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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,782
Posted By RiceAWay

Ride what you can afford. Normally people use...

Ride what you can afford. Normally people use Ultegra because it shifts SLIGHTLY better than the 105. And then all the rest of the parts can be 105. Shimano tends to work a lot better than Campagnolo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By RiceAWay

Agreed, top line shorts are necessary if you...

Agreed, top line shorts are necessary if you spend a lot of time in the saddle. Also, the inside of your thighs should not touch the saddle or you will get blisters.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By RiceAWay

Go to eBay and get an older classic steel bike...

Go to eBay and get an older classic steel bike such as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 382
Posted By RiceAWay

We have to know things like how old you are and...

We have to know things like how old you are and what is the present gearing. In general, if you can't climb in a compact 34 front - 28 rear you need more practice. Going to very large gear normally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,004
Posted By RiceAWay

You have to leave it in the hot wax until the...

You have to leave it in the hot wax until the chain is the same 200 degrees. Be EXTREMELY careful while removing and hanging it overhead on a hook to drain and cool. At this temperature with hot wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By RiceAWay

Yes, the high level levers are rebuildable but...

Yes, the high level levers are rebuildable but you wouldn't want to do it....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 871
Posted By RiceAWay

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more...

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more and more disenchanted with them. They STILL get flats by getting a cut too large for the sealant to seal. You can carry "bacon" or a tubeless "plug"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 11,248
Posted By RiceAWay

1. They do not have particularly good traction. ...

1. They do not have particularly good traction.
2. They do not have bead to bead flat protection to if you ride them on a gravel path, you can get large cuts in the sidewall.
3. They ride like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,523
Posted By RiceAWay

I watched the power meter of a Cat 1 hitting 1600...

I watched the power meter of a Cat 1 hitting 1600 watts coming out of a turn and accelerating up the straight. If he had a 10% calibration error that still put pro sprinters up to 2 kilowatts for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,523
Posted By RiceAWay

In the sprint itself around 2 kilowatts. This is...

In the sprint itself around 2 kilowatts. This is why they can only hold it for seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,171
Posted By RiceAWay

My Trek Emonda and Colnago CLX 3.0 are about 17...

My Trek Emonda and Colnago CLX 3.0 are about 17 lbs without flat pack and water bottle. That's about 1 1/2 lbs more. I weigh 190 lbs though I'm afraid to check that after a week hiding from the...
09-10-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,070
Posted By RiceAWay

In general, no. you have no idea what happened to...

In general, no. you have no idea what happened to carbon parts and delamination is generally invisible. But I have bought used CF parts and not had any trouble. Typically these parts are overbuilt to...
09-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By RiceAWay

Size XL these days is generally the same as a 58...

Size XL these days is generally the same as a 58 cm and that it a good size for 6'1" You would probably want a frame with a 57 cm top tube. But that depends on your shoulder width and arm length. Use...
08-31-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By RiceAWay

I would put a price on that of no more than $750...

I would put a price on that of no more than $750 and it is worth that only if you like it.
08-31-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,052
Posted By RiceAWay

Depending upon your weight and the balance of...

Depending upon your weight and the balance of your bike and the roads you ride on that works well with me. I'm 190 lbs and California roads are getting too rough, that I'm running 28's on both ends....
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 996
Posted By RiceAWay

Masks and exercise

Since I have worked heavily in science as an R & D electronics engineer, I have had to work closely with statistics. This is why I have strongly questioned CDC's statistics. Now it turns out that...
08-31-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

Virtually all deaths to pedestrians or bicyclists...

Virtually all deaths to pedestrians or bicyclists are caused by multiple blunt trauma from being struck by cars at speed. This is why I always wear bright colors and am careful at intersections where...
08-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,085
Posted By RiceAWay

There are two kinds of "tubeless" - "tubeless"...

There are two kinds of "tubeless" - "tubeless" and "tubeless compatible". Tubeless tires have a heavier soft rubber bead on them that supposedly doesn't need sealant. Don't believe it. Although it...
08-26-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By RiceAWay

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a...

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a good grease obtainable from Shimano. Car grease is cheaper but a lot heavier grade and provides more frictional drag.
08-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By RiceAWay

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such...

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such as a cable cutter, chain breaker, pedal wrench, cassette chain lock and the pertinent cassette lockring tool for your bike or bikes. If you are really...
08-26-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By RiceAWay

There is a substantial difference in the cut and...

There is a substantial difference in the cut and fit of women's vs men's bicycle clothing. And it is usually easier to find men's clothing anyway. But you can wear anything you like if you buy a...
08-26-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,757
Posted By RiceAWay

I have a piss poor memory because of the...

I have a piss poor memory because of the concussion but I don't remember ever hearing the term "brake cleaner". At the local auto parts store they have a super degreasing soap. I put about a 50-50...
08-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

I do a lot of climbing so when you're going dead...

I do a lot of climbing so when you're going dead slow ALL helmets have poor ventilation. On the downhills they all have good ventilation. That is just something you have to ignore. If you're on the...
08-26-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

That was a common enough statement in those days....

That was a common enough statement in those days. Motorcycle helmets were all the same and they worked not with the Styrofoam padding inside but the hard shell which allowed your head to bounce along...
08-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling...

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling real cheap. I drove over there and the bike was brand new. He had decided to ride a bike, bought the best thing on the market at the time and then,...
08-26-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is...

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is hot, I can't say that I've had the problem with the straps you've had. Remember that everyone has a different shaped head. The most comfortable helmet I...
08-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a...

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a year. After I got tired of trying to keep up with little guys in motorcycle races; I became the safety director of the American Federation of...
08-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,954
Posted By RiceAWay

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very...

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very first ones that were made in the 60's by Bell. While we are talking about helmets let's be clear about something. A helmet of the "normal" type is...
08-07-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,463
Posted By RiceAWay

I wouldn't get caught dead on a Cervelo though...

I wouldn't get caught dead on a Cervelo though many people ride and like them.https://www.hambini.com/hambini-roasts-cervelo/ Remember that Hambini is in the business of knocking things. But "void"...
08-07-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,034
Posted By RiceAWay

If you are getting a custom Tomassini Techno you...

If you are getting a custom Tomassini Techno you couldn't do any better unless you bought a Waterford.
08-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,260
Posted By RiceAWay

Uh, yeah, but I did a 37 mile 2950 foot of hard...

Uh, yeah, but I did a 37 mile 2950 foot of hard climbing ride and two cookies equaled the amount of calories lost. So you CAN KEEP weight off with riding but if you want to lose weight you either...
08-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By RiceAWay

The brunt of the matter is that there is a longer...

The brunt of the matter is that there is a longer wheel axle on a freewheel which increases the load on the axle and bearings. I don't remember ever having one fail but certainly I've never had a...
08-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,533
Posted By RiceAWay

I am a high school dropout that became a self...

I am a high school dropout that became a self taught electronics engineer and had to lay off PhDs that couldn't keep up with me. In one case in particular I had six engineers and two with PhD's and I...
08-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By RiceAWay

My experience is that machine build wheels are...

My experience is that machine build wheels are generally better than those build by a man and I build wheels all the time - or did until good wheels became cheaper than buying a set of good spokes.
08-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By RiceAWay

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.
08-07-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By RiceAWay

Saddles are extremely specific to the rider. You...

Saddles are extremely specific to the rider. You might have to go through a dozen to discover one you can ride with. So you should buy them off of your local Craigslist as cheaply as you could get...
08-07-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By RiceAWay

The point is ALWAYS, only to increase tension of...

The point is ALWAYS, only to increase tension of you pull out. You always want the easiest release pressure you can have.

With Shimano SpD MTB pedals the cheap ones release easily and are pretty...
08-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By RiceAWay

There are several reasons for this - Tubeless...

There are several reasons for this - Tubeless wheels are getting rim height problems that make mounting tires harder But more importantly the cords on the newest tubeless tires are so tight now that...
08-07-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By RiceAWay

I would keep looking. Because of the sloped top...

I would keep looking. Because of the sloped top tube on most bikes, mounting them on a top tube rack is not a very good idea. Something like this keeps both wheels locked in place and the top tube...
08-07-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,218
Posted By RiceAWay

The bikes that were once considered...

The bikes that were once considered top-of-the-line are now sneered at. I have a '98 Basso Loto that is less than four lbs heavier that my Trek Madone 6.9 and rides far better. Since I am 190 lbs the...
08-07-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By RiceAWay

The two major causes of this are the difference...

The two major causes of this are the difference in the armlength from left to right causing a clumsy position. This is usually rectified by making a far more conservative position on the bike.
The...
08-05-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By RiceAWay

I bought a GoPro and was really disappointed....

I bought a GoPro and was really disappointed. Everything looked like it was in slow motion. Even a 40 mph descent through rough pavement, So I wouldn't recommend that.
08-03-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,134
Posted By RiceAWay

They are very easy to use. Just be sure that you...

They are very easy to use. Just be sure that you don't overfill the tire and blow it off of the rim. If you have carbon wheels, overinflating them can cause them to become delaminate. This normally...
08-03-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,935
Posted By RiceAWay

It is dangerous to wear a mask while riding. It...

It is dangerous to wear a mask while riding. It causes your blood CO2 levels to rise dramatically and aside from carbon dioxide poisoning it can trigger all sorts of side effects that can become...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By RiceAWay

It sounds like the spring that holds the shifting...

It sounds like the spring that holds the shifting arm that moves the ratchet broke or displaced. Campy are fully rebuildable (I'm sure that the 11's are like the 10's) and so a Campy shop should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By RiceAWay

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of...

I've never seen sweat cause those sorts of problems. The ratchet mechanism in a 10 speed or more has teeth so fine that dust can clog it. If you ride it often normally the shifting keeps it fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By RiceAWay

That photo should be entitled how to break your...

That photo should be entitled how to break your hands into a million pieces in one easy lesson. Mind you, that is an instinctive thing to do leftover from learning to walk. But you should only use...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By RiceAWay

I'm 75 and have stopped going all out around...

I'm 75 and have stopped going all out around those blind turns because I know the proper line. There's always the chance that some dumb driver will be cutting the turn and hit you. Also the roads are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By RiceAWay

That is normal. Just continue your previous rides...

That is normal. Just continue your previous rides and slowly your courage (or rather it may be your stupidity) will return. I can't count the number of crashes I've had. But I used to race...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,111
Posted By RiceAWay

That is normal. Just continue your previous rides...

That is normal. Just continue your previous rides and slowly your courage (or rather it may be your stupidity) will return. I can't count the number of crashes I've had. But I used to race...
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