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08-08-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 700
Posted By Ironfish653

I'd actually ditch the toe clips and straps in...

I'd actually ditch the toe clips and straps in favor of a big, grippy BMX/MTB flat pedal, especially if you're starting out or getting back into the sport. Clip&strap pedals need a shoe with a...
08-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By smd4

I never thought a mountain bike could look...

I never thought a mountain bike could look completely uncomfortable. Until today.
08-08-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,651
Posted By Sorcerer

Totally agree. ​​​​​​Yet I still have to try...

Totally agree.

​​​​​​Yet I still have to try all of the tires sizes out. I love them all.
08-04-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By 70sSanO

With everything else being equal, if you can do a...

With everything else being equal, if you can do a 100 mile descent without turns and steep enough that you might endo, slacker geometry is better. For everything else it doesn’t matter.

John
08-04-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ How fast do you want to go? Or...just how...

^This^ How fast do you want to go? Or...just how slow is your cadence?
08-04-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,107
Posted By koala logs

My saddle position on my road bike is setup in...

My saddle position on my road bike is setup in exactly the same forward position as a TT bike. The saddle is adjusted all the way forward in the rails using a zero setback seatpost in a relatively...
08-03-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,651
Posted By m.c.

This sounds like me. I still have a rotary phone...

This sounds like me. I still have a rotary phone and managed to get service on an old startac, my wife has a car from 1981. My old condo had appliances from the late 70s, in my house they're from the...
08-03-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By sean.hwy

In the last two years I have owned systemsix (...

In the last two years I have owned systemsix ( aero road bike ), alloy topstone ( gravel bike ), giant revolt adv 2 ( gravel bike ) & now Ibix MX gravel bike.

When I put on the same carbon wheels...
08-03-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By alcjphil

11 tooth cogs wear out much faster than 14 tooth...

11 tooth cogs wear out much faster than 14 tooth cogs
They also are not as smooth http://chain-guide.com/basics/2-2-1-chordal-action.html
08-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Clipped_in

Backwards hat Dillon is the man! Especially...

Backwards hat Dillon is the man! Especially while sporting a 'stash!:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By hazetguy

well? don't leave us hanging. we need the results...

well? don't leave us hanging. we need the results of your epic weekend! (and please fill us in on the total cost of your entry fees, TIA).

our hero can be seen at ~0:15 here, showing the departure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By Chuck M

The reason I enjoy your posts more than the other...

The reason I enjoy your posts more than the other crap posters is you post pictures. We deserved to see how the golf club problem was solved and I have yet to see Larry's aero bar system. But here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By tomato coupe

I won a strider crit once. It was supposed to be...

I won a strider crit once. It was supposed to be for kids, but the rules didn't specifically state adults couldn't enter. I destroyed all those little punks!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By Reflector Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By indyfabz

and ride shirtless.

and ride shirtless.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By hazetguy

is that you, standing behind the newscaster (on...

is that you, standing behind the newscaster (on her right, screen left)?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=c0cCE8HELQw


looks like you won a hotly contested, knock down drag out, fiercely fought...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By Troul

That's just the small crank to big cog ratio.

That's just the small crank to big cog ratio.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By Troul

If you can poop enough for it to fall on to the...

If you can poop enough for it to fall on to the ground while all articles of clothing are on, it'll be a hot victory!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,809
Posted By Broctoon

Congratulations. It seems you are the victor.

Congratulations. It seems you are the victor.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,446
Posted By timtak

I never though of it like that before. Since...

I never though of it like that before. Since yesterday I have been thinking about how far my face is from my bars and that really helps me become aware of my position. Thank you.

The shoes, as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,446
Posted By GhostRider62

Aerodynamics of big vs TT type cycling shoes is...

Aerodynamics of big vs TT type cycling shoes is a no brainer. Is it worth the money for her right now? Doubtful. Metabolic and gross efficiency is irrelevant.

Vegas........you have a lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,349
Posted By AlgarveCycling

I sorta get where you are coming from and I'm not...

I sorta get where you are coming from and I'm not saying go out and spend a wad of cash on something that won't add anything to your fun factor - I actually commend you for racing the bikes you have;...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,349
Posted By Jack Tone

Dam, you're good!!

Dam, you're good!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,349
Posted By cyclezen

I bow to AlgarveCycling...

I bow to AlgarveCycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/algarvecycling-519343.html) for keeping composure... and saying what needed to be said.
...now i try to resist from being 'judgemental';...
07-25-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By Helderberg

Interesting read, thanks. As is normaly the case,...

Interesting read, thanks. As is normaly the case, the posters got a bit off topic but I do get what the subject of the post is.
Thank you, Frank.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,349
Posted By AlgarveCycling

While some of what you have written makes sense -...

While some of what you have written makes sense - such as your first sentence where you state that equipment doesn't matter so long as you are having fun and that training and position will have by...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-22, 02:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,446
Posted By timtak

Me too! I agree with everything that everyone...

Me too! I agree with everything that everyone says here, especially beng1, EricF and carbonfibreboy and terrymorse about ways to get a bit lower.

But, if you do go for the shoes, there are some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,349
Posted By mschwett

i think you may have missed the point … i can say...

i think you may have missed the point … i can say firsthand that i enjoy riding the lighter bike much, much more. it feels better. it makes me want to ride.

and it also happens to be faster, yes,...
07-23-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By burnthesheep

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic...

It's literally basic math. Take a very classic out/back to the logical extremes of head/tail winds to prove the point:

Zero wind:
out: 10min 5mi 30mph
back: 10min 5mi 30mph
Total: 10 + 10 =...
07-23-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By merlinextraligh

Hermes pretty much nailed it. To quantify it, I...

Hermes pretty much nailed it. To quantify it, I like the 5% solution. Figure the power you can sustain for the entire TT. For uphill or headwind sections go above threshold, ie 105% to minimize time...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,349
Posted By datlas

Most experienced cyclists know that the value of...

Most experienced cyclists know that the value of light-weight, per se, is of very little value. It may feel more responsive, but makes little difference.

Of course, it gets complicated because...
07-17-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By koala logs

Back in the early 90's without internet, I...

Back in the early 90's without internet, I figured out many things about bike handling by experimentation. That included braking in the shortest distance possible and how fast can you ride across a...
07-17-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By wolfchild

Using both front and rear brakes at the same time...

Using both front and rear brakes at the same time is a lot more effective and safer than using just a front brake by itself.
07-14-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By repechage

Moving up in the world. My first year racing...

Moving up in the world.

My first year racing there was a guy with a Continental and Phil Wood hubs with tubulars.
07-14-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Duo

yep, me too. and i wish Schwinn were still...

yep, me too. and i wish Schwinn were still around; i grew up with Varsity/Continentals. never bought one but went with a Nishiki International instead.

the stem shifters were a plus IMHO, and my...
07-13-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By dddd

Wow, lime-green, my favorite Schwinn color! ...

Wow, lime-green, my favorite Schwinn color!

After building and riding many miles on my own green Varsity resto-mod bike, I long searched for a 24" frame in the same color.
I did recently find and...
07-13-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,043
Posted By Trakhak

I suspect that for most of us posting here, we've...

I suspect that for most of us posting here, we've been riding long enough for our techniques of brake use to have become nearly reflexive.

On my ride today, I decided to pay attention to what I do...
07-13-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,821
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you change nothing but the bike's weight, then...

If you change nothing but the bike's weight, then you will only see a minor improvement in overall speed. Most of the resistance you see at 16+ mph will be from aerodynamics. Changing your frontal...
07-13-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By Ghazmh

Grease stains are a clear sign of someone who’s...

Grease stains are a clear sign of someone who’s leg came into contact with their chainring. Nothing more, nothing less.
07-12-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By indyfabz

A fool and his money soon go separate ways. I get...

A fool and his money soon go separate ways. I get mine for free out of dumpsters.
07-12-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By tomato coupe

Don't forget the rats -- they will sit on your...

Don't forget the rats -- they will sit on your lap like a Pekingese after you quit bathing.
07-12-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By wolfchild

I don't look at it as a mistake...I look at it as...

I don't look at it as a mistake...I look at it as part of a game...I rubbed my leg against the chain many times while getting on or off the bike or when stopping and putting my right leg...
07-12-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,155
Posted By wolfchild

To me grease marks are a badge of honor and I am...

To me grease marks are a badge of honor and I am proud of it....Why are you worried what other cyclists think of you ?
07-12-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By thinktubes

Link to PDF...

Link to PDF (https://archive.org/details/phantomcyclistot00ains/mode/1up)
07-12-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Bad Lag

You should start mailing it to those who are...

You should start mailing it to those who are interested and would like to read it. Let each reader mail it to the next, so each pays the postage to the next. That way, all it takes is a mailing...
07-12-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,536
Posted By Road Fan

That one is just nomenclature: 27" is an estimate...

That one is just nomenclature: 27" is an estimate of the diameter, and 27" x 3.14159 = 84.8", so 84" is an estimate of the circumference.
07-11-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,536
Posted By bamboobike4

You have found the power position for you. Once...

You have found the power position for you.
Once you get up to speed, you stay there.

I can't relate, 100%, but I did "sorta" the same thing in a triathlon, on a Trek Y-Foil.
Fastest bike leg,...
07-11-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,536
Posted By bamboobike4

If I did that, I'd have to hear at least 10...

If I did that, I'd have to hear at least 10 carbon cowboys say "just think how fast you'd be......"
Good job.
07-10-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By T-Mar

While there is no relation between the bicycle...

While there is no relation between the bicycle and components companies, the SR bicycle brand was owned by a Japanese trading company, Marui, who also owned Orions and Shogun The USA...
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