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06-10-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,002
Posted By billridesbikes

Thanks Otto. So at the inflection point it's kind...

Thanks Otto. So at the inflection point it's kind of where the road surfaces starts t to dominate rather than the casing deformation?



Um no, it actually is really small? The rolling resistance...
06-08-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,002
Posted By billridesbikes

ofajen Otto, Doesn't the Silca site show this is...

ofajen Otto, Doesn't the Silca site show this is a real but marginal gain?
Crr is the proportional amount of force needed to move some weight some distance at a constant speed.
Let's take me and my...
06-08-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 8,111
Posted By billridesbikes

Everyone knows the goal of disk brakes is so ‘big...

Everyone knows the goal of disk brakes is so ‘big bicycle’ can kill off aluminum rims and only sell $3K deep carbon rims. The main advantage being they can now have their brand logo visible on the...
06-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 5,002
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is an idea. Run your own experiment. Create...

Here is an idea. Run your own experiment. Create a Strava segment on a longish downhill that will take at least a couple minutes to roll down without pedaling. Next start at low pressure and run down...
06-06-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,342
Posted By billridesbikes

I don’t think I could even get a Volvo keychain...

I don’t think I could even get a Volvo keychain from the dealer for $25.
06-05-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By billridesbikes

That's a great list I'll add a couple more: ...

That's a great list I'll add a couple more:
Alway leave yourself an escape route, don't follow directly behind someone but offset a few cm in either direction from their rear wheel.
Keep the hip or...
Forum: Touring
06-04-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,010
Posted By billridesbikes

My "light weight" touring bike. Dynamo, lights,...

My "light weight" touring bike.
Dynamo, lights, fenders, pedals, and racks it comes to 29.5lbs.
36p wheel in back and 32p wheel in front, making the wheels a bit 'robust' maybe.

...
06-04-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,243
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you'll be fine. Lots of old dudes on...

I think you'll be fine. Lots of old dudes on group rides in various stages of fitness.
It's a pet peeve of mine that people have blinky lights in a group ride. Are you getting a police rollout for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,792
Posted By billridesbikes

And they’re sew-ups that you glued on yourself. ...

And they’re sew-ups that you glued on yourself.

Only little baby-men run clinchers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,792
Posted By billridesbikes

Good god man! I want faster tires, no smoother...

Good god man! I want faster tires, no smoother tires, but wait, I want to feel all the bumps in the road, but not too much of the bumps! Are you a member of Parliament by any chance? Haha
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,792
Posted By billridesbikes

Ah, so you don’t want speed you want comfort? Do...

Ah, so you don’t want speed you want comfort? Do you already run the widest tires your bike can take at the minimum pressure you can get away without pinch flats? This will make you ‘roll smoother’...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,792
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is a different way to think of it. Do...

Here is a different way to think of it.

Do you want speed? Buy the fastest tires you can.
The difference between the fastest tires and slowest tires is about 12W. This means for every 100km...
06-02-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,512
Posted By billridesbikes

N=171 616 Ave age: 55.6 over the course of...

N=171 616 Ave age: 55.6

over the course of 7 years 3177 deaths from that group.
Lowest mortality rate was 2.5-3.5 cups with no sugar, all other groups where higher.
Once you get to >4.5 cups...
06-01-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 838
Posted By billridesbikes

If you take the etube off can you reboot it with...

If you take the etube off can you reboot it with a wired connection to your computer?
06-01-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By billridesbikes

25% of drivers involved with hitting a cyclist...

25% of drivers involved with hitting a cyclist leave the scene of the accident? That’s insane.
05-31-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By billridesbikes

Drill press and then carefully tap in the correct...

Drill press and then carefully tap in the correct threads?
05-30-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 959
Posted By billridesbikes

Not to mention leaded gasoline. Made everyone...

Not to mention leaded gasoline. Made everyone dumber. Although I’m not sure it can account for all the dumbness around.
05-30-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 959
Posted By billridesbikes

Does this helmet have a light in it? If so...

Does this helmet have a light in it? If so guessing there might be a machined brass piece for the light or battery holder and this type of brass will contain some lead. Hence prop65 warning.
05-30-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 863
Posted By billridesbikes

I have a Lezyne Carbon Road Drive (142mm, 80g)...

I have a Lezyne Carbon Road Drive (142mm, 80g) that is currently my 'to go' minipump. I also carry a Lezyne CO2 with 1 cartridge.
A have a Berbeiri Carbon One (142mm, 55g) on the 2nd road bike.
...
05-29-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,272
Posted By billridesbikes

Reminds me of my own experience where I had a...

Reminds me of my own experience where I had a lucky 'Ah-ah' moment on an innovation that was both patentable and saved the company a few million dollars in production costs. My boss said that he...
05-28-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By billridesbikes

For sporting equipment its 100lbs on most...

For sporting equipment its 100lbs on most airlines but there is a limit on the size of the case.

Also if you're flying first class, or at the top tier for the airline (i.e. Delta Diamond Medallion...
05-28-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By billridesbikes

Padded Wheel bags. You can pick up some plastic...

Padded Wheel bags.
You can pick up some plastic hub protectors from the LBS, they probably have a pile of them that they'll give you.
Do you have a carbon stem or carbon handle bars? If not it...
05-28-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,067
Posted By billridesbikes

Nah, they be trad’n’ that bike for a shiny new...

Nah, they be trad’n’ that bike for a shiny new e-bike where they can sit upright and beat cheeks ‘round the hood with minimal effort. Nobody be going bent unless it’s an e-bent.
05-27-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By billridesbikes

Maybe a dumb question, but do you have the widest...

Maybe a dumb question, but do you have the widest tires possible on your current bike can fit? If you run the widest possible tires at the lowest pressure that you can this might be good enough for...
05-26-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By billridesbikes

I believe in order to make the Di2 integration...

I believe in order to make the Di2 integration work with the computer you have to license an encryption key from Shimano to unlock the data and make it readable because they use a special data format...
05-26-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By billridesbikes

You might be in great shape, but those muscles...

You might be in great shape, but those muscles weren’t conditioned for that activity. Sounds like the morning after the first day of cross-country season.
05-26-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, it’s not for the country or roads that are...

Yeah, it’s not for the country or roads that are designed for higher speeds. It’s part of Vision Zero for cities.
Anyway, my main point is it’s time to try something different, because what we’re...
05-25-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By billridesbikes

Hey JoeyBike is that you in the profile pic...

Hey JoeyBike is that you in the profile pic hanging on to the taxi cab? If the lane is narrower that will be much easier!
But seriously, although it's counter-intuitive a lane that's 10-11ft...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s just physics, but in theory the 28c will...

It’s just physics, but in theory the 28c will have less grip and you’ll have to run these at slightly higher pressure so also slightly less comfortable. But the difference will be very small, and...
05-25-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By billridesbikes

I just knew that that word ‘unreliable’ was going...

I just knew that that word ‘unreliable’ was going to get me in trouble!
05-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By billridesbikes

UDP is designed to be ‘unreliable’ in the sense...

UDP is designed to be ‘unreliable’ in the sense that dropouts happen occasionally and apps and servers are expected to deal with it.

If you have a 5G connection and phone you can at least rule...
05-25-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By billridesbikes

Have you pulled the Log file from the session and...

Have you pulled the Log file from the session and interrogated it to see if you have ANT+ /BLE disconnects or excessive network traffic or Wi-Fi dropouts. I think the Wi-Fi can disconnect and...
05-25-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By billridesbikes

Do you have furnace, water heater, water...

Do you have furnace, water heater, water softener, or laundry in the garage? If you’re storing the bike next to something that is generating a lot of ozone, either by design or because it’s...
05-24-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By billridesbikes

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Except, at the behest of the automotive companies, we’ve been placing the blame on drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians for a century, but it doesn’t work because the human animal is very susceptible...
05-23-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By billridesbikes

That universe where the street design discourages...

That universe where the street design discourages speeding and forces the driver to pay attention. Narrower traffic lanes, traffic camera enforcement, repeal zoning laws that mandate setbacks from...
Forum: Foo
05-22-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 273
Posted By billridesbikes

I think SNL just reflects American socitey, which...

I think SNL just reflects American socitey, which has become extremely humorless as of late. Go back to some skits from the last century, or even just 10 years ago, and I think most would be career...
05-22-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,272
Posted By billridesbikes

The Garmin Stamina seems to be a new feature....

The Garmin Stamina seems to be a new feature. Since it's real time, I'm unclear if you need a HRM or PM or both to 'feed' the datastream. The idea is to give you an idea of what your pace should be...
05-21-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,060
Posted By billridesbikes

Cyclists have always had specialized clothing for...

Cyclists have always had specialized clothing for cycling since at least the 1890s.
05-21-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 898
Posted By billridesbikes

Its seems if you ignore the app and put it in...

Its seems if you ignore the app and put it in continuous recording paired with the 1030+ would be good enough for me. Four hours of light, radar, and camera in something about 150g actually seems...
05-20-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,272
Posted By billridesbikes

Garmin always seems to have some kind of sale...

Garmin always seems to have some kind of sale around Memorial day on some of their cycling products. I got my 1030+ last year in May for $499 ($100 off). I noticed that this year the 515 was also on...
Replies: 39
Views: 2,625
Posted By billridesbikes

I have this light too as the secondary/backup...

I have this light too as the secondary/backup light, a dynamo light is the primary. It will run about 4.5h on high. It's not super-bright so on a steep downhill it would be possibl to over-drive the...
05-19-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By billridesbikes

I think the answer is difficult to determine...

I think the answer is difficult to determine because efficiently depends on many factors including the lube used on the chain, the actual interaction of the cog and roller in the chain, and the ratio...
05-18-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,060
Posted By billridesbikes

I got bike shorts or bibs. Then I got butt cream...

I got bike shorts or bibs. Then I got butt cream for really long rides. You also need road bike miles on that butt to really feel comfortable so start off with 30-40min rides and work up from there....
05-16-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,067
Posted By billridesbikes

Remember these are in 'constant' 2012 dollars....

Remember these are in 'constant' 2012 dollars. That is if you bought a bike for $1000 in 2012 and then a new bike for $1200 in 2022 this chart would show you spent 5% less in 2022 on bicycles then in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,779
Posted By billridesbikes

Have you looked at your power during the segment?...

Have you looked at your power during the segment? Are you starting hot and then fading toward the end, especially hill A, if you can do 290W for over 3 minutes why is hill A so low for power? Are you...
05-13-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By billridesbikes

I lower the trainer difficulty to about 20% when...

I lower the trainer difficulty to about 20% when I ride with pace partners for this very reason.
05-13-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By billridesbikes

Correct. And I think Goggle Earth assumes a...

Correct. And I think Goggle Earth assumes a perfect spherical Earth, so there will be some error for that as well. For example if you take 1 degree arcs around the equator on Goggle Earth and compare...
05-13-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By billridesbikes

An accurate way would be to use Goggle maps...

An accurate way would be to use Goggle maps distance measurement tool and trace your route using the breadcrumb method to find the distance of the route. The bike computer will probably measure...
05-13-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 711
Posted By billridesbikes

Subtract 3% from the circumference of the...

Subtract 3% from the circumference of the computer on the bike with the longer distance, and add 4% to the circumference on the computer with the bike of the shorter distance. Now your devices are...
05-12-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By billridesbikes

Because for riders that are the same weight,...

Because for riders that are the same weight, bicycle setup, and no drafting the amount of work (joules) needed to complete a course is the same for both and not dependent on the trainer difficultly...
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