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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You should start a thread this winter and post...

You should start a thread this winter and post ski photos from your part of the world. I'd love to see them!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By Eric F

Yes. I bought mine used from a guy in NV. I'm...

Yes. I bought mine used from a guy in NV. I'm not sure where he bought it originally There are 2 other Storck riders in my area who bought from local distributor a while back, but I think that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By cyclebycle13

I love the "aero" is more important than weight -...

I love the "aero" is more important than weight - especially at the speeds that most mere mortals ride. I'll take my wilier zero.6 frame (684g) over the "super-aero" frames any day. It's not like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,585
Posted By tomato coupe

I think you meant that power is the (time) rate...

I think you meant that power is the (time) rate of doing work, not a direct measure of work.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,585
Posted By WhyFi

His implication is that he's faster as a direct...

His implication is that he's faster as a direct result of the pressure, whereas others feel that he may be faster as an indirect result (road feedback can alter perception, which can affect...
08-13-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,636
Views: 358,875
Posted By kahn

I'll join rsbob Zero bike miles and I will...

I'll join rsbob

Zero bike miles and I will identify my mystery spot.
...
08-11-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,848
Posted By procrit

I've experimented with high protein, low fat, low...

I've experimented with high protein, low fat, low carb, keto, vegan, pretty much every diet imaginable since 1998, and the one that makes the most sense to me is moderate protein and fat, and high...
08-08-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,210
Posted By koala logs

That works too. Sitting more upright also opens...

That works too. Sitting more upright also opens the hip angle just like when you slam the saddle forward. You also do both which opens up the hip angle even more.

I found OOS training at z4 / z5...
08-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,210
Posted By terrymorse

No thanks, a different bike position is not going...

No thanks, a different bike position is not going to make z4/z5 easier.

I do all my z4 efforts uphill, sitting mostly upright, with my hands on the tops. Occasionally getting out of the saddle to...
08-07-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,522
Posted By rsbob

My 60 lb lap dog is super fast in a sprint, but...

My 60 lb lap dog is super fast in a sprint, but not right now. The only thing he chases are squirrels (of course). Bikes and people on bikes are not worth his precious...
08-07-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,522
Posted By rsbob

nope. Should be but this is a very strange...

nope. Should be but this is a very strange country. If we could adopt a majority of the European laws here (I would start with drunk driving laws) it would be a much more pleasant place to live.
08-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,519
Posted By koala logs

Concave back posture forces the core muscles to...

Concave back posture forces the core muscles to work a lot harder. Concave back posture is only good when you're sitting at your chair in front of your computer when you're not doing anything...
08-07-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,669
Posted By 10 Wheels

Glasses Mirror and Glove Mirror ...

Glasses Mirror and Glove Mirror
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08-04-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,519
Posted By genejockey

It drips with reverse snob condescension. We...

It drips with reverse snob condescension. We don't actually ENJOY our bikes with their lighter frames, better brakes, improved ergonomics, and more useful gearing. It's just that we've been TOLD we...
08-04-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 46,519
Posted By koala logs

If you have to stand a lot, you need the soles on...

If you have to stand a lot, you need the soles on your shoes to be hard and avoid / remove insoles and avoid thick socks. The extra pressure of standing means you'll lose more energy if the space...
08-04-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,848
Posted By RH Clark

I don't push Keto as an absolute solution either....

I don't push Keto as an absolute solution either. I too feel that most people would benefit from less meat. I got to my lowest body weight when I went total Vegan for 6 months, but I was hungry all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By Polaris OBark

Obviously he did not survive. You saved...

Obviously he did not survive.

You saved US$450.00
07-10-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,565
Posted By Rolla

Since you're of the opinion that past gearing...

Since you're of the opinion that past gearing advances were simply the result of chasing "fashion," I can't imagine that you actually care what's next. You seem to be more interested in grinding an...
06-21-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By Barry2

For those of you that went to Amazon and searched...

For those of you that went to Amazon and searched Cat Ears, only to wonder if people really meant you to be wearing "Cat" "Ears" :)

I offer THIS LINK...
06-20-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By rsbob

Wind Noise Reduction Solution/s Found

One thing that gets wearisome on long rides is the constant wind noise - am I’m not talking about windy days, which has their own special weariness. I used ‘the Google’ and learned there are about 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By PeteHski

Fizik's Argo Tempo saddle works well for me. It...

Fizik's Argo Tempo saddle works well for me. It has a pronounced tail kick, which is great for climbing, and it doesn't seem too fussy about whether you are sat up or on the rivet. There is a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I don't, no. To me, this is one of the most...

I don't, no. To me, this is one of the most comfortable saddles I've owned. I have the saddle mounted pretty flat and find it supports me well enough.

But saddles are subjective things, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By cyclezen

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal...

Aside from Saddle marketing BS, I think personal anatomy still controls what 'works' for any rider. And it's often little things. Being 'designed' for a certain position or riding quality will always...
05-06-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By zacster

Here is something I harped on once in a thread. ...

Here is something I harped on once in a thread. All of these components are supposed to meet a standard with some pretty tight tolerances. If you get everything within that tolerance it should just...
04-29-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,540
Posted By PeteHski

I find the longer the ride, the harder it is to...

I find the longer the ride, the harder it is to keep slamming down the carbs at that kind of pace. My event rides are typically around 5-9 hours and it really gets hard to force down the carbs after...
04-23-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rotors- Since you now have both types of rotors...

Rotors- Since you now have both types of rotors why don't you just measure their thickness? Or more to your question, compare them to see if you can discern a thickness difference. Most every time I...
04-18-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,661
Posted By MinnMan

There is the same amount of oxygen in air at high...

There is the same amount of oxygen in air at high and low temperature, except for the tiny difference induced by greater absolute humidity at higher temperature. There is, however, less air per unit...
04-15-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,066
Posted By Koyote

"I like your light!"

There was a recent thread about tail lights and their brightness, and several posters insisted that they are nearly impossible to see in daylight -- and that, to have any hope, a person must run a...
04-06-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 25,848
Posted By fooferdoggie

yes I can't eat carbs of any type as they really...

yes I can't eat carbs of any type as they really cause a lot of health issues. now that I control them well and ride a lot my energy levels have risen. but at best I could average 200 watts on my 8...
04-05-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,688
Posted By returnoftheyeti

Women love it when strange guys come up behind...

Women love it when strange guys come up behind them and keep pace. They also love it when you stalk them with Strava flybys, and like all their rides for the last 3 years. Make sure you compliment...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,140
Posted By Sy Reene

Nutella calzones.. Can make and bake in advance...

Nutella calzones.. Can make and bake in advance -- you'll just need to keep warm
eg. one random recipe
https://www.tastemade.com/videos/strawberry-nutella-calzones/
11-17-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 22,708
Posted By Moisture

39/53 works fine. Most good bikes can climb most...

39/53 works fine. Most good bikes can climb most hills with 39/27. Why bother when you can comfortably produce the same amount of watts (or more..) at a higher, comfortably more efficient cadence?
...
11-17-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 22,708
Posted By PeteHski

Great post. Couldn't have put it any better. ...

Great post. Couldn't have put it any better.

Until quite recently a lot of performance road bikes were over-geared for the majority of riders, even at pro level! But they have got a lot better...
11-09-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,986
Posted By OldRailfan

Rächt herzlichä Dank!

Rächt herzlichä Dank!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,518
Posted By Rdmonster69

What do you mean by .....tourist ? Do you...

What do you mean by .....tourist ?

Do you mean a guy who rides alot and likes to be comfortable? I guess I am a tourist. Am I no longer a tourist when I jump on my bike that has 23's ? Does it...
07-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,552
Posted By canklecat

Some studies indicate insulin sensitivity and...

Some studies indicate insulin sensitivity and related blood sugar issues may be more of a problem than we'd realized with physically active folks. A few things that work for me:

Skip any snacks,...
07-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,552
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

44g powder + 36g fructose = 320 calories, maybe...

44g powder + 36g fructose = 320 calories, maybe double what you should be doing. Your drink is 6%, perfect. Maybe no dates? If you're only doing one pass, a 400 calorie high-carb breakfast and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,992
Posted By Kimmo

I really hope triples come back... a 53/39/30...

I really hope triples come back... a 53/39/30 shifted by Di2 would be glorious. I'd also like to see Shimano ditch the stupid restrictions in E-tube and let you plug in any ratios and shift pattern.
06-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,636
Posted By Kabuto

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so...

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so 34-13. Check there isn't chain slack in that combo.

Its possible to override the default setting to enable shifting to the 12T and 11T cog when in...
06-15-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,636
Posted By jadocs

Yes lube will make a difference, specifically the...

Yes lube will make a difference, specifically the viscosity.

Chains will make different sounds on different cogs just due to the nature of link size and rotational circumference.
06-14-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By TerryDi2C

Regarding (1): if you're using FD-6870 or...

Regarding (1): if you're using FD-6870 or FD-9070, this could be correct. For some reason these front derailleurs limit the freedom you have setting up synchronized shift:
There are also some...
06-13-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By Kimmo

You could try the older version of e-tube. ...

You could try the older version of e-tube.

And the restrictions on syncro depend on what chainrings and cogs it thinks you're running; you could try lying to it.
06-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,738
Posted By msu2001la

There was a lot of click-bait style reporting and...

There was a lot of click-bait style reporting and hyperbole on this topic that seems to go unchecked. These stories all made it seem like Strava was secretly tracking military members without their...
06-02-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,738
Posted By terrymorse

Too bad that Strava doesn't publish their privacy...

Too bad that Strava doesn't publish their privacy policy.

Oh wait, they do.
04-27-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,856
Posted By wilson_smyth

Thanks for the advice all. Regarding my...

Thanks for the advice all.

Regarding my accurate measurements, my inseam is actually about 64cm and the height is pretty much on point at 165cm.
I always classified myself as quite short, being...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,952
Posted By Koyote

Do as suggested in post #2, which is not hard -...

Do as suggested in post #2, which is not hard - it's pretty reflexive, really. Get your weight a bit more forward on the bike. Make sure your hands are in the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,952
Posted By Trakhak

As you press down on the left pedal, pull up on...

As you press down on the left pedal, pull up on the left side of the handlebar and push down on the right side, twisting the handlebar to counter the pedal force. As you press down on the right...
04-20-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MezzoLew

Some fantastic bike news for Zambia!

See full story here: https://www.bikeforums.net/africa/1228652-bikes-providing-more-income-zambia.html#post22022673

...
04-14-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,607
Posted By momoman

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04-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By The Chemist

Happy 10th Birthday to the best bike I've ever owned!

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'Big Red', my 2011 Giant FCR3500, just turned 10! It has been my trusty steed...
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