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11-30-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 114
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Posted By Eric F

IMO...Being a "serious" rider has very little to...

IMO...Being a "serious" rider has very little to do with the shape of the handlebars. There are certainly trends, but the sport is full of examples that don't fit in the most common boxes.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending...

I suspect the more difficult obstacle is blending in an $11k hit to the bank account.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

"Parts" does not equal "bike" until everything is...

"Parts" does not equal "bike" until everything is fully-assembled and operational.
11-29-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

Those look like a solid choice!

Those look like a solid choice!
11-29-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

What wheels did you get? Somewhere on my list of...

What wheels did you get? Somewhere on my list of future upgrades for my gravel bike is new wheels.

My recent HT MTB purchase came with sub-1300g CF wheels (Stan's Podiums). I've been pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,533
Posted By Eric F

By "push/pull" and "up/down" I was meaning the...

By "push/pull" and "up/down" I was meaning the same thing. Some people tend to see the pedal stroke in only 2 directions - pushing down and pulling up. My goal is round Getting the hip flexors...
11-29-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

...and the marketing department would be trying...

...and the marketing department would be trying to figure out how to walk back years of "lighter is better" propaganda.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,533
Posted By Eric F

Ejector pedals!!

Ejector pedals!!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

You could ask permission or forgiveness. Only...

You could ask permission or forgiveness. Only one of those will get you that sweet ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

Make sure Canyon gives you a commission on the...

Make sure Canyon gives you a commission on the sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,533
Posted By Eric F

I'm with you. I don't have much experience with...

I'm with you. I don't have much experience with flat pedals, but a good pedal stroke is not just up/down, push/pull. It involves forces in multiple directions throughout the circle. Being attached is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,533
Posted By Eric F

Part of the big issue with "clipless" is that...

Part of the big issue with "clipless" is that it's based on the old "toe clip" term, which was already pretty poor. "Toe straps" evolving to "strapless" pedals would have make more sense, and still...
11-29-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

In terms of being somewhere in the middle-ground...

In terms of being somewhere in the middle-ground between road bikes and MTBs, definitely. One tends to be ridden by normal folks. The other tends to be ridden by weirdo bike freaks.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 7,533
Posted By Eric F

"Automatic pedals" sounds like something from an...

"Automatic pedals" sounds like something from an e-bike. I'm not interested. :twitchy: :D
11-29-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

It's totally your fault! You have clearly made...

It's totally your fault! You have clearly made up your mind that you want a carbon tri bike. If you won't leave the door open to other options, we have to find something else to talk about. :D
11-29-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

This is probably true. When I ride with other...

This is probably true. When I ride with other people, I tend to make jokes.
11-29-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

You're good. I meant to mention you, not Lombard.

You're good. I meant to mention you, not Lombard.
11-29-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

An anecdotal experience...Back in the early-'00s,...

An anecdotal experience...Back in the early-'00s, when I was a racer-boy, I borrowed a friends set of Mavic Cosmic Carbone wheels for a few races. They were pretty heavy, and kind of beastly for...
11-29-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

Lombard's 3alarmer's post about wheels and tires...

Lombard's 3alarmer's post about wheels and tires did not make any mention of weight. He seemed to be echoing my earlier suggestion to VegasJen about investing in aero wheels.

EDIT: Fixed.
11-29-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

For a tri bike, I would agree that rolling weight...

For a tri bike, I would agree that rolling weight of wheels is probably not a big factor. However, you're excluding the more important part - aerodynamics.
11-29-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

Included the words "early hybrids" in my initial...

Included the words "early hybrids" in my initial generalization intentionally. The evolution of the hybrid niche has spawned bikes like the fitness bikes you describe, intended for someone who...
11-29-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

I was trying to make a bit of a joke. This is...

I was trying to make a bit of a joke. This is getting far too serious.

My previous comment about early hybrids being mediocre (low to mid priced) bikes for mediocre (casual) riders was a...
11-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

This isn't an "only" thing. Livedarklions says...

This isn't an "only" thing. Livedarklions says his fitness bike climbs as good or better than a road bike. That's great. When aerodynamics come into play (downhill, fast rolling on the flats,...
11-29-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

Maybe your rides are different, but my road rides...

Maybe your rides are different, but my road rides never go only uphill ;)
11-29-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

There's always an exception. The bike made sense...

There's always an exception. The bike made sense for him, his preferences, and the task at hand.
11-29-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

The chain, and a few bolts, but probably not much...

The chain, and a few bolts, but probably not much more than that.
11-29-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

We know how CF bike frames age. CF is not a new...

We know how CF bike frames age. CF is not a new material. It does just fine. A decently built CF frame is pretty likely to last longer than your lifetime.

Riding comfort of a bicycle is...
11-28-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

This is an emotion I am very familiar with. It’s...

This is an emotion I am very familiar with. It’s a big part of my recent gravel bike purchase.
11-28-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

I had that pattern with music gear. It took me a...

I had that pattern with music gear. It took me a while to figure out that good gear was worth the money. Part of that was developing skills and awareness that could recognize the difference.
11-28-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

That’s valid.

That’s valid.
11-28-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

Here’s a thought…Instead of spending your money...

Here’s a thought…Instead of spending your money on an older tri bike with a mediocre build, that probably won’t make much difference in your performance, maybe spend that money on some aero wheels....
11-28-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

Your reason is just as valid as any other.

Your reason is just as valid as any other.
11-28-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

It all depends on who you're trying to sell it...

It all depends on who you're trying to sell it to.

In my recollection, the early hybrids sat pretty squarely between road bikes and MTBs. It was an all-around bike for the masses of...
11-28-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,266
Posted By Eric F

Hybrid? ...

Hybrid?

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

What pace does have to be to be considered...

What pace does have to be to be considered "running"?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

It wasn't running was it? There's no reason to...

It wasn't running was it? There's no reason to do that, unless something is chasing you, and you're not already on your bike.
11-28-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

My conclusions from multiple threads from the...

My conclusions from multiple threads from the OP...
- Enjoys doing triathlons
- Pretty new to cycling
- Very limited budget
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

It's been almost a week since I've been on my...

It's been almost a week since I've been on my bike. However, getting to spend 4 days with my younger daughter was worth it. On Dec 9, I will fly to meet her, and we will drive home together for her...
11-28-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,531
Posted By Eric F

I have a beat-to-hell 20+ year old CF MTB that is...

I have a beat-to-hell 20+ year old CF MTB that is still going strong. It has multiple places where the paint is missing and the underlying carbon is exposed. I have zero concerns about its...
11-28-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By Eric F

I use the Bont Riot+ MTB for my gravel and MTB...

I use the Bont Riot+ MTB for my gravel and MTB riding. It has some protection of the toe......
11-28-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 218,728
Posted By Eric F

A long weekend of beautiful weather, and I got on...

A long weekend of beautiful weather, and I got on my bike zero times :(

I did get to spend a lot of time with my daughter who was home from college for the weekend, though. That makes up for it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

Wordle 527 2/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Well, that...

Wordle 527 2/6

⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Well, that was lucky. 😀
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

I believe this is Bambaby #2. He's already...

I believe this is Bambaby #2. He's already teaching #1 how to unleash mighty sprints and flex massive guads.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

The sick kid still wants to eat her favorite...

The sick kid still wants to eat her favorite home-cooked meals on her short visit home. Tonight’s choice didn’t disappoint…
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

My wife found someone to donate it to, along with...

My wife found someone to donate it to, along with a couple of sweet potatoes, a bag of carrots, and a box of stuffing. It worked out very well for everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

Things have not gone as planned for feasting and...

Things have not gone as planned for feasting and family time.

Younger daughter couldn’t get home from college until late yesterday, so we planned on having our Thanksgiving dinner tonight....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

Sending positive So Cal vibes for your dad.

Sending positive So Cal vibes for your dad.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

2/6 for me, too. 👍

2/6 for me, too. 👍
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,852
Views: 37,153
Posted By Eric F

I'm using Orange Seal Endurance in all my bikes -...

I'm using Orange Seal Endurance in all my bikes - road, gravel, and MTB.
11-22-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Eric F

I have a couple of friends who were on that ride...

I have a couple of friends who were on that ride (both were wearing navy blue EDR kits), and they had a good time. I wish I could join the group going to Lukens this weekend, but I've got other...
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