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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By rubiksoval

Nope. Definitely not worth it. It gives you data....

Nope. Definitely not worth it. It gives you data. What you do with the data is what makes it worth it or not.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By rubiksoval

That bike has been out for a couple of years now.

That bike has been out for a couple of years now.
09-24-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By rubiksoval

This is both an absurd and ridiculous statement...

This is both an absurd and ridiculous statement and completely false by every conceivable definition of the word.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By rubiksoval

In jest I'm sure, but floppy helmet straps...

In jest I'm sure, but floppy helmet straps actually cost multiple whole watts. Enough to be significant for those that care about such things.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 539
Posted By rubiksoval

There's no way to have your straps against your...

There's no way to have your straps against your face for many types of helmets (Specialized, Giro) if your glasses are inside your straps.

My straps are tight enough that they actually bend in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 967
Posted By rubiksoval

Totally. Tell him next time to crank it up to 400...

Totally. Tell him next time to crank it up to 400 watts and do a respectable speed.

And to get a light.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,319
Posted By rubiksoval

Lower pressure allows the tire to deform and...

Lower pressure allows the tire to deform and "stick" to the road more.

Higher pressure causes the tire to not deform and lose contact with the ground when there are irregularities in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,771
Posted By rubiksoval

I wasn't referring to you. I was referring to...

I wasn't referring to you. I was referring to people that start threads asking questions and then argue about the answers to said questions.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 6,771
Posted By rubiksoval

When newer cyclists ask questions, and then...

When newer cyclists ask questions, and then proceed to argue about the answers, then yes, you get that.

Basically, if you're asking a question (about anything, not necessarily cycling), don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By rubiksoval

I bought a brand new Felt AR5 on ebay for $1500 a...

I bought a brand new Felt AR5 on ebay for $1500 a few years back. There are lots of Felt ARs, Scott Foils, etc., etc. to be had.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By rubiksoval

Hahahaha, no.

Hahahaha, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,463
Posted By rubiksoval

Maybe their goal is maximum calorie consumption...

Maybe their goal is maximum calorie consumption post-ride with minimum long-term weight gain.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By rubiksoval

The one that goes the fastest.

The one that goes the fastest.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By rubiksoval

A "someone explain this yelling thing to me"...

A "someone explain this yelling thing to me" thread could be fun, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:49 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, it's wrong, so there's not much...

Well, it's wrong, so there's not much understanding needed, there.

And? Whether or not you care has zero to do with whether or not anyone else cares. That's the point. You saying "it's overated,...
09-23-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By rubiksoval

It's only "best" if you're riding really slowly/...

It's only "best" if you're riding really slowly/ with low intensity.

If you're interested in going a bit faster (or doing anything with a modicum of intensity), then it simply won't work.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By rubiksoval

Why does this always come up? Being a...

Why does this always come up? Being a professional or not has absolutely NOTHING to do with wanting to ride fast. Should we start applying this to cars? Appliances? Anything that you buy that's above...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 453
Posted By rubiksoval

You just have some noisy AF wheels! Bummer,...

You just have some noisy AF wheels!

Bummer, man. As an appreciator of quiet bikes, that's really irritating.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 453
Posted By rubiksoval

The second video shows it's not the valve stem,...

The second video shows it's not the valve stem, so that's the most relevant thing so far as that's typically the cause of ticking noises in deeper carbon wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,239
Posted By rubiksoval

I ride 23 Continentals on 25mm rims. Matches up...

I ride 23 Continentals on 25mm rims. Matches up nicely. Have no plans to ride 25s anytime soon. Would probably necessitate a bike and wheel change before that happened.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,239
Posted By rubiksoval

How is that different from a regular tubular with...

How is that different from a regular tubular with a removable valve core?

In the last few years I've added sealant to and saved a Zipp Tangente (2x), and two different Vittoria Corsas, though they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 453
Posted By rubiksoval

Watch the second video. That is 100% not...

Watch the second video.

That is 100% not the valve extender. There's something hard and small that is falling down through the rim as it's spun.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 453
Posted By rubiksoval

That sounds like a nipple in the rim.

That sounds like a nipple in the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,600
Posted By rubiksoval

Pedaling that much quicker doesn't make a...

Pedaling that much quicker doesn't make a difference. It just means he's in an easier gear. Maybe he meant a higher cadence allows him to accelerate or jump quicker? That doesn't make a lot of sense...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 453
Posted By rubiksoval

That seems really loud and too distinct for the...

That seems really loud and too distinct for the valve extender (in the past mine has been more of a rattle than a thump), but maybe? Put a piece of electrical tape around the valve extenders and see....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 453
Posted By rubiksoval

I have something (hardened piece of glue, maybe?)...

I have something (hardened piece of glue, maybe?) in my front HED tubular. Makes a ticking sound, too, when spun. Can't really hear it on the road, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,684
Posted By rubiksoval

More gloves, but cheaper watch: ...

More gloves, but cheaper watch:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/963x794/ja_71039344712ac7856fcbc2231f8782f18c9d389d.jpg
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,684
Posted By rubiksoval

Well, this guy wears gloves and a $168,000 +...

Well, this guy wears gloves and a $168,000 + watch, so, that's what's actually cool.

https://timeandtidewatches.com/richard-mille-julian-alaphilippe-cycling/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,684
Posted By rubiksoval

Oooh, nice! Keep training and you might...

Oooh, nice!

Keep training and you might crack 100 miles, yet!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,684
Posted By rubiksoval

In the winter it's too cold to ride without...

In the winter it's too cold to ride without gloves. In the summer it's too hot and sweaty to ride without gloves. Fall and spring seem to only last about 3 hours each.

So, I always wear gloves.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,878
Posted By rubiksoval

I dunno. This dude just body slams his...

I dunno.

This dude just body slams his fixed gear bike and it falls apart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElGDtjbKzy4&ab_channel=TheWonderfulSocks
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,878
Posted By rubiksoval

:lol: :speedy:

:lol: :speedy:
09-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,559
Posted By rubiksoval

Your body craves it because it's a source of...

Your body craves it because it's a source of fuel, which your body needs to function. Participating in endurance sports and cutting out carbs/sugar is a recipe for disaster.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,878
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't think I'd ride a rebent fork or rear...

I don't think I'd ride a rebent fork or rear triangle, personally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,878
Posted By rubiksoval

He's just crashed this bike twice. He also...

He's just crashed this bike twice. He also crashed twice before that this year...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,878
Posted By rubiksoval

Maybe it's not the bike, it's your riding skills?

Maybe it's not the bike, it's your riding skills?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By rubiksoval

No, I don't get blown around at all. I'd ride...

No, I don't get blown around at all. I'd ride 80mm if I had them. Newer wheel designs are significantly better in crosswinds and higher yaw angles than the v-shaped designs of the 90s/early 00s.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 968
Posted By rubiksoval

Wheel hooks became a pain once I got 58mm wheels....

Wheel hooks became a pain once I got 58mm wheels. Very tight squeeze to get the bike on. I got daHanger DANs which uses the pedal to hang on to with two platforms for the wheels. Very nice setup,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By rubiksoval

Double up: Masters and Cat 3s. Double the fun. ...

Double up: Masters and Cat 3s. Double the fun.

I've raced a number of 50 year old + Cat 1s, but they're generally ex-master's national champs and still really good. They don't usually podium 1/2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

Aside from one person's repeated regressions into...

Aside from one person's repeated regressions into fallacies and insults, posting the actual physics behind the speed of various tires is pretty useful information.

Tell a person riding 100 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

:lol: This guy. Been on here for 3 years and...

:lol:

This guy. Been on here for 3 years and just now pulling out the clown antics?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

It's not an argument when one person is wrong and...

It's not an argument when one person is wrong and just continues being wrong.

It's just a showcase displaying how you don't know what you're talking about.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

The regression picks up steam.

The regression picks up steam.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

Ouch. Hurts doubling down on the wrong side of...

Ouch. Hurts doubling down on the wrong side of facts and science, huh?

Hope you feel better now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

But you're trying to argue about things that can....

But you're trying to argue about things that can. Real disadvantage for you, there.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

No, your words weren't taken out of context. ...

No, your words weren't taken out of context.

You specifically said that you were faster than someone changing a flat.

I provided the physics that proved you're wrong.

I can get a flat,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,463
Posted By rubiksoval

Light bikes are a fun hobby to chase. I'd...

Light bikes are a fun hobby to chase.

I'd always choose the lighter of two otherwise identical bikes if I had a choice that cost me nothing.

However, in real life it really doesn't matter...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

Cycling Physics Calculator...

Cycling Physics Calculator (http://aeroweenie.com/calc.html)

Plugging in this data for a 75 kg rider doing 100 miles at an average 200 watts using the above two tires with a CdA of 0.35

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,173
Posted By rubiksoval

You don't need a study. A calculator can show the...

You don't need a study. A calculator can show the impact of various factors, including rolling resistance.

Cycling Physics Calculator (http://aeroweenie.com/calc.html)
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