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11-28-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By John_V

Shimano makes a nice line of dual sided multi...

Shimano makes a nice line of dual sided multi purpose pedals that vary in price range.The SPD A-530 is one of them. Also don't go overboard on your first pair of cycling shoes. There are some nice...
11-28-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By surak

A Wahoo... what? They make 4 different trainers,...

A Wahoo... what? They make 4 different trainers, 3 if you consider the Kickr and Kickr Core the same tech.
11-28-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,045
Posted By Hiro11

Late 80s - early nineties mountain bikes: the pinnacle of practical bike design?

Whenever I ride around here, I notice a trend: seemingly everyone in my area went out in 1992 and purchased a $500-$600 rigid mountain bike that has since sat in a garage and been passed around a...
11-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By Koyote

I'm 6'2" tall. I'll get off and push my bike up...

I'm 6'2" tall. I'll get off and push my bike up hills before I get down to 148 lbs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,106
Posted By ericcox

So far I'm a fan. I am really enjoying it. I do...

So far I'm a fan. I am really enjoying it. I do need to dial in some of the shifting - there is a slight lag going to a bigger gear (smaller cogs). Nothing major, just enough that I want the shop to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,106
Posted By gofastdontcrash

Buying a new bike is never a mistake.

Buying a new bike is never a mistake.
11-23-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By mercator

I have a bunch of bikes, and have owned many...

I have a bunch of bikes, and have owned many others. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite, since they all have different purposes, but I have no problem figuring out the ones I don't like - they...
11-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By siclmn

My bike collection of 30 years had gotten up to...

My bike collection of 30 years had gotten up to 10 bikes that I never rode. I only rode my newest bike. They were all high end bikes when I bought them. Months ago I sold most of them on Craigslist....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By datlas

Driveway. Spray drivetrain and chain with citrus...

Driveway. Spray drivetrain and chain with citrus degreaser. Use dawn liquid or similar to wash. It may not be perfect but reasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By datlas

Local Legend?? :innocent:

Local Legend?? :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,106
Posted By ericcox

Obligatory garage door photo. First real ride on...

Obligatory garage door photo. First real ride on it today - my standard 21 mile out and back just to shake it down. Any regrets flew out the window.
...
11-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,770
Posted By Koyote

Since I'd rather ride than watch a twelve minute...

Since I'd rather ride than watch a twelve minute video, I suppose I am a cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By jaxgtr

I have Bontrager R3 tubeless ready 32mm with...

I have Bontrager R3 tubeless ready 32mm with Brown sidewalls on my Domane and they are really nice and are $55
11-20-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,459
Posted By cyccommute

In a bit of an appeal to authority, I am a...

In a bit of an appeal to authority, I am a chemist by training and experience. 40 years of bench experience, to be precise. I know a whole lot about how to dissolve stuff that doesn’t want to...
11-20-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,459
Posted By jpescatore

If I lived in a condo, with no easy way to do an...

If I lived in a condo, with no easy way to do an outdoor chain cleaning, I would do this (which is what I do to clean the chain on my old bike that stays in the basement on the trainer for riding on...
11-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,370
Posted By datlas

I can’t answer the question, but consider...

I can’t answer the question, but consider patching your tubes. A properly patched tube is as good as new. Save up a few flat ones and batch-patch them in the off season. That saves money and is...
11-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,754
Posted By 10 Wheels

Sell the bike and watch TV

Sell the bike and watch TV
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-20, 07:52 PM
11-01-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 618
Posted By Lemond1985

If they really wanna stir up some controversy,...

If they really wanna stir up some controversy, have the guy buy one for a female co-worker, instead of his wife. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rides4Beer

Roads are pretty crappy around here, I love my...

Roads are pretty crappy around here, I love my 32mm GP5000s with latex tubes, ride and handle great!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By surak

Another benefit to going wider is that it makes...

Another benefit to going wider is that it makes downhills a lot less sketchy. I enjoy going uphill but don't see the appeal of risking life and limb descending, so I appreciate the extra rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,152
Posted By WhyFi

The thing that hurts my sensibilities is when...

The thing that hurts my sensibilities is when someone that doesn't have a nice bike buys a peloton. I guess that route is easier for the uninitiated, but you could get a trainer and a snazzy bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By genejockey

"The food is inedible! And the portions are too...

"The food is inedible! And the portions are too small!"
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By Mojo31

I have a Domane SL5 with 32s, and really like...

I have a Domane SL5 with 32s, and really like them. On the other hand, I didn’t like the 32s on my Sirrus 4.0, and went down to 28s which I find much more responsive and faster on that bike. My wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By jaxgtr

My Domane came with 32's and I absolutely love...

My Domane came with 32's and I absolutely love them, buttery smooth. I went with the Bontrager R3 TLR's.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By genejockey

What, all of them on the one bike?

What, all of them on the one bike?
10-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,162
Posted By caloso

Fenders aren't to protect you from the rain....

Fenders aren't to protect you from the rain. They're to protect you and your bike from the disgusting road water.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By Point

Skoda was bought out by the VW group and they are...

Skoda was bought out by the VW group and they are badge engineered VW models now
10-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,281
Posted By spelger

Reached my goal for the year

And its not even November. On yesterday's ride i reached my goal for the year. last year i rode 2013 miles. i set a goal of an average of 100 mi/week for 2020. yesterday i reached 5216 miles. very...
10-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 8,567
Posted By GlennR

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chang...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=change+bicycle+tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewPeojRSa0k
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,775
Posted By yarbrough462

Prepare to pay retail. Bikes are rarer these...

Prepare to pay retail. Bikes are rarer these days...If you don't buy it, the next guy will...
10-24-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 8,567
Posted By HerrKaLeun

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience...

Always easier to guilt-trip and inconvenience someone else to help you instead of just learning basic skills and buy some tools.
I don't mind helping people. But like to see them at least make...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,382
Posted By Dan333SP

Thank you! I did exactly what they tell everyone...

Thank you! I did exactly what they tell everyone not to do, I went to a wedding and was careless about my mask. Multiple people tested positive after. In case anyone else needed proof that this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By rower2cyclist

I love my Di2. No broken shifter cables, no...

I love my Di2. No broken shifter cables, no jumping gears, set it & forget it, auto-trim, dumping gears with one click, switching Garmin screens with buttons on the hood, sprint shifters (I ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,112
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Passed a guy with Gatorskins on a pair of Zipp...

Passed a guy with Gatorskins on a pair of Zipp 404s. :twitchy:
10-23-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By rubiksoval

The solution to his issue is to fully ignore...

The solution to his issue is to fully ignore anything about power, then.

Strava power estimates are worse than useless. Trying to use them for anything is folly.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,040
Posted By Reflector Guy

I try to go as fast as I can to get away from the...

I try to go as fast as I can to get away from the peddlers, so yes, I do pedal the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,098
Posted By rubiksoval

Core strength isn't an issue (just like leg...

Core strength isn't an issue (just like leg strength isn't an issue). If you can haul yourself up and out of a chair and onto a bike, you have sufficient core strength to then ride that bike.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By Psimet2001

This - ^ GlennR - you're living in your...

This - ^

GlennR - you're living in your world where you feel like you know the appropriate questions to ask. The reality is that, by far, the cycling public is the last person that needs to be...
10-22-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By MinnMan

Strava estimated power is pretty useless, IMHO,...

Strava estimated power is pretty useless, IMHO, and taking into account bike weight etc. won't change that. Among other things, Strava doesn't know about the wind or whether you are drafting. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By vespasianus

I have ridden thousands of miles with people on...

I have ridden thousands of miles with people on SRAM or Shimano "battery" systems and never once had a ride interrupted by a dead battery or such. I have ridden numerous times with people who have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By Seattle Forrest

​​​​​​Ultegra mechanical is really good. It's...

​​​​​​Ultegra mechanical is really good. It's almost never worth replacing a working group set, Di2 is more of a buying (or building) a new bike anyway thing. And mechanical Ultegra is too good to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By ARPRINCE

Most likely QUARQ since SRAM owns that brand.

Most likely QUARQ since SRAM owns that brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,670
Posted By GlennR

I'd assume its a Quarq since Sram owns the brand....

I'd assume its a Quarq since Sram owns the brand.

https://www.sram.com/en/quarq

https://www.sram.com/en/sram/models/pm-frc-d1
"Designed specifically for electronic shifting and featuring...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 14,153
Posted By Sy Reene

I'm waiting for bikes that have embedded solar...

I'm waiting for bikes that have embedded solar panels in the top tube to power/charge the shifting.
10-18-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Maelochs

I would like to expand on or support three points...

I would like to expand on or support three points others have raised This is sort of step one. If the saddle doesn't offer support where you need it, the saddler won't be comfortable. A shoe which...
10-17-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By canklecat

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over...

A smartphone and app. I prefer Wahoo Fitness over Strava and most others. It's low resource demand so it won't drain the battery when in my pocket with the display off. The app display is very simple...
10-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,326
Posted By marchman321

I like multispeed bikes wherever I am and no...

I like multispeed bikes wherever I am and no matter what the terrain is because having more gears is better for my body. If I want to go slow and use my granny gears with no hills I can.
10-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,163
Posted By surak

The idea of needing a protein drink after a ride...

The idea of needing a protein drink after a ride is probably promulgated by pros needing something convenient to get needed nutrients, since post-race stages often have a lengthy transfer process...
10-16-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,326
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more...

Coasting is nasty and insidious? Faster and more efficient? Danger as a motivator? Good Grief, spare us slow inefficient dullards from macho, bad-ass buffoonery.
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