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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,552
Posted By icemilkcoffee

On the one hand it looks very nice. But on the...

On the one hand it looks very nice. But on the other hand- does this Ti lug serve any purpose aside from decorative? Keep in mind that back in the classic era, lugs weren't there to just look pretty-...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,362
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting bit: "Truthfully, the Corvair's...

Interesting bit: "Truthfully, the Corvair's unsavory reputation has its origins with Ford engineers wanting to protect their own compact car product during the fall of 1959.24 Journalist Patrick...
01-14-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,820
Posted By TobyGadd

Wait, I didn't think it was possible to...

Wait, I didn't think it was possible to over-obsess about ANYTHING bike-related. :D


This is spot-on advice.

Different road conditions, rim widths, tire models, team weights, riding styles,...
01-04-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By revchuck

I did 2x20' at threshold today, with the first...

I did 2x20' at threshold today, with the first one at lower-than-normal cadence (74 rpm). It was one of those "I'm not sure if I can do this" workouts that ended up being eminently doable. Things...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,414
Posted By terrymorse

I may be the weirdo here (likely), but unless I'm...

I may be the weirdo here (likely), but unless I'm blasting out a hard multi-hour effort, I don't bother with nutrition while riding.

I mean, it's not as if rolling along in zone 2 is gobbling up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,234
Posted By Bob Ross

First off: The year ain't over. Secondly:...

First off: The year ain't over.
Secondly: Elevation gain is usually measured in feet or meters...and while it's easy enough to convert meters to kilometers, us imperialists ain't got time to do the...
12-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By FBinNY

Truck right hooks are all too common, and nothing...

Truck right hooks are all too common, and nothing that follows is intended to excuse negligent drivers in any way.

HOWEVER

We need to operate on two planes. There's the advocacy standpoint...
11-11-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By indyfabz

Someone clearly did not make law review....

Someone clearly did not make law review. :roflmao2:
11-10-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,745
Posted By RCMoeur

Here's one of the family in 2011 from the Loop...

Here's one of the family in 2011 from the Loop 303 freeway opening with our Santana and the trailercycle. The kid's taller than me now, and the trailercycle's been sold to another user, but we still...
10-23-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By twocicle

IMO, teams need to assess and compare what their...

IMO, teams need to assess and compare what their solo bike abilities would be before blaming a tandem, and then the quality of the tandem and it's overall performance characteristics along with team...
10-10-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,745
Posted By Hypno Toad

Saturday's Filthy 50 was amazing. We had...

Saturday's Filthy 50 was amazing. We had beautiful clear skies and the autumn colors were on full display!
The temps were cool, starting around 45įF ... and stayed chilly most of the ride warming up...
09-28-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,745
Posted By antmaster5000

Hey we finally have a picture for this thread! We...

Hey we finally have a picture for this thread! We did a small organized ride the day after our wedding reception. This is us riding back to our hotel on our trusty Rodriguez :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,061
Posted By KiwiDallas

I've noted in the posts above that I'm quite...

I've noted in the posts above that I'm quite careful with this and my other Spec CF bikes, neither of which have sustained any damage over the last 14-17 years of the same riding and use.

I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,061
Posted By KiwiDallas

Additional color: From the first six weeks of...

Additional color: From the first six weeks of this mess:

- My engineering and science friends all said: If I were Specialized and heard the circumstances, learned about the owner, and saw the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,031
Posted By big john

Have you tried Psimet?

Have you tried Psimet?
08-24-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By Doge

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part...

Daniel is now a Pilot Instructor. He'll be part of the largest pilot training group in the USA for the next 4 years.
He still rides....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By big john

I wipe my chains with a rag. Takes a few seconds....

I wipe my chains with a rag. Takes a few seconds. I'm not big on maintenance, don't really care as long as it still works. I replace the drivetrain parts when they get trashed. Doing it that way for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 21,008
Posted By Kapusta

No, I donít. I use pro link and seldom need to...

No, I donít. I use pro link and seldom need to clean my chain. Maybe one or twice, in some cases never in the life of the chain.

And when I do, it about the same amount or work as a waxing. Throw...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mojo31

Loss of consortium has to do with your relations...

Loss of consortium has to do with your relations with your spouse, that is, your sex life. Are you suggesting that that is affected by a loss of a bike?

Some would say that the loss of a bike...
08-02-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Hypno Toad

The Fox | Gravel Bikepacking Event with a Tandem

We stepped into the unknown with The Fox (https://www.heckofthenorth.com/wolf-about ) (formally The Heck Epic). The Fox for 2022 was a 2-day, self-supported, 140-mile, gravel bikepacking race and we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,184
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Mate, check the post, I was replying to Larry! :)...

Mate, check the post, I was replying to Larry! :)

I absolutely respect your achievements - we would get along in person. If you ever pop over to my neck of the woods, we could have a few rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 828
Posted By Sy Reene

If the chain isn't worn, my bet would be on...

If the chain isn't worn, my bet would be on derailleur hangar being bent a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,987
Posted By datlas

Done. Even my cat approves. ...

Done. Even my cat approves.


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03-05-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By bampilot06

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I...

Didnt stay home, nor did I get dropped, nor did I crash. Finished 20 out of 87. Officially hooked.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,289
Posted By Koyote

I'm looking at the wheel(s) immediately in front...

I'm looking at the wheel(s) immediately in front of me, and keeping my peripheral vision further forward so that I won't be caught unawares when the pack (or paceline) slows, rounds a corner, dodges...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,314
Posted By Psimet2001

No. The imbalance is too small. I have been...

No. The imbalance is too small.

I have been asked this so many times it kind of naturally makes my eyes roll but to play along i will say the following: I do not have the time to do calculations...
02-22-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By caloso

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been...

I'm not sure where my kid falls. I'd been dragging him to races since he was little, and he was always game, but never super in to it. He was doing pretty well with soccer up till high school. He...
02-10-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17,304
Views: 1,237,765
Posted By revchuck

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running...

I hear ya. I transitioned to mostly running about three years ago, FTP went from 260+ to 225. About two years ago I was diagnosed with cancer (multiple myeloma) and started chemo, power went down...
02-06-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,883
Posted By SalsaShark

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems...

Just use the other lane and pass them....seems easy enough, no?
01-15-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,214
Posted By 7up

This is my Schwinn Mini-Twinn ...

This is my Schwinn Mini-Twinn

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12-21-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,313
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good idea! Updating my post no. 28: Our team...

Good idea! Updating my post no. 28:
Our team age is now 148 and we are still at it on the same bike, our beloved 2003 CoMotion Speedster. We went out on a 42 mile 1900' group ride this past Sunday,...
11-02-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 31,408
Posted By MMSteffey

Just returned from the Santana Greek Isles...

Just returned from the Santana Greek Isles Adventure. We're experienced with other outfitters, first time Santana, single bike riders (1 E bike, 1 Hybrid)/human bike).
The good: fun and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,425
Posted By RChung

The #1 rule of buying a power meter is: unless...

The #1 rule of buying a power meter is: unless you have a really really good reason, avoid low serial numbers.

Rule #1B: never predicate a purchasing decision on an as-yet unreleased product. They...
07-31-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,214
Posted By Force

Hello all, I normally hang out in the Classic &...

Hello all, I normally hang out in the Classic & Vintage section of the forum, but recently bought this Mel Pinto Special tandem from the mid-80s. In the process of getting it up and running. This is...
07-15-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,032
Posted By sapporoguy

Our tandem X-country so far; team age, 127

Tandem friends:

I wasn't sure we'd make it past the Sierra Nevada, self-supported on our Co-Mo Speedster and both of us in our 60s. But we find ourselves in Kansas, my wife of 42 years and I, on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By cxwrench

That's just stupid. If it's not working correctly...

That's just stupid. If it's not working correctly you fix it, not 'adjust your pedal stroke'.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,898
Views: 413,311
Posted By LAJ

Now that there is some funny ****. Nicely done.

Now that there is some funny ****. Nicely done.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,486
Posted By botto

yes?

yes?
04-27-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,038
Views: 527,289
Posted By gsteinb

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to...

It's looking like it's time to say goodbye to this old girl. My house has been like an episode of the good place the past several days.

16 years

...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,109
Posted By caloso

Do form sprints in a parking lot or low traffic...

Do form sprints in a parking lot or low traffic road. Out of the saddle and wind it up, but only with about 80% effort. Really focus on form and front-to-back balance. You'll feel it. Then start...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,361
Posted By caloso

When I get vaccinated. The only persons I've...

When I get vaccinated. The only persons I've ridden with in the last 12 months are my wife and kids. We've had some racing: local road and XC time trial series, plus some CX racing with CV-19...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By Elvo

So you have to unlock your phone, wait for the...

So you have to unlock your phone, wait for the horn app to open, then tap the horn button? How is that faster than depressing a bell ringer?
01-21-21, 12:43 PM
11-22-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 995
Posted By born2pdl

Thank You

Starting this Thanksgiving week. I'm thankful for y'all, for your support and help to one another. I'm thankful for my lovely wife of 32 years (not a record but a pretty good start), and ~18k tandem...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 25,136
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Having multiple gears is a step away from...

​​​​​​Having multiple gears is a step away from pure biking too, but so worth it. Even though I'm relying on this bizarre little machine invented by the French using cables and springs. Hell, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 25,136
Posted By rsbob

Why do the Brits drink warm beer? Lucas...

Why do the Brits drink warm beer? Lucas refrigerators.
10-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,745
Posted By Magnum PI

That was then, and this is now. We call the...

That was then, and this is now. We call the Cannondale "The Diesel" because of our aging motors and our reduced training miles.
...
09-29-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 629,745
Posted By noglider

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First...

I finally got pictures of us on our tandem. First I let my kid and kid's wife ride it, and you can see them smiling pretty big on it.

Good thing I got them to shoot pictures of us, because now I...
08-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 77,214
Posted By sarahbruce

Finally made all the necessary adjustments and...

Finally made all the necessary adjustments and upgrades and we all went for a shakedown ride! 11.2 miles and everything worked as it should. Raleigh Companion and Burley Piccolo-
...
07-22-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,816
Posted By torger

My best tandem hack was to build our own tandem...

My best tandem hack was to build our own tandem wheels. I built aero wheels based on lightbicycle rims, which could be ordered custom-reinforced for tandem use and could thus get tandem aero wheels...
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