, when no stress...

Scolding people about stressing, when no stress has been expressed, is also a waste of energy.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My god, you're right! My phone, Bluetooth...

My god, you're right! My phone, Bluetooth speaker, and lights all use the same charging cable, but they each came with one. Obviously Big Charger is strong arming Samsung, Garmin, and all the rest...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,159
Posted By base2

Because rims/spokes are a ridiculously tiny...

Because rims/spokes are a ridiculously tiny fraction the total amount of aerodynamic drag. Is it a statistically significant amount of drag? Yes. But it's on the order of 1 or2 digits of watts...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,159
Posted By Koyote

If you really want to be faster, take the money...

If you really want to be faster, take the money you would've spent on the cf wheels and use it to buy some vacation time from work in order to train more, or use it for coaching, or for a power...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,324
Posted By icyclist

Yes. Join and youíll be able to see whatís rented...

Yes. Join and youíll be able to see whatís rented when, and see it months in advance. Demand is high. Or message privately and Iíll send you a screen shot of what the rental calendar looks like...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,731
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

1-2 MPH. A $20 pair of Latex tubes will do...

1-2 MPH.

A $20 pair of Latex tubes will do more for you than $2000 carbon fiber wheels. Tires will provide the greatest gains. Hubs don't matter. Aerodynamics impede your speed more than rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By 500lbman

Did my first 50 miler

It's perfect weather for cycling today in Dallas. NO wind. 50 degrees when I started, about 65 when I ended. Avg 17.7 mph.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2917950211
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By blazin

This forum needs a ďaverage speed ó it doesnít...

This forum needs a ďaverage speed ó it doesnít matter so donít ask aboutĒ sticky.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By Cypress

You just gotta make sure your average speed is...

You just gotta make sure your average speed is .0001 mph faster than 2nd place!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By caloso

Cat 5: hey guys, what’s your average speed? Cat...

Cat 5: hey guys, what’s your average speed?
Cat 4: hmm, my average speed is going up but I never place
Cat 3: hmm, I’m beginning to place but my average speed is going down
Cat 2: average speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,185
Posted By firebird854

I'd be careful with that, I have a 4.8 w/kg FTP...

I'd be careful with that, I have a 4.8 w/kg FTP (tested to the full hour), 5.5 w/kg 5-minute power (actually held that for 7 minutes in a recent zwift race) I'm only a cat 4 whose best placement was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,118
Posted By guadzilla

My logic went as follows: I am buying the Venge...

My logic went as follows: I am buying the Venge for max speed, not climbing. And at 180lb, I suck at climbing competitively anyway. So might as well get wheels that maximize the Venge's...
11-23-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,006
Posted By Froomewannabe

May want to check out this video by GCN on Alpe...

May want to check out this video by GCN on Alpe du Zwift vs Alp d'Huez very similar results.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaoqPzDtRbs
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,701
Posted By SkepticalOne

A slightly different silhouette as you can see...

A slightly different silhouette as you can see with the H1.5 fit. Still dialing-in the drop before chopping the steerer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49044460281_71dd591ff1_k.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,701
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

NBD - Too Much Trek - Domane SLR UDi2 - ICON "Molten Marble"

So I had a post already drafted in the "What bike do you have" thread, and just went to finally submit the post with pictures today...and realized it was "closed for cleanup". So I'll just post a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,393
Posted By eduskator

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,935
Posted By blacknbluebikes

So, you're on the side of the road and just...

So, you're on the side of the road and just changed a flat.
As a purist, you don't use a CO2 inflator; you've sentenced yourself to this little 8" wanna-be pump that rides in your jersey pocket and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,749
Posted By topflightpro

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any...

Yeah, at this point, pretty much any top-of-the-line (or even middle-of-the-line) frame is going to be more than stiff enough for 99.99 percent of riders. And I doubt any of us could really tell the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,749
Posted By burnthesheep

You're looking in the wrong place for stiffness...

You're looking in the wrong place for stiffness for a medium sized rider. Modern frame carbon layup means even your Deng Fu bikes are plenty stiff for anybody in terms of power transfer. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,593
Posted By canklecat

BTW, that Lanterne Rouge YouTube channel should...

BTW, that Lanterne Rouge YouTube channel should be on your subscription list. That kid is good. Check out his race analysis videos. His insights and dissections are better than 90% of the broadcast...
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