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    To me, the question is how much you ride per week...

    To me, the question is how much you ride per week or per month. You'll get the standard answers about hill repeats or intervals, but if you want to be able to do longer/faster rides, you have to put...
  2. It seems he dabbled with Strava, but not much ...

    It seems he dabbled with Strava, but not much

    Robin Williams | Cyclist on Strava
  3. Yes, and it seemed that he feared its effect on...

    Yes, and it seemed that he feared its effect on his ability to cycle

    Robin Williams feared Parkinson?s disease would stop him cycling and lead him to back addiction, says friend | News.com.au
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  4. Rumor is that he feared Parkinson's would stop...

    Rumor is that he feared Parkinson's would stop him frm riding

    Robin Williams feared Parkinson?s disease would stop him cycling and lead him to back addiction, says friend | News.com.au
  5. Leg cramps owing to abrupt end to exercise?

    I broke my hand in a fall on Saturday, and so I went from lots of riding (230-250 miles/week steadily since early July) to no riding at all. Starting yesterday (Wednesday), I've had severe cramps in...
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    Knowing how that Bob Dylan line ends and even...

    Knowing how that Bob Dylan line ends and even knowing it's a sterling truth, I still resist its inevitability.

    Thanks for all your contributions and I hope you're in a good place, in all senses...
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    If I had an infinite budget, there's no end to...

    If I had an infinite budget, there's no end to bicycle-related purchases I would make. Just this week, I've pondered wheels, a different crankset, an Emonda (thanks to that 10 lb bike thread...)
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    In July I was doing very different kinds of...

    In July I was doing very different kinds of climbs in California - 4000' ascent in 13 miles - and I had a rented bike with a compact and a 32 cog. I sure did appreciate the gearing on that bike! ...
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    OK, you guys have me convinced - I'll take the...

    OK, you guys have me convinced - I'll take the Trek.

    tsl - I don't think the chain rings are swappable - they have very different BBs, for example.

    I've had it in mind to put a different...
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    Minneapolis is flat, but the hilly country is...

    Minneapolis is flat, but the hilly country is visible from downtown St. Paul, to the south and east. It's called the driftless area and is known to be some of the best riding country in the midwest...
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    which bike for a serious climbing ride?

    I'm contemplating a ride in western Wisconsin this coming Saturday that has more climbing than anything I've done recently - about 6000' over 75 miles. The hills are typical of that area - 200-300'...
  12. As others have said, you have to account for...

    As others have said, you have to account for things like age, genetics, etc. But let's assume that it's two identical twins who have different lifestyles. one mainly sits on the couch and eats only...
  13. Thread: 10 Pound Bike

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    At some point it stops being a functioning...

    At some point it stops being a functioning machine that you can or would actually ride.

    here's a 6 lb, $45,000 bike from a few years back

    Interbike Tech: A $45,000, six pound carbon road bike...
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    Depends what you mean by strong. The hammerheads...

    Depends what you mean by strong. The hammerheads I know don't use 'em, but a lot of the randonneurs swear by them. I think for serious distance riders, the Brooks has some advantages.

    I ride on...
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    His average speed for those commutes was under 15...

    His average speed for those commutes was under 15 MPH. Who tries to hammer whilst commuting? That kind of ride doesn't test the bike, really. The guy was having fun playing with his data and...
  16. Yeah, lesson learned. I do the minor work...

    Yeah, lesson learned. I do the minor work myself, so bikes seldom go to the shop (less than once/year per bike). This hasn't happened before, but I should have anticipated the possibility....
  17. Bike back from shop - saddle position was changed!

    Isn't that violating some kind of cardinal rule? It's down something like 15 mm from where it was. Sure, I'm glad the mechanic took the bike out for a test ride (he replaced the bottom bracket and...
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    10,000 miles on a road bike and only 2 flats? ...

    10,000 miles on a road bike and only 2 flats? You can only beat the odds for so long. You don't have the problem of goat heads in New England, but every place I know has some amount of glass,...
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    You were asking about the effect of weight/wheel...

    You were asking about the effect of weight/wheel weight taking in to account small accelerations/decelerations as compared to more theoretical constant velocity approximation. The article points out...
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    Read the link I posted earlier. The effect is...

    Read the link I posted earlier. The effect is small. If you have greater rotational weight, it is harder to speed up. But it's also harder to slow down. So, apart from friction (a small...
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    The idea that rotational weight has a different...

    The idea that rotational weight has a different influence from net bicycle weight is far overblown. See for example

    Technical FAQ: Does wheel weight matter? - VeloNews.com
  22. FYI, Retrovision was making similarly...

    FYI, Retrovision was making similarly "constructive" comments in other forums and got himself banned.
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    Like DFox said - keep an eye on ProBikeKit. ...

    Like DFox said - keep an eye on ProBikeKit. Their price fluctuates quickly, but GP4000s and gatorskins are commonly below $50. I think they use sales on tires to bring people to their pages, so...
  24. Do you always walk in to a room and shoot off...

    Do you always walk in to a room and shoot off your mouth having no idea who's in it? This makes you look foolish. You have 10 posts on this forum - you have NO idea whom you're talking to and how...
  25. Yeah, I hear that. But are you saying you...

    Yeah, I hear that. But are you saying you learned what you needed to learn, and now don't need it, or that what you learned wasn't worth the bother?

    Watching Chris Froome I used to be quite...
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