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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,890
Posted By popeye

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't...

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't rotate the pedal out of the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By popeye

Fitness and alcohol consumption

https://www.outsideonline.com/health/running/exercise-alcohol-research/

While the study was focused on runners I can see a relationship to cyclying as it pertains to alcohol consumption. I'am a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,865
Posted By popeye

Yes. Before we wax all nostalgic about mech...

Yes. Before we wax all nostalgic about mech shifters let's not forget the broken cable ends, trying to fish out the broken cable ends, slipped clamps, periodic adjustment. cable and housing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,216
Posted By popeye

I would never swap back to front. You always want...

I would never swap back to front. You always want your best tire in front. I always rotate front to back and the 5000 seems to wear faster in front than the 4000 but it may just be the bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,935
Posted By popeye

It does not take much of a crack to capture a...

It does not take much of a crack to capture a front tire and any input after that will take you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,284
Posted By popeye

It's a slippery slope. You will find yourself...

It's a slippery slope. You will find yourself with aerobars and bottle rocket launchers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,999
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,480
Posted By popeye

I think what you are asking is "how many of you...

I think what you are asking is "how many of you are too fat for this sport" as it all (mostly) depends on how much you weigh. It is a valid question for someone who has to order stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,255
Posted By popeye

We have two members here who hand build CF wheels...

We have two members here who hand build CF wheels at a reasonable price with real support. Boyd and Psimet. Happy customer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,916
Posted By popeye

A bunny hop has saved my *** more than a few...

A bunny hop has saved my *** more than a few times and I don't see how that would work with flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,285
Posted By popeye

You may have an extra spacer under the cassette.

You may have an extra spacer under the cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By popeye

Because Ultega hollowtech cranks were failing...

Because Ultega hollowtech cranks were failing quickly for some period of time. My old WIFE killed one in just over a year. The bonding fails and then they crack. I think they fixed this and is no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,563
Posted By popeye

I would never let wheels affect bike choice. Many...

I would never let wheels affect bike choice. Many dealers would be more than happy to let you exchange for whatever you want. Well they would why they still had bikes to sell.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,563
Posted By popeye

Kimmo, I had a 2006 Gerolsteiner Swerks Tarmac, I...

Kimmo, I had a 2006 Gerolsteiner Swerks Tarmac, I loved that bike so much I put D/A DI2 on it. A year and a half ago I found what must have been the last of the rim brake S-works Tarmacs in a color...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 11,525
Posted By popeye

Don't try and keep up with road bikes on a...

Don't try and keep up with road bikes on a hybrid. Straight bars don't match up with drop bars and are a hazard and dangerous when they match up. It's no fun waking up with your head held up off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,123
Posted By popeye

Update for Garmins

Garmin is pushing a big update for Edge 530, 830, 1030, and 1030 Plus computers that bring big improvements to navigation and route management.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By popeye

Weaker yes, and if it's bent too far you will...

Weaker yes, and if it's bent too far you will feel the give when you use the alignment tool. T6061 has good workability so it's probably fine. However if you have the choice use 3003. In most cases,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,096
Posted By popeye

I refill that from the big bottle.

I refill that from the big bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By popeye

Until recently e-bikes were called "drunk bikes"...

Until recently e-bikes were called "drunk bikes" in my hood, the choice of revoked license drivers. Now you can just say "take me home" almost.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,987
Posted By popeye

CF has no fatigue limit. Steel, AL and TI all do.

CF has no fatigue limit. Steel, AL and TI all do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By popeye

What pressure are you running? Hot garage?

What pressure are you running? Hot garage?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,853
Posted By popeye

Well that sounds like fun.

Well that sounds like fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By popeye

Add up what all the parts cost compared to a grey...

Add up what all the parts cost compared to a grey market group set. In the past it was 50% pre-covid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,472
Posted By popeye

Yea and I have had long periods of no flats only...

Yea and I have had long periods of no flats only to find the spare rotten when the time comes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,928
Posted By popeye

That chart recomends about 20 more lbs than I run...

That chart recomends about 20 more lbs than I run with tubes. I thought the advantage of tubeless was running lower pressure?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By popeye

I would put the new tire in front no matter. I...

I would put the new tire in front no matter. I always rotate f to r but ymmv.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,797
Posted By popeye

OH the horror.The Tour of Flanders was won on...

OH the horror.The Tour of Flanders was won on tubed clinchersI'm warning you, rim brakes are next.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,501
Posted By popeye

When you resort to personal attacks you have lost...

When you resort to personal attacks you have lost the argument.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,797
Posted By popeye

Clinchers are BAACK

VeloNewsDeceuninck-Quick-Step to race the Tour of Flanders on clinchersDeceuninck-Quick-Step will race on clincher tires at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders (https://www.velonews.com/tag/tour-of-flanders/)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By popeye

I had never heard of them and the name was a bit...

I had never heard of them and the name was a bit of a put off but I bought a DA cassette at an unreal price as they seemed legit. I was not disappointed, good service.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,419
Posted By popeye

I'm on the Santa Ana River trail when I hear over...

I'm on the Santa Ana River trail when I hear over a loudspeaker "on your left". I first looked up for a helicopter before I noticed the Sheriff behind me.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,855
Posted By popeye

I crashed the trainer in a sprint.

I crashed the trainer in a sprint.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,613
Posted By popeye

The Russians are coming. ...

The Russians are coming.

https://pezcyclingnews.com/features/nikolai-chris-froome-put-the-brakes-on-disks/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,726
Posted By popeye

I'm old.

I'm old.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,726
Posted By popeye

Die SRAM

www.velonews.com/gear/tech-wearables/sram-quietly-stops-selling-powertap-power-meters/

I love my G3's. Buy and kill I hope they die.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,613
Posted By popeye

Dragging the binders is not proper form for disk...

Dragging the binders is not proper form for disk or rim brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,613
Posted By popeye

Disks not ready

Says Chris Froome. Who am I to argue with Chris Froome.
"I don't think the technology is quite where it needs to be' says four-time Tour de France winner"...
01-03-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By popeye

I hope where a future would result in the free...

I hope where a future would result in the free expressions of truth (science) would prevail.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,213
Posted By popeye

My previous pair of Sidis lasted over 10 yrs of...

My previous pair of Sidis lasted over 10 yrs of hard use. They were still going strong except for the plastic buckles. I'm also on the Wires now so no more plastic buckles. I understand they are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,183
Posted By popeye

This is one of the rare times I recommend a...

This is one of the rare times I recommend a professional fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,725
Posted By popeye

You change your chains and it takes 40-50K miles....

You change your chains and it takes 40-50K miles. The big ring will skip.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,160
Posted By popeye

Soo sorry to hear this Dan, best wishes for a...

Soo sorry to hear this Dan, best wishes for a speedy recovery. Please keep us updated.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,599
Posted By popeye

I wear one under my chin. I put it on in close...

I wear one under my chin. I put it on in close contact stopped. I will not pace line except with the old woman. You need more than 50' separation at best, cycling is just nasty in a paceline. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,976
Posted By popeye

The smaller tube is much less likely to get...

The smaller tube is much less likely to get trapped under the bead.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,281
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By popeye

Flip and slam.

Flip and slam.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,856
Posted By popeye

The problem with wind from my point of view is at...

The problem with wind from my point of view is at some point there are too many small particles in the air and you are working hard and drawing them deep into the lungs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,607
Posted By popeye

This thread put a smile on my face this morning,...

This thread put a smile on my face this morning, thanks. I wonder if he is related to Ryanf. Remember him?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,757
Posted By popeye

Guilty as charged. I mis-recalled an old Sheldon...

Guilty as charged. I mis-recalled an old Sheldon Brown article and should have known better.

"Besides stiffness of the frame, feel is also important, but is much more subjective and esoteric....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,757
Posted By popeye

You are delusional. CF envy rears its ugly head...

You are delusional. CF envy rears its ugly head again.
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