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Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By urbanknight

In general, most (if not all) name brand helmets...

In general, most (if not all) name brand helmets have a similar amount of protection and are rated by your locale's testing agency. The higher priced ones tend to be lighter and/or more ventilated.
06-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By urbanknight

Before the ride, lie down with your legs propped...

Before the ride, lie down with your legs propped up if possible. Massage the sore muscles if possible. Take a VERY easy and slow spin on the bike.

During the ride, use slightly lower gears and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,672
Posted By urbanknight

When I was a skinny bean pole, it didn't seem to...

When I was a skinny bean pole, it didn't seem to matter to me. Now that I have a rounder shape, shorts are horrible uncomfortable and get folder under my tummy. So for me, bibs only.
06-20-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

If you're talking to me, 1010000 in binary is...

If you're talking to me, 1010000 in binary is equal to 80.
06-18-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By urbanknight

There are road shoes that have both bolt patterns...

There are road shoes that have both bolt patterns on them, so you could even get one of those road shoes and ride them on your SPDs if you want.They are about as fun to walk in as regular road shoes,...
06-17-22, 11:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,207
Posted By urbanknight

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-16-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By urbanknight

You called it an aero bike not a light bike. But...

You called it an aero bike not a light bike. But seriously, you need to consider the conditions you ride in. High winds. frequent climbs, and generally slow riding (like I tend to do nowadays) tend...
06-16-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,207
Posted By urbanknight

If you do, I'd be likely to buy a copy.

If you do, I'd be likely to buy a copy.
06-16-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,207
Posted By urbanknight

My wife has uttered that before. I also know she...

My wife has uttered that before. I also know she wants to scream "PUT ON SOME UNDERWEAR!" every time she drives by a kitted cyclist.
06-16-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,207
Posted By urbanknight

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me...

Stupidest thing was a guy in a pick-up telling me I shouldn't ride during that time of day or in that direction (I was commuting from work) as he almost ran me over because he couldn't see me with...
06-15-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By urbanknight

There are plenty of name brand tapes out there...

There are plenty of name brand tapes out there that work great and aren't expensive... Cinelli, Deda, Profile, Easton, etc. I have also tried some of the off-brand tapes from the rain forest and they...
06-15-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

With that in mind, I recommend the OP try pumping...

With that in mind, I recommend the OP try pumping their tires up to 1010000 psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By urbanknight

If those tires are serving you well on those...

If those tires are serving you well on those roads, they should do great on the regular San Fernando Valley roads I'm riding on. Gravel bikes do seem like a great choice for many routes around here...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By urbanknight

jonathanf2 How has the puncture resistance been...

jonathanf2 How has the puncture resistance been so far? I also went for the "Armor" kind and am hoping they won't catch cuts as badly as my Corsa did after only 300 miles To me, the ride on the TK is...
06-12-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

It's too bad the people eating it up confuse...

It's too bad the people eating it up confuse "max" with "recommended"... including me way back when I was 125lb and had no business putting 140psi in a tire.



I learned a word today!
06-12-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

The only problem I see with that is that max...

The only problem I see with that is that max pressure is often just what pressure the manufacturer is afraid the tire might pop off the rim, and has nothing to do with speed, handling, or comfort.
06-11-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,850
Posted By urbanknight

It doesn't, but a wider tire deflects less, even...

It doesn't, but a wider tire deflects less, even with lower pressure....
06-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By urbanknight

I do charity rides if I like the route and the...

I do charity rides if I like the route and the charity. For that reason, I expect my fee to far exceed the perceived value of the drinks/snacks/support provided along the way... and I hope that those...
06-10-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By urbanknight

With a triple, you probably have the medium cage,...

With a triple, you probably have the medium cage, which seems to handle up to a 43 chainwrap and a max cog of 34. If you want to be sure, the number should be on the underside of the parallelogram...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 578
Posted By urbanknight

Doesn't that make you concerned that the other...

Doesn't that make you concerned that the other two dozen you left in are on the brink of failure and could easily cause a catastrophic mess should more than one or two snap at the same time?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-22, 01:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By urbanknight

After reading the above posts, I went and pumped...

After reading the above posts, I went and pumped them up to 100 psi and they immediately measured 27.3 and 27.2. I also forgot my calipers seem to be about 0.1mm low.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By urbanknight

I didn't notice anything, but I was installing...

I didn't notice anything, but I was installing them outside on the porch. You inspired me to put my nose right up to the tire and take a good whiff... smells like a regular tire to me.


Good...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By urbanknight

Thanks for reporting back. I ordered a set and...

Thanks for reporting back. I ordered a set and just mounted them today. Fairly easy to set up, about as difficult to get on as any new clincher would be, and they seated right away with one blast of...
06-05-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 443
Posted By urbanknight

As someone else mentioned, those are quality...

As someone else mentioned, those are quality components and chances are something is just out of adjustment or maybe worn. If the derailleurs are properly adjusted, probably need to replace the...
06-05-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 74
Posted By urbanknight

Are all Giant Connect Stems Compatible?

My bike has that mechanical to hydraulic junction face plate thing, but I want to try a different length stem. Does anyone know if all the Connect stems have the same bolt pattern?
06-03-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By urbanknight

Hey, that's a photo of me riding shirtless!

Hey, that's a photo of me riding shirtless!
06-03-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By urbanknight

Sasquatch must have a huge problem with toe...

Sasquatch must have a huge problem with toe overlap.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,706
Posted By urbanknight

I just retired a Corsa with under 300 miles...

I just retired a Corsa with under 300 miles because of a cut that won't seal completely and started bulging. Upon inspection I found multiple other cuts, although they were holding their shape and...
06-03-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By urbanknight

Could you fit them on a wall on a rack like this?...

Could you fit them on a wall on a rack like this?

These are fairly inexpensive....
06-03-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By urbanknight

I thought the whole basis for the name...

I thought the whole basis for the name elliptical/elliptigo was the pattern the pedals followed. This model just looks like a bicycle with no seat.
06-01-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By urbanknight

With that in mind, what angle do you have your...

With that in mind, what angle do you have your seat at? Many people erroneously tilt the saddle forward thinking it puts less pressure on the front sensitive bits, but gravity does its thing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By urbanknight

How are these holding up? I just got a fatal tear...

How are these holding up? I just got a fatal tear in a Vittoria Corsa with less than 300 miles on it and am looking for something that costs less and resists flats more.
05-31-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 829
Posted By urbanknight

Maybe they changed the design? My Road Drive...

Maybe they changed the design? My Road Drive (bought late last year) has presta and schrader. It gets a little hard for me to pump at about 90-100 psi, but that's about as high as I run anyway.
05-31-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By urbanknight

Those could be saddle sores. Priority is a...

Those could be saddle sores.

Priority is a comfortable saddle and chamois combination. Chamois cream (Chamois Butt'r, Body Glide, etc.) helps a lot. Finally, find reasons to get off the saddle....
05-26-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,464
Posted By urbanknight

I got my last episode on video and will probably...

I got my last episode on video and will probably publish it when I get over the shame, and bleep out all the choice vocabulary.
05-26-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,464
Posted By urbanknight

I think one of the difficult parts, at least for...

I think one of the difficult parts, at least for me, is remembering that we're all human even when I am perceiving that my life is in danger. Adrenaline kicks in and fight-or-flight makes me think...
05-23-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,107
Posted By urbanknight

Imagine the stupid stuff I WON'T admit! :thumb: ...

Imagine the stupid stuff I WON'T admit! :thumb:


When I worked for a bike shop, we actually had an adult tricycle to run errands with (toilet paper, hand towels, etc.), but nice try. I might have...
05-21-22, 01:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,107
Posted By urbanknight

I burned my hand on the tire when riding with DT...

I burned my hand on the tire when riding with DT shifters after getting comfortable with brifters. That soured me for life.

Agreed on trying stuff to see if you like it better, but I think some...
05-20-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,107
Posted By urbanknight

Modern Motobecanes are not the same as the French...

Modern Motobecanes are not the same as the French bikes made before the 80's, although they make some decent bikes as well. Cannondale is still huge as far as I can tell.

As for the older/outdated...
05-19-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,411
Posted By urbanknight

I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam, and it can be even...

I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam, and it can be even more complicated than that. Turns out my thighs are really long and shins are short. That made seat tube angle my #1 priority just to get the saddle...
05-17-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,107
Posted By urbanknight

In my opinion, the most groundbreaking innovation...

In my opinion, the most groundbreaking innovation since then is integrated brake/shift levers. Taking your hand off the handlebar and reaching down next to your spinning tire to shift versus just...
05-16-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,464
Posted By urbanknight

I have witnessed it multiple times, and learning...

I have witnessed it multiple times, and learning from other people's mistakes has served me well. One of those times was on a "bike path", but it had a parking lot exiting next to the corner of the...
05-16-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By urbanknight

Much appreciated. Looks like stencil branded for...

Much appreciated. Looks like stencil branded for Giant as well as made by Tektro is the answer.
05-15-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By urbanknight

Rotor Identification Requested

My bike came with 140mm rotors front and rear, but I’d like to get a second wheel set and a couple of 160mm to go on the front of each pair. For vanity reasons, I’d like them to look like the...
05-14-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,464
Posted By urbanknight

That's fair, but I don't know how much you have...

That's fair, but I don't know how much you have studied bicycle accidents, if at all. My research has shown a higher likelihood of accidents on sidewalks and shoulders than on traffic lanes....
05-13-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By urbanknight

Meh, it's a lightweight racing tire like the OP...

Meh, it's a lightweight racing tire like the OP said. Sidewalls don't roll on the pavement and the rubber isn't the part that holds air, so they don't need to have much material. the catch to that is...
05-12-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By urbanknight

I've had tires look like that a few weeks after...

I've had tires look like that a few weeks after buying them. I use the rear tire to lean my bike against walls and curbs when at rest stops, so it was probably an abrasion from doing that. The casing...
05-12-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By urbanknight

I have thought of this, both in terms of seeing...

I have thought of this, both in terms of seeing further around the curve, and in the context of being visible earlier in the curve should someone be rounding the bend behind me. I figure the extra...
05-12-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 820
Posted By urbanknight

I first started to pay attention to crank length...

I first started to pay attention to crank length in my teens when I realized that my track bike had 167.5, road bike had 172.5, and mountain bike had 177.5. A more experienced rider told me longer...
05-11-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,464
Posted By urbanknight

I understand. Just couldn't resist since I didn't...

I understand. Just couldn't resist since I didn't see how post count has anything to do with it.



Cyclists are not the only slow thing on the road, and all of your statements suggest that...
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