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07-30-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Oso Polar

Actually, this means that you simply need a...

Actually, this means that you simply need a saddle of a different shape - the one with "sharper" transition to the wide part (saddle looking more like a T than a triangle). I have the same issue with...
07-28-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Oso Polar

Or saddle is too high which is IMHO more...

Or saddle is too high which is IMHO more probable. Move it 10 mm down and see if pain decreases.
06-14-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,576
Posted By Oso Polar

Not necessary. May be. May be not. I've done...

Not necessary. May be. May be not. I've done centuries on just water and it was easy peasy (but not fast), so 3 hour limit may not be necessary only the nutrition issue. I can definitely ride for...
06-12-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Oso Polar

Of course they are obsolete. And he is not...

Of course they are obsolete. And he is not looking into mountain biking, he is looking into "family trail riding. Either paved or gravel" and for this type of riding hybrid with 38 mm tires will be a...
06-12-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By Oso Polar

Assuming you are talking about new bikes (you...

Assuming you are talking about new bikes (you didn't post any information about the bikes except for wheel and tire size), get the one with 700/38c because:
a) this is a good tire size for type of...
06-07-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Oso Polar

Did this and so far, so good, looks like...

Did this and so far, so good, looks like everything is back to normal! Thank you and everyone else for the help!
06-04-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,345
Posted By Oso Polar

IMHO if chamois is loose enough to develop folds,...

IMHO if chamois is loose enough to develop folds, your shorts are too big. Or at least chamois is too big. Shorts with better fit are required either way. "Feels like a king double firm mattress...
05-25-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, for what it is worth: my 8000 shifters were...

Well, for what it is worth: my 8000 shifters were working perfectly and were both smooth and easy to shift with minimal effort - front and back. After about a year, after the cables change (done in...
05-14-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Oso Polar

If you lost 10 pounds of fat then it is not the...

If you lost 10 pounds of fat then it is not the same as just decreasing bike weight by 10 pounds - it is much better and way more noticeable than 10 pounds reduced from bike. The trick is to lose fat...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By Oso Polar

Try to play a bit with cleat angles on the shoes....

Try to play a bit with cleat angles on the shoes. It is possible that the way they are installed now positions the feet into the angle which doesn't work well for you. A tiny change in cleat angle...
05-06-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Oso Polar

Same here, except computers are mostly new and...

Same here, except computers are mostly new and powerful. It doesn't matter - this forum is awful for computer performance, it is just that you'll notice it faster on a slower machine. RAM and CPU...
04-26-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By Oso Polar

Well, both of my feet point out as your left one....

Well, both of my feet point out as your left one. It is actually very easy to change SPD (mountain) cleat angle to force feet to be completely straight (or even point inward) but the result of this...
Replies: 28
Views: 2,308
Posted By Oso Polar

I found out Lake sizing guide to be spot on:...

I found out Lake sizing guide to be spot on: https://lakecycling.com/pages/sizing-charts
But I didn't follow their "add 5mm to your actual length measurement to get recommended size" recommendation...
04-15-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By Oso Polar

Short answer: given everything else equal the...

Short answer: given everything else equal the ones that are too big will be much worse.

Now, long answer. To minimize chafing shorts should move as much as possible together with the body as a...
04-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By Oso Polar

It is actually recommended to check pressure...

It is actually recommended to check pressure before every ride / every day - unlike car tires, bike tires will lose pressure much faster. So you need a pump and a manometer. And no, it is actually a...
03-17-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,048
Posted By Oso Polar

After switching to Assos bibs (T.cento_s7) I've...

After switching to Assos bibs (T.cento_s7) I've found out that I don't need chamois cream anymore....
03-17-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,640
Posted By Oso Polar

It is definitely possible. In 2017 I've started...

It is definitely possible. In 2017 I've started riding and in about 7 months lost about 75 pounds without much effort. But it is not about riding, it is all about eating. Riding will help you to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By Oso Polar

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Gloves -...

dhb Aeron Lab All Winter Polartec Gloves - https://www.wiggle.com/dhb-aeron-lab-all-winter-polartec-glove/
Thin, relatively warm, breathable, work with touch screens. Perfect somewhere around +4 to...
03-04-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Oso Polar

IMHO this is not related to Q factor, at least...

IMHO this is not related to Q factor, at least I've never experienced a knee pain related to it - and some bikes, or even more so, exercise bikes in gyms, have really big Q factor. However, what...
01-30-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,076
Posted By Oso Polar

Many individual services (Fitbit, Garmin, Strava...

Many individual services (Fitbit, Garmin, Strava etc.) have their APIs but I'm not aware of any open source solution that integrates them all together.
https://www.fitnesssyncer.com/ - this service...
01-30-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,332
Posted By Oso Polar

I say don't bother with a test ride - you are...

I say don't bother with a test ride - you are correct, because you have absolutely no experience and no point of reference, test ride will not provide you with any useful information at all. Just...
01-29-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,407
Posted By Oso Polar

Garmin navigators, at least some of them (e.g. my...

Garmin navigators, at least some of them (e.g. my Edge Explore), do have incident detection. You can program a few phone numbers and in case device detects a crash, it'll send SMS texts to these...
01-27-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,672
Posted By Oso Polar

I believe he is right - CoffeeDrinkerNC told that...

I believe he is right - CoffeeDrinkerNC told that he is a new rider. I know that once I started actively riding myself at first I was predominantly using middle and small chainrings (on a 48/38/28...
01-26-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,325
Posted By Oso Polar

Hmm, so you are basically saying that, say, at...

Hmm, so you are basically saying that, say, at night, when there is very little traffic, it is okay to drive a vehicle on the left side of the road (in right-hand traffic countries)? :foo:
IMHO it...
01-26-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,325
Posted By Oso Polar

There is nothing worse than idiots with dogs that...

There is nothing worse than idiots with dogs that walk on one side of the path, their dog on another side of the path and dog leash across the path. Yes, respect others, don't occupy the whole...
12-04-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By Oso Polar

Not necessary, can be simply incorrect saddle...

Not necessary, can be simply incorrect saddle position. First, and foremost - saddle should be set at correct height, horizontal offset and angle. E.g. the same saddle that absolutely doesn't work...
07-06-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,212
Posted By Oso Polar

I'm not sure why do you have a camel's drinking...

I'm not sure why do you have a camel's drinking habits (or similarly unusual writing style) but just want to give you a bit of advice - sooner or later you'll definitely find out "by doing what you...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,334
Posted By Oso Polar

50 ft/mile elevation is a definition of flat...

50 ft/mile elevation is a definition of flat around here. :)
BTW, Bedford and nearby has lots of nice places for gravel riding. There is a Dirty Apple ride in the Autumn in this area:...
05-24-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,906
Posted By Oso Polar

Yes, you are. I'm running my 37 mm tires (real...

Yes, you are. I'm running my 37 mm tires (real width on my rims is 39 mm) at 35 PSI front, 42 back. With tubes.
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