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Posted By atwl77

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend....

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend. Weather has been quite wet the preceding week, with heavy monsoon rain throughout the weekday, so I was preparing for a wet ride. Got trolled by the...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I have to say there is always a lot of thought...

I have to say there is always a lot of thought put into all the brevets in the area. As you are probably from the area, we live in very populated state(s) here. Although this route is only a...
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Posted By GhostRider62

Yes for sure. I guess I remember the old...

Yes for sure. I guess I remember the old pre-RUSA days with a cue sheet that would say ride to the next state, turn around and come back, see you at the finish (some exaggeration but not much). ...
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Posted By GhostRider62

I got the centenary medal medal today on NJ's...

I got the centenary medal medal today on NJ's 300K, it is an old route. The 15th route approved by RUSA. It is a lovely route but very hard. Today's brevet was so professionally run that it is almost...
12-02-21, 09:55 AM
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Views: 3,552
Posted By adr5

I have used the Outbound Lighting Road light. ...

I have used the Outbound Lighting Road light. I've also used other lights that include the B&M Ixon IQ Premium. I bought the Outbound light after reading reviews and the description. It was...
11-30-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,096
Posted By chaadster

The trick to getting anything good out of...

The trick to getting anything good out of neoprene is to use it in water. It’s not waterproof and doesn’t breathe well, but does retain some insulating properties when wet, so in a situation where...
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Views: 5,938
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"general pain" on very long rides can be a tough...

"general pain" on very long rides can be a tough one. IMO a lot depends on butt structure, bone, muscle, fat, skin and the exact shape of bone and the blood perfusion of the rest. For me, neither too...
09-01-21, 06:19 AM
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Posted By bruce19

I'll have to check my conversion but it looks...

I'll have to check my conversion but it looks like your doing 8,202+ ft of climbing over 50-62 miles. That's roughly 160 ft per mile Where is that!?
07-28-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By downtube42

Old school thinking is to start with KOPS to...

Old school thinking is to start with KOPS to dictate saddle setback and height, and use stem length and height. Deviating from KOPS is taboo.

New school thinking is KOPS is meaningless except as a...
07-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By El Heron

Fabricated an adapter to run compact chainrings on vintage 130BCD/135BCD cranksets

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share a solution that I came up with to run 110BCD 50T/34T chainrings on vintage five-arm cranksets. I fabricated an outer chainring that allows the 110BCD chainrings...
06-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By livedarklions

Harris Cyclery Last Day

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Just now, Harris family on the last day of Harris Cyclery. They...
03-30-21, 10:05 AM
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Views: 4,543
Posted By grolby

The differences between cyclocross and gravel...

The differences between cyclocross and gravel bikes are greatly exaggerated. There’s a lot
of overlap and gravel bikes essentially developed as an evolution of cyclocross bikes. On average CX bikes...
03-29-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,543
Posted By Hmmm

These are not bad things. CX bikes are very fun...

These are not bad things. CX bikes are very fun in "gravel". Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably trying to sell you a gravel bike.

Look at the terrain you'll be riding. on smooth stuff...
03-06-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,284
Posted By rm -rf

Yes, the correct balance on the saddle. Get the...

Yes, the correct balance on the saddle. Get the saddle positioned first.

I like this saddle position method video. The goal is to get the saddle where you don't either slide forward on the saddle...
Forum: Introductions
03-05-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By FasterBass

Hello from the Hudson Valley

Hi Everyone,

Long time rider/bike mechanic that put his passion on hold for ~8 years while developing a career and building a family. In my 20s I was riding mostly fixed gear and CX, with a little...
02-15-21, 09:39 AM
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Posted By Rob_E

Yeah, I'm the same, but I have had situations...

Yeah, I'm the same, but I have had situations with my Luxos U where someone saw that I had left my light on and "helpfully" turned it off. Since the remote button on my Luxos doesn't work, and the...
02-15-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,813
Posted By JaccoW

Rob_E sounds like you might enjoy the modified...

Rob_E sounds like you might enjoy the modified Laempie.de (https://www.laempie.de/cyo) version of the Cyo (http://shop.laempie.de/dynamo/31-1-cyp-premium-h1.html#/41-tagfahrlicht-mit_tagfahrlicht) or...
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Posted By unterhausen

I slept behind an ice machine one time. Nice and...

I slept behind an ice machine one time. Nice and warm from the heat pump.
01-17-21, 09:08 AM
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Views: 9,867
Posted By geeteeiii

Saddle: ...

Saddle:

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Most common road bike saddle....
01-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,867
Posted By martl

Hehe :) you got the rear bolt, but i got the...

Hehe :) you got the rear bolt, but i got the original pulleys :p

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/d2/yz/d2yzebjhuw80/medium_JT-002.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/338455)

btw here is some...
01-12-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,867
Posted By Doug Fattic

Here is my XB3 bicycle hanging up in my shop. I...

Here is my XB3 bicycle hanging up in my shop. I got it with the help of a Classic Rendezvous buddy in Germany from a Russian immigrant. Its neighbor on a nearby hook was a bike I made in 1980 for a...
01-12-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,867
Posted By Doug Fattic

I've been to the XB3 factory in Kharkov several...

I've been to the XB3 factory in Kharkov several times in the early 2000s. There are lots of stories I can tell about these experiences. We are involved in a charity project to provide pastors with...
12-07-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,128
Posted By pdlamb

I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this...

I was going to say a 2, but I didn't post this question. So that makes me about a 9. Then I responded, so that takes me down to a 1.
12-07-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,128
Posted By Koyote

Really?

Really?
11-16-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,956
Posted By SJX426

@ Andrey - Thanks for sharing those videos! I...

@ Andrey - Thanks for sharing those videos! I ended up watching several from cleat to crank length to saddle height, and the two on other about the saddle position. Niell Stanbury makes a lot of...
11-10-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,956
Posted By cudak888

You are all wrong. This is the proper position...

You are all wrong. This is the proper position for a saddle.

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-Kurt
11-10-20, 04:02 PM
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Views: 5,956
Posted By noglider

Excessive use of exclamation marks doesn't add...

Excessive use of exclamation marks doesn't add credibility.
11-10-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,956
Posted By CargoDane

Yes, I wonder why no one does that :rolleyes: ...

Yes, I wonder why no one does that :rolleyes:

Why not remove the seat entirely? And get a TT bike?


Wow.



Nah, I'll go the whole hog: remove the seat, get a 34 inch rear tyre from a...
10-26-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 258,315
Posted By dwmckee

Sunshine on demand! The perfect light for night...

Sunshine on demand! The perfect light for night gravel...

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,687
Posted By JohnJ80

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was...

I'm in Minnesota so if I didn't ride when it was cold, that would knock out of a number of months I could ride. I typically will be on the road bike starting in the middle of March and continue on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,361
Posted By woodcraft

Or the question could be stated: is it...

Or the question could be stated:

is it normal for amateurs have their saddles too high?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,572
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 08:27 PM
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Views: 5,703
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your fit looks perfect. The only thing I see...

Your fit looks perfect. The only thing I see wrong is No Helmet! Yes, the helmet police are onto you.

The only issue with your bar/brifter placement is the way the bars are bent/built. Doesn't...
04-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 761,546
Posted By bigd777

Aug 9 2020 my weight was 288 now I'm down two 183

Aug 9 2020 my weight was 288 now I'm down two 183
03-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,235
Posted By bruce19

Depends on what you like but I use the Italian...

Depends on what you like but I use the Italian Road Bike mirror.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSzyYPBhGEQ
02-28-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,859
Posted By jlaw

Ok - since you're wondering - I don't understand...

Ok - since you're wondering - I don't understand how people can ride bikes year-round without getting bored-to-tears.

Winter is interesting and fun where I live, and it provides a nice break...
02-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,859
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I would live where I live now. Great road riding...

I would live where I live now. Great road riding right from the end of our driveway, amazing mtb trails from the back yard (and we have a little trail network on our property that links to some...
02-05-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 18,118
Posted By Emilio700

Weight management from an experienced racer

A few bits of advice, based on personal experience. My background: Racing for 30 years, 57 years old last week. In 2019 I was 2nd or 3rd at Master Marathon XC, road race, XC and cyclocross nationals....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,041
Views: 871,405
Posted By jbasirico

SIS Beta Fuel

Amazon Lightning Sale on SIS Beta Fuel packets from $36 for 12 down to $12 for 12.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,319
Posted By 2manybikes

I put an Ultegra cassette on my Dura-Ace bike,...

I put an Ultegra cassette on my Dura-Ace bike, and put the Dura ace lock ring on it so it looks like DA.
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,621
Posted By staehpj1

These two things are both important to be said...

These two things are both important to be said and often overlooked.

I have seen a lot of terrible setups where folks wind up with locked elbows and arms that look like they are pushing the bars...
Replies: 115
Views: 25,836
Posted By rhm

New Jersey Randonneurs has something new on the...

New Jersey Randonneurs has something new on the calendar, a New York - Montreal - New York 1200k, August 2 - 5:

https://www.njrandonneurs.org/ny-m-ny-1200k.html
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,170
Posted By rubiksoval

You didn't bonk; you're just not in shape for...

You didn't bonk; you're just not in shape for that type of activity. The cramping was also likely due to that rather than hydration. Keep plugging away and you'll be able to handle it better in the...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,670
Posted By samkl

PBP ride report (long)

It’s been a month, almost, which has given my brain enough time to process the insanity that was PBP. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way—yes, some of the insanity was bad, but some of it was good,...
Forum: Foo
09-10-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,375
Posted By RGMN

Not quite. 505.00/505.01 does not superseded...

Not quite. 505.00/505.01 does not superseded 502.00, but is a different VW oil standard (https://www.oilspecifications.org/articles/vw_motor_oil_specifications_explained.php). Depending on use it may...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,375
Posted By StupidlyBrave

I used to have two b4s. One wagon and one sedan,...

I used to have two b4s. One wagon and one sedan, both vr6/5speed. They did make b4 diesels and those were highly sought after.

https://i.imgur.com/11BLh5U.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,688
Posted By colnago62

I learned to ride pace lines at the velodrome....

I learned to ride pace lines at the velodrome. The pace would start out slow and each lap the pace would go up 2 miles an hour, usually half lap pulls (400 meter track). The idea was to keep the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,688
Posted By Jack Tone

Went for a group ride last weekend. Mixed group...

Went for a group ride last weekend. Mixed group of men and women and different abilities. Usually 15 to 16 average speed. Two racers showed up and decided we'd practice pace lines. Their choice was...
08-21-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,628
Posted By mpetry912

here's a pic of my clean, well organized shop ...

here's a pic of my clean, well organized shop

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
...
08-20-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,360
Posted By Hiro11

It sucks that your sole detatched like that, but...

It sucks that your sole detatched like that, but those look like low end tri shoes from several years ago. I think it's a stretch to damn a whole brand because of your experience here.

I've found...
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