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07-24-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,552
Posted By Hermes

164.2 - new low for me but no apparent change in...

164.2 - new low for me but no apparent change in muscle mass. Feel great.
07-13-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By MaxKatt

Not bad, but Civil Twilight is better.

Not bad, but Civil Twilight is better.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,703
Posted By Bob Ross

$900 for a like-new CAAD12 sounds like a great...

$900 for a like-new CAAD12 sounds like a great deal...or is that for the frame only? If it's for a complete bike with half-decent wheels and Shimano 105 or Ultegra I'd be all over that.

Any of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,703
Posted By TMonk

Racer chiming in here. Pick the one that fits you...

Racer chiming in here. Pick the one that fits you the best. Part of fit is going to be things like BB drop, HT and ST angle. I don't know those ranges off the top of my head but they're important....
06-17-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,379
Posted By RCMoeur

And one of the peculiar charms of a fixed gear...

And one of the peculiar charms of a fixed gear bicycle is that if you forget you are on one and stop pedaling, the bicycle is more than happy to remind you You Can't Do That and attempt to launch you...
06-17-23, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,379
Posted By JohnDThompson

I do much of my riding, up to 100 miles, on a...

I do much of my riding, up to 100 miles, on a fixed gear, where, whenever the bike is moving, you are pedaling. You can choose to pedal hard or soft, fast or slow, but unless you come to a complete...
06-16-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,379
Posted By Random11

I never stop pedaling unless there's a good...

I never stop pedaling unless there's a good reason. I'll stop when turning to avoid pedal strikes, and on really steep downhills, but with rare exceptions, if the bike's moving, I'm pedaling. Even...
06-16-23, 03:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,379
Posted By wolfchild

The only time I pedal constantly is when I ride...

The only time I pedal constantly is when I ride my fixed gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,444
Posted By palisader

This comment has always been in the back of my...

This comment has always been in the back of my mind. I won my first race! It was a cat 3/4, and I'm closing in on my cat 2 upgrade. All thanks to classmates starting a cycling club just in time for...
06-11-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,048
Posted By datlas

Only time mine is fully unzipped is when it’s...

Only time mine is fully unzipped is when it’s gotten warm enough that I don’t need it, but haven’t yet time/opportunity to take it off.

Agree putting it on unzipped from the start does not make...
06-06-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Polaris OBark

Don't bring politics into this!

Don't bring politics into this!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,017
Posted By big john

Depends.

Depends.
05-30-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

For some reason I never found them easier on FG. ...

For some reason I never found them easier on FG. Maybe because I learned them on freewheel, 15 years before I even tried riding FG.
05-30-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By JohnDThompson

I can track stand for 10-15 seconds. It's...

I can track stand for 10-15 seconds. It's definitely easier with a fixed gear.
05-30-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By Fredo76

I used to be able to, pretty well. Well enough to...

I used to be able to, pretty well. Well enough to win a 'slow race' when I was a teenager.
...
05-30-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By JoeyBike

It's useful in the city grid. I can ride around...

It's useful in the city grid. I can ride around the city for hours and never touch the ground with a foot. I track stand every red light that i can not run. Not as crucial since I gave up clipping in...
05-30-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Even the road crown is enough in a lot of places,...

Even the road crown is enough in a lot of places, just turn your front wheel left a bit and press against that slope.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,599
Posted By genejockey

All the jerseys are now full zip. No more...

All the jerseys are now full zip. No more pullovers with zippers that only open to mid-chest.
05-30-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By Eric F

You might not, and that's fine. For me, it's...

You might not, and that's fine. For me, it's just a bike skill that is fun to play around with sometimes.
05-30-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,131
Posted By mstateglfr

Its useful when rolling up to a stop sign or a...

Its useful when rolling up to a stop sign or a stale red light. No showing off in either case.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,599
Posted By goose70

Most notable change in road cycling since 2009

I just came across an old training log from when I first got (back) into road biking in 2009, when I was 39 years old. Just before I turned 39, my doctor showed me a series of graphs depicting how I...
05-23-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,331
Posted By tempocyclist

Warm water, a stiff brush, and your fingers will...

Warm water, a stiff brush, and your fingers will do the trick. Nothing stronger is required.
05-23-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,331
Posted By Eric F

I have cleaned dried sealant out of tires before,...

I have cleaned dried sealant out of tires before, but it's not generally necessary. For the most part, you can just peel it off. A stiff-bristle brush can also be helpful, as can a little bit of...
05-20-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,331
Posted By bbbean

Find the hole and patch from inside. A little...

Find the hole and patch from inside. A little time spent now will buy months of confident riding.
05-20-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,331
Posted By Koyote

​​​​​​The other night, a couple friends and I...

​​​​​​The other night, a couple friends and I were heading out on a ride, and one friend's rear tire immediately starting going flat. We rode back to his house, he injected some Orange Seal, pumped...
05-19-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,331
Posted By Koyote

Dude, I'm currently running a rear tire with two...

Dude, I'm currently running a rear tire with two plugs in it, and it holds air just fine. Instead of pulling the tire, you should've just put in more sealant, pumped it up to 45-50psi, and then...
05-16-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,617
Posted By mattcalifornia

Maybe this is a dumb question, but why do you...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but why do you want to coast on your indoor trainer?
05-16-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By CliffordK

I wouldn't think a lot would be different. ...

I wouldn't think a lot would be different. However, be careful with over tightening fasteners on the carbon bike. Possibly use a torque wrench if in doubt.

Carbon and Aluminum will mix some, but...
05-15-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By 79pmooney

I shave my legs in part to hear the wonderful...

I shave my legs in part to hear the wonderful words "Thank you for shaving so I don't have to" from the ER nurse.

And to the topic. I simply put my beard trimmer on its lowest setting. No way to...
05-15-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By rsbob

Trim it short but don’t shave. Shaving can lead...

Trim it short but don’t shave. Shaving can lead to ingrown hairs and prickly stubble.
05-15-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobsPoprad

Hey all, thanks for the replies. I think I might...

Hey all, thanks for the replies. I think I might try the trimming.
Carefully, I might add.😬
05-13-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By gkamieneski

I donít see an issue with your setup, and I donít...

I donít see an issue with your setup, and I donít see much brake wear let alone a worn in ďchannelĒ.
05-12-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,116
Posted By Hermes

We have them in San Diego. In fact, there is one...

We have them in San Diego. In fact, there is one this Sunday. Closed road with a Merckx division but not by age group. No USAC license required. If you want to race a time trial and ride Merckx, just...
05-12-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,116
Posted By Hermes

I am not sure what you mean by brisk speed. On a...

I am not sure what you mean by brisk speed. On a flat course around a 4.1 mile island course with light winds, I can ride 18-19 mph at a tempo pace on my road bike. I can go faster on my TT bike and...
05-12-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,116
Posted By Eric F

The only thing I ever wrecked in a CX race was my...

The only thing I ever wrecked in a CX race was my body. CX racing was the most I have ever suffered on a bike.
05-12-23, 04:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,116
Posted By GhostRider62

I still have my racing license but very rarely...

I still have my racing license but very rarely race. In a 20 mile criterium with 60-65 year olds, many of whom were once top racers, the speed might only be 24-25 mph UNTIL someone dials it up for...
05-11-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,116
Posted By Eric F

Average speed while riding solo is not a good...

Average speed while riding solo is not a good metric for judging racing capabilities. Races are usually determined by what you can handle at your limits. If you can’t go 30+mph for 2+ minutes, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By jaxgtr

You can re-use the hubs no problem, I personally...

You can re-use the hubs no problem, I personally would go with new spokes as the old spoke might not work with the new rim, but just for safety depending on the age of the spokes.
05-06-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,516
Posted By alcjphil

Problem is: It takes me 20 minutes just to warm up

Problem is: It takes me 20 minutes just to warm up
05-05-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,843
Posted By Hermes

I have been in racing, time trials and...

I have been in racing, time trials and aerodynamic effects on equipment and position since 2008. I have no idea who the "low as you can go crowd is". Certainly, not anyone I know or UCI pro riders...
05-04-23, 02:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By Andy_K

Like this? https://youtu.be/Xbl4V9u2xtI

Like this?

https://youtu.be/Xbl4V9u2xtI
04-29-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By 79pmooney

If I bought a set of cantis that same with the...

If I bought a set of cantis that same with the yoke-style cable the first thing I would do is can it and use a regular cable along with a traditional straddle cable and the old-style clamp yoke. ...
04-28-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,696
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, that's backwards. The unfit person can more...

No, that's backwards. The unfit person can more easily attain their max HR. Just riding moderately will cause the unfit rider to have a HR in what will become the upper range of their Z3.

Why?...
04-28-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,696
Posted By PeteHski

Your max heart rate is pretty much fixed and then...

Your max heart rate is pretty much fixed and then slowly declines with age. Staying fit reduces this decline to some extent, but it is what it is. Your resting and threshold heart rates are more...
04-27-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By phrantic09

best advice here

best advice here
04-26-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By unterhausen

Look at the heatmap for that area on strava or...

Look at the heatmap for that area on strava or ride with gps. If a lot of people are riding there, it's at least tolerable.
04-25-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By msu2001la

This is well said, and basically sums up my...

This is well said, and basically sums up my approach to every group ride. The "no drop" portion of my regular ride is a nice social warmup. Then we stop, chat, have a coffee, refill our bottles, joke...
04-25-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,824
Posted By msu2001la

I have a different "no drop" ride experience. I...

I have a different "no drop" ride experience. I participate in a large weekend group ride (during the summer we will be upwards of 40-50 people) with a local race team that is "no drop" for the first...
04-25-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,031
Posted By 05 fuji

Lifeís short - buy the bike.

Lifeís short - buy the bike.
04-24-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,696
Posted By Eric F

1. Laboratory testing. 2. Know your body...

1. Laboratory testing.
2. Know your body really well.
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