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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,267
Posted By Wattsup

Cho mama......won buys rule!

Cho mama......won buys rule!
07-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,262
Posted By Wattsup

I ride with flats, the kind with the tiny (and...

I ride with flats, the kind with the tiny (and sharp, I have the shin scars to prove it) little bolt-spiked that help keep the foot in place. On longer gravel rides, 40mi +, I find I like being able...
06-16-19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,742
Posted By Wattsup

I keep it low and point it down at about a 75...

I keep it low and point it down at about a 75 degree angle. My 40 miles of trail has me crossing a number of streets, and I want to be visible at each crossing.
05-25-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,547
Posted By Wattsup

Latest research shows that there's a lot more to...

Latest research shows that there's a lot more to fiber from whole grain than soft poops. Fiber is food for the microbiome, one of our largest organs. One result of a high whole-grain fiber diet is...
05-09-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,642
Posted By Wattsup

Carbon (plastique) forks are fine. Just be sure...

Carbon (plastique) forks are fine. Just be sure to always carry a spare. :twitchy:
04-27-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,736
Posted By Wattsup

Aluminum is the new carbon.

Aluminum is the new carbon.
04-21-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,302
Posted By Wattsup

Not if his chain already has a quick link on it....

Not if his chain already has a quick link on it. Mine does, and I carry a spare as well. I can see myself losing one of the links during a tire change...Murphy's law.

How's this for an idea......
04-21-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,302
Posted By Wattsup

Better to have and not need, rather than....

Better to have and not need, rather than....
04-20-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,302
Posted By Wattsup

Condom. Just in case.

Condom. Just in case.
04-19-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,559
Posted By Wattsup

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/09/wh...

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/09/whos-recommended-level-exercise-too-low-beat-disease-study.



WHO's recommended level of exercise too low to beat disease – study

Bigger...
04-19-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By Wattsup

I think the secret is to lose the weight slowly,...

I think the secret is to lose the weight slowly, while putting on muscle as quickly as you can. I guess I'll take my time with the weight loss in order to preserve my precious muscle.
04-16-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,069
Posted By Wattsup

Titanium? You need to baby titanium. I recommend...

Titanium? You need to baby titanium. I recommend the following homemade biodegradable lube for titanium bicycles:


1. Completely strip chain with mineral spirits. Allow to dry overnight.

2....
04-12-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

And yet "Lynskey weld failure" yields many hits. ...

And yet "Lynskey weld failure" yields many hits.
...
04-12-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,802
Posted By Wattsup

Lose weight, keep muscle with weight training, but....

I'm going to lose 30 lbs, (I'm 220 now) and I obviously don't want to lose muscle. I will be doing intensive weight training, but the question I have is, what type of weight training would be best,...
04-09-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

Thanks for the expert opinion. I appreciate it.

Thanks for the expert opinion. I appreciate it.
04-09-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

Here's another 2016 Vaya Ti I just found: ...

Here's another 2016 Vaya Ti I just found:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/another_vaya_81541670f356f78cf9cfb386848ca3e71c1b5f3e.jpg
04-09-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

What year and model is that?

What year and model is that?
04-09-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

Salsa Vaya Ti, 2016.

Salsa Vaya Ti, 2016.
04-08-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

So it's not to break on the next big hole? Good!

So it's not to break on the next big hole? Good!
04-08-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

Why? Will it make me go faster? :D

Why? Will it make me go faster? :D
04-08-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

It's the top edge of that weld, the chainstay to...

It's the top edge of that weld, the chainstay to dropout, the edge on the dropout. Maybe it's just a shadow? I don't see an edge like that in any of the other welds.
04-08-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,806
Posted By Wattsup

Bad weld on my titanium frame??!!

So I was rinsing down the bike and I noticed this. It's a titanium frame. That's the left chain stay. It's a little hard to reproduce here what I see, but along the top edge of the weld, it *appears*...
04-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Wattsup

Used the SAC compound today....worked great, no...

Used the SAC compound today....worked great, no slippage after 2 hours of riding gravel!
04-05-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Wattsup

Here's the MSDS of their anti-seize. What's the...

Here's the MSDS of their anti-seize. What's the talc, limestone and silica for?


https://www.parktool.com/assets/doc/product/ASC-1_SDS.pdf
04-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Wattsup

Plenty of gap left.

Plenty of gap left.
04-05-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Wattsup

Yes, I have some of the stuff. I think I'll apply...

Yes, I have some of the stuff. I think I'll apply a small bit to post where it meets the collar. It's like a lightweight grease with bits of....well, the MSDS says glass and silica.




Hmm....
04-05-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Wattsup

Box that the post came in says 27.2, Salsa's...

Box that the post came in says 27.2, Salsa's specs say 27.2, and they is plenty of gap left in the clamp. Specs say to tighten the clamp to 8Nm. I actually tightened slightly more, maybe 8.5. The...
04-05-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wattsup

No, but he and Dennis did ride their motorcycles...

No, but he and Dennis did ride their motorcycles at times while recumbent.
04-05-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Wattsup

My new aluminum post is slipping!

My beautiful, shiny Nitto post is slipping in my Titanium frame. I've tightened the Salsa clamp to the recommended 8nm, but it still slips a bit after a long gravel ride. I did apply a very thin...
04-05-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By Wattsup

Ah, great idea! Thanks to everyone else,...

Ah, great idea! Thanks to everyone else, especially the guy who said to "fill it halfway!" :lol:
04-05-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,016
Posted By Wattsup

Yesterday, after my two hour hard-as-I-can gravel...

Yesterday, after my two hour hard-as-I-can gravel ride, I washed down a Wawa 8-inch turkey and cheese sandwich (toasted!) with a quart of Wawa low-fat chocolate milk. After reading this thread, I...
04-03-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By Wattsup

Tubeless tires are ruining my marriage!

Nah, they're not. I'm not even married. But...

How often is one supposed to replenish the goop in the tire? And how do you know how much goop to replenish with? I don't want to overdo the goop.
04-03-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Wattsup

I think the standard advice would be to have your...

I think the standard advice would be to have your heart rate zones computed based on your proven threshold heart rate, rather than using maximum heart rate, guessed or otherwise.
04-03-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By Wattsup

First comment....Your MHR might be higher than...

First comment....Your MHR might be higher than 185. Secondly, being in zone 5 for 50% of the ride and sustaining zone 5 can be two entirely different things.
04-03-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,411
Posted By Wattsup

Don't the handlebars clash with the frame? I...

Don't the handlebars clash with the frame? I don't know much about these things.
04-02-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,761
Posted By Wattsup

Two months later, hundreds of miles, many wet and...

Two months later, hundreds of miles, many wet and muddy, and the Clean Ride is working out well for me. I do apply it before each ride...takes just one minute, apply liberally, directly over the cog...
04-02-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,178
Posted By Wattsup

Who gets the reference. ...

Who gets the reference.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/844x842/screen_shot_2019_04_02_at_11_31_37_am_65161ccbcac48bf605b07eb56094ca0c47e38983.png
04-01-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,324
Posted By Wattsup

No hate here....Today I rode 30 miles on gravel...

No hate here....Today I rode 30 miles on gravel and the butt felt fine at the end of the ride. Before the ride I swapped out the SA saddle for a Cambrium 17 (regular, not carved) I had around. I had...
03-31-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,324
Posted By Wattsup

I've removed the SA and am sending it back. I'm...

I've removed the SA and am sending it back. I'm still within the 30 day trial. I had it covered the entire time, so it looks new. Here's the deal. Yes, I agree with you, my stance is more upright...
03-30-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By Wattsup

Ride it like you stole it. Wash it a couple of...

Ride it like you stole it. Wash it a couple of times a year with Dawn dishwashing soap... Thanksgiving, Easter, and Independence Day (or equivalents.)
03-30-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Wattsup

Experts call for the word 'cyclist' to be BANNED because it 'dehumanises' people who

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6854941/Experts-call-word-cyclist-BANNED.html

To my fellow people who cycle, I apologize if this has been posted elsewhere!
03-30-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Wattsup

I think there is more than one version of this...

I think there is more than one version of this post. I just saw this one on ebay,...
03-29-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,324
Posted By Wattsup

So I got my new Nitto setback post today...

So I got my new Nitto setback post today (beautifully finished!), installed it with the new SA saddle and went for a ride. I do this trail near my house, 30 miles, about 70% gravel, the rest asphalt....
03-29-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By Wattsup

Adrenaline. It's your body's way of...

Adrenaline. It's your body's way of "down-shifting" for the hill.
03-28-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,029
Posted By Wattsup

+1. The Jones H bar gives me all sorts of hand...

+1. The Jones H bar gives me all sorts of hand positions. I regularly do 30-40 mile rides with them...all out. That's about as long as I want to be sitting on a bike.
03-28-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Wattsup

The photo in the article makes it look like they...

The photo in the article makes it look like they are not centered on top of one...
03-28-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 677
Posted By Wattsup

Can you snap a photo or two?

Can you snap a photo or two?
03-28-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,324
Posted By Wattsup

Thanks for the comprehensive explanation!...

Thanks for the comprehensive explanation! Regarding the Vaya and the zero setback post, I bought the bike used...that's how the previous owner had it set it up...he built it from a frame kit. The...
03-28-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,324
Posted By Wattsup

I'm hoping the S83 is all I need. That S-84 is...

I'm hoping the S83 is all I need. That S-84 is CrMo...It's a beast! I'd probably go composite if I need more setback...there seems to be greater selection. And if this S-83 doesn't work for me,...
03-27-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,324
Posted By Wattsup

A seatpost? Yes, ordered it today, will have it...

A seatpost? Yes, ordered it today, will have it on Friday. The Nitto S83.

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=18232&category=618
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