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09-25-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By cyclezen

And if it's mtb or just a larger tire size and...

And if it's mtb or just a larger tire size and you don't want the weight penalty of large butyl, then switch to TPU... no muss, no fuss.
Ride On
Yuri
09-25-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By cyclezen

Had been using a Fitbit Inspire HR for over a...

Had been using a Fitbit Inspire HR for over a year. Intent was to have it for hiking/backpacking and mountaineering, for realtime HR, as opposed to a cheststrap HR like I've been using.
The Fitbit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By cyclezen

so, 2 months later... whatz the verdict ? what...

so, 2 months later... whatz the verdict ? what size did you get?
Ride On
Yuri
09-24-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By cyclezen

you can usually find the Shimano model #/name...

you can usually find the Shimano model #/name somewhere on the pedal...
you can also check here: https://www.roadbikerider.com/complete-list-of-clipless-bicycle-pedal-brands-and-models/

Ride On...
09-24-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By cyclezen

I also look to LOW zone 2 - zone 1 is foreign to...

I also look to LOW zone 2 - zone 1 is foreign to me...
but like to keep cadence 'very comfortable', I'll start with a lower cadence, often around 70, and as ride progresses the cadence rises to mid...
09-24-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By cyclezen

The world of yoga has many aspects, variations....

The world of yoga has many aspects, variations. Some being very 'spiritual' and some tied to Buddhism, Hinduism and a few other eastern religious currents.
Hatha Yoga is what most of us recognize as...
09-24-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By cyclezen

Happens... I find that if I take a 'rest day'...

Happens... I find that if I take a 'rest day' the day after a very hard ride and then ride the day after 'rest', it's usually awful... The 'rest', off the bike, has done the opposite, for me.
I try...
09-24-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By cyclezen

since we're into 26r tires... I been a huge fan...

since we're into 26r tires...
I been a huge fan of Kenda Small Block and K-Rad, for my 26rs... and they roll among the best for gravelish/mtb-lite type terrain
Kenda Small Block 8 - 26...
09-22-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 601
Posted By cyclezen

The reason you see a lot of Tarmacs is because...

The reason you see a lot of Tarmacs is because they are exceptional bikes for many riders, but not the only ones...
Components? Wheels? Size/Fit?
We all have our preferences... color of my bike...
09-22-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By cyclezen

agree with @Bacciagalupe...

agree with @Bacciagalupe (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bacciagalupe-37529.html), position setup is gonna make the key difference.
maybe compare to what you currently are riding, the Scott Cr1...
09-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By cyclezen

Try doing it at home, with a tool/levers that you...

Try doing it at home, with a tool/levers that you do carry - only way you (or anyone) would know.
Ride On
Yuri
09-21-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By cyclezen

All the Best for strong recovery to both the OP's...

All the Best for strong recovery to both the OP's and your spouse. Both situations are long term projects to deal with. And it's great for you both to be able to assist in their response.
Hopefully,...
09-21-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 763
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! I'll plead guilty to multiple infractions of...

LOL! I'll plead guilty to multiple infractions of bike etiquette this one time. On monday, after a particularly hard, long, tough climbing day on Sunday, I was just small-ringing it to get some...
09-20-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 520
Posted By cyclezen

hmmmm... 35 views and no takers so far? BF is...

hmmmm... 35 views and no takers so far? BF is losing it's touch...
Did you change your saddle position (to compensate for hamstring re-injury buzzin around in your head)? If so, that will...
09-20-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By cyclezen

Best thing UCI has implemented in many a year

Best thing UCI has implemented in many a year
09-20-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By cyclezen

Ethan Hayter

Ethan Hayter
09-20-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,119
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by chaadster View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaadster View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1258904-difficulty-climb-2.html#post22653977)
You trying desperately to be clever has never...
09-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,119
Posted By cyclezen

that 30 ring with your current cassette should be...

that 30 ring with your current cassette should be ok for many hills... in much of NJ. some steeper uphills might be a challenge, for now...
going to a 30 or 32 or 34 cassette will give you more...
09-19-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By cyclezen

Just noted to myself, because of another thread...

Just noted to myself, because of another thread on climbing, the key, the importance of mind set...
We all speak of cycling hard, at our highest effort/level as a form of 'suffering', and that is...
09-19-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,119
Posted By cyclezen

All of the above advice and comments are very...

All of the above advice and comments are very valid. There really isn't ONE answer. Fitness, weight, strength, adaptation are all 'Body' considerations which are interlinked.
Then there's equipment...
09-19-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 814
Posted By cyclezen

Run at an uphill longer than you can 'power' up...

Run at an uphill longer than you can 'power' up and over usually finds me then flagging for the remainder of any steep grade.
I think the question is do 'comfortable' or do 'suffer' (with strength)....
09-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,645
Posted By cyclezen

https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1...

https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13037-022-00318-9

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebike-injuries/e-bikes-show-distinct-pattern-of-severe-injuries-idUSKBN1YT0MV
...
09-18-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By cyclezen

So there's no confusion on my comments about...

So there's no confusion on my comments about 26rs. They are as good as they were when first available. And certainly fine, as is, for anyone who's happy with their 26r.
But the qualification of my...
09-18-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By cyclezen

In my case, I have 2 26r's , a '04 Specialized...

In my case, I have 2 26r's , a '04 Specialized Stumpjumper and an '04 Spec. Epic FS.
I did 'convert' the Epic to 'Mullet', by putting a 27.5 (650b) wheel on the front, and left the 26 on the rear....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,421
Posted By cyclezen

He's wrong. Very simple to try and observe...

He's wrong.
Very simple to try and observe yourself.
With a decent HRM, bring yourself up to a steady effort, steady bpm reading, good to be at 140 ish bpm. Get up and sprint or any other much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,421
Posted By cyclezen

LOL!, not likely... a one minute delay would have...

LOL!, not likely... a one minute delay would have humans constantly passing out. ... or not being able to do any physical exertion, as the other option. You either deliver O2 to both muscles or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 570
Posted By cyclezen

I mean... it looks 'in the ballpark'... that's...

I mean... it looks 'in the ballpark'... that's the way the modern stuff is designed... shorter actual bar reach (hence the 70 ...) with the reach extending across the shifter body to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,262
Posted By cyclezen

I scurried after you scurried. Mainly because in...

I scurried after you scurried. Mainly because in the abstract/summary to have some obvious ?marks / holes... like when it came to religious groups comparisons, there were quite a few Christian...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,421
Posted By cyclezen

Actually, in your scenario HR is exactly what you...

Actually, in your scenario HR is exactly what you need to make good decisions on how to ride what's ahead, especially where the efforts are extended, like a climb or hard, long tempo.
Yes, there is...
09-15-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By cyclezen

Primary reasons 1. Don;t need another mtb -...

Primary reasons
1. Don;t need another mtb - especially a 'rigid', redwood is essentially a rigid mtb with equivalent weight to a Hardtail. Poseidon X is no lightweight either, at about 26 lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By cyclezen

seems GCN+ has tied the IP from the original...

seems GCN+ has tied the IP from the original subscription to the account. I tried going VPN , AFTER I had already signed up (which was without VPN and so a US IP), which didn;t work; and the view...
09-15-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,177
Posted By cyclezen

And you know this because of your super power...

And you know this because of your super power mind reading ability? Wouldn't be because unsafe sections needs traversing, so going more into a traffic lane is the only option?
I do , often, need to...
09-14-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 264,905
Posted By cyclezen

How about a New/Another Gravel bike? I didn;t...

How about a New/Another Gravel bike? I didn;t really 'need' more stuff for my other Gravel bike (Poseidon X). But it's getting shipped to Germany, to be my gravel 'ride' there, when I'm there.
For...
09-14-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By cyclezen

1x is good, simple and works well for off-road -...

1x is good, simple and works well for off-road - gravel and mtb - it's hardly a good solution for 90% sport road riding. But then Hybrids aren't for that form of riding - I try to remember that many...
09-14-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By cyclezen

'spokes do get tired and break, especially if the...

'spokes do get tired and break, especially if the wheel hasn't been maintained to well balanced spoke tension.
Get the spoke replaced and have the wheel 'tuned' by a wheel expert - not every...
09-14-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By cyclezen

It's hard to have conversation if the 'language'...

It's hard to have conversation if the 'language' is not common to all in the discussion. 'Top', High, Low or whatever only makes sense when all parties are understanding the elements of it.
Here's...
09-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,569
Posted By cyclezen

Good thread. Helmets are about as variable as...

Good thread.
Helmets are about as variable as anything designed for human use. My activities almost all have helmets as a major element of safety/protection.
'Science' as relates to educating,...
09-13-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 388
Posted By cyclezen

If you're wondering of there's some mathematical...

If you're wondering of there's some mathematical formula/relationship between height and fore/aft - there might be for some 'Fit' systems. But really there are too many variables, even before...
09-12-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By cyclezen

https://tinyurl.com/2b65ejbd you're welcome

https://tinyurl.com/2b65ejbd

you're welcome
09-12-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By cyclezen

as noted, butyl tube material is to flexible to...

as noted, butyl tube material is to flexible to protect the real tube from damage by a spoke/spoke hole.
Also noted - old tubes make great elastic tiedowns, I've used old tubes (the thinner, 18-25...
09-12-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By cyclezen

Seems as though you don't really have a handle of...

Seems as though you don't really have a handle of what the actual 'problem' is (cyst, bursitis, or what...) nor what caused it, and not getting relief from it. Since you're in the UK, I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By cyclezen

let me tell you my story. In 2017 I tore the...

let me tell you my story.
In 2017 I tore the right ACL and PCL off the bone while skiing (partial tear of the MCL). The resolution was 'replacement' of the ligaments.
Surgery went fine and I had to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By cyclezen

seems any 'adjustment' to the bike which allows...

seems any 'adjustment' to the bike which allows the heel to 'hit' the chainstay isn;t going to address the root of the problem - which you note, causes 'Pain', which is the 'knee drift'.
it may mean...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,170
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, tire wise, there does seem to be a...

Yeah, tire wise, there does seem to be a difference in deflection. A soft comfy tire , aired down, does deflect more under hard bursts/power. A firmer, light tire always seemed to deflect less in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,170
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, I've already done the wheel swap, and there...

Yeah, I've already done the wheel swap, and there is a slight change towards equalization, down to about 5-6%. So when either wheelset tires wear out, I'll put on same as other wheelset and then do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,262
Posted By cyclezen

no one here is 'hating' you; it's not that big a...

no one here is 'hating' you; it's not that big a deal. Cycling is a technical activity, with varying levels as one gets to the high limits. 'Learning' aspects of riding and equipment,whether Mtn...
09-10-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 903
Posted By cyclezen

depends... sunny, a bit cooler before coverups,...

depends... sunny, a bit cooler before coverups, overcast, cool/cold wind coverup sooner
knee warmers - mostly 62/64 to 56/58
leg warmers - mostly 57/56 to 40's
I don;t do tights or anything which...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,170
Posted By cyclezen

You know, this all makes perfect sense, can't...

You know, this all makes perfect sense, can't really be argued, and should provide some guidance.
BUT, I have 2 tarmacs (in the US) , a 2009 expert w/10 spd Ultegra and a 2012 Comp with 10 spd 105....
09-09-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,819
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks, I also have a low immune sys situation,...

Thanks, I also have a low immune sys situation, so maybe I can get some to take along. I'm still masking in all situations where there are groups of people in proximity.
Personally, wearing a mask...
09-09-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By cyclezen

I hadn't suggested or linked to this bike... I...

I hadn't suggested or linked to this bike... I bought one 2 wks ago, (rode 2x now)... why? long story short - My Poseidon X is being shipped to Europe, for my use while I'm there (roughly 6-8 wks a...
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