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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,974
Posted By cubewheels

Good info. It makes sense to have have...

Good info. It makes sense to have have suspension if it's not too much of an increased complexity or added weight - as in the case of suspension systems that also serves as the main folding...
10-19-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By cubewheels

The two bikes I use are both bought online, never...

The two bikes I use are both bought online, never tested prior to purchase. Quite different riding geometry from each other and the frame is both a few sizes smaller than my size. Ironically, I did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,974
Posted By cubewheels

I've tested the hardest elastomer on it which...

I've tested the hardest elastomer on it which doesn't feel like a suspension system anymore. Couldn't tell the difference between that and a fully rigid bike over good quality roads.

Over rough...
10-19-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,103
Posted By cubewheels

I have an old tube, probably over 10 years old...

I have an old tube, probably over 10 years old with 7 vulcanized patches ridden for many thousands of miles and still going strong. I've used it on two bikes (It's kind of a family heirloom, lol). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 590
Posted By cubewheels

I started cycling at 38 and into training for...

I started cycling at 38 and into training for competition just a couple months ago. This is not an age problem. You just need to "fuel up" (food and water) before and during the ride in regular...
10-18-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 871
Posted By cubewheels

It looks like I'm already wearing one (for hot...

It looks like I'm already wearing one (for hot and humid tropical climate riding) which came from a local club. Loose quick dry shirt and unpadded, thin, quick dry semi loose shorts.
10-18-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

Someone might because it's "supernatural" as...

Someone might because it's "supernatural" as others might call it, especially if you did intense enough effort in that 100 km ride!

Today, I did a much shorter training ride than you did but...
10-18-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By cubewheels

"If buy from our store, and we'll throw in random...

"If buy from our store, and we'll throw in random freebiesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss"
10-17-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By cubewheels

I also found the longer crank significantly...

I also found the longer crank significantly easier in climbs seated as well, going at the same speed. But my quads are more sore after the ride so my results are contradictory:lol:

Perhaps, I need...
10-17-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By cubewheels

Between my now two bikes, one with 150 mm crank...

Between my now two bikes, one with 150 mm crank and the newer with ~170mm crank. It's significantly easier to pedal uphill with the longer crank. I'm quite flexible with my ankle and bend them down...
10-17-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,961
Posted By cubewheels

You really don't need to worry about protein...

You really don't need to worry about protein intake in cycling from experience. Cycling deals mostly with aerobic fitness and muscle efficiency.

Calcium + Vitamin D is far more important in...
10-17-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 941
Posted By cubewheels

Tire pressure will depend on your weight and more...

Tire pressure will depend on your weight and more importantly, load on each wheel (you'll need to weight the front and back wheel separately with you sitted on the bike) and set your pressure...
10-17-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,699
Posted By cubewheels

I never could use fixie in my routes. The roads...

I never could use fixie in my routes. The roads are bad and I like to go fast, including turns and it might be dangerous to do that on a fixie (pedal hitting a bump on the road). I'd only ever go...
10-17-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,344
Posted By cubewheels

White light in the back would can potentially...

White light in the back would can potentially confuse other motorists or cyclists on the road, so it's a safety risk

I often see many use white, even lights in other colors like blue and purple in...
10-17-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I still consume considerable amounts of sugar and...

I still consume considerable amounts of sugar and carbs. Perhaps, above average compared to the average "fitness buff" person.

That considering, I consume even way more just a few weeks ago.
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10-17-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 611
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks, it felt like a huge achievement amidst...

Thanks, it felt like a huge achievement amidst the bike shortage! Ironically, the gravel bike came installed with 28mm hybrid road tires which gave a flush fit with the aero rims. It will accept up...
10-17-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,286
Posted By cubewheels

I just took the gravel bike for a test ride in...

I just took the gravel bike for a test ride in the hills after I got everything fixed up. It's presently configured as a road bike with the 28mm wide hybrid road tires. I kept doing 80 to 90 rpm OOS...
10-17-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 611
Posted By cubewheels

I finally got a size 50 gravel bike (two sizes...

I finally got a size 50 gravel bike (two sizes smaller) and fits me perfectly! I hit the streets and the hills and actually enjoying the hill climbs I never did before. It's a huge step up from a...
10-16-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

Update: I've lost some weight and now at 123...

Update: I've lost some weight and now at 123 lbs. Last time I weighed that low was in my teens!
10-16-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,286
Posted By cubewheels

Currently, it's 70 rpm at medium (easy enough)...

Currently, it's 70 rpm at medium (easy enough) resistance. It used to be at 40 rpm at high resistance. I've been training for higher OOS cadence because it's easier on the knees and lighter on the...
10-16-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

Just on the amount of the food I eat. I eat...

Just on the amount of the food I eat. I eat about the same kind of food everyday. Wheat bread, peanut butter, White rice, fish, veggies, pasta with red sauce, and milk.

I ony used strava for a...
10-16-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

Isn't workout effort zones based on %max heart...

Isn't workout effort zones based on %max heart rate? That's easy enough to measure.

About my calorie intake, think of it this way, I could be quite inefficient last month and now, my fuel...
10-15-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,286
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks for the links! I've been better in the...

Thanks for the links! I've been better in the last couple of days. As you said - to avoid weighing down the bars too much if I pedaled out of the saddle. I practiced that a lot and eventually...
10-15-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

If 39 year old is still youth! I probably needed...

If 39 year old is still youth! I probably needed it. It seemed to have cured the health issues I'm aware of like migraines and high blood pressure!
10-15-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I'm a bit mystified as well. Perhaps, I...

I'm a bit mystified as well.

Perhaps, I might have an underlying illness I didn't know about that is being cured by cycling.

One theory I have is the aero position is putting pressure in my...
10-15-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I'll be 39 years old soon. 5'8", 125 lbs.

I'll be 39 years old soon. 5'8", 125 lbs.
10-15-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I've been eating less than half of what I used to...

I've been eating less than half of what I used to eat two weeks ago and in spite of the same intense training, I'm no longer losing weight and holding it at 125 lbs.

My body seems to be using less...
10-14-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,829
Posted By cubewheels

I find it a mild annoyance when you're cruising...

I find it a mild annoyance when you're cruising pretty fast and then someone passes you and then they burn out in a couple of seconds and slow down in front of you and now you have to get around them...
10-14-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,256
Posted By cubewheels

Dark jerseys are really hotter under the noon or...

Dark jerseys are really hotter under the noon or summer sun. I live in the hot and humid tropics and avoid them. Ironically, there are many cyclist in my route that wear dark jerseys. I think they...
10-14-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,550
Posted By cubewheels

Mastering the out of the saddle technique is...

Mastering the out of the saddle technique is begun by, slow, low resistance sessions to keep at it for longer periods without burning your legs too soon. You can do this in long, flat section of the...
10-14-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

That's good to know! My metabolism speeded up at...

That's good to know! My metabolism speeded up at first by A LOT when I took cycling. In the first 3 months, I've been eating twice as much food per meal than before I took cycling.

But now, my...
10-14-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,256
Posted By cubewheels

The only reason to wear dark jerseys is when it's...

The only reason to wear dark jerseys is when it's cold outside, even better when snowing. The dark color will help warm you if the sun is up and provides good visibility if there's snow around you....
10-13-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By cubewheels

Lock the fork if riding over paved roads and if...

Lock the fork if riding over paved roads and if you can take away some of your body weight, all the better.
10-13-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By cubewheels

I use this Rockbros lockon spongegrip which I got...

I use this Rockbros lockon spongegrip which I got for $3.5 from a local online store ($6 in aliexpress).

https://www.aliexpress.com/i/32851515599.html

I put additional sponge foam at the ends...
10-13-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By cubewheels

Extremely frustrating for me because I'm looking...

Extremely frustrating for me because I'm looking for a gravel bike but demand is little in this part of the world. So the LBS and Chinese manufacturers makes them scarcely available.:crash:
10-13-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By cubewheels

A couple of our trusted LBS have now re-stocked...

A couple of our trusted LBS have now re-stocked with hybrid and MTBs. Many are sub $200 to $400 models with recent sales and still plenty in stock!

All the bikes are from China from highly trusted...
10-13-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By cubewheels

Plenty of bikes in stock but very few road bikes

We have decent quality ~$300 bikes again in both LBS and online in ABUNDANCE and prices back to pre-Covid. Wow!!??

But most of them MTBs and hybrids. There's only few road bikes available but...
10-12-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I never get the chance to get high miles. I try...

I never get the chance to get high miles. I try to spread my training across the whole day and week as possible via multiple short sessions per day (40 minutes max). Although I accumulate as much as...
10-12-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,618
Posted By cubewheels

You can get faster with more miles per week but...

You can get faster with more miles per week but if you're taking it easy, you'll stop improving sooner.

The only way to keep on improving for years is to ride at your threshold. Do intervals up...
10-12-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By cubewheels

There seems to be more examples of cyclists with...

There seems to be more examples of cyclists with flatter backs who specialize in time trials. If they are sustaining higher power, then it makes sense to have flatter backs for better breathing.
10-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By cubewheels

Style your hair so it blends smoothly with the...

Style your hair so it blends smoothly with the helmet and avoid giving you that mushroom look.
10-11-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By cubewheels

I have a $120 bike that I ride 100 miles a week...

I have a $120 bike that I ride 100 miles a week without problems with speeds up to 35 mph over rough roads. However, I overhauled that bike myself and made sure it's properly assembled. I found few...
10-11-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By cubewheels

I only see my back while riding when I'm passing...

I only see my back while riding when I'm passing the glass sides of mall shops.

It only goes a bit curved when I'm propping myself up with my core muscles (zero weight on my arms or slightly...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I did listen to what many is advicing me to do...

I did listen to what many is advicing me to do and have decided to just spin uphills sitted when heavily loaded, see post #42 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=42) .
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

It's not like I simply decided to do it one day...

It's not like I simply decided to do it one day and realized it's easy.

I spent two months (4 hrs a week) training in that position. The first 4 weeks is quite painful. My chest hurt like heart...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I had a 700c CX bike for a short period of time...

I had a 700c CX bike for a short period of time when I was 12 years old, that was a long time ago. Explains my preference for road bikes that can fit wide tires. I appreciate the comfort and good...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

Maybe it won't be too difficult if you practiced...

Maybe it won't be too difficult if you practiced it 4 hours a week in a kid's bike for at least two months. I know because that's exactly what I did!:roflmao2:

If you ever end up in our city (a...
Forum: Touring
10-11-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

I'll be using flat or quill pedals only. First...

I'll be using flat or quill pedals only. First I'll do many rides with 700c and see how it goes. My budget is very limited and I'll see adaptations I can do if toe clearance become a problem. And...
10-11-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks for the info. I notice most pros have a...

Thanks for the info. I notice most pros have a pronounced hump in the back just above the lungs and then gently curving (flatter) towards the butt.

Even Laurent Fignon in the picture you posted...
10-11-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,276
Posted By cubewheels

32, that's insane! I've read Lance Armstrong...

32, that's insane! I've read Lance Armstrong alwo has 32 bpm RHR.

Anyway, I've only been cycling for 4 months. Before that, my RHR is 65 bpm. My metabolism has slowed so much now for the whole...
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