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Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By cmd111183

Thanks all. I appreciate the support. Ready for...

Thanks all. I appreciate the support. Ready for a long winter of training to get as ready as I can. Shame it's so damn cold here, I get to live with the race anxiety until the Spring. Lots of...
10-16-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By livedarklions

I also think they quiet the horns.

I also think they quiet the horns.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Dan333SP

Biggest hurdle to entering a bike race is the...

Biggest hurdle to entering a bike race is the fear of getting dropped.

Let me put this out there... literally no one other than you cares that you got dropped. The people in the race probably...
10-15-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By jon c.

We don't have a lot of sharrows, but they seem to...

We don't have a lot of sharrows, but they seem to help a bit on the roads where they exist. The roads where I encounter them are single lane roads where the intent in part is to slow down auto...
10-15-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By 79pmooney

In my racing days living in Boston, I used to...

In my racing days living in Boston, I used to check the weather forecast on stormy days, find a town 50 miles upwind and ride there for lunch on my fix gear. Spin home. Those rides were brutal. ...
10-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By livedarklions

Can we just have a sticky thread where the same...

Can we just have a sticky thread where the same six people who always post again and again on this subject can just growl and snap at each other?
10-15-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By KraneXL

http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/kaq6GnxDlJ...

http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/kaq6GnxDlJaBq/giphy.gif...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 924
Posted By wphamilton

Maybe it's just semantics, but if I were "in...

Maybe it's just semantics, but if I were "in urgent need for a budget bike" I'd probably buy a budget bike, without too much anxiety over it. Then take my time over the expensive one, having a spare...
10-14-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 179
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll bet a beer at the Philadelphia bike expo...

I'll bet a beer at the Philadelphia bike expo that this park tool won't fit within a rim's presta valve hole. So far only woodcraft gets it. Andy
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 924
Posted By KraneXL

For me its all about the service. God bless you...

For me its all about the service. God bless you guys that like to work on your bikes, but I'm not a mechanic and I don't want to be. The precious little I do is out of necessity, not out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 924
Posted By GlennR

First off if you always buy online then the LBS...

First off if you always buy online then the LBS (local bike shop) will close.

Can a online shop properly size you?
Can it make adjustments?
Can it easily swap saddles until you find one that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 924
Posted By Baboo

Go ride both bikes and see which one you like...

Go ride both bikes and see which one you like best, oh wait, you can’t ride the mail order one.
10-13-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 788
Posted By Ross520

Sounds like a recipe for chaffing...

Sounds like a recipe for chaffing...
10-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,660
Posted By 55murray

Dog chase with a twist

So this starts off typically, rural road on a nice straightaway no hills or intersections. Two large black German Shepherds roll out of the yard at full speed and it is on. I was not too worried...
10-10-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,603
Posted By tagaproject6

Hang tight. BF Canine Behavior Specialists are on...

Hang tight. BF Canine Behavior Specialists are on their way. :innocent:
10-06-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 729
Posted By Steve B.

Possibly the Blue Tooth Low Energy connection...

Possibly the Blue Tooth Low Energy connection isn’t being made. On an iOS phone there were 2 different BT connections to the phone, from my 810, my 1000 and my 1030. The primary BT was called “Edge...
10-04-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,659
Posted By ab_antiquo

??? "A Hard Lesson For 50+ Cyclists!" ...

???

"A Hard Lesson For 50+ Cyclists!"

"As a 50+ rider "

If it's not about age why is it a hard lesson for 50+ riders?

If it's not about age then why mention the rider's age?
10-03-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Metieval

yeah this!!!

yeah this!!!
10-03-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,659
Posted By ab_antiquo

If that was his point, he certainly didn't make...

If that was his point, he certainly didn't make it, especially with the "Leave the wheelies to younger guys like Sagan!!!" fearful nonsense.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,176
Posted By wphamilton

I was mostly responding to the other guy,...

I was mostly responding to the other guy, directing at you so he wouldn't realize he'd been insulted. Sorry for using you like that.
10-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By rumrunn6

some time during the past 12 months, it occurred...

some time during the past 12 months, it occurred to me, that riding consistently, forced me to adapt clothing to changing temps, either up or down. making it easier to dress for each successive ride....
10-03-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,659
Posted By caloso

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do...

I have been trying for awhile and still can’t do it. Im going to keep trying.
10-03-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,659
Posted By rumrunn6

when I was a kid I could do a wheelie on my Sting...

when I was a kid I could do a wheelie on my Sting Ray. but one day, on my way to school, showing off for the girls, my front wheel fell off. I had to come down on the fork somewhat. uninjured, I...
09-30-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By terrymorse

Carbon is stronger and longer lasting than steel...

Carbon is stronger and longer lasting than steel or aluminum.

Carbon's weak spot: it doesn't like to be smacked with hard objects or have its tubing crushed.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,100
Posted By DrIsotope

The aero frame is an open embrace of marginal...

The aero frame is an open embrace of marginal gains. Say the aero frame and fork combine to save you a whole watt. Then you do ten other things that each save you a whole watt. See where this is...
09-27-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By trailangel

My mom always lays my clothes out for me.

My mom always lays my clothes out for me.
09-26-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 937
Posted By redlude97

Yes. DFL>DNF>>>>DNS.

Yes. DFL>DNF>>>>DNS.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,926
Posted By redlude97

The new walkable cleats are amazing compared to...

The new walkable cleats are amazing compared to the old design. My GF uses them because she likes the dual sided clip in, I do all the setup and service every few months and they keep chugging along....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,926
Posted By WhyFi

9 times out of 10, when someone new to Speedplay...

9 times out of 10, when someone new to Speedplay has these kinds of problems, it's because they didn't RTFM and they overtightened the screws.
09-25-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By surak

What about at another racer?...

What about at another racer? https://youtu.be/F5hKDYdTkmQ?t=15
09-25-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Lemond1985

Fignon must've known the rules inside and out,...

Fignon must've known the rules inside and out, when he famously tossed that water bottle at the CBS camera crew in the '88 Tour (he was hanging onto the team car).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,926
Posted By Sy Reene

true.. but I'd prefer it in the pedal; I don't...

true.. but I'd prefer it in the pedal; I don't want to buy a power meter for each pair of shoes I use.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,926
Posted By Nessism

I've been riding Speedplay going back to the...

I've been riding Speedplay going back to the solid aluminum puck version X-series jobbies. Love um. A little sad to see them gobbled up by a conglomerate but that's the way of the world these days I...
09-23-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By downtube42

Cyclocross!

I'm a distance road cyclist - a randonneur. A month ago I finished PBP, and two weekends ago a 1000k brevet in Washington state. On road 1200km under 90 hours and 1000km under 75 hours is polar...
09-21-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,321
Posted By gecho

Setting the bar at 0% unpredictable drivers is...

Setting the bar at 0% unpredictable drivers is absurd.
09-21-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,321
Posted By livedarklions

I've rigged up a trainer in the front seat so I...

I've rigged up a trainer in the front seat so I can be a cyclist while I'm driving.
09-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By Fredr500

OP: tested the Treks today

Wife and I went to Trek today to test ride. We started with the DS 2, her on medium me on a large. We both hated them. The upper bar rubbed my crotch when standing and when riding there was a lot of...
09-18-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,321
Posted By bedtime

Pedestrians = more dangerous than drivers?

Cars tend to keep away from me and give me my space. Pedestrians on the other hand often j-walk right in front of me while I'm riding properly on the road. I end up having to slow down, or I'd hit...
09-09-19, 12:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,519
Posted By blue192

It is not so much in that I believe in...

It is not so much in that I believe in "supporting" a local shop but I "need" a local shop. The few stores I go to is because the service I receive is excellent. I know I can get my bike repaired...
08-27-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,592
Posted By GlennR

You should be riding in the road, crosswalks are...

You should be riding in the road, crosswalks are for pedestrians.
08-26-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,967
Posted By sunnyone

Agree. The average non- biking person is not used...

Agree. The average non- biking person is not used to “on your left”, and I think sometimes just catches “your left” and so will tend to either freeze (trying to remember which is their left?) or move...
08-26-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,967
Posted By terrymorse

If you’re staying to the right and holding your...

If you’re staying to the right and holding your line, I can pass you safely without the need to announce my presence.

If you’re hogging the path or weaving about, I will not pass you until you’ve...
08-26-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,034
Posted By weiwentg

You're not comparing tires of the same width....

You're not comparing tires of the same width. Tubeless tires of the same width do get run at lower pressure than tubed tires, but not that much lower. 80-120 PSI sounds like the pressure range for...
08-25-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,298
Posted By Humpy

Don't really understand the obsession with this...

Don't really understand the obsession with this topic.

You're not expected to honk at cars when you pass them, or announce you're passing in grocery store aisles, or stepping up to the urinal at...
08-23-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,298
Posted By sfh

I was hit by a cyclist while I was running on a...

I was hit by a cyclist while I was running on a MUP on a crowded weekend morning. The cyclist was southbound, and there was a pedestrian in front of him also southbound. I was northbound. As I...
Forum: Introductions
08-21-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By tyrion

Newbie mistake telling your husband the actual...

Newbie mistake telling your husband the actual price.
08-21-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,967
Posted By MattTheHat

This shocks me. When I say "on your left" very...

This shocks me. When I say "on your left" very high percentages of people apparently hear that as "move left" because that's what they generally do. So I stopped announcing for a while and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By WhyFi

Here's the geometry for the 2019 Women's Domane -...

Here's the geometry for the 2019 Women's Domane -

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/701x631/domane_w_7996eed108f741673121555a10b22b05701974b5.jpg

Here's the geometry for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By GlennR

If it fits.. buy it. No one will know you're...

If it fits.. buy it.

No one will know you're riding a women's model, just like they won't know if you're wearing panties ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By brianmcg123

Check the geometry charts on Treks website. Take...

Check the geometry charts on Treks website. Take them for a test ride.

Men’s and Women’s sometimes come in different color schemes.
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