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02-22-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Het Volk

To be fair, this study is basically not for...

To be fair,

this study is basically not for really anyone interested in "training". This is more for people interested in losing a few pounds (which is fine), but the entire focus of the study...
02-22-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Het Volk

Agreed, a lot of it is over-eager beginners...

Agreed,
a lot of it is over-eager beginners thinking they can CAT up to level 2 in a single summer, and unless extremely gifted physiologically, it is going to require likely more than they...
02-22-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Het Volk

I think there is a need for those professionals'...

I think there is a need for those professionals' services for athletes at a certain talent level. A CAT 3 racer with proven talent trying to take it to the next level.

However, I think a lot of...
02-21-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Het Volk

What are your goals?

I get so annoyed at these studies, and in general, the overall direction towards cyclists regarding training.

Want to just lose weight, and have lots of time for long rides, multiple times per...
02-21-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By Het Volk

Yes - this is potentially a reason that his...

Yes - this is potentially a reason that his set-up is not dialed in as it would be when in the care of Team Mechanics day-in and day-out during the season.
02-17-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 822,954
Posted By Het Volk

Why would you sell that? Also - the lacing...

Why would you sell that?

Also - the lacing on those wheels seems less loaded touring oriented and more racing oriented.
02-15-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By Het Volk

he is in California on his own. Not sure whether...

he is in California on his own. Not sure whether he has a team mechanic but guessing no and he is kind of on his own or a local shop.
02-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Het Volk

Gonna be honest. I forgot to check back in the...

Gonna be honest. I forgot to check back in the original post as I may have been a few pints too many when posting that. 😁
02-15-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Het Volk

I see they updated the schedule and it now...

I see they updated the schedule and it now includes the Italian races.

https://help.globalcyclingnetwork.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360015571479-United-States-of-America


Looks as if they updated...
02-14-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Het Volk

In the United States, GCN+ does not carry most...

In the United States, GCN+ does not carry most Italian races. In order to get the Italian races, you needed Fubo (which sub-licensed to Flobikes, and might be why Fubo Cycling is gone, because Fubo...
02-14-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By Het Volk

Fubo Cycling Pass

So....it appears that Fubo has dropped the cycling pass and no longer is sublicensing to Flobikes, and in order to renew, you will be forced to switch over to Fubo.tv subscription, which will cost...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Het Volk

Stanridge Speed

Curious,

I suppose the answer is obvious, given his websites are gone, but when and why did Adam Eldridge end both Standridge Speed and Wraith brands? I found him to be kind of a visionary as to...
02-13-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 20,077
Views: 3,352,907
Posted By Het Volk

Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider...

Ironically, kids might be the only weight rider that would not buckle this frame.
02-13-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20,077
Views: 3,352,907
Posted By Het Volk

First of all - I love this bike for everything it...

First of all - I love this bike for everything it represents.

- 19 speeds - truth in advertising, because this seller is likely taking into account the fact it does not actually cross chain to...
02-13-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20,077
Views: 3,352,907
Posted By Het Volk

When you lay the wattage down.

When you lay the wattage down.
02-13-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By Het Volk

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically...

Seems to me, a mid-90's bike allows you basically to build with anything aluminum. Mavic Open Pros are as good as any, and those were around at the time that Cannondale was around.

If you want...
02-13-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By Het Volk

Why not get a Surly?

Why not get a Surly?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By Het Volk

Yes - they likely acquired PowerTap to kill it,...

Yes - they likely acquired PowerTap to kill it, as it was competition. If you think the conservative case against anti-trust enforcement makes sense.....well, see here.

However, there are so many...
02-07-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Het Volk

It is funny how design trends in tires can be...

It is funny how design trends in tires can be shown in how bikes were designed. Back when this bike came out, NO ONE would have thought about riding 28mm width tires on a road bike, and the frame...
02-07-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,417
Posted By Het Volk

My favorite bike to ride is my Gios Compact Pro,...

My favorite bike to ride is my Gios Compact Pro, which has 39.5CM chain stays. Really great bike to ride. But no way would I want that to make that a touring bike. I think the longer chainstays...
02-06-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 124,417
Posted By Het Volk

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a...

Fascinating all the disagreement on what makes a sport touring bike, and why they are tough to describe and also, why are they increasingly extinct as a category.

Sport is in the term for a...
02-06-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Het Volk

I really like contrasting paint jobs like this. ...

I really like contrasting paint jobs like this. All too often, when using muted colors like sage, the default is black, rather than going the opposite, and getting a bright color that really pops. ...
02-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Het Volk

Curious - can you elaborate. Seat stay bridge...

Curious - can you elaborate. Seat stay bridge seems fairly normal, no? Or should it be more arched?

And what is the "cross tube". You mean the chain stay bridge?
02-05-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,613
Posted By Het Volk

Seems like just a story selling products?

Seems like just a story selling products?
02-04-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,715
Posted By Het Volk

Okay - I found the site..... VeloViewer...

Okay - I found the site.....

VeloViewer (https://veloviewer.com/#logout) - this is the site I was referencing
02-04-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,115
Posted By Het Volk

I suspect their customer base skews older, and...

I suspect their customer base skews older, and this is a response to that market demand.
02-02-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,586
Posted By Het Volk

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/850d6179_118e_487a_b32f_ee966e1afd56_5d6629ad97b786ec7bd7adecff907d6944a788fa.jpeg
This....potentially. While Made in France, and kind...
02-02-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Het Volk

Maybe the guys at Rivendell get it, as well as...

Maybe the guys at Rivendell get it, as well as Surly, but I still think Touring bikes make so much sense for most people. What is interesting, is that the Raleigh is effectively so close to a gravel...
02-02-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By Het Volk

Well- they no longer are producing the...

Well- they no longer are producing the Professional, so you can forget about that unless you can find on before they are sold out at retail.
02-02-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,115
Posted By Het Volk

Keep in mind - this is a forum in which people...

Keep in mind - this is a forum in which people scour Craigslist, Marketplace and EBAY looking for deals on vintage bikes. Of course they think Riv bikes are too expensive.
02-01-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By Het Volk

The Trek seems to have a more slack head tube...

The Trek seems to have a more slack head tube angle.
01-31-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Het Volk

Italian Races - US TV Coverage

Already with the news of NBC sport that cycling coverage may end up in the dark ages.....but I also found out that Flobikes has dropped Italian races from its offering. Does anyone have a clue as to...
01-31-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,115
Posted By Het Volk

As for Hillibikes, he is not going for the Dew...

As for Hillibikes, he is not going for the Dew Code Red drinking set. If you look at where they ride, they ride in the foothills of Northern California, where there is ample open, single track that...
01-31-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,115
Posted By Het Volk

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike...

Interesting handlebar system, but unlike traditional quill stems, it is proprietary. However, ability to not have to cut a steerer tube is a much added design that I hope other's will integrate into...
01-29-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,216
Posted By Het Volk

We have an ALU Raleigh Technium, and I think it...

We have an ALU Raleigh Technium, and I think it holds up well, but as a bonded ALU/Steel combo, not sure it qualifies as an ALU bike comparable to the VITUS or C-Dale.


I think the C-Dale CAAD...
01-27-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,118
Posted By Het Volk

I do not understand why MTB bars with extensions...

I do not understand why MTB bars with extensions at the end went away. They make so much sense when you are on a flatter section of the trail or road.
01-26-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Het Volk

More confusion on Bob Jackson bikes

Bob Jackson Back to Viable? (https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/product-news/bob-jackson-to-continue-making-steel-frames-in-leeds-488920)

Just throwing this out there. Not sure the implications,...
01-24-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Het Volk

if a true recovery ride (I.e not for any...

if a true recovery ride (I.e not for any adaptation but as a way to flush the legs out) I would think it would not be in the plan.
01-22-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,157
Posted By Het Volk

GP needs an editor.

GP needs an editor.
01-20-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Het Volk

I am curious. For frames below say, 58CM, does...

I am curious. For frames below say, 58CM, does frame flex out on the road ever even get noticed outside of maybe, loaded touring and bike-packing bikes?

Because, maybe on a trainer, I can tell...
01-20-21, 11:03 PM
01-20-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Het Volk

Would I really need to tension a saddle with 1.5...

Would I really need to tension a saddle with 1.5 hours on it so far?
01-20-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Het Volk

Might that soften the leather too much? ...

Might that soften the leather too much?
Should I just try to shove Proofide under there?
Or, will it just go away with time, and I am on the trainer anyways right now, and who cares, because I...
01-19-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Het Volk

Brooks Leather Creeking?

Hey everyone -


just purchase a Brooks Team Pro, brand new (yes - it is being discontinued, but there is stock still available). Put some Proofhide on it and wiped it off the top. Riding with...
01-17-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Het Volk

Why do they not design bikes like these anymore. ...

Why do they not design bikes like these anymore. I guess closes are Pashley bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 196,104
Posted By Het Volk

I think Soma messed up getting rid of the Soma...

I think Soma messed up getting rid of the Soma Smoothie. This should have been a mainstay of their line. This color, this frame, rim brakes. A beauty of a frame and bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 196,104
Posted By Het Volk

Thanks. I think the brushed polished alu bits...

Thanks. I think the brushed polished alu bits work. Someone else thought the entire component collection should be black with no polished alu. Building up a pair of Mavic Open Pro CD wheels with...
01-16-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Het Volk

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/6fd17113_b437_42ca_b00a_b2959ee68112_e4b3c5f569f6db1e8a30dee178afa12ed8eb0c68.jpeg
01-15-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By Het Volk

I love this type of restoration. It is like an...

I love this type of restoration. It is like an animal shelter, but for bikes
01-14-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,195
Posted By Het Volk

Own a pair of Limmers and Limmer boot grease is...

Own a pair of Limmers and Limmer boot grease is just awesome stuff. However, it may soften the Brooks saddle too much based on responses here.

To me, hiking in anything but a pair of Norwegian...
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