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05-27-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By radroad

Both brands offer fantastic value but have...

Both brands offer fantastic value but have serious liabilities as well. M2S is a one man operation, and you typically have to pre-order to minimize the owner's risk. Other potential issues involve...
05-27-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By radroad

Bosch Announces New Motor: Smaller, Lighter, More Efficient

After a long wait and many rumours, here is the new 2020 motor from Bosch.




2.9KG (down from 4KG in the old Performance CX line)
Regular chainring (no small sprocket like the outgoing...
05-27-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,331
Posted By radroad

You beg for replies since no one was interested,...

You beg for replies since no one was interested, you get exactly ONE reply and then you complain about it.

If you don't like the facts, then don't even bother with the thread.

If you want a...
05-27-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

The bottom line is that men buy many more...

The bottom line is that men buy many more bicycles and much more bicycling gear because we have much more money and are much faster and stronger than women and are therefore far more likely to enter...
05-27-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

That's white privilege. White men and women need...

That's white privilege. White men and women need to shut their mouths and stop promoting patriarchy and racism. They should immediately vacate all of their faculty positions so that men and women OF...
05-27-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

A "math education" professor only teaches future...

A "math education" professor only teaches future k-12 schoolteachers how best to teach k-12 math. It doesn't presuppose any knowledge beyond trigonometry, or third year math in an average high school...
05-27-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

Where? The United States. Have you heard of...

Where? The United States. Have you heard of immigration? Both legal and illegal?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_States

1950: 151 million
1960: 179 million
2019: 328...
05-27-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

And bicycle companies can't afford to lose sales....

And bicycle companies can't afford to lose sales. Sales have been stagnant for decades here in the US, despite enormous population growth.
05-27-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

Affirmative action in STEM is the norm these...

Affirmative action in STEM is the norm these days. Universities are under enormous pressure to address the disparity in male/female math/science representation in faculty and students. The only way...
05-27-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,444
Posted By radroad

Interestingly, e-bikes are far more popular in...

Interestingly, e-bikes are far more popular in Europe than in North America, yet E-bikes are restricted to 250 watts and 25kph (15.5mph) in the EU. In other words, there is an enormous market for...
05-25-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By radroad

I've seen a lot of youtube videos, but I tend to...

I've seen a lot of youtube videos, but I tend to focus more on specific products or events. I'd have a tough time mentioning a specific channel or youtuber I'm a "fan" of. It's tough for me to fanboy...
05-24-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,444
Posted By radroad

I think an electric bike with a top speed of...

I think an electric bike with a top speed of 35-40 mph might be a good compromise. My build would ideally look something like this:

1K+ watt hour battery or batteries, frame integrated would be...
05-23-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,444
Posted By radroad

E-Bikes: A Gateway Drug?

I insist on (almost) always test riding a bike before buying. So far, there hasn't been an e-bike that I thought was so compelling that I'd want to drop several K on it.

However, I'm staring to...
05-23-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By radroad

It also doesn't prevent him from posting a whiny...

It also doesn't prevent him from posting a whiny thread about it either, when in reality he has many options for buying Shimano components at discount, including from the very website he linked to.
...
05-22-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,220
Posted By radroad

Buy something else.

Buy something else.
05-21-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 71,792
Posted By radroad

35 years on, after the debut of the Sony...

35 years on, after the debut of the Sony "Discman," digital STILL doesn't sound right.

Oddly enough, I find the same files, bit for bit, inferior sounding on the computer, compared to their CD...
05-17-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,079
Posted By radroad

I used to love triples, until BikesDirect.

I used to love triples, until BikesDirect.
05-16-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,939
Posted By radroad

I don't ride that much. Probably 100 miles a...

I don't ride that much. Probably 100 miles a week. Sometimes more, but often less.

On flat routes on a flat bar bike, my cruising speed with moderate/average effort is between 16 to 18 mph.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,941
Posted By radroad

Just about every film, tv show, and probably a...

Just about every film, tv show, and probably a majority of advertisements promote alcohol consumption. That fact alone tells you it's unhealthy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,941
Posted By radroad

Alcohol is a neurotoxin.

Alcohol is a neurotoxin.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,034
Posted By radroad

Mechanical discs, even cheap mechanical discs,...

Mechanical discs, even cheap mechanical discs, have come a very long way. I just test drove a rad rover fat bike with entry level mechanical discs. They stop well. And this is a near 70 lbs bike...
04-29-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,074
Posted By radroad

I don't use the bell that often. It's hard to...

I don't use the bell that often. It's hard to tell what direction they'll move in. Some stop cold. Others move left, others right. Some walk along the middle divider. Others walk on the left, others...
04-29-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

I still go for a few walks per week in my...

I still go for a few walks per week in my neighborhood, but it's very depressing. Lots of homeless, sketchy people, drug addicts. The people you see on bikes are usually homeless also. Pretty much no...
04-26-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,490
Posted By radroad

They've probably been losing money, a lot of...

They've probably been losing money, a lot of money, for a long time now. I'm sure they stuck with the line for as long as they possibly could, and then some.

It's like the wnba: it's been losing...
04-25-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,877
Posted By radroad

This thread is so wackadoodle. It'll be a relief...

This thread is so wackadoodle. It'll be a relief when it's locked. Rebecca Twigg will go about her business and the rest of us will go back to talking about bikes.
04-24-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,877
Posted By radroad

I don't think we'll ever know what the "causes"...

I don't think we'll ever know what the "causes" of her current situation are.

The only clear, relevant fact is that she refuses help. The people who want to help are denied the opportunity to...
04-24-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,877
Posted By radroad

There's a strong correlation between hard work...

There's a strong correlation between hard work and luck. The harder you work, the luckier you get.

In Twigg's situation, she has placed an insurmountable barrier to overcoming her own situation....
Forum: Foo
04-19-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By radroad

Yeah, that's what I try to do. I always try to be...

Yeah, that's what I try to do. I always try to be polite.
04-18-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,877
Posted By radroad

Since she won't accept help, she'll remain...

Since she won't accept help, she'll remain homeless, no? It seems like so much spinning of wheels (no pun intended) if she refuses any assistance. Astonishing considering how much support is awaiting...
04-17-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 21,628
Posted By radroad

The traditional mom and pop bike shops have...

The traditional mom and pop bike shops have gotten squeezed out of the market by direct to consumer brands. Lots and lots of innovative brands are selling direct to consumer now. YT, Fezzari, Canyon,...
Forum: Foo
04-06-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By radroad

Random People Chatting You Up

I walk at least 45 minutes a day now, sometimes up to an hour and a half. I incorporate chores into these walks so I can feel like I'm making good use of my time (walking a few miles takes a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,222
Posted By radroad

What a letdown lol.

What a letdown lol.
03-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

Wise decision. The two posters you are responding...

Wise decision. The two posters you are responding are notorious for spamming threads non-stop. They have a lot more free time than you do. You can't win this one.
03-12-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

Cycling isn't very good for weight loss. It...

Cycling isn't very good for weight loss. It doesn't build muscle mass or increase bone strength. It just makes you a more efficient cyclist, which means that the more you ride, the fewer calories you...
03-11-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

It's important not to split hairs. ...

It's important not to split hairs.

Ultimately weight bearing exercises are more beneficial in the long run for bone health and muscle mass. Aerobic exercise is good too but not a substitute for...
03-08-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By radroad

Yet you hate e-bikes. :)

Yet you hate e-bikes. :)
03-08-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

Its absolutely effective. It's worked throughout...

Its absolutely effective. It's worked throughout the entirety of human history.

Now that we've stopped "shaming" (which only means giving appropriate feedback) in the western world for the past 50...
03-08-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

Super fat Casey got his stomach stapled and lost...

Super fat Casey got his stomach stapled and lost almost 200 lbs. Amazingly, he's still well over 500 lbs! He says he still needs to lose another 275 lbs at a minimum.

In a bizarre twist his entire...
03-07-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

A few points to keep in mind: 1. the more...

A few points to keep in mind:

1. the more you ride, the more efficient you become. You burn fewer and fewer calories over time doing the same activity. Hence, the rise of "muscle confusion" as. a...
03-07-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

15 lbs isn't that much in the bigger picture (no...

15 lbs isn't that much in the bigger picture (no pun intended). Look at it this way. There are people with much larger problems. No pun intended. Casey for example:
...
03-07-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

They would've gained more if they had driven to...

They would've gained more if they had driven to the cafe instead. :)
03-07-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By radroad

I'm sure they're fine. It's a solid, budget, low...

I'm sure they're fine. It's a solid, budget, low level disc brake that works well enough just like most other brakes on the market. My standard v-brakes have far more power than I absolutely need. My...
03-07-19, 02:05 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

When I was riding a max of 150-200 miles a week...

When I was riding a max of 150-200 miles a week over the course of a year or so, I lost a grand total of 3 lbs. From 150 to 147 lbs. This is with every single ride starting with at least 20 minutes...
03-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

In college, I walked about a half hour a day and...

In college, I walked about a half hour a day and also played a few hours of basketball a week. I guess playing basketball could be considered "cardio" but it was never more than 3 hours a week. I...
03-05-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

My weight has fluctuated between 155 and 180 in...

My weight has fluctuated between 155 and 180 in my post college years. In college, I ate as much as I wanted: pizza, hot dogs, 6 servings of a main dish for dinner, burgers for lunch, 4 egg omelettes...
03-05-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

I'm going to focus a bit more on weight bearing...

I'm going to focus a bit more on weight bearing exercises this year. Cycling doesn't really allow me to build or sustain muscle mass either, which is frustrating. I've occasionally attended some of...
03-05-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By radroad

Thats pretty much the consensus. Hardly thread...

Thats pretty much the consensus. Hardly thread worthy.
03-05-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By radroad

I wonder if the latest round of DA/Ultegra/105...

I wonder if the latest round of DA/Ultegra/105 dual pivots have closed the gap some. I have ridden mechanical discs on road and mtb's and am usually disappointed. I have ridden bikes with hydraulics...
03-05-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By radroad

It seems like mechanical discs aren't even being...

It seems like mechanical discs aren't even being spec'ed anymore on road bikes. How do these compare with entry or mid level hydraulics?
03-04-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 9,650
Posted By radroad

A few months ago in bicycling magazine, one...

A few months ago in bicycling magazine, one writer estimated that he burned about 125 cal for every 5 miles of riding, which sounds about right for an adult male of average weight. It's a much more...
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