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Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Firstly, wear a HRM. It's hard to tell what's...

Firstly, wear a HRM. It's hard to tell what's going on inside without knowing HR while you're riding. After you've used one for a while, you'll know about where your HR should be for various efforts....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from...

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from a 17mph ride average to a 22mph ride average requires almost double the power.

The chassis is fine. The engine needs work.
07-07-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By cpach

Markets vary of course, but I'm a pro mechanic...

Markets vary of course, but I'm a pro mechanic and at the shops I've worked any wheel build was always done by someone competent with appropriate spoke line setting, high even tension (with a...
07-06-20, 11:32 AM
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Views: 150
Posted By woodcraft

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading...

I just recently contacted Quarg about upgrading the internals of an older Powertap hub,

and they said they could do it and gave a price...
07-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By jgwilliams

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old...

Oooooh! A chance to dig up a bit of my old knowledge from the years I spent studying metallurgy (and which I've never used since).

The magnetic element of steel is a crystal called martensite....
07-01-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By mrrabbit

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) cause of broken nipples is spokes that are too short.

Nipples are fasteners, not spoke extenders.

A properly built wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,133
Posted By kansukee

Record 12 comes up to $1,297.00 and Chorus 12 is...

Record 12 comes up to $1,297.00 and Chorus 12 is $939 at Bike24. Campy has become very competitive lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,581
Posted By deacon mark

This is why Titanium is really the way to go,...

This is why Titanium is really the way to go, that to me should not be so fragile.
05-31-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By mrrabbit

Do a stress relief cycle...see if any more break....

Do a stress relief cycle...see if any more break.

=8-|
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,298
Posted By merlinextraligh

The professional coaches Iíve worked with all...

The professional coaches Iíve worked with all advocated plans along the same lines.

you have rest days and rest weeks.

Each week has 2 rest days, one off the bike entirely, and one recovery...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By kingston

According to their website. RWGPS has not taken...

According to their website. RWGPS has not taken any outside funding and is cash-flow positive. My guess is that RWGPS has a much, much higher percentage of paying customers than Strava.
05-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,271
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Something's off. IMO&E it's the same thing that...

Something's off. IMO&E it's the same thing that one does at the gym: if your last rep isn't just barely possible, or maybe you fail it, you're not lifting heavy enough. Doing 3 X 3' X 1.5', if you're...
05-18-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Dave Mayer

I have overhauled about 20 right-hand levers. ...

I have overhauled about 20 right-hand levers. Not much point in overhauling the left levers, as you shift at least 10x as much on the right as the left, and the left levers never seem to need...
05-18-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,130
Posted By elcraft

I was always tired of switching ratchet wrench/...

I was always tired of switching ratchet wrench/ breaker bar to use my one inch deep wall socket for Park Tools cassette or Freewheel tools (I like to secure tool w/ skewer or axle nut). So I decided...
05-15-20, 09:56 AM
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Views: 535
Posted By RGMN

Usually you can see the crack, sometimes you need...

Usually you can see the crack, sometimes you need to flex the carrier a little to see if a crack opens. Usually they are obvious

Noticed how they wound up the coil spring with the spring coiling...
05-02-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,800
Posted By unterhausen

I'm a randonneur. In my case, that's a lot like...

I'm a randonneur. In my case, that's a lot like touring, except I'm not smart enough to stop for the night. My mother never did figure out why, if I was going for a 750 mile ride, I wouldn't need a...
04-28-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 272
Posted By Ogsarg

CANSUCC bike stems any good? I hear they can...

CANSUCC bike stems any good?

I hear they can suck.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.
The names that show up on amazon can be hilarious.
04-23-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Doug64

I bought my wife a custom built frame and fork...

I bought my wife a custom built frame and fork that cost $3,500, and built it up with "good" parts and accessories. It is a very nice bike, and was her retirement present. During the 9 years she has...
04-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,554
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It turns out that bone loss in cyclists is because of sweating

Back in November I did some sweat loss calculations and concluded that bone loss during cycling wasn't because of losing calcium in sweat. Turns out I was wrong about that in this post:...
04-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 658
Posted By gfk_velo

Genuine Campag after-market gear cable sets are...

Genuine Campag after-market gear cable sets are still supplied with step-down ferrules included.
You can buy them loose, the Campag part number is 10-CG-CS013, any Campagnolo ProShop can order them...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,732
Posted By HTupolev

Merckx wasn't a masher. By necessity everyone...

Merckx wasn't a masher. By necessity everyone trained for low-cadence efforts because racers were using absurdly narrow drivetrains even on mountain stages, but they didn't necessarily use low...
04-15-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,074
Posted By Seattle Forrest

1 watt = 1 joule per second. The total kJ or...

1 watt = 1 joule per second.

The total kJ or mJ reported from a direct force power meter is extremely accurate. There isn't a better source.

Converting joules to dietary calories (which are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By caloso

Bike racer fat is normal people skinny.

Bike racer fat is normal people skinny.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,402
Posted By Kimmo

Here's a graph of how my half-step ratios affect...

Here's a graph of how my half-step ratios affect rpm compared to a standard double
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,402
Posted By HTupolev

Claims by 1x drivetrain manufacturers about how...

Claims by 1x drivetrain manufacturers about how many gears a given 2x/3x drivetrain is equivalent to are generally rubbish.

This is from Rotor's 1x13 Road drivetrain page:

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While...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,402
Posted By HTupolev

There's not a whole lot of need to "widen Q like...

There's not a whole lot of need to "widen Q like a triple" for most triples in the first place. Most road bikes can fit a 142mm double no problem. Even if we merely add a chainring to the outside and...
04-09-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By alexihnen

Well, you all failed me terribly. And you...

Well, you all failed me terribly. And you underestimated my incompetence. Shame on you all.

After cleaning the RD, I installed the inner pulley plate backwards. Not the first time, but definitely...
04-06-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 797
Posted By Russ Roth

As others mentioned, what qualifies as heavy to...

As others mentioned, what qualifies as heavy to you?
Personally I like to run 32 spokes and with modern materials I have no trouble believing that's fine for anyone who doesn't try to smash their...
04-06-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,320
Posted By tyrion

I heard on the internet that Rotor went with...

I heard on the internet that Rotor went with hydro because Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo had so many patents on derailleurs it was near impossible to make a new cable driven design without running...
03-28-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By base2

I'm trying to buy a 32 hole Powertap Disc hub...

I'm trying to buy a 32 hole Powertap Disc hub right now. The only place on Earth it seems to be is Bellati Sport in Switzerland. 3 attempts at purchase & the bank keeps rejecting the Visa card...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,694
Posted By MoAlpha

Humid air. Water vapor is less dense than...

Humid air. Water vapor is less dense than nitrogen and oxygen at any given temperature, so humid air is lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,557
Posted By RChung

Bare skin is slower than well-fitting clothing....

Bare skin is slower than well-fitting clothing. That's been tested and measured.
03-18-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As daveSSS said, no. The post 2014 LH Campy Ergo...

As daveSSS said, no. The post 2014 LH Campy Ergo shifters use a different indexing design that only covers a double ring set up.

Rant warning- IMO that the move from triples (and now from doubles)...
03-17-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,275
Posted By pokecheck

i live in the east bay / smaller / hilly city -- ...

i live in the east bay / smaller / hilly city -- so i actually emailed the local police to see what they thought of it (after all - i'll just be riding my local hills -- and the local PD's opinion...
03-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,275
Posted By Pavol Stromcek

This article just popped up on SFGate: ...

This article just popped up on SFGate:

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Can-you-ride-your-bike-shelter-in-place-order-15137490.php

A quote from the article:"Biking is OK since it...
03-17-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,657
Posted By DrIsotope

I've been using the same trio of Camelbak Podium...

I've been using the same trio of Camelbak Podium Big Chill water bottles since I got into cycling. They've been frozen, dropped, dropped and run over, left in the trunk with an inch of Gatorade in...
03-16-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,275
Posted By Lemond1985

(Reply moved to Politics and Restrooms Sub-Forum)...

(Reply moved to Politics and Restrooms Sub-Forum)

It's too bad that this one topic has taken over every single discussion, and completely sucked all of the air out of the room everywhere for the...
03-11-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By ThermionicScott

Even better -- you can loosen up the two...

Even better -- you can loosen up the two neighboring spokes a little, and tighten the two outside of those a bit, to spread out the imbalance. That's why it's good practice to build wheels at less...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Radish_legs

Yes, solo rides are being allowed in the Italy quarantine

I know you were wanting to know if we could still ride our bikes in the apocalypse. Luckily the answer is yes. [I put a link to facebook Italy US military post, but apparently that is not allowed and...
03-07-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,130
Posted By noglider

Multitools compromise the way you hold the tool,...

Multitools compromise the way you hold the tool, and sometimes the handle or another part of the tool prevents good rotation. So when I'm likely to do roadside repairs such as on a group ride, I...
03-03-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By Pridedog

+1 I have followed this rule of thumb 7 days per...

+1 I have followed this rule of thumb 7 days per tire for over 220,000 miles. Do the tires lose some air over 7 days, yes, does it negatively affect their performance, not in my experience. Road bike...
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,285
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
03-02-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,203
Posted By bfaIllini

Just moved from OBX to Boulder CO and am...

Just moved from OBX to Boulder CO and am ecstatic.
Cycling in OBX was flat, minimal route options, no tree or.mountain scenery, horribly humid in summer, very rarely see another cyclist, no group...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By Riveting

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my...

Lazy, yet wants to do a 700k? I prepped for my first 525km/325mi (24 hr solo, only stopping for food and bio breaks) by riding 5-6 days a week for an entire season (weekday commutes, and weekend...
02-29-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,275
Posted By MoAlpha

Full vasodilation, mobilization of energy stores...

Full vasodilation, mobilization of energy stores (too early for glycogen depletion), muscle length-tension adaptation, more efficient muscle energy utilization with temperature rise, and maybe the...
02-28-20, 01:48 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,800
Posted By polyphrast

Reason for this are german regulations which...

Reason for this are german regulations which require nominal output at around 15 km/h (Since Germany is/was one of the biggest markets for dyno hubs, as dynamo based lightning was legally required...
02-18-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,800
Posted By Tourist in MSN

The paperwork that came with my Luxos U said that...

The paperwork that came with my Luxos U said that the USB port would still provide power with the light on, but that it was limited to less than 100 milliamps. So, you were close to right, as 100...
02-18-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,908
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

My experience from assembling bikes for a small...

My experience from assembling bikes for a small manufacturer is that the OEM shifters come with cable already installed.

However, even if they were from another maker, it is definitely a problem...
02-13-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By sjn1892

Pantograph Bike Parts

I've been doing a bit of pantograph or engraving work on both old and new bicycle components in the last few years so I thought I'd show a few one here as I know a few people have asked me to post...
02-11-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,679
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