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Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,682
Posted By Bob Ross

Here's my theory: The only people who wonder...

Here's my theory: The only people who wonder "would downtube friction shifters be a good idea in 2022?" are people who grew up riding downtube friction shifters. But for someone born (or who came to...
11-21-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Bob Ross

Ya wanna really impress the youngsters, you...

Ya wanna really impress the youngsters, you should ride your bike to and from the colonoscopy!
11-10-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,268
Posted By Bob Ross

^^^This

^^^This
11-10-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By Bob Ross

My wife owns the rollers (and the trainer) in our...

My wife owns the rollers (and the trainer) in our family, though she hasn't used the rollers since she broke her neck a few years ago. Not sure if she'll ever get back on them; I don't think she ever...
11-10-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bob Ross

I would suggest that human beings are a dying...

I would suggest that human beings are a dying breed...but before they become completely extinct, there will be a (brief? or long?) dystopian post-disaster nightmare during which much of our previous...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,336
Posted By Bob Ross

No, what you're seeing in either picture is...

No, what you're seeing in either picture is simply two alternatives for the cosmetic layer, the first one a weave and the second one a random pattern*. The actual structural carbon in both examples...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,656
Posted By Bob Ross

Also way more fun when it burns! How would OP...

Also way more fun when it burns! How would OP rank the other frame materials in terms of incendiary entertainment value?




"Carbon gives me a hardon"

You're welcome.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,727
Posted By Bob Ross

Apparently this thread has just become a...

Apparently this thread has just become a statistic in the Two Decades Of Progress In Math And Reading thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,656
Posted By Bob Ross

You could easily turn your list into a version of...

You could easily turn your list into a version of Rock/Paper/Scissors!
10-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Bob Ross

I'm not sure I fully understand the question; I'm...

I'm not sure I fully understand the question; I'm not in the habit of "rating" months based on the cycling. Come to think of it, I'm not in the habit of "rating" anything other than a vendor's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bob Ross

I didn't mean that they can't figure it out, I...

I didn't mean that they can't figure it out, I meant that they don't like working on them. Big difference.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,202
Posted By Bob Ross

Internal cable routing is only a "PRO" until you...

Internal cable routing is only a "PRO" until you need to service the bike.

I get the appeal, I would love a bike with fully internal cable routing. They look so clean, they actually stay clean...
Forum: Southwest
10-20-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,833
Posted By Bob Ross

Looks like you haven't done much exploring of the...

Looks like you haven't done much exploring of the north-west (Oro Valley) area, so here are a few routes that I really like in that region:

Dove Mountain https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31794344...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Bob Ross

My Dad earned his post-graduate degree in Foreign...

My Dad earned his post-graduate degree in Foreign Trade and so many of the classes were taught entirely in Spanish (because, presumably, in 1959 everyone thought the world's next economic powerhouse...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
Posted By Bob Ross

You couldn't pay me to ride a bike with SRAM...

You couldn't pay me to ride a bike with SRAM mechanical shifting -- and I say this as someone who owns one bike with SRAM eTap 11-speed and whose next bike will almost certainly sport SRAM eTap AXS...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Bob Ross

My uncle's got a barn...

My uncle's got a barn...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,481
Posted By Bob Ross

I swear to god I came in to post ^^^that!

I swear to god I came in to post ^^^that!
10-07-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,413
Posted By Bob Ross

Man, I need to start riding where you do! What...

Man, I need to start riding where you do! What planet do you live on?
Forum: Southwest
09-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Bob Ross

When we're in Tucson the missus and I do...

When we're in Tucson the missus and I do primarily road rides...mostly because the road riding around Tucson is so good that we don't feel the need to get off the road (which is certainly part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh, it's always been that way. And that...

Oh, it's always been that way.

And that "It's A Small World After All" ride? Don't get me started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Bob Ross

Some data doesn't support the efficiency...

Some data doesn't support the efficiency argument, that's true. However, you may be confusing efficiency with efficacy.

As I wrote elsewhere: One thing that often gets overlooked when folks cite...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,896
Posted By Bob Ross

If I'm reading OP correctly s/he's blaming...

If I'm reading OP correctly s/he's blaming clipless pedals for problems with his/her shifting. Correlation is not causation.

fwiw I do see more riders with Look road pedals having trouble...
09-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bob Ross

There are very few things in cycling (hell, or in...

There are very few things in cycling (hell, or in life at all!) that I am dogmatic about, but ^^^this is one of those things: As soon as the temps go below 65°F I cover my knees.
09-07-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By Bob Ross

If by "recliners" you mean recumbent trikes, you...

If by "recliners" you mean recumbent trikes, you may want to rethink that. Everything I know about traditional upright adult tricycles suggests that they are unstable when cornering, and that if...
09-06-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bob Ross

A couple weeks ago I joined a Club ride that was...

A couple weeks ago I joined a Club ride that was primarily dirt/gravel roads. A number of the folks who signed up for this ride were brand new to unpaved riding, so before the ride started the ride...
09-02-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,536
Posted By Bob Ross

I found this graphic helpful: ...

I found this graphic helpful:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x560/kmc_fake_alert_spread_c75f78cc4a93bf9e40806fa4335edb12fe17cdef.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By Bob Ross

All y'all are way more frugal than I am! If I...

All y'all are way more frugal than I am!
If I bought a used bike and didn't know the previous owner and how he/she treated it, I'd replace the chain, cassette, brake pads, cables, cable housings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By Bob Ross

I've only watched one stage of this year's Vuelta...

I've only watched one stage of this year's Vuelta (btw, Verizon FiOS cable TV has it on their "Olympic channel" but I'm pretty sure it's the same feed as folks get on Peacock) and I was really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,629
Posted By Bob Ross

My one piece of advice: Make sure you define...

My one piece of advice: Make sure you define "pulling it off" as passing them and then staying well in front of them for the rest of the ride.

If you simply pass another rider and then ~5 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,629
Posted By Bob Ross

BikeForums gonna BikeForums

BikeForums gonna BikeForums
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,326
Posted By Bob Ross

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF never fails to deliver!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,558
Posted By Bob Ross

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10...

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10 years ago:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x540/state_college_pa_98169e22ef62a148d1f83d863fc2fbf751d4873d.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,702
Posted By Bob Ross

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my...

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my cycle club's message board came from a member who -- in all seriousness -- wrote "I prefer to ride solo rather than in groups because that way I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked...

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked NFS owner Josh Simonds "Hey, what's the deal, I thought you recommended 12 drops?" and he said something to the effect of "if I thought everyone could...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,920
Posted By Bob Ross

BF never fails to deliver.

BF never fails to deliver.
07-26-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Bob Ross

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a...

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a position where I could fully engage the larger leg muscles (quads & glutes) during the power portion of the pedalstroke. I was too "on top of" the...
07-26-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Bob Ross

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it...

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it to fix an issue, I just needed a seatpost that would fit an old frame with an odd seatpost diameter and that was the only one I could find.
Turned out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,558
Posted By Bob Ross

A different view of that same road from the...

A different view of that same road from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area:
...
07-19-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,314
Posted By Bob Ross

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck...

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck in a traffic jam, and suddently realized that I was directly behind an Orange County Lumber Truck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Bob Ross

Frank72 already mentioned the only route...

Frank72 already mentioned the only route suggestions I know for the Big Island (Queens Highway, going either north or south), but the Bike Works Kona shop has a list of routes on their website:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bob Ross

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest...

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest is still honoring their Tour de France special: They used to waive the additional baggage fees for folks flying with bicycles during the month of July...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bob Ross

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a...

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a pithy aphorism to educate newbs, I like to tell them "rear brake is for slowing, front brake is for stopping." It makes it easier for them to understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,053
Posted By Bob Ross

I think it can be misguided to take factual...

I think it can be misguided to take factual information about how much braking comes from front versus rear and conclude that therefore one shouldn't use the rear brake for emergency stops. That info...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,205
Posted By Bob Ross

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying...

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying with a hardshell case for the first time: Make sure the rental car or taxi/Uber you'll be using at your destination can accomodate it! Ask me how I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,984
Views: 563,558
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/sabino_canyon_empty_road_5be9fc7117003ae5acd54984a725e2d9be9c1eee.jpg
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in Tucson AZ ....which they just...
07-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,490
Posted By Bob Ross

Well, which is it?

Well, which is it?
07-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,995
Posted By Bob Ross

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max? ...

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max?
Or are you expected to provide that number based on independant testing?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,172
Posted By Bob Ross

You've got the right brand; but rather than...

You've got the right brand; but rather than choosing their pre-built wheels, find a reputable wheelbuilder who uses DT Swiss components and have them spec a custom handbuilt set based on your weight,...
06-23-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,314
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other...

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,886
Views: 471,016
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1655907668_544f0695b3a65348c8c5b07ec41b534201b4d9d9.jpeg
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