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05-28-24, 05:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By bruce19

How to use my power meter?

I posted a similar thread in Road Cycling. It was a bit different in terms of the info I am seeking. But, apologies if this seems redundant. Having said that, a bit of background. I will be 78 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-24, 12:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,258
Posted By 2muchroad

The principals of bicycle shifting were perfected...

The principals of bicycle shifting were perfected a very long time ago.

Whenever a technology has reached it's peak of ingenuity, people invent gimmicks instead of actually innovating.

Granted,...
04-15-24, 08:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,378
Posted By mstateglfr

43mm actual measured width.

43mm actual measured width.
04-11-24, 05:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,837
Posted By shelbyfv

There is actually a strong recreational cycling...

There is actually a strong recreational cycling community in Greenville. It's not unusual for folks moving from flat lands to be intimidated by hills but don't be discouraged. Keep at it and you'll...
04-07-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By Polaris OBark

We need the obligatory cliché: A gravel bike is...

We need the obligatory cliché: A gravel bike is a road bike that doesn't suck.
04-06-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,919
Posted By Polaris OBark

This again.

This again.
04-06-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By georges1

That is true and back in 2010 nobody really cared...

That is true and back in 2010 nobody really cared about disc brakes and it was just the very begining of electronic shifting with dura ace di2 7970 introduced in 2009 even before back in 1993 Mavic...
04-06-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By georges1

Yes, it is just another industrial mass produced...

Yes, it is just another industrial mass produced carbon frame with dura ace or campy record but nothing fancy or artisanal. But hey whatever people are happy to pay and spend their money for. Would...
04-04-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By smd4

And the bikes on the market "back then" were...

And the bikes on the market "back then" were "technically well in advance of what was on the market" from the 1940s. So what's you point?
04-04-24, 04:11 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By Jughed

That $4700 top of the line Trek in todays dollars...

That $4700 top of the line Trek in todays dollars = 8k.
Todays top of the line Trek = 13k+/-.

The Look and Pinarello have an even bigger delta... way out pacing standard inflation.

And you...
03-28-24, 07:13 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By PeteHski

I mostly agree with this. It is mainly down to...

I mostly agree with this. It is mainly down to the rider and marginal gains are vastly diminishing as you approach $15k bikes. But you can get most of the marginal gains over older bikes at a much...
03-27-24, 06:16 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By big john

I'm not saying anything about aero bikes....

I'm not saying anything about aero bikes. Obviously the drag on most road bikes people are using for club rides and amateur racing are not going to be different enough to make a huge difference....
03-22-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 23,619
Posted By smd4

I'm listening to it. Right out of the gate,...

I'm listening to it. Right out of the gate, Gitelis said--in direct answer to the question also posted as this thread topic--and I quote, "If we look at what a bike cost 25 years ago, to what it...
03-15-24, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 454,864
Posted By Eric F

Post-work "Happy Hour" fun... ...

Post-work "Happy Hour" fun...
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03-13-24, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 454,864
Posted By justin1138

some post work trails... ...

some post work trails...

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03-13-24, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,999
Views: 454,864
Posted By Eric F

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03-01-24, 03:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,218
Posted By MattoftheRocks

I don’t bother with charts anymore. There’s too...

I don’t bother with charts anymore. There’s too much variation between tires.

When I try a new-to-me model of tire I go out through the neighborhood and do a bunny hop session and let out rear...
12-18-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 334,610
Posted By Sedgemop

Recently picked up this frame from forum member...

Recently picked up this frame from forum member Brewsmith . I'll be building it up next month and will post photos once it's done. Looking forward to it.
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11-13-23, 04:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,573
Posted By Jughed

"Modern Day 105 is as good as..."

...Older Ultegra/Dura Ace.

IMHO - it's not. Aside from the ergonomics of the brake hoods - it's not.

2001 9 speed Ultegra vs 11 speed 105:
-Ultegra shifts better
-Ultegra shifts faster...
11-09-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,548
Posted By BillyD

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Closed.
11-07-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,548
Posted By 79pmooney

I regularly move parts from one frame to another....

I regularly move parts from one frame to another. The ride changes. My ti bikes have nearly the same parts as my steel bikes. Again, different rides. I feel those differences. And I've been told...
11-02-23, 01:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,093
Posted By roadcrankr

On a cycling website, defending the indefensible,...

On a cycling website, defending the indefensible, sounds more like trolling than anything the OP described.
10-12-23, 03:14 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 334,610
Posted By Tiger1

L'eroica 2023

Hi everyone. A few pics from L'Eroica 2023 in Tuscany on my Tommasini Prestige. Completed the 135k course on Saturday 30 Sept, was much harder than the pics can show!
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10-11-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 334,610
Posted By DavidBrussels

Almost completed, my as confirmed by Irio, 1974...

Almost completed, my as confirmed by Irio, 1974 Tommasini built for the team sponsored by the Ballini cycles shop in Livorno.

The frame is stencilled rather than using a transfer.

Inspired by...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 03:51 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By daviddavieboy

I took my bike along with me on a work trip to my...

I took my bike along with me on a work trip to my home town area. Having the Atlantic ocean back in my nose took away a 'funk' that has been bringing me down for too long.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By Rick_D

Can confirm. ...

Can confirm.
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Who can argue?...
09-17-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,002
Posted By Bald Paul

I hope this doesn't become the new Tik-Tok...

I hope this doesn't become the new Tik-Tok challenge.
Let the idiots stick to eating Tide pods.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By spclark

Somewhere in SW Wisconsin on a nice day in August...

Somewhere in SW Wisconsin on a nice day in August -


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Roller coaster not too...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By Ogsarg

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Just over the hill from Aromas, CA on Carr Ave.
09-07-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,744
Posted By El Chaba

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-23, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By Ogsarg

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Recently paved section of Cienega Rd. A couple of miles south of Hollister....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By MidTNBrad

That's beautiful! Make sure you take a picture...

That's beautiful! Make sure you take a picture of you and your bike at the peak! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By Clipped_in

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08-30-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,297
Posted By GhostRider62

They say Max HR divided by Resting HR times 15.2...

They say Max HR divided by Resting HR times 15.2 approximates your VO2 max in mL/Kg.

I'm a few years older than OP. Prior to Long Covid, my Max HR was 183 and resting HR mid 40's. When Covid got...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 04:29 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By merlinextraligh

Bormio Italy warm up ride before Haut Route...

Bormio Italy warm up ride before Haut Route Dolomites....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By downtube42

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Somewhere in France, on the way from Brest to Paris.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 663,729
Posted By Doug64

Oregon High Desert ...

Oregon High Desert

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51591277279_9faed8dcbc_c.jpg

Heading toward Death Valley
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By FujiQG7

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Foothills Trail just outside of Orting, WA.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-23, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By 2ndtimeAround

day off at home for this Wilier Garda - tomorrow...

day off at home for this Wilier Garda - tomorrow will be hell in the hills....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By UnCruel

All in one ride today. Uh, if you use the stick...

All in one ride today. Uh, if you use the stick trick to prop up your bike near water, make sure it isn't so near that your bike falls in when the stick fails.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By Jughed

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Almost the exact picture as the one from last year…

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08-09-23, 06:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,040
Posted By bikemig

Agreed, vintage mountain bikes make great gravel...

Agreed, vintage mountain bikes make great gravel bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-23, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By DQRider

https://i.imgur.com/xWni4Dg.png Pashley Path...

https://i.imgur.com/xWni4Dg.png
Pashley Path Racer (PePpeR) on the Wabasha Bridge over the Mississippi River - Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-23, 05:38 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By Paul Barnard

https://i.postimg.cc/59kbnSTv/thumbnail-2023-07-09...

https://i.postimg.cc/59kbnSTv/thumbnail-2023-07-09-T130018-382.jpg (https://postimg.cc/xqHwdM0T)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By t2p

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-23, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By botty kayer

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By tankist

Oak Hill park, Danville, CA ...

Oak Hill park, Danville, CA

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By tankist

Temezcal Lake, Oakland, CA ...

Temezcal Lake, Oakland, CA

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By tankist

Truckee River, CA ...

Truckee River, CA

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,131
Views: 557,222
Posted By tankist

Water Temple near San Mateo, CA ...

Water Temple near San Mateo, CA

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