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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,154
Posted By Groasters

I've finally been convinced to go road tubeless...

I've finally been convinced to go road tubeless and my favourite benefit is unexpected.

In recent years I've only ever used Continental 4000/5000 and embraced 28c and lightweight inner tubes a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-24, 03:29 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-24, 11:32 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,154
Posted By Steve B.

Thanks Chaadster, good images. I've been cycling...

Thanks Chaadster, good images. I've been cycling since late 80's but can say I have paid zero attention to how the interior of the assorted rims I've used have been constructed, they have always been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-24, 03:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 570
Posted By choddo

Yes Iím less likely to bail on a big effort...

Yes

Iím less likely to bail on a big effort if someone will witness my cowardice
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-24, 09:33 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,154
Posted By Koyote

You haven't seen the advantages because they are...

You haven't seen the advantages because they are largely invisible: when tubeless works, small punctures just seal up before any noticeable air loss occurs. It happens a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By ArgoMan

Be sure to check out the used market. I recently...

Be sure to check out the used market. I recently picked up a set of very lightly used DT Swiss Dicut 1400 wheels for well less than half the retail price on eBay. Other than that, if you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-24, 02:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,407
Posted By Groasters

Unless it's well below 10 degC I never wear...

Unless it's well below 10 degC I never wear gloves when riding and haven't for several decades. I see no point. I wear full finger gloves when it gets cold.

The safety angle for me is nonsense...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-24, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By PeteHski

I like the rim colour, but not the pattern. But...

I like the rim colour, but not the pattern. But itís certainly a bit different! It makes for an interesting bike and the frame certainly looks better with deeper aero wheels. Enjoy the ride!
05-23-24, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By shelbyfv

I agree that full fenders will do a better job...

I agree that full fenders will do a better job than clip-ons. In OP's case, I wouldn't bother shopping around, just go with the OEM (assuming they are actually OEM). Especially if they'll install...
05-22-24, 01:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,444
Posted By squirtdad

thanks.... valve core is something I check, have...

thanks.... valve core is something I check, have had too many tubes with loose valves out of the box....even carry a tool with me in my on the bike kit
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,913
Posted By Trakhak

And those actual prices track with or just above...

And those actual prices track with or just above the rate of inflation since 2009. Given how much the tech in those bikes has progressed in the intervening 15 years, it seems clear that you get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-24, 06:23 AM
05-06-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,020
Posted By sir_crash_alot

Just completed my first races of the season, at...

Just completed my first races of the season, at the La Crosse Omnium. Learned a lot in 2 days of racing than I think I've learned in a year of training. Results:
The La Crosse Omnium Time Trial...
05-05-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By firebird854

Oh.. they're setup at a time interval, I had...

Oh.. they're setup at a time interval, I had thought there was a "smart" aspect to it relying on nutrition research.

Additionally, I'm not necessarily rewriting the wheel when many many cyclists...
04-30-24, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By firebird854

I thought I saw a video of that recently too! I...

I thought I saw a video of that recently too! I also made this site https://sherpa-map.com/cycling-route-calculator.html which calculates hundreds of thousands of physics simulations, accounting for...
04-30-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By firebird854

Yeah, and Garmin has its upcoming climb feaure as...

Yeah, and Garmin has its upcoming climb feaure as well, however, I like the fact I made this filterable such that if you only care about the larger climbs or perhaps steeper climbs (I run 1x on both...
04-30-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,541
Posted By firebird854

I made a printable cue sheet generator for cycling climbs on your route/race!

Hi cyclists!

I just finished putting together a completely free tool that gives you the ability to import a GPX file of a route you’re planning on cycling, automatically extract all of the climbs,...
04-29-24, 05:29 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,571
Posted By PeteHski

I know where you are coming from, but the Varia...

I know where you are coming from, but the Varia is not your typical Garmin product ie it actually works reliably and intuitively out of the box, bug free.
04-26-24, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By tcs

Minoura makes all kinds of light mounts. ...

Minoura makes all kinds of light mounts.

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04-26-24, 03:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,571
Posted By njkayaker

So, the Varia was originally created by a company...

So, the Varia was originally created by a company Garmin ended-up buying.

That company also created the display unit because, of course, they didnít have head units of their own (their device...
04-25-24, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,535
Posted By RChung

There are many areas where Hunter and Andy have...

There are many areas where Hunter and Andy have agreed to disagree. That book is sort of "you write that chapter, I'll write this one, and we'll bind them up together." One pretty clear example is...
04-22-24, 10:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,740
Posted By icemilkcoffee

No it doesn't. There are bikes with carbon forks...

No it doesn't. There are bikes with carbon forks on the roads by the millions. Shouldn't they be breaking all over the place if that was the case?

Needs pictures.
04-19-24, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By bblair

Got it today! The lock thing was back ordered,...

Got it today! The lock thing was back ordered, but here is my old bike ready to roll. ...
04-16-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By Hermes

If one is a Coggan follower and subscribes to the...

If one is a Coggan follower and subscribes to the validity of TSS as determining a training stress score and fatigue then a TSS of 100 generated in either zone 2 or zone 3 provide the same amount of...
04-14-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By Mtbgrvbiker

Thank you very much for your response; I...

Thank you very much for your response; I appreciate that you have broadened my view of this type of bicycles.

You are right, the use I give to the bike is very little for what they offer, it’s...
04-12-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,804
Posted By downtube42

I've probably been to the same Trek store in...

I've probably been to the same Trek store in Portland. It's weird (to me) walking in there; it feels like a sterile showroom manned by a slick salesman. My takeaway is their business model is high...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-24, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By bampilot06

Cant wait to hear how it rides. Never had the...

Cant wait to hear how it rides. Never had the opportunity to ride one.
04-12-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,804
Posted By bruce19

And, this is what's wrong with America. It didn't...

And, this is what's wrong with America. It didn't happen directly to me so I guess I won't hold corporate America responsible for their bad acts towards others. I'll just go along supporting them and...
04-12-24, 04:12 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 12,804
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember meeting Lemond back in the day, he had...

I remember meeting Lemond back in the day, he had just won his second Tour, and he was a great guy. He was honest, open, and eager. He wasn’t “holier than thou” despite his fame, and his “Sports...
04-12-24, 01:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,401
Posted By Trakhak

Looks familiar. From this page...

Looks familiar.

From this page (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/frame_fatigue_test.htm):

The myth of indestructibility collapses: Relatively early, considering the price and the high...
04-11-24, 11:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,480
Posted By t2p

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x547/img_4213_c5f7a69077d4026ad437e4c360cf4d18705b4979.jpeg...
04-11-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,401
Posted By roadcrankr

Just when you thought you owned a forever bike...

My Merlin Extralight seemed indestructible to me. Well-used and hardly abused. Always kept in tiptop mechanical condition.
It felt squirrelly the last few rides, especially when out-of-the-saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By LAJ

I've had to come back to this thread and look at...

I've had to come back to this thread and look at your new bike for a few days to decide if I liked it or not. I do like it, and I hope it continues to put a smile on your face. I've scoped out 3T...
04-10-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,921
Posted By vespasianus

Le gravel est la forme originelle du cyclisme.

Le gravel est la forme originelle du cyclisme.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-24, 12:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,366
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Roval Rapide CL II ordered

Since my rides are not like walking to and from school back in the day -- you know, uphill both ways -- I ordered the deeper Roval Rapide CL II. I am really looking forward to upping my cruising...
04-04-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,907
Posted By Mr. 66

Thanks! The white one is not a Colorado II, I...

Thanks! The white one is not a Colorado II, I think itís designated as Colorado LT.

Today is a different day, I still have the LT, but I did get a little greedy a few weeks ago when a blue...
04-04-24, 06:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,907
Posted By delbiker1

I really like the looks of the bike, nice job....

I really like the looks of the bike, nice job. Gotta say, I may be a bit jealous of your acquisition of this. IMO, NO WHITE HOUSING
04-03-24, 09:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,907
Posted By Kontact

Love what you did with it and how it came out....

Love what you did with it and how it came out. There's nothing wrong with a bike for the flatter rides.

Last year I rebuilt a Serotta NHX with mostly '80s Campy. You have the last of those most...
04-02-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,020
Posted By MoAlpha

They say that when someone dies, right?

They say that when someone dies, right?
04-01-24, 11:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,001
Posted By Eric F

My main 3Ö Storck F.3 Platinum - 16 lbs ...

My main 3Ö

Storck F.3 Platinum - 16 lbs
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Niner RLT 9 RDO - 19.5 lbs...
03-07-24, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,839
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Looks to be for real now... ...

Looks to be for real now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi14iEjG1yE
03-07-24, 10:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,317
Posted By Shadco

Cheap looking? like this? ...

Cheap looking? like this?


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1117/img_1009_924888b729db934861b0679bdc13dbb5f08294cd.jpeg
02-26-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 99,529
Posted By digthemlows

I'm 6'7" 208lbs and these are the bikes I've made...

I'm 6'7" 208lbs and these are the bikes I've made fit myself.... My garage is full (my wife has 6 bikes :-)) and my heart is happy! I just got the 36"er yesterday, it's a beast and hand made by Black...
02-07-24, 10:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,365
Posted By DMC707

I started this thread on 2/10/23 referencing the...

I started this thread on 2/10/23 referencing the program I began on 2/6

2/5/24 was my one year anniversary at the clinic I go to. Iím down 75 lbs even. I had been weighing in even lighter...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-24, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By wheelreason

fify...

fify...
01-19-24, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Given the general attitudes on these forums and...

Given the general attitudes on these forums and the demographics of the active participants you would have been better off promoting the idea of putting pins on a map at the local community centre....
01-15-24, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,922
Posted By boomer58

I put the Aero Bars that I purchased on the bike...

I put the Aero Bars that I purchased on the bike and they helped quite a bit. I only took one ride with them as there has been weather issues, and traveling for a funeral that have kept me from...
01-09-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,875
Posted By Koyote

You're surprised that some people value things...

You're surprised that some people value things differently than you do?

I'm surprised by that.
01-08-24, 11:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,875
Posted By PDKL45

They never made an announcement about anything,...

They never made an announcement about anything, just introduced higher prices to UK subscribers without any warning. Then, when people woke up to what was going on, it seemed that they had instituted...
01-08-24, 04:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,875
Posted By Black wallnut

I was an early subscriber. Many of the road...

I was an early subscriber. Many of the road segments in my local area were made by me. I was an early paid subscriber as well. I have dropped the paid part twice and came back twice. The first time...
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