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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 1,915
Posted By WhyFi

When was it doing this - well in to your first...

When was it doing this - well in to your first ride?

Even after you break the chain, after cooling, it's still going to be a little stiff and the shifting may be a little off/sluggish. This...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By Bah Humbug

I mean, when I started swimming, a light 60...

I mean, when I started swimming, a light 60 minute workout would clobber me for four hours, and it was only that short with a pint of Ben & Jerry's after.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,474
Posted By Dean V

Are you sure about that? Examples of such...

Are you sure about that?
Examples of such bikes?
Also Pro's use fairly regular components for reliability and sponsorship reasons. So they are not weight weenie builds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,886
Posted By scottfsmith

I would have the same reaction as you if I tried...

I would have the same reaction as you if I tried what you did without previous conditioning -- your reaction is completely normal. Especially in the hot of summer you need to slowly work up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By TiHabanero

A toast to longer chain stays

Racing in the 80's chain stays were thought to be better when shorter. Shorter means stiffer, which means faster in acceleration, and crisper handling in crits. The stays on my race bike were 41cm....
06-29-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 7,724
Posted By Koyote

Very interesting post. I mean, we've never...

Very interesting post.

I mean, we've never discussed this question around here.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By zjrog

De-authorizing Strava uploads and re-authorizing,...

De-authorizing Strava uploads and re-authorizing, didn't help. So, uninstalled Strava AND Wahoo, and reinstalled both. Problem resolved.
06-28-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,188
Posted By Bah Humbug

Am I not “racy” enough?

Every morning (almost literally) I wake up, put on spandex, and go out riding one of my “Tour de France-type” drop bar bikes. Every day I pass flat bar bikes of all sorts - mountain, hybrid,...
06-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,530
Posted By veganbikes

Vibration given off by narrower tires feels like...

Vibration given off by narrower tires feels like speed but may not be faster. Go with the widest tire you can fit if a road/cross bike and if a fat bike you are riding not on sand and snow go with...
06-24-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,530
Posted By scottfsmith

Here are a couple fairly recent threads on this...

Here are a couple fairly recent threads on this topic.

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1216342-tire-width-28-vs-30-32-a.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,499
Posted By bigevil

lmfao smashing PRs all last weekend. it's very...

lmfao smashing PRs all last weekend. it's very fun to ride!
06-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,819
Posted By prj71

I have to wonder these days if people have...

I have to wonder these days if people have forgotten how to use google? :foo:

https://cyclingtips.com/2015/03/how-does-stem-length-affect-a-bikes-steering-and-handling/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 894
Posted By HTupolev

GPS receivers aren't always very accurate. Strava...

GPS receivers aren't always very accurate. Strava allows a lot of positional fudging to make segment matching ever work at all. If you look at the map on the screen on Strava's website where it says...
06-21-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 9,895
Posted By ofajen

Except when you are pushing so hard that you have...

Except when you are pushing so hard that you have to pull up hard on the bars. At that point the upper body has to work hard, too.

It’s probably a bit of a single speed thing. Climbing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,924
Posted By Racing Dan

The inherent and imo fallacious assumption in the...

The inherent and imo fallacious assumption in the bolded statement seem to be that all tyres puncture equally often. They dont. The need for TL - with sealant - is in reality brought about by the...
06-19-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Rolla

Here's the vid:...

Here's the vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQkokmS1fAg
06-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,162
Posted By JoeyBike

During a cross country tour in the USA I biked...

During a cross country tour in the USA I biked over 36 mountain passes in the West. I could tell how bad the next pass would be by how many honks, thumb's-up, and cheers from motorists I would get as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 707
Posted By WhyFi

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,777
Posted By Psimet2001

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the...

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the pandemic started and it won't get better anytime soon. MSRP will be the prevalent pricing strategy for the foreseeable future. Days of cheap Shimano are...
06-17-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,274
Posted By TiHabanero

"$100 an hour to work on a bike? Yikes. A fool...

"$100 an hour to work on a bike? Yikes. A fool and his money…I suppose"

This statement disgusts me. Gotta wonder what biz the person who posted this is or was involved in. How do they justify...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By hubcyclist

sub 5hr solo century: power/speed

So, I did a solo century on Sunday, my goal was to get under 5hrs, and I managed! 4:56 and to say the stars were aligned would be an understatement! Had a nice day, no stopping at all, no lights.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,499
Posted By bigevil

here she is!! came out to bit over 16 lbs...

here she is!!
came out to bit over 16 lbs (imagining had i gone red I might have gotten in under 16 but to start this is great!)
...
06-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,274
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How screwed up the bike shop business has become,

Had to buy a used part and install it myself. Makes me realize how screwed up the bike shop business has become, especially combined with the fuggled economics of the TechLand area. All of the good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,703
Posted By ksryder

No one hates gatorskins more than people who used...

No one hates gatorskins more than people who used to ride them and then found a better tire.

My theory is that back in the day finding a tire with half decent puncture protection was difficult and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,834
Posted By aplcr0331

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all...

Oh don't be a fuddy duddy. You think if we all just rode at 8mph and happily waved at all the *******s in their brodozers that they would all of the sudden be nice to us?

Stop with the the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,834
Posted By burnthesheep

Rides like that often lack strong...

Rides like that often lack strong leadership/ownership and a "chat" at the start. Rides that "nobody owns" will eventually devolve into a dangerous free for all as everyone does whatever they want....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,834
Posted By caloso

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it...

Seems reasonable. Regardless of the legality, it would have been unsafe to cross in that situation so good for the riders up front to call stopping. The guy who ran it was unsafe and the riders in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,834
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,834
Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20210613_143902264_81706ce3077c91f328e90a9d232fa70b6b6a425b.jpg
Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
06-11-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,689
Posted By indyfabz

I tend to agree with one exception: In very large...

I tend to agree with one exception: In very large cites I think LBS will continue to exist because of service needs. There are so many people who, for various reasons, don’t work on their bikes. I am...
06-11-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,689
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown...

Somebody better back up that whole Sheldon Brown encyclopedia of bike arcanery before it's gone.
06-11-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,689
Posted By cb400bill

Sheldon Brown worked there for years. ...

Sheldon Brown worked there for years.

https://www.harriscyclery.net/
06-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By caloso

This makes me appreciate the honesty of the race...

This makes me appreciate the honesty of the race ride. You know going in that if you get dropped, no one is going to wait for you, so be self sufficient and know the way home.
06-11-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By njkayaker

The posted speed is some sort of average. It's...

The posted speed is some sort of average. It's not a "maximum" speed. That is, it's normal to go above the posted speed once in a while.

"No drop"' means no one is left behind. It doesn't mean...
06-11-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By terrymorse

Our local club rides have designated regroup...

Our local club rides have designated regroup spots on the route. Everyone waits there until the last rider arrives.

The faster rides tend to have fewer regroup spots.
06-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,941
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

For 'No Drop' rides we have a designated person...

For 'No Drop' rides we have a designated person to make sure no one is left behind. The group keeps going at the advertised pace and at least one rider stays in the rear to make sure no one is left...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 8,924
Posted By WhyFi

You're likely experiencing the opposite - tire...

You're likely experiencing the opposite - tire beads that are slightly larger relative to the rim. This would explain the unseating at low/no pressure and a slightly loose fit would allow more air to...
06-10-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By GBK233

Personal Best today 👍

I’m 53 yrs old and started riding a few months ago. Began with 3 mile rides at average of 16mph. Bumped it up to 10 mile rides that took me around 35 mins.

Been riding about 340 miles a month for...
06-10-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By cxwrench

Cage length has absolutely nothing to do w/ how...

Cage length has absolutely nothing to do w/ how large of a big cog the derailleur can handle. Zero. Nada. A medium or long cage only has one job...wrap more chain. The location of the upper pulley...
06-09-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By well biked

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the...

Cleat's on backwards, turn it around with the point of the cleat facing forward.
06-08-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,727
Posted By RGMN

That's actually what I was thinking it could be. ...

That's actually what I was thinking it could be.

I remember a customer years ago that absolutely had to have a certain bike but we didn't have his size. He ended up buying one in a different size,...
06-08-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,727
Posted By Trakhak

The oscillation of the wheel is all but...

The oscillation of the wheel is all but meaningless, as Clyde Clydeson noted above. Almost all bike wheels will oscillate at higher speeds when the bike is on a bike stand or otherwise off the...
06-08-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,727
Posted By ClydeClydeson

All the talk of 'out of balance' wheels is a red...

All the talk of 'out of balance' wheels is a red herring. Bicycle wheels are never well balanced, but speeds are generally slow enough and the total amount of weight that is off balance is miniscule....
06-07-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,302
Posted By msu2001la

It's not as if Horner tossed down a blanket in...

It's not as if Horner tossed down a blanket in the shade and had a little rest... he stood on the side of the road likely about to pass out, guzzled a coke, smashed some food in his mouth, then got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,289
Posted By WhyFi

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of...

Well why the **** would I want to buy one of those, then?
06-06-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,261
Posted By Ironfish653

It must be that Puritanical streak Americans have...

It must be that Puritanical streak Americans have that keeps feeding into the " MoAr ReZiStAnCe Is BeTtEr WeRkOuT" narrative we keep seeing here.

Random11 Flat resistance is going to give you a...
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,176
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
06-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By Iride01

It you feel it the most with in the small cog on...

It you feel it the most with in the small cog on the rear, then I'd tend to think it's normal stuff that some of us feel and others don't. It's just the chain links slamming the rollers into the cog...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By PeteHski

Pirelli Cinturato Velo are nice versatile tyres. ...

Pirelli Cinturato Velo are nice versatile tyres. Narrowest version is 24c, which would probably clear your frame unless 23c tyres are already a super tight fit. If you have frame clearance to go a...
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