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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,257
Posted By MinnMan

A power meter, without structured training? Musings after a couple of years.

First off, unless you do structured training, I do not think that anybody actually needs a power meter. I have had a PM for a couple of years, without aspirations for structured training its a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 685
Posted By Sy Reene

You tried yet wearing one of each on your rides...

You tried yet wearing one of each on your rides for science?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 685
Posted By topflightpro

If sitting around, you will notice how quickly...

If sitting around, you will notice how quickly black shoes heat up. If you're riding, you probably won't notice it.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Seattle Forrest

We definitely have enough wealth and resources as...

We definitely have enough wealth and resources as a society to address this problem if we want to. We've decided not to.

It's very sad. It's sad for the people living like stray animals. It's...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The richest country on earth, plenty of empty...

The richest country on earth, plenty of empty buildings, and human beings are living outside like stray dogs. It's amazing how little compassion people have for them. :(
07-17-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago I read about shaving the legs for...

Many years ago I read about shaving the legs for the first time. the advice was do NOT do it before a race because the feeling of bedding on bare skin often makes getting to sleep difficult.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By shelbyfv

Wear it with the brim flipped up. Chicks dig...

Wear it with the brim flipped up. Chicks dig 'em! Wash it when you wash your shirt. :thumb:
07-15-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By caloso

The first time takes a while. If you’re hairy, it...

The first time takes a while. If you’re hairy, it helps to knock it down with clippers first, and then razor. Then it’s a 10 minute commitment once a week for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,426
Posted By Sy Reene

Probably 50% of negative reviews for any kind of...

Probably 50% of negative reviews for any kind of apparel is because the buyer chose the wrong size.
07-15-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 4,987
Posted By WhyFi

I stop at the nipples.

I stop at the nipples.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 387,106
Posted By WhyFi

Might as well make it three in a row from MN...

Might as well make it three in a row from MN (there's water under the bridge, somewhere :p) -
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,688
Posted By seypat

I actually enjoy the drifting in/out of various...

I actually enjoy the drifting in/out of various groups/fellowships and the alone time between them. If it's a climbing/up and down ride, that's going to happen. Enjoy the ebb and flow.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,688
Posted By WhyFi

I don't really do organized rides like this any...

I don't really do organized rides like this any more, but the approach doesn't need to be complicated or intimidating. In my area, most of these rides aren't going to have too many tightly knit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dangerous Dan's Road Tubeless Screw You Sealing Demonstration

As promised, when I needed to change a tire I would do a small experiment to demonstrate how well or poorly a road tubeless tire will seal up after being punctured with s drywall screw. Except I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,369
Posted By cxwrench

That's how I clean my chain. Pedro's degreaser...

That's how I clean my chain. Pedro's degreaser brushed onto the chain followed by wrapping a sudsy sponge wrapped around it then rinsed w/ water. If it's hot I don't even bother to dry it by hand, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,056
Posted By WorldIRC

So far so good. Been several days, including a...

So far so good. Been several days, including a dirty gravel ride. Lots of dirt caked onto the frame and tires but the drivetrain remains quite clean. Nothing more than a quick wipe with a rag.
06-19-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Rolla

The only thing that touches my rotors is rubbing...

The only thing that touches my rotors is rubbing alcohol, but if degreasers work for you, carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,751
Posted By Psimet2001

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the...

TLDR: Duh. Shimano has been this way since the pandemic started and it won't get better anytime soon. MSRP will be the prevalent pricing strategy for the foreseeable future. Days of cheap Shimano are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,804
Posted By colnago62

Running lights will eventually get someone...

Running lights will eventually get someone killed. As cyclists, we think 25mph is fast. In a car 25mph is nothing. If the front group enters on a yellow, the vast majority of the rest will be going...
06-05-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By BobbyG

I had something similar a few years ago... ...

I had something similar a few years ago...

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27,041
Views: 17,288,955
Posted By WorldIRC

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05-25-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By ksryder

I don't think the Varia has enough battery to...

I don't think the Varia has enough battery to last more than 3-4 hours on a single charge. However, I just tested mine out and it *will* operate while its charging. So your best bet is some sort of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By WhyFi

Try Orange Seal (regular, not Endurance or...

Try Orange Seal (regular, not Endurance or anything). Regardless of the tire, it's never failed to permanently plug 100% of my punctures 4mm or smaller (I've had to use bacon strips on a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,460
Posted By PeteHski

My limited experience with road tubeless has been...

My limited experience with road tubeless has been great so far.

First set were Giant Gavia AC1 28 mm which came with my 2019 Giant Defy. They were hard wearing and had no punctures over 2500 km...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,056
Posted By fooferdoggie

I usually take it off with fishishlines fast...

I usually take it off with fishishlines fast degreaser. it is so sticky it attracts a lot of stuff. Think the rock and roll will take it off after awhile but then you don't keep the chain as clean....
05-19-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By cxwrench

I like big ring/middle cog so the pulley cage is...

I like big ring/middle cog so the pulley cage is as close to vertical as possible. Yes, you can put a 5mm allen wrench into the bolt that holds the derailleur on and use the wrench to bend the hanger...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,056
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No. No, the method shown in Rock N...

No.



No, the method shown in Rock N Roll's video is wasteful and messy. We discussed this in one of your previous thread:

Muc-Off Hydrodynamic Lube = lots of gunk on chain? - Bike Forums...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By ultrarider7

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Reynolds Aero 46 Black Label Carbon Disc Wheelset...
Forum: Foo
05-17-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9,618
Views: 1,234,983
Posted By genec

Agreed... which is why you only get to drink...

Agreed... which is why you only get to drink after you've dropped back... not at the front of the pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,863
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The entire road cycling world moved away from 23s...

The entire road cycling world moved away from 23s starting about 10 years ago. There's a reason. Actually there are a lot of reasons.
I ride 28s.
Forum: Foo
05-12-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By thook

i'm homeless. the cats are letting me stay here...

i'm homeless. the cats are letting me stay here as long as i feed them
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 27,041
Views: 17,288,955
Posted By cj3209

My trusty steed: Pina F12 BOB: ...

My trusty steed: Pina F12 BOB:

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By Inusuit

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Old Yellowstone Highway north of Cheyenne Wyoming on May 5, 2021.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By caloso

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix....

If done properly, the patch is a permanent fix. Just leave it and ride on.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Back in the day, I'd put a new one in on the side...

Back in the day, I'd put a new one in on the side of the road and decide whether to patch the old one when I got home. But then I stopped using tubes and getting flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,355
Posted By Litespud

Id likely not repair the tube roadside, but use...

Id likely not repair the tube roadside, but use a sound replacement. I would repair the flat tube at home and make it the spare. I have no problems with using multiply-repaired tubes
05-06-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,463
Posted By pdlamb

Is your point that some people dress differently...

Is your point that some people dress differently than you, or that they ride faster than you do?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,359
Posted By MinnMan

We don't mean to discourage the OP. getting out...

We don't mean to discourage the OP. getting out and challenging oneself with faster riders and hills is fantastic.

Keep doing it and you'll drop some weight and get better.

And have a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,359
Posted By datlas

3. Lose some weight

3. Lose some weight
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,359
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get...

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get good at hills, ride hills"
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20,091
Views: 4,434,008
Posted By Jack Tone

Hot!

Hot!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,596
Posted By msu2001la

I'd definitely include power meter on this list....

I'd definitely include power meter on this list. After getting addicted to Zwift over the winter, I'm now wishing I had one on every bike.

I'd also add:

Chris King (or some other bling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By Badger6

To literally ensure that there are "NoWhammies"...

To literally ensure that there are "NoWhammies" :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,460
Posted By InvertedMP

I started my tubeless journey with Conti...

I started my tubeless journey with Conti GP5000TLs. I have Michelin TLRs in 28mm sitting on the shelf and have heard good things.

I didnt think I would like the tires I am currently running as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,596
Views: 387,106
Posted By WhyFi

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 641
Posted By WhyFi

It'll be more trouble to half-ass it, so...

It'll be more trouble to half-ass it, so whole-ass it and do the job right - remove the tape.



Pull it off. You might need to clean up some sealant residue, but a damp paper towel should do.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 459,717
Posted By DaveLeeNC

A typical stretch of the aptly named Strava...

A typical stretch of the aptly named Strava segment "Jackson Springs Rollers" (between Foxfire Village, NC and Jackson Springs, NC on Jackson Springs Road).

dave...
04-28-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,896
Posted By unterhausen

My experience is if you work in a bike shop, you...

My experience is if you work in a bike shop, you would never want to own one.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By No Mojo

Jakroo makes our club kits and they do a great...

Jakroo makes our club kits and they do a great job. I would highly recommend them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 969
Posted By yarbrough462

Toast. I wouldn't ride those again...

Toast. I wouldn't ride those again...
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