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04-18-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,709
Posted By MinnMan

There is the same amount of oxygen in air at high...

There is the same amount of oxygen in air at high and low temperature, except for the tiny difference induced by greater absolute humidity at higher temperature. There is, however, less air per unit...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,240
Posted By NJgreyhead

Beer sh**s have never worked out well for me. Go...

Beer sh**s have never worked out well for me. Go figure.

What does work is a glass of Metamucil in water a coupla hours after my high-carb meal the evening before, followed up with an 8oz bottle...
04-14-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,106
Posted By woodcraft

Chapstick- the all purpose lubricant.

Chapstick- the all purpose lubricant.
04-13-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By Random11

Seems like there was a similar thread here in the...

Seems like there was a similar thread here in the past year. For me, 60 degrees F (16 degrees C) is ideal. Cool but not cold.
04-13-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By caloso

25C, no wind.

25C, no wind.
04-13-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,670
Posted By Wildwood

My preference is between 62* and 64* depending of...

My preference is between 62* and 64* depending of course on humidity.
04-13-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,820
Posted By Sutnblue

I flatted while riding the other day. Pulled the...

I flatted while riding the other day. Pulled the spare tube out, uncoiled it and set it down. Pulled the tire off, set the flat tube down, got my pump out, and mounted the spare and tire. Started...
04-09-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,820
Posted By jppe

What’s the dumbest maintenance mistake you’ve made??

A while back I posted about stupid bike maintenance things we’ve done so this is v2. At that time I’d routed a chain incorrectly through the rear derailleur and even had ridden it a while that way.
...
04-08-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,711
Posted By wolfchild

I am a big believer in being self-sufficient... I...

I am a big believer in being self-sufficient... I think it is foolish, selfish and irresponsible for a cyclists to go out riding and not carry a basic repair kit with them. I would not associate...
04-08-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,711
Posted By KerryIrons

I think the technical term for this kind of...

I think the technical term for this kind of behavior is "moocher."
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mojo31

Have to ride like you are invisible to others....

Have to ride like you are invisible to others. Don’t assume they will stop or yield fr you.
04-06-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By jmpsmash

PSA : Becareful of shady characters

Last week we were at the bottom of Diablo in front of Athenian. 2 guys in a car pulled over asking for direction. They were holding smart phone so I told them to use google maps. They claimed they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,120
Posted By datlas

There are some times I have seen thrown around as...

There are some times I have seen thrown around as goals/benchmarks, but they are really dependent on terrain and group vs solo. So PLEASE take this with a grain of salt...

The two I think of are:...
03-31-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 750
Posted By GhostRider62

September and October in the Northeast are my...

September and October in the Northeast are my favorite months, the temperatures are good and the nasty pollen is gone unlike later Feb-May. Plus, the changing tree colors are nice. Winter is my...
03-30-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 750
Posted By livedarklions

I don't ride New England winters, but I agree...

I don't ride New England winters, but I agree with you about early spring. It's also the season where the new potholes become apparent and there's a lot of sand and salt still on the road, so riding...
03-30-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 750
Posted By Hypno Toad

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't...

I live near Minneapolis, Minnesota and I don't know a season or conditions when I will not ride. I always love the first warm rides in the spring and I'll ride as much as possible in the autumn. But...
03-29-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,272
Posted By livedarklions

So there's the cameraman and this guy riding like...

So there's the cameraman and this guy riding like this with no brakes, absolutely disrespecting the crosswalks and bike lane directions, clearly endangering a lot of people, and we're supposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,504
Posted By genejockey

Well, there's no wind resistance in space, and...

Well, there's no wind resistance in space, and it's not accelerating, and it's moving AWAY from the biggest UV source, but apart from that, you make a reasonable point. ;)
03-28-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,534
Posted By bbbean

Let us know how your online retailer handles your...

Let us know how your online retailer handles your complaint when a tube blows immediately after installation.
03-25-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By prj71

Or buy a bike that fits properly. I think that's...

Or buy a bike that fits properly. I think that's most of the problem.

I don't have toe overlap on my Trek Domane. 5'8" with 32" inseam riding a 54. If I did have toe overlap I would have...
03-25-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By 79pmooney

My Fuji Pro, a bike that fit perfectly and was...

My Fuji Pro, a bike that fit perfectly and was the best descender I ever rode had no overlap using the largest of the day toeclip and 175 cranks. So I just don't buy it that a bike has to have...
03-25-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By freetors

Of all the bikes I own they tend to have longer...

Of all the bikes I own they tend to have longer front centers for more stable handling so none of them toe overlap. I personally think overlap is a poor compromise to achieve a bike with "race"...
03-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By rossiny

I never understood this toe thing , until I...

I never understood this toe thing , until I bought a Casati Ellis. It was a wonderful bike , but I just didn't understand why my Rossin Record i bought new in 1985 about had no overlap but the Casati...
03-24-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By KJ43

And make them wear diapers so everyone can laugh...

And make them wear diapers so everyone can laugh at them!
03-24-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rolla

Someone should make adult training wheels for...

Someone should make adult training wheels for those who can't manage to get their feet out of the way when turning.
03-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By Fredo76

Yeah, toe overlap is pretty much unnecessary,...

Yeah, toe overlap is pretty much unnecessary, unsafe BS, since you can get what you want without it. I never fell over from it, but another 2 mph mix-up found me waking up in a stranger's car with a...
03-24-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By Fredo76

Having raced, and having built my own frame, I've...

Having raced, and having built my own frame, I've always thought that toe overlap was total BS, easily avoided, and an inferior design choice, caused by favoring something less important in a...
03-24-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By cyclezen

There's no Geo measurement which would 'indicate'...

There's no Geo measurement which would 'indicate' toe clearance - too many factors.
Besides Front-center, there is crank length, tire/wheel diameter, shoe size (and not surprisingly, shoe profile in...
03-23-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By big john

An e-bike has certainly crossed my mind and I...

An e-bike has certainly crossed my mind and I know several people who have them. For now I'll still provide the watts myself.

I have been riding with one club for 33 years and joined another a few...
03-23-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By BlazingPedals

This sounds like the classic reasons to get...

This sounds like the classic reasons to get electric assist. More and more of the er, more mature riders in our club are going that route rather than going on slower-paced rides. Something about...
03-23-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,411
Posted By Bald Paul

Frustrated with cycling clubs

I do not like riding solo. Actually, let me clarify that. I DO enjoy riding solo, but I no longer feel safe doing so, after being struck three years ago by a distracted driver who left me lying in...
03-22-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,593
Posted By livedarklions

Well, the best training for riding long distances...

Well, the best training for riding long distances is riding long distances. What's the furthest you've ridden in a day?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 476,012
Posted By tankist

Del Valle, Livermore, CA ...

Del Valle, Livermore, CA

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03-21-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By cyccommute

These don’t look like random cuts nor like road...

These don’t look like random cuts nor like road damage nor, for that matter, like weather checking. They are too regular and you have parallel “cuts” on both sides of the tire. Weather checking and...
03-20-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By wolfchild

The age of the tires and the exposure to weather...

The age of the tires and the exposure to weather is what's causing the tire casing to split. Looks like the tires are old worn out and need to be replaced
03-20-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,206
Posted By spelger

where i live there are screws, nails, glass,...

where i live there are screws, nails, glass, branches, rocks, bolts, rusty razor blades, broken tools, plastic, car parts from accidents, pot holes, metal bits, and other crap. maybe one of those?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 476,012
Posted By abshipp

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2,914
Views: 476,012
Posted By Mihail C.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Checking out Grant Lake, in Joseph D. Grant County Park, after a climb on Mt....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By datlas

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By caloso

Into the bin.

Into the bin.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By WhyFi

A) That tire is toast. B) Max pressure is...

A) That tire is toast.
B) Max pressure is almost never the answer. Unless you're riding this bike in a velodrome, you'll want to back off the pressure considerably.
03-18-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By MinnMan

I would think that doing strength work on the...

I would think that doing strength work on the legs would negate the point of having rest days, which is in part to allow muscle repair and growth, but maybe it is a matter of the extent of effort.
03-18-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is interesting. I think the first thing we...

This is interesting. I think the first thing we have to do, freshman dorm style, is define our terms: rest and exercise. I'll start by asserting that these are antonyms: if you're resting you're not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,656
Posted By Koyote

Since you should not be supporting your weight...

Since you should not be supporting your weight with your arms and chest, I’m not sure how those workouts help you to stay aero. I think working on core strength and flexibility is much more important...
03-18-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,269
Posted By Bald Paul

In a related story, President Gurbanguly...

In a related story, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has become the major stockholder in Trek, Specialized, and Giant.
03-17-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By 2old

A variable speed throttle has three wires AIR,...

A variable speed throttle has three wires AIR, on, off and a potentiometer which allows for variable speed. I would ask Leeds if your system will support this. It may be on/off only. I've never had...
03-17-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,261
Posted By BobbyG

For the last 10 years I've been riding with an...

For the last 10 years I've been riding with an earbud with a mic and Android. I have it set up so that when I squeeze the mic button I can issue a command to Google Assistant, who like Siri will...
03-16-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,261
Posted By zandoval

Ya could always tattoo them into your body... ...

Ya could always tattoo them into your body...
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Memento - 2000 - R - 1h 53m
03-16-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,261
Posted By CAT7RDR

Get a tandem. Hire an Executive Assistant that...

Get a tandem.
Hire an Executive Assistant that has experience with shorthand and as a stoker.
Problem solved.

When can we expect your book of brilliant thoughts to be on Amazon?
03-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,261
Posted By Hobbiano

So you know they were brilliant but you just...

So you know they were brilliant but you just can't remember them?
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