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Posted By Riveting

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you...

Exactly. The title of this thread implies you want learn to prevent movements, but what you actually want to do is learn to plan for them the night before, so they occur right before the start of...
04-08-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,682
Posted By Riveting

I'm pretty sure I know who drives a car without a...

I'm pretty sure I know who drives a car without a functioning spare tire, jack, and lug wrench, just expecting that somebody will pull over and help them.
03-24-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,229
Posted By Riveting

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes...

I disagree. The fact that overlap happens "makes it a big deal" to me also, because I don't want it to happen, at all. The fact that we don't want it doesn't make us ignorant (that's just an absurd...
03-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 672
Posted By Riveting

Oddly enough a massive saddle, and/or one with...

Oddly enough a massive saddle, and/or one with lots of padding can actually make you more uncomfortable, especially with numbness, since the padding can get bunched up down there and reduces blood...
03-18-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By Riveting

A manufacturer will rarely tell you how to...

A manufacturer will rarely tell you how to install third party stuff, or how to circumvent their control software, since it will almost always void your warranty, and they don't want to be blamed for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By Riveting

I think 120psi on a 700x25 is way too high for a...

I think 120psi on a 700x25 is way too high for a 160 lb rider, unless the bike itself weighs 100 lbs. 85 - 90 psi is more like it for a 160 lb rider on a 25 lb bike.

In general, never use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,652
Posted By Riveting

For aero position fitness I do lower back stuff...

For aero position fitness I do lower back stuff like "single leg active bridges" with 10-30 second isometric holds, as well as some tricep rope pulldowns with 5 second holds.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 475,767
Posted By Riveting

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO ...

South Valley Park, Littleton, CO
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03-11-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,515
Posted By Riveting

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some...

This is said a lot. But the problem is that some pumps need to be secured by pushing the pump down onto the stem with one hand, while the other hand has to flip the lever 90° to secure/squeeze the...
03-11-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
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Posted By Riveting

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe...

It's not the bike that makes the riding unsafe for me, I have studded Schwalbe 38's that do pretty well. It's being around the cagers while THEY have to maneuver THEIR vehicles in the snow/ice, while...
03-11-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 80
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Views: 5,321
Posted By Riveting

Yup, after I said that the savings were based on...

Yup, after I said that the savings were based on the IRS mileage rate, I realized that the insurance and taxes were a bulk of that IRS figure, so it misrepresents the savings of riding instead of...
03-08-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,127
Posted By Riveting

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike...

I bought a HillTopper Discover Bike (https://hilltopperbikes.com/product/hilltopper-discover-electric-gravel-road-bike-belt-drive/) that's very similar: belt-drive, flat bar, mech. disc brakes,...
03-07-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,995
Posted By Riveting

AWD bike. Solution looking for a problem?

I certainly admire the engineering of this AWD bike, but is it simply an over-engineered solution looking for a problem? But if the market for it are those just looking to get attention, then it hits...
03-03-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By Riveting

Maybe your winter shoes are a size too small if...

Maybe your winter shoes are a size too small if you're feeling excess pressure?

Shimano MW7's are also my winter shoe. I've ridden on 30 minute commutes down to 5 F in them, but with 2 pairs of...
03-01-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,534
Posted By Riveting

Agreed. ShimaNO, CampagNOlo, and ScRAM (just made...

Agreed. ShimaNO, CampagNOlo, and ScRAM (just made that one up) are all equally annoying and should be done away with.
02-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,239
Posted By Riveting

In only 35,000 miles, I've never personally...

In only 35,000 miles, I've never personally needed a chain tool, but I've been on three rides where someone in my group did. Two of those times were caused by chain suck that ended up bending links...
02-14-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By Riveting

The ROC Olympic team was created because Russia...

The ROC Olympic team was created because Russia is already banned from having its anthem and flag at the Games because of past doping cases. The creation of the ROC team was the solution to not...
02-01-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,087
Posted By Riveting

tl,dr Why isn't there a used market for all of...

tl,dr Why isn't there a used market for all of those bike share bikes or the parts? What am I missing? Are all the parts proprietary to that design and can't be used on "standard" bikes in order...
01-27-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,870
Posted By Riveting

I'm a roadie, though I own a gravel, road, and...

I'm a roadie, though I own a gravel, road, and full squish mtb, and have access to good terrain for all 3 within a mile or two of my front door, or a 30 minute drive into the Rockies if I want world...
01-25-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By Riveting

Tubeless on my 25psi mtb has been flawless for...

Tubeless on my 25psi mtb has been flawless for the past 4-5 years. Tires seat easy (using an Airshot pressure canister between the floor pump and tube valve), and the 20-30 small punctures I've had...
01-25-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,026
Posted By Riveting

I've only used Tri-Flow on my shift and brake...

I've only used Tri-Flow on my shift and brake cables (as well as it being my chain lube) and use Boeshield T-9 in the brifter internals, and have not had any issues in the cold, down to 5F, and I've...
01-18-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,595
Posted By Riveting

I takes nerve to contact and then try to "sell"...

I takes nerve to contact and then try to "sell" the bike back to the person you stole it from. So I'm leaning towards the "person with bike" being legit and trying to get the bike back to the...
01-06-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,969
Posted By Riveting

I'm all for the proper maintenance of the...

I'm all for the proper maintenance of the infrastructure in bike lanes/shoulders. But I personally treat every grate, crack, or debris coming up in the road ahead as a potential cause for a crash,...
01-06-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,499
Posted By Riveting

I'm sadistic and enjoy riding in somewhat...

I'm sadistic and enjoy riding in somewhat challenging conditions. The hardest part of riding in 25-30+ mph cross winds is when you have to lean/steer heavily into the crosswind to stay upright, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,850
Posted By Riveting

1. The side of the road you ride on makes no...

1. The side of the road you ride on makes no difference when it comes to pedal strike. Riding on the left is just a mirror to riding on the right.

2. Wider/slower turns (with less leaning) will...
12-10-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,280
Posted By Riveting

If I need to leave my bike unlocked to quickly go...

If I need to leave my bike unlocked to quickly go into a convenience store, I'll sometimes drop the chain off the front chain rings, as well as shift the RD and few cogs but not rotate the cranks....
12-08-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,821
Posted By Riveting

The blue one looks almost unused and was clearly...

The blue one looks almost unused and was clearly stored properly when not in use, but the red one looks like you may need to spend a lot to bring it back.
12-08-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,757
Posted By Riveting

I think 50 yr olds with sore knees from roadie...

I think 50 yr olds with sore knees from roadie sprint training will be the next demographic for ebikes. At least that's true in my garage.
12-07-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By Riveting

Yup, a chemical toe warmer across the top and...

Yup, a chemical toe warmer across the top and front of the toes, hydrophobic wool socks, and my Shimano MW80 GoreTex boots are good down to 5 F for a 45 minute commute, or for a 20-25 F 6-7hr...
12-07-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By Riveting

87 to 159 watts is a really good improvement. The...

87 to 159 watts is a really good improvement. The only strength training I do for cycling off the bike is for my core, both abdominals and lowerback/glutes. Google "active bridge exercise" and...
12-07-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Riveting

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12-07-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,538
Posted By Riveting

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if...

If I'm going to use a mirror, typically only if on a group ride where I may be responsible for keeping track of those behind me, it'll only be the Take-A-Look (https://takealookactive.com) helmet...
12-07-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Riveting

I use Stan's and remove the entire tire to clean...

I use Stan's and remove the entire tire to clean the old sealant out, and when it dries real good, it often peels off like a rubber sheet, though sometimes when it's not fully dried, rubbing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,261
Posted By Riveting

Yes, I feel better now, continue on.

Yes, I feel better now, continue on.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,261
Posted By Riveting

I had never heard the term "true wireless" until...

I had never heard the term "true wireless" until now, and I'm not exactly sure what that means, is there a partly/un-true version of wireless earbuds that have wires or something?

Are you simply...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By Riveting

Even though you're just getting into it, and have...

Even though you're just getting into it, and have only a little knowledge, you made a smart choice in getting a power meter (PM). PM's are a great tool, and you don't have to get all fancy to use it....
Forum: Commuting
12-01-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 26,963
Posted By Riveting

Yup, backpacks definitely make the bike more...

Yup, backpacks definitely make the bike more responsive, can help keep you warm in the winter, and allow you to ride your fast road bike without mounting and unmounting anything. With that being...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-01-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,553
Posted By Riveting

I heard Russ Toleum does a decent job, and his...

I heard Russ Toleum does a decent job, and his co-worker Sandy Papier does all the prep work.
12-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By Riveting

Do chunks still count? The answer is yes and no....

Do chunks still count? The answer is yes and no. I'm no expert, just experienced and read stuff here and there, so here's my take. The chunks will still "count" towards the improved fitness of your...
12-01-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,869
Posted By Riveting

Yup, I quit smoking in 2007, but then increased...

Yup, I quit smoking in 2007, but then increased my drinking without adding any fitness, and by 2013 I had packed 235 lbs on my medium 5'9" frame at 40 yrs old. Then in 2013 I started cycling one day...
11-30-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Riveting

I've been using Sauce for only a couple of weeks...

I've been using Sauce for only a couple of weeks now, and I don't always see the "beers count" for some reason, and it's kind of my favorite feature, since it keeps me honest about how many beers I...
11-30-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By Riveting

I've seen the hardcore mtb'ers here riding at...

I've seen the hardcore mtb'ers here riding at night on very technical black diamond terrain with a bar mount light, as well as a helmet mount light that connects to a battery that's stored in their...
11-30-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,474
Posted By Riveting

Winter is the most wonderful time of the year...

Winter is the most wonderful time of the year when I get to age all my bike's drivetrains 10-fold by riding in sand, salt, and sandy-salty-slush.
11-29-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,311
Posted By Riveting

Modifying an existing bike with a hub conversion...

Modifying an existing bike with a hub conversion kit is definitely the least expensive way to go if you already have a bike compatible with the kit you're considering. I opted to install a Class 2...
11-29-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,714
Posted By Riveting

I'm the kind of thief you want, since I know...

I'm the kind of thief you want, since I know nothing about old(er) bikes, would have considered it all junk, and left it all behind, although all of your tools would be missing :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,369
Posted By Riveting

I've never considered adding anyone to my ignore...

I've never considered adding anyone to my ignore list, until now. But the comedy is gold, so I won't.
11-29-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,581
Posted By Riveting

I thought a simple e-scooter would be a fine...

I thought a simple e-scooter would be a fine vehicle to patrol an industrial complex with, especially if going indoors to patrol.
Replies: 28
Views: 3,818
Posted By Riveting

I was already "endurance fit" by the summer of...

I was already "endurance fit" by the summer of the season that I did my solo 24hr ride in mid-Oct. I could ride a century at a moment's notice, and commuted to work pretty much every day, with a 40...
11-22-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,987
Posted By Riveting

Technically nobody "needs" a power meter, just...

Technically nobody "needs" a power meter, just like nobody needs to see the weight labels of the freeweights at the gym, and instead we could all just train "by feel", but both of those things are...
11-18-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,683
Posted By Riveting

Started commuting as an adult in 2013 to lose...

Started commuting as an adult in 2013 to lose weight, and then after getting somewhat fit and losing 60 lbs, from 2014-2018 I too used to ride almost exclusively for the purpose of chasing PR's (both...
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