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01-29-23, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 347
Posted By zandoval

As an old guy I can handle very little change in...

As an old guy I can handle very little change in my bicycle set up but of all the measurements I have found the "Seat to Bars" distance most critical for comfort.

Just Sayen...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 660
Posted By seypat

Really you should do everything/all you can....

Really you should do everything/all you can. Cross training might make you a little sloer on the bike,(or not) but it's better for your overall health.
Replies: 107
Views: 9,377
Posted By downtube42

Perm pop #4584 today, on the fixed gear. Weather...

Perm pop #4584 today, on the fixed gear. Weather was 39-41F, sprinkles, light wind. I chose to ride this triangle shaped loop counter clockwise, because the long stretch along the Columbia river is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,150
Posted By Hiro11

I ignore everything on Zwift. According to Zwift,...

I ignore everything on Zwift. According to Zwift, the world is full of closeted cardio prodigies who could win World Tour races if given half a chance.

For example, if you go on any KOM...
12-09-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,318
Posted By prj71

Guys, Me and some friends went out biking in...

Guys,

Me and some friends went out biking in 15 degree weather last night. And to make matters worse...we rode our bikes on frozen lakes!!! None of us died.

Had we went to McDonalds...
12-08-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,318
Posted By elcruxio

Do you have trouble understanding examples. Or...

Do you have trouble understanding examples. Or rather do you have trouble understanding the concept of what an example is? Walking the dog, taking the stairs etc. were just that.

Also I though...
12-08-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,318
Posted By Lombard

I think at this point he's trolling us. IT'S...

I think at this point he's trolling us.

IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!
12-07-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,318
Posted By elcruxio

But it is indeed question of limiting exercise....

But it is indeed question of limiting exercise. If you confine yourself indoors during the cold season your daily activity levels are going to plummet. Actual exercise is of course important but...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,890
Posted By PeteHski

I deliberately mix it up depending on how I feel...

I deliberately mix it up depending on how I feel in the moment. But flats typically 80-90 rpm and sustained seated climbing 70-80 rpm when not gear restricted. Out of the saddle climbing around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,962
Posted By yaw

Just a friendly reminder that there is no need to...

Just a friendly reminder that there is no need to solvent clean the chain between wax dips beyond the initial one off prep. It seems like some people still do or think that. All that is needed is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,962
Posted By SpedFast

Before you do your first wax, you will have to...

Before you do your first wax, you will have to clean all the oily gunk and residue out and off of it. Once that's done, I've never had to clean my chain short of wiping it before just throwing it in...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By phedge

Lookin' at that, I'm reminded of: ...

Lookin' at that, I'm reminded of:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x300/hair_of_the_dog_cover_8759f6d108d1fcfc629da580132c9061b0b66391.jpg

The song is about a charming...
11-11-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,393
Posted By Desert Ryder

well...going under on Dec. 7th. "A Day of...

well...going under on Dec. 7th.
"A Day of Infamy".....
11-06-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,393
Posted By MoAlpha

Pain in spinal degeneration comes from...

Pain in spinal degeneration comes from impingement on nerve roots. Spinal cord compression, whole more serious, is painless, although it can produce a range of funny sensations as well as weakness.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,693
Posted By eduskator

It's a luxury that most people don't have. There...

It's a luxury that most people don't have. There are special events in my area from time to time where you get to test ride bikes, but most of the time, you buy and you try after.

On my end, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,693
Posted By eduskator

What's even more important is how you feel on the...

What's even more important is how you feel on the said bike. I've had the chance to own both ML and Large TCRs and I do prefer the ML. I was fine with the shorter reach and stack. The only odd thing...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By Bacciagalupe

I'd add gravel bikes to your list. Many have...

I'd add gravel bikes to your list. Many have similar (if not identical) geometry to endurance bikes. They tend to have lots of mount points for racks, fenders and bottle cages. A few (like the...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,947
Posted By phedge

I'd guess a Hi-Mod Synapse will show eventually,...

I'd guess a Hi-Mod Synapse will show eventually, whether they keep the integrated lighting set-up is another question, doesn't seem to help sales. In case you go the Synapse route I've got 5 of the...
11-02-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,409
Posted By Rolla

That analogy is flawed. Regardless, it looks like...

That analogy is flawed. Regardless, it looks like a great technology to have in cars.
11-01-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,976
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I quit using morning resting HR as a workout...

I quit using morning resting HR as a workout guide when I was 71. I hadn't been getting the daily variations according to stress level that I had been seeing when I was in my 60s, so I started using...
11-01-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,760
Posted By Herzlos

If it's protected from rain/snow then it's...

If it's protected from rain/snow then it's probably fine, but I'd for either the bike with the least to go wrong or that you cared about the least, and I'd make sure it was well lubricated with wet...
10-31-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,760
Posted By BillyD

You know . . . I must say . . . this obsession...

You know . . . I must say . . . this obsession with the dumpster and vodka and shirtlessness has gotten really worn out and tiresome. Its not funny anymore, if it ever was. It’s the same old crowd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,546
Posted By Bacciagalupe

Good grief, how did you even find this thread? Or...

Good grief, how did you even find this thread? Or do I not want to know? :D



I've... never heard anyone say that, and can't imagine a manufacturer saying that. Personally, I wouldn't drop 2...
10-31-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,504
Posted By jonathanf2

I appreciate the tips! I think one my big...

I appreciate the tips! I think one my big problems is that I like to hit it hard right away. I definitely could try and conserve my energy better. Also I definitely prefer slow grinding over high...
10-28-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By MoAlpha

Love my Prestige® implants! ...

Love my Prestige® implants!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x728/post_lat_dec2009_24956_0_05ce03879b1d4b6f3316c8b4cdb711395a8fdd4c.jpg


...
10-28-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,332
Posted By Gyro

In my neck of the woods, motorcycles won't...

In my neck of the woods, motorcycles won't trigger lights to change. Forget about cyclists doing it.
Forum: Touring
10-27-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,218
Posted By cyccommute

Your premise is flawed. The act of putting on...

Your premise is flawed. The act of putting on lubricant drives grit into the chain. Most lubricants are largely solvent and even the ones that have a higher percentage of oil in them are still...
10-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,329
Posted By NumbersGuy

It’s the entire thread I want you to ignore, not...

It’s the entire thread I want you to ignore, not individual posts. When a few of you account for 75% of the posts on a thread you didn’t start and most of those are your complaints that it’s not a...
10-26-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,329
Posted By pdlamb

But only if the crank and saddle were made in...

But only if the crank and saddle were made in France?
10-26-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,329
Posted By seypat

This one certainly could: ...

This one certainly could:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvbUkBG0yrc
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By jnbrown

Thanks for that info. Since the saving in watts...

Thanks for that info. Since the saving in watts is quite low that is why I am not wanting to have a deep rim. The 30mm rim saves 30g per wheel over the 35mm. I realize that is not very significant...
Forum: Touring
10-24-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,218
Posted By pdlamb

Everyone wears chains out at different rates. I...

Everyone wears chains out at different rates. I wore two chains out in three months on my first (and longest so far) tour. I carried a spare chain to start with, but there are enough bike shops...
10-17-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By FL_Gator

Update: I’ve been using MyVeloFit and it’s been...

Update: I’ve been using MyVeloFit and it’s been great. It doesn’t get detailed into the why of each adjustment etc but it tells you exactly what to do and got my to my most comfortable fit in two...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,297
Posted By unterhausen

When I abandoned in Villaines, someone saw me...

When I abandoned in Villaines, someone saw me wandering around in the courtyard of the school, put a blanket around my shoulders and guided me to the sleeping area. They probably have the best setup...
10-15-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 761
Posted By PeteHski

+1 I found it excellent and cheap enough not to...

+1
I found it excellent and cheap enough not to worry about the cost. I used it to dial in the fit on my new Canyon last winter and was pretty impressed with the results. They've added new...
Replies: 10
Views: 863
Posted By gyorpb

Please don’t use a helmet light when there are...

Please don’t use a helmet light when there are others around you, you’ll be blinding them in the worst way possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,866
Posted By prj71

Can't say I disagree. :lol: That was my...

Can't say I disagree. :lol:

That was my average. It went up and down during the (MTB) race. ~2.5 miles of climbing each lap was a contributing factor.
09-14-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,838
Posted By 10 Wheels

One must have a Certificate to Qualify for a 100...

One must have a Certificate to Qualify for a 100 miles.
Where is yours?
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/100_track_f8d3fb373a487c65052f5f0b894717dbb7b3348e.jpg
Local...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By unterhausen

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km...

I always tell people that anyone can ride a 400km brevet, having proved it myself one year when I had a persistent sinus infection and didn't train. Just did brevets.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,324
Posted By fishboat

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't...

Being a somewhat older fart myself, I wouldn't agree with the "typical" stereotype, however I'd have to agree. Paul may be staying home unless he's willing to use his (or others) imagination and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,876
Posted By TakingMyTime

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months...

I did purchase a Canyon Endurace about 2 months ago. And that was because I was able to visit their Carlsbad showroom and take one for a test ride. There is no way I'm walking into my local Trek...
09-07-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,455
Posted By terrymorse

Hyponatremia happened to me at Climb to Kaiser...

Hyponatremia happened to me at Climb to Kaiser (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40131035) (155 miles, 16,000 feet), on the hottest day of the year (114F at the finish in Clovis).

About half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,111
Posted By OldTryGuy

6 weeks ago TODAY July 26, at 3:04AM at mile 30.4...

6 weeks ago TODAY July 26, at 3:04AM at mile 30.4 of planned 100 miles WILD HOG #2 T-boned me in left leg fracturing Tibia. X-rays last Monday showing no bridging yet. Police officer drove by then...
09-06-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 744
Views: 20,664
Posted By WhyFi

Suuuuper awesome tailoring! ...

Suuuuper awesome tailoring!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/front_8f225dff3a042e5da33bd8ba3bbe6b8ee46f0e11.jpg...
09-06-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 13,516
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn This thread is part of a conspiracy...

:popcorn

This thread is part of a conspiracy by Big Dental Floss.
09-06-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,455
Posted By terrymorse

You wrote that dehydration impairs performance. I...

You wrote that dehydration impairs performance. I replied that the “science” making that claim is from Big Sports Drink, and it is mostly junk science. Moderate dehydration is not a performance...
09-06-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 5,027
Posted By indyfabz

That is why I have him on ignore.

That is why I have him on ignore.
09-06-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,455
Posted By terrymorse

Those hydration performance “studies” are...

Those hydration performance “studies” are sponsored — or performed by — the sports drink manufacturers. And they’re mostly BS.

“The marketing around sports drinks rests on a fundamental,...
Forum: Touring
09-04-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,225
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm one of the confirmed UL gram weenies, so I...

I'm one of the confirmed UL gram weenies, so I won't bore you with details. My first bike tours were 100+ pounds with bike. The camping was fun, but the cycling was not. Eventually I decided I wanted...
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