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    Why, thank you for saying this, banerjek. This is...

    Why, thank you for saying this, banerjek. This is the first time I've ever read something that affirms what I've done. I get funny looks at times for my CX crankset on my Scott CR1, but it's honestly...
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    Campag4life, I've known you before from the...

    Campag4life, I've known you before from the bottom bracket thread, and I know you have a good mechanical engineering background. I respect you a lot, so don't take this question as flippant, okay?...
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    This. When I'm momentarily spinning in the...

    This. When I'm momentarily spinning in the mid-90s rpm I am taking in huge gulps of air, and I let my diaphragm expand by expanding my abdomen. I used to wear shorts, and after a while I gave bibs a...
  4. Poll: Middle aged, recreational road cyclist: CX70...

    Middle aged, recreational road cyclist: CX70 46/36 crankset on a Scott CR1, Shimano 16-27 junior cassette, spinning in high 80s rpm, flat road tarmac mostly with some false flats. I ride for fitness...
  5. This! I feel less beat up on my carbon bike than...

    This! I feel less beat up on my carbon bike than on my aluminum bike. Besides the carbon matrix material, the chain and seat stays of the carbon bike I ride are further shaped to vertically flex a...
  6. LOL. Thanks for the good laugh. Reminded me of...

    LOL. Thanks for the good laugh. Reminded me of the time I was in grade school and got stung by a red fire ant. I was so mad at it I vengefully squeezed it between my thumb and forefinger.
  7. It happened to me last year, although I'm not...

    It happened to me last year, although I'm not quite sure whether it was a bee/hornet/wasp or just some large bug since it was dusky. But due to my receding hairline and balding crown I've always worn...
  8. Over the past 2 years I've bought a wheelset, a...

    Over the past 2 years I've bought a wheelset, a crankset, a saddle, pedals, tires, tubes from Wiggle. When they have an online sale or when I get a coupon through email, I get really good bargains. I...
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    Just to add another possibility to consider: if...

    Just to add another possibility to consider: if you are slightly bowlegged like me, you could try moving your cleats inwards. This moves your feet farther apart but brings your knees closer. And it...
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    There's also this other "tires and tubes" deal...

    There's also this other "tires and tubes" deal for $85. That's 2 Grand Prix 4000s tires and 5 Race 28 butyl tubes. I've never tried these tires before, and I am wondering why there's so many people...
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    I agree with the person who said to first get...

    I agree with the person who said to first get clipless pedals, shoes, cleats. Reason: these will let you pull the pedals in the upstroke as well as push in the downstroke. If the saddle doesn't...
  12. Thread: Saddle Help

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    Your sit bones are only 110 mm apart, you should...

    Your sit bones are only 110 mm apart, you should get a saddle that's only 131 mm wide. A wider saddle might not be a better fit especially if your sit bones end up right at the edges of the cutout....
  13. Thread: Pedal quest...

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    I'm just curious, what is it about SPDs that made...

    I'm just curious, what is it about SPDs that made you not like them anymore?
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    Are the Pearl Izumi Elite bibs within your...

    Are the Pearl Izumi Elite bibs within your pocket's reach? They're good enough for me. Very comfortable. No rubbing nor chafing. I used Google shopping to get good deals, but I also only buy from the...
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    +1 Are your left and right leg muscles about...

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    Are your left and right leg muscles about the same size and shape? Are your left and right pedaling strokes even? Is one foot (weaker leg's maybe) angled differently when you're hammering? Just...
  16. Good for you you're starting at a young age. (I...

    Good for you you're starting at a young age. (I started when I was 47 already. But I'm only doing this for health.) If you've got the right motivation and plan I wouldn't doubt that you would be able...
  17. +1 Noos, two years ago I was where you're at...

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    Noos, two years ago I was where you're at right now. It helps to keep a realistic perspective on things. For example, it will take a few weeks for you to establish a base fitness level. Only...
  18. Noos, are you possibly a middle aged recreational...

    Noos, are you possibly a middle aged recreational rider like me riding for fitness and health? If so, be happy with your results but try not to compare notes with anyone else. You'll only be...
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    I'll try solving this but from a unique point of...

    I'll try solving this but from a unique point of view of a recreational rider spinning for fitness and health. Would you be able to answer this question: on a flat course what gear would you be in...
  20. Thank you for all of that. It's good food for...

    Thank you for all of that. It's good food for thought. I think the bike fit is already close to ideal for me. The BB to saddle height and saddle setback are good. I've also got my feet stance close...
  21. LOL. I wish that was true but, no, I really did...

    LOL. I wish that was true but, no, I really did not know how to properly hold the hoods on a drop handlebar.
  22. You are all awesome with all this wealth of...

    You are all awesome with all this wealth of information I just received! I'm running all of this through my head, and picturing how to do the proper hand position over the hoods. The photos and...
  23. Is this hold acceptable/okay for someone new to a drop bar?

    When I was being fitted to my new road bike 2 weeks ago I was told to ride holding the hoods most of the time like this:
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    I've been riding a flat bar road bike for the last 2 years (n.b.,...
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    Thank you very much for this information. If ever...

    Thank you very much for this information. If ever I get into more serious bicycle maintenance (other than the rare seatpost height or saddle fore-aft corrections I do), I'll get this one too.
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    I know this thread is 2 years old, but I want to...

    I know this thread is 2 years old, but I want to update the information here for future readers. There is a version of the Ritchey TorqKey that comes with a few bits. Google this:

    Ritchey TorqKey...
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