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09-07-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,134
Posted By AnthonyG

Standing with BOTH feet on the ground over a...

Standing with BOTH feet on the ground over a bicycle, while waiting for traffic, is something that I have never, ever, ever, ever done.
One foot clipped in always.
You can do things you're way if...
10-28-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,862
Posted By AnthonyG

I don't want to speak for Cooper, but honestly...

I don't want to speak for Cooper, but honestly Australia hasn't been open since he first asked for information. Even an Australian local couldn't do the trip because Western Australia has remained...
10-15-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,492
Posted By AnthonyG

The problem with the notion that longer cranks...

The problem with the notion that longer cranks give you more torque is that our legs need to travel through a 360 degree motion of muscle and joint movements, and while you may get more torque at the...
10-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By AnthonyG

There was a time, long ago before "standover...

There was a time, long ago before "standover clearance" was "INVENTED", that everyone rode bikes like that.
I mean, are you riding the bike or standing over it?
If your comfortable riding the bike...
10-08-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,908
Posted By AnthonyG

I don't want to be rude, yet you've asked this...

I don't want to be rude, yet you've asked this question before. A couple of times at least and I've answered you before.

The key requirements is shorter cranks, and then building the bike around...
10-08-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By AnthonyG

As well as moving the saddle up with shorter...

As well as moving the saddle up with shorter cranks, try moving the saddle a little further back on the rails as well in order to get the most advantage of the shorter cranks.
09-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By AnthonyG

Give them try as you my like them. Yellows have...

Give them try as you my like them. Yellows have 6 degrees of float, blues have 2 degrees of float and reds have no float. One thing I will note is that blues and reds will need to be more...
07-22-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By AnthonyG

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from...

One of the claims/excuses that may come up from the manufacturers is that they did used to make smaller wheel bikes but they didn't sell, and I do remember there being 650c wheel bikes for sale a...
07-21-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By AnthonyG

Bike sizing for small riders has been pretty...

Bike sizing for small riders has been pretty terrible from all manufacturers for quite a while but it did used to be better. Georgina Terry didn't invent small sized bikes and to be honest in my...
07-21-21, 03:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,265
Posted By AnthonyG

Highlighted: And that's your problem. You've...

Highlighted: And that's your problem. You've managed to convince yourself that Westerners are SOO much bigger than Asians that you have just started making bikes bigger for customers that you...
07-11-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By AnthonyG

The "other guy's" insurance company lowballing...

The "other guy's" insurance company lowballing you is nothing new. Standard tactic. I'd definitely seek advice and assistance from your own insurance company.
06-04-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,806
Posted By AnthonyG

Sorry, I'm not in agreement with your premise...

Sorry, I'm not in agreement with your premise that balancing between the two wheels is how best to fit yourself on a bike. For bicycle fit the centre of the bottom bracket (BB) is the balance point...
05-03-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,962
Posted By AnthonyG

Exactly. They are just sales features to grab...

Exactly. They are just sales features to grab peoples attention and create a desire to buy the bike.
For decades I have considered that cheap suspension systems are worse than useless but what do I...
04-26-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,369
Posted By AnthonyG

Yes it changes everything, yet, the truth is that...

Yes it changes everything, yet, the truth is that the BB is the true zero, zero point in regards to bike fit. You don't move the BB, you move everything else.
04-08-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,884
Posted By AnthonyG

No its not really possible. SPD/Mountain bike...

No its not really possible. SPD/Mountain bike shoes satisfy the requirements to a degree in that they have recessed cleats and are considered "walkable", yet you will still hear them click as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,006
Posted By AnthonyG

Here's the thing Moisture. You don't actually...

Here's the thing Moisture. You don't actually have a clue, so stop talking like you do.
At the elite, elite end of cycle racing, athletes train for hours in wind tunnels to make tiny improvements...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,006
Posted By AnthonyG

Moisture, your input into this thread is nothing...

Moisture, your input into this thread is nothing short of weird. In all seriousness, do you have a reading disorder?
We have told you from the start what makes a crank too long. Your knees rise...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 13,006
Posted By AnthonyG

Read the thread. Read 531Aussie's posts. ...

Read the thread. Read 531Aussie's posts.
Simply, its because as the cranks get longer, your knees rise higher into your chest at the top of the stroke, so you can't breath as well to start with and...
03-06-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,030
Posted By AnthonyG

I used to ride motorcycles that had 3 1/4" tires...

I used to ride motorcycles that had 3 1/4" tires on the front and 3 3/4" tires on the back.
4" tires on a bicycle is extraordinarily ridiculous to me but everyone to their own.
If people will buy...
02-28-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,030
Posted By AnthonyG

What your missing is that fat tires is a fashion...

What your missing is that fat tires is a fashion trend with regular bikes. E-bikes with fat tires is just playing catchup with the fashion trend.
Maybe it has benefits, maybe it doesn't, maybe it...
01-31-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,753
Posted By AnthonyG

If you were buying a brand new bike from a store...

If you were buying a brand new bike from a store and you had a choice of that frame size or a larger frame size then sure, I would put you on a larger frame.
However,
The bike is bought, and you...
01-26-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,308
Posted By AnthonyG

Nominally, having your saddle just a little...

Nominally, having your saddle just a little further back, and just a little lower than some theoretical "perfect" position, is just placing you in a slightly more comfortable position, rather than a...
11-03-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,448
Posted By AnthonyG

Curiosity got the better of me and as a long shot...

Curiosity got the better of me and as a long shot I pulled my custom Lennie Rogers frame out of storage. The detail treatments don't match although I wasn't really expecting them to. The Wayne...
11-01-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,448
Posted By AnthonyG

The 70's and 80's was a time when next to no one...

The 70's and 80's was a time when next to no one bought and rode an off the shelf race bike in Australia and custom frame builders were numerous. I remember one guy having a Bianchi but that may have...
10-15-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,880
Posted By AnthonyG

Many years ago I raced on a velodrome with an...

Many years ago I raced on a velodrome with an amateur racing club so of course that's fixed gear without any brakes. Of course as a teenager my racing bike was my everything bike so I commuted around...
10-04-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,025
Posted By AnthonyG

Forgive me but the OP seems to be searching for a...

Forgive me but the OP seems to be searching for a solution to a problem that was solved 60-70 years ago. (or more)
I've personally ridden with most options. Toe clips PLUS straps ( we really should...
09-17-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,025
Posted By AnthonyG

Just good old fashioned pedals with toe clips...

Just good old fashioned pedals with toe clips work quite well with regular shoes for some casual riding and/or commuting. No need to over think it.
For using with casual shoes only its probably...
09-16-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By AnthonyG

Take a horizontal line from the top of the head...

Take a horizontal line from the top of the head tube/headset to where it intersects with the seatpost. Then measure from this point down to the centre of the bottom bracket. This will be the nominal...
08-02-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By AnthonyG

Sometimes/often its not so much a matter of...

Sometimes/often its not so much a matter of breaking in the saddle as its a matter of toughening up your arse.
My experience is that the longer your rides get the more you benefit from a HARD saddle...
07-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By AnthonyG

Brand new chains are good to go for several...

Brand new chains are good to go for several hundred kilometres/miles before you need to worry about them. Lubricating a new chain will just make it more likely to pick up extra dirt and grit which...
06-30-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 23,892
Posted By AnthonyG

Meh. Try getting out of toe clips (EDIT:+ slotted...

Meh. Try getting out of toe clips (EDIT:+ slotted cleats) and straps that you have strapped down and your riding FIXED gear! That's when you learn to do a standstill, which is actually quite easy...
06-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 23,892
Posted By AnthonyG

Clipless are no better than flats at what? ...

Clipless are no better than flats at what?
Answer, it turns out that they were only assessing efficiency on a stationary bike. Fine I can live with that, yet its not why I always ride clipped in....
06-15-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,133
Posted By AnthonyG

A 20 lb. bike with a steel frame is doable....

A 20 lb. bike with a steel frame is doable. accepting tires from 23mm to 42mm is going to be the fly in the ointment.
06-14-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,746
Posted By AnthonyG

I think you're on the borderline for going up one...

I think you're on the borderline for going up one size and/or a slightly longer stem but its not that far out. You have a little bit of seatpost out on a horizontal top tube bike and a little bit of...
05-31-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,511
Posted By AnthonyG

If they are comfortable when your cycling then...

If they are comfortable when your cycling then they did their job. You will always feel them when your off the bike though.
With use you will notice them less.
05-30-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,505
Posted By AnthonyG

The OP wanted us to inform him as to how he can...

The OP wanted us to inform him as to how he can capture the Fairy at the bottom of the garden. Many of us were simply pointing out that the Fairy at the bottom of the garden didn't exist.
05-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,517
Posted By AnthonyG

Lightweight bicycle helmet design is probably on...

Lightweight bicycle helmet design is probably on the absolute limit of material capability and it won't take very much material degradation at all before they fail to deliver maximum performance....
05-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,171
Posted By AnthonyG

They're inside out in order to show the pad. You...

They're inside out in order to show the pad. You can see the tag above which hopefully gives it away to most people.
05-14-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,834
Posted By AnthonyG

I'm in the camp that reckons that 165mm is the...

I'm in the camp that reckons that 165mm is the longest that will really work for you although others may differ.
False economy as far as I'm concerned.
05-02-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,595
Posted By AnthonyG

I though you would like it. I've worked with S...

I though you would like it. I've worked with S Koreans before. A very Patriarchal society.
05-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,595
Posted By AnthonyG

Meh, nothing to worry about then. Apart from...

Meh, nothing to worry about then.
Apart from your father, who's going to get upset anyway.
05-02-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,595
Posted By AnthonyG

This jersey wouldn't trigger any bad responses in...

This jersey wouldn't trigger any bad responses in Australia. Some would think its mildly amusing.
The USA is full of LUNATICS though so who knows.
04-25-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,389
Posted By AnthonyG

I have seen 360mm bars in the past, yet what...

I have seen 360mm bars in the past, yet what exactly do you mean by 360mm flared?

I've just measured my current handlebars. They are Ritchey PRO Biomax bars and they measure 360mm c-c at the...
04-15-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,770
Posted By AnthonyG

KOPS as the ONLY position to be in is a myth. ...

KOPS as the ONLY position to be in is a myth. Sure.

I still find KOPS (knee over pedal spindle) as a useful reference point but yes, there are other factors to consider.
Being behind KOPS has...
03-17-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By AnthonyG

Either 2 bolt or 3 bolt systems will be a HUGE...

Either 2 bolt or 3 bolt systems will be a HUGE improvement over not being clipped in. 2 bolt systems have the advantage of being more walkable. If you are doing lots of miles on the bike and not...
10-07-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By AnthonyG

Forget 26" wheel bikes as a starting point from...

Forget 26" wheel bikes as a starting point from the get go.

The correct starting point is a juvenile 24" wheel bike. Lots of good options to look at these days from Giant and Specialised to start...
07-25-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,072
Posted By AnthonyG

I have congenital deformities in my hands and as...

I have congenital deformities in my hands and as such I've had a LIFETIME of braking with the FRONT brake only. I need the other hand to hang on to the handlebars as tightly as possible.

Issues...
07-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,710
Posted By AnthonyG

Currently there is a buzz about Magnesium...

Currently there is a buzz about Magnesium Threonate. I've tried it and its very good yet expensive. I'm not sure that I'm 100% committed to it or 100% recommending it yet its the bee's knee's at...
07-09-19, 12:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By AnthonyG

Try contacting this guy. Short Bicycle...

Try contacting this guy.

Short Bicycle Cranks (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/)

Honestly. Just be thankful that you can get them at any price.
06-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,833
Posted By AnthonyG

Its a little more complicated than that. In...

Its a little more complicated than that.

In the "old" days you had toe clips +cleats to keep your feet secure. Toe clips attached to the pedal and included a strap that could be tightened. ...
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