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04-27-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,532
Posted By deapee

So I messed around today and - it definitely will...

So I messed around today and - it definitely will be hard enough.

I wish theyíd add some type of ftp training though, and have an erg mode. Maybe they do and I havenít found it yet.
04-27-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,532
Posted By deapee

Nordictrack Bike

Has anyone ever used one? My wife and I got a Nordictrack s22i (she already has a treadmill, and thus we pay for the family ifit account, etc).

Do you find the workouts hard enough?

I guess I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,064
Posted By deapee

As more and more bikes go only disc, I have a...

As more and more bikes go only disc, I have a hard time investing in a good wheel set with rim brakes - although I refuse to convert to disc.

i know DT Swiss makes some nice wheelsets. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-18, 06:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,470
Posted By deapee

When Iím at the doctors office, mine is always...

When Iím at the doctors office, mine is always high (maybe like 130-140 over 90). And my pulse will be at least 140. Itís ridiculous. But I think germs are everywhere in there, afraid to touch stuff....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,857
Posted By deapee

Of course thereís extra injury risk. Thereís also...

Of course thereís extra injury risk. Thereís also risk to the components that youíre carrying (ie greater chance a phone breaks in your pocket opposed to in the bag).

Thereís also a chance that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By deapee

Normally once Specialized innovates, designs,...

Normally once Specialized innovates, designs, tests, produces, and proves a new design, it trickles down within a few years or so. Hope that helps.
08-02-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,540
Posted By deapee

A lesser-bright strip of flashing LEDís is more...

A lesser-bright strip of flashing LEDís is more Ďvisibleí than a brighter halogen designed to help you see.

What kind of light do you want? One that helps you see, or one that helps you BE seen?
07-29-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By deapee

When I broke my ankle and tore my ATFL and CFL in...

When I broke my ankle and tore my ATFL and CFL in 2015, I spent months wishing I didnít have and ankle at all. I thought my inability to bend my ankle was going to be permanent. It REALLY got in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,120
Posted By deapee

So my son is 8 and his average speed is about...

So my son is 8 and his average speed is about 11.5, to put that into perspective.

I think your poll should have a break-point at 80 miles per week, and s breakpoint at 16 mph average.

But...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,249
Posted By deapee

So you were never a Trek fan, but because their...

So you were never a Trek fan, but because their 13,000 dollar bike is awesome, you now are. Got it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,986
Posted By deapee

Wattage is the calculation of measured force...

Wattage is the calculation of measured force multiplied by some type of interval that force is being applied.

Pushing a a weight up is solely a measurement of force required.

ie. it takes a...
07-26-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,961
Posted By deapee

Iíve tried a lot of saddles. I have a lot hanging...

Iíve tried a lot of saddles. I have a lot hanging in my garage (worth more than most people spend on bikes- some saddles singularly so), I have two fabric scoop shallows on my bikes. They fit my...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,196
Posted By deapee

Keep looking until you find a saddle you donít...

Keep looking until you find a saddle you donít know is there. For me, that was the Fabric Scoop Shallow.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By deapee

Donít rotate your bars. If itís that bad, get a...

Donít rotate your bars. If itís that bad, get a ride home and heal up so you donít have permanent nerve damage. If itís not that bad, then man up and / or just keep the weight off of it with the bars...
07-24-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By deapee

Specialized tires ARE really nice. I run them on...

Specialized tires ARE really nice. I run them on my Fuji when itís not in mud mode. Mainly because I trust the local guy that sells them.
07-22-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,355
Posted By deapee

Normally I say go with the smaller frame. But at...

Normally I say go with the smaller frame. But at 5í6Ē - a 51 should fit you.

Edit: finished reading the thread and see that you did. Good choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By deapee

Looks awesome. I wanna plastic dip my Fuji 🤪

Looks awesome. I wanna plastic dip my Fuji 🤪
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 9,491
Posted By deapee

Round these parts, we make sure we leave gas in...

Round these parts, we make sure we leave gas in the tank for dogs when solo.
When in a group, we just make sure we leave more gas than those around you.
07-22-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By deapee

Specialized Dolce. My wife has one, loves it.

Specialized Dolce. My wife has one, loves it.
07-20-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By deapee

Save some money and get an Allez Sprint. More...

Save some money and get an Allez Sprint. More aero than the first gen venge.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,461
Posted By deapee

I like my s-works prevail. I got a good deal on...

I like my s-works prevail. I got a good deal on it, otherwise I wouldnít have spent that much. It disappears on my head. I will fork over the money for another some time in the future.
07-12-18, 02:55 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,320
Posted By deapee

How has this conversation gone on so long? ...

How has this conversation gone on so long?

It takes more power to move a heavier object up a gradient.
It takes more power to accelerate a heavier object.
It takes more fuel to produce more...
07-10-18, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By deapee

Pepper Ricochet - available from amazon or...

Pepper Ricochet - available from amazon or retailers (near Pittsburgh).
07-09-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,026
Posted By deapee

You could find and replace in notepad++ on...

You could find and replace in notepad++ on ďhr>230Ē - ďhr>170Ē. And just do that X number of times for like 230, 229, 228, etc...

This is funny because I actually do stuff like this for work....
07-04-18, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By deapee

Well if you want accuracy down to interval and...

Well if you want accuracy down to interval and recovery periods, Iíve found that there is nothing more accurate than a chest strap. I use the Garmin premium and have nothing negative to say about it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-18, 06:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,702
Posted By deapee

Just put your privacy setting on ďprivate by...

Just put your privacy setting on ďprivate by defaultĒ so you can still track all your rides for yourself.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By deapee

Of the three, Iíd get the Cannondale. If...

Of the three, Iíd get the Cannondale.

If value for the dollar is utmost priority, Iíd look at Fuji honestly. Or maybe Giant.
06-23-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,581
Posted By deapee

Yes. White. Nike sleeves made for golf.

Yes. White. Nike sleeves made for golf.
06-23-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,620
Posted By deapee

The person that mentioned gold bond hit the nail...

The person that mentioned gold bond hit the nail on the head.

First, a few thoughts: 1) Using antibacterial soap will exacerbate a fungal problem - because good bacteria keep fungus in check. 2)...
04-16-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By deapee

Share your Garage / Storage / Ideas

Basically, I want to finish up my garage, paint, maybe epoxy the floor, I thought it would be nice to start a thread to show off that hard work / finishing up garages or storage areas / hard work /...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,058
Posted By deapee

Iím a pretty big specialized fan. I love my allez...

Iím a pretty big specialized fan. I love my allez sprint. But at that price point, I donít think thereís many differences between the three you listed.

Iíd pick the one I like the looks of best....
04-04-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,879
Posted By deapee

Checked your post history. And figured fake /...

Checked your post history. And figured fake / spam account.
04-03-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,879
Posted By deapee

Spam? That being said, unless that company...

Spam?

That being said, unless that company goes around handing them out for free, thereís zero chance Iíd ever consider buying one.

Go to a specialized dealer, get measured, buy a saddle with...
03-28-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By deapee

I use 18-25ís in my 32ís. Thereís *almost* no way...

I use 18-25ís in my 32ís. Thereís *almost* no way you donít run into issues if you put something that fits a 45 into a 28.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By deapee

I donít know a single person, locally, who isnít...

I donít know a single person, locally, who isnít happy with their Allez Sprint. In fact, i see them out all the time on them, despite also owning more expensive bikes.
03-25-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,731
Posted By deapee

My front tire has been ďbackwardsĒ on my cross...

My front tire has been ďbackwardsĒ on my cross for a while. It didnít have arrows, but there are distinct vís - the top of the v hits first. I donít notice a difference.
03-25-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By deapee

I run 700c 18-25c in all my tires - both my 23ís...

I run 700c 18-25c in all my tires - both my 23ís and my 32ís.

I put about 1 psi in before mounting. I do not need tools to fit the tire - ever. Just make sure the opposite side is sitting in the...
03-23-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,314
Posted By deapee

Absolutely not.

Absolutely not.
03-16-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 43,214
Posted By deapee

Truth is, youíll make either work and will barely...

Truth is, youíll make either work and will barely notice a difference, if you even notice a difference at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,605
Posted By deapee

Bout 19 pounds for my allez Sprint. No idea on my...

Bout 19 pounds for my allez Sprint. No idea on my cross - probably closer to 27.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-18, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By deapee

I used to set it in my ford edge on its side with...

I used to set it in my ford edge on its side with the back seats folded down. Thereís no way Iíd remove my seat post every time I was putting my bike in my vehicle. Zero chance.
09-07-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,847
Posted By deapee

Welp - just measured my actual waste, and it...

Welp - just measured my actual waste, and it measures 34" - which puts me at .48 still lol.

Honestly - I could probably lose enough fat around my midsection to put that measurement (around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By deapee

If budget was 1300 tacx NEO or kickr. Around 600...

If budget was 1300 tacx NEO or kickr. Around 600 kickr snap or vortex smart.

I rode zwift for years with a dumb trainer, with power, and riding with a smart trainer is night and day.

As for...
09-05-17, 04:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,857
Posted By deapee

Can you go try them on somewhere?

Can you go try them on somewhere?
09-04-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,642
Posted By deapee

Around here, the faster ride rolls out around 30...

Around here, the faster ride rolls out around 30 mins earlier, and typically goes a bit further too.

You're right that for social you really only need two rides though. If people need to ride...
09-04-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By deapee

You're problem is gears. Once you learn them...

You're problem is gears. Once you learn them you'll be fine to build your endurance.

If you spin out on a slope that you can't really tell is a slope, that's definitely the problem. you can spin...
09-04-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By deapee

The top tube definitely has an extra pressure...

The top tube definitely has an extra pressure point.
09-03-17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By deapee

I've had a couple cf bikes. I enjoy both of my...

I've had a couple cf bikes. I enjoy both of my aluminum bikes that I currently have. I run 24's on my road bike and actually have 24's on my cross/trainer bike also. But I do have two sets of 32's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By deapee

The Roubaix is a nice bike. If you're looking...

The Roubaix is a nice bike. If you're looking for something a bit more comfortable, go for it - not really sure on the geometry of the non-Sprint Allez.
There aren't many bikes that I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-17, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,285
Posted By deapee

So it might be a good light - but I've had good...

So it might be a good light - but I've had good luck with Cygolites, personally...and they're available pretty much everywhere.
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