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05-30-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

For some reason I never found them easier on FG. ...

For some reason I never found them easier on FG. Maybe because I learned them on freewheel, 15 years before I even tried riding FG.
05-30-23, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By JohnDThompson

I can track stand for 10-15 seconds. It's...

I can track stand for 10-15 seconds. It's definitely easier with a fixed gear.
05-30-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By Fredo76

I used to be able to, pretty well. Well enough to...

I used to be able to, pretty well. Well enough to win a 'slow race' when I was a teenager.
...
05-30-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By JoeyBike

It's useful in the city grid. I can ride around...

It's useful in the city grid. I can ride around the city for hours and never touch the ground with a foot. I track stand every red light that i can not run. Not as crucial since I gave up clipping in...
05-30-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Even the road crown is enough in a lot of places,...

Even the road crown is enough in a lot of places, just turn your front wheel left a bit and press against that slope.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,521
Posted By genejockey

All the jerseys are now full zip. No more...

All the jerseys are now full zip. No more pullovers with zippers that only open to mid-chest.
05-30-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By Eric F

You might not, and that's fine. For me, it's...

You might not, and that's fine. For me, it's just a bike skill that is fun to play around with sometimes.
05-30-23, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,106
Posted By mstateglfr

Its useful when rolling up to a stop sign or a...

Its useful when rolling up to a stop sign or a stale red light. No showing off in either case.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,521
Posted By goose70

Most notable change in road cycling since 2009

I just came across an old training log from when I first got (back) into road biking in 2009, when I was 39 years old. Just before I turned 39, my doctor showed me a series of graphs depicting how I...
05-23-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By tempocyclist

Warm water, a stiff brush, and your fingers will...

Warm water, a stiff brush, and your fingers will do the trick. Nothing stronger is required.
05-23-23, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Eric F

I have cleaned dried sealant out of tires before,...

I have cleaned dried sealant out of tires before, but it's not generally necessary. For the most part, you can just peel it off. A stiff-bristle brush can also be helpful, as can a little bit of...
05-20-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By bbbean

Find the hole and patch from inside. A little...

Find the hole and patch from inside. A little time spent now will buy months of confident riding.
05-20-23, 07:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Koyote

​​​​​​The other night, a couple friends and I...

​​​​​​The other night, a couple friends and I were heading out on a ride, and one friend's rear tire immediately starting going flat. We rode back to his house, he injected some Orange Seal, pumped...
05-19-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 992
Posted By Koyote

Dude, I'm currently running a rear tire with two...

Dude, I'm currently running a rear tire with two plugs in it, and it holds air just fine. Instead of pulling the tire, you should've just put in more sealant, pumped it up to 45-50psi, and then...
05-16-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 878
Posted By mattcalifornia

Maybe this is a dumb question, but why do you...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but why do you want to coast on your indoor trainer?
05-16-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 363
Posted By CliffordK

I wouldn't think a lot would be different. ...

I wouldn't think a lot would be different. However, be careful with over tightening fasteners on the carbon bike. Possibly use a torque wrench if in doubt.

Carbon and Aluminum will mix some, but...
05-15-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By 79pmooney

I shave my legs in part to hear the wonderful...

I shave my legs in part to hear the wonderful words "Thank you for shaving so I don't have to" from the ER nurse.

And to the topic. I simply put my beard trimmer on its lowest setting. No way to...
05-15-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By rsbob

Trim it short but don’t shave. Shaving can lead...

Trim it short but don’t shave. Shaving can lead to ingrown hairs and prickly stubble.
05-15-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By BobsPoprad

Hey all, thanks for the replies. I think I might...

Hey all, thanks for the replies. I think I might try the trimming.
Carefully, I might add.😬
05-13-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 474
Posted By gkamieneski

I donít see an issue with your setup, and I donít...

I donít see an issue with your setup, and I donít see much brake wear let alone a worn in ďchannelĒ.
05-12-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,725
Posted By Hermes

We have them in San Diego. In fact, there is one...

We have them in San Diego. In fact, there is one this Sunday. Closed road with a Merckx division but not by age group. No USAC license required. If you want to race a time trial and ride Merckx, just...
05-12-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,725
Posted By Hermes

I am not sure what you mean by brisk speed. On a...

I am not sure what you mean by brisk speed. On a flat course around a 4.1 mile island course with light winds, I can ride 18-19 mph at a tempo pace on my road bike. I can go faster on my TT bike and...
05-12-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,725
Posted By Eric F

The only thing I ever wrecked in a CX race was my...

The only thing I ever wrecked in a CX race was my body. CX racing was the most I have ever suffered on a bike.
05-12-23, 04:27 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,725
Posted By GhostRider62

I still have my racing license but very rarely...

I still have my racing license but very rarely race. In a 20 mile criterium with 60-65 year olds, many of whom were once top racers, the speed might only be 24-25 mph UNTIL someone dials it up for...
05-11-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,725
Posted By Eric F

Average speed while riding solo is not a good...

Average speed while riding solo is not a good metric for judging racing capabilities. Races are usually determined by what you can handle at your limits. If you can’t go 30+mph for 2+ minutes, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By jaxgtr

You can re-use the hubs no problem, I personally...

You can re-use the hubs no problem, I personally would go with new spokes as the old spoke might not work with the new rim, but just for safety depending on the age of the spokes.
05-06-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,364
Posted By alcjphil

Problem is: It takes me 20 minutes just to warm up

Problem is: It takes me 20 minutes just to warm up
05-05-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,592
Posted By Hermes

I have been in racing, time trials and...

I have been in racing, time trials and aerodynamic effects on equipment and position since 2008. I have no idea who the "low as you can go crowd is". Certainly, not anyone I know or UCI pro riders...
05-04-23, 02:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 892
Posted By Andy_K

Like this? https://youtu.be/Xbl4V9u2xtI

Like this?

https://youtu.be/Xbl4V9u2xtI
04-29-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By 79pmooney

If I bought a set of cantis that same with the...

If I bought a set of cantis that same with the yoke-style cable the first thing I would do is can it and use a regular cable along with a traditional straddle cable and the old-style clamp yoke. ...
04-28-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No, that's backwards. The unfit person can more...

No, that's backwards. The unfit person can more easily attain their max HR. Just riding moderately will cause the unfit rider to have a HR in what will become the upper range of their Z3.

Why?...
04-28-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By PeteHski

Your max heart rate is pretty much fixed and then...

Your max heart rate is pretty much fixed and then slowly declines with age. Staying fit reduces this decline to some extent, but it is what it is. Your resting and threshold heart rates are more...
04-27-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By phrantic09

best advice here

best advice here
04-26-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By unterhausen

Look at the heatmap for that area on strava or...

Look at the heatmap for that area on strava or ride with gps. If a lot of people are riding there, it's at least tolerable.
04-25-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,129
Posted By msu2001la

This is well said, and basically sums up my...

This is well said, and basically sums up my approach to every group ride. The "no drop" portion of my regular ride is a nice social warmup. Then we stop, chat, have a coffee, refill our bottles, joke...
04-25-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,129
Posted By msu2001la

I have a different "no drop" ride experience. I...

I have a different "no drop" ride experience. I participate in a large weekend group ride (during the summer we will be upwards of 40-50 people) with a local race team that is "no drop" for the first...
04-25-23, 05:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,183
Posted By 05 fuji

Lifeís short - buy the bike.

Lifeís short - buy the bike.
04-24-23, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,336
Posted By Eric F

1. Laboratory testing. 2. Know your body...

1. Laboratory testing.
2. Know your body really well.
04-24-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,183
Posted By MoAlpha

I am actually getting a few degrees lower on the...

I am actually getting a few degrees lower on the bike these days and noticing the aero benefit. I've always been horribly inflexible, I have significant degeneration at all spinal levels, and I...
04-23-23, 05:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,592
Posted By ZIPP2001

About to turn 63 this week and still love riding...

About to turn 63 this week and still love riding these road bikes.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x933/bruce_3_4fb06f899a98332a577b4a4db0cfe3c940026901.jpg...
04-22-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,183
Posted By Wildwood

Don't hunch, rotate hips and extend body and...

Don't hunch, rotate hips and extend body and arms.
Simple if one has an appropriate saddle and has no limiting injuries or degeneration.
YMMV. :)
04-21-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,592
Posted By Hermes

Okay here is my road "climbing" race bike. Wait,...

Okay here is my road "climbing" race bike. Wait, am I allowed to post two bikes?
...
04-21-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,183
Posted By Wildwood

If not now, when? I have never regretted a...

If not now, when?
I have never regretted a purchase that got me outside exercising.
You are only 60 once, get ready for 70, 80 and beyond.

72 yo. Last year's purchase =...
04-19-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By Eric F

I'm comfortable standing and pedaling on any of...

I'm comfortable standing and pedaling on any of my bikes. It just takes time and practice. On the MTB, there are situations where understanding and controlling front/rear weight distribution is...
04-19-23, 02:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,592
Posted By bbbean

Yes, lots of us ride race bikes every day and...

Yes, lots of us ride race bikes every day and race. Look to any masters race, state games, or senior games to fine lots of folks in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s training and racing at very high...
04-19-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,592
Posted By Hermes

I rode this at the indoor velodrome yesterday. ...

I rode this at the indoor velodrome yesterday. Does it count?


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04-18-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,592
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope, gave it up six years ago, but I still like...

Nope, gave it up six years ago, but I still like to ride fixed gear on the road.
04-15-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 520
Posted By Leinster

Haleakala on Maui, too.

Haleakala on Maui, too.
04-15-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,109
Posted By terrymorse

That's not hardcore. I used to start my...

That's not hardcore.

I used to start my morning ride at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, fill my bottles with sulphuric acid, ride for twenty-nine hours uphill in zone 7,...
04-15-23, 04:40 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,109
Posted By indyfabz

Occamís Razor.

Occamís Razor.
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