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06-29-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By cyclezen

I'd suggest, 1st, doing a proper inseam...

I'd suggest, 1st, doing a proper inseam measurement. If you haven't done in the way shown in this video, then do it this way - make sure the book is up as high as it will go......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By cyclezen

Truly ! Cycling, and especially bike racing is...

Truly !
Cycling, and especially bike racing is such a 'story', over a long and arduous course and day, or multiple days - with everything which lies before a rider/racer being some level of unknown....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 634
Posted By cyclezen

Ah! here ya go! This is were improvement can be...

Ah! here ya go! This is were improvement can be realized (not hyperbolizing...). Efficiency is improved and achieved by a balance of 'power'/stroke and cardio efficiency. Truly, efficiency can be...
06-29-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By cyclezen

Don;t hold your breath ! Based on the estimated...

Don;t hold your breath ! Based on the estimated delivery dates, I think the transport is going to be on Jackie Chan's "Around the World in 80 Days" balloon... LOL!
But it will be a nice surprise...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By cyclezen

Don;t think it's a difficult decision for...

Don;t think it's a difficult decision for Lefevere , it would be a bitter fruit for him as well as all Belgium (and many faithful), if Cav were to get a win. There really is no comparison, just in...
06-29-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By cyclezen

Completely different tubes. Butyl - and $5.00...

Completely different tubes.
Butyl - and $5.00 for a butyl tube with a 32mm stem is hardly a 'deal'...

TPU may be 'overpriced' with regards the cost of product ... But the going price for Schwalbe...
06-28-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 267
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! saw these also last week, when I was...

LOL! saw these also last week, when I was looking for tpu patch kit... haven't flatted my schwalbe yet, but it's inevitable...
I was gonna order a pair to try on one roadie ... what could go wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By cyclezen

Froomie is still a recovery in progress, and it's...

Froomie is still a recovery in progress, and it's happening... albeit at a slower pace... But his 'support' in the race/stages is valuable, and most certainly his knowledge of the race is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 634
Posted By cyclezen

I'm sorry... I like a good scoop of hyperbole at...

I'm sorry... I like a good scoop of hyperbole at times, hence the FD and 'water bottle' thing... I'm just not skilled at making it obvious , often... :twitchy:
I am with you, with your approach...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 634
Posted By cyclezen

:50: :foo:

:50:
:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 634
Posted By cyclezen

well, you're riding seems to be bugging you... so...

well, you're riding seems to be bugging you... so you want to improve that... however...
central park has no real 'technical sections', it's all about matching your strengths and improving...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 634
Posted By cyclezen

taking equipment out of the equation... the motor...

taking equipment out of the equation... the motor and how you use it.
rolling terrain (Central Park) requires a good knowledge of your status and capabilities. burning matches to jam a hill/rise is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 456
Posted By cyclezen

The LA region has quite a few 'River Trails', all...

The LA region has quite a few 'River Trails', all going from inland/hills down to the ocean (also reverse ride). Most are MUPS, so 12-ish ft wide, and generally bypass 'hills' (follow 'river' down),...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 456
Posted By cyclezen

2nd set of decent Wheels (not always expensive) !...

2nd set of decent Wheels (not always expensive) !
good road Tires (700x25) !
11x25 cassette,, using your 46/30 chainrings, will give a good road gear range for anything but the longest (3+ miles)...
06-27-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By cyclezen

a bit more trail actually helps in those areas...

a bit more trail actually helps in those areas where the front might get knocked around a bit more by chunks, erosion ditches and other irregularities...
I don't really feel any lose of 'quick...
06-27-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 287
Posted By cyclezen

running 700 x 42 front with smoother file tread ,...

running 700 x 42 front with smoother file tread , tubeless @ 32 psi , rear x 35 small block kenda w/ TPU tube @ 35 psi
smooth running, great feel and plenty of grip for my terrain. small amount I...
06-27-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 44,679
Posted By cyclezen

Whatz Dis 'Flat Bar' ding ???? Sounds like a...

Whatz Dis 'Flat Bar' ding ???? Sounds like a great way to dislike ridin...
DropBar all the way ! The Microshift Brifters and Advent X Clutch RD are awesome! Reliable, seem bulletproof, and never...
06-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 44,679
Posted By cyclezen

Only thing I HAD to change immediately was the...

Only thing I HAD to change immediately was the saddle, at 130mm it is way too narrow for me. Minimum I need is 141-143, much wider not necessary for me.
Otherwise the 'stock' bike works precisely,...
06-26-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 44,679
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, in a nutshell I'm extremely happy with the...

Yeah, in a nutshell I'm extremely happy with the FSA NonSeries wheelset. Comes with adapters for all the common QR and TA setups - works great.
Wheel are substantially lighter than 'stock' X wheels,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 390
Posted By cyclezen

Sounds like a great start for some performance...

Sounds like a great start for some performance cycling!
And your current ride is quite nice and certainly will work well for what you're doing. Tiagra is quite good stuff and more than adequate for...
06-26-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 482
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy...

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy for muscle and connective tissue rehab and recovery - TENS muscle electrical device.
A friend is a well-known (certified) acupuncturist who now also...
06-26-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,022
Posted By cyclezen

cycling is and has been the hub of my Mandala for...

cycling is and has been the hub of my Mandala for quite some time... mostly 'roadie' with prior track, but now greatly enhanced by mtb/gravel (same rides since there isn't gravel in my area, just...
06-25-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 715
Posted By cyclezen

put one together, get some others to participate...

put one together, get some others to participate - enjoy - maybe an avenue to greatness ??? or boredom...
topic has been picked clean already......
06-24-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By cyclezen

Take your cues from the Pros. If you don;t have...

Take your cues from the Pros. If you don;t have a soigneur who can give a good massage, after a long day at the amusement park, then learn self-massage. Anyone who does long multi-day riding knows...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,378
Posted By cyclezen

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as...

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as am I) and most of the serious climbs - 4+ to 12+ miles takes up to places where there is NO water!
And it's Hot with often an Oppressively strong...
06-21-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By cyclezen

"curve" I mean is how the saddle transitions from...

"curve" I mean is how the saddle transitions from the sitz area to the horn. this was illustrated by a comparison I made in another thread - Specialized Power saddle digs into upper thigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,724
Posted By cyclezen

both, why limit yourself? ...no tattoos, other...

both, why limit yourself?
...no tattoos, other than prior scars from off-bike excursions..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By cyclezen

IF the old, original fork is OK, and all you want...

IF the old, original fork is OK, and all you want is a little higher stack to the bar top (hence the longer steerer idea) . If an 'inch' (25mm) is enough higher stack, Then get over the stem angle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By cyclezen

these pics can be misleading. The 1st seems to...

these pics can be misleading. The 1st seems to show some backward orientation of the crown/blades, but at the angle taken and with the wheel turned strongly to right, the image can be misleading. The...
06-19-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By cyclezen

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle...

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle more forward to relieve the pressure but then there was more preninin... per... taint pressure"
I've not heard a rider of the female persuasion...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By cyclezen

your explanations don;t really add up and the...

your explanations don;t really add up and the pics can't possibly show anything which isn't a clear visible damage thing.
There could be any number of reasons why the fork doesn't rotate smoothly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By cyclezen

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal...

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal anatomy still controls what 'works' for any rider. And it's often little things. Being 'designed' for a certain position or riding quality will always...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 367
Posted By cyclezen

Kinesis Carbon fork on my Marin Treviso ('0) has...

Kinesis Carbon fork on my Marin Treviso ('0) has been on the bike since '02, and for sure has over 35K miles on it. Solid and shows no signs of age, I trust it completely.
Its so old it has nicely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By cyclezen

Welcome to road cycling ! Always good to know how...

Welcome to road cycling ! Always good to know how things turn out, so let us know how the bike works out.
one thing... Your butt will HURT for about 2 weeks of initial riding. Don;t react to that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 989
Posted By cyclezen

Look close at the rim tape, if it's not glued...

Look close at the rim tape, if it's not glued down, is there any gap where the spoke hole edge is not completely covered by the tape - can the tape move?
If the holes/patches are approx half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 706
Posted By cyclezen

The Dec Triban RC120 seems like quite a nice bike...

The Dec Triban RC120 seems like quite a nice bike for the price, and when it was on sale for $398 - a great deal.
My only reservation would be getting a pre-assembled one from Walmart. I'd sooner...
06-13-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By cyclezen

you're not giving up much info... not that we...

you're not giving up much info... not that we know what we're talkin about... LOL!
... so it's post-ride?... Ibuprofen
if it's persistent, then it's time to review the whole/everything...
06-13-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,249
Posted By cyclezen

THAT is some goofy stuff. so you say you ride...

THAT is some goofy stuff.
so you say you ride 50% of the time on your forearms... what do you do, where do you put your hands the rest of the time? core? glutes? shouolders/neck? climbing? any...
06-13-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! Well it's not OUR gravel, We have an...

LOL! Well it's not OUR gravel,
We have an embarrassment of riches, and a region long quiet from hustle and bustle. There are way too many riding options in our area for any small increase in...
06-12-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By cyclezen

On the off chance that Girona doesn't work out -...

On the off chance that Girona doesn't work out - or for any others who might be considering cycling - road, gravel in some beautiful countryside - I'll suggest
Franconia/Franken in Germany....
06-12-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,080
Posted By cyclezen

Lot to choose from... too much to consider. But...

Lot to choose from... too much to consider.
But ... some key stuff.
'Cross-over' to use in many other activities (even though I have way more packs than I should
good back carry - WITHOUT being a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,843
Posted By cyclezen

AH... I Didn't check the 'questions & answers',...

AH... I Didn't check the 'questions & answers', thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,843
Posted By cyclezen

Its not clear to me that this for 2x - so I sent...

Its not clear to me that this for 2x - so I sent contact msg thru amazon to ask if the price was for 1x or 2x tires...
I've seen 2x pics on other items as well, then buried in the text is indication...
06-10-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,433
Posted By cyclezen

Since the end of WW II, the cycling universe has...

Since the end of WW II, the cycling universe has gone thru it's own 'Big Bang'. Slowly at first, since in the world of humans, 'tech' has shown a slow start with increasing development with time.
I...
06-10-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,433
Posted By cyclezen

resistance, as a matter of policy, will assure a...

resistance, as a matter of policy, will assure a much smaller window on life, reducing the expanse of experience and chance for joy.
it's really easy to appreciate 'new' as well as current,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,843
Posted By cyclezen

too bad for me, they only had 28 & 32 - I would...

too bad for me, they only had 28 & 32 - I would use 25 and even 23, but have no real need for 28 or 32... :( oh well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 870,843
Posted By cyclezen

Conti GP 5000 Sale - $39. 95 ea., claimed 50% off...

Conti GP 5000 Sale - $39. 95 ea., claimed 50% off at Planet cyclery
700c in 28 and 32 mm
https://planetcyclery.com/continental-grand-prix-5000-road-tire?
flash sale, so not sure of valid period -...
06-10-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 19,433
Posted By cyclezen

Funny... one of the biggest differences I feel in...

Funny... one of the biggest differences I feel in ergos IS the on-hoods' riding experience of Brifters vs old school brake (break) levers... When I get back on the old school Levers -...
06-10-22, 05:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,586
Posted By cyclezen

some love to be fiddlin with their bikes, and to...

some love to be fiddlin with their bikes, and to them, time spent doin shop work is like making music.
me, I very much dislike annoying fiddly things, creaking seatposts, bottom brackets, annoying...
06-09-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By cyclezen

proviso - there are so many things into play with...

proviso - there are so many things into play with back injuries and associated, what we might suggest might be total opposite of what you need... and this IS the internet... LOL!
so
I broke my...
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