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Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 392
Posted By seypat

One other thing to remember. You can't force...

One other thing to remember. You can't force anything on them. Expose them to lots of different things and see what takes. Their lives won't go exactly as you have them planned. Nothing wrong with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 392
Posted By Eric F

With my first child, I didn't slow down. I was...

With my first child, I didn't slow down. I was racing regularly, and on my bike 4-5 days a week. Training rides after work Tues-Thurs, and racing or training both days on the weekends, was my typical...
01-30-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,934
Posted By msu2001la

Same. Segments are great for this and I like how...

Same. Segments are great for this and I like how Strava makes it easy to see performance over time on them. I also find the "matched rides" feature to be similarly useful, where it compares total...
01-29-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,552
Posted By Shadco

All that is left is bar tape and a little FD...

All that is left is bar tape and a little FD tuning.

...
01-29-23, 01:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,027
Posted By elcruxio

Because that's not how a leg is designed to...

Because that's not how a leg is designed to produce power? People evolved to walk, run, jump, climb trees etc (bit an eddie izzard reference there). Spinning pedals around doesn't equate to any of...
01-28-23, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By jaxgtr

Check this site out, you can compare geometry to...

Check this site out, you can compare geometry to your present bike. If your bike or the bike you are looking for is not there, you can put the metrics in. I used it when I was looking for a new bike...
01-28-23, 12:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,934
Posted By rsbob

Looks like the OP didn’t quit the internet from...

Looks like the OP didn’t quit the internet from what he was originally charged when he first got AOL or used Netscape. A how many percent increase for internet service over the years?

The Strava...
01-26-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Eric F

One thing Iíve learned from some folks of BF is...

One thing Iíve learned from some folks of BF is that there are a multitude of ways that people use a bicycle, and each of them are valid in their own way. Iíve had some of my own preconceived ideas...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,272
Posted By big john

Having been an EV tech for 10 years, I have...

Having been an EV tech for 10 years, I have removed and installed the underbody covering on a bunch of cars to access the batteries.
01-26-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By Hypno Toad

Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)
01-26-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By ofajen

In case you didnít read the article I linked...

In case you didnít read the article I linked earlier, the author encouraged riders to not fall into the common habit of thinking that a single cadence is best, but to regard all cadences as useful to...
01-25-23, 10:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Eric F

I hung up my racing wheels in 2004, and was off...

I hung up my racing wheels in 2004, and was off the bike for 15 years. Back at it for 3 years, my habit of having some sort of training intent for most of my rides still exists. I have worked at...
01-25-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Eric F

Is racing the only justification for someone...

Is racing the only justification for someone trying to improve/maximize their performance?
01-25-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By big john

I never said old bikes weren't good on technical...

I never said old bikes weren't good on technical terrain, I said new bikes are better, a lot better for most of us. I can do things on my newer bike that I wouldn't have even tried on my old bikes,...
01-25-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,928
Posted By Trakhak

He had another thread going on the same topic....

He had another thread going on the same topic. You can find it by using Advanced Search with his user name (tellmethetruth) and selecting "Search for threads" at the bottom of the search page.
...
01-25-23, 06:04 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,928
Posted By livedarklions

The thread got closed after several days of him...

The thread got closed after several days of him promising to post a photo of the bike which never materialized and his refusal to answer a whole bunch of simple questions. He repeatedly challenged...
01-25-23, 05:22 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By elcruxio

The DH bikes (slackest of the slack) of the late...

The DH bikes (slackest of the slack) of the late 90's and early 00's had head angles of around 68 degrees. My sport hardtail of 2013 had a head angle of 69 degrees. Some current gravel bikes are...
01-24-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By big john

I know you aren't going to buy one but nearly all...

I know you aren't going to buy one but nearly all modern mountain bikes are sold with a single front ring. Originally getting rid of the front derailleur allowed development of complex suspensions...
01-24-23, 09:29 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By big john

I don't think it's common with 1 by. I know there...

I don't think it's common with 1 by. I know there are chain guides, catchers, etc., but I have been riding a 1 by for almost 5 years and I have never dropped the chain on that bike and I ride rougher...
01-24-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Wow, this thread got all crazy. The answers are...

Wow, this thread got all crazy. The answers are there, sort of subliminally in all the various posts. The theory is pretty simple: at the same speed, higher cadence = higher O2 consumption, lower...
01-24-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By RChung

I think Ganna used taller gearing than many...

I think Ganna used taller gearing than many others would be able to. But I also think there are aero drag reasons both to use shorter cranks and taller gearing (which decreases pedal speed even...
01-23-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By Barry2

Stages SB20 for $1400

Stages has apparently dropped the price of their SB20 smart bike. (https://stagescycling.com/en_us/sb20-zwift?utm_source=zwift&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=zwift1499&utm_id=special-offer-01-23-23)
...
01-23-23, 01:49 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By Trakhak

The formula cited calculates values for changes...

The formula cited calculates values for changes in velocity. Interesting but irrelevant, since the force equation in question is for constant speeds.

Attempting to insult the people in this thread...
01-23-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By tomato coupe

Sorry, no. Sticks reached their apex in the late...

Sorry, no. Sticks reached their apex in the late 70s and early 80s, both functionally and aesthetically.
01-23-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By tomato coupe

The real issue is the sticks, and how their...

The real issue is the sticks, and how their quality is not what it used to be.
01-23-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By prj71

Just because you had 2 bad experiences with a...

Just because you had 2 bad experiences with a stick in a SRAM product does not mean SRAM is garbage. That is a false statement. That would be like me saying my Shimano XT derailleur is garbage...
01-23-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By Maelochs

When I actually googled SRAM Eagle to see how...

When I actually googled SRAM Eagle to see how confusing it all was .... I got this:
...
01-22-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By Eric F

Eagle does not equal electronic. AXS is SRAMís...

Eagle does not equal electronic. AXS is SRAMís designation for their electronic shifting.
01-22-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,074
Posted By Eric F

Interesting that XX1 isnít listed as ďproĒ, yet...

Interesting that XX1 isnít listed as ďproĒ, yet itís on the bikes of some of the best racers in the world.
01-22-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,897
Posted By RChung

That's not force.

That's not force.
01-22-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 596
Posted By terrymorse

When it comes to what zones are best for...

When it comes to what zones are best for training, I find myself looking back at Coggan's table:

...
01-22-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Just when I thought this thread canít get anymore...

Just when I thought this thread canít get anymore ridiculous! Thank you.
01-22-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,233
Posted By Koyote

In other words, it's only happening in your...

In other words, it's only happening in your imagination.

This is sooo on-brand for you, as you've often displayed a weird persecution complex.
01-21-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,233
Posted By veganbikes

In my case I am talking health. I don't care...

In my case I am talking health. I don't care about morals in this case, generally I don't find alcohol to be immoral. Alcohol is fine, excessive drinking is just not great for the health and the...
01-21-23, 05:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 4,233
Posted By Trakhak

Not quite. The accusation that people choose to...

Not quite. The accusation that people choose to abstain for some specific reason that can be imputed to dogma reminds me of this old joke:

"Why are you growing a beard?"

"I'm not doing...
01-21-23, 09:10 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By genejockey

"I recommend against these skewers on this blog...

"I recommend against these skewers on this blog because of the cost and poor quality, but I still ended up using them because I have them and they are very light."

Years ago, the late lamented...
01-21-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By elcruxio

Ah yes, the storied flimcycle with weak flexy...

Ah yes, the storied flimcycle with weak flexy wheels, skewers even the author can't recommend and a fantastically rare one off frame which would absolutely not pass any current bicycle strength or...
01-21-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 6,258
Posted By livedarklions

Right, and there was a bunch more TT in the tdf...

Right, and there was a bunch more TT in the tdf in the 90s.
I don't get how '90s tdf has anything substantive to do with today's tdf in terms of the weights of the bikes. The competitors now are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By DaveSSS

I wouldn't invest in a rim brake frame. The...

I wouldn't invest in a rim brake frame. The biggest improvement in the ride of any bike comes from using wider tubeless tires at lower pressures on wider hookless rims. With 25mm internal width...
01-19-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By BTinNYC

Floor exercises like squats, reverse lunges,...

Floor exercises like squats, reverse lunges, Bulgarian squats and mountain climbers are the real deal and build muscle.
01-19-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Maelochs

No. You are defining what you consider "a good...

No. You are defining what you consider "a good deal" in whatever random and personal terms you choose and trying to tell everyone who disagrees that they are wrong.

Unless you resell bicycles,...
01-19-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,202
Posted By Wildwood

At 72, double cancer survivor with neurologic...

At 72, double cancer survivor with neurologic issues, I appreciate a bike for recovery rides and when taking longer rides on very hilly or mountain roads. I still have a dozen without assist (after...
01-19-23, 10:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,013
Posted By KerryIrons

Yeah, and I'm also growing tired of the abundance...

Yeah, and I'm also growing tired of the abundance of apostrophes. Just saying. :)
01-19-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By tomato coupe

I can pretty much guarantee no one would have...

I can pretty much guarantee no one would have accused you of racsim.
01-19-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Koyote

I am more inclined to believe a random stranger...

I am more inclined to believe a random stranger on the Internet than I am inclined to believe a companyís own marketing rhetoric. I mean, which one of them has a vested interest in getting you to...
01-18-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Koyote

The OP was likely just trolling...But even if we...

The OP was likely just trolling...But even if we take him seriously, I'm not sure he's asking the question that you're asking. In fact, it's unclear just what he's asking or suggesting. This line...
01-18-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 14,162
Posted By Random11

I've wondered the same thing as the OP. I'm not...

I've wondered the same thing as the OP. I'm not disagreeing. I'm wondering.

I have two bikes with carbon fiber frames and mechanical Ultegra groupsets that have a new price less than 1/3 of a...
01-18-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 16,746
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Perhaps it is up for grabs until they create a...

Perhaps it is up for grabs until they create a "Yelling at Clouds" sub-forum. But if you are suggesting C&V popularity is an indication of the general cycling community, you are making my point. From...
01-18-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,191
Posted By Russ Roth

I recently bled by MTB brakes, and swapped the...

I recently bled by MTB brakes, and swapped the pads from the front to back and vice-versa since the back were at about 30% remaining while the front was still at 80%. Riding the trails I only hit the...
01-18-23, 07:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By Lombard

Well there is a big difference in a known name...

Well there is a big difference in a known name brand frame being built in Taiwan than a knock off brand. Known name brand frames are built to spec no matter where they are built and have tons of R&D...
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