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Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 241
Posted By cyclezen

so , with a 700x28 tire and a 40x11 gear , at 80...

so , with a 700x28 tire and a 40x11 gear , at 80 rpm, one is at 23-24 mph (37-37 kph), at 90 rpm = 26+ mph (42-43 kph) and at 100 rpm = 29+ mph (47 kph).
I think it's ok to coast at 30+ on an...
09-30-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By cyclezen

Goals and the motivation to do things is great ! ...

Goals and the motivation to do things is great ! If a goal is constantly tugging us to improve, that's great. No need to lower expectations; but building in 'stages' helps keep the goals within...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By cyclezen

Well, just 2 mos ago I put in new Velox rims...

Well, just 2 mos ago I put in new Velox rims strips - 22mm - doing a tire change, frt & bk, and the tape fit perfectly in the bed only... the 2 ardennes wheelsets are same... and remembering the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 450
Posted By cyclezen

if the group seems equally consistent, ride at...

if the group seems equally consistent, ride at the back for a while, and practice maintaining a steady pace. Work on riding on a wheel, at 1 to 1.5 bike length is a good target. (riding a wheel is...
09-29-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By cyclezen

not gonna get real specific, but maybe point out...

not gonna get real specific, but maybe point out some things which might be considered for your return. There may be others who might get more specific.
I think you might consider what elements, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By cyclezen

HED Bastogne & Kermesse and also the 1st gen...

HED Bastogne & Kermesse and also the 1st gen Ardennes - but that was just a hair pricey for me, at that time...
The Kermesse was the mid weight and the 1st gen Bastogne was for Clydes or rough,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By cyclezen

Don;t really have a need for larger than 25 on my...

Don;t really have a need for larger than 25 on my roadies. I do use 28 on a bike I have set up for shopping and running errands, but it does short mileage and no marked reason to consider mileage or...
09-29-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By cyclezen

What constitutes a 'recovery ride' for anyone...

What constitutes a 'recovery ride' for anyone will be specific to themselves. In a 'team' environment that will differ. Whether in a training camp or multi-race situation. but even Pros will do...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 807
Posted By cyclezen

Don't be such a cheapskate. Thats some of the...

Don't be such a cheapskate. Thats some of the worst bar tape condition I've seen in a while.
No wonder you have numb hands.
Go to your LBS and look for some quality, cushion bar tape. Add an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By cyclezen

OP, you're questions are really all conditional....

OP, you're questions are really all conditional. Conditional on what constitutes that 18 kph/hr ride. A ride on mostly flat terrain where elevation gain is limited to under 400m per 40 km can be a...
09-27-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By cyclezen

Question for yourself is - How 'competitive'...

Question for yourself is - How 'competitive' would I like to be? If the answer is 'somewhat' and you want gearing more suitable for BOTH road and dirt road/gravel, then 2x gives the best of both...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,388
Posted By cyclezen

Given the nature of the thread, the interest in...

Given the nature of the thread, the interest in this expanded to knowing a bit more about actual manufacture/process for creating a frame of Carbon Fiber.
Not being a materials engineer, nor a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By cyclezen

can also depend on what saddle shape you're comin...

can also depend on what saddle shape you're comin from - what saddle did you have before the Phenom?
If the shape is different, it can take a bit of time becoming accustomed...
Phenom is the saddle...
09-25-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 273
Posted By cyclezen

And if it's mtb or just a larger tire size and...

And if it's mtb or just a larger tire size and you don't want the weight penalty of large butyl, then switch to TPU... no muss, no fuss.
Ride On
Yuri
09-25-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By cyclezen

Had been using a Fitbit Inspire HR for over a...

Had been using a Fitbit Inspire HR for over a year. Intent was to have it for hiking/backpacking and mountaineering, for realtime HR, as opposed to a cheststrap HR like I've been using.
The Fitbit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By cyclezen

so, 2 months later... whatz the verdict ? what...

so, 2 months later... whatz the verdict ? what size did you get?
Ride On
Yuri
09-24-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By cyclezen

you can usually find the Shimano model #/name...

you can usually find the Shimano model #/name somewhere on the pedal...
you can also check here: https://www.roadbikerider.com/complete-list-of-clipless-bicycle-pedal-brands-and-models/

Ride On...
09-24-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By cyclezen

I also look to LOW zone 2 - zone 1 is foreign to...

I also look to LOW zone 2 - zone 1 is foreign to me...
but like to keep cadence 'very comfortable', I'll start with a lower cadence, often around 70, and as ride progresses the cadence rises to mid...
09-24-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By cyclezen

The world of yoga has many aspects, variations....

The world of yoga has many aspects, variations. Some being very 'spiritual' and some tied to Buddhism, Hinduism and a few other eastern religious currents.
Hatha Yoga is what most of us recognize as...
09-24-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By cyclezen

Happens... I find that if I take a 'rest day'...

Happens... I find that if I take a 'rest day' the day after a very hard ride and then ride the day after 'rest', it's usually awful... The 'rest', off the bike, has done the opposite, for me.
I try...
09-24-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By cyclezen

since we're into 26r tires... I been a huge fan...

since we're into 26r tires...
I been a huge fan of Kenda Small Block and K-Rad, for my 26rs... and they roll among the best for gravelish/mtb-lite type terrain
Kenda Small Block 8 - 26...
09-22-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 675
Posted By cyclezen

The reason you see a lot of Tarmacs is because...

The reason you see a lot of Tarmacs is because they are exceptional bikes for many riders, but not the only ones...
Components? Wheels? Size/Fit?
We all have our preferences... color of my bike...
09-22-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By cyclezen

agree with @Bacciagalupe...

agree with @Bacciagalupe (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bacciagalupe-37529.html), position setup is gonna make the key difference.
maybe compare to what you currently are riding, the Scott Cr1...
09-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By cyclezen

Try doing it at home, with a tool/levers that you...

Try doing it at home, with a tool/levers that you do carry - only way you (or anyone) would know.
Ride On
Yuri
09-21-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By cyclezen

All the Best for strong recovery to both the OP's...

All the Best for strong recovery to both the OP's and your spouse. Both situations are long term projects to deal with. And it's great for you both to be able to assist in their response.
Hopefully,...
09-21-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! I'll plead guilty to multiple infractions of...

LOL! I'll plead guilty to multiple infractions of bike etiquette this one time. On monday, after a particularly hard, long, tough climbing day on Sunday, I was just small-ringing it to get some...
09-20-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 553
Posted By cyclezen

hmmmm... 35 views and no takers so far? BF is...

hmmmm... 35 views and no takers so far? BF is losing it's touch...
Did you change your saddle position (to compensate for hamstring re-injury buzzin around in your head)? If so, that will...
09-20-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By cyclezen

Best thing UCI has implemented in many a year

Best thing UCI has implemented in many a year
09-20-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By cyclezen

Ethan Hayter

Ethan Hayter
09-20-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,167
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by chaadster View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaadster View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1258904-difficulty-climb-2.html#post22653977)
You trying desperately to be clever has never...
09-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,167
Posted By cyclezen

that 30 ring with your current cassette should be...

that 30 ring with your current cassette should be ok for many hills... in much of NJ. some steeper uphills might be a challenge, for now...
going to a 30 or 32 or 34 cassette will give you more...
09-19-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By cyclezen

Just noted to myself, because of another thread...

Just noted to myself, because of another thread on climbing, the key, the importance of mind set...
We all speak of cycling hard, at our highest effort/level as a form of 'suffering', and that is...
09-19-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,167
Posted By cyclezen

All of the above advice and comments are very...

All of the above advice and comments are very valid. There really isn't ONE answer. Fitness, weight, strength, adaptation are all 'Body' considerations which are interlinked.
Then there's equipment...
09-19-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 935
Posted By cyclezen

Run at an uphill longer than you can 'power' up...

Run at an uphill longer than you can 'power' up and over usually finds me then flagging for the remainder of any steep grade.
I think the question is do 'comfortable' or do 'suffer' (with strength)....
09-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 8,407
Posted By cyclezen

https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1...

https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13037-022-00318-9

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-ebike-injuries/e-bikes-show-distinct-pattern-of-severe-injuries-idUSKBN1YT0MV
...
09-18-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By cyclezen

So there's no confusion on my comments about...

So there's no confusion on my comments about 26rs. They are as good as they were when first available. And certainly fine, as is, for anyone who's happy with their 26r.
But the qualification of my...
09-18-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By cyclezen

In my case, I have 2 26r's , a '04 Specialized...

In my case, I have 2 26r's , a '04 Specialized Stumpjumper and an '04 Spec. Epic FS.
I did 'convert' the Epic to 'Mullet', by putting a 27.5 (650b) wheel on the front, and left the 26 on the rear....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,711
Posted By cyclezen

He's wrong. Very simple to try and observe...

He's wrong.
Very simple to try and observe yourself.
With a decent HRM, bring yourself up to a steady effort, steady bpm reading, good to be at 140 ish bpm. Get up and sprint or any other much...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,711
Posted By cyclezen

LOL!, not likely... a one minute delay would have...

LOL!, not likely... a one minute delay would have humans constantly passing out. ... or not being able to do any physical exertion, as the other option. You either deliver O2 to both muscles or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 11:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By cyclezen

I mean... it looks 'in the ballpark'... that's...

I mean... it looks 'in the ballpark'... that's the way the modern stuff is designed... shorter actual bar reach (hence the 70 ...) with the reach extending across the shifter body to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,296
Posted By cyclezen

I scurried after you scurried. Mainly because in...

I scurried after you scurried. Mainly because in the abstract/summary to have some obvious ?marks / holes... like when it came to religious groups comparisons, there were quite a few Christian...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,711
Posted By cyclezen

Actually, in your scenario HR is exactly what you...

Actually, in your scenario HR is exactly what you need to make good decisions on how to ride what's ahead, especially where the efforts are extended, like a climb or hard, long tempo.
Yes, there is...
09-15-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By cyclezen

Primary reasons 1. Don;t need another mtb -...

Primary reasons
1. Don;t need another mtb - especially a 'rigid', redwood is essentially a rigid mtb with equivalent weight to a Hardtail. Poseidon X is no lightweight either, at about 26 lbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By cyclezen

seems GCN+ has tied the IP from the original...

seems GCN+ has tied the IP from the original subscription to the account. I tried going VPN , AFTER I had already signed up (which was without VPN and so a US IP), which didn;t work; and the view...
09-15-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 2,993
Posted By cyclezen

And you know this because of your super power...

And you know this because of your super power mind reading ability? Wouldn't be because unsafe sections needs traversing, so going more into a traffic lane is the only option?
I do , often, need to...
09-14-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,044
Views: 265,079
Posted By cyclezen

How about a New/Another Gravel bike? I didn;t...

How about a New/Another Gravel bike? I didn;t really 'need' more stuff for my other Gravel bike (Poseidon X). But it's getting shipped to Germany, to be my gravel 'ride' there, when I'm there.
For...
09-14-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By cyclezen

1x is good, simple and works well for off-road -...

1x is good, simple and works well for off-road - gravel and mtb - it's hardly a good solution for 90% sport road riding. But then Hybrids aren't for that form of riding - I try to remember that many...
09-14-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By cyclezen

'spokes do get tired and break, especially if the...

'spokes do get tired and break, especially if the wheel hasn't been maintained to well balanced spoke tension.
Get the spoke replaced and have the wheel 'tuned' by a wheel expert - not every...
09-14-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By cyclezen

It's hard to have conversation if the 'language'...

It's hard to have conversation if the 'language' is not common to all in the discussion. 'Top', High, Low or whatever only makes sense when all parties are understanding the elements of it.
Here's...
09-14-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,646
Posted By cyclezen

Good thread. Helmets are about as variable as...

Good thread.
Helmets are about as variable as anything designed for human use. My activities almost all have helmets as a major element of safety/protection.
'Science' as relates to educating,...
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