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Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-24, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,201
Posted By Koyote

My Group Ride: A Cautionary Tale

I headed out on the weekly group ride full of optimism and joy. With my new Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey, I was sure to lead the pack as our paceline rolled through the bucolic countryside. My riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-24, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,824
Posted By genejockey

Arguably, none of us "needs" anything more than a...

Arguably, none of us "needs" anything more than a 25 lb steel bike with Tiagra. As far as I'm concerned, "It's better than something cheaper, and I want it and can afford it" is "good reason" enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Do you mean the same moderators that respectfully...

Do you mean the same moderators that respectfully discussed with have defended your user name constantly when we get complaints about it? Do you mean the same one that allowed you into P and R so...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By terrymorse

As one of those competitive old guys, I'm feeling...

As one of those competitive old guys, I'm feeling a bit judged. Some of us olds are enjoying our age group competition, thank you. We're not ashamed to pull out our wallets to gain some speed. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,044
Posted By dilbert2000

I worked many hours at my prior job and rarely...

I worked many hours at my prior job and rarely took a day off. I could cash out a lot of hours and bought this a couple of years ago.

It has only been ridden by me, so it has not been ridden like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By spelger

i love my bars too. i got them about three years...

i love my bars too. i got them about three years ago only because i wanted an additional hand position. after a few rides with them i wondered why i hadn't done it sooner. absolutely great. i have no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-23, 05:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By datlas

For solo rides on familiar roads, I think they...

For solo rides on familiar roads, I think they are fine.

For group rides and/or busy MUPs, not advised.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-23, 04:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,245
Posted By jaxgtr

No need to turn in a card, I've used them on...

No need to turn in a card, I've used them on bikes as I live in a really flat area, they are a tool to be used and if you like them, enjoy them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,294
Posted By Biker Pete

Great responses, thank you all! I got a pair,...

Great responses, thank you all! I got a pair, front tire is installed. I will install the rear tire in about a week after doing a bit of spoke work.
07-01-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,894
Posted By MoAlpha

PM2.5 penetrate right down to the gas exchange...

PM2.5 penetrate right down to the gas exchange surfaces in the alveoli of the lung and cross into the bloodstream where they cause endothelial damage and accelerate atherosclerosis. Chronic exposure...
06-27-23, 03:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,519
Posted By PeteHski

This is so true. Even Pogacar found that to be...

This is so true. Even Pogacar found that to be true at last year's TDF!

I'm a reasonably strong rider for my age and if I go to local events I'm usually one of the fastest riders in my age...
06-26-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,519
Posted By GhostRider62

If you have not been riding consistently (4-6...

If you have not been riding consistently (4-6 days per week) for 5 or more years, go easy on yourself. It takes time to be able to do 200 miles and most people could not do what you currently do. ...
06-13-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,349
Posted By PoorInRichfield

This may or may not apply to the OP's question,...

This may or may not apply to the OP's question, but a real "game changer" for my fitness was that a person is supposed to bend at the hips, not by curving one's lower back. Many people, including...
05-26-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,463
Posted By GhostRider62

The other thing to realize WRT Conti, is the...

The other thing to realize WRT Conti, is the GP5000 (tubed), GP5000 TL and GP5000 S TR are all quite different in terms of bead dimensions and strength. Apples to Oranges when it comes to mounting...
05-25-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,463
Posted By rsbob

I say I beg to differ. I have owned several bikes...

I say I beg to differ. I have owned several bikes with different rims and tires so I have decades of experience mounting and dismounting tires and on the Mavic rims I installed the tubed GP5000s...
05-22-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,150
Posted By genejockey

Hybrid in this case doesn't mean electric. ...

Hybrid in this case doesn't mean electric. That's E-bikes.

Hybrid bikes were originally meant to be a hybrid of mountain bike and road bike features. They have straight bars and a more upright...
05-05-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By spelger

why do you guys insist on knocking her down? it...

why do you guys insist on knocking her down? it almost seems like you take joy in it.
05-05-23, 10:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,093
Posted By diphthong

if you've done it, you know the "loop" ain't no...

if you've done it, you know the "loop" ain't no joke with that first 4-5 miles consistently uphill at a decent clip. those first few miles are plenty to dissuade/demoralize cyclists that don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By CrowSeph

thanks guys for sharing your opinion

thanks guys for sharing your opinion
03-07-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,961
Posted By rm -rf

Yes. I set it to around 25-35% on long climbs,...

Yes. I set it to around 25-35% on long climbs, and can sit and spin all the way up. With low watts, I'm still spinning instead of mashing slow cadences -- then my road speed can be down to 2 mph...
08-29-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,011
Posted By livedarklions

You're making me miss the dumpster vodka thread. ...

You're making me miss the dumpster vodka thread. I didn't think that was possible.
06-04-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,692
Posted By sjanzeir

Billy Going Bonkers or: The Perils of Going for Pure Looks

So... Yeah.

I always wanted brown sidewall tires on my Hemingway because I thought they'd look cool AF. so I fell upon a pair of Schwalbe Billy Bonkers:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,034
Posted By Badger6

I believe that 160/140 F/R is how the whole SL7...

I believe that 160/140 F/R is how the whole SL7 range is spec'd. All the ones I've seen IRL are, as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,034
Posted By jdemay

I had a 2014 Pinarello with a Ultegra Di2...

I had a 2014 Pinarello with a Ultegra Di2 Groupset, and I did upgrade my wheels to ZIpp 303 in 2015. I had paid 3200€ for my bike back in 2014

I just upgraded for a Madone SLR7 SRAM AXS eTap, for...
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