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Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,813
Posted By HTupolev

You're cheating your own comparison by...

You're cheating your own comparison by incorporating the discount. The market is in a much different state right now than it was when you bought the 2014 bike. And $4000 in 2014 is about $4500 in...
12-12-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,474
Posted By rubiksoval

I'm struggling to understand a claim that braking...

I'm struggling to understand a claim that braking changes anything about tire wear. Your brakes aren't touching your tires, and unless you're locking up the tires and sliding, there is absolutely...
11-03-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By mack_turtle

some people complain that tubeless is not worth...

some people complain that tubeless is not worth it because when they have an actual flat, it's a huge PITA to repair. what they don't acknowledge is that in the time that they rode flat-free, the...
09-23-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,358
Posted By aclinjury

I'm from Socal? It's hard to relate

I'm from Socal? It's hard to relate
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,563
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty much the same as with a tubed tire.

Pretty much the same as with a tubed tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,387
Posted By Rides4Beer

I couldn't care less about what the pros are...

I couldn't care less about what the pros are doing, riding, using, etc. I don't have a car following me with spare wheels/bikes/parts. I need my gear to be reliable day in and day out, not just for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,385
Posted By woodcraft

Trying to get the biggest power numbers is like...

Trying to get the biggest power numbers is like trying to make the most splash while swimming- not the same as going fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,968
Posted By rubiksoval

I would've turned around or turned off onto a...

I would've turned around or turned off onto a different road.

I'm going with "lame".
07-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,033
Posted By unterhausen

Cycling is an eating disorder

Cycling is an eating disorder
07-25-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 16,355
Posted By Ferrouscious

I don't even believe in tires

I don't even believe in tires
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,984
Posted By rubiksoval

Pearl Izumi Pro Aero Glove. No padding. ...

Pearl Izumi Pro Aero Glove.

No padding.

https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/shop/unisex/gloves/road/pro_aero_glove/p/14341807
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,379
Posted By bruce19

Strava is what you want it to be.

Strava is what you want it to be.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,379
Posted By SurferCyclist

There's a couple of riders around here who do 3-4...

There's a couple of riders around here who do 3-4 mile "rides" just to get a KOM. You can see the start finish places of their rides so obviously went out purely for purpose of getting KOM. Whatever...
07-13-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,845
Posted By caloso

They are more comfortable than shorts.

They are more comfortable than shorts.
06-30-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 19,516
Posted By caloso

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your...

You know what’s really inefficient? Having your foot come off the pedal unexpectedly.
06-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,199
Posted By veganbikes

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never...

I prefer the Portland Design Works cages, never have lost a bottle and they look super neat. Though if I want MUSA I gotta have my King Ti cages ultra light and well made. Not cheap but I can get the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,099
Posted By AndyB.

I paid $300 for a fit that consisted of two retul...

I paid $300 for a fit that consisted of two retul captures on a fit bike, then measurements applied to my bike with a tape measure and pieces of wood with bubble levels attached.

My bike was much...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By TMonk

This has been hashed out many times but I'm going...

This has been hashed out many times but I'm going to share my opinion again for the heck of it. People like to hate on wax because of the perceived effort involved. It is more labor intensive per...
06-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,531
Posted By Thomas15

One word: California

One word: California
05-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,338
Posted By cybirr

Nonsense and applesauce, you don't have one,...

Nonsense and applesauce, you don't have one, you've not used one, you've got nothing to add but uninformed opinion. Varia RTL; those that love it, those who haven't used it.
05-26-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,409
Posted By Iride01

I stop if there is traffic coming from any of the...

I stop if there is traffic coming from any of the other directions. Even if I will be the first one there by a safe margin. Otherwise, if a tree falls in the woods.................
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By Trakhak

Back when I raced, I once overheard a teammate...

Back when I raced, I once overheard a teammate complimenting a guy on another team on how smoothly he rode. After the race, I asked Greg what that was about. He said, "Some guys take it to heart and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,492
Posted By Trsnrtr

Been paying for a long time and will continue to...

Been paying for a long time and will continue to do so.
05-19-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By jimincalif

I have three tiers of flat protection with my...

I have three tiers of flat protection with my tubeless - (1) sealant, (2) DynaPlugs and (3) inner tube.

I have never used the inner tube. I've used DynaPlugs 4 times. If they didn't work I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 17,388
Posted By Sy Reene

I pay for it; 'bout the same price annually as a...

I pay for it; 'bout the same price annually as a pair of tires. I like the reporting and presentation; like ability to compare myself to myself. I also use the gear/parts tracking of miles, though I...
05-17-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,680
Posted By JohnDThompson

Start by picking a gear on your current set-up...

Start by picking a gear on your current set-up and just not shifting out of it. If you find a gear that works, configure your single-speed to use that same gear ratio.
05-13-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 18,917
Posted By phughes

Seriously people, do you listen for cars while...

Seriously people, do you listen for cars while driving a car? No, you use a mirror. This is ridiculous. If you choose to use earphones, use them, but be cautious as you always should. If you are...
05-04-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 18,917
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

iPod Pro with transparency mode on. Also have...

iPod Pro with transparency mode on. Also have Varia radar to point out when vehicle approaches.
05-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 18,917
Posted By MattTheHat

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music...

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music while riding on the road all the time. Like every day. About 10,000 miles worth in the last year. It seems perfectly safe to me. If it doesn't feel safe...
04-28-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 108,760
Posted By 50voltphantom

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49829217893_9f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49829217893_9fc5133dc4_b.jpg
Forum: Touring
02-11-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,038
Posted By mstateglfr

I cant hear much when riding because wind creates...

I cant hear much when riding because wind creates a steady white noise. All those who already posted that they listen to birds chirping while riding clearly have better hearing. I dont hear the...
12-19-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 140,640
Posted By Bryan C.

Best I could do. If the counts then: Next...

Best I could do. If the counts then:

Next bike mission, a sunset picture with your bike AND a tree silhouetted in the pic. To clarify, the bike and tree are dark with a sunset behind.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,190
Posted By rubiksoval

The notion that it's "all in the motor" is flat...

The notion that it's "all in the motor" is flat out ridiculous. There are numerous threads with numerous riders' data showing people going extremely quick on extremely low watts. Just perusing Strava...
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I really don't understand the problem. There are...

I really don't understand the problem. There are still phones being made that accommodate wired shackles. Yours still works, right? Why is it an issue that some phones are being made without this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 18,044
Posted By WhyFi

I'm still wondering what benefits are magically...

I'm still wondering what benefits are magically provided by unobstructed ears. Moving over/taking the lane without looking? Zig-zagging down the road with merry abandon until you hear a vehicle...
Forum: Foo
11-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,733
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Quadruple Worthless

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7207c505_e0ec_4a43_a95d_483c82b730c6_793632440ef8de80d8cb7c333329202d883bc4a1.jpeg

Iím turning into Crazy Cat Man! I am doomed...
10-28-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,864
Posted By wphamilton

You need a power meter if you want to objectively...

You need a power meter if you want to objectively measure your efforts in a repeatable, precise manner. Less commonly, if you need to relate your efforts to some measure of speed.

If you're...
10-19-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 801
Views: 80,163
Posted By pickettt

Am I the only guy who instinctively knows when...

Am I the only guy who instinctively knows when and where my grip should be? The absolute statements being made here mean nothing out on the road.
09-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By sheddle

me: god, why do people even feel compelled to...

me: god, why do people even feel compelled to n+1? one road bike is all you need
me when my bike is in the shop and I'm desperate to get my daily ride in: oh
09-06-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 80,163
Posted By wphamilton

I confess, I don't get the whole argument. Grip...

I confess, I don't get the whole argument. Grip on the hoods is as good as gripping the bars. Weight distribution is about the same also, so I don't get "more control" nor "power transfer". ...
09-04-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By Metieval

I would never buy another Trek anything unless I...

I would never buy another Trek anything unless I could "no strings attached" demo it for a 100 mile ride
08-29-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,582
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I always choose Cervelo for the way they ride and...

I always choose Cervelo for the way they ride and handle.
08-02-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,586
Posted By mynewnchome

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning...

This usually goes away2 minutes after beginning to pedal
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,322
Posted By jadocs

Your describing environmental, situational and...

Your describing environmental, situational and physical variables that have no bearing on whether someone uses a PM or rides measurement free.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,510
Posted By WhyFi

You should totally talk to them - if there's one...

You should totally talk to them - if there's one thing I've learned, it's that people *love* unsolicited advice.
05-15-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,901
Posted By larsbb

Yeah, I was intending to post a couple of...

Yeah, I was intending to post a couple of pictures - I took a lot during the process - but I was first told, that I had not made 10 posts and when I reached that amount I was then told that I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By seau grateau

The Venn diagram of people who think Phil can't...

The Venn diagram of people who think Phil can't take a joke and people who can't take Phil's jokes is one circle.
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