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06-17-24, 03:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 693
Posted By diphthong

missed the email where pogacar joined...

missed the email where pogacar joined jumbo-visma. granted, consider myself as a casual follower of professional cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-24, 12:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,378
Posted By nyohohoho

I have no problem at all. Thanks for your...

I have no problem at all. Thanks for your discussion. It gave me more information when looking for a new frame. We all want our hard-earned money spent in the best place.
If you would like to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-24, 05:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By zacster

Nobody ever has anything bad to say about Canyon....

Nobody ever has anything bad to say about Canyon.

With a power meter you really do stop looking at speed. If I'm riding along at a 200w clip I don't really care how fast I'm going, I know that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-24, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By Sierra_rider

Yesterday's ride had 2 Strava-rated "HC" climbs,...

Yesterday's ride had 2 Strava-rated "HC" climbs, coupled with mostly a headwind on the final climb, courtesy of the downdrafts from an overhead thundercell. The power meter was a really useful tool...
06-11-24, 12:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,436
Posted By Jughed

I ride both, or used to ride both (I don't...

I ride both, or used to ride both (I don't currently have a MTB, but will in the future).

My take - drop bars are just flat better for paved roads, gravel roads and light/non technical single...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By Sierra_rider

Besides being a training tool, I too use the...

Besides being a training tool, I too use the power meter to pace off of. Unless I have some overarching training plan for that particular day, I use the power meter to hold a power number that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,815
Posted By RChung

When you're running a negative cash flow is...

When you're running a negative cash flow is exactly when you most need to track your bank balance.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-24, 10:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,378
Posted By 13ollocks

If some of these were never in the running, as a...

If some of these were never in the running, as a result of either availability or price, why are you cluttering up the list with them? :foo:
06-09-24, 08:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,301
Posted By veganbikes

Probably not soon. Tourney and similar stuff is...

Probably not soon. Tourney and similar stuff is unlikely to go anywhere and change to electronic. Considering Shimano just came out with CUES which is a mechanically shifted groupset which will take...
06-09-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,436
Posted By Maelochs

Actually ... "gravel" bikes are sort of a new...

Actually ... "gravel" bikes are sort of a new thing.

Sure, back in the day we rode everywhere on our overweight mild steel tank-bikes and never thought twice ... but there was not a widely...
06-08-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,375
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah ... um I know it is scary in your head ... ...

Yeah ... um I know it is scary in your head ... so come out and join the rest of us in reality.

Part of the idea was to see if Walmart bikes are as bad as everyone says ... which was never...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-24, 05:07 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,152
Posted By choddo

No I meant better than bacon strips which have...

No I meant better than bacon strips which have never worked for me (but road tyres obv higher pressure and Iím sure theyíre more effective on MTB). Try dynaplugs, seriously. 2-3x cost increase for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-24, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By chaadster

Troul are you having trouble finding puncture...

Troul are you having trouble finding puncture resistant performance tires generally, or is this thread about Pirelli’s tire range options in particular? Have you looked at Pirelli’s Cinturato Velo? ...
06-02-24, 02:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,376
Posted By MikeDeason

Thanks for the input on the tires. I ended up...

Thanks for the input on the tires. I ended up with tubeless Schwalbe G-1 RS 700x45 for the second wheel-set. This looks to be a fun tire/wheel combo to experiment with on weekends.

Finally picked...
06-01-24, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By SteveCapps

I wanted a compact folding bike so that I could...

I wanted a compact folding bike so that I could just toss it into the trunk/boot of the car without having to use a bike carrier on the back of the car. I don't want to have a bike carrier on the...
06-01-24, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By SteveCapps

Been riding 40+ years - Just got a Brompton 12-speed

Hi - Just joined this forum.

I've been riding most every day for about 40 years now (not counting my teenage years). I turn 70 later this year. I keep rough track of the miles. Roughly, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-24, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,626
Posted By Koyote

Cartridge bearings are the most easily replaced...

Cartridge bearings are the most easily replaced type of bearings. There is something fishy here.
05-29-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Hermes

I will echo others that say ride with power and...

I will echo others that say ride with power and collect and store the data. It is hard to predict the future and how you may decide to use the power meter and new data. You may then wish you had...
05-28-24, 08:17 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,118
Posted By cyclezen

As it happens, the last 6-7 years of my 58+ years...

As it happens, the last 6-7 years of my 58+ years of cycling are now often Solo. So I half qualify for this thread. I am not a casual cyclist, as might be the tilt that word is used herein.
I've...
05-26-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,585
Posted By terrymorse

From the User Guide...

From the User Guide (https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/edge530/EN-US/GUID-5BF2156B-9740-47F1-A564-FA22D55FDEB1.html):

______Data Recording SettingsSelect Menu > Settings > System > Data...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-24, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 120,883
Posted By TMonk

While outside, I swung by the ATM and thought my...

While outside, I swung by the ATM and thought my TCR Pro was looking aptly named. With Di2 12 speed Ultegra and carbon bits its pretty end-game. I mean, I wouldn't say no to a DA crank, Cadex wheels,...
05-25-24, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,667
Posted By Trakhak

Left photo is exactly how Lance Armstrong looked...

Left photo is exactly how Lance Armstrong looked when racing. In fact, I just took a quick look at the Eurosport video of the last 3 k from today's Giro stage 20, and Pogacar's posture on the bike is...
05-25-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,585
Posted By terrymorse

I don't know. I've used both Garmin and iPhone...

I don't know. I've used both Garmin and iPhone (RideWithGPS), and it seemed that the Garmin tracks jumped around substantially less.

Maybe the sampling rate is higher on the Garmin. I have mine...
05-24-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By Average Old Guy

Thank you. I Googled the ISM saddle, picked one...

Thank you. I Googled the ISM saddle, picked one up, put ten miles on it today and it seems as though this is what I'm looking for. Carried my wrench with me, made a minor adjustment at five miles,...
05-24-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By MinnMan

Not so. I have nothing near a spare tire around...

Not so. I have nothing near a spare tire around my waist. To all appearances, I am extremely thin. yet, at times I get 5 or 8 lbs. above my ideal fastest riding weight and it is work to get those...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Trakhak

Since there's no way to use a torque wrench on a...

Since there's no way to use a torque wrench on a QR seatpost clamp that I'm aware of, I'm curious what kind of answers you expect. ("Tighten until the frame cracks, then back off a quarter turn.")
05-22-24, 03:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,348
Posted By Wildwood

For those who say never an ebike, be prepared (at...

For those who say never an ebike, be prepared (at some point) to give up the places you may love to ride....
05-22-24, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,348
Posted By Smaug1

One of my eBikes is just such a bike; it can do a...

One of my eBikes is just such a bike; it can do a little bit of everything....
05-21-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,903
Posted By howsteepisit

I am pretty sure it's not the saddles, it would...

I am pretty sure it's not the saddles, it would appear that I have some kind of leg length discrepancy or a twist to my pelvis. My Dumb Purchase was buying evermore saddles and not paying attention...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By Maelochs

I have a Workswell 066---a clone of an old...

I have a Workswell 066---a clone of an old Cervelo R5 from the 2012-or-so era.

Awesome bike. Amazing ride, light frame (I think 870 grams for a 56? Not bad for dinosaur days.) Fun bike to ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,406
Posted By crazyravr

The very firs time you have a fall and the palms...

The very firs time you have a fall and the palms of your hands make contact with pavement, you will go back to gloves real quick. Its the only reason I wear them, but they have to be without any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 03:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By NumbersGuy

That’s an awesome looking bike. I’m definitely...

That’s an awesome looking bike. I’m definitely with you on liking the very subtle branding. I think it was a great choice by Specialized to keep the branding to a minimum on the Aethos, and this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-24, 02:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,406
Posted By Trakhak

Having read not just the title but the entire...

Having read not just the title but the entire first line of the first post, I'll answer the actual question that was asked:

I began noticing it about two or three years ago - certainly not much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-24, 10:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By Caliwild

Here are a couple shots... I really, really like...

Here are a couple shots... I really, really like the paint on the bike. Looks like plain white from a distance, but up close it's really shimmery and has an iridescent shine. And the branding is...
05-20-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,345
Posted By Eric F

When I went though my major weight loss phase (40...

When I went though my major weight loss phase (40 lbs in 12 months), the key for me was reducing portion size, but I never really cut out anything completely. I cut out my every-day, after-work...
05-20-24, 04:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,044
Posted By Jughed

Yesterday I rode my first timed Fondo - 60 miles...

Yesterday I rode my first timed Fondo - 60 miles with 5k of climbing. My plan was to go full gas gate to gate. All 5k came from short/steep climbs. Up and down all day.

Carb loaded before the...
05-19-24, 06:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,210
Posted By Sy Reene

Stay away from Epic Ride.. supposedly one of the...

Stay away from Epic Ride.. supposedly one of the worst options

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05-18-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,023
Posted By unterhausen

I feel like waiting and having a price hike all...

I feel like waiting and having a price hike all at once is a marketing mistake. Could have been increasing the price all along. Now they have made everyone mad and probably given everyone an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 08:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,595
Posted By runningDoc

that looks like a good/great deal for a new...

that looks like a good/great deal for a new Aethos build under warranty. if it's the proper size and fit then its a great bike.

two underrated aspects of the Aethos is how much easier the bike can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 04:52 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,889
Posted By Trakhak

Trying them tells you nothing. Confirmation bias...

Trying them tells you nothing. Confirmation bias is a real thing. People used to believe that aluminum bike frames rode more harshly than steel and titanium frames. But tests showed that, e.g., a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-24, 04:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,889
Posted By Trakhak

The vertical stiffness of bicycle wheels does not...

The vertical stiffness of bicycle wheels does not vary with the rim material. No bike wheel, regardless of material, deforms vertically sufficiently for the deformation to be perceptible when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-24, 07:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,889
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Only on bike forums can you get a 3 page thread...

Only on bike forums can you get a 3 page thread discussing wooden bicycle rims and actually have people defending them! I am continually surprised how a forum discussing cycling can be so completely...
05-17-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for the clarification. I did not mean to...

Thanks for the clarification. I did not mean to seem dismissive of other benefits.
05-17-24, 04:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,023
Posted By Jughed

OK, for the last time - TRAINING. And yes, its...

OK, for the last time - TRAINING. And yes, its the best place to train - for me - ALL YEAR ROUND.

Try doing a 20 min interval outside - try finding a place close to home in the north east where...
05-17-24, 03:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,023
Posted By MoAlpha

Health care is a factor, but time, education, and...

Health care is a factor, but time, education, and culture, are far more important at the population level. Presumably, biomarkers such as VO2max are independent predictors, but are also correlated...
05-16-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By big john

It's more than that for me. I toe out so much I...

It's more than that for me. I toe out so much I need to be away from the crankarm. A wider Q doesn't affect that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 05:28 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,889
Posted By genejockey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtbp5cTLLjo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtbp5cTLLjo
05-16-24, 09:10 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,872
Posted By badger1

Won't take the bet; you are correct (98%...

Won't take the bet; you are correct (98% confidence on one detector; 100% on the other). Funny how these (posts) still jump out at one, much like my undergraduates' papers: syntactically...
05-16-24, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,680
Posted By tcs

Who told you you couldn't? ...

Who told you you couldn't?

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 06:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,909
Posted By chaadster

I donít disagree that costs are high, but I do...

I donít disagree that costs are high, but I do think thereís a bit of hyperbole going on here. Inflation is a thing, and at ~3% year, over 15 years, thatís like 45%. Iím not sure of the rate...
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