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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By pacificaslim

And if that doesn’t work, there is always a...

And if that doesn’t work, there is always a unicycle - compact and the riding position doesn’t get any straighter up than that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-18, 11:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,266
Posted By pacificaslim

If OP can’t reach the hoods on that bike with...

If OP can’t reach the hoods on that bike with even a 120 stem, then he either has the shortest torso and arms ever on a 6-footer, or...he’s just sitting too upright.
10-03-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,453
Posted By pacificaslim

It’s hard to tell exactly in those photos but it...

It’s hard to tell exactly in those photos but it sure looks to me like that’s way behind KOPS. I would expect much more of an angle at the ankle for the bump below the knee to be over the ball of...
09-30-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,352
Posted By pacificaslim

FWIW, with earbuds in on my bicycle I can hear...

FWIW, with earbuds in on my bicycle I can hear other vehicles more than I can when Iím in my car or on a motorcycle. Both driving and riding are visual activities and sound is next to useless.
07-24-17, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By pacificaslim

It's not that kind of asthma. Many athletes...

It's not that kind of asthma. Many athletes suffer from exercised-induced asthma. Probably just as many people in the general population would also have asthma attacks triggered by exercise if they...
07-10-17, 11:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,772
Posted By pacificaslim

Le Gac is doing superbly in his quest, but I...

Le Gac is doing superbly in his quest, but I suspect Demare's stage win, two second places and two other top ten finishes in the first seven stages has gotten FdJ more notice. But as he has now...
06-30-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By pacificaslim

Who me? For suggesting that one should be able to...

Who me? For suggesting that one should be able to bend forward from the hips at angle somewhere between 45 and 90 degrees without needing his arms to support his upper body?

Just try moving your...
06-30-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By pacificaslim

If he has to use a 90mm stem he's already bought...

If he has to use a 90mm stem he's already bought the wrong bike. Or has very weak core muscles.

There is a wider range of seat positions that do not trouble the knees than the KOPS staring point...
06-30-17, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,195
Posted By pacificaslim

Or you can try moving your seat back first.

Or you can try moving your seat back first.
11-01-16, 09:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,290
Posted By pacificaslim

For this winter I'm going to try setting my...

For this winter I'm going to try setting my LaPierre Pulsium up the way the FdJ team does for Paris Roubaix - the frame has mounts that can use either regular or long reach calipers and so ill try...
10-19-16, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,331
Posted By pacificaslim

If the new one has 40mm smaller head tube, but...

If the new one has 40mm smaller head tube, but still has 8mm higher stack, then something is different. Doesn't the new model have some sort of suspension fitting at the head tube? Maybe once that is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By pacificaslim

If I could watch the whole video I'd probably...

If I could watch the whole video I'd probably understand the context but that text talks about the nylon washer/ wave washer and says the correct gap is 1mm.
09-25-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,169
Posted By pacificaslim

If you're really going to ride it fixed, you need...

If you're really going to ride it fixed, you need to put the toe clips and straps back on. Safety first.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-16, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,411
Posted By pacificaslim

https://imgur.com/a/VPrVS

https://imgur.com/a/VPrVS
08-18-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,169
Posted By pacificaslim

Yep. Cav was not looking at the guy he hit, who...

Yep. Cav was not looking at the guy he hit, who was in no real way involved in the race by then and should have just stayed out of the way. He overlapped Cavs wheel when Cav dove down to get in with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,016
Posted By pacificaslim

...and people wonder why I wear earbuds. No...

...and people wonder why I wear earbuds. No squeaks, no clicks, no wind noise, can't overhear any comments on my hairy legs, or lack of a helmet (on occasion), or sacrilegious mix of Assos and Rapha....
07-13-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,109
Posted By pacificaslim

The modern Shimano long reach brakes are great....

The modern Shimano long reach brakes are great. FdJ even uses them on their Lapierre bikes for the cobbled classic races so they can run bigger tires than fit under the standard dura ace brakes. (The...
06-09-16, 09:42 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,222
Posted By pacificaslim

I happen to prefer to ride in a more typical road...

I happen to prefer to ride in a more typical road bike position with drop bars, and find Grant's more upright position to be hella uncomfortable.

But...I've met, ridden with, camped with, and am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,219
Posted By pacificaslim

Durainrider is ok, but the real star of the vegan...

Durainrider is ok, but the real star of the vegan cycling world is...Freelee the banana girl.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,415
Posted By pacificaslim

I have one too! Stoked to see another one. Like...

I have one too! Stoked to see another one. Like most bikes, it comes with wheels that aren't as nice as the rest of the components. I got a used set of RS-81s and really like them.
05-17-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,833
Posted By pacificaslim

When you are just sitting on the bike, you may...

When you are just sitting on the bike, you may feel a lot of weight on your hands. But when you are pedaling the bike, your legs will be supporting your weight, not your hands.
05-12-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,392
Posted By pacificaslim

I think you're going to be fine. You're probably...

I think you're going to be fine. You're probably not going to keep or want to keep that straight up of a posture for long. You'll get comfortable bending at the waist and likely already have the core...
04-10-16, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By pacificaslim

Are you jamming the hood into the area between...

Are you jamming the hood into the area between thumb and index finger? I see a lot of people do that but there is a nerve on the hand that will be irritated if you ride like that. It's better to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,750
Posted By pacificaslim

Seems this thread has been thoroughly hijacked.

Seems this thread has been thoroughly hijacked.
Forum: Touring
04-07-16, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,684
Posted By pacificaslim

I use bikepacking bags on my Ritchey cyclocross...

I use bikepacking bags on my Ritchey cyclocross bike when I go on short tours, but would be totally fine doing so on my Lapierre Pulsium as well. Especially if I wasn't camping out.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,224
Posted By pacificaslim

And they love telling us as well.

And they love telling us as well.
03-27-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,048
Posted By pacificaslim

I have the Strada Bianca and love them. Have...

I have the Strada Bianca and love them. Have ridden them on mixed surfaces with no problems at all. Heck, I'd probably use them on my road bike too, but they don't fit.
03-20-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,810
Posted By pacificaslim

Are you wearing cycling shoes or just regular...

Are you wearing cycling shoes or just regular shoes on flat pedals? Cycling shoes are more form fitting at the heel than a wider running shoe or something like that, and also you can adjust the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,983
Posted By pacificaslim

I carry a Lezyne Gauge Drive (119g) and a Rapha...

I carry a Lezyne Gauge Drive (119g) and a Rapha essentials case in my jersey pocket, weighing 362g filled.

I don't carry a minitool because I find separate tools to be easier to use and actually...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-16, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,078
Posted By pacificaslim

Just buy the Rapha touring shorts. I wear them...

Just buy the Rapha touring shorts. I wear them over my bibs ocassionally and they're freaking amazing. Pay whatever they are asking and you'll have them forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-16, 12:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,551
Posted By pacificaslim

Yes, yes I would (still).

Yes, yes I would (still).
02-21-16, 02:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,617
Posted By pacificaslim

It happens all the time. But the is no reason one...

It happens all the time. But the is no reason one shouldn't be able to come to a complete stop while clipped in and topple over without unclipping and putting a foot down. Even if you have no bike...
02-21-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By pacificaslim

I went to UCSB from '87 to '91 and it was the...

I went to UCSB from '87 to '91 and it was the same then! Those roundabouts are the scene of almost constant carnage and almost everyone I knew had a gnarly bike accident at some point. One of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,405
Posted By pacificaslim

The idea that one used no net energy to raise our...

The idea that one used no net energy to raise our weight up a hill because he then proceed to coast back down that hill for "free" is indeed a funny way to look at things.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,405
Posted By pacificaslim

Very funny! That would only be true if after...

Very funny! That would only be true if after going down that hill, one could now go back up utilizing that energy "gained" on the way down. But of course, we can't store that energy (other than the...
02-17-16, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,563
Posted By pacificaslim

beautifully explained! Thanks for that.

beautifully explained! Thanks for that.
02-16-16, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By pacificaslim

, That'll work just fine!

,

That'll work just fine!
Forum: Touring
02-16-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By pacificaslim

I weigh 150 and have a cheap mavic aksium 20/24...

I weigh 150 and have a cheap mavic aksium 20/24 spoke wheelset that I don't hesitate to ride on rough dirt trails carrying 20lbs. in bike packing bags (tent, pad, sleeping bag up front weigh only 6...
02-15-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,316
Posted By pacificaslim

and people wonder why I wear headphone! Chain...

and people wonder why I wear headphone! Chain noise drives me so nuts. I wonder if there are any single use size lube packages (like a ketchup package)? If there are, I'm gonna fill my jersey pocket...
02-03-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,036
Posted By pacificaslim

You can download torrent via cyclingtorrents.nl...

You can download torrent via cyclingtorrents.nl or you can use a vpn to make it look like you are in another country so that the UCI channel YouTube stuff works.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 803
Posted By pacificaslim

I find the Giro empire lace ups narrow enough but...

I find the Giro empire lace ups narrow enough but I think the Lake shoes are even narrower.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 08:06 PM
01-22-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By pacificaslim

If I wanted to turn the bars to save storage...

If I wanted to turn the bars to save storage space, I wouldn't touch the stem: I'd take off the front wheel and turn the bars.
Forum: Touring
01-21-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,484
Posted By pacificaslim

thats what I use in the summer here in California...

thats what I use in the summer here in California and it's awesome. Light and packs down super small.
01-10-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,124
Posted By pacificaslim

I've ridden the 28 paselas and liked them but now...

I've ridden the 28 paselas and liked them but now I am really liking the Challenge Strada Bianca (30mm). They also make a 27mm called Paris Roubaix if 30 is too wide for your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,899
Posted By pacificaslim

It does on this planet. In fact, the less...

It does on this planet.

In fact, the less powerful you are, the more benefit you will receive from lighter bike (because you spend more time climbing than faster riders do: in other words, if...
01-03-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,900
Posted By pacificaslim

My point was that regardless of the anatomy of...

My point was that regardless of the anatomy of the rider, there are certain constants that have been arrived at by those that live and breathe cycling, over thousands upon thousands of kilometers of...
01-03-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,900
Posted By pacificaslim

Hmm...it seems more to me that those unattractive...

Hmm...it seems more to me that those unattractive bar and lever angles, as seen in your photos, are compensating for an otherwise poor fit. If the frame size, stem length, bar size, etc. are proper,...
01-03-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,900
Posted By pacificaslim

Honestly, I was thinking the exact same thing...

Honestly, I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday when browsing the Japanese Bikes thread. I've never seen so many wonky bar angles and brake lever placements in my life! Almost all had their...
12-24-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,690
Posted By pacificaslim

I've always found the statement that Lance being...

I've always found the statement that Lance being the best amongst doppers doesn't mean he be the best amongst a clean field a strange one. Of course we have no way of knowing if Lance responded...
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