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07-21-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Without seeing and touching you, all we can do at...

Without seeing and touching you, all we can do at this remove is guess at what's going to work long term. Get the opinion of a bike fitter who does not work at that same LBS. I've been riding for 65...
07-21-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

My bike is the best doctor I ever had. The more I...

My bike is the best doctor I ever had. The more I ride, the better my back feels. I have a fairly aggressive position, about 10 cm drop, and that's a necessary and good thing for the back. Too...
07-21-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Municipal water in the US seldom tastes good. We...

Municipal water in the US seldom tastes good. We have a ledge-mounted filter and its output has no taste, just plain H2O. So that's what we drink. Tastes just fine on the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been running a Serfas 250 lumen lamp for...

I've been running a Serfas 250 lumen lamp for many years, on a knob about halfway down my front fork. That won't work on every fork of course. 4 levels of steady, plus one bright flasher setting....
07-21-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Web says no more clearance, but largest cog...

Web says no more clearance, but largest cog depends on year of RD. I'd talk to local Campy LBS expert or make some phone calls before I bought anything.
07-21-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Of course I read that part. I'm simply a bit...

Of course I read that part. I'm simply a bit perplexed that you aren't interested in swapping it back, since large is obviously too large. It's your money, your body. Do whatever you want.
07-20-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I might say that pinch flatting or tire pressure...

I might say that pinch flatting or tire pressure has nothing to do with rim damage. You can get rim damage by getting a sudden sidewall cut, so you have zero pressure, and then successfully bringing...
07-20-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,652
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You saddle is adjusted fore-and-aft so that you...

You saddle is adjusted fore-and-aft so that you have KOPS? That's the first thing one does.
07-20-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Next interesting thing I noticed is that my...

Next interesting thing I noticed is that my standard roller workouts are showing a higher TSS than they did hrTSS for same workout. I think this is more likely due to HR lag rather than FTP estimate...
07-20-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

They got your money, didn't they? Absolutely no...

They got your money, didn't they? Absolutely no question as to their motives. Unless of course they let you swap back . . .
07-20-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, it indicates that you round your back when...

No, it indicates that you round your back when you ride: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
07-20-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,652
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Riding gravel has nothing to do with it?...

Riding gravel has nothing to do with it? Shouldn't be hard to duplicate the position you have on your other bikes.
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A Garmin Edge can do that latter for sure. Here's...

A Garmin Edge can do that latter for sure. Here's how to do it in an Edge 1000: https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge1000/EN-US/GUID-1CBB2EFB-1EE1-4F08-B690-084642605963.html
There's similar...
07-19-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You're certainly right about "less stock." I...

You're certainly right about "less stock." I finally felt recovered enough to put in a little effort on my rollers this evening. I took it up to my usual one hour of VT1 pace, about 116 HR or 86% of...
07-19-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,258
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sobering, isn't it? Having had the good fortune...

Sobering, isn't it? Having had the good fortune to blow a few tires off alu rims also while coming to a stop, we must salute our good sense! Way to go. Solution for alu rims turned out to be deep...
07-19-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 997
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Ovo-lacto-pisco organic "vegetarian". Also an...

Ovo-lacto-pisco organic "vegetarian". Also an approximation of the Mediterranean Diet. I supplement with whey protein isolate. No soda. No dessert except for dinner parties. Essentially no snacks in...
07-19-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
07-19-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If my FTP is 150, I'm 2.3 watts/kg and he's 2.7...

If my FTP is 150, I'm 2.3 watts/kg and he's 2.7 right now. I'll see if I can hold his wheel on Thursday. He's a bit off, having lost maybe a month's training to his accident. He's the source of the...
07-19-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I noticed that Strava's FTP default for me was...

I noticed that Strava's FTP default for me was 180, which is IME absurd. My doctor's FTP is 185 and he drops me easily. This will be interesting and I like to be interested.
07-19-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks, didn't know that. I have Summit for my...

Thanks, didn't know that. I have Summit for my tandem rides, but don't have it for my single. PITA to have to have 2 Strava accounts for tandem and single bikes. which is the reason I do all my...
07-19-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No.

No.
07-19-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks for the suggestion. As I said in my OP, a...

Thanks for the suggestion. As I said in my OP, a test is not going to happen for at least a month. Meanwhile, if I'm going to upload to TP and Strava as I've been doing for years, and that will...
07-18-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Our local co-op would do that in a heartbeat....

Our local co-op would do that in a heartbeat. That's their lifeblood. There's always a shortage of bikes going out the door. Every org is different.
07-18-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use my "good bike" on my rollers, same road...

I use my "good bike" on my rollers, same road bike I use for my main outdoor single. Main thing is to have the fit and saddle exactly the same. Rollers solves that right now. I like a wide range of...
07-18-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So I finally got a power meter

just so you folks would quite ranking on me about it. Not really. A close friend of mine was involved in a could-have-been-worse car encounter in which his bike was destroyed. Insurance got him a new...
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Really. The interaction of spokes and rims is...

Really. The interaction of spokes and rims is much better understood than that now.

Spoke tensions are readily available from the manufacturer. Mavic says for front or DS rear, 90-110kgf....
Forum: Touring
07-18-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you want navigation, creating a route on a...

If you want navigation, creating a route on a computer and downloading to the device is by far the best. I don't know of a device that would enable you to create a reasonable cycling route right on...
07-18-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I dunno. Personally I do both. I lift for a...

I dunno. Personally I do both. I lift for a couple hours/week in winter and ride 6-8. Cycling is my primary sport, not weights. It's true that it's easy to lose bone density over the decades from too...
07-17-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Sounds pretty good. I usually ride some before...

Sounds pretty good. I usually ride some before weight, usually an hour of endurance or pedaling drills. Day after weights I don't do anything strenuous, recovery or endurance or nothing. I never lift...
07-17-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your first question is answered by riding in...

Your first question is answered by riding in somewhat hilly terrain. No need to climb mountains, but choose roads which do up an down quite a bit. That'll take care of it for quite a while. Explore,...
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You were right to begin with: you shouldn't have....

You were right to begin with: you shouldn't have.

Correct spoke tension is near the max specified by the rim manufacturer, duh. Any decent bike shop will know what is correct for that rim. No...
07-17-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your height and inseam and the mental image of...

Your height and inseam and the mental image of your crotch right down on that sloped top tube. If that top tube were perfectly horizontal and your crotch were touching it, it could still go either...
07-17-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Looking at that bike's geometry, the L is too...

Looking at that bike's geometry, the L is too large. You should be bent over at the hips. That's the way it's supposed to be. You're just not used to riding a decent bike. Go back to the medium and...
Forum: Touring
07-17-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,203
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The most important things for touring wheel...

The most important things for touring wheel durability are deep, strong rims and correct and even spoke tension. Those rims look plenty strong. You might take the wheels in for a tension check or...
07-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,943
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I guess you don't have car, house, or homeowner's...

I guess you don't have car, house, or homeowner's insurance, do you? Good then that you have a few mil in the bank and haven't been stopped for a taillight out. Or maybe for the reasons stated, you...
07-16-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I believe that the digital elevation database has...

I believe that the digital elevation database has 30m intervals. I'm pretty sure there's a smoothing algorithm, too, so as others have commented, there will be short pitches. But it's pretty close....
07-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,635
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

What is definitely true is that, due to tech...

What is definitely true is that, due to tech improvements, rates of cancer diagnosis are going up. Fortunately, also do to tech improvements, is that rates of cancer deaths are going down, at about...
07-15-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The 6 Gap link you posted is to a ride. Never...

The 6 Gap link you posted is to a ride. Never take gradient values from a ride, only from a route. Go to your linked ride and hover over the max gradient figure. See where that is on the elevation...
07-15-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Another simple solution to problems like this is...

Another simple solution to problems like this is to go clipless and stiff-soled cycling shoes, like Sidi Dominator, and pedal with a level foot, getting much of the pedal force through the shoe's...
07-15-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

One thing that confuses me is the OP even...

One thing that confuses me is the OP even thinking about not making equipment changes. Those changes are tiny investments compared to the necessary investments in training time and effort. I guess I...
07-15-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's actually several climbs of 6%-7% and one of...

It's actually several climbs of 6%-7% and one of 8%-10% with one pitch of 12%. There are apparently no 20% grades. I would climb all of those seated but try to stand for short periods every 10...
07-15-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, modify your drivetrain, whatever it takes....

Yeah, modify your drivetrain, whatever it takes. It's time. At 74, my lowest gear is 26 X 30, about 23 g.i.. That's actually too low, but it's good for a bailout. Best to have a gear you never expect...
07-15-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Right now, your weekly mileage is 30. Increase...

Right now, your weekly mileage is 30. Increase that by 10% per week, not by making one ride longer, but by doing more shorter rides. When you get up to 50 miles a week, one 30 mile ride will be easy....
07-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

AFAIK, all those supplements are extracted from...

AFAIK, all those supplements are extracted from plants, at least 3 different plant species. I thought the study a bit amusing because apparently buyers might think that spinach is more OK than some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Being a ride leader, I've planned many, many...

Being a ride leader, I've planned many, many routes using RidewithGPS.com. I have hundreds of them for this area. PM me. I've ridden so many roads in this area, that I just know about where to plot...
07-13-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,021
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Even without a power meter, and ignoring the HRM,...

Even without a power meter, and ignoring the HRM, Strava will calculate kj which are pretty much the same as calories. Not as accurate as with a PM, but a much better idea than from some HRM...
07-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,462
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

These folks are elites, too. My guess would be...

These folks are elites, too. My guess would be that they have their poop analyzed and see that they don't need it. It's the average Dick and Jane who would benefit most.
07-13-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Turns out I was wrong about this in my previous...

Turns out I was wrong about this in my previous post. Further research shows that it's available and not all that expensive. I didn't know the correct search terms. Try "Ecdysterone Cyanotis Extract"...
07-13-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To some extent this is true. The problem is not...

To some extent this is true. The problem is not so much industry funding, which I doubt is really an issue, as it is general researcher bias. One assumes you've read many nutrition threads here and...
07-13-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,466
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, there's that. In my tire experiments, we've...

Well, there's that. In my tire experiments, we've usually pinch-flatted at low speeds trying to ease over something, like a curb-cut with a 2" lip at the bottom, or slowly crossing bad tracks. IIRC,...
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