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02-28-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,641
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Welcome to Bike Forums, and congratulations on...

Welcome to Bike Forums, and congratulations on getting pretty into cycling. Most of us are amateurs; I doubt the professionals have time to post on Bike Forums.



If you can hold the high teens...
02-08-24, 03:21 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 11,187
Posted By RChung

If you're a weight weenie, you should also be a...

If you're a weight weenie, you should also be a Crr-weenie. If you're weight-weenie but not a Crr-weenie, then it means your weight-weenism is all for show, so that's the point at which you should...
01-29-24, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By Koyote

Orange Seal and less obsessiveness. There’s no...

Orange Seal and less obsessiveness. There’s no need to remove tires and remove old sealant… Just top it off when necessary.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,604
Posted By aliasfox

So I picked up the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 and Varia...

So I picked up the Wahoo Elemnt Bolt v2 and Varia 715 on Friday, and took the day off to do a metric century yesterday (Monday) after setting them up.

Elemnt Bolt:
- So far, my pre-purchase...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 04:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,656
Posted By eduskator

Finally got a chance to take it out for a quick...

Finally got a chance to take it out for a quick spin yesterday before my birthday dinner! It's stiff and responsive. What I can say for now is mannnnnn it feels good to be back to Shimano!

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 06:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,656
Posted By eduskator

Leaving Giant after 10 years of loyalty - Hello Specialized Tarmac SL8!

As title says, I have finally decided to cheat on Giant after 10 years of loyal relationship.

My 4 months old Giant Propel Pro has served well this season but I just didn't fell in love with it as...
09-18-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,710
Posted By Chicago Al

Jonas V gave an interview to Danish TV where he...

Jonas V gave an interview to Danish TV where he was a bit more open about the dynamics of the team mid-race and his own feelings. A Danish lady (MatildefromJuly) on Twitter provided a translation:
...
09-06-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,529
Posted By Bald Paul

It was. After two days and many hours between...

It was. After two days and many hours between chat with Apple support, which was escalated to a higher power, which became a phone call and then giving permission for that person to see my computer...
09-04-23, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By asu_gt

Santana Quad Available

I have a Santana quad that is free to a good home. I purchased it in 2008 or so and probably have less than 500 miles on it. My wife sort of retired from cycling and my kids and I rode our triple for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By RChung

Will you notice the difference? Possibly, but...

Will you notice the difference? Possibly, but probably not. The difference in geometries is pretty small so if you were in exactly the same position the difference would only be due to the frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By datlas

It will be more responsive and “fun” to ride, but...

It will be more responsive and “fun” to ride, but unlikely to be much faster.
07-28-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,832
Posted By Mtracer

No, Silca's calculations are in fact a...

No, Silca's calculations are in fact a calculation of that break point. From their article (see link).

QUOTEWhat we are calculatingSimply put, we are calculating the break point tire pressure in...
07-18-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,379
Posted By Trakhak

I've been following European pro bike racing...

I've been following European pro bike racing since the days of Poulidor and Merckx - saw them fight it out on Mont Royal before the finish in the 1974 World Championships. Even after the outing of so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,918
Posted By Bah Humbug

Or maybe roads are getting worse, at least some...

Or maybe roads are getting worse, at least some roads in some areas, and people riding them have different needs from you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,501
Posted By msu2001la

Let me see if I can help this thread. ...

Let me see if I can help this thread.


It's a disc brake bike that has Shimano Claris. The discs are mechanical.


The OP wants to upgrade that stock Shimano Claris and OEM brand alloy wheels...
05-16-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,889
Posted By squirtdad

Whether you mean clipless or toe clips, I find...

Whether you mean clipless or toe clips, I find that the make riding more efficient but not that you would notice the difference in five miles

for me the biggest benefit of either (and I use...
05-14-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,697
Posted By Chicago Al

Our charge just came through and it was about $50...

Our charge just came through and it was about $50 for the year. I guess you could do it month to month and only for the season, but if you take the spring classics all the way to Paris-Nice...

We...
05-12-23, 11:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,477
Posted By terrymorse

There were clouds of little black flies on the...

There were clouds of little black flies on the final climb up Mt Hamilton today. It was an ideal time to try closed mouth breathing. The little buggers got stuck all over my sweaty face, neck, and...
04-24-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,664
Posted By terrymorse

Nonsense, that's gatekeeping. The desire to go...

Nonsense, that's gatekeeping. The desire to go faster on a bike is very common, and it isn't limited to competitive cyclists only.
04-19-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By RChung

Yeah, the Crr difference between those two tires...

Yeah, the Crr difference between those two tires is about .005. That's huge. Crr scales like slope, so riding the Bontragers compared to the Contis is like riding a slope that's 0.5% steeper,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-23, 04:36 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,461
Posted By runningDoc

i do agree with you and have bought a new bike...

i do agree with you and have bought a new bike road bike that has E-Shifting and disc brakes and its a fatty (Scott Addict 10 with Rival AXS that weights over 19lbs omg lol) and was wondering if I...
04-11-23, 11:11 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,029
Posted By downtube42

I built up my rando bike tubeless, my first...

I built up my rando bike tubeless, my first tubeless experience. It has ~10k miles, most of which are brevets 200k and up. I'm not going back to tubes, but then I've probably ridden 500 of those 10k...
04-09-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,029
Posted By daihard

This is a timly thread for me. I have been happy...

This is a timly thread for me. I have been happy with the Continental GP 4-Seasons for several years. One big reason I stayed with them was because Conti had no tubeless equivalent... until now. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,826
Posted By RChung

That was a pretty puzzling result: he said that...

That was a pretty puzzling result: he said that max speed was higher with the handlebar bag than without. It turns out that he'd recorded the ride on Strava so we downloaded his data file and looked...
02-24-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,786
Posted By cyccommute

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the...

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the rack I use for my tandem that I got last year. I use a Hollywood rack...
02-18-23, 10:27 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 15,035
Posted By RChung

Back in 2011 I worked a little bit on modeling...

Back in 2011 I worked a little bit on modeling the team pursuit in prep for the 2012 Olympics. (For oddball reasons we worked with the American and Canadian women's pursuit teams). One of the tricky...
02-15-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 15,035
Posted By HTupolev

The trouble is that you're changing a lot more...

The trouble is that you're changing a lot more than just mass. Most 27" clinchers from the 70s were built cheap and durable: thick casing fabric and thick rubber coating make for lots of rolling...
01-01-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By bblair

Just to close this out, and maybe help someone. ...

Just to close this out, and maybe help someone.

I took a picture of the serial number plate and sent it to Wahoo with an explanation. They asked me to send a video so that they could see and hear...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,983
Posted By PeteHski

Sure, but you specifically asked about rollers...

Sure, but you specifically asked about rollers for use on Zwift. For Zwift to have any meaning (other than just watching an avatar randomly move on the screen) you need dynamic resistance. I did...
10-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,073
Posted By alcjphil

Not new to me. That first person was warning the...

Not new to me. That first person was warning the people behind her there was a bike approaching from the opposite direction and to make sure they didn't veer into your path. In the club I belong to...
09-16-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,084
Posted By Ed Wiser

I ride indoors a lot due to my wife’s health. I...

I ride indoors a lot due to my wife’s health. I got the Kickr bike after years of using all the other options thru the years. It’s by far the best way to go. You can set up gearing. I ride all the...
09-16-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,084
Posted By Barry2

Just my opinion. Smart Wheel-On Trainer...

Just my opinion.

Smart Wheel-On Trainer (light use)
Tend to wear out rear tires
More noise
Quick to load up the bike, and no gear adjustments


Smart Wheel-Off Trainer (regular use)
Rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,955
Posted By jackyharuhiko

https://youtu.be/2dLNGcCIacc Watch this. The...

https://youtu.be/2dLNGcCIacc
Watch this. The cleats are Wellgo RC7.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By spdntrxi

GCN+. says it's being added soon

GCN+. says it's being added soon
09-13-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,008
Posted By sarhog

This is the solution to your problem. I...

This is the solution to your problem. I installed one on a Salsa Cutthroat many, many miles ago and it exceeded expectations.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,233
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Does it matter as long as they fit your bike? You...

Does it matter as long as they fit your bike? You either like how they ride or you don't. Of course rim width changes tire width a little. The difference in ride quality between a 5000 and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,105
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,105
Posted By phrantic09

I was a waxing skeptic before I tried it. Thought...

I was a waxing skeptic before I tried it. Thought it was “too much work,” but after doing so find it much easier than cleaning, re-lubing the chain 1-2x per week.

Each chain gets ~300 miles per...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 56,105
Posted By WhyFi

I can't really speak to plopping a factory...

I can't really speak to plopping a factory greased chain in to a new pot of wax - I've always taken the time to strip the chains per MSW's instructions.

I also really don't care to evangelize...
07-31-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,620
Posted By MinnMan

Nobody is ostracizing you, Iride01 . They are...

Nobody is ostracizing you, Iride01 . They are simply disagreeing with you, just as you are disagreeing with them.
You posts clearly reflect that you haven't paid much attention to the women's tour...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,154
Posted By indyfabz

Wasn’t it ol’ cubewheels who was known for giving...

Wasn’t it ol’ cubewheels who was known for giving dangerous advice? Things that make you go “Hmmmm?”
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,718
Posted By tomato coupe

No, no one has ever considered the effect of wind...

No, no one has ever considered the effect of wind on cyclists.
07-11-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,089
Posted By ThermionicScott

Did you have a nice nap, Mr Van Winkle?

Did you have a nice nap, Mr Van Winkle?
06-20-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By tessellahedron

I wear normal underwear and athletic shorts when...

I wear normal underwear and athletic shorts when I ride. Same inside and out. Being on the trainer is definitely different so maybe I need specific biking shorts for that. I tried some padded ones...
06-14-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,218
Posted By one4smoke

Hahaha... I just knew that would do it! 😜

Hahaha... I just knew that would do it! 😜
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By WhyFi

I'm just thinking that a lot of people went...

I'm just thinking that a lot of people went tubeless to get away from Gatorskins! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 9,029
Posted By Seattle Forrest

100+ years ago cyclists weren't sharing the roads...

100+ years ago cyclists weren't sharing the roads with drivers texting each other.
05-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,261
Posted By AlgarveCycling

Cobbled pave in Europe's cycling mecca's are...

Cobbled pave in Europe's cycling mecca's are entwined in the history and romance of road racing there. It is part of cycling culture for anyone who has ridden in France, Belgium etc. I'll be tackling...
05-05-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,505
Posted By seypat

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/06/competitor-sof...

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/06/competitor-software-instability.html
04-25-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,951
Posted By jazzyrider

Reviving this thread as I'm too lazy to start a...

Reviving this thread as I'm too lazy to start a new one. Looking at the DOT Flickr album, I imagine the snow clearing date will roughly be mid to end of May unless we get some warming trend which can...
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