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09-30-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 376
Posted By BlazingPedals

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here...

I totally agree. I don't know if I posted here about it; but I am still recovering my strength after Covid. I don't know for sure where I got it, but the assumption is that is was a visitor to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,055
Posted By JohnJ80

Sure, I think I can. I should be clearer on...

Sure, I think I can.

I should be clearer on the frame thing - it could also be an imperfection in the layup but the geometry is ok. At any rate, I doubt the Felt engineers did any actual testing...
09-26-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,858
Posted By rubiksoval

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default...

Ha! That's kind of funny, because my default assumption is pretty much the opposite!
09-24-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By Steve B.

Why not just stick with SPD ?

Why not just stick with SPD ?
09-19-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 7,040
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

So is anyone else but me BLOWN away by today's TT...

So is anyone else but me BLOWN away by today's TT and the yellow jersey going to Pogacar?? Not to under estimate him as a rider, but no one on the broadcast predicted or could have predicted how fast...
09-15-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By caloso

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer,...

If you still have your old Kinetic fluid trainer, you can get one of these for $20. https://www.kurtkinetic.com/inride-products/kinetic-inride-sensor-only
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,078
Posted By BenBoozer

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted....

Finally got the correct tubes and wheels mounted. I’m loving how it looks! Will follow up after my first ride.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,883
Posted By downhillmaster

Yeah? Then why did you pose that exact question...

Yeah?
Then why did you pose that exact question in your OP?
You could have saved a lot of time and instead just posted “I know exactly why I bought a relatively cheap aluminum frame and I dare...
09-12-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 938
Posted By Racing Dan

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure...

Your method is fine if you scale is fine. Im sure its perfectly good enough. - Or get a luggage scale. Not very expensive and a bit more handy.
09-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By bbbean

Think in the long term. Real progress takes...

Think in the long term. Real progress takes months and years, not weeks. It's easy to look back on 12-24 months, see progress, and figure what that averaged per month, but it is rare to see a...
09-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By pdlamb

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just...

I'd suggest you don't jump into training just yet. Go ride your bike, four or five times a week, for the first month. Have fun. Then you can assess where you are and start formal training October...
09-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By shoota

I literally just went through this for my...

I literally just went through this for my Warbird. I went went carbon Bontrager Pro 3V's for two reasons:

1) I've never seen an alloy wheelset last all that long on a properly ridden gravel bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,374
Posted By Archwhorides

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the...

Gatorskins on the urban commuter, GP5000 on the road bike, eazy peazy.
09-06-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By TheCharm

Thanks all for the help. I rode this yesterday...

Thanks all for the help. I rode this yesterday with success - 115 miles!

What I ended up doing:

I didn't ride fasted. Instead, I had some eggs and toast for breakfast - along with a small...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,055
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There are several things you can do if you get...

There are several things you can do if you get into a speed wobble, but you can do any one of them, you don't have to do them all. Get your ass in the air and your grip on the bars won't matter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,322
Posted By znomit

Consider spending the money on a week away...

Consider spending the money on a week away cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bah Humbug

Can you increase that, like maybe double it, in...

Can you increase that, like maybe double it, in the month or two before the event? If you do, you'll have a much more enjoyable ride.
09-02-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,184
Posted By Maelochs

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc...

So ... riders crashed with both rim and disc brakes ... this proves discs are bad. BF Logic.

Discs are supposed to be easier to modulate. Therefore, if a rider crashes with discs .... what...
09-02-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,456
Posted By tomato coupe

The moment of inertia depends on the radius...

The moment of inertia depends on the radius squared. For a solid disc, I = 1/4 * m *r^2. For a weight at the rim, I = 1/2 * m * r^2. If you approximate the disc rotor as a solid disc, the equivalent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,374
Posted By WhyFi

Ugh, you're not holding up your end of the deal....

Ugh, you're not holding up your end of the deal. I thought you coulda been a contenda. Bummer.

Unsub. :(
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By guadzilla

I suspect he is deliberately trolling us. The...

I suspect he is deliberately trolling us. The earlier thread made me wonder - this has given it away.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,374
Posted By Bah Humbug

I... Wait, what? It seems like you’re...

I...

Wait, what? It seems like you’re serious, but you can’t possibly be serious.
08-31-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,296
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

didn't mean to exclude Bernal, he is great as...

didn't mean to exclude Bernal, he is great as well, and it's true most of my cycling viewing is the Tour. I guess time will tell
08-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,445
Posted By BlazingPedals

There's no need to get an expensive expensive...

There's no need to get an expensive expensive bike unless you can appreciate the difference. Which is to say, if you have to ask why, then you won't understand the answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 732
Posted By PoorInRichfield

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town"...

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town" comes from Light Bicycle (https://www.lightbicycle.com/) wheels. They're a direct-to-consumer Chinese brand which means a much lower cost to you for...
08-27-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,243
Posted By shelbyfv

To my knowledge nobody on BF has ever admitted...

To my knowledge nobody on BF has ever admitted they regretted buying a new bike. Maybe the specific bike wasn't what they'd hoped but the concept was good. Go for it!
08-20-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,080
Posted By DrIsotope

In triple-flash mode (my preferred for daytime...

In triple-flash mode (my preferred for daytime use,) a Cygolite Hotshot 100...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,680
Posted By asgelle

So you didn't notice the whistling as the point...

So you didn't notice the whistling as the point sailed over your head.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,680
Posted By MoAlpha

1. I submit that the only way a base layer can...

1. I submit that the only way a base layer can keep you cooler is by facilitating evaporation.
2. I further submit that only way to do that is
a. to increase the surface area over which evaporation...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By VegasTriker

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of...

Nice trike and by a company that puts a lot of effort in building trikes that last a long time and handle superbly.
Expect to be a bit slower than you would like, especially when first beginning to...
07-06-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By HeyItsSara

I watched all 6 episodes yesterday. I liked it!

I watched all 6 episodes yesterday. I liked it!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,816
Posted By shelbyfv

IMO you are pretty much wrong about all of this...

IMO you are pretty much wrong about all of this but I won't say you've been "conned." If you like flat pedals and soft shoes, that's fine, no need to be defensive. It is a fact that most folks who...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,145
Posted By canklecat

It's mostly handy for folks who are motivated by...

It's mostly handy for folks who are motivated by reasonable personal goals, or enjoy keeping up with active friends. I started out using it mostly for the social networking thing, but soon became...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 19,550
Posted By WhyFi

With each mounting of a new tire, I'm convinced...

With each mounting of a new tire, I'm convinced that the biggest factor in a seamless experience is... experience. It just trends towards easier each time, even when revisiting tire/rim combinations...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,854
Posted By Maelochs

Lol, this is the post least related t the OP's...

Lol, this is the post least related t the OP's topic in the entire thread.

I assume you did that intentionally as an ironic gesture, and I applaud you.

:D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,680
Posted By colnago62

Make haste slowly. Your body will let you know...

Make haste slowly. Your body will let you know when it’s ready to ride 50 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,629
Posted By guadzilla

Handmade wheels from Psimet2001

Handmade wheels from Psimet2001
03-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Bah Humbug

"Scare" is a bad word for this. People are...

"Scare" is a bad word for this. People are actually dying.
12-23-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,802
Posted By davester

YOB 1954. My performance was probably declining...

YOB 1954. My performance was probably declining until two years ago when I did two things: 1) I decided that I should ride the Markleeville Deathride (130 miles, 16,000' of climbing) before I got too...
12-16-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,130
Posted By wolfchild

These types of videos are very misleading and...

These types of videos are very misleading and prove absolutely nothing... There are certain rim/tire combinations which are impossible to work on without a strong set of tire levers. It becomes even...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,604
Posted By Hypno Toad

Let me understand "road cycling" - you mean...

Let me understand "road cycling" - you mean riding proper road bike with the intent of racing road races? Then look were the US pro riders live and ride. If you looking for a bike friendly place to...
11-21-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By BobbyG

While jumping back in at -13F may be too much,...

While jumping back in at -13F may be too much, You can do 10F. You know how to dress for it. The endorphins and euphoric sense of accomplishment will make up for any discomfort in the first 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,446
Posted By caloso

This isn't about hypothermia. It's about...

This isn't about hypothermia. It's about exercising in a temperature range where you might be sweating and yet your hands and feet hurt from the cold.
09-27-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By Doge

Bump

Bump
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By melikebikey35

I was in the same situation a couple of months...

I was in the same situation a couple of months ago...unexpected downpour, and the super sketchy (i.e. non-exsistent) braking that comes with it (I was running Zipp 404's). While limping my way home,...
07-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,217
Posted By Dreww10

I don't agree. But then, I come from a...

I don't agree. But then, I come from a motorsports background. There, if weather impedes, a winner is declared and the the finishing order is determined either by the most recent lap or most recent...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,986
Posted By GlennR

I've ridden inexpensive bikes and expensive and...

I've ridden inexpensive bikes and expensive and if you can't "feel" the difference hen buy the inexpensive.

I can feel a difference and I don't have to be climbing Cat 1 mountains or riding at...
05-21-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,995
Posted By jim_pridx

Not to be reviving a thread with no posts for the...

Not to be reviving a thread with no posts for the last few days, but I just purchased a Wavecel Specter at REI for $120 with a coupon. Regardless of test results, that's a pretty decent price for...
05-21-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,995
Posted By livedarklions

Follow up: So I got the Lazer Cyclone for...

Follow up:

So I got the Lazer Cyclone for $35 per your tip, and picked it up last Friday. I rode 187 miles with it on last weekend.
It is a very heavy helmet, really noticeable when you lift it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By hybridbkrdr

Melatonin is natural. :)

Melatonin is natural. :)
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