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07-03-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By OTS

Sizing post over the digital caliper in my...

Sizing post over the digital caliper in my experience BUT BUY BOTH.
The digital caliper comes in handy in so many situations you will wonder how you survived without it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 659
Posted By BradH

I wouldn't change anything. 11-32 with 50/34 is a...

I wouldn't change anything. 11-32 with 50/34 is a really good setup for hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 659
Posted By big john

It might just be a matter of training and getting...

It might just be a matter of training and getting familiar with hills. A 34-32 low gear is lower than what I use and I'm old and fat. Also, a 50-11 high gear is higher than I have and I only rarely...
07-01-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree with the chaff strip thing in posts #3 &...

Agree with the chaff strip thing in posts #3 & #6. Have had plenty of those and never an issue. I cut away the threads as they come loose to avoid triggering my loose thread OCD.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By Ryan_M

You're not wrong but we all get something...

You're not wrong but we all get something different out of cycling, besides being on the actual bike. I'm a big proponent that your bike needs to be your little red sports car. Do I really need...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By SoSmellyAir

This is very sound advice for the OP, especially...

This is very sound advice for the OP, especially before switching to a different bike, and more especially if the Roubaix is his/her first road bike, because he/she needs to ride for a while to learn...
06-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By Rolla

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local...

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local hardware store. I use two, and clamp them where I need them.
...
06-23-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Badger6

Garmin Edge 1040

Not sure who else got one when they were introduced a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve seen plenty of folks offering their opinions in the "Buy the 1030+ or wait?“ thread, but as far as I can tell, no...
06-23-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 320
Posted By redcon1

I see the Top End Accelerator model and others...

I see the Top End Accelerator model and others have 24" wheels... is yours actually 26?" I'm hoping so, because 26" high-quality tires will more available than 24", for sure.
The idea to put a...
06-22-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,066
Posted By WhyFi

As the casing gets thinner, it's more likely to...

As the casing gets thinner, it's more likely to be more supple and roll better, rather than worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bob Ross

This might sound like I'm referring to the...

This might sound like I'm referring to the "character" difference between mechanical and electronic shifting, but this really is particular to modern Campy mechanical versus...well, anybody's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,091
Posted By datlas

I feel the same way, but sometimes I wonder how...

I feel the same way, but sometimes I wonder how much of that extra smooth/supple feel I get is really just the placebo effect.

Some day we need to do a randomized trial with identical...
06-18-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,420
Posted By iab

The seller is incorrect.

The seller is incorrect.
06-17-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just to make term use more standard a...

Just to make term use more standard a freewheel/freehub/one way clutch "catches" when applying power and the drive "detaches" when not pedaling (coasting).

So I would describe the issue by saying...
06-17-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By sch

IME (3 episodes of a derailler malfunction) all...

IME (3 episodes of a derailler malfunction) all were due to cable problems: two for apparently good plugins of cable ends
that were not, it turned out that there are two 'pops' or 'clicks' when...
06-16-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,855
Posted By Steve B.

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and...

Not stupid but funny, was out on a road ride and stopped at a light, a car pulled alongside my right side. I was wearing my bright yellow club jersey, the Long Island Bicycle Club, jersey only had...
06-16-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,855
Posted By livedarklions

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights...

I've had a few times waiting at traffic lights where someone has rolled down their window while looking at me and my first reaction was "uh, oh, here it comes," Then they just want to chat about...
Forum: Foo
06-15-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 747
Posted By Darth Lefty

The official origin story is that a guy at...

The official origin story is that a guy at Raytheon had a chocolate bar in his pocket that melted
Forum: Foo
06-15-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 747
Posted By clemsongirl

The non-ionizing radiation exposure from a high...

The non-ionizing radiation exposure from a high cell phone tower is lower than your exposure level from using a cell phone. I’d say the view disruption of a close cell tower is worse than the health...
06-14-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 780
Posted By dedhed

A $150-200 professional service is never going to...

A $150-200 professional service is never going to get recovered in a sale of a used bike. Wash, wax, clean/lube chain, make sure everything works, shifts, stops, wheels true. Replace cables and brake...
06-11-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 750
Posted By livedarklions

Personally, I find the biggest variable in urban...

Personally, I find the biggest variable in urban riding speed is how fast I can accelerate off of a traffic stop. I'm a high gear guy, but I suspect that people telling you to increase the gearing...
06-09-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,998
Posted By HTupolev

Yes, but inertia works both ways. A heavier rim...

Yes, but inertia works both ways. A heavier rim that resists acceleration also resists deceleration.
06-09-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,584
Posted By Outrider1

The two serious crashes I've had happened so fast...

The two serious crashes I've had happened so fast that I was on the pavement before I could process what happened.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By WhyFi

Check. Usually, you want 4mm clearance at any and...

Check. Usually, you want 4mm clearance at any and all tight spots, between the frame/fork and tire, for debris clearance, wheel flex, etc. You can use a 6mm allen wrench as a feeler gauge - if it...
06-06-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By trickybilly

Thank you very much for all the kind answers. :)...

Thank you very much for all the kind answers. :) The repairman told my parents something that the valve was badly installed in the factory, that caused the flat. So the repair was free.
06-05-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By 2manybikes

Don't slide your seat back, tip it a little...

Don't slide your seat back, tip it a little higher in front and lower in back. Just a very very small change in between test rides. Do long test rides if you think you have it right. If you feel...
06-04-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,240
Posted By t2p

I rode centuries with 'old dudes' we started...

I rode centuries with 'old dudes'

we started slow - as old dudes often do - and later stepped it up and rode at a respectable pace and passed many riders that probably went out too fast / too...
Forum: Touring
06-03-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By Pratt

Clickstand? I think that is what it is called. ...

Clickstand? I think that is what it is called.
I've seen pictures of a longish strut that has the "Y" on the top, it goes under the top tube and then the bike leans on it.
Rubber bands on the...
06-01-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 836
Posted By cxwrench

Your shop guy doesn't know what he's doing. When...

Your shop guy doesn't know what he's doing. When you plug into Shimano's eTube site (current version) it shows all components in a nifty page w/ images of each component. If a component is there, the...
05-31-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,020
Posted By Charlie Ky

Lost 103 Lbs and not done yet

I'm an odd bird of sorts. 64 yo widower and very fortunate in many ways. My health is, according to my pcp, surprisingly good considering my history of poor diet and smoking. I met the covid thing...
05-24-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,832
Posted By Reflector Guy

What did bad drivers drive before there were...

What did bad drivers drive before there were Teslas?
05-23-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,832
Posted By tomato coupe

A.I. is trying to cull the human population,...

A.I. is trying to cull the human population, starting with Larry the underperforming segment of the population.
05-20-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 4,255
Posted By pdlamb

It might be taxing to wait for the 1040. And...

It might be taxing to wait for the 1040.

And while the hardware might be available next month, it still might be a year until Garmin gets a stable software release out.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,778
Posted By Iride01

If the OP is not entering the segment at the same...

If the OP is not entering the segment at the same speed as the riders in the other examples provided, then the power values for the segment will be different even if rider weight and all else is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,778
Posted By HTupolev

Draft has a diminished impact when you're going...

Draft has a diminished impact when you're going slow up steep gradients, but being able to draft effectively on the flats has a huge effect on recovering and staying fresh for the hills.

Also, I'm...
Forum: Foo
05-15-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,143
Posted By skidder

Its an old thread, but its interesting enough to...

Its an old thread, but its interesting enough to bring back to life. Here's the famous 'Water Tower House' in Sunset Beach, Southern California (between Long Beach and Huntington Beach). IT was...
Forum: Foo
05-13-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,143
Posted By clemsongirl

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https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52004846385_200fa0162a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2neur1v)

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,677
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds good to me OP. I'm 160ish and inflate to...

Sounds good to me OP. I'm 160ish and inflate to 80rear, 70 front w/ 28mm tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,197
Posted By SoSmellyAir

If you have made it so far on the 30T, you should...

If you have made it so far on the 30T, you should be able to build up your fitness in a few months that you would not need a lower range for the same hills. Vary your routes so you get used to...
05-11-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

One thing comes to mind: What is and what...

One thing comes to mind:


What is and what should never be.
05-11-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 885
Posted By msu2001la

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed...

I'm just rambling on at this point, but I'm dazed and confused at the notion that someone laced that front wheel with radial spokes to save weight on this bike. How many more times are we going to...
Forum: Foo
05-10-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,143
Posted By bulevardi

And so this tower appears in the cover art of my...

And so this tower appears in the cover art of my latest track "Houston, we found The Tower" ;)
You can find it on streaming platforms such as YT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKPWtJwrrg8
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10,551
Views: 135,310
Posted By gnome

I didn't use to drink coffee. Dad and sometimes...

I didn't use to drink coffee. Dad and sometimes my grandparents drank instant coffee. Nescafe Classic if they were feeling wealthy. Gregs or International Roast if the weekly shopping list was...
05-06-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,939
Posted By smd4

Seven holes in basically the exact same location?...

Seven holes in basically the exact same location? Hmmm....
05-05-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,939
Posted By Crankycrank

One trick is to fold the tube so the seam is on...

One trick is to fold the tube so the seam is on the edge of the fold and sand away. Faster and easier than sanding a seam in the middle of a flat section of tube.
05-05-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 492
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is why I don't follow the "repair by...

This is why I don't follow the "repair by numbers" methods as the sole way to determine stuff. You test fitted the chain on the stand, confirmed that the length was not too short (the "dangerous"...
05-04-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,939
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yes, a tube properly patched with a Rema kit is...

Yes, a tube properly patched with a Rema kit is as good as new, and will last until something else takes it out.
05-04-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,999
Posted By Steve B.

Load route you go to Navigation, select a route...

Load route you go to Navigation, select a route and start it. Choose route from the list in Navigation of routes you have downloaded. If I need to download, I back out, go to iQ, RWGPS app, it...
05-03-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,353
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, no, no, no cardiologist. They'll give give...

No, no, no, no cardiologist. They'll give give you pills and make you worry. Instead, use the GB search function and turn up probably a good 100 threads on riding with heart rate or HR or HRM.
The...
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