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04-02-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Willbird

I would never say that a metal part repaired with...

I would never say that a metal part repaired with JB Weld is "better than the original" ;-).


Bill
04-01-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Willbird

Well that is quite far removed from what he said...

Well that is quite far removed from what he said :-)
04-01-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Willbird

As I understood the OP the JB Weld was used to...

As I understood the OP the JB Weld was used to repair cracked dropouts....not to
Re bond the dropouts to the frame. JB Weld may be an "epoxy" but it is a multipurpose one size fits all consumer...
03-31-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By Willbird

Having enough low gearing is the key thing I...

Having enough low gearing is the key thing I think, no need to get in a hurry, my first century was very flat, but the return 40 miles of it was into a steady headwind that had me in my lowest...
03-31-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By Willbird

The rear wheel could just come out while riding,...

The rear wheel could just come out while riding, and thus kill you or others......no real danger ;-).

Bill
03-29-17, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By Willbird

A bike repair stand even a cheap one that is not...

A bike repair stand even a cheap one that is not "perfect" is a really nice thing to have at home.

I bought a sub $100 one from Amazon, it's only flaw is that the clamp that holds the seatpost...
03-28-17, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,210
Posted By Willbird

I know of one situation where Cryo is hyped as...

I know of one situation where Cryo is hyped as being a game changer. A person who uses those items daily in Industry created his own double blind test. He had maybe 8 identical items that he knew he...
03-27-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Willbird

There are also types of metal alloys that are...

There are also types of metal alloys that are intentionally work hardened.
03-27-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,743
Posted By Willbird

Agreed :-)....and supposedly typically running...

Agreed :-)....and supposedly typically running maximum HR is higher than cycling.
03-27-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By Willbird

Pick one that you will climb onto and ride out of...

Pick one that you will climb onto and ride out of the driveway on :-)...once your out of the driveway then things will happen :-).

A Local Bike Shop aka "LBS" has sold quite a few of the cheapest...
03-27-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,743
Posted By Willbird

Keep in mind that most of the generalizations...

Keep in mind that most of the generalizations about maximum HR (and Anerobic Threshhold is related to the maximum HR and to conditioning) are true for say the AVERAGE of 1000 individuals or more that...
03-27-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Willbird

If you are worried about the 11-12 issue I see...

If you are worried about the 11-12 issue I see there is an Ultegra 12-27 avail

12-23 - 12.13.14.15.16.17.19.21.23

12-27 - 12.13.14.15.17.19.21.24.27


11-28 - 11.12.13.14.16.18.21.24.28
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,586
Posted By Willbird

Nope...I'm Fred. Hairy legs, mountain shoes and...

Nope...I'm Fred. Hairy legs, mountain shoes and pedals, etc.

Bill
03-27-17, 08:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,837
Posted By Willbird

My coldest longest ride was 20 miles at 17F :-). ...

My coldest longest ride was 20 miles at 17F :-).

Coldest ride in rain was 20 miles at 37F.......it was REALLY pouring from mile 9 to mile 20 too.

Bill
03-27-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By Willbird

Clipless really becomes second nature quite...

Clipless really becomes second nature quite quickly. There are benefits to the bike shoes even if you do not ride clipless.

Years ago I rode way too long in floppy soled shoes and developed hot...
03-27-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,975
Posted By Willbird

Guy on a group ride referred to that as "tar and...

Guy on a group ride referred to that as "tar and boulders".....I HATE it when they do that to a road I like to ride, it takes 2 winters of snow plowing to smooth that out.
07-09-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,838
Posted By Willbird

If the 3x9 triple is "good" then a 3 or even 4...

If the 3x9 triple is "good" then a 3 or even 4 X11 should be even better ;-).
07-09-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By Willbird

I built up a rear wheel for my Fuji Sportif using...

I built up a rear wheel for my Fuji Sportif using one of these rims and an SRAM sealed bearing hub, needed disk brake hub for that setup. They only had machined brake teach rims at that time.

Love...
07-09-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By Willbird

I have not ridden on sidewalks since I was 10. ...

I have not ridden on sidewalks since I was 10.

The same drivers who are in the street pull into driveways that intersect the sidewalks.
07-08-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,966
Posted By Willbird

Iv never been normal :-). But my first ride back...

Iv never been normal :-). But my first ride back cycling was June 1 2014.....it was around 8 miles...I turned 50 that December. But the 8 quickly became 20 and 6 days a week...that was all hybrid...
07-08-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By Willbird

I did 75 miles once, and 100k another time :-).

I did 75 miles once, and 100k another time :-).
07-07-16, 04:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

As far as Bike Forums goes this forum is pretty...

As far as Bike Forums goes this forum is pretty "tame" really :-).

And there are for SURE lots ruder places on the web than Bike Forums Clydes and Athenas :-).

Bill
07-07-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Willbird

Just get on the thing every day and ride,...

Just get on the thing every day and ride, miracles will happen :-).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,592
Posted By Willbird

For a challenge, do it on a fat bike, but "load"...

For a challenge, do it on a fat bike, but "load" the tires with glycol :-), and eat at least 3 dozen crispy creme donuts before taking off.
07-07-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Willbird

As you ride more there will be less weight on the...

As you ride more there will be less weight on the saddle, and your placement upon it will be more stable IMHO. Your core muscles in abdomen, and back get stronger. So pretty quickly you may notice...
07-07-16, 03:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

In a time trial too I'm thinking how straight and...

In a time trial too I'm thinking how straight and smooth the riders course is has an impact too, even if they only track 1% better ...or 1/10%
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-16, 04:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,465
Posted By Willbird

I have been using a Wahoo TICKR about two years,...

I have been using a Wahoo TICKR about two years, finally had to put a battery in it the other day.

Works fine with my Edge 510, worked fine with Iphone and a variety of aps too. Worked good with...
07-06-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By Willbird

I had no idea Charlie horses were the root cause...

I had no idea Charlie horses were the root cause of that :-).


Bill
07-06-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,028
Posted By Willbird

I'm not a big believer in pre workout static...

I'm not a big believer in pre workout static stretches, we do them at work every day.

That said we did recently start a "move smart" program that incorporates some re energizers that DO help...
07-06-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

I have never watched any of it before so all new...

I have never watched any of it before so all new really :-). But yea there was really no doubt they would reel him in eventually :-)
07-06-16, 03:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

I just watched YouTube highlights of stage 1 or 2...

I just watched YouTube highlights of stage 1 or 2 2016 the other day, the solo breakaway rider who eventually got reeled in was not riding 100 deep :-).
07-05-16, 10:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

http://www.bicycling.com/training/2015-tour-de-fra...

http://www.bicycling.com/training/2015-tour-de-france/you-versus-tour-de-france-pro

This sums it up pretty good, watts equals forward velocity :-).
07-05-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

It would be interesting to setup a bicycle like...

It would be interesting to setup a bicycle like what the op described and handicap each rider for weight and aerodynamics, then them ride a TT. The pro riders would still kick butt, but the data...
07-04-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,213
Posted By Willbird

There are many calculators online and as aps for...

There are many calculators online and as aps for calculating the energy required to move a bike and rider a certain speed over a distance or course. One for IOS is called "bike calculator". It has...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Willbird

Well some here have a cheap thing that takes...

Well some here have a cheap thing that takes coins to operate.....true "service stations" are few and far between anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Willbird

Not sure if they have "Tire Tanks" in India, but...

Not sure if they have "Tire Tanks" in India, but I have a compressor in the garage but still find the Tire Tank to be handier to take to a flat tire.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By Willbird

The 2.0 is Aluminum, the 4.3 is Carbon. But in...

The 2.0 is Aluminum, the 4.3 is Carbon. But in real world one will not make you far faster than the other one really.
There is 1.1kg difference in weight between the two,
The 4.3 has 105 11 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,763
Posted By Willbird

I guess looking at it....the RD will absorb so...

I guess looking at it....the RD will absorb so many teeth difference, if you remove the FD you can use a wider range cassette. There are plenty of new riders who I hear from where the FD shifting is...
07-03-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By Willbird

Totally makes sense :-). Was just thinking about...

Totally makes sense :-). Was just thinking about in regards to some stuff non pro biking enthusiasts do and wondered how much crossed over. Had never even considered the wheel/tire part of the pro...
07-03-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By Willbird

The V85 is a huge set up in components for $500...

The V85 is a huge set up in components for $500 :-). I'm not seeing the $1000 price point for the V100 with that component level unless there is something I'm missing there.
07-03-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By Willbird

Might sound ignorant, Le Tour tires/wheels ?

Are clincher tires required by rules ?

If not are tubulers ever used ?

Sorry if it is total noob question :-).
07-03-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By Willbird

40 miles away is not too bad for distance :-). I...

40 miles away is not too bad for distance :-). I have a small lbs about 8 miles away but they do not carry much besides bikes. Most bigger shops are 1-2 hours away. We just make a day trip out of it...
07-03-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Willbird

Agreed......the power meter and HRM adjust for...

Agreed......the power meter and HRM adjust for things Strava for example never "knows" about at all, such as an 8mph head wind gusting to 25......which is also highly variable due to terrian and even...
07-03-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,955
Posted By Willbird

Well the reason for bigger tires is to be able to...

Well the reason for bigger tires is to be able to run lower pressure.

The ongoing Silca test series is pretty illuminating.

https://silca.cc/blogs/journal

Tire inflation pressure far...
07-03-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By Willbird

The V series are pretty cool :-). I rode a flat...

The V series are pretty cool :-). I rode a flat bar bike a lot.....on a road bike I never use the drops.....hoods mostly but the tops now and then, nicer to have options for hand position. Overall...
07-03-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,147
Posted By Willbird

I only figure 400 calories per hour at...

I only figure 400 calories per hour at best.....and the scale has proven I'm not far off on that. That is 26 calories per mile.

With myfitnesspal set to -2lbs per week and never eating back any...
07-03-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By Willbird

On the Specialized Roll they make one with a top...

On the Specialized Roll they make one with a top tube that is less "unisex" looking ?

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/fitness/roll-elite/106882

I'd throw down another $150 and get this...
07-03-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,128
Posted By Willbird

You can use the Strava ap, iPhone 5s the battery...

You can use the Strava ap, iPhone 5s the battery is good for around 2 hours with screen active, if you shut screen off your good for 6+ hours . I'd suggest NOT buying phone type add on gadgets like...
07-02-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By Willbird

Well the newer 105 you can simply change chain...

Well the newer 105 you can simply change chain rings to suit whatever you want, but 50/34 should work fine for you I bet.

Bill
07-02-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By Willbird

Test riding bikes is free:-) take cell phone...

Test riding bikes is free:-) take cell phone pictures of the bikes and make notes :-).
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