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08-30-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,131
Posted By koala logs

That was my observation as well. A good...

That was my observation as well.

A good compromise I think is using barrier posts 20 ft apart. This way, you can still swerve in and out of the bike lane and still discourage motorists from...
08-30-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,131
Posted By koala logs

Only cyclists are hated but not commuters. Try to...

Only cyclists are hated but not commuters. Try to make yourself look like a commuter, wear bright colored loose clothing, and you'll face a lot less aggression on the road. When motorists see a...
08-30-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

I took the bike for a test today. Some mild...

I took the bike for a test today. Some mild sprinting, bumpy terrain and the problem is gone completely.

Fortunately, it was only minor "user error", and if not for the highly unusual source of...
08-29-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

Good news. I eliminated all the noise! You...

Good news. I eliminated all the noise!

You won't believe the solution: I loosened the QR skewer of the rear wheel by 1/8th of a turn! :foo::foo:

How I diagnosed the problem?

Yesterday, I...
08-29-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

:lol: It's actually easy to flex the frame. Off...

:lol: It's actually easy to flex the frame. Off the bike while on either left or right side of the bike, hold the saddle or top tube and push the down pedal forward, (your forward, not the bike's...
08-29-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 461
Posted By koala logs

So I decided to work on it. I found: - The...

So I decided to work on it. I found:

- The non-drive side BB cup isn't torqued high enough as it was relatively easy to loosen.
- 3 of the 5 bolts on the chainring is loose it almost fell off...
08-28-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By koala logs

If you ask each BF member if they are an elitist...

If you ask each BF member if they are an elitist snob, everyone would answer NO, unless they're joking.

And so it would seem we don't have Elitist Snobs on BF. And if we don't have elitist snobs...
08-28-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By koala logs

It also means a Peugeot car will sometimes drive...

It also means a Peugeot car will sometimes drive on the bike lane or the shoulder. So you need to be on the lookout for Peugeot cars and ready to bailout from the lane if you see one!
08-27-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By koala logs

Sounds like you want a TT bike or a road bike...

Sounds like you want a TT bike or a road bike close to TT geometry like an aero road bike.

Keep in mind your thoughts about "more over the stroke" is all a matter of perspective. Since we...
08-27-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,094
Posted By koala logs

have you tried digging 20 feet under the mark?

have you tried digging 20 feet under the mark?
08-27-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,328
Posted By koala logs

The lack of trolls in Planet Rainbow nearly bored...

The lack of trolls in Planet Rainbow nearly bored me to death
08-26-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,399
Posted By koala logs

The one I use is designated front light with...

The one I use is designated front light with horn. The $4 package also came with tail light but tail light wasn't rechargeable so I bought a $1 rechargeable tail light later.

My $4 looks like...
08-25-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,399
Posted By koala logs

Never had those issues on my $4 rechargeable...

Never had those issues on my $4 rechargeable front light + horn 3 years and counting, all-weather use.

I also have $1 rechargeable tail light. 3 years and counting as well. Absolutely no issues...
08-25-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,399
Posted By koala logs

I have $4 rechargeable front light with horn. ...

I have $4 rechargeable front light with horn. After 3 years using day and night, all-weather, still works like new, straps are still intact. No issues whatsoever.
08-24-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By koala logs

Yes, but most of the pros don't pull despite...

Yes, but most of the pros don't pull despite using clipless pedals. In fact Simon, one of the GCN presenter who use to be pro did mention on one of the videos that Pros don't pull in their pedaling...
08-24-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,383
Posted By koala logs

I tried to do it as a newbie for one year. So I...

I tried to do it as a newbie for one year. So I gave it lots of chance. But eventually, I found a better technique which is different.

Not sure if "powering the circle" would actually rest the...
08-24-22, 12:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,628
Posted By koala logs

You must be unfamiliar with "preload". By...

You must be unfamiliar with "preload". By adjusting preload, you can make the suspension only move for the big bumps but otherwise remain rigid for small bumps and pedaling.

I used to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,476
Posted By koala logs

Many riders don't take this situation kindly. I...

Many riders don't take this situation kindly. I was joyriding with a friend's folding bike one time. Tiny wheels, flat bar, and had full fenders so it looked like a slow commuter bike but had...
08-23-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,642
Posted By koala logs

Carrying a spare bike would be lighter and lots...

Carrying a spare bike would be lighter and lots of riders do it!:thumb:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x331/image_ab45a803ab52088e67238acd775ea35e0c000e13.png
08-21-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,079
Posted By koala logs

Microshift is founded by the lead vocalist: ...

Microshift is founded by the lead vocalist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2D8Eo15wE
08-21-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,474
Posted By koala logs

Yea, I also told OP to get longer fork. He...

Yea, I also told OP to get longer fork. He doesn't seem to care about that solution maybe because the frame already accounts for offset or long travel suspension forks.

Anyway, KOPS does have...
08-19-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,516
Posted By koala logs

I replace my tire when I look at the tire and the...

I replace my tire when I look at the tire and the tire looks back at me.
08-17-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 855
Posted By koala logs

Sorry about your dad. Lucky to have to lived to...

Sorry about your dad. Lucky to have to lived to 95!
08-17-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 855
Posted By koala logs

You're right! I am just weight weenie when it...

You're right! I am just weight weenie when it comes to my body. At this point, I don't wish to lose any more weight except in the arms but might turn out to be a bad thing.
08-17-22, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By koala logs

I'm assuming you're riding your BMX around...

I'm assuming you're riding your BMX around pedaling out of the saddle (standing)? I'm also assuming you're using a traditional BMX handlebar?

One thing you can do to reduce the pressure on your...
08-16-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 855
Posted By koala logs

Not until my first ever cycling kit on dirt cheap...

Not until my first ever cycling kit on dirt cheap clearance sale arrives. Perhaps, my arms might actually looks smaller in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,491
Posted By koala logs

Even if you get clipless pedals eventually, it is...

Even if you get clipless pedals eventually, it is still advisable not to pull up the pedal based on many studies showing you're actually less efficient when doing it and some develop issues from...
08-11-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By koala logs

Full suspension folding road bike made by the...

Full suspension folding road bike made by the renowned Birdy folding bikes.

Model below (Pacific Reach GT) is one of the best. I've test ridden one. It was incredible especially when using the...
08-10-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,763
Posted By koala logs

OP's the one who brings golf club and golf balls...

OP's the one who brings golf club and golf balls on rides. Those things are heavy.

Not surprising it will make climbing a bit more challenging.
08-10-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 660
Posted By koala logs

Whenever you stray into the >15 mph territory,...

Whenever you stray into the >15 mph territory, you really need to start riding "defensively". Assume every driver is a distracted idiot.

Most drivers will assume every cyclist is slow and could...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 887
Posted By koala logs

This is likely the problem. I had the same lower...

This is likely the problem. I had the same lower back pain when I used to have the same back posture as you did and the problem went away with training in improved back posture. I did not have to do...
08-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster...

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4RNenmfFI
08-08-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,079
Posted By koala logs

That works too. Sitting more upright also opens...

That works too. Sitting more upright also opens the hip angle just like when you slam the saddle forward. You also do both which opens up the hip angle even more.

I found OOS training at z4 / z5...
08-07-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By koala logs

You'll be surprised, they don't much. I use them...

You'll be surprised, they don't much. I use them on bumpy urban roads with all the sewer covers and the problem is really not that significant.
08-07-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By koala logs

I use road bike for urban riding. Not a single...

I use road bike for urban riding. Not a single problem.

IGH Road / gravel bikes are becoming more common nowadays. Many of them belt drive and can be had for as little as ~1000 bucks brand new. ...
08-07-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By koala logs

I fixed mine outside the helmet. I don't feel...

I fixed mine outside the helmet. I don't feel safe having that pokey thing inside the helmet in case I find myself face planted on a tree.

There are problems with flat mirror. You have to mount...
08-07-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By koala logs

Raising your left hand in such manner might make...

Raising your left hand in such manner might make motorists think you're signaling to turn right when you might actually be intending to turn left:foo:

Also hitting bumps while one hand is off the...
08-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

Concave back posture forces the core muscles to...

Concave back posture forces the core muscles to work a lot harder. Concave back posture is only good when you're sitting at your chair in front of your computer when you're not doing anything...
08-07-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,533
Posted By koala logs

I don't get how could you possibly have blind...

I don't get how could you possibly have blind spot on your helmet mirror.

I also use helmet mirror and don't have issues with blind spot. Obviously, you have to pan your head a little bit to have...
08-04-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

If you have to stand a lot, you need the soles on...

If you have to stand a lot, you need the soles on your shoes to be hard and avoid / remove insoles and avoid thick socks. The extra pressure of standing means you'll lose more energy if the space...
08-04-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

My saddle position on my road bike is setup in...

My saddle position on my road bike is setup in exactly the same forward position as a TT bike. The saddle is adjusted all the way forward in the rails using a zero setback seatpost in a relatively...
08-03-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

I have zero experience with rim brakes on the...

I have zero experience with rim brakes on the mountains. I'm already on disc brakes by the time I'm riding on mountains. But there's plenty members here who seems not having any issues with rim...
08-02-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

You're right. I sometimes use the elliptical...

You're right. I sometimes use the elliptical machine on the gym.

I find it ironic how it seems you can more easily do longer efforts on the elliptical than standing on the bike. It would seem...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,119
Posted By koala logs

He was quoting LarrySellerz. You're LarrySellerz?

He was quoting LarrySellerz. You're LarrySellerz?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,119
Posted By koala logs

What I read from many highly experienced riders...

What I read from many highly experienced riders in BF based on their group ride experience:

- The difference in absolute power output between heavy and light rider is greater than the difference...
07-29-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

Remember the climbing speed vs energy thread I...

Remember the climbing speed vs energy thread I started. It got me convinced to hit climbs faster and looked to improving my FTP.

One thing led to another while trying to improve my FTP and found...
07-28-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By koala logs

And a half bottle of dumpster vodka to numb the...

And a half bottle of dumpster vodka to numb the pain.
07-28-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,016
Posted By koala logs

Overstretched and too high saddle is a common...

Overstretched and too high saddle is a common fitting problem today when riders see their favorite racers in TdF sport very long stems and seemingly very high saddle adjustment. Ironically, even...
07-27-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,196
Posted By koala logs

Heel dropper here. The recruitment of quads is...

Heel dropper here. The recruitment of quads is only optional. You can in fact deactivate the quads on certain pedaling mode. There are still a number of pros who drop heel. Some of them are one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,590
Posted By koala logs

"Negative Placebo" effect or in your case, you're...

"Negative Placebo" effect or in your case, you're simply not used to road bike fit.
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