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LesterOfPuppets 11-12-21 08:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22305555)
Jealous?

I'm sure everyone is jealous of that Boise Bleu!!!!!

Mojo31 11-12-21 08:35 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22305515)
I can't quite remember the size, but we have a really lovely Time Urbain in the shop that would fit that role nicely. It's even 11 speed Shimano! ;)

*edit* found a real(ly kind of bad) picture:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a3d4183523.jpg

I really like that!

Velo Vol 11-12-21 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22305557)
Gotta wait til tomorrow for college football.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f526077ce3.png


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22305561)
I'm sure everyone is jealous of that Boise Bleu!!!!!

It's a nice gimmick--not suitable for serious football teams.

LesterOfPuppets 11-12-21 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22305573)

I dunno man, I do have options ... I guess the soccer wraps up before the Vols game will, so I can watch the 4th quarter - best of both worlds.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ad858fbf5a.png

LesterOfPuppets 11-12-21 09:11 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22305568)
I really like that!

I cannot abide by that stem.

Nunh-uh, no way, no how.

LesterOfPuppets 11-12-21 09:16 PM

Unfortunately the college football Game of the Day is on ESPN. Cord cutters lament.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8d96fd4657.png

big john 11-12-21 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22305589)
I cannot abide by that stem.

Nunh-uh, no way, no how.

Some drop bars and a front derailleur and I could dig it.

bampilot06 11-12-21 09:23 PM

Reading online sounds like itís pretty common, when you have upped the intensity and or miles. My cadence on the trainer tends to be at a lower rpm, and harder gearing.

Im hoping it feels better in the morning but I donít think it will. Also might have to raise my stem up for the time being. I like the position but the article said too low of a stem can lead to knee pain.

LesterOfPuppets 11-12-21 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22305596)
Reading online sounds like itís pretty common, when you have upped the intensity and or miles. My cadence on the trainer tends to be at a lower rpm, and harder gearing.

Im hoping it feels better in the morning but I donít think it will. Also might have to raise my stem up for the time being. I like the position but the article said too low of a stem can lead to knee pain.

I hadn't heard of bar height creating knee problems, I guess anything is possible.

The classic, really rough rule of thumb is:

- pain in the back of the knee, saddle too high
- pain in the front, saddle too low

Of course there are a million different factors, cleat position, cleat rotation, cleat float, saddle fore/aft ...

bampilot06 11-12-21 09:33 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22305598)
I hadn't heard of bar height creating knee problems, I guess anything is possible.

The classic, really rough rule of thumb is:

- pain in the back of the knee, saddle too high
- pain in the front, saddle too low

Of course there are a million different factors, cleat position, cleat rotation, cleat float, saddle fore/aft ...


Iíve heard that as well but Im pretty sure with the amount of miles I have done this year my saddle height is fine.

Lowering the stem and cause lower back muscles to fatigue which your body compensates and it puts more pressure on the knees.

This is the most iíve ridden this bike since I dropped the stem, so Itís a possibility.

Prolly just over training.

genejockey 11-12-21 11:37 PM

I tried a different sort of race on Zwift. EVR America West, which is "Escape Velocity Race" run in different time zones. It was the only race that started anywhere close to 6 PM PST. I signed up for the D's, where I apparently won, according to ZwiftPower, or came in 3rd, according to the Companion App. The former shows a field of 3, the latter a field of 8. I think the two guys who are first and second on the Companion App weren't wearing HRMs, so they don't count.

I'm not sure how much harder I could have gone. It was an hour long race, but most of it (75%) I was at Z1-Z3.

Trsnrtr 11-13-21 06:21 AM

Since we are all about indoor training/Zwift/trainers/yada/yada/yada, I'm exceptionally sore after 3-4 rides lately. I figure that it must be the relentlessness of not being able to coast, minimal position changes, etc. Also, I have a bike on the trainer that I don't ride much so that could be some of it, too. Regardless, I'm sore and achy and I'm doing sessions under an hour with climbing and intensity that's way less than most of y'all.

Anyway, I'll be glad to get back outside when the weather abates a little.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0b7d68226.jpeg

MoAlpha 11-13-21 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22305552)
Left knee is starting to hurt when I pedal. I adjusted cleat position helped a little bit. Almost feels like something is rubbingÖÖ

Should I ice it?

Canít hurt.

Velo Vol 11-13-21 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22305587)
I dunno man, I do have options ... I guess the soccer wraps up before the Vols game will, so I can watch the 4th quarter - best of both worlds.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ad858fbf5a.png

Big Kazakhstan fan?

MoAlpha 11-13-21 06:26 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22305728)
Since we are all about indoor training/Zwift/trainers/yada/yada/yada, I'm exceptionally sore after 3-4 rides lately. I figure that it must be the relentlessness of not being able to coast, minimal position changes, etc. Also, I have a bike on the trainer that I don't ride much so that could be some of it, too. Regardless, I'm sore and achy and I'm doing sessions under an hour with climbing and intensity that's way less than most of y'all.

Anyway, I'll be glad to get back outside when the weather abates a little.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0b7d68226.jpeg

Sorry to hear, man. The trainer always beats me up too.

MoAlpha 11-13-21 06:29 AM

We had some time to kill before dinner last night and wandered into Mellow Johnny’s. Nice store with an army of friendly staff. I saw some winter gloves I liked, but didn’t buy. Visit was cut short by desire of family to go to a bar. Animals.

LesterOfPuppets 11-13-21 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22305733)
Big Kazakhstan fan?

They're the Boise State of world cup soccer.

Going against reason, I picked your Vols to beat the Dawgs, by a touchdown!


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...eb71342cee.png

datlas 11-13-21 06:46 AM

Gonna try to sneak a ride in between the raindrops.

WhyFi 11-13-21 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22305596)
Reading online sounds like itís pretty common, when you have upped the intensity and or miles. My cadence on the trainer tends to be at a lower rpm, and harder gearing.

Im hoping it feels better in the morning but I donít think it will. Also might have to raise my stem up for the time being. I like the position but the article said too low of a stem can lead to knee pain.

Just don't ignore it if it doesn't get better (or gets worse). Also be mindful that you're not horsin' it too much with the lower cadence/higher torque - you may be shifting around a bit and screwing with your pedaling mechanics.

Mojo31 11-13-21 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22305573)

You mean a death watch.

Mojo31 11-13-21 07:24 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22305589)
I cannot abide by that stem.

Nunh-uh, no way, no how.

Thats part of what I really like. And the color. Iíd trade my Sirius for it in a heartbeat.

Mojo31 11-13-21 07:28 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22305737)
We had some time to kill before dinner last night and wandered into Mellow Johnnyís. Nice store with an army of friendly staff. I saw some winter gloves I liked, but didnít buy. Visit was cut short by desire of family to go to a bar. Animals.

That store is probably the most well stocked bike store Iíve ever been in.

WhyFi 11-13-21 07:35 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22305763)
Thats part of what I really like. And the color. Iíd trade my Sirius for it in a heartbeat.

I think that they'd want a few thousand in addition to your Sirius.

But yeah, I like the stem, too - paint-matched is always a big bonus.

Mojo31 11-13-21 07:40 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22305773)
I think that they'd want a few thousand in addition to your Sirius.

But yeah, I like the stem, too - paint-matched is always a big bonus.

I know - meant that figuratively. Even so, would probably dig deep and do it. The thing has character.

Mojo31 11-13-21 07:46 AM

Abshipp might have to post the size and cost including shipping to his old stomping grounds.


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