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Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-24, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,307
Posted By choddo

They were great. Really impressed. Only did 65k...

They were great. Really impressed. Only did 65k or so but some really poor surfaces after the winter and they ate it all up.
Mate with tubes had a puncture after 2km of course :D
02-02-24, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,668
Posted By Jtmav

Surgery went well yesterday, home the same day....

Surgery went well yesterday, home the same day. Nerve block has worn off and the pain is manageable with meds, ice and elevation. Using crutches, instead of a walker. In home PT is visiting today....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-24, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,092
Posted By t2p

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back in the day I often used a lawn and garden pump sprayer to wash dirt off MTBs...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,255
Posted By bblair

You are obviously not in our demographic. ...

You are obviously not in our demographic.

'Cause then you'd know that the sprint is for the restroom, not the bakery counter.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,255
Posted By surak

As Sy Reene pasted, Silca's usually is...

As Sy Reene pasted, Silca's usually is race-focused and gives you the estimated breakpoint pressure -- meaning the maximum pressure before rolling resistance is expected to increase. Note that going...
09-19-23, 02:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,835
Posted By MinnMan

Great accomplishment comes with great egos, but...

Great accomplishment comes with great egos, but what we just saw was the opposite of what you portray. It was the process of some unbelievable alpha-riders gradually coming to grips with an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,914
Posted By zandoval

I am well known for slowing down and even...

I am well known for slowing down and even stopping for those stray streams of the yard sprinkler on a hot day...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Steely Dan

I'm back, baby!

After a very stupid 3 year hiatus of being trapped in WFH hell (I HATED WFH, it nearly cost me my sanity), I finally got back on the saddle this morning and rode my bike to my 100% in-office job...
07-13-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,813
Posted By Random11

Rode 15 miles today. I figured I'd give it a try,...

Rode 15 miles today. I figured I'd give it a try, and despite my injuries, I had no trouble riding. I can barely walk (foot sprain) and stairs are especially problematic. I made a joke earlier that...
06-19-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,709
Posted By slcbob

I watched the series this past week. It's...

I watched the series this past week. It's thoroughly adequate. It pains me that I couldn't remember some of the outcomes so the racing results were way more exciting than they should have been. I...
06-02-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,420
Posted By Chuck M

I'll just give credit where credit is due. When...

I'll just give credit where credit is due. When I log in and see the board filled with spam posts, they don't last long. The mods, who volunteer, do a pretty good job of cleaning it up quickly.
05-19-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,429
Posted By instock

I went to REI and had a great experience there as...

I went to REI and had a great experience there as well. I came home with this for $690. ...
05-01-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 64,573
Posted By fastcarbon

At 81 I have arrythmias (mostly AF) which have...

At 81 I have arrythmias (mostly AF) which have been controlled with an Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator that is downloaded to show when AF occurred. My cardiologist/ electrophysiologist who...
04-22-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,717
Posted By jon c.

I'm okay riding when it's 95. It's landscaping...

I'm okay riding when it's 95. It's landscaping work that has seen me collapse a couple times.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,380
Posted By datlas

Update: AA let me check my bike. There was...

Update:

AA let me check my bike. There was $75 charge but I am ok with that. Fingers crossed the bike makes it to Palma!
04-16-23, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Chandne

Soapy water is ALWAYS a great idea. Do examine...

Soapy water is ALWAYS a great idea. Do examine the bead though. Sometimes, a thicker strip of old dried sealant can be problematic. It takes me about 5 mins to clean the tire bead but I rarely...
04-10-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,667
Posted By tyrion

Nonsense. With tubed tires I'd average about 1...

Nonsense. With tubed tires I'd average about 1 flat per month. In 3 years of riding tubeless I've had zero flats (numerous punctures, but no flats).

The things I found embedded in a tubeless tire...
04-10-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,667
Posted By mschwett

sorry, but no. most of my tubed flats (5 in 1,000...

sorry, but no. most of my tubed flats (5 in 1,000 miles) were "in the downtown areas," where my tubeless setup on the same bike has been absolutely trouble free. road tubeless excels at sealing up...
04-09-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,667
Posted By elcruxio

Well... - Lower rolling resistance - Lighter ...

Well...
- Lower rolling resistance
- Lighter
- More secure tire/rim interface (though you get the same benefit by using a tubeless tire on a tubeless rim and using a tube. But that'd be silly)
-...
03-22-23, 10:25 AM
03-20-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,316
Posted By Trakhak

That's how I do my taxes. I just decide how much...

That's how I do my taxes. I just decide how much of my money I think the IRS deserves. No need to overthink it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,330
Posted By jon c.

I don't carry any ID. Just my phone.

I don't carry any ID. Just my phone.
03-19-23, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By smd4

Pastis must read BF

Pearls Before Swine (https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2023/03/19)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,472
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

On another topic, or perhaps I should say on the...

On another topic, or perhaps I should say on the original topic, here's an "online ahead of print" study, apparently to be published by the AHA in 2023:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36597865/
01-25-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,831
Posted By Koyote

Okay, dude, I owe you one. I had no intention of...

Okay, dude, I owe you one. I had no intention of trying this, since I bought the wheels about seven weeks ago, and their return window is 30 days. But after reading your suggestion, I gave them a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By ussprinceton

my total mileage in the year of 2022 = 232 :ride:

my total mileage in the year of 2022 = 232 :ride:
12-29-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,306
Posted By Chuck M

Finally got in to see a cardiologist today. The...

Finally got in to see a cardiologist today. The symptoms I was experiencing to get me there have lessened over the last few months to the point I considered cancelling today, but I kept the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,408
Posted By tomato coupe

A little silicone spray really brings out the...

A little silicone spray really brings out the subtle flavors of paraffin.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,408
Posted By big john

I knew another guy who was so obsessed with his...

I knew another guy who was so obsessed with his bike he insisted on stopping at a coin car wash after the club ride he was on rode through some mud that had flowed onto the road. I was riding...
12-05-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 14,512
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead...

Whatever. They can pry my bike from my cold dead fingers.
11-24-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 940
Posted By saulgoldie

Thanks!

Thanks to all for the excellent advice! I gave up and took it to the bike shop. The young man had it off in half a jiffy. He had the Park tool, which I may buy one of. But I think I also might have...
11-13-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,489
Posted By Hermes

Here is an interesting book on the subject of...

Here is an interesting book on the subject of recovery. I enjoyed it....
11-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By surak

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133...

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com) gloves. My combo has OutDry but seems that they make the fully waterproof gloves with HDry...
10-04-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By garagedog

Here is a pic. Lovely bike! I have the...

Here is a pic. Lovely bike!
I have the original stem and it came with a 90mm angled up already. I wish I had another 20mm to go higher. I'm ok right now (at the end of the riding season) but come...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,840
Posted By KiwiDallas

My cracked Spec Roubaix bike frame - the resolution

I'd posted here in late July that I found a crack in the seat-stay of my 1-year-old Specialized Roubaix Sport frame. I took it back to my LBS, a longtime Specialized dealer, to handle the warranty...
09-12-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,353
Posted By Dino_Sore

This is the reason gravel riding is so popular. ...

This is the reason gravel riding is so popular. All of us old geezers have plenty of places to pee in the woods.
09-10-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,633
Posted By Shadco

On another note. Bravo Carapaz great stage...

On another note.

Bravo Carapaz great stage today.

.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,476
Posted By Symox

Well Iím out

Was allowed to go home from the hospital today. Woohoo

i feel like Iím healing quick but we will see

btw, I made another post on this, but since so many have replied that endured crashes Iíll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 74,408
Posted By Hiro11

I've been immersion waxing the chains on several...

I've been immersion waxing the chains on several bikes for a while now. All of the following is opinion only. I'm using declarative sentences, but this is not because it's fact, just opinions based...
08-27-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,997
Posted By GhostRider62

Your question is of great interest to me although...

Your question is of great interest to me although I am 6 years shy of the desired age you state. Many older riders develop heart timing issues. I have a few timing concerns, so, I went to 4...
08-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,881
Posted By Bald Paul

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5...

Yup, my days of 52/42 cranksets and "corncob" 5 speed cassettes are well behind me now, along with my 27" X 19mm tires.
Now, it's a Rival 46/33 with a 10-36 12 speed cassette and nice, comfy 700C X...
08-23-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,761
Posted By Buddy94

I'm out there for the exercise/cardio as well and...

I'm out there for the exercise/cardio as well and it lets me mentally unwind. I live in a very hill portion of Austin,TX where the hill country starts and there are some serious hills (for me) so I...
08-15-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,348
Posted By 79pmooney

Mark your seat rails with a magic marker at the...

Mark your seat rails with a magic marker at the clamp. Seatpost with a piece of tape 1/4" above the top of the seattube. Lay a ruler yardstick on the seat and measure how far it is above the...
08-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,898
Posted By cyclezen

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x...

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x 18-32mm used in 700x23 tires Rubino Pros
2 weeks since receiving, ridden 4 times spread over the 2 wks, roughly 35 - 40 mi/ride.
no issues, 1st...
07-26-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By Warbird21

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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After three weeks of full sun and temps over 90 deg, the Halo headband...
07-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,898
Posted By cyclezen

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on...

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on June 29.
Received on Sat, july 23, the ship label shows they were shipped from china on July 4....
07-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By LarrySellerz

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the...

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the caravan, one of them owns this racing team. She posted these pics on strava yesterday. Their new jerseys are going to look sweet with those bikes, they are...
07-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,367
Posted By Scoondle

Okay, we have our favourites. BUT ... Jumbo...

Okay, we have our favourites.

BUT ... Jumbo are not like US Postal and Sky controlling everything until the last 500m in the mountains ( = boring ). Jumbo have two great cyclists signed up. Van...
07-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By MinnMan

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do...

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

If there are occasional ice patches and you don't want to be riding studs for the other 98% of the ride, then the...
07-02-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,377
Posted By 79pmooney

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet...

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet either and didn't for 30 years. Then I tried it. Surprise! I as not hotter. No surprise, much less issue with sweat in eyes - very nice. But...
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