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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By cyclezen

as others noted, could be any number of things. ...

as others noted, could be any number of things.
you mentioned chain coming off - where ? - front , rear ? when ? may be separate issue
you also didn't note any detail on how you broke the RD......
05-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By cyclezen

This, and a few other things... Prep for...

This, and a few other things...
Prep for mounting new tire - make sure the tire is 'warm', I place it somewhere where sunlight can soften the tire for about an hour (depending on temp of when/where...
05-26-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 2,906
Posted By cyclezen

totally ! MVDP is in 'training', I believe...

totally !
MVDP is in 'training', I believe using the Giro to bring his level up to 'National Championship level... for the Dutch Championships, late June. Riding at a level no one else is doing......
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By cyclezen

Cable - Not sure about any DI2... I believe the...

Cable - Not sure about any DI2...
I believe the shift ratio on Shimano DR's from 8 thru 11 are same. But that is not Pull ratio, which is dictated by the shifters. And then there's any difference in...
05-24-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,578
Posted By cyclezen

That this is a revived thread was noted before...

That this is a revived thread was noted before you posted.
In this case, revived by a New Member/poster, who reacted to the thread, without concern for age of the origin.
Some of us had decided to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By cyclezen

so I very much enjoy 'McGivering', do it all the...

so I very much enjoy 'McGivering', do it all the time to my motos and backpacks...
so, you could put some sort of 'stop' on each rail, to prevent the bag/strap from sliding down the rail.
could be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By cyclezen

Gravity always wins... Since wasn't familiar...

Gravity always wins...
Since wasn't familiar with the Lezyne Road Caddy, I took a quick peek thru google.
Most saddle bags have a strong taper from back to front, and often attach/secure to the SP....
05-23-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 208
Posted By cyclezen

Old School MTB bikes are way different from the...

Old School MTB bikes are way different from the current MTB offerings and the sizing is quite different. A Modern 17" would be quite a bit larger than old school 17".
Visually, aside from headtube,...
05-21-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,239
Posted By cyclezen

LOL!, Yes, the bike is quite unimpressive. But...

LOL!, Yes, the bike is quite unimpressive. But as for quality, it will give reliable service and durability if maintained - more than one can say for many of the new Big Box bikes.
It prolly would...
05-21-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,239
Posted By cyclezen

the 35 inch quoted is 'standover' height to the...

the 35 inch quoted is 'standover' height to the toptube. My visual guess (and prolly correct) is that it's a 62 cm frame size - which easily covers your size needed for leg length and height -...
05-21-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,239
Posted By cyclezen

The Torpado and likely the Cannondale are prolly...

The Torpado and likely the Cannondale are prolly not what you're looking for. The torpado comes from a renowned shop/frame builder, known for the highest quality and performance - for 'race' type...
05-20-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,578
Posted By cyclezen

Hi lorr1e1 Yes, cycling is one of those great...

Hi lorr1e1
Yes, cycling is one of those great things we can do. Great, because it's essence is 'all about you'. It can include others, but is always 'all about you'.
It allows us to learn about and...
05-20-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By cyclezen

WTH are Jeepers ??? :twitchy: :foo: Been...

WTH are Jeepers ??? :twitchy: :foo:

Been wanting to bring up Sheldon's Wisdom again...
OP, this:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html

Ride On
Yuri
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,421
Posted By cyclezen

maybe.. sometimes... in a big peloton... and a...

maybe.. sometimes... in a big peloton... and a really steep early rise...
but looking at the first charts of all... they all show the same entry levels... and we're talking .5 mile or longer, so not...
05-20-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By cyclezen

Redshift stem - Awesome! Love mine! running on a...

Redshift stem - Awesome! Love mine! running on a Poseidon X with upgraded wheels, tubeless front 42 mm, 32-33 psi
makes a huge difference in better handling - better control on really chunk...
05-20-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,239
Posted By cyclezen

Every 'Old'/used bike will come with it's own...

Every 'Old'/used bike will come with it's own 'issues' (same as old humans...)
getting a 'wife' / husband off ebay would be a very risky thing, where returns are never an option. Not liking what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 405
Posted By cyclezen

old-school toe clips (of any kind, with or w/o...

old-school toe clips (of any kind, with or w/o straps) are good for one thing - riding the vintage gas pipe to the Sunday Coffee stop...
keep one or 2 pair of work shoes at work.
if urban commuting...
05-20-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By cyclezen

You got a smaller frame than the other 2... which...

You got a smaller frame than the other 2... which would have quite diifferent specs ??? Yes
Here are the frame spec comparisons of that era 54cm Roubaix vs 56 Revenio...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Yes, I know that a properly adjusted...

Quote:
Yes, I know that a properly adjusted front der pretty much is all you need

WHAT ???
AM I NOT spposed to buy this magnificent piece of bent ALUminimum ???
K-EDGE Pro Road Braze-on Chain...
05-17-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 445
Posted By cyclezen

I'm a big Duct tape guy, but not in this case. ...

I'm a big Duct tape guy, but not in this case.
too slippery - creates more 'movement' which is the opposite of what is preferred. and it will certainly 'crease' when you tried to bend into a curve....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,847
Posted By cyclezen

This not doubting he had some wheel...

This
not doubting he had some wheel issues/broken spoke; but blaming it on overheating rotors, seems about as far fetched as can possibly be.
To have some degree of metal failure, at the very...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,421
Posted By cyclezen

OP, as noted by many, there must be some diff. in...

OP, as noted by many, there must be some diff. in your weight to the guyz you're comparing with.
Power relative to what is being lifted.
as Trakhak noted, starting in the front and slowly drifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,421
Posted By cyclezen

couple of things you haven't noted the weight...

couple of things
you haven't noted the weight of the riders to whom you're comparing you stats, above...
My guess is that Riders are all lighter than you, Ride 1 & 3 considerably.
After all,...
05-15-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By cyclezen

So, I have a bunch of pumps. The gold standard,...

So, I have a bunch of pumps.
The gold standard, for pedal bikes, has been my Silca Track pump - purchased in '78 and in constant almost daily use since then. Replaced the head back around Y2k (for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 855
Posted By cyclezen

My belief is that most riders don;t really know...

My belief is that most riders don;t really know their gearing choices AND don;t really have options beyond what they have 'on bike' and what they got when purchasing the bike.
Nice bikes with...
05-14-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By cyclezen

If you can't get measurements from a Redwood...

If you can't get measurements from a Redwood owner, I have an 'X'.
Given both bikes can use 700c & 650B, and the other frame dims are what make the differences in Dims (Head tube angle is same on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 855
Posted By cyclezen

This is a great tool and helps visualize the gear...

This is a great tool and helps visualize the gear jumps on any crank/cassette (freewheel) combo. Whether you go old school 'gear inches' or 'gear development', you 'll get a feel for what gears work...
05-12-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,392
Posted By cyclezen

Tubeless is an ongoing new adventure for many,...

Tubeless is an ongoing new adventure for many, whatever the 'arena', road, grvl, mtb...
So the anecdotal and other info which crops up here, besides being interesting, it may be useful for someone....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By cyclezen

I get it. You're not a Specialized Fanboy... LOL!...

I get it. You're not a Specialized Fanboy... LOL!
And, yes, corporations, by definition, are not your grandma.
Given that, it's good to be discerning. And also have strong appropriate regulatory...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,031
Posted By cyclezen

Really liked the article. This would give me...

Really liked the article.
This would give me more confidence that 'some manufacturers' will actually go through extensive investigation, testing and development to account for possibilities which...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By cyclezen

Hope you didn;t take my post as knocking your...

Hope you didn;t take my post as knocking your choice.
I was just continuing the thread on. The tests,done by Quantified Scientist, emphasized for me, that 24/7 use of optic devices wouldn;t work for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1251349-whoop-membership-who-has-your-comments.html#post22498214)
Yeah, wearable HRV has not been perfected...
05-09-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By cyclezen

you're not racing, right? chain is on the inner...

you're not racing, right?
chain is on the inner ring? chain/RD are set to the smallest cog?
although this all shouldn't be necessary, it makes doing much easier...
Pull the RD body back, with...
05-09-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By cyclezen

It would seem that most of us - BF riders who...

It would seem that most of us - BF riders who classify themselves as 'gravel' riders because we ride 'gravel' type surfaces and with bikes between the 'road' and 'mtb' idioms, ride mixed surfaces....
05-09-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By cyclezen

One of the uses for my old tubes - road size - I...

One of the uses for my old tubes - road size - I cut a small cross-section about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide , like rubber band size, double wrap it on the male buckle strap. Keeps the strap adjustment from...
05-09-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 815
Posted By cyclezen

non- branded Frame? use a toothpick to shove as...

non- branded Frame? use a toothpick to shove as much epoxy as possible into the hole, smooth surface, ride until ... whenever/whatever...
Branded Frame - should be covered by usual Lifetime frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks ! Had a similar conversation with MD,...

Thanks ! Had a similar conversation with MD, during the first few weeks of diagnosis. We'll have to revisit that at our next meeting.
I'll try to find any references for Warburg's research on this....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By cyclezen

Not heart, Big C... and stg 3 when detected... ...

Not heart, Big C... and stg 3 when detected... apparently been in my system for some time... Oncologist thinks the system stress of the long period last adventure just brought it to the fore.
I...
05-07-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,104
Posted By cyclezen

Even into the Mid 70's there were plenty of TDF...

Even into the Mid 70's there were plenty of TDF stages which went over unpaved roads, sections. Mostly in the mountain stages.
If it's a road, its fair game for a stage. Riders, unfortunately will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By cyclezen

Thanks everyone! some really great comments, and...

Thanks everyone! some really great comments, and other options - will look further into other options, HRV4T and anything else.
I'm really looking for something which might show accurate numbers HR...
05-07-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By cyclezen

WOW! $270 Dinars... And, yes I know there are...

WOW! $270 Dinars... And, yes I know there are saddles up and over $500. I guess I should be thankful I can ride quite a variety of models. Many of which are quite a reasonable price.
Start Point for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By cyclezen

WHOOP Membership? Who has ? Your Comments?

So who has a WHOOP Membership?
Why did you get it?
How has it been for you?
What Important Info is it giving you?
What Important Info isn't available from it?
Is it beneficial overall for your...
05-06-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,758
Posted By cyclezen

... oh, it's not that old... some of us have had...

... oh, it's not that old... some of us have had BMs longer than this...

... anyway, we are doomed to repeat everything in the 9 Levels of BF
Alighieri got it right...

Cry, moan, suffer On...
05-06-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By cyclezen

yeah, I know... the sport went all to hell,...

yeah, I know... the sport went all to hell, pricing thru the roof !!! when they introduced 6 speed freewheels !
now I'm ONLY getting about 3500 miles for every $22 chain... Bah Humbug ! :troll:...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,117
Posted By cyclezen

I did watch the entire video, and I guess how we...

I did watch the entire video, and I guess how we can 'see' things can be very different...
I saw no 'heel dropping' in Froome's part, in any view which could give a good reference. And have not seen...
05-05-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,392
Posted By cyclezen

Been 14 days since I converted from Butyl to...

Been 14 days since I converted from Butyl to tubeless front and TPU rear.
Tubeless setup had some moments - mostly because I wasn't sure how much pressure was needed to properly set the bead.
I...
05-05-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By cyclezen

BITD, when there was the 'winter off season",...

BITD, when there was the 'winter off season", riding less time/miles, and adding in some CX, my saddle height would go down about 3-4mm.
When early season started, and mileage increased and mostly...
05-05-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By cyclezen

sounds like 'shot in the dark' way to find a good...

sounds like 'shot in the dark' way to find a good riding position, on top of spending a bunch of Dinars... without getting any real result.
Best is to truly define a good working saddle position -...
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,135
Posted By cyclezen

As noted, there are quite a number of good...

As noted, there are quite a number of good resources which you can refer to for basic triath training, books and internet. But you also have a 14 yr old, who will have her own ideas on what she...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,117
Posted By cyclezen

so I was watching Eschborn-Frankfurt yesterday,...

so I was watching Eschborn-Frankfurt yesterday, and paid particular attention to pedaling technique during the mid-race drone on periods..
no heel dropping, no real 'scraping of shoe sole', some toe...
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