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Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Athens80

When you start looking for a smart trainer, Ray...

When you start looking for a smart trainer, Ray Maker has maybe the best article on products in the market:...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Athens80

Welcome, Nathan! Your 700x35 tires are a...

Welcome, Nathan!

Your 700x35 tires are a standard size for a road bike. "700" is the most common size for road bikes, with the widths varying but commonly in a range from 23 to 25 to 28 and up.
...
06-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,381
Posted By Athens80

If you're up for a project, consider a custom...

If you're up for a project, consider a custom build for the trainer. Get a cheap, used frame, plus a component group set, plus either parts you have lying around or select from eBay, Craigslist, etc....
05-31-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Athens80

YouTubers have uploaded several videos showing...

YouTubers have uploaded several videos showing the alpha experience.

Here's one from GPLama today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcMoY7mI2mk

and here's one showing installation of the mod:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,922
Posted By Athens80

Hopefully even though you're a "newer,"...

Hopefully even though you're a "newer," twice-posting forum member, you still have these buttons on the bottom right of each post:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,921
Posted By Athens80

But why quit? Quitters are cutting off their nose...

But why quit? Quitters are cutting off their nose to spite their face. They're already paying $0. They've lost the ability to pay nothing to compare their best time on a segment to their friends'...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,921
Posted By Athens80

STRAVA Updates: Subscription Changes // New Features // Hands-on Look [May 2020]

Shane Miller has posted an analysis of what you get with Strava for free at YouTube:


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlNf2u-FiXE
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,921
Posted By Athens80

The percentage of paying users may be more like...

The percentage of paying users may be more like 5%, rather than the 60% in your estimate.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,921
Posted By Athens80

Garmin Connect? ;) Actually,you're...

Garmin Connect? ;)

Actually,you're commenting on the ease of using Strava as an intermediary, as a conduit for syncing other services on an ongoing basis. That's not migration, which is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,921
Posted By Athens80

I use two local apps, SportTracks and...

I use two local apps, SportTracks and GoldenCheetah. I believe both can import multiple activity files in one operation. I just used it to populate a new installation of GoldenCheetah. All the years'...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,921
Posted By Athens80

As posted earlier, Strava makes it easy to...

As posted earlier, Strava makes it easy to extract all your ride data. Just go to https://www.strava.com/athlete/delete_your_account, make the download request, wait for the email, and download from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By Athens80

I'm not following how the groupset is Shimano...

I'm not following how the groupset is Shimano 5800. I haven't seen that Shimano 5800 has any triple shifters or cranksets.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,014
Posted By Athens80

A thorough guide to smart trainers is...

A thorough guide to smart trainers is https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/10/the-smart-trainer-recommendations-guide-winter-2019-2020.html.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,925
Posted By Athens80

You can also get those ID tags online from sites...

You can also get those ID tags online from sites such as www.dogtagsonline.com (https://www.dogtagsonline.com/) .
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Athens80

If the posts so far don't go far enough, check...

If the posts so far don't go far enough, check out this thread that's been going ten years: The Cult of CAAD... (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/681944-cult-caad.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,389
Posted By Athens80

This is at least part of the reason I habitually...

This is at least part of the reason I habitually clip out on the right. Fail-safe. It did happen once. I didn't get my foot out fast enough. Plonk, over to the right. I fell toward and onto the curb...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,925
Posted By Athens80

Clean your chain. No tattoo.

Clean your chain. No tattoo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,925
Posted By Athens80

Isn't Tiagra 4700 the exception to that rule?...

Isn't Tiagra 4700 the exception to that rule? It's 10 speed but doesn't use the previously standard pull.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Athens80

Are you buying a new bike? There's something to...

Are you buying a new bike? There's something to be said for buying a bike that you're pretty much happy with, rather than one on which you want to immediately replace a number of components.

With...
03-30-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By Athens80

One of the staffers, 38 year old Dario Marini, a...

One of the staffers, 38 year old Dario Marini, a strong athlete himself, spent nine days in intensive care before recovering.

Yawn?
03-03-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,422
Posted By Athens80

The 45kg weight minimum applies to all Zwifters,...

The 45kg weight minimum applies to all Zwifters, regardless of age.
02-28-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By Athens80

1% to 3% won't, it seems.

1% to 3% won't, it seems.
02-28-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,111
Posted By Athens80

Keep following the story ...[h1] And read...

Keep following the story ...[h1]

And read the headlines. Flu has been there for months.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,070
Posted By Athens80

Joseph: 1) look at the Strava heatmap for...

Joseph:

1) look at the Strava heatmap for the Atlanta area: link (https://www.strava.com/heatmap#12.45/-84.33664/33.77040/gray/ride) , That'll show you where other cyclists are more comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,922
Posted By Athens80

You've already got a good setup, but FYI, you can...

You've already got a good setup, but FYI, you can use a 7 speed cassette on an 11 speed wheel or direct-drive trainer. You just need a bigger cassette spacer with a little divot filed out of it to...
12-13-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,170
Posted By Athens80

For climbs, maybe not sustained enough for you,...

For climbs, maybe not sustained enough for you, try riding the Mountain Route to the radio tower in Watopia, the Grand Central route in New York, the Lutscher route in Innsbruck, or join an event and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,757
Posted By Athens80

A couple of older presentations on buying speed

From Velonews and Cyclingtips (https://cyclingtips.com/2010/04/biggest-bang-for-your-buck-in-time-trial-equipment/):


And from the Specialized Win Tunnel YouTube channel:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,642
Posted By Athens80

Yes, someone sometime took a picture of someone...

Yes, someone sometime took a picture of someone else riding with a pair of foam covered headphones lightly resting over their ears. And then someone edited the image so that we see it on the internet...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,822
Views: 731,803
Posted By Athens80

Tacx NEO Bike Smart: $700 off, Scratch & Dent Sale

Tacx NEO Bike Smart: $700 off, Scratch & Dent Sale
NOVEMBER 26, 2019 by DC RAINMAKER (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/11/tacx-neo-bike-scratch-dent-sale.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,642
Posted By Athens80

To be a nitpicker, the Walkman was first released...

To be a nitpicker, the Walkman was first released 40 years ago. Was it common to ride around listening to a Walkman 40 years ago? Those headphones rested lightly on the ears, and certainly didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,642
Posted By Athens80

How much more awareness do you get from listening...

How much more awareness do you get from listening than you do from seeing behind you via your mirror?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,642
Posted By Athens80

Does anyone have a response to the actual...

Does anyone have a response to the actual question -- will the rushing air drown out his voice?

The debates about listening while riding have been done already dozens of times.
11-18-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Athens80

Here are some recommendations that may be...

Here are some recommendations that may be relevant, from a Zwift article:

https://zwiftinsider.com/how-to-fix-ant-dropouts-in-zwift/
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Athens80

Input: they're on sale now...

Input: they're on sale now (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/11/all-the-garmin-suunto-holiday-deals-are-now-live-plus-a-few-others.html).
11-16-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,170
Posted By Athens80

Your Lynx/VeloReality grade reduction setting...

Your Lynx/VeloReality grade reduction setting from the screen shot shows that your trainer will match the route's resistance for gradients up to 5%. For route gradients beyond that, up to 20%, the...
11-14-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,170
Posted By Athens80

The default view is from behind and above your...

The default view is from behind and above your avatar. That'll skew the gradient visual. Try view #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) and see if that makes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By Athens80

The speed sensor is more accurate than GPS speed...

The speed sensor is more accurate than GPS speed when GPS reception is spotty: between tall buildings, in a tunnel, under heavy tree cover, or in a trail through cut under heavy tree cover.
10-28-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By Athens80

4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber (Horse)...

4 ft. x 6 ft. x 3/4 in. Thick Rubber (Horse) Stall Mat @ $40
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By Athens80

Or get a TV with Bluetooth audio built in.

Or get a TV with Bluetooth audio built in.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By Athens80

ERGdb -- 5000+ Cycling Workouts for Zwift, Plus Workout Creator

ERGdb (https://ergdb.org/) has a growing library of over five thousand cycling workouts that can be downloaded in Zwift's .zwo format.

It also has a workout creator / editor that works with .erg,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,623
Posted By Athens80

Zwift has a free, short trial. See whether...

Zwift has a free, short trial.

See whether the social environment in Zwift matters to you, riding in the virtual world with others, doing group rides, races, etc. If you'd just as soon ride solo,...
10-04-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,457
Posted By Athens80

Zwift has recently published a series of How To...

Zwift has recently published a series of How To videos on YouTube here (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjaxpWLm1cBfWUU0AKWCOusaZMaf_yxFv).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,686
Posted By Athens80

You're aware that chains and cassettes are...

You're aware that chains and cassettes are consumables, like cables and bar tape. They have to be replaced on every bike with every groupset. (Some of the chains were DuraAce, fwiw. I just bought...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,686
Posted By Athens80

To add an anecdote, my 105 has 21,509 miles since...

To add an anecdote, my 105 has 21,509 miles since I started recording, with a few thousand miles earlier. I've replaced chains, cassettes, cables and probably prematurely, one chain ring. At a rate...
09-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,521
Posted By Athens80

You won't want to stand up and sprint, but you'll...

You won't want to stand up and sprint, but you'll be about as low riding the trainer as you are riding outside. Depending on the trainer, you might be an inch or two higher. On a direct drive trainer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Athens80

HurtsErgo linked to a third-party database of...

HurtsErgo linked to a third-party database of workouts (73summit.com). That link is no longer valid. The app has not been updated in a couple of years.

TrainingPeaks has an article...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,117
Posted By Athens80

"Lead–crime hypothesis" from Wikipedia...

"Lead–crime hypothesis" from Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead%E2%80%93crime_hypothesis)



Baltimore’s Toxic Legacy Of Lead Paint from fivethirtyeight.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Athens80

You can find some specifications at Vintage...

You can find some specifications at Vintage Cannondale (https://vintagecannondale.com/info/serial_numbers/). They have old Cannondale catalogs and other info.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,073
Posted By Athens80

For the record, after four years the eight ounces...

For the record, after four years the eight ounces of glue was still in good condition. Then I moved it from inside to a garage that'll get 100+ regularly and in the year since it's thickened up....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By Athens80

Use a Best Bike Split...

Use a Best Bike Split (https://www.bestbikesplit.com/case-studies) plan?
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