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02-02-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 852
Posted By Troul

will listening to heavy metal trigger it?

will listening to heavy metal trigger it?
02-02-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 852
Posted By Chinghis

I have tried bunny-hopping on top of the embedded...

I have tried bunny-hopping on top of the embedded wires, but I'm not sure if it actually works. I've done the bike-lean, too.
02-02-23, 04:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 852
Posted By jaxgtr

I try and play nice and use the lights, but on...

I try and play nice and use the lights, but on occasion I might be first in line and its like pulling teeth getting the car behind me to pull up, so I try and wave them to come up to trip the light....
02-02-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,239
Posted By Steve B.

[QUOTE=rsbob;22788002]Many say the prefer...

[QUOTE=rsbob;22788002]Many say the prefer electronic but no one has stated WHY. WHY is it so much better?

Is the difference so dramatic like going from a manual transmission in a car to an...
02-02-23, 12:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,239
Posted By tempocyclist

- Faster shifting (kind of) - Less maintenance ...

- Faster shifting (kind of)
- Less maintenance
- Looks cleaner with less cables on show
- Automatic derailleur trimming
- Ultra reliability
- It goes "Zzzzt!" when you change gears
02-01-23, 05:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,947
Posted By PeteHski

Yep, I think that is the gist. That and some...

Yep, I think that is the gist. That and some discrepancy on price differentials throughout the EU and ROW. Apparently it's cheaper if you live in Brazil.

I think my annual premium has gone up...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Steve Lai

Great 2022 article on Aero effects. Very useful!

https://www.bicycling.com/skills-tips/a22107504/aerodynamic-definition-in-cycling/
01-31-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,947
Posted By Eric F

Just before you get arrested for sexual...

Just before you get arrested for sexual harassment.
01-31-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,667
Posted By ooga-booga

out of town (in tucson for a few daze) 32-spot....

out of town (in tucson for a few daze) 32-spot. chilly (for this wimp) but scenic and clear.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 11:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,031
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch. Arthur: ...

Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch.
Arthur: A SCRATCH? Your arm's off!
Black Knight: No it isn't!
Arthur: Well what's that then? (pointing to the arm lying on the ground)
Black...
01-30-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,947
Posted By Eric F

I use Segments regularly to track my fitness...

I use Segments regularly to track my fitness progression. It's one of the most valuable parts of Strava for me.
01-30-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,947
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

"I can't believe it's Capitalism!!" Posted on...

"I can't believe it's Capitalism!!"
Posted on Twitter for iPhone

(*sips Starbucks*)
01-30-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,947
Posted By msu2001la

Agree. I'm surprised at the number of people in...

Agree.
I'm surprised at the number of people in this thread that seem to not realize that the features they don't think are worth paying extra for are still available in the free version.

Strava...
01-29-23, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,667
Posted By biker128pedal

16 mountain bike miles today. Rained a little. My...

16 mountain bike miles today. Rained a little. My new Fuel EX 8. First FS bike and the wide wide bars are sometimes get used too. Old MTb has 570mm bars.

...
01-29-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,667
Posted By mschwett

73.42 miles, flatter than usual with 3,586 feet....

73.42 miles, flatter than usual with 3,586 feet. felt like more hills than that, it's been over a month since i had a >70 mile ride.
01-28-23, 08:22 PM
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Views: 371,667
Posted By jaxgtr

Quite cool at the start and a horrible wind day...

Quite cool at the start and a horrible wind day today. Did 55, felt like 100. Along the way, came across a Alhinga, also known as a snake bird, that had fishing line tangled in his beak and found out...
01-28-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,433
Posted By tyrion

Those "backwards" discs are specifically designed...

Those "backwards" discs are specifically designed for use in the Southern Hemisphere.
01-27-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,433
Posted By SkinGriz

I heard a statement once Iíll attempt to...

I heard a statement once Iíll attempt to paraphrase.

The narcissism of petty differences.

As to the rotor direction. I would bet it doesnít matter as long as it lines up with the caliper.
01-27-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 435
Posted By msu2001la

Agree with others here: indoor riding is the...

Agree with others here: indoor riding is the ultimate test of a saddle, and bike fit in general.

I would strongly suggest the OP look into getting a bike fit from a quality fitter before buying...
01-26-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By alfaspider

Campagnolo story

about 7 years ago my freind decided to go from 10 speed campy to 11 speed... i happend to be at dinner with them, with my late wife... so as dinner goes on,, we started to talk about the new campy 11...
01-25-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,320
Posted By Kontact

Thinking that everyone has an "agenda" is a sure...

Thinking that everyone has an "agenda" is a sure sign of someone who's going to be extremely unpleasant to deal with.

I'm sorry if my agenda to clarify the difference between strength and specific...
01-25-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,931
Posted By Eric F

Is racing the only justification for someone...

Is racing the only justification for someone trying to improve/maximize their performance?
01-25-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,931
Posted By genejockey

I'm always intrigued when someone opines on what...

I'm always intrigued when someone opines on what should matter to whom.
01-25-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By genejockey

Not sure what the law is where you are - or where...

Not sure what the law is where you are - or where I am, frankly! - but I think this falls under the "malfunctioning traffic light" rules which would allow you to proceed after maybe 2 cycles.
...
01-24-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,931
Posted By Trakhak

You forgot to do a mic drop.

You forgot to do a mic drop.
01-24-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,931
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow, this thread got all crazy. The answers are...

Wow, this thread got all crazy. The answers are there, sort of subliminally in all the various posts. The theory is pretty simple: at the same speed, higher cadence = higher O2 consumption, lower...
01-23-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,931
Posted By Trakhak

Please show your work. The answer is...

Please show your work.



The answer is demonstrated in nearly every race. Otherwise, people would be churning along nonstop on flat terrain at 150 to 200 rpm, rather than only for sprints (more...
01-22-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,265
Posted By tyrion

Don't know of a word to describe that. Sometimes...

Don't know of a word to describe that. Sometimes I'll take a pedestrian route (e.g. crosswalks) to achieve those tricky left turns.
01-21-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,667
Posted By The Chemist

Ended the Year of the Tiger with my first...

Ended the Year of the Tiger with my first imperial century of 2023:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By rjones28

+1 on the compressor and blower attachment.

+1 on the compressor and blower attachment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 803
Posted By DaveSSS

I have a compressor and a blow-off nozzle with a...

I have a compressor and a blow-off nozzle with a pointed end that I stick into the end of the stem with the valve core removed.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By genejockey

Yes, I think we've reached a new nader I mean,...

Yes, I think we've reached a new nader I mean, nadir.
01-20-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 813
Posted By PeteHski

But it can "virtually" go somewhere on Zwift or...

But it can "virtually" go somewhere on Zwift or Rouvy. I actually find that more fun than riding solo on crappy roads in crappy weather.
01-19-23, 07:30 PM
01-19-23, 04:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By Wildwood

When threads request things that do not (or not...

When threads request things that do not (or not commonly) exist = think broadly, as it's a big cycling universe.

Does one need 11/12 cogs? Or, think broadly; will the range of 9 be adequate? In...
01-19-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,777
Posted By Lombard

Please don't post any pics. :rolleyes:

Please don't post any pics. :rolleyes:
01-19-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,294
Posted By vonfilm

I always enjoyed driving a Porsche. Better to...

I always enjoyed driving a Porsche. Better to lease a new one though.

A person does not need my approval to buy a $14,000 bicycle no more than if he throws his money into the river.

I have...
01-19-23, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,495
Posted By seypat

Mine also.

Mine also.
01-19-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,495
Posted By Altair 4

If you get it, you get it. Never a dull moment...

If you get it, you get it. Never a dull moment with ADHD kids.
01-19-23, 09:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,942
Posted By big john

Seems kinda dickish.

Seems kinda dickish.
01-19-23, 08:46 AM
01-19-23, 12:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,942
Posted By Troul

running TL is nice as it can enable a lower psi,...

running TL is nice as it can enable a lower psi, which not only adds potential comfort, but reduces the pumps needed.
I like running TL, but I still carry a spare tube, a HD patch kit that can...
01-18-23, 11:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,787
Posted By PDKL45

If anyone thinks cycling is bad, try AFL...

If anyone thinks cycling is bad, try AFL (Australian Rules) football...

But the thing for me is that when I drank, I always thought I was the type of person who would wake up at 5:00am to go for a...
01-18-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Jughed

Didn’t read the book, but watched the video...

Didn’t read the book, but watched the video series and plan to read the book.

2 Years on A bike.

Phenomenal journey, incredible story and images.
01-18-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By TheRealGarin

Thank you all. I actually went for a 2017...

Thank you all.

I actually went for a 2017 Specialized Roubaix Expert with 33mm tires. It's a first owner bike and in very good condition, well kept, I looked at everything very very carefully,...
01-18-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 2,879,333
Posted By 2cam16

After our three weeks of almost daily rain, I...

After our three weeks of almost daily rain, I went out today for the first ride of the year. It was ugly. Runoffs, slides, some areas closed. My main climb through a park will be closed indefinitely....
01-18-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Hermes

Faster by Michael Hutchinson : The obsession,...

Faster by Michael Hutchinson : The obsession, Science and Luck behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists
01-18-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 947
Posted By Rolla

I thought Being Gary Fisher: An Autobiography was...

I thought Being Gary Fisher: An Autobiography was entertaining, although I'm not crazy about the magazine-style format.

Samuel Abt writes about cycling well. His 1985 book, Breakaway, is kind of a...
01-18-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,130
Posted By Wildwood

Think broadly. :D (not a criticism, only...

Think broadly. :D
(not a criticism, only observation)

I think Mick sang it out decades ago - You can't always get what you want, but you'll find sometimes = you (can) get what you need!
...
01-18-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 17,048
Posted By prj71

My cars have had disc brakes for years. So I...

My cars have had disc brakes for years. So I must be disc brake people. :D

Rim brakes are the the equivalent of the old drum brakes that were on cars. Sure they worked, but they weren't the...
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