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04-07-20, 02:18 PM
04-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By Robert A

What's worrisome is the rising domestic stats...

What's worrisome is the rising domestic stats given all the safer-at-home rules in place. If so many are staying at home, why are the stats rising as they are? It suggests that even people who are...
04-07-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By Robert A

This is exactly what I've been wondering as I...

This is exactly what I've been wondering as I ride my bike around Los Angeles. Can I get sick from merely breathing open air? How about the car passing by? The rider 60' ahead? Nobody's sneezing...
04-07-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 214
Posted By Robert A

The video only touches on indoor settings. We...

The video only touches on indoor settings. We don't really know how things are impacted when outdoors, and air currents can easily disburse the micro droplets. Obviously, riding someone's wheel...
04-07-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By Robert A

I'd like to know that you're right. I think the...

I'd like to know that you're right. I think the question is more a matter or aerosol distribution as opposed to droplets. Increasingly, the data seems to point towards both, though the aerosol issue...
04-06-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By Robert A

Solo Cycling and COVID

Guys, what are your thoughts about COVID risk when cycling alone? I typically ride at least 50-60 feet away from cyclists ahead of me. Sometimes, I'll overtake someone at close range, or pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

So I've started to get the hang of...

So I've started to get the hang of countersteering in turns. When I apply the technique, my bike sets up and enters the turn much faster than before. It seems to make the frame lean just a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By Robert A

My Bolt is 100% reliable, and very easy to...

My Bolt is 100% reliable, and very easy to customize from my phone. It's the only computer I've ever had. Happy to answer any questions not addressed by others.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By Robert A

The only suggestion I would add is to increase...

The only suggestion I would add is to increase those distances when riding behind someone.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

In the picture, it seems like Lemond has shifted...

In the picture, it seems like Lemond has shifted his weight to the outside of the turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,612
Posted By Robert A

True, which is why we ride without drafting. But...

True, which is why we ride without drafting. But if we want to go to the extreme, we probably aren't safe driving our cars in traffic either.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,612
Posted By Robert A

I'll ride with others, but at a greater distance....

I'll ride with others, but at a greater distance. It's not only about staying healthy. It's also about not becoming a carrier.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

I have not had a chance to try this out. When...

I have not had a chance to try this out. When we're applying pressure on the bars to maintain countersteer on a turn to the right, what exactly are we doing? Are we only applying only additional...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

I don't understand this comment. How is...

I don't understand this comment. How is countersteering continuous? I thought you did it only once to initiate the turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

At no point did I suggest that the inside pedal...

At no point did I suggest that the inside pedal should be down.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

How does that improve grip? The lateral pressure...

How does that improve grip? The lateral pressure on the tires should be the same regardless of how the rider leans, or am I missing something?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Robert A

Must be a nice time to ride there with such quiet...

Must be a nice time to ride there with such quiet streets and roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

So will a bike turn quicker if you shift your...

So will a bike turn quicker if you shift your weight slightly to the outside of the turn?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

What is counter steering, and how does adding...

What is counter steering, and how does adding weight to the outside pedal shift your weight to the front tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

Lemond: What is the objective in controlling the...

Lemond: What is the objective in controlling the amount of lean? To me, it seems you either sit along the centerline of the bike, or you shift your weight to one side. Is there an advantage either...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

I mean the force of gravity, too. When you lean...

I mean the force of gravity, too. When you lean right in a turn, the centrifugal force to the left is counteracting the lean. The force is lined up with the tilt of the bike. If it was to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

Please explain why the rider's weight should be...

Please explain why the rider's weight should be on the outside pedal and not the inside one. Is there a benefit to shifting one's weight to the outside of the turn?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

I'm not entirely sure that's correct. When...

I'm not entirely sure that's correct. When you're in turn, I believe the center of gravity is down the center of the bike, not outward into the center of the turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,007
Posted By Robert A

Downhill technique: Flairing one's knee

I've been looking for techniques to improve downhill speed and noticed that professional riders point their inside knee into the turn. In other words, if the curve is to the right, they flair their...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Robert A

I recommend going to intheknowcycling.com for...

I recommend going to intheknowcycling.com for insightful reviews on many aspects of wheel design and products that are available. For me, it was a huge go-to resource.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Robert A

Discussing a bike fit on an internet forum is...

Discussing a bike fit on an internet forum is difficult at best. I'd rather stick to the topic of how to buy a seat.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Robert A

Improper fit was the first thought, but my fitter...

Improper fit was the first thought, but my fitter (who set the bike up originally) confirmed that the seat was set correctly. He thinks hip movement is due to my favoring my right leg and suggests...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Robert A

No, just on brand.

No, just on brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Robert A

Is there any kind of consensus on brand?

Is there any kind of consensus on brand?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,980
Posted By Robert A

Saddles 101

My bike fitter is recommending a wider saddlle, around 142-143mm, to help reduce side-to-side movement in my hips. He recommended the Prologo Dimension STN 143...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,509
Posted By Robert A

450 grams for the R470 is for the rims alone. ...

450 grams for the R470 is for the rims alone.

https://www.dtswiss.com/en/products/rims/road/endurance/r-470/

The weight spec for Roval is for a complete set with hubs and spokes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,231
Posted By Robert A

Yes, but what insurance benefits are those?

Yes, but what insurance benefits are those?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By Robert A

Have you checked the tightness of your headset...

Have you checked the tightness of your headset and the front hub? I wonder if either are lose, would it cause some pad/disk misalignment when you stand.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

Okay, done. I have no idea how much sealant went...

Okay, done. I have no idea how much sealant went in, but I know I added some. Tire inflated right up, but with CO2 only, not track pump.

It's nice knowing I can service this stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

I got an 8oz ($20) bottle with a little hose for...

I got an 8oz ($20) bottle with a little hose for injecting the liquid. At the LBS, the tech showed me how to remove the valve core, and so the tire currently has no air, though it was fully inflated...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

WhyFi - I just picked up Orange Seal. Do I need...

WhyFi - I just picked up Orange Seal. Do I need to clean out the old sealant before adding the new? I don't know the type I have, but it is white.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

The LBS that repaired the flat said all it needed...

The LBS that repaired the flat said all it needed was more sealant. I've personally inspected the tire since and haven't found any obvious cuts or holes.

I'll check into Orange Seal. Meanwhile,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

Seattle, I don't know how the sealant was...

Seattle, I don't know how the sealant was inserted, nor which product was used. The tire came preinstalled with the wheel.

Let's not go back to what happened before. I just want to know the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

Yes, I'm "that' guy, the one who is learning as...

Yes, I'm "that' guy, the one who is learning as much as possible about bicycle maintenance and operation. I don't know why the tire leaked in the first place, but it has held pressure ever since...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

Three weeks ago, I flatted with tubeless and...

Three weeks ago, I flatted with tubeless and couldn't insert an inner tube to get me home. I wanted to make sure that wouldn't happen again.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 578
Posted By Robert A

Replenishing Lost Sealant

I'm new to tubeless tires, and last night while inserting, then removing an inner tube for practice at home, I lost a considerable amount of sealant. When I reinflated the tire without the inner...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Robert A

What do you think of this route? ...

What do you think of this route?


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Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Robert A

Rides new Waikoloa (Big Island)

Visiting Waikoloa for a week, looking for suggestions where to ride (30-50 -miles, 2,000 - 4,000' climbing). Would prefer to ride with a group, if one exists in my area, or else solo.

Thank you,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,510
Posted By Robert A

You wouldn't be rolling on the floor laughing if...

You wouldn't be rolling on the floor laughing if it happened to you in the middle of a rainstorm, outside of cell range. It wasn't fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,510
Posted By Robert A

I got stranded with a flat on tubeless because I...

I got stranded with a flat on tubeless because I couldn't figure out how to remove enough of the tire to insert a tube. Now that I understand what to do, I'm still nervous it'll happen again. As odd...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,821
Posted By Robert A

Certainly the most difficult ride of the year,...

Certainly the most difficult ride of the year, and perhaps the most scenic. I learned a lot about my climbing abilities and what 9,400 feet is like.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,121
Posted By Robert A

So tonight I managed to replace the brake cables...

So tonight I managed to replace the brake cables and housings on my Cannondale CAAD12. Things went well for the most part, and feeding the cable through the top tube wasn't all that difficult.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By Robert A

In the end, it was $1,000 including a pair of...

In the end, it was $1,000 including a pair of 5000TLs, KCNC skewers, tax, shipping and labor.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,818
Posted By Robert A

Yeah, but how do you practice it at home on a...

Yeah, but how do you practice it at home on a healthy tire?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,056
Posted By Robert A

Consider having a custom set built to your exact...

Consider having a custom set built to your exact specs. Allows you to dial in the perfect balance between weight and speed. Mine are Easton R90SLs with White Industries hubs. Around $900 and...
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