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06-07-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By cubewheels

I agree with you. I deal with poor odds, riding...

I agree with you. I deal with poor odds, riding in a high population density city with very poor quality roads. I've been hit by motorcycle courier several times in just one year, half of the time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 883
Posted By cubewheels

If it's the gluteal muscles (butt) that went...

If it's the gluteal muscles (butt) that went sore, it may not have anything to do with the saddle but you're simply not used to climbing. These muscles maybe recruited during climbing and if they're...
06-04-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,385
Posted By cubewheels

Caleb Ewan a strong sprinter and good climber in...

Caleb Ewan a strong sprinter and good climber in Tour de France is 150 lbs @ 5'5" height:thumb:

OP don't need to lose weight. He just need to ride more, trainer or outdoor to improve on climbing....
06-04-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By cubewheels

We now have 32er MTB.... 10 years from now, we'll...

We now have 32er MTB.... 10 years from now, we'll have this:
...
06-03-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By cubewheels

Puncture resistance of these tires tend to...

Puncture resistance of these tires tend to diminish over time....

One way to preserve puncture resistance is to check the tires every 200 miles and remove any debris that has embedded itself in...
06-01-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By cubewheels

A MTB, specifically, a hardtail XC MTB with...

A MTB, specifically, a hardtail XC MTB with knobby tires has one very important important use on the road - to motivate (humiliate) roadies on aero road bike who isn't pushing hard enough!

One...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By cubewheels

The rear wheel mount is more rigid than at the...

The rear wheel mount is more rigid than at the fork. Seems to make sense to prioritize fork thru axle if you can only have one thru axle.

....And it's cheaper too.
05-28-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,372
Posted By cubewheels

Looks like the rider is resting his weight on his...

Looks like the rider is resting his weight on his hands. Might be comfortable if you're flexible because this position could completely unload the triceps and the back too. If you look at the rider's...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By cubewheels

Dropbar on a fatbike have always struck me with...

Dropbar on a fatbike have always struck me with curiousity:thumb: Someplace else I would have done it.

"Fortunately" I'll never encounter snow as I live in the tropics. I'll only go as far as dry...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-24-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By cubewheels

390mm bullhorn handlebar on a fat bike, terrible idea?

I plan to use fat bike on long, 6 hr rides, road and then loose sandy gravel / beach.

I'm never comfortable with flatbar on long rides so I have two options dropbar or bullhorn. I think I'm going...
05-21-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By cubewheels

I'm actually cycling as prevention and for other...

I'm actually cycling as prevention and for other health reasons. Diabetes and cardiovascular problems runs in the family and I've showed some symptoms (early stages) before and fortunately, the one...
05-20-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By cubewheels

Sore bottom - saddle too high and/or using the...

Sore bottom - saddle too high and/or using the wrong saddle for you

Numb hands - saddle is too far forward

Sore lower back - incorrect posture, bad pedaling technique, and/or weak core muscles....
05-19-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,023
Posted By cubewheels

I bring super glue and small pieces of old butyl...

I bring super glue and small pieces of old butyl tubes for field repairs like that (superglue for quick curing). That and a spare tube. Probably would fail if using CO2. I only have minipump so no...
05-18-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By cubewheels

I'm aware he's using disc brakes since I...

I'm aware he's using disc brakes since I mentioned "disc rotor" in my post.

My Tong Li disc brake caliper looks and mechanically similar to BB5 and have no problem squeezing the caliper where the...
05-17-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By cubewheels

One month after surgery from shattering bones in...

One month after surgery from shattering bones in one arm due to accident, I was out riding again while actually enduring pain from the injured arm and sprained joints in other parts of the body....
05-17-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,905
Posted By cubewheels

$1000 bike back in 2003 is much better value.... ...

$1000 bike back in 2003 is much better value....

Today's $1000 bikes has too much plastic and made in China parts in it.



It also depends on where you live, where you ride.

Where I live...
05-16-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,063
Posted By cubewheels

An aero bike will not give you noticeable...

An aero bike will not give you noticeable advantage at those speed especially packed with touring gear. PLUS, you'll be limiting your options if you try to add aero into your specs and given the...
05-15-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,137
Posted By cubewheels

I used to stretch but found no benefit and...

I used to stretch but found no benefit and eventually stopped stretching. What gives substantial benefit is good body posture, good bike fitting, correct technique, and "easing" yourself into the...
05-15-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By cubewheels

The problem can be caused by 1 or more of these: ...

The problem can be caused by 1 or more of these:

- Saddle too high (endemic problem even among highly experienced riders who got pro-fitting)
- Wrong saddle tilt
- Wrong saddle choice
- Poor...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,243
Posted By cubewheels

I use double nose saddle on a road bike for road...

I use double nose saddle on a road bike for road rides. I never TT but ironically, the double nose ISM PN1.1 is the most comfortable saddle I've had on a road bike.

The rest of my saddles are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,243
Posted By cubewheels

I do it all the time, it makes steep climbs...

I do it all the time, it makes steep climbs easier and more comfortable than not moving forward.

Skip to 2:25 minute of this video. What Simon forgot to mention is that moving forward also opens...
05-14-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,620
Posted By cubewheels

Pedestrians are supposed to be strange because...

Pedestrians are supposed to be strange because they are from the planet Pedestria!!
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,465
Posted By cubewheels

The more expensive bike you have, the better...

The more expensive bike you have, the better protected it will be against rain/water

Components most affected by rain and by far is the chain but since you use belt drive, you have nothing to...
05-11-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By cubewheels

I also have an elliptical, it's decent at...

I also have an elliptical, it's decent at replicating out of the saddle efforts when also using the poles with the hands. I hold the poles in the middle, instead of the top so that I'm slightly...
05-11-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By cubewheels

The tires I have is wire bead. Same tire model...

The tires I have is wire bead. Same tire model and size but folding is 2X the price at my LBS!!:injured:

No way I'd buy folding unless I'm riding for 1000 miles and it only stays in my toolbag as...
05-11-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,836
Posted By cubewheels

The real experts on bike fit will tell to err on...

The real experts on bike fit will tell to err on the side of being too low. They're right, you can adapt to an excessively low saddle but NOT with too high. Too high can lead to injuries.
05-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By cubewheels

That's true but elitists would disagree:innocent:

That's true but elitists would disagree:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,604
Posted By cubewheels

I very much prefer the "dropper tuck" - doing it...

I very much prefer the "dropper tuck" - doing it with dropper post.

Dropper tuck is A LOT safer and even faster than super tuck. Safety is obvious as you remain seated in your saddle, no further...
05-03-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,046
Posted By cubewheels

There's a part of my ride where I need to...

There's a part of my ride where I need to carry/walk my bike up a flight of stairs to the next road, equivalent height of 2nd floor.

Sometimes, the bike is loaded 40 lbs and I'm a lightweight...
05-03-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,046
Posted By cubewheels

A heavy bike isn't that harder to pedal than...

A heavy bike isn't that harder to pedal than lightweight bike unless you're dealing with lots of climbs.

In the flats, aerodynamics and rolling resistance of the tires would matter more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,223
Posted By cubewheels

When I was researching for a touring tire, I came...

When I was researching for a touring tire, I came across Armadillo (if we're talking of the Specialized brand). Unfortunately none of the LBS and regional online stores had it. Specialized website...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,223
Posted By cubewheels

Wasn't my experience with Panaracer Ribmo's ($20...

Wasn't my experience with Panaracer Ribmo's ($20 / tire). After 2000 miles of mostly pavement, some gravel/off road and plenty of glass, wires, and metal shards removed from the tread, the tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,223
Posted By cubewheels

If you're going to deal with that quality of...

If you're going to deal with that quality of roads at 30-40 kph (I do with 35mm wide tires), you do need the widest tires your bike can accommodate without any frame rubbing.

Wider tires will be...
04-29-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By cubewheels

The professionally-accepted method of saddle...

The professionally-accepted method of saddle height adjustment is err on the side of being slightly too low to keep issues to a minimum. Because having the seat even slightly too high will cause much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 04:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,874
Posted By cubewheels

Not unless the hub came with the bike or you...

Not unless the hub came with the bike or you chose it for reasons other than being loud.

We have riders here who deliberately make their cheap hubs louder by removing the grease and putting light...
04-24-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By cubewheels

I'm riding with an injured arm still in the...

I'm riding with an injured arm still in the process of healing and physical therapy. My ability to balance the bike is definitely off by a bit.

There are times I genuinely feel like I'm losing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,553
Posted By cubewheels

Only for crash protection for me and I use full...

Only for crash protection for me and I use full coverage gloves for that like you find in hardware stores. They look like cycling gloves but made of leather and covers your fingertips as well. ...
04-22-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,410
Posted By cubewheels

We're the opposite! After my arm injury, I can't...

We're the opposite! After my arm injury, I can't ride my flat bar hybrid anymore, lots pain on the wrist but no problem with dropbar on my road bike.

I've also lowered my saddle to the lowest...
04-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,410
Posted By cubewheels

Good idea. Just to add, lower the saddle to the...

Good idea. Just to add, lower the saddle to the point you can easily plant both feet flat on the ground - This could mean getting a bike where you can get the seat pretty low - like many recent...
04-21-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,356
Posted By cubewheels

I also thought about it but bullhorn would...

I also thought about it but bullhorn would require a change of brake levers and could prevent you from getting into group rides (bullhorn, aero bars, etc is often banned in group rides). They also...
04-20-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,176
Posted By cubewheels

You haven't answered my question to you. Oh...

You haven't answered my question to you.

Oh and one time I almost crashed when a motorist tried to hit me intentionally by suddenly swerving into me in the bike lane! I got pushed to the kerb and...
04-19-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,176
Posted By cubewheels

Street lamp fell right into me and I crashed. ...

Street lamp fell right into me and I crashed. There was no wind, no earthquake that day, never saw it coming and I was looking straight ahead of me when it happened.

How do you avoid things like...
04-18-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,752
Posted By cubewheels

Had Covid late March, just few weeks ago. Most...

Had Covid late March, just few weeks ago. Most likely the mutated variant. Only had mild symptoms with slight fever. The ONLY medication I took for Covid is prescription antibiotics for one week...
04-17-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By cubewheels

One more thing you can do is make changes to your...

One more thing you can do is make changes to your pedaling technique.

Note the vast majority of riders, even PROs barely use their glutes (the muscles on your butt) to pedal. This is quite...
04-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By cubewheels

In my undersized MTB, any seatpost I use is...

In my undersized MTB, any seatpost I use is compliant even the most rigid ones due to the huge length of seatpost exposed!:lol: I used 400mm long seatposts for that bike to avoid damaging the frame....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By cubewheels

Take road lane if: >= vehicular traffic speeds...

Take road lane if: >= vehicular traffic speeds and no one behind you wanting to pass.

This is even more important if the road has no marked bike lane. Improves visibility to other motorists and...
03-23-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By cubewheels

Neill's Bike Fit, one of the best pro bike...

Neill's Bike Fit, one of the best pro bike fitters I've come across in the internet, schooled under Steve Hogg, suggested 15mm below the "heel on pedal" as starting point of saddle height adjustment....
03-23-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By cubewheels

The most common prognosis for this type of...

The most common prognosis for this type of problem is too high saddle height.

Coincidentally, the most common fitting mistake highly experienced cyclists make is too high saddle. You probably...
03-23-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By cubewheels

This is what 45mm full fenders looks like on...

This is what 45mm full fenders looks like on 700x35c tires

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1366x761/20210129_080646ss_7ed00e737a98d5137237fcabf7d0bf8f43094cb3.jpg
03-19-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By cubewheels

Check the level. The bike is likely to be tilted...

Check the level. The bike is likely to be tilted differently on the trainer. Probably tilted down (front wheel low or rear wheel high) compared to your average riding tilt outdoors.

Solution is...
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