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Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,689
Posted By datlas

Barnum was right.

Barnum was right.
12-05-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,578
Posted By chaadster

What's best totally depends, primarily, on which...

What's best totally depends, primarily, on which fasteners and components you have on your bike. For example, if you've a modern bike which only uses Allen and Torx bolts, you don't need a tool with...
11-08-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,919
Posted By datlas

I am shocked the date of publication was not...

I am shocked the date of publication was not April 1st.
10-31-23, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,179
Posted By PeteHski

Bike fit is pretty much independent of bike age. ...

Bike fit is pretty much independent of bike age. They either fit you properly or they don't. It sounds like your Domane needs a more thorough fitting, assuming it's even the right basic size....
10-18-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 912
Posted By Jughed

Typically, my faster road tires are worn out by...

Typically, my faster road tires are worn out by the end of October & I put on my tougher Armadillos in for the winter months. Roads are typically wetter, more crap/salt... last thing I want to do is...
10-17-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By roadfix

no excuses, especially on a critical part like...

no excuses, especially on a critical part like that…. HE’S FIRED!
Also, with the collection of bikes you have, you should be wrenching yourself…
10-10-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By SoCaled

C&V solution - Stick a map on your wall with...

C&V solution - Stick a map on your wall with thumb tacks. Cross off or highlight areas after you ride them. Only half kidding, this is how I got to know New Orleans, on foot, pre-internet.
09-26-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,529
Posted By Iride01

Know what your state and local laws require. Some...

Know what your state and local laws require. Some require certain reflectors even it you have lights. Others you can use lights in lieu of reflectors. There also can be differences whether it's night...
09-20-23, 02:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,904
Posted By wolfchild

There is nothing annoying about lawyer tabs....

There is nothing annoying about lawyer tabs. Grinding them off is just dumb.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-23, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By merlinextraligh

Intervals. If you want to get faster, you have to...

Intervals. If you want to get faster, you have to ride faster. Best 2 ways to do that are riding with faster people and doing intervals.

So, while doing long rides has its place , you need to mix...
09-06-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Chuck M

Loosen the QR then and see if it makes a...

Loosen the QR then and see if it makes a difference. If the bearings need adjusted, lube them too while you are at it.
09-05-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,217
Posted By bikingshearer

That's one reason I rarely do big group rides. ...

That's one reason I rarely do big group rides. Your group may never get hit by a car (knock on wood), but I'll guarantee you are pissing off drivers. Whether you care about that or not is another...
09-05-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By phughes

Double check your seat height. A too high seat...

Double check your seat height. A too high seat height will cause you to rock a bit, which causes the chaffing and saddle sores. That is the most common cause of saddle sores. If you are firmly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By TiHabanero

Unless you go well into an aerodynamic body...

Unless you go well into an aerodynamic body position, it makes little sense to get a 'race' bike as the payout will be little more than what you already have. For your first year of tri competition,...
08-11-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,743
Posted By Mojo31

B needs to slow down and wait till it’s safe to...

B needs to slow down and wait till it’s safe to pass. Pretty simple, really.
07-21-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,516
Posted By wolfchild

Wool is the best fabric for socks and that's what...

Wool is the best fabric for socks and that's what I prefer using. Best thing about wool is that it works great in both hot and cold weather.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Outrider1

Take the allen wrench with you on a short ride...

Take the allen wrench with you on a short ride and adjust until it feels optimal.
07-13-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,820
Posted By Inusuit

Brakes.

Brakes.
06-24-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Dawn dish soap & water.

Dawn dish soap & water.
06-24-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,062
Posted By rsbob

Like what Jim has stated, after I fully unscrew...

Like what Jim has stated, after I fully unscrew the ‘nut’, then I give the valve a quick push to release a tiny bit of air to make sure the valve isn’t stuck. If you try pumping and no air seems to...
06-22-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,037
Posted By Korina

So? It's only a right hook if you're moving too....

So? It's only a right hook if you're moving too. That was a well executed turn.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,034
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd try zipping up the outer layer to block the...

I'd try zipping up the outer layer to block the wind and not worry about drying. Doesn't the drying of clothes pull heat from the body? Newspaper under the jersey is a time honored and IME useful...
05-16-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,888
Posted By shelbyfv

:deadhorse:

:deadhorse:
04-14-23, 10:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,638
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

7 hours is a really long ride, maybe a century if...

7 hours is a really long ride, maybe a century if one stopped for a real lunch and took a couple of other breaks. OTOH one of my little sayings is that a fit cyclist should be able to ride a century...
02-22-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. Remember the member from Boston who used to...

Heh. Remember the member from Boston who used to do the nesting quotes? It would sometimes take 5 minutes to figure out what his post was saying.
02-21-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,404
Posted By livedarklions

Out of respect for the dead I won't link any, but...

Out of respect for the dead I won't link any, but I'd really like to see an end to the amateur NTSB forensics threads in A&S where a bunch of people speculate on how a cyclist ended up dead. Really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,017
Posted By datlas

Not to be a smartass, but body weight goes on...

Not to be a smartass, but body weight goes on the pedals. I once read many years ago, to not bring your chest PAST your bars (i.e. don't come too far forward). Hold on to the hoods, the bike...
01-17-23, 04:33 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,726
Posted By Ironfish653

Funny, MTB guys find it useful to be able to lock...

Funny, MTB guys find it useful to be able to lock up the rear wheel. A locked rear wheel is also fairly easy to control, if you've got your weight back, like you should, when you're braking hard.
...
01-12-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,012
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, that's it. Without a doubt.

Yeah, that's it. Without a doubt.
12-27-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,198
Posted By mstateglfr

https://www.castelli-cycling.com/US/en/Men/Cycling...

https://www.castelli-cycling.com/US/en/Men/Cycling/Top/Vests/PERFETTO-RoS-VEST/p/4519504_085
The goretex is on the front as a wind stopper and to resist water. On the back, there is neither wind...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,553
Posted By tomato coupe

Not really.

Not really.
10-06-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,670
Posted By rsbob

Gives a whole new meaning to ‘drop bars’

Gives a whole new meaning to ‘drop bars’
09-27-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,377
Posted By Koyote

Should I also post my net worth, penis length,...

Should I also post my net worth, penis length, and annual mileage?
09-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By alcjphil

Learn to be able to drink while riding. The ride...

Learn to be able to drink while riding. The ride will not be interrupted or slowed down. If you can't manage a water bottle, buy a hydration pack
09-07-22, 02:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,697
Posted By datlas

Likely marketing/hype, but allegedly 4D not only...

Likely marketing/hype, but allegedly 4D not only has thicker/thinner padding but varying density for better comfort over pressure points with less bulge/bunching in areas where not needed.

At...
09-05-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,971
Posted By Iride01

When I had the wider 42 cm drops on my bike, I...

When I had the wider 42 cm drops on my bike, I was feeling a little annoyance right above my elbow. I changed to 38 cm drop bars and haven't had that issue show up again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By Sy Reene

Just go thru the clearance/sale prices. Eg....

Just go thru the clearance/sale prices. Eg. https://www.sierra.com/mens-socks~d~150/pearl-izumi~b~16055,33335/
08-31-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,134
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Uninformed rhetoric, perhaps, but defiantly not...

Uninformed rhetoric, perhaps, but defiantly not common sense.
08-31-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,134
Posted By Fredo76

According to...

According to https://biz30.timedoctor.com/average-salary-in-india/, the minimum wage in India varies by location, from $8/day in New Delhi, to $4/day in rural areas. Common prejudice, more like.
08-30-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,962
Posted By Maelochs

I tend to agree with Iride01. The people who are...

I tend to agree with Iride01. The people who are going to get mad at lycra are already mad, they are just looking for targets. Wear what works and deal with the loonies.

Not sure what urban areas...
08-11-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By redlude97

*caliper

*caliper
08-01-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Koyote

Canari is a relatively cheap brand. Better shorts...

Canari is a relatively cheap brand. Better shorts will perform better. Buying them in the proper size (they should be tight) will help, too.

But, to your question: yes, bibs do stay in position...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,653
Posted By WhyFi

Man, Clif Bars were such a revelation after years...

Man, Clif Bars were such a revelation after years of choking down gritty horse poo PowerBars; those things were awful.
07-16-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 918
Posted By SpedFast

If your tires get UV rot (dry rot) before you...

If your tires get UV rot (dry rot) before you wear the tread off just from sitting in the sun then you need to rethink owning a bike. OTOH, I was told by a tire mfg rep that the rubber in tire...
07-14-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,916
Posted By greatbasin

I was discussing motorists striking cyclists with...

I was discussing motorists striking cyclists with my wife and my teen son who is about to start driving. I've taken my sons (the other is a year away from driving) cycle touring in both rural and...
07-11-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,757
Posted By livedarklions

Our motors vary so much individually that general...

Our motors vary so much individually that general principles of science really only get you so far in predicting how things are going to work out in the real world.
07-09-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,224
Posted By alcjphil

Years ago a group of us were doing a training...

Years ago a group of us were doing a training session for a team time trial along a road that borders the St Lawrence river. At that time there were thousands of large flies along the route. One of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By koala logs

On all my foot wear I use to ride, they're a bit...

On all my foot wear I use to ride, they're a bit more loose than snug, I removed the insoles, and use thin socks. No discomfort whatsoever on the feet on nonstop 6 hr rides.

The irony is I only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By urbanknight

My understanding is that hot spots can be caused...

My understanding is that hot spots can be caused by various types of shoe fit issues. Mine were due to the sole being too narrow. I'm not familiar with Bontrager, but I believe Specialized runs a tad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha, yep. They were like that from the factory...

Aha, yep. They were like that from the factory to aid shifting. You're not the first to take a close look at their chainrings and think they look damaged. :thumb:
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