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09-23-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By chas58

cubewheels It probably depends on a lot of...

cubewheels It probably depends on a lot of things.
A lot of rims have spokes nipples that float in the rim. Thus the spokes are never in compression, they are only in tension.
If you take a big...
09-23-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By guy153

In theory the rim is under the most load when...

In theory the rim is under the most load when you're not even riding the bike, because of all the spokes pulling on it. As you ride you're only reducing that load on part of the rim at a time. So a...
09-23-20, 02:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,573
Posted By AlgarveCycling

At just shy of 50 years old, in January 2019, I...

At just shy of 50 years old, in January 2019, I weighed 86kg (189lbs) which is heavy for someone only 5ft 6. I had put on the weight because I didn't adjust my diet when I went from serious Cat 1...
09-23-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By Badger6

The primary source of strength for a wheel comes...

The primary source of strength for a wheel comes from the spokes. And then it's based on a variety of factors- spoke itself (design), proper tension (and generally tensioned equally around the rim),...
09-22-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,058
Posted By jesicakmiller

I do lock my bikes all the time. I have two locks...

I do lock my bikes all the time. I have two locks on my bike. U-Lock and Chain locks.
09-22-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Posted By dsaul

I would go bigger and use a shorter stem. That...

I would go bigger and use a shorter stem. That gives you more toe clearance to the front wheel and gets the front wheel a bit further in front of you for more confidence when descending on bumpy...
09-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By rubiksoval

Your body craves it because it's a source of...

Your body craves it because it's a source of fuel, which your body needs to function. Participating in endurance sports and cutting out carbs/sugar is a recipe for disaster.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,228
Posted By Iride01

The only valid point I can think of for using a...

The only valid point I can think of for using a heavier bike to train with is if it keeps you from out running the others you might want to ride with in a group. That way you can put out the effort...
09-18-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By c_m_shooter

That bike is way too small unless you are going...

That bike is way too small unless you are going for a "race fit". I am 5'8" and ride 54-56 road bikes, I like a touring fit. That being said, being a little sore after the first ride does not...
09-18-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, I've dropped some weight from a...

Absolutely, I've dropped some weight from a recent high volume training block, while eating everything that wasn't bolted down. :lol:

I was referring to losing large amounts of weight in a short...
09-18-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By topflightpro

I'd offer to sell you my older cross bike, but I...

I'd offer to sell you my older cross bike, but I think it would cost more to ship it to you than it's worth.
09-17-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 793
Posted By msu2001la

I frequently ride across movable bridge grates in...

I frequently ride across movable bridge grates in Chicago. Some of them have steel panels to make it easier for cyclists, but some do not.
Back in the day, I rode across these with 23mm tires. I...
09-17-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By ridethecliche

Buy something used that's 5-10 years old instead....

Buy something used that's 5-10 years old instead.

This was pre covid but my roadie cost 350 used with 11 speed 105. Lesser known brand but it's solid.

Used bike prices are high right now, but...
09-16-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Try this:...

Try this: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/722724-riding-position-discovery.html
Plus just ride more.
09-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

This is from memory, but the limit is 33 and it...

This is from memory, but the limit is 33 and it is in there some place. That is brought up in cyclo-cross where a "standard" mass start bicycle is setup for cx. You could ride a cx bike in a RR or a...
09-14-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,672
Posted By msu2001la

It always depends on terrain and type of gravel. ...

It always depends on terrain and type of gravel.
I ride 32mm GP5000's on smooth and flat gravel/dirt and crushed limestone trails and they work great on those types of conditions. On flat rural...
09-13-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

Yes, buying a road bike for road bike racing,...

Yes, buying a road bike for road bike racing, even a lower cost one will likely perform better than a MTB conversion. The 32mm tyres will be a compromise. They typically ride 27/28mm in...
09-13-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By Koyote

Go with a 2x drivetrain for greater flexibility.

Go with a 2x drivetrain for greater flexibility.
09-12-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

The UCI rule link I posted earlier defines a road...

The UCI rule link I posted earlier defines a road racing bike. It should be the most strict definition. If you meet that, you should meet any country definition.
Your country's racing rules are...
09-11-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

Then it is not a MTB. You will increase winning...

Then it is not a MTB. You will increase winning chances with lighter wheels and narrower tyres.
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

You most likely just passed me on a fancy bike I...

You most likely just passed me on a fancy bike I borrowed from my kid. A racing roadie is just as fit in competitive regions.
The more competitive, the closer ability. In many regions the road...
09-09-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,966
Posted By Hermes

Periodized training plans go through phases....

Periodized training plans go through phases. Phase I is strength and adaptation. During S&A, the goal is to build strength on the bike in different riding positions. However, this is done in concert...
09-09-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,966
Posted By Sorg67

Right! So junk miles are different things to...

Right! So junk miles are different things to different people. I have not interest in conditioning myself to aero positions since I do not ride for speed. I have no difficulty keeping up with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,061
Posted By Kimmo

I've got a sub 6.5kg bike with aero tubulars, and...

I've got a sub 6.5kg bike with aero tubulars, and sure, it feels like a total weapon. But in reality it's not that much faster than your bike.
09-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,966
Posted By Hermes

Since I have started training and racing, by...

Since I have started training and racing, by definition, I do no have any junk miles. The reason is every ride has a purpose / goal and the goal may be recovery, just ride as I feel, do group ride A,...
09-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

Better go to the country where you want to race...

Better go to the country where you want to race website for cycling and read their rules, Most are some sort of derivative of the UCI rules, and almost every country (or region) has officials apply...
09-05-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By big john

If you intend to race in the Philippines then you...

If you intend to race in the Philippines then you need to ask whatever governing body makes the rules there. If they allow it then do it, you might have fun.
For what it's worth a local mountain...
09-05-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,139
Posted By Doge

If you are in the USA...A MTB does not meet USA...

If you are in the USA...A MTB does not meet USA Cycling rules - the bars, brake levers protrude forward. That does not mean you wouldn't be allowed to use one because rules and what are enforced are...
09-05-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By zeeway

Agree that looks good. But that cool aero...

Agree that looks good. But that cool aero position was putting a lot of weight on my hands, which was a problem for me when I used drop bars. My core strength is pretty good (for a 78 year old),...
09-04-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I have used handlebars that are comfortable for...

I have used handlebars that are comfortable for me for daily commuting and city riding for over 65 years, been comfortable for day trips of over 100 miles too. Never needed to change to different...
09-04-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By work4bike

From what I understand the glutes are generally...

From what I understand the glutes are generally used more when standing, but I've never really looked into it for myself. The quads generally do more work when seated, but this is affected by your...
09-03-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

...and leg speed. Learn to spin quickly and your...

...and leg speed. Learn to spin quickly and your sprints will get better. If you can crank out 130+rpm without bouncing then you have a gift. If not, you can work on it. The best sprinters have...
09-02-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,681
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel or no gravel, there is no way in hell I...

Gravel or no gravel, there is no way in hell I would buy a new bike that could not clear 38mm tires. Call it Gravel Bike, Road Plus, Fat Tired Endurance, whatever.

IMO, a “Gravel” bike IS a road...
09-02-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Iride01

Not sure exactly what the question is....

Not sure exactly what the question is. However:Doing anything different means less time to develop or get your muscles used to the position you just changed from. Even if that position is working a...
09-02-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By burnthesheep

Typically standing allows for you to still...

Typically standing allows for you to still generate some kind of power at a lower cadence than comfortably possible while seated. It's not very comfortable to try to sit and spin at 45rpm at a good...
09-02-20, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By wolfchild

Don't chase pain and soreness...Soreness and pain...

Don't chase pain and soreness...Soreness and pain isn't an evidence of productive workout. As long as keep noticing regular improvements, that's all that matters.
09-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By Iride01

Are you saying your quads hurt all the time when...

Are you saying your quads hurt all the time when you are putting out a high effort? Or just when you are putting out a VERY high effort?

If the former, then I'd suspect something wrong with your...
09-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By rubiksoval

Go to the gym and lift weights if you want to...

Go to the gym and lift weights if you want to target leg muscles.

Except for maybe max sprints, leg strength isn't a limiter in cycling. Your aerobic system is.
09-01-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find standing is only useful for some relief on...

I find standing is only useful for some relief on hills. (Reference Contador, Alberto, Giro d'italia, 2015) If you're doing hills a lot, don't worry about the quads. the quads will be fine.
08-30-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 587
Posted By Litespud

far easier to change the color of an otherwise...

far easier to change the color of an otherwise perfect bike than to fix all the compromises you made to get the perfect color. Also consider reflective tape on the frame or LEDs on the spokes
08-30-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By jay4usc

i wouldn’t dare ride with all that traffic there....

i wouldn’t dare ride with all that traffic there. You got some balls riding in the city.
08-30-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By DrIsotope

You apparently haven't looked at many bikes,...

You apparently haven't looked at many bikes, then. Tri and TT bikes tend to be fitted with snub-nose or noseless saddles, and those bikes are ridden in an aero position... all the time.
As you've...
08-29-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Nyah

Chromoly touring bicycles are what I prefer and...

Chromoly touring bicycles are what I prefer and recommend for commuting on roads of all types. Chromoly is smooth enough to not need suspension on gravel and it lasts practically forever as long as...
08-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,082
Posted By Garfield Cat

Not only that but I use that 5 gallon bucket like...

Not only that but I use that 5 gallon bucket like the one I see at Home Depot. I don't fill it up to the top but just enough to use laundry liquid and cold water to soak the clothes. While soaking,...
08-25-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hit Factor

Looks like the seat might be a little high, her...

Looks like the seat might be a little high, her knee looks locked.

I didn't really want to say anything, but her head, what's wrong with it?
08-25-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,082
Posted By mprince

I just follow the care labels that are in all...

I just follow the care labels that are in all garments. Usually this is machine wash and drip dry. I've got jerseys that are well over 15 years old (and a couple pairs of shorts) that are still going...
08-25-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By nomadmax

Shifting on an incline: Stay seated and...

Shifting on an incline:

Stay seated and surge for 2-3 pedal strokes then soft pedal and make your gear change. It doesn't use a lot of energy and it makes up for the resultant loss of momentum...
08-24-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By chephy

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08-23-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,486
Posted By unterhausen

Interesting that they appear to have settled. ...

Interesting that they appear to have settled. I'm a little surprised they didn't settle when they first heard about it. I certainly would not have wanted to be an expert witness for the company.

...
08-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,087
Posted By BobbyG

It doesn't even need to be a brand new bike. A...

It doesn't even need to be a brand new bike. A "New to You" pre-owned can create excitement, too. Even just a mod. Over the last 23 years I have modified my 1997 Nishiki Blazer mountain-bike and each...
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