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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,650
Posted By MoAlpha

Get that anxiety under control with some...

Get that anxiety under control with some cognitive behavioral therapy and/or high-quality prescription pharmaceuticals. Then get the carbon fiber-reinforced polymer frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,650
Posted By msu2001la

Just so I'm clear - you're looking for people to...

Just so I'm clear - you're looking for people to convince you to buy a carbon bike that you can't afford and believe will implode and result in "horror injuries"?

Sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,650
Posted By big john

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4...

10 pounds? Frame weights are generally around 4 pounds for steel, 3 pounds for aluminum or titanium, and carbon fiber frames can be under 2 pounds but some are 3 pounds. So if you had aluminum and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,650
Posted By sarhog

All these horror stories?? Where do I find all...

All these horror stories?? Where do I find all these?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,650
Posted By alcjphil

Carbon fiber alone will not result in a 10 pound...

Carbon fiber alone will not result in a 10 pound weight difference compared to an aluminum frame. The only bike frame that I have ever had a failure with in almost 50 years of cycling was an aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,650
Posted By topflightpro

Carbon is fine. They make cars, airplanes...

Carbon is fine.

They make cars, airplanes and boats out of it too.
02-21-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By Koyote

What GlennR wrote above is spot-on. I have...

What GlennR wrote above is spot-on. I have bought less expensive bikes and received much better service, even more than a year later.

If you've described it accurately, the brakes are not set up...
02-21-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By GlennR

They wanted to charge you to service a new bike...

They wanted to charge you to service a new bike they sold you.... not cool.

My LBS includes free service for the 1st year and a tuneup at the end of it.
02-21-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,074
Posted By Princess_Allez

Shimano 105 hydraulic I did take it back....

Shimano 105 hydraulic

I did take it back. They told me they would have to charge me ($60). I accepted. They are flooded with business so they didn't get to my bike in time. I took the bike home to...
11-25-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,526
Posted By aggiegrads

Fortunately, most brands now publish stack and...

Fortunately, most brands now publish stack and height measurements. It sounds like you want a bike with a large stack (which is the vertical distance between the bottom bracket and the top of the...
11-23-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By icemilkcoffee

What advantages does it have? The only advantage...

What advantages does it have? The only advantage is it's cheaper for a small time frame-builder to build a custom frame using carbon tubes and lugs. Aside from that I see no advantage and plenty of...
11-23-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Troul

injection molding composites to a digitized...

injection molding composites to a digitized profile is more likely to happen.
11-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By Gary in NJ

If you ride flat terrain and are a reasonable...

If you ride flat terrain and are a reasonable weight, the 140mm rotors are probably fine, especially if you are a weight weenie. However if you ride hilly terrain where you have to control your speed...
11-11-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,003
Posted By Jicafold

What happened to cheap inner tubes?

Looking online lately, 700c inner tubes are costing $8- $10 each. What happened to $4 and $5 inner tubes? Or have I just not bought any in a real long time.
09-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,442
Posted By hubcyclist

Personally, I think people overestimate the...

Personally, I think people overestimate the calories required to cycle and so they probably end up eating in excess of what they burn. If you're burning 300-500 calories per hour and then loading up...
09-22-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,442
Posted By wolfchild

Fitness is sport specific or activity specific...

Fitness is sport specific or activity specific and just because somebody is fit at one particular activity doesn't mean that they're fit at other activities...The word "fitness" has a very broad...
09-22-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,442
Posted By djcookie

Cycling Is A Poor Form of Exercise :-(

I've gone to two local meetups with road cycling clubs. One was a social meet up, and the members seemed far more fit than the average person of their ages (most were older). At the second meet,...
09-08-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,133
Posted By kingston

I just did the calcs. An average sized person on...

I just did the calcs. An average sized person on an average bike would have to push about 365 watts to spin at 90 rpm up a 25% grade with a 34/40.

Edit: I mixed up MPH/KPH on the calculations....
08-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,290
Posted By indyfabz

Yes. $2,500 is way too little.

Yes. $2,500 is way too little.
08-11-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,290
Posted By kingston

I always advise people to get an aluminium frame...

I always advise people to get an aluminium frame w/105 for their first bike. It's good enough that it won't hold you back for the first couple of seasons. If you're still into cycling an a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,923
Posted By downtube42

What's the cost to change later, if you so...

What's the cost to change later, if you so decide? Probably not much more.

Nobody can tell you if 34-30 is sufficient for you. Your power to weight ratio, the grades you want to climb, and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,762
Posted By spelger

i don't like these segments that go through stop...

i don't like these segments that go through stop signs. they make absolutely no sense. not sure if it is possible but strava should kill them as they are created. not sure if stop signs are on some...
04-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,078
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

No, they're faster because they have lower...

No, they're faster because they have lower rolling resistance.

You are slow because you chose tires that have stiff carcasses with high rolling resistance, and/or you're out of shape.

Try the...
03-31-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,962
Posted By USAZorro

Those transparent pedals are super light and...

Those transparent pedals are super light and awesome! :innocent:
03-03-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,417
Posted By wolfchild

I am more concerned about distracted drivers...

I am more concerned about distracted drivers around me than about coronavirus.
01-14-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,884
Posted By ThermionicScott

If you’re “broke af” and just started riding,...

If you’re “broke af” and just started riding, upgrades are the last place you should be spending your money. Just ride your bike as it is.
01-13-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,581
Posted By Shimagnolo

Dinotte headlight (handlebar) & taillight. ...

Dinotte headlight (handlebar) & taillight.
Schwalbe Marathon Supreme tires, which have the "reflex" sidewalls.
(Schwalbe & Continental both use the word "reflex" to indicate reflective sidewalls.)
07-03-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,043
Posted By ahsposo

I met a very lonely young lady yesterday standing...

I met a very lonely young lady yesterday standing on the side of the road.

She asked me if I wanted to have a good time maybe party with her but I told her I had another couple of sets of...
07-03-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,043
Posted By SteamingAlong

On second thought, I don't know if I would pick...

On second thought, I don't know if I would pick up a knife that I found on the side of the road. In those same neighborhoods chances are it's a murder weapon that the cops are looking to recover.
...
07-03-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,043
Posted By eofelis

I've found a couple of Leatherman multitools in...

I've found a couple of Leatherman multitools in the road, and other sundry small items.
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