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01-21-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By cyclezen

I won;t be giving any 'advice' on your important...

I won;t be giving any 'advice' on your important Q, because I certainly am not the one to really have that nailed.
but... I can point you to a video (and great video series) which addresses your Qs...
01-17-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,764
Posted By cyclezen

FYI I also did a bell search a few months back...

FYI
I also did a bell search a few months back - thinking it might be better than having to 'vocalize' whenever passing someone on the MUP... (bells don;t mean anything out in city/street traffic -...
01-16-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,809
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! Think I've gone through all the prior...

LOL! Think I've gone through all the prior mentioned notions, emotions and attitudes, over the years/decades.
Not as many years on the Moto, as on the Velo, but pretty close...
2 wheels are a...
01-13-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 636
Posted By cyclezen

agree with Katsup. I just got a 'modern FS...

agree with Katsup.
I just got a 'modern FS bike, with 1x11 shimano. It's nice. But no real performance diff. for me from my 2x and 3x bikes.
Shifting the chainring happens so infrequently, it's...
01-12-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By cyclezen

Ok, quick update. I will post more details...

Ok, quick update. I will post more details later... cause I'm not sure I'm quite "there" yet (still not sure about '29' vs '27.5').
I bought a used Marin Rift Zone 3, v-nice bike 2018, excellent...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,113
Posted By cyclezen

5837 mi - I don;t do virtual, or rollers/trainer ...

5837 mi - I don;t do virtual, or rollers/trainer
368 mi. which were mtb
all good considering I hadn't done half of that in total, the last 3 yrs ...
and these are over 90% from end April on......
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 589
Posted By cyclezen

That Bike is an absolute STEAL at that price!...

That Bike is an absolute STEAL at that price! Besides the fact that it a great riding bike, with very predictable road manners.
Geometry is quite short reach for road bikes - I would ride it for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By cyclezen

aero is quite complicated area of study. much of...

aero is quite complicated area of study. much of which flies well above our heads as the great unwashed..
of course, thinner is more aero, given all other factors are the same - which they never...
12-27-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By cyclezen

You don;t give any body DIMS - and that's not...

You don;t give any body DIMS - and that's not necessary for your Q - but addressing what you note (bolded).
A constant re-fit process can hinder or even degrade your 'comfort'. As noted by your PT...
12-27-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,000
Posted By cyclezen

Boy, really like that design! also think the...

Boy, really like that design!
also think the internal shock would be a great thing out here. Most of the year is very dry here, so dirt becomes dust, clay dust, with silica and other mineral...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,611
Posted By cyclezen

Got it ! I guess I mis-read... LOL! thought you...

Got it ! I guess I mis-read... LOL! thought you were commenting regarding the 'endurance' category ( which is whatever the manus want to put into it or it onto...)
LOL! cyclists have always been...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,611
Posted By cyclezen

LOL! Larry The stuff which was 'junk', in the...

LOL! Larry
The stuff which was 'junk', in the glory days of yore was serious junk, as a lot of today's stuff, except making it work reasonably was even harder, back then...
wheels being the most...
12-22-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,140
Posted By cyclezen

Most all my rides have been great. Some group...

Most all my rides have been great. Some group rides were extremely social. Others extremely H-fests. Some spectacular weather (unusual for us out here).
But the one ride which stands out this year...
12-22-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by cubewheels View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cubewheels View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/mountain-biking/1243908-armor.html#post22348254)
Yeah, that's a massive downside.

It looks like Rockbros is selling...
12-18-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,901
Posted By cyclezen

Great Bike! Really Fine setup, looks just right...

Great Bike! Really Fine setup, looks just right for your longterm adventure!
What everyone has said so far - I'll add one thing
Your Butt will likely hurt quite a bit for a week or two after your...
12-11-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By cyclezen

Checked out the reviews for the Markhors - also...

Checked out the reviews for the Markhors - also good reviews ! Thx
I compared to reviews of the Judy Silver and seems 6 or 1/2 doz diff. between the two forks...
Being I am a light guy and...
12-10-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,113
Posted By cyclezen

With consideration for which model year your...

With consideration for which model year your Allez Sport is - if it has RIM brakes and Quick release, it really seems buying a higher level wheelset which won;t travel up to a higher level...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By cyclezen

where I live disc vs rim is no real advantage -...

where I live disc vs rim is no real advantage - it's rarely wet out here. so Rim/Carbon being more finicky, I don;t need.
Carbon vs Alloy - more aero or more bulletproof - I find my alloy work fine,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,213
Posted By cyclezen

thought I might say something humorous ......

thought I might say something humorous ... nothing comes to mind... LOL!
so
cadence, all up to you... dividing the work load into more chunks (rpm) is a good thing. Except in real world, as you rev...
12-07-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,732
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, bike doesn't change... but it can be...

Yeah, bike doesn't change... but it can be 'rejuvenated' with a 'spa treatment... New tires, chain, after some serious miles maybe even new wheels, cranks/cassettes... try new saddles.
I know when...
12-06-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 876
Posted By cyclezen

EXACTLY ! Let me emphasis this. Riding, even in...

EXACTLY !
Let me emphasis this. Riding, even in a small group, requires far more skills than anyone uses riding solo. It's not just 'group dynamics' but your own ability to to ride smoothly, safely...
12-04-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By cyclezen

... ignore... I just saw you're last post... ...

... ignore... I just saw you're last post... :thumb: happy cadence for many miles to come !
oh, and, nice bike!
Ride On
Yuri
12-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By cyclezen

quick update... so, I purchased a few varying...

quick update... so, I purchased a few varying mtb pedals thru amazon... they ALL noted a slightly different 'dimension' on the pedal/cage width.
When they came in, except for some very slight...
12-02-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By cyclezen

so, with some thinking, I'm realizing that the...

so, with some thinking, I'm realizing that the LEDlenser might have a limitation... I have a small size helmet, and the one I use for night riding is a more modern design which has a rounded back,...
11-30-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By cyclezen

Bike Map Repository/Forum/Obvious Location

I don;t seem to see any obvious, consolidated location where Bike Maps might be available/held/downloadable
OR
a listing for Bike Map, maybe giving a URL for the internet location to access or...
11-26-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,900
Posted By cyclezen

Did a quick ride today on Ellwood Mesa, on my '04...

Did a quick ride today on Ellwood Mesa, on my '04 Spec Epic Comp. Wanted a little acquaintance time with some Chesters I just put on; before heading into the Los Padres back country.
It's served me...
11-24-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By cyclezen

I like all those options... like the Cat5gear,...

I like all those options... like the Cat5gear, Adidas, Hincapie... But I found I prefer a 'backpack' type bag rather than a duffel...
Often, race venues were some ways from where you could park, and...
11-23-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,046
Posted By cyclezen

The BikesDirect 300HT is certainly a better...

The BikesDirect 300HT is certainly a better spec'd bike than I've seen anywhere for that price...
If this is to be a Holiday gift... maybe get some 'feel' for what your son thinks/likes... after all...
11-21-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,161
Posted By cyclezen

other thing I didn;t note This is premium,...

other thing I didn;t note
This is premium, top-O-da-Line stuff. I would treat it that way, in selling.
If you received printed matter or anything related to the bike or 'Collection', keep it,...
11-21-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,137
Posted By cyclezen

Not being snarky... but this is like: "I was...

Not being snarky... but this is like:
"I was just born, what comes next?"
a little more info about yourself and what has attracted you to cycling might help...
have you ridden before? where are...
11-21-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,161
Posted By cyclezen

Would be very unusual for Spec to NOT take a tax...

Would be very unusual for Spec to NOT take a tax deduction... so not reporting it would be very 'iffy' ...
so I get wanting to sell...
Minneapolis... tough time yofear to sell ... even here in CA,...
11-20-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By cyclezen

Thought about the half-cage toeclips, but just a...

Thought about the half-cage toeclips, but just a bit to fiddly for me...
"flats' don;t need toe'prep', you just put your foot on them. More importantly, I think riding flats consistently will give...
11-20-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,730
Posted By cyclezen

so... update... spoke with son... he thinks...

so... update... spoke with son... he thinks chesters would be a good step...
also decided I liked the SHimano shoes the way they are - work great with my shopping/errands/social ride bike, with the...
11-18-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,994
Posted By cyclezen

Opportunity for some Chateau Thames Embankment...

Opportunity for some Chateau Thames Embankment after the ride.... LOL!
11-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,074
Posted By cyclezen

Quote: Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View...

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse View Post (https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1241983-stretching-suggestions-4.html#post22310490)
Because it hurts you're not inclined...
11-15-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,267
Posted By cyclezen

Expectation too high... We're talkin...

Expectation too high... We're talkin 'people'/humanoids, not elephants....
'Balance' is also a matter of perspective... but is always a 'mix'. You'll get 'pragmatic', touchy/feely, obnoxious,...
11-14-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,747
Posted By cyclezen

I'm wondering how I ended up having so many...

I'm wondering how I ended up having so many saddles...
Crazy thing is, my butt isn;t really all that picky about what it's perched on... as long as it's not narrower than 140...
oh... and the...
11-09-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,074
Posted By cyclezen

You can do it ! Yoga can be for everyone. There...

You can do it ! Yoga can be for everyone. There are good yoga programs for disabled, for mobility challenged seniors, for limber and lithe young- everyone.
The key is to find a good start...
11-07-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 945
Posted By cyclezen

My caveat: This is the internet and I'm not an...

My caveat: This is the internet and I'm not an MD...
I have a tendency for very 'hard' muscles, meaning they're always very hard feeling and not very pliable...
This has a tendency, when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By cyclezen

I know (well) 2 riders, both v-strong racers, who...

I know (well) 2 riders, both v-strong racers, who ride Noahs. One let me ride his for a few miles, a coupe years back...
I really liked it! And that's saying a lot considering I consider my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By cyclezen

This thread has some info... ...

This thread has some info...
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1241585-what-wheels.html
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By cyclezen

Yeah, My 09 Tarmac Expert is still my regular...

Yeah, My 09 Tarmac Expert is still my regular ride (2104 Tarmac for those fast group rides...) I put on some HED wheels and the only recent 'upgrade' was to replace the STD Ultegra 53/39 with a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By cyclezen

also... Spec did something weird in 2104 - my...

also... Spec did something weird in 2104 - my tarmac Pro SL4 has a 61.5 BB, so it needed some 'shims' to make my new Praxis BB/Crankset fit/work.
I believe the shims would be needed for anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By cyclezen

Pretty much same Frame... both same size? both...

Pretty much same Frame... both same size?
both 11 spd? same wheels (good wheels are a decider - Mavic being on the low end... for me)? spoke and rim condition - look for bulges/pulls at the rims....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By cyclezen

So, training by using a low cadence? No... ...

So, training by using a low cadence? No... Training by pushing a big Gear (relative to the rider) - Yes - this invariably results in a lower cadence than a rider's avg, for most...
Semantics ? a...
10-28-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,326
Posted By cyclezen

You're disappointed that your tender loving touch...

You're disappointed that your tender loving touch and miracle 'Open Heart Surgery' didn;t turn it into the "Magic Carpet Ride".
But likely is was at least good as new, prolly better...
'Suspension'...
10-25-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By cyclezen

Craziest thread I've read in a while! Making...

Craziest thread I've read in a while! Making sense just doesn't seem to fit in! LOL!
OP, making each ride into a 'death ride' is hardly a way to encourage more effort. Your companion may be doing...
10-25-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,794
Posted By cyclezen

in Direct response to OP's initial Q - I would...

in Direct response to OP's initial Q - I would offer a Heart Monitor (HM or HRM) as an option (or to be certain the HM component is also part of the 'power' system).
why?
it is also a direct link...
10-21-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,002
Posted By cyclezen

keep in lower gears... don't 'push' hard with...

keep in lower gears... don't 'push' hard with slow pedal revolutions... it'll save your knees, work your heart/cardio a bit, and also slowly build your cycling muscles.
try to pick a gear that you...
10-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By cyclezen

Danny Macaskill for the masses... OK, Maybe Not !

So knowing this should be posted in the 'Trials' forum - and is well known there and MTB (oh, there is no Trials forum ?)
Danny is special enough to really be in the attention of the entire cycling...
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