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10-07-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By hayden52

In a group ride, if you're the leader, and...

In a group ride, if you're the leader, and someone else who doesn't ride with the group regularly tries to up the pace, just let him go and he'll drop off the front. If he doesn't know the route,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,208
Posted By hayden52

Look on Ebay...

Look on Ebay (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=powertap+wheel&_sacat=0) for a powertap wheel that matches your bike.
08-24-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,494
Posted By hayden52

Tell that to the sprinters.....

Tell that to the sprinters.....
07-29-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By hayden52

What fails? Do the splines strip, or do the...

What fails? Do the splines strip, or do the bearings fail?
07-27-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By hayden52

I had chronic low back pain and went to PT and...

I had chronic low back pain and went to PT and sports doctors and got stretches, core strengthening exercises, etc. I found the best cure is a firm mattress, and daily toe-touch stretches to stretch...
06-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 341
Posted By hayden52

The few times I've cut CF i used a Dremel high...

The few times I've cut CF i used a Dremel high speed cutter. No need to worry about splintering.
06-17-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By hayden52

They should be, they are SPD-SL.

They should be, they are SPD-SL.
06-17-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,737
Posted By hayden52

There used to be a route near me called the Three...

There used to be a route near me called the Three Sisters, consisting of three short, but steep hills. The third one, about 1/4 as long and 1/4 as steep as the other 2, was always the hardest.....
06-15-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By hayden52

Those cutouts are to eliminate or reduce brake...

Those cutouts are to eliminate or reduce brake fade when the rotors get hot enough to outgas organic material from the pads. Without the cutouts, the vapors from outgassing would create a low...
06-14-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 757
Posted By hayden52

Don't worry, just ride. If you're chain is...

Don't worry, just ride. If you're chain is rubbing or making noises, change chain rings.
06-13-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By hayden52

Rally XC100 pedals vs. PowerTap

I recently acquired a set of Rally XC100 power pedals and was curious how the power measurement compared with my PowerTap hub, so I did a ride with my wife's Garmin paired to the PowerTap and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By hayden52

This is a magnetic resistance unit, and the cable...

This is a magnetic resistance unit, and the cable moves the metal plates inside closer or further away from the magnets to increase/reduce the resistance. The unit needs to be rotating to feel the...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,079
Posted By hayden52

Pay no attention to what others say. I you like...

Pay no attention to what others say. I you like them, keep them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,030
Posted By hayden52

It looks cool. Keep it if you don't need the $$$$

It looks cool. Keep it if you don't need the $$$$
03-29-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By hayden52

Praxis BB30 Conversion torque?

My wife's Specialized Ruby was making clicking sounds from the BB, so I removed the cranks and the right hand BB cup was loose (I could unscrew it by hand). This is a Praxis BB30 conversion, where...
03-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,012
Posted By hayden52

Be careful out there!

Be careful out there!
Forum: Commuting
03-03-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By hayden52

I wear full cycling kit on my 20 mile commute,...

I wear full cycling kit on my 20 mile commute, since I'm dripping wet at the end. I carry my work clothes in my panniers and shower and change at the gym before work.
03-02-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By hayden52

They don't have to be loose when unloaded, but...

They don't have to be loose when unloaded, but they may get loose when loaded and make a noise as they load/unload. I would tighten all the spokes.
02-22-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 547
Posted By hayden52

Perpetual motion.

Perpetual motion.
02-22-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By hayden52

I would mask the areas where there will be...

I would mask the areas where there will be contact with something else (screw holes, dropouts) and the areas where you can't sand all of the paint off, just sand the transition so its smooth and...
02-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,041
Posted By hayden52

Michelin AirStop. They have smooth valves that...

Michelin AirStop. They have smooth valves that don't ruin my Silca pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By hayden52

I was in a similar situation, where my...

I was in a similar situation, where my Specialized Toupe's shell cracked. I went with the Romin, non-evo model. I was wary of spending $500 on a saddle and have it break after a year.......
01-25-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,778
Posted By hayden52

I find the ramp test over-estimates my FTP. If...

I find the ramp test over-estimates my FTP. If you are a sprinter-type person, this is likely to happen as it emphasizes short-term power over long-term endurance. If this is the case, then your...
12-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By hayden52

Maybe you could try sanding the cylinder with...

Maybe you could try sanding the cylinder with some 320 grit sandpaper to get rid of the shinny smooth surface and give it a little bite.
10-05-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,267
Posted By hayden52

I'm still waiting for the Imola course from 2020...

I'm still waiting for the Imola course from 2020 with the F1 track finish.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,003
Posted By hayden52

The biggest difference will be in the weight....

The biggest difference will be in the weight. When I changed my Bianchi Brava from its native steel fork to a Look HSC full carbon fork the bike lost about 2lbs. in total weight.
09-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,170
Posted By hayden52

Try to stay in the mid-front of the group. Don't...

Try to stay in the mid-front of the group. Don't get squeezed on the inside of corners; be sure you can hold your line in the corners and don't swing wide. Don't get out front. At first it may feel...
09-01-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 27,481
Posted By hayden52

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/976x651/yellowbike_7b281a68b6b854625759b767253b220780ca14a2.jpg
Mid-1990's Bianchi Brava frame, re-finished in yellow by Cyclart
2010 SRAM Red...
08-31-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By hayden52

Yes, you can just change cassettes, but you will...

Yes, you can just change cassettes, but you will have to install the spacer when you put the 10 speed cassette on the trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By hayden52

You must have selected the soft compound tire,...

You must have selected the soft compound tire, good for qualifying, but not good for race distance. You should select the hard compound tire for race distance.:)
08-30-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,954
Posted By hayden52

??? Quadruple negative? Would you wash? Yes or...

??? Quadruple negative? Would you wash? Yes or no? I'm confused.
08-25-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,995
Posted By hayden52

I spin my legs until the burn is gone then I...

I spin my legs until the burn is gone then I coast to recover.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By hayden52

I use an air compressor for all kinds of stuff,...

I use an air compressor for all kinds of stuff, except bike tires. The hand pump is just too convenient.
Replies: 25
Views: 1,779
Posted By hayden52

I agree. These are very nice bikes, $40 and $60...

I agree. These are very nice bikes, $40 and $60 is WAY too low. I would ask at least $200, and call them vintage.
08-18-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,954
Posted By hayden52

I had a long sleeve Merino wool jersey, and it...

I had a long sleeve Merino wool jersey, and it was OK at first, but eventually it wouldn't keep its shape (stretched out) and it got eaten by moths. I'm sticking with poly/lycra.
08-12-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,671
Posted By hayden52

I think CTL is a good measure of base fitness....

I think CTL is a good measure of base fitness. Once you have your base, then you can concentrate on improving your performance in whatever discipline you like (sprints, surges, TT, climbing, etc.) by...
04-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By hayden52

When it breaks. I'm still using my Garmin...

When it breaks. I'm still using my Garmin Forerunner 310XT as my cycling computer.
12-05-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,078
Posted By hayden52

Try this training plan...

Try this training plan (https://www.trainingpeaks.com/training-plans/cycling/indoor/tp-225190/the-herds-hill-climbers-plan-free-version). It helped me improve my climbing greatly. It is 8 weeks, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,612
Posted By hayden52

On hot days here in TX, I carry an extra water...

On hot days here in TX, I carry an extra water bottle in my back jersey pocket.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,148
Posted By hayden52

Make sure your cassette is tightened down firmly....

Make sure your cassette is tightened down firmly. I had a very annoying creak that was due to the cassette being to loose.
11-20-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 2,803,241
Posted By hayden52

I'm of the opinion that retro thin tube steel...

I'm of the opinion that retro thin tube steel frames have a similar drag figures to modern aero frames. Aero drag is proportional to the drag coefficient and the frontal area. The drag coefficient of...
12-06-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By hayden52

If you go by the math, 118kJ is 28Cal. The...

If you go by the math, 118kJ is 28Cal. The conversion is 0.24Cal/kJ. The kicker is that the human body is only about 25% efficient in converting Calories to useful work, so if your power meter says...
11-16-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,016
Posted By hayden52

Here're some pics of the Bianchi frame I had...

Here're some pics of the Bianchi frame I had refinished by Cyclart. The do excellent work488437488438488439488440
10-23-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,691
Posted By hayden52

Or bladed and sharpened spokes for the quick...

Or bladed and sharpened spokes for the quick kill......
09-22-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 807
Posted By hayden52

Welcome to Monkey Mirrors!...

Welcome to Monkey Mirrors! (http://www.monkeymirrors.com/index.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,093
Posted By hayden52

White.

White.
08-10-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,262
Posted By hayden52

Counter-intuitively, spokes tend to break when...

Counter-intuitively, spokes tend to break when they don't have enough tension. The spoke tension is highest when the wheel is unloaded, and when weight is put on the wheel the lower spokes take up...
08-05-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By hayden52

Had the same thing happen on a Powertap wheel I...

Had the same thing happen on a Powertap wheel I got off of Ebay. Popped a nipple after bunny-hopping over a pot hole, turns out all of the nipples were aluminum. Replaced one at a time with brass,...
08-05-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,306
Posted By hayden52

469365

469365
08-05-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,306
Posted By hayden52

You should be fine. According to this...

You should be fine. According to this (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html) (scroll down to Width Considerations), the Open 4 CD, which has a 13.1mm...
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