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07-28-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,471
Posted By bbbean

It is remarkable how eager people are to hold...

It is remarkable how eager people are to hold opinions on something they don't understand, even at a basic level.
07-28-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,471
Posted By bbbean

So, the whole world devotes time and energy to...

So, the whole world devotes time and energy to build faster bikes, train better, harness better nutrition, and continually pit the very best against the very best, and the only reason many people can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By bbbean

Weird. It's almost as if they are on different...

Weird. It's almost as if they are on different teams with different team goals and strategies....
06-22-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By bbbean

I'm thinking of the 11 and 12 speed chains I...

I'm thinking of the 11 and 12 speed chains I bought this month. Factory lube also isn't fast and attracts contaminants. There are so many good lubes and waxes available, that here's no reason for a...
06-21-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,527
Posted By bbbean

To use better lube or wax. Factory "lube" is...

To use better lube or wax. Factory "lube" is mostly a preservative and rust inhibitor.

BB
05-24-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By bbbean

Your wife needs t take her bum to a bike shop and...

Your wife needs t take her bum to a bike shop and put it on a few saddles. Like trying on shoes, there is no substitute for sitting on a saddle to determine whether it fits your personal anatomy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,401
Posted By bbbean

If only we could all be as tough, cool, and lucky...

If only we could all be as tough, cool, and lucky as you, life would be grand...
05-03-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By bbbean

There's a reason you need to check your tire...

There's a reason you need to check your tire pressure before every ride. I have a couple of tubeless road wheelsets, and they cover a range. The best fitting set only loses a few psi overnight, and...
05-03-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By bbbean

Oh. In that case, see THIS video:...

Oh. In that case, see THIS video: https://youtu.be/ZNG7g83lI-s
05-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By bbbean

The very first thing you should check is rear...

The very first thing you should check is rear derailleur indexing. Here's a great video from Park Tools showing how to do it: https://youtu.be/UkZxPIZ1ngY

FWIW, even though you had it serviced...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,085
Posted By bbbean

Yes. many reasons. Whether those reasons justify...

Yes. many reasons. Whether those reasons justify the expense is a purely personal question. Why do you ask? Does it matter what we think?
04-28-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,436
Posted By bbbean

I think this can be boiled down pretty simply....

I think this can be boiled down pretty simply. How do you interact with strangers in any other context? Be polite and friendly, watch for signals the other person doesn't want to interact, and go...
04-19-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,335
Posted By bbbean

FWIW, I'm a farmer when I'm not riding bikes or...

FWIW, I'm a farmer when I'm not riding bikes or trading cotton, and let me assure you drivers have roughly the same level of annoyance over tractors and farm equipment despite the fact that we are...
04-07-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,627
Posted By bbbean

<Bunch of "I reject your sources" deleted> ...

<Bunch of "I reject your sources" deleted>



No insult, veiled or otherwise. Racers and maintenance obsessives have specific needs, just as touring cyclists, commuters, and/or and casual weekend...
04-07-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,627
Posted By bbbean

I have never seen anyone argue that you "must"...

I have never seen anyone argue that you "must" use a crockpot. It is simply a popular option. Regular pots, sous vide bags, drip on waxes, etc are all fine and dandy..
04-07-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,627
Posted By bbbean

Look harder. They've been interviewed and...

Look harder. They've been interviewed and featured on podcasts, and have discussed their methodology at length. Their reputation is earned and solid. Or don't. It's your chain.



Depends on what...
04-04-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,627
Posted By bbbean

This is directly at odds with what both wax...

This is directly at odds with what both wax manufacturers and independent testing labs recommend. See https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/wax-instructions/ for a pretty definitive explanation from the...
04-04-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By bbbean

No.

No.
03-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,281
Posted By bbbean

Let us know how your online retailer handles your...

Let us know how your online retailer handles your complaint when a tube blows immediately after installation.
03-28-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,281
Posted By bbbean

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been...

I knocked over my beer at a bar (that I'd been going to for 12 years) once. When I complained to the bartender, he refused to replace it free of charge.

Should I
a) Accept responsibility for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,564
Posted By bbbean

Comparing GP5000 to Gatorskin is like comparing a...

Comparing GP5000 to Gatorskin is like comparing a Porsche Boxter to a Jeep Wrangler. They're designed for different purposes. For speed and handling, the GP5000 is one of the best tires available....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 706
Posted By bbbean

This.

This.
03-14-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 6,870
Posted By bbbean

I buy from my LBS. I like Specialized gear, but I...

I buy from my LBS. I like Specialized gear, but I like having an LBS more, so I'm running Giant wheels and continental tires this season instead of the Roval/Specialized combo I ran the past few...
03-13-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,761
Posted By bbbean

I installed them in the late 1970s because I...

I installed them in the late 1970s because I thought it made more sense to keep my hands on the handlebars than to reach to the downtube. If I was building a bike with friction shifting today, I...
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,661
Posted By bbbean

If you're on a zoom call, any of them.

If you're on a zoom call, any of them.
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,291
Posted By bbbean

Note that the popular definition of "theory" is...

Note that the popular definition of "theory" is not the same thing as the scientific definition of theory. In popular use, theory is more akin to what a scientist means when he says "hypothesis". Any...
Forum: Foo
03-09-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,291
Posted By bbbean

Consider "observable". Science is debatable,...

Consider "observable".

Science is debatable, but only within the parameters established by the scientific method. Scientists rarely talk about "facts" because there is error in every observation...
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,034
Posted By bbbean

The International Chili Society, among others.

The International Chili Society, among others.
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,034
Posted By bbbean

Real chili has no beans.

Real chili has no beans.
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By bbbean

If you disagree with this post...

If you disagree with this post...
Forum: Foo
03-08-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 2,291
Posted By bbbean

Define fact.

Define fact.
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,661
Posted By bbbean

Why not? Everything we wear sends a message about...

Why not? Everything we wear sends a message about who we are, what we're doing, who we're aligned with, what our values are, etc. A tie is simply one more way of doing that. A lack of a tie is also a...
03-07-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,180
Posted By bbbean

There are lots of people who enjoy riding fast,...

There are lots of people who enjoy riding fast, but never pin on a number. The differences between very supple race tires and very stiff puncture resistant tires are decidedly noticeable. It may not...
03-07-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,180
Posted By bbbean

Two words: Rolling Resistance One more word:...

Two words: Rolling Resistance

One more word: Aerodynamics

What the heck, another word: Weight
03-07-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By bbbean

I've never done any of that, but I also haven't...

I've never done any of that, but I also haven't seen any problems from a little wear and tear on my trainer or rollers.

BB
03-05-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By bbbean

[QUOTE=philbob57;22426757]Unfortunately, the...

[QUOTE=philbob57;22426757]Unfortunately, the cheap wheel needs a slightly different rder setting than my road wheel does, {/QUOTE]

You can fix that with the addition of a spacer.
03-03-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,370
Posted By bbbean

That is so weird. I, too have eyes, and both ride...

That is so weird. I, too have eyes, and both ride and drive around the US, so I replicated your study and came to the opposite conclusion. It's almost as if anecdotes aren't data, or something. But...
03-02-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By bbbean

Ifg you ride the trainer very often, get a cheap...

Ifg you ride the trainer very often, get a cheap rear wheel and throw on a worn road tire. That way you can use the good rubber on the road where it counts, and won't need to swap tires or wear out...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,404
Posted By bbbean

Blinking lights = more visible to other road...

Blinking lights = more visible to other road users and better battery life. Don't overthink it.
03-02-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,370
Posted By bbbean

You've got research to back that assertion up?...

You've got research to back that assertion up? You've seen the "vast majority of cyclists in the US" and know how they are riding "at any given time"?

BB
03-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By bbbean

If you're in the market for a smart trainer,...

If you're in the market for a smart trainer, there is an excellent chance you already have a power meter or you're in the market for one.Lack of power meter really isn't a bar to entry for the smart...
03-01-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,003
Posted By bbbean

Looks to me like they'd be good for traveling to...

Looks to me like they'd be good for traveling to races or for seriously space limited riders who want a wheel on trainer. I don't see them as competition for either "real" rollers or a wheel-off...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,642
Posted By bbbean

Period, end of story.

Period, end of story.
02-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By bbbean

You should acquaint yourself with actual farmers,...

You should acquaint yourself with actual farmers, researchers, and regulators. Note that fertilizer that ends up in rivers doesn't do a farmer any good. Note also that on a per acre basis, homeowners...
02-11-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By bbbean

And there are no intermediate steps between...

And there are no intermediate steps between "taking my time" and elite pro? Do you allow for the fact that some people simply enjoy going fast? Are you familiar with amateur racing? Know anyone who...
02-10-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By bbbean

It isn't "cotton with synthetics in it". It is...

It isn't "cotton with synthetics in it". It is cotton that has been processed to enhance its ability to wick moisture. Some of that is in the spinning and weaving process



Again, it isn't...
02-10-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By bbbean

I'm with you, but I'm a devoted roadie who does...

I'm with you, but I'm a devoted roadie who does just enough CX to have a passing skillset. It's an excuse to get in some racing with the option to sit up and drink beer in the last lap if I'm not in...
02-10-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By bbbean

Note that cotton technology has come light years...

Note that cotton technology has come light years in the past decade or so. "Charged Cotton" technology added stretch and wicking to cotton, and there is a new treatment called Clarus that promises to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By bbbean

Add me to the list of people who have used a...

Add me to the list of people who have used a Garmin speed sensor for years without noticing any balance effect whatsoever. I also use the sensor when I'm training on the rollers with tires pumped up...
02-09-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,544
Posted By bbbean

I'm all for natural fibers, and would happily...

I'm all for natural fibers, and would happily wear a silk, cotton, or wool kit if it functioned as well as spandex currently does.

But that's a tall order.
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