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08-11-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,199,308
Posted By Phatman

Not sure if this makes you feel better, but just...

Not sure if this makes you feel better, but just regular colds have been wreaking havoc on my household and my ability to gather up some semblance of fitness before cyclocross season. We had a one...
06-23-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Phatman

I'll have to read more about critical power. I'd...

I'll have to read more about critical power. I'd say that I'm basically in the "not particularly deep" category though. I'm a 35 year old father of two with a full time job, so I'm lucky to get 5...
06-22-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By Phatman

Best Wattage for X time vs interval wattage for X time?

So I've never really paid attention to the power curve on Strava, I mainly just scroll right past it. However, I was scoping it out the other day and noticed that my 8 minute best power for the last...
06-14-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Phatman

I'm not sure if this is helpful or not, but I...

I'm not sure if this is helpful or not, but I find that on the gravel bike, I tend to ride bigger gears with a lower cadence (70-80 instead of 85-90ish) because it tends to make bumpy roads more...
06-01-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Phatman

The spring is just there to prevent the pads from...

The spring is just there to prevent the pads from rattling in the caliper. If they were allowed to move freely on the retainer pin, they'd buzz the rotor every time you moved the bike side to side...
05-27-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 754
Posted By Phatman

I've found this to be true also. I've got a ~30...

I've found this to be true also. I've got a ~30 minute climb near my house on gravel, and I've compared my power output vs similar paved climbs and its always ~20-30 watts lower, I'm thinking its...
05-25-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,175
Posted By Phatman

You're oversimplifying though, there's so much...

You're oversimplifying though, there's so much that goes into steering and handling besides HTA. Wheelbase, BB drop, FORK OFFSET, tire size/design, etc etc all factor in. My 72.5* HTA Crux feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,144,659
Posted By Phatman

Man, so Iím realizing that I never posted any...

Man, so Iím realizing that I never posted any pics of my old CAADs from back in the day.

First up is my CAAD8ĖI loved this thing. I won my first race on it and had it for 8 years, from 2006 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,932
Posted By Phatman

I've got a pair of Roka's as my normal glasses,...

I've got a pair of Roka's as my normal glasses, they're ******g awesome. Definitely the best glasses I've ever worn, I never have to push them up my nose, they stay put like a set of...
04-05-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,863
Posted By Phatman

I only did the scientific "heft in hand" weight...

I only did the scientific "heft in hand" weight method. Maybe a pound? The old fork was a carbon blade/steel steerer that was probably at least a pound or so heavier than the all carbon columbus...
04-04-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 42,863
Posted By Phatman

Oh, what's that? You want to see mine too? ...

Oh, what's that? You want to see mine too?

Mine is a 2002 Alpe d'Huez. I bought it new and rode the crap out of it until I got a team deal on a Cannondale. It wasn't until I quit racing that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,884
Posted By Phatman

To answer the OP seriously, I think you're...

To answer the OP seriously, I think you're misunderstanding the point of the original comment. If you're in an orderly paceline, it shouldn't be so hard that you're going to blow up, even on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10,391
Views: 3,144,659
Posted By Phatman

Maybe I'm just weird, but I think I would...

Maybe I'm just weird, but I think I would probably just update the contact points (saddle, bars, pedals) to the current ones I'm riding and get a stem that fits and just ride it like that. Open Pros...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-05-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,847
Posted By Phatman

Wow! I used to work at the Columbia store back in...

Wow! I used to work at the Columbia store back in 2005, Alex was a hardass as a boss (gotta make sure the gloves are arranged correctly!) but a great guy. I don't live in the area anymore but my...
12-03-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,162
Posted By Phatman

This. I've always found FS bikes to be...

This. I've always found FS bikes to be slower-feeling than a rigid road bike, and I don't think drop bars would really make a difference. But if your "gravel" is actually gnarly enough for a FS to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,919
Views: 555,560
Posted By Phatman

Man, I think it really depends on where you're...

Man, I think it really depends on where you're at. I generally avoid it around Asheville unless its closed for inclement weather, the traffic is insane.
11-19-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,651
Posted By Phatman

Yep, no extra load being carried on the back tire...

Yep, no extra load being carried on the back tire other than my giant guads.

I've tried dropping the rear, but below 50 or so it feels squishy and bouncy when standing to climb. My method of...
11-18-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,651
Posted By Phatman

Man, that Silca calculator seems way off for me. ...

Man, that Silca calculator seems way off for me. The front pressure seems too high and the rear seems too low. It recommended 44F/46R for 100% road on 40mm tires, but for that I'm at ~40F/60R. ...
11-02-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Yeah the cost is too high and they exhibit the...

Yeah the cost is too high and they exhibit the same issue as the Pro Discover bars Iím returning.
...
11-02-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

C'mon bro! :D I'm not getting rid of the...

C'mon bro! :D

I'm not getting rid of the SRAM shifters, but I do see what you're saying. Anyways, backcountry.com is taking the bars back even though they're used, which is pretty awesome. Not...
11-02-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Ah, check this view (excuse the crap in the...

Ah, check this view (excuse the crap in the background please):
...
11-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Interesting video, the sram website says the...

Interesting video, the sram website says the Apex1 shifters aren't reach adjustable, but I checked it out and sure enough the bolts are there like in the video. I don't think it'll make any...
11-02-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Thereís no reach adjustment on these levers,...

Thereís no reach adjustment on these levers, theyíre Apex1. But even if there were, I donít think it would help since itís the lateral position, not the reach dimension thatís off.
11-01-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Yeah, I think mine did that too with the...

Yeah, I think mine did that too with the non-flared bar, but for some reason it wasn't as extreme feeling. I'm thinking its because PRO didn't want a super abrupt transition from the tops to the...
11-01-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

I don't mean to be a dick, but did you see the...

I don't mean to be a dick, but did you see the pic that I posted from the Enve site?
11-01-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Well I just did my third ride on these bars and...

Well I just did my third ride on these bars and they’ve got to go. I rotated them out and down a smidge and it made it a little more comfy on the drops, but now they’re uncomfortable on the hoods.
...
10-30-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Lol. Theyíre not on the wrong sides. I know this...

Lol. Theyíre not on the wrong sides. I know this is Bikeforums.net, but putting the levers on the wrong side is pretty hard to do when your bike is 1x.
10-30-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

This is something I considered, but this is where...

This is something I considered, but this is where they need to be to be comfortable in the hoods. Iíve thought that maybe Iíve got them too far up the bar where itís still transitioning into the...
10-29-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,323
Posted By Phatman

Flared Bars-What am I doing wrong here?

I sweated through the handlebars that came on my Crux, so I decided to take the opportunity to get a set of new-fangled flared handlebars to put on there. In theory, I really like the idea of a...
09-20-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17,074
Views: 1,199,308
Posted By Phatman

Could the new bike have something to do with the...

Could the new bike have something to do with the knee issue?

Its not super relevant, but I just built up a new mountain bike frame too and an old knee issue I'd addressed before popped up, going...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 139,315
Posted By Phatman

Man, 2002 seems to be a popular year for Lemonds.

Man, 2002 seems to be a popular year for Lemonds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,472
Posted By Phatman

Ahh, missed your update. Where are the updated...

Ahh, missed your update. Where are the updated pics!?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By Phatman

I've found that the fit that Shimano has is...

I've found that the fit that Shimano has is pretty unusual. Shimano shoes tend to run wide in both the heel and the forefoot, has a very flat footbed, and tends to cater towards a lower volume (lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 139,315
Posted By Phatman

Here is my 2002 Alpe D'Huez, I bought it new. ...

Here is my 2002 Alpe D'Huez, I bought it new. The headtube to toptube weld cracked, so she's no longer in use, but I miss riding it a lot. I've been using my gravel bike with road wheels and while...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,472
Posted By Phatman

What is going on with the bike fits on these two...

What is going on with the bike fits on these two bikes? The Specialized has the seat slammed like a bmx bike, but the stem is a 120 with 50mm of spacers underneath. Just FYI, you don't have to...
08-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,067
Posted By Phatman

I've experienced it before, but its usually when...

I've experienced it before, but its usually when I'm tired. My core relaxes, I go from bending at my hips to bending mid-back, my head kinda bends back to compensate and rests on my back/traps, then...
08-17-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,067
Posted By Phatman

Enh, you'll be back. FWIW, I've felt the same way...

Enh, you'll be back. FWIW, I've felt the same way you feel about gravel on my mountain bike many times--I'll spend a bunch of rides in a row on the mountain bike and just feel beat up, that's how I...
08-11-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,093
Posted By Phatman

I don't know the guy, but it kinda sounds like...

I don't know the guy, but it kinda sounds like the veteran is doing the wrong type of crits and/or racing poorly. Speaking as someone who is kinda big and had decent sustained power but poor...
08-11-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,093
Posted By Phatman

Yup, its these little efforts that I've always...

Yup, its these little efforts that I've always struggled with. They're small individual efforts but doing a bunch of them over the course of the race means I'm cooked. The FTP training mentioned...
08-10-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,093
Posted By Phatman

I definitely agree, and I've done a lot of 20...

I definitely agree, and I've done a lot of 20 minute intervals to specifically train my ability to recover from repeated efforts. But I guess what I was trying to say is that CDR seems to have the...
08-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,093
Posted By Phatman

Man, so after watching a few of those videos, I...

Man, so after watching a few of those videos, I realized that if I raced like you I'd never even finish a race. That's not an insult, its just that your power profile is the exact opposite of mine...
06-22-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,093
Posted By Phatman

That's super unusual, and the complete opposite...

That's super unusual, and the complete opposite of every cat 4/5 race I've ever done. Then again, the last 4/5 race I did was in 2010, so things might've changed since then. As for the technicality...
06-21-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,093
Posted By Phatman

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the initial...

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the initial surge. Its been a long ass time since I've raced a 4/5 crit, but one thing I do recall was that if I could hang for the first ~5 laps, I could usually...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,342
Posted By Phatman

You don't need a 10-speed specific crank. ...

You don't need a 10-speed specific crank. 11-speed will do just fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 275,472
Posted By Phatman

Hey, no hate here. People with physical...

Hey, no hate here. People with physical disabilities and/or poor conditioning should be able to ride just as much as everyone else.



:D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By Phatman

Nice! We didn't really sell many of these when I...

Nice! We didn't really sell many of these when I worked at the bike shop, they were a bit too relaxed and heavy for a pure CX race bike, but I think they were a bit ahead of their time and make for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By Phatman

Dang, that's nice! I see in your profile that its...

Dang, that's nice! I see in your profile that its a 2003 Lemond Croix De Fer, though they didn't come out with the Croix De Fer until the 2006 model year, it was a bit of a throwback, probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By Phatman

You know, its actually bit deceptive. The top...

You know, its actually bit deceptive. The top tube IS long, but the seat tube is slack (72.5). I don't want to ignite a fitting war, but if I put my saddle in a position that allows for KOPS or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By Phatman

Hey hey now, I'm only 34, I'm not dead yet! ...

Hey hey now, I'm only 34, I'm not dead yet!



Did either of them really win in that exchange?



I was firmly with the C's back then - the first time up, most of the field was zig zagging up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,622
Posted By Phatman

Yep, sure was. I raced 2004-2008, but I only got...

Yep, sure was. I raced 2004-2008, but I only got to race that VT course once, they stopped holding it on that course starting ~2005. That 4 mile climb at the end was rough.



I've definitely...
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