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06-07-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By cubewheels

So you feel bad if another cyclist dies. But take...

So you feel bad if another cyclist dies. But take advantage of their misery while they're still alive.

You're a hypocrite and a bully, that's what you are.
06-07-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By cubewheels

I did a solo mountain century with 38 lbs bike. ...

I did a solo mountain century with 38 lbs bike. I simply went slow on the climbs on the lowest gear.

Pace it well, take it slow, have low enough gear, and you'll make it without problems.
06-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks. Here in Manila, luck will play a part. ...

Thanks. Here in Manila, luck will play a part.

As a car/truck driver on the other hand here in the city of Manila, I've never been in any accident, not even a scratch on the paint driving for over...
06-07-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By cubewheels

None of my vehicular collisions resulted to any...

None of my vehicular collisions resulted to any injury. My one crash that resulted to injury did not involve any vehicle, I got spooked by a street lamp that fell right in front of me and fell in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By cubewheels

Those I knew with 8 speed had 28-11t with compact...

Those I knew with 8 speed had 28-11t with compact crankset. Their main complaint was not enough low end gearing for climbs. Many in the group are >50 year olds. Never heard them complain about the...
06-07-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3,317
Views: 343,026
Posted By cubewheels

Maybe the UV radiation from the sun might make...

Maybe the UV radiation from the sun might make the helmet more brittle and less impact resistant over time. That includes any part of the helmet, including the straps.
06-07-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By cubewheels

If you crash and parts of the bike breaks into...

If you crash and parts of the bike breaks into sharp pieces, it could injure you badly if it lands on you or if you smack on it.

The side glass windows used on automobiles is designed to break...
06-07-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,247
Posted By cubewheels

I agree with you. I deal with poor odds, riding...

I agree with you. I deal with poor odds, riding in a high population density city with very poor quality roads. I've been hit by motorcycle courier several times in just one year, half of the time,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By cubewheels

If it's the gluteal muscles (butt) that went...

If it's the gluteal muscles (butt) that went sore, it may not have anything to do with the saddle but you're simply not used to climbing. These muscles maybe recruited during climbing and if they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By cubewheels

The more you don't like climbing, the more you...

The more you don't like climbing, the more you need lower gears. Climbs will be eaiser and more bearable with lower gears. You cannot avoid climbs totally unless you don't plan doing long rides and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By cubewheels

Some low-high gear cassettes only have big jumps...

Some low-high gear cassettes only have big jumps at the lowest gears (36T to 30T). 28T and below is more or less normal jumps and has similar jumps to a 28-11t 9 speed cassette.

Not everyone...
06-05-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By cubewheels

The only "exercise" I know to strengthen the neck...

The only "exercise" I know to strengthen the neck muscles is to ride the bike more for longer periods.

Another thing that could remove neck pain is the back posture. Having your back more straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By cubewheels

Having a "compact" 50/34 crankset and 11-36...

Having a "compact" 50/34 crankset and 11-36 cassette will give you enough coverage for bombing downhills at incredible speed and dealing with very steep climbs.
06-04-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By cubewheels

Caleb Ewan a strong sprinter and good climber in...

Caleb Ewan a strong sprinter and good climber in Tour de France is 150 lbs @ 5'5" height:thumb:

OP don't need to lose weight. He just need to ride more, trainer or outdoor to improve on climbing....
06-04-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 918
Posted By cubewheels

I think transportability (getting the bikes...

I think transportability (getting the bikes inside your cars or roof) will limit the wheel size. The front wheel can be bigger.
06-04-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 918
Posted By cubewheels

We now have 32er MTB.... 10 years from now, we'll...

We now have 32er MTB.... 10 years from now, we'll have this:
...
06-03-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,401
Posted By cubewheels

RIDE YOUR BIKE MORE! Increase your riding...

RIDE YOUR BIKE MORE!

Increase your riding volume per week and also the distance per ride (with decent amount of climbs in your case).... If you need more free time for that, spend less time on the...
06-03-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 799
Posted By cubewheels

Puncture resistance of these tires tend to...

Puncture resistance of these tires tend to diminish over time....

One way to preserve puncture resistance is to check the tires every 200 miles and remove any debris that has embedded itself in...
06-02-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By cubewheels

KOPS is good for riders with high threshold power...

KOPS is good for riders with high threshold power - especially with amateur and pro racers for being more efficient at higher power output and a decent compromise of power vs comfort.

Balance...
06-01-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By cubewheels

A MTB, specifically, a hardtail XC MTB with...

A MTB, specifically, a hardtail XC MTB with knobby tires has one very important important use on the road - to motivate (humiliate) roadies on aero road bike who isn't pushing hard enough!

One...
06-01-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,016
Posted By cubewheels

My goodness, it's actually a can!:roflmao2:It...

My goodness, it's actually a can!:roflmao2:It looked so perfectly aligned with the thing on the saddle. I thought it's a seat lever or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By cubewheels

The rear wheel mount is more rigid than at the...

The rear wheel mount is more rigid than at the fork. Seems to make sense to prioritize fork thru axle if you can only have one thru axle.

....And it's cheaper too.
06-01-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By cubewheels

I'd say the same, it's a perfect fit!:D I'm...

I'd say the same, it's a perfect fit!:D

I'm 5'8" and bought a small size road frame. It does feel a little bit cramped until I replaced the 80mm stem with 120mm stem and then it fits perfectly!
05-31-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,016
Posted By cubewheels

At the bottom picture, there's a weird metallic...

At the bottom picture, there's a weird metallic object sticking out of the saddle at the right.:foo:

The object is not present in the top picture. The description seems like a robot from the 80's...
05-31-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By cubewheels

A new bike, like gravel bike to ride around...

A new bike, like gravel bike to ride around gravel. Been to New Zealand before. Haven't explored the place by bike (nobody I know there interested in cycling) Exploring the gravel paths around the...
05-30-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,961
Posted By cubewheels

Disc brake will impart greater torque on the hub...

Disc brake will impart greater torque on the hub (especially the front wheel) than you could with pedaling.
05-30-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,961
Posted By cubewheels

I've seen disc brake calipers mounted in non-disc...

I've seen disc brake calipers mounted in non-disc brake fork using metal rings that is tightened by a screw or open wrench. The ring looks like a smaller version of the ring used to hold the front...
05-30-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,961
Posted By cubewheels

Perhaps not an issue for most riders who convert...

Perhaps not an issue for most riders who convert to disc brakes with regular rims. But to riders who do loaded tours, carry heavy loads, deal with adverse road conditions, steep gradients on a...
05-30-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,961
Posted By cubewheels

You may need to buy wheel rim designed for disk...

You may need to buy wheel rim designed for disk brake use too.

Disk brake will impart much higher forces to the spokes so wheel rims designed for disk brake use is going to be stronger.
05-29-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,713
Posted By cubewheels

If quick tap leads to bad shifting, then...

If quick tap leads to bad shifting, then something is wrong with the shifting setup or components.

All you need is a quick tap to make a butter-smooth shift if everything is working and setup...
05-28-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,390
Posted By cubewheels

Looks like the rider is resting his weight on his...

Looks like the rider is resting his weight on his hands. Might be comfortable if you're flexible because this position could completely unload the triceps and the back too. If you look at the rider's...
05-28-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By cubewheels

If you have one spare room in the condo, store...

If you have one spare room in the condo, store all the bikes there.

Use the utility elevator for the tandems and recumbents, hope it's big enough to fit. I can use the regular passenger elevator...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-27-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By cubewheels

Dropbar on a fatbike have always struck me with...

Dropbar on a fatbike have always struck me with curiousity:thumb: Someplace else I would have done it.

"Fortunately" I'll never encounter snow as I live in the tropics. I'll only go as far as dry...
05-27-21, 03:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 946
Posted By cubewheels

When I was 12 to 13 years old, I rode my cross...

When I was 12 to 13 years old, I rode my cross bike to the airport, harbor, out of the city, etc. 30 to 40 km per day in public roads, solo rides during school break

Back then, our roads didn't...
05-27-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,713
Posted By cubewheels

If the chain is not skipping gears but pedal...

If the chain is not skipping gears but pedal feels like losing resistance for a fraction of a second and then re-engages abruptly with a shock that can be felt strongly and heard, the problem might...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-26-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By cubewheels

Yeah, it seems like a terrible idea. Ever...

Yeah, it seems like a terrible idea.

Ever since I crashed, I don't feel "safe" anymore using the gravel bike. I've had many close calls even before that dodging both traffic and huge cracks in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By cubewheels

Get gravel bike and you won't regret the decision...

Get gravel bike and you won't regret the decision when you start wishing for wider tires!:thumb:
05-26-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,195
Posted By cubewheels

It looks like ripped six pack abs. Don't want my...

It looks like ripped six pack abs. Don't want my testicles anywhere near that
Forum: Fatbikes
05-25-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By cubewheels

I have flat bar bike I use for short errands. I...

I have flat bar bike I use for short errands. I sometimes to >1 hr rides with it but not as comfortable to the hands as my gravel bike with dropbar.

With recent arm injury, it now hurts to use...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,982
Posted By cubewheels

It seems you also have to account for things like...

It seems you also have to account for things like small accidents. Incidents that won't require a 911 call but could break parts of the bike like slipping over a hidden tree branch or rock and...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-24-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By cubewheels

390mm bullhorn handlebar on a fat bike, terrible idea?

I plan to use fat bike on long, 6 hr rides, road and then loose sandy gravel / beach.

I'm never comfortable with flatbar on long rides so I have two options dropbar or bullhorn. I think I'm going...
05-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,599
Posted By cubewheels

I do that too in steep climbs because the...

I do that too in steep climbs because the technique works. I even trained for it. But I do it while sitted at the tip of the nose of the saddle because it's easiest and least strain on the arms...
05-23-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By cubewheels

Fair enough!:thumb: I have encountered many...

Fair enough!:thumb:

I have encountered many brake weenies on city streets doing >20 mph, not even slowing down at crosswalks where pedestrians are already crossing and even motorists have stopped....
05-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,599
Posted By cubewheels

[/QUOTE] I also engage the hamstrings on the...

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I also engage the hamstrings on the power stroke but your source ignore the use of glute and core muscles to power the downstroke with the quads and calves.

Probably why they didn't...
05-23-21, 02:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By cubewheels

Bad ammendment. Gives us cyclists a bad rep by...

Bad ammendment. Gives us cyclists a bad rep by those riding recklessly in city streets.

Earns us the hate and bulls eye from motorists and of course from pedestrians who are likely to be motorists...
05-23-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,599
Posted By cubewheels

No trade off. Drop your heel when you move...

No trade off. Drop your heel when you move forward on saddle and you get big knee angle again.

It's only problem if you can't drop your heel due to limited flexibility, etc.




Quads require...
05-22-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,599
Posted By cubewheels

I followed Steve Hogg's setback setting up tips...

I followed Steve Hogg's setback setting up tips on my road bike. I even got it further back with a seatpost suspension so my bike is halfway to being a semi-recumbent. Really comfortable on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,600
Posted By cubewheels

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05-22-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By cubewheels

If you're tipping forward and feel too much...

If you're tipping forward and feel too much weight on your arms, moving back on the saddle gives some relief. It can be instinctive.

On any bike I had, the largest setback tend to give the best...
05-22-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,599
Posted By cubewheels

The key is the hip angle. If upright riding...

The key is the hip angle. If upright riding position opens the hips (less bend) then you can produce more power/torque due to better biomechanical advantage and improved breathing.

You can also...
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