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08-03-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By cudak888

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08-02-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 564
Posted By SurferRosa

Okay, let's not start going by "exact words." ...

Okay, let's not start going by "exact words." Remember what happened to Greg Brady when he did that? That's right, bullfrogs on the pizza.
08-02-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 1,792
Posted By cyccommute

Thereís a reason for that which doesnít apply to...

Thereís a reason for that which doesnít apply to bicycles. Frankly, signaling right turns with the left arm on a bicycle is awkward and puts the rider in a bad body position for a smooth right turn....
08-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 1,792
Posted By livedarklions

So are you afraid that if you use the right hand...

So are you afraid that if you use the right hand extended signal, you're going to ride off the edge of the earth?

Hate to break it to you, but you're the flat-earther in this discussion. Reason...
08-02-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 1,792
Posted By genejockey

"Pointing your arm in the direction you intend to...

"Pointing your arm in the direction you intend to travel is dumb AF! You need to follow an arcane set of rules because any deviation from how I think things should be upsets me! I don't care if the...
07-30-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Troul

A "button" within the text line to toggle within...

A "button" within the text line to toggle within the subforum that would show the thread title.

Example:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 949
Posted By Ray9

Beating the system.

Yesterday I became aware that it was going to rain today so I planned on a day off from cycling. I did some shopping this morning and noticed it was not raining yet, so I checked the weather report...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,131
Posted By 79pmooney

I have to chuckle every time I read some...

I have to chuckle every time I read some authority state that no one, not even the pros actually pulls up on the pedals. If I am fit and have been riding, I regularly pull my slotted cleats off my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,131
Posted By JohnDThompson

For casual riding, simple platform pedals or...

For casual riding, simple platform pedals or strapless half-clips are certainly adequate. But slotted cleats and straps or clipless cleats do offer a significant a performance advantage, albeit with...
07-28-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By GhostRider62

Even Pros making large power numbers on a TT are...

Even Pros making large power numbers on a TT are not pushing down all that hard, perhaps 15 pounds of force (sorry, too lazy right now to do the math) and the "unweighting" isn't all that much
07-28-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By Bald Paul

Maybe. Does that confuse you any more?

Maybe.

Does that confuse you any more?
07-28-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 416
Posted By tcs

Cross chaining in 1921: horrible. Cross...

Cross chaining in 1921: horrible.

Cross chaining in 2021: no big deal.

A look at the chains side by side explains why.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,131
Posted By Psimet2001

Eh. Some believe it's a safety thing. ...

Eh.

Some believe it's a safety thing.

You can believe what you want but I can tell you from direct experience that coming out or off of a pedal is a safety issue.

Those that don't really...
07-25-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 727
Posted By headwind15

OK, besides getting older, I have had some...

OK, besides getting older, I have had some medical situations (breaking a leg, breaking both of my heels in a ladder slide out accident and subsequent foot surgeries) that have had me spend some...
07-25-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By phughes

I have a recommendation. Perineum pain/numbness...

I have a recommendation. Perineum pain/numbness is usually a result of a seat height that is too high, or too great of reach. Most likely your seat height is too high. If both are too great, it will...
07-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,285
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that triples have been just about...

While I agree that triples have been just about murdered, ďrangeĒ isnít everything. Your gearing...
07-21-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, clearly, you are a victim here. Or a hero...

Yes, clearly, you are a victim here.
Or a hero of truth.

Or whatever your fantasy is here.

Tell you what, give us one single plausible coherent reason, political or otherwise, why Cavendish...
07-21-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By unterhausen

I hate it when words lose their obvious meaning. ...

I hate it when words lose their obvious meaning. "Canceled" meaning having to withstand a little disagreement being one of the more annoying examples. I like it when people are cancelled and get to...
07-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Initially I did believe that Cavendish was...

Initially I did believe that Cavendish was essentially "boxed" in, and lost the sprint. This thread however, has me questioning this.

I can read lips (my next door neighbor is deaf) and I could...
07-20-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By 70sSanO

I just watched the Chris Horner video. Do I...

I just watched the Chris Horner video.

Do I believe Ray9 and his apparent conspiracy laden life, or 13:30 minutes of Chris Hornerís detailed analysis?

Ray9 did say he would drop me like a bad...
07-20-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,927
Posted By GhostRider62

It is hard not to be skeptical. I remember...

It is hard not to be skeptical.

I remember watching stage 17 in 1991 on the road on Alpe d'Huez and seeing Indurain with Gianni Bugno and Chiapucci if I remember. Indurain looked like he was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,241
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I would be disappointed if something called "full...

I would be disappointed if something called "full sail" was aero. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,673
Posted By msu2001la

This thread went downhill fast.

This thread went downhill fast.
07-19-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,733
Posted By PeteHski

Itís not his fault other younger contenders fell...

Itís not his fault other younger contenders fell by the wayside and he canít help getting older. Heís also not pretending that he won the Green jersey by himself. In every single interview he has...
07-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,927
Posted By 79pmooney

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar)...

I won't claim to know if he's (edit: Pogacar) doping. But, he won this race by 5 minutes over three weeks. He had no significant crashes or mechanicals, one bad day where he manged to lose little...
07-18-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 675
Posted By wolfchild

It's pointless to remove the factory lube and...

It's pointless to remove the factory lube and then re-apply your own lube all over again...Just leave the the factory lube on until it wears off.
07-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,850
Posted By fredlord

While we're at it, if your shorts are...

While we're at it, if your shorts are uncomfortable then they're c h a f i n g you.
07-17-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By krakhaus

A painting in honor of Merckx and Sercu

I've been doing pop art portraits for about 20 years, and I've been wanting to do this one for a long time. I was hoping to complete it before his stage record was officially broken. Cheers to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,795
Posted By Kimmo

I reckon it'd be sweet to see a bike with direct...

I reckon it'd be sweet to see a bike with direct mount rim brakes and through axles, but it'll never happen since the necessary hubs would be way too niche...


Old fish swims past a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,795
Posted By terrymorse

As soon as bike manufactures began offering...

As soon as bike manufactures began offering chocolate (disc brakes), they told consumers that this new chocolate flavor tastes so much better than vanilla that only a fool would keep eating vanilla....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 5,795
Posted By terrymorse

"Hello, consumer. Here's some bikes with disc...

"Hello, consumer. Here's some bikes with disc brakes, just as an option. We can't tell if they're better or worse than our rim brake bikes, but we figured we'd make both and let you decide..."
...
07-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By Oso Polar

The lower is the tire pressure, the slower is the...

The lower is the tire pressure, the slower is the pressure drop, so this has probably very little to do with oversized tubes - MTB pressure is just low to start. What are "internal flats"? :foo:
07-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,744
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Pretty quiet out there from the Apostles of...

Pretty quiet out there from the Apostles of Titanium Craftsmen. The tales of highly skilled artisans working in dusty workshops countless hours with this mythical material creating magical machines...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,001
Posted By PeteHski

I doubt this is the root cause of your fatigue. I...

I doubt this is the root cause of your fatigue. I do no stretching and no rolling and donít have any issues with mountainous 100 mile rides. Not saying those things wouldnít help, but I think they...
07-13-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,813
Posted By alo

I hope you get a lot of pleasure out of being...

I hope you get a lot of pleasure out of being insulting.

You know a tiny bit about me from the little information I have shared on this forum.

Other than that, You don't know anything about me,...
07-12-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,817
Posted By terrymorse

If the measure is aerobic efficiency, cycling...

If the measure is aerobic efficiency, cycling technique makes virtually no difference.

Cyclists with "good" technique are not much more efficient than cyclists with sloppy technique.

Not so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By chaadster

Like the long wheelbase sedan compared to the...

Like the long wheelbase sedan compared to the short wheelbase sports car; t’s a classic analogue to 1970 Cadillac vs. 1970 Porsche. Do you want more plush, luxurious, ride characteristics, or do you...
07-11-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,813
Posted By indyfabz

We should stop caring about bike weight.

We should stop caring about bike weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,001
Posted By genejockey

Or, you know, plan on a nice nap after your...

Or, you know, plan on a nice nap after your longer rides. Naps are great!
07-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By sdn40

I wonder how much the mind has to do with...

I wonder how much the mind has to do with expectations etc. "It's a 40 year old piece of steel and collectible and nostalgic and fun --- it's awesome." "It's an expensive, new technology, with carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By chaadster

Chainstay length is less about tire clearance...

Chainstay length is less about tire clearance these days than it is about overall feel of the bike. Shaping and construction technology allow comparatively short stays with huge tire capacity.

As...
07-10-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,845
Posted By Kapusta

The double triangle design is so stable that the...

The double triangle design is so stable that the difference between sloped and straight top tubes is completely irrelevant in any real world.context.

What IS relevant is allowing a frame to more...
07-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By 79pmooney

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a...

A little perspective. The Tour de France is a money making event overseen by a for-profit company. It was founded by a sport newspaper for publicity. The race is less than half the event. The...
07-09-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By Eric F

This ^^^

This ^^^
07-09-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,211
Posted By genejockey

I think you mistake cynicism for skepticism. All...

I think you mistake cynicism for skepticism. All the OTHER teams, and their sponsors who pay huge sums of money hoping to get the image of their rider crossing the line first wearing the company...
07-09-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,672
Posted By Eric F

Why? I'm bored at work, and I like talking about...

Why? I'm bored at work, and I like talking about bike racing.

Unfortunately, there's no helping those who are steadfastly determined to stick to their ill-formed conclusions. Have a nice day. :)
07-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,672
Posted By dweenk

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was...

I liked Cavendish from his first tour. He was brash, exuberent, and off-putting to some, but he was always honest about his feelings. He is no Eddy, and I think he knows that. Times have changed in...
07-09-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,672
Posted By Eric F

You said you saw the other riders "let up" before...

You said you saw the other riders "let up" before the finish, and suspect that they did it with intent to give Cav the win. If that's your conclusion, you aren't really paying attention to what was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,189
Posted By RChung

This is just one in a long list of things that...

This is just one in a long list of things that makes mass start bike racing much, much better than those other sports where only two teams compete at a time (like baseball, football, basketball or...
07-09-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,672
Posted By Eric F

Bull$#!+. 2nd place finisher was Morkov - Cav's...

Bull$#!+. 2nd place finisher was Morkov - Cav's leadout guy. He was cruising because his job was done. Philipsen (Alpecin) started his sprint from Cav's wheel and doesn't have the speed to get past...
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