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Forum: Northeast
09-25-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Bob Ross

Any time someone mentions "Upper Manhattan" Tread...

Any time someone mentions "Upper Manhattan" Tread is gonna come up. They've practically got a monopoly on the Uppermost Manhattan Cycling Community...not because they're such a great shop, but...
Forum: Southwest
09-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Bob Ross

When we're in Tucson the missus and I do...

When we're in Tucson the missus and I do primarily road rides...mostly because the road riding around Tucson is so good that we don't feel the need to get off the road (which is certainly part of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,257
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh, it's always been that way. And that...

Oh, it's always been that way.

And that "It's A Small World After All" ride? Don't get me started...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,257
Posted By Bob Ross

Some data doesn't support the efficiency...

Some data doesn't support the efficiency argument, that's true. However, you may be confusing efficiency with efficacy.

As I wrote elsewhere: One thing that often gets overlooked when folks cite...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,257
Posted By Bob Ross

If I'm reading OP correctly s/he's blaming...

If I'm reading OP correctly s/he's blaming clipless pedals for problems with his/her shifting. Correlation is not causation.

fwiw I do see more riders with Look road pedals having trouble...
09-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By Bob Ross

There are very few things in cycling (hell, or in...

There are very few things in cycling (hell, or in life at all!) that I am dogmatic about, but ^^^this is one of those things: As soon as the temps go below 65°F I cover my knees.
09-07-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 709
Posted By Bob Ross

If by "recliners" you mean recumbent trikes, you...

If by "recliners" you mean recumbent trikes, you may want to rethink that. Everything I know about traditional upright adult tricycles suggests that they are unstable when cornering, and that if...
09-06-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Bob Ross

A couple weeks ago I joined a Club ride that was...

A couple weeks ago I joined a Club ride that was primarily dirt/gravel roads. A number of the folks who signed up for this ride were brand new to unpaved riding, so before the ride started the ride...
09-02-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,063
Posted By Bob Ross

I found this graphic helpful: ...

I found this graphic helpful:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x560/kmc_fake_alert_spread_c75f78cc4a93bf9e40806fa4335edb12fe17cdef.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Bob Ross

All y'all are way more frugal than I am! If I...

All y'all are way more frugal than I am!
If I bought a used bike and didn't know the previous owner and how he/she treated it, I'd replace the chain, cassette, brake pads, cables, cable housings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Bob Ross

I've only watched one stage of this year's Vuelta...

I've only watched one stage of this year's Vuelta (btw, Verizon FiOS cable TV has it on their "Olympic channel" but I'm pretty sure it's the same feed as folks get on Peacock) and I was really...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By Bob Ross

Joe at Joe Young Wheels Eric at Ergott Wheels ...

Joe at Joe Young Wheels
Eric at Ergott Wheels
Rob at Psimet (already mentioned above)
Pete at Chisholm's Custom Wheels
Troy at Ligero Wheelworks
08-24-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Bob Ross

Hydraulic Brakes with coupled bikes (Hydro Splitters, Brake Breaks, etc.)

Anyone have real-world experience using hydraulic brakes on a coupled bike that gets packed for travel several times a year?

I'm especially interested in the equivalent of traditional cable...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bob Ross

My one piece of advice: Make sure you define...

My one piece of advice: Make sure you define "pulling it off" as passing them and then staying well in front of them for the rest of the ride.

If you simply pass another rider and then ~5 minutes...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bob Ross

BikeForums gonna BikeForums

BikeForums gonna BikeForums
08-23-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By Bob Ross

[edit: Derp, I misread that post, thought it was...

[edit: Derp, I misread that post, thought it was about chainrings not cogs. Never mind...]
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-22, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By Bob Ross

I've been super-impressed with the Pearl Izumi...

I've been super-impressed with the Pearl Izumi Kodiak jersey I bought maybe a decade ago...so impressed in fact that I bought a second one a few years later and left it in a drawer sealed in the...
08-21-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bob Ross

What's a "free-ride bike"?

What's a "free-ride bike"?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,416
Posted By Bob Ross

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: BF never fails to deliver!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By Bob Ross

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10...

from my cycling trip in State College PA maybe 10 years ago:

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,613
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, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 550
Posted By Bob Ross

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked...

LOL. When ^^^that video first came out I asked NFS owner Josh Simonds "Hey, what's the deal, I thought you recommended 12 drops?" and he said something to the effect of "if I thought everyone could...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By Bob Ross

BF never fails to deliver.

BF never fails to deliver.
07-26-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Bob Ross

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a...

It was simply impossible to get the saddle into a position where I could fully engage the larger leg muscles (quads & glutes) during the power portion of the pedalstroke. I was too "on top of" the...
07-26-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Bob Ross

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it...

I used one once many years ago. I didn't buy it to fix an issue, I just needed a seatpost that would fit an old frame with an odd seatpost diameter and that was the only one I could find.
Turned out...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By Bob Ross

A different view of that same road from the...

A different view of that same road from the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By Bob Ross

You also probably need to have a very...

You also probably need to have a very comprehensive dialog with your current mechanic if whatever they most recently did fixed the problem. Not knowing what to make of all this means both you and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bob Ross

+1 The very first time my wife and I flew...

+1

The very first time my wife and I flew with our own bikes -- this was back in 2010, when we went to Markleeville CA to do the Death Ride -- we learned two very important lessons:

1) it is so...
07-19-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,090
Posted By Bob Ross

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck...

First time I ever visited Los Angeles I was stuck in a traffic jam, and suddently realized that I was directly behind an Orange County Lumber Truck!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Bob Ross

Frank72 already mentioned the only route...

Frank72 already mentioned the only route suggestions I know for the Big Island (Queens Highway, going either north or south), but the Bike Works Kona shop has a list of routes on their website:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bob Ross

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest...

Ask the agent at the ticket counter if Southwest is still honoring their Tour de France special: They used to waive the additional baggage fees for folks flying with bicycles during the month of July...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By Bob Ross

I'll be damned:...

I'll be damned: https://www.kmcchain.com/en/teach/sprocker-checker
Interesting use of the word "digital" but I can see how this would be as effective as most chain checker tools.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 789
Posted By Bob Ross

There's a "check tool" for cassettes?!?! Tell me...

There's a "check tool" for cassettes?!?! Tell me more please!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Bob Ross

I use a NiteRider Solas...

I use a NiteRider Solas (https://www.niterider.com/products/solas-250) on 3 of my 4 bikes* and I have yet to find a flaw or weakness that would make me want to get a different taillight if I ever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,977
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,977
Posted By Bob Ross

I think it can be misguided to take factual...

I think it can be misguided to take factual information about how much braking comes from front versus rear and conclude that therefore one shouldn't use the rear brake for emergency stops. That info...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bob Ross

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying...

Best piece of advice I can offer someone flying with a hardshell case for the first time: Make sure the rental car or taxi/Uber you'll be using at your destination can accomodate it! Ask me how I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes indeed-y! Well, everything except the...

Yes indeed-y! Well, everything except the concrete slabs on either side of the many creek crossings. But those were already pretty smooth.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bob Ross

Over the course of the last 16 years (i.e., since...

Over the course of the last 16 years (i.e., since the start of my obsession as an avid recreational road cyclist) I have worn out two pairs of cycling shoes. Both died right around the 12 year point,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 558,837
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/sabino_canyon_empty_road_5be9fc7117003ae5acd54984a725e2d9be9c1eee.jpg
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area in Tucson AZ ....which they just...
07-08-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,340
Posted By Bob Ross

Well, which is it?

Well, which is it?
07-06-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,020
Posted By Bob Ross

Yes, unequivocally. Also according to...

Yes, unequivocally.



Also according to my wife, who owns a Wahoo Elemnt and Garmin Varia and has used them together successfully for a year or two now.



LOL! Not sure if the (non-Bolt)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By Bob Ross

Apparently my 2022 YTD mileage as of today (7/4)...

Apparently my 2022 YTD mileage as of today (7/4) is 3,231.
Or 3,035.
Not sure why that discrepancy exists, since the first number is from a simple Excel spreadsheet where I input the distance from...
07-03-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,762
Posted By Bob Ross

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max? ...

Wait, back up: How do they calculate VO2 max?
Or are you expected to provide that number based on independant testing?
06-29-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,528
Posted By Bob Ross

I've only bought a new bike through a retail...

I've only bought a new bike through a retail store twice in these last ~20 years...the first time I got c) a rudimentary fitting of your bike. The most recent time I got doodly-squat.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By Bob Ross

Unless Lightweight...

Unless Lightweight (https://lightweight.info/en/road-bike/wheels/overview) introduced a budget line recently that I'm unaware of, that "$1500" is a typo and should be $6500
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,033
Posted By Bob Ross

You've got the right brand; but rather than...

You've got the right brand; but rather than choosing their pre-built wheels, find a reputable wheelbuilder who uses DT Swiss components and have them spec a custom handbuilt set based on your weight,...
06-23-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,090
Posted By Bob Ross

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other...

Oh man, I was just thinking of this the other day. The winner by a landslide for that dubious distinction was when I saw Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention in November 1974 at the Capitol Theater...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 465,684
Posted By Bob Ross

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,139
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...
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