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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Hey, now! Some of us fat dads used the knock-off...

Hey, now! Some of us fat dads used the knock-off RTIC coolers, and filled them with Gatorade. An experienced softball dad doesn't leave the cooler in the parking lot, but loads it into a wagon to...
12-05-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 276
Posted By Eric F

Shorter days and colder weather means more garage...

Shorter days and colder weather means more garage laps for me.
12-05-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 170
Posted By Eric F

It's the wind. I hate the wind. Especially when...

It's the wind. I hate the wind. Especially when I'm on a bike....unless it's a tailwind. It's never a tailwind.

What part of the world is your daughter's school?
12-05-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 170
Posted By Eric F

What temperature is considered "cold"? In So...

What temperature is considered "cold"? In So Cal, anything less than 50, and the natives are bundled up with thick jackets. In MN, that's t-shirt weather.
12-05-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

Maybe I missed it before... Did you decide...

Maybe I missed it before... Did you decide against the bike you were first looking at in this thread?
12-05-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

Agreed. I'm 5'-9" and generally ride a 53 or...

Agreed. I'm 5'-9" and generally ride a 53 or 54.
12-05-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By Eric F

Like this?......

Like this?... https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/gravel-cyclocross-road/chainring-bcd_110
12-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 180
Posted By Eric F

I ride my gravel bike (drop bars) on probably...

I ride my gravel bike (drop bars) on probably 80%+ of the same roads and trails where I ride my MTB. I stay away from the more extreme stuff when I'm on my gravel bike, but otherwise either bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

I can neither confirm, nor deny, your conclusions.

I can neither confirm, nor deny, your conclusions.
12-05-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 367,424
Posted By Eric F

Yep. This is from the hills near the northern...

Yep. This is from the hills near the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area, looking south towards the ocean. The clump of tall buildings is downtown LA. The furthest dark lumps is Catalina...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Good luck with that. Have you seen the people...

Good luck with that. Have you seen the people who hang out here?
12-05-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 71
Posted By Eric F

You should be able to use the stock crank. I...

You should be able to use the stock crank. I would suggest using a chainring designed for 1x (Wolf Tooth "Drop -Stop", is one example), and you will probably need shorter chainring bolts. Be aware...
12-05-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 272
Posted By Eric F

I use Time ATAC XC8 pedals on both my MTB and...

I use Time ATAC XC8 pedals on both my MTB and gravel bikes, and use the same shoes for both bikes, as well. My MTB/gravel shoes and road shoes are variations of the same shoe (Bont Riot+), with the...
12-05-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 1,746
Views: 367,424
Posted By Eric F

https://i.imgur.com/JjC6Xor.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/JjC6Xor.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ICWw0cU.jpg
12-05-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,066
Views: 219,196
Posted By Eric F

Saturday...29 mi/3200' on the gravel bike. First...

Saturday...29 mi/3200' on the gravel bike. First time in the Verdugos in a long time (Lat Tuna - Verdugo Mtwy - Beaudry). I had intended to include more dirt in my ride between the bottom of...
12-02-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

There's some differences, but nothing I have to...

There's some differences, but nothing I have to think about or plan differently when I'm riding. I was expecting it to be more significant that it turned out to be. This has been my experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

A few covers I prefer over the originals... ...

A few covers I prefer over the originals...

"Danny's Song" - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
"I Will Survive" - Cake
"Turn The Page" - Metallica
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Same. Probably SRV's, but it's a close race.

Same. Probably SRV's, but it's a close race.
12-02-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

Hmmm...I'll take your word for it. My dumb brain...

Hmmm...I'll take your word for it. My dumb brain hasn't wrapped itself around it yet, though.
12-02-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

I ride both a 26er and a 29er. Both are...

I ride both a 26er and a 29er. Both are hardtails that weigh fairly close to the same. To me, the difference in handling is not significant. The rollover capabilities of the 29er are definitely...
12-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

As climbs get steeper, and speeds continue to...

As climbs get steeper, and speeds continue to reduce, wouldn't gravity reduce the contribution of the flywheel/pendulum effect, so you're effectively having to accelerate the wheel again on every...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

That group is going to be strung out a very long...

That group is going to be strung out a very long ways. You can bet there will be people pushing 3.2+ at the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,033
Posted By Eric F

If he didn't share at lease a bite or two, he...

If he didn't share at lease a bite or two, he needs to be removed as a friend. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Silent K is the way I've always heard it. Lance...

Silent K is the way I've always heard it. Lance made them very popular when they first came out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Which version did you have? I still have a set...

Which version did you have? I still have a set of 1st Gen Ksyriums that are currently serving trainer duty, but I have never had a problem with.
12-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 79,459
Posted By Eric F

When I rebuilt my dad's '77 Nishiki in early...

When I rebuilt my dad's '77 Nishiki in early 2020, my intent was to bring it out for the ride. I still haven't done it. Maybe next year.
12-01-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

Is it fair? You just described my gravel bike -...

Is it fair? You just described my gravel bike - which is really just another variation of a hybrid. Yet, that "worst choice" has turned out to be the best choice for routes that combine a wide range...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

5 - Legs working as narrow as they can. Aero FTW!

5 - Legs working as narrow as they can. Aero FTW!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

I know a couple of people with Superteam wheels,...

I know a couple of people with Superteam wheels, and they've been very happy with them.
12-01-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

It appears to me that Trek is marketing the FX as...

It appears to me that Trek is marketing the FX as a flat bar road bike...for serious riders!! LOL

"FX Sport 6 is the lightest and fastest fitness bike in the lineup. It has every performance...
11-30-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

I also said "probably", because it was an...

I also said "probably", because it was an estimate based on my current mediocre understanding of bike use in areas that are significantly different that the one I live in. The small amount of...
11-30-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

I'm unclear on why you separated out...

I'm unclear on why you separated out performance/sport riding from other kinds of non-necessity riding. My intent with the use of "sport" before was encompassing of all non-necessity bike use -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

I'm super-real, then. I detrained for 15 years.

I'm super-real, then. I detrained for 15 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Some of both, probably.

Some of both, probably.
11-30-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

You state that with a lot of certainty. Do you...

You state that with a lot of certainty. Do you have any data?

Does riding for performance/sport exclude having fun? That's not how I remember it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

I'm pretty close to that point, too.

I'm pretty close to that point, too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Is this actually a movie??!!

Is this actually a movie??!!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Oh, boy. I'm not sure I'm ready to jump into...

Oh, boy. I'm not sure I'm ready to jump into that pool. I know how this goes...

Knife interest becomes looking at knife porn, and then I buy a knife...but I keep looking at knife porn, and get...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Are you familiar enough with Japanese knives to...

Are you familiar enough with Japanese knives to recommend a brand?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

Terrible what happened with Rebellin. :(

Terrible what happened with Rebellin. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

No. Your Colnago is spoiling the train porn. ...

No. Your Colnago is spoiling the train porn.

EDIT: Oh, wait. He's a bike guy, too. Yeah. He'd probably like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

I'm interested in the answer. I've been thinking...

I'm interested in the answer. I've been thinking about replacing my 20-year-old Henkles Classic with something Japanese.
11-30-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

I put together a "townie" bike from an older road...

I put together a "townie" bike from an older road frame for my daughter to take to college (thankfully, she left it at home). I was impressed with how zippy it is. The BMC I posted earlier in this...
11-30-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

Sure. A majority of bike users around the world...

Sure. A majority of bike users around the world probably do it out of necessity, rather than "sport". Discussions on this site tend to be more centered around the people who are riding by choice,...
11-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,684
Posted By Eric F

I'm genuinely curious...What makes a "fitness"...

I'm genuinely curious...What makes a "fitness" bike different from other hybrids? Looking at the upper end of the Trek FX series - which they market as "fitness" bikes - the theme seems to be "road...
11-30-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

Similar to your experience, my best climbing...

Similar to your experience, my best climbing performances were when I was my lightest, but it also coincided with more training, so I can't draw a specific conclusion. Probably some of both.
11-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

This matches up with my own experience with heavy...

This matches up with my own experience with heavy aero wheels. Once they were up to speed (30+ mph), it felt like they were almost pulling me along - flywheel effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

I appreciate the more in-depth info. :thumb:

I appreciate the more in-depth info. :thumb:
11-30-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 3,776
Posted By Eric F

I would definitely be curious to see some...

I would definitely be curious to see some accurate scientific data on that comparison. Lighter wheels/tires certainly feel easier/quicker to accelerate (to me), but I don't really notice a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 42,686
Posted By Eric F

At FTP, no. Over FTP, possibly. Depends on how...

At FTP, no. Over FTP, possibly. Depends on how far over, and your fitness.
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