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06-29-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,462
Posted By bbbean

What does the size of the farm have to do with...

What does the size of the farm have to do with the source of the lanolin? What are they supposedly doing at these large farms that's different from what your wife's family does?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,883
Posted By bbbean

Lighter for the same profile, easier to...

Lighter for the same profile, easier to manufacture for a specific shape, arguably stronger than steel or aluminum.
06-23-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,462
Posted By bbbean

You know there's no correlation between your...

You know there's no correlation between your ability to pronounce a chemical's name and it's safety, right? FWIW, "natural" products are full of unpronounceable chemicals also. The world is made of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,474
Posted By bbbean

A man has to know his limits.

A man has to know his limits.
Forum: Foo
06-11-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 955
Posted By bbbean

Speaking anecdotally, I've done the following...

Speaking anecdotally, I've done the following with great success:
Recommended by my physical therapist:
1) Stretching
2) Core strengthening
3) Electric stimulation (lots of consumer grade tens...
06-11-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,700
Posted By bbbean

I'm sorry I took "...sucked into the delusion...

I'm sorry I took "...sucked into the delusion that if we just pedal hard enough, fast enough and often enough that we can turn back the hands of time and recapture our youth when all to...
06-10-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,700
Posted By bbbean

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like....

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like. Personally, I race against 50, 60, and 70 yr olds in the best shape of their life, and nearly all of us have a story to tell about overcoming some sort...
06-02-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,297
Posted By bbbean

Yes. They should. If they aren't, you're likely...

Yes. They should. If they aren't, you're likely using the wrong FTP level.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,337
Posted By bbbean

I use or have used all of the other apps listed,...

I use or have used all of the other apps listed, and there's a bit of an apples to bananas comparison there. Strava provides logging, analysis, and a robust social environment. The other apps provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

I was in such awe of your eloquent argument that...

I was in such awe of your eloquent argument that I was stupefied, so I opted to simply reply in the tone and spirit of your own post. Sorry if you didn't appreciate it.

Have a great day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

thatís an absurd reply. Do better.

thatís an absurd reply. Do better.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

Yes it is. Yes I did.

Yes it is.



Yes I did.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

If Google decided to charge, I could make a...

If Google decided to charge, I could make a reasoned decision as to whether the price being asked was worth the service being offered. There's certainly no reasonable reason to expect them to provide...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

Straw man argument. You don't like Strava. I get...

Straw man argument. You don't like Strava. I get it. Since you don't like Strava, why do you care enough to post complaints about Strava here (which is social media, FWIW)? There are dozens of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no...

Glad we agree on the basic premise. I have no problem with people who say it isn't worth $X/month. We all make similar calculations about everything we buy (or don't). I have a problem with the folks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so...

If Strava was such a crappy product why were so many people using it, and why are people upset that they want to charge for certain features?

There's a restaurant in my town that serves crappy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

EXACTLY. How much do people pay for cable? For...

EXACTLY. How much do people pay for cable? For Netflix? To join clubs or subscribe to magazines?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

Programmers have to eat, servers cost money,...

Programmers have to eat, servers cost money, graphic design, tech support, legal, etc all cost money. If you don't like the product, don't use it. That's fine. But I'm not sure why you think the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 11,993
Posted By bbbean

I have paid since I started using it. I want the...

I have paid since I started using it. I want the service to exist and want to do my part to support it. Who wants to be a freeloader?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,111
Posted By bbbean

Some shops have loaner Fiziks so you can try a...

Some shops have loaner Fiziks so you can try a saddle for a few days or even weeks to see how it does. As far as the cutout goes, if you ever finish a ride feeling like a Ken doll (that is to say,...
05-01-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By bbbean

Settings sometimes change mysteriously. Things...

Settings sometimes change mysteriously. Things happen you're not aware of. Since you're having a problem, SOMETHING happened, whether it was an accident, electronic corruption, fatigued components,...
04-27-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,947
Posted By bbbean

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-26-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,740
Posted By bbbean

Simple answer - it's not a money making...

Simple answer - it's not a money making proposition for the owner.

More complicated answer - some LBSs do, but making it work is dependent on a wide variety of factors including local market,...
04-23-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By bbbean

"Shouldn't" and "don't" are two different words....

"Shouldn't" and "don't" are two different words. Very easy to check and adjust.

BB
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,931
Posted By bbbean

Honestly, it rivaled Covid-19 for the way it...

Honestly, it rivaled Covid-19 for the way it ravaged entire communities.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,931
Posted By bbbean

I have no reason to doubt that your story is...

I have no reason to doubt that your story is true, but the "happened to a lot of people" and "not become a big hit" make this a misinformed statement. Speedplay Zeros are one of the two or three...
04-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,253
Posted By bbbean

As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus...

As a D collegiate racer, your primary focus should be on developing technique, strategy, and instincts. You already have a nice bike. A nicer bike would help, but a season of racing under your belt...
04-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,947
Posted By bbbean

Yes. In point of fact, it makes the same...

Yes. In point of fact, it makes the same difference regardless of whether the rest of the rider and bike are as aero as can be. Further, many riders who aren't attempting world records do put a great...
04-23-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By bbbean

If microadjustments using Di2 don't resolve the...

If microadjustments using Di2 don't resolve the problem, my money is on set screw.
BB
04-23-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By bbbean

If microadjustments using Di2 don't resolve the...

If microadjustments using Di2 don't resolve the problem, my money is on set screw.
BB
04-22-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 25,819
Posted By bbbean

It has the potential to do both, but the PRIMARY...

It has the potential to do both, but the PRIMARY benefit to flattening the curve is that we don't overwhelm medical resources, or lose a huge percentage of the workforce at once. That's not a "just",...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,594
Posted By bbbean

From your post: "for what? to go .2 mph...

From your post:
"for what?
to go .2 mph faster?"

BB
Forum: Introductions
04-21-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By bbbean

Welcome. STL is a great city for cycling.

Welcome. STL is a great city for cycling.
04-21-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 25,819
Posted By bbbean

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost...

THIS! I have sympathy for urban folks who've lost their jobs and are literally trapped inside, but for huge swaths of the country, we're still working (albeit with huge constraints), and that daily...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By bbbean

High pressure leak. You can't inflate it to the...

High pressure leak. You can't inflate it to the 70-120 psi you need to get a leak outside the tire. If you know where the puncture occurred, you can usually find the spot under a good light (might...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,594
Posted By bbbean

Question asked and answered.

Question asked and answered.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 15,594
Posted By bbbean

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road...

I'm 5000 miles or so (put them on after the road season ended last fall) into my first experiment with road tubeless. My Q&D observations:
1) They aren't a panacea. Many things that give you flats...
Forum: Foo
04-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 939
Posted By bbbean

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on...

Weird. A retail giant in business for decades on multiple continents didn't do something the way a random shopper thinks would have made sense. Just bizarre.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,733
Posted By bbbean

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.

For him, 200w is soft pedaling.
04-15-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,072
Posted By bbbean

I'm not sure that "webehigh.com" is going to be...

I'm not sure that "webehigh.com" is going to be the gold standard for objective information and perspective.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By bbbean

Thanks for your suggestion. I have a rail mount....

Thanks for your suggestion. I have a rail mount. I would prefer a seat post mount.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By bbbean

Thats not what I need.

Thats not what I need.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By bbbean

GoPro mount for aero seat post.

Iíve searched and searched and canít seem to find a good GoPro mount for an aero seat post. Surely I canít be the only guy who wants a rear facing camera for his race bike. Suggestions?
04-08-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
04-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By bbbean

Thank you!

Thank you!
03-31-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By bbbean

People aren't taking it seriously and are...

People aren't taking it seriously and are crowding parks and trails to the point that they aren't safe. This isn't Gov't vs people, it's a species wide effort to survive a virus.Brain science it...
03-31-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By bbbean

Gov't agencies, private companies, sports...

Gov't agencies, private companies, sports organizations, festivals, etc. across the country are cancelling events through mid late May already.The safe bet is to punt entirely, or put it on hold til...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,558
Posted By bbbean

Exactly. We have the same information showing he...

Exactly. We have the same information showing he hasn't. Therefore, there is no evidence either way. I'm not making any assumptions, but simply evaluating the question on its own merits.



Quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,558
Posted By bbbean

I keep repeating that because we don't know. I...

I keep repeating that because we don't know. I also don't know what his training regimen is, what his diet is, what altitude he trains at, etc. Making assumptions about those things and treating my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,558
Posted By bbbean

From my first post n the thread: "Yes. Does it...

From my first post n the thread: "Yes. Does it make a difference? Depends. If you're a contender for the hour record or time trialling at the Olympics, the fraction of a watt difference could be an...
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