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09-24-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By spelger

I ride spd on the road. Have for over 20 years...

I ride spd on the road. Have for over 20 years and obviously like them. They will work well for you.
09-24-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By spelger

that is an absurd assertion. i use a smart phone...

that is an absurd assertion. i use a smart phone for recording rides and it pairs with sensors and all gets uploaded to strava automagically. CycleMeter, 11$/yr, there are others out there too.
09-23-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By spelger

once when i was doing the four horsemen route in...

once when i was doing the four horsemen route in zwift i did need the assistance of a 1" think piece of foam that was within reach. it was a long ride and mu butt needed it. it was probably the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 4,539
Posted By spelger

I recently bought and installed drums, shoes,...

I recently bought and installed drums, shoes, rotors, pads, and bearings for my '79 spitfire, but his point is well taken.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,616
Posted By spelger

it was more the tone of the thread than the topic.

it was more the tone of the thread than the topic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,616
Posted By spelger

One of the friendliest threads on BF I've read in...

One of the friendliest threads on BF I've read in a long time.
09-20-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By spelger

i had to run a mile back when i was in the air...

i had to run a mile back when i was in the air force once a year. i don't recall what the max allowed time was but i always came in with at least 2 minutes to spare. for air force guys i think it was...
09-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By spelger

upset? i certainly don't lose any sleep over it. ...

upset? i certainly don't lose any sleep over it.


really? comparing against other people is just part of competition. do you never compete? it is sort of human nature to compete. and software...
09-19-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By spelger

Strava segments I have no hope in achieving

Why do riders make Strava segment names that i have no hope in achieving? its bad enough not making the descriptive times but man these results just crush me.

here are a few near me that come to...
09-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

ok. i get it and that sounds reasonable. ...

ok. i get it and that sounds reasonable.

could always drive a car for a kom i guess.
09-15-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

while i agree with your first assertion, can you...

while i agree with your first assertion, can you explain the second?

maybe i have not been riding or using strava long enough to see the faults in considering other factors aside from speed.
09-15-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

i'd like it if the segments were scored not only...

i'd like it if the segments were scored not only by time but also by wind direction and amount of riding a rider has done prior to the segment. and possibly by the number of traffic lights. segments...
09-14-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,629
Posted By spelger

i like to be self sufficient but i certainly...

i like to be self sufficient but i certainly don't lose sleep over what others do (or don't do).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By spelger

i used a wheel on trainer for a winter season. i...

i used a wheel on trainer for a winter season. i used the same tire on and off road. it was not worth it to me. later i got a wheel off trainer so after time who knows. i sure was not about to change...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By spelger

not sure how much a trainer tire costs but if you...

not sure how much a trainer tire costs but if you have an old tire then use that instead of a trainer tire. a 100 percent savings.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By spelger

when i'm zwifting and i know i will be climbing i...

when i'm zwifting and i know i will be climbing i put bricks under the wheel, either 2" or 6" depending on anticipated grade. feels weird when on the flats but so does no wheel elevation and...
09-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,025
Posted By spelger

two such repairs and you've bought your bike...

two such repairs and you've bought your bike twice.

not saying you need an expensive bike but if the repairs ratio is like that it might be time to consider something better. of course it matters...
09-13-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By spelger

i guess what i mean is that a single chain ring...

i guess what i mean is that a single chain ring seems so limiting to me. i don't have the steep climbs that a lot of riders here describe but i can't image riding grades of +/- 15% on a single.
09-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

^ This is why i periodically pull all my rides...

^ This is why i periodically pull all my rides down from strava. i assume that one day, someday, it won't be available. i'd hate to lose it all.
09-12-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

i do like strava. i resisted it for a long time....

i do like strava. i resisted it for a long time. i think what i like most about it is consolidation. when i ride zwift it gets uploaded, when i ride CycleMeter it gets uploaded, when i ride my own...
09-11-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By spelger

I restore antique radios and have used waxed...

I restore antique radios and have used waxed dental floss just for wire bundles. But I recall the tape you speak of when I worked on f-111s.
09-11-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,637
Posted By spelger

I have a triple but...huh?

I have a triple but...huh?
09-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

just make your driveway a segment. you're sure to...

just make your driveway a segment. you're sure to get local legend.
09-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,830
Posted By spelger

^ agreed. i've lost local legend titles that i...

^ agreed. i've lost local legend titles that i didn't even know (or care) i had.

i'm happy if i get another PR. hard to come by these days.
09-10-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By spelger

you wear a cycling costume? you mean like...

you wear a cycling costume? you mean like superman or batman?

sorry...just pulling your cape.
09-10-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By spelger

immediately after i get out of my car i walk to...

immediately after i get out of my car i walk to the laptop and turn it on. it is slow to start so i get everything in the house then come back out to the garage and launch zwift.

just yesterday...
09-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

i don't think he is a rarity because i know i am...

i don't think he is a rarity because i know i am not a rarity and i pull on the up stroke while peddling and sweep back on the back stroke. no where near with the same force as the down stroke but it...
09-08-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

do you mean kicker bike? i have a kicker and it...

do you mean kicker bike? i have a kicker and it does not give dual power nor is there any possible way to extrapolate that info. it follows the FEC protocol and only total power is provided in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,706
Posted By spelger

because it is dirty. i do use it to remove...

because it is dirty.

i do use it to remove the original lube because that is very sticky and is a dust magnet but i still wash with mineral spirits. the first bath is quite a dirty grey color from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,706
Posted By spelger

hang on a sec...i still clean mine. i use mineral...

hang on a sec...i still clean mine. i use mineral spirits, two baths, first gets the majority of the grime off, second is just a follow up. the spirits are quite dirty which means the chain was quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By spelger

1200 watts he says. i'll never come close to that...

1200 watts he says. i'll never come close to that if i live to 100.
09-07-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

if you later become interested you can send me...

if you later become interested you can send me the two fit files and i will see about merging them together into one. i will happily send you the resulting utility so you can do it on your own.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By spelger

ERG will only control resistance during training....

ERG will only control resistance during training. you will still need to shift on your own. and eventually if you decide to try zwift or rgt or rouvy you will likely try the simulated routes where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By spelger

using the wifi at ~5ghz will eliminate the...

using the wifi at ~5ghz will eliminate the problems of the leaking microwave which operates at ~2.4 ghz. however, your bluetooth and ant+ devices still operate at ~2.4-2.5 ghz so there is possible...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By spelger

microwave ovens are cheap. replace it. if it is...

microwave ovens are cheap. replace it. if it is leaking then it is spewing radiation nearby and literally cooking those nearby from the inside out. if you have children...

i replaced mine once i...
09-07-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By spelger

once a month at a prescribed time would be a...

once a month at a prescribed time would be a smart thing to do. i never know when they are coming and they seem to come at an inopportune time.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By spelger

i have a 2018 model that i got new in mid 2019....

i have a 2018 model that i got new in mid 2019. when i received it i set it up and rode it about 5 times to make sure it owrkd and on the shelf it went. then winter came, glad i had it. but i learned...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,706
Posted By spelger

Still think your process is too labor intensive...

Still think your process is too labor intensive with the baking, boiling, and boogers but if it works for you then enjoy the ride.

tomorrow I'll be waxing too.
09-05-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By spelger

I bought an entry level trek back in 2008. I...

I bought an entry level trek back in 2008. I still ride it because it is all I have. A better bike won't make you a better rider, only riding more will do that. Enjoy what you have unless you really...
09-05-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By spelger

Bike room...:love:

Bike room...:love:
09-03-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

bummer again. ok, any chance you can use another...

bummer again. ok, any chance you can use another device to connect to the pedals via ant, then fire up the roam? i would assume that if the first device has already established a connection via ant...
09-03-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By spelger

hope you love it. that is something that needs to...

hope you love it. that is something that needs to be in the house, unlike my kicker which needs to be used in the sweltering in summer, freezing in winter garage.
09-03-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

i don't understand this. i've written an app that...

i don't understand this. i've written an app that communicated with my kicker and do not recall anything about setting com protocols and parameters such as what you mention. if i had to guess i would...
09-03-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

bummer. here is another idea...i would assume...

bummer. here is another idea...i would assume that the bike is being connected via ant+, so, try to connect to your peddles via blue tooth, assuming they support that protocol.
09-03-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By spelger

why, yes it is old hardware, but not ancient. and...

why, yes it is old hardware, but not ancient. and certainly no excuse for shoddy software. zwift is the biggest pig software i use as a customer.
09-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 549
Posted By spelger

Have you tried pairing the pedals before powering...

Have you tried pairing the pedals before powering up the bike?
09-03-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By spelger

i like yours. i've always tried to be a DIY kind...

i like yours. i've always tried to be a DIY kind of guy so i can appreciate what you have done. mine is a bit simpler...

just a peice of plywood from a 1928 bosh radio with a 2x4 screwed to one...
09-03-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By spelger

Zwift updates really suck

why does zwift update at teh most inconvenient times?

i rarely do events but i found one that i really wanted to do yesterday. a race up the alpe. turn on the pc, fire up zwift and am greeted with...
09-03-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By spelger

usually when i do a search for an answer to a...

usually when i do a search for an answer to a question i like to have multiple responses saying essentially the same thing. it is like positive confirmation for me. especially when there is an...
09-03-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 678
Posted By spelger

from what i have read with this new RD you can...

from what i have read with this new RD you can shift under load with no hesitation in performance. that may have been a contributing factor in the design choice.
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