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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

Who, when, and where? That's quite a time range.

Who, when, and where? That's quite a time range.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 268
Posted By rubiksoval

He meant Light Bicycle wheels, not Lightweight...

He meant Light Bicycle wheels, not Lightweight wheels. :D Not just a difference in name, but a difference in decimal points.

https://www.lightbicycle.com/carbon-road-bike
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Apparently you can't handle a bike very well. I...

Apparently you can't handle a bike very well. I routinely distance people in corners while riding Continentals.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 268
Posted By rubiksoval

Meilensteins would be primo. ;D

Meilensteins would be primo. ;D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 268
Posted By rubiksoval

Sounds like a great reason to get a new bike! ...

Sounds like a great reason to get a new bike!

But I wouldn't expect 22-24 mph average speeds any time soon. That's getting right up there towards "good average speed" territory. And that doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Bingo. The reduced rolling...

Bingo.

The reduced rolling resistance..."makes a difference."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

These aren't elite responses. More like Cat 4...

These aren't elite responses. More like Cat 4 responses.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

But have you raced any of them? Those would...

But have you raced any of them?

Those would be stories worth hearing!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

Well sure he does. That's why he created the...

Well sure he does. That's why he created the thread in the first place, and then made his subsequent replies.

Friends don't let friends ride slow tires... (though the competition is another story...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

Is it really an opinion if it's a fact? I...

Is it really an opinion if it's a fact?

I mean, sure, "awesome OP, enjoy the ride" is certainly much more pleasant, but is that a helpful comment, too?

Maybe there's a happy medium. "Awesome...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

I always find it funny when people post threads...

I always find it funny when people post threads about topics they clearly know little about and then want to argue when people point out that they don't know what they're talking about.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

Hardly anyone trains on tubulars, certainly not...

Hardly anyone trains on tubulars, certainly not "the real deal", whatever you think that is.

You pay 20 dollars for a "not great" tire when you could have paid $30 bucks for a "significantly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 507
Posted By rubiksoval

That's absolutely nuts. I'd definitely send that...

That's absolutely nuts. I'd definitely send that to Shimano. Wow, so much bad stuff could have happened there. Glad you were unscathed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Continental Competitions are one of the top...

Continental Competitions are one of the top tubulars you can buy from Continental.

Pros don't use Continental Competitions, they use Competitions Ltd., which the public can't buy.

Guess what...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 418
Posted By rubiksoval

Weight simply doesn't matter that much. As one...

Weight simply doesn't matter that much. As one company likes to tout, "aero is everything."

And in any case, when the vast majority of riders have pounds to lose themselves...
07-06-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By rubiksoval

Lots of animals? I can think of one species of...

Lots of animals? I can think of one species of monkey in Sapporo that gets in hot springs in the winter time (so, to heat up)... where are these other animals and where is all the hot water coming...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 750
Posted By rubiksoval

My thought as well.

My thought as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Years/decades of training and tens/hundreds of...

Years/decades of training and tens/hundreds of thousands of miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Rolling resistance doesn't go away in those...

Rolling resistance doesn't go away in those situations. Better rolling tires are still better rolling in various situations; drafting, sprintng, up a climb, down, headwind, tailwind, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 12:43 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:25 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 506
Posted By rubiksoval

I usually ride a 53/39, 11-28. My other...

I usually ride a 53/39, 11-28.

My other bike has a 52/36, 11-28.

The 36 is nicer for longer climbs (3 km+ with extended sections over 10%) or for easier paces up grades of 15% plus. 39x28 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By rubiksoval

Realize that at similar price points, all of the...

Realize that at similar price points, all of the bikes are pretty similar as well. You're not really paying for additional value. You're paying for what you think looks good.

Any bike in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,159
Posted By rubiksoval

Same people that like watching the virtual Tour...

Same people that like watching the virtual Tour de France going on now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. If it was tested with butyl (he used to test...

Yes. If it was tested with butyl (he used to test everything with butyl, not sure now), then it's even faster with latex/tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By rubiksoval

Russian components, American components... All...

Russian components, American components... All made in Taiwan.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

There is no default position. You draft, you...

There is no default position. You draft, you overlap to slow, then you draft again. It happens constantly. It's not a less than ideal situation. It's simply another situation that one needs to be...
07-04-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By rubiksoval

They were in the 1990s and 2000s. Now the...

They were in the 1990s and 2000s.

Now the most effective training is done with power. Some people try to use hr in conjunction with that, but it's not necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Oh, and being able to scrub speed without...

Oh, and being able to scrub speed without braking! Massively important skill for smooth group riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

I think this is something that gets very...

I think this is something that gets very overblown and taken out of context.

Wheel overlap is inevitable. Doesn't matter if it's 150 riders or 2 riders. I probably spend half my time in a larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, unless you race. Then it's only your...

Well, unless you race. Then it's only your opponents.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, but that includes mountain stages. Take out...

Yeah, but that includes mountain stages. Take out the mountains and you're looking at 28-29. Pretty good. Some days are over 30. I'd say that's great.

Or you can just look at the time trial...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

On many bike paths, I'd say 20+ miles an hour is...

On many bike paths, I'd say 20+ miles an hour is nuts.

Many bike paths aren't for riding fast. Too much going on that can cause things to end badly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Per tire. And if that's with a butyl inner tube...

Per tire. And if that's with a butyl inner tube instead of latex or tubeless, another 2-3w per tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,159
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha. How pointless. As if they can't be remade...

Ha. How pointless. As if they can't be remade (and then renamed!).

I'd love it if a bunch of people deleted all of the ridiculously duplicated segments around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By rubiksoval

I've seen them with spacers underneath that match...

I've seen them with spacers underneath that match the contours of the stem.

Different bike but same setup I'm talking about:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,639
Posted By rubiksoval

Less rolling resistance = free speed. ...

Less rolling resistance = free speed.

Whether or not you notice that is dependent on user and what they want to do.
07-02-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By rubiksoval

The 20-25 hour a week training schedule? And then...

The 20-25 hour a week training schedule? And then the 25-35 hour a week racing schedule? Not particularly useful.

If the OP could ride that many hours, they'd probably be pretty fast, too. For all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

You should be shooting for 21-22 mph, then!

You should be shooting for 21-22 mph, then!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Double like 50w to 100w? 100 to 200? ...

Double like 50w to 100w?

100 to 200?

200 to 400?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Join Date: Mar 2010 Posts: 74 ?

Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 74

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Anything over 25 is good. Over 28 looks better....

Anything over 25 is good. Over 28 looks better. But a great speed? Then you're looking at 30 plus.

Hammer group rides/races have little to do with average speed and everything to do with being...
07-02-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By rubiksoval

How does sitting in a sauna increase recovery? ...

How does sitting in a sauna increase recovery?

Go for a ride in the south with 72+ degree dew points and the last thing in the world you'd want to do is go back into a sauna...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By rubiksoval

Cheap components wear out surprisingly quickly if...

Cheap components wear out surprisingly quickly if you ride consistently.

I wouldn't go with anything less than Tiagra/105, myself. Even my 105 stuff began needing replacement after 15,000 miles or...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,468
Posted By rubiksoval

You must unfamiliar with the lunar calendar: Feb...

You must unfamiliar with the lunar calendar: Feb 12, 2021.

Try again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,876
Posted By rubiksoval

???? But then you would have wasted being able...

????
But then you would have wasted being able to use it for a couple of thousand miles.

You could just...I don't know...look at it from time to time and see if there's any fraying. The first...
06-29-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 644
Posted By rubiksoval

Excessive caffeine has done nothing but give me...

Excessive caffeine has done nothing but give me massive, debilitating cramps in longer races. Also doesn't seem very effective in shorter races.

The biggest difference I've found in "feel" has...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By rubiksoval

For $1100 bucks I don't think those...

For $1100 bucks I don't think those components/parts are of that great a value. It'll get the job done if you're not riding it into the ground, but eh. Entry level is entry level for a reason. Much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,260
Posted By rubiksoval

So much no.

So much no.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By rubiksoval

Electrical tape.

Electrical tape.
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