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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By rubiksoval

And your legs never are. And they never will be. ...

And your legs never are. And they never will be.

So you and your bike shop are emphatically wrong that that would make a bottom bracket creak.

That's fine. You clearly don't know what you don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,412
Posted By rubiksoval

The OP definitely, definitely needs Gatorskins.

The OP definitely, definitely needs Gatorskins.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 909
Posted By rubiksoval

It's why I will forever by used or Chinese. I...

It's why I will forever by used or Chinese. I have too many very specific build and fit specs to ever buy a complete bike. And yes, pricing is absurd.
07-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By rubiksoval

TSS genuinely means nothing to you at this point...

TSS genuinely means nothing to you at this point (and I'd argue if doesn't mean nearly what some people think it means, but that's another story).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By rubiksoval

That's completely and emphatically made up. I...

That's completely and emphatically made up. I would genuinely never go to that lbs again. They clearly know little to nothing about bikes or pedaling.

You've always pedaled in circles. You've...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By rubiksoval

I definitely wouldn't. If you're planning on...

I definitely wouldn't. If you're planning on riding that much, I'd certainly get the 105. Plus, 10 speed is old. Pit wheels/neutral service will likely be 11. Probably won't come up, but if it does...
07-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By rubiksoval

Haha. Nice! I should say 8 years of riding....

Haha. Nice!

I should say 8 years of riding. My first was the wired PT back in 2005. That thing was such a hassle. Had to send it off two times in less than 1.5 years to get the bearings...
07-19-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By rubiksoval

8 years after my first powermeter and I still...

8 years after my first powermeter and I still stare at watts on my screen all ride long... ;)
07-19-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By rubiksoval

YAY!!! I suspect you will really enjoy the data...

YAY!!! I suspect you will really enjoy the data and metrics over the next few years.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,542
Posted By rubiksoval

Try to absolutely minimize the amount of time...

Try to absolutely minimize the amount of time you're coasting or soft-pedaling (especially downhill) That was like an overnight +.5-1 mph for me way back when I was just figuring out that type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,091
Posted By rubiksoval

A 100 sounds fair enough, especially if you have...

A 100 sounds fair enough, especially if you have to replace pedals and tubes (which will likely be close to 40-50 bucks if you have to have them installed).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 962
Posted By rubiksoval

That was extremely irritating. Had a hollow crown...

That was extremely irritating. Had a hollow crown instead of a solid crown.

So glad they did away with that awful idea. As winter progressed to spring and people started riding harder every single...
07-17-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By rubiksoval

Legal, but banned if OP were inclined to do any...

Legal, but banned if OP were inclined to do any gran fondos, sanctioned races, triathlons, etc.

Something to keep in mind.
07-16-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

Yuck.

Yuck.
07-16-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

So you're not interested at all in the context of...

So you're not interested at all in the context of the post. You're just vying to go off on an unrelated tangent.

Gotcha.
07-16-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By rubiksoval

What is there to deal with? I've never gone...

What is there to deal with? I've never gone through my entire cassette range on the trainer (nor do I hardly ever do that outdoors, either).

Makes no difference if I'm on 8 or 11 speed inside. ...
07-16-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't need that stuff. I drink only water and...

You don't need that stuff. I drink only water and ride significantly more than you do.

Your cramping issues are very likely due to you being unfit and out of shape relative to the activity you're...
07-16-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By rubiksoval

There's zero reason to not do both. 7 days in a...

There's zero reason to not do both. 7 days in a week. You don't (and likely shouldn't) do the same thing each day.
07-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

Strava KOMs are a form of racing.

Strava KOMs are a form of racing.
07-16-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

You quoted me as if you were offering a different...

You quoted me as if you were offering a different opinion, but then simply restated what you had already quoted me saying.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,412
Posted By rubiksoval

Ahhhh. Beat me to it so badly.

Ahhhh. Beat me to it so badly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,412
Posted By rubiksoval

But why? You're not a pro so it really doesn't...

But why? You're not a pro so it really doesn't matter, right? Haven't you said that a few times already?
07-15-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By rubiksoval

Ride more often. 3-4x 10-15 miles. 30 miles will...

Ride more often. 3-4x 10-15 miles. 30 miles will come very quickly after that.

When I first started I rode 5-6 days a week, starting at 10 miles and then getting up to 60-70 mile rides once or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By rubiksoval

Why are you replacing tubes? They don't hold air?...

Why are you replacing tubes? They don't hold air?

If you're really worried about replacing that many things, then I'd question why you'd buy it in the first place. Doesn't sound like a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,249
Posted By rubiksoval

They're all wondering why you felt compelled to...

They're all wondering why you felt compelled to post on a decade-old thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By rubiksoval

Apparently there's a CAAD 13... ...

Apparently there's a CAAD 13...

https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/Possibly_the_Worst_Kept_Bike_Secret_at_the_Moment%3A_Cannondale_Caad_13_P6977663/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By rubiksoval

Way too much for a 7 year old bike with a...

Way too much for a 7 year old bike with a lackluster groupset. Get a used CAAD 12 for the components alone.
07-12-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're not trying to race or max out your...

If you're not trying to race or max out your fitness, what's the point of doing intervals? It's not particularly fun.

I sure wouldn't do intervals if I didn't need to. As mentioned, different...
07-12-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By rubiksoval

It works by not spending an hour or two eating.

It works by not spending an hour or two eating.
07-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By rubiksoval

If you ride slow enough. But if speed/power is...

If you ride slow enough. But if speed/power is your aim, then you need to have some carbs.

At 276 average watts you're burning approximately 1000 calories an hour.

Unless you're fasted. Then...
07-12-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By rubiksoval

I dunno. You said "real life comparison". I...

I dunno. You said "real life comparison". I thought you wanted it to be meaningful. Even if you were a solo pro and they were doing a group ride it wouldn't be a real life comparison.
07-10-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,122
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't understand how any comparison could ever...

I don't understand how any comparison could ever be made between a solo ride and a 176 person peloton in the middle of a race.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By rubiksoval

You have increased rolling resistance with that...

You have increased rolling resistance with that setup, not reduced.
07-09-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,207
Posted By rubiksoval

I emailed USAC about some seriously messed up...

I emailed USAC about some seriously messed up results and they said to tell the promoter to correct them. So, I'd go to the promoter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By rubiksoval

I'd think it should have a BSA BB.

I'd think it should have a BSA BB.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By rubiksoval

Bigger tires + less PSI = more comfort

Bigger tires + less PSI = more comfort
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By rubiksoval

Go with the one that looks better. The rest...

Go with the one that looks better.

The rest is just marketing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,767
Posted By rubiksoval

First you claimed they were an upgrade. Now...

First you claimed they were an upgrade. Now you're suggesting they're on par.

I imagine that's a minority opinion. Specialized has a monetary interest, here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't think that's nearly the advantage you...

I don't think that's nearly the advantage you think it is. And ride better is... well, subjective.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By rubiksoval

I've glued and raced tubulars for a decade. ...

I've glued and raced tubulars for a decade.

Again, gluing affects rolling resistance. If you can just pull your tires off by hand willy-nilly, there's likely a lot more rolling resistance.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By rubiksoval

But not overgluing leads to worse rolling...

But not overgluing leads to worse rolling resistance. And if that's the case, it's probably better to just stick with a fast clincher or tubeless setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,633
Posted By rubiksoval

Definitely not.

Definitely not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,841
Posted By rubiksoval

Reverse that. Steady on the flat, a little easier...

Reverse that. Steady on the flat, a little easier uphill (not hammering it), a little harder downhill. That's how you keep it steady. If you're on the front you should never, ever be coasting. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,841
Posted By rubiksoval

My opinion... you make a post nearly every single...

My opinion... you make a post nearly every single week criticizing some aspect of this ride.

Go find another ride.

If one's not available, just ride by yourself, since clearly you get nothing...
07-03-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,291
Posted By rubiksoval

Is that a gold finisher medal for the winner, or...

Is that a gold finisher medal for the winner, or a generic finisher medal?

If the former, why does it say finisher?!
07-03-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13,723
Views: 706,736
Posted By rubiksoval

But you don't have the experience of chronic,...

But you don't have the experience of chronic, high-level training. So your ability to handle five hours a week doesn't really say much about how you would recover were you doing 15 hours a week of...
07-03-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 13,723
Views: 706,736
Posted By rubiksoval

I disagree. People that aren't pros don't have...

I disagree. People that aren't pros don't have time to recover, which is yet another reason why they can't handle the training load.You simply can't recover the same way (all talent aside) when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,613
Posted By rubiksoval

Interval workouts have little to do with a...

Interval workouts have little to do with a specific intensity; they're just a set amount of time/distance at a different (usually) harder intensity.

You do longer efforts (hour plus) at sub...
07-03-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,395
Posted By rubiksoval

The other athlete is in better shape than you. ...

The other athlete is in better shape than you.

If hr is stressing you out like this, just don't use it. You have power. That's all you need. Train with that for a few weeks, then put the hrm back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By rubiksoval

Sorry, but no, that's not possible. Those wheels...

Sorry, but no, that's not possible. Those wheels were hella dangerous 15 years ago, when they'd already been discontinued.

I'd buy some new wheels, in all seriousness.
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