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07-04-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 83
Posted By cyclezen

First, you should ask in 'the old people's...

First, you should ask in 'the old people's section', so that there are no doubts...
2nd, with regards gearing - you left out important info about your Breed 30 - the gearing info. And if you haven;t...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By cyclezen

now I would have a place to put my tuna sub... ...

now I would have a place to put my tuna sub... always gets messy in the jersey pocket...
Munch On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By cyclezen

Respectfully, I agree that anyone who has angst...

Respectfully, I agree that anyone who has angst about effort, should take all precautions they feel necessary.
If I keel over on Gibraltar some day, c'est la guerre...
BUT, we can only comment on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By cyclezen

I'm not sure how you could even start comparing...

I'm not sure how you could even start comparing between the 2 bikes... 42/28 + 5lbs vs 34/28 ?
Ok, 5-6% grade isn't much, but I was trying to put into a frame work which I see a lot of riders...
07-03-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By cyclezen

Yes, of course. Thinner Slicks will be...

Yes, of course. Thinner Slicks will be significantly 'faster' running. Also get tubes to match. Depending on your own mass, there's no reason to stay with a tire width intended for serious off-road...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 546
Posted By cyclezen

moving from mostly 'flat' to 'climbing' rides is...

moving from mostly 'flat' to 'climbing' rides is a shock for most... and as Lemond has said "It never gets easier, you just go faster"... also seems to mostly hold true for Rec. riding as much as it...
07-03-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By cyclezen

USA is an NBC owned channel and they moved all...

USA is an NBC owned channel and they moved all the cycling and Ski from Olympic channel to USA... And as of post Olympics, the number of SKI broadcasts were sharply reduced, after the move.
So if I...
07-02-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By cyclezen

For English speakers... comparison would be NBC,...

For English speakers... comparison would be NBC, which means the usual 'Vegas' production for the TDF level broadcasts. And putting up with Liggett
GCN+ does provide way more coverage - which I...
07-02-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5,225
Views: 3,669,964
Posted By cyclezen

looks very dry over there! has it been very dry...

looks very dry over there! has it been very dry in the past weeks/month?
07-01-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By cyclezen

TDF - Stage 1 - SPOILER (If you haven't already watched...

So, I always like the TTs, because head to head, and technical riding as well as just plain awesome power!
Today, was one of the best short TTs EVER! And the start order was a great mix, making the...
07-01-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By cyclezen

go to a retailer with a nice selection of lighter...

go to a retailer with a nice selection of lighter weight - low sole profile hiking shoes - EMS, REI, plenty around ...
they all work great for mtb or any flat pedal.
like: Merrill Moab 2 ventilator...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,696
Posted By cyclezen

That would never work or hold up on Santa Barbara...

That would never work or hold up on Santa Barbara County rds... LOL!
Although the recent work from 'infrastructure' funding has given us a few nice surprises !
Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

You've taken the comment completely out of...

You've taken the comment completely out of context. I suggest that those interested read the entire article and citation; and interpret the comments of the article themselves.
The article is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

Ok, so lets pick >your< best current level -...

Ok, so lets pick >your< best current level - doing any kind of ride... TT, hill climb, rolling loop...
And you want to 'improve'...
you accept that the studies above are accurate an applicable to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

thanks for this! really interesting stuff which...

thanks for this! really interesting stuff which will promote a bunch of re-reading. LOL!
they bring more questions... not in the focus of these studies...
but that's all beyond this OP/topic.
......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

I always enjoy studies which help with further...

I always enjoy studies which help with further info on the biomechanics and physio of cycling. But reasonable studies are best when they are somewhat narrow focused; which is the case in this study....
06-29-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By cyclezen

I'd suggest, 1st, doing a proper inseam...

I'd suggest, 1st, doing a proper inseam measurement. If you haven't done in the way shown in this video, then do it this way - make sure the book is up as high as it will go......
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By cyclezen

Truly ! Cycling, and especially bike racing is...

Truly !
Cycling, and especially bike racing is such a 'story', over a long and arduous course and day, or multiple days - with everything which lies before a rider/racer being some level of unknown....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

Ah! here ya go! This is were improvement can be...

Ah! here ya go! This is were improvement can be realized (not hyperbolizing...). Efficiency is improved and achieved by a balance of 'power'/stroke and cardio efficiency. Truly, efficiency can be...
06-29-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By cyclezen

Don;t hold your breath ! Based on the estimated...

Don;t hold your breath ! Based on the estimated delivery dates, I think the transport is going to be on Jackie Chan's "Around the World in 80 Days" balloon... LOL!
But it will be a nice surprise...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By cyclezen

Don;t think it's a difficult decision for...

Don;t think it's a difficult decision for Lefevere , it would be a bitter fruit for him as well as all Belgium (and many faithful), if Cav were to get a win. There really is no comparison, just in...
06-29-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By cyclezen

Completely different tubes. Butyl - and $5.00...

Completely different tubes.
Butyl - and $5.00 for a butyl tube with a 32mm stem is hardly a 'deal'...

TPU may be 'overpriced' with regards the cost of product ... But the going price for Schwalbe...
06-28-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! saw these also last week, when I was...

LOL! saw these also last week, when I was looking for tpu patch kit... haven't flatted my schwalbe yet, but it's inevitable...
I was gonna order a pair to try on one roadie ... what could go wrong...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By cyclezen

Froomie is still a recovery in progress, and it's...

Froomie is still a recovery in progress, and it's happening... albeit at a slower pace... But his 'support' in the race/stages is valuable, and most certainly his knowledge of the race is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

I'm sorry... I like a good scoop of hyperbole at...

I'm sorry... I like a good scoop of hyperbole at times, hence the FD and 'water bottle' thing... I'm just not skilled at making it obvious , often... :twitchy:
I am with you, with your approach...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

:50: :foo:

:50:
:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

well, you're riding seems to be bugging you... so...

well, you're riding seems to be bugging you... so you want to improve that... however...
central park has no real 'technical sections', it's all about matching your strengths and improving...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 1,871
Posted By cyclezen

taking equipment out of the equation... the motor...

taking equipment out of the equation... the motor and how you use it.
rolling terrain (Central Park) requires a good knowledge of your status and capabilities. burning matches to jam a hill/rise is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 602
Posted By cyclezen

The LA region has quite a few 'River Trails', all...

The LA region has quite a few 'River Trails', all going from inland/hills down to the ocean (also reverse ride). Most are MUPS, so 12-ish ft wide, and generally bypass 'hills' (follow 'river' down),...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 602
Posted By cyclezen

2nd set of decent Wheels (not always expensive) !...

2nd set of decent Wheels (not always expensive) !
good road Tires (700x25) !
11x25 cassette,, using your 46/30 chainrings, will give a good road gear range for anything but the longest (3+ miles)...
06-27-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By cyclezen

a bit more trail actually helps in those areas...

a bit more trail actually helps in those areas where the front might get knocked around a bit more by chunks, erosion ditches and other irregularities...
I don't really feel any lose of 'quick...
06-27-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By cyclezen

running 700 x 42 front with smoother file tread ,...

running 700 x 42 front with smoother file tread , tubeless @ 32 psi , rear x 35 small block kenda w/ TPU tube @ 35 psi
smooth running, great feel and plenty of grip for my terrain. small amount I...
06-27-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 44,992
Posted By cyclezen

Whatz Dis 'Flat Bar' ding ???? Sounds like a...

Whatz Dis 'Flat Bar' ding ???? Sounds like a great way to dislike ridin...
DropBar all the way ! The Microshift Brifters and Advent X Clutch RD are awesome! Reliable, seem bulletproof, and never...
06-27-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 44,992
Posted By cyclezen

Only thing I HAD to change immediately was the...

Only thing I HAD to change immediately was the saddle, at 130mm it is way too narrow for me. Minimum I need is 141-143, much wider not necessary for me.
Otherwise the 'stock' bike works precisely,...
06-26-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 44,992
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, in a nutshell I'm extremely happy with the...

Yeah, in a nutshell I'm extremely happy with the FSA NonSeries wheelset. Comes with adapters for all the common QR and TA setups - works great.
Wheel are substantially lighter than 'stock' X wheels,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By cyclezen

Sounds like a great start for some performance...

Sounds like a great start for some performance cycling!
And your current ride is quite nice and certainly will work well for what you're doing. Tiagra is quite good stuff and more than adequate for...
06-26-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By cyclezen

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy...

Hi, Recently found an additionally useful therapy for muscle and connective tissue rehab and recovery - TENS muscle electrical device.
A friend is a well-known (certified) acupuncturist who now also...
06-26-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,153
Posted By cyclezen

cycling is and has been the hub of my Mandala for...

cycling is and has been the hub of my Mandala for quite some time... mostly 'roadie' with prior track, but now greatly enhanced by mtb/gravel (same rides since there isn't gravel in my area, just...
06-25-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 768
Posted By cyclezen

put one together, get some others to participate...

put one together, get some others to participate - enjoy - maybe an avenue to greatness ??? or boredom...
topic has been picked clean already......
06-24-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By cyclezen

Take your cues from the Pros. If you don;t have...

Take your cues from the Pros. If you don;t have a soigneur who can give a good massage, after a long day at the amusement park, then learn self-massage. Anyone who does long multi-day riding knows...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,696
Posted By cyclezen

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as...

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as am I) and most of the serious climbs - 4+ to 12+ miles takes up to places where there is NO water!
And it's Hot with often an Oppressively strong...
06-21-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By cyclezen

"curve" I mean is how the saddle transitions from...

"curve" I mean is how the saddle transitions from the sitz area to the horn. this was illustrated by a comparison I made in another thread - Specialized Power saddle digs into upper thigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,781
Posted By cyclezen

both, why limit yourself? ...no tattoos, other...

both, why limit yourself?
...no tattoos, other than prior scars from off-bike excursions..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By cyclezen

IF the old, original fork is OK, and all you want...

IF the old, original fork is OK, and all you want is a little higher stack to the bar top (hence the longer steerer idea) . If an 'inch' (25mm) is enough higher stack, Then get over the stem angle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By cyclezen

these pics can be misleading. The 1st seems to...

these pics can be misleading. The 1st seems to show some backward orientation of the crown/blades, but at the angle taken and with the wheel turned strongly to right, the image can be misleading. The...
06-19-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By cyclezen

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle...

... 1st rsbob - from above: "...sit in the saddle more forward to relieve the pressure but then there was more preninin... per... taint pressure"
I've not heard a rider of the female persuasion...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 923
Posted By cyclezen

your explanations don;t really add up and the...

your explanations don;t really add up and the pics can't possibly show anything which isn't a clear visible damage thing.
There could be any number of reasons why the fork doesn't rotate smoothly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By cyclezen

Kinesis Carbon fork on my Marin Treviso ('0) has...

Kinesis Carbon fork on my Marin Treviso ('0) has been on the bike since '02, and for sure has over 35K miles on it. Solid and shows no signs of age, I trust it completely.
Its so old it has nicely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 791
Posted By cyclezen

Welcome to road cycling ! Always good to know how...

Welcome to road cycling ! Always good to know how things turn out, so let us know how the bike works out.
one thing... Your butt will HURT for about 2 weeks of initial riding. Don;t react to that...
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