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07-02-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Bill Kapaun

While experimenting with different length cranks,...

While experimenting with different length cranks, I installed an old cottered crank from an early 70's 2X5 speed.
No issues with the chain dropping between the rings, with my 9 speed chain & cogs....
07-02-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By canopus

Is it the helicomatic hub you have? Don't...

Is it the helicomatic hub you have?

Don't assume you will have problems. Just be aware you could have these issues.
You don't need to cold set these frames for 130 hubs. If you want to be a...
07-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

HR helps with that "which" question. HR goes...

HR helps with that "which" question. HR goes down, it's fuel. HR goes up, it's hydration.
07-02-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By rubiksoval

How does sitting in a sauna increase recovery? ...

How does sitting in a sauna increase recovery?

Go for a ride in the south with 72+ degree dew points and the last thing in the world you'd want to do is go back into a sauna...
07-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Bill Kapaun

For campus, get a $70 xmart bike.

For campus, get a $70 xmart bike.
07-02-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By Trsnrtr

Back in 2006 (age 55), I did a UMCA sanctioned...

Back in 2006 (age 55), I did a UMCA sanctioned 100 mile timed event. Final time was 5h10m for 102 miles. Being an event, that time was overall including all stops.

I stopped one time for water and...
07-01-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By 79pmooney

I've paid zero attention to the Velox wet or dry...

I've paid zero attention to the Velox wet or dry issues on my bikes - ever. I've ridden many wheels through puddles far deeper than the rims. In fact nearly to the bottom bracket. Get home, maybe...
06-29-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By cybirr

A series of hill climbs treated as a HIIT workout...

A series of hill climbs treated as a HIIT workout is so much more satisfying than a flatland HIIT workout.

Seek the hills.
06-29-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By rubiksoval

Excessive caffeine has done nothing but give me...

Excessive caffeine has done nothing but give me massive, debilitating cramps in longer races. Also doesn't seem very effective in shorter races.

The biggest difference I've found in "feel" has...
06-29-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It always says "train as normal" when your...

It always says "train as normal" when your recovery countdown is 24 hours or less. Above that doesn't mean you can't leave bed, or that you can't ride, they're suggesting you avoid intense efforts. ...
06-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By DrIsotope

11-speed MTB cassettes fit on 10-speed freehubs...

11-speed MTB cassettes fit on 10-speed freehubs without modification.
06-27-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And given the low cost of a new/used ft der how...

And given the low cost of a new/used ft der how much time is this repair worth? Andy
06-27-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By JohnDThompson

Rotate the stem so that the narrow part of the...

Rotate the stem so that the narrow part of the clamp is on the inside of the handlebar's curve and you should be able to slide it through.
06-27-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Litespud

I had to do this a few days ago. I used a cheapo...

I had to do this a few days ago. I used a cheapo bottle opener to spread the stem to get it off the bars - one hand control of the squeeze and doesn't mar the edge of the stem clamp. As you can see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,097
Posted By canklecat

Don't mess with the bike fit at all for now. No...

Don't mess with the bike fit at all for now. No point, as all the contradictory suggestions in this thread reveal. You'll just be chasing your own tail, shifting pain from one part of the body to...
06-26-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By billridesbikes

Just ride. Look, there are all kinds of...

Just ride.

Look, there are all kinds of stuff you can buy, but don’t use it as an excuse not to get out and ride.
Right now getting out several times a week, even for a few miles, it most...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,889
Posted By WhyFi

What about Pacing for Longer BF Pissing Matches?

What about Pacing for Longer BF Pissing Matches?
06-26-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By dsbrantjr

The strength in a tire lies in the fabric plies...

The strength in a tire lies in the fabric plies in the body, not the rubber. Minor surface checking like in the photo would not concern me.
06-25-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By Cougrrcj

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so...

Not really bike related, but a dozen years or so ago, when asked by my 'Primary Care Physician' about 'any pains' - I casually mentioned that 'I was fine other than the usual aches and pains of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,740
Posted By walnutz

Spent $450 on upgrades and then bought a new bike...

Spent $450 on upgrades and then bought a new bike a few weeks later...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By rubiksoval

Wheels don't change the feel. There may be...

Wheels don't change the feel.

There may be weight savings, but generally the cheaper carbon wheels are as heavy or heavier than lighter weight AL wheels.

Deeper rim carbon wheels are good for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,889
Posted By WhyFi

You started riding relatively recently, right? I...

You started riding relatively recently, right? I wouldn't get too in to the weeds and ride by numbers just yet - ride your bike, build your base, and (most importantly) keep it fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,889
Posted By caloso

If I'm going to go out for a long ride like that,...

If I'm going to go out for a long ride like that, I usually just point my bike in one direction, ride for 90-120 min and then turn around and ride home. I try not to overthink it. If I feel like...
06-21-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By rubiksoval

It doesn't matter if you climb a lot or don't...

It doesn't matter if you climb a lot or don't climb a lot; what matters (the most) is how much power you can put out and how much you weigh. Put out more power, go faster. Loose weight, go faster.
...
06-21-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,860
Posted By indyfabz

You claim to be living in a former British colony...

You claim to be living in a former British colony in Asia. Look up the local law.
06-19-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,860
Posted By Gresp15C

The problem with "fault" is that it's either a...

The problem with "fault" is that it's either a legal or moral distinction applied after the damage has been done. And safety involves what you do before the damage can be done. So they are unrelated...
06-19-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd just use the supplied pin and switch to a...

I'd just use the supplied pin and switch to a Quik Link WHEN I have reason to break the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't believe in flat bar road bikes. It's...

I don't believe in flat bar road bikes. It's like running clogs.
06-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By sch

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a...

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a kludge. Quick link is a better approach.
One example: ...
06-18-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By Barry2

If you pull the drive side out of the bike, can...

If you pull the drive side out of the bike, can to attach the NDS crank to it and have the stopper drop in?

Barry
06-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,801
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Interesting discussion, since this is where my...

Interesting discussion, since this is where my wife and I live at the moment. We are both in our nearly mid 60s, back to biking after a couple of decades not. We're both fit, by the way, and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,237
Posted By pullings

Yes.....Had to change two in one day once which...

Yes.....Had to change two in one day once which made my right thumb sore.
The secret to success is to work the bead of the mounted/fully-deflated tire into the center of rim making sure tube is...
06-17-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By dedhed

Just count links. Any wear is not going to add...

Just count links.
Any wear is not going to add enough significant length to add up to breaking the new chain an extra link.
06-16-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 470
Posted By dedhed

Contact the manufacturer. ...

Contact the manufacturer.
https://www.zyrofisher.co.uk/content/contact
06-16-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By Seattle Forrest

If nobody made new threads, this place would be...

If nobody made new threads, this place would be pretty boring. ;)
06-16-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By freeranger

As an example, take a piece of foam, or a pillow...

As an example, take a piece of foam, or a pillow and your hands on the same side, with a little space between them. Push down--notice that now the middle, between your hands, is now higher than where...
06-16-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By livedarklions

Good lord, now you're pulling the "be politically...

Good lord, now you're pulling the "be politically correct" card!

A. Cyclists rarely kill people by hitting them with their bikes.

B. When they do kill people by hitting them with their bikes,...
06-16-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By CyclingFool95

Essentially, you compress some areas more than...

Essentially, you compress some areas more than others and get pressure points and numbness. A saddle with some flex in rails or shell is good in that it soaks up some bumps. A little thin/light...
06-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By squirtdad

My point, which seems to have flown over was a)...

My point, which seems to have flown over was a) cyclists are not some sort of perfect unicorn creature incapable no wrong while drivers are invariable evil incarnate is not true. people are...
06-15-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By fietsbob

# 1...

# 1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ) I am not sitting on my bike with your Pelvis. what does " just wear regular shorts", mean ? not bicycle shorts just cut off...
06-15-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By Bill Kapaun

New pads, PROPERLY ALIGNED wouldn't hurt. ...

New pads, PROPERLY ALIGNED wouldn't hurt.
Having less stud sticking out would improve the geometry a bit.

You also want to put a reflector or bolt or something to catch the straddle cable in case...
06-15-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 933
Posted By stephr1

Thx. I thought I read, or heard, that somewhere....

Thx. I thought I read, or heard, that somewhere. I appreciate the confirmation.

Cheers....
06-14-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 933
Posted By cyccommute

My only quibble is that mineral oil isn’t an...

My only quibble is that mineral oil isn’t an ester. It’s an alkane with not oxygen in it. Esters can be in some lubricants but not mineral oil.

Everything else you said is spot on.
06-14-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If I have the chain off the bike, I measure a 3'...

If I have the chain off the bike, I measure a 3' section.
It gives 3X the resolution.
I use the 1" & 37" marks to avoid errors introduced by the hook.
...
06-13-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Retro Grouch

Short answer is aluminum bikes are safe. 1. ...

Short answer is aluminum bikes are safe.

1. There are a lot of aluminum framed bicycles in use. Everything has a failure rate but if aluminum bicycles failed at the rate the aluminum haters talk...
06-12-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By Elvo

I would leave it as is but purchase a Rohloff 14...

I would leave it as is but purchase a Rohloff 14 speed internal hub. Then you can mess with rear cog and crank sizes to get the gear ratio that you need. I think that you have a very very sweet setup...
06-12-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By rubiksoval

I definitely do not. Feel fine/good = ride...

I definitely do not.

Feel fine/good = ride fast.
Feel bad = ride slow or not at all.
06-12-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By livedarklions

Leave it to you to twist a reasonable discussion...

Leave it to you to twist a reasonable discussion into some sort of "hysteria". The OP concerns an actual case where a cyclist ran off after killing someone with his bike. We know that's a rare...
06-11-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,127
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It's a terminology thing. When you say maxHR, it...

It's a terminology thing. When you say maxHR, it seems you don't really mean that, you seem to mean the highest HR you might see on a regular basis, not the one when you see Moses just before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,692
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

I used to think the same thing about bibs...

I used to think the same thing about bibs possibly being too hot. Honestly, the strap material wicks far better than bare skin, so they allow for better sweat transfer and evaporation compared to...
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