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07-19-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,628
Posted By Caretaker

I've explained my position fully and as you...

I've explained my position fully and as you continue to misrepresent it and indulge in fantasy supposition I don't care to continue with this. Bye.
07-19-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,628
Posted By Caretaker

No what someone did 15 years ago is relevant,...

No what someone did 15 years ago is relevant, especially when they were convicted on irrefutable evidence yet have never acknowledged their guilt and tried for years to evade punishment on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By mstateglfr

I wear one 85% of time, and the brim is backward....

I wear one 85% of time, and the brim is backward. 5% brim forward. 10% of rides without one.
They definitely defeat the purpose of the current crop of high ventilation helmets that are popular...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By Branko D

Always wearing one under the helmet, myself. When...

Always wearing one under the helmet, myself. When it's cold they help, when it's hot it keeps the sweat out and sun from directly hitting the head, keeps any bugs away from my scalp, and since I wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,112
Posted By BradH

They work great for keeping the sweat out of your...

They work great for keeping the sweat out of your eyes. Worn under the helmet, brim flipped up, unless you're going into the sun.
07-08-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Most gravel bikes are 40-50mm . Gatorskin 32's...

Most gravel bikes are 40-50mm . Gatorskin 32's are not designed to be gravel tyres ...
07-08-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rolla

32s at 60 psi would not be my choice for steep...

32s at 60 psi would not be my choice for steep and loose terrain. I think that wider (and knobbier) rubber and lower pressure would definitely help. Some of the problem might also be mitigated by...
07-07-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 471
Posted By AlmostTrick

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the...

Never mind the saddle angle, what about the height? Do you actually need it that high?

Great colors, and the gum walls rock too. :thumb:
07-07-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Nbd
Views: 471
Posted By mgopack42

Nbd

Still getting it set up. this is basically right out of the box... will get it on the (gravel) road this weekend! I will get a better picture after it is set up, but for now I will have to live...
07-04-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 893
Posted By MinnMan

Well, if you put it that way, my answer is...

Well, if you put it that way, my answer is Marianne Vos

Edit: https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/marianne-vos-dedicates-29th-giro-ditalia-donne-victory-to-jolien-verschueren/
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By primov8

Not only would the Caad10 be a good first bike,...

Not only would the Caad10 be a good first bike, it'd be a really fast, first bike as well. Handling will be so much more responsive than the current hybrid she's riding. If the geometry works for...
04-12-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,755
Posted By Badger6

I think it depends on where someone lives...also...

I think it depends on where someone lives...also road choice is critical. But, as for the fun on gravel, it is different than road riding, but no less so. Nothing quite like bombing down long gravel...
04-05-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,037
Posted By psychoanalyst

FYI for others with the same question: I ended...

FYI for others with the same question: I ended up purchasing the trailer and it's one heck of a bike trailer! Totally recommend it.

But in addition to use a bike trailer, if you want to use it...
04-01-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By veganbikes

That helmet is beyond not safe. Unless it were...

That helmet is beyond not safe. Unless it were hermetically sealed in a special temperature controlled environment like in a lab (which clearly it wasn't) I wouldn't trust that helmet to protect my...
04-01-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By cxwrench

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT...

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT use it. This is one of the worst ideas I've heard lately.
04-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Koyote

Having cracked a few helmets in crashes, I advise...

Having cracked a few helmets in crashes, I advise against choosing a helmet on the basis of retro style points.
04-01-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By waxcrazy

Cannondale is a class act!!!!!

I recently pulled my M1000 Cannondale off the rafter hooks after hanging for many years with the intention to do a few things to it to make it more of a hybrid...While doing research I stumbled upon...
04-01-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By grizzly59

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a...

Smash that 30yo helmet with a hammer and find a new one.
03-31-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,324
Posted By Rolla

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to...

Sometimes the best "upgrade" you can do is to have someone take a look at you on the bike. Your saddle position (height, angle, fore/aft), bar width and angle, and stem length and rise can all have...
03-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,324
Posted By mstateglfr

At this point in the game, I would stay basic and...

At this point in the game, I would stay basic and get some miles ridden before changing or adding much. You will figure out what you like and dislike with miles ridden.

A saddle that fits and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By mstateglfr

- Inexpensive rear lights can work just as well...

- Inexpensive rear lights can work just as well as expensive ones. It just needs to be visible from a distance and not die on you often.

- Bottles are something that doesnt matter to some and...
03-31-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,076
Posted By tomato coupe

Can lighter and stiffer bike make climbing...

Can lighter and stiffer bike make climbing significantly faster?

Nothing you can buy will make you significantly faster.
03-31-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,076
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You're the engine, so remember that as the "first...

You're the engine, so remember that as the "first factor" regardless of what's under you. Second, weight is a bigger factor than stiffness. I'd rather climb with a 15lb aluminum bike than a 23lb...
03-27-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,087
Posted By alo

It gets down to how you use it. Do you want...

It gets down to how you use it.

Do you want to carry things? You could put on a carrier rack.

Do you ride after dark? You may want lights.

You may want a horn, or bell, or both.

Does it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,226
Posted By chaadster

The SRM X-Power SPD power meter pedals came out...

The SRM X-Power SPD power meter pedals came out last year, too, so things are looking good for PM options. What we need now is for the prices to come down; $1.2k is too much, IMO, especially if they...
03-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By wheelsmcgee

I just bought some new bars and put them on last...

I just bought some new bars and put them on last week, for the wrap I decided to try a sticky tape (Supacaz Sticky Kush). I wear gloves 90% of the time but thought the texture would be nice for...
03-22-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Ironfish653

Why the "air quotes?". Are you looking for an...

Why the "air quotes?". Are you looking for an actual trailer, or something like a trailer, that's not really a bike trailer?
If it's an actual bike trailer, the THULE Chariot line is the top of the...
03-21-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By zen_

+1 for the Zipp CX tape. It does have a slight...

+1 for the Zipp CX tape. It does have a slight tack to it, but I can't image the tapes that have more will have a lasting effect. The Zipp tape has a really nice texture, padding, durability, wraps...
03-19-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Eric F

RVDP's blood is thick with the genes of his...

RVDP's blood is thick with the genes of his father (Adri van der Poel) and his grandfather (Raymond Poulidor). Look those guys up if you aren't familiar with them. His win at Strade Bianche was...
03-18-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Fernagx

I was thinking of getting the highly rated hamax...

I was thinking of getting the highly rated hamax caress as it can be frame mounted despite the cabling being on the back of the seat tube.
03-18-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Eric F

World Class power...Wout Van Aert won the Tirreno...

World Class power...Wout Van Aert won the Tirreno Adriadico time trial with an average of 500W for just over 11 minutes.

For comparison, I can put out 500W for about 1 minute.
03-18-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By CAT7RDR

PSA: Always cross RxR tracks at a perpendicular...

PSA: Always cross RxR tracks at a perpendicular angle.
03-18-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By thumpism

Overlapping wheels with another rider is probably...

Overlapping wheels with another rider is probably something you'll learn not to do twice.
03-17-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By Eric F

MVDP do dat.

MVDP do dat.
03-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,107
Posted By caloso

1300w up a hella steep hill at the end of a race...

1300w up a hella steep hill at the end of a race is good.
03-15-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,330
Posted By shelbyfv

I'd forget the discs if you hope for a fast bike....

I'd forget the discs if you hope for a fast bike. The frame and fork reinforcement needed plus the extra weight of the brakes will add a few pounds. Frankly I don't see a point in messing up a nice...
03-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By WhyFi

I understand that you were fishing for an...

I understand that you were fishing for an opportunity to be boastful, but that's neither helpful for nor putting a priority upon the needs of the OP, now is it?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,072
Posted By mstateglfr

List a budget. Then list available bikes in...

List a budget.
Then list available bikes in your size in your area.

We can name off a dozen options, but if they aren't available in your travel region in your size, it does no good.
03-09-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By NRissy

I have a similar set up except I have gone with...

I have a similar set up except I have gone with the weeride copilot and a trailer as I don't like the child riding with me on my bike. Here is my set up:
...
03-09-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,336
Posted By nathand

If an internally-geared hub isn't critical,...

If an internally-geared hub isn't critical, consider an older (mid-90's) steel mountain bike. I'm about your age and have 2 kids (3 and 6) and have used a mid-90's Trek 820 for hauling my kids...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,393
Posted By Duragrouch

My two cents: People want adjustability....

My two cents:

People want adjustability. Integrated systems I am seeing above lack that. Some makers may introduce integrated systems with more adjustability, but of course proprietary interfaces...
03-05-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By mr_bill

Have you ever used a bikeshare bike? WHAT rear...

Have you ever used a bikeshare bike? WHAT rear rack? There are no rear racks on a Capital Bikeshare bike. You bring your own bag. If the bag is small enough, you can put it in the small front rack....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,393
Posted By Ramshackle

Apart from the gee whiz factor, the integrated...

Apart from the gee whiz factor, the integrated bars are a solution in search of a problem. Besides, I like being able to experiment with stem lengths and bar angles. While it will help a little with...
03-05-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,303
Posted By surak

Any time a new product comes out, there's always...

Any time a new product comes out, there's always a chance for design flaws to get past internal testing and QA. Not just in bikes, but cars, electronics, everything. That something broke during a...
03-04-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,303
Posted By Koyote

Pedants really need to do their research. ...

Pedants really need to do their research.

"Bring" is used when something is being moved to a location, "take" is used to describe movement away from a location. Correct usage would be ""Just bring...
03-04-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,303
Posted By genejockey

Worth noting, however, that his bars did not...

Worth noting, however, that his bars did not break at the adjustable joint, but rather appear to have broken at the brake lever.
03-04-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By pdlamb

Remember, though, that 60-70% of U.S. highway...

Remember, though, that 60-70% of U.S. highway work is done with federal funds. Those state and local projects that aren't pork-barrel funded by the feds (and there's more than meets the eye!) are...
03-03-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Especially given COVID demonstrating to lots of...

Especially given COVID demonstrating to lots of businesses the waste of needing commuters and expensive office buildings.



Simple. Don't elect people to office who think this is a true-ism....
02-27-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By Nate8727

The inseam was a better gauge for frame size I...

The inseam was a better gauge for frame size I found. No idea why I didn’t notice it at first.
02-25-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By Unca_Sam

My children all want to "do it themselves" so...

My children all want to "do it themselves" so even though we have a trailgator ready for my 3 year old, he'll probably be pushing his own pedals out of sheer determination. "Not getting my heartrate...
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