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01-02-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,323
Posted By PeteHski

In this case Torque = pedal force x crank arm...

In this case Torque = pedal force x crank arm length
Power = Torque x cadence

The fan is a complete red herring. You are not pedalling against the force of the fan, you are pedalling against the...
12-12-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 367,059
Posted By CrowSeph

Same for me , also the helmet saved my life once....

Same for me , also the helmet saved my life once. So there is not a single reason to not use it
11-22-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
Posted By Sy Reene

Though maybe OP could arrange some sort of...

Though maybe OP could arrange some sort of consignment deal; put it on a Spesh dealer's floor for sale and they keep 30% or thereabouts. Since the bike was an award, I don't know how or what...
11-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Turn this question around. "If I were looking...

Turn this question around. "If I were looking for a bike like this, where would I look?" ... Ebay. Bought two great bikes on Ebay.
11-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,084
Posted By GhostRider62

Trust me, your very best way to sell it is with a...

Trust me, your very best way to sell it is with a BIN on e-Bay. When a buyer does a buy it now, they have to pay immediately. If it does not sell at your price, you can lower the BIN price. Do not...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,541
Posted By djb

[chain] wrap your heads around this boys and girls...pretty cool

pretty darn fricken neat, talk about thinking sideways or outside of the box.
yes, probably really more appropriate for the mtb gang, but it's so cool, I had to share it with you lot.
...
Forum: Touring
11-05-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,828
Posted By gauvins

well... depends on how you look at it. (AM)OLED...

well... depends on how you look at it. (AM)OLED does require much more energy than adding a light in front of an e-ink display. Honestly, I do not notice any drain when reading at night (compared to,...
11-03-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By Tourist in MSN

That is correct. A couple months ago I had...

That is correct.

A couple months ago I had just finished a week long backpacking trip, was taking off my hiking boots and putting on shoes that were better suited for driving, someone in the...
Forum: Touring
11-03-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,828
Posted By gauvins

Perhaps a better touring phone

I've used this e-ink phone as my main phone for about a month. It is a competent device with, unfortunately, a fatal flaw -- the custom ROM isn't recognised as a safe platform by some applications....
10-29-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,368
Posted By Barry2

Airtag

I placed an Apple AirTag on my bike.
1. I hope never to need it.
2. I donít think itís use is foolproof.

Itís replaceable CR2032 battery lasts 1 year, then you replace the battery.
It uses...
10-28-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,216
Posted By hotbike

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/626x640/2e3da468_86b5_4225_bed3_b292a94de4a0_a42a0773925cefe19f28d24bc984fbff6c43bb44.jpeg


Zzipper fairings lack many of the features that I...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,990
Posted By gauvins

1. download maps and offline routing app so you...

1. download maps and offline routing app so you do not depend on a network connection to navigate. I emphasise offline routing because there seems to be some confusion between being able to display a...
Forum: Touring
10-26-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,139
Posted By pdlamb

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should...

If your setup worked for 420 miles, it should work for 4200 miles.
10-21-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
Posted By kingston

I'd bring my etrex if I were doing a trip like...

I'd bring my etrex if I were doing a trip like that. You need a computer to set it up initially, but once you load everything on the card you are good-to-go. I also don't really understand the...
10-03-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By cccorlew

A bit of public praise is in order here. Scubaman...

A bit of public praise is in order here. Scubaman (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/scubaman-400949.html) was wonderfully kind and shipped me his Garmin. My wife is stunned, amazed and thrilled....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By mschwett

my heart rate pretty much won't go above 130,...

my heart rate pretty much won't go above 130, there's a severe shortness of breath that starts coming in at that point, and i know that it would be really bad for my health to push it beyond that....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By mschwett

Six Months of Riding

Six months ago to the day today, I (46M, married with kids, san francisco, 6í2) took my first ride on my first road bike. Today I played hooky from work in the morning to hit 3,000 miles on the bike....
Forum: Touring
09-25-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,521
Posted By djb

For someone starting touring, in my opinion doing...

For someone starting touring, in my opinion doing some rides with your bike loaded and even using something simple like Google maps that can show the metres gainedin the ride, will at least start to...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,521
Posted By John N

KC8, I think you might be over-analyzing...

KC8,

I think you might be over-analyzing this a bit too much. Graphs can look bad when they really are not. This has a CI of 40 (high end of Moderate). The "big climb" you mention at mile 25...
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,322
Posted By indyfabz

Donít carry $3K in cash.

Donít carry $3K in cash.
09-21-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,072
Posted By livedarklions

No, it means that if you deliberately refuse to...

No, it means that if you deliberately refuse to take steps so you don't "need" the ride, we think you're imposing on your friends for really lousy reasons.

You presented that as some sort of...
09-20-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,072
Posted By shelbyfv

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with...

To me it seems more like "prepared to deal with common issues and make it back home" vs "I can't be bothered to learn this stuff or carry anything more than my cell phone," Conscientious adult vs...
09-20-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 7,072
Posted By shelbyfv

My dear wife has rescued me several times over...

My dear wife has rescued me several times over the years. I'd be embarrassed to interrupt her day because I couldn't/wouldn't fix a flat. :twitchy:
09-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By chaadster

HmmÖI guess some have network selection menus,...

HmmÖI guess some have network selection menus, but do those that donít, e.g. Wahoo Bolt, which claims to use 5 networks, switch automatically between the GNSS options? Iíd assume it picks which...
Forum: Touring
09-15-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,787
Posted By fishboat

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a...

RWGPS does offer quite a bit of value add to a basic OSM map. I don't think it's out of line to charge a fee. Their free subscription and its capabilities is a downright gift to anyone that would...
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,787
Posted By niknak

I received a marketing email today from RWGPS...

I received a marketing email today from RWGPS with a link to a description of the Surface Types feature (https://ridewithgps.com/news/4930-introducing-surface-types?otu=). It looks like you're able...
09-14-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By gpburdell

Bald Paul Have you looked around ShapeWays? ...

Bald Paul Have you looked around ShapeWays?

https://www.shapeways.com/product/4FPMNKAEA/male-quarter-turn-mount-for-garmin...
09-07-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,205
Posted By mstateglfr

Yes, they not only work for a lot of people, they...

Yes, they not only work for a lot of people, they work very well for those people. My sister uses her smartphone when riding and it works perfectly. She also doesnt ride longer than 2 hours.

I...
09-05-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 6,755
Posted By gregf83

I wouldn't assume the extra year of warranty...

I wouldn't assume the extra year of warranty implies higher durability. They're both pretty reliable and the additional cost to Shimano of an extra year of warranty is likely under 1% of the sales...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,260
Posted By Bah Humbug

Is there a parallel between a half-wheeler...

Is there a parallel between a half-wheeler inducing the group to accelerate and the OP chumming the water and watching everyone fight?
08-24-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,780
Posted By GhostRider62

Interesting comments about frame and wheel...

Interesting comments about frame and wheel stiffness by Damon Rinard in the attached.

I can only imagine the vertical compliance comfort of a newer bike with seat stays attached halfway down the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,351
Posted By genejockey

My handlebars did exactly that the time I hit...

My handlebars did exactly that the time I hit God's Own Pothole at 20 mph, in an area of dappled sunlight. I didn't fall, but I flatted both tires.
08-11-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 8,094
Posted By ceebee4

Update: just got back from a ride. Turns out, I...

Update: just got back from a ride. Turns out, I take my right hand off the handlebar all the time! To adjust my glasses, to wipe the sweat off my face, and especially to grab my bottle. At least as...
07-22-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,901
Posted By jppe

SadÖ.Even Riding in a Bike Lane

It wasn’t an accident. It could have been avoided.

New York Jets assistant Greg Knapp dies from injuries in bicycle accident
...
07-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By Milton Keynes

More red flags than a communist holiday.

More red flags than a communist holiday.
07-02-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,087
Posted By Badger6

Karoo2 if you're into a really awesome screen...

Karoo2 if you're into a really awesome screen that is not very visible in bright sunlight and you like the idea of 4-5 hours of practical battery life with data fields that are not initially...
06-16-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By noglider

prj71, perhaps you need to look at a shaped beam...

prj71, perhaps you need to look at a shaped beam to see what it's like. If it's sideways or upside down, it's extremely ineffective. And I'm not asking how I can eliminate the mount I already have...
06-05-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,150
Posted By GhostRider62

I apologize. I did not see your response. ...

I apologize. I did not see your response.


My personal concern is people like me will ride transam and not realize there is a lot of riding on very high speed 2 lane highways where the shoulder...
05-27-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,175
Posted By mschwett

i definitely get much cleaner results than that...

i definitely get much cleaner results than that with my iPhone; i can't really find any in the last 20 or 30 rides that are grossly off except for going through tunnels. perhaps the iPhones augmented...
05-27-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,175
Posted By mschwett

It would actually be really smart if the interval...

It would actually be really smart if the interval was variable based on speed, attitude, etc.

Assuming a one second interval, it's hard to get more than about a 1% variation from the "straight...
05-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By gregf83

If you're cornering close to the limits of...

If you're cornering close to the limits of traction the lean angle defined by your center of gravity will be the same in both cases you've mentioned. The only difference is the speed is different....
05-22-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By JeffOYB

I started the thread to see how steering fits...

I started the thread to see how steering fits into turning. I use steering to make sharper/quicker turns in races than those around me. Also safer turns. I also use steering to increase my safety in...
05-22-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,213
Posted By PeteHski

Another no for me. IME balance bikes are the...

Another no for me. IME balance bikes are the best way of learning to ride a bike. Anything that does the balancing part for them is useless.
05-21-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By AlmostTrick

Shifting or leaning body weight alone can really...

Shifting or leaning body weight alone can really only steer the bike while riding no handed. If your hands are on the bars, they are calling the shots. I suppose your body position can aid a little,...
05-21-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By terrymorse

Yes, and what? That somehow invalidates the...

Yes, and what? That somehow invalidates the physics being demonstrated?

The effect of counter steer is to keep the bike balanced.

I just did a twisty and fast road descent. Didnít shift my...
05-21-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By terrymorse

Ironic. No, that's not a mistake....

Ironic.



No, that's not a mistake. That's literally the definition of countersteering.



Yes, yes it is. Countersteering is steering in the opposite direction of a turn. "Counter" -...
05-20-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By AlmostTrick

You keep pushing this unconscious counter steer...

You keep pushing this unconscious counter steer aspect over and over. Yes it is, but so what? That doesn't mean we can't discuss, analyze, and train to improve our use of it, especially for handling...
05-20-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By seypat

Maybe the OP and others are doing the deep...

Maybe the OP and others are doing the deep thinking while on practice rides. After all, the point of practice is to ingrain skills/experience until it becomes instinct/nature so you don't have to...
05-20-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 11,251
Posted By aclinjury

For most of this thread, you've lobbing quips and...

For most of this thread, you've lobbing quips and discounting countersteering. And now finally, you made a somewhat senisble opinion. It's obvious you're interested in this debate.

At "medium"...
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,174
Posted By Rolla

I don't think being careful has anything to do...

I don't think being careful has anything to do with it.
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