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04-06-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,874
Posted By caloso

Dutch bikes are awesome! Ilove my Dutch bike. ...

Dutch bikes are awesome! Ilove my Dutch bike.


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03-24-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By chaadster

Pffftt. Itís the same things. I remember when...

Pffftt. Itís the same things. I remember when Ti was coming on in the Ď90s, and folks were kvetching about inferior Russian Ti compared to American Ti, and complaining about no-brand frames and...
03-19-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By wgscott

Enve said their forks were made in the US until...

Enve said their forks were made in the US until they had a recall on the road forks a few years back. Then suddenly it is revealed that they came from Vietnam.
03-16-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By WhyFi

Tubeless is disproportionately represented at the...

Tubeless is disproportionately represented at the top of the rolling resistance charts, though. If you look at the top road tires on BRR.com, there are maybe one or two tubed tires in the top 20 or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 649
Posted By urbanknight

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably...

You should be able to pedal a 52/11 comfortably to about 40mph. It sounds like you use way too slow of a cadence, which is not only bad for sustainability (edited as per Asgelle's and WhyFi's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By rubiksoval

Generally the same with latex tubes.

Generally the same with latex tubes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,813
Posted By Rides4Beer

I won't post the picture, but had a guy do a TT...

I won't post the picture, but had a guy do a TT here in a pink speedo and nothing else (well, his aero helmet of course, safety first). Hard to make fun of him tho, he's legit fast. lol Stil not sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,813
Posted By Koyote

In my experience, most people who parade around...

In my experience, most people who parade around without shirts are precisely the people who should cover themselves up.
03-06-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By Troul

We won't tell Victoria about it, it can be our...

We won't tell Victoria about it, it can be our little Bahnzo Secrete.
03-06-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 783
Posted By dieselgoat

I've got two bikes that are women's bikes, so...

I've got two bikes that are women's bikes, so obviously, they've got women's saddles on them. I love both them. They don't look like women's bikes. Unless I tell somebody, they would never know.
03-05-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By rubiksoval

TSS is the last thing you should be worrying...

TSS is the last thing you should be worrying about then. Your skills (or lack thereof) in a group will be significantly more important in determining how (or even if) you finish an actual race. If...
03-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By canklecat

Sounds like Trainer Road may be responding to one...

Sounds like Trainer Road may be responding to one of the common criticisms of their programs.

https://youtu.be/C0n-nnRbFBs
03-04-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By hubcyclist

I'm involved in the beta group, I was initially...

I'm involved in the beta group, I was initially invited back in June along with some other forum folks who've been around there since the beginning. Our initial group was from June-Sept and we had...
03-04-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By burnthesheep

Honestly recently with no event outside of a...

Honestly recently with no event outside of a known future TT months out, I've just been optimizing my TSS per week with tempo and sweetspot. Then I'll take a day once in a while to hit the more...
03-04-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By Hermes

I think you and I approach the setting of...

I think you and I approach the setting of starting power for a workout about the same. Maybe visualized a little different but we are not a slave to a particular number for any given day. Assuming I...
03-04-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By gregf83

Thereís no way you can know that. Maybe you...

Thereís no way you can know that. Maybe you finish the workout a little fresher and can do more the next day. Itís just not that precise that you need to hit a target within 1%. Even it it was...
03-04-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By surak

I've done ramp tests, 4DP, and gotten estimates...

I've done ramp tests, 4DP, and gotten estimates from both hour-long race efforts on climbs as well as estimates from 20-min all out climbs during longer rides. I must be the rider those tests are all...
03-03-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,505
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I just read your Newbie thread, which I hadn't...

I just read your Newbie thread, which I hadn't seen. I think you're on the wrong track in this thread, not that nutrition isn't important. So let's take nutrition first because it's simplest. Rules:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By Psimet2001

My career goes way back into the hydraulic...

My career goes way back into the hydraulic industry so I will always be a bit of a fan for hydraulic's capabilities for the price. Really wanted to work with the Rotor group but alas have held off. ...
03-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By Hermes

I have done 20 minute tests and used hill climb...

I have done 20 minute tests and used hill climb and time trial results for setting FTP. I have not done a ramp test.

Today, I have many years of power files and results from races and events. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,303
Posted By Koyote

This thread has real potential.

This thread has real potential.
03-02-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

That's what I've found. There doesn't seem to be...

That's what I've found. There doesn't seem to be a relationship at all, percentage or otherwise, between short tests and FTP. I admit to being dumbfounded to discover what a huge portion of cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 01:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By AUPedla

Yup I've replaced all my bibs & jerseys with...

Yup I've replaced all my bibs & jerseys with road/speed suits. I wear the Santini Genio C3 Skinsuit for training/general road riding and the Castelli Sanremo 4.0 Speedsuit for crit racing. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

IME posts 9 & 10 are correct. When Specialized...

IME posts 9 & 10 are correct. When Specialized first developed their Body Geometry saddles, which were supposed to end the possible ED issues among cyclists, they recommended that even with the BG...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,003
Posted By WhyFi

I think that the better question to ask might be,...

I think that the better question to ask might be, "why am I not using my drops?"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By bruce19

My interest is all about a TT I ride near my...

My interest is all about a TT I ride near my house. It's about 10 miles with about 300-400 ft of elevation. Last year I did it at 19 mph. Since I'm now 75 I'm looking for ways to overcome my loss of...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By rubiksoval

Many bike fitters don't seem to have a clue. I...

Many bike fitters don't seem to have a clue. I know people who have gone to 2-3 different bike fitters and been given a pretty different fit from each one. It may be fine for the general population,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By smashndash

I'm 5' 7" and people have an aneurysm when I tell...

I'm 5' 7" and people have an aneurysm when I tell them I ride 165mm cranks. I watched a bike fitter have a meltdown over it. I have a friend who's 5' 5" with legs so short that he couldn't ride a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By rubiksoval

At 5'11 and 165 lbs, I ride 38cm bars and 165mm...

At 5'11 and 165 lbs, I ride 38cm bars and 165mm cranks and have for a few years now.

Aero is vital for speed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By WhyFi

So there's no benefit to something unless you can...

So there's no benefit to something unless you can personally measure it? While you may not see the value in specific, small optimizations, in and of themselves, it doesn't mean that they're not there...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By Rides4Beer

I went from 44s to 42s with no issues, and was...

I went from 44s to 42s with no issues, and was going to drop to 40s on the new road bike, but decided to make the jump to 38s. After a couple of rides, I didn't even notice it. I def felt the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By phrantic09

I have close to 4K miles on a set of GP5000 TL...

I have close to 4K miles on a set of GP5000 TL with wear indicator still showing and zero flats. Itís a pretty good tire IMO
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By WhyFi

'cause this is damn sexy! :love: ...

'cause this is damn sexy! :love:

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Racing Dan

An other solution is to combine a 11-25 with a...

An other solution is to combine a 11-25 with a 46/30 crank. Arguably better in fact.

Bicycle Gear Calculator...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By WhyFi

I 100% feel that any bike that comes with a...

I 100% feel that any bike that comes with a one-piece bar/stem needs to have a free swap to a unit with the width/reach of the customer's choice (within reason) - I think that it just makes too much...
02-25-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,727
Posted By Psimet2001

Mine have always varied by as high as 20w...

Mine have always varied by as high as 20w difference (higher outdoors of course). Indoors and at steady state is just the opposite of what my body ever wants to do.


OMG yes, this. This is the...
02-25-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,929
Posted By Psimet2001

Remember when Steve Hed was experimenting with...

Remember when Steve Hed was experimenting with heavier wheels for descents. He did a bike change with Floyd Landis during the tour at the top of a descent and then changed back at the bottom.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By WhyFi

You're underestimating vanity. I think that I'm a...

You're underestimating vanity. I think that I'm a pretty practical guy, but I'll make concessions for a bit of bling, now and then, particularly on my flagship bike. If I'm reasonably confident that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By colnago62

Whatís very popular in the professional cycling...

Whatís very popular in the professional cycling ranks are speed suits. They are similar to skin suits except they have pockets in the back and the front can open up for better ventilation and ease of...
02-25-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,727
Posted By burnthesheep

This times a bazillion. The appeal of Zwift...

This times a bazillion.

The appeal of Zwift racing is that you can do it over and over at will without the time investment of driving, prepping, doing real races. But still get the fitness...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By Plainsman

I hear you, but I doubt they will. The consumer...

I hear you, but I doubt they will. The consumer drives the market. I will be surprised if we see a single TDF bike with exposed cables this season.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By caloso

Maybe upgrade the tires to something nice and...

Maybe upgrade the tires to something nice and supple. I like Vittoria Corsas, which come in 30mm width. That would be like rolling on a cloud.

Otherwise, no. Just ride your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By DaveSSS

I've never read of a concave back. Some people...

I've never read of a concave back. Some people have a relatively flat back on the bike, but most don't. Lance Armstrong's back was curved. I'm sure mine is too. I don't think you can choose. I...
02-24-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,727
Posted By burnthesheep

Since this came up, I say that unless you do...

Since this came up, I say that unless you do events where it would be really useful to know your hour power......it isn't really worth messing with.

Do a few benchmark efforts around the time...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,871
Posted By Iride01

If you have knobbies or any slightly aggressive...

If you have knobbies or any slightly aggressive tread pattern, I'd change to slicks. The only thing knobs and large tread does is attach a chip seal road to your bike that wears you out quicker on...
02-23-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 883
Posted By burnthesheep

Unfortunately, I feel the new meter is probably...

Unfortunately, I feel the new meter is probably correct. I echo RChung above.

Plain and simple, when I ride Zwift with a smart trainer I see all manner of odd stuff from riders on virtual Zwift...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By WhyFi

Uh, no.

Uh, no.
02-23-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,780
Posted By Lee Eckhart

Agreed. After 55 years of riding, moved to thru...

Agreed. After 55 years of riding, moved to thru and discs at age 67, now 72, will never go back. They are just that good whether hydraulic or mechanical. MHO
02-22-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,610
Posted By caloso

Put me in the "take it out" camp. Likely you'll...

Put me in the "take it out" camp. Likely you'll get a bit more bubbling, but pump up the tire, spin it to spread the sealant, and then leave it overnight with the hole at 6 o'clock. I'll bet it...
02-22-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,610
Posted By Barry2

When I get those, I remove them. Last one I...

When I get those, I remove them.
Last one I had, the cut was significant. So I patched the tire from the inside.

Barry
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