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04-13-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,674
Posted By aclinjury

At this point, it must be absolutely clear that...

At this point, it must be absolutely clear that Pogacar is not only a younger, but better GC rider than McNulty. Period. McNulty was fortunate to be in the yellow because JV let it go in the break...
04-08-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,674
Posted By ooga-booga

in the leader’s jersey. congrats! saturday’s...

in the leader’s jersey. congrats! saturday’s final stage of the itzulia is gonna be quite the show and difficult to defend the top spot.
04-06-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By slcbob

I'll go with Woods.

I'll go with Woods.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,623
Posted By Psimet2001

This is what this forum was built for - finally a...

This is what this forum was built for - finally a thread where this advice is the only correct answer: Buy a new bike. Keep the old one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,623
Posted By datlas

This is why you should not sell/trade in your...

This is why you should not sell/trade in your entry level road bike. Keep as a backup/beater/foul weather ride.
02-22-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,346
Posted By GrainBrain

Woods is looking great. Rigo went to be with his...

Woods is looking great. Rigo went to be with his partner in Miami.


SPOILER FOR UAE TOUR:

Oh yeah that was incredible what MVP pulled off on stage one. To have it ripped away due to covid. Oh...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,596
Posted By Koyote

You guys are all pikers. 35 years teaching...

You guys are all pikers. 35 years teaching college students has given me a huge trove of sad stories: academic dishonesty, excuses for missing exams, etc. At almost every gathering of college...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,010
Posted By drewtk

For rim brake aero wheels, my default...

For rim brake aero wheels, my default recommendation are HED Jet wheels. Wide internal width, aluminum track, so they brake well, with a carbon fiber fairing to provide the aero benefit. Right now,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,010
Posted By Bah Humbug

Ignore Hambini. If you want rim brake aero...

Ignore Hambini.

If you want rim brake aero wheels, Hed Jets are great and brake great.
11-09-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,184
Posted By JohnJ80

Maybe both of you guys need to meet some of the...

Maybe both of you guys need to meet some of the guys in their 70s and higher who can blow the doors off riders much younger than they are. To make a statement that someone in their 70s should not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,888
Posted By Bah Humbug

If your FTP is 360 and you have trouble on...

If your FTP is 360 and you have trouble on rolling hills, well, that's one hell of a group!
11-06-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By marguette

First ride success

Hey everyone. I just want to thank everyone for usefull information, suggestion and encouragement. After a week of research, buying msc tools and equipment, learning how to adjust my seat, inflate...
10-21-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,785
Posted By bikeme

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus...

I'm 60 now and noticed a drop in MHR a year -plus ago. I used to hit anaerobic on interval training sessions but now only get to high tempo or mid-threshold. My Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By WhyFi

Flyby is great if you see someone (or a group) on...

Flyby is great if you see someone (or a group) on your ride and you wondered anything along the lines of, "where route are they taking?" or "I wonder what club that was?" or "was that Chris?!"
10-17-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,674
Posted By cmh

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice...

Another podium, and a jump up to 4th in gc. Nice work Brandon!
10-16-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,785
Posted By OldTryGuy

OOPS :foo: Senior moment, I'm 70 -- that's my...

OOPS :foo: Senior moment, I'm 70 -- that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :lol:

BTW, heart still doing OK here and is slowing down a bit but still managed 102 miles Tuesday and 102 miles...
10-11-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,674
Posted By USAZorro

Good to see another young American displaying...

Good to see another young American displaying some promise. Note that very few of them live up to the highest expectations. It's a rough sport.

Tejay used to participate in the Road Forum here...
09-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,139
Posted By BlazingPedals

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here...

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here about it; but I am still recovering my strength after Covid. I don't know for sure where I got it, but the assumption is that is was a visitor to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,688
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure, I think I can. I should be clearer on...

Sure, I think I can.

I should be clearer on the frame thing - it could also be an imperfection in the layup but the geometry is ok. At any rate, I doubt the Felt engineers did any actual testing...
09-26-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,311
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default...

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default assumption is pretty much the opposite!
09-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,006
Posted By Steve B.

Why not just stick with SPD ?

Why not just stick with SPD ?
09-19-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 16,216
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

So is anyone else but me BLOWN away by today's TT...

So is anyone else but me BLOWN away by today's TT and the yellow jersey going to Pogacar?? Not to under estimate him as a rider, but no one on the broadcast predicted or could have predicted how fast...
09-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,639
Posted By caloso

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer,...

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer, you can get one of these for $20. https://www.kurtkinetic.com/inride-products/kinetic-inride-sensor-only
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,607
Posted By BenBoozer

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted....

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted. I’m loving how it looks! Will follow up after my first ride.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,552
Posted By downhillmaster

Yeah? Then why did you pose that exact question...

Yeah?
Then why did you pose that exact question in your OP?
You could have saved a lot of time and instead just posted “I know exactly why I bought a relatively cheap aluminum frame and I dare...
09-12-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,482
Posted By Racing Dan

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure...

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure its perfectly good enough. - Or get a luggage scale. Not very expensive and a bit more handy.
09-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By bbbean

Think in the long term. Real progress takes...

Think in the long term. Real progress takes months and years, not weeks. It's easy to look back on 12-24 months, see progress, and figure what that averaged per month, but it is rare to see a...
09-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By pdlamb

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just...

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just yet. Go ride your bike, four or five times a week, for the first month. Have fun. Then you can assess where you are and start formal training October...
09-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,598
Posted By shoota

I literally just went through this for my...

I literally just went through this for my Warbird. I went went carbon Bontrager Pro 3V's for two reasons:

1) I've never seen an alloy wheelset last all that long on a properly ridden gravel bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,139
Posted By Archwhorides

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the...

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the road bike, eazy peazy.
09-06-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,316
Posted By TheCharm

Thanks all for the help. I rode this yesterday...

Thanks all for the help. I rode this yesterday with success - 115 miles!

What I ended up doing:

I didn't ride fasted. Instead, I had some eggs and toast for breakfast - along with a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,688
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There are several things you can do if you get...

There are several things you can do if you get into a speed wobble, but you can do any one of them, you don't have to do them all. Get your ass in the air and your grip on the bars won't matter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By znomit

Consider spending the money on a week away...

Consider spending the money on a week away cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bah Humbug

Can you increase that, like maybe double it, in...

Can you increase that, like maybe double it, in the month or two before the event? If you do, you'll have a much more enjoyable ride.
09-02-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,659
Posted By Maelochs

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc...

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc brakes ... this proves discs are bad. BF Logic.

Discs are supposed to be easier to modulate. Therefore, if a rider crashes with discs .... what...
09-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,091
Posted By tomato coupe

The moment of inertia depends on the radius...

The moment of inertia depends on the radius squared. For a solid disc, I = 1/4 * m *r^2. For a weight at the rim, I = 1/2 * m * r^2. If you approximate the disc rotor as a solid disc, the equivalent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,139
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh, you're not holding up your end of the deal....

Ugh, you're not holding up your end of the deal. I thought you coulda been a contenda. Bummer.

Unsub. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,719
Posted By guadzilla

I suspect he is deliberately trolling us. The...

I suspect he is deliberately trolling us. The earlier thread made me wonder - this has given it away.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,139
Posted By Bah Humbug

I... Wait, what? It seems like you’re...

I...

Wait, what? It seems like you’re serious, but you can’t possibly be serious.
08-31-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,724
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

didn't mean to exclude Bernal, he is great as...

didn't mean to exclude Bernal, he is great as well, and it's true most of my cycling viewing is the Tour. I guess time will tell
08-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 44,299
Posted By BlazingPedals

There's no need to get an expensive expensive...

There's no need to get an expensive expensive bike unless you can appreciate the difference. Which is to say, if you have to ask why, then you won't understand the answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By PoorInRichfield

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town"...

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town" comes from Light Bicycle (https://www.lightbicycle.com/) wheels. They're a direct-to-consumer Chinese brand which means a much lower cost to you for...
08-27-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,317
Posted By shelbyfv

To my knowledge nobody on BF has ever admitted...

To my knowledge nobody on BF has ever admitted they regretted buying a new bike. Maybe the specific bike wasn't what they'd hoped but the concept was good. Go for it!
08-20-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,598
Posted By DrIsotope

In triple-flash mode (my preferred for daytime...

In triple-flash mode (my preferred for daytime use,) a Cygolite Hotshot 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,009
Posted By asgelle

So you didn't notice the whistling as the point...

So you didn't notice the whistling as the point sailed over your head.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,009
Posted By MoAlpha

1. I submit that the only way a base layer can...

1. I submit that the only way a base layer can keep you cooler is by facilitating evaporation.
2. I further submit that only way to do that is
a. to increase the surface area over which evaporation...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,124
Posted By VegasTriker

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of...

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of effort in building trikes that last a long time and handle superbly.
Expect to be a bit slower than you would like, especially when first beginning to...
07-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,858
Posted By HeyItsSara

I watched all 6 episodes yesterday. I liked it!

I watched all 6 episodes yesterday. I liked it!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,297
Posted By shelbyfv

IMO you are pretty much wrong about all of this...

IMO you are pretty much wrong about all of this but I won't say you've been "conned." If you like flat pedals and soft shoes, that's fine, no need to be defensive. It is a fact that most folks who...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,701
Posted By canklecat

It's mostly handy for folks who are motivated by...

It's mostly handy for folks who are motivated by reasonable personal goals, or enjoy keeping up with active friends. I started out using it mostly for the social networking thing, but soon became...
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