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08-02-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,755
Posted By tomato coupe

Yes, but a lot of people seem to live in a world...

Yes, but a lot of people seem to live in a world defined by "xx is always better" or "everyone should use what I use."
07-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,965
Posted By BlazingPedals

Gaining 5 lbs means your next frame has to be 5...

Gaining 5 lbs means your next frame has to be 5 lbs lighter to come out even. Do whatever is necessary to avoid needing a negative-weight frame!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 12,753
Posted By merlinextraligh

It now appears that I canít see my own previous...

It now appears that I canít see my own previous efforts on a segment in the free version .

That makes it just about useless to me.

may just use Garmin connect
05-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By tgenec86

I've been involved with the cycling industry for...

I've been involved with the cycling industry for 30 years. Unless you use your helmet every day, and have stored it in harsh conditions (hot - freezing cold garage, exposed to direct sunlight, in...
05-04-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 13,077
Posted By atwl77

Regardless of whether you're using bone...

Regardless of whether you're using bone conducting headphones, or earbuds with outdoor/transparency/ambient/whatever-they-call-it mode, the most important thing to control is listening volume. I can...
03-22-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,864
Posted By Gresp15C

Michigan.

Michigan.
03-20-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,119
Posted By Kapusta

I think this opinion piece in the NYT sums up...

I think this opinion piece in the NYT sums up pretty well the problems with the messaging around masks:Why Telling People They Donít Need Masks Backfired...
03-17-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,370
Posted By 2old

I don't know which rock you just crawled out...

I don't know which rock you just crawled out from, but the article just mentioned bicycling, which is what I thought this forum was concerned with. Now, back with you, and you're officially on ignore.
03-15-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,370
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd picture every pedestrian and cyclist as a...

I'd picture every pedestrian and cyclist as a tiny diesel truck, spewing black exhaust. Their exhaust clouds will eventually diffuse away, but If you're following them, pausing behind them, or...
03-15-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,926
Posted By BillyD

Oooooooookay, time to say adios!

Oooooooookay, time to say adios!
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By bpcyclist

Even if true, these numbers need way, way more...

Even if true, these numbers need way, way more specifcity to be of any use to us. For example, if you ride in to work in City X, departing home at 0430 and returning at, say, 1400ish, your risk is...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By rumrunn6

hand held sport cam (wide angle makes that easier...

hand held sport cam (wide angle makes that easier & then cropped). if I think something is worth remembering like which shoe I wore that day, snap, what glove was good, snap, how dumb I looked...
02-15-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,569
Posted By bruce19

That cop was a dick.

That cop was a dick.
Forum: Triathlon
02-14-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,551
Posted By najmer

So, bottom line is that running has no...

So, bottom line is that running has no contribution into cycling power, very little to endurance on the bike, because of other muscle groups activation. But is good for general health, fitness and...
02-02-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,845
Posted By Nick 93

HR is fairly accurate from what I've seen. While...

HR is fairly accurate from what I've seen. While exercising the main screen shows pace, time since starting activity, HR, and miles traveled. Swipe down once and you get elevation changes and a few...
02-01-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,897
Posted By JonnyHK

If you had not crossed the painted line...

If you had not crossed the painted line indicating where the intersection starts, then you have not 'run' the red light. I mean no one gets a ticket for rolling slowly up to the line when it's...
01-27-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,718
Posted By livedarklions

I'm imbibing all of the discussion on the...

I'm imbibing all of the discussion on the internet that claims that the long vowel sound in the second syllable violates some sort of English pronunciation rule.

I have had no success in divining...
11-25-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,089
Views: 301,162
Posted By timtak

Helmets are useful for holding up visors which,...

Helmets are useful for holding up visors which, act as sunglasses, and keep cold wind and insects out of ones face, and prescription lenses in front of ones eyes, and for mounting a light that points...
11-25-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,153
Posted By RC71

It's all about how fast you stop!

I've certainly crashed more times on a motorcycle than a bicycle. On the motorcycle, after 2 years of crashing, I decided I knew exactly where the edge of the envelope was and decided not to crash...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,992
Posted By Dreww10

I use one bud (right ear, facing away from the...

I use one bud (right ear, facing away from the road) and it's a basic Apple headphone, which absolutely does not cancel noise or come close to it. Volume on low and mostly rural roads. Have never had...
11-21-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,864
Posted By CliffordK

You are right the basic design of the helmets is...

You are right the basic design of the helmets is to reduce acceleration forces on the head and BRAIN by increasing the time of impact.

There are hardshell and softshell helmets. Generally the...
11-19-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,153
Posted By 63rickert

Going over is easiest. Works quite well. Done it,...

Going over is easiest. Works quite well. Done it, three occasions. Does not injure riders in the pile either. What is required is a lesson. Once you see someone else do it seems very simple. And is.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,491
Posted By shelbyfv

This is good to hear and will likely save folks a...

This is good to hear and will likely save folks a bunch of money. What sort of testing did you do to arrive at this?
11-16-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,838
Posted By burnthesheep

You all realize runners use stride sensors and...

You all realize runners use stride sensors and some have in-sole power meters now? Also, they track TSS and intensities and zones on Trainingpeaks just like cyclists do.
11-12-19, 01:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,471
Posted By CliffordK

I think the idea is that if there is some tension...

I think the idea is that if there is some tension in the cords, it'll squish the rubber in an open crack back closed when the tire is inverted, especially if it has a thick tread.

So, in theory,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,895
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah, I guess variances like this exist. I just...

Yeah, I guess variances like this exist. I just find it curious though that there's a somewhat non-unique mention from time to to time, that average speed is a worthless metric.
10-25-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,479
Posted By mstateglfr

Ah, that is what's causing the seat tube to look...

Ah, that is what's causing the seat tube to look so slack too! Nice eye.
10-25-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,479
Posted By livedarklions

Because if you have an ambiguity between a...

Because if you have an ambiguity between a reasonable question and a stupid one, it's generally good policy to go with the reasonable one. Why would anyone assume he was asking if it was a good fit...
10-12-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,670
Posted By Homebrew01

Square taper works just fine. :50:

Square taper works just fine.
:50:
10-12-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,465
Posted By 63rickert

I used Schwalbe Big Apples on my commuter for a...

I used Schwalbe Big Apples on my commuter for a decade. After the third rear tire wore through with no flats decided those tires were just overbuilt. No flats for a decade is nice and Schwalbe...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,508
Posted By chas58

Yeah, conti's cheap tires are amazingly good,...

Yeah, conti's cheap tires are amazingly good, fast, light. Their more expensive tires have better puncture resistance, but I've never had puncture problems with their the UltraSport.




Yeah,...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,605
Posted By Notso_fastLane

2014 Carbon Strada: ...

2014 Carbon Strada:

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I have to admit, now that the temps are dropping into...
10-01-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,901
Posted By tomato coupe

Your premise is that extremely wide tires are...

Your premise is that extremely wide tires are faster and more efficient. Cyclists who make their living going fast on a bicycle clearly disagree.


I run 25mm and 32mm tires interchangeably on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,651
Posted By burnthesheep

Also, if it's an event you care about.......a...

Also, if it's an event you care about.......a person that does ultrasonic chain cleaning and waxing will have the power advantage of 3 watts or more over the schmuck putting on the 30th layer of drip...
09-19-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Cyclist753

The brake hose is swollen so that when you apply...

The brake hose is swollen so that when you apply pressure the brake fluid can't return and the slave cylinders don't have enough spring force to push the fluid back to the master. Use silicone brake...
09-18-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,541
Posted By Kapusta

I use the heel-on-the-pedal method to set my...

I use the heel-on-the-pedal method to set my initial saddle height, and it always ends up being pretty darn close to what I settle on. It seems as good of a starting point as any and is really easy...
09-16-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,464
Posted By Andy_K

I think the biggest problem here is that many of...

I think the biggest problem here is that many of the responders don't know you and so don't know whether you are serious or not.

To answer your question directly and honestly, 12 years old...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By mdadams1

Relieving stress

Ever since I started commuting to work by bicycle I can't begin to say how much it helps with the stress as I get to work. I am relaxed and energized. I bike about 15 miles and look forward every...
09-04-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,422
Posted By Leebo

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose...

Go with a mt bike short. padded underneath. Loose and breezy over short. And you can actually walk into a store or get coffee too.
07-22-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By TimothyH

:lol: Laughing because this is true. ...

:lol:

Laughing because this is true.

Shifting is so overrated.


-Tim-
07-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,531
Posted By Skipjacks

Where you live is critically important. You...

Where you live is critically important.

You live in Georgia. So you are used to Georgia heat and humidity. It's normal to your body. But someone from Siberia would die in 95 degree heat with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 347,712
Posted By patentcad

Try not to kill yourselves boys. P.S. Blow me.

Try not to kill yourselves boys. P.S. Blow me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 347,712
Posted By zigmeister

Thanks for this post...sounds a lot like one of...

Thanks for this post...sounds a lot like one of my local weekend rides where there are a lot of mostly fast Masters racers/riders. There are some former Pro and a mix of Cat 1-5s. Most of these...
07-12-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,367
Posted By jadocs

When I started, I wasnít concerned with...

When I started, I wasnít concerned with performance. I just rode my bike every chance I got. Sometimes it was a few miles at a time. Even if I was only on my bike for 3 miles, it was better than...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,779
Posted By Tundra_Man

I actually thought about you as I went around...

I actually thought about you as I went around every sharp corner! Having a freshly healed sternum is bad enough without adding injuries like yours to the mix.
07-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,179
Posted By Leisesturm

Whatever. I don't run my lights during the...

Whatever. I don't run my lights during the daytime and don't intend to. I could easily halve the life of my batteries by doing that. I buy decently priced battery packs and by not using them in the...
06-28-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,734
Posted By DrIsotope

These types of threads make me wonder-- have...

These types of threads make me wonder-- have y'all really been riding that long? I learned to ride on a step-through framed ladies 10-speed when I was about 5. I always had a bike of some sort...
06-17-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,352
Posted By DrIsotope

The idea that people do wrong (in any pursuit)...

The idea that people do wrong (in any pursuit) because they "don't know any better" is absurd. Aside from the clinically socio/psychopathic, virtually every adult knows right from wrong. They choose...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By Maelochs

I am a super-clyde and I have been using...

I am a super-clyde and I have been using low-spoke-count wheels for a while on a few different bikes without much problem. However ... you have a few pounds on me.

If I were you I might consider...
06-06-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,127
Posted By tyrion

There's no reason for AV's to not follow existing...

There's no reason for AV's to not follow existing traffic regs. AV's are going to be in the minority for decades so laws won't be changing to accommodate them for a while.
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