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12-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By Altair 4

In 11 years of riding, I've had two flats, both...

In 11 years of riding, I've had two flats, both on rear tires, so they were messier changes (after the second one, I put a pair of vinyl painting gloves in my saddle bag). I bought Mr. Tuffy liners...
11-17-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By Korina

Agree 100%. Still... My small city installed a...

Agree 100%. Still... My small city installed a bunch of new stop signs in 2019, and it has helped at least the perception of safety a lot. Despite it being downtown with plenty of pedestrians and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm not usually a fan of purple on a bike, but...

I'm not usually a fan of purple on a bike, but Man! That is one sexy bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,580
Posted By Mojo31

Where is the option for "buy a third?"

Where is the option for "buy a third?"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,580
Posted By datlas

It's your decision, but personally I love having...

It's your decision, but personally I love having a backup/beater/foul weather/organ donor bike so my vote is to keep both.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By chaadster

Ah, I think I get where you’re coming from now. ...

Ah, I think I get where you’re coming from now.

I’m glad you spoke directly to T-Lab. In my dealings with them, the were open, friendly, and super helpful…like beyond expectations helpful. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By zatopek

Chaadster, I am digging your TLab gravel...

Chaadster,
I am digging your TLab gravel machine. The purple accents work especially well. I particularly like the bottle cages sort of pulling the color theme down into the blackest/grayest region...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By chaadster

Interesting cross-shopping brand choices. T-Lab...

Interesting cross-shopping brand choices. T-Lab and Litespeed seem to have quite different bike and brand appeal to me, particularly when the cost of a range topping Litespeed Ultimate G is more...
10-16-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By Leinster

When I did Foxy’s there were people riding single...

When I did Foxy’s there were people riding single speed. The biggest climb up to the dam is still pretty do-able for most levels of cyclist, and tha majority of the route is between Davis and...
10-15-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By bikingshearer

I've done Foxy's. It's a great event, but I...

I've done Foxy's. It's a great event, but I would not call it "flattish."
10-13-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,812
Posted By genejockey

Nah, it's fuel reduction - clearing underbrush...

Nah, it's fuel reduction - clearing underbrush and excess trees.
10-11-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,386
Posted By Leinster

Looks like Newsom signed the bill. ...

Looks like Newsom signed the bill.

https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2021/oct/1/newsom-signs-mcguires-great-redwood-trail-act/?fbclid=IwAR14cfl_rYNPcDg3fYK7tZCu6hwaICcySgeXQ4XjgNzcZ_897cILN1C8utk
...
09-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By brawlo

As you mentioned, saddle are deeply individual,...

As you mentioned, saddle are deeply individual, so despite recommendations, she will need to try them. Go and talk to bike shops that offer saddle trials. There’s lots around these days. Specialised...
07-26-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,721
Posted By 73StellaSX76

All those suggested plus Mt Umunhum near San...

All those suggested plus Mt Umunhum near San Jose, the hardest of the local peak climbs.
https://pjammcycling.com/climb/445.Hicks%2520Road%2520to%2520Mt.%2520Umunhum%2520north
The pjamm site is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,521
Posted By dscohen

Cento10NDR

I built a 2020 Cento10NDR last year when parts were still semi-available. I was coming from a 2010 Argon 18 Krypton.

I can’t say enough good things about it. I’ve never been this comfortable on a...
06-16-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,143
Posted By pdlamb

Everyone's stomach responds differently. As a...

Everyone's stomach responds differently. As a result of that premise, I'd suggest "investing" in a number of single-use packets from various vendors and trying them. Hit up your local bike shop,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,985
Posted By RChung

I bought a Przewalski bib for $25, and I thought...

I bought a Przewalski bib for $25, and I thought it was easily worth $35.
06-02-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,696
Posted By GhostRider62

I just put bacon on my arugula

I just put bacon on my arugula
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,985
Posted By Doomrider74

Most places won't accept returns if you've ridden...

Most places won't accept returns if you've ridden in them, and I think its a bit dodgy of you to try, and thats why we always get these threads (Ive started some myself). Bibs are expensive, and tbh...
05-18-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,402
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

To get kJ, you have to upload to a website...

To get kJ, you have to upload to a website that'll calculate that for you. I use both HR and power and compare my kJ to what the HRM reports for calories and they just aren't the same, sometimes not...
05-14-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,518
Posted By Iride01

Good for you. Changing something up and trying...

Good for you. Changing something up and trying something new is sadly what many won't do.

That's a lot of stuff to have to drag along with you. Hopefully getting a few extra Carb Calories along...
05-09-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,557
Posted By caloso

I trained for the Mt Diablo Challenge with a...

I trained for the Mt Diablo Challenge with a heavy rotation of 2x20’s into the wind. I would try to sit up on the tops of the bars, to practice the climbing position and to catch more wind.

edit: ...
05-09-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,871
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, many younger people are not fit. My...

Yes, many younger people are not fit.

My sports cardiologist's words, "I am astounded, absolutely astounded with 18.4 METS"

Covid got me some weight. I was quoting figures before then. Those...
05-09-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,230
Posted By Doomrider74

Uh, no.

Uh, no.
04-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,891
Posted By rubiksoval

That's obviously completely wrong.

That's obviously completely wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,547
Posted By bikejrff

After a lengthy wait of almost six months, I just...

After a lengthy wait of almost six months, I just received my new Great Divide from No. 22 Bicycle Company. Although this is my fifth Ti bike, it is only the second one I got as a complete build. ...
04-13-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,891
Posted By indyfabz

Having once lost 90 lbs in 9 months, I would not...

Having once lost 90 lbs in 9 months, I would not consider do anything close to what you do.
03-15-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,837
Posted By canklecat

Anyone who thinks you can just ride a back...

Anyone who thinks you can just ride a back problem into shape needs to tell Egan Bernal to quit wasting time on physical therapy for his injury induced scoliosis. Heck, he's only a youngster. What do...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By Flying Foot Doc

My Ti

My Serotta Ottrot, bought as a used frameset from Pro's Closet about 8 years ago, came named as OCHO. Built up with parts from my, Bianchi Infineto and added Ultegra Di2. Bontrager Carbon Iso-zone...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By Ramshackle

My 2002 Litespeed Lotto Adeco model.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/litespeed_2_5c0b7512d0031027359013a0363ccf6b1992f508.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By jfrunner

I finally reached 10 posts, so I can show you my...

I finally reached 10 posts, so I can show you my T-Lab X3. Awesome do-it-all allroad bike. It's currently setup as a road-oriented machine, but I can easily change the chainring and wheelsets for...
12-10-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,508
Posted By icemilkcoffee

The SPD-R is kind of a weird orphan standard. If...

The SPD-R is kind of a weird orphan standard. If you are a casual cyclist I think SPD is better. You can walk around on SPD shoes and not scratch the floor up or destroy your cleats. If you insist on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By Steamer

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike. ...

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/xvipzsv_0a4cf850a6119cc5c73316f141948adfbc92bf1d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I got passed by this guy, checked the fly by...

I got passed by this guy, checked the fly by later and saw he was finishing a century when he passed me. Fly by is for feeling shame.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 936,713
Posted By Ghazmh

Don’t recall if I posted this already or not but...

Don’t recall if I posted this already or not but to me this is like an ultrasound picture.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By WhyFi

Most tire/rim combos don't unseat at all, even...

Most tire/rim combos don't unseat at all, even with a complete loss of pressure. Those that do usually need to get really, really low before doing unseating, so it's not a terribly common unless you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,815
Posted By Sy Reene

Let me guess.. 50% guess correctly, and the...

Let me guess.. 50% guess correctly, and the other 50% don't survive because riding a bike blindfolded is pretty unhealthy?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,815
Posted By scuzzo

i went from a alum felt to a litepeed vortex......

i went from a alum felt to a litepeed vortex... fits great fast as hell... i dont feel the need to even dabble in carbon.....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,487
Posted By msu2001la

UCI max tire width for CX racing is 33mm (for...

UCI max tire width for CX racing is 33mm (for now... many assume this will change soon). I'm not sure there's a max width for road, so it comes down to aero/rolling resistance and weight.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,186
Posted By noodle soup

I use an Osprey Raptor 10 for mountain...

I use an Osprey Raptor 10 for mountain biking(2.5L capacity). It won't keep your back cool, but It's nice to have 3+ hours of cold drinking water.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,679
Posted By Princess_Allez

I switched the medium jerseys out for large- boy...

I switched the medium jerseys out for large- boy am I glad that I did. As much as I wanted to be, I was definitely not a medium :lol: ...I did my first ride using the RSR shorts and Fastlane jersey....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By DaverSomething

One advantage of running the same tire front and...

One advantage of running the same tire front and rear is that you can rotate them without changing the general character of the ride front or rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By caloso

My reply: "Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for...

My reply: "Ask your doctor if Paxil is right for you."

My daily wheelset has a Michelin Lithion on the front and a Conti Gatorskin on the back. Why? I can't remember. Probably because I wore...
08-14-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,813
Posted By alanw2005

Thanks. I have a 1030 which has a large battery...

Thanks. I have a 1030 which has a large battery and when running the Varia, the battery drains fast. I disconnect the Varia when I hit the offroad sections of my gravel ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,274
Posted By swifty

I like my Craft Hale Glow bibs, with their C1...

I like my Craft Hale Glow bibs, with their C1 Infinity chamoix. Previously had assos mille, which were nice as well, but fragile. I prefer the Craft bibs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,975
Posted By WhyFi

I got the trifecta, bro - Cervelo, Zipp, and...

I got the trifecta, bro - Cervelo, Zipp, and Rapha. If people don't cheer me, they jeer me.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,844
Posted By sfrider

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel...

If air is noticeably escaping (as in you can feel the draft with your lips and maybe hear it) around the bead between the sidewall and rim, then deflate and reinflate to make sure the bead is fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By shelbyfv

I like the light weight skull caps better than...

I like the light weight skull caps better than cycling caps with a brim. The cycling caps look cool, IMO, but it bothers me to look out from under the brim. Avoid sunscreen above your eyes. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By Ogsarg

I have a few different helmet liners but like the...

I have a few different helmet liners but like the Pace the best. It has an adjustable elastic band so should fit pretty much anyone. No issues with sunburn or overheating for me. I think I got mine...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By zacster

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true...

I'd say neither. Keep looking out for a true bargain. You won't be satisfied with either of those over what you already have. I myself ride a 2005 Kuota cf bike with Chorus 10. When I rode a bike...
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