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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,840
Posted By Abe_Froman

Eh, I like them. Its easier to walk around a...

Eh, I like them. Its easier to walk around a shopping cart than out from underneath a car.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,644
Posted By Abe_Froman

This may be a silly question...but how come so...

This may be a silly question...but how come so many here dont prefer to have calories in their bottle? Are you not taking in anything at all when you ride, or prefer solid food on the bike for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,405
Posted By Abe_Froman

I gotta say, I really don't believe for a second...

I gotta say, I really don't believe for a second that GP4000s have some sort of inate and consistent design flaw that causes them to randomly and catastrophically fail more often than other tires of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By Abe_Froman

I feel like the only truly correct answer here...

I feel like the only truly correct answer here would be: a bike.
06-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,372
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yup. I've got a Focus Mares cyclocross bike. I...

Yup. I've got a Focus Mares cyclocross bike. I commute on it, race crits and ride fast group rides on 28mm GP4000s, race CX on it with 35mm knobbies, and race gravel with 40mm gravel tires. I SORT of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,342
Posted By Abe_Froman

Hah, just the opposite here. I'd love an aero...

Hah, just the opposite here. I'd love an aero bike...but see no need to lose grams (or ounces...or even pounds).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

Do NOT decrease spoke tension. Increasing comfort...

Do NOT decrease spoke tension. Increasing comfort by forcing what should be a static rim to bend is about the worst possible option. I'd put it about in the same category as using an electric grinder...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

Man those pressures seem awfully high IMO.. ...

Man those pressures seem awfully high IMO..

I'm 190lbs. I run gp4000s in 28mm generally at 70F/75R. I've ridden them down closer to 60psi as well and they honestly were fine (and comfy as all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

There ARE better option tires out there for what...

There ARE better option tires out there for what you're after. I'm told Specialized Turbo Cottons are quite good, and Compass tires are exceeding supple/soft as well.

Though personally, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,090
Posted By Abe_Froman

If that is what you believe, then you should...

If that is what you believe, then you should probably stay away from the Hammer stuff, gels, and anything with maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is the definition of refined, and is generally as high, or...
05-20-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,894
Posted By Abe_Froman

Exactly. We can all make excuses, or appeals to...

Exactly. We can all make excuses, or appeals to context, such as 'well everyone in that era was doping.' But the fact of the matter is that he broke the rules. Further, he cheapened the sport,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 310,894
Posted By Abe_Froman

Sounds like the wrong kind of ride to be on if...

Sounds like the wrong kind of ride to be on if one is going to have a coronary about a wrong turn then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 259,377
Posted By Abe_Froman

Might I suggest that the thread title include...

Might I suggest that the thread title include "Questions About the Forum" rather than "Newbie Questions Answered Here?"

Just saying :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,339
Posted By Abe_Froman

Well if interwebs people vouch for them, that's...

Well if interwebs people vouch for them, that's good enough for me :)

Looking at this one:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,706
Posted By Abe_Froman

I'm not sure, though i would imagine a few weeks...

I'm not sure, though i would imagine a few weeks is reasonable, with great variation depending on the builder and how busy they are.

More importantly though...custom is not better. Heck, I bet in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,593
Posted By Abe_Froman

Well irony of ironies, I hit a rock this morning...

Well irony of ironies, I hit a rock this morning and damaged my sidewall 1 mile into a 100 mile ride :roflmao2: It was sort of my own fault though...this was at 4am in the dark, with a light on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Abe_Froman

$25 cassette, $20 chain, brakes that work. ...

$25 cassette, $20 chain, brakes that work.

After that, buy the best tires your budget will allow, and call it a day. Ride it until if and when you think the bike isnt doing the job anymore.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,123
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think it's the requirement of the allen key...

I think it's the requirement of the allen key that's slowing it down for you...that's a bit silly IMO.

Just a tip...but if you're religious about putting the chain in the smallest cog in back,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,873
Posted By Abe_Froman

Except, I'm going to pay anyway and thwart his...

Except, I'm going to pay anyway and thwart his attempt at good will. That'll teach to be a spreader of good will :lol:
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