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02-06-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,283
Posted By Zaskar

Don't be these guys (two abreast in traffic)

Buckhead/in-town Atlanta at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon on a very busy road - two lanes each way with single and double turning lanes; 35 zone. Traffic was backed up for a couple blocks because of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By Zaskar

I was once a critic of "all that aero crap"....

I was once a critic of "all that aero crap". Years ago I did a training ride with a buddy on a 1-mile flat loop. We swapped pulling at each lap. At the time, we were dead even in fitness. He showed...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,804
Posted By Zaskar

^THIS^ So many Strava KOMs are team (group)...

^THIS^

So many Strava KOMs are team (group) efforts, e.g. lots of guys giving that one guy a readout - whether they intended to or not. One day Strava's algorithm will see that - based on multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,146
Posted By Zaskar

I thought it was your annual income divided by 3...

I thought it was your annual income divided by 3 plus your age.

Seriously though, this is all moot (some of it should be mute) until you're able to accurately measure your cadence. Yes - natural,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,765
Posted By Zaskar

Remember, only the guys behind you can see your...

Remember, only the guys behind you can see your bike.

Seriously though, no one gives a &$#* about your bike except you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 886
Posted By Zaskar

Home Workshop: 2022 Edition

This topic pops up every once in a while. But, there's value in revisiting the topic - new ideas, new products, things you'd do differently... Full disclosure, I'm in the middle of redoing my "shop"...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,806
Posted By Zaskar

^this^ I'd love to see a blind (figuratively...

^this^

I'd love to see a blind (figuratively speaking) test - 100 cyclists ride bikes back to back with the only difference being the brands of tires - all the same weight, size, tire pressure,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By Zaskar

LarrySellerz I'm in the same boat... sorta. One...

LarrySellerz I'm in the same boat... sorta. One of my bikes is an old Klein that I rebuilt as a single speed. I live in Atlanta - it's hilly. After three or four ratios, I landed on a 53-15. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,462
Posted By Zaskar

I'm amazed at how my times I hear "My ___ (neck,...

I'm amazed at how my times I hear "My ___ (neck, lower back, arms, wrists... ) hurts after riding ___". Then I ask "What does your upper-body workout look like? Are you doing core, shoulders,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By Zaskar

As Iride01 said, most stop with a lout "NO!" or...

As Iride01 said, most stop with a lout "NO!" or "BACK!" Even the 80-100 pit bull with clipped ears and tail... yeah, I was shocked. He came out of the woods like a silverback - all shoulders and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,976
Posted By Zaskar

Is this like a Battle Bots thing? How do we set...

Is this like a Battle Bots thing? How do we set this up? I'd pay to watch this.
09-02-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 85,685
Posted By Zaskar

1998 Klein ...

1998 Klein
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,976
Posted By Zaskar

Biggest news I saw: Ultegra and Dura-Ace are Di2...

Biggest news I saw: Ultegra and Dura-Ace are Di2 only. No more mechanical at those levels.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Zaskar

Gravel riding is harder on every part of the...

Gravel riding is harder on every part of the bike... and it's worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,766
Posted By Zaskar

The main reason mtn bikes have the lever on the...

The main reason mtn bikes have the lever on the bar is to allow the rider to keep their hands on the bar. Even grabbing a water bottle can be tricky in certain situations. Back when forks had the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,766
Posted By Zaskar

A wireless dropper... damn.

A wireless dropper... damn.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Zaskar

I agree - the tires will likely have the biggest...

I agree - the tires will likely have the biggest impact. But...

Don't ignore fit. I don't have any discomfort on my (apparently very uncomfortable looking) setup - high saddle, slammed stem, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,751
Posted By Zaskar

I have used the Hybrid cxwrench method for 40+...

I have used the Hybrid cxwrench method for 40+ years. I wash my bikes.. a LOT. I don't use a pressure washer, but I do use a pre-pressure reducing valve garden hose that has enough pressure to reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,616
Posted By Zaskar

I don't disagree Racing Dan . I said, in this...

I don't disagree Racing Dan . I said, in this thread or another recent thread - Not running tubeless on a mtn bike is dumb. Not running tubeless on a gravel bike is ill-advised (and means you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,616
Posted By Zaskar

PeteHski ... wow. I didn't really think people...

PeteHski ... wow. I didn't really think people gave a ***** about a little spray on their bikes. But I guess it's a thing. I'm lookin at you now tomato coupe ;-)

Come on guys. We supposed to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,616
Posted By Zaskar

Ahhh... Gotcha. They should see it as a sign of...

Ahhh... Gotcha. They should see it as a sign of success - it worked!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,616
Posted By Zaskar

Just back from a 55-mile ride. Apparently, I was...

Just back from a 55-mile ride. Apparently, I was supposed to have a flat today. I noticed the spray when I got home. Thanks tubeless!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,079
Posted By Zaskar

This really is the balance - trying to predict...

This really is the balance - trying to predict what the train behind you is expecting.

At 53, it's probably better that I let someone else make the call... I'm definitely getting more cautious as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,079
Posted By Zaskar

Totally with you MidTNBrad ! I just hope they...

Totally with you MidTNBrad ! I just hope they spot me in the middle waving to them with that vague "Sorry! Thank You!" combo wave.

My club has an annoying - to other cyclists - habit of following...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,335
Posted By Zaskar

I'm going to offer a different and seemingly...

I'm going to offer a different and seemingly snarky perspective... don't get as many flats. Okay, I'm mostly kidding. I do think newer riders are more likely to suffer flats than seasoned riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,079
Posted By Zaskar

Settle down Ace, it's not a race. (group ride practices)

The opinions on this one might have a broad range ;-)

Okay, the Tucker Ride in Atlanta is a long-standing open group ride. It's a 40-mile ride listed as "very fast paced training ride, 24 mph++....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 11,616
Posted By Zaskar

Mountain biking tubed is dumb. Gravel riding...

Mountain biking tubed is dumb.
Gravel riding tubed is not advised.
Road riding tubed is fine.

I spent the first 30 years riding mtn bikes with tubes. It wasn't dumb then. It is now. Tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,982
Posted By Zaskar

Thanks ericcox - bought a couple of these To...

Thanks ericcox - bought a couple of these

To give you an idea how tight the new Pzero was - I had to use two tire levers to get the first side on. Worse, I used a few zip ties to keep the bead...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,673
Posted By Zaskar

My only use for loud hubs is for diplomatically...

My only use for loud hubs is for diplomatically letting the guy in front know he needs to roll off.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,178
Posted By Zaskar

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a...

Definitely too far back. I think. I also have a hard time understanding how your front tire is coming off the ground. With my sh***y technique, I'm often fighting the back tire skipping around.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,508
Posted By Zaskar

Tubeless rescued by a plug

I've posted before about these wheels - Cannondale Hollogram - the extreme difficulty to mount/dismount tires. I got all the expected tips, e.g. pinch all the way around, too much tape, start at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By Zaskar

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like...

While this is NOT the helmet for me, I would like helmet manufacturers to consider that some of us might put a tail light on the helmet - and design around that a little. I don't mean some mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By Zaskar

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has...

A helmet intended to be used in the dark that has a light powered by the sun. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,067
Posted By Zaskar

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I...

I don't think I accused anyone of thinking. I know I don't think too much when I post here ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,563
Posted By Zaskar

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a...

profjmb I'm with ya - I do NOT like riding a cluttered bike. But, to borrow a word from your thread title, I do want to end up despoiled because a distracted motorist didn't see my black on black on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,694
Posted By Zaskar

I'm envisioning a young product developer at...

I'm envisioning a young product developer at Shimano running down the hall to his boss's office:

"I'VE GOT IT! I'VE GOT THE NEW PRODUCT IDEA FOR 2021... (catches breath)... "brake... brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,324
Posted By Zaskar

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the...

Just give in. Let the bikes have your half of the garage...

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,506
Posted By Zaskar

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the...

rubiksoval was it you who pointed out the Battlecry of the Cat-5: "INSIDE!!! INSIDE!!!" So damn funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,506
Posted By Zaskar

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is...

Recovering from the dreaded wheel overlap is counterintuitive. The short answer is: Steer INTO that rear tire. No... really. Our brain screams "TURN AWAY" but that shifts our weight over our front...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By Zaskar

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage! I was...

^THAT^ should be on 1UpUSA's homepage!

I was looking for a pic I have (had) of four mtn bikes on my rack... it's not as impressive as that pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By Zaskar

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry...

greysquirrel I have a 4-bike 1Up. I often carry four mountain bikes - with WIDE bars, pedals on, etc... The bikes don't touch. With the 1Up (not sure about others), you can move the bikes fore/aft -...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,506
Posted By Zaskar

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example,...

mcours2006 nailed it. For a standout example, watch a few YouTubes of Sagan.

The guys with the mtn bike background do seem to start ahead of the curve. But we need to be trained by roadies - to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 269,227
Posted By Zaskar

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?

Is ^that^ the camera equivalent of a butt dial?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,009
Posted By Zaskar

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to...

rsbob I can see the dropper post migrating to road and gravel - maybe gravel first. But - and it's a big but - it will be the younger crowd and those new to road cycling.

I'm 52 and have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,131
Posted By Zaskar

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in...

Another free bit of marketing advice: Be clear in who you're targeting and what the points-of-difference and brand benefits are for that target. You have said (a lot) these are ideal for racing. And,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,775
Posted By Zaskar

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub...

There was a time when guys judged how good a hub was by how loud it was - with louder being better. I never got on that bandwagon. I find loud freehubs annoying.

The only time a loud freehub is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,131
Posted By Zaskar

Am I understanding that correctly - basically,...

Am I understanding that correctly - basically, the test simulated a 200 lbs rider pedaling for 20 hours? That hardly seems "brutal" - it's about two week's worth of riding for most cyclists.

My...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By Zaskar

I have the Scott one-piece aero bar and love it....

I have the Scott one-piece aero bar and love it. That flat top is really comfortable. Most (all?) aero bars accommodate out-front mounts for computers and lights - nets a very clean setup.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,252
Posted By Zaskar

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is...

Yep. Find the studs, drive two screws (2" long is plenty) per stud. The second board under the tires is obviously optional - really just to hide the tire smudges. But be warned, if you do that board,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,208
Posted By Zaskar

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel...

Can you give us your instagram, YouTube channel and any other socials you're posting all your rad stuff? I'm sure we're all going to want to follow your awesome adventures. In meantime, I'll just...
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