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01-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,505
Posted By cubewheels

Sorry to hear but glad you recovered. I also use...

Sorry to hear but glad you recovered. I also use lights even during daytime! I see the difference if I don't use lights like motorists cutting in front of me like they don't see me. Mostly...
01-11-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,505
Posted By cubewheels

We have similar quality of roads here. The best...

We have similar quality of roads here. The best solution I had was using helmet mirror. Helps me decide whether to dodge that huge crack or giant pothole or asphalt wrinkles or let my bike eat it....
01-11-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,505
Posted By cubewheels

There's way different feel to riding over gravel...

There's way different feel to riding over gravel than paved roads. Even the scenery is different. It's like traveling back in time when life was simpler and people won't hate you for not liking...
01-09-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,583
Posted By cubewheels

Fixed!:D I'm getting mighty tired of unsolicited...

Fixed!:D I'm getting mighty tired of unsolicited advice from group rides anyway when they have big "overdeveloped" quads and calves from wrong pedaling technique.
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01-09-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,583
Posted By cubewheels

At the time I thought the dead truck battery...

At the time I thought the dead truck battery would be a good idea to enhance training. It quickly turned out to be a terrible idea and removed the battery after about 200 meters.
01-08-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,828
Posted By cubewheels

Exactly what I've been telling. Many cheap or...

Exactly what I've been telling. Many cheap or entry level hybrid bikes usually comes with puncture-proof urban or touring tires and these tires have rolling resistance that is off the charts...
01-08-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,583
Posted By cubewheels

Look at those handlebars ...

Look at those handlebars
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01-07-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,828
Posted By cubewheels

From studies I've read, under 20 mph, the biggest...

From studies I've read, under 20 mph, the biggest factor in speed is the tires. Above 20 mph, the biggest factor is aero and followed closely by tires.

It's the tires. If you want your hybrid to...
01-06-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By cubewheels

Don't even bother looking for alternatives. Knee...

Don't even bother looking for alternatives. Knee pads designed for MTB are really good, they're even comfortable to use on long road rides.

https://www.bikeperfect.com/features/best-mtb-knee-pads...
01-06-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,828
Posted By cubewheels

By holding the brake housing on the flat bar with...

By holding the brake housing on the flat bar with hands on top, forearm horizontal to get aero on flatbar bike, never heard of it? XC racers commonly do it.

I regularly come across junior racers...
01-06-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,828
Posted By cubewheels

Don't forget warm ups too. Start the ride easy...

Don't forget warm ups too. Start the ride easy and slow at lower gears and then very progressively work your way up to your cruise power in around 20 minutes.

You'll find you can maintain higher...
01-06-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,828
Posted By cubewheels

Not at all. There's quite a few products for...

Not at all.

There's quite a few products for deliberately increasing resistance on bike to improve quality of training in less desirable circumstances. This is one of them:
...
01-06-22, 01:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,828
Posted By cubewheels

A road bike will only make you cruise 1 mph...

A road bike will only make you cruise 1 mph faster in the flats compared to your 26 lbs hybrid:wtf:

Assuming it's using the same tires and you're wearing the same helmet, clothes, etc.
And I've...
01-05-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By cubewheels

For some strange reason, I'm now seeing more...

For some strange reason, I'm now seeing more riders with skipping chains. Synchronicity? The world coming to an end? Everyone bought their bikes at the same time last 2020 Covid scare and has now...
01-04-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,320
Posted By cubewheels

I used to do one bottle of water-diluted...

I used to do one bottle of water-diluted milk-choco drink with two pinch of salt (1/3 teaspoon of salt). It lasted me 25 miles in 100F heat wave doing steep climbs in a mountain.

You'll get much...
01-02-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By cubewheels

Boy that looks. I wear ventilated MTB knee...

Boy that looks.

I wear ventilated MTB knee pads. It doubles as UV protection knee impact protection and the impact pads also insulate from sun's heat.

Totally love it. Just make sure the...
01-01-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,996
Posted By cubewheels

I sometimes get extremely mad when given...

I sometimes get extremely mad when given unsolicited advice.

Maybe not in forums. Internet feels a lot different than in person. In person, I can see if someone has jerkface.
12-30-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 785
Posted By cubewheels

FM 21-76 US Army Survival Manual...

FM 21-76 US Army Survival Manual (https://thesurvivalmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/FM_21-76-US-army-survival-manual.pdf)
12-29-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By cubewheels

If you don't get lucky, one good and very cheap...

If you don't get lucky, one good and very cheap option you have is buying Prowheel brand cranksets at aliexpress.com. They can be as cheap as $30.

I used Prowheel 2x aluminum crankset for over a...
12-28-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 509
Posted By cubewheels

The downshift issue can be solved by inserting...

The downshift issue can be solved by inserting paper spacers between the cog you have difficulty downshifting to and the next physically bigger cog.

You make paper spacers with bond paper and...
12-28-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,216
Posted By cubewheels

Shirtless guy with pipe. Must be a really fragile...

Shirtless guy with pipe. Must be a really fragile bike to sustain $1000 damage after hit by that pipe.
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12-27-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By cubewheels

They just arrived and I did 1.5 hour spin ride...

They just arrived and I did 1.5 hour spin ride with them. I think they're designed for hot climate use. My legs actually felt cooler wearing the knee pads than none, riding in 80 F temperatures.
...
12-26-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,216
Posted By cubewheels

You are correct. There's not much room for...

You are correct.

There's not much room for the car to make a clean pass.

I also get the cyclist is avoiding the "door zone" so he's blocking more of the road. The cyclist is entitled to do...
12-25-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By cubewheels

There's quite a few problems on the freewheel...

There's quite a few problems on the freewheel cogs. The thing wobbled and depending on engagement position of the pawls, it either shifted smoothly or badly.

If I saved enough for next year, will...
12-23-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By cubewheels

Incredible. Appreciate the feedback as I'm...

Incredible. Appreciate the feedback as I'm looking to upgrade to 1x11 maybe couple of months from now. SRX Pro is one strong candidate because the SRX Pro RD + Brifter set is quite affordable to me....
12-22-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By cubewheels

Sensah have multiple options for their 1x11 SRX...

Sensah have multiple options for their 1x11 SRX Pro set. They have a set with Brifters, RD, 46-11t cassette, and 11 speed chain all for only $140 with discount.

If you live in the Asian region and...
12-22-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 737
Posted By cubewheels

Yeah, that's a massive downside. It looks...

Yeah, that's a massive downside.

It looks like Rockbros is selling MTB-specific knee pads that also look like the yoga pads I bought earlier. Might try this one out.
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12-20-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,893
Posted By cubewheels

Aaaah, yes, the tires and 63mm travel fork. ...

Aaaah, yes, the tires and 63mm travel fork.

The OP don't seem to care anyway. He probably rode his bike, surprised nothing fell apart and completely forgot about this little thread he started
12-19-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,307
Posted By cubewheels

You bet, so it might also catch the chain if it...

You bet, so it might also catch the chain if it breaks and not fall to the road and get driven over by a car.
12-18-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By cubewheels

It lasted 7 days so far and counting, including a...

It lasted 7 days so far and counting, including a ride in strong rain.

Rain check: the oil-treated bond paper (I treated it myself) survived a ride in strong rain for 30 minutes without...
12-18-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 367,825
Posted By cubewheels

Three is better than one or two. Maybe we...

Three is better than one or two.

Maybe we should also bring spare helmet (maybe two or three helmets), in case we crash, broke the helmet, we can leave the damaged on the trash bin and wear the...
12-17-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,216
Posted By cubewheels

If that pipe guy hit my bike instead, the cost of...

If that pipe guy hit my bike instead, the cost of repair would only be $56 or less or even none.
12-17-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,307
Posted By cubewheels

You finally settled for the SAME TYPE of bike I'm...

You finally settled for the SAME TYPE of bike I'm riding:lol:

You must be reading my thread on my old gravel bike I recently converted to 1x. Removing that FD for the first time is like...
12-16-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By cubewheels

I wouldn't want to find out what's waiting for me...

I wouldn't want to find out what's waiting for me at the end of the turn.
12-16-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By cubewheels

You could but you'll have to use higher air...

You could but you'll have to use higher air pressure than you normally would with the tire size and loaded weight over the wheel.

However, the combo may have higher rolling resistance than if you...
12-15-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By cubewheels

I few times I put the chain incorrectly, but...

I few times I put the chain incorrectly, but managed to catch the error every time because I always check the shift quality on the stand before I do a test ride. The chain will either refuse to move...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By cubewheels

It makes your bike look an e-bike. :(

It makes your bike look an e-bike. :(
12-12-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By cubewheels

I've thought of using file folder as spacer...

I've thought of using file folder as spacer material, the problem it's a lot thicker than bond or A4 paper which can be a problem for fine tuning. You can use ordinary paper material as gasket for...
12-11-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By cubewheels

Yes, the manual said, "Get a life", that's...

Yes, the manual said, "Get a life", that's it.
12-11-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By cubewheels

Sounds impossible to sand them by hand to uniform...

Sounds impossible to sand them by hand to uniform thickness even if I use digital caliper.
12-11-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,862
Posted By cubewheels

How long do paper spacers last?

My rear derailleur has never shifted smoothly to all gears. It only shifts smoothly in 6 out of 9 gears. So I broke the cassette apart, and started drawing copies of the plastic spacer on paper and...
11-26-21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,159
Posted By cubewheels

Not sure about efficiency myself. Could merely...

Not sure about efficiency myself. Could merely be less "perceived effort". I've heard them say it quite a few times in GCN how they say "perceived effort" can make significant difference even if...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By cubewheels

Doesn't look like a big improvement. You'll want...

Doesn't look like a big improvement. You'll want the rest (ramp) to go all the way to the elbows or close, else, you'll strain in that position if you ride in that position in a significant amount...
11-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,136
Posted By cubewheels

You need to buy a bike before anything else and...

You need to buy a bike before anything else and then ride it for a time like 6 months to see if you're really going to like cycling. You'll get stronger and faster even just by riding the bike...
11-16-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By cubewheels

Deep puddles is the time I stop pedaling and...

Deep puddles is the time I stop pedaling and raise both my feet up!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,719
Posted By cubewheels

Rear disc brake seems like a bad idea on SS. Disc...

Rear disc brake seems like a bad idea on SS. Disc brake caliper position is fully adjustable.

I know that wheel rim you're using. Very cheap, very heavy, very durable. I know because I have the...
11-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By cubewheels

I figured out to just wear black when roads are...

I figured out to just wear black when roads are wet.

My white shirt now looks like cookie crumble even after multiple washing.
11-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By cubewheels

The front wheel is not making big spray like in...

The front wheel is not making big spray like in GCN video, maybe the puddles are not deep enough.
11-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By cubewheels

Thanks, I always put fenders and racks on my...

Thanks, I always put fenders and racks on my bikes. Based on that video, I replayed it over and over, there's no way it could happen. The area just above the fenders is clear of spray and there's no...
11-16-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,016
Posted By cubewheels

Water is flowing around full fender ?!

I have full fender with mud flaps and full fender is 15mm wider than the tires

Water seems to be bypassing the fender flowing upwards, defying gravity, defying wind, and also messing up the rack a...
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