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Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyclezen

maybe.. sometimes... in a big peloton... and a...

maybe.. sometimes... in a big peloton... and a really steep early rise...
but looking at the first charts of all... they all show the same entry levels... and we're talking .5 mile or longer, so not...
05-20-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By cyclezen

Redshift stem - Awesome! Love mine! running on a...

Redshift stem - Awesome! Love mine! running on a Poseidon X with upgraded wheels, tubeless front 42 mm, 32-33 psi
makes a huge difference in better handling - better control on really chunk...
05-20-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 630
Posted By cyclezen

Every 'Old'/used bike will come with it's own...

Every 'Old'/used bike will come with it's own 'issues' (same as old humans...)
getting a 'wife' / husband off ebay would be a very risky thing, where returns are never an option. Not liking what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 287
Posted By cyclezen

old-school toe clips (of any kind, with or w/o...

old-school toe clips (of any kind, with or w/o straps) are good for one thing - riding the vintage gas pipe to the Sunday Coffee stop...
keep one or 2 pair of work shoes at work.
if urban commuting...
05-20-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By cyclezen

You got a smaller frame than the other 2... which...

You got a smaller frame than the other 2... which would have quite diifferent specs ??? Yes
Here are the frame spec comparisons of that era 54cm Roubaix vs 56 Revenio...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Yes, I know that a properly adjusted...

Quote:
Yes, I know that a properly adjusted front der pretty much is all you need

WHAT ???
AM I NOT spposed to buy this magnificent piece of bent ALUminimum ???
K-EDGE Pro Road Braze-on Chain...
05-17-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 378
Posted By cyclezen

I'm a big Duct tape guy, but not in this case. ...

I'm a big Duct tape guy, but not in this case.
too slippery - creates more 'movement' which is the opposite of what is preferred. and it will certainly 'crease' when you tried to bend into a curve....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,655
Posted By cyclezen

This not doubting he had some wheel...

This
not doubting he had some wheel issues/broken spoke; but blaming it on overheating rotors, seems about as far fetched as can possibly be.
To have some degree of metal failure, at the very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyclezen

OP, as noted by many, there must be some diff. in...

OP, as noted by many, there must be some diff. in your weight to the guyz you're comparing with.
Power relative to what is being lifted.
as Trakhak noted, starting in the front and slowly drifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By cyclezen

couple of things you haven't noted the weight...

couple of things
you haven't noted the weight of the riders to whom you're comparing you stats, above...
My guess is that Riders are all lighter than you, Ride 1 & 3 considerably.
After all,...
05-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,075
Posted By cyclezen

So, I have a bunch of pumps. The gold standard,...

So, I have a bunch of pumps.
The gold standard, for pedal bikes, has been my Silca Track pump - purchased in '78 and in constant almost daily use since then. Replaced the head back around Y2k (for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By cyclezen

My belief is that most riders don;t really know...

My belief is that most riders don;t really know their gearing choices AND don;t really have options beyond what they have 'on bike' and what they got when purchasing the bike.
Nice bikes with...
05-14-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By cyclezen

If you can't get measurements from a Redwood...

If you can't get measurements from a Redwood owner, I have an 'X'.
Given both bikes can use 700c & 650B, and the other frame dims are what make the differences in Dims (Head tube angle is same on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By cyclezen

This is a great tool and helps visualize the gear...

This is a great tool and helps visualize the gear jumps on any crank/cassette (freewheel) combo. Whether you go old school 'gear inches' or 'gear development', you 'll get a feel for what gears work...
05-12-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,243
Posted By cyclezen

Tubeless is an ongoing new adventure for many,...

Tubeless is an ongoing new adventure for many, whatever the 'arena', road, grvl, mtb...
So the anecdotal and other info which crops up here, besides being interesting, it may be useful for someone....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By cyclezen

I get it. You're not a Specialized Fanboy... LOL!...

I get it. You're not a Specialized Fanboy... LOL!
And, yes, corporations, by definition, are not your grandma.
Given that, it's good to be discerning. And also have strong appropriate regulatory...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By cyclezen

Really liked the article. This would give me...

Really liked the article.
This would give me more confidence that 'some manufacturers' will actually go through extensive investigation, testing and development to account for possibilities which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

Hope you didn;t take my post as knocking your...

Hope you didn;t take my post as knocking your choice.
I was just continuing the thread on. The tests,done by Quantified Scientist, emphasized for me, that 24/7 use of optic devices wouldn;t work for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1251349-whoop-membership-who-has-your-comments.html#post22498214)
Yeah, wearable HRV has not been perfected...
05-09-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By cyclezen

you're not racing, right? chain is on the inner...

you're not racing, right?
chain is on the inner ring? chain/RD are set to the smallest cog?
although this all shouldn't be necessary, it makes doing much easier...
Pull the RD body back, with...
05-09-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By cyclezen

It would seem that most of us - BF riders who...

It would seem that most of us - BF riders who classify themselves as 'gravel' riders because we ride 'gravel' type surfaces and with bikes between the 'road' and 'mtb' idioms, ride mixed surfaces....
05-09-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By cyclezen

One of the uses for my old tubes - road size - I...

One of the uses for my old tubes - road size - I cut a small cross-section about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide , like rubber band size, double wrap it on the male buckle strap. Keeps the strap adjustment from...
05-09-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 792
Posted By cyclezen

non- branded Frame? use a toothpick to shove as...

non- branded Frame? use a toothpick to shove as much epoxy as possible into the hole, smooth surface, ride until ... whenever/whatever...
Branded Frame - should be covered by usual Lifetime frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks ! Had a similar conversation with MD,...

Thanks ! Had a similar conversation with MD, during the first few weeks of diagnosis. We'll have to revisit that at our next meeting.
I'll try to find any references for Warburg's research on this....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

Not heart, Big C... and stg 3 when detected... ...

Not heart, Big C... and stg 3 when detected... apparently been in my system for some time... Oncologist thinks the system stress of the long period last adventure just brought it to the fore.
I...
05-07-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,010
Posted By cyclezen

Even into the Mid 70's there were plenty of TDF...

Even into the Mid 70's there were plenty of TDF stages which went over unpaved roads, sections. Mostly in the mountain stages.
If it's a road, its fair game for a stage. Riders, unfortunately will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks everyone! some really great comments, and...

Thanks everyone! some really great comments, and other options - will look further into other options, HRV4T and anything else.
I'm really looking for something which might show accurate numbers HR...
05-07-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By cyclezen

WOW! $270 Dinars... And, yes I know there are...

WOW! $270 Dinars... And, yes I know there are saddles up and over $500. I guess I should be thankful I can ride quite a variety of models. Many of which are quite a reasonable price.
Start Point for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By cyclezen

WHOOP Membership? Who has ? Your Comments?

So who has a WHOOP Membership?
Why did you get it?
How has it been for you?
What Important Info is it giving you?
What Important Info isn't available from it?
Is it beneficial overall for your...
05-06-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,381
Posted By cyclezen

... oh, it's not that old... some of us have had...

... oh, it's not that old... some of us have had BMs longer than this...

... anyway, we are doomed to repeat everything in the 9 Levels of BF
Alighieri got it right...

Cry, moan, suffer On...
05-06-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By cyclezen

yeah, I know... the sport went all to hell,...

yeah, I know... the sport went all to hell, pricing thru the roof !!! when they introduced 6 speed freewheels !
now I'm ONLY getting about 3500 miles for every $22 chain... Bah Humbug ! :troll:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,004
Posted By cyclezen

I did watch the entire video, and I guess how we...

I did watch the entire video, and I guess how we can 'see' things can be very different...
I saw no 'heel dropping' in Froome's part, in any view which could give a good reference. And have not seen...
05-05-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,243
Posted By cyclezen

Been 14 days since I converted from Butyl to...

Been 14 days since I converted from Butyl to tubeless front and TPU rear.
Tubeless setup had some moments - mostly because I wasn't sure how much pressure was needed to properly set the bead.
I...
05-05-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By cyclezen

BITD, when there was the 'winter off season",...

BITD, when there was the 'winter off season", riding less time/miles, and adding in some CX, my saddle height would go down about 3-4mm.
When early season started, and mileage increased and mostly...
05-05-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By cyclezen

sounds like 'shot in the dark' way to find a good...

sounds like 'shot in the dark' way to find a good riding position, on top of spending a bunch of Dinars... without getting any real result.
Best is to truly define a good working saddle position -...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By cyclezen

As noted, there are quite a number of good...

As noted, there are quite a number of good resources which you can refer to for basic triath training, books and internet. But you also have a 14 yr old, who will have her own ideas on what she...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,004
Posted By cyclezen

so I was watching Eschborn-Frankfurt yesterday,...

so I was watching Eschborn-Frankfurt yesterday, and paid particular attention to pedaling technique during the mid-race drone on periods..
no heel dropping, no real 'scraping of shoe sole', some toe...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,004
Posted By cyclezen

Mostly... when you're just out riding/training,...

Mostly... when you're just out riding/training, one can focus on their pedal stroke... but not really when in an actual group riding situation. Training memory has to take over, too much else to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,483
Posted By cyclezen

WOW! Learn something new every day! I've never...

WOW! Learn something new every day!
I've never had a front loader, and the last time I used one was in Uni days, back in the late 60's... LOL!
Seems a lot of those coin laundry places (do they now...
05-03-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 253,762
Posted By cyclezen

Actually the idea behind 'clutch' would be a real...

Actually the idea behind 'clutch' would be a real boon for performance road cycling. In following Pro Road cycling, it seems the 3 most common problems which seem to hit riders 1. flats (wondering...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, Welcome to BF. There are lots of great...

Hi, Welcome to BF.
There are lots of great bikes out there, some aren;t even close to the $2K spend, so you shouldn;t have any issues finding something which will work well for you.
Given what...
05-03-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 253,762
Posted By cyclezen

down the road, you'll have to let us know if the...

down the road, you'll have to let us know if the clutchless RD works as well as the GRX.
I really do like the clutch, especially for the frequent lumpy sections I get to ride... LOL! Thinkin about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By cyclezen

Ok, so a new cassette & chain - given the bike...

Ok, so a new cassette & chain - given the bike vintage - the cassette freehub (on an original wheel?) is likely 'uniglide', which is different from the modern Hyperglide config of freehubs/cassettes....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By cyclezen

I Didn;t really pay attention to your current...

I Didn;t really pay attention to your current bike list, but now have to ask 'What are you trying to get to'? You already have bikes, The Triban is prolly a good bike for someone who wants to get...
05-01-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,723
Posted By cyclezen

2 times in 3 yrs - is the break on the same...

2 times in 3 yrs - is the break on the same shifter and in the same location? You need to check on anything which might cause a kink or rubbing...
as for length of service life - dependz...
how...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By cyclezen

Have some comments from friends in Germany, who...

Have some comments from friends in Germany, who bought Decathlon bikes - not sure if this model was one of them. They mostly use the bikes for 'fitness' rides, not long, about an hour so; and have...
04-28-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,008
Posted By cyclezen

my view so you've already taken this to full...

my view
so you've already taken this to full term - but here's a scenario I haven't seem mentioned yet.
You had 'exactly' the shifter she needed... are you sure you received YOUR Shifter back,...
04-27-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 253,762
Posted By cyclezen

you're missing a few things.. stock wheels have...

you're missing a few things..
stock wheels have butyl tubes 2x weight of approx 380g/13.4 oz vs tpu tube/tubeless goo at 130g/4.5 oz ish ttl - so there's 8.9oz diff. - a bit over 1/2 lb.
also, most...
04-27-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 253,762
Posted By cyclezen

The FSA Convertible wheels are alloy, come with...

The FSA Convertible wheels are alloy, come with 'adapters' which allow use in either 135mm QR or 140 12mm or 15mm TA forks and dropouts. I think 'published' weight of wheelset is somewhere around...
04-26-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 253,762
Posted By cyclezen

One can never be too rich nor have too many...

One can never be too rich nor have too many wheelsets...
Ok, so the first one is not gonna happen.. LOL!
second one, I've been a constant advocate of...

finally after a month of screwin around...
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