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Forum: Road Cycling 12-23-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,659
Posted By Bacciagalupe
I'm not sold on MIPS. I don't think 10-15mm of...

I'm not sold on MIPS. I don't think 10-15mm of travel is going to make a difference in most impacts.

Not a huge fan of Giro either. They're OK, but I found Bell and Specialized fit me better. I...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-04-15, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Busy around here lately, I see.... The All...

Busy around here lately, I see....

The All City is an option, the 49cm looks like it has nearly the same stack & reach as the Roubaix 52. Unfortunately, I hate the color. ;)

Anything else come...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 12-01-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,014
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Lookin' for a frame....

I've had some decent luck with the fit of my 2014 Specialized Roubaix, and am looking for a backup bike. I don't plan to use it much, so I'm going to swap parts off of my current cross bike. Gearing...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-03-15, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Lots of medical conditions can cause nausea and...

Lots of medical conditions can cause nausea and vomiting. Hyponatremia is also pretty serious, he'd get whacked by a bunch of other symptoms as well such as confusion and headaches.

You need to...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-03-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By Bacciagalupe
It's not a good thing. I'd get some rest,...

It's not a good thing.

I'd get some rest, dial back the intensity, and experiment with different foods and liquids. In particular, I'd try to avoid slamming your digestive system with sugars,...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-15-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 982
Posted By Bacciagalupe
1) Use the lap feature. Manually pick the laps....

1) Use the lap feature. Manually pick the laps. Treat the laps like a "ride."

2) Stop caring about silly stuff. Seriously.

Moving average is a terrible way to measure your efforts. Variations...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-13-15, 05:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,140
Posted By Bacciagalupe
As with some others, IMO it depends on your...

As with some others, IMO it depends on your riding habits, budget, tolerances etc.

If you're doing longer rides (4 hours +), higher-quality bibs are usually worth it.

On shorter rides, you can...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-08-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Bacciagalupe
A web forum is not a substitute for a doctor. ...

A web forum is not a substitute for a doctor.

Call your previous rheumatologist. Should be a pretty quick yes or no answer.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-07-15, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Thanks for the input. Just FYI - Fuji might...

Thanks for the input.

Just FYI - Fuji might be possible, depends on where local dealers are.

Not a Scott fan. I test rode a CR1 years ago, and found it way too stiff.

As to buying a new...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-06-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Backup Endurance Bike Suggestions

I've used a Specialized Roubaix fairly successfully for the past 2 years. I don't race, I just do a lot of solo and club rides, often over chipseal and the occasional bit of gravel.

My previous...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-26-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,327
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Of course it can. Anything can fail, no matter...

Of course it can. Anything can fail, no matter what it's made of, or the level of quality.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,375
Posted By Bacciagalupe
I don't recall ever seeing a secure bike check at...

I don't recall ever seeing a secure bike check at a century.



Uh.... no.



Uh.... no.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,215
Posted By Bacciagalupe
USA Cycling has less than 50,000 members. Most...

USA Cycling has less than 50,000 members. Most (40,000) are men.

That includes road, track, mountain, cross.

Around 21 million Americans cycled in 2010. Of those, 3 million rode more than 100...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-09-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,207
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Disc brakes do just as well as rim brakes on long...

Disc brakes do just as well as rim brakes on long descents. Rim brakes can also heat up too much on descents, resulting in tires blowing off the rim.

Also, carbon rims are not a great braking...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-09-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 7,207
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Manufacturers have put disc brakes on road bikes...

Manufacturers have put disc brakes on road bikes for a few years now. It's not exactly new.

It is highly unlikely that anyone is running out and buying a new bike purely because they now make...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-09-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,213
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Uhhhhh, yeah... No. Spin classes have been...

Uhhhhh, yeah... No.

Spin classes have been around for years. It's basically a group workout on a trainer.

Spin classes can be good, but Soul Cycle in particular is pretty bad. Its instructors...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-06-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,577
Posted By Bacciagalupe
I decided not to be a billboard years before I...

I decided not to be a billboard years before I got on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-15, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By Bacciagalupe
You cannot improve your flexibility by...

You cannot improve your flexibility by stretching.... unless you become a yoga guru and stretch 8 hours a day. Seriously.

Get a real bike fit, the best one you can afford.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,713
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Cars are manufactured year-round and typically...

Cars are manufactured year-round and typically sold with packages. They're producing enough cars on a weekly basis that you might only have to wait a little while for a factory to make that package....
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-28-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Yes, it is. Aerodynamic drag is the biggest...

Yes, it is. Aerodynamic drag is the biggest force a cyclist needs to overcome.

It isn't a major issue for a casual cyclist, who might ride at 12mph / 20kph. However, it becomes more substantial...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-28-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,083
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Are you really that desperate to see a few podium...

Are you really that desperate to see a few podium girls? ;)

I'd much rather see actual racing than the podiums. Perhaps my memory is wrong, but it seems like they were showing more stages right...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-27-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,712
Posted By Bacciagalupe
That's not what we're talking about. Basically,...

That's not what we're talking about. Basically, Sagan and Contador appear to have swapped out bikes in mid-stage not because of mechanical issues, but to change the bike configuration.

Froome...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-27-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,712
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Ehh, it doesn't bother me. There are very few...

Ehh, it doesn't bother me. There are very few instances where a deliberate bike switch is going to be worth the time and effort. They'll figure that out pretty quickly.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-27-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 52,469
Posted By Bacciagalupe
What race were you watching? ;) The Tour...

What race were you watching? ;)

The Tour profile was extremely hard, and everyone knew they had to play it conservatively. Froome got lucky on Stage 2, and put in a fine performance on stage 10,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-25-15, 10:58 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,482
Posted By Bacciagalupe
Welp... You could get a recumbent, or an...

Welp... You could get a recumbent, or an Elliptigo:

http://www.elliptigo.com/site/assets/images/default/galleryimg3big.jpg

If those do not appeal to you, then... Yeah, maybe it's time to...
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