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Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,963
Posted By scottfsmith

Here is some wax that dripped on the floor after...

Here is some wax that dripped on the floor after my latest lube which I scraped off and put in water for a couple hours:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,272
Posted By JohnDThompson

There's a difference between "structural...

There's a difference between "structural integrity" and "environmental persistence."
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,150
Posted By bampilot06

Itís a shame, there is a guy in my area that went...

Itís a shame, there is a guy in my area that went and took a lot of KOMs. Never saw him before, no one seems to know who he is, and his ride history is nothing spectacular. His data looks more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 808
Posted By genejockey

I've had a Ritchey Road Logic since 1997. It is...

I've had a Ritchey Road Logic since 1997. It is a great bike. Everytime I ride it, I think, "If I had to have only one bike, and it was this one, that would be okay."
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,890
Posted By RChung

[/b] Nice. Yes, I've been looking at actual...

[/b]
Nice. Yes, I've been looking at actual power, cadence, and torque data for a pretty long time. Most riders' self-reports of what they think they're doing are only a snapshot.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 808
Posted By chaadster

The modern Ritchey, for sure. The GT would...

The modern Ritchey, for sure.

The GT would be a nice novelty for someone with a collection, but is outdated as a daily rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,963
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is what I have done too, although some...

This is what I have done too, although some waxing instructions say this step is not necessary. This step does necessitate cleaning the remainder of the drivetrain prior to installing a waxed chain.
12-04-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,336
Posted By Lombard

I'm beginning to think this myself. Sure, my fit...

I'm beginning to think this myself. Sure, my fit may have worked for many years, but the body changes with age. I'm now thinking that changing saddles would be the "shotgun approach" similar to a car...
12-04-22, 05:27 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,336
Posted By Thulsadoom

Pain on one side means you're crooked. You're...

Pain on one side means you're crooked. You're sitting sideways and you should address that issue, and don't let some "professional bike fitter" talk you into shimming your cleats. You'll probably...
12-02-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,049
Posted By livedarklions

Not that it matters, but that wouldn't likely...

Not that it matters, but that wouldn't likely have been the case with the story in the OP as he was British.
12-01-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,641
Posted By rsbob

Go to a hobby store or find nail polish. ...

Go to a hobby store or find nail polish.

And it’s not abnormal if its on someone else’s bike.
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,049
Posted By Koyote

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per...

He averaged "more than 2,000km of cycling per month, much of it on indoors on a turbo trainer."

I'm surprised he didn't die of boredom.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,963
Posted By Polaris OBark

The Shimano factory "lube" seems to be quite...

The Shimano factory "lube" seems to be quite adhesive. I would (and have) removed it before using any type of chain lubricant, whether wax, oil, wet or dry.

I think the factory lube is to...
12-01-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,049
Posted By 70sSanO

My wife was getting chest pain when riding. After...

My wife was getting chest pain when riding. After some tests, she had heart valve replacement and is fine.

It is not the obsession, it is the reluctance to seek medical care/diagnosis when an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,963
Posted By tomato coupe

The longer this thread goes, the more apparent it...

The longer this thread goes, the more apparent it becomes why chain waxing isn't more popular.
11-30-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,470
Posted By tomato coupe

If you do a quick back-of-the-envelope...

If you do a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation, the difference in acceleration is something like 0.3%. To put it another way, if you're racing a crit and accelerating out of every turn at 600 W,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,189
Posted By AnthonyE

Currently have 3 pairs. 2 Road shoes using SPD-SL...

Currently have 3 pairs. 2 Road shoes using SPD-SL which is by far the best system for road. And 1 "gravel" shoe using SPD. I only use 1 of the road shoes, Lake CX238 as my feet are very wide. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By bbbean

Can we pin this to the top of all forums? ...

Can we pin this to the top of all forums?

FWIW, #1 is arguably my pet peeve. There is apparently a quantum leap from casual coffee shop rider and TdF pro. No one could possibly find themselves...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By RChung

I think your post can be classified under #1 and...

I think your post can be classified under #1 and #3; possibly also #5.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By apexle

I made it halfway through but I kinda wanted to...

I made it halfway through but I kinda wanted to throw in my 2 cents;

I started this year with a gravel bike in march and ended up deciding to do an ironman this past nov20 and finished the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,111
Posted By genejockey

I like the adhesive, because I'm forever...

I like the adhesive, because I'm forever misplacing the electrical tape or the shears I use to cut the angled end up by the stem, and I have to step away and find them, and when I come back, with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By PeteHski

Lots of mocking here, but actually it looks like...

Lots of mocking here, but actually it looks like quite a neat solution for deep section wheels vs a super-long valve stem that is prone to damage when inflating. Also better looking than valve caps...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By lennyparis

Those are more durable but not as light Also...

Those are more durable but not as light
Also they have a different stack from the keo blades so would have to change my bike fit on all my bikes
I like the pedals when they work but not when they...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,963
Posted By Hiro11

Opinions after running a season with five bikes...

Opinions after running a season with five bikes using Molten Speed immersion wax. Context: I use KMC chains with YBN quick links. I used primarily RNR Gold previously.

Good:
Waxed drivetrains...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,111
Posted By genejockey

Set saddle fore/aft position as in the videos,...

Set saddle fore/aft position as in the videos, but unless you can't get the saddle as far one way or the other as it needs to be in the seatpost you have, you don't need to change it. It's where the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,111
Posted By genejockey

I haven't found this to be the case, and since I...

I haven't found this to be the case, and since I have short femurs for the length of my legs, most of my saddles are clamped toward the rear. I set the saddle angle on all of them as close to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,111
Posted By Iride01

On a bike with STI's and properly sized for the...

On a bike with STI's and properly sized for the rider, then you'll be keeping your hands on the control levers or in the drops. So, leaving more bare bar on top will give more room for all the gizmos...
11-26-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By veganbikes

All of the calipers cyccommute listed are long...

All of the calipers cyccommute listed are long pull which would generally be found on a mountain bike. The Paul Klamper is adjustable with different arms so you can use it for Short, Long or Campy...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,111
Posted By genejockey

I sometimes wonder if a lot of the perceived need...

I sometimes wonder if a lot of the perceived need for more padding, thicker tape, etc. could be avoided by better bike fitting. I use the 2.5 mm tape you see in the pic I posted on most of my bikes,...
11-26-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By cyccommute

Economical: Avid BB7...

Economical: Avid BB7...
11-25-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,161
Posted By Ramshackle

I often go back to James Thomas's bike fitting...

I often go back to James Thomas's bike fitting tips on Bike Fit Tuesdays. Thomas seems to really know his stuff. Also Neil Stansbury's bike fitting advice on Cam Nicholls Road Cycling Academy.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,414
Posted By Bah Humbug

Whatever you get, make sure you get it from a...

Whatever you get, make sure you get it from a reputable bike dealer that doesn't get you a counterfeit.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,034
Posted By oldbobcat

No, just a lot lighter and stronger 50 years ago....

No, just a lot lighter and stronger 50 years ago. I think that's understandable. A 2x7 friction drivetrain with a bottom gear of 42/24 doesn't get me where I want to go anymore. And clipless pedals,...
11-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By Rolla

Swapping and cutting a carbon fork isn't a big...

Swapping and cutting a carbon fork isn't a big deal, but it will require a a race remover and setter, a carbon-specific blade, and a cutting guide. Hydro brakes are similarly straightforward, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By masi61

Any clincher road wheelset that is not tubeless...

Any clincher road wheelset that is not tubeless ready should be crossed off your list. Road tubeless is really great.

I thought that all Fulcrum wheels sold now were ď2 way fitĒ meaning they can...
11-22-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Iride01

For the same distance, walking or running is...

For the same distance, walking or running is usually a bigger expenditure of energy. However for the same time, you can go faster and farther on a bike so the energy expenditure is very close to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By seypat

Whatever the amount was, they said it used to be...

Whatever the amount was, they said it used to be 2.5 - 3 per hour. Now it 5. On that 2.5 - 3 the riders could hold a certain wattage/effort for 20 minutes. On the 5, the riders can hold the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By redlude97

~500 cals/hr or ~120g/hr carbs

~500 cals/hr or ~120g/hr carbs
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Re Branko D's observations above: "Even...

Re Branko D's observations above:

"Even dwarfs started small" (Werner Herzog of course). As Branko says, good on ya. I think all of us who came to riding late go through this thing of "have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By genejockey

My brain first rendered the data group names as...

My brain first rendered the data group names as "Pennsylvania Fat Ox" and "Massachusetts Fat Ox", and I thought, "Geez, that's rude, calling someone a fat ox!"
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By genejockey

One advantage of bars, chews, and gels over real...

One advantage of bars, chews, and gels over real food - packaging. Once upon a time, I decided to substitute peanut butter and honey sandwiches, but in the end they were messy and a PITA to deal...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By waters60

I second that. Gel flasks are much easier to deal...

I second that. Gel flasks are much easier to deal with. Twist, squeeze, done. No need to tear off gel packs. Although I put GuGel Roctane gels in my flask, I assume it would be easy enough to put...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,034
Posted By Bob Ross

Here's my theory: The only people who wonder...

Here's my theory: The only people who wonder "would downtube friction shifters be a good idea in 2022?" are people who grew up riding downtube friction shifters. But for someone born (or who came to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By canklecat

I used to avoid long rest breaks because my legs...

I used to avoid long rest breaks because my legs got heavy and stiff. When I couldn't keep up with the no-drop A group rides anymore, I quit riding those because they had to wait a minute or longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,362
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Heh, I used to return, shower, and stuff my face,...

Heh, I used to return, shower, and stuff my face, regaining any calories I had lost (and then some). Now I found that a pack of gummy bears mid-ride mostly stave off that urge.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,400
Posted By PeteHski

Pillar is designed for long term use. ...

Pillar is designed for long term use.
TrainerRoad have a long term plan builder
Training Peaks has loads of annual plans
Wahoo SYSTM plans are short (12 week) but you can build a long term plan...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,550
Posted By zaje

Rented bike in German Alps. I had a perfect...

Rented bike in German Alps. I had a perfect holidays :)
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11-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,188
Posted By base2

Them: You ride a $X-thousand dollar bike? Me:...

Them: You ride a $X-thousand dollar bike?
Me: Yeah. I can't imagine how cheap it is! So much less than just the optional fancy trim package of a new car!
Them: :foo:
11-17-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 5,562
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It is amusing observing traditional titanium...

It is amusing observing traditional titanium frame manufacturers contort themselves attempting to remain relevant as composite technologies have passed them by. The latest Moots CRD, for example,...
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