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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Zaskar

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the...

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the wrap/tape. Don't tuck anything into the bar. No need to use sticky (electrical/duct/packing) tape either. Just start at the bar end, wrap 360 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zaskar

I've been racing BMX, MTB and gravel bikes...

I've been racing BMX, MTB and gravel bikes decades... and I would've likely gone down too. When you feel it before you see it... recovery is highly unlikely. As LesterOfPuppets said - when you see...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zaskar

^That^ I should've noted, my comments were...

^That^

I should've noted, my comments were really for if ^that^ doesn't do it and the front tire is already pushing.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zaskar

Typically, when you encounter sand, gravel,...

Typically, when you encounter sand, gravel, deep(ish) water, etc unexpectedly, there's a lot of weigh transfer to the front end as you quickly slow down - from hitting that sand/gravel. The front...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,312
Posted By Zaskar

Yes. Not nope. With the wider tire, you'll have a...

Yes. Not nope. With the wider tire, you'll have a bigger contact patch. A bigger contact patch is better. But, going from 23s to 25s or 28s is such a small jump, the likelihood of that being the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,040
Posted By Zaskar

If I had one bike, maybe an under-seat bag would...

If I had one bike, maybe an under-seat bag would be fine.... nah. Still not ideal. I don't like how the bags turn into mini dump trucks when you unzip them. You're looking for a CO2 and end up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,068
Posted By Zaskar

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on...

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on it and some rub marks... okay, lots of rub marks... So yeah, ^that^ is a solid point.

I'm starting to look for another PM and, while I've bought...
10-29-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 947
Posted By Zaskar

Depends on the ride. If the route is a mix of...

Depends on the ride.
If the route is a mix of reasonably groomed gravel/dirt roads and pavement - I use road pedals and shoes.
If the route is sloppy or technical and/or has any single track - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Zaskar

Let me see if I have this right... "flood" or...

Let me see if I have this right... "flood" or wash the shifter with WD40 then add lube. That's it? I see a couple issues with this...
- The WD40 is now in the cable housing and under the tape, etc....
10-28-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,948
Posted By Zaskar

My shinny new bike is a year and a half old and...

My shinny new bike is a year and a half old and far from shiny and wait for it... the bar still hasn't broken. In fact, non of my carbon bars (or frames, seat posts, wheels... ) have broken.

Go...
10-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,948
Posted By Zaskar

Dude... we get it. You don't like the bar. But,...

Dude... we get it. You don't like the bar. But, come on. Carbon bars are known to break just falling to the side. Uh huh... that happens all the time. Ever seen what sweat does to aluminum?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Zaskar

So disappointed in you guys. No one got the...

So disappointed in you guys. No one got the "stranded" reference ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By Zaskar

When was the last time you re-cabled? Just...

When was the last time you re-cabled? Just replace the cable AND housing. Always a good place to start. When the shifter starts needing continual adjustment - MORE tension - that's a sign the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

The pathlete is the ******bag roadie who hammers...

The pathlete is the ******bag roadie who hammers the flat MUP at 20+ mph. Applies more to crowded MUPs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

I do hate the Pathlete.

I do hate the Pathlete.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

But... but... I'm right. ;-)

But... but... I'm right. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

You've clearly chosen the wrong hobby. You need a...

You've clearly chosen the wrong hobby. You need a motorcycle... or a couch. Seriously. You are simply missing the big idea of what makes riding bikes amazing.
10-21-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,520
Views: 514,274
Posted By Zaskar

When the pavement calls... ...

When the pavement calls...
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Nah... they're just the guys on their way up or...

Nah... they're just the guys on their way up or their way down ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

There's a lot to ^that^ comment. Seriously. It's...

There's a lot to ^that^ comment. Seriously. It's arguably at the core of this entire "argusation" we're having here. Lots of cyclists (I'm one) genuinely enjoy burying themselves on rides - pegging...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

I believe some have turn signals too.

I believe some have turn signals too.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Deep breaths Seattle Forrest. Did you see the...

Deep breaths Seattle Forrest. Did you see the little (/kg) in my comment? Or the reference to racing? In.... out...... in....... out..........
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Zaskar

We can agree to disagree on this one. I race mtn...

We can agree to disagree on this one. I race mtn and gravel bikes. I also keep my bikes relatively clean - after races/rides. I get years (!) out of derailleurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Zaskar

I love (!) seeing new tech hit the cycling...

I love (!) seeing new tech hit the cycling segment. This may not do much for us, catch on, etc... but glad to see innovation in any form. It's ironic for me though - I've considered the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost...

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost will make me or any A rider ride like a pro. ANY rider - B riders, C riders... will smash KOMs with a 150 watt boost. That is what B riders average...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Do you have any idea how this sport even works?...

Do you have any idea how this sport even works? Races, sprints, KOMs... are won and lost over 15 watts (/kg). I won a state time trial averaging 275 watts for an hour. You don't think a 150 assist...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus...

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus rides a single speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several...

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several times - hundreds of miles across Iowa in 90+ degree heat, camping in fields (in that heat)... I donate every time. He's also done a few charity golf...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,785
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely more of discussion for the...

Definitely more of discussion for the professionals. Everyone has some fear of heights - it's rationale. When it gets to the phobia level, those without the phobia will have a hard time understanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim...

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim is easy because you're laying down?

I'm beginning to wonder if you actually ride at all.
10-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 179,253
Posted By Zaskar

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You...

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You know we did this already... right? First, we had bicycles. Then someone put a motor (engine) on one and had a bicycle with an engine (surely called a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who...

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who sometimes ride mopeds. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

only that you misunderstood the meme - meant to...

only that you misunderstood the meme - meant to highlight the futility of convincing anyone online that your opinion is the "right" one.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding...

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding 170 bpm for 45 min on a mountain climb and getting to the top is WHY I love cycling. If I was looking for something easy, I'd play golf.

You ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than...

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than bicycles? Seriously, I'm confused. I really thought we all enjoyed this sport - pedaling, riding bikes... you know, cycling?

I had no idea so many of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Type of bike? Love that. Like he showed up on a...

Type of bike? Love that. Like he showed up on a Novaro or Scattante. No, it's the "type" of bike that has a &$#*ing motor. It's no longer just a bike. It's a motorbike, motorcycle, moped... the cute...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

When I read ^that^ I had to double check to make...

When I read ^that^ I had to double check to make sure it wasn't my name up there instead of burnthesheep. I agree with everything you said. Okay, maybe not as concerned about bionic men in 5Ks ;-)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

Appropriately... it has a kickstand.

Appropriately... it has a kickstand.
10-07-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By Zaskar

But... have you met anyone who rode a Grail with...

But... have you met anyone who rode a Grail with that bar (Hoverbar) who didn't like it? I was skeptical (made fun of it when I first saw it) until I rode it. Now, I couldn't imagine doing fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,263
Posted By Zaskar

I've mentioned in other threads that I'm not a...

I've mentioned in other threads that I'm not a fan of ebikes. Maybe I will when I'm old(er). For the most part, it doesn't matter - I haven't encountered one more than a couple times on group rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By Zaskar

Do you really pedal over 40mph? Do you know how...

Do you really pedal over 40mph? Do you know how much power it takes to increase speed over 40 mph? Well... uh.. it's a lot. (math, physics... not my thing) but, there's that exponential thing - power...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Zaskar

I've ridden those gaps several times. Those...

I've ridden those gaps several times. Those descents are fun - and fast! As rubiksoval said, cyclists can take those turns faster than most cars and motorcycles. I have passed cars there. It's not as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Zaskar

Huh?

Huh?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,173
Posted By Zaskar

I wonder why Zwift hasn't developed a...

I wonder why Zwift hasn't developed a certification program - go to a licensed LBS (they'd be into it - gets riders in the door), show an ID, get on a scale, get a unique Zwift race number... It'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,882
Posted By Zaskar

I think consumers finally figured out that "men's...

I think consumers finally figured out that "men's and women's different geometries mandate gender-specific bikes" is pretty much bull****. We were told that women have longer legs relative to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Zaskar

Not sure what you mean by "competition bike...

Not sure what you mean by "competition bike starts" - I'll assume you're looking into beginner to intermediate-level racing, group rides, etc. The short answer is "Yes" - a Grail (any gravel bike)...
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