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06-24-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

Lol. I don't know about you...But when I approach...

Lol. I don't know about you...But when I approach a stoplight or stop sign I will A.) keep it in the same gear and keep rolling if I can see that there aren't any cars coming or B.) If I see cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,455
Posted By prj71

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=Shimano+Groupset+Hi...

https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=Shimano+Groupset+Hierarchy
06-24-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure why you are focused on speed. But...

I'm not sure why you are focused on speed. But when I'm riding (and this is probably the same for the majority of folks) there comes a point (usually a hill climb) where either the legs want to give...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,455
Posted By prj71

It is an interactive forum. But for some things...

It is an interactive forum. But for some things a google search is just easier.
06-23-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

Recumbent doesn't change the statements that have...

Recumbent doesn't change the statements that have been made.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,455
Posted By prj71

Unfortunately that is too common these days. I...

Unfortunately that is too common these days. I run into the same thing on fishing forums and fishing facebook groups I belong to. Nobody wants to the research anymore. They want to be spoonfed.
...
06-23-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

Apparently this was covered here 7 years ago. ...

Apparently this was covered here 7 years ago. The overall consensus back then (like now) is by feel.
...
06-23-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 516
Posted By prj71

I would definitely choose the Specialized Sirrus.

I would definitely choose the Specialized Sirrus.
06-23-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

Numerous times. 20 mph headwinds on my 51 mile...

Numerous times. 20 mph headwinds on my 51 mile ride this past Tuesday. Guess what...It felt hard to pedal...So I switched to an easier gear so I wouldn't blow up my legs and lungs for the remaining...
06-23-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

That would be a correct statement.

That would be a correct statement.
06-23-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

How could you not know unless your legs and lungs...

How could you not know unless your legs and lungs are numb? If I want a lower gear, I shift down. If I want a higher gear, I shift up. If I can't shift either direction, then I know I'm in my lowest...
06-23-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

If you are at a standstill...you aren't shifting...

If you are at a standstill...you aren't shifting gears.
06-22-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

You left out the banana seat bike rider with the...

You left out the banana seat bike rider with the console style 5 speed gear shifter on the top tube.
06-22-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,822
Posted By prj71

Conti GP5000 ...

Conti GP5000

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/road-bike-reviews/continental-grand-prix-5000-2018

Bigger road bike tire has lower rolling resistance...
...
06-22-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 189
Posted By prj71

Disc brakes fix this problem also. :D

Disc brakes fix this problem also. :D
06-22-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

You are complicating this more than it needs to...

You are complicating this more than it needs to be. It's a physical characteristic that you can feel with your legs and lungs. Knowing how fast you are going or how many watts you are putting down...
06-22-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 685
Posted By prj71

Road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, hiking and...

Road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike, hiking and snowshoeing.

During the winter I join the gym and get in some time on the elliptical and weight lifting machines.
06-22-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 986
Posted By prj71

Go by how it feels pedaling. Listen to your...

Go by how it feels pedaling. Listen to your legs. Too hard...Shift to an easier gear...Too easy...Shift to a harder gear. And when you come to a stop just know that you will have to shift to an...
06-22-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,822
Posted By prj71

^^^^So much this. Which is why I went from...

^^^^So much this.

Which is why I went from riding 28's to 32s.

Those narrow tires are such a harsh ride. Jarring you around which forces you to slow down.
06-22-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By prj71

I can choosing you can choosing too!!!

I can choosing you can choosing too!!!
06-22-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By prj71

Then go for flat bar. The Specialized Sirrus or...

Then go for flat bar. The Specialized Sirrus or Specialized Diverge Evo would work great for you.
06-22-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,111
Posted By prj71

What hasn't been discussed here is the Snap On...

What hasn't been discussed here is the Snap On Tools pin up girls. Maybe Park Tool needs some pin-up girls!!!

...
06-22-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

:lol: :lol: ATTENTION DISC BRAKE HATERS!!! ...

:lol: :lol:

ATTENTION DISC BRAKE HATERS!!!

Bike Forums has a Classic and Vintage section you can hang out in to discuss your love of rim brakes until the end of time.
06-22-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

You probably own and use a few tin cans with...

You probably own and use a few tin cans with strings and a rotary dial phone.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure what the point of your post is, but...

I'm not sure what the point of your post is, but you did yourself no favors by riding while sick.
06-21-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

Having grown up riding bikes in the 80's...There...

Having grown up riding bikes in the 80's...There is nothing that would want to make me go back to riding bikes with rim brakes. When something is better, the companies don't need to convince...
06-21-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By prj71

Wider = more comfortable ride. Plus you can ride...

Wider = more comfortable ride. Plus you can ride faster because you don't get jarred by the bumps as bad.
06-21-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By prj71

Sirrus X is a great bike for what you want to do....

Sirrus X is a great bike for what you want to do. I have one in the household.
06-20-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 706
Posted By prj71

Not sure why. It's just marine grease, but only...

Not sure why. It's just marine grease, but only more expensive because it's labeled as "bicycle" grease.
06-20-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

Those are nice articles and what not, but just...

Those are nice articles and what not, but just know that all of major bike manufacturers will be offering nothing but disc brakes on their road bikes soon. Go look at Trek, Specialized, Giant...95%...
06-20-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

They add about 300 grams. And when everyone in...

They add about 300 grams. And when everyone in TDF or other bike races is using disc brake bikes, that puts everyone on the same playing field.
06-20-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 697
Posted By prj71

Kinda of related, but after long rides with stiff...

Kinda of related, but after long rides with stiff soled clip in shoes...I feel pain in the arches of my feet.

Any suggestions?
06-20-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By prj71

Wait until you try 32s. Even better.

Wait until you try 32s. Even better.
06-20-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

The weight is not a factor in winning or not...

The weight is not a factor in winning or not either.
06-20-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 316
Posted By prj71

I entered a six hour mountain bike race Saturday....

I entered a six hour mountain bike race Saturday. Last minute decision and literally signed up 10 minutes before the start time. I rode 14-1/2 miles of the course Friday night then woke up the next...
06-20-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 475
Posted By prj71

So...Permanent dropper post?

So...Permanent dropper post?
06-20-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By prj71

Interesting. I have not experienced that with my...

Interesting. I have not experienced that with my Edge530 and Garmin Connect.
06-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,775
Posted By prj71

No. It's because they are superior in every way....

No. It's because they are superior in every way.

The braking system is not a major factor contributing to winning or not.
06-17-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By prj71

I have the Domane SL5. I would definitely get...

I have the Domane SL5. I would definitely get it.

I can fit up to 700 x 40 tires on mine.
06-17-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,471
Posted By prj71

No, because I don't care. That's someone else's...

No, because I don't care. That's someone else's goofy topic. Not mine.
06-17-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,471
Posted By prj71

You could spend those 10 minutes admiring all the...

You could spend those 10 minutes admiring all the decals on your bike instead of being on this forum.
06-17-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,471
Posted By prj71

LOL...I suggest you read the bike radar article I...

LOL...I suggest you read the bike radar article I linked above.
06-17-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 18,471
Posted By prj71

:thumb: Yup. That fact eludes some poeple. ...

:thumb: Yup. That fact eludes some poeple.

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/why-are-bikes-so-expensive/

Same can be said for cars, motorcycles, ATVs, skis, snowshoes, and all sorts of...
06-17-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By prj71

I like the lettering on my car. I like the words...

I like the lettering on my car. I like the words Goodyear on all the tires; I like the words Mobile 1 on my oil filter. I like the various chrome model badgings on the fenders. I like the lettering...
06-17-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By prj71

I've had no problem with it at all and have found...

I've had no problem with it at all and have found the Garmin software easy to use. Seems pretty straight forward. Start livetrack and and share the link with whoever you want.

Me and few friends...
06-16-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By prj71

Buzz = road chatter. All of which can be...

Buzz = road chatter. All of which can be dampened with a carbon frame, carbon handlebar, carbon seat post and carbon wheels.
06-16-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,196
Posted By prj71

I pedal a lot (over 4k miles per year) but on the...

I pedal a lot (over 4k miles per year) but on the mountain bike I guess I'm more of a conservative rider. I see a lot of technical features that I think I may want to try and then my deductible...
06-16-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By prj71

Hmmmm... I wonder why?

Hmmmm... I wonder why?
06-16-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By prj71

Specifications on air pressure, chainring size,...

Specifications on air pressure, chainring size, directional arrows on tires, stem size and angle etc. Useful stuff. Anything else is just fluff. I don't think most people care that 105 or Dura Ace is...
06-16-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,226
Posted By prj71

Ha!!! That was first ride on the bike when I...

Ha!!! That was first ride on the bike when I bought it new. They are all gone now.
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