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Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By colnago62

If I were buying a used pro bike, it would be a...

If I were buying a used pro bike, it would be a TT bike.
I just remembered, my first carbon framed bike was a Saturn team bike. It was a Kestrel with 8 speed on it. I bought it off a disgruntled...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,888
Posted By colnago62

Poor mans motor pacing. Velodrome riders use the...

Poor mans motor pacing. Velodrome riders use the banking in the same way.
07-18-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,433
Posted By colnago62

I got it 👍🏽

I got it 👍🏽
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,888
Posted By colnago62

Micheal Woods is former runner. I think he had a...

Micheal Woods is former runner. I think he had a sub 4 minute mile pace. Tejay is a former runner also, I think. They both are now World Tour riders, but it doesnít happen overnight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,137
Posted By colnago62

This is a good point to remember. Sprint bikes...

This is a good point to remember. Sprint bikes are also made of carbon and they are designed to handle 1,000 plus watts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By colnago62

For those of you who ride the stretch of West...

For those of you who ride the stretch of West Marginal from the 1st ave S. Bridge to the West Seattle bridge, I notice some ghost lines on the pavement like they are preparing to narrow that stretch...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 311,108
Posted By colnago62

I used to ride on a team that the coach would...

I used to ride on a team that the coach would ride along on a little motorcycle. It was actually kind of nice because he would carry cold drinks in his bags and if someone got a flat, the group would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By colnago62

I donít expect mounted tires to last that long....

I donít expect mounted tires to last that long. Once tires are out in the elements, the clock is ticking. Rubber degrades over time.
07-14-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By colnago62

Measure out 200 meters on a road and time...

Measure out 200 meters on a road and time yourself. One nice thing about track racing is you have all these perfectly measured distances to test out new equipment and positions.
07-14-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By colnago62

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I donít think that is a huge factor for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By colnago62

If you donít mind driving, start in SODO and go...

If you donít mind driving, start in SODO and go south. It is flat until you get to Orting. Thatís probably around 75 miles of flat riding round trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By colnago62

You missed there part where he stated that.

You missed there part where he stated that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By colnago62

Peter hopes the world has a couple of climbs so...

Peter hopes the world has a couple of climbs so there are no pure sprinters left at the end to deal with.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By colnago62

Do you have a power meter on your bike? I ask...

Do you have a power meter on your bike? I ask because outside performance is usually riders can hold higher wattage on climbs then on the flats. Also, wattage tends to be higher outdoors than in....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,105
Posted By colnago62

Kinda. Only only team and individual pursuit,...

Kinda. Only only team and individual pursuit, kilo and the team sprint start from a standstill. Everything else is from a rolling start.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,105
Posted By colnago62

From what I read on the velodrome forum, many...

From what I read on the velodrome forum, many track teams are using road chains because that is where the technology currently is in terms of coatings to reduce friction.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 878
Posted By colnago62

Both my road bikes are Di2, but I still have...

Both my road bikes are Di2, but I still have mechanical on the indoor trainer bike. I like Di2 more, but it would not be a deal breaker on a new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,823
Posted By colnago62

I used to charge my bikes once a month and before...

I used to charge my bikes once a month and before any big ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By colnago62

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2001/0305/148.html

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2001/0305/148.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,823
Posted By colnago62

If you get the Shimano remote inline thing (D...

If you get the Shimano remote inline thing (D Fly?) and use a compatible bike computer, you will be informed of low battery status. The Wahoo will inform you of low Di2 and will inform you of low...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By colnago62

They did, years ago. The government got them on...

They did, years ago. The government got them on antitrust violations.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,105
Posted By colnago62

Kinda what I was thinking. There needs to be some...

Kinda what I was thinking. There needs to be some parameters of some sort.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By colnago62

It lower the price of disc bikes. If all bikes...

It lower the price of disc bikes. If all bikes are disc, then having those brakes is no longer something special. Companies canít add a premium to the bike just because they have disc wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By colnago62

As of 2020 model year, I heard.

As of 2020 model year, I heard.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,147
Posted By colnago62

For the large majority who ride bikes on mups, I...

For the large majority who ride bikes on mups, I agree this is true. However, some people enjoy having a high end bike and they buy accordingly. I know a guy who has a collection of team bikes with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By colnago62

Are your pedals Ant+. If they are, they will work...

Are your pedals Ant+. If they are, they will work with the Bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By colnago62

I had a disc bike built for me with full fenders...

I had a disc bike built for me with full fenders and long mud flaps. I figured the same thing. The side walls on my rim brake wheels wear out before the wheels are in need of a true. I now ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By colnago62

That is an especially stupid place. Never had a...

That is an especially stupid place. Never had a problem on that street ever. I think the city uses bike lanes as an excuse to narrow and eliminate lanes to slow motorized vehicle traffic down.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,662
Posted By colnago62

Bike lanes on a downhill are stupid.

Bike lanes on a downhill are stupid.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,804
Posted By colnago62

Yes, I do this. Especially rides that donít wait....

Yes, I do this. Especially rides that donít wait. It no different than small guys not pulling when the big boys are throwing down in a crosswind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,804
Posted By colnago62

A few years ago on my area, a rider was killed on...

A few years ago on my area, a rider was killed on a descent where he ran head on into a car. Double yellow lines should not be crossed. Yes, bad form.
Replies: 26
Views: 3,370
Posted By colnago62

I was talking to an older road guy not too long...

I was talking to an older road guy not too long ago. He had that classic string bean look. He had taken up match sprinting. He told me at his age, he was tired of crashing and the Masters B sprinters...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,757
Posted By colnago62

I buy tubes in bulk at about $2.70 a tube. I...

I buy tubes in bulk at about $2.70 a tube. I generally donít patch tubes
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By colnago62

Have you tried readjusting the front derailleur...

Have you tried readjusting the front derailleur to make sure it is lined up corrrctly?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By colnago62

I havenít bought a lot of factory wheels, just a...

I havenít bought a lot of factory wheels, just a few pairs of Zips and a few Shimano wheelsets. I didnít need to true any of those wheels before riding. They were solid from the first ride. My hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,551
Posted By colnago62

There are a lot of programs available for free...

There are a lot of programs available for free online. Your goal is to increase your lactate threshold, so look for ones that develop that aspect of cycling. I tend to do 20 minute sweet spot...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,551
Posted By colnago62

An interval program consistently done can get you...

An interval program consistently done can get you there. Intervals can also take some of the fun out of cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By colnago62

I ride these tires and have not had the issues...

I ride these tires and have not had the issues you have described. I must be lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By colnago62

I agree. When riding with others, am appalled at...

I agree. When riding with others, am appalled at what some riders will ride the group over without even pointing towards the issue. I always tell riders that they will have less flats if they would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By colnago62

I got tired of all the hub issues with my 808...

I got tired of all the hub issues with my 808 wheelset, so I had DT Swiss track hubs laced up on them. They make a much better track wheel then a road wheel anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,664
Posted By colnago62

Sram also had issues with their 1st gen wirless ...

Sram also had issues with their 1st gen wirless front derailleur
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,664
Posted By colnago62

Shimano for no better reason then I know how it...

Shimano for no better reason then I know how it works.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By colnago62

Madones are noisy bikes. I have a 9 series and it...

Madones are noisy bikes. I have a 9 series and it will make noise on rough pavement. There is not a whole lot that be done. It is a lot of cables squeezed into a small area.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By colnago62

I rinse mine mine out as well. Every few rides or...

I rinse mine mine out as well. Every few rides or rides that were particularly sweaty. I have a sho dryer that will dry them out overnight.
Replies: 26
Views: 3,370
Posted By colnago62

How fast was his time? Honestly time is more...

How fast was his time? Honestly time is more important than place when determining rider competitiveness on the world level.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By colnago62

I did 96 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing. Wahoo...

I did 96 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing. Wahoo says 6,400 calories. The SRM says 2,900 kJ. It was a very hot day. One point it hit 111 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By colnago62

Once you realize that heart rate based calorie...

Once you realize that heart rate based calorie expenditure is waaaay off, it is liberating. You realize the reason you are riding so much and canít lose weight isnít that you predisposed to being fat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By colnago62

I have been in the 230 range most of my riding...

I have been in the 230 range most of my riding life, which is close to 30 years, and have never had issues. I spent my time early on as a trackie. All the speed guys where on the heavy side. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,260
Posted By colnago62

I like like your approach. You asked ďWhy?Ē...

I like like your approach. You asked ďWhy?Ē Sometimes there is a legitimate reason for something. I will do high cadence work where I will try to ride just below the point I start bouncing for as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By colnago62

There is a custom mode where you can manually set...

There is a custom mode where you can manually set the parameters for where the derailleurs shift. It is a pita figuring out the gearing, but once you do, just save it and you are good.
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