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05-13-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,541
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I agree with jonathanf2 up there. My wife has...

I agree with jonathanf2 up there. My wife has 151mm cranks on our tandem and 165mm on her trainer bike. She doesn't really notice the difference and she's 73. My proper size cranks would be 165, but...
05-13-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,541
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Most of that is just training effect. You get...

Most of that is just training effect. You get better at what you do. It's hard to tell what's going on when one switches back and forth. The best is simply to get one's numbers, i.e. crank/leg...
05-12-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By rumrunn6

I've done this but I use very little not even...

I've done this but I use very little not even enough to taste. you can cut the taste w/ a squeeze of lemon juice
05-12-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,153
Posted By livedarklions

I think you missed the point. I suspect he could...

I think you missed the point. I suspect he could already see around the corner BEFORE he moved to that position. I'm not going to watch the video obsessively to figure out if anyone else took a...
05-12-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By MinnMan

1. We totally don't understand your focus on...

1. We totally don't understand your focus on food and nutrition for such short rides.
2. For an hour's ride at very hot conditions, sodium chloride might be the most important electrolyte, but...
05-12-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 960
Posted By sjanzeir

You mean like this? ...

You mean like this?
...
05-10-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Iride01

In the end, you do what you have to do. ...

In the end, you do what you have to do.

But between missing sleep regularly and riding less often. I just have to ride less often.

I don't know how all you people that get up in the wee...
05-10-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By Bosco13

There are studies on exercising/training at night...

There are studies on exercising/training at night and its affect on sleep that you may want to look into.
05-10-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By scottfsmith

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a...

I do a lot of summer training at night. I am a night person and have tons of energy then so it works great. The only downside I find is I don't push it quite as hard in flats/downhills due to...
05-09-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 20,541
Posted By Mr Sir

I use cheap steel kids cranks with a single...

I use cheap steel kids cranks with a single permanently attached chainring. They have very slim crank legs because they are all steel. Look for those with a narrow q-factor because often they have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,367
Posted By PeteHski

I've read that it's not unusual for riders to...

I've read that it's not unusual for riders to drop their saddle height 10+ mm during the course of a Grand Tour as the fatigue sets in. It's not that surprising that they favour a more "endurance"...
05-08-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By MinnMan

Let's just start with the point that the fan and...

Let's just start with the point that the fan and shirtless don't keep you from sweating, they just aid evaporation of the sweat. And it is the evaporation of the sweat, rather than simply the hot...
05-08-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By MinnMan

Riding in 100 F heat is a serious challenge, and...

Riding in 100 F heat is a serious challenge, and hydration is key. Probably when you are sweating that much, electrolytes too. Yet, I'm unconvinced that consuming sugar or any other caloric...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,367
Posted By timtak

Thank you. Eddy is my new hero. My wife shares...

Thank you. Eddy is my new hero. My wife shares his birthday. He often broke on his own, didn't need no team. I have modified his wikipedia photo...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,367
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"Heel-dropping" refers to having a less than 90...

"Heel-dropping" refers to having a less than 90 angle between centerline of calf and bottom of foot. Bottom of foot level at the bottom of the stoke means the heel is well dropped. In that link you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,367
Posted By cyclezen

so I was watching Eschborn-Frankfurt yesterday,...

so I was watching Eschborn-Frankfurt yesterday, and paid particular attention to pedaling technique during the mid-race drone on periods..
no heel dropping, no real 'scraping of shoe sole', some toe...
05-03-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By Iride01

I use to use fruit juice of various sorts to mix...

I use to use fruit juice of various sorts to mix 60/40 or 40/60 with water so as to limit the Calories to a more appropriate for me 140 to 180 Calories per bottle. I didn't care for the way orange...
05-03-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By GhostRider62

Why not? I used Lemonade power and table...

Why not?

I used Lemonade power and table sugar on a 200k the other day. Why? That is what I happened to have. The only drawback would be if you are trying to use a high concentration, this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,367
Posted By timtak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmW2MNJchY0Since...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmW2MNJchY0Since I was fat, had a bad back and was a jogger with sore knees, I cycled for a long time using downward pointing toes, as far forward as possible, sort of...
04-11-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By HillRider

Except as an annoyance, they aren't doing any...

Except as an annoyance, they aren't doing any harm, if they are all that's rubbing. I've trimmed them off with a nail clipper when the ticking was distracting.
04-11-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Rolla

Tire might be a tad big for the frame, but I...

Tire might be a tad big for the frame, but I can't imagine the hairs are doing any harm. Snip 'em off if they bug you.
04-02-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Iride01

Small/small is when the DR has the least amount...

Small/small is when the DR has the least amount of spring tension left to try an keep your chain properly tensioned for when you are pedaling forward and trying to shift. Backpedaling just makes it...
04-02-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By tyrion

Sounds normal to me. As others have mentioned,...

Sounds normal to me. As others have mentioned, riding in the small-small sprockets is not a common thing. You should be able to ride in small/small and big/big, but it's not optimal and generally...
04-02-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By HillRider

Despite the fact that neither big-big or...

Despite the fact that neither big-big or small-small should be used regularly, it is essential that the chain be long enough to allow shifting into big-big. If it is not and you inadvertently shift...
04-02-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By 70sSanO

While I’m no longer an advocate to absolutely...

While I’m no longer an advocate to absolutely avoid a small-small (especially in light of 1x systems and more flexible chains), it should not be a high use combination.

As for the back peddling...
04-02-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By JohnDThompson

As dsaul suggests, the small-small gear...

As dsaul suggests, the small-small gear combination is best avoided. That combination, along with the large-large combination, is the most extreme deviation from ideal chain line, which leads to more...
04-02-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By dsaul

The chain may be catching on the shift ramps/pins...

The chain may be catching on the shift ramps/pins of the large chainring. You really should not be using the small/small combination. Don't back pedal, bicycle drivetrains are designed for forward...
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