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04-26-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,870
Posted By Mojo31

Victim of negative chain stretching and having to...

Victim of negative chain stretching and having to walk back to Qwaa.
04-25-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,617
Posted By Troul

Was reflecting back to when I would experience...

Was reflecting back to when I would experience those infamous leg cramps that we all have theories & remedies for combating...

Those cramps have subdued (mostly gone away) once going 100%...
04-25-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By seypat

Not cheap. ...

Not cheap.

https://www.baryak.com/new-products/flip-flop-arm-rest (https://www.baryak.com/new-products/flip-flop-arm-rest)
04-24-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,515
Posted By frogman

Thanks for the info. I will try the camo.

Thanks for the info. I will try the camo.
04-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By Troul

The rust likely came about when it was ridden the...

The rust likely came about when it was ridden the one time it was exercised & wore off the chinesium coating off. The hardware that is not rusting might be from never being touched with a tool to...
04-23-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,329
Posted By Chuck M

I think if I were to include labor with a...

I think if I were to include labor with a legitimate but fair rate, I could scare them out of fixing them. Then I'd be afraid they would leave them with me. I did see a bike like the black one on...
04-23-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By ZHVelo

Don't eat oatmeal while exercising. Eat it...

Don't eat oatmeal while exercising. Eat it beforehand and let it digest.

It tends to be slow-releasing energy and has fibre so also digests slower. Not really something you want in your stomach...
04-22-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By Iride01

Not sure what kind of oatmeal you are talking...

Not sure what kind of oatmeal you are talking about. 40 grams of rolled oats is going to give you 150 Calories of which only 108 Calories will be from carbohydrates that will get converted to energy...
04-22-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I dunno. Maybe the worst possible choice? There's...

I dunno. Maybe the worst possible choice? There's always Ensure (grocery store): 1 bottle/25 miles or whatever works? Put a bottle or two in your water bottle, fill the rest of the way with water....
04-22-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,464
Posted By wolfchild

No I am not giving away my spare tubes because I...

No I am not giving away my spare tubes because I may end up getting a flat down the road and need them...An experienced cyclist should be prepared for emergencies, and if they're not that's their...
04-18-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By ZHVelo

All the articles I read on hydration seem to...

All the articles I read on hydration seem to suggest that pretty much no one over-hydrates but under-hydration is incredibly common, so I echo this. Although I find it funny after googling how much...
04-17-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By ThermionicScott

The symptoms can be subtle and individual. When...

The symptoms can be subtle and individual. When I start running low, I get sort of an "unsettled" feeling in my gut. Not like diarrhea or nausea, just different. Contact points start to hurt a...
04-17-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By wolfchild

Try fueling with some solid food and snacks...

Try fueling with some solid food and snacks instead of just drinking your calories.
04-17-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By GhostRider62

Me too. I don't have the study at hand but I...

Me too.

I don't have the study at hand but I had read that training in hotter conditions also raised plasma volume and therefore stroke volume.

It was brutally hot on TABR in the West. When I...
04-16-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Training in the heat makes a huge difference. I...

Training in the heat makes a huge difference. I purposely go out for day rides in the hottest part of the day. That practice also helps one when it's not hot. I've done long pass climbs in 105....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By PeteHski

Absolutely agree here. Vertical CofG is critical...

Absolutely agree here. Vertical CofG is critical when descending and hence why dropper posts became so popular in mountain biking. But as a vehicle dynamicist I can also say that it does affect...
04-16-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,118
Posted By Chuck M

This page will let you run a photo of you in your...

This page will let you run a photo of you in your favorite kit to see what Fido sees. Dog Vision Image Process Tool (http://dog-vision.andraspeter.com/tool.php)
04-15-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Retro Grouch

GoJo. Get the kind without the pumace if you can...

GoJo. Get the kind without the pumace if you can find it. Simply slather it on and hose it off. Takes about as long to do as I spent typing this.
04-15-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Desert Ryder

I used to try and keep some things clean. Some...

I used to try and keep some things clean. Some areas just show wear, like bar tape. I let it show as a badge of honor.
It shows that it's being used as it's supposed to. The wear, dirt, and scrapes...
04-15-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,118
Posted By GhostRider62

I hope you get one, it would be my breed if my...

I hope you get one, it would be my breed if my situation allowed for one.
04-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,118
Posted By A350driver

Some dogs LOVE going for a bike ride! I...

Some dogs LOVE going for a bike ride!

I bought this trike just so I could take my best friend to the park and he loved it.

...
04-15-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,176
Posted By BobbyG

I rack my pack like this: ...

I rack my pack like this:
https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,827
Posted By smashndash

sure. But aero bikes aren't the only bikes with...

sure. But aero bikes aren't the only bikes with aggressive geo. And you don't need a really aggressive bike to get your torso low. And your weight distribution is dominated by your saddle position...
04-14-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By krakhaus

I use the Fizik stuff and it tends to stay pretty...

I use the Fizik stuff and it tends to stay pretty clean, unless I just had to mess with a greasy chain or something. Then I just clean it with degreaser. Mine is about 6 months old and it looks great...
04-14-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By ThermionicScott

You can either use products that don't show their...

You can either use products that don't show their age as quickly, or make your peace with the fact that nothing looks new forever. I use white bar tape on a few bikes, and it stands as testament...
04-14-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Rolla

Those Magic Eraser sponges supposedly work, but...

Those Magic Eraser sponges supposedly work, but I've got better things to do than clean my bar tape. I'd just get a different color.
04-14-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bmach

If mine got to dirty I replaced it. Then I...

If mine got to dirty I replaced it. Then I changed to black tape. White might have looked better but not once it got dirty.
04-14-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,534
Posted By noimagination

That is a good point, and one I did think of...

That is a good point, and one I did think of after I posted. You see pro cyclists racing with bare legs and arms in temps that would have me covering up, most likely because, as you say, they're...
04-13-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By guachi

One bottle would not be nearly enough for me. I...

One bottle would not be nearly enough for me. I can ride three hours on my trainer inside at 75 and only drink one bottle. But outside, 90, and sunny would easily be three.

And, yes, losing power...
04-12-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,418
Posted By Camilo

That's what I use (flat) and have never had a...

That's what I use (flat) and have never had a problem with soreness anywhere. I've homed in on the Kontact saddle, and it's predecessor, the E3 Form which was sold by Performance a decade or so ago....
04-11-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By rm -rf

Tire grip Tires have more grip than you think....

Tire grip
Tires have more grip than you think. You'll make it around the bend! But. sand/gravel, other stuff can cause a crash, and it's always unexpected if you crashed. If you see it in time, no...
04-11-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By genejockey

That's something I do on hot days, although...

That's something I do on hot days, although generally it's just whatever temp of water I've got. I squeeze the bottle down my back, and also into one of the vents on the top of my helmet.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,434
Posted By Darth Lefty

I recall something about cutting up a detergent...

I recall something about cutting up a detergent jug
Forum: Commuting
04-09-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,434
Posted By ThermionicScott

I cut my own from a sheet of 1/16" rubber. ...

I cut my own from a sheet of 1/16" rubber. :thumb:
04-07-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Increase training time by about 10% per week. You...

Increase training time by about 10% per week. You body needs time to adapt. For headwinds, treat them as long pass climbs. Gear down, maintain normal cadence and a maintainable pace. Ignore speed...
04-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By rm -rf

90F, 3 hour ride with hills? I'd finish 3 24...

90F, 3 hour ride with hills?
I'd finish 3 24 ounce water bottles, one with a diluted sport mix to start the ride. So that's a water stop part way through the ride. Also a Coke at the stop is good, I...
04-06-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,179
Posted By 70sSanO

I can't say I reject any modern technology. I'm...

I can't say I reject any modern technology. I'm in the marginal gain doesn't outweigh the cost camp.

I started to really ride in the 80's when I was in my 30's. After our twin boys discovered my...
04-06-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's all of the above: dehydrated (why you had...

It's all of the above: dehydrated (why you had pain and nausea), out of gas (why you felt weak), and undertrained (why you suffered more than you should have). Training doesn't solve problems of...
04-06-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 926
Posted By mstateglfr

I have had good luck with glass by not riding...

I have had good luck with glass by not riding thru it to begin with. Ride on the road and you wont encounter much glass. Ride on the shoulder or along the gutter and you will.
But beyond that...
04-06-22, 02:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,179
Posted By Herzlos

I love new tech, anything that makes things...

I love new tech, anything that makes things easier, more reliable or more fun is a good thing!

Where I draw the line is cost or reliability/practicality. I'm not going to pay twice as much for...
04-05-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,179
Posted By Ironfish653

New tech is great; Racing Improves the Breed, as...

New tech is great; Racing Improves the Breed, as it were.
However, BF acts like the top-flite bikes are the only ones that exist, and the mfgrs are going to force us all to buy $10,000 super bikes....
04-05-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By MinnMan

Ah, you didn't make clear how hot it was in the...

Ah, you didn't make clear how hot it was in the Kingdom of Qwaa this time of year.

At those temperatures, a 3 hour ride requires a great deal of hydration. One bottle for a 3 hour ride was not...
04-05-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By GhostRider62

Depending on temperatures, one bottle is likely...

Depending on temperatures, one bottle is likely not enough. I did two hours today in 48F with one bottle and did not even finish it. On a hot day, I might need a bottle an hour. It would not hurt...
04-05-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,397
Posted By Iride01

I go through 25 fluid ounces of drink every 50...

I go through 25 fluid ounces of drink every 50 minutes. So I normally have two bottles on my bike and that gets me a tad over 30 miles. I personally won't ride 20 minutes without water. In the summer...
04-04-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,845
Posted By livedarklions

How? By glamorizing people like this monster? ...

How? By glamorizing people like this monster? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/no-remorse-death-crash-cyclist-11043406

Cute detail, he was yelling at his victim about it being her fault as...
03-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can...

I find that a friendly, patient attitude can usually get you to a good place with any shop owner. Just be that kind of customer they wish for and let them do their thing.
03-25-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By drlogik

The owner should have said he needs more time but...

The owner should have said he needs more time but probably didn't want the confrontation. I would take it back immediately and tell him that you apologize if you rushed him and ask him if he can tune...
03-20-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,074
Posted By rsbob

I think all of have the same issue with our...

I think all of have the same issue with our trucks. And all of us thought it was our bikes. Time to sell the darn things (trucks, not bikes). Thank you for your service.
03-19-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,859
Posted By rumrunn6

whatever gets you thru the night, right? my...

whatever gets you thru the night, right? my brother wears a facemask. re:wired detectors, I guess the benefit is if there's a fire on another floor, the detector on the floor you are sleeping on will...
03-14-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By 70sSanO

Tightening the top cap with the stem bolts loose...

Tightening the top cap with the stem bolts loose applies pre-load to the headset bearings. After you tighten the stem bolts, the top cap should be snug.

Since the top cap bolt is threaded onto the...
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