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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,008
Posted By BillyD

He had it coming.

He had it coming.
09-13-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,230
Posted By urbanknight

Now that you brought it up, I will now start...

Now that you brought it up, I will now start combining my shorter rides and just say I rode a century over the course of a week.


What if the waiter at the lunch stop is really slow?
09-13-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,230
Posted By Koyote

We can always count on Larry to ask the deeply...

We can always count on Larry to ask the deeply penetrating, hard-hitting questions.
09-12-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 387
Posted By cyclezen

Seems as though you don't really have a handle of...

Seems as though you don't really have a handle of what the actual 'problem' is (cyst, bursitis, or what...) nor what caused it, and not getting relief from it. Since you're in the UK, I can...
09-12-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 387
Posted By noimagination

It doesn't sound like you're talking about a...

It doesn't sound like you're talking about a saddle sore. A painful lump under the skin isn't a saddle sore. A saddle sore is basically a skin infection, usually caused by abraded skin that gets a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,302
Posted By WhyFi

Kudos for giving it a try and, by all means, ride...

Kudos for giving it a try and, by all means, ride the gear you want to ride, but let's not blame the pedals for the failure to anticipate and execute those downshifts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By GhostRider62

Don't worry, you have built in water cooling in...

Don't worry, you have built in water cooling in the UK

I've used carbon, latex, and rim brakes for around 8 years. Make sure you tape the spoke holes very well and be extra careful when mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By datlas

I use these too. The valve stems are a bit...

I use these too. The valve stems are a bit smooth so depending on your pump it might be an issue, but otherwise I am quite happy with them. It seems they are less readily available than other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By terrymorse

Michelin makes a latex tube with 60mm valve...

Michelin makes a latex tube with 60mm valve stems. I have them, and they work fine, but they don't have removable valve cores (so no using them with sealant).

They're a bit smaller in diameter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By terrymorse

I have been using rim-braking carbon wheels with...

I have been using rim-braking carbon wheels with latex tubes for at least 8 years now, and it is quite mountainous here in the SF Bay Area. I've never had a tube fail due to overheating.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By delbiker1

l use latex tubes most of the time. I do not have...

l use latex tubes most of the time. I do not have carbon wheels and live in a flat area, so, cannot comment from experience on those subjects. I think for heat build up to cause tube failure, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 475
Posted By datlas

I would only be concerned if you have really long...

I would only be concerned if you have really long descents (like several miles). I run them with zero worries, but our hills are typically a mile or less. I did worry a little when I went to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By WhyFi

I was going to mention the same. I'm 5'11" with...

I was going to mention the same. I'm 5'11" with longish arms and my M LS jerseys are more than long enough. No issue with my Core Winter Jacket, either, though the sleeves seem a little shorter,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Koyote

All of my Rapha LS jerseys have rather long...

All of my Rapha LS jerseys have rather long sleeve lengths..And the company does free shipping and free returns -- so no risk in trying it.
08-13-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By 3alarmer

. ..it would be nice if everyone didn't pile...

.
..it would be nice if everyone didn't pile on. This guy probably feels badly enough already, and we are losing the potential to get someone else out of a car and onto a bike.
I already know it's...
08-13-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Rolla

Not every person of a given height has the same...

Not every person of a given height has the same leg length.



If you can't comfortably ride the bike with the seatpost at the proper height, the bike is too small for you.



No, you "should...
08-13-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By cxwrench

From the photos it looks like the OP blatantly...

From the photos it looks like the OP blatantly ignored the minimum insertion mark on the seat post. As base2 posted it looks like this was not the correct size bike for the OP. Definitely not a...
06-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,508
Posted By cxwrench

I'll never understand why people need numbers or...

I'll never understand why people need numbers or some other indication to tell them what gear they're in. Road shifters don't have this. Mountain shifters don't have them. If you need to shift,...
06-10-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,988
Posted By smd4

Where are all these worn-out rims of which you...

Where are all these worn-out rims of which you speak? In 40 years, some working in bike shops, I have never seen nor even heard of a rim worn out from braking.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,385
Posted By Mojo31

For cornering practice, just ride on sidewalks...

For cornering practice, just ride on sidewalks and use the pedestrians as slalom cones. Time yourself, and work to better your time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,836
Posted By MinnMan

Cute logic, but if I can't use it in my favor,...

Cute logic, but if I can't use it in my favor, neither can you prove that the fraction of flats avoided is more beneficial than the aggravation when they do occur.

I do not keep statistics on the...
04-03-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,345
Posted By wolfchild

What difference does it make where the helmet is...

What difference does it make where the helmet is manufactured ??
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By SoSmellyAir

You are right! On Shimano Dealer Manual for...

You are right! On Shimano Dealer Manual for BR-9000/6800/5800 (DM-BR-0003-08-ENG.pdf), p. 13, maximum carbon rim width is listed at 28 mm, and specifies a different brake shoe R55C4-1 for rim widths...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By smashndash

good question. Yes, I think anything with a the...

good question. Yes, I think anything with a the symmetrical dual pivot, which was introduced with 11 speed, can handle 28mm. But you can also look it up on their spec page. They list it.
02-15-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By _ForceD_

Those pics need to be posted in the Bike Gore...

Those pics need to be posted in the Bike Gore thread.

Dan
02-15-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By Koyote

If you need that in order to ride the bike...

If you need that in order to ride the bike comfortably...You just need a different bike.
01-16-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,080
Posted By MarcusT

You sound like a passive aggressive spouse

You sound like a passive aggressive spouse
01-08-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,735
Posted By Rolla

I like my chain shiny and quiet, so I'm gonna do...

I like my chain shiny and quiet, so I'm gonna do it anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,782
Posted By Mojo31

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who...

Do what you gotta do to make your ride work. Who cares what others say.
12-11-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Rolla

... or just put the old tire on your bike? ...

... or just put the old tire on your bike?

https://indoorcyclingtips.com/how-to-not-damage-my-bike-with-an-indoor-bike-trainer/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,217
Posted By Koyote

Nope. It is impossible for the crankarms to...

Nope. It is impossible for the crankarms to strike the pavement while cornering, unless you are riding without pedals. Literally impossible. Go outside and try it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,217
Posted By WhyFi

:foo:

:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,217
Posted By Koyote

If you have to take a break every 20-30 minutes,...

If you have to take a break every 20-30 minutes, it's not even close to being "really well set up" for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,217
Posted By WhyFi

You've gotta work on getting a non-hazardous tire...

You've gotta work on getting a non-hazardous tire on the rear wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,151
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have these shoes ... ... but I do not wear...

I have these shoes ...

... but I do not wear them when I am on my bike ...

... I wear them when I am trying to roll a polymer sphere at 10 targets 60 feet away.
11-02-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,359
Posted By tomato coupe

Probably not, but you get to ride new wheels for...

Probably not, but you get to ride new wheels for the next year.
10-25-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,136
Posted By Fredo76

I have 60 mm valves on my aero 50 mm rims and...

I have 60 mm valves on my aero 50 mm rims and they protrude just barely enough.
10-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,136
Posted By burnthesheep

Silca valve extenders are the answer. I got...

Silca valve extenders are the answer. I got tired of being crippled to specific tubes with permanent length valves on them. I played that game a while and got bitten when I double flatted and had...
10-19-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,136
Posted By hrdknox1

I have both 50mm rims and 60mm rims. I use 60mm...

I have both 50mm rims and 60mm rims. I use 60mm presta valves with the 50mm, and 80mm valves with the 60mm rims. For 50mm rims the 60mm valves are long enough for pump and inflator heads.
09-09-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 7,472
Posted By Hiro11

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is...

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is by far the best investment you can make in cycling gear. Nothing makes a bigger difference in the comfort and enjoyment in a ride for me than well...
09-07-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,077
Posted By tomato coupe

It's a valid point. If it's really a "money no...

It's a valid point. If it's really a "money no object" build, then you buy the best regardless of cost, and you get Dura Ace. If you're are asking whether Dura Ace is worth the extra money, then it's...
09-06-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,077
Posted By Koyote

Iíve seen a lot of this sort of talk in the...

Iíve seen a lot of this sort of talk in the thread, but I donít recall anyone who has actual experience running both D/A and Ultegra. (Maybe I just missed it?)

I still have a nine speed Dura Ace...
09-05-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,077
Posted By Koyote

But you brought up costs in the opening post, and...

But you brought up costs in the opening post, and that makes sense - you can't consider one in isolation of the other. If costs were truly irrelevant, you would not have asked the question -- you...
09-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,077
Posted By Koyote

If it's a "money no object build," you would not...

If it's a "money no object build," you would not be asking this question.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,484
Posted By big john

Most of my 15ish bikes have been purchased as...

Most of my 15ish bikes have been purchased as frames except my newest mtb, which was bought sight unseen by looking at geo charts.
I bought my main road bike used so I did test ride that one. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,591
Posted By PeteHski

I'm currently using:- Powerslider Heart...

I'm currently using:-

Powerslider
Heart Rate Zones Chart
Climb Gauge
BBS Power Targets (although it doesn't work properly with TBT routing switched on)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,591
Posted By dscohen

Right now, I'm using the following Third-Party...

Right now, I'm using the following Third-Party Data Fields:
- Strava Relative Effort
- PowerSlider
- What's My FTP? - Xert
- SPH Graph - SPHGraWH
- In The Zone (my favorite right now)
...
08-26-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By OldTryGuy

For my CamelBak caps for years I've been twisting...

For my CamelBak caps for years I've been twisting the nipple 1/4 turn then pull off, next dismantle valve and clean. EASY-PEASY
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,603
Posted By pgjackson

Never understood why so many people get bent out...

Never understood why so many people get bent out of shape over other people owning nice things. I have had a lot of hobbies over the years...boating, cycling, guitar, watches, guns, jetskis...and in...
08-21-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,754
Posted By mstateglfr

The point is- what does any of that study have to...

The point is- what does any of that study have to do with the topic? What benefit is listing findings of the study? Why did someone read the thread, Google for a study, read the study, then link...
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