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Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

We have a Gates CDX on our tandem. Never had a...

We have a Gates CDX on our tandem. Never had a problem with it in many thousands of miles. The rings will get worn before the belt. I expect at least 20,000 miles out of the setup, judging by ring...
05-24-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The first thing is to read the Numb Hands...

The first thing is to read the Numb Hands (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/752905-numb-hands.html#post12953035) post. Then see if you have too much weight on your hands. Can you briefly take...
05-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,999
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Shroooms! Microdosing is very hip now. You can...

Shroooms! Microdosing is very hip now. You can buy grow kits online. Won't do anything for your cycling, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,164
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The bolded - yes, that's what I said or meant to...

The bolded - yes, that's what I said or meant to say. People keep their knee angle the same and adjust with foot angle, or vice versa - adjust saddle height to achieve desired foot angle.

Yes, I...
05-19-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,810
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The only thing to pay attention to is what works...

The only thing to pay attention to is what works for you.
05-19-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,255
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Everyone's different. Best is to do a lactate...

Everyone's different. Best is to do a lactate threshold heart rate test and base your effort level off that.
05-11-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You could try posting 2 photos of you on the...

You could try posting 2 photos of you on the bike, one with pedals level, one with them vertical, over on the Fitting Your Bike forum and complain of hand pain. See what you get for responses..
05-11-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

You could try it with the bars tilted down like...

You could try it with the bars tilted down like in the Wright Brothers photo. Try them set so that leaning forward and elbows bent ~15, your wrists are straight and relaxed. As above, make sure...
05-11-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Hmm. I don't know what your position is like. For...

Hmm. I don't know what your position is like. For riding any distance, one wants about a 45 torso angle. Many people make the mistake of thinking that position is about aerodynamics, but that's not...
05-09-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

So I googled images of "cycling gloves ulnar...

So I googled images of "cycling gloves ulnar relief" and this image came up. It happens to be of s Serfas RX glove. Note where the padding is not.

...
05-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,137
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I obsess over my physical health and do what I...

I obsess over my physical health and do what I have to do to maintain it, i.e. get no worse - no fatter, no weaker, just a little slower as the aerobic engine gradually decays. But not much slower....
05-09-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,699
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Numb hands is mostly a fit issue - too much...

Numb hands is mostly a fit issue - too much weight on hands. Sore wrists the same. Saddle back, more reach is what one does. Besides that, there's the Numb Hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,320
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

At 40, you're just getting started. Then you have...

At 40, you're just getting started. Then you have some experience to build on. I hit my peak at 63, downhill ever since, but still riding long and hard. Figure out what you're still good at and do...
05-05-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No idea without seeing photos taken from the...

No idea without seeing photos taken from the side:
Hands on hoods, forearms horizontal, cranks level
Hands on hoods, normal riding position, cranks vertical
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 10:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,164
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Here's a fave video of mine. Bike fit combined...

Here's a fave video of mine. Bike fit combined with action - how it's done by modern champions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSXyg6dn0Kk

Downstroke, relaxed ankle
Bottom, pull back with...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I join spontaneous groups whenever it looks like...

I join spontaneous groups whenever it looks like it'll work out for me. Usually one that passes me with about a 2 mph differential. That's about right. I get on the back and see what happens. I...
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