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02-07-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By Doge

As always - it depends. These days - a cell...

As always - it depends.
These days - a cell phone. credit card, Lyft and AAA go a long way in the USA. Other place, sure, I'd go different. I don't tour anymore.
A 28mm tubular is kinda like a...
02-06-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,516
Posted By Doge

I have purchased several sets of Mercury and...

I have purchased several sets of Mercury and ax-lightness (4 sets) and the two are very different. The ax-lightness are light, but they mold the spoke holes, rather than drill them.
Mercury is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,233
Posted By Doge

450g EA would be rims. If it were the wheels the...

450g EA would be rims. If it were the wheels the rear would be more.

"upgrade" depends a bit on how you want to use them. You mention weight and aerodynamics. Higher profile (aero) means more...
02-03-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By Doge

Nice I'm not the only guy that often feels that...

Nice I'm not the only guy that often feels that way - and I don't race the bike I ride.

This is a sport that disadvantages one class over another.
-based on age.
-based on health (PED use...
02-03-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 559
Posted By Doge

See my comments under this same forum in the link...

See my comments under this same forum in the link below.
If you are not being asked about your power and speed (both based on distance and terrain), you are missing a big part of fit. Same rider...
02-03-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Doge

Thanks. I thought so. But these are quite a bit...

Thanks. I thought so. But these are quite a bit higher and 1cm shorter cockpit than before. Speeds - seat -of-the-pants are up. The bike is 3# lighter, but speeds are up on flats.

One of her old...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Doge

Oh... That is a 30T on the rear. 4 bolts and I...

Oh...
That is a 30T on the rear. 4 bolts and I change the front to something smaller. 1X is pretty simple. The hill to our front where that picture was taken is 10%. It is short, but fine if...
02-02-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Doge

As you change - fit changes - fitting for the aged

A bit less than a decade ago I went to "Cyber Cyling Coach", Dave Jordaan (Google) to fit my kid. First thing he asked was his FTP (hour power). Because that has a lot to do with weight on hands and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Doge

I normally carry the spares and was even carrying...

I normally carry the spares and was even carrying the water bottle so I can look at it

The hill part? This is of the best climbing bikes. Ti is best for climbing.
As you see it here it is...
02-01-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By Doge

100% efficient and heat loss do not go together. ...

100% efficient and heat loss do not go together. My 1st TT was on a SA 3 speed hub.

They have gear friction, they have oil friction. They have some slack in freewheeling.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By Doge

When I married my wife about uh... 27 years ago...

When I married my wife about uh... 27 years ago we built her up a Merlin Extra light. This last Christmas I got it upgraded/rebuilt and got it to 13#, 12oz with pedals ready to ride.
Pedals have...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,796
Posted By Doge

I'd go DA cables over Ultegra Di2. I'd go DA Di2...

I'd go DA cables over Ultegra Di2. I'd go DA Di2 over all - normally. I just build my wife's bike up (money no object) and I went cable 1X - Dura-Ace.
In traveling on planes etc, fancy wiring and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,796
Posted By Doge

How many miles, how much power, how much shifting...

How many miles, how much power, how much shifting and and how clean all matter.

I change the DA chain yearly just because for <$50 I don't care.
The cassettes are very good. I'd go DA. The...
01-30-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,638
Posted By Doge

These folks have a lot of mind numbing papers you...

These folks have a lot of mind numbing papers you can read. We used a lot of these techniques on wife, junior. I don't agree with all of it and have not read a lot of it, but if you are into...
01-30-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By Doge

Much has to do with your power, speed and ride...

Much has to do with your power, speed and ride type.
These are related and play on each other. More power takes weight off hands.
Narrow bars are more aero and riders do well with them. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,283
Posted By Doge

220/20/15

220/20/15
01-29-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By Doge

I tend to think it is the right move. USA racing...

I tend to think it is the right move. USA racing is about crits. Road Races are Euro/Pro things and those that really are into it should move to where it matters. There are so few Road Races, due...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Doge

Ride Time vs Overhead Time

Total your time buying bike/s and kit and nutrition and time pumping tires, cleaning bike, washing kit/s, doing mechanical stuff, driving to location, driving to mechanic - total bike prep time...
01-29-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Doge

Because they are into anything with two wheels...

Because they are into anything with two wheels now. They are into members, not sport.

What is the official UCI ball? There are balls used in UCI sports. So grabbing gravel - obviously.
01-29-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 414,784
Posted By Doge

Anyone know of good 700 X 25-30 STUDDED tires? ...

Anyone know of good 700 X 25-30 STUDDED tires?

We are having a blast in CO winters hiking and being out. The issue is ICE. Maybe this is a MTB only thing, but around us there are some fantastic...
01-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Doge

Campy and other Italian stuff is still fun. I'd...

Campy and other Italian stuff is still fun. I'd rather (and I do) have Campy parts on my desk vs Shimano ones. Quality and reliability may not be the primary buying criteria for everything. I buy...
01-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Doge

I was a Campy guy about 1982-2000. I switched to...

I was a Campy guy about 1982-2000. I switched to Shimano because it shifted better. I still think Campy may be more long term durable, and Shimano is more on the edge - but it works better.
...
01-27-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 917
Posted By Doge

And I wear wool daily. Socks, base layers and...

And I wear wool daily. Socks, base layers and shirts. I generally don't ride with wool anymore - except as a base layer. But then, it is generally not that cold and I run hot.
01-27-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 917
Posted By Doge

In Sept 1982 I road from SoCal to Washington DC. ...

In Sept 1982 I road from SoCal to Washington DC. I wore long sleeved wool through the Mohave 115-120 heat. Worked just fine.
01-27-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Doge

"pro" means a lot of things. If you mean to buy a...

"pro" means a lot of things. If you mean to buy a house/s, skip college and race and then support your family from racing after you retire - No.

If you mean get a USAC license that says pro -...
01-20-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Doge

Maybe Campy is paying teams. I was told Shimano...

Maybe Campy is paying teams. I was told Shimano does not.
I can see smaller component mfg paying to get exposure, but they are small. Shimano wants to stay impartial. They spend in support.
...
01-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,697
Posted By Doge

That is a cute thing done within the squadron. I...

That is a cute thing done within the squadron. I believe the commission is a letter.
This year, rather than the announcement coming in a sealed letter, they had squadron based ceremony. Each of the...
01-18-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Doge

I like the philosophy, but when there are a bunch...

I like the philosophy, but when there are a bunch of random things that happen (flats, mechanical, crashes) is is about much more than the rider and it is less repeatable. I like some randomness as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Doge

We guess what is our ideal pressure. It is...

We guess what is our ideal pressure. It is generally based on feel and what we like. What we need is a way to reproduce it. So if the pump was precise and said A, B or C for pressure, that would...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,290
Posted By Doge

When you are racing, you have an agreement. Same...

When you are racing, you have an agreement. Same as when you are in a group ride.
There is no agreement when folks just show up.
There is a distance we want to have strangers, in both our...
01-17-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Doge

Not the first time I've said that sometimes you...

Not the first time I've said that sometimes you have to give up quality and performance if you want the very best.

Most the pro teams like performance. I don't think anything beats Dura Ace for...
01-17-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Doge

I don't like it so much. It increases randomness....

I don't like it so much. It increases randomness. As a sport, I want to see the best rise to the top with a wee bit of randomness, gravel, cx, MTB have too much.

The "best" should not have to deal...
01-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5,908
Views: 414,784
Posted By Doge

Shave your arms.

Shave your arms.
01-17-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,697
Posted By Doge

Junior got his job assignment today. 10 more...

Junior got his job assignment today. 10 more years.
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01-13-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,697
Posted By Doge

And that is different than road racing how?

And that is different than road racing how?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,290
Posted By Doge

My experience with some fast (ones that can ride...

My experience with some fast (ones that can ride 25-30) riders is they often ride slowly Sometimes, so others can keep up, sometimes for recovery, sometimes for safety, sometimes just finished a...
01-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Doge

UCI used to be seen as a professional "union" /...

UCI used to be seen as a professional "union" / competition authority for road pros. They wanted to get bigger, so they started expanding their umbrella to other things that are games. But they...
01-11-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By Doge

Lots of things are super fun to do, and may not...

Lots of things are super fun to do, and may not be something that generates money. This seems like one of those.


UCI is big into Fondos now. If Fondos have gravel, they will get involved.
01-07-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Doge

If the 19 World Tour teams had salary caps / same...

If the 19 World Tour teams had salary caps / same total salary per team it would be more interesting.
Right now it is 19 separate companies.

I do rather enjoy the major umbrella of the NFL...
01-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Doge

All I know is it is very difficult to have...

All I know is it is very difficult to have rational discussions about any groupings on the Internet before something goes sideways. I was a minority most of my youth. I moved, so am no longer one...
01-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,638
Posted By Doge

I'm trying to summarize here. You are sleeping...

I'm trying to summarize here.
You are sleeping <6 hours and you were sleeping 8-9 hours and your numbers are down and you knee hurts and you train ~8 hours/week.
" 5x trainer rides on weekdays (2x...
01-06-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14,306
Views: 790,638
Posted By Doge

Depends a bit on age and how hard you are...

Depends a bit on age and how hard you are training. Sleep is when you rebuild. Late 30s+ you are not going to build so much. For elite kids and low 20s picking up 2 more hours a night makes a...
01-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Doge

I don't see him....

I don't see him. https://firstcycling.com/race.php?r=41&y=2010 (https://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/justin-williams/2010)

But if we really like this, where is the money. How can a kid see...
01-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Doge

The better question would be: How would a World...

The better question would be: How would a World Tour Sprinter do in a USA crit? Would they beat JW?
While I've been clear, I don't think JW would finish with the front in a WT race, I'd still have...
01-05-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 968
Posted By Doge

This thread is about how a USA amateur, now 30,...

This thread is about how a USA amateur, now 30, who wins a lot after racing 90 min would do in a sprint against World Tour pros racing 5 hours a day, in some cases back to back.
The better...
01-04-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 136,334
Posted By Doge

xc ski gloves. You can do mitts, most folks like...

xc ski gloves. You can do mitts, most folks like the figures movable. Junior was using some rubber dish washing gloves over thin knit gloves.
For feet the Velotoze.
01-04-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,697
Posted By Doge

Might do as well on some track rental time - say...

Might do as well on some track rental time - say LA. It costs less, and you are actually riding a bike.
01-03-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,697
Posted By Doge

I guess that is kinda the point. Strava records a...

I guess that is kinda the point. Strava records a kid vs Thurlow, vs Amber Neban vs ... A groups that would never race together in a USAC race, only a ride...
Cam Wurf set two Kona records on...
01-03-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4,464
Views: 236,697
Posted By Doge

I am not sure what you are disputing. As...

I am not sure what you are disputing.
As Strava only reports those who post, a race is based on those that start.

There may be someone better someplace else that didn't race, or didn't post...
01-02-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,949
Posted By Doge

I used to ride clinchers on the tandem. I blew...

I used to ride clinchers on the tandem. I blew sidewall off Mavic Ceramics - twice. Last 20 years I just use tubulars.
We have dual Enve rims 24/20 with Vittoria Corsa 28 rear and Veloflex...
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