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05-12-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By rsbob

if you are still out of breath 5 minutes after...

if you are still out of breath 5 minutes after your workout concludes, there is something abnormal. You may want to see your physician for a work-up
05-10-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By surak

There are ways you can make your Roam more...

There are ways you can make your Roam more suitable for century-length rides if it's not quite up to snuff compared to a typical $1k road bike. Upgrade tires, invest in better bars or bar-ends for...
05-08-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,288
Posted By Eric F

Rule #41.

Rule #41.
05-05-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 617
Posted By Rolla

All of my riding buddies are on Strava. It must...

All of my riding buddies are on Strava. It must be pretty easy, since most of them aren't very bright.
05-04-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By dedhed

The catalogs of Japanese vintage bicycle...

The catalogs of Japanese vintage bicycle (http://cyclespeugeot.web.fc2.com/reminiscence/kofu.htm)
...
05-04-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 787
Posted By Doug Fattic

A bicycle with a 24" front wheel and a 27" back...

A bicycle with a 24" front wheel and a 27" back wheel was a solution Bill Boston (a frame builder in New Jersey) came up with in the 1970's to solve the problem of toe overlap on smaller women's...
05-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,535
Posted By 70sSanO

If you don't want to wait for answers, a similar...

If you don't want to wait for answers, a similar question was posed in 2019 and you can read those responses. I believe you will not find any competent person agreeing to remove rim material. ...
04-27-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By drlogik

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the...

Go to your local auto parts store and buy the largest size real leather chamois that they have. It will be a perfect multi-use tool roll. Plus it looks cool in the tool box drawer. I have three of...
04-27-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By Trevtassie

Aircraft grade paint stripper, it's made to strip...

Aircraft grade paint stripper, it's made to strip aluminium....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,860
Posted By WhyFi

When our wheels and frames assplode, despite dire...

When our wheels and frames assplode, despite dire warnings against riding them, the gloves help to keep the crabon shrapnel out of our palms.
04-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,240
Posted By nomadmax

Am I the only one who sees the irony in a guy...

Am I the only one who sees the irony in a guy named "Deathcurse" looking for the safest form of
bike racing ?
04-20-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,207
Posted By mikehuangsd

OH COME ON NOW I'm not yet defending this...

OH COME ON NOW

I'm not yet defending this bike, but this is nitpicking to a level that i find to be unreasonable.
04-20-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyccommute

You are looking at this in the wrong way...just...

You are looking at this in the wrong way...just as Brandt and others have. The bottom spokes can’t be compressed because there is no mechanism for that compression. Nothing can push up on the...
04-20-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By RickJay

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A Buddy of mine had simular problems with range of motion, did this as a fix, as...
04-19-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,383
Posted By Pinelander

I'm 73 and had my first toke in 1967. That...

I'm 73 and had my first toke in 1967. That having been said, I haven't had any in, oh, at least 10 - 15 hours. All things in moderation. As far as riding (or any physical activity) when high, I...
04-17-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,026
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spoke are springs in a manor of speaking. A...

Spoke are springs in a manor of speaking. A thinner spoke will have more stretch then a thick one (and this is why butted spoked wheel tend to suffer from less broken spokes over time)

I wouldn't...
04-17-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,026
Posted By oldbobcat

When you apply forward pressure to the cranks,...

When you apply forward pressure to the cranks, the chainring pulls the chain. The chain pulls the rear wheel cog. The cog pulls the hub flange. The hub flange pulls on the spoke. The spoke pulls on...
04-16-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,847
Posted By rando_couche

The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the...

The answer to The Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is 42, if that helps any. Of course it helps if you know what the question actually IS.
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,670
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I had chicken pox so far so good but it only been...

I had chicken pox so far so good but it only been 2 1/2 hours. I guess I’m going to find out :lol: in 12 hours. I’m starting to hear the Russian language but I can’t understand what they are saying....
04-08-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,335
Posted By kingston

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long...

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long time, I'd guess 8 or 9 seasons maybe, If you're going with a fat tire, they are hands down the best. I have bikes with a lot of different tire widths and...
04-05-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,383
Posted By fly135

This is one of those things that if you have to...

This is one of those things that if you have to ask, then you probably shouldn't.
03-31-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,781
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled...

Drummers are all about endurance and controlled substances. Charlie Watts easy.
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,781
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA

Thats not entirely true, now, is it? Hashtag WADA
03-31-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,733
Posted By indyfabz

I find the timing of this thread to be...

I find the timing of this thread to be “interesting.”
03-30-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front...

I generally just tilt the bike down in the front so good old gravity holds the wheel/bars straight. We have a couple of the Park HBH-2s and I rarely use one. Andy
03-28-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By SapInMyBlood

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rene herse. As...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Rene herse. As far as technology goes, their tyres are at the forefront for weight / comfort.

Continental / Schwalbe are big players in the road tire game
...
03-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,377
Posted By wphamilton

I think it just needs a diagram to be made clear:...

I think it just needs a diagram to be made clear:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/361x139/tangent_f26e1007422da1b16c9cbae2b407df0bb3b61f64.jpg
03-23-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,614
Posted By Rolla

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill...

Then why did you start a thread asking about hill climbing?



I would never use crankarms that long on a fixed gear bike. When you lean the bike into a corner while your legs are spinning...
03-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,591
Posted By bbbean

Millions of riders rode today without incident....

Millions of riders rode today without incident. The same the day before, and the same the day before that. While you should take his accident as a reminder of what CAN go wrong and take steps to...
03-19-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,813
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If one really wants to do it by FTP, not trusting...

If one really wants to do it by FTP, not trusting oneself to do it right otherwise, the trick is to up your FTP until you have trouble finishing the last interval or find your HR going too high...
03-18-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,180
Posted By crowbike

https://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/9156.html

https://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/9156.html
03-18-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There is no one answer to this question. There is...

There is no one answer to this question. There is no industry accepted/standard "tune up". Every bike has it's own issues and areas of greater or lesser needs. Yesterday's work showed this quite...
03-17-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,180
Posted By Iride01

My link? Sure you might hit max HR or pretty...

My link?

Sure you might hit max HR or pretty close to it, but if you do and don't drop away from your max HR real quick, then you won't make it the full thirty minutes.

I touch what might be my...
03-17-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,180
Posted By spelger

the link you give describes a test where you go...

the link you give describes a test where you go hard for 10 minuets followed by going hard for another 20 and taking the average HR for the 20. i know they don't mention it but all this hard work...
03-17-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 979
Posted By tomato coupe

42

42
03-16-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By machinist42

Put A Cork In It

Fill a basin large enough to accommodate the handlebars with a strong solution of Lye, NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide.

Immerse bars, which should promptly dissolve.

Rinse off cork before using, but it...
03-16-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,180
Posted By steveperseveres

Probably more, but most MHR calculator formulas...

Probably more, but most MHR calculator formulas run pretty conservative for those of us who put in 10+ hours/week training.

Gellish2: 191.5 - .007 x age^2 = MHR
Fairburn: 201 - .63 x age for...
03-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,224
Posted By ClydeClydeson

He rides to complete exhaustion, then comes to a...

He rides to complete exhaustion, then comes to a stop and simply leans slightly to the left for a rest.
03-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By jiangshi

Compressed air from the other end.

Compressed air from the other end.
03-15-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,224
Posted By shelbyfv

Also, it's been my experience that even obviously...

Also, it's been my experience that even obviously affluent cyclists rarely discuss the cost of their bikes.
03-15-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,224
Posted By ClydeClydeson

KingoftheNorth Please give some more details...

KingoftheNorth Please give some more details about your bike and the club and/or the type of rides they do. As others have said above, we are struggling to see the whole picture without more...
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By tigat

You can probably train yourself to do anything,...

You can probably train yourself to do anything, but I think getting used to the pull and balance riding one-handed might be safer in the long run:)
03-10-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By UniChris

Can you find a place where you can move over,...

Can you find a place where you can move over, slow, and "release" those who followed you down the hill, and then take the lane for the bridge itself in front of a subsequent bunch who were not behind...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By WhyFi

None of them suck. At this point, it's probably...

None of them suck. At this point, it's probably much more important that you shop the shops, rather than shop the brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,694
Posted By datlas

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little...

No. What about the wear indicators?? The little dimples. If they are worn it's time to think about replacement.
03-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,476
Posted By billridesbikes

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org...

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org (http://Bikemaps.org)
which is a crowdsourced tool for bicycle safely.
What would fit blacknbluebikes idea is a web site where you submit a gxp...
03-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By cxwrench

The single biggest waste of money in the entire...

The single biggest waste of money in the entire industry. Ceramic bearings are great in pure radial loads, clean environments, high heat, and very high (thousands and thousands) rpm applications....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 884
Posted By Iride01

Even when they are accurate, your actual ability...

Even when they are accurate, your actual ability for any given day might not be what your LTHR or any other number might suggest.
03-03-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,366
Posted By unterhausen

Okay, you have to love FCC test reports. There...

Okay, you have to love FCC test reports. There is also a users manual for the radio module
That board has test points all over it, so you should be able to get a good idea of the state of the power...
03-02-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By Reynolds 531

This is the Park Tools version....

This is the Park Tools version....
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