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09-08-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By Zachanonymous

Im surprised nobody mentioned rim size. I bought...

Im surprised nobody mentioned rim size. I bought 2 airless tires and finally figured out my rim width was a mere 12mm. The smallest Tannus tire available was a 13-15mm wide "bead". A quick glance...
08-11-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By Zachanonymous

To bring back this topic, maybe I'm installing...

To bring back this topic, maybe I'm installing them wrong, I've gone through 3 in 3 weeks, and I'm only cycling on weekends :troll:. That said, I inspected the rim and couldn't find anything that...
07-08-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By Zachanonymous

I checked the tire, and I couldn't find any sign...

I checked the tire, and I couldn't find any sign of penetration. I squeezed it and it held pressure, although there wasn't much left, but I could not find a leak in the tube.. It deflated twice on...
07-07-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By Zachanonymous

I'm using a regular road tire, and I do most of...

I'm using a regular road tire, and I do most of my riding on the trainer... probably a good 90% As for a picture I have to finish cooking and I need to be up at 2:50 AM so my enthusiasum for removing...
07-07-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,985
Posted By Zachanonymous

Constantly popping tires on trainer

I was on Zwift today, and there's nothing worse than being in the zen state climbing and a nice steady cadence and then your tire pops. I may be fitting the tube in the channel of the rim wrong but I...
07-15-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Zachanonymous

Aero Road vs Triathalon

Generally speaking, is there a downside to riding a Triathalon bike "as a road bike"? From what I know the design puts the rider in a forward position as compared to the traditional road bike, does...
05-23-18, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Zachanonymous

Its probably only herky jerky if you're not in...

Its probably only herky jerky if you're not in tune with how you're riding. Otherwise it should offer more combinations.
05-23-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Zachanonymous

I believe Lance Armstrong also practiced spinning...

I believe Lance Armstrong also practiced spinning a high cadence, and it proved successful for him too. I find when I'm on my trainer and I hit a cadence of 80-84 rpm, its comfortable and my output...
05-23-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Zachanonymous

I meant a triathalon bike only, no TT bikes. I...

I meant a triathalon bike only, no TT bikes. I only say this because the Triathalon bikes look like they would make for a good climb
05-23-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Zachanonymous

Huh, that's all interesting, as much as I've seen...

Huh, that's all interesting, as much as I've seen it done in professional races, and pro/ams alike, I rarely ever do it, heck I did it more when I was a kid than I do now. But I do agree that it has...
05-23-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 947
Posted By Zachanonymous

Out of the saddle comfort

What makes riding out of the saddle comfortable?
I imagine itís partly the bike, but exactly is it how the crankset is positioned?
09-23-17, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Zachanonymous

SMO2 Monitor

I was debating on whether or not to buy a BSX Insight 2.0, unsure of it's accuracy and legitimacy? I assume it's accurate and I also assume it could be a valuable tool when looking at intensity of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 967
Posted By Zachanonymous

To underwrite your insight, then Barometric...

To underwrite your insight, then Barometric Altimiters should be a standard as well (for manufacturers). :(
01-10-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,483
Posted By Zachanonymous

Thanks for the advice, Based on what you said,...

Thanks for the advice,
Based on what you said, I'll probably make a few concessions here and there, based on my personal endurance level, and how I feel about my capabilities. Otherwise, without the...
01-08-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,483
Posted By Zachanonymous

I think VO2 is more important, especially since I...

I think VO2 is more important, especially since I used to be a chronic smoker. But mostly because endurance will be limited to the amount of O2 you can utilize.

Thanks, I'll give that a shot,...
01-08-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,483
Posted By Zachanonymous

Increasing VO2/FTP

Generally from what I've read, HIIT training seems to be the trend at increasing your VO2 and FTP.

Does anyone have any input as far as how long the intervals should be?

What about percentage...
11-29-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,259
Posted By Zachanonymous

From my recollection the cassettes integrity...

From my recollection the cassettes integrity looks fine.

BB I'm assuming is bottom bracket, seems good, I do get a lot of flex when I pedal. So I'm still working on adjusting my front...
11-29-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,259
Posted By Zachanonymous

I found another post from 6 years ago - He...

I found another post from 6 years ago - He mentions dirty/worn symptoms causing a "grinding" (like changing gear noise) I guess I'll skip my ride tonight and buy a chain at walmart tomorrow, because...
11-29-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,259
Posted By Zachanonymous

Grinding under load

I'm suspecting it's the chain, seems too loose to not make sense. Although I can physically see it making contact with the front derailleur on my right foot's downstroke. I adjusted the rear barrel...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By Zachanonymous

Program for smart trainer

Hi, just starting off, I used Cycleops Virtual Trainer for a while, until my trial ran out :p. But are there any other programs out there, that simulate specific wattages or create/use Virtual...
10-28-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Zachanonymous

I figured out the technique with a little...

I figured out the technique with a little practice. And the issue with it cutting in and out was fixed by placing my PC closer. That was the darnest thing, I'd be going along, you know, not exactly a...
10-27-16, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Zachanonymous

I updated my original post to include that "said"...

I updated my original post to include that "said" unit is a Cycleops PowerBeam.
10-26-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Zachanonymous

CVT (Cycleops) - Questions

Edit: DonBjr - Unit I'm running is a Cycleops Powerbeam

I guess firstly my question would be, what's the best technique to ride routes, and maintain a level of power while traveling over...
10-08-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By Zachanonymous

Kurt Kinetic inRide PC support

Can it be possible to pair a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine to a PC using a bluetooth usb?

I've looked at android (not iOS) Emulators and it seems most don't have usb support, so I'm wondering if...
09-23-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,518
Posted By Zachanonymous

<------ All I need to know :love:

<------ All I need to know :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Zachanonymous

Only when it comes to PB2

Only when it comes to PB2
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Zachanonymous

Well, lets just say I looked on walmart.com for...

Well, lets just say I looked on walmart.com for one and someone said it lacked resistance. So now I'm skeptical.

And as far as the Kurt Kinetic, maybe next year, I'd like to get a garmin first,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Zachanonymous

Looking for a legit stand/trainer

I'll keep this short and sweet, cause I gotta go mow, but I'm looking for a Stand/Trainer that actually has some resistance. From what I read, most of the cheap ones are no where near tough enough...
08-12-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Zachanonymous

GPS With barometric altimeter

I've been looking for a GPS that also has altimeter functions, and of course I'm a cheapskate. The best I've found on ebay are some Garmin Edge 500s for about $100.

I looked at Polar and they seem...
07-23-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,514
Posted By Zachanonymous

I tried that, pushing the valve into the tire and...

I tried that, pushing the valve into the tire and remounted it, worked 100% better, now I can see why they call them gator skinz.
Thank you so much for the help. now to go blow this tube up :p
07-23-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,514
Posted By Zachanonymous

Bead won't seat around the valvestem

As the title says, I cannot get the bead to sit properly around the valvestem. I bought new tires and I still seem to have a bulge around the valvestem.

Does someone know some sort of trick to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,187
Posted By Zachanonymous

The valve stem cap is the smaller shaft, at least...

The valve stem cap is the smaller shaft, at least on Bell tubes.

Also is 2225mm an accurate measurement for circumference of a 27" diameter tire at 25c width? Feedback here would be greatly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 02:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,187
Posted By Zachanonymous

Well I guess I've just been "fortunate" so far.....

Well I guess I've just been "fortunate" so far.. My old Nishiki I rode in Highschool tacked on a few thousand miles on only a hand full of replacement tubes.

I will definitely make sure to look...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,187
Posted By Zachanonymous

What brand of Tire Tubes do you use?

I was out for a morning ride the other day and less than 2 miles from town I blew a tube after having ran over something.

I went out to walmart and bought 3 Bell 700c Tubes.

That having been...
06-08-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By Zachanonymous

20mph + pace on level ground? I'm lucky to keep a...

20mph + pace on level ground? I'm lucky to keep a 15mph now, and I still have many gears to go at the cadence I'm running.
06-08-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By Zachanonymous

Hill Climbing

Obviously it builds sustained power, BUT, anaerobically only grades of like 20% truly build anaerobic strength.

My question, I have a state park, nearly in my back yard, how often should I make...
05-31-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Zachanonymous

perhaps, I'm making granola for my first time, so...

perhaps, I'm making granola for my first time, so far the best binder seems to be a light water mix, to a reeses pb texture. I have 4 types in the oven now, experimenting if anyone has experience...
05-31-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Zachanonymous

My day at work

Coppied this from another thread. All Base ideas come from 9 Healthy Homemade Protein Bar Recipes - Life by Daily Burn (http://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/homemade-protein-bar-recipes/)

I spent...
05-31-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,243
Posted By Zachanonymous

If I can say 2 things as far as protein is...

If I can say 2 things as far as protein is concerned. MusclePharm has great (much better than BodyFortress AKA Walmart) Whey and homemade granola/protein bars in little snack baggies might be a great...
05-31-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,085
Posted By Zachanonymous

Thanks, Ideally, I shouldn't have bought it, but...

Thanks, Ideally, I shouldn't have bought it, but I did anyways, it was my birthday, my relatives were giving me $150 to spend, and I figure I'll be riding the better part of the next decade barring a...
05-30-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 36,085
Posted By Zachanonymous

Well, I bought one, I've only read thru page 2 of...

Well, I bought one, I've only read thru page 2 of comments. Going out for a ride, holy hell, 163 replies is insane, I will read through them all :)

As for the cycle, if anyone cares it seems to...
05-29-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 968
Posted By Zachanonymous

Nuckily/Sponeed/Wolfbike ??

What are these brands and where did they come from?

Also if I'm buying a Shimano/Giant Jersey from yoyoma I assume they aren't paying royalties
05-29-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,421
Posted By Zachanonymous

Protein shake (water or milk) and a waffle with...

Protein shake (water or milk) and a waffle with honey, plainly because after a nights rest, your protien stores are burnt. Whey is quick assimilating and within a half hour you should be replenishing...
05-26-16, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Zachanonymous

Pretty much a dumb question but - If I have a...

Pretty much a dumb question but - If I have a redish bicycle, and "standard black shorts" what are natural colors that match? I'm thinking red? but that seems to be a lot of red. I'm terrible with...
05-26-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Zachanonymous

Jersey's and other clothes

What are those jerseys I always seem to see semi pro cyclists wearing, and where do they get them? I rode the MS150 with a friend in highschool, but it was just the two of us, so thus we had no...
05-22-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Zachanonymous

I used their sizing chart, and being that I'm...

I used their sizing chart, and being that I'm 6'3'' I went with the 62cm - if that was a mistake LET ME KNOW - I had a Nishiki up until a few years ago and rode a medium size frame for almost 10...
05-21-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Zachanonymous

One more question, the included platform pedals(I...

One more question, the included platform pedals(I assume those are the type for those shoes that sound like high heels) are not the standard pedals, will this be a problem? Are bike pedals standard...
05-21-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Zachanonymous

Well, you might be mad or not, but I went ahead...

Well, you might be mad or not, but I went ahead and made the purchase. (I'm probably going to regret this one in the morning .... ) - As for my local bike shop, well it doesn't exists anymore. Great...
05-21-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Zachanonymous

One last question, when it comes to the pedals,...

One last question, when it comes to the pedals, Platform Road Pedals doesn't ring any bells. I don't have the fancy shoes and I don't know what the pedals that have the little mini cage on them are...
05-21-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,153
Posted By Zachanonymous

Honestly after some thought, I'll probably just...

Honestly after some thought, I'll probably just suck it up and leave it stock. Depending on what model I go with - Which is more than likely looking to be a Wellington of some sort.
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