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09-23-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,573
Posted By cubewheels

It depends on how and where your ride. Half...

It depends on how and where your ride.

Half of my route is spent on hills and half of my time in hills is spent pedaling out of the saddle while standing (yes, standing in the bike on the pedals,...
09-23-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 940
Posted By cubewheels

Those bikes go from $2,300 to $6,000. At...

Those bikes go from $2,300 to $6,000.

At those prices, I think the OP might see better options elsewhere.
09-22-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,058
Posted By cubewheels

I painted mine "rust camo" so even if the see it,...

I painted mine "rust camo" so even if the see it, they will see it as an old rust-bucket not worthy of stealing. The bike is actually new, only 3 months old although I've put almost 2000 miles on it...
09-17-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,661
Posted By cubewheels

It depends on where you lost that weight. I lost...

It depends on where you lost that weight. I lost 12 lbs (went from 137 lbs to 125 lbs) but all of them in the upperbody. But I also gained more power in the process of training so my power-to-weigh...
09-15-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By cubewheels

It's totally up to you to have the smallest cog...

It's totally up to you to have the smallest cog on the cassette and you can also do it with x11, heck, even x8.

Most people go with 1x12, the other way around - so they can have bigger cogs (lower...
09-13-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,492
Posted By cubewheels

Gravel bikes are also good for road-only use. If...

Gravel bikes are also good for road-only use. If roads around you have plenty of big potholes, wide cracks, wide gaps, and other horrible features, they'd be too dangerous for a skinny wheel and...
09-13-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,594
Posted By cubewheels

At least get 50t chainring. You'll grow out of...

At least get 50t chainring. You'll grow out of 40t eventually if you'll mostly be on the road, trust me on this!:beer:

Also, don't miss the fact there are road bikes now with more...
09-09-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,966
Posted By cubewheels

You're right. I went back to z3+ after that to...

You're right. I went back to z3+ after that to improve aerobic fitness in the aero position, and then high cadence training, etc.

Should have done it at the very beginning of my training...
09-09-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,966
Posted By cubewheels

Not as much for me recently. But few weeks...

Not as much for me recently.

But few weeks ago when I was focusing training at aero position on the bike, easy pedaling (recovery rides) enabled me to ride comfortably in the position for much...
09-09-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,966
Posted By cubewheels

As long as you're in the aero position even if...

As long as you're in the aero position even if just in z1 and coasting around, it's no junk mile!:beer:

Aero position helps build core muscle strength - if you're using those core muscles to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,061
Posted By cubewheels

Sorry to hear. If you're getting hit a lot,...

Sorry to hear. If you're getting hit a lot, perhaps, having an expensive bike is not a good option for you especially when you seem to have a tight budget. Not going to work out.

If you need to...
09-08-20, 03:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,918
Posted By cubewheels

I'd rather buy a new chain every 1000 miles than...

I'd rather buy a new chain every 1000 miles than do that!:twitchy: I've searched all over internet and they say just simple periodic lubing and wiping the chain (right on the bike, without removing...
09-04-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,029
Posted By cubewheels

If you install those handlebars upside down...

If you install those handlebars upside down (flipped left to right, NOT simply rotated on the stem so you'll have to remove it from the stem and swap the brake hoods left and right), it will look...
09-04-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By cubewheels

Fit actually looks good. I see nothing wrong. ...

Fit actually looks good. I see nothing wrong. Either get used to it or get riser handlebar.
09-03-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By cubewheels

I lose timing past 90 rpm while standing for...

I lose timing past 90 rpm while standing for example, pulling on the left handle with the left arm while pushing the left pedal down while also pushing the right handle with the right arm. It gets...
09-03-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,129
Posted By cubewheels

Exactly. You have the advantage in terms of...

Exactly. You have the advantage in terms of watts per aero drag and might even hand you an advantage when facing headwinds in a climb!
09-01-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,129
Posted By cubewheels

It will depend on your body weight. The heavier...

It will depend on your body weight. The heavier you weigh, the less you'll notice the weight difference between two different bikes.

If for example, you weigh 200 lbs and between a 20 lbs or 30...
09-01-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By cubewheels

I never ride groups yet. But I always ride...

I never ride groups yet. But I always ride alongside motorcycles at around 20 mph at close quarters in my route, often just a few feet apart. What you said there is true.

I've rear-ended...
08-30-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 742
Posted By cubewheels

At present, I have zero concern at dying of old...

At present, I have zero concern at dying of old age. But I now have people under my care so I need not only to be alive but also healthy and uninjured. And then the stupendously horrid cost of...
08-26-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By cubewheels

You're right about the surge especially if you're...

You're right about the surge especially if you're moving to the bigger chainring.

I very rarely shift the chaingrings though. I'm almost always on the biggest chainring, including hills and...
08-25-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By cubewheels

You can "ghost pedal" at half the pedal stroke,...

You can "ghost pedal" at half the pedal stroke, beginning at the top stroke of your favorite pedaling leg. This will make a complete shift (to the next cog) with an unloaded drivetrain in just a...
08-24-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By cubewheels

"Ghost pedaling" to shift with no load also...

"Ghost pedaling" to shift with no load also applies to uphills. As long as you're moving forward, you can ghost pedal (pedal slower than the bike is moving so the drivetrain is unloaded) during...
08-23-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,918
Posted By cubewheels

I simply use ATF (Dexron III automatic...

I simply use ATF (Dexron III automatic transmission fluid for automobiles) on the chain.

It will degrease, clean, and lube the chain at the same time and it turns out to be a very good lube if...
08-22-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,087
Posted By cubewheels

The bikes of your choice will actually make a...

The bikes of your choice will actually make a significant difference in terms of speed compared to your hybrid.

Comfort is another story with road-style bikes designed to use dropbars. One aspect...
08-19-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,215
Posted By cubewheels

If you have good body flexibility then anything...

If you have good body flexibility then anything other than a <9 year old bike would be fine. I rode adult-size 700c cyclocross bike when I when I was 12 years old. Now that I'm 38 years old, I ride...
08-19-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 573
Posted By cubewheels

I agree. I have a chain tool on a multitool. It...

I agree. I have a chain tool on a multitool. It should be part of the min package.

I also carry a small adjustable wrench in addition.
08-19-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,797
Posted By cubewheels

Yeah, dude probably lives on Mars or one of the...

Yeah, dude probably lives on Mars or one of the asteroids. Only once a year he gets close enough to Earth to post.
08-18-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,363
Posted By cubewheels

I wear the same thing clear (non-tinted), just...

I wear the same thing clear (non-tinted), just not 3M, $2 price tag and apparently, it's made of polycarbonate.

I only wear in dry riding conditions for dust protection.

Handwash with water...
08-17-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,208
Posted By cubewheels

According to GCN. It's better to stand up at...

According to GCN. It's better to stand up at high power on short steep climbs and I agree with them. Note, you can also output high amount of power while sitted on the pedal while on higher gears....
08-15-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By cubewheels

Over half of the video about cyclist is true...

Over half of the video about cyclist is true about me, especially the part that I have very little social life / no relationships, and probably suicidal on the road, lol! I head out mostly to train,...
08-14-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By cubewheels

It really depends on your route if it's safe to...

It really depends on your route if it's safe to ride fast. If it's mostly low density traffic roads (and the traffic is quite predictable) and you think it's safe to ride fast in there then by all...
Forum: BMX
08-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By cubewheels

Yes, 20" wheel isn't really that bad if you're...

Yes, 20" wheel isn't really that bad if you're not going to be hitting high speeds. Ride quality only becomes to matter a lot at higher speeds. If done right, BMX bikes are really great for...
08-10-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By cubewheels

I'll have this arranged in my 3rd month. ...

I'll have this arranged in my 3rd month. Perhaps, on-bike video even better. We'll see (not making a promise).
08-09-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By cubewheels

AV should be programmed to hit expensive cars...

AV should be programmed to hit expensive cars instead. Anyone driving expensive car would usually have it insured, the car itself would be better protected (and a softer target too with well...
08-04-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,487
Posted By cubewheels

Bike thefts up by 50%!

Disturbing news if you also use your bike for running errands. I do.
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08-03-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By cubewheels

Right on the money! I have a bottom end tourney...

Right on the money! I have a bottom end tourney and keep it clean and oiled regularly and runs like new all the time!

Esp after I heard that you can't take a tourney apart for servicing so I...
07-30-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By cubewheels

Lol, it's always to dangerous to pass anyone at a...

Lol, it's always to dangerous to pass anyone at a hill, especially if the road is twisty and if you're passing someone that is going really fast!

Dad taught me to drive defensively. It's good...
07-30-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By cubewheels

So that's how it works, thanks! In the first...

So that's how it works, thanks!

In the first few weeks, what made it really hard for me is the saddle discomfort and pressure on my hands in the crouched down position. I changed my saddle to a...
07-29-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 545
Posted By cubewheels

I think the best solution here is check the...

I think the best solution here is check the cables (replace or lube if needed) and simply clean and re-lube the drive train. Particularly the chain and rear derailleur.

Check the rear derailleur...
07-29-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 948
Posted By cubewheels

Also looks like the clamp's been tightened too...

Also looks like the clamp's been tightened too much. Was the tube dented by the seatpost clamp before it got bent?
07-29-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,528
Posted By cubewheels

I do this too. I only clean and re-lube the...

I do this too.

I only clean and re-lube the drivetrain periodically and much less periodically, any unsealed bearings. The rest of the bike can take the dirt.

For mud or anything from...
07-28-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks, that might work with others but I can't...

Thanks, that might work with others but I can't work based on level of comfort and discomfort.

Because any new setting (a little bit higher or lower) would be uncomfortable to me.:D. Takes me a...
07-28-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,299
Posted By cubewheels

Maybe it's just me but when I use to be driving...

Maybe it's just me but when I use to be driving at night in a car, I never miss pedal reflectors. Especially the way they go up and down, they are visible for at least a kilometer, especially in...
07-26-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By cubewheels

After 3 days, my ankle has adapted to the new...

After 3 days, my ankle has adapted to the new angle, comfortable as before the adjustment, and I'm even going faster now in the same route I take everyday. Indeed, I have kept my knee angle the same...
07-26-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,256
Posted By cubewheels

Might be the wrong saddle width or the center...

Might be the wrong saddle width or the center cutout is too big.

When I was looking for saddle, I needed a center cutout and turns out the best for me is a smaller one. This needs trying different...
07-24-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By cubewheels

It takes me a week to decide whether a saddle...

It takes me a week to decide whether a saddle height is good. One week is the time my muscles and bio-kinematics would adapt to the new saddle height.

When you make adjustments to the saddle...
07-24-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By cubewheels

I second that! It just looks so badass in...

I second that!

It just looks so badass in any two-wheel! These are NOT my bikes!

...
07-23-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By cubewheels

Where I live, cars are often heavily tinted and...

Where I live, cars are often heavily tinted and driver / pax are really hard to see. 6 wheeler trucks which are abundant in the streets have completely blocked view of the driver from behind.

So I...
07-21-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 732
Posted By cubewheels

I bought a $100 "brandnew pretender MTB with...

I bought a $100 "brandnew pretender MTB with shocked fork", it's quite heavy (37 lbs with all accessories). But actually works fine for casual and paved riding.

Ironically, the dirt cheap,...
07-21-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By cubewheels

LOL about the teenage girl! I live in a 3rd...

LOL about the teenage girl!

I live in a 3rd world country like Mexico and things are different here. Whenever we see an expensive SUV or sports car, we say: "Bad guy incoming!!"!

I've been to...
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