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06-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,381
Posted By venturi95

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cycling-catalon...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cycling-catalonia-idUSKBN16S2IJ
06-14-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,381
Posted By venturi95

A snowflake is a unique and beautiful thing. ...

A snowflake is a unique and beautiful thing.

When I was racing pushing another rider was against the rules unless you are in a Madison race.
06-13-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By venturi95

I wouldn't want to ride that for one block, life...

I wouldn't want to ride that for one block, life is better with teeth..
05-22-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By venturi95

Things I Like on Longer Rides

*Chocolate milk (nearly frozen in a Polar bottle before leaving).
*Vegan lunch meat with honest to goodness Swiss cheese sandwich.
*Almond butter, banana, and raspberry preserves sandwich.
*Nunn...
05-22-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By venturi95

What Is ďLongerĒ?

Do you have easy access to potable water? Are we talking about the heat of summer (temperature extremes?) Any chance to hit up a gas station or convenience store (is chocolate milk ever a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,897
Posted By venturi95

I am lycra-clad and very friendly. I won't even...

I am lycra-clad and very friendly. I won't even bully you for sounding like a out of touch journalist writing a story about lycra-clad cyclists. "Lycra-clad" is almost as smearing as "Lance wanna...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,406
Posted By venturi95

OK, first off I will preface this with the fact...

OK, first off I will preface this with the fact the In have been riding a very long time, long before mountain bikes were even an idea and I raced a bunch of USCF stuff way back when. Your enjoyment...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By venturi95

Iím Guessing Here

You are dehydrated and the straining to go is what has caused the hemorrhoid issue. Fiber alone is good but not without fluids.
05-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,269
Posted By venturi95

At last, no more shredded rim brakes!

At last, no more shredded rim brakes!
05-05-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By venturi95

Thereís More! (bonus drivel)

I recently got a cheap road bike with a Sora 9 speed drive train, it came with a KMC chain, and when it wore out I put in a SRAM (pc 951? I think) and it was wider and made me adjust (spread) the...
05-05-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,848
Posted By venturi95

My 2 cents

Iím prefacing this with the fact that I have only owned a few SRAM drivetrains, I like Shimano a lot, and use it exclusively for the road. I feel that Shimano chains are slightly more eager to make a...
05-02-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,378
Posted By venturi95

If a vaccine can be found

I hope it wonít take even one year. About 4 years ago I read that an Ebola vaccine was developed in 6 months, an unheard of short time for development.
04-30-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,254
Posted By venturi95

Thanks to all the responders. I know Stravaís...

Thanks to all the responders. I know Stravaís average power is a rough guess but Iím coming off lazy couple of years and going faster each week, the wattage doesnít seem be creeping up for the way I...
04-29-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,254
Posted By venturi95

Power estimate from Strava

I am wonder those of you - bigger riders - who use power meters and Strava if you find a large discrepancy between Strava and what your power meter says. Iím about 190 pounds, 195 kitted up. 39.1...
02-24-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,388
Posted By venturi95

I have worked ďon my feet all dayĒ almost my...

I have worked ďon my feet all dayĒ almost my entire life. Iím 61 now and have only lost 1/4 inch, I cannot tell where it left from, spine or legs or a combination of both.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By venturi95

I have some Continental gp 5000 clinchers in the...

I have some Continental gp 5000 clinchers in the 700 x 32 size. On a wide rim they are 33mm wide. They roll fast and are comfortable, they are light for how big they are. They seem a bit delicate for...
01-24-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By venturi95

Too much traffic on too narrow of roads, but it...

Too much traffic on too narrow of roads, but it does have a lot of appeal otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By venturi95

Painful to watch. Strangers joining clicks that...

Painful to watch. Strangers joining clicks that are thousands of miles away are of no interest to me, now as for all that fab gear...
01-19-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By venturi95

Bad Idea

You couldnít pay me to ride this.
12-23-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,128
Posted By venturi95

Conti Sprinters were my tire of choice when I...

Conti Sprinters were my tire of choice when I last rode tubulars, very durable for the weight but this was decades ago. Always carry a miniature pocket knife, if you flat a sew up and it's trashed...
12-18-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,480
Posted By venturi95

Also

I missed the whole point of my very important opinion here, there is no grey area when it comes to cosmetics regarding paint. The OP has a cosmetically damaged frame, small foul ups for sure but...
12-18-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,480
Posted By venturi95

I would hope Soma responds to your email soon....

I would hope Soma responds to your email soon. Iím pretty sure they a rider owned company and are a part of the cycling community in some small way more than the BIG 4. Maybe they should think twice...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 12:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,033
Posted By venturi95

Iím a barnacle

Just getting a free ride.? I like to keep track of the climbing and mileage I do. I used to live in a place with way too many little segments for my liking. I know where I get a good cell signal and...
10-09-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,691
Posted By venturi95

Bobby Kennedy had a joke: Whatís the first...

Bobby Kennedy had a joke:
Whatís the first thing you hear when you get to hell? OK, everyone form into small groups!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 178,800
Posted By venturi95

So is there a different thread for rim tape as...

So is there a different thread for rim tape as well as sealant?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 178,800
Posted By venturi95

Wow! What a wealth of real world experience this...

Wow! What a wealth of real world experience this thread has yielded. I spent an hour and skipped to the end, so forgive me if I missed something. I am looking forward to going road tubeless on carbon...
10-03-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By venturi95

Good, I can bring a suitcase full of darkness.:)

Good, I can bring a suitcase full of darkness.:)
10-03-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By venturi95

Carbonfiberboy: 400km? You have way more natural...

Carbonfiberboy: 400km? You have way more natural ability and ambition than I do.
10-02-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,705
Posted By venturi95

Whatís the deal, you donít have a mirror at home?

Whatís the deal, you donít have a mirror at home?
09-28-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,019
Posted By venturi95

The term "exercise addiction" was obviously...

The term "exercise addiction" was obviously thought up by an automobile addicted person who chose not to structure their life around superior health and fitness.
09-28-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,026
Posted By venturi95

Quality vs Quantity, Your Success Stories

I find most days I have way less than 2 hours to ride, sometimes only 1:20 or so. I know this prevents building any real endurance, but what real-world results have you had? I am old (61) and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,560
Posted By venturi95

The Breezer Venturi was a full on racing...

The Breezer Venturi was a full on racing frameset. It featured a revolutionary Dropped top tube design (horizontal, not sloping). Mine had a 0.4 mm thick top tube in the thin center section, Tange...
09-17-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 33,087
Posted By venturi95

I don't live in Portland Oregon though (sadly)...

I don't live in Portland Oregon though (sadly) and all of the bike paths I have seen in various small towns in California are of the former variety.[/QUOTE]

I agree about this, but I have seen a...
09-17-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By venturi95

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/710b2429_e8a5_4935_893e_d40282bc46d1_4fa0cfd5b23c2050322ffe20beb8cd4122a85b11.jpeg
I had 56 cm Saga Frameset just like that with a...
Forum: For Sale
09-12-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By venturi95

Top tube length center to center? Any dents, deep...

Top tube length center to center? Any dents, deep scratches?
09-11-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By venturi95

I checked the data usage for one ride just by...

I checked the data usage for one ride just by resetting my usage. I didn't think of that until reading some replies. A one hour and thirty-six minute ride - a regular ride I do - used 336 KB. The...
09-04-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 801
Views: 65,153
Posted By venturi95

I like the comfort and versatility of a nice drop...

I like the comfort and versatility of a nice drop bar. Sitting upright makes my ass hurt. Flat bars make my hands and wrists hurt. I see more on a traditional road bike because I travel farther,...
09-03-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,521
Posted By venturi95

Crank Up The Mileage. Crank it up...

Crank Up The Mileage.
Crank it up good now, ya hear! A century every Wednesday, 3 and 1/2 hours at least most other days. Only have time for a two hour ride? Just skip riding and get some...
09-03-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By venturi95

i concur with RetrGrouch in post #7...

i concur with RetrGrouch in post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) . Changing out tubes does not fix the source of your consternation.
09-03-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By venturi95

I think it's best to consider how the thickness...

I think it's best to consider how the thickness or thinness of a pair of pads will change the brake's geometry. I like Kool Stop or Jaguar long, thin, rim conforming pads. In my experience the longer...
08-31-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By venturi95

Strava and cellular data use

How much data am I using on a two hour ride? If it matters I am in good service the whole time.
08-30-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 927
Posted By venturi95

I have nothing but good stuff to say about...

I have nothing but good stuff to say about Stan's. Two pairs of road wheels, one was Alfa 360 28 holes f&r, CX ray spokes, no problems, no attention needed very often. 32 hole 29er wheels with CX...
08-30-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,079
Posted By venturi95

OK, I must chime in here as a self-declared very...

OK, I must chime in here as a self-declared very stable genius when it comes to dogs. I have owned a few over most of my life, I worked as a meter reader one winter, and I have been riding public...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,364
Posted By venturi95

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon...

If all you care about is going fast, then carbon has won the day. I have just now got almost a season on a full carbon bike (2019 Salsa Beargrease Deore), although I will admit to being very...
08-16-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,114
Posted By venturi95

lisent't up

you can get it if you really want ir
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,495
Posted By venturi95

Cantilever squeal works better than a bike bell....

Cantilever squeal works better than a bike bell. I agree discs can be finicky, I hate things rubbing that shouldn't be rubbing.
08-04-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,662
Posted By venturi95

Cars just take up too much space in cities. A...

Cars just take up too much space in cities. A multi million dollar home wonít change that fact.
08-02-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,307
Posted By venturi95

It depends, there is no blanket statement for...

It depends, there is no blanket statement for every traffic situation. If we are all headed to another long red light, I most definitely just wait. Why get passed by stressed out and frustrated...
08-02-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,734
Posted By venturi95

Too nice!

I had a life altering tib-fib compound fracture by a motorcyclist not following the rules. The rules are well established and there for a reason.
There is an MUP near my old house where some folks...
08-02-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,307
Posted By venturi95

I have seen bike riders holding up a line of cars...

I have seen bike riders holding up a line of cars two blocks long by taking the lane at a snailís pace. You and I may not get upset over this, but most people would want revenge, sad but I honestly...
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