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08-08-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 870
Posted By burnthesheep

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as...

For the original topic title, that'd be a NO as your place in the lane has to do with the white line anyway. Left of the white line so cars don't "cheat the pass" and hit you. So the shoulder is...
08-01-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By burnthesheep

Hour?

Hour?
07-29-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,995
Posted By burnthesheep

Reading BF I always hear all the talk of "nerd"...

Reading BF I always hear all the talk of "nerd" and "folks buying overly fancy racy things". This topic being the "nerd" one.

Then wonder, do folks think this also with wood working? "Yeah, Joe...
07-29-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,506
Posted By burnthesheep

And......I took up only TT/cross/gravel from one...

And......I took up only TT/cross/gravel from one of these kind of deals myself.

In cross I can go thru the course tape to avoid something or slide out into mud and go home. TT is all on me alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,730
Posted By burnthesheep

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their...

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their advantage.

Period.

It takes probably 260+ to do 24 mph pan flat alone on a road bike. If thats their z2 I smell BS. As that puts your hour power...
07-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By burnthesheep

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic...

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic out/back to the logical extremes of head/tail winds to prove the point:

Zero wind:
out: 10min 5mi 30mph
back: 10min 5mi 30mph
Total: 10 + 10 =...
07-22-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 2,650
Posted By burnthesheep

I mostly agree. If doing a Z2 ride, the burn...

I mostly agree. If doing a Z2 ride, the burn rate isn't there to justify the intake. I use those electrolyte tabs with zero nutrition otherwise for rides like that. Even an interval ride of under...
07-21-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 41,134
Posted By burnthesheep

2015 Giant Propel and 5800 shifters, nuff said. ...

2015 Giant Propel and 5800 shifters, nuff said. Nightmare job and a shifter that chews cables faster than 2000 hours.

So, I'll politely disagree having removed/replaced the chewed up cable 3x...
07-21-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 41,134
Posted By burnthesheep

With 105 moving to di2 only, I say it is a...

With 105 moving to di2 only, I say it is a definitive win for folks NOT pushing a competitive advantage. Why? An enduring royal pain is mech shift cables, replacement, adjustment.

Di2 and AXS...
07-21-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7,009
Views: 508,280
Posted By burnthesheep

Aight, rotors are in. Says today and tomorrow...

Aight, rotors are in. Says today and tomorrow the extra cross wheels and the FD/cassette parts show up.

I did go over some Strava "data" to see how much slower the cross bike is than the aero...
07-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7,009
Views: 508,280
Posted By burnthesheep

A very weird phenomenon I've seemed to start to...

A very weird phenomenon I've seemed to start to believe is the faster the rider the more leeway they give you. If you're tooling along a busy area at 10 to 15mph on the flat and downhill, you don't...
07-20-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 848
Posted By burnthesheep

I feel that with bibs there's a bit of a need for...

I feel that with bibs there's a bit of a need for a "long/short" sizing other than xs/s/m/l/xl.

I wear size M in most bike kit. My bibs fit my bum and midsection and torso length. The torso...
07-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,650
Posted By burnthesheep

It's very apparent in the US that cost is the #1...

It's very apparent in the US that cost is the #1 driver in decision making with infrastructure, not the value of lives. Be it pedestrians, cyclists, otherwise.

You see all these new suburbs pop...
07-20-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,009
Views: 508,280
Posted By burnthesheep

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I...

I'm not sure what, but for a true step change I guess it's a different development pipeline needed. Total random guess that the US pipeline is both smaller and just different.

I feel like a blind...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,873
Posted By burnthesheep

I disagree that all danger is for the follower. ...

I disagree that all danger is for the follower. I race cross and the #1 a-hole move is when someone dive bombs a corner too hot and you decide whether to let them cream you and your bike or slam on...
07-20-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 878
Posted By burnthesheep

I mean, in the bending of a seatstay or chainstay...

I mean, in the bending of a seatstay or chainstay in a frame 1mm difference to me sounds like a mile. 1mm in a spring/damper system would be nothing, but for a "beam" 1mm sounds like a more tangible...
07-20-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 878
Posted By burnthesheep

Which is it? You say above "aluminum components...

Which is it? You say above "aluminum components are for the most part stiff. .........an equally strong carbon component will be more compliant."

Compliance is comfort. So why are you rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,875
Posted By burnthesheep

1. Bike shoes with velcro, they make them for...

1. Bike shoes with velcro, they make them for tri. Used set if cost is a factor.
2. Good running shoes can improve your pace a LOT. Go to a local run store and have them watch your gait and...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 945
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't tour, but I have to say that my...

I don't tour, but I have to say that my cyclocross shoes I never have ran shoe covers for fear of having an issue with mud or remounting after hopping off to run. Those shoes have taken in a lot of...
07-20-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 878
Posted By burnthesheep

Anyone who has owned an older alloy frameset/bar...

Anyone who has owned an older alloy frameset/bar combo and gone to a really modern carbon frameset/bar combo that rides gravel or rough roads knows this is crap.

Same exact tires/pressure going...
07-19-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 878
Posted By burnthesheep

Unequivocally wrong. Carbon bars have long...

Unequivocally wrong.

Carbon bars have long been known to damp some frequencies of vibration, leading to more comfort. Extrapolate the change to an entire frameset and the ride quality can be...
07-19-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7,009
Views: 508,280
Posted By burnthesheep

I just unloaded on some cross bike parts. Front...

I just unloaded on some cross bike parts. Front derailleur, rings, new wider range cassette, and an alloy cross wheelset.

I'm going to put the cross race tires on that set and either keep the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,873
Posted By burnthesheep

It's not like one of those nasty fast mover...

It's not like one of those nasty fast mover zombie topics on BF you stay away from.

This is a funny idiotic slow mover zombie. It's fun to just keep around for times you want to use it as a...
07-19-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,103
Posted By burnthesheep

This statement is more accurate. Yes. Also,...

This statement is more accurate. Yes.

Also, to prove the opposite of your observation I can see when I started to eat or drink a bit more but the volume of work didn't stay at the "peak" where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 16,873
Posted By burnthesheep

Had a d-bag do this just recently. I...

Had a d-bag do this just recently. I unfortunately have to take a couple miles of greenway to not turn my out/back to the gravel park into a prolonged waste of time. I much prefer quiet...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,264
Posted By burnthesheep

I wonder if this is why Pro's Closet and others...

I wonder if this is why Pro's Closet and others are doing decently well now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,875
Posted By burnthesheep

I do one, maybe two duathlons a year. A chance...

I do one, maybe two duathlons a year. A chance to ride the TT bike. The recent local yokel one I did was about 1200ft elevation in 25mi of the ride and I did 24.5mph, including braking down a hill...
07-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By burnthesheep

Talk about a backdoor brag topic. :rolleyes:

Talk about a backdoor brag topic. :rolleyes:
07-05-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,048
Posted By burnthesheep

BF already went thru this piss and moan. I'm not...

BF already went thru this piss and moan. I'm not giving you a hard time, just an FYI.

Basically the easiest answer is "it depends". Yes they could. Perhaps they aren't. Only they know for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,427
Posted By burnthesheep

The person I just quoted above you here, they do...

The person I just quoted above you here, they do know what they're talking about. A person highly regarded within the bike/tri racing community.

I'll put it simply, you're full of BS. Same...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,585
Posted By burnthesheep

Simply: there are those that do, and those that...

Simply: there are those that do, and those that do not.

The stereotypical ignorant "I could do that with fancier equipment" or in this case "you can only do that due to your wallet" retort. The...
06-30-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By burnthesheep

3:47 time mark.....I mean, not sure what you...

3:47 time mark.....I mean, not sure what you expected

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0CGx3N3Mq8
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,427
Posted By burnthesheep

I don't think you know what you're talking about.

I don't think you know what you're talking about.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,427
Posted By burnthesheep

Two guesses: 1. Your power is more variable...

Two guesses:

1. Your power is more variable than those people. They're holding a more constant power uphill and flat. Therefore you catch going up and fall back on the flats.

2. You might...
06-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By burnthesheep

Find a local B group that does a shorter ride...

Find a local B group that does a shorter ride than 2 hours if you still want to cut your teeth a little bit but not so much as to not be able to ride later in the week.

Often places on weeknights...
06-25-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By burnthesheep

+3 points for RH fanboi mention.

+3 points for RH fanboi mention.
06-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,129
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: 424
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: 52
Views: 1,311
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: 626
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: 7,009
Views: 508,280
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: 7,009
Views: 508,280
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: 424
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: 7,009
Views: 508,280
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: 1,712
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: 391
Views: 9,695
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: 17,054
Views: 1,197,557
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: 7,009
Views: 508,280
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: 1,712
Posted By burnthesheep

I don’t understand the Giant or Trek or Felts...

I don’t 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: 48
Views: 1,585
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...
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