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12-07-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,027
Posted By mercator

So now I'm confused. Are the Lemonds too light...

So now I'm confused.
Are the Lemonds too light and therefore not real ebikes?
Are they too expensive?
Are they too slow for real cyclists?
Do real cyclists even ride ebikes?

I reckon Greg is...
12-06-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 956
Posted By mercator

At 62, I'm certain that heat has the biggest...

At 62, I'm certain that heat has the biggest impact on my performance.
On the other hand, when its really cold I have a hard time working up the enthusiasm to get out the door.
11-23-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By mercator

I have a bunch of bikes, and have owned many...

I have a bunch of bikes, and have owned many others. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite, since they all have different purposes, but I have no problem figuring out the ones I don't like - they...
11-21-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,943
Posted By mercator

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Hwy 40
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,058
Posted By mercator

I used to do a ride like that, but never had your...

I used to do a ride like that, but never had your ambition. I was pretty happy to finish with the second group.
I imagine the answer will involve intervals. Good luck.
10-14-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,686
Posted By mercator

Truth. Well, that and the wheels.

Truth.
Well, that and the wheels.
10-01-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By mercator

Maybe he can ride for the proud boys. Trek...

Maybe he can ride for the proud boys. Trek probably prefers their riders to keep their politics to themselves.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,084
Posted By mercator

I'm quite happy riding 23s pumped up to 105, but...

I'm quite happy riding 23s pumped up to 105, but maybe I don't have the same issues everyone else has.
There is a lot of nice fresh tarmac to ride where I live.
09-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,438
Posted By mercator

For me, at 62 getting old and fat, I have three...

For me, at 62 getting old and fat, I have three modes of standing.
1 - Attacking a short hill or sprinting, I can stand and hammer for maybe 30-40 seconds, after which I may as well sit down cause I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,692
Posted By mercator

Nice looking jerseys. Man, I wish I lived...

Nice looking jerseys.
Man, I wish I lived somewhere where winter riding could be done in shorts and bare hands.
09-11-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,519
Posted By mercator

I think building your own is absolutely a good...

I think building your own is absolutely a good idea - but do your research first. I've built up several bikes over the years with variable degrees of success, but if the result is not to my liking I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,348
Posted By mercator

While all (or most) of the training advice given...

While all (or most) of the training advice given here is probably useful, one thing that should not be overlooked is the mental part of climbing. People who ride on the flats are used to being able...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,415
Posted By mercator

I see all the talk about aero and training, but...

I see all the talk about aero and training, but it seems to me that gearing must be near the top of the list in terms of what needs to be changed. From the OPs description, it sounds like a lot of...
08-01-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By mercator

Stay. If they are waiting for you to finish the...

Stay. If they are waiting for you to finish the ride, you are part of the group. You'll know its time to quit when you get to the end and they have already gone home.
07-05-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mercator

I can easily hit 1000 on gradients up to 12%, but...

I can easily hit 1000 on gradients up to 12%, but on longer climbs if I keep it under 700 then I can sustain it for up to an hour.
Pretty sure I am not an exceptional climber. If I had a power...
07-05-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By mercator

I have a page set up on my garmin that shows VAM,...

I have a page set up on my garmin that shows VAM, HR, cadence and % gradient. I find it helps me when climbing because I get a sense for when I'm in the zone of what I can sustain for longer climbs....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,621
Posted By mercator

Exploring back roads in the south of Spain, I...

Exploring back roads in the south of Spain, I found a paved (concrete) road that went up so hard I could barely turn the cranks. The garmin reported the grade to be 29%
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,365
Posted By mercator

This is the kind of uplifting discourse I come...

This is the kind of uplifting discourse I come here for. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,137
Posted By mercator

I'm trying to understand how the chain broke.

I'm trying to understand how the chain broke.
06-15-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Posted By mercator

Chains

Chains
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By mercator

I had a torn achilles tendon a couple of years...

I had a torn achilles tendon a couple of years ago and it totally ruined my season. The initial cause was getting kicked playing soccer, but a few days later on a ride I felt an irritation and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By mercator

I have the same crank and derailleur as yours and...

I have the same crank and derailleur as yours and successfully run an Ultegra 12-30 cassette.
Ratios are comparable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,778
Posted By mercator

For best effect, take a swig of water while...

For best effect, take a swig of water while passing, make a cheerful comment on the weather, maybe ride no hands for a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,005
Posted By mercator

I'm going to go out on a limb here and conclude...

I'm going to go out on a limb here and conclude that you don't do much skiing or swimming...:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,797
Posted By mercator

This is not true.

This is not true.
03-16-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By mercator

We still have winter in Canada. I don't expect...

We still have winter in Canada. I don't expect to put the snow shovel away for at least another month.
03-15-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,316
Posted By mercator

This sort of uninformed opinion seems to be...

This sort of uninformed opinion seems to be common among 'muricans. I wonder why that is?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,050
Posted By mercator

Seems like a nice enough bike, but it has a...

Seems like a nice enough bike, but it has a couple of negatives in my book:
- 650b wheels (although you can easily fit 700c for extra $$, not worth it unless you are buying a really small size or...
03-05-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,059
Posted By mercator

I once lent my pump to a fellow with a similar...

I once lent my pump to a fellow with a similar hangup as the OP. To whit, when he released the chuck and heard the air escaping at 110 psi he was convinced the pressure in the tire had dropped and...
02-19-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,298
Posted By mercator

Search amazon for Wheels Manufacturing bearing...

Search amazon for Wheels Manufacturing bearing balls - I've been able to buy them at a very low price as an add-on item.
Or you can order them directly....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,785
Posted By mercator

Whoa, talk about zombie threads. When this one...

Whoa, talk about zombie threads.
When this one was started, you could still buy new SGI workstations.
02-04-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,585
Posted By mercator

I used to have only one bike. I'm much happier...

I used to have only one bike. I'm much happier now.
06-19-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,798
Posted By mercator

Are you sure it was tobacco? ...

Are you sure it was tobacco? (https://www.menshealth.com/health/a19871657/effects-of-marijuana-before-workout/)
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