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Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,551
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, it adds an important element of...

Yeah, it adds an important element of physiological reality testing to power-based training. Intervals.icu will also build you a regression model from the database of rides with power and HR to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,106
Posted By WhyFi

In his line of work, reading before responding is...

In his line of work, reading before responding is important.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,106
Posted By njkayaker

??? Not his story. It's a copy of stuff from...

???

Not his story. It's a copy of stuff from somebody's website.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,106
Posted By WhyFi

I believe it, but you fell down on this one,...

I believe it, but you fell down on this one, because you wouldn't be saying this -



...because what's actually happening is this -



They weren't asking for a refund or a return - they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,106
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You have no clue. 1. Never attacked anyone....

You have no clue.

1. Never attacked anyone. I asked how the part was installed. Please explain how that is an attack.
2. No redirect of any kind (this is delusional). I tried to confirm the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,106
Posted By WhyFi

Still haven't read the OP, eh?

Still haven't read the OP, eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,106
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Sorry, wrong on all counts. 1. I was kidding...

Sorry, wrong on all counts.

1. I was kidding about the hammer but we do need to check a few things to make sure it was installed right (so a replacement won't fail again).
2. The counterfeit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By cxwrench

THRU axle. No, it's fine to use the same one when...

THRU axle. No, it's fine to use the same one when riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By Koyote

This. At a stoplight, I want to be...

This.

At a stoplight, I want to be straddling the bike, with one foot on a pedal in the forward position, as that allows me to accelerate rapidly when the traffic starts to move.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By Reflector Guy

I may be crazy, but I prefer to stand at a long...

I may be crazy, but I prefer to stand at a long traffic light. Gives the ol' sitbones a break.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe work, might smell: ...

Maybe work, might smell:

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/4-ft-x-6-ft-x-3-4-in-thick-rubber-stall-mat-2219003

There's a carpet shop here who will sew an edge tape around a chunk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,302
Posted By reishi

I was wearing masks before masks were cool. The...

I was wearing masks before masks were cool. The n95 design holds most of the mask material away from the face so there's a nice large and warm air bubble to breath from . Wouldn't ride in the winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,239
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and...

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and more people are coming to bf. But lately, there really is an abundance of new members asking questions like "Is this bike going to fit me?", or "Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,619
Posted By RChung

There are ways that you can check accuracy (and...

There are ways that you can check accuracy (and precision) by yourself but, depending on what your needs are, they range from relatively simple to quite complex. These methods are well-understood if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,239
Posted By WhyFi

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route...

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route for someone that's not comfortable with their own maintenance, but you seem to be pretty accomplished and knowledgeable. Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,239
Posted By Koyote

So, buy one of the other bikes.

So, buy one of the other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,239
Posted By Bob the Mech

I assume we are talking about the …monda SL 6 (Ä...

I assume we are talking about the …monda SL 6 (Ä 3399) which retails at £2900 on the Trek UK offiial E-store (Ä 3189). It's very unlikely you will negotiate a price anywhere near the Ä 2700 mark. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,445
Posted By wgscott

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride...

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride quality and how the bike feels, unless the hub has very worn bearings, has been neglected for a decade, is defective, damaged, or really low-end. (The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,930
Views: 807,512
Posted By Danhedonia

A fair # of Selle Italia saddles with manganese...

A fair # of Selle Italia saddles with manganese rails for $39-$49 at Pro's Closet, including my long-sought white 143 Flite saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,158
Posted By mattcalifornia

I was interested in this until I saw the post...

I was interested in this until I saw the post about the environmental factors. I'll pass.

More to the point -- you should easily get 5-10,000 miles out of your chain if you keep everything clean...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,158
Posted By Ogsarg

I'm no expert on chain wax or lube but I do work...

I'm no expert on chain wax or lube but I do work in an industry that uses a lot of high tech plastics including teflon; mostly PFA and PTFE. The one thing that bothers me about using teflon for any...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,158
Posted By woodcraft

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to...

PTFE does not break down, and so will continue to accumulate in the environment forever- it's in your blood.

Consider whether spreading it around in your chain wax is a good idea.

At 570˚ + it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,431
Posted By phrantic09

This is what I donít get about the LBS. If itís...

This is what I donít get about the LBS. If itís three days until they can get to you, why do you have to leave your bike that long? If itís 7 days for a tune, why canít you drop it in the AM on day 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,431
Posted By rubiksoval

First bike shop, okay. But the second? I...

First bike shop, okay.

But the second? I mean... Three days to swap a pulley wheel that is, I kid you not, a 3 minute job.

3 minutes vs. 3 days.

It's why I don't go to bike shops (plus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 778
Posted By caloso

Chains are consumables and in my opinion the last...

Chains are consumables and in my opinion the last place where you want to pay a premium for a "higher level." A DA chain will provide you weight savings, but mostly in your wallet. And in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,676
Posted By datlas

I am afraid it's a roadie dark age because of...

I am afraid it's a roadie dark age because of angry drivers on the road. I hope not.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By topflightpro

The one that fits best.

The one that fits best.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,792
Posted By seypat

If I had to guess it's because there are plenty...

If I had to guess it's because there are plenty of new riders now because of the pandemic. Which means there are plenty of riders out there still in various stages of kit acquisition.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,838
Posted By Sapience

Here's a quick update no one will care about:...

Here's a quick update no one will care about: I've been on two rides since I made this thread and have dropped PSI to 90-100 for now. Will experiment with going lower.

Really appreciate all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,863
Posted By A1A Rider

Long time Gator rider .... but thought I would...

Long time Gator rider .... but thought I would try the GP 5000's.

I ride the same route, (just longer or shorter). I know every bump, depression, utility cover and gouge in an otherwise smooth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,313
Posted By Trevtassie

OK, here is the proper PSA for melting paraffin...

OK, here is the proper PSA for melting paraffin wax:
Paraffin wax is a petroleum product. Helpfully, it's solid at room temperature and melts at a low temperature of around 65C. Like all petroleum...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,863
Posted By Chuckles1

Wow, I really opened a can of worms here... Also,...

Wow, I really opened a can of worms here... Also, sorry for the typo in the title. Since none mentioned it, I guess you all know the edit function doesn't seem to allow you to fix the title line; I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,863
Posted By BillyD

So here's how I would handle it fellas - •...

So here's how I would handle it fellas -

• some poster makes a statement which I consider flat out wrong, I just can't agree with it.
• I address his statement with one of my own, a correct one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 17,863
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont want to feel like I am riding on frozen...

I dont want to feel like I am riding on frozen hoses. They are slow, heavy feeling, and hard. Those are the opposite of what I want in a tire.
Tires that cost the same(or less) and ride nicer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By caloso

Yesterday morning I was just about to launch into...

Yesterday morning I was just about to launch into an 8-minute interval when I got passed by a guy going pretty well. I figured that I might catch up to him on the interval but wouldn't be going hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By Andy Somnifac

This is why I do my structured training inside....

This is why I do my structured training inside. No leapfrogging back and forth, no worry about someone running into my back end when my interval is over.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By DrIsotope

Don't wanna play leapfrog with a stranger? Turn....

Don't wanna play leapfrog with a stranger? Turn. Take any turn. In the last 12 miles of my yesterday, I got behind a dreadfully fit and youthful couple who were unintentionally goldiblocking, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,551
Posted By noodle soup

I probably would have waited a couple minutes for...

I probably would have waited a couple minutes for my sprint(unless I was doing hill intervals) just to avoid a sword measuring contest.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,175
Posted By tigat

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a...

Longer story, but the trailer was in part a response to the cancellation of a number of charity rides my daughter (25 year old woman with Down syndrome), wife and I usually ride. We wanted the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,601
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Either companies don't like money, or this kind...

Either companies don't like money, or this kind of product is harder than it sounds.

Using Apple for an example, they probably don't want to put the R&D into making a new (for them) kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,313
Posted By Sy Reene

Wipe down the chain with some Head&Shoulders?

Wipe down the chain with some Head&Shoulders?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,601
Posted By billridesbikes

As we say in the electronics industry, “it’s not...

As we say in the electronics industry, “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature”.

My Edge stays on the bike all the time during the summer riding season. There is no real reason to ever remove it. When it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,601
Posted By Sy Reene

hmm.. I just tried this with my 520 and it auto...

hmm.. I just tried this with my 520 and it auto powered down a bit later.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By shelbyfv

Like socks, I think most would prefer their tires...

Like socks, I think most would prefer their tires match. I might rag a friend about it because I'm an ass but I wouldn't call out a stranger, that's just rude.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,498
Posted By 2cam16

I always put mine in one of those delicates net...

I always put mine in one of those delicates net bags. Never had a snagging problem with the velcro.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,324
Posted By danallen

I like working on the bike to know how it works....

I like working on the bike to know how it works. I like knowing it works because I made sure it works. I like having my life in my hands that way. I would not mind if the bike needed less frequent...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,961
Posted By merlinextraligh

The repacking advice goes back to a day when we...

The repacking advice goes back to a day when we had user serviceable bearings, and no seals. In the old days you disassembled your headset, bb and hubs, cleaned them and repacked them.

Today,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,961
Posted By datlas

You are overdoing it. All you needed to change...

You are overdoing it. All you needed to change was the chain. BB lasts like 40k miles. Hubs too. Cassette and cables like 15k miles.
08-01-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By unterhausen

maintain your kickr

I finally was forced to do some maintenance on my kickr because the freewheel wouldn't. Turns out there was a long sliver of metal behind the cassette body. Also, one of the bearings looks pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,573
Posted By downtube42

Just trendy. It takes energy to create...

Just trendy.

It takes energy to create sound. It should be optimized away.
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