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09-28-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

I used to bring ice with me in hiking wrapped in...

I used to bring ice with me in hiking wrapped in plastic and cloth to wipe myself down and cool myself too.

But I don't do that anymore. Today I simply use cold tap water in the towelettes.
09-28-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

I wipe down in front of an electric fan. I stop...

I wipe down in front of an electric fan. I stop sweating by the 2nd wipe.

What an RN nurse told me is about the blood vessels near the skin would be most affected with cold shower after exercise....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 48,790
Posted By cubewheels

If you're a lightweight rider, you have an option...

If you're a lightweight rider, you have an option to pedal out of the saddle for longer periods.. This will help beef up the arms!

I do a lot of out of the saddle riding lately and now look kinda...
09-27-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,446
Posted By cubewheels

I have different bone structure than many...

I have different bone structure than many cyclists. My pelvis rotate forward more in the aero position and my back is considerably flatter than many cyclists in the aero position. It gives me an...
09-27-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks! We have gusts reaching ~50 kph in the...

Thanks! We have gusts reaching ~50 kph in the afternoon and I have to wear goggles to protect my eyes from the dust clouds kicked up by these winds.

If you haven't told those rims are from China,...
09-27-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 21,286
Posted By cubewheels

Many commuters ride all-weather and during the...

Many commuters ride all-weather and during the rainy season, the roads can get severely potholed, even littered with tree branches.

In the very hot stretches of summer, the asphalt surface becomes...
09-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 382
Posted By cubewheels

COVID and hypertension. Although I used to...

COVID and hypertension.

Although I used to ride a lot 25 years ago from 10 to 13 years old. First with BMX and finally with 700c gravel bike and MTB. I'm a huge fan of local UCI tour road races...
09-27-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,069
Posted By cubewheels

Many cyclists I know are aware of end-overs and...

Many cyclists I know are aware of end-overs and dread it. But their way of dealing with it is simply ride a lot slower in busy or residential streets and prioritize the use of rear brake. They...
09-27-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

Yes, I only put water in the towel. I also wipe...

Yes, I only put water in the towel. I also wipe myself in front of an electric fan to cool off quickly and stop the sweating. It's still faster than taking a quick shower so maybe I still wipe in...
09-27-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

I really hope it's 100% made up, some kind of...

I really hope it's 100% made up, some kind of folk belief. Because it feels so great to have a cold shower after a hard workout!

Those who tell me to wait 30 minutes before cold shower believes...
09-27-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,253
Posted By cubewheels

According to GCN channel in youtube, they found...

According to GCN channel in youtube, they found in real world tests that high cadence is only useful (overall efficient enough) when sustaining high power output such as during climbing or cruising...
09-27-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,069
Posted By cubewheels

That is also your cue to feather the front brake....

That is also your cue to feather the front brake.

Also important to keep your center of gravity (c.o.g) low and to the back. I think this is why commuter-oriented bikes are heavy to have c.o.g...
09-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

Sounds reassuring!:thumb: I only ride mostly in...

Sounds reassuring!:thumb: I only ride mostly in Manila. Never rode outside the city yet, never had time.

If you ever get back here to ride. You'll see most riders here use MTB on the roads for a...
09-26-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

I got one! The plastic drum is already dark...

I got one! The plastic drum is already dark colored so I think no need to paint black. We bought it a while ago new for storing water for bathing so it should be 100% safe. I think I'll just fill...
09-26-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

Registered Nurses and serious cyclists I...

Registered Nurses and serious cyclists I personally knew (also living in my city) they tell me it's a bad thing to take a shower immediately after exercise, particularly a cold shower. They tell me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,643
Posted By cubewheels

LOL, don't!:lol: Not sure if you are kidding or...

LOL, don't!:lol: Not sure if you are kidding or serious but the video I posted is to demonstrate good bike fit, not getting out of speed wobble!

A good fit is the first step in avoiding speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,643
Posted By cubewheels

If you use your core muscles to unload your arms...

If you use your core muscles to unload your arms durind downhill coasting, it will also unload the saddle by over half the weight.

If you simply pushed on your feet to try to take some of the...
09-26-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,446
Posted By cubewheels

I realized that a huge setback is not very aero...

I realized that a huge setback is not very aero unless you go full recumbent but if you try to get hunched down as you would a regular road bike with huge setback, it's rather painful way to ride as...
09-26-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

Cool, that includes immediately after exercise? ...

Cool, that includes immediately after exercise?



Thanks! That reminds me we have a long garden hose. A couple of times, it was left under the sun and when we used it, it gave hot water for like...
09-26-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

I meant if it's safe, healthwise, not bad like it...

I meant if it's safe, healthwise, not bad like it stinks lol!

It shouldn't stink if you rinse the towelette between wipes and I think my sweat is almost odorless, just a hint of motor oil smell. ...
09-26-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

What adults tell their kids, lol! Good...

What adults tell their kids, lol!



Good advice about the helmet and the hood. I'm wondering if there's any health risk to letting the rain wet your quick dry clothing. I see TdF racers and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,643
Posted By cubewheels

You still need to brake if approaching a sharp...

You still need to brake if approaching a sharp turn.

Squeezing the top tube with your knees or hips is a very good start, followed by relaxed grip on the handlebar (using your core muscles to...
09-25-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 362
Posted By cubewheels

Is wet towel wipes after training safe?

Especially using wet towelettes immediately after exercise to freshen up and remove sweat.

Not with a dripping wet towelette of course. I wring it enough so it's not dripping wet before I use it....
09-25-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By cubewheels

I'm definitely using the wrong technique!:lol:...

I'm definitely using the wrong technique!:lol: I've been working on the proper "pro" technique but I'm finding it harder than my wrong technique. My heart rate is higher with the pro technique while...
09-25-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,446
Posted By cubewheels

Update: My ISM saddle is now set +1 degree nose...

Update: My ISM saddle is now set +1 degree nose up.:)

I did a lot of training in the weeks that followed to improve my flexibility and was able to get the stem and the dropbar further down.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,255
Posted By cubewheels

This is why I have two front lights - one small...

This is why I have two front lights - one small flashing white light and one main steady light. I also have electronic horn and flashing tail light.

I have these on my bike even during the day....
09-25-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By cubewheels

You mentioned you live in the desert and ride in...

You mentioned you live in the desert and ride in dusty conditions.

We also have weeks or even months of dry spells without rain. I actually ride through a cloud of dust during dry reasons in the...
09-25-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Good call! I think the rims on those models are...

Good call! I think the rims on those models are ~30mm wide so I guess a fully aero rim would be useless, and will only cause problems with crosswinds.

I do intend to have an extra set of hybrid...
09-25-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By cubewheels

I don't think I'll be racing this year. I'll...

I don't think I'll be racing this year. I'll probably hold off purchase until next year. Someone told me that our Customs is making it much harder for bikes to get in the country to try to make money...
09-25-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By cubewheels

I ride at least a kilometer of gravel section...

I ride at least a kilometer of gravel section everyday which is like sand and fine powder in some places. Most of my route is concrete / asphalt roads that are never cleaned and covered in fine...
09-25-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 831
Posted By cubewheels

Answer: **full fenders** and you'll never ever...

Answer: **full fenders** and you'll never ever have to clean your bike again!

C'mon folks, bikes don't really get dirty unless you ride over wet surfaces. And bikes don't collect dust unless you...
09-24-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Well said. It's universally agreed the spokes...

Well said. It's universally agreed the spokes carry most of the load and spoke tension provides the strength needed.

Of course, a stiffer rim will allow higher tension. A rim with more depth (such...
09-24-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By cubewheels

Yeah, cross and gravel bikes are in huge demand...

Yeah, cross and gravel bikes are in huge demand atm. The worst part is supply is virtually non-existent (I have to be really lucky to get one at this time), save for the >$1000 bikes.

I can still...
09-24-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,332
Posted By cubewheels

I don't use mirrors atm, but I look behind me...

I don't use mirrors atm, but I look behind me very frequently riding in the streets of very busy and chaotic Manila almost everyday.

I'm mostly in the hunched down aero position in my bike in the...
09-24-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,773
Posted By cubewheels

We do have a member here who made a thread a...

We do have a member here who made a thread a while ago (I don't remember where that thread is now). I think he was asking for safety tips when training in city streets (because I do remember many of...
09-24-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By cubewheels

We also have Merida (Specialized), Canyon,...

We also have Merida (Specialized), Canyon, Cannondale, Trek, and Giant branded gravel bikes available locally here via LBS.

But they are selling for at least twice my budget limit. Assembly is not...
09-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Here you go, it's called "Kespor Infinity" ...

Here you go, it's called "Kespor Infinity" American brand, made in Indonesia I think. $420 tag price. Shimano Claris drivetrain and STI shifters, sealed QR hubs and BB, prowheel crankset. ...
09-23-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

I guess I'd be opting for non-aero wheel. My...

I guess I'd be opting for non-aero wheel. My little body weight would make the situation even worse. I often ride with huge bags too (for groceries) which could also act like sail. I ride mostly...
09-23-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By cubewheels

It really depends on what works best for you and...

It really depends on what works best for you and standing on the pedal technique can be a very personalized (individual) matter. If standing makes you more effective and less tired at the top of the...
09-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks for letting me know about some deep carbon...

Thanks for letting me know about some deep carbon rims have very thin walls. It won't be surprising to find the same trend in aluminum rims (more depth means better stiffness so you can actually make...
09-23-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

That's what I have in mind when thinking about...

That's what I have in mind when thinking about aero rims. The higher rim depth of aero rims have better mechanical strength in resisting forces opposing that coming from the spokes (such as when...
09-23-20, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Cool, thanks! For us mortals I'm getting a bike...

Cool, thanks! For us mortals I'm getting a bike with aero rim installed! I'm looking to get ones with 25 to 27mm width rims so it won't have problems fitting 32c to 45c tires and the narrow width...
09-23-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 4,399
Posted By cubewheels

It depends on how and where your ride. Half...

It depends on how and where your ride.

Half of my route is spent on hills and half of my time in hills is spent pedaling out of the saddle while standing (yes, standing in the bike on the pedals,...
09-23-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 396
Posted By cubewheels

Are Aero Rims stronger?

If comparing between rims of same width but one is aerodynamic. Which one is stronger and better able to survive harsh impacts like accidentally falling into a wide pothole at high speed?

IMO I...
09-23-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,481
Posted By cubewheels

Those bikes go from $2,300 to $6,000. At...

Those bikes go from $2,300 to $6,000.

At those prices, I think the OP might see better options elsewhere.
09-22-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By cubewheels

Once you get used to cycling, you'll soon want...

Once you get used to cycling, you'll soon want soft-soled shoes as walking or running will start to feel more awkward when you're used to cycling. Soft soled shoes will help solve that problem and...
09-22-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,752
Posted By cubewheels

I painted mine "rust camo" so even if the see it,...

I painted mine "rust camo" so even if the see it, they will see it as an old rust-bucket not worthy of stealing. The bike is actually new, only 3 months old although I've put almost 2000 miles on it...
09-22-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By cubewheels

You might have pre-existing issues if you need to...

You might have pre-existing issues if you need to extend your legs more frequently.

Although over-extension might feel okay or easy with the muscles, they're pretty harsh on the joints. Pro...
09-22-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 257
Posted By cubewheels

The bike that fits the wider tires wins. Because...

The bike that fits the wider tires wins. Because later on, you might want to ride off road in gravel or simply looking for a more comfortable ride or that brings better peace of mind when riding bad...
09-22-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By cubewheels

If you keep that up, you'll get faster and become...

If you keep that up, you'll get faster and become fitter eventually.

11 miles in 50 mins isn't bad if city traffic is involved with plenty of stops. Trust me that if city traffic is involved with...
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