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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,068
Posted By Abe_Froman

I sorta kinda want a scott foil :) I cant...

I sorta kinda want a scott foil :)

I cant really justify it though. Dont really plan on racing crits consistently. Gonna buy the tubeless wheelset for the cross bike instead. Probably a gps as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,068
Posted By Abe_Froman

I need a tubeless wheelset :( Also need to...

I need a tubeless wheelset :(

Also need to pick up a set of Donnelly MXPs..

And a frame bag. And new helmet. And more CO2. And another bike..
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By Abe_Froman

****, if I got to buy a new bike every time I...

****, if I got to buy a new bike every time I lost some weight, I'd have disappeared years ago :(
07-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,712
Posted By Abe_Froman

The bolded bits there are pretty much my gameplan...

The bolded bits there are pretty much my gameplan for cross once September starts, which will be about 3 weeks before the beginning of the local series races.

I'm a 10minute ride from forest...
07-05-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,919
Posted By Abe_Froman

What tires are people running? I just ordered a...

What tires are people running? I just ordered a set of Donnelly PDX. Then 2 minutes later realized they weren't tubeless. Oops. Though I still need to order a tubeless wheelset though too :(
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,861
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.
07-03-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Abe_Froman

What does that mean? They say the weight is...

What does that mean? They say the weight is higher than it actually is?
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
06-26-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,090
Posted By Abe_Froman

I'll hit the pedals with a pressure washer at an...

I'll hit the pedals with a pressure washer at an automated car wash place after a muddy CX race.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Abe_Froman

I had a nice little pinch once at low speed....

I had a nice little pinch once at low speed. Cleat was still in, i was kinda twisting around in the saddle. Didnt break a spoke...but probably pretty close. Hurt like hell too.
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.
06-23-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,372
Posted By Abe_Froman

Geometry does not affect straight line speed. It...

Geometry does not affect straight line speed. It just doesnt.

You can make legitimate cases for handling difference in races...or just a preference for feel. But slack geometry doesnt make a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,202
Posted By Abe_Froman

I dont think its necessarily bad. But you could...

I dont think its necessarily bad. But you could go a lifetime without having a situation that calls for it come up.

Somebody that is fast likely has a reason for a goofy position. Somebody that...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-22-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By Abe_Froman

Damn I've been thinking about getting into frame...

Damn I've been thinking about getting into frame building. Wish you were closer to Chicago.
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
06-18-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,345
Posted By Abe_Froman

Ok :)

Ok :)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,345
Posted By Abe_Froman

You're talkative.

You're talkative.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,345
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yes, actually. In fact, on a percentage of...

Yes, actually.

In fact, on a percentage of speed, a heavier rider will experience a larger % increase in speed than a lighter rider would.

edit: hrmm. Now I'm not so sure lol. I worked out a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,345
Posted By Abe_Froman

But a pound on the bike will slow each rider down...

But a pound on the bike will slow each rider down the exact same mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,345
Posted By Abe_Froman

That's a bit of a fallacy though. A fat person...

That's a bit of a fallacy though. A fat person gets precisely the same benefit from equipment as a skinny guy. Or a slow guy gets just as much benefit from equipment as a fast guy.

The real...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,345
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
06-17-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 32,087
Posted By Abe_Froman

That was my initial thought as well. If anything,...

That was my initial thought as well. If anything, the fork failing may have prevented an even worse crash. If the fork survived, the bike could have bucked the rider up into the air a bit higher and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,671
Posted By Abe_Froman

I won't ride in the rain, unless it's a commute,...

I won't ride in the rain, unless it's a commute, and it's light enough that it won't soak through khakis in a half hour.

Riding is fun. Riding in rain is not fun, so I don't do it. If it's not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

True. Hell of a lot more weight on the seatpost...

True. Hell of a lot more weight on the seatpost though..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,130
Posted By Abe_Froman

Hah, I do that. I have a friend that lives way...

Hah, I do that. I have a friend that lives way out west of Chicago on a gravel trail. Ride out by him, short ride to a local brewpub for lunch and a couple beers, continue on to brother in laws place...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

So the bars made a noticeable difference? Been...

So the bars made a noticeable difference? Been thinking about getting a set of carbon aero bars for my cross bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

If anyone has any, I'd like some input on comfort...

If anyone has any, I'd like some input on comfort differences going to carbon bars and seat post.
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
06-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

Hrm. Along those lines...I've always wondered if...

Hrm. Along those lines...I've always wondered if anyone has ever noticed a comfort benefit from carbon seatposts?

Wheels and comfort is 100% a myth. Any wheel you can sense increased comfort with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,439
Posted By Abe_Froman

Lower than 80. So 70. Which would definitely be...

Lower than 80. So 70. Which would definitely be on the low side, but at your weight I don't think it would be stupid low. If you're not racing a crit or blasting around corners, constantly sprinting...
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...
06-03-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By Abe_Froman

I'm not entirely convinced the main factor is...

I'm not entirely convinced the main factor is taste. Most/many healthy foods are quite tasty, even for people that normally eat garbage.

I would say, in no particular order, there are 3 main...
06-03-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By Abe_Froman

Fair enough. I probably should have worded it as...

Fair enough. I probably should have worded it as "research has not shown, or even strongly suggested that lowered carbohydrate intake lowers blood pressure."

Now, there ARE a lot of pretty well...
06-03-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By Abe_Froman

In keeping with the myriad problems with...

In keeping with the myriad problems with nutrition information in our current age, the research you produces is far from conclusive or all encompassing, is merely (possible) corollary rather than...
06-03-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,476
Posted By Abe_Froman

The OP clearly stated he is cutting carbs in an...

The OP clearly stated he is cutting carbs in an effort to lower his blood pressure (assuming that is what he is referring to with 'BP,' suppose that could be bile production, or blissful...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,709
Posted By Abe_Froman

There isnt a person on the planet that NEEDS disc...

There isnt a person on the planet that NEEDS disc brakes. Some conditions do favor discs over rim brakes though. In mostly flat wisconsin, unless you're going to be riding in the rain/snow regularly,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,709
Posted By Abe_Froman

That's true for more off roady off roads...but...

That's true for more off roady off roads...but again on fine crushed limestone trails...28mm is more than sufficient. And there is just such a path connecting Madison to Milwaukee...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,556
Posted By Abe_Froman

I'm a bit confused though. The inspections that...

I'm a bit confused though. The inspections that you WERE doing...were they with x-ray/ultrasound/etc, or just a visual inspection in the shop?

If you don't have imaging equipment...then yes, I...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,992
Posted By Abe_Froman

Stopping at Revolution Brewing on the way home,...

Stopping at Revolution Brewing on the way home, which has an indoor bikerack (and free fresh popcorn).
05-29-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

You're using the fundamental impossibility of...

You're using the fundamental impossibility of 100% complete equality to ethically justify planned, institutionalized, systemic sexism.

It's not going to work, and only paints you in a bad light.
05-27-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

I mean really, the answer to all of this, as it...

I mean really, the answer to all of this, as it really is in pretty much all sports, is to just remove the money. It will then skew towards amateurs more. No prize purse if it is too complicated...
05-26-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

Winner, no. Gender based payout, yes.

Winner, no. Gender based payout, yes.
05-25-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

Uh huh. And the state of California is saying...

Uh huh. And the state of California is saying they're not going to be a part of that sexist rationalism anymore. If pros and promoters want to continue sexist purse structure, they can just go ahead...
05-25-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

How exactly do you NOT think giving a woman $100...

How exactly do you NOT think giving a woman $100 for a race win, while giving a man $500 for a win is sexist??
05-25-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

This really is not complicated. You're dancing...

This really is not complicated. You're dancing around the subject to justify the current (sexist) setup.

If a male winner gets a $1000 for a race, the female winner gets $1000.

Also you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By Abe_Froman

The OP seems, umm, angry.

The OP seems, umm, angry.
05-25-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

Sorry...I value equality over entertainment. I'd...

Sorry...I value equality over entertainment. I'd sooner end mens cycling than just say screw the women cycliats. It would appear the CA legislature agrees, too..
05-24-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,896
Posted By Abe_Froman

You do realize you're advocating eliminating...

You do realize you're advocating eliminating womens pro cycling though, yes?
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