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09-20-21, 03:58 PM
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Posted By CheGiantForLife

Perfect pick at $30 but all sold out. Any close...

Perfect pick at $30 but all sold out.
Any close substitute in this price point ?
09-20-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 352,876
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Can't justify $250 for something that will likely...

Can't justify $250 for something that will likely never be used without empirical data on why its 5-10x better than a basic helmet
09-13-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Great question. I actually use a 70 lb KB when I...

Great question. I actually use a 70 lb KB when I went to the gym.
I would do 3x20 with 70lbs. 2 handed swings. Really miss it.
I plan to rejoin the gym this winter. What KB's do u like ?
09-12-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Please stop trolling this thread like a child...

Please stop trolling this thread like a child throwing a tantrum
If you don't like the topic please excuse yourself.

To all others, how many pushups did you do ?
09-11-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 352,876
Posted By CheGiantForLife

But, the protective material is just cheap...

But, the protective material is just cheap Styrofoam, right?
Plastic and Styrofoam are both cheap commodities, so what makes the $150 helmet superior?
09-10-21, 05:25 PM
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Views: 352,876
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Anyone have experience with something at this price point ? How is this $11 helmet ?

Anyone have experience with something at this price point ?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/133729908017?
09-10-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How many pushups did you do ?

How many pushups did you do ?
09-03-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

It came back with this ...

It came back with this
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/290760_10150432318253300_102441683299_8636658_1055710770_o_400x400_45066db223105954ef256954461722d85d5b8a50.jpg
09-02-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What the heck is a 29" frame? The largest...

What the heck is a 29" frame?
The largest size in the chart is 24" for someone who is 6'6"
29" must be for 7' and taller !

I stood over my center tube just now.
My sack dangles and touches...
08-31-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,282
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Good post. If people are refusing lower paying...

Good post. If people are refusing lower paying service jobs, what are they doing instead now?

The "career" angle. Does bike mechanic have a certification process?
To me, it feels on par with...
08-31-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Quality pushups

Quality pushups
08-31-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By CheGiantForLife

50 miles before work? 2-3 hours? What time do...

50 miles before work? 2-3 hours? What time do you wake up!?!
08-31-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Can you tell us more about your frustration with...

Can you tell us more about your frustration with co-workers?
How does your ride expose you to idiots? You mean cars?
08-30-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 352,876
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Can someone speak to the quality of these ? I...

Can someone speak to the quality of these ?
I think I will get one to be safe and avoid TBI
08-30-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,282
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What do people typically need a goldsmith for ?

What do people typically need a goldsmith for ?
08-29-21, 05:55 PM
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Views: 352,876
Posted By CheGiantForLife

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133729908017? What...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133729908017?

What is the deal with these $11 helmet off Ebay?
Total fake junk? Then again, foam and plastic should not be costly?
08-29-21, 05:48 PM
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Views: 352,876
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Who does not wear a helmet ?

I grew up in an era where no one wore helmets. Biked all day long as kids on BMX and no helmet. They seem to be a post-90s thing.
I ride 5 miles around the neighborhood. I can not get myself to buy...
08-29-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How long does 15-25 miles take you?

How long does 15-25 miles take you?
08-29-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,918
Posted By CheGiantForLife

This is a great point. If I ever bike more...

This is a great point.
If I ever bike more seriously, and gain stamina, I will do this.
For now, that hill exhausted me and I had to coast for a bit.
08-29-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

feels fine, but I have nothing to compare it to. ...

feels fine, but I have nothing to compare it to.
Rides are under an hour, so bike fit does not need to be optimized
08-28-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,367
Posted By CheGiantForLife

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224272612725? Just...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224272612725?

Just arrived for $7. Perfect for my non-serious needs.
Rode 5 miles today looking at houses to buy.
08-28-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x1365/mountainbike_sizechart_1535059073_bc16716b141c314ee873e60df826e9b76841a1d6.jpg
08-28-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Rode today with my higher seat. I had to get...

Rode today with my higher seat. I had to get used to a rolling stop as I got off my seat.
08-28-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By CheGiantForLife

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SHHJYw3Ck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8SHHJYw3Ck
08-27-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,918
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Yes, this is exactly what I was seeking. ...

Yes, this is exactly what I was seeking.
Soft pedaling
I knew there would be a thing.

It is so tempting to coast, but my instinct told me to at least soft pedal
08-27-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I wanted to make sure it was normal and correct. ...

I wanted to make sure it was normal and correct.
Just because I don't mind it, doesn't make it correct.
08-27-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,004
Posted By CheGiantForLife

How do you deal with the sheer boredom of cycling long times like an hour ?

When I rode for 25 mins. it seemed like forever. My fitness was ok, but I think I was randomly riding a small loop around the neighborhood had me wanting to go home at every turn.
To reach an hour,...
08-27-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By CheGiantForLife

When I rode for 25 mins. it seemed like forever....

When I rode for 25 mins. it seemed like forever. My fitness was ok, but I think I was randomly riding a small loop around the neighborhood had me wanting to go home at every turn.
To reach an hour,...
08-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,714
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What is your typical week of riding ?

I'm curious what how much you cycle slutz from hell ride in a given week.

Do you do a few short rides and one long ride?
2 long rides? Weekend warrior.
Daily 15 min ride? Commuter.

I...
08-26-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I do not have crank forward bike. I have a 2005...

I do not have crank forward bike. I have a 2005 era Giant mtn bike. I have no issue with having to get off the seat.
08-26-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

No, my seat was too low. Leg was not straight at...

No, my seat was too low. Leg was not straight at down stroke. Frame is 1-2" big for my size, but seems to not be a big deal.
08-26-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

This is good to know. I had my seat too low, to...

This is good to know. I had my seat too low, to allow me to sit while at a stop. I now have the seat higher, and get off the seat at a stop.
I only do street riding on my mtn. bike.
08-26-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

That's kinda the entire point. The thread is...

That's kinda the entire point.
The thread is titled "Baseline fitness", not "How to determine cycling fitness"
If I wanted to know how good a cyclist you are, I'd just ask for cycling times!

I'm...
08-26-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Yea, that's why you need to DO THEM to find out

Yea, that's why you need to DO THEM to find out
08-25-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,918
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Yes, that is exactly how I workout. Except I...

Yes, that is exactly how I workout.
Except I also do many wind sprints and lunges across the soccer field I ride to.
08-25-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,367
Posted By CheGiantForLife

You ride with a phone in your back pocket? Does...

You ride with a phone in your back pocket?
Does it hit the seat? are you sitting on it?
08-25-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,367
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Those little seat bags may be too small for cell...

Those little seat bags may be too small for cell keys and wallet.
Now, I am thinking of a $7 frame corner bag.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/224272612725?hash=item3437b07d75:g:Ux0AAOSwAp1f6vEY
08-25-21, 05:09 PM
08-25-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I see. The variable is then speed. The 2...

I see. The variable is then speed. The 2 inclines will have varying speeds.
But, for a constant speed, each 1% of incline is a 10x increase in work.

But, if I plug in wild guess speed...
08-25-21, 04:24 PM
08-25-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,367
Posted By CheGiantForLife

My longest ride is 25 mins. I figure anyone who...

My longest ride is 25 mins. I figure anyone who rides an hour is serious.
08-25-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,378
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I think my mtn bike is 2" too large for me.

Is this an issue for a casual rider ?

Also, when adjusting seat, I made it higher so that when I stop, I have to get off the seat.
This allows fuller extension of leg on downstroke. Knee is...
08-25-21, 04:06 PM
08-25-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,918
Posted By CheGiantForLife

After a steep draining hill, do you coast or pedal ?

Rode a 10% hill for .2 miles.
After, my legs were burnt out.

I thought to myself, what is ideal here?
coasting with no pedalling at all
or
very light pedal for continuity (Not really...
08-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,367
Posted By CheGiantForLife

I think I will buy a seat bag for when I start to...

I think I will buy a seat bag for when I start to ride longer distances.

My first gear purchase for my $299 bike that is 15 years old!
Rabbit hole !?!!?!

Like one of these?...
08-25-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Interesting link, but it does not ask for...

Interesting link, but it does not ask for distance or duration, so how can it calculate work?
08-25-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 728
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Is there a work output formula to compare flats vs hills ?

I am not a real cyclist. I only ride 5 mins to get my lunch. 3rd world commuter.

Today, I rode up a 10% hill that was about .2 miles long.
During this leg burning episode, all I could think...
08-25-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Did a quick 4 mile ride today. Had a 10% hill...

Did a quick 4 mile ride today. Had a 10% hill for maybe .2 miles. Was draining !!
Bikers must have insane conditioning to do these intervals for hours on end.
08-25-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,203
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The bike duration is just a rough proxy of how...

The bike duration is just a rough proxy of how serious a biker you are.
My average ride is 5 mins. Another's may be 3 hours. Breaks don't matter.
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