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05-17-21, 12:35 AM
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Views: 309
Posted By cpach

For what it's worth wtb rims are often available...

For what it's worth wtb rims are often available in wheelsets not built by wtb, and build quality has s significant impact on wheel longevity. My personal opinion is an i19 is okay for what it costs,...
05-16-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By veganbikes

My WTB CrissCross rims are excellent and I have a...

My WTB CrissCross rims are excellent and I have a set of the Frequency Team CX i19 rims on my touring bike and also have been fantastic. No issues granted these were handbuilt wheels by professionals...
05-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So we have one data point for each wheel. Not yet...

So we have one data point for each wheel. Not yet what I would call anything close enough to warrant much conclusions from. It only takes one "incident" (think of JRA claims) for a rim to become...
05-16-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By Troul

they are imo an average product for the average...

they are imo an average product for the average consumer, not up to the elevated recreational use standards. Better than what you'd find on a BSO but not by much.
05-12-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,822
Posted By phughes

These are not wild claims. Read the links I...

These are not wild claims. Read the links I posted from Hogg's website. Also check out Bikefitmaes on Instagram. Also check out this page: https://neillsbikefit.com.au/?page_id=364 Here is a quote...
05-11-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yes, it is a thing to have your knees almost...

Yes, it is a thing to have your knees almost touch the top tube. It's more aero. That used to be the desired practice, but now coaches feel that the knee should be directly over the pedal to produce...
05-03-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Do not change the relationship of the BB and the...

Do not change the relationship of the BB and the saddle. Crank length doesn't matter to that relationship. I just went through that with my wife when she went from 165 to 151mm cranks.
04-29-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By cubewheels

The professionally-accepted method of saddle...

The professionally-accepted method of saddle height adjustment is err on the side of being slightly too low to keep issues to a minimum. Because having the seat even slightly too high will cause much...
04-26-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes it changes everything, yet, the truth is that...

Yes it changes everything, yet, the truth is that the BB is the true zero, zero point in regards to bike fit. You don't move the BB, you move everything else.
04-21-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,356
Posted By cubewheels

I also thought about it but bullhorn would...

I also thought about it but bullhorn would require a change of brake levers and could prevent you from getting into group rides (bullhorn, aero bars, etc is often banned in group rides). They also...
04-18-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By oldbobcat

No, the longer arm of the 4700 was designed to...

No, the longer arm of the 4700 was designed to emulate the pull of the 11-speed systems. 4600 is compatible with Shimano's 5700, 6700, 7800, 5600, 6600, and 7600. And Shimano seems to be still making...
04-17-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By cubewheels

One more thing you can do is make changes to your...

One more thing you can do is make changes to your pedaling technique.

Note the vast majority of riders, even PROs barely use their glutes (the muscles on your butt) to pedal. This is quite...
04-17-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,929
Posted By Anatolia

I understood you. We're good. I too feel my...

I understood you. We're good. I too feel my humor has not been appreciated. Apparently 'tone' is a hard thing to measure on forums. Who knew?? :)

Thanks for the response.
04-17-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,353
Posted By Badger6

As a rule of thumb, it's terrible. There are...

As a rule of thumb, it's terrible. There are myriad types of bikes, certainly several different types may use the same rules of thumb, but then there are others that use a very different one. There...
04-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,356
Posted By Eric F

That's starting to look like something in the...

That's starting to look like something in the range of "normal" for town cruiser type of bike.
04-16-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,356
Posted By Moisture

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old...

I've settled with a 120mm 3ttt stem off an old Colnago. I didn't except this longer stem to handle just as fast if not even faster than the 100mm SR stem its replacing. It fits me great.

I think...
04-15-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The exact issue is important. You said "jumper's...

The exact issue is important. You said "jumper's knee," which involves only the patellar tendon, with pain noticed particularly below the patella. If the pain is not below, but is to the inside or...
04-15-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,217
Posted By Ray9

Changing times not for the better.

One of the bike shops in my city has closed and the other was sold to new owners that are selling bikes not much better than Walmart now. I got four tires for my bike that were the last four road...
04-13-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,929
Posted By ClydeClydeson

At the risk of causing more selection paralysis,...

At the risk of causing more selection paralysis, you needn't limit yourself to steel bikes. Aluminum is generally a better material for heavier riders because the manufacturers can add material to...
04-11-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,356
Posted By Moisture

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to...

im very happy with my Nishiki and don't wish to go through the trouble of looking for yet another bike. I think I'll stick with it for now.
04-11-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,929
Posted By Attilio

6'2" is definitely fat as defined by BMI >25,...

6'2" is definitely fat as defined by BMI >25, it's getting in the lower but truly obese territory so not good for your health. That said it's really good you are thinking of taking a turn for the...
04-11-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,929
Posted By DorkDisk

Jamis Renegade...

Jamis Renegade (https://www.jamisbikes.com/bikes/adventure-gravel/allroad-adventure/renegade/) should be on that list....
04-11-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By tyrion

Might your sit bones be hitting the rigid rear...

Might your sit bones be hitting the rigid rear structure of the saddle when you're more upright? That was my experience with an SA-H2. That saddle was just a hair too narrow for me to sit...
04-09-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By veganbikes

I would say Sirrus 3.0 as I have sold that bike...

I would say Sirrus 3.0 as I have sold that bike for years (with different name) and it has provided plenty of people with a good solid entry level hybrid.

Never really been a fan of Crackandfail...
04-07-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By Badger6

Also, Specialized have footbeds that come in 3...

Also, Specialized have footbeds that come in 3 different heights to suit the general 3 arch types. I hadn't thought of that until you mention the Bonts tend to work better for high arches...once a...
04-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not saying shape is irrelevant to comfort,...

I'm not saying shape is irrelevant to comfort, I'm saying levelness is irrelevant to comfort. We each need to find a way to maximize comfort for any saddle we buy (or receive as a birthday present),...
04-06-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By phughes

Okay, once again, take a look at the link I...

Okay, once again, take a look at the link I posted, and still, overuse, and too much too soon. Hope you sort it out. 50 cm over the magic formula is still a lot, and as a result, I am almost...
04-05-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,492
Posted By Dillon914

All about diet and eating clean or clean ish....

All about diet and eating clean or clean ish. Small changes go a long way
04-04-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Road Fan

I get knee pain sometimes, too. After all the...

I get knee pain sometimes, too. After all the refitting and checking such things, my yoga teacher suggested that insufficient knee support by the surrounding musculature could be part of the problem....
04-03-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 957
Posted By Road Fan

I've had a few of these over maybe 10 years. I...

I've had a few of these over maybe 10 years. I don't think you need to worry about the divots. I think you do need to worry about your sit bones (yes, those bony parts at teh widest area of the...
04-01-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By alo

If it gets too bad, it might be best to rest...

If it gets too bad, it might be best to rest until it improves.

Also look at diet, and keep your body as healthy as possible.
04-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Iride01

I just have no reference for fit on the trainer...

I just have no reference for fit on the trainer indoors. What little I do, I don't do like I would on the bike in the great outdoors. Usually indoors I'm sitting up without hands on the bars for 45...
04-01-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By Iride01

Overdoing it. Pushing too high a gear for your...

Overdoing it. Pushing too high a gear for your age. Saddle height. Too much indoor riding. Get some real world experience.
04-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By phughes

I vote for overdoing it. Have you been riding a...

I vote for overdoing it. Have you been riding a lot lately, or have you not ridden a while, then suddenly went out and rode as you described?
03-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,492
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

it takes a while to become aware of how much to...

it takes a while to become aware of how much to ride and how much to eat. As well as what to eat. Everyone is different
03-31-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,492
Posted By Eric F

From Dec '19 to June '20, I lost 40 lbs. during a...

From Dec '19 to June '20, I lost 40 lbs. during a program of reduced calories intake (portion control, mostly) and regular (3-4x per week) cycling. Although I have continued to ride about the same...
03-31-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By Iride01

Well it's sort of sounding like you are wanting...

Well it's sort of sounding like you are wanting to have the power output you are imagining others have. Don't do that. Your power output is what you can do. It will get better the more you train or...
03-29-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By brucedelta

Today I went to the shop to return the bike. I...

Today I went to the shop to return the bike. I went early enough to ride the Palm Beach Lake trail, which is very lovely and flat. The shop had a large Verve and I swapped for that bike so I rode...
03-29-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,492
Posted By Troul

the health gains of weight loss is contingent...

the health gains of weight loss is contingent upon diet, exercise, & overall health. To gain the benefit of loosing lbs, all areas should be considered.
03-28-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By woodcraft

I just recently but 46/30 Bikingreen rings on CX...

I just recently but 46/30 Bikingreen rings on CX bike.

Not many miles yet, but they seem well made so I expect no problems.

The small ring is tapped for the chainring bolts, making only small...
03-28-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Iride01

Simply changing rings as your OP here seems to be...

Simply changing rings as your OP here seems to be asking about won't do anything for chain line.

Nor for the angle to the front DR which in itself sounds like either something bizarre going on or...
03-28-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By Iride01

If they look like a reputable company then why...

If they look like a reputable company then why the concern about durability.... whatever that means.

If they were breaking left and right they won't have been on the market very long and there'd...
03-28-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By shelbyfv

Just curious, but what did you not like about the...

Just curious, but what did you not like about the GRX?
03-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By trailangel

Nose slightly up is level.

Nose slightly up is level.
03-27-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By Leisesturm

Even without a straight edge...

Even without a straight edge https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/saddle_tilt_b8dd19b1c9a3d708ee14468c3b257d50d2065302.jpg
or spirit level, you can see the nose up tilt of...
03-26-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By oldbobcat

At normal pedaling cadences balance of such small...

At normal pedaling cadences balance of such small differences hardly matters.
03-26-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I use a level to transfer saddle angle from one...

I use a level to transfer saddle angle from one bike to another which is using the same saddle. I try to remember exactly how the level was sitting on the saddle when I had the saddle adjusted...
03-26-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,302
Posted By freeranger

"Cutting edge technology?"

"Cutting edge technology?"
03-25-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 905
Posted By Troul

wrap the post with one layer of carbon fabric...

wrap the post with one layer of carbon fabric laced with carbon paste.
03-25-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,722
Posted By Iride01

If you are moving forward in the saddle while...

If you are moving forward in the saddle while pedaling at normal to slightly higher power, then I'd be of the opinion that you have too much reach on your bike. Maybe even the frame too big for you....
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