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07-20-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,064
Posted By john m flores

Sounds like the UCI is testing bicycles for...

Sounds like the UCI is testing bicycles for evidence of mechanical doping:

"The UCI said it used magnetic scanning tablets on 606 bikes before the start of stages, and put 114 bikes through its...
07-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,064
Posted By john m flores

Seen this before...

I've lived through the 90s and the 00's PEDs eras. They both started with glorious new heroes. Headlines of magnificent victories. Fresh faces exalted by the cycling media.

And then you started...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-23-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,334
Posted By john m flores

I can still recommend this bike - mine is still...

I can still recommend this bike - mine is still working great. I think it would be fine on light gravel - I'd be more concerned about the 20" wheels falling into potholes than the width of the tires.
Forum: Northeast
04-19-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By john m flores

Thanks. I also found that it's mapped as part of...

Thanks. I also found that it's mapped as part of the Empire State Trail:
https://empiretrail.ny.gov/map

I also found this map:...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By john m flores

I'm curious about this trail too. Would love to...

I'm curious about this trail too. Would love to see it mapped on Google Maps or something.
12-13-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,779
Posted By john m flores

A tragedy

Regardless of the causes and errors in judgment, what a terrible tragedy for those involved and their family and friends...
09-08-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,923
Posted By john m flores

LOL You're not qualified to judge or train. ...

LOL You're not qualified to judge or train.

"The incidence rate, including all recorded bicycle accidents with personal injury to the participating cyclist, is 19% lower for cyclists with...
09-07-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,923
Posted By john m flores

DRL is an automotive industry term. If you choose...

DRL is an automotive industry term. If you choose to use it, don't be surprised to get comments about cars.
09-07-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,923
Posted By john m flores

The crash rate among vehicles without standard...

The crash rate among vehicles without standard DRLs was 1.73 (95% CI: 1.711.75) times higher than the rate for vehicles with standard DRLs. The rate ratio was also significant for fatal vehicle...
09-06-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,320
Posted By john m flores

In a low-traction situation like that, even a...

In a low-traction situation like that, even a light touch on the brakes while cornering could cause a loss of traction and the subsequent sliding out and crashing.

I do not know if the crashes...
09-05-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,923
Posted By john m flores

LOL you had to strobe your text in order to be...

LOL you had to strobe your text in order to be noticed!
09-01-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,039
Posted By john m flores

100% I really wasn't much of a fan of Sky/Ineos...

100% I really wasn't much of a fan of Sky/Ineos for the same reasons but it was great to see Bernal win last year. Jumbo Visma looks strong in the early stages but it is a long race and many things...
09-01-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,320
Posted By john m flores

How long before we see ABS in the peloton?

How long before we see ABS in the peloton?
08-31-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,065
Posted By john m flores

Damn, sorry that you're in this predicament. If...

Damn, sorry that you're in this predicament. If you reluctance to ride due to pain, boredom, fear of crashing, or some other thing? In any case, hope you keep it up as long as you can.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,017
Posted By john m flores

Zizzo monitors an owners group on Facebook and...

Zizzo monitors an owners group on Facebook and will often provide assistance and answer questions. You may want to try there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,334
Posted By john m flores

Yes with an asterisk. It's been a lot of fun and...

Yes with an asterisk. It's been a lot of fun and very reliable. Did a 30 miler around DC and it was great. I like the light weight too.

The asterisk is that I've had to adjust the headset twice in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,017
Posted By john m flores

Whether or not you can ride no-handed was never...

Whether or not you can ride no-handed was never questioned, it's about whether or not there's a manufacturing defect that's causing the behavior or if other factors (wheel size, geometry, mechanical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,017
Posted By john m flores

I’ve got a Liberte too. They’re a bit of a...

I’ve got a Liberte too. They’re a bit of a challenge to ride no-handed compared to a larger-wheeled bike but I can do it for short stretches. I’d never try taking a wind shell off or putting one on...
08-07-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,923
Posted By john m flores

High beams are not only brighter but they're...

High beams are not only brighter but they're aimed farther down the road. And even if low beam is only 700 lumens, there are two of them, so they're brighter than a typical single bicycle headlight....
08-02-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By john m flores

Plantronics Backbeat Fit is good too. Designed to...

Plantronics Backbeat Fit is good too. Designed to let it ambient sound. At a traffic light, I can hear a car idling behind me.
07-31-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,923
Posted By john m flores

Automobile halogen lamps produce around 1,400...

Automobile halogen lamps produce around 1,400 lumens. HID lamps produce around 3,000 lumens. So it's not the outright power of a bicycle headlight that's the problem, it is the beam pattern and...
07-31-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,860
Posted By john m flores

Say what?

Say what?
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,214
Posted By john m flores

Carbon is strong but fragile, if that makes any...

Carbon is strong but fragile, if that makes any sense. It is strong for what it was designed for, but knicks and scratches that utility and commuting bikes often endure in their daily life can...
07-30-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,860
Posted By john m flores

True. Twin spar aluminum frames became popular in...

True. Twin spar aluminum frames became popular in the 80s with sportbikes and they still are. But there are many other frame designs.

The Yamaha does looks nice. Sur Ron did something similar. Im...
07-30-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By john m flores

In motorcycle racing, the world champion would...

In motorcycle racing, the world champion would use the coveted #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) number plate the following year. But that changed with Valentino...
07-18-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,129
Views: 628,971
Posted By john m flores

Ride the world!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200718_110315_564_4e2477e38764e0d79d8e6d30533cff6e199262f1.jpg
07-11-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By john m flores

5’ 8” with 30” inseam. i ride 53cm

5’ 8” with 30” inseam. i ride 53cm
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,579
Posted By john m flores

Nice! I have a stock Liberte that's my...

Nice! I have a stock Liberte that's my urban/travel bike. Did 30 miles with it no problem. Fun little bike!
04-29-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,579
Posted By john m flores

Genes play a big role but so does fitness level....

Genes play a big role but so does fitness level. When I am well-trained, my HR can be 30 BPM lower than when I am not at the same pace/speed.
04-18-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By john m flores

Don't forget breading cats! No, not breeding,...

Don't forget breading cats! No, not breeding, breading.

Clicky here:...
Forum: Introductions
04-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By john m flores

Welcome to the forum, kababayan! Fil-Am here in...

Welcome to the forum, kababayan! Fil-Am here in NJ!

What's Manila like right now? Is it quiet? Is there still traffic?
04-10-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,912
Posted By john m flores

Was riding the same but just saw that the local...

Was riding the same but just saw that the local hospital has rented a refrigerated shipping container to use as a temporary morgue and heard that the hospital is maxed out on coronavirus patients. So...
04-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 741,441
Posted By john m flores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzl_ST3p4I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzl_ST3p4I
04-08-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,406
Posted By john m flores

I remember the same article but I recall it...

I remember the same article but I recall it differently; if your lungs hurt your gearing is too low (over spinning), and if your legs hurt then your gearing is too high (over mashing). I have ridden...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By john m flores

Collapsible Tuck bike includes folding wheels

https://newatlas.com/tuck-bike-folding-wheels/
03-12-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 38,270
Posted By john m flores

Thanks for posting this; hope we can keep the...

Thanks for posting this; hope we can keep the discussion on-topic and insightful. It's still a bit early here in the Northeast to ride regularly and early in our response to the virus to truly know...
Forum: Touring
03-05-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,804
Posted By john m flores

Another vote for a pair of synthetic hiking...

Another vote for a pair of synthetic hiking pants. Personally, I'd skip the convertibles pants, cargo pockets, included belt, ankle cinches, and other features that add weight and packed volume. I...
03-01-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By john m flores

Best of luck to him. In the late 90s, I treated...

Best of luck to him. In the late 90s, I treated myself and built up a used Tri-Colorado 650c with used Campy parts to use as my road bike. Still have it and ride it. Wonderful bike.
02-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By john m flores

FWIW, I saw a presentation by engineers at Zero,...

FWIW, I saw a presentation by engineers at Zero, makes of electric motorcycles, soon after Tesla released their technology into the public domain. The Zero engineers said that they studied the...
02-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By john m flores

According to this video, the first batteries to...

According to this video, the first batteries to incorporate graphene are hitting the market. Benefit seems to be faster charge times

https://youtu.be/dnE1nO6o-do
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,760
Posted By john m flores

Those mini gravels are screaming for...

Those mini gravels are screaming for internally-geared rear hubs...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,840
Posted By john m flores

Similarly, minimalist trail running shoes like...

Similarly, minimalist trail running shoes like the Merrell Trail Glove and New Balance Minimus pack up nice and small. If you are light on your feet, you can walk several miles with them.

I like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,471
Posted By john m flores

I got a Liberte through Costco. Love the bike so...

I got a Liberte through Costco. Love the bike so far. Question - is it ok to ride off of curbs and pop wheelies. Asking for a friend...
02-13-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By john m flores

Pretty interesting. The Patterson Drive plus a...

Pretty interesting. The Patterson Drive plus a belt drive and internally geared rear hub would be pretty cool!

https://youtu.be/gPoR5-7xkR4
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,787
Posted By john m flores

For those of you that have mounted racks/bags to...

For those of you that have mounted racks/bags to suspension forks, have you noticed any change in fork performance? Since you're adding to the unsprung weight of the fork, I'd imagine that it would...
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,200
Posted By john m flores

That made me LOL! Sounds like this forum...

That made me LOL! Sounds like this forum sometimes!
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By john m flores

Good info. Thanks for sharing.

Good info. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Touring
02-10-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By john m flores

Im a member of Adventure Cycling. Good...

Im a member of Adventure Cycling. Good organization. But the difference here is that Cycle America carries your luggage, feeds you, and has a sag and mechanic.

Not saying one is better than the...
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