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01-24-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,055
Posted By MinnMan

Just buy a bike that fits and ride it. ...

Just buy a bike that fits and ride it.

Your concerns about carbon versus alloy, 105 vs. tiagra, etc. are noise.

Go enjoy yourself.
01-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By Eric F

You are correct that Strava has a significant...

You are correct that Strava has a significant social media components, but it also captures data from your rides that tracks progress. If you don't want the social part of it, set your account to...
01-20-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 418
Posted By billridesbikes

The thing about Zwift is it has something for...

The thing about Zwift is it has something for everyone from beginners to pros, itís the Swiss knife of cycling apps. There are better apps for specific things that are better then what Zwift offers...
01-19-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 735
Posted By Calsun

A full face mask would be very dangerous in the...

A full face mask would be very dangerous in the city. One needs all their peripheral vision to avoid pedestrians and cross traffic and anything that interferes is dangerous and this includes many...
01-19-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 426
Posted By JoeTBM

Many fine suggestions here but one I didn't see...

Many fine suggestions here but one I didn't see and recommend that to check if the chain from the crank to the rear wheel is too tight and causing binding. We have seen that on a lot of children's...
01-18-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By travbikeman

My teenage son and I looked at one of these for...

My teenage son and I looked at one of these for him a few days ago but he did not test ride it since it was still being put together by the lbs.

Our thoughts on this, just an opinion.

It's...
01-18-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 426
Posted By Koyote

Remove the wheels and turn the axles by hand. If...

Remove the wheels and turn the axles by hand. If they feel rough, then they are probably open bearing (i.e., cup and cone) bearings that need adjustment - and they might need more grease, too....
01-16-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 735
Posted By Ironfish653

I'd stay away from a motorcycle helmet, as they...

I'd stay away from a motorcycle helmet, as they are significantly larger, and more importantly, several times heavier than a bicycle helmet. They are also, as noted, severely lacking in ventilation...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By denaffen

Consider products that might help cyclists with...

Consider products that might help cyclists with hearing loss ride more safely.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,477
Posted By Girona_Kiwi

Don't you hate it when people never come back...

Don't you hate it when people never come back with the outcome to a problem? I do, so here it is, and there is some good stuff in here.

Firstly, contrary to the discussion above, I did have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By WhyFi

Common and nothing to be concerned about.

Common and nothing to be concerned about.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,688
Posted By Psimet2001

The bubble is upon us?

For those that don't already know - yes I am in the industry. Most of us have been talking about the impending bubble of inventory that is coming. You see when the shortages first hit just about...
01-06-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,410
Posted By PeteHski

I've seen this effect with F1 racing drivers in...

I've seen this effect with F1 racing drivers in simulators. It doesn't affect all of them, but maybe as many as 1 in 3. Once the video screen wraps around enough to fool the brain into thinking the...
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's my practice to never believe anything...

It's my practice to never believe anything speculative said by a person who makes money off said speech. Period. That said, there are books with information which is generally known in the medical...
01-05-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,021
Posted By Trsnrtr

Can we please leave the Trek/Lance/Lemond stuff...

Can we please leave the Trek/Lance/Lemond stuff out of this? It’s ancient history and a sure way to get the thread locked. Guaranteed.
01-05-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 672
Posted By Koyote

My bike quit smoking a while back, and now it...

My bike quit smoking a while back, and now it feels much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're kidding, right? Keeping feet on the...

You're kidding, right? Keeping feet on the pedals, often in a specific position, is literally why foot retention was invented. That's what it's for.

No one is fooled if you play the clueless...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,138
Posted By 79pmooney

I ride fix gear and therefor have to pedal...

I ride fix gear and therefor have to pedal through every turn. I've learned a few things.

1) The bike setup. Long cranks make things worse. So do wide and deep pedals. Bottom bracket height. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,760
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Installing Teams on my Garmin and going to work...

Installing Teams on my Garmin and going to work meetings while I do hill repeats.
01-01-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By easyupbug

The Cervelo R5 is a highly regarded ride with...

The Cervelo R5 is a highly regarded ride with high marks for handling, efficiency, ride quality, etc. How is ordering a European bike going to address your issues unless weight is the only issue...
12-30-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,716
Posted By Koyote

I always love it when someone creates a bf...

I always love it when someone creates a bf account just to make a *****y post about something (a shop, bike brand, or website) and then never come back. That's a classy move, and really exemplifies...
12-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By spelger

It is just a little program i wrote shortly after...

It is just a little program i wrote shortly after getting the Kickr. I knew i would use zwift but once our door riding comes around i don't want to be riding in the very hot garage but i knew there...
12-14-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,236
Posted By GhostRider62

It looks like -10 PSI from optimum costs 1 watt...

It looks like -10 PSI from optimum costs 1 watt whereas +10 PSI costs almost 10 watts.

https://blog.silca.cc/part-4b-rolling-resistance-and-impedance
12-14-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,236
Posted By RChung

Watts are watts, but the actual number of watts...

Watts are watts, but the actual number of watts depends on your actual weight and your actual speed; that's why we often compare rolling resistance in terms of a coefficient. Then anyone can multiply...
12-13-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,967
Posted By JohnDThompson

Standing to pedal is for power, not efficiency....

Standing to pedal is for power, not efficiency. It allows you to use your body mass to put more force on the pedals, but it gets tiring if you do it for too long.
12-12-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 550
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I use grease because it allows a tighter torque...

I use grease because it allows a tighter torque with less damage/galling and has more long term corrosion resistance then nothing on the threads. And it's easier to retighten or loosen to service in...
12-10-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By spelger

Back up and running again. Kicker arrived with a...

Back up and running again. Kicker arrived with a broken foot, the large one at the back so needed to wait for a replacement. Then i stoopidly sent back the shim and had to wait for that along with...
12-07-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,729
Posted By Eric F

I had this same experience.

I had this same experience.
12-07-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,398
Posted By Koyote

You should probably quit riding your bike. Then...

You should probably quit riding your bike. Then it will last forever.
12-06-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By DiabloScott

I challenge this statement. IME, more like...

I challenge this statement.

IME, more like 60%... but I just made that number up.
12-05-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,236
Posted By cxwrench

Stop it Larry.

Stop it Larry.
12-03-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,113
Posted By Ironfish653

Nope, it'd go in a straight line. Ex-pro moto...

Nope, it'd go in a straight line.
Ex-pro moto racer, writer, and rider coach Keith Code has a demonstrator at his California Superbike School called the "No BS (Body Steering) Bike"...
12-02-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,593
Posted By downtube42

Because it's there

Because it's there
12-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By JoeyBike

My dad would have loved it. Chain smoker always...

My dad would have loved it. Chain smoker always had to spark up while merging on the Interstate. Or driving some twisty back country road over the limit. Or "Don't make me stop this car" would have...
11-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,564
Posted By spelger

This seems like a troll thread to me. Need carbon...

This seems like a troll thread to me. Need carbon wheels, gotta look good, don't want to spend much...and no one seemed to catch the eurobike comment.
Forum: Foo
11-27-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By jack pot

Many dogs have been subjected to religious...

Many dogs have been subjected to religious persecution(s). The result is that there are now packs that offer counseling and support to canine victims of messianic torture and abuse. Lokki is an...
11-24-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By CAT7RDR

n-1

n-1
11-22-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,405
Posted By Paul Barnard

The secret to a safe and courteous interaction is...

The secret to a safe and courteous interaction is to slow to a minimal speed disparity as you approach. That's what I do. If I see ear buds, I very slowly ease around them. If I don't see buds, I...
11-21-21, 05:44 PM
11-20-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,405
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

This is A&S, speculate away :) Be sure to...

This is A&S, speculate away :)

Be sure to include the magic buzz words that apply to almost everything here: cellphones and texting, bad drivers, clueless pedestrians, and a conspiracy theory...
Forum: Touring
11-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,601
Posted By fourfa

This product isn’t intended for anyone on this...

This product isn’t intended for anyone on this board. There is a problem with long-travel full suspension downhill MTBs called “chain growth” - DH bikes these days are considered to work much better...
Forum: Touring
11-18-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,601
Posted By djb

I agree, derailleurs work pretty darn well, for...

I agree, derailleurs work pretty darn well, for me anyway, but I still am impressed by someone who comes up with a totally different way of approaching a given, existing system

that's really why I...
11-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,347
Posted By Bald Paul

Neokyo opened today. You have to allow Zwift to...

Neokyo opened today. You have to allow Zwift to update, and you also must update the Companion app on your phone if you want to see the routes there. On my Android phone I had to go to Settings/Apps...
11-17-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 953
Posted By Maelochs

Simple solution .... only buy bike parts when...

Simple solution .... only buy bike parts when blind drunk.
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,058
Posted By NikolasFarrel

Last Christmas, by the way, Sam couldn't stand...

Last Christmas, by the way, Sam couldn't stand the suspense and started opening presents. We were in the kitchen and came running into the room to find Sam covered in wrapping paper. :) That was a...
Forum: Foo
11-15-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 728
Posted By CliffordK

I've also heard of SolarWinds data and security...

I've also heard of SolarWinds data and security management software also being sold with embedded spyware.

Somehow IT has gone down a path mixing data and programs, and even microprocessors. ...
11-15-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,259
Posted By Rolla

Moreover, I think it's worth noting that many of...

Moreover, I think it's worth noting that many of them do in fact have ugly children.
11-14-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,259
Posted By shelbyfv

This thread needs a poll:roflmao: ...

This thread needs a poll:roflmao:
...
11-14-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,259
Posted By Rolla

The forum is whatever we make it, so make it...

The forum is whatever we make it, so make it better.

Be helpful, stay away from topics you don't like, notify the mods when someone's a jerk, and use the ignore button.
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