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02-23-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,907
Posted By pdlamb

I'd think a through axle would affect the ride...

I'd think a through axle would affect the ride about as much as the color of the paint.

Now the rest of the bike -- frame, geometry, fork, tires -- those might change the ride. But you might as...
02-08-24, 04:53 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,438
Posted By indyfabz

:roflmao2: But do people who ask the...

:roflmao2:

But do people who ask the question have any friends?
02-08-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 13,438
Posted By PeteHski

When you completely lose sight of the reality of...

When you completely lose sight of the reality of the performance gain.
02-05-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,361
Posted By Dudelsack

I’ve been super tired from a modest ride I did on...

I’ve been super tired from a modest ride I did on Saturday, and it was on a class 2 e-bike, no less.

So, yeah, I feel like an old guy. I’m 71.
01-19-24, 07:43 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,263
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember Lon Haldeman in the Race Across...

I remember Lon Haldeman in the Race Across America, he ate McDonald’s. Burgers, fries, and cola, the food of champions.
12-25-23, 07:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,361
Posted By seypat

I'm 58. I don't know what "old" is supposed to...

I'm 58. I don't know what "old" is supposed to feel like yet. Athletically, I'm not near the person I was in my 20s/30s. Still fairly athletic for a 58 year old. For those that say they're still...
10-01-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By colnago_zuub

That qualifies for a good frankenbike!

That qualifies for a good frankenbike!
09-30-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By 7up

Whoever owns that bike is thinking outside the...

Whoever owns that bike is thinking outside the box.Live and let live is my moto….
09-30-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By David_Harris

Clipless pedals, and a duct-tape and packing foam...

Clipless pedals, and a duct-tape and packing foam seat…ing…area? Wow.

I hope he finds much joy in his creation.
09-28-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By Mojo31

Larry's bike?

Larry's bike?
09-28-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By Jughed

Did he drop you? Or would you admit it if he did??

Did he drop you? Or would you admit it if he did??
09-28-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By SW84

I put a shock absorber seat post on my mtb, and...

I put a shock absorber seat post on my mtb, and left it a little loose in the adjustment, so it will move a little left and right while pedaling. Also put an inflatable seat cover on it. Takes some...
09-28-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By delbiker1

It ain't my bike or body, as long as it works for...

It ain't my bike or body, as long as it works for the owner, ride on.
09-28-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By jon c.

I would never criticize another man's ride, but...

I would never criticize another man's ride, but that is one ugly bicycle.
09-28-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By Koyote

Aero bars?

Aero bars?
09-28-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By seypat

Did you ride with a bag over your head and eye...

Did you ride with a bag over your head and eye cutouts?
09-28-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By freeranger

Oh, my eyes! Can't unsee that!!

Oh, my eyes! Can't unsee that!!
09-28-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By terrymorse

That poor steering tube.

That poor steering tube.
09-28-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By zandoval

And the search for a more comfortable seat goes...

And the search for a more comfortable seat goes on...

We do what we have to do, to ride!
09-28-23, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By rsbob

If it works for them, super.

If it works for them, super.
09-28-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By wheelreason

Friends don't let friends ride ugly bikes...

Friends don't let friends ride ugly bikes...
09-28-23, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By icemilkcoffee

This type of twin swiveling pads saddle have been...

This type of twin swiveling pads saddle have been around forever:
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5BIAAOSwfuBikGx8/s-l500.jpg
09-28-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,454
Posted By MattTheHat

Looks like with a decent tree to lean against, a...

Looks like with a decent tree to lean against, a man could have a reasonable nap on that thing! I mean add a tarp and you've got a bicycle camper. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,417
Posted By 88ss

Your message is that for those who were not...

Your message is that for those who were not serious about going fast when they were younger, if they get serious about it now they can go faster than the younger non-serious "you" by training...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By chaadster

It does seem like very unusual wear to the...

It does seem like very unusual wear to the chainring finish for Campagnolo generally speaking, but perhaps they used a different type of black coating on Potenza than they do on the higher tier...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-23, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Fox Farm

Super nice!

Super nice!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By indyfabz

Totally forgot that they keep thorough records of...

Totally forgot that they keep thorough records of every build. i bought mine in 2004. When I was going to have another custom frame built in 2016, the builder asked to see the build sheet from my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-23, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By chaadster

Sweet! Kudos!

Sweet! Kudos!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By georges1

very high end tuding and qualitywise like...

very high end tuding and qualitywise like Reynolds 853, great stuff:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Broctoon

That is my idea of an excellent do-everything...

That is my idea of an excellent do-everything road bike, about as perfect as you can get.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By indyfabz

It’s probably an “SE” edition because it has the...

It’s probably an “SE” edition because it has the stainless head badge. I have a 2004 Starlight Purple one rotting away in my basement. Built while they were still in MA. Somerville, IIRC. Mine has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By bOsscO

For a 2018 bike that thing looks brand new....

For a 2018 bike that thing looks brand new. Congrats
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By Ghazmh

That is a beautiful and super clean bike!

That is a beautiful and super clean bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By SoSmellyAir

The Quasar is a flat saddle and a little shorter...

The Quasar is a flat saddle and a little shorter than a regular saddle, but not as short as those new-fangled short-fit saddles. Hard to tell whether it would be a good fit for you or not, but from...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I have the same Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset and...

I have the same Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset and the CF version of the Repente Quasar saddle; nice pickup!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By MidTNBrad

Looks like a great find. Congrats!

Looks like a great find. Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By datlas

Very nice!

Very nice!
02-19-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By Camilo

But any "normal looking" bike shorts will have...

But any "normal looking" bike shorts will have the same padding that lycra bike shorts have, probably just a built-in or removable insert. The comfort will be no different. You should just try it. If...
02-19-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By Trakhak

You missed downhillmaster's point. He's...

You missed downhillmaster's point. He's suggesting wearing bike shorts under any other pair of shorts that you already walk around in. I agree with him---I've been wearing regular shorts over bib...
02-18-23, 11:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By Camilo

Any shorts you like over regular bicycle shorts....

Any shorts you like over regular bicycle shorts. Or over an "Insert" (which is just a more minimal version of bicycle shorts). Or any shorts over bibs. Go nuts with the options!
02-17-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,526
Posted By Chuck M

Fat middle age men look fine in lycra.

Fat middle age men look fine in lycra.
09-12-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,809
Posted By Razorrock

You guys that wash after every ride, Do you own...

You guys that wash after every ride, Do you own multiple pairs? Do laundry 4 times a week or only ride once a week? Are you the same people that cleans your bike after every ride and wax the chain?
05-28-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By 2old

I'm a big Giant (redundant?) fan and own a 2022...

I'm a big Giant (redundant?) fan and own a 2022 FS model, but IMO the Trek Procaliber in the same price range is superior, and in fact the Marlin (about $1K) may be close depending on how the Giant...
05-28-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By katsup

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX...

The Fathom 29 1 has SRAM SX (other than the NX rear derailleur). SX is SRAM's lowest tier group. I have no personal experience with this group, but have read a number of negative things online....
05-28-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By Steve B.

I very much like my Specialized Chisel Comp. ...

I very much like my Specialized Chisel Comp. It's an SLX equipped bike, so decent components. Very nice frame, not overly stiff. It is flat-out the best climbing bike I've ever ridden, Lot of of...
05-21-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,070
Posted By trailangel

Ya, watch the video. 2 riders riding side-by-side...

Ya, watch the video. 2 riders riding side-by-side on a hwy taking the full #2 lane.... while there is a bikepath right next to the hwy.
That's asking for trouble.

A Death Wish.

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,018
Posted By himespau

Not really great for the hill climb races OP...

Not really great for the hill climb races OP wants to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,018
Posted By datlas

OP, did you put wider tires on your bike? It's...

OP, did you put wider tires on your bike? It's definitely worthy of consideration if you have the clearance.
05-20-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,822
Posted By vespasianus

260 lbs on a single speed, with bad brakes, in a...

260 lbs on a single speed, with bad brakes, in a group of 75 doing hill climbs. All of us replying to these threads are the real idiots...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,339
Posted By Miles2go

I guess it is human nature to discount the word...

I guess it is human nature to discount the word of someone having road racing as their actual profession, riding more miles than most everyone reading this article, having bikes which are maintained...
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