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10-20-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By big john

When I started riding as an adult 5 miles was...

When I started riding as an adult 5 miles was kind of a big deal. I used to do a 5 mile lap at a local park and the first time I did 2 laps I was very impressed with myself. Took me a lot longer to...
10-20-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By big john

Cool! 20 miles on a mountain bike on rough...

Cool! 20 miles on a mountain bike on rough terrain is a long ride. Keep it up.
10-18-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 201,603
Posted By big john

Are there chaps with ass coverage?

Are there chaps with ass coverage?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

I think if you have a cycling event and you allow...

I think if you have a cycling event and you allow assisted bikes you have to figure out where to draw the line. There are e-bikes that can go 40 mph, should they be allowed? How about small...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 382
Posted By big john

10 speed stuff is harder to come by than it was a...

10 speed stuff is harder to come by than it was a couple years ago. You might be able to use a Miche cassette, I use one for my Campagnolo group.

Do you think a 30 tooth cog would be enough? I use...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By big john

There is a forum member and friend who raced cat...

There is a forum member and friend who raced cat 3 at 265 pounds. I rode some climbing rides with him when he was 280. He was an offensive lineman in college so he was beastly strong.

Another...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

It wasn't his rationale, he was mocking that kind...

It wasn't his rationale, he was mocking that kind of rationale.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

I didn't mean it in the ego sense. I meant that...

I didn't mean it in the ego sense. I meant that the difference between a bicycle and a motor assisted bike becomes greater depending on the technology and money put into it. You're comparing a human...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

This is a false analogy.

This is a false analogy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

When you train hard and get in better shape you...

When you train hard and get in better shape you go further faster. When you add an electric motor you have a different set of circumstances. Who has the biggest motor? Who by-passed the speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

Even an average, fat 65 year old rider like me...

Even an average, fat 65 year old rider like me does 7 or 8000 miles in that time. I'm not putting you down for it but it doesn't seem like you ride very much.

I would not compare riding a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

Having ridden 1000s of miles on 55-60 pound...

Having ridden 1000s of miles on 55-60 pound touring bikes I think the problem would be gearing if there are hills to be climbed with a dead battery.
For the bikes with the motor in the BB area, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

I know it's only anecdotal but a friend who was a...

I know it's only anecdotal but a friend who was a regular group rider and did centuries, short tours, etc., bought an e-bike because, in his words, he didn't want to work that hard anymore. He has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

To me, making it a drop bar road bike allows the...

To me, making it a drop bar road bike allows the aero advantages of a road bike which would help with range. It would also ease the transition for lifetime roadies who have spent decades riding in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

Today I rode my mtb up the mountain behind my...

Today I rode my mtb up the mountain behind my house.Near the top I was caught by a guy on a Trek e-mtb. He rode alongside for a bit, chatting, and the bike was 29+ and really long wheelbase. Looked...
10-09-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 201,603
Posted By big john

I've had a few heart-stopping moments on a road...

I've had a few heart-stopping moments on a road bike when the rear wheel lets loose in a slippery turn or even the front sliding in some slimy gutter. Don't like it. Rode open class 2 stroke mx bikes...
10-08-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 201,603
Posted By big john

Or maybe because he doesn't take it seriously...

Or maybe because he doesn't take it seriously enough.
10-08-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 201,603
Posted By big john

Maybe you should get him into some skills classes?

Maybe you should get him into some skills classes?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

If I ever take the plunge I would want a drop bar...

If I ever take the plunge I would want a drop bar style road bike. I have a friend who has an e-bike that looks like a cruiser and he carries 3 batteries. On a 60 mile hilly ride he was well into his...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,966
Posted By big john

What kind of charity ride was this? Century? Do...

What kind of charity ride was this? Century? Do e-bikes have the range to complete a hilly century with a large rider without a trailer full of batteries?
Asking for a friend.
10-07-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

I never heard the term "manual" applied to drag...

I never heard the term "manual" applied to drag racing wheelies.
10-05-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

That's where I've heard it. Not sure how it...

That's where I've heard it. Not sure how it started.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By big john

Meh. Plenty of weather sources already.

Meh. Plenty of weather sources already.
10-05-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 201,603
Posted By big john

Been riding more since I retired and I am getting...

Been riding more since I retired and I am getting some of my endurance back, so today a friend invited me on a 4 hour mountain bike ride with a group of riders I don't know. There was climbing,...
10-05-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkWnV4RDzkU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkWnV4RDzkU
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,405
Posted By big john

I gain a lot of weight when I get soaked, it's...

I gain a lot of weight when I get soaked, it's uncomfortable, hard to stop or turn, and generally sucks.

Nice zombie thread, btw.
10-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

It doesn't.

It doesn't.
10-04-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

This forum is usually friendly and light-hearted...

This forum is usually friendly and light-hearted as jppe said. He is not "stumbling", he is trying to be polite. Give the guy a break, he's a nice person.
10-03-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

Seems a little harsh. Maybe his point was that...

Seems a little harsh. Maybe his point was that our age the consequences are a little higher than when we were younger.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By big john

Good luck! It sounds like a good wheel if they...

Good luck! It sounds like a good wheel if they get the tension right. You never know, I had a guy build a rear wheel for my mountain bike a couple months ago and it has been great. The guy is a...
10-03-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOU7J_xSEXQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOU7J_xSEXQ
10-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,115
Views: 201,603
Posted By big john

What would that jersey look like?

What would that jersey look like?
10-03-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

Bike magazine had an article about whether one...

Bike magazine had an article about whether one was born with the "wheelie gene" or not. Theory was, no gene, no wheelie.
10-03-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,970
Posted By big john

When I rode dirt bikes my friend Dave was the...

When I rode dirt bikes my friend Dave was the wheelie master. Another friend bought a Husqvarna automatic and said you couldn't wheelie it because no clutch, etc. Dave says he can wheelie it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,007
Posted By big john

So you're riding with those guys and you can't...

So you're riding with those guys and you can't keep up because you don't have enough gear? Or you see guys going fast and they are not in their highest gear when you are?
Are you spun out? Do you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,007
Posted By big john

My point was if he's a masher he's not spinning...

My point was if he's a masher he's not spinning that thing up to 42 mph, so why would he need a bigger gear?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,297
Posted By big john

I did that climb once, I think it was 6 or 7...

I did that climb once, I think it was 6 or 7 years ago, on a road bike with a triple. I was very slow. A friend had a hardtail mtb that he put light road wheels on, it worked great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,297
Posted By big john

Yeah, that was weird.

Yeah, that was weird.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By big john

I agree that there are people who build wheels...

I agree that there are people who build wheels who don't do a good job, I should know, but in my opinion a hand built wheel done by a good builder will be superior to a machine built (factory built)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 588
Posted By big john

Maybe it's your fit/position on the bike? Should...

Maybe it's your fit/position on the bike? Should have your elbows bent, be relaxed, look ahead where you want to go, not where you don't want to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,297
Posted By big john

In that case it all comes down to money and if...

In that case it all comes down to money and if you are willing to shell out for the lighter, more expensive model. In my case I also consider durability as super light stuff will sometimes break...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,297
Posted By big john

I never test ride either. In the rare case that I...

I never test ride either. In the rare case that I find a bike in my size it won't be set up to my liking. The last road bike I bought I test rode 2 bikes and they both felt awful, couldn't ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,300
Posted By big john

I'm 65 and 205 pounds and I climb about 300,000...

I'm 65 and 205 pounds and I climb about 300,000 feet per year. I use a 34x29 low gear for everything including Mt Baldy ski lifts, Hwy 39, etc. Of the age 60+ riders I ride with, I am the slowest...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By big john

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/mavic-open-pro-rim...

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/mavic-open-pro-rim-black-700c-28h-1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI592bt9_55AIV9yCtBh1eRAk_EAQYAyABEgLwPPD_BwE
...
09-30-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By big john

The 11 speed cassettes are similar in spacing...

The 11 speed cassettes are similar in spacing between Campagnolo and Shimano. 10 speed not so much. I have a set of Mavic wheels with their hubs and I have both Shimano and Campagnolo freehub bodies...
09-30-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By big john

It also says "Extended 15mm form the crank give...

It also says "Extended 15mm form the crank give you a comfort riding,avoid your keel or leg scratch with your bike, "
09-30-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By big john

I've used extenders since I had to have them...

I've used extenders since I had to have them custom made and I have not tried extenders with holes and I would be suspect of their strength.
I always use pedals with wrench flats but they are...
09-29-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13,958
Views: 742,048
Posted By big john

Good to hear. Your story about it splitting...

Good to hear. Your story about it splitting reminded me of a friend years ago who had big lips and a lot of skiing had his lower lip split and looking bad. We were sitting around and his baby...
09-29-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13,958
Views: 742,048
Posted By big john

Hard to tell, is it an Evil? When I got my new...

Hard to tell, is it an Evil? When I got my new mtb last year I climbed slower on it but as I got used to using the suspension on rough climbs I am faster. There is a rough, steep 3 mile climb I do...
09-29-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13,958
Views: 742,048
Posted By big john

Did your lip get back to normal?

Did your lip get back to normal?
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