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06-25-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By burnthesheep

+3 points for RH fanboi mention.

+3 points for RH fanboi mention.
06-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 713
Posted By burnthesheep

Serious option, tandem bike wheelset. Should...

Serious option, tandem bike wheelset. Should easily work for you.

Also look at a cyclocross or gravel bike instead of pure road bike for tire clearance larger than 28. Almost a road bike in...
06-24-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By burnthesheep

More CTL/TSS per week in general lends itself to...

More CTL/TSS per week in general lends itself to more repeatability because you can handle more sets of the same workload. IMO. I base that opinion off of pros doing sooooo much volume and being...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 682
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a very common error even installing butyl...

It's a very common error even installing butyl that folks don't put just enough air in the tube to give it shape on install to prevent pinches.

Then you get topics posted like "my brand new...
06-23-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By burnthesheep

Let me guess, without even reading it, a Rene...

Let me guess, without even reading it, a Rene Hearse fanboi went nutter because the Bikeforums love child favorite tire brand didn't make the list.
06-23-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

I have uncut chains at the house. It will fit a...

I have uncut chains at the house. It will fit a 30 inner as when setup 2x with a FD that bike/crankset comes with a 42/30 or something like that. So know a 30 will go on the inner.

Meh, I could...
06-23-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Zero current issues, existing factory 1x never...

Zero current issues, existing factory 1x never drops. Bike has an included chain catcher from factory and 1x ring from factory. But it is a 36t. 36/33 is difficult on 20% gravel gradients. ...
06-23-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By burnthesheep

Lookup the concept of critical power if you're...

Lookup the concept of critical power if you're interested in this. I think that might fit with your question. I still don't completely understand it, but feel it's close to what you're discussing....
06-23-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Junior gear restriction gone. UCI update to TT...

Junior gear restriction gone. UCI update to TT rule to make the tall folk exemptions more fair, IMO. No real change for avg height folks. Also a bit of "relief" they chose to define the...
06-22-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,380
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, I see vehicle manufacturers do the same. ...

Yeah, I see vehicle manufacturers do the same.

AMG for Mercedes, M for BMW, SS for Chevy reminds me of the same.

It's pure insanity too as a few of the products aren't actually top performers...
06-21-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By burnthesheep

Well the slow goodbye would definitely be better...

Well the slow goodbye would definitely be better than the Irish goodbye.
06-21-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17,031
Views: 1,180,448
Posted By burnthesheep

Performance beats indicators always. I just...

Performance beats indicators always. I just never understand the in house liar, the bathroom scale.

It says year-on from 2021 I am 4 pounds heavier. Nothing in terms of an all out test of 20...
06-20-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Random tech question, with the factory chain...

Random tech question, with the factory chain catcher thing installed would a SRAM inner ring work fine not being a 1x dedicated ring? I know folks shouldn't do that without a cage/keeper.

Just...
06-19-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,380
Posted By burnthesheep

I donít understand the Giant or Trek or Felts...

I donít understand the Giant or Trek or Felts being like $2k to $4k less than the top S Works bikes. Zero sense.

I got my Pro 0 TCX like half the price of an equivalent S Works Crux.

Same on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,185
Posted By burnthesheep

Did you read my math above? Ganna's UCI TT...

Did you read my math above? Ganna's UCI TT World's winning speed at Imola (53kph) would require the lead roadie in the group of 8 to be pulling at about 620w. Most of the championship TT's are...
06-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By burnthesheep

A bike that price you'd definitely need to be...

A bike that price you'd definitely need to be riding it for a test ride, on pavement or on a trainer, to see how it fits. Like the other poster said, bring a friend who "knows" to judge the fit.
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06-17-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By burnthesheep

There was the urban legend of the guy who wanted...

There was the urban legend of the guy who wanted to get all the ladies at a night club, so tied a massive sausage to his inner thigh to rub against people while they danced. Hoping he'd entice them...
06-17-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9,313
Views: 3,772,547
Posted By burnthesheep

Last year's fit at the 2021 Regional TT champs,...

Last year's fit at the 2021 Regional TT champs, better photo of me huffing/puffing and with head actually down. Other photo was me looking up passing the finish line.

I could not find a person to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By burnthesheep

I rode up Mt Mitchell after maybe only riding for...

I rode up Mt Mitchell after maybe only riding for 6 months. I was quite a bit larger than I am now. I had bought our company's sponsor team kit. It could have gone down as one of those worst ever...
06-17-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17,031
Views: 1,180,448
Posted By burnthesheep

I'll do structured indoors on TT bike, but never...

I'll do structured indoors on TT bike, but never really lots of Z2 or something. My tv isn't in a good spot for viewing from a TT position, but is for road. So I'll do tempo/Z2 outdoors on it. ...
06-17-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,170
Posted By burnthesheep

I was going up a false flat of maybe 2% at about...

I was going up a false flat of maybe 2% at about 27mph as part of a local club time trial, at the u-turn at the top had a car that was behind for part tell me to get on the nearby bike path because...
06-16-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By burnthesheep

I've seen 3T as a brand come up several times for...

I've seen 3T as a brand come up several times for having saddle mount slipping issues due to the design of it. That's what I was thinking of. If you search for that one they had issues also.
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06-16-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By burnthesheep

I just looked this up, and I can see what you're...

I just looked this up, and I can see what you're talking about. Many saddle clamping designs of that similar type have the same problem.

Outside of the typical loctite or carbon paste and torque...
06-16-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a huge "it depends". Before modern...

It's a huge "it depends".

Before modern pedestrian safety requirements, hood ornaments on expensive luxury cars was a big deal. The "ghost d'elegance" appearing out of a motorized housing then...
06-16-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, the other issue is the road group ride I've...

Yeah, the other issue is the road group ride I've mentioned many times is a long drive out of town for me. Then nobody stays after to chill for a bit. So I've driven 40min each way to hammer for...
06-15-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17,031
Views: 1,180,448
Posted By burnthesheep

The TT bike Zwift performances are a joke IMO. ...

The TT bike Zwift performances are a joke IMO. I'm vastly faster outdoors same power.

Not to mention how so many people ride TT bikes in Zwift while on the trainer is hooked up a high-stack road...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,185
Posted By burnthesheep

You don't ride a TT bike, you ride a recumbent. ...

You don't ride a TT bike, you ride a recumbent. So no, you try to keep it on topic. "TT bike" isn't remotely vague. There's even a youtube video where Campanaerts already did this in a youtube...
06-14-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 649
Posted By burnthesheep

Technically yes, in spirit, no. The $200 track...

Technically yes, in spirit, no. The $200 track bike is eternally the smart trainer mule. Rather that than ruin a modern "superbike" TT bike or cyclocross bikes on a trainer with sweat.

I don't...
06-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,052
Posted By burnthesheep

You misspelled motorcyclist in your thread title....

You misspelled motorcyclist in your thread title.

Modern day "liquor-cycle". Pronounced liquor-sickle.
06-13-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 742
Posted By burnthesheep

You're going to get all manner of responses to...

You're going to get all manner of responses to this, so I'll only worry about giving my $0.05 opinion. Blame inflation that it isn't just two cents.

-I think anything "brand new" at that price...
06-13-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17,031
Views: 1,180,448
Posted By burnthesheep

First ever use of a Velotoze cooling vest today. ...

First ever use of a Velotoze cooling vest today. It was mid 90's and "feels like" over 100. TT bike tempo for 45min. No shade. It worked. Largest ice pack still slightly cool to touch at end of...
06-13-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By burnthesheep

Due to forum rules can't say what I'm...

Due to forum rules can't say what I'm specifically avoiding that's uniquely an American problem, but I have modified my "gestures" to convey soft/gentle disappointment and keep me alive in case...
06-13-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not all too happy with our race team lately. ...

I'm not all too happy with our race team lately. We've both a Facebook group and a Slack message group. Ride plans go in the Slack.

I just don't know if 99% of the time folks just want to ride...
06-13-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By burnthesheep

It's a combo of aerobic fitness, bike handling...

It's a combo of aerobic fitness, bike handling skills, and gearing.

If you don't have the gearing to do it, none of it matters. If you don't have the bike handling skills, having the gearing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,185
Posted By burnthesheep

Honestly, nobody asked you. You've for years...

Honestly, nobody asked you. You've for years jumped into topics like this with the recumbent stuff with questionable data, claims, and "this would crush that" nonsense.

You even contradict...
Forum: Triathlon
06-12-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By burnthesheep

Join slowtwitch.com and go read/ask over there.

Join slowtwitch.com and go read/ask over there.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,185
Posted By burnthesheep

None of the recumbents broke an hour in the 40k...

None of the recumbents broke an hour in the 40k at the USAC regionals TT and there were a lot of podium spots of TT bikes several several minutes faster than the winning 40k recumbent time. And one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,902
Posted By burnthesheep

Lol.........etap plus hydraulic. Wireless and...

Lol.........etap plus hydraulic. Wireless and never have to run a brake cable/housing. Retro grouches won't even worry about that, but still........if folks care about this then hydraulic brakes...
06-09-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Random, for the cross bike I'd rather not blow...

Random, for the cross bike I'd rather not blow money for riding on vacation but want to be more comfy. There's a couple wicked steep sections near the rental house on the gravel.

It's 36t and...
06-09-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By burnthesheep

That short of a distance....within reason of your...

That short of a distance....within reason of your time.......walk. Then indoor trainer otherwise.
06-08-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Any fans or not fans of Hunt wheels? Looking at...

Any fans or not fans of Hunt wheels? Looking at their wide and 40'ish mm deep disc wheelset for the cross bike.

Off season one wheelset with gravel tire, other wheelset with road tire. In-season...
06-07-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By burnthesheep

What is it with the RH fanbois on this forum? ...

What is it with the RH fanbois on this forum? I'm sure there's something to some of their products, but sometimes I almost wonder if BF is just one big orchestrated RH marketing page.
06-07-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By burnthesheep

I didn't want to get into this part of the topic...

I didn't want to get into this part of the topic with posters........but I used to drag race imports. Legally at the strip. I had a 500+ whp turbo car. I specifically would drive the car to the...
06-07-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By burnthesheep

Yes, as long as the "nice car" is in clear excess...

Yes, as long as the "nice car" is in clear excess of what is plenty comfortable and utile. I am not observing that people aren't willing to give up what they need for their family. I'm observing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By burnthesheep

Once a guy left a "trip strip" of unshaved but...

Once a guy left a "trip strip" of unshaved but short hair on the length of the legs. A pretty "in the know" competitive British time trial racer. The aero socks/covers sold routinely place the two...
06-07-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By burnthesheep

:lol: Thanks! That even proves my point...

:lol: Thanks! That even proves my point further! I'm out of touch on those prices.

The worst is when folks involved in triathlon, duathlon, or time trial argue about the cost of needing a...
06-06-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

I have no delusions about a podium even at a...

I have no delusions about a podium even at a local yokel event as folks do it as their main hobby like I do TT. So a finish and a beer and fun would be the goals. The distance is just what my rear...
06-06-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,322
Posted By burnthesheep

I realize not everyone falls in this camp, but...

I realize not everyone falls in this camp, but you go on group rides or attend races or view bicycle chat groups and see the comment "expensive bikes too expensive for me! Wish I could have that...
06-06-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6,982
Views: 497,001
Posted By burnthesheep

Asking here as I don't care for some of the...

Asking here as I don't care for some of the peanut gallery chat.

I want to try out a gravel event. I'm not saying race, but event, but realize folks do go out to get done as quick as they can.
...
06-02-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 752
Posted By burnthesheep

Only as much as you want me to be baby. If you...

Only as much as you want me to be baby. If you want it rough just let me know.
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