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Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By caloso

My buddy races road, cross, and MTB on a Trek...

My buddy races road, cross, and MTB on a Trek Boone with cantis. One bike to rule them all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,084
Posted By caloso

For me: ease of applying sunscreen or...

For me: ease of applying sunscreen or embrocation, depending on the season; wound care; tradition; group marker; habit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By caloso

Not appropriate.

Not appropriate.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By caloso

Maybe SABA knows.

Maybe SABA knows.
10-22-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,846
Posted By caloso

My first "real" race bike was a '00 5200, with...

My first "real" race bike was a '00 5200, with 9-speed Ultegra and Rolf wheels. Couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a 5200/5500 back in the Oughts. But it was a heck of a bike. It was...
10-22-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 478
Posted By caloso

50cm is too small for a 5'8" rider. So there's...

50cm is too small for a 5'8" rider. So there's already reason to get a bigger frame. Plus at 16, you're not going to get any shorter. I'd get a bigger frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By caloso

Same.

Same.
10-22-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By caloso

Sac CX No.3 this Saturday. I'm thinking about...

Sac CX No.3 this Saturday. I'm thinking about doing the ziptie SSCX thing in addition.
10-22-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,846
Posted By caloso

The 660 was a heck of a race bike. I had one that...

The 660 was a heck of a race bike. I had one that I built up into my first CX bike by jamming the skinniest knobbies I could find in there. (Worked great in September. In December, not so much.) I...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By caloso

I have ridden out there many times. My folks are...

I have ridden out there many times. My folks are retired and like to travel. We've worked out a system where they will park in the Daily lot and I will ride out and grab the car and park it at my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By caloso

Around here, the B ride is full of sandbaggers...

Around here, the B ride is full of sandbaggers who should do the A ride.
10-21-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,145
Posted By caloso

It literally means your maximum heart rate: the...

It literally means your maximum heart rate: the fastest your heart can beat. I don't use a formula, I use my observed highest HR. Whether it represents some sort of danger is a separate question.
10-21-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,137
Views: 202,947
Posted By caloso

Chaps are by definition assless. Chaps with ass...

Chaps are by definition assless. Chaps with ass coverage are. . . pants.
10-21-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By caloso

I can't believe that many people use their phones...

I can't believe that many people use their phones as their bike computers.
10-21-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,668
Posted By caloso

This. I've buckled rims on potholes. And once...

This. I've buckled rims on potholes. And once hit a curb at speed, which resulted in the headtube snapping off at the top and down tubes. But the fork was fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,334
Posted By caloso

Is Six Gap hilly? I'm guessing it is from the...

Is Six Gap hilly? I'm guessing it is from the name. Personally I would feel much more comfortable running tubulars than clinchers (if we're talking carbon to carbon) on a ride with lots of braking.
10-21-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,145
Posted By caloso

220-age works for a large sample of sedentary...

220-age works for a large sample of sedentary people. For individual athletes, it's pretty worthless. That said, those spikes above 200 look unusual. Maybe check your HRM battery. I notice I get...
10-18-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 541
Posted By caloso

Re tires, I have the WTB Riddler on my CX bike...

Re tires, I have the WTB Riddler on my CX bike and really like them. No experience with the others.
10-18-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By caloso

I'm in the middle of a canned base program on TP...

I'm in the middle of a canned base program on TP right now. It's called "Get Lean Now" by Hunter Allen. I don't know how it works with a smart trainer, but I notice that it uploads each day's...
10-18-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By caloso

Yes, you'll need an adapter.

Yes, you'll need an adapter.
10-18-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By caloso

I've used Strava since 2010. I use it more...

I've used Strava since 2010. I use it more socially than for data. I use Training Peaks for that.
10-18-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By caloso

Yes, I discovered this with my first CF bike, a...

Yes, I discovered this with my first CF bike, a Trek 5200 that came stock with an Al seatpost. It had galvanically welded itself in there and the bike shop had to put it in a bench vise to get it...
10-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By caloso

I have a carbon seat post on my Al crossbike. I...

I have a carbon seat post on my Al crossbike. I don't think I could notice an appreciable difference in vibrations. That's mostly about tires in my case.

One thing to keep in mind with CF-Al...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By caloso

Well said.

Well said.
10-15-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By caloso

Get a tube marked for 700c 25x28mm (622/28). ...

Get a tube marked for 700c 25x28mm (622/28). Make sure you get the right stem too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 432
Posted By caloso

I'd just do the 11/34 and chain. You may need a...

I'd just do the 11/34 and chain. You may need a new long cage RD. Or you may not. Are you sure your existing RD won't handle a 34?
10-15-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,230
Posted By caloso

Ugh. When I was new I got 3 flats in an hour and...

Ugh. When I was new I got 3 flats in an hour and it never occurred to me to look at the rim strip. Very frustrating, but a valuable lesson learned.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By caloso

Plenty of big guys do well in crits and flat...

Plenty of big guys do well in crits and flat RR's, where the raw power is the difference maker. Work on your pack skills and train to go deep, recover, and go again. Also, take a look at the sticky...
10-15-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By caloso

Personally, I'm a terrible bike handler and...

Personally, I'm a terrible bike handler and freely admit it. I'm really a roadie and before that a triathlete, so I"m improving every race, every lap even. But even in the C's I see guys ride away...
10-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By caloso

Not all the way in, no. But the head can reach...

Not all the way in, no. But the head can reach in a few mm to grab the wrench flats.
10-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By caloso

This one works for both presta and shrader. ...

This one works for both presta and shrader.

https://www.parktool.com/product/valve-core-tool-vc-1
10-14-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,110
Posted By caloso

56 mph, down the Brockway Grade between Kings...

56 mph, down the Brockway Grade between Kings Beach and Northstar (near Truckee). I think that was on my old Bianchi T-Cube.
10-14-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,568
Posted By caloso

Yeah, now my mom understands what her grandson...

Yeah, now my mom understands what her grandson gave up soccer for!
10-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By caloso

On a freewheel bike, you can use the crown of the...

On a freewheel bike, you can use the crown of the road: turn into it and rock back and forth.
10-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By caloso

This is why God gave us barrel adjusters: ...

This is why God gave us barrel adjusters:

https://cdn.road.cc/sites/default/files/cropped/preview_500/images/How%20to!%20Indexing%20rear%20gears/Loose.jpg
10-14-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 110,568
Posted By caloso

My kid at Sac CX #2...

My kid at Sac CX #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) on Saturday. He took 2d in the Junior 15-18 boys.
...
10-13-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,204
Posted By caloso

You want tri shorts, not bike shorts.

You want tri shorts, not bike shorts.
10-13-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,137
Posted By caloso

Serious answer: “Do you mind if I sit on?”

Serious answer: “Do you mind if I sit on?”
10-13-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,137
Posted By caloso

Meh. Everyone in Sacramento rides on the ARBT,...

Meh. Everyone in Sacramento rides on the ARBT, including some pretty strong riders. It’s not a big deal if you use a little sense.
10-12-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,283
Posted By caloso

Pockets are poseur? That’s a new one.

Pockets are poseur? That’s a new one.
10-11-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
Posted By caloso

And I realized that taking up soccer has really...

And I realized that taking up soccer has really helped me strengthen my hips. A lot of us cyclists are super strong forward/back but super weak laterally. I had developed piriformis syndrome, which...
10-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By caloso

Yup! That's exactly how it happened for me.

Yup! That's exactly how it happened for me.
10-11-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,766
Posted By caloso

I've been playing soccer in a rec league one...

I've been playing soccer in a rec league one night a week. Games are an hour. I have no idea what the bike equivalent is, but it's excellent interval training, especially if I'm playing on the wing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By caloso

Totally agree.

Totally agree.
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By caloso

I have been having this discussion with my son...

I have been having this discussion with my son this week. He has zero period this semester and leaves the house at 6:45-6:50 am. The lights I bought him are pretty good “be seen” lights but he...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By caloso

How much power does the wheel add?

How much power does the wheel add?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 19,905
Posted By caloso

I am dubious. One of the eye-openers about...

I am dubious. One of the eye-openers about getting a power meter is when you see how much you coast during a typical ride, or how much your power goes down while riding in the bunch, or even with a...
10-10-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,137
Posted By caloso

I agree with you that it's rude, but "I will...

I agree with you that it's rude, but "I will defend myself" seems a bit over the top. Maybe just sit up, turn around, and ask him not to?
10-10-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,305
Posted By caloso

Most of my cycling friends own a variety of types...

Most of my cycling friends own a variety of types of bikes. I myself have a road bike, cross bike, TT bike, beater/commuter, and FG. I'm also planning to get a hard-tail MTB to do the local race...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,228
Posted By caloso

So the next question is how is nighttime defined...

So the next question is how is nighttime defined in Texas law?

Compare the California Vehicle Code, which requires lights and reflectors during darkness, which is defined:


“Darkness” is any...
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