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11-22-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By Broctoon

What is this "go shopping" you speak of? News...

What is this "go shopping" you speak of? News flash: here in the 21st century, you can buy stuff without even putting on pants or leaving your basement.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 511,959
Posted By Broctoon

Not a road bike, but pictured here on the bank of...

Not a road bike, but pictured here on the bank of the Virgin Riverís North Fork, in Zion National Park a few weeks ago.

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10-25-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By Broctoon

We may have found a great suggestion for Larry....

We may have found a great suggestion for Larry. Get a special vehicle to follow, so you're always drafting. With that setup, handlebar choice is pretty moot. He'll be getting crazy-fast rides...
10-23-23, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By Broctoon

That's wise advice. And running two brakes off...

That's wise advice. And running two brakes off one lever is not simpler; it's more complicated. The simple way is the way 99.9% of bikes are set up: one front brake controlled by one lever, and one...
10-23-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By Broctoon

Nice job! I rode one century this year....

Nice job!

I rode one century this year. There's no way I could have done one 50 years ago, because I was only 3 years old at that time. I rode my first one at about 30 years old, and don't know if...
10-20-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By Broctoon

That's too bad. I like Wiggle, in spite of having...

That's too bad. I like Wiggle, in spite of having to deal with international shipping. They've had some good selection and often very attractive prices.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,291
Posted By Broctoon

That might be someone who finished the climb and...

That might be someone who finished the climb and is now shuttling back to the bottom where our cars are parked. Also, they did staggered starts, TT style. But we can pretend Iím beating that guy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,291
Posted By Broctoon

That's great! I saw your friend at the races. I...

That's great! I saw your friend at the races. I entered the hill climb, crit, road race, and team tri, but I skipped the TT. The games are really about friendship, active lifestyles, and good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,291
Posted By Broctoon

I'm only 53. I've loved riding bikes all my life,...

I'm only 53. I've loved riding bikes all my life, but just started to focus on avid cycling the past six or seven years. My goal now is simply to keep riding as long as possible. I kind of doubt I'll...
10-19-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By Broctoon

If you're serious about getting into cycling more...

If you're serious about getting into cycling more than very occasionally, I recommend spending five to seven hundred bucks to get a decent bike. Skip the department stores. Go to a bike shop. Trek,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 43,210
Posted By Broctoon

Fair enough. As long as we're talking honestly...

Fair enough. As long as we're talking honestly about it. I have no real opposition to waxing conceptually, but when I read things like "It's no more difficult than drip lube," I think, "Ahh......
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 43,210
Posted By Broctoon

One more step, tool, or consideration to make...

One more step, tool, or consideration to make this process work with ideal effectiveness. And we're still hearing "Chain waxing is so much better. It's not harder or more complicated. In fact, it's...
09-24-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,721
Posted By Broctoon

Wait, what? We donít lose weight by burning more...

Wait, what? We donít lose weight by burning more calories than we take in? How, then?
09-24-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

This is another example of the old attitude that...

This is another example of the old attitude that “30 years ago (when I got into bikes) we reached the pinnacle of bike development. Everything introduced prior to that time is useful and worth...
09-23-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

So a few extra kilograms of weight totally...

So a few extra kilograms of weight totally negates the benefits of full suspension, disc brakes, tubeless tires, a dropper seatpost, etc? :foo:

I guess if youíre just doing sporty trail rides...
09-22-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,358
Posted By Broctoon

The 1817 version was a better design.

The 1817 version was a better design.
09-22-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,358
Posted By Broctoon

Treadmill? Pfft! Cut out the middle man....

Treadmill? Pfft!

Cut out the middle man. GlideCycle is what all the cool kids will be riding soon.
...
09-22-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,358
Posted By Broctoon

"I want to ride a bike, but I also like walking...

"I want to ride a bike, but I also like walking on treadmills, and I'm looking for the most complicated way possible to do both."

That thing is not a good bike or a good treadmill. But I bet it's...
09-22-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

How could it possibly catch fire? It's a river!...

How could it possibly catch fire? It's a river! (OP innocently flicks his cigarette in...)
09-22-23, 10:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,358
Posted By Broctoon

"I want to ride a bike, but I also want to look...

"I want to ride a bike, but I also want to look silly. And anytime I go outside, I'll be missing my gym machines." (Street Strider pops up like a meerkat...)
09-22-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

BikeForums is sometimes an open powder keg. The...

BikeForums is sometimes an open powder keg. The OP here unwittingly drives by and...
...
09-22-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,721
Posted By Broctoon

I'm always a bit suspicious of any data put out...

I'm always a bit suspicious of any data put out by a fitness app. I mean, they're very accurate with time and distance, but health and training stats are just estimates.

Garmin tells me my...
09-22-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

That's a good summary. I don't think anyone can...

That's a good summary. I don't think anyone can reasonably disagree... unless they just want to quarrel.

BITD there were lots of nice bikes spec'ed with 3x drivetrains... mountain bikes and...
09-21-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

I bet in the sub-$1000 range, the category with...

I bet in the sub-$1000 range, the category with the most bikes sold every year is 1x1 coaster brake, and second most is 3x something. All those cheap, department store mountain bikes (thousands sold...
09-21-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

The maximum range of the cog cassette or cluster...

The maximum range of the cog cassette or cluster is limited by the rear derailleur. For example, a vintage short cage derailleur can only handle something like ~15 tooth range, from smallest to...
09-21-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

People who want a 3x drivetrain: - Those who...

People who want a 3x drivetrain:

- Those who are used to them because it's what they've always had, because for decades it was the only affordable way to get a really wide total gear range.

-...
09-21-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,643
Posted By Broctoon

This is a really Larry thing to say. I know...

This is a really Larry thing to say.

I know people who think nobody should need more than two chain rings. Others love having three, but use the middle one the most. Still others spend equal time...
09-20-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Broctoon

I'll add a few tips of my own onto what msu2001la...

I'll add a few tips of my own onto what msu2001la noted above.

- If possible, before installing a new tubeless tire, leave it out in the sun for a while to warm it up. When they're really warm,...
09-20-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By Broctoon

I don't know what caused it, but your theory...

I don't know what caused it, but your theory seems plausible.

It has happened to me twice, with two different bikes. The tires do not explode, and there is no mess. They just leak (seep down), and...
09-19-23, 02:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,423
Posted By Broctoon

I can also give the Bafang BBS02 a positive...

I can also give the Bafang BBS02 a positive review.

We got one for my wife last year, to get her back onto a bike following her cancer treatments. The kit we got has a 750W motor and 48v battery....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Broctoon

That is my idea of an excellent do-everything...

That is my idea of an excellent do-everything road bike, about as perfect as you can get.
09-15-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 5,358
Posted By Broctoon

The biggest--though not the only--problem with...

The biggest--though not the only--problem with claiming that any effort you put into positive acceleration will be returned 100% when negative acceleration inevitably takes place is this: Your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

Jen, from that picture, your fit and position on...

Jen, from that picture, your fit and position on the bike doesn't look bad, except in one area: it's possible that your seat is too high. Hard to say for sure, but it looks like your left knee is...
09-15-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,377
Posted By Broctoon

Someone once made the following observation,...

Someone once made the following observation, which I think is true for many people:
Everything invented before you were born is taken for granted.
Something invented between your birth and your...
09-15-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,377
Posted By Broctoon

My ideal for a beautiful bike often includes some...

My ideal for a beautiful bike often includes some kind of old timey, hand-build, lugged steel frame. But I feel some of what's available today is really nice looking too. A one piece stem and...
09-12-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,470
Posted By Broctoon

Iím kind of the same way with crossing, but more...

Iím kind of the same way with crossing, but more than this, I dislike out and back routes. When biking, running, hiking or walking, I always look for ways to make a loop route. If this is really not...
09-12-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By Broctoon

Good info! Knowing now that they're no good, I'll...

Good info! Knowing now that they're no good, I'll take mine off and replace them with something that works. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By Broctoon

I'll call it a pinch flat. It can happen, even...

I'll call it a pinch flat. It can happen, even without a tube. It did to me a few months ago. I hit a small but sharp-edged pothole hard with my rear wheel, and the air immediately escaped from my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

You donít consider going from 28 to 34 gear...

You donít consider going from 28 to 34 gear inches a big difference? Itís almost 22% lower ratio. I think this would be a game changer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

That reminds me, I need to renew my subscription...

That reminds me, I need to renew my subscription to Obscure Sports Quarterly!
08-31-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,192
Posted By Broctoon

All valid points when we talk about what kind of...

All valid points when we talk about what kind of bike to ride for transportation, recreation, fitness, etc. This does not make the idea of racing e-bikes against other bikes any less silly. Remember:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

I'm very similar. At 53 years old, I have a max...

I'm very similar. At 53 years old, I have a max HR around 195, and my resting rate is 55 to 60. Usually about 58. This makes me happy, because there are some metrics that suggest I'm not super fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

I'm going with those who say VegasJen needs to do...

I'm going with those who say VegasJen needs to do lots of workouts designed to increase her FTP and therefore her power to weight ratio. Weight loss could help too, but that can be a very difficult...
08-30-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Broctoon

Forecast said chance of rain.

Forecast said chance of rain.
08-30-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Broctoon

What kind of snorkel gear are you guys using for...

What kind of snorkel gear are you guys using for your tempo rides?
08-30-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Broctoon

Suddenly, Ted found he had the boardwalk to...

Suddenly, Ted found he had the boardwalk to himself, but he struggled to locate the beach.
08-30-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,614
Posted By Broctoon

What kind of socks do you guys recommend for...

What kind of socks do you guys recommend for riding in damp conditions?
08-29-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,192
Posted By Broctoon

You like motorsports? What if we had race where...

You like motorsports? What if we had race where F1 cars, midget cars, top fuel or funny car dragsters, trophy trucks, and rock crawlers all competed on a course that was partly paved and partly sand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

OP has shared in the past that she likes sweets,...

OP has shared in the past that she likes sweets, and this has been perhaps her greatest weakness. She works to cut back on yummy stuff, because her A1c is moderately high, and she doesn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 6,188
Posted By Broctoon

Many years ago, someone taught me this: If your...

Many years ago, someone taught me this: If your legs are getting tired before your heart and lungs, you need a lower gear. If your heart and lungs are maxed out before your legs, you need a higher...
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