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08-24-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,945
Posted By FlRon

Things are going great, and thanks for asking! I...

Things are going great, and thanks for asking! I did 10 miles this morning, and my best to date is 12 miles. I could easily do 15 miles or more, but I'm pacing myself for now just enjoying being out...
08-15-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,932
Posted By berner

My personal experience is that the optimum bike...

My personal experience is that the optimum bike fit is a moving target as cycling fitness changes. For the person starting out in cycling, that fitness will change fairly rapidly so that getting a...
08-09-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,988
Posted By Kedosto

It’s not the cycling she’s bothered about. It’s...

It’s not the cycling she’s bothered about. It’s the fact that you’re retired and she’s not. I strongly recommend you start increasing your share of the household duties. Yes, you’re retired, but...
08-07-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,967
Posted By CAT7RDR

Kitty, sounds like you are doing great in your...

Kitty, sounds like you are doing great in your new cycling venture.

We all have to start from somewhere at our differing fitness levels. Try to think of your progress in years and a permanent...
08-03-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By conspiratemus1

This was a GREAT thread. Congratulations to...

This was a GREAT thread. Congratulations to Priyank and a big thanks to those who contributed advice and encouragement to him.
08-03-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,967
Posted By alloo

I am like you a type 2 diabetic. I weigh 255 lbs...

I am like you a type 2 diabetic. I weigh 255 lbs when I started. I started riding my beach cruiser to work in April. First I would ride to work one way then catch the transit home. My commute is...
08-02-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,967
Posted By spinnaker

And the very best advice (if you have not done so...

And the very best advice (if you have not done so already). SEE YOUR DOCTOR. And tell her or him what you are planning.

I also should say congratulations on wanting to get back into shape. That is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Gconan

Aye, spend the money on the bike! Enjoy flat for...

Aye, spend the money on the bike! Enjoy flat for now. I like clipless on a road bike, but love flat on my MTB. Far more important to get the better bike for now. Upgrade later if you like.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Froomewannabe

Spend the money on the bike. You can always...

Spend the money on the bike. You can always purchase clipless pedals down the road.

Also, you can watch the GCN video as another mentioned. I would agree they don't provide additional power...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Steve B.

You can do Shimano SPD 520 pedals for $25, a pair...

You can do Shimano SPD 520 pedals for $25, a pair of SPD shoes about $80.

Flat pedals can also be pinned pedals, popular with mt. bikers. The GCN YouTube showed not much difference in...
Forum: Introductions
07-28-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By ClayH

I always come back to cycling

Newbie to this forum but have been riding off and on for 45 years. My 1st good bike - Windsor Carrera Sport 1974. Learned how to fix tubulars with that bike. On to a MKM, then Colnago Mexico. Rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By philbob57

The only advantage I found in clipless over toe...

The only advantage I found in clipless over toe clips/straps or pinned flats is that acceleration was easier, because I really could pull up with the clipless. I never got the hang of getting out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kimmo

And if you want a toe clip pedal that's actually...

And if you want a toe clip pedal that's actually sexy, only Shimano ever bothered, and stopped making them around 1990...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Clipless is obviously more comfortable and easier...

Clipless is obviously more comfortable and easier and MTB shoes and pedals are the way to go. However rat-trap pedals and toe clips work perfectly well and do almost the same thing at a much lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By DOS

Shoes are more important. Clipless pedals require...

Shoes are more important. Clipless pedals require cycling shoes which mean stiff soles. If you go with flats, look into getting a shoe with a stiffer sole than your average running shoe. They will...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By gregf83

Clipless is more comfortable, but pedaling steady...

Clipless is more comfortable, but pedaling steady state at threshold or below makes no difference to your efficiency. Standing up or sprinting, clipless can provide extra power. For training, it’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 02:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By 02Giant

I prefer clipless for maintaining proper shoe...

I prefer clipless for maintaining proper shoe positioning and attachment, especially when climbing out of the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By canklecat

GCN did a couple of clipless vs flat pedal...

GCN did a couple of clipless vs flat pedal comparisons and found no significant (for mere mortals) measurable or observable differences in power or speed.

I haven't noticed any difference in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Kimmo

Toeclips. Remember those?

Toeclips. Remember those?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By guachi

I don't think I've ever seen a study that...

I don't think I've ever seen a study that actually shows if or how much more power you can transfer to the pedals using clipless pedals versus anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 01:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I see clipless as an otherwise inconvienience for...

I see clipless as an otherwise inconvienience for everything other than "putting the power down".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By Sillyak

It's worth going on kijiji and seeing what you...

It's worth going on kijiji and seeing what you can scrounge. Mtb pedals/shoes work just fine on a road bike too.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By AlmostTrick

The only thing "obvious" is that clipless is a...

The only thing "obvious" is that clipless is a scam. :innocent:
07-23-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,035
Posted By Rollfast

This is starting to sound like much ado over...

This is starting to sound like much ado over mutton.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/image_8b91e3880a7e2d28c0b5a76feb5bc5c7e6316ac4.jpg

Mmmmm...Korean!
Forum: Foo
07-23-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,746
Posted By wgscott

Your wife might have a (more serious underlying)...

Your wife might have a (more serious underlying) medical issue, as Altair suggests. I'm not trying to scare you, but those symptoms could be consistent with something like ovarian cancer or some...
07-19-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,573
Posted By teejaywhy

Nothing rigorous or regimented, just try to stick...

Nothing rigorous or regimented, just try to stick to "Real Food."
i.e. Lean meat and fresh veggies.
Avoid prepared stuff made in a factory.
I have high blood sugar so I limit empty carbs.

Not...
07-19-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,190
Posted By dsaul

A regular inner tube patch on the inside of the...

A regular inner tube patch on the inside of the tire should work for a screw hole. I regularly patch holes in my tubeless tires with Rema patches. These are holes that required a plug or two to get...
07-18-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By MEversbergII

You may be in the market for a handle bar bag. ...

You may be in the market for a handle bar bag. This is the one I use right now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075XGPD8Z/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Wallet, keys, phone,...
07-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,921
Posted By Shimagnolo

^This. Every time I've seen someone complain...

^This.
Every time I've seen someone complain about being timed out, it was always because they didn't do this.
On another forum I use, the box is checked by default, which makes more sense than...
07-17-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,921
Posted By Kabuki12

Good idea! I personally don't have that good of...

Good idea! I personally don't have that good of computer skills and I enjoy this forum so I will continue to put up with the flaws. That said, my Mac is older and only has 4 gig of ram which I...
07-15-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By downtube42

Hey folks, we created a cyclist. I know the...

Hey folks, we created a cyclist.

I know the OP had a role as well, but I'm going to claim some credit for making a positive impact.

Cheers.
07-14-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By SLynch

Thanks everyone for the informative replies!

Thanks everyone for the informative replies!
07-11-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,853
Posted By ronin4740

I do both. I stand to give myself a little break...

I do both. I stand to give myself a little break from trying to grind/spin my way up the hill then sit back down after say 20-40 revolutions of the crank, repeating as needed until I'm at the top or...
Forum: Triathlon
07-11-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,300
Posted By dylanschaw

I am a former swimmer and I can tell you that...

I am a former swimmer and I can tell you that proper breathing is very important. If you are swimming in a crawl, then breathing should go parallel with the fungus of your hand, head to the side.
07-07-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By downtube42

I've had the joy of teaching two adults to ride....

I've had the joy of teaching two adults to ride. In both cases they were riding in less than an hour. The technique you're using is essentially what I've done. The pedals are a bother initially, but...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,386
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

New Bike Complete

I've had a few projects brewing this last winter and have always been slow to complete and ride them. This bike is one of two matching bikes for the wife and I. Today was it's first bike club ride,...
07-02-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,423
Posted By mstateglfr

- the frame should be straight and aligned. All...

- the frame should be straight and aligned. All brazeons(bottle holders, rack holders, etc) should be properly chased and square for proper fit. The dropouts should be square and the rear wheel...
07-01-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By Daniel4

Here's a video that may help give you a little...

Here's a video that may help give you a little more confidence.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y4mbT3ozcA

The demonstration starts at 2:55.

There's another video somewhere showing and...
07-01-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,868
Posted By Kapusta

This is sort of like asking whether beer snobs...

This is sort of like asking whether beer snobs would go for Bud Light or Milwaukee’s Best first.

If they are dying for a beer and there are no other options they will take whatever is colder.
07-01-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By justslow

Head and eyes up and level. Look down and you'll...

Head and eyes up and level. Look down and you'll go down.
06-30-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,678
Posted By 257 roberts

I was a gun collector for many, many years and...

I was a gun collector for many, many years and one of the things that I collected was rifles chambered in 257 Roberts and I became known as the "Roberts" guy in my collector circle
06-30-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,868
Posted By dedhed

Depends on the thief

Depends on the thief
06-30-19, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By cpach

You could just sell the tcr and buy parts that...

You could just sell the tcr and buy parts that make sense for the cannondale. Less of a hobby project, but easier for compatibility and almost certain to result in a better functioning bike.
06-29-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By Rajflyboy

You must pedal Pedaling and speed will help...

You must pedal

Pedaling and speed will help you maintain balance. The slow speed balancing is much more difficult.
06-28-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,178
Posted By tyrion

Try to find a grassy hill with a very gentle...

Try to find a grassy hill with a very gentle slope and coast down it slowly, lightly dragging your feet for balance. Maybe there's a park or something like that nearby.

If you can't get up enough...
Forum: Foo
06-28-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Clyde1820

Generally speaking, whether regarding a cycling...

Generally speaking, whether regarding a cycling route, a driving excursion, a run, or even kayaking trips ... my best experiences (with getting others to join the fun) have been:



Publish a...
06-28-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By jimc101

Before doing anything, would be taking some basic...

Before doing anything, would be taking some basic measurements of dropouts on the Cannondale & Giant, if it's 126mm at the back, then you're going to run into issues (cold setting Aluminium, your...
06-27-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By canklecat

RJ the Bike Guy on YouTube. Lots of complete bike...

RJ the Bike Guy on YouTube. Lots of complete bike rebuilds, repurposing and makeovers.
06-25-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,154
Posted By alfordjo

And this thread is why many online forums are...

And this thread is why many online forums are dropping in participation.

A person gets a new bike and is excited....posts a photo and wants a few kind comments that share in their excitement.
...
06-19-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,664
Posted By jdawginsc

Buy cheap from Walmart. Bring a tape measure and...

Buy cheap from Walmart. Bring a tape measure and try to size as best as you can... Ride it for a year. Practice doing a little maintenance yourselves using some youtube (fun bonding time). Have some...
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