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Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

Well, in that case I believe aluminum frames are...

Well, in that case I believe aluminum frames are better because they have more colorful paint.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

Of that group of attributes the ONLY one that is...

Of that group of attributes the ONLY one that is legitimate is "Trendy".

Since the comfort on a gravel bike is almost entirely the tires (with minor part being the geometry) the frame material...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

I'm not sure what you're talking about. A gravel...

I'm not sure what you're talking about. A gravel bike is nothing more than a road bike with sufficient tire clearance for up to 32 or so gravel knobbys. Most of the bikes before 1985 would do that. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

I can't say that I see the point of a carbon...

I can't say that I see the point of a carbon fiber gravel bike. Since you're riding 33 mm tires (good choice) aluminum bikes are much cheaper and you don't have to worry about the frame being too...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

I did the Tour de Fuzz last weekend. I caught up...

I did the Tour de Fuzz last weekend. I caught up with a guy riding a hardtail with knobbys on the Metric route. He was riding a pretty continuous 21 mph! He had to be a cop because they are always...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

Have you ever ridden a full suspension MTB up...

Have you ever ridden a full suspension MTB up hills? It doesn't sound that way.

Also you don't seem to follow a conversation very well - is English your second language? Maybe you can explain to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

I'll test that premise and let you know. I have a...

I'll test that premise and let you know. I have a Redline CX bike that I've ridden pretty hard off-road. In everything but very fast downhills I was faster tan full-suspension bikes. On any climbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

Don't take my rough language too seriously. I had...

Don't take my rough language too seriously. I had a very serious concussion in 2009 and nearly died before I got a good neurologist and he brought be back with the proper medication to prevent...
09-17-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,868
Posted By RiceAWay

I agree enough with you but cycling is different....

I agree enough with you but cycling is different. MOST people have walked their entire lives and they have driven most of their lives. They haven't had any serious accidents so they discount there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

No, rather you are calling me crazy for taking...

No, rather you are calling me crazy for taking Jobst at his word.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

In your case, I think that it was your wife's...

In your case, I think that it was your wife's trying to get her sexual desires understood.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

Unlike you I don't try to tell people like Jobst...

Unlike you I don't try to tell people like Jobst that they are crazy for attributing his heart attack to his sport. My only addition was his habit of using gears that went out in the days of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,031
Posted By RiceAWay

The Vittoria Corsa Race? tubeless tires are nice....

The Vittoria Corsa Race? tubeless tires are nice. They have a lot of directional stability and don't walk around on the road or in crosswinds like the GP5000TLR's and they corner well but not as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,031
Posted By RiceAWay

They have something that might be considered a...

They have something that might be considered a negative. The traction is so good that the bike moves around on the road a bit due to changes in the road surface picking up more traction here than...
09-12-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,868
Posted By RiceAWay

Well, you certainly had a spate of bad luck. But...

Well, you certainly had a spate of bad luck. But in general more people are injured on off-road MTB rides than on road rides.

Again, think of the numbers - 40,000 car deaths each and every year...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 28,899
Posted By RiceAWay

I notice that you didn't seem to been able to...

I notice that you didn't seem to been able to assimilate my posting. Is English a second language for you? Jobst did everything that was "manly and brave" in the 1930's and even in the 70's was known...
09-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By RiceAWay

Again I'm wondering where you're coming from -...

Again I'm wondering where you're coming from - niche products are the ones with excessive pricing. Surly touring bikes, Shimano touring groups, touring wheels etc. Top end super-light racing parts....
09-09-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By RiceAWay

Gossamer cranks are a crank on the same value as...

Gossamer cranks are a crank on the same value as an Ultegra crank so my question to you is - what in the hell are you talking about? Furthermore the MegaEVO is about as stiff as the Campy Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,031
Posted By RiceAWay

I have used Orange and was relatively happy with...

I have used Orange and was relatively happy with it and it would seal large holes rapidly. The local bike shop told me to switch to Finish Line because it would last a whole lot longer. I was unaware...
09-02-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,868
Posted By RiceAWay

I once wrote a paper on the efficacy of bicycle...

I once wrote a paper on the efficacy of bicycle helmets. There was none. Though the latest Bontrager helmets may actually work.

But I digress - the important thing in that paper is just how safe...
08-09-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,090
Posted By RiceAWay

Well we don't know what your sort of terrain is...

Well we don't know what your sort of terrain is and what sort of riding you intend to do. I have only very seldom bought new bikes but it is usual for you to at least get a bike you THINK will fit...
08-07-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,667
Posted By RiceAWay

If you don't want to ride then don't. Though all...

If you don't want to ride then don't. Though all you have to do is take a ride on public transportation and see what happenes to people that don't want to exercise.
08-07-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,365
Posted By RiceAWay

I was in the Air Force in a maintenance squadron...

I was in the Air Force in a maintenance squadron and I can't remember seeing that much. I suppose it was there and I just avoided it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,058
Posted By RiceAWay

It sounds to me like you're looking for approval...

It sounds to me like you're looking for approval to buy a new bike because you don't like the color of the one you have. You don't want an American manufacturer. You also seem to be very susceptible...
08-06-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,566
Posted By RiceAWay

Everything connected to tobacco has also been...

Everything connected to tobacco has also been vilified.
08-06-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,566
Posted By RiceAWay

There are plenty of studies from Staggering Joe...

There are plenty of studies from Staggering Joe that will tell you anything you like to hear. As far as they've been able to determine in double blind studies, it has exactly the same effects as...
08-02-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,566
Posted By RiceAWay

Scientifically and medically CDB oils which are...

Scientifically and medically CDB oils which are derived from marijuana plants has no detectable effect though it has been claimed to do everything from help building bodies 12 ways to stopping all...
08-02-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By RiceAWay

Usually not. But it depends on the design of the...

Usually not. But it depends on the design of the Schwinn frame.
08-02-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,868
Posted By RiceAWay

In the last couple of years I had some really...

In the last couple of years I had some really weird single bike accidents that dumped me out in the middle of pretty busy roads and drivers always stopped and helped me up. In one case an expensive...
08-02-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By RiceAWay

Frankly, a Trek Madone would be pretty hard to...

Frankly, a Trek Madone would be pretty hard to beat. Tubeless tires so that you can forget flats and those hills in Penn's Woods are so steep that you need Shimano group with large gears so that you...
08-02-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By RiceAWay

In my case it is from tightly gripping the bars...

In my case it is from tightly gripping the bars while climbing. This pulls the inner (between fingers) area of the gloves in and cuts off the circulation to the hands. Trying to prevent holding your...
08-02-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,528
Posted By RiceAWay

Like TiHanero, while you can get a new bike...

Like TiHanero, while you can get a new bike cheaply from Walmart in general they aren't worth it. You can also get more than your money's worth from your local Craig's list. Since you probably don't...
08-02-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,667
Posted By RiceAWay

Try a bike club. This is usually a motivator. If...

Try a bike club. This is usually a motivator. If your monthly gas bill is high and your commute isn't that far that is another motivator. With the way things are these days you can't have a large...
08-02-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,638
Posted By RiceAWay

As a few others have said though it sounds a bit...

As a few others have said though it sounds a bit tacky - it is up to you to maintain control of your vehicle. It didn't lose traction all by itself and dump you on the road. This sound a bit like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,175
Posted By RiceAWay

I agree that it is a fad. But thee are purposes...

I agree that it is a fad. But thee are purposes for it.

1. You can design your gear steps so that they are consistent. On a double it is easy to have your gears so that half of them are too close...
07-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,628
Posted By RiceAWay

This is a fatigue failure and every joint in the...

This is a fatigue failure and every joint in the bike is at risk of failure. It cannot be fixed anymore. You could find another Vitus or Alan on Ebay but you can get a much better bike new for a...
07-17-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,570
Posted By RiceAWay

First off - you are riding a reasonable distance...

First off - you are riding a reasonable distance for a smoker. You MUST stop smoking or heart and lung problems will get you if you don't watch out. As my father was dying from emphysema he asked me...
06-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,249
Posted By RiceAWay

Most people seem to have a general idea. Police...

Most people seem to have a general idea. Police use bicycles in downtown heavy traffic areas. These MTB-like bikes are fast enough to catch most pedestrians. They cannot catch most cyclists or cars...
06-04-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,259
Posted By RiceAWay

There is another thing: A friend of mine had his...

There is another thing: A friend of mine had his Colnago C40 simply fall apart. At the time this happened he was going about 5 mph riding up onto a bicycle path. 20 minutes later he would have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,541
Posted By RiceAWay

1. American made deep aero section carbon wheels...

1. American made deep aero section carbon wheels are so expensive that you might want to protect your investment with disk brakes. Bikes really have to be engineered especially for disk brakes so...
05-31-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,259
Posted By RiceAWay

Perhaps you should have stayed for more physics....

Perhaps you should have stayed for more physics. Mass accelerated by gravity is dependent upon the various sorts of resistance to motion to achieve speed. That is why fat guys go down hills faster...
04-02-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By RiceAWay

I've had a short seat post hop up high enough...

I've had a short seat post hop up high enough that when you were slammed down at the other end of the bump it levered the post over and broke it off. The riding home standing was not all that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By RiceAWay

I will say this about the Continentals though -...

I will say this about the Continentals though - they don't have very good directional stability. Particularly on deep aero rims that may be a little sensitive to gusts. So you have to be aware. This...
03-27-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,187
Posted By RiceAWay

In general it Is best to ignore them. If you have...

In general it Is best to ignore them. If you have to say something try "How about we turn you in so that you can take the driving test again and learn the rules of the road". That seems to shock most...
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By RiceAWay

Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any...

Well, you forgot to add the link. However, any older French bikes are a problem. They use French threads on the headset and the bottom bracket. It is difficult to find these any more though there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,031
Posted By RiceAWay

I just went out and measured them with a digital...

I just went out and measured them with a digital micrometer. The Scwalbe was a little more than 23 mm wide - they are supposedly 25 mm. The Vittoria Corsa G+ and the GP5000TL's were exactly the same...
03-25-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,540
Posted By RiceAWay

I made the mistake in thinking the frame was...

I made the mistake in thinking the frame was carbon since I saw so many carbon frames broken that way. You made the mistake of misspelling "frame" and Ribble agreed with my assessment that was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,031
Posted By RiceAWay

When properly fit to the proper rims they measure...

When properly fit to the proper rims they measure the same. I measured the deep carbon clinchers with 25 mm Vittoria's and Deeper carbon tubeless with the GP5000TL's and they measure the same width...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,031
Posted By RiceAWay

I have both the Corsa G+ clinchers and the...

I have both the Corsa G+ clinchers and the GP5000TL's. There is NO QUESTION that so far I haven't cornered the Continental anywhere near as hard as the Corsa G+. I have been astonished at not just...
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