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09-16-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 525
Posted By kahn

Agree. Years ago when they first opened one of...

Agree. Years ago when they first opened one of the old rail grades to bikes, it was some form of crushed rock or ballast. We specifically took our mtn bikes. It was like riding through honey or...
09-16-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By Baldy1953

Congratulations on the metric. It is an...

Congratulations on the metric. It is an accomplishment to do that distance . I have ridden several and still feel proud when I complete one. I rode 64.5 miles on Saturday at the Nut Roll in...
09-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 649
Posted By mercator

I had the same problem this spring. Climbing a...

I had the same problem this spring. Climbing a hill I have ridden up for decades, I realized I was climbing like a fat old man.
So, I rode a lot this summer, lost 10 pounds and attacked the hill...
09-11-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,015
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah chicken and egg kind of question, lol. ...

Yeah chicken and egg kind of question, lol.

I didn't mean to make a big deal of the impact this kind of integrated storage feature has on frame design (the Domane is a nice bike). But when...
09-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By gorillimo

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled...

Revised position this am. Shorter stem. Re-angled the bars to get the ramps higher. Seat was all the way back. Lemond's have a slack seat angle, so I moved it to about the middle. The shorter cockpit...
09-10-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,015
Posted By PeteHski

The implications are that you have to make the...

The implications are that you have to make the frame heavier or lose some stiffness, or a bit of both. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, but you are not going to see it in frames where weight or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,794
Posted By JohnJ80

Sounds like you got it figured out. 👍 now,...

Sounds like you got it figured out. 👍

now, if you haven’t done it already, figure out the right tire inflation and enjoy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,794
Posted By downtube42

On the topic of tubeless to tubed (not VS). On a...

On the topic of tubeless to tubed (not VS). On a couple recent long rides I had two experiences of putting a tube in a tubeless tire, on the side of the road, then continuing the multi day rides....
09-06-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By livedarklions

Big day for the $6 Million Dollar Man! ...

Big day for the $6 Million Dollar Man!

Congratulations, that's huge!
Forum: Foo
09-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By woodcraft

I've wrapped lots of things with Velox cloth tape...

I've wrapped lots of things with Velox cloth tape over the years- should work fine.

My current style of handle wrap- hockey tape over cord.

...
08-31-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By ofajen

I would refer you to this article that has a...

I would refer you to this article that has a helpful discussion of the uses of different cadences in different situations.

https://cinchcycling.cc/blogs/news/the-4-principles-of-cycling-cadence...
08-31-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By caloso

New riders tend to use too big of a gear and mash...

New riders tend to use too big of a gear and mash a slow cadence, which can be uncomfortable and put stress on the knees, so you'll see a lot of advice to increase cadence. Don't think that applies...
08-30-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Mojo31

I use the Silca Hirobel when putting our carbon...

I use the Silca Hirobel when putting our carbon bikes on a work stand: Silca Hirobel Frame Clamp | Backcountry.com...
08-29-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By biker128pedal

I have the stealth black color. Black is faster...

I have the stealth black color. Black is faster you know. :thumb: Even for SL vs SLR. :cry:

Tube stem length for my cheapo Paradigms 25 Rims 37mm stem tubes that just work with my Bontrager pump....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,292
Posted By spelger

This is why I drink ride alone.

This is why I drink ride alone.
08-27-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By indyfabz

When I was a camp counselor in training one...

When I was a camp counselor in training one summer we had a relatively small snapper in a tank in the nature center. Everyone was told not to mess with it. Once of my fellow trainees was not the...
08-27-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 646
Posted By Barry2

What if he’d turned around to see how far he’d...

What if he’d turned around to see how far he’d come, and you ruined it!

:)
08-21-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,348
Posted By Chuck M

Two pages and the OP hasn't returned and in the...

Two pages and the OP hasn't returned and in the meantime this has turned into a platform vs. clipless pedal debate without any mention of the type of pedals the OP is using. BF never disappoints.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,660
Posted By burnthesheep

Why should I care? I tend to hang around the...

Why should I care? I tend to hang around the folks into the same kind of riding I do. If there are subsets of those folks of the ones that care too much about how they are perceived, I let that be....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By Kabuto

There are two "seat mast" sizes for the current...

There are two "seat mast" sizes for the current Trek Domane - short and tall. Size 56 and below bikes come standard with the short seat mast. Size 58 and above bikes come standard with the tall seat...
08-02-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By WhyFi

Oh, I get it. Like I said, they're sometimes a...

Oh, I get it. Like I said, they're sometimes a lesser evil. Most of them, though, are going to be in areas that are more densely populated and those are to be avoided if you're looking for a...
08-02-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By Eric F

Props for your battle back to fitness.

Props for your battle back to fitness.
08-02-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 6,226
Posted By genejockey

There are a couple MUP/trails nearby that are...

There are a couple MUP/trails nearby that are pretty beautiful - 4 miles through the Crystal Springs Lake watershed, not a house or car to be seen! But there are SO MANY WALKERS on it that it's just...
07-30-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 7,536
Posted By WhyFi

I'd go with the ol' "it's simple, but it's not...

I'd go with the ol' "it's simple, but it's not easy."
07-30-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,593
Posted By Badger6

That only works in countries where people use the...

That only works in countries where people use the metric system. In "moon rock " land, it would only be more confusing...well, I'm off to the bar for my Friday evening social, to buy beer in metric...
07-28-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,523
Posted By BobbyG

Your question was not stupid, but some of the...

Your question was not stupid, but some of the responses were. Your "casual" language and syntax were not out of line with what I see on social media, but it was significantly different from the norm...
07-26-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,707
Posted By indyfabz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY
07-09-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,465
Posted By genejockey

I think you mistake cynicism for skepticism. All...

I think you mistake cynicism for skepticism. All the OTHER teams, and their sponsors who pay huge sums of money hoping to get the image of their rider crossing the line first wearing the company...
07-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,371
Posted By BobbyG

For many years I rode in old cotton, long-sleeve...

For many years I rode in old cotton, long-sleeve button-down shirts with the collars turned up. They hold a lot of moisture, but my current set-up works a little better for me....
07-04-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,311
Posted By Bendopolo

Bonk

The first 6-8 weeks of riding is the worst. Either never having rode a bike or not riding for a long time. Your body gets overtaxed. Your Arse hurts. You run out of air on a small rise. You wake up...
07-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,906
Posted By UniChris

Look at the 2019 race. Only three solo...

Look at the 2019 race. Only three solo contestants were meaningfully faster than Goldstein that year, and none of them rode this year. Look through other years and you find a few hypothetical...
06-30-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Erzulis Boat

In my US Army days, we would donate blood to save...

In my US Army days, we would donate blood to save money on beer. We called it "getting a quart low", and would then feel the effects of alcohol sooner, thus saving a buck or two on our meager...
06-30-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By seypat

I'm O+, so I get the weekly bum rush from the Red...

I'm O+, so I get the weekly bum rush from the Red Cross. 161 units donated to date. I used to donate platelets when VIrginia Blood Services was doing it. They had Trima machines. It was around 82...
06-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,702
Posted By BobbyG

The first rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not...

The first rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not talk about Bike Race Club. The second rule of Bike Race Club is: You do not talk about Bike Race Club. Third rule of Bike Race Club: Someone yells...
06-30-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 604
Posted By Hypno Toad

I typically bike to/from the blood bank ... never...

I typically bike to/from the blood bank ... never had an issue. I'll take it easy on the way home, keeping heart rate under 130. Next day, treat it like a recovery rider, get miles without big...
06-12-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,361
Posted By downtube42

Think about your body on the bike pivoting in a...

Think about your body on the bike pivoting in a circle, with the center of the crank as the fixed point. As you rotate back, the saddle moves back, bars move back and up. As you rotate forward,...
06-12-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,361
Posted By livedarklions

I think you're working towards $6 Million Man...

I think you're working towards $6 Million Man status. We can rebuild him better, stronger.
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