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09-18-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,944
Posted By CAT7RDR

3-4% of the general population has Antisocial...

3-4% of the general population has Antisocial Personality Disorder.
No small wonder you had this experience.
It is very sadistic to swerve into or drive straight at a cyclist.

I stayed off bikes...
09-18-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,944
Posted By indyfabz

In PA a motorist is permitted to cross the double...

In PA a motorist is permitted to cross the double yellow line to attain the required 4í passing distance as long as it is safe to do so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 977
Posted By 79pmooney

Good bike. It was looking after you.

Good bike. It was looking after you.
08-21-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,635
Posted By Rolla

Lol … you actually took the time to come here to...

Lol … you actually took the time to come here to flex and post your disapproval because someone was having a bad day? Hard to believe you guys are actually adults.
08-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,635
Posted By Barry2

People with a more expensive bike than OP. ...

People with a more expensive bike than OP.

Barry
08-21-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 8,635
Posted By tomato coupe

Would it have been okay if he had a $1500 bike?

Would it have been okay if he had a $1500 bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By rsbob

About a month ago was out exploring and climbed a...

About a month ago was out exploring and climbed a closed super steep paved single lane road. The grade ranged between 12-17% and my lungs blew up (gasping for air) after 3/4 mile. It was extremely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By datlas

It's up to your comfort level, but I do believe...

It's up to your comfort level, but I do believe there is a consensus that for long descents, avoid carbon fiber rim brake wheels due to possible overheating. I expect that goes for tubed or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By masi61

Probably would be easiest to just replace the...

Probably would be easiest to just replace the presta core. Get a valve core removal tool to screw the old presta core out and install a new one in its place. You can buy 10 packs of the presta cores...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,619
Posted By Polaris OBark

They are new, and they came with my new set of...

They are new, and they came with my new set of GRX calipers. So they will work. L03A are unobtainium (except for insane Amazon scalper prices).

Here are both, L03A in the middle, flanked by L05A:...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bob Ross

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my...

One of the most amusing posts I ever saw on my cycle club's message board came from a member who -- in all seriousness -- wrote "I prefer to ride solo rather than in groups because that way I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By akeelor

Ride and Life Report - Specialized Aethos Pro

It's been quite some time since I've posted in the forums but while riding yesterday I felt motivated to give an update. The past two years have been some of the hardest in my life due to separation,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,996
Posted By jonathanf2

I just wanted to follow up on this thread. I'm...

I just wanted to follow up on this thread. I'm now running two sets of American Classic Timekeeper tires. My first set are the 700x30c "armor edition" clinchers paired with lightweight TPU tubes....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have the Dura Ace version which are very...

I have the Dura Ace version which are very similar. I don't think I would even notice the areas that you highlighted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 473
Posted By WhyFi

I think that you're just seeing the edges of...

I think that you're just seeing the edges of overlapping CF swaths.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By cyclezen

You know... liking and enjoying cycling, however...

You know... liking and enjoying cycling, however you find a way to do it, is a good thing. And some of your thoughts are certainly 'right on'.
But it's the way you present it. You obviously have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I averaged 23-24 MPH for any kind of distance...

If I averaged 23-24 MPH for any kind of distance I'd probably average 12-13 on the way back, because it almost certainly would be uphill and into the wind.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By burnthesheep

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their...

Fishermen and cyclists both embellish to their advantage.

Period.

It takes probably 260+ to do 24 mph pan flat alone on a road bike. If thats their z2 I smell BS. As that puts your hour power...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By terrymorse

That Marin "mountain bike", with its rigid frame...

That Marin "mountain bike", with its rigid frame and fork, is essentially a road bike, but with fat tires and flat bars, so of course it's going to perform much as that low end yellow "road" bike...
07-25-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,005
Posted By WhyFi

Sure, let me do the math for you: 1 minute...

Sure, let me do the math for you:

1 minute of hard work up a 6% grade = 1 minute of hard work on a flat grade.
1 minute of easy effort up a 6% grade = 1 minute of easy effort on a flat grade.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By WhyFi

This is one of those things that looks way worse,...

This is one of those things that looks way worse, and sounds like a much longer process, when written out. Last week, I had some waterlogged wheels (I got drenched on a ride and 40+ml of water made...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,586
Posted By embankmentlb

I think itís time to join some of those solo...

I think itís time to join some of those solo riders just to keep things honest.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,352
Posted By mschwett

a very heavy bike vs. a very light bike

i've now done a particular segment exactly 50 times in the last 9 months or so. 6.85 miles, 917 feet of elevation gain. it's almost a complete loop, with an upwind section that's half uphill, half...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,790
Posted By mstateglfr

The bottom bracket's bearing cartridge is...

The bottom bracket's bearing cartridge is pressfit. But the bottom bracket is threaded. I really dont know why you are clarifying any of this though.
Based on common discussion from users and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,790
Posted By Dave Mayer

Sigh.. all current bottom brackets are press-fit....

Sigh.. all current bottom brackets are press-fit. So even if you buy something threaded, the 2 cartridge bearings at the core of the BB have been press-fit into their BB shells. Even current...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,790
Posted By Litespud

I would. Other posters have pointed out that the...

I would. Other posters have pointed out that the precision fabrication of Ti addresses the less precise fabrication of CF that results in many of the problems associated with press-fit BBs. However,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Recycled Cycler

Problem fixed. LBS took care of dish and truing....

Problem fixed. LBS took care of dish and truing. Straight and true now.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By smin

Yes it did! Several hundred KMs later and it's...

Yes it did! Several hundred KMs later and it's worked the treat. I was going to pull the crankset off and tighten the spider nut up again just because of the warning Rotor gave me, but I don't expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By Recycled Cycler

I reversed rear wheel and the problem moves to...

I reversed rear wheel and the problem moves to non-drive side so definitely the wheel.

I'll take to an LBS tomorrow and have it re-dished and trued.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By WhyFi

Is this going to be the latest Larry thread...

Is this going to be the latest Larry thread wherein he displays ignorance only to eschew any knowledge offered and then tell us how he knows better? Cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By terrymorse

On dry pavement, it is essentially impossible to...

On dry pavement, it is essentially impossible to lock up the front brake to cause the wheel to skid.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By Bob Ross

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a...

But I'll add this tidbit: When looking for a pithy aphorism to educate newbs, I like to tell them "rear brake is for slowing, front brake is for stopping." It makes it easier for them to understand...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,979
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At max braking under ideal conditions there is...

At max braking under ideal conditions there is approximately zero input from the rear brake. There is an argument to be made that, at least when beginning to brake from speed you should use both...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,782
Posted By tempocyclist

I've ridden thousands of miles on the old GP4000...

I've ridden thousands of miles on the old GP4000 tyres, the new GP5000's tyres, and also the old and new version Pirelli P-Zero tyres. To be honest, I'd be hard pressed to tell the difference in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 786
Posted By ThermionicScott

Riding tanwall tires is a lesson on the...

Riding tanwall tires is a lesson on the impermanence of all things. Especially if you still use rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,571
Posted By somecycler

sorry for bumping an old thread but I wanted to...

sorry for bumping an old thread but I wanted to leave a comment because I went through something similar but different. Same symptoms as OP described BUT I don't wear contacts. Turned out it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By znomit

If the rear will fit then buy one and try it on...

If the rear will fit then buy one and try it on the front to see, No harm in mix and matching.
They run smaller than the GP4000, but remember if it's tight and picks up a stone you can shred your...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,154
Posted By Iride01

You absolutely need to determine why each flat...

You absolutely need to determine why each flat happened. Otherwise unless your flats are from road hazards puncturing the tread into the tube you'll continue to have flats regardless of what tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By helmet4000

New tubeless version of Conti tires next year

Continental will finally release tubeless versions of Grand Prix 4 Season and Gatorskin tires.

Source: Continental sales rep
06-07-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By Polaris OBark

I'm glad this topic is finally, for the first...

I'm glad this topic is finally, for the first time, getting the attention it deserves.
06-07-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,984
Posted By WhyFi

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get...

Are you thinking that you won't be able to get appropriate pads, cables and rims in the future? I have absolutely no interest in rim brake bikes, but I wouldn't be concerned about keeping one running...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By helmet4000

i guess this shows the extent to which scientists...

i guess this shows the extent to which scientists and riders might go looking for new advantages in the attainment of higher speeds -- too weird not to post
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Wrong on both counts. Just be faster, and the...

Wrong on both counts. Just be faster, and the only view that counts is from the rear. So shapely bum and muscular legs are your only concerns.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,001
Posted By billridesbikes

Good god man! I want faster tires, no smoother...

Good god man! I want faster tires, no smoother tires, but wait, I want to feel all the bumps in the road, but not too much of the bumps! Are you a member of Parliament by any chance? Haha
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,001
Posted By PeteHski

I find Pirelli Cinturato Velos offer a very good...

I find Pirelli Cinturato Velos offer a very good overall compromise. Puncture resistance is excellent (far higher than any of the race tyres and even rated higher than Gatorskins). Grip is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By genejockey

And if not ignorance, delusion.

And if not ignorance, delusion.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By genejockey

There are some things Man was not meant to know.

There are some things Man was not meant to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,939
Posted By beng1

Wow, am I ever ugly......

Had my wife snap some photos of me on my road-bike in an "aero" position to see what I could improve on, but unfortunately I don't have the millions of dollars for the elective surgery to turn me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,571
Posted By smin

I did it and it looks like it'll work. Fits on...

I did it and it looks like it'll work. Fits on and buttons up nicely - hopefully I'll be able to give my impressions after my first ride this week.
I also took a series of photos I'll post once I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,581
Posted By Sy Reene

The Silca calculator though offers 3 or 4 types...

The Silca calculator though offers 3 or 4 types of gravel surface to choose from. AFAIK, the sram one only has a single 'gravel' to choose from. Also have to be aware that the sram calculator...
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