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Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-29-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By merlinextraligh
If you're using double rings for the big and...

If you're using double rings for the big and middle, the middle is not ramped and pinned for the up shift from the small.

Our Co-Motion is set up this way with Praxis 53-39 double rings and a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 765
Posted By merlinextraligh
Little bit dated now, but good analysis and...

Little bit dated now, but good analysis and information.

Is Cycling Dangerous? -- The Risk of Bicycle Use -- Accidents, Fatalities, Injuries, and Benefits...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,259
Posted By merlinextraligh
And how the hell do you get run over in a tent?

And how the hell do you get run over in a tent?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,259
Posted By merlinextraligh
Wayne Ezell was a member of the North Florida...

Wayne Ezell was a member of the North Florida Bicycle Club.

Retired Times-Union editorial writer struck and killed during Iowa bicycle ride | jacksonville.com...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-28-16, 01:43 PM
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Posted By merlinextraligh
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i165/bobstewart/...

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Outside Asheville NC
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,576
Posted By merlinextraligh
OP wants a second bike to travel with. IMHO, a Ti...

OP wants a second bike to travel with. IMHO, a Ti frame with S&S couplers is ideal for this. Couplers allow you to travel by air checking the bike in a a standard suitcase.

And Ti because you can...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-20-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By merlinextraligh
Frame design interacts with the frame material,...

Frame design interacts with the frame material, and the size of the tubes.

So while Calfee's are lateraless, they use very stiff oversize carbon tubes.

You take the lateral tube out of a frame...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,213
Posted By merlinextraligh
Playing a draw would have packed more of a punch.

Playing a draw would have packed more of a punch.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-19-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By merlinextraligh
that strikes me as very odd. I can't imagine an...

that strikes me as very odd. I can't imagine an eccentric that did not have enough adjustment to allow you to loosen the chain enough to derail it.

Unless your chain was sized so that it was so...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,213
Posted By merlinextraligh
Depends on where the ball ended up. If it bounced...

Depends on where the ball ended up. If it bounced back into play no penalty. Even if it ended up across the road, that's not necessarily marked as out of bounds.

If its not marked OB or made OB...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 11:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,538
Posted By merlinextraligh
2 MTB (2 different houses) 3 road, speed...

2 MTB (2 different houses)

3 road, speed play, look( for vector pedals on the tandem) and slotted cleats for the track bike
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-18-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By merlinextraligh
The dragonfly is going to be the quickest...

The dragonfly is going to be the quickest handling of those 3 bikes, handling closest to a single race bike.

I think this explains what you perceived as "squirrelly" out of the saddle. With some...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 07-18-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By merlinextraligh
Personally, I'd get a proper tandem attachment. ...

Personally, I'd get a proper tandem attachment.

You've got a lot of money in that car and bike. $300 for a tandem attachment is comparatively cheap.

The rocky mounts tandem attachment (euro...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 651
Posted By merlinextraligh
. the differences here are extremely...

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the differences here are extremely marginal. Average difference in bb's is .42 watts. I'm assuming wheel bearings is going to be in the same range.

A well cleaned chain likely makes a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By merlinextraligh
exactly wrong answer. You get your position...

exactly wrong answer.

You get your position in relation to the pedals right first, then you adjust height and distance to the bars.

You do not move the saddle to alter the reach to the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 651
Posted By merlinextraligh
just poking around the internet to see if there's...

just poking around the internet to see if there's any good data on the watt savings, the information that pops up seems to be almost entirely sales pitches.

Ceramic Speed claim they will save you...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-18-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 651
Posted By merlinextraligh
the problem is those experiences will be...

the problem is those experiences will be subjective, and likely filled with a fiar amount of placebo effect, and confirmation bias.

Even the extremely marginal benefit claimed by advocates of...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By merlinextraligh
Do not squeeze the brake lever with the wheel...

Do not squeeze the brake lever with the wheel removed. That messes up a hydraulic disc brake, and I think is likely the source of your problem
Forum: Road Cycling 07-17-16, 04:40 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,152
Posted By merlinextraligh
Whoosh. My point, which for some reason set...

Whoosh.

My point, which for some reason set you off, is that mass start bike races are different from the bike leg of a Triathlon.

You've still yet to clash with that.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-16-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,152
Posted By merlinextraligh
I didn't mean to insult you or anyone or diminish...

I didn't mean to insult you or anyone or diminish your chosen endeavor. I've done TT at states and Masters Nationals, and understand appreciate the effort it takes to do it well.

My original post,...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-14-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,152
Posted By merlinextraligh
Obviously the bike leg of a triathlon, or a TT...

Obviously the bike leg of a triathlon, or a TT are races in the sense that they are timed competitive events.


However, they are very different events from mass start bicycle races.


When one...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-13-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By merlinextraligh
when they close the roads varies. Sometimes, you...

when they close the roads varies. Sometimes, you can't drive up major climbs at all the day of the race. Others, its still possible 3 hours or so before he race comes through that point.


Best...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,152
Posted By merlinextraligh
The bike leg of a triathlon or duathlon is not a...

The bike leg of a triathlon or duathlon is not a bike race.


Its more akin to a TT, but a mass start bike race is much different from a triathlon.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 760
Posted By merlinextraligh
Exactly. Mileage is a poor metric. Time and...

Exactly. Mileage is a poor metric. Time and Intensity are what you should be tracking, if fitness is the goal.


The two places I ride the most are Florida and Western North Carolina.


A 20...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,585
Posted By merlinextraligh
Basic math would imply that many people would pay...

Basic math would imply that many people would pay substantially more. Newest Zipps come at about a $2000 premium compared to a decent set of wheels, with an improvement of maybe .2mph (+/- depending...
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