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03-25-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,665
Posted By Cyclist0100

As already stated by others, you looked very...

As already stated by others, you looked very cramped and rigid on the bike. I assume your extremely upright position combined with the short reach and the gel padding are the only factors making the...
03-23-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Cyclist0100

Moisture : I applaud your passion for bike fit...

Moisture : I applaud your passion for bike fit and your dilligent pursuit of info. However, it seems that you often clutter your own path to progress with flawed assumptions.

In other words, the...
03-22-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,388
Posted By Cyclist0100

I agree. Post #3 is probably your best starting...

I agree. Post #3 is probably your best starting point.

I recently changed the saddle on my new road/gravel bike to a Selle SMP Stratos, which, with the exception of the nose, has a somewhat...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,229
Posted By Cyclist0100

February & March Centuries

I waited until the last day in February to complete my century, but it was a lot of fun. My first year participating in Piggy's Revenge and my first "gravel" event. It won't be my last....
Replies: 18
Views: 3,561
Posted By Cyclist0100

That is awesome! Didn't know about this race,...

That is awesome! Didn't know about this race, but I so want to do it next year.
03-08-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,801
Posted By Cyclist0100

The main geometry differences between a race bike...

The main geometry differences between a race bike and an endurance bike (besides reach and stack) will be head tube angle, chainstay length, and wheelbase. Generally speaking, the race bike will have...
Replies: 59
Views: 11,229
Posted By Cyclist0100

It's a tool bottle.

It's a tool bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By Cyclist0100

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose...

I had a similar issue and tilting the nose slightly down (and I mean ever so slightly) fixed the problem. If you're already slightly nose down then the source of your discomfort could be saddle...
01-28-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By Cyclist0100

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is...

You're not crazy. A double century at age 60 is totally doable, especially if your route is flat. If you are comfortable doing century rides there is no reason you can't do a double.

IMO, the...
01-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,096
Posted By Cyclist0100

If your blog post was linked to some actual...

If your blog post was linked to some actual research, yes. You seem to consistently ignore that little piece of info when commenting on the link I provided.

I'm happy to engage in a...
01-07-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,121
Posted By Cyclist0100

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still...

I've been 15 for about 35 years now. Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I'll probably go for a ride and think about it. :ride:
Replies: 59
Views: 11,229
Posted By Cyclist0100

My 1st Century of 2021 ...

My 1st Century of 2021


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01-04-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Cyclist0100

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3...

If it were me I would not go with a frame 2-3 sizes too small. Seems like a lot of time, energy and expense for what will be a sub-optimal fit (at best).
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,737
Posted By Cyclist0100

I watched that video recently. Lots of really...

I watched that video recently. Lots of really good non-waterproof options that will keep your stuff dry in light to moderate rain. It really depends on your specific needs and the weather...
Forum: Touring
12-31-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,737
Posted By Cyclist0100

Arkel makes excellent waterproof bags, but they...

Arkel makes excellent waterproof bags, but they are just as expensive as Ortlieb (in some cases more expensive). You can't go wrong with Ortlieb or Arkel. I own bags from both manufacturers and...
12-29-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,885
Posted By Cyclist0100

I've gone down the rabbit hole of osmolality and...

I've gone down the rabbit hole of osmolality and tonicity. :eek: Good reading.
Replies: 57
Views: 14,123
Posted By Cyclist0100

My last century of 2020 was a local event called...

My last century of 2020 was a local event called the "Hilly Hundred". Keep in mind, this is Florida, so "hilly" is a matter of perspective https://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/smile.gif ...100...
12-13-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,600
Posted By Cyclist0100

And what is the sample size of the population you...

And what is the sample size of the population you studied to arrive at these conclusions/recommendations? Was is a random sample that proved to be a representative cross-section of the global...
12-13-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,836
Posted By Cyclist0100

I concur with Iride01 that you should set saddle...

I concur with Iride01 that you should set saddle height before worrying about other saddle adjustments. Placing your heel on the pedal with your leg totally straight is a good method for getting your...
12-12-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By Cyclist0100

Hopefully this helps clear things up regarding...

Hopefully this helps clear things up regarding "trail". https://www.bikeexchange.com/blog/bike-geometry-charts

"Trail can be a complicated element of a bikes geometry to explain but stay with us...
12-10-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,215
Posted By Cyclist0100

Just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support. ...

Just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support. They're going to send me a new unit, which is both great and disappointing. I appreciate that they did not drag this out making it more difficult...
12-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,215
Posted By Cyclist0100

I just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support...

I just got off the phone with Wahoo tech support and their first inclination was that my "maps" section needed to be updated. Evidently, even doing the regular updates prompted by the head unit...
Replies: 92
Views: 14,828
Posted By Cyclist0100

Oldairhead : You're a rock star if you can...

Oldairhead : You're a rock star if you can replace a tube in 5 minutes from dismount to remount! :thumb: My experience with tubeless is just the opposite from what you state above. I've had more...
11-28-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,237
Posted By Cyclist0100

I echo the sentiments of nomadmax and...

I echo the sentiments of nomadmax and Carbonfiberboy... shape matters. Your riding position also matters. Generally speaking, your saddle width will be narrower as your riding position gets more...
Replies: 92
Views: 14,828
Posted By Cyclist0100

Yesterday my rear wheel suffered a glass puncture...

Yesterday my rear wheel suffered a glass puncture just before sunrise. As "inconvenient" and unwelcome as this was, it only presented about a 10 minute delay. I pulled over, assessed the damage,...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,861
Posted By Cyclist0100

6,000 Miles... and the Aravis is Still the Comfort King!

Quick Update: Since putting the Gilles Berthoud Aravis on my Surly Ogre it has stayed put and now has 6,000 miles on it. Yesterday I did my first double century and the Aravis was comfortable for the...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,123
Posted By Cyclist0100

My First Double-Century :beer: Yesterday I...

My First Double-Century :beer:

Yesterday I completed my first double-century. What a fun day of cycling!!! :ride:
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11-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,355
Posted By Cyclist0100

Here's an out-of-the-box suggestion... the Gilles...

Here's an out-of-the-box suggestion... the Gilles Berthoud Marie Blanque (ss rails) or Agnel (ti rails) measures 157mm wide and 248mm long. After a recent saddle search that yielded disappointing...
11-18-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,856
Posted By Cyclist0100

You're correct. Logistically it's an easy swap,...

You're correct. Logistically it's an easy swap, but going from flat bar to drop bar will significantly change the fit of the bike. If that translates into better comfort and a better ride for you...
11-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,856
Posted By Cyclist0100

mack_turtle: Well said. My Surly Ogre (size...

mack_turtle: Well said. My Surly Ogre (size small) has an effective top tube length of 575mm, a 50mm stem and is "all day" comfortable. I absolutely love that bike!!! However, if I dared to throw on...
Replies: 92
Views: 14,828
Posted By Cyclist0100

yannisg : I went tubeless for the first time this...

yannisg : I went tubeless for the first time this July when I purchased my Surly Ogre. Initially I was not impressed at all. I suffered several flats within the fitst 4-6 weeks of use and had to...
11-11-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,611
Posted By Cyclist0100

daneh : Major kudos to you for your drive and...

daneh : Major kudos to you for your drive and committment to a plan! :thumb:





So much good advice in this post from Carbonfiberboy!!! However, the comment that stood out most to me was "you...
11-09-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,541
Posted By Cyclist0100

I use a Sony SRSXB33. It's not the smallest or...

I use a Sony SRSXB33. It's not the smallest or lightest speaker, but it sounds excellent, has long battery life, and it's built like a tank. .

As for the JBL recommendations... JBL speakers sound...
Forum: Touring
10-13-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,861
Posted By Cyclist0100

Gilles Berthoud recommends applying their...

Gilles Berthoud recommends applying their in-house leather saddle wax to the underside of the saddle and around the edges where there is exposed leather. The top of the saddle is waterproofed during...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,053
Posted By Cyclist0100

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis is the most comfortable...

My Gilles Berthoud Aravis is the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned. I ride 300-400 miles per week, no chamois cream necessary, and my butt is the happiest its ever been! :thumb:
10-05-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,870
Posted By Cyclist0100

I gurantee that my DT Swiss 54-tooth star ratchet...

I gurantee that my DT Swiss 54-tooth star ratchet is much louder than my music. Is that also inconsiderate?



^This is simply ridiculous and makes no sense whatsoever.



^This is also...
Replies: 57
Views: 14,123
Posted By Cyclist0100

It's been a while since my last post... but since...

It's been a while since my last post... but since missing my June century due to sciatic nerve issues I've been back on track.


JULY:...
10-02-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,400
Posted By Cyclist0100

Where I live cars don't give bikes much...

Where I live cars don't give bikes much consideration on the road. Granted, it's much better than it used to be, but still not "good".

I've found through experience (and through the advice of a...
10-01-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,870
Posted By Cyclist0100

No, I don't care if someone passes me. I'm only...

No, I don't care if someone passes me. I'm only bothered when someone doesn't know how to pass in a competent manner.
09-30-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,870
Posted By Cyclist0100

I think you misunderstood the original post. ...

I think you misunderstood the original post. Either that or you're just an angry human. Your response makes no sense (except to you of course).
09-29-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,870
Posted By Cyclist0100

Fair enough. I have no disagreement with your...

Fair enough. I have no disagreement with your statement. If a cyclist passes me without crowding me and doesn't announce then that's fine. What I don't understand is why a cyclist with plenty of...
09-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,870
Posted By Cyclist0100

Cyclist Passing Etiquette

I don't get passed by other cyclists too often, but the past few times it's happened the person passing me has given no verbal warning (i.e. "on your left"), no ring of the bell (if they had one),...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,861
Posted By Cyclist0100

I wouldn't worry about the length of the rails....

I wouldn't worry about the length of the rails. Should be a non-issue. Also, while I'm not 100% positive, I believe that Selle Anatomica has shortened the rails on its latest generation of saddles.
...
Forum: Touring
09-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,861
Posted By Cyclist0100

Going into my purchase of the Aravis I was...

Going into my purchase of the Aravis I was concerned about the price. As you say, "really expensive". The prospect of paying $255 for a saddle that might not work out was a definite risk. However, on...
Forum: Touring
09-12-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,861
Posted By Cyclist0100

Saddle Comparison: Gilles Berthoud Aravis vs. Selle Anatomica H2

The Gilles Berthoud Aravis and the Selle Anatomica H2 are very different saddles. This comparison is not intended to declare a "winner", nor will I try to tell anyone which saddle is "better". My...
09-11-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,922
Posted By Cyclist0100

Some additional points of feedback as I approach...

Some additional points of feedback as I approach 1,500 miles on the Aravis.

1. Perineum Pressure: Within the past few days I've done a couple of shorter 40-mile rides in a more aggressive riding...
09-03-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,922
Posted By Cyclist0100

Gilles Berthoud Aravis: 1,000-Mile Review

After struggling to find a comfortable "synthetic" saddle for longer rides (80+ miles) I decided to take a chance on a leather saddle. I purchased the Gilles Berthoud Aravis and a Selle Anatomica H2....
09-02-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,097
Posted By Cyclist0100

A wave, a nod, a smile, a lift of the fingers...

A wave, a nod, a smile, a lift of the fingers from the bars... it's all good around here. If I don't get any of the aforementioned acknowledgements from a passing cyclist I don't sweat it. :thumb:
08-05-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,678
Posted By Cyclist0100

Selle Anatomica H2 - 500 Mile Review

After many years of skepticism and curiosity about leather saddles I purchased a Selle Anatomica H2 and a Gilles Berthoud Aravis for my brand new custom Surly Ogre. This is my 500-mile review of the...
06-19-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,987
Posted By Cyclist0100

Thankfully I've never been much of a drinker. I...

Thankfully I've never been much of a drinker. I do occasionally love a good IPA and/or a good bourbon or scotch, but I hate getting drunk. It just doesn't feel good. Drinking and riding a bike is...
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