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08-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By MinnMan

We'll see how he does now that he's going to ride...

We'll see how he does now that he's going to ride full time for a UCI world team, but my hopes for him have faded. I wish him well, though.
08-15-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By MinnMan

I don't know if van der Poel is GC material. ...

I don't know if van der Poel is GC material. Is he too big to be a great climber? If he devotes himself to road racing, he's going to tear up the classics and win some sprints, that's for sure. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,419
Posted By MinnMan

Thanks. I'll be there again in December.

Thanks. I'll be there again in December.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,419
Posted By MinnMan

McGhie's, in Summerlin, but they have other...

McGhie's, in Summerlin, but they have other locations including a MTB rental right at Blue Diamond. There are other shops that also rent, but McGhie's has worked for me.

I never stay on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,419
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, this is true. In some places I've gone,...

Yeah, this is true. In some places I've gone, they've put me on the trainer for a few minutes and adjusted my position professionally. In others, I've had to ask for aa multi-tool so I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By MinnMan

That's good. I hope you have a good ride....

That's good. I hope you have a good ride. However, I guarantee you that there will be pace lines, even though it is not a race. That's how people ride in groups because it greatly reduces the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By MinnMan

Seldom banned, but often discouraged for good...

Seldom banned, but often discouraged for good reasons.

Not really off-topic: Earlier in the summer I was riding an organized century . Probably there were a thousand or 1500 riders, and at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,355
Posted By MinnMan

I just hope you are planning on doing the ride...

I just hope you are planning on doing the ride solo, rather than in a pace line. In general, aero bars in a pace line make me very uneasy. A rider inexperienced with aero bars on a pace line? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 853
Posted By MinnMan

I like my 53/39 and if I were shopping for a new...

I like my 53/39 and if I were shopping for a new bike, I'd be disappointed if only 50/34 combos were available. OTOH, SRAM now has a 10 tooth cog on its 12 speed cassette....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,419
Posted By MinnMan

It depends where I'm going and for how long....

It depends where I'm going and for how long. Sometimes I bring my bike, sometimes I rent. I agree with what people already said about fit, but I've had some very nice rentals at times. There are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,189
Posted By MinnMan

Most people around here just leave their bikes...

Most people around here just leave their bikes outside the gas station/convenience store/coffee shop. I've never heard of an incident - in the suburbs or more rural surrounding areas. If I'm...
08-05-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By MinnMan

Wout van Aert

Wout van Aert
07-27-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,488
Posted By MinnMan

This is impossible. He wouldn't try, and if he...

This is impossible. He wouldn't try, and if he did, he wouldn't succeed. If you don't know why, you haven't watched enough bike races.
07-26-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

I dunno how it's going to play out b/c it's not a...

I dunno how it's going to play out b/c it's not a TT and teamwork up that mountain is going to count for something. And Ineos has the stronger team. Somehow Alaphillipe has to escape and put 48...
07-26-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

Canceling would mean taking action before the...

Canceling would mean taking action before the race start, and, um, the dangerous conditions developed *during* the race, ya know?
07-26-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,391
Posted By MinnMan

who cares what Lance says

who cares what Lance says
07-26-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

It's not ridiculous, it's bike racing. Unforseen...

It's not ridiculous, it's bike racing. Unforseen things happen and races or stages get truncated You'll notice that none of the riders or team directors are suggesting this or redoing the stage or...
07-26-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,717
Posted By MinnMan

You beat me to it. Hail storms and landslides. ...

You beat me to it. Hail storms and landslides.

OTOH, the result is SkIneos in yellow, just like they are every year. So that's sort of predictable.
07-26-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

Though this is probably futile, I suggest...

Though this is probably futile, I suggest considering the race as it happened. The hypotheticals are unprovable.

Bernal is a hell of a climber.
07-26-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

They don't do stages over. Maybe...

They don't do stages over.

Maybe alaphilippe would have gained time on the descent, but there was an uphill finish that would have been to Bernal's advantage, so who knows.

Weather and other...
07-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

https://twitter.com/TeamINEOS/status/1154768237290...

https://twitter.com/TeamINEOS/status/1154768237290295296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1154768237290295296&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyclingnews.com%2Ftour-de-france%2Fstage-19%2...
07-26-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,218
Posted By MinnMan

Wow.

Wow.
07-25-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,731
Posted By MinnMan

\ You know, I just read this and responded...

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You know, I just read this and responded to it without noticing who had posted it. You are on record, I believe, as being against teams and alliances, right? Every man for himself, through all 3...
07-25-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,731
Posted By MinnMan

He was quoted today saying that if he cracks, he...

He was quoted today saying that if he cracks, he hopes Pinot wins. Maybe that was a diplomatic way to appeal to Pinot's patriotism to aid *him*.
07-25-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,730
Posted By MinnMan

So is it now clear that Bernal is riding for...

So is it now clear that Bernal is riding for himself and that Thomas is on his own?
07-24-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,731
Posted By MinnMan

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-23-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,717
Posted By MinnMan

Well, Bernal was slated to compete but he was...

Well, Bernal was slated to compete but he was recovering from a crash. This is a business and from the team director's point of view, a fans idea of "respect" may be of secondary concern.
07-23-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,717
Posted By MinnMan

Very true. And if Froome were there, but also...

Very true. And if Froome were there, but also Thomas and Bernal, the Ineos team dynamics would also be something to contemplate.
07-22-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By MinnMan

To each their own. After so many years of Sky...

To each their own. After so many years of Sky dominance, it was kind of interesting last year to see the internal drama play out. I started out rooting against Froome, and then ended up rooting for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By MinnMan

The AR is an "aeroroad" bike - really a time...

The AR is an "aeroroad" bike - really a time trial bike. Not exactly the ideal rig for a beginner.

Look for the serial number - probably on a label on the underside of the down tube.
07-16-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,513
Posted By MinnMan

no

no
07-15-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,861
Posted By MinnMan

3 times a week probably isn't enough to build...

3 times a week probably isn't enough to build much endurance. 4 or 5 times a week would do the trick.

it doesn't matter how much you ride on each of the rides at first, just choose a comfortable...
07-15-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By MinnMan

Unless you are really knowledgable about your...

Unless you are really knowledgable about your bike fit, this strikes me as a bad idea. Finding out that the fit isn't quite right in the middle of a tough century could make for a very painful day. ...
07-15-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By MinnMan

Oh, I missed this before I wrote my last post. ...

Oh, I missed this before I wrote my last post. Yes, the same idea.
07-15-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,594
Posted By MinnMan

To each their own, but maybe the OP should...

To each their own, but maybe the OP should consider a different century. I have no experience with this particular event, but from the descriptions here, it sounds very tough.

When the OP states...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,513
Posted By MinnMan

An inspiring story. I wish him luck and success....

An inspiring story. I wish him luck and success.

But of course, the journalist is just using words in their vocabulary, not really knowing how to describe a strong track cyclist.

So, FWIW, it...
07-06-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

Thanks, that's very helpful.

Thanks, that's very helpful.
07-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

Update. I went to the LBS from which the...

Update.

I went to the LBS from which the bike was bought, which is of course, a Felt dealer. They say that a small spacer (5 mm) on top of the stem is actually necessary, so that the force of the...
07-02-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,458
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, thanks. I can do that. For the Tour,...

Yeah, thanks. I can do that. For the Tour, there's room for multiple threads. For the less-followed races, there's less going on in here.
07-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 9,458
Posted By MinnMan

Maybe with the overall greater interest in the...

Maybe with the overall greater interest in the TdF, this problem will take care of itself. Or maybe this is a hopeless request, but here it goes.

Would it be possible to separate the Fantasy...
07-02-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,185
Posted By MinnMan

thanks

thanks
07-02-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,189
Posted By MinnMan

You definitely want to buy a trainer. Something...

You definitely want to buy a trainer. Something like the Kickr or a Kurt Kinetic. It's your bike and there is nothing to learn about balance or anything else except for the boredom of riding in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,753
Posted By MinnMan

We each have our anecdotes - they are a little...

We each have our anecdotes - they are a little different- and neither is sufficient to make generalizations. As for shipping in my case, it was the leg from China to S. F. that took longer than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,753
Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, been there, done that. You can read my...

Yeah, been there, done that. You can read my posts earlier in this thread about the progress of my order. I only have my own experience to go on, but if it applies, the fabrication and shipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,753
Posted By MinnMan

My wheels came via the USPS. I wasn't home when...

My wheels came via the USPS. I wasn't home when they tried to deliver, so they left a notice for pickup at a nearby post office. There was a fixed period of time (maybe a week?) that they said they...
07-01-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Another shot of the current setup. Really guys? That spacer above the...
07-01-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,185
Posted By MinnMan

Yes, AFAIK, the relationship between the BB and...

Yes, AFAIK, the relationship between the BB and the saddle position is defined by two variables - the "saddle height" and the horizontal offset between the saddle and the BB (assuming the saddle is...
06-30-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,185
Posted By MinnMan

Standard reference point for saddle height measurement

Sorry to start a thread with such an obvious question that likely has been answered dozens of times, but here it goes....

When measuring a bike fit, what is the standard reference location on the...
06-30-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By MinnMan

Reviving a zombie thread here, b/c I was looking...

Reviving a zombie thread here, b/c I was looking for something similar.

A question or two, if anybody knows more about this.
The pbmcoaching diagram makes sense to me, but I don't quite get the...
06-30-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,491
Posted By MinnMan

Well, it's a Felt OEM fork. Where exactly would...

Well, it's a Felt OEM fork. Where exactly would I find the manual?
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