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Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,179
Posted By Hermes

Moderation note: Do not troll other members. If...

Moderation note: Do not troll other members. If you have some value to add on pedaling technique, add it. Otherwise, find a thread that is more to your liking.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 19,179
Posted By beng1

My guess is that heel down is more aero. It not...

My guess is that heel down is more aero. It not only exposes less of a leg to airflow, it keeps the foot at a more aero angle, and also it lets the rider fit onto a smaller more aero frame. There you...
03-24-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,592
Posted By indyfabz

Itís not you: ...

Itís not you:

https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-suggestions-user-assistance/1269282-error-when-editing-posts.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,606
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is a great idea. I was looking at orbital...

This is a great idea. I was looking at orbital shaker (like from biochemistry lab back in college) but these are < half the cost.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 61,715
Posted By seypat

These never get old. Might not work under a...

These never get old. Might not work under a helmet, though.

https://www.oakley.com/en-us/concept-studio/over-the-top
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 61,715
Posted By bampilot06

I am impressed that you responded, and I am...

I am impressed that you responded, and I am impressed that you actually have drawings for this. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 61,715
Posted By Mojo31

Resemblance? ...

Resemblance?


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1400x2000/9ce96f4a_df1f_4daa_812c_bc0afd10eef5_a13361403f5a0fc80ef1590ba4547cbf58fa764f.jpeg


😜
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By rumrunn6

yes & squeeze all the air out. I was doing that 1...

yes & squeeze all the air out. I was doing that 1 winter. fresh packs in the morning, then saved them for the ride home, but that was it for them
I use the toe warmers but also actual hand warmers...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-23, 06:53 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By RB1-luvr

I flushed out a non free-hubing early 90s freehub...

I flushed out a non free-hubing early 90s freehub and lubed it without disassembling it. It works as it should now. I call that a win.
09-18-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,779
Posted By Papa Ado

80% is too high, but you may be surprised at the...

80% is too high, but you may be surprised at the amount of fake chains online. Check out the multiple Shopee and Lazada websites for a deep dive. If the seller claims that the chain "came from the...
09-05-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,779
Posted By Papa Ado

Thank you for the reference. We are also looking...

Thank you for the reference. We are also looking into similar options for packaging.
09-05-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,779
Posted By jccaclimber

You see this with the calibration certificates on...

You see this with the calibration certificates on the boatloads of fake Mitutoyo calipers in the world. In that case the serial number on the calipers often doesnít match the one on the certificate...
09-05-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,779
Posted By BCDrums

Good question. When I put in the code for...

Good question. When I put in the code for confirmation, the website returned a message confirming that the strings were legitimate, and it said:

Please note that attempts to authenticate the same...
09-05-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,779
Posted By BCDrums

I buy a dozen sets of guitar strings during the...

I buy a dozen sets of guitar strings during the year. Cost per set can range from $6-$18. Guitar players have to watch out for counterfeit strings in the same way that bicyclists have to watch for...
09-02-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,779
Posted By 2_i

In my experience AliExpress got much better...

In my experience AliExpress got much better recently handling complaints. When sending my order back, I got a free UPS label and was sending my order back to Chicago, rather than China for my own...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By terrymorse

Hereís a good article on chain suck at mtbr.com...

Hereís a good article on chain suck at mtbr.com (https://www.mtbr.com/threads/workbench-how-to-un-suck-your-chainsuck.1169608/).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By mawn

i fixed tires and saddle

i fixed tires and saddle
08-21-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By CheGiantForLife

This is what I got. Here is how I mounted them ...

This is what I got.
Here is how I mounted them
https://i.imgur.com/0E04s7K.jpg



I love the mirror I got.
They are larger than your link.
08-15-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By easyupbug

It was for the World's largest mining company at...

It was for the World's largest mining company at the time intended to be a purely engineering/manufacturing investigation as we were looking at a massive project which was nothing like a mining...
08-11-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By rsbob

since 80% of just about everything sold in the...

since 80% of just about everything sold in the U.S. is made in China, or contains parts from, you definitely have your work cut out for you. Bet you donít have an iPhone then. I admire your resolve...
08-11-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By Bald Paul

I think your perception of how the Varia assists...

I think your perception of how the Varia assists a rider in being safer on the road is somewhat off.
I'm going to assume you don't use one. If you feel it's just something to 'bully' you out of the...
08-10-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By Bald Paul

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet...

I ride with both a Varia radar unit and a helmet mounted mirror. I prefer the helmet mount because I can just move my head a bit to see what is behind in various riding positions (hoods, drops.)...
08-09-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By koala logs

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster...

Beng's got a point with the scythe, it's faster and a great way to show off the muscles to the ladies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I4RNenmfFI
08-08-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By beng1

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but...

The lawn mower I have been using recently, but according to you, just as with my bicycles, I should throw it in the trash and run out and get a new one along with a Britney Spears record because the...
08-07-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant. ...

The eyeglass lens on the glove is brilliant.
That is the 1 gem in 100 posts of sewage that makes it worth starting threads here!
08-07-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,936
Posted By 10 Wheels

Glasses Mirror and Glove Mirror ...

Glasses Mirror and Glove Mirror
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/453x604/fort_clark_tx_4e55462dc9f05d6475a38d6b3751094a028d052d.jpg...
08-06-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,806
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I buy the glucosamine as caps. The MSM I cap...

I buy the glucosamine as caps. The MSM I cap myself.

With a modern bike set-up, on the hoods with horizontal forearms, the back is as flat as it's going to get. With normal elbow bend, the hoods...
08-06-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By beng1

You and a bunch of other guys should try...

You and a bunch of other guys should try discussing the topic on hand, instead of hijacking threads every day and switching the subject to me??? Maybe you all can find a room in a forum somewhere and...
08-04-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By tempocyclist

Thanks. 🙂 The Trek 5200 is pretty close in...

Thanks. 🙂

The Trek 5200 is pretty close in performance to the Aeroad, but there's definitely a penalty. That said, the 5200 has had a lot of "recent innovation" thrown at it to get it as close!
...
08-04-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By beng1

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding...

In my town there are dozens of cyclists riding around on high-end and new racing style bicycles, many of them wearing racing style clothes who are slow casual riders. Why did they dump thousands into...
08-03-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Because he has no friends. It's frowned on to...

Because he has no friends. It's frowned on to just walk up to random people babbling about tire kissing bike fit, in Japan, and he drinks alone. That's just my theory, but here we are; a lonely lush...
08-03-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By koala logs

I have zero experience with rim brakes on the...

I have zero experience with rim brakes on the mountains. I'm already on disc brakes by the time I'm riding on mountains. But there's plenty members here who seems not having any issues with rim...
08-01-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By tomato coupe

Ummmmm ... you didn't give up cycling. So, there...

Ummmmm ... you didn't give up cycling. So, there likely isn't even one person in the world.
08-01-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By seypat

Sweet, another chance to post the film/video! If...

Sweet, another chance to post the film/video! If you want to see the setups from yesteryear, in action, from all angles, this is probably the best way to look at it. Plus, there is cool surfer music....
07-29-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By genejockey

The thing is, aerodynamics is not a switch. It's...

The thing is, aerodynamics is not a switch. It's a dial. So, to ride on the hoods is not 'unaerodynamic'. It's more aerodynamic than riding on the tops or the ramps, but less than drops or aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By cyclebycle13

seems as if I'm turning into the LBS of the high...

seems as if I'm turning into the LBS of the high school where I teach. Just before school ended the auto shop teacher was telling me his shifting was off. It's a 1x cruiser from bikesdirect and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By jaxgtr

My luck in staying dry on rides has sucked...

My luck in staying dry on rides has sucked recently as we have been in a fairly heavy rain pattern. I was in a deluge the other day and ended up riding in the rain for about 90 mins as I made my way...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,293
Posted By cyclezen

good idea! I always have to add additional pads...

good idea! I always have to add additional pads because I have a low forehead, and most helmets come down too far over my forehead to the eyes.
I would try putting the pads more over to the side and...
07-27-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By koala logs

Heel dropper here. The recruitment of quads is...

Heel dropper here. The recruitment of quads is only optional. You can in fact deactivate the quads on certain pedaling mode. There are still a number of pros who drop heel. Some of them are one of...
07-25-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By big john

Not everyone wants their drops at the top of the...

Not everyone wants their drops at the top of the front wheel. In fact it's probably very rare for recreational riders. On larger frames it's more rare, I'm sure.
Here is my Seven years ago. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,091
Posted By beng1

Fancy bike pedals are a waste of money unless you...

Fancy bike pedals are a waste of money unless you are doing very steep hills as in mountain-biking or 100-yard dashes. I am linking to a video reviewing the science research on this, showing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,091
Posted By beng1

Jen, your number-one roadblock to going faster on...

Jen, your number-one roadblock to going faster on that bike is your riding position hands-down. The science says that the biggest factors in going fast on a bike are the power you can generate, and...
07-24-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By tomato coupe

A true prophet would pray in the Superman...

A true prophet would pray in the Superman position.
07-24-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By Kapusta

And Jesus in the Comfort Bike position. Think...

And Jesus in the Comfort Bike position. Think about that next time you ponder..... What Would Jesus Do?
07-24-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By tomato coupe

I think we're all losing sight of the important...

I think we're all losing sight of the important issue -- road bikes sold today ARE KILLING PEOPLE because they are not set up like TikTok's bike. By his own estimate, 5% of new cyclists DIE because...
07-24-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By Sy Reene

Don't be scared. Watts are watts. You can ride...

Don't be scared. Watts are watts. You can ride a bike with a parachute on your back and work just as hard as in aero tucked position. Going a couple mph slower vs faster isn't going to be so...
07-24-22, 02:49 AM
07-15-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By koala logs

I learned to sit on my glutes on very long, >5 hr...

I learned to sit on my glutes on very long, >5 hr long rides up in the mountains.

However, I can only do it when sitting relatively upright on my road bike even if my saddle is already tilted...
07-15-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By koala logs

The modifications look good! Just a little...

The modifications look good!

Just a little worried at the looks of the seatpost and saddle. Looks like a high stress region.

May I advice getting a custom frame built, a custom-geometry...
07-06-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,390
Views: 57,784
Posted By genejockey

The fastest bike is the lightest, but one of the...

The fastest bike is the lightest, but one of the bikes tied for second is the heaviest.
EDIT: The route has 1200 ft of climbing, but only one segment of about 0.2 miles at 8%, whereas the rest of...
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