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07-13-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,578
Posted By Ross520

Why do you even care? I mean, seriously, if...

Why do you even care?

I mean, seriously, if it's a quality product, why does it matter to you?

I can think of one reason... 🤔.
07-12-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,014
Posted By Ross520

Are you saying you're faster up the mountain, or...

Are you saying you're faster up the mountain, or just enjoy it more?
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Because the two are quite different.
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So, obviously, human beings are not created equally, right?

Some are...
07-10-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ross520

First world problems.

First world problems.
07-08-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,755
Posted By Ross520

Like others said, intervals are vital to gaining...

Like others said, intervals are vital to gaining real fitness.

Don't expect to keep up with elite riders when you're only 3 months in though, regardless of training.

Eventually you'll realize...
07-07-20, 01:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,177
Posted By Ross520

Yes, we get it, you bike is ugly and now you're...

Yes, we get it, you bike is ugly and now you're making it even uglier.

It is, however, utterly perplexing to me why a grown-man is riding around on a child's bike with the saddle jacked-up to...
07-06-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Ross520

I love that practically no one chimed-in about...

I love that practically no one chimed-in about what product they use...

Bait not taken. Holy war averted.

I think we're evolving.
07-03-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,717
Posted By Ross520

It shouldn't be a surprise that 25 mile rides...

It shouldn't be a surprise that 25 mile rides don't require food. Just water is fine (before and during) for short ones, even at a quick pace.

I wouldn't try that with a fast century, or a really...
06-30-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,684
Posted By Ross520

Amazon... A warning.

Just an FYI for those that weren't already aware, Amazon is an awful place to purchase bike parts and accessories.

Here's the thing, counterfeits run rampant on their Marketplace, and they do...
06-28-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Ross520

I don't think they are. Especially given the fact...

I don't think they are. Especially given the fact the they only seem to have one tire, and it's of questionable origin.

Another thing to consider is that Goodyear isn't even capable of making...
06-27-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,950
Posted By Ross520

That is not a scientific study. It's all...

That is not a scientific study. It's all theoretical.

That being said, I always wear my mask to stores, and was among the first to start doing so. However, I wouldn't ever consider using one for...
06-27-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,436
Posted By Ross520

Either way, you're better off with established...

Either way, you're better off with established brands in the cycling community, such as Continental, Vittoria, and Schwalbe. These companies put significantly more money into research and...
06-27-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 771
Posted By Ross520

Probably more to do with covid, to be honest....

Probably more to do with covid, to be honest. Some folks are extremely wary of close contact with others amidst the pandemic.
06-25-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,822
Posted By Ross520

Cool story, boomers.

Cool story, boomers.
06-25-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By Ross520

A fair amount of tight-fitting, long sleeve,...

A fair amount of tight-fitting, long sleeve, "summer" jerseys are available. And as one poster mentioned, there's also "sun sleeves", which are cool because you can take them off if you start to...
06-24-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,257
Posted By Ross520

Before pontificating about a subject your dentist...

Before pontificating about a subject your dentist told you about once during a cleaning, maybe you actually take the time to understand what you're talking about.

Nobody is suggesting using a...
06-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By Ross520

As others have suggested, I think it would be...

As others have suggested, I think it would be advantageous to go UP a size rather than down. 28s will be quicker, as well as more comfortable. They're not any more expensive, either, so it's really a...
06-22-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,848
Posted By Ross520

Same here, awkward exchange and everything. 😂 ...

Same here, awkward exchange and everything. 😂

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06-22-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,257
Posted By Ross520

Every one of those points is nonsensical,...

Every one of those points is nonsensical, especially #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4)...
06-22-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,257
Posted By Ross520

Japan is a prime example of how mask-wearing can...

Japan is a prime example of how mask-wearing can greatly reduce loss-of-life in regard to covid.
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06-21-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,257
Posted By Ross520

I apologize, my reading comprehension was...

I apologize, my reading comprehension was lacking.

To more constructively respond, there was a time when I was hot and REALLY wanted ice cold water so stopped at a corner store, put my N95 (the...
06-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,945
Posted By Ross520

There's a huge variety of purpose-made cycling...

There's a huge variety of purpose-made cycling gloves out there, some at extremely affordable prices...

It's perplexing to me why you can't just select something that's readily available and...
06-20-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Ross520

It's probably standard rather than metric. If...

It's probably standard rather than metric. If it's not that there's a good chance it's striped.

Very rarely, it's actually the tool itself because the tolerances are incorrect. This only happens...
06-19-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ross520

Those are likely your legs feeling heavy. ...

Those are likely your legs feeling heavy.
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Now don't get me wrong... lighter, stiffer shoes can make a difference, but not as much as you might think.

I'd put that money into coaching or...
06-19-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ross520

Absolutely. Only diehard runners/cyclists are out...

Absolutely. Only diehard runners/cyclists are out when it's that hot. All the casual users typically stay inside when it hits over 90 degrees, however, that means it's one, hot ride!

So, for me,...
06-12-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By Ross520

I thought he was doing a metric century for some...

I thought he was doing a metric century for some reason (I'll concede that my reading comprehension wasn't great on that one).

Still wouldn't want to walk 8 miles with a bike though, that's a...
06-11-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By Ross520

The most important thing is to prep all your gear...

The most important thing is to prep all your gear the night before. I've found I actually enjoy getting everything prepared before bedtime. Bottles or hydration pack filled, bike lubed and checked,...
06-10-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By Ross520

In this day and age, it is very surprising that...

In this day and age, it is very surprising that many folks still don’t know how to use Google. I first searched “bls+shoe+cycling”. The company name was revealed without leaving the results page of...
06-09-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,931
Posted By Ross520

There's some great supplements, some that are a...

There's some great supplements, some that are a waste of money, and some that are flat-out dangerous.

Lumping all supplements into one category, as some do, is quite fallacious.
06-09-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By Ross520

Not another one... Please. ​​​​​​

Not another one...

Please.
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06-07-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Ross520

It's more credible than anything else on TV. And...

It's more credible than anything else on TV. And no I don't watch CNN, I read news from various sources, and draw my own conclusions.

Just seems so silly that people are always bashing CNN when...
06-07-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Ross520

Doesn't look comfortable, or safe. I'd say...

Doesn't look comfortable, or safe. I'd say there's a good you've never seen them before.

​It's crazy to me that someone would spend money to make their bike worse. See it in the automotive world...
06-07-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Ross520

For what it's worth, I absolutely LOVE my Garmin...

For what it's worth, I absolutely LOVE my Garmin 530. Haven't had a single issue with it, and it has a lot of very useful features.
06-06-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,574
Posted By Ross520

Why do you keep attempting to minimalize what...

Why do you keep attempting to minimalize what happened?

First you refuse to concede that she was grabbed, then, after other members unequivocally proved to you that she was, in fact, assaulted,...
06-06-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,761
Posted By Ross520

Racing frames can be very comfortable, given fit...

Racing frames can be very comfortable, given fit is correct, and you're running good rubber.

I would suggest some test-riding at your local bike shops. Try out a few race bikes and compare them...
06-04-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By Ross520

Hopefully he is charged with a felony. Putting...

Hopefully he is charged with a felony. Putting your hands on little girls is one of the most deployable thing's you can do, especially considering the fact that she had done nothing to the man.

I...
06-03-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By Ross520

Really? I found going from a metal body to...

Really?

I found going from a metal body to Ultegra to be a huge difference. Not the weight, but the super-wide platforms. Makes clipping-in much more precise.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,674
Posted By Ross520

And where is the testing data where they compared...

And where is the testing data where they compared their lubricant to everything else out there?

Taken from the article....
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"Shimano does not have an official recommended chain lube. ...
06-02-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ross520

So instead of buying mineral oil from the grocery...

So instead of buying mineral oil from the grocery store, brake fluid from the auto parts store, or OEM Shimano fluid from a LBS, you decided to put water in it, why?
06-01-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,108
Posted By Ross520

The Synapse would suit your needs quite well....

The Synapse would suit your needs quite well. Clearance for 32s, fender mounts, Ultegra Di2, and a carbon frame.
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05-18-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By Ross520

Just as with sports teams, nobody cares what...

Just as with sports teams, nobody cares what school you attended. Nobody cares that your child is an honor roll student. And with absolute certainty, nobody cares what political candidate you're...
05-11-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Ross520

Lezyne Road drives are great pumps. Did a lot of...

Lezyne Road drives are great pumps. Did a lot of research before pulling the trigger. I have the carbon model in the "small" size and it's excellent. I'm sure the larger, frame-size models are just...
05-11-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,519
Posted By Ross520

First off, it's an forum, dude, not your town's...

First off, it's an forum, dude, not your town's city hall. There's a good chance that not ONE person who actually tossed their carts will ever read this. So what's the point? To stir stuff up?...
05-10-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,008
Posted By Ross520

Sounds like an improperly adjusted front and rear...

Sounds like an improperly adjusted front and rear derailleur. None of what you described is "normal".
05-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By Ross520

Please don't run that front flasher at night, all...

Please don't run that front flasher at night, all you'll be doing is dazzling motorists and fellow cyclists. A bright, constant-beam light is more than sufficient.
05-09-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,196
Posted By Ross520

Why is she dressed like a roller derby girl? ...

Why is she dressed like a roller derby girl?

What a goofball.
05-07-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Ross520

That's a sweet setup!

That's a sweet setup!
05-06-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ross520

Some folks actually appreciate using and owning...

Some folks actually appreciate using and owning high-quality tools that look good, feel good, will last a lifetime (buy nice NOT twice), and perform flawlessly.

If you want to buy China tools,...
05-05-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,875
Posted By Ross520

That's exactly why Zero friction did this...

That's exactly why Zero friction did this (https://cyclingtips.com/2019/12/the-best-bicycle-chain-durability-and-efficiency-tested/#8-9-10-11-12-speed) test. Measures chain wear and cost-per-mile on...
05-05-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,367
Posted By Ross520

A comparison of male vs female pro cycling times...

A comparison of male vs female pro cycling times and local KOMs shows that to be not even close to being correct. Men are far stronger cyclists than women, in-general.

OP is just slow.
05-04-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,825
Posted By Ross520

What "emergency" do you think flats are going to...

What "emergency" do you think flats are going to make you safer? For mountain biking it makes sense, but for road, I don't understand how you think flats would be safer. Try putting your foot out at...
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