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Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Sy Reene

Wider tires = wider contact patch? = greater...

Wider tires = wider contact patch? = greater likelihood to run over something that could cause a flat?
09-23-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok. 11-28 would probably work for my chain...

Ok. 11-28 would probably work for my chain length; though since I have extra cassettes, I'd prefer Elite (like they used to) not make the trainer more expensive than it needs to be. Wonder if they...
09-22-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By Sy Reene

Topeak tire bead jack? I must have missed that...

Topeak tire bead jack? I must have missed that recommendation
09-22-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Sy Reene

$500 off last year's model ? That's only 10%,...

$500 off last year's model ? That's only 10%, and the bike a bit used with a some sort of a scratch. When is this ever a good deal?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Sy Reene

What scenario yields the better workout? ... ...

What scenario yields the better workout?
...

just kidding. Relax
09-22-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 64
Posted By Sy Reene

Random head scratcher question

Just read a blurb webpage on the Elite Direto XR -- its selling points are that it can emulate 3600 watt resistance and 24% inclines. Also comes now (what a deal) with a Shimano cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

Ya think?

Ya think?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

[QUOTE=Bah Humbug;21706199]No, you're wrong. I'm...

[QUOTE=Bah Humbug;21706199]No, you're wrong. I'm just supposing, that unlike yourself, some riders' goals when they go for a ride are different than yours -/QUOTE]
Good.. so we agree.. there aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

Ahh.. so that's the disconnect.. I'm using the...

Ahh.. so that's the disconnect.. I'm using the term "workout" generically/colloquially. As in any ride is some sort of a workout since by default you're getting some exercise. And you're coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

No, you're wrong. I'm just supposing, that...

No, you're wrong. I'm just supposing, that unlike yourself, some riders' goals when they go for a ride are different than yours -- which apparently is to have the highest Total Suffer Score in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

It is a yes/no, as we're supposing Riveting was...

It is a yes/no, as we're supposing Riveting was in the same frame of mind before the ride he rode -- pretend he was blindfolded and chose the bike. So your argument is that road cyclists everywhere,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

Your only explanation tried to bring in some...

Your only explanation tried to bring in some variable about how people's efforts vary on different days, or how intensity varies by the distance someone rides. That's a given but it's not what's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm not claiming the latter, just that aside from...

I'm not claiming the latter, just that aside from racing or following specific training regimens.. iow, just grabbing a bike and going out on a course, dragging the heavier bike thru that course is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

Meaning.. you would be exerting yourself for a...

Meaning.. you would be exerting yourself for a longer period of time to get to the top of the ascent?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 869
Posted By Sy Reene

So, is the whole air bubbles or whatnot if with...

So, is the whole air bubbles or whatnot if with hydraulic disc brakes thing a non-issue?
09-20-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm guessing the manufacturers think it's a good...

I'm guessing the manufacturers think it's a good idea (and for most folks it's actually perfectly fine) to sell something usable right out of the bag. FWIW, the brand new chain I just received from...
09-20-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I wasn't saying I disagreed with what the...

Yeah, I wasn't saying I disagreed with what the material was.. rather the second part of the paragraph about the below referenced stuff.



So what I'm saying is that Sheldon says the black stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Sy Reene

As to free returns, as I somewhat suggested, if...

As to free returns, as I somewhat suggested, if you bargain a bit in advance with the online sellers, you can probably negotiate free returns on the helmets you didn't keep (presuming you keep one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,122
Posted By Sy Reene

You ride for a longer period of time at that max...

You ride for a longer period of time at that max power you evidently hit?

I actually agree with Sced on this.. somehow the discussion got to be about destination-less timed training plans. Many...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Sy Reene

hmm... buy a few altogether at once online and...

hmm... buy a few altogether at once online and ship back what doesn't fit. If you call the online seller (eg. the respectable US ones like Excel or Competitive) they can likely get you setup for...
09-19-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sy Reene

Yes, that's one major source for one side of the...

Yes, that's one major source for one side of the continuing debate. As you referenced:
"A myth that is difficult to dispel is the story that grease on a new chain, fresh out of the package, is not a...
09-18-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, except at the same time, don't all of the...

Yeah, except at the same time, don't all of the wax based drip lube makers say that their products don't work very well unless that stuff is stripped off? I know they say this for hot wax (which I'm...
09-17-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sy Reene

Just trying to do my part.

Just trying to do my part.
09-17-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,616
Posted By Sy Reene

sorry.. I know this is a slightly old thread, but...

sorry.. I know this is a slightly old thread, but I opened up a new (first time KMC buyer) KMC 11SL chain.. it was very sticky. I'd say it felt like it was dipped in orange juice and then allowed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By Sy Reene

fwiw, you want to avoid going (to any bike shop)...

fwiw, you want to avoid going (to any bike shop) during rush hour (aka the weekends) these days if you want more personal attention.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,122
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess it depends where you're shopping. In the...

I guess it depends where you're shopping. In the US, price difference though is still usually about $8 difference
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Sy Reene

A quick look at the geo chart, of note, the reach...

A quick look at the geo chart, of note, the reach on the 61 is only 8mm greater than that of the 58 (409 vs 401mm), while offering almost 2.5 cms more stack. That said, the bike is pretty stretched...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

Tums...tum tum tum

Tums...tum tum tum
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By Sy Reene

Ok.. but then you'd be looking for a bike shop...

Ok.. but then you'd be looking for a bike shop that could help with maintenance. For purchase, at that price level.. my fwiw recommendations are in no particular order, but for brand variety are NYC...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By Sy Reene

Give us a price range or bike type idea

Give us a price range or bike type idea
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

I've started HR monitoring while reading BF...

I've started HR monitoring while reading BF posts. Interesting data plot
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,691
Posted By Sy Reene

Agree. Too often the terminology and words used...

Agree. Too often the terminology and words used conjure negative impressions, eg. dead, flat, or Sheldon's "very damp feel", instead of perhaps smooth, solid, stable or assured, etc
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,691
Posted By Sy Reene

It could be, though some folks like what is...

It could be, though some folks like what is sometimes termed 'more connection with the road', which might be a reflection on degree of road 'buzz' getting through to the rider.

Given that I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

Thanks. Kinda what I was thinking -- ie. that all...

Thanks. Kinda what I was thinking -- ie. that all of the athletes have to be pretty darn good at long haul endurance. The reasons for the typically heavier sprinters to not win climbs has been pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

yeah, but I still don't understand why, using the...

yeah, but I still don't understand why, using the Stage 3 example, why a GC non-sprinter type rider, after a 123 mile stage doesn't win. It's not like those guys don't also have a team helping pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

Seems too simplistic. It suggests Usain Bolt...

Seems too simplistic. It suggests Usain Bolt would win flat or downhill running marathons, since sprinters can win flat stages.

Random question.. take Stage 3 of this year's tour, how would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

Hmm.. even though most everyone finishes with the...

Hmm.. even though most everyone finishes with the same time.
And remembering the OP's premise that the climber and the sprinter weigh the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,449
Posted By Sy Reene

At the same time, imagining say a 130 mile flat...

At the same time, imagining say a 130 mile flat stage, what type of rider wins? Isn't answer who can sustain the most avg wattage over the longest period of time? So if sprinters do badly on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,034
Posted By Sy Reene

Clif bar is in the pocket for emergencies, but I...

Clif bar is in the pocket for emergencies, but I usually just stop for a Turkey/Cranberry Sauce and Brie wrap, with a bag of Salt n'Pepper potato chips and a poured Arnie Palmer. I must not be in...
09-15-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 905
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe it can weigh with that precision, but is...

Maybe it can weigh with that precision, but is limited because they only have one space available available after the decimal point on their display? My fish scale goes to .000 on the Kg setting.
09-15-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 905
Posted By Sy Reene

Spend a wee bit more for +/- 5 gram increments......

Spend a wee bit more for +/- 5 gram increments... at least up to 10kg items, then it's supposedly +/- 10 gram accuracy
...
09-14-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sy Reene

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they...

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,691
Posted By Sy Reene

I've seen a few references to lighter, stiffer,...

I've seen a few references to lighter, stiffer, more aero.. but I thought generally the bike makers are comparing to their own prior generation model. Otherwise, isn't typically the frame just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,691
Posted By Sy Reene

Indeed. Walmart now has sub $500 complete CF...

Indeed. Walmart now has sub $500 complete CF bikes (MTB at the moment anyway) on offer. The material itself is not inherently necessarily exotic, rare, nor better than any other.
09-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By Sy Reene

I always think of the old Testor's brand paints,...

I always think of the old Testor's brand paints, though they don't get mention much. They seemingly also make enamel paint pens, which strikes me as probably about the easiest thing one could use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By Sy Reene

If I bother to do it, I do it when tire is...

If I bother to do it, I do it when tire is inflated, if the only point might be fill up holes that other stuff could get into (and puncture your tube) while riding. Some holes and divots probably...
09-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By Sy Reene

Couldn't find the tire jack VAR on ebay, just the...

Couldn't find the tire jack VAR on ebay, just the 3-packs of VAR's regular old tire levers. Except for these linked below.. which hopefully you didn't spend this much :eek:. BikeInn seems to be...
09-13-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,521
Posted By Sy Reene

Curious where you ordered from.. very limited...

Curious where you ordered from.. very limited return hits with google shopping?
And somewhat surprised there aren't a ton of knockoffs of this to be found on ebay/Amazon etc
09-12-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sy Reene

The houses I've lived in had sidewalks.. both my...

The houses I've lived in had sidewalks.. both my parents as a kid, and my own. However, moved to the city somewhat over a dozen years ago. Back then though, the talk was how new housing devs were...
09-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,348
Posted By Sy Reene

Maybe.. but everybody having to walk in the...

Maybe.. but everybody having to walk in the streets isn't a plus for safety, if that's the gist of this thread.
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