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06-22-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,788
Posted By SethAZ

Tell them there are people with "golden legs" who...

Tell them there are people with "golden legs" who can tell the difference in bikes.
06-16-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By SethAZ

When I was a teen I'd collect hydrogen in a...

When I was a teen I'd collect hydrogen in a balloon doing this and re-enact the Hindenburg. But yeah, it's dangerous stuff if misused or safety precautions aren't taken.

If I'm understanding this...
06-15-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,082
Posted By SethAZ

Most of my bibs are XXL and I wear size 40 pants,...

Most of my bibs are XXL and I wear size 40 pants, and am 2" taller than you but slightly heavier right now. These fit, and differences between the manufacturers usually just mean some are a little...
06-15-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By SethAZ

I had to start cycling again last year after...

I had to start cycling again last year after returning from an overseas deployment, and it had been nearly a year and a half of no cycling, so my cycling fitness was starting over. The second half of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By SethAZ

I understand the concern. Today I was on mile 55...

I understand the concern. Today I was on mile 55 of a 63 mile ride and had a flat. Another cyclist stopped to see if I was OK. I said I was but we were chatting for a bit when I discovered I'd put a...
06-05-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 683
Posted By SethAZ

They're made in Japan on contract. They used to...

They're made in Japan on contract. They used to be called Compass tires but sold by Rene Herse, now they're named just Rene Herse. I've just about worn out the rear tire of my first set of these, and...
06-04-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,988
Posted By SethAZ

That was excellent. At one point he says don't...

That was excellent. At one point he says don't tell folks their bikes have to cost $10,000 and they have to shave their bodies and whatnot, but they'll get there like we all did. Yeah, bike cost can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,931
Posted By SethAZ

I also just wanted to say that I'm also impressed...

I also just wanted to say that I'm also impressed at the OP's data simply because he's doing a fast cruise at 22.5 or 22.8mph, while my threshold cruise for an hour or so under ideal conditions on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,931
Posted By SethAZ

I'm in 100% agreement with you on this. The...

I'm in 100% agreement with you on this. The sharpshooters are nitpicking claims that weren't even ever made. I read the OP as saying, in effect, "some folks may argue that 25mm tires are superior to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By SethAZ

You're stuck in the past. The future is the...

You're stuck in the past. The future is the bitcoin farthing. They'll be disposable because nobody will understand how they work so nobody can fix them, and they will randomly steal themselves even...
06-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,868
Posted By SethAZ

Riding on a sidewalk is probably going to be bad...

Riding on a sidewalk is probably going to be bad news in most places. There's exactly one place where I ride on a sidewalk, and that's this one stretch where a MUP joins back up to a main road and...
06-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,054
Posted By SethAZ

I could never tell if that guy was just trolling...

I could never tell if that guy was just trolling or he really did like to think of himself as some sort of bicycling vigilante who was going to dial it up to 400 W and drop people who had no idea...
06-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By SethAZ

Don't ride that in a place with lots of wild...

Don't ride that in a place with lots of wild turkeys or something. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By SethAZ

Swapped Brooks B17 for Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle

Bottom line up front: I've just swapped my Brooks B17 saddle off my bike and put a Gilles Berthoud Galibier saddle in its place. The Galibier is narrower, "sportier", and has titanium rails vs. my...
06-01-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,900
Posted By SethAZ

Finished May off strong with a 45-mile ride in...

Finished May off strong with a 45-mile ride in extreme heat (started off at 91 F, ended at 104 F) that was shortened due to a flat tire when a 2" long nail decided to take up residence in my rear...
06-01-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By SethAZ

I'd second the recommendation for bib shorts....

I'd second the recommendation for bib shorts. Without getting too explicit, let's just say they're even more crucial for us heftier individuals than they are for skinny riders, and are overall far...
06-01-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By SethAZ

That's good stuff! Yes, keeping it off is the...

That's good stuff! Yes, keeping it off is the challenge. Around 11 years ago I was 380 lbs, and briefly got as low as 245 or so during intense exercise and calorie control. In the intervening years...
05-30-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By SethAZ

I have zero experience with those wheels, but if...

I have zero experience with those wheels, but if I was riding at 390 lbs I'd be looking for wheels like that. At my highest weight ever I was 380 lbs, but by the time I started riding my mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,179
Posted By SethAZ

Dude took a great, perfectly serviceable bike and...

Dude took a great, perfectly serviceable bike and mummified it. In the prime of its life he decided it was too good to actually use, so he's going to bury it in a vault under Mt. Everest and throw...
05-28-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By SethAZ

What size tires are those? I know they're 700c...

What size tires are those? I know they're 700c (29" tires), I mean the width. And is there much room around the chainstays and seat stays with those tires on? It would probably help to put larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,835
Posted By SethAZ

I was doing an above-threshold effort through the...

I was doing an above-threshold effort through the long main drag of this one housing community near me in an attempt to challenge the KOM. I was doing around 25-26mph and a car pulled up besides me,...
05-28-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 8,900
Posted By SethAZ

First couple weeks of May were going great,...

First couple weeks of May were going great, exceeding my mileage goals, then I ruined one of my hydraulic brake calipers while doing a handlebar swap that required me to disconnect the lines and...
05-27-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,742
Posted By SethAZ

You could always just use a floor pump with a...

You could always just use a floor pump with a built-in pressure gauge. Or just give it one extra pump if you know you're going to lose that little squirt of pressure when you test it.

Out of...
05-27-20, 01:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By SethAZ

I recall a guy I used to carpool with to monthly...

I recall a guy I used to carpool with to monthly military drills when I was in college had a truck, and he told me how he was going to spend thousands of dollars for a lift kit to lift his truck by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 688
Posted By SethAZ

It's all going to depend on who in your area has...

It's all going to depend on who in your area has a bike they're selling and what it is, but yeah, there's no reason to think you can't find that.

It's one useless data point from years ago, but as...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,674
Posted By SethAZ

I saw a kid riding a Big Wheel this morning. He...

I saw a kid riding a Big Wheel this morning. He had a Stages power meter installed, and must have been putting out at least 25W or so. Is that kid riding at an elite level?

I waved at him just in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,488
Posted By SethAZ

I've worked out how different heart rate zones...

I've worked out how different heart rate zones affect me in terms of need for recovery, and plan accordingly. If I plan on riding several days in a row I'll just maintain a heart rate that I know is...
05-20-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 977
Posted By SethAZ

Well, if you are not a racer or also not a person...

Well, if you are not a racer or also not a person who wants to replace chainrings and cassettes more often.

I first learned about chain wear by riding a mountain bike until the chain was so worn...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By SethAZ

Cycling is just one of those areas where there is...

Cycling is just one of those areas where there is a massive point of diminishing returns. Where on the price/quality spectrum you wish to fall is entirely up to you. Cycling is utilitarian for some...
05-20-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By SethAZ

Yeah, 450 ft-lbs is pretty high, especially when...

Yeah, 450 ft-lbs is pretty high, especially when you're standing on a 6 or maybe 8" wide sloped catwalk on the top of a helicopter, hehe. I think the torque wrench was maybe 3 feet long. Breaking...
05-20-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,148
Posted By SethAZ

If you can wait a few months, there's likely to...

If you can wait a few months, there's likely to be a raging buyer's market in used bikes, as folks who bought now during the virocalypse get bored and sell. Not everyone, hopefully, and if we're...
05-20-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By SethAZ

I guess it's one of those things that, once seen,...

I guess it's one of those things that, once seen, you can't unsee, though if nobody ever showed you or trained you in its use it could take a while to figure out what it is you're looking for. I was...
05-20-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By SethAZ

I too really love that click. It's a feeling of...

I too really love that click. It's a feeling of something like relief for both very low and very high torque bolts and nuts. I just installed a carbon handlebar on my bike, and having read articles...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,140
Posted By SethAZ

You had to go there. Wow, this accelerated fast.

You had to go there. Wow, this accelerated fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,822
Posted By SethAZ

I have the same thing except opposite legs. The...

I have the same thing except opposite legs. The difference in power output is greater the further below threshold I'm at. At a threshold pace it's usually just 2-3% different between my legs, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By SethAZ

If I get my replacement brake caliper in time I'm...

If I get my replacement brake caliper in time I'm planning on doing a 63+ mile bike ride in order to complete this month's Strava Gran Fondo challenge, and get me back into higher mileage territory....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,140
Posted By SethAZ

Thanks for doing that. Had a guy in a pickup give...

Thanks for doing that. Had a guy in a pickup give me a ride home one day when I suffered an irrecoverable ride-ending mechanical about 6 or 7 miles away from home and I couldn't reach my wife. Was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 163,363
Posted By SethAZ

Have you ever read this article...

Have you ever read this article (https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Debunking_Wheel_Stiffness_3449.html)? Your brake rub is exactly what he's describing about halfway down. If this article is correct...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,822
Posted By SethAZ

I'm glad I got a dual-sided power meter (Stages...

I'm glad I got a dual-sided power meter (Stages LR), because if I had gotten left-side only (and then it just doubles it) my power measurements would have been too high. Apparently I favor my left...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,140
Posted By SethAZ

Shots fired! Shots fired!

Shots fired! Shots fired!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,140
Posted By SethAZ

I'm quite an Anglophile, but I think the US has...

I'm quite an Anglophile, but I think the US has this one. I think of inverse like this: the inverse of 3 is 1/3. Inverse snobbery would then be 1/snobbery, or just a fraction that gets closer and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,605
Posted By SethAZ

He's talking about the people who plan roads. If...

He's talking about the people who plan roads. If you're a person whose job it is to design a road traffic system, one would think that having some kind of data on who's actually using those roads,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,605
Posted By SethAZ

I pay for the subscription. I've used the site a...

I pay for the subscription. I've used the site a freaking metric ton, and I thought they deserved to get a little something back. As someone said in another thread, they've been giving away too much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 01:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,421
Posted By SethAZ

Awesome! Really well done! You said you wanted to...

Awesome! Really well done! You said you wanted to do it, and you did it!
05-15-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,245
Posted By SethAZ

How is a "Wendel Wilkie Community College"...

How is a "Wendel Wilkie Community College" sticker on a bike pretentious? What, were you thinking Harvard? :)
05-15-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By SethAZ

Any day my wife wants my underwear 95% off is a...

Any day my wife wants my underwear 95% off is a good day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By SethAZ

I over supperate, which is the key to most of my...

I over supperate, which is the key to most of my weight problems, and the only way my cycling shoes can help with this is if I use them more.

ps: I had to look up over suppination. Unless Garmin...
05-15-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By SethAZ

OMG, I'm jealous as hell. I'd love to have trails...

OMG, I'm jealous as hell. I'd love to have trails like that to ride on just around the corner. Where I'm at it's flat and wide open, and from home it's all road riding. There are some hills about 8...
05-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,614
Posted By SethAZ

I'm 6'2", which I've read somewhere is taller...

I'm 6'2", which I've read somewhere is taller than 96.1% of US men. It's kind of nice to be on the tall end, but 6'2" is still probably an inch or two below the height at which finding clothes that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,619
Posted By SethAZ

I like to see these advancements, but I'm in a...

I like to see these advancements, but I'm in a bit of a quandary, because the parallel development of cheap(ish) rear-facing video dashcams is also in full swing with products like the Cycliq Fly6...
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