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09-08-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Caliwild

Update

Some photos from the maiden voyage... So far, I am loving the feel of the frame. Definitely feels more like a road bike and less like a gravel bike (which is a good thing IMO). Handles quickly,...
09-02-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,845
Posted By seypat

Does the group the OP rides with include some...

Does the group the OP rides with include some fighter pilots with nicknames like Iceman and Goose? Maybe a guy named Maverick? Just wondering.
09-02-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,845
Posted By Maelochs

We probably all think (if it weren't a point of...

We probably all think (if it weren't a point of contention in this thread) that most group rides are motivated by a few guys who like to hammer, and a lot of people who want to keep up .... all of...
08-18-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,845
Posted By delbiker1

cj3209 , I started a thread in this forum, ...

cj3209 , I started a thread in this forum,
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1236869-fun-fuji-stickers.html.
I built this bike just for the reason for your OP. I still like to...
08-17-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26,021
Views: 2,689,653
Posted By ultrarider7

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08-17-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By delbiker1

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08-17-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By delbiker1

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08-17-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 463
Posted By delbiker1

Fun Fuji, stickers

I recently rebuilt a 1988? Fuji Ace. I had a sort of a plan when I started the project, but it was adaptable from the start. I knew I wanted a classic look with a twist, more of a fun, one of a kind...
08-16-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,342
Posted By mschwett

the specialized SL motors are pretty much the...

the specialized SL motors are pretty much the same power as the mahle x35 system, just mid-drive. battery is only about 25% larger.... i thought class 3 would be really important for a road bike, due...
08-16-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,342
Posted By mschwett

thanks! it's class 3, although i can probably...

thanks! it's class 3, although i can probably count on one hand the times i had the assist on while going over 20. i really only use the assist when climbing, or a crazy crazy headwind or something,...
08-16-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,489
Posted By jonathanf2

I made it a rule not to drive into Glendale...

I made it a rule not to drive into Glendale mainly due to the sketchy driving. I'm waiting for the new walking/bike bridge being build in Glassell Park across the LA River to open up. That'll give me...
08-16-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,845
Posted By shelbyfv

I'll bet your "peloton" would prefer that you...

I'll bet your "peloton" would prefer that you adjust your speed to that of the group instead of doing the yo yo. Find another group if you can't get a comfortable fit.
08-16-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,845
Posted By ofajen

Energetically speaking, if you want to maximize...

Energetically speaking, if you want to maximize speed on a hilly course, you should put maximum effort into climbing (where your watts increase speed more) and recover on the downhill, where your...
08-11-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26,021
Views: 2,689,653
Posted By Jtmav

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07-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By drlogik

CJ3209, What others have done with two...

CJ3209,

What others have done with two wheels, some curves and color....
...
07-22-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By drlogik

Coppi51, Your designs look really cool....

Coppi51,

Your designs look really cool. Here's my take on today though:

Every bike maker is making the same bike. They all look the same, they all have the same parts. There is nothing unique...
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By AnthonyG

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from...

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from the manufacturers is that they did used to make smaller wheel bikes but they didn't sell, and I do remember there being 650c wheel bikes for sale a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,395
Posted By melville

Brakes are overrated. All they do is slow you...

Brakes are overrated. All they do is slow you down when all you really want is to go faster.
07-16-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 114,492
Posted By TakingMyTime

52 miles today from El Dorado Park in Long Beach...

52 miles today from El Dorado Park in Long Beach to Crystal Cover Newport Beach. Rode PCH most of the way and forgot how much traffic there is when everyone's rushing to work... ouch! It was a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,395
Posted By tomato coupe

I heard from a reliable source that the reason...

I heard from a reliable source that the reason they switched to rim brakes was that they traded their disc brake rotors to another team for spare tubes. Apparently, supply chain issues are hitting...
07-15-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 737,155
Posted By ultrarider7

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In the Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,395
Posted By Doomrider74

It means professional sports people are...

It means professional sports people are notoriously resistant to change, even if its for the better.
07-13-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 114,492
Posted By Eric F

Return to El Prieto - This is a very well known...

Return to El Prieto - This is a very well known (mostly) downhill single track in the hills above Pasadena, CA. Last time I rode it, it was on this same bike when it was current technology (20-ish...
07-12-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,293
Posted By Coppi51

Behind the scenes of Giant / Liv / Cadex

Hi All,

LONG time member, but haven't posted for more than 10 years. I am the design director for Giant Bicycle in Taiwan. We recently started a new Instagram account showcasing much of the...
06-13-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26,021
Views: 2,689,653
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Not today so far, but I rode yesterday. I did my...

Not today so far, but I rode yesterday. I did my birthday ride. First I rode with my wife on our tandem on a 59 mile group ride. Then I got on my single and rode the 17 mi8les home from that group...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,369,272
Posted By Esthetic

My first Endurance bike

The less aggressive geo/fit has really helped in recovering from quad tendon/above right knee injury i suffered this spring. I'd like to thank the guy I sold this to on ebay that returned it to me...
06-06-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By alo

Not all tubeless tire and rim combinations are...

Not all tubeless tire and rim combinations are the same. Some are not too difficult. Some are nearly impossible.

If you have a narrow rim, and add a tube into the process. With a tire that is very...
06-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,106
Posted By Kapusta

Iíve never had an issues with standard tires on...

Iíve never had an issues with standard tires on tubeless ready rims.

Also never had an issue with tubeless-ready tires on non tubeless rims.

Also never had an issue putting a tube in a tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,369,272
Posted By ultrarider7

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06-04-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 114,492
Posted By Eric F

The Rose Bowl Ride - Our local Tuesday and...

The Rose Bowl Ride - Our local Tuesday and Thursday world championships. 10 laps of the 3.1 mile loop around the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Course. This ride is always heavy with fast guys riding...
05-27-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,399
Posted By NomarsGirl

At 5'9" and 125 pounds, I can finally fit into...

At 5'9" and 125 pounds, I can finally fit into bike clothes. I have been slowly replacing my street clothes with smaller sizes. My husband doesn't understand. He can't see why I can't just wear...
05-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,489
Posted By franswa

We have done similar here in Austin, reducing...

We have done similar here in Austin, reducing lanes at some key locations for the increase in bike/ped traffic.
05-24-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,399
Posted By Biker395

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends...

Jersey sizing is all over the map. It depends not only on the cut, but the manufacturer, and even the country where it is likely going to be sold.

I bought a size L jersey in Slovenia and it...
05-24-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,489
Posted By jonathanf2

I actually like the way they setup DTLA bike...

I actually like the way they setup DTLA bike lanes with their own traffic signals and diagonal bike crossings to link up to other bike routes. There's still issues with cars parking in the bike...
05-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,061
Posted By DiabloScott

Yeah, I volunteer to define the cohorts. It...

Yeah, I volunteer to define the cohorts.

It would also be interesting to seed the crop of confirmation bias by misleading the subjects about what they were actually testing... kind of like when...
05-24-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,489
Posted By jonathanf2

I belonged to a Los Angeles neighborhood FB group...

I belonged to a Los Angeles neighborhood FB group and they were discussing a transportation proposal (which seemed to have a vocal opposition) that would reduce car lanes, expand outdoor dining...
05-24-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,489
Posted By downtube42

Depending on traffic volumes and turns, many...

Depending on traffic volumes and turns, many 4-lane roads can have increased throughput by being converted to 1 travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane, and right turn lanes. Using the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,005
Posted By WhyFi

Fulcrum are a pretty safe bet. They have a number...

Fulcrum are a pretty safe bet. They have a number of options, so look through them for the combination of price/weight/depth/width that you're comfortable with.
05-23-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,061
Posted By rsbob

I’ve been riding tubeless for a year and really...

I’ve been riding tubeless for a year and really like the performance gain (an easy 2 MPH) and the smoothness which provides additional comfort on long rides. Yesterday I took out my other drop bar...
05-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,399
Posted By Tomm Willians

I too just canít find jerseys that fit so refused...

I too just canít find jerseys that fit so refused to wear them for the longest time and going with t-shirts. Once warmer weather hits the t-shirts get soaked so I really needed to find a cycling...
05-19-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,061
Posted By GhostRider62

So, you hit a small nail. Twenty revolutions of...

So, you hit a small nail. Twenty revolutions of your wheel later, it stops pissing glue all over the place. Instead of 80-100 psi, you now have 20-40 psi. So, you get out the pump and try to add...
05-19-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,061
Posted By sshakari

I converted about 8 months ago and will never go...

I converted about 8 months ago and will never go back to tubes. I used to have flats all the time as the roads around me are full of staples, glass & goat heads.

Many people say its difficult to...
05-19-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,061
Posted By Sojodave

My first attempt at Tubeless wheels was with...

My first attempt at Tubeless wheels was with Continental GP5000's. I about broke my hands trying to get them on. I took it to the bike shop and it took them 4 hours and the invention of new swear...
05-19-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 737,155
Posted By jwalther

New (to me anyway) F10. ...

New (to me anyway) F10.

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05-18-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,994
Views: 737,155
Posted By ultrarider7

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05-17-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,773
Posted By afm199

You may be able to. Look up "Walt Stack." It...

You may be able to. Look up "Walt Stack." It will put a smile on your face.

Some of us don't have the body for running.
05-17-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,736
Posted By fooferdoggie

I ride my e bike because it lets me go as fast as...

I ride my e bike because it lets me go as fast as I want even with a pannier on back. I can get the same workout on all for assist levels but just go faster. Yesterday I did 40 miles kept my...
05-17-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,773
Posted By afm199

I'm 75 and used to be a runner and competitor. I...

I'm 75 and used to be a runner and competitor. I was good enough to be Invitational status at the Dipsea, and ran the Double Dipsea with Walt Stack. 36 minute 10k and one hour 10 mile are my race...
05-17-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,736
Posted By jayhawk12

I use the ebike for pleasure runs and errands. ...

I use the ebike for pleasure runs and errands. If I can get what I need in my backpack I use it instead of a car. We have some great wooded trails that run along ponds and a creek that is sheer...
05-17-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26,021
Views: 2,689,653
Posted By jppe

A really nice 84 miler up to High Rock Lake....

A really nice 84 miler up to High Rock Lake. There must be a treasure trove of great roads south of Gold Hill and SE of Richfield that need exploring. Did a few more short segments around there today...
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