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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,164
Posted By 69chevy

During century rides and other rides where your...

During century rides and other rides where your lumped together with strangers, what you saw is common. There are guys who will pull for hours if you let them and guys who will suck wheel the whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,066
Posted By 69chevy

This is a solution to a problem with a solution...

This is a solution to a problem with a solution to another problem, that's technically not even a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,907
Posted By 69chevy

I chose 2014 because prior to that aero bars...

I chose 2014 because prior to that aero bars weren't allowed. They have been since.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,907
Posted By 69chevy

Spoiler alert. The fundamental design of the...

Spoiler alert. The fundamental design of the bicycle was literally perfected over a century ago.

Companies need "reasons" to sell bikes. We like new and cool, so if it's also a tiny bit "better"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,097
Posted By 69chevy

Sort your shoes then check into socks. The...

Sort your shoes then check into socks.

The absolute best shoes on the planet are on sale now cause an absolutely bester version came out.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,874
Posted By 69chevy

I didn't read every reply so if I echo on anyone...

I didn't read every reply so if I echo on anyone else just ignore me.

It's all about stressing the person beside you. The person up front typically rides a fast but relaxed pace, one they can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 793
Posted By 69chevy

How to gain 5mph with no change in fitness.

I recently bought a Trek Domane + and I'm telling you there is just something about this bike!

It feels like I have somehow picked up 350 more watts.

I used to get dropped by the locals on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,732
Posted By 69chevy

Nope, one was a Sunday club ride spent...

Nope, one was a Sunday club ride spent socializing, one was a fast group ride with less hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,732
Posted By 69chevy

Ok I finally stopped laughing and checked the...

Ok I finally stopped laughing and checked the calculation. Depending on your power and your weight, if you really had a 30lb bike, you'd be around .15 mph faster on the flats if you bought a 15lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,732
Posted By 69chevy

On July 7th I rode 21.39 miles at 16.6 mph. ...

On July 7th I rode 21.39 miles at 16.6 mph.

On July 25th I rode 30.1 Miles at 21.1 mph.

Same bike, same fitness, same water bottles, same kit, same tires, same positioning.

Please explain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,732
Posted By 69chevy

I'm dying. This is the funniest thing since that...

I'm dying. This is the funniest thing since that kid who'd dial up 400w.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,709
Posted By 69chevy

Dear Shimano... Please make wireless shifters....

Dear Shimano... Please make wireless shifters. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,772
Posted By 69chevy

Getting to a speed you have been after is awesome...

Getting to a speed you have been after is awesome no matter what.

In the area I live there are routes that I could manage 16mph solo and it would be painful, 20mph solo and it would be painful,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,708
Posted By 69chevy

I have medium/narrow feet and they are true to...

I have medium/narrow feet and they are true to size and fit like a glove for me.

I'm the odd size of 12.5US so usually wear a 12 because 13 is uncomfortably big. The 46 fits like most size 12. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By 69chevy

Oh and a complete groupset of 105 is just over...

Oh and a complete groupset of 105 is just over $400 on ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By 69chevy

GCN did a blind test between Dura-Ace and 105 and...

GCN did a blind test between Dura-Ace and 105 and had trouble guessing which was which on the trainer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6si2XSCbdGQ
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By 69chevy

Moving your seat changes the geometry of your...

Moving your seat changes the geometry of your hip, knee and ankles, which are all under load and constantly moving while cycling.

Moving where your hands rest isn't anywhere near as significant....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,280
Posted By 69chevy

A guy my height posted he rides a bike 45mm...

A guy my height posted he rides a bike 45mm bigger than mine with the same length stem.

A guy 280mm shorter rides a bike 55mm smaller than mine.

Just based on that alone, I'd have to say 20mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,894
Posted By 69chevy

This argument is a bit apples and oranges. ...

This argument is a bit apples and oranges.

The fastest marathon in human history had average mile splits of 4:41.

Are there HS kids who could beat the record holder in shorter distances? A...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,894
Posted By 69chevy

Power comes from muscles being conditioned ...

Power comes from muscles being conditioned

Endurance comes from conditioning the body to fuel the muscles longer
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,894
Posted By 69chevy

I love reading arguments like these. I ride a...

I love reading arguments like these. I ride a road bike and have never been hit by lightning. Riding road bikes is an excellent lightning bolt deterrent.

I use a power meter and get faster. Much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,433
Posted By 69chevy

Well I am possibly the dumbest cyclist ever. I do...

Well I am possibly the dumbest cyclist ever. I do this at least 4-5 times a ride and have ever since I started riding (and will continue to do so as long as I ride).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,875
Posted By 69chevy

Clearly fake. The pinarello graphic on that color...

Clearly fake. The pinarello graphic on that color scheme is supposed to be plain white.

Here is a real 166 Red Magma F10.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,129
Posted By 69chevy

We are all crazy.

We want lighter because it saves us seconds on climbs that are higher grades and 10x longer than we ever ride. Why? To be faster in certain, yet rare situations, while at our current level of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,015
Posted By 69chevy

Small edit, and now you're speaking an absolute...

Small edit, and now you're speaking an absolute truth.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,015
Posted By 69chevy

"Froomeís data points to an unusually low heart...

"Froomeís data points to an unusually low heart rate.

But he insisted: ĎMy heart rate doesnít go very high. I get to about 168 and thatís going flat-out. I canít get much higher. Itís very low. A...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,015
Posted By 69chevy

You aren't mentioning cadence... Are you...

You aren't mentioning cadence...

Are you spinning away on these hills to lower the effort on your legs?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,015
Posted By 69chevy

You assuring anyone, anything based on what you...

You assuring anyone, anything based on what you know, about you, makes little sense at all.

Some peoples bodies, believe it or not, do not behave exactly the same as yours, or anyone else's for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,015
Posted By 69chevy

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Hold my beer
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,896
Posted By 69chevy

Or it could be there are millions just like you...

Or it could be there are millions just like you who found them completely unusable, but never spoke up because they couldn't unclip and are stuck to their bikes somewhere.

My point is that if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,896
Posted By 69chevy

How so? I've had brand new 5800, 6800 and...

How so?

I've had brand new 5800, 6800 and some older (I don't remember what 00) DA pedals.

I've used them new with new cleats, old with old cleats and old with new cleats and never felt they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,163
Posted By 69chevy

My serial number sticker is under the clear coat....

My serial number sticker is under the clear coat. Is yours?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By 69chevy

My friend is a serious roadie. His bike...

My friend is a serious roadie.

His bike split for the Ironman was 25mph average for the 112 miles.

He and his team shoot to finish century rides under 4 hours as a group.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By 69chevy

Are the through axle threads integrated into the...

Are the through axle threads integrated into the RD hanger?

I'm a rim braking quick release kind of guy and wasn't aware the Defy was a through axle bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,070
Posted By 69chevy

I literally tie them as fast as any other shoe,...

I literally tie them as fast as any other shoe, and even during a century don't touch them again.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By 69chevy

The rear wheel. The dropouts are the rear...

The rear wheel.

The dropouts are the rear most part of the frame and are slotted where the wheel skewer slides in before its tightened.

If the skewer slipped a little, your wheel is now in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By 69chevy

Yes reseat the wheel and make sure it's squared...

Yes reseat the wheel and make sure it's squared up in the dropouts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,208
Posted By 69chevy

I usually avoid posting in zombie threads but......

I usually avoid posting in zombie threads but... I can't help it this time.

Every runner has a different natural gait, a different natural stride, a different upper body position as they run.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,070
Posted By 69chevy

I wear Empire SLX shoes that have laces. ...

I wear Empire SLX shoes that have laces.

They are ridiculously light and very comfortable.

I honestly cannot see the need for any of these ratcheting/boa/Velcro gizmos.

Is it purely because...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 907
Posted By 69chevy

If you're truly curious, these oversized pulleys...

If you're truly curious, these oversized pulleys with ceramic bearings are on the "bay" for like 80...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,644
Posted By 69chevy

He clearly stated it's for his fixie with no...

He clearly stated it's for his fixie with no brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By 69chevy

If you ride in an aggressive position (large...

If you ride in an aggressive position (large saddle to bar drop) the Specialized Power is amazing.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,115
Posted By 69chevy

If youíre comfortable on it itís the right bike...

If youíre comfortable on it itís the right bike for you. If I had to guess by looking at the seat setback Iíd say you may want to consider the old KOPS test and see if youíre too far back, hence the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,115
Posted By 69chevy

Under no circumstances will any bike with a stack...

Under no circumstances will any bike with a stack of stem spacers and the stem upside down ever be hot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,153
Posted By 69chevy

I eat skittles before I ride. I never get...

I eat skittles before I ride. I never get chaffed. I conclude skittles are saving my bum.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 72,115
Posted By 69chevy

Hottest bike in this thread.

Hottest bike in this thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By 69chevy

In my last several thousand miles I've had one...

In my last several thousand miles I've had one flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,637
Posted By 69chevy

I couldn't disagree more. They hurt my eyes...

I couldn't disagree more.

They hurt my eyes and my soul.

Spacer stack, stems pointing up, sloping top tubes, SMP flaccid seats, all make me cringe.

But tastes differ, and mine is mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By 69chevy

It's Spring. Forget the indoor nonsense and ride...

It's Spring. Forget the indoor nonsense and ride outside till next winter.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By 69chevy

My 1989 Schwinn Prelude stays with my group just...

My 1989 Schwinn Prelude stays with my group just like my 2017 Pinarello.
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