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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By cyclezen

where I live disc vs rim is no real advantage -...

where I live disc vs rim is no real advantage - it's rarely wet out here. so Rim/Carbon being more finicky, I don;t need.
Carbon vs Alloy - more aero or more bulletproof - I find my alloy work fine,...
12-07-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,250
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, bike doesn't change... but it can be...

Yeah, bike doesn't change... but it can be 'rejuvenated' with a 'spa treatment... New tires, chain, after some serious miles maybe even new wheels, cranks/cassettes... try new saddles.
I know when...
12-06-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By cyclezen

EXACTLY ! Let me emphasis this. Riding, even in...

EXACTLY !
Let me emphasis this. Riding, even in a small group, requires far more skills than anyone uses riding solo. It's not just 'group dynamics' but your own ability to to ride smoothly, safely...
12-04-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By cyclezen

... ignore... I just saw you're last post... ...

... ignore... I just saw you're last post... :thumb: happy cadence for many miles to come !
oh, and, nice bike!
Ride On
Yuri
12-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By cyclezen

quick update... so, I purchased a few varying...

quick update... so, I purchased a few varying mtb pedals thru amazon... they ALL noted a slightly different 'dimension' on the pedal/cage width.
When they came in, except for some very slight...
11-26-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 887
Posted By cyclezen

Did a quick ride today on Ellwood Mesa, on my '04...

Did a quick ride today on Ellwood Mesa, on my '04 Spec Epic Comp. Wanted a little acquaintance time with some Chesters I just put on; before heading into the Los Padres back country.
It's served me...
11-24-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 484
Posted By cyclezen

I like all those options... like the Cat5gear,...

I like all those options... like the Cat5gear, Adidas, Hincapie... But I found I prefer a 'backpack' type bag rather than a duffel...
Often, race venues were some ways from where you could park, and...
11-23-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Posted By cyclezen

The BikesDirect 300HT is certainly a better...

The BikesDirect 300HT is certainly a better spec'd bike than I've seen anywhere for that price...
If this is to be a Holiday gift... maybe get some 'feel' for what your son thinks/likes... after all...
11-21-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,840
Posted By cyclezen

other thing I didn;t note This is premium,...

other thing I didn;t note
This is premium, top-O-da-Line stuff. I would treat it that way, in selling.
If you received printed matter or anything related to the bike or 'Collection', keep it,...
11-21-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,570
Posted By cyclezen

Not being snarky... but this is like: "I was...

Not being snarky... but this is like:
"I was just born, what comes next?"
a little more info about yourself and what has attracted you to cycling might help...
have you ridden before? where are...
11-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,840
Posted By cyclezen

Would be very unusual for Spec to NOT take a tax...

Would be very unusual for Spec to NOT take a tax deduction... so not reporting it would be very 'iffy' ...
so I get wanting to sell...
Minneapolis... tough time yofear to sell ... even here in CA,...
11-20-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,435
Posted By cyclezen

Thought about the half-cage toeclips, but just a...

Thought about the half-cage toeclips, but just a bit to fiddly for me...
"flats' don;t need toe'prep', you just put your foot on them. More importantly, I think riding flats consistently will give...
11-20-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,435
Posted By cyclezen

so... update... spoke with son... he thinks...

so... update... spoke with son... he thinks chesters would be a good step...
also decided I liked the SHimano shoes the way they are - work great with my shopping/errands/social ride bike, with the...
11-18-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,498
Posted By cyclezen

Opportunity for some Chateau Thames Embankment...

Opportunity for some Chateau Thames Embankment after the ride.... LOL!
11-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,901
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1241983-stretching-suggestions-4.html#post22310490)
Because it hurts you're not inclined...
11-15-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,675
Posted By cyclezen

Expectation too high... We're talkin...

Expectation too high... We're talkin 'people'/humanoids, not elephants....
'Balance' is also a matter of perspective... but is always a 'mix'. You'll get 'pragmatic', touchy/feely, obnoxious,...
11-14-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,578
Posted By cyclezen

I'm wondering how I ended up having so many...

I'm wondering how I ended up having so many saddles...
Crazy thing is, my butt isn;t really all that picky about what it's perched on... as long as it's not narrower than 140...
oh... and the...
11-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,901
Posted By cyclezen

You can do it ! Yoga can be for everyone. There...

You can do it ! Yoga can be for everyone. There are good yoga programs for disabled, for mobility challenged seniors, for limber and lithe young- everyone.
The key is to find a good start...
11-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By cyclezen

My caveat: This is the internet and I'm not an...

My caveat: This is the internet and I'm not an MD...
I have a tendency for very 'hard' muscles, meaning they're always very hard feeling and not very pliable...
This has a tendency, when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By cyclezen

I know (well) 2 riders, both v-strong racers, who...

I know (well) 2 riders, both v-strong racers, who ride Noahs. One let me ride his for a few miles, a coupe years back...
I really liked it! And that's saying a lot considering I consider my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By cyclezen

This thread has some info... ...

This thread has some info...
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1241585-what-wheels.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, My 09 Tarmac Expert is still my regular...

Yeah, My 09 Tarmac Expert is still my regular ride (2104 Tarmac for those fast group rides...) I put on some HED wheels and the only recent 'upgrade' was to replace the STD Ultegra 53/39 with a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By cyclezen

also... Spec did something weird in 2104 - my...

also... Spec did something weird in 2104 - my tarmac Pro SL4 has a 61.5 BB, so it needed some 'shims' to make my new Praxis BB/Crankset fit/work.
I believe the shims would be needed for anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By cyclezen

Pretty much same Frame... both same size? both...

Pretty much same Frame... both same size?
both 11 spd? same wheels (good wheels are a decider - Mavic being on the low end... for me)? spoke and rim condition - look for bulges/pulls at the rims....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By cyclezen

So, training by using a low cadence? No... ...

So, training by using a low cadence? No... Training by pushing a big Gear (relative to the rider) - Yes - this invariably results in a lower cadence than a rider's avg, for most...
Semantics ? a...
10-28-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,234
Posted By cyclezen

You're disappointed that your tender loving touch...

You're disappointed that your tender loving touch and miracle 'Open Heart Surgery' didn;t turn it into the "Magic Carpet Ride".
But likely is was at least good as new, prolly better...
'Suspension'...
10-25-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 933
Posted By cyclezen

Craziest thread I've read in a while! Making...

Craziest thread I've read in a while! Making sense just doesn't seem to fit in! LOL!
OP, making each ride into a 'death ride' is hardly a way to encourage more effort. Your companion may be doing...
10-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,517
Posted By cyclezen

in Direct response to OP's initial Q - I would...

in Direct response to OP's initial Q - I would offer a Heart Monitor (HM or HRM) as an option (or to be certain the HM component is also part of the 'power' system).
why?
it is also a direct link...
10-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By cyclezen

Danny Macaskill for the masses... OK, Maybe Not !

So knowing this should be posted in the 'Trials' forum - and is well known there and MTB (oh, there is no Trials forum ?)
Danny is special enough to really be in the attention of the entire cycling...
10-19-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,022
Posted By cyclezen

back to the OP's topic...I've been very on both...

back to the OP's topic...I've been very on both sides of the fence for this. In many ways most of us 'seem' to have adequate protein, not only to sustain health, but allow for high energy work and...
10-18-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,404
Posted By cyclezen

sad to hear about those 3... BF seems to perform...

sad to hear about those 3... BF seems to perform it's function reasonably well... and it's very specific...
I very much dislike FB, because of all the ancillary BS stuck into the things you might...
10-18-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,104
Posted By cyclezen

.... .... so a question to answer a...

....
....
so a question to answer a question... Are you being Rhetorical or are you really asking these Questions ???
Are you planning about things you MAY NOT or WON'T be able to do OR are you...
10-17-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By cyclezen

... you're gettin OOOOLLLLLLDDDDD !!! LOL! like...

... you're gettin OOOOLLLLLLDDDDD !!! LOL!
like your buddy said...
and i'm findiing DOMS sets in sooner on us old pharts.... - I've been riding every day for the past 60 days... some hard, some...
10-12-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,610
Posted By cyclezen

oh... YES !!!! .... this thread... I'm...

oh... YES !!!!

.... this thread... I'm gonna need to put on my Dependz ...
can't stop cryin ...! :cry:
is there no mercy ?
Yuri
10-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,610
Posted By cyclezen

SON of FREESPIRIT !!!! schweet ! ... well you...

SON of FREESPIRIT !!!!
schweet !
... well you can't call it 'GASPIPE'... and it is Crapon...
luv it !
and add special edition feature lighting - LED headlight...
10-12-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,610
Posted By cyclezen

DUDE !!! I Can't Read THAT !!!! <CR> and...

DUDE !!! I Can't Read THAT !!!!
<CR> and double-spacing PLEEZ !
LOL!
Yuri
10-12-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by RidderAllard View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RidderAllard View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1240310-converting-friction-downtube-shifters-brifters.html#post22264377)
Sorry i forgot to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By cyclezen

Funny ! My impression is most 'rider abandons'...

Funny ! My impression is most 'rider abandons' over-estimate the miles they've ridden... LOL! ... unless it's a rider who is obviously 'stepping up' to newer stuff, then they ALWAYS say a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,584
Posted By cyclezen

Don't be put off by the age - 2003 is a quite...

Don't be put off by the age - 2003 is a quite modern bike.
SOunds like it might mostly have Shimano 105 9 spd 'Triple' components - has 3 chainrings up front... SHimano 105 is quality stuff and will...
10-10-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 879
Posted By cyclezen

keep the o-ring tight against the buckle, put a...

keep the o-ring tight against the buckle, put a rubber band further up to keep strap remainder snug...
still gets loose, but takes longer...
no o-ring ? use 2 rubber bands
10-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By cyclezen

really its just a visual check, for any cracks or...

really its just a visual check, for any cracks or possible exposed frame carbon... it's not uncommon for used bikes to have small 'divots' out of the clear coat, from use and scrapes from being...
10-06-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,254
Posted By cyclezen

Paris-Roubaix 2021 - Where everything Crazy meets up!

For anyone who wonders what generates so much passion about Cycle racing - and there's lots of great examples in many different arenas
Paris - Roubaix is arguably the most unpredictable, most...
10-05-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,368
Posted By cyclezen

Biy, I do hope she got it figured out, otherwise...

Biy, I do hope she got it figured out, otherwise the last 15 yrs mustta been uncomfortable...
Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,828
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, same here. took my Treviso on a...

Yeah, same here.
took my Treviso on a 'recovery' ride today (yesterday was a 'sufferfest' for me... LOL!) After, my post, I decide to actually 'measure the new tilt angle (I had eyeballed it...) put...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,828
Posted By cyclezen

so, reviving... for what may be an interesting...

so, reviving... for what may be an interesting adjustment idea for me.
I know this has been goin on for some years, especially in the junior ranks... but not riding much, I haven't really been...
10-02-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By cyclezen

Glad you came to your senses ! LOL! Say YES to...

Glad you came to your senses ! LOL!
Say YES to everything.
...although Old Age consumerism isn;t any better than the younger version...
... I just sortta did the same... except I chose to buy...
10-01-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,397
Posted By cyclezen

I'll assume the 'now' in bold above is meant to...

I'll assume the 'now' in bold above is meant to be 'Not'... just seems to fit better... /pun
Not wanting to further get into the contentious side of this thread, I've resisted... But I may have a...
Replies: 54
Views: 4,374
Posted By cyclezen

Bummer ! Chuck Sorry that riding is no longer...

Bummer ! Chuck
Sorry that riding is no longer in the cards; but good to move on to something which might be good, now.
My own thoughts have skimmed over the idea to start unloading some of my many...
10-01-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,297
Posted By cyclezen

Hi John, sorry to hear about your injury - it's a...

Hi John, sorry to hear about your injury - it's a common injury for many riders. One I've had the 'un-pleasure' to also experience...
BMC has many different models of bikes - if you know which model...
09-26-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By cyclezen

I would go with the Allez... it's a very nice...

I would go with the Allez... it's a very nice bike...
if you found the 56 to be nice, the smaller size will be more fun as you progress...
as for 'stack', that's just a number...
The allez seems...
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