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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By Zaskar

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is...

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is plenty) per stud. The second board under the tires is obviously optional - really just to hide the tire smudges. But be warned, if you do that board,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,914
Posted By Zaskar

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel...

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel and any other socials you're posting all your rad stuff? I'm sure we're all going to want to follow your awesome adventures. In meantime, I'll just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 995
Posted By Zaskar

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could...

I first attached a 1x4 to the studs. Then I could put the wheel hooks wherever I wanted - spaced by bar width, not 16 or 32. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,820
Posted By Zaskar

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics"...

Comparing "brand names" to Chinese "generics" isn't really fair. The companies - "brands" that spent a ton of money on R&D to develop that design and material spec have to be compensated to cover...
09-09-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do...

Ha! No - no beard, no dropper post. But, I do those little cross-ups when I jump on the gravel bike. Maybe I'd get more air if I grew that beard. ;-)
I have done some fast, not-so-technical single...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Zaskar

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)

If only I'd fixed the typo in time ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By Zaskar

Mechanical paradox... - If you need to ask, you...

Mechanical paradox...
- If you need to ask, you need it
- If you know how to remove it, you don't need it


A little more explanation of what the guys are saying... Derailleurs have a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,691
Posted By Zaskar

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe...

This thread is the epitome of "Don't believe everything you read on the internet." Keep the theories coming - this is awesome.
The leader so far: "indicates turn intent"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,070
Posted By Zaskar

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I...

I agree with the "Death Valley" analogy. But, I wouldn't be surprised if road cycling survives that long. I think, in 25 yrs, road riding/racing will be about as popular as fencing - at least in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Zaskar

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty.... ...

Ha! Surprisingly, plenty....


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By Zaskar

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet...

Hey look. They printed a section of the internet for me to put in the recycling bin.
12-13-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,205
Posted By Zaskar

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my...

I do love my Grail! And handful of guys in my club have Canyons - everyone loves their bike. The only complaints are the one you see in every Canyon thread - this one included:
- They don't have my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Zaskar

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens -...

Your Cygolite is available up to 1,100 lumens - no need for a monster light. It's reasonably aero too. If you mount it centered and under the bar, you're not creating another point of disruption -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,073
Posted By Zaskar

No worse than any other website. It's not like...

No worse than any other website. It's not like you're going to see the bikes on the rack in the store.

The backstory is as legit as any manufacturer, i.e. a bunch of bike industry guys partnered...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Zaskar

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the...

Bar end plugs are NOT needed to secure the wrap/tape. Don't tuck anything into the bar. No need to use sticky (electrical/duct/packing) tape either. Just start at the bar end, wrap 360 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,071
Posted By Zaskar

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on...

I may sell my SRM. It's got about 18,000 miles on it and some rub marks... okay, lots of rub marks... So yeah, ^that^ is a solid point.

I'm starting to look for another PM and, while I've bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Zaskar

So disappointed in you guys. No one got the...

So disappointed in you guys. No one got the "stranded" reference ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Zaskar

When was the last time you re-cabled? Just...

When was the last time you re-cabled? Just replace the cable AND housing. Always a good place to start. When the shifter starts needing continual adjustment - MORE tension - that's a sign the cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

I do hate the Pathlete.

I do hate the Pathlete.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

You've clearly chosen the wrong hobby. You need a...

You've clearly chosen the wrong hobby. You need a motorcycle... or a couch. Seriously. You are simply missing the big idea of what makes riding bikes amazing.
10-21-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,776
Views: 627,063
Posted By Zaskar

When the pavement calls... ...

When the pavement calls...
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost...

Fried bake, my point was that a 150 watt boost will make me or any A rider ride like a pro. ANY rider - B riders, C riders... will smash KOMs with a 150 watt boost. That is what B riders average...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus...

Like there's even a debate. Everyone knows Jesus rides a single speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several...

surak, a buddy of mine has done RAGBRAI several times - hundreds of miles across Iowa in 90+ degree heat, camping in fields (in that heat)... I donate every time. He's also done a few charity golf...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,738
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely more of discussion for the...

Definitely more of discussion for the professionals. Everyone has some fear of heights - it's rationale. When it gets to the phobia level, those without the phobia will have a hard time understanding...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)

Oh. Whoops. Sorry Seattle Forrest ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim...

So... by your rationale, a 2-mile open-water swim is easy because you're laying down?

I'm beginning to wonder if you actually ride at all.
10-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,381
Posted By Zaskar

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You...

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You know we did this already... right? First, we had bicycles. Then someone put a motor (engine) on one and had a bicycle with an engine (surely called a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who...

Absolutely they're "real" cyclists... who sometimes ride mopeds. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding...

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding 170 bpm for 45 min on a mountain climb and getting to the top is WHY I love cycling. If I was looking for something easy, I'd play golf.

You ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than...

Sold on what? That motorcycles are faster than bicycles? Seriously, I'm confused. I really thought we all enjoyed this sport - pedaling, riding bikes... you know, cycling?

I had no idea so many of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

Type of bike? Love that. Like he showed up on a...

Type of bike? Love that. Like he showed up on a Novaro or Scattante. No, it's the "type" of bike that has a &$#*ing motor. It's no longer just a bike. It's a motorbike, motorcycle, moped... the cute...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,543
Posted By Zaskar

When I read ^that^ I had to double check to make...

When I read ^that^ I had to double check to make sure it wasn't my name up there instead of burnthesheep. I agree with everything you said. Okay, maybe not as concerned about bionic men in 5Ks ;-)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,682
Posted By Zaskar

Do you really pedal over 40mph? Do you know how...

Do you really pedal over 40mph? Do you know how much power it takes to increase speed over 40 mph? Well... uh.. it's a lot. (math, physics... not my thing) but, there's that exponential thing - power...
09-26-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,205
Posted By Zaskar

I wonder why Zwift hasn't developed a...

I wonder why Zwift hasn't developed a certification program - go to a licensed LBS (they'd be into it - gets riders in the door), show an ID, get on a scale, get a unique Zwift race number... It'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,118
Posted By Zaskar

This reminds me of a question posted hear years...

This reminds me of a question posted hear years ago - "What happens if I go over my max HR"?

Stop trying to define "Max HR" in some absolute terms. It is simply the highest HR you have achieved...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,647
Posted By Zaskar

Wileyrat nailed it. I also go by the "errt errt...

Wileyrat nailed it. I also go by the "errt errt errt" scale - shooting for three audible squeaks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 927
Posted By Zaskar

The workbench I built was cheap - a couple 4x4s...

The workbench I built was cheap - a couple 4x4s and 2x4s, a few 8' 1x3s and a piece of finish-grade plywood (one side). As a bonus, you can make it whatever size/height you want, you can put shelves...
08-29-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 87,063
Posted By Zaskar

https://i.imgur.com/zZADPY5.png 1997 Klein...

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1997 Klein Stage; once a triple... now a lot more fun
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,085
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely talk about how you dropped this one...

Definitely talk about how you dropped this one guy you saw out on the road - how you drafted him for three miles then totally dropped him. He was on a really sweet bike - so he had to be a Cat2 at...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By Zaskar

Love hearing that! My club has more positive...

Love hearing that!

My club has more positive encounters than negative - cars waving our group through 4-way stops, etc. But the best...

... on our weekend ride a while back - same route every...
08-20-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,711
Posted By Zaskar

Turns out, bottom brackets, hubs, pedals - all...

Turns out, bottom brackets, hubs, pedals - all serviceable. And, shops and the interwebs have bearings, grease...

It's a bike, not an oil painting. Ride it! Water-crossings are fun!

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,225
Posted By Zaskar

I actually think the opposite is true in this...

I actually think the opposite is true in this case. The thief could've use a bit of lead... I'm thinking right about on the bridge of the nose.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,225
Posted By Zaskar

I'll bet someone got some cool video ;-)

I'll bet someone got some cool video ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,335
Posted By Zaskar

There's no better gauge of what you're doing or...

There's no better gauge of what you're doing or what you just did.
- Average speed? Nope - wind, hills, red (vs green) lights, group size, time up front, weather/temps...
- HR? Nope - sleep,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,106
Posted By Zaskar

And position matters more than all of those......

And position matters more than all of those... combined.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Zaskar

Sorry, I didn't notice any tape... or really...

Sorry, I didn't notice any tape... or really anything else......
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