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Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,021
Posted By Psimet2001

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure...

You will without a doubt have a quicker failure of the freehub. The pawls aren't tarnished - they have a coating on them to help with long term wear and you have removed it making them softer. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By Dirk de Chablis

Remember as a Pro, the best product you ride is...

Remember as a Pro, the best product you ride is the one the Sponser tells you to ride
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By WhyFi

I would suspect that something is wrong with the...

I would suspect that something is wrong with the set-up. I've had 505s on my secondary bike for a handful of years, but I've gone through newer and higher-end groupsets on my primary bikes, and none...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By merlinextraligh

^ maybe, I don’t have this straight, it...

^ maybe, I don’t have this straight, it specifically says it doesn’t have wheels so it’s not a complete bike, it shows a bi,e with no wheels, then it talks about zipp wheels. I’m confused.

also it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,393
Posted By surak

Froome is well within his rights to nitpick his...

Froome is well within his rights to nitpick his setup, but let's be real, he spent the off-season in SoCal (hardly challenging weather conditions) and hasn't ever raced on disc brakes.

How about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,393
Posted By sfrider

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. ...

They also don't use tail lights in the TdF. Doesn't mean I'm not going to.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 10,393
Posted By bruce19

Chris Froome is a professional. I am not. Our...

Chris Froome is a professional. I am not. Our limits and requirements are different. I am not advocating for disc or rim. I have both. It's not a big deal for me as a recreational rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,123
Posted By veganbikes

I don't care so much, it is more people on bikes....

I don't care so much, it is more people on bikes. That is always the way to go. People who worry so much about bikes passing them really need something else in their lives. Unless of course you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,667
Posted By Koyote

The nice thing about King cages is that they come...

The nice thing about King cages is that they come with a lifetime warranty, though you will likely never need it. So, if you are younger, it is easier to justify $60 each for water bottle cages....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,767
Posted By Eric F

Any typical road ride has way too many variable...

Any typical road ride has way too many variable factors to be able to make an accurate judgement about a possible improvement in a few watts from different tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,767
Posted By WhyFi

So you're basing this solely on Strava average...

So you're basing this solely on Strava average speed over a given course rather than power meter data coupled with virtual elevation or anything like that? You're not going to be able to tease signal...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,878
Posted By WhyFi

Whatever keeps your chain from squeaking and...

Whatever keeps your chain from squeaking and grinding. When my family picnics within sight and earshot of the bike paths, I'm always tempted to bring a bottle of chain lube and flag down the worst...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,878
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, I'd actually rather wax my chain than read...

Yeah, I'd actually rather wax my chain than read another wax vs. lube thread.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,169
Posted By cxwrench

Sit down. Trying to stand at 120 rpm is crazy.

Sit down. Trying to stand at 120 rpm is crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,586
Posted By merlinextraligh

"Nashbar" still exists, but it's really not the...

"Nashbar" still exists, but it's really not the company Arni Nashbar started. That company closed in 2018. Amain Sports bought the name, as they had with other defunct bike companies such as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,411
Posted By rubiksoval

That you're asking this type of elementary...

That you're asking this type of elementary question shows you're just talking out of your rear with zero knowledge or understanding of this thread.

Most people in such a situation would just shut...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,411
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes, I race. No, that has absolutely nothing to...

Yes, I race. No, that has absolutely nothing to do with the discussion.

I can't figure out if you're intentionally trying to lead this conversation in a particular direction, or if you genuinely...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,411
Posted By Bah Humbug

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,411
Posted By WhyFi

You seem to be confused on multiple points.

You seem to be confused on multiple points.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,411
Posted By rubiksoval

You can use aero bars in time trials. Time trials...

You can use aero bars in time trials. Time trials aren't mass-start events.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,414
Posted By noodle soup

"if people keep buying old stuff that works", the...

"if people keep buying old stuff that works", the manufacturers actually make more money, because they aren't spending anything on R&D.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,414
Posted By GlennR

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10-16-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By mattscq

Wait, don't tell me you're one of those weirdos...

Wait, don't tell me you're one of those weirdos who carries water bottles in their dumbbell cages.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,663
Posted By WhyFi

Seemingly every thread that mentions tubeless...

Seemingly every thread that mentions tubeless sees posts from you about Mavic UST. In this thread, the OP asked specifically about Giant hookless, tubeless wheels and addressing a flat in the field...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,782
Posted By WhyFi

Yup. I worked in high-end audio for a long...

Yup.

I worked in high-end audio for a long time. One thing that I found was that people that complained about price had some kind of appreciation for what a product was, what it did, what made it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,782
Posted By WhyFi

So don't buy it.

So don't buy it.
09-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,258
Posted By CV-6

Something like this worked very well for me...

Something like this worked very well for me removing a dent from one of my projects. The socket served as a slide hammer to remove the implement.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By znomit

All other things being equal, the smaller one...

All other things being equal, the smaller one will leave more room in the shed for another bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,632
Posted By WhyFi

Should we talk the insult as confirmation that...

Should we talk the insult as confirmation that your wrongness has dawned upon you?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,404
Posted By datlas

It's kinda late for this, but in the future...

It's kinda late for this, but in the future better to update the previous thread.

Looks like a big hassle. I am so glad I have a threaded BB. I got about 45K miles out of it, started to notice...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,826
Posted By Kabuki12

I wrap top down and don't have problems with...

I wrap top down and don't have problems with catching or anything. It works best for me but I ride vintage racers with cloth or cork tape. I don't like the band of tape at the top of the bar when...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,596
Posted By noodle soup

After seeing how he has the bars/shifters set up,...

After seeing how he has the bars/shifters set up, I’m absolutely convinced that he knows nothing about cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By noodle soup

Punctures are also going deflate much quicker.

Punctures are also going deflate much quicker.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By Psimet2001

That large of a difference I wouldn't be happy...

That large of a difference I wouldn't be happy with the wall thickness left. Butyl I would say do it. Latex - nah. But if it's all you have and you're in a pinch then yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By guadzilla

White bibs. Pouring rain. Wife working late. ...

White bibs. Pouring rain. Wife working late.

This post should have started "Dear Bikeforums - You wouldnt believe what happened to me last weekend"
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,625
Posted By upthywazzoo

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,664
Posted By WhyFi

"The desired color is only being offered with X...

"The desired color is only being offered with X groupset - we're being FORCED, I tell you!"

Lol, the drama.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,664
Posted By burnthesheep

Topic makes no sense. There IS a 2x SL7 pro in...

Topic makes no sense. There IS a 2x SL7 pro in the catalog. It is Di2 and not SRAM. Thatís a choice.

The model being complained about here is specifically listed as being the 1x option. So,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,000
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Entropy will define the ultimate finish.

Entropy will define the ultimate finish.
07-19-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 791
Posted By Greiselman

Zwift has this feature and lets you build a...

Zwift has this feature and lets you build a workout around that elevation profile.

https://whatsonzwift.com/gpx-to-zwift-workout/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,432
Posted By genejockey

A bike is a bike on a flat group ride where...

A bike is a bike on a flat group ride where you're not pushing any limits. If all your brakes have to do is slow you down a little, or bring you gently to a stop occasionally, then even the old...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,934
Posted By gsteinb

Funny. That photo was of a points race. I forget...

Funny. That photo was of a points race. I forget the exact format, but you would sprint, accrue points, and maybe rest a lap. Pete attacked after one of the sprints. Rode solo to be the first rider...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,934
Posted By Psimet2001

I woke up to a text about it when the news broke....

I woke up to a text about it when the news broke. Like everyone else I spent tons of time trading quips with Peter both here and on Facebook. I had spoken to him over the phone as well. Like most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,873
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh. I avoided the subscription service with...

Ugh. I avoided the subscription service with LightRoom for as long as I could, then I went to Capture One. They seem to be pushing the sub now, too, but they've still got the outright option. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,787
Posted By sfrider

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds...

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds than anything else... Stuff's gonna rub when it's a tight squeeze! Fortunately, getting back on the bike will eventually have that taken care of all by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,787
Posted By guadzilla

Oh sure, no disagreements there. I started...

Oh sure, no disagreements there. I started riding competitively last year after a break of a few years, and the first few long rides were not fun.

I just think that the acclimatization is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,114
Posted By WhyFi

The advantage is that they look ******' badass.

The advantage is that they look ******' badass.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,912
Posted By justonwo

Technology companies often file all sorts of...

Technology companies often file all sorts of patents for things that may or may not materialize. Sometimes oddball ideas lead to breakthroughs. Itís healthy and normal for parents like this to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 02:25 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,750
Posted By Bah Humbug

TrainingPeaks starts on Monday. Starting on...

TrainingPeaks starts on Monday. Starting on Monday is correct. I will not hear arguments to the contrary.
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