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Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread Advantages to Aero vs Standard spoke?.
" [QUOTE=rpenmanparker;18802203]Spokes are the one item I won't reuse. All the parts of a wheel degrade, but the spokes are the only ones that you can't tell anything about how far gone they are. Broken spokes are the only problem I have ever had with a wheel. I make it a practice to prevent that as... "

05-27-16, 03:09 PM

Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread Cycling before strength training is beneficial.
" [QUOTE=jsk;18801834]From skimming the page I didn't really see enough to draw conclusions about the timing of the activities. They had a test group that did strength-only, and a test group that did cycling followed by lifting. But no test groups that did lifting followed by cycling or split the... "

05-27-16, 12:35 PM

Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread bike weight.
" Our steel tandem weighs 36 lbs., 18 apiece. Plus a lot of our gear only weighs half as much apiece. Get your SO on a saddle! "

05-27-16, 11:08 AM

Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread Fig Newton Questions vs Gels.
" Fig Newtons? Not so good. Fig Newmans! Very good. I'll eat one or two at a rest stop. On the bike I use liquid fuel. Gels are a PITA. If you want to use gels, use Hammer Gel in their flask. More convenient, no mess. On very long rides, I keep a backup flask in case of sudden need. The more solid... "

05-27-16, 10:17 AM

Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread Training Ecosystem.
" I use RideWithGPS for mapping and also record my rides there. I then use TrainingPeaks Premium for training purposes. Their Performance Manager chart is invaluable. I train with HR and it works fine with that. One has to correctly test and manage one's zones to get best results, just like one would... "

05-27-16, 10:09 AM

Carbonfiberboy replied to the thread Advantages to Aero vs Standard spoke?.
" Sapim makes a big deal about how their CX-Ray spokes are superior to other aero spokes. Comments? I've been running CX-Ray spokes on our tandem, replacing our usual 14-15 DB spokes. They've been fine. I like the look and they are easier to build up with and tune. And maybe they're a little faster.... "

05-27-16, 10:01 AM