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04-10-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By cubewheels

Simply garden hose with plain water. If mud is...

Simply garden hose with plain water. If mud is present, include soft toothbrush.

Note: very rarely for me.
04-07-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By cubewheels

Climb at least 700 meters in an hour on your bike...

Climb at least 700 meters in an hour on your bike every day, preferrably at high cadence (easy gears) ~90 rpm. With only water on the bike, no food.

That will guarantee you lose weight not only...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 849
Posted By cubewheels

Take road lane if: >= vehicular traffic speeds...

Take road lane if: >= vehicular traffic speeds and no one behind you wanting to pass.

This is even more important if the road has no marked bike lane. Improves visibility to other motorists and...
04-07-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,377
Posted By cubewheels

You can still drop your heel with that and go...

You can still drop your heel with that and go with low saddle height. It all depends on your personalized pedaling technique.

Tip:

- Do not copy the pedaling technique of pros nor anyone unless...
04-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By cubewheels

It's possible you might be pointing your toes...

It's possible you might be pointing your toes down too much in the power stroke (too much toes down will push you forward). In that case, your saddle height may be too high.

A too high saddle...
04-05-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,025
Posted By cubewheels

Yup, that's where I keep mine. Bad...

Yup, that's where I keep mine.



Bad idea. Think of real bad emergencies, the ones you'll need to call 911 or uber..... And I'm not talking of mere flats or popping a spoke or breaking a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,066
Posted By cubewheels

My fastest ever also just a bit above 40 mph in...

My fastest ever also just a bit above 40 mph in traffic. My taxi driver friends told me it how suicidal that is in traffic and roads with "wake up" strips or bumpy surfaces (poorly maintained...
04-05-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By cubewheels

I only have 8 speed acera RD, won't reach the...

I only have 8 speed acera RD, won't reach the full range of 9 sp cassette even if it worked? If I have to replace acera, cost will be more
04-04-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By cubewheels

A fully rigid fatbike with 4" cruiser road tires....

A fully rigid fatbike with 4" cruiser road tires. This is probably your best option. Probably a single speed if you're not going up a lot of hills and because a single speed is going to be more...
04-04-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By cubewheels

Good idea! I assume I'll need to get 9 speed...

Good idea! I assume I'll need to get 9 speed chain for it? No problem at all. Still way cheaper solution than buying an 8 speed brifter!
04-04-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By cubewheels

Sorry forgot to mention it's a 9-speed Sora...

Sorry forgot to mention it's a 9-speed Sora (didn't know there was 8-speed Sora).

Fortunately, the fatbike is a 1x setup so I won't have to worry with the front derailleur.
04-04-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By cubewheels

Sora brifter on Acera 8 speed with 8 speed MTB cassette

Would it work with only simple adjustments on the cable and limiter screws?

The thing is I have a road bike with sora shifter and want to try the dropbar with sora shifter on a fatbike with Acera...
03-23-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By cubewheels

Neill's Bike Fit, one of the best pro bike...

Neill's Bike Fit, one of the best pro bike fitters I've come across in the internet, schooled under Steve Hogg, suggested 15mm below the "heel on pedal" as starting point of saddle height adjustment....
03-23-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By cubewheels

In this case, you really do need to adjust saddle...

In this case, you really do need to adjust saddle to the back more. Get is as far back on the rails...If you still get a bit of elbow soreness after, time to look for setback seatpost to push back...
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cubewheels

Uphills are easy and I feel very confident and...

Uphills are easy and I feel very confident and safe. I can run over potholes or even brake hard and keep steering steady with ease.

Downhills are the killer. Because I'm tilted down, more pressure...
03-23-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By cubewheels

The most common prognosis for this type of...

The most common prognosis for this type of problem is too high saddle height.

Coincidentally, the most common fitting mistake highly experienced cyclists make is too high saddle. You probably...
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks Mark! That's very creative! One hand MTB,...

Thanks Mark! That's very creative! One hand MTB, never thought that's possible!! Though I ride road, our roads are poorly maintained and quite bumpy and damaged as a result, some parts qualify as...
03-23-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By cubewheels

This is what 45mm full fenders looks like on...

This is what 45mm full fenders looks like on 700x35c tires

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1366x761/20210129_080646ss_7ed00e737a98d5137237fcabf7d0bf8f43094cb3.jpg
03-21-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 751
Posted By cubewheels

ISM PN1.1 (also 130mm wide) saddle was...

ISM PN1.1 (also 130mm wide) saddle was uncomfortable for me at first.

But after a month of use, it became the most comfortable saddle I ever had. The unique saddle design requires a period of...
03-21-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By cubewheels

Perhaps, you don't need to check if the bike is...

Perhaps, you don't need to check if the bike is level, just put a plank of wood or two under the front wheel to raise the front wheel 1 to 2 inches. 1 inch should be sufficient but you can always put...
03-21-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By cubewheels

In most saddles, it's usually the nose you set...

In most saddles, it's usually the nose you set level.

NOTE that setting the nose level is NOT a rule, but to serve as starting point for further adjustments, mostly to maximize comfort for long...
03-19-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By cubewheels

Check the level. The bike is likely to be tilted...

Check the level. The bike is likely to be tilted differently on the trainer. Probably tilted down (front wheel low or rear wheel high) compared to your average riding tilt outdoors.

Solution is...
03-17-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By cubewheels

The purpose of balance "Saddle Aft" biased...

The purpose of balance "Saddle Aft" biased adjustment is for improving comfort for LOW power users - to help relieve weight on hands despite low power output. However, this setup is harder on the...
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cubewheels

Sorry to hear, glad you're okay! no way I'd...

Sorry to hear, glad you're okay! no way I'd survive such injuries!!

I just found out I could get over a big pothole easily (still at low speed) by pedaling and accelerating over it. I can even get...
03-15-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By cubewheels

Two PT's - Physical Therapy, Pedaling Technique. ...

Two PT's - Physical Therapy, Pedaling Technique.

There's one pedaling technique to disengage the core / lower back muscles - using only the quads and calves.

Quads+calves only pedaling (no core...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By cubewheels

Good info! sorry to hear about those incidents...

Good info! sorry to hear about those incidents though hope it wasn't so bad.

My concern is indeed about safety, less about speed. I don't mind being slower. Seems like a fatbike is the better...
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cubewheels

I'll go with your highly experienced advice here,...

I'll go with your highly experienced advice here, thanks! I'm getting better at braking. Another problem I discovered when hitting big potholes, I can't hold the bar steady at all even if I saw the...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-15-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks for sharing your experience! I suppose a...

Thanks for sharing your experience! I suppose a fat tire compresses much less than actual suspension, less likely to throw you over
03-15-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,574
Posted By cubewheels

I sewed BT speakers at the straps of my helmet. ...

I sewed BT speakers at the straps of my helmet. They don't cover my ears.

They're just close enough to my ears so I can listen to music in privacy but not too close and not too loud they drown...
03-15-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By cubewheels

not a bad idea!:lol: Might actually do that

not a bad idea!:lol: Might actually do that
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cubewheels

Gripping the top tube with my knees when braking...

Gripping the top tube with my knees when braking seems to help a lot. So it looks like I need to learn to grip the TT with my knees at the same time I squeeze the brake lever
03-14-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By cubewheels

There are "gravel drop bars" and these are...

There are "gravel drop bars" and these are available in 500 to 600 mm widths
03-14-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By cubewheels

I take the middle of the lane whenever...

I take the middle of the lane whenever applicable. It works most of the time except during rush hour traffic where the lanes starts disappearing!
This is how our rush hour traffic looks like and...
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cubewheels

Road Bike mods for pure one arm use?

I hurt my right hand wrist so can only use one arm for riding.

I tried riding around the neighborhood with only my left arm, making tight turns, going over speed bumps, etc and the biggest...
03-14-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By cubewheels

Wearing knee and elbow pads more dangerous on the road?

Does wearing these items make drivers pass you closer and generally act less safer around a cyclist?

A study was done concerning helmets and wearing helmets made drivers act less concerned for...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 876
Posted By cubewheels

Are rigid fatbikes more prone to "endovers"?

The huge tires act like undampened springs. It could tilt forward significantly if you apply brakes hard enough like if some critter came out of the bushes into your path. Could lead to endover...
03-14-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By cubewheels

Sliding forward is symptom of three things (one...

Sliding forward is symptom of three things (one or more of these factors):

- Saddle too forward
- Saddle tilted down too much
- Preferred pedaling technique

The "power position" is actually...
03-11-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 888
Posted By cubewheels

Since you already do deadlifts, and do 800 ft...

Since you already do deadlifts, and do 800 ft without stopping, seems to me you already have strong core muscles.

A couple things you can do to avoid hurting your lower back (I faced the same...
03-10-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,714
Posted By cubewheels

42/28 is fairly big for a mountain course with 40...

42/28 is fairly big for a mountain course with 40 lb bike!

Mental attitude during rides plays a big role in cycling economy (CE) than just weight or tech or even training!:thumb:

Newbie riders...
03-10-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,714
Posted By cubewheels

Weight doesn't really matter IF - if your bike is...

Weight doesn't really matter IF - if your bike is not atrociously heavy (like >40 lbs), you're riding solo, and just love climbing mountains.

You wouldn't want doing something you love cut short...
03-10-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By cubewheels

you bike looks too big indeed. riding with your...

you bike looks too big indeed. riding with your hands low over the front wheel takes some getting used to but quite rewarding in the end if you stick with it.

but looks like you do need to swap...
03-10-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By cubewheels

comfort is a big deal on downhill crouch. helps...

comfort is a big deal on downhill crouch. helps you focus on the road for safety and to recover efficiently on long downhills.

longer stem will also make the bike feel more stable in high speed...
03-10-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,136
Posted By cubewheels

Calculators spat me 170mm crankarms..... BUT...

Calculators spat me 170mm crankarms.....

BUT 150mm crankarms gave me best comfort, sustained power, and least perceived effort

Youtube presenter Dylan nosing around research on the matter also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By cubewheels

sounds like you didnt eat or drink enough

sounds like you didnt eat or drink enough
03-07-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By cubewheels

from personal experience with endemic lower back...

from personal experience with endemic lower back problems when riding bike that was only solved recently

causes:
- Poor back posture off the bike, when sitting in the chair, etc.
- spends more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By cubewheels

sometimes theres nothing wrong with the FD, just...

sometimes theres nothing wrong with the FD, just stiff spring or as others have said already - limiter screws and cable not adjusted properly.

Even the angle and vertical height of FD has...
03-06-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By cubewheels

try the cheaper option first - stem. BUT,...

try the cheaper option first - stem.

BUT, there's a possibility that moving back the saddle is the better, more comfortable option based on my experience if you're not having any discomfort on...
03-05-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By cubewheels

The Jockey wheels are the two tiny wheels...

The Jockey wheels are the two tiny wheels dangling beneath the rear derailleur.

Still hard to tell from that picture. Although at first glance there seems to be no problem with the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,332
Posted By cubewheels

My road bike only costs $250 brand new. But to...

My road bike only costs $250 brand new. But to me that's quite expensive to replace!

Then there's lack of health insurance. And it's probably wise to keep safe even if you have all the money to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,822
Posted By cubewheels

I only considered bullhorn as cheap $10...

I only considered bullhorn as cheap $10 alternative option for narrow 380mm handlebar upgrade, not for weight reduction. I have 38 lbs road bike and 50 grams less weight will not a make a difference...
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