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Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,333
Posted By bbattle

Yes, it would dial it up to 400 watts and drope...

Yes, it would dial it up to 400 watts and drope the Hamer.

Damn, people. Carbon frames, properly taken care of, will outlast you.

Steel frames, properly taken care of, will outlast you.
...
Forum: Northeast
11-20-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By heidelbergensis

I mention this only if you ever need something...

I mention this only if you ever need something beyond basic maintenance pertaining to steel framesets, i.e. a frame realignment or repair after a crash, etc, but if you're willing to come into...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have a Cannondale Synapse and my manual states...

I have a Cannondale Synapse and my manual states the same. I will explain why below.



Exactly. What you linked to cannondale-kp017-si-expander-by-fsa-1136668.jpg (366366) (bike24.net)...
11-17-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By BobbyG

The results of my colonoscopy? To quote my late...

The results of my colonoscopy? To quote my late friend after initially losing 9-inches of colon due to cancer...

"Clean as a whistle...if you're into that kinda thing."
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 570
Posted By Branko D

​​​​​​ If this is the design: ...

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If this is the design:
​​​​​​https://images.bike24.net/media/366/i/mb/95/d5/51/cannondale-kp017-si-expander-by-fsa-1136668.jpg

I can see why. The expansion plug is very short so any...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,333
Posted By cxwrench

A 'woven' piece of carbon is nearly always...

A 'woven' piece of carbon is nearly always cosmetic. It doesn't provide any difference in stiffness in any direction because 50% of the material is always positioned perpendicular to the other 50%. A...
11-11-22, 03:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By fat biker

Bob, Find and read a book; Dies The Fire, by...

Bob,
Find and read a book; Dies The Fire, by S.M. Stirling.
A worldwide event occurs and two things change.
1) Electrons no longer flow
2. Gunpowder is a dud.

fat biker
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,333
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It would drope.

It would drope.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,333
Posted By datlas

You could bump a 20 year old CF frame longevity...

You could bump a 20 year old CF frame longevity thread and ask posters to update how their bikes have held up.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By seypat

What happens if you are in a race that has both...

What happens if you are in a race that has both climbing and flat sections? How does one decide which bike to take? What if it has a small gravel or caliche section. You're going to need a team car...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Internal cabling through handlebar, stem, and...

Internal cabling through handlebar, stem, and head tube definitely sucks for the mechanics who charge per job rather than by the hour. No matter how good one is, that setup just takes longer to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,320
Posted By Koyote

If you rarely open the bag, it is not surprising...

If you rarely open the bag, it is not surprising that you have never noticed that the contents are wet.
Forum: Northeast
10-23-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Steve B.

First issue may be is there any snow cover ?....

First issue may be is there any snow cover ?. That pretty much closes down trails and rail trails. If no snow, I was going to suggest ride the Esposito Rail Trail that goes south from the Cuomo...
10-20-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,011
Posted By 79pmooney

I've overdone it and been too warm but I thrive...

I've overdone it and been too warm but I thrive in the warm stuff so that's just unpleasant and a lot of stuff to wash. And I've done rides where I never could get my core temperature up enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By Koyote

I think you know this and just mis-typed, but...

I think you know this and just mis-typed, but Bontrager is a Trek house brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,551
Posted By Maelochs

"If Kask’s WG11 protocol generates more realistic...

"If Kask’s WG11 protocol generates more realistic test results, that’s an achievement that should be universally lauded. However, those sorts of tests are also only genuinely useful to consumers in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By canklecat

Ditto, Emily Newsom...

Ditto, Emily Newsom (https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=506981177279022&paipv=0&eav=AfZw_d-F6dm6ZrIvNYYJjgtWQen6hBrNSFavtlA6y5D2ucPlekzE09fEETr6XvszOeE&_rdr), a classical pianist who raced for EF this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Koyote

You seem to be suggesting that there was some...

You seem to be suggesting that there was some mansplaining or perhaps outright misogyny in this thread, which I must've missed. Please cite examples.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,481
Posted By genejockey

Perhaps this Zombie thread should be combined...

Perhaps this Zombie thread should be combined with "Immersive Waxing Should Be More Popular"..... :rolleyes:
09-21-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,348
Posted By DiabloScott

Well, that's not rage quitting, and it's not...

Well, that's not rage quitting, and it's not quiet quitting... and I don't even recognize OP's name... this post rocks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,544
Posted By Maelochs

No spokes in the dumpster? You rode 500...

No spokes in the dumpster?

You rode 500 miles on a wheel-ful of overstressed and probably badly-tensioned spokes, and if only one more broke you are lucky. If you had bought a couple spokes...
Forum: Southwest
09-20-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By phedge

Thanks for the replies, good info. Not sure yet...

Thanks for the replies, good info. Not sure yet which direction I'll take but leaning towards tubeless, mainly because I like learning new stuff and I'm retired now so I have the time to put into it....
09-17-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,167
Posted By downtube42

​​​​​What about looking for another doctor or...

​​​​​What about looking for another doctor or surgeon - one who's willing to consider your current and preferred lifestyle, rather than just your age.
09-16-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,943
Posted By DiabloScott

Apropos or not... I just got a new work...

Apropos or not... I just got a new work assignment and the project number is 5311... I'm going to either hammer or bonk.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By Psimet2001

Been a busy year so I haven't been out here much...

Been a busy year so I haven't been out here much - we are still around. We build a lot of wheels. Today is our 13th anniversary of the business so I figured I would come out here and find something...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Koyote

Aside from a few crackpots, there is nothing...

Aside from a few crackpots, there is nothing "controversial" about the theory of natural selection. It's long-established science.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I got tired of disc brakes doing all the maiming...

I got tired of disc brakes doing all the maiming so I got some clip ins.

https://i.postimg.cc/HL5gKsNJ/15cvspj5wqn91.png
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Koyote

We live in odd times. There is a small but very...

We live in odd times. There is a small but very loud group of people who believe that credentials, experience, and expertise are irrelevant -- or that they actually make a person's recommendations...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By genejockey

Oh, and in the very same post you say, ...

Oh, and in the very same post you say,


And then you say,


So, you're new to serious road cycling, and you come here and ask the questions someone new to serious road cycling would ask, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By genejockey

Oh, lighten up, Francis. If you start a thread...

Oh, lighten up, Francis. If you start a thread throwing elbows, you're gonna catch a few coming back. You started out combative. Just look how you titled the thread!

I don't think you're an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By WhyFi

I'm not going to debate whether or not clipless...

I'm not going to debate whether or not clipless is a part of "cycling dogma," but the issue isn't your opinion of as it relates to you and your riding. The problem is your judgement of others, based...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By popeye

At the risk of interrupting a grammer lesson I...

At the risk of interrupting a grammer lesson I would just like to say these clipless deniers obviously never sprint. I practice up muscle routines just because when your strongest muscles are giving...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By bbattle

Data laughs at this thread. ...

Data laughs at this thread.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/brent_spiner_data_star_trek_the_next_generation_48345ba45388ac3c400f4bf8ac9fd94e60db3fef.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Koyote

BS. You're telling clipless riders that they've...

BS. You're telling clipless riders that they've bought into the "hype." Here are some snippets from your earlier posts:





And the data is actually quite mixed -- with plenty of it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Maelochs

I don't care how any of you ride. But if you make...

I don't care how any of you ride. But if you make specious arguments i will note that.

Trying to "prove" that your way is better is pointless and in fact, impossible. There is no objective...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By WhyFi

This is the most insightful thing you've said. If...

This is the most insightful thing you've said. If I rode like you ride, I wouldn't use clipless, either. If you rode like I ride, you wouldn't do so without clipless pedals, either.



Yet you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By prj71

As others have noted above, the problem is not...

As others have noted above, the problem is not the pedals.

First time...You should have switched to a lower gear before climbing the hill.

2nd time..Sounds like the derailleur is out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Koyote

Absolutely hilarious. I failed at something that...

Absolutely hilarious. I failed at something that many others have mastered quite easily, so other newbies should probably just skip it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By WhyFi

Kudos for giving it a try and, by all means, ride...

Kudos for giving it a try and, by all means, ride the gear you want to ride, but let's not blame the pedals for the failure to anticipate and execute those downshifts.
09-09-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,321
Posted By pdlamb

I don't know, man, when it's too cold for shorts...

I don't know, man, when it's too cold for shorts it's hard to find a boat driver and a spotter!

Oh, you meant snow skis? :)
09-08-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By gobicycling

as the owner of three of these for my handicap...

as the owner of three of these for my handicap son, I would not recommend them for any real riding. They tip over on any kind of turn. I always walked next to my son as he was riding his trike bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By WhyFi

It's worth it to have a few pair of Swiftwicks,...

It's worth it to have a few pair of Swiftwicks, but I hear ya. My next favorite would be Smartwool with Light Elite cushion - you can sometimes find good deals on them via REI or Sierra.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Mojo31

$15 is cheap these days.

$15 is cheap these days.
09-02-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,536
Posted By timtak

Thanks Bob Ross Unfortunately the new fakes...

Thanks Bob Ross
Unfortunately the new fakes have corrected the Rectangular opening of the C and the flat bottomed M, but not added protruding diagonal lines as was also lacking in the above fake...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Maelochs

I heard Bob Roll say that the guy in Red was...

I heard Bob Roll say that the guy in Red was asking Mark Soler, "what are you doing? Were you born yesterday?" when Soler tried to attack on the flat between mountains while the whole peloton was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Iride01

Title doesn't seem to match the narrative given. ...

Title doesn't seem to match the narrative given.

Seems you are watching the Vuelta. But just don't like the commentator or commentators. I guess you could get a VPN and try to get a feed from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 986
Posted By big john

Have you tried Psimet?

Have you tried Psimet?
08-25-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By squirtdad

No hands on experience, but at the surface it...

No hands on experience, but at the surface it seems likely to be an on going issue, with leaks, bubble in the line etc

also maybe consider high end mechanical disc brakes like Paul Klampers or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,629
Posted By Broctoon

When my brother-in-law is working and something...

When my brother-in-law is working and something goes wrong (like he hits his thumb with a hammer, for example), if little kids are around, hell blurt out, Got dandruff, some of it itches!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,629
Posted By hazetguy

it's always fun to read through this classic:...

it's always fun to read through this classic: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/136161-i-am-sorry-i-have-drop-you-because-you-look-like-lance.html

i did find these Cat6 rules online (they...
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