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06-06-17, 12:21 PM
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Posted By gbru316

This is news to me.

This is news to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,949
Posted By gbru316

I'm 5'10. The 56 cm bikes did not feel right...

I'm 5'10.

The 56 cm bikes did not feel right to me. I felt very "stretched." Could have been fixed with a shorter stem, but that's more hassle and money.

Ended up with a 54 cm. That only...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,949
Posted By gbru316

It has clipless pedals. You'll either need new...

It has clipless pedals. You'll either need new pedals or shoes for that bike as I'm assuming you don't have shoes with cleats. Not a huge deal - platform pedals can be cheap. Shoes are a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,949
Posted By gbru316

Fuji's aren't top of the line, but they're solid...

Fuji's aren't top of the line, but they're solid bikes. You mentioned that the fit was great and hand placement was natural, and it's a new bike in your price range. I think you've found your new...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,949
Posted By gbru316

Don't write off older bikes. Assuming it's a good...

Don't write off older bikes. Assuming it's a good brand (and most bike shops won't trade used department store bikes), there's not much to worry about. You want it to fit, shift well, and brake - and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By gbru316

Sounds like you need a better mount, which will...

Sounds like you need a better mount, which will cost significantly less than a computer.

Here's what I use
Delta Cycle Phone Mount...
06-02-17, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By gbru316

You didn't really purchase a bike that's made for...

You didn't really purchase a bike that's made for speed on paved surfaces. That being said, replacing the knobby tires with slicks will help.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,949
Posted By gbru316

Don't assume OP is finding these bikes on CL....

Don't assume OP is finding these bikes on CL. Used bikes from reputable shops often come with a fitting and after-purchase support. IMO, there is no reason not to buy used from a reputable shop,...
05-30-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,016
Posted By gbru316

Before Paradise. In the event of lightning, the...

Before Paradise. In the event of lightning, the ride is detoured to Blue Ball for shelter.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-17, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By gbru316

I'm not sure how much faith you can put into...

I'm not sure how much faith you can put into analysis containing only 2 data points. Too many other variables. Sleep, diet, hydration, overall body condition (caused by physical activity preceding...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,517
Posted By gbru316

Road bikes have higher gearing so they have...

Road bikes have higher gearing so they have higher maximum possible speeds before pedaling is ineffective. Because of the higher gearing, hills are initially much tougher. This isn't a function of...
05-27-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,319
Posted By gbru316

My wife and I rode for 2 hours this morning. My...

My wife and I rode for 2 hours this morning. My speedo measured 21 miles while Strava said she rode 25 miles.

Measuring the distance on google maps put us at closer to 21 than 25.

I use an...
05-27-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,640
Posted By gbru316

For starters, the Schwinn Sidewinder is a...

For starters, the Schwinn Sidewinder is a department store (read: walmart) bike. The Trek isn't. In fact, you won't even find the Sidewinder on Schwinn's website. The Trek is almost certainly a...
05-26-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By gbru316

It is a bit of an adjustment, but if you're going...

It is a bit of an adjustment, but if you're going to be doing long rides (more than 2-3 hours), I find the additional hand positions are well worth it.

I found that my hands started going numb...
05-26-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,319
Posted By gbru316

Don't lose sleep over 1.5%. That's almost...

Don't lose sleep over 1.5%. That's almost certainly within measurement error of the devices.

Warning - Engineering explanation in link
IEEE - Why Every GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled...
05-26-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,456
Posted By gbru316

Highly suggest skipping the flat bar bike and...

Highly suggest skipping the flat bar bike and going straight to one with drop bars. Making the switch was the best thing I've done (regarding cycling) in my life.

You might want to consider a...
05-25-17, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By gbru316

I'd check out local bike shops for something...

I'd check out local bike shops for something used. If you purchase from a decent shop, they'll adjust it as needed to get a good fit, free of charge.
05-24-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,696
Posted By gbru316

Just choose a gear that allows you to spin the...

Just choose a gear that allows you to spin the pedals at 80-100 rpm. If resistance increases to the point where it is tough to maintain this (or decreases to where you're pedalling fast enough that...
05-24-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,808
Posted By gbru316

This would probably work well. Mount it to your...

This would probably work well. Mount it to your helmet and you only need 1 camera.

KeyMission 360 Camera: 360 Degree Videos & Photos | Nikon...
05-22-17, 06:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,703
Posted By gbru316

ipbike

ipbike
05-18-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By gbru316

Edited original post. :rolleyes: FWIW: ...

Edited original post. :rolleyes:

FWIW:

Release 2.06: Some initial bike radar display items added but nothing being saved yet. (From IPBike changelog)

Give the developer some time, he's...
05-17-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By gbru316

The Varia is a standalone component that can...

The Varia is a standalone component that can integrate with their cyclocomputers but comes with a standalone display. You don't need a Garmin computer to use it.
05-17-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By gbru316

IPBike + Cateye speed/cadence sensor + Garmin...

IPBike + Cateye speed/cadence sensor + Garmin heart rate strap + phone mount for handlebars.

Gets you most of the functions of a high end Garmin (and then some) for a total cost of about $75
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,269
Posted By gbru316

Get out of your own head and see my previous post.

Get out of your own head and see my previous post.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-17, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,007
Posted By gbru316

I use this, mounted on the stem cap: Delta...

I use this, mounted on the stem cap:

Delta cycle bike mount (https://www.rei.com/product/884871/delta-cycle-x-large-smartphone-bike-mount)

It's adjustable to fit many different phones, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-17, 09:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,140
Posted By gbru316

Indigo Bunting a few weeks ago. Flushed it from...

Indigo Bunting a few weeks ago. Flushed it from the paved path I was riding on. (not my picture)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-17, 09:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,269
Posted By gbru316

Visualizing and conceptualizing aren't going to...

Visualizing and conceptualizing aren't going to help you ride a bike. Butt goes on seat, hands go on handlebars, feet go on pedals and you make them spin. Geometry, saddle position, etc determine...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-17, 06:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,990
Posted By gbru316

I was strictly a mountain bike rider from...

I was strictly a mountain bike rider from childhood through about 2 weeks ago (25 years or so). After getting back into cycling last year and riding my mountain bike on the road for a few hundred...
05-07-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By gbru316

I use the IPBike app (Android) on my phone...

I use the IPBike app (Android) on my phone combined with cateye cadence/speed sensors and a garmin heart rate monitor. I use a phone mount that takes the place of the riser cap. This totally replaces...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,374
Posted By gbru316

Have you hit up the local bike shops? They...

Have you hit up the local bike shops? They usually have used inventory. Buying used from a shop avoids the unknowns that come with Craigslist/Ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-17, 11:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,432
Posted By gbru316

It's not the magnetism you need to worry about...

It's not the magnetism you need to worry about these days, it's the electrostatic discharge (ESD). But unless you're shoving a screwdriver into a USB port or opening up the case and stabbing the PCB...
04-27-17, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gbru316

I miss the braking power of the mountain bike I...

I miss the braking power of the mountain bike I traded - it had hydraulic discs. More often than not, I'm pulling a trailer with a child and small dog, so the braking power was nice to have on hills....
04-26-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gbru316

Picked up the Fuji tonight. Really amazed at how...

Picked up the Fuji tonight. Really amazed at how much faster it is (feels?), and how much better it rides, in general. Took no time at all to adjust to drops and integrated shifters. It's old,...
04-26-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gbru316

Thanks. I had the opportunity to sit on all 3...

Thanks. I had the opportunity to sit on all 3 bikes (a 54 and 56 cm Kona Esatto) as they were all at local shops. The shop said the Fuji was 54 cm. It may not have been, but I felt comfortable on it....
04-25-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gbru316

Funny you mention this. I did a quick tour of...

Funny you mention this. I did a quick tour of several LBS and discovered:
1) I prefer 54 cm to 56 cm. Just feels more natural for me. I feel too "stretched out" on a 56 cm frame.
2) A used 54 cm...
04-25-17, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gbru316

Thanks. My hypothesis was that the excess height...

Thanks. My hypothesis was that the excess height (my legs were essentially straight at the bottom of the pedal stroke) was causing me to put too much weight on my wrists. Lowering the seat did the...
04-24-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By gbru316

Beginner looking to transition away from mountain biking

I was a fairly avid bicycler in my youth. I lived in a rural area and the neighborhood kids and I relied heavily on our bicycles for transportation just about everywhere. I also completed the C&O...
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