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06-07-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,217
Posted By CAT7RDR

Experiment. Rinse, Repeat.

Experiment. Rinse, Repeat.
Forum: Touring
06-06-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,616
Posted By Polaris OBark

Here is what this ~30lb non-weight-weenie build...

Here is what this ~30lb non-weight-weenie build looks like:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1190/2022_06_06_09_45_25_d4570e4e7d8e9c22c7d6decfdc29e00ae613fb35.jpeg
06-05-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,378
Posted By venturi95

I think it would be un-wise to learn how to draft...

I think it would be un-wise to learn how to draft in a group of strangers on a Fondo.
OP, if you do want a draft:
Don't overlap your front wheel with the rider's rear wheel in front of you.
Don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,099
Posted By genejockey

I always wondered if part of leg-shaving was...

I always wondered if part of leg-shaving was because the glue for tubulars gets in your leg hair and is a mess to get out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,099
Posted By genejockey

25's are for wimps. Real men ride 23's pumped up...

25's are for wimps. Real men ride 23's pumped up to 140 psi.
05-31-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By Iride01

Mineral spirits. Pour it in a pan and clean...

Mineral spirits.

Pour it in a pan and clean your stuff in it. You can use the mineral spirits over and over and over. Just let it sit in the pan or pour it in another container. After a day or...
05-31-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,064
Posted By livedarklions

nuh-uh.

nuh-uh.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,893
Posted By WhyFi

I really like the adaptive tail light. Or I like...

I really like the adaptive tail light. Or I like the idea of it, at least. I certainly seem to get fewer close passes with the Varia ****zing out at cars as they approach. Until it's possible to...
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By downtube42

Good handle, proper BF attitude. Should fit right...

Good handle, proper BF attitude. Should fit right in and even become a dominant force.
05-27-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By squirtdad

dropper for stopping at lights make no sense to...

dropper for stopping at lights make no sense to me, just slide off the saddle and lean the bike. No need to make it more complicated
Forum: Introductions
05-27-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Papa Dutch

I may not stick around long

The overbearing and ridiculously demanding password app is garbage and I have no idea what password was assinigned!

But I am working on a meridian


I don't even see how to post pics, so screw...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,002
Posted By PeteHski

If it's a hilly TT, your target power on the...

If it's a hilly TT, your target power on the climbs will be higher than it is on the descents or flat. At least if you want to win. It's simple physics/maths. Any pacing algorithm (eg. Best Bike...
05-26-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,424
Posted By livedarklions

Yes, the distinction makes a lot more sense...

Yes, the distinction makes a lot more sense within a city where the width of the lanes might operate as cue whether this is a "busy road" where fast traffic is normal vs. a "residential road" where...
05-25-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By spelger

TCP is designed to be reliable, that does not...

TCP is designed to be reliable, that does not mean UDP was designed with the opposite in mind. but you are right, applications are to accept that fact and deal with missing frames. and the problem...
05-22-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,416
Posted By NoWhammies

Whelp, this happened... ...

Whelp, this happened...


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/garmin_4545cfe71e04500a4e8f8f77d047488dae1d4442.jpg

After reading through the thread and comments (thank...
05-21-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,416
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Here are leaked 1040 photos and some details...

Here are leaked 1040 photos and some details about its feature set.
https://the5krunner.com/2022/05/21/garmin-edge-1040-first-images/
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,893
Posted By PeteHski

The Varia gives you far more awareness of what is...

The Varia gives you far more awareness of what is approaching you from behind than your "safe riding instincts" ever did. So there's no need to be afraid of it. All it does is greatly increase your...
05-18-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,237
Posted By Barry2

Shorts

+1
Go to Padded Bike shorts.
If you really must... padded MTB shorts are not nearly as tight.
But.... self respecting road cyclists won't ride with you. :)


Barry
05-18-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,350
Posted By Andy_K

There seem to be two distinct groups of people...

There seem to be two distinct groups of people drawn to Eroica events. One group are purists who want to recreate the experience of bike racing in the classic era as authentically as possible. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 5,893
Posted By WhyFi

Most of the software/firmware hiccups, like the...

Most of the software/firmware hiccups, like the fact that the video portion of the app isn't terribly... functional... doesn't worry me too much - I'm sure they'll improve it - but the lack of image...
05-12-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By spelger

Agreed, c was too easy for me and I could only...

Agreed, c was too easy for me and I could only hang with b for the volcano. The descent killed me and I had to break off.
05-09-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,918
Posted By tyrion

Gravel Groping!

Gravel Groping!
05-07-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By mstateglfr

Generalizations- - Touring frame has longer...

Generalizations-

- Touring frame has longer chainstays compared to gravel and endurance road.
- Endurance road has slightly faster steering compared to gravel and touring.
- Endurance will have...
05-04-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By fooferdoggie

it did not pause as well when I hit stop lights...

it did not pause as well when I hit stop lights so my averages could be way off. plus I ride so much every day it was killing the battery. I do two 8 mile commutes then often 10 or more miles on the...
05-04-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By fooferdoggie

a few garmin watches were supposed to but the...

a few garmin watches were supposed to but the last one I tried it came up as a outdoor run. Apple Watch finally stepped up the game and will record and pause fairly well. but it will ask every ride...
05-03-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,802
Posted By datlas

OK I figured out the problem. I had downloaded...

OK I figured out the problem. I had downloaded the OSM maps as OSM files. I have Open Street Maps on the brain and thought that was the right format.

I re-read DCR's instructions and of course he...
05-01-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,799
Posted By GhostRider62

OP is 70 years old. He rides 2-3 time per week...

OP is 70 years old. He rides 2-3 time per week for 25-30 miles and you want him to be doing HIIT? Jump right into a 50-60 miler on the weekend? To train for a Century? Why? Are you trying to kill...
04-30-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,892
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds...

I’ve never had a shifter cable break in hundreds of thousands of miles of riding. I’ve broken a couple derailleurs, and had brake cables pull loose, but never broken any.
04-29-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 43,938
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Good points. I'd add that marketing can and...

Good points.

I'd add that marketing can and does greatly affect what customers want.
It's not the other way round, for the most part.
Though it's fair to say that smaller companies don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By smashndash

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes...

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes is just "do they assplode". Most carbon rim brakes won't assplode. They'll probably stop you too. But good brakes are powerful, predictable, hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,786
Posted By Camilo

Isn't it up to the guy in front to go to the side...

Isn't it up to the guy in front to go to the side and let the next guy pull? It's not up to the next guy to overtake the puller. I do find it disruptive for someone to race to the front to pull - it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,962
Posted By venturi95

Gentlemen: Just keep in mind, to 99% of the...

Gentlemen: Just keep in mind, to 99% of the general population and 100% of rad MTBers, (JK!) you are an effeminate, effete, and entirely weird grown man on a bicycle. I don't think women get derided...
04-25-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By rumrunn6

took it to a shop. the tech eyeballed it & yep,...

took it to a shop. the tech eyeballed it & yep, left crank is bent

I've retaken my vows w/ this bike. I'm all in. & will be torturing it plenty more. tuff to find a good used bike for short money...
04-25-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 938
Posted By cyccommute

For bicycle use, acidity wouldn’t matter. If the...

For bicycle use, acidity wouldn’t matter. If the bike is used fairly regularly, the oil really isn’t going to be on the chain for long enough to start to polymerize. If you put the oil on and let the...
04-23-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,965
Posted By Daniel4

The automobile has a whole bunch of safety...

The automobile has a whole bunch of safety features that protect its occupants from death and injury in the event of all sorts of collisions. But there's nothing in the design to prevent death and...
04-23-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,965
Posted By Kapusta

You absolutely CAN blame the decision to go with...

You absolutely CAN blame the decision to go with a more dangerous design as a contributing factor.

This blame is shared by the people who choose to produce and market the more dangerous design and...
04-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,965
Posted By njkayaker

The shift happened fairly quickly. What you see...

The shift happened fairly quickly. What you see today (a high level of cycling infrastructure) was the result of the shift being quick.
...
04-21-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,965
Posted By genejockey

Not mentioned in the article, but have you...

Not mentioned in the article, but have you noticed how much taller, squarer, and (for want of a better term) more brutal-looking the front ends of pickup trucks have become? This makes it ever...
04-21-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,965
Posted By genejockey

Mostly, prioritizing motor vehicle traffic flow...

Mostly, prioritizing motor vehicle traffic flow higher than the safety of pedestrians and cyclists when designing streets and roads. Also, things like buying more SUVs than cars.
04-20-22, 10:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,633
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I would prefer induction charging with any cable...

I would prefer induction charging with any cable over USB C.
04-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By nathand

These absolutely exist...

These absolutely exist https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/06/13/san-francisco-gets-vision-zero-street-sweepers/
04-17-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,288
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been talking beet root for nearly 30 years. ...

I've been talking beet root for nearly 30 years. Haven't even thought about documenting the before and after but my heart has stayed strong, BP and HR low. No, not my racing days low but I am now...
04-06-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,886
Posted By Reynolds

I use to ride on a road which is the roadie's...

I use to ride on a road which is the roadie's go-to in my area. So it's not uncommon to draft/be drafted by strangers. A couple years ago a girl about 20 passed me and kept close, looking back every...
04-06-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 722
Posted By Bald Paul

Sorry, this whole thing sounds fishy. "It's...

Sorry, this whole thing sounds fishy.
"It's paired to a phone I lost"
"It's only $80"
"No, it's not stolen, honest!"
04-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,886
Posted By shelbyfv

Go for it Larry! Women love it when overweight...

Go for it Larry! Women love it when overweight half nekkid sweaty guys creep up on their six. Offer them a slug from the MD20/20 bidon and you'll be on your way. Don't limit yourself to women. This...
03-09-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,597
Posted By Daniel4

Helmet laws were devised by the automobile lobby...

Helmet laws were devised by the automobile lobby to give the impression that cycling is dangerous.

It would make more sense for driving helmets but it's surprising that with so many safety...
02-22-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By Shimagnolo

When copy/paste goes wrong while using CAD...

When copy/paste goes wrong while using CAD equipment.
:roflmao2:
02-21-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,554
Posted By PeteHski

There's a LOT you can do to mitigate the loss of...

There's a LOT you can do to mitigate the loss of VO2 with age e.g. Maintaining intensity in your workout regime, weight training, increasing protein intake, etc, etc. It's thought that older...
02-08-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano 7 speed indexing is compatible with Campy...

Shimano 7 speed indexing is compatible with Campy 8 speed, but for loosing that 8th cog use. (Both used 5mm c-c cog spacing).

JTek Shift Mates can translate the cable pull (actuation ratio) from...
02-06-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,885
Posted By Bald Paul

Try this: ...

Try this:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/267x352/capture_9103b43fb4ef1b36d25f4dc0ffe6b21e6c13ec96.jpg
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