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10-16-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,812
Posted By Abe_Froman

Hey I was at those 3 races too! Regarding...

Hey I was at those 3 races too!

Regarding the single speed thing - another option is to run a SRAM equipped bike. This series will let you just zip tie the shifters (because the brake lever does...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,818
Posted By Abe_Froman

I don't think that is exactly correct. My...

I don't think that is exactly correct. My understanding is nobody quite knows exactly what causes cramps. Heat, hydration, and electrolytes are about as possible an explanation as a million other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,036
Posted By Abe_Froman

Only with orders over $110. You're going to have...

Only with orders over $110. You're going to have to add some old socks to your order, or one of my 5yr olds drawings :D
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,632
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think it was GCN that ran a track test witb...

I think it was GCN that ran a track test witb power meters, and the foil came in as one of the fastest bikes as well I believe.

There were pretty substantial differences to - not just a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 10,049
Posted By Abe_Froman

Ask and you shall receive: ...

Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.beelinebicycles.co.uk/images/img_2187.jpg?maxheight=1200
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,852
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think the big complaint with systems like that...

I think the big complaint with systems like that is that adding/removing spacers requires removing all the cabling from the area as well, and then reinstalling.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,938
Posted By Abe_Froman

Are you saying you would PREFER the bikes be made...

Are you saying you would PREFER the bikes be made somewhere with inferior manufacturing infrastructure? I've never understood the anti Chinese production thing.
08-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,249
Posted By Abe_Froman

Looks like a perfect option IMO. I looked at the...

Looks like a perfect option IMO. I looked at the SuperX when I was looking for my 'do everything bike.' It was just a shade too expensive for what I was looking to spend. If I had found one half off,...
08-02-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,243
Posted By Abe_Froman

chas58 Thanks for turning me onto these...

chas58

Thanks for turning me onto these things. 2nd setup was even quicker than the first...took about 20 minutes. Seated with 1 pump of the floor pump, without even any fussing around.

Took...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Abe_Froman

Somebody earlier had this incorrect. Larger input...

Somebody earlier had this incorrect. Larger input tire circumference will result in the cateye showing higher mph and distance covered, NOT the other way around.

If cateye is overshooting the mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,763
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yea, but that is still a far cry from...

Yea, but that is still a far cry from accelerating from ~20mph on flat ground, solo, all the way to 30mph on flat ground, solo, and then continuing to hold that speed for 30 seconds. I'm not saying...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,112
Posted By Abe_Froman

Eh, I like them. Its easier to walk around a...

Eh, I like them. Its easier to walk around a shopping cart than out from underneath a car.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,410
Posted By Abe_Froman

This may be a silly question...but how come so...

This may be a silly question...but how come so many here dont prefer to have calories in their bottle? Are you not taking in anything at all when you ride, or prefer solid food on the bike for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,833
Posted By Abe_Froman

I gotta say, I really don't believe for a second...

I gotta say, I really don't believe for a second that GP4000s have some sort of inate and consistent design flaw that causes them to randomly and catastrophically fail more often than other tires of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Abe_Froman

I feel like the only truly correct answer here...

I feel like the only truly correct answer here would be: a bike.
06-21-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,116
Posted By Abe_Froman

Yup. I've got a Focus Mares cyclocross bike. I...

Yup. I've got a Focus Mares cyclocross bike. I commute on it, race crits and ride fast group rides on 28mm GP4000s, race CX on it with 35mm knobbies, and race gravel with 40mm gravel tires. I SORT of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,009
Posted By Abe_Froman

Hah, just the opposite here. I'd love an aero...

Hah, just the opposite here. I'd love an aero bike...but see no need to lose grams (or ounces...or even pounds).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,622
Posted By Abe_Froman

Do NOT decrease spoke tension. Increasing comfort...

Do NOT decrease spoke tension. Increasing comfort by forcing what should be a static rim to bend is about the worst possible option. I'd put it about in the same category as using an electric grinder...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,622
Posted By Abe_Froman

Man those pressures seem awfully high IMO.. ...

Man those pressures seem awfully high IMO..

I'm 190lbs. I run gp4000s in 28mm generally at 70F/75R. I've ridden them down closer to 60psi as well and they honestly were fine (and comfy as all...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,622
Posted By Abe_Froman

There ARE better option tires out there for what...

There ARE better option tires out there for what you're after. I'm told Specialized Turbo Cottons are quite good, and Compass tires are exceeding supple/soft as well.

Though personally, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,851
Posted By Abe_Froman

If that is what you believe, then you should...

If that is what you believe, then you should probably stay away from the Hammer stuff, gels, and anything with maltodextrin. Maltodextrin is the definition of refined, and is generally as high, or...
05-20-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,542
Posted By Abe_Froman

Exactly. We can all make excuses, or appeals to...

Exactly. We can all make excuses, or appeals to context, such as 'well everyone in that era was doping.' But the fact of the matter is that he broke the rules. Further, he cheapened the sport,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 350,072
Posted By Abe_Froman

Sounds like the wrong kind of ride to be on if...

Sounds like the wrong kind of ride to be on if one is going to have a coronary about a wrong turn then.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 288,274
Posted By Abe_Froman

Might I suggest that the thread title include...

Might I suggest that the thread title include "Questions About the Forum" rather than "Newbie Questions Answered Here?"

Just saying :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,998
Posted By Abe_Froman

Well if interwebs people vouch for them, that's...

Well if interwebs people vouch for them, that's good enough for me :)

Looking at this one:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,827
Posted By Abe_Froman

I'm not sure, though i would imagine a few weeks...

I'm not sure, though i would imagine a few weeks is reasonable, with great variation depending on the builder and how busy they are.

More importantly though...custom is not better. Heck, I bet in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 25,804
Posted By Abe_Froman

Well irony of ironies, I hit a rock this morning...

Well irony of ironies, I hit a rock this morning and damaged my sidewall 1 mile into a 100 mile ride :roflmao2: It was sort of my own fault though...this was at 4am in the dark, with a light on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By Abe_Froman

$25 cassette, $20 chain, brakes that work. ...

$25 cassette, $20 chain, brakes that work.

After that, buy the best tires your budget will allow, and call it a day. Ride it until if and when you think the bike isnt doing the job anymore.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 32,092
Posted By Abe_Froman

I think it's the requirement of the allen key...

I think it's the requirement of the allen key that's slowing it down for you...that's a bit silly IMO.

Just a tip...but if you're religious about putting the chain in the smallest cog in back,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,600
Posted By Abe_Froman

Except, I'm going to pay anyway and thwart his...

Except, I'm going to pay anyway and thwart his attempt at good will. That'll teach to be a spreader of good will :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-17, 08:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,585
Posted By Abe_Froman

Is the OP taking selfies of his feet while...

Is the OP taking selfies of his feet while riding? Maybe he ran over the bike with his car while texting and didn't notice...
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