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09-27-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 478
Posted By cxwrench

Years ago I would have a chamois (pad) is a must,...

Years ago I would have a chamois (pad) is a must, but I don't necessarily feel that way any more. Any time I go on a road or mtb ride I'll wear padded shorts or wear them under mtb baggies but when I...
09-27-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 478
Posted By SurferRosa

If you try well fitting padded cycling shorts...

If you try well fitting padded cycling shorts with your road bike, you will likely not return to whatever you wore before.
09-27-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,214
Posted By PeteHski

No, the distance you cover is irrelevant when you...

No, the distance you cover is irrelevant when you are using time as your base for comparison. We all know that cyclists cover more distance than runners, so there's no point in discussing that.
09-27-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,214
Posted By base2

A watt is defined as a unit of expenditure in a...

A watt is defined as a unit of expenditure in a certain amount of time. A watt is a watt is a watt.

I think you are meaning: Running requires more watts per mile. If so, that's true & no one...
09-27-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,214
Posted By WhyFi

They're comparing on the basis of energy expended...

They're comparing on the basis of energy expended over a period of time. I'm not sure why this isn't clear. Over a given (realistic) course, it's so obvious that running will require more energy that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By WhyFi

No, the way I read it, he was cheekily paying a...

No, the way I read it, he was cheekily paying a compliment by poking fun at the common retrogrouch mind-trap of drawing a line in the sand, usually correlating to a specific stage in their life, and...
09-26-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Maelochs

The Raleigh is sort of the offspring of an...

The Raleigh is sort of the offspring of an overweight Yugo and a broke-down Ford Pinto. The Raleigh will have the durability of a balloon and the reliability of an unplugged digital clock. If you...
09-26-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By indyfabz

Caps Lock key getting stuck?

Caps Lock key getting stuck?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By WhyFi

If that's what you think he was doing, then you...

If that's what you think he was doing, then you really have no sense of humor.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By tomato coupe

Someday, maybe in the next 10-20 years, you'll be...

Someday, maybe in the next 10-20 years, you'll be sitting quietly on your front porch and you'll suddenly think "Where did all those damn clouds come from?" Simultaneously, you will conclude that it...
09-26-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 433
Posted By Rolla

The Overtake is perfect for those who rarely...

The Overtake is perfect for those who rarely venture beyond their subdivision cul-de-sac. In general, the more bells and whistles they put on a big box bike, the more corners they cut. Raleigh spec'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,236
Posted By himespau

Not happy to admit this affects my ability to get...

Not happy to admit this affects my ability to get aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,236
Posted By shelbyfv

No surprise, this assertion is about as wrong as...

No surprise, this assertion is about as wrong as it could be. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,236
Posted By shelbyfv

^^^This. For folks who imagine they are somehow...

^^^This. For folks who imagine they are somehow unique and need non-standard cranks, power measurement is a requirement. Otherwise you are subjectively noodling around, blowing smoke, navel gazing,...
09-26-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 769
Posted By PeteHski

I agree with this. There are flat pedal setups...

I agree with this. There are flat pedal setups that allow you to "pedal circles" pretty effectively too (they easily have enough grip to push forward over the top and pull back across the bottom),...
09-25-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 769
Posted By PeteHski

Countless studies have shown that this is not...

Countless studies have shown that this is not what actually happens, even with pro cyclists. There is no significant power produced on the upstroke. So don't go expecting an improvement in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By Hiro11

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with...

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with about 15K miles on a Giant TCR with a BB86 and zero issues. In talking to mechanics I ride with, BB86 is generally less problematic than Trek's BB90,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,236
Posted By mstateglfr

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By WhyFi

They're good tires, but I'd resist the urge and...

They're good tires, but I'd resist the urge and put 'em on after you've gotten your miles out of the Contis.
09-23-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Iride01

If you don't ride down twisty trails at 50 mph or...

If you don't ride down twisty trails at 50 mph or otherwise near the edge of performance the tires are designed for, then probably not a big deal. If for some reason they wear out sooner, well, then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By PeteHski

The thing with disc brakes is that they are...

The thing with disc brakes is that they are actually more of a benefit to the average rider than they are to the pro-peloton. Road disc brakes first started to gain popularity on endurance focused...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By PeteHski

More likely his wife did and then the dentist...

More likely his wife did and then the dentist bought her an £11k S-Works with disc brakes and thru' axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By smashndash

Hm. How many of those were carbon road bikes?...

Hm. How many of those were carbon road bikes? Just curious.

The things that make pressfit BBs not last long can happen with threaded BBs too. I'm just saying we need to be wary of bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By smashndash

I think the whole "easy to work on" angle of...

I think the whole "easy to work on" angle of threaded BBs is a false flag. It normalizes the idea that the BB is supposed to wear out every 2000 miles or so and you're supposed to get a new one and...
09-22-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,849
Posted By rsbob

Reality is overrated. Besides a good portion of...

Reality is overrated. Besides a good portion of the population lives in an alternate one anyway (you can take that anyway you want). I have never had a tubeless unseat either, whether MTB or road...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By Maelochs

I am not legally permitted to tell you how many...

I am not legally permitted to tell you how many millions of dollars the bike industry pays me annually to tell people I like discs. If you knew, you would sign up in a hurry.
09-22-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,849
Posted By themrbruceguy

Tubeless tires haven't given me any issues since...

Tubeless tires haven't given me any issues since sometime around 2015 when all of the rim and tire manufacturers starting figuring it out. Set up became quick and easy, and my slow leaks were a thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By Maelochs

Remember when we had multi-page threads...

Remember when we had multi-page threads Proving---not suggesting, but proving---that if the peloton went disc, all the riders would be limbless by the end of the season because the red-hot spinning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By Dean V

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes...

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes and they work perfectly well.
I would say they are comparable to a good rim brake set up.
Except they are better than a carbon/rim brake combo in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By PeteHski

Conspiracy theorist hey! So "The industry"...

Conspiracy theorist hey!
So "The industry" with all its rival manufacturers and suppliers all sat down together and came up with this marketing idea did they?

Or alternatively Shimano and Sram...
09-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,849
Posted By PeteHski

IME tubeless tyres don't unseat when you get a...

IME tubeless tyres don't unseat when you get a flat unless you try to ride with the flat. At the weekend I ran over a sharp piece of metal in the road on a high speed descent and it put a large hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By Leinster

This forum is largely populated by people who...

This forum is largely populated by people who rode road bikes before disc brakes were available. And so, by people who already owned bikes with Rim brakes, with which they were perfectly happy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 6,583
Posted By PeteHski

All I'm saying is that the engineering comes...

All I'm saying is that the engineering comes before the marketing. Tech that doesn't work doesn't survive long (however well it is marketed) and certainly doesn't take over 100% of the upper end...
09-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 696
Posted By Iride01

If you don't quite understand how everything in...

If you don't quite understand how everything in your shifting system relates to each other and you don't really want to know, then the easiest thing to do is take it to a mechanic at your LBS. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,829
Posted By Hiro11

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims...

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims (both of which are real but in my opinion likely not very meaningful in the real world) the main benefit of press fit ironically has to do with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,064
Posted By HTupolev

I don't doubt it. I'm actually in a similar boat:...

I don't doubt it. I'm actually in a similar boat: I don't get toe overlap on either of my vintage steel road bikes, but there's a bit of it on my modern road bike. My point was simply that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Symox

Here's an update. After trying various setups I'm...

Here's an update. After trying various setups I'm finding a full frame bag with a large saddle bag is working out to hold a minimalist setup. With two full water bottles and all the gear the total...
09-21-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,870
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I find Strava provides me with a lot of...

I find Strava provides me with a lot of motivation - I am a KOM-hunter, no denying it. The different segments help me push harder during training; I'm generally lazy otherwise. I often like to go for...
09-20-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,707
Posted By Maelochs

Have you eve met an 11-tooth cog which had read...

Have you eve met an 11-tooth cog which had read "Moby Dick"? Have you ever met an 11-tooth cog which could do even basic, four-function math? How many 11-tooth cogs can find Madagascar on a map?
09-20-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,707
Posted By rrjmaier

Why ?

Please explain why the are dumb?

I run front 52/33 and 11/34 on the rear (11 speed)
So 52 - 11 allows me to get up to 55km/h at a reasonable cadence.
what is wrong with this?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,462
Posted By Maelochs

Ummm .... you know better. Plenty of people...

Ummm .... you know better.

Plenty of people have decided upon a method, and adapted to using that method .... only to eventually meet a "coach" sort of figure who points out that there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By ARPRINCE

I have a S-WORKS POWER and POWER EXPERT. I don't...

I have a S-WORKS POWER and POWER EXPERT. I don't think I would be going back to a normal nose length saddle. Easy to slide in and out, no hang ups. As a matter of fact, I'm been looking to get new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,064
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and...

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and modern, have the front wheel axle offset forward of the steering axis. It's just visually subtler on modern forks because the tubing is a lot wider and...
09-19-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,870
Posted By mikeymichaels

Strava is a good motivator for me because I use...

Strava is a good motivator for me because I use some segments sort of like time trials. Itís also fun trying to take segment KOMs that are within reach.

Strava offers a nice way for me to log...
09-19-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By burnthesheep

Then donít ever do your local fundraiser fun 5k...

Then donít ever do your local fundraiser fun 5k run. There will be a dozen or more folks breaking 16min for it. That is if you think bike segment times are rough.

Thus is life in all sports...
09-19-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By mikeymichaels

I actually like seeing how fast people can be. I...

I actually like seeing how fast people can be. I see it as inspiration.
09-19-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By caloso

I just save my ride on my Garmin and it uploads...

I just save my ride on my Garmin and it uploads the ride to Strava, power included. Are you just running Strava on your phone without a computer? I don’t think it reads power by itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By Calsun

So called "touring" bikes are gross overkill...

So called "touring" bikes are gross overkill unless heading to Patagonia from North America. Road bikes can easily handle the load and it is only the wheels where on should be careful. I went so far...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 595
Posted By DaveSSS

As I noted long ago, the STA is only relevant...

As I noted long ago, the STA is only relevant with regard to the seatpost setback that might be required. One degree of STA is worth about 12mm of setback, so IF a frame had an unusual STA or a post...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 707
Posted By WhyFi

If you're going to play with lower pressures,...

If you're going to play with lower pressures, also pay attention to how they feel when cornering, in addition to the possibility of bottoming out; with narrow ID rims and low pressure, it may get to...
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