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Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,413
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have one of each, both Spesh Roubaix and...

I have one of each, both Spesh Roubaix and Cervelo R3. So, if the question is "Specialized vs. Cervelo," I simply say "Yes." That said, I love them both like my children, and if we were on a plane...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,288
Posted By beng1

Wow, am I ever ugly......

Had my wife snap some photos of me on my road-bike in an "aero" position to see what I could improve on, but unfortunately I don't have the millions of dollars for the elective surgery to turn me...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,217
Posted By waters60

Donít wear socks that are too thick. You need a...

Donít wear socks that are too thick. You need a little space to trap warmth.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,996
Posted By GhostRider62

Up to 10% and under 4 minutes duration, it all...

Up to 10% and under 4 minutes duration, it all big dog for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,457
Posted By MinnMan

I wish I had sparkle watts.

I wish I had sparkle watts.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,457
Posted By cxwrench

Yelling 'wheel' is stupid. I've NEVER heard...

Yelling 'wheel' is stupid. I've NEVER heard anyone do that. Not a single time. I guess if you know the person yelling 'accelerate' isn't quite as stupid but if you did that to me you'd get 'f**k off...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,457
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

If you came up behind me and yelled "wheel" I...

If you came up behind me and yelled "wheel" I would have no idea what in the F you are saying let alone mean. If you yelled "Accelerate" I'd have no clue either. So far I have never experienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,457
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

It would be awesome if we can turn this played...

It would be awesome if we can turn this played out thread to a headphone yes or no thread. Things would liven up quickly. For the record I am headphone yes. AirPod Pro’s combined with Varia Radar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,186
Posted By GlennR

I bet there some history between Specialized and...

I bet there some history between Specialized and the new owners.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,944
Posted By krakhaus

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they...

You show up to a club ride with no helmet, they say you can't ride with them, but you do anyway, then you crash. I think you made their point quite well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,944
Posted By colnago62

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend...

There is this thing called liability. Groups tend to try to reduce that as much as possible. Around here, if you showed up with no helmet to an organized ride without signing the waiver, you would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,385
Posted By JohnDThompson

And while the cleaning solution may ostensibly be...

And while the cleaning solution may ostensibly be "biodegradable," the stuff you're cleaning off your chain likely isn't, so the biodegradability of the cleaner becomes moot.

I like to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,385
Posted By PeteHski

Absolutely. It needs to be fully degreased before...

Absolutely. It needs to be fully degreased before applying Squirt.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,385
Posted By Sy Reene

You have the 2 ingredients mentioned in this...

You have the 2 ingredients mentioned in this cleaning process for a new chain.. though your "Denatured Alcohol" is the "Green" variety.. I can't say how or if this is any different than non-"Green"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,189
Posted By Kabuto

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,345
Posted By WhyFi

All of the cool, fast kids have loud hubs.

All of the cool, fast kids have loud hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,345
Posted By tyrion

If your hub makes a lot of noise when you stop...

If your hub makes a lot of noise when you stop pedalling, that indicates to other people how fast you are.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,962
Posted By Dean V

You would normally either have a Large TCR or a...

You would normally either have a Large TCR or a 58cm C'dale.
So really it is more that it has less stack rather than much more reach, but basically it is just a more aggressive fit.
I wouldn't say...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,717
Posted By tomato coupe

Why don't you just measure the pressure 10 times...

Why don't you just measure the pressure 10 times in a row and see how much the readings drop?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,394
Posted By eduskator

What you see is gunk coming out of the internal...

What you see is gunk coming out of the internal part of the chain. It's a mix of the old lube, dirt trapped inside and the new lube. If you want a perfectly clean chain, soak it in fuel overnight,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By Sy Reene

Or is it that half of the operators screw it up...

Or is it that half of the operators screw it up all of the time? ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,394
Posted By Hiro11

Wet lube like this needs to be applied carefully...

Wet lube like this needs to be applied carefully and sparingly. It looks to me like you've used far too much and not wiped off the excess. I would take the chain off and clean it and the drivetrain...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,037
Posted By alcjphil

I don't understand this statement. High volume...

I don't understand this statement. High volume tires don't require high pressure, nowhere close to 110 psi
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By MidTNBrad

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this....

I'm 210 and not a climber but I'm gonna do this. Hope to be 200 or less for the ride. In any event I'm not going to be dancing up those mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 717
Posted By Bassmanbob

Registered for 6 Gap... Pretty Excited

I've done nine centuries, two with 4,800 feet of climbing and one with 8,500 feet of climbing, but I'm pretty stoked to have registered for 6 Gap in NE Georgia this September. It's 104 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,524
Posted By WhyFi

HTupolev explains it really well, but I'll...

HTupolev explains it really well, but I'll elaborate a little based on my experience.

Personally, I didn't really care too much about close ratios until I started training and riding in fast-paced...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,524
Posted By HTupolev

The main benefit of having closely-spaced ratios...

The main benefit of having closely-spaced ratios is that you have closely-spaced ratios.

Power is, more or less, your pedaling torque multiplied by your cadence. Shifting allows you to balance how...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,272
Posted By WhyFi

Otherwise known as "trolling"?

Otherwise known as "trolling"?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,272
Posted By mdarnton

Ha! The scourge of my own field: people who've...

Ha! The scourge of my own field: people who've read all of the literature and done none of the work posing as experts, and the people who worship them.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,272
Posted By Koyote

In my world, expertise still matters --...

In my world, expertise still matters -- especially when it comes to highly technical (scientific) topics. I'm not qualified to judge the veracity of this guy's statements (and I'll bet most bf'ers...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,272
Posted By WhyFi

Why this guy again? The only video of his that...

Why this guy again? The only video of his that I've seen is his "analysis" of Froome's comments on disc brakes and that was such a thorough waste of 5 minutes that I have a hard time believing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,145
Posted By tomato coupe

Just one. My sources tell me it was a Domane...

Just one. My sources tell me it was a Domane SLR-7.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,213
Posted By Koyote

If you have a Triple A (American Automobile...

If you have a Triple A (American Automobile Association) membership, they apparently will rescue you if your bike breaks down.

If you are really worried, plan your route in loops around your home...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By Sy Reene

If I were going alloy, the Zipp SL70 would be my...

If I were going alloy, the Zipp SL70 would be my choice.
https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=8&description=Service+Course+SL%2D70+Ergo+Handlebar&vendorCode=ZIPP&major=1&minor=15
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,385
Posted By tomato coupe

Alleged discrimination lawsuits are a...

Alleged discrimination lawsuits are a dime-a-dozen. Some are valid, some are not. What's the point of this thread?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,077
Posted By WhyFi

Spinning out in the 50/10, eh? Yeah, me too.

Spinning out in the 50/10, eh? Yeah, me too.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,111
Posted By asgelle

Which says little about aero helmets, but a lot...

Which says little about aero helmets, but a lot about the quality of your testing.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By crowbike

Regardless of your handling skills, the most...

Regardless of your handling skills, the most important thing is to ride within your abilities.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,376
Posted By mcours2006

Comfortable riding in different positions--drops,...

Comfortable riding in different positions--drops, hoods, standing, sprinting off saddle, sprint in hoods, descending, riding with one hand no hands, road awareness...just a few that come to mind.
...
11-27-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,485
Posted By oldwinger14

My comment wasn't meant to be anything other than...

My comment wasn't meant to be anything other than commentary. I was, by no means, upset with what you wrote. :backpedal:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,752
Posted By Ogsarg

No experience with these but in my work I deal...

No experience with these but in my work I deal with lots of special purpose plastics, elastomers, etc. so wanted to look into the material these are made of. I frequently hear claims of magical...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,752
Posted By Daerkon

I decided to run tubolito tubes this summer as I...

I decided to run tubolito tubes this summer as I like to try out new products, particularly if there is a materials science aspect behind them. I was originally hunting for Revoloops, but found those...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 01:25 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,085
Posted By aplcr0331

Do not. I repeat...DO NOT do any pulls in the...

Do not. I repeat...DO NOT do any pulls in the flats on the way to the rollers. Ever. Sit in. All youíre doing with your damn 4 W/kg is towing those climber nerds-the ones built like 7th grade...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,072
Posted By melikebikey35

I had a pair of the Hunt Aero 50s and they were...

I had a pair of the Hunt Aero 50s and they were total garbage.
I have a pair of Light Bicycles AR36 (DT 240s hubs) and they are very good.

Anything in the Falcon or Falcon Pro range will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,072
Posted By noodle soup

+1. Iíve read comments about Hunt hubs...

+1.

Iíve read comments about Hunt hubs being a little sketchy, which is why I went with Light Bicycle wheels, and DT Swiss hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,085
Posted By rubiksoval

Training smarter can often allow for harder hard...

Training smarter can often allow for harder hard training, which can be quite the boon.

In any case, it has its limitations like everything. You simply can't train smart enough on 4-8 hours a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,085
Posted By WhyFi

E) lose weight When it comes to...

E) lose weight

When it comes to power-to-weight, adding power is nice, but if you've already grabbed the low-hanging fruit and are no longer in the untrained category, it might be more fruitful to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,085
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That last point has been my mantra for years....

That last point has been my mantra for years. When you've been doing A, B, C and your results are slipping, time for D.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,085
Posted By rubiksoval

A) train more. B) train harder. C) train more and...

A) train more. B) train harder. C) train more and harder.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,085
Posted By sean.hwy

That's a strong group that you are getting...

That's a strong group that you are getting dropped.

Yeah I can't give advice to someone with an FTP around 4.5w/kg. How long did that take?

While you are here I how do I get to 3.0w/kg? I am...
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