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10-02-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,609
Posted By jon c.

Absolutely correct. There are a small contingent...

Absolutely correct. There are a small contingent of posters who don't really seem to like the idea of bicycles on the road at all. I do wonder sometimes if they are actually even cyclists. Their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By eduskator

And I'm glad I did. Nothing exciting about Giant...

And I'm glad I did. Nothing exciting about Giant I agree, but they're good bikes that I would buy again and again and again. If the new Propel had been offered in matte black & Ultegra DI2, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By PeteHski

Nice bike! Sometimes itís good to make a...

Nice bike!

Sometimes itís good to make a change just for variety. So many great bike options on the market. Giant offer great value, but they are not a name I could ever get really excited...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By DougRNS

I rode 10 miles today. I was feeling a bit ouchy...

I rode 10 miles today. I was feeling a bit ouchy but I managed. I am planning on doing another ride tomorrow. Weather related ride schedule. Ride on Thursday then Saturday or Sunday. Weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By big john

Another one from today. I like this picture....

Another one from today. I like this picture....
09-17-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,959
Posted By Repack Rider

I start my mountain bike ride by picking up a...

I start my mountain bike ride by picking up a small rock. I leave it at the highest point of the ride, to help build up the mountain I am wearing down.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-23, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By datlas

I will grant you that. It looks really dazzling...

I will grant you that. It looks really dazzling in the sunlight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By genejockey

Tan wall for vintage bikes, black wall for modern.

Tan wall for vintage bikes, black wall for modern.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By Trsnrtr

Make it two.

Make it two.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By Bah Humbug

I don't understand how for a while the bling was...

I don't understand how for a while the bling was to get rid of the non-black part of the wheel-tire body (the silver brake track) and then after we go to disc brakes and it can be gone for good... we...
09-14-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,596
Posted By Trakhak

Road bikes aren't right for everyone. It's easy...

Road bikes aren't right for everyone. It's easy to forget that BikeForums posters tend to divide into two groups: people who like to ride bikes that are optimized for performance and people who like...
09-13-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,986
Posted By Mojo31

Minimal. ...

Minimal.

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09-12-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,845
Posted By Viich

Man, the vilification of "let's plan our cities...

Man, the vilification of "let's plan our cities better so people don't have to drive as far to get what they need" is mind-blowing.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,362
Posted By Chandne

So the hub swap is done. The wheel went from a...

So the hub swap is done. The wheel went from a high-pitched chainsaw sound to..well, complete silence. I mean there is zero sound and it is an incredible experience. This is my thing going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By genejockey

I was totting up my mileage for the year so far...

I was totting up my mileage for the year so far (3800, including IRL and ITG) and realized the Bianchi had only done 30 miles all year. So I excavated it from behind 4 other bikes, pumped up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By DougRNS

Roscoe content. ...

Roscoe content.
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09-10-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,793
Posted By Jklotz

I realize I'm in the minority here, but I...

I realize I'm in the minority here, but I recently bought a Trek Domane+. It is a pedal assist ebike. There is no throttle to turn. There are 3 power modes, selectable with little buttons near the...
09-10-23, 09:50 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 4,793
Posted By Polaris OBark

Unless someone is forcing me off the trail or...

Unless someone is forcing me off the trail or something, why should I care what people ride?

If it keeps people out of cars, and there are fewer cars on the road, that is a Good Thing, ipso facto....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By seedsbelize2

datlas ...

datlas
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By indyfabz

This morning I took my first standing shower of...

This morning I took my first standing shower of 2023.

So thereís that.
09-05-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,718
Posted By bikingshearer

That's one reason I rarely do big group rides. ...

That's one reason I rarely do big group rides. Your group may never get hit by a car (knock on wood), but I'll guarantee you are pissing off drivers. Whether you care about that or not is another...
09-04-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By rsbob

It’s been a year, probably need to check fluid...

It’s been a year, probably need to check fluid levels. With GP 5000s I only lose a lb or two between rides and the tires have proven to be bullet proof. Can’t count how many times I have ridden...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By big john

He told me he went to his lbs and they found the...

He told me he went to his lbs and they found the cable end had come out of it's place and got jammed somehow. They put a new cable in and it's back to normal.

I think the bike is less than 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 3,995
Posted By nesdog

I made this same upgrade. As a retirement present...

I made this same upgrade. As a retirement present to myself in 2019, I went from a 2014 Domane 4.3 (all 105) to the SLR7. I thought to myself "It's the same geometry, and measurements. Why am I doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By indyfabz

Rights here. Right now. ...

Rights here. Right now.


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By indyfabz

Add some weight. And lower gears. 12.6 mph will...

Add some weight. And lower gears. 12.6 mph will be your new expectation. :D


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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By tFUnK

Road bikes with race geometry encourage the rider...

Road bikes with race geometry encourage the rider to go fast. When I'm on my road bike I just feel like riding harder than if I'm on my mountain bike or gravel bike. When I'm on my road and my buddy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 947
Posted By RChung

Sorry to hear about your issues. I, too,...

Sorry to hear about your issues.

I, too, have had some health issues in the past that forced changes to my riding. I was no longer the person I used to be in the situation that I used to be in. I...
09-01-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,691
Posted By JW Fas

Race, gender, or nationality might be relevant if...

Race, gender, or nationality might be relevant if they adversely affected one's motor skills the way advanced age does.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By genejockey

It happens to the best of them.:( Rango just...

It happens to the best of them.:(

Rango just had his 10,000 mile checkup. He turns 14 in a couple weeks. The day before I left, he was limping off, and slightly dragging his left front leg. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By abshipp

Wifeís surgery went really well today. Itís...

Wifeís surgery went really well today.

Itís weird going from the initial injury up to this morning; seeing them get stronger and stronger and walking in to the hospital, and then being wheeled out...
08-30-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,133
Posted By SurferRosa

Current research shows that it may be too late...

Current research shows that it may be too late for some patients to take the dumbass vaccine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By bampilot06

prefer to shop local.

prefer to shop local.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By indyfabz

Thinking of the gentle giant on this National...

Thinking of the gentle giant on this National Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By datlas

Thread needs more cat content. Jackie is happy...

Thread needs more cat content. Jackie is happy to oblige.


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Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By datlas

Slower is better. Kudos.

Slower is better. Kudos.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By DangerousDanR

Nine months ago (Nov 26th, 2022) I fell on an icy...

Nine months ago (Nov 26th, 2022) I fell on an icy patch on an otherwise clear sidewalk and came away with my femur fractured in a couple of places. The surgeons wound up putting a Titanium rod down...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By big john

Time to ride.:)

Time to ride.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-23, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By Mojo31

How I spent my Saturday with my kid. Bronco...

How I spent my Saturday with my kid.

Bronco Crawlin Day with Jonathan III - YouTube

Bronco Rock Crawlin day with Jonathan - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By jtaylor996

Been awhile... I'm not dead yet for everyone...

Been awhile... I'm not dead yet for everyone wondering.

I'm just resolving some health issues, and the first thing I'm doing now that I can is getting back on the bike.

FTP is like 50% what it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,403
Posted By WhyFi

Last time I got them all out on a ride, my son...

Last time I got them all out on a ride, my son wouldn't pull through in the paceline, my daughter fouled my town sign sprint, and my wife wouldn't stop signaling every little bit of debris on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-23, 04:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,403
Posted By Jughed

Full time worker. Father of 3 -19, 17 and...

Full time worker.

Father of 3 -19, 17 and 12.

I’m in the office or logged in at home by 5:30AM every day, out by 3:00 whenever possible.

Im on the bike trail, road or trainer by 4:00.
...
08-16-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,339
Posted By Portlandjim

This tread has turn into a trash Specialized fest?

I put some effort into sharing some of my inside experience inside the bike industry at a high level on this thread. Normally, regular riders would not have access to this kind of story, or it would...
08-16-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,339
Posted By Portlandjim

What made Specialized different than other bikes?

What set Specialized apart from just being another USA based importer of bicycles, not just cookie cutter Japan made bikes? Mike Sinyard. He started out being a bike ​enthusiast and still is! ​Not...
08-14-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,339
Posted By Portlandjim

Early Specialized story

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My comments about these questions:

1) "There are extensive discussions out there online of various iterations of Specialized bikes and their history. When Mike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,743
Posted By MoAlpha

Endurance cycling is a problem of oxygen delivery...

Endurance cycling is a problem of oxygen delivery and energy metabolism, not biomechanics. What’s mechanically efficient in an engineering sense is not likely to have a tight map with metabolic and...
08-12-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,145
Posted By PeteHski

Same here, double and bash guard. Modern 1x12...

Same here, double and bash guard. Modern 1x12 still much preferred, especially with a dropper post on the other thumb shifter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By rjones28

The same can be said about human drivers.

The same can be said about human drivers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,193
Posted By PeteHski

It sounds like you have experience with tubeless...

It sounds like you have experience with tubeless mtb. In which case I would just go right ahead. I run my Canyon Endurace on tubeless 30 mm GP5000S TR tyres at 60-65 psi and havenít had a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7,702
Views: 110,800
Posted By Velo Vol

Hardly. Entitlement mentality by generation,...

Hardly.

Entitlement mentality by generation, ranked:

1) Gen Y
2) Boomers
3) Millennials
4) Gen X
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