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Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,837
Posted By Rdmonster69

What do you mean by .....tourist ? Do you...

What do you mean by .....tourist ?

Do you mean a guy who rides alot and likes to be comfortable? I guess I am a tourist. Am I no longer a tourist when I jump on my bike that has 23's ? Does it...
07-12-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By canklecat

Some studies indicate insulin sensitivity and...

Some studies indicate insulin sensitivity and related blood sugar issues may be more of a problem than we'd realized with physically active folks. A few things that work for me:

Skip any snacks,...
07-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,136
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

44g powder + 36g fructose = 320 calories, maybe...

44g powder + 36g fructose = 320 calories, maybe double what you should be doing. Your drink is 6%, perfect. Maybe no dates? If you're only doing one pass, a 400 calorie high-carb breakfast and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,057
Posted By Kimmo

I really hope triples come back... a 53/39/30...

I really hope triples come back... a 53/39/30 shifted by Di2 would be glorious. I'd also like to see Shimano ditch the stupid restrictions in E-tube and let you plug in any ratios and shift pattern.
06-19-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By Kabuto

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so...

That's correct. By 9th cog I mean the 13T cog, so 34-13. Check there isn't chain slack in that combo.

Its possible to override the default setting to enable shifting to the 12T and 11T cog when in...
06-15-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By jadocs

Yes lube will make a difference, specifically the...

Yes lube will make a difference, specifically the viscosity.

Chains will make different sounds on different cogs just due to the nature of link size and rotational circumference.
06-14-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By TerryDi2C

Regarding (1): if you're using FD-6870 or...

Regarding (1): if you're using FD-6870 or FD-9070, this could be correct. For some reason these front derailleurs limit the freedom you have setting up synchronized shift:
There are also some...
06-13-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Kimmo

You could try the older version of e-tube. ...

You could try the older version of e-tube.

And the restrictions on syncro depend on what chainrings and cogs it thinks you're running; you could try lying to it.
06-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,132
Posted By msu2001la

There was a lot of click-bait style reporting and...

There was a lot of click-bait style reporting and hyperbole on this topic that seems to go unchecked. These stories all made it seem like Strava was secretly tracking military members without their...
06-02-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,132
Posted By terrymorse

Too bad that Strava doesn't publish their privacy...

Too bad that Strava doesn't publish their privacy policy.

Oh wait, they do.
04-27-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,484
Posted By wilson_smyth

Thanks for the advice all. Regarding my...

Thanks for the advice all.

Regarding my accurate measurements, my inseam is actually about 64cm and the height is pretty much on point at 165cm.
I always classified myself as quite short, being...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,163
Posted By Koyote

Do as suggested in post #2, which is not hard -...

Do as suggested in post #2, which is not hard - it's pretty reflexive, really. Get your weight a bit more forward on the bike. Make sure your hands are in the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,163
Posted By Trakhak

As you press down on the left pedal, pull up on...

As you press down on the left pedal, pull up on the left side of the handlebar and push down on the right side, twisting the handlebar to counter the pedal force. As you press down on the right...
04-20-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By MezzoLew

Some fantastic bike news for Zambia!

See full story here: https://www.bikeforums.net/africa/1228652-bikes-providing-more-income-zambia.html#post22022673

...
04-14-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,828
Posted By momoman

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04-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By The Chemist

Happy 10th Birthday to the best bike I've ever owned!

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'Big Red', my 2011 Giant FCR3500, just turned 10! It has been my trusty steed...
03-02-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,788
Posted By chaadster

Not at all. Each country had a unique...

Not at all. Each country had a unique experience; Germany saw the dismantling of industries, removal of raw materials, forced labor, and reparations payments in a way that, say, Great Britain did...
03-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,788
Posted By veganbikes

My newest bike which I ordered is mega German...

My newest bike which I ordered is mega German like super German. Riese and MŁller with a Bosch motor(batteries and display...), Rohloff hub, Abus Locks, Supernova Lights, Ergon Grips, SKS fenders,...
02-28-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,359
Posted By GlennR

Can't find your way home? (j/k) Yes, if you...

Can't find your way home? (j/k)

Yes, if you never ride with people stronger than you.. you never get stronger.

I sometimes ride with my 30 year old son.... the triathlete. Talk about pushing...
02-28-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,359
Posted By Chuck M

I've never done a group ride in my life. And I'm...

I've never done a group ride in my life. And I'm old so I've had plenty of opportunity. But I don't know that I would enjoy it. I've had profound hearing loss for over 40 years. That combined...
02-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,359
Posted By Gresp15C

I wouldn't say that I avoid group rides, but...

I wouldn't say that I avoid group rides, but almost all of my riding is solo, for many reasons. I can ride on my own terms, at my own pace (slow), choose my route, and largely avoid disrupting...
02-14-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,232
Posted By OBoile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfkBRZllk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYvfkBRZllk

Just released today. Apparently Alex Dowsett thinks there's value to strength training too (but he did stop during training camp).
02-10-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,232
Posted By gregf83

Thatís the heart of the question for which there...

Thatís the heart of the question for which there isnít a clear answer. If that hour in the gym is for core work to prevent or eliminate back or neck issues then itís probably a good idea. If the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,638
Posted By canklecat

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most...

Ever listen to Froome, in full context, in most video and audio interviews? The guy has a career as a diplomat ahead of him. He's typically very measured, rarely misspeaks himself or says anything...
02-06-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,503
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I have a personal interest in all things cycling,...

I have a personal interest in all things cycling, so not at all for nothing. I learned a little more. I'm a sucker for a little research project. More knowledge is better than less even if no one...
02-03-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,503
Posted By Hermes

Here is an article from our own BF Track Racing...

Here is an article from our own BF Track Racing forum by the Australian National Team strength coach. It is about track sprinting and strength training....
01-30-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,503
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, there are studies and studies about this...

Well, there are studies and studies about this topic. I've been a collector of same for some time. One has to keep an eye out for researcher bias, for instance adding strength training to one group...
01-29-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 24,113
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Some have it harder than others. One of my...

Some have it harder than others. One of my favorite stories: My wife and I were about a 1/2 mile from the trailhead, returning from a 5-hour hike up a local mountain. We met a family: man, woman, 2...
01-27-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,232
Posted By Branko D

The intended way to interpret 80/20 split is...

The intended way to interpret 80/20 split is split of sessions, but it does bear in mind that the studied athletes were elite ones who often did two in a day. So, if you're doing 10-15 training...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,605
Posted By Psimet2001

I'm torn. I live in the suburbs of SRAM-cago. I...

I'm torn. I live in the suburbs of SRAM-cago. I know a lot of the fine men and women who work for the company and have busted their butts to bring to market what they have.

I was a Shimano guy my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By Hypno Toad

Try using Google Maps to get an estimated ride...

Try using Google Maps to get an estimated ride time :thumb:

If I'm really interested in ETA (normally rides over 4 hours), I load the route to my Garmin and have a data field with ETA based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By noodle soup

Why is Strava estimated time so idiotic?

Why is Strava estimated time so idiotic?
01-24-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,207
Posted By wgscott

My biggest problem is in the denominator.

My biggest problem is in the denominator.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,772
Views: 486,151
Posted By Dan333SP

Dawn in Miami a few months ago. ...

Dawn in Miami a few months ago.

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01-05-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 24,232
Posted By jadocs

I have nothing other than my opinion.....but I...

I have nothing other than my opinion.....but I think Polarized Training and limited time as in 6-8 hours a week don't go together. I believe it is too short of a duration to surpass the adaptations...
10-01-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By cyccommute

The chances of the grommet on the tube being...

The chances of the grommet on the tube being trapped between two different tubes is fairly high if you arenít aware of the problem. The valve grommet is the part of the tube that is circled. This...
09-29-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,344
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you can change a flat you can buy a spoke...

If you can change a flat you can buy a spoke wrench and learn to trim up the wheel. However, if that seems too scary, take the bike to a shop and they can do it,
...
09-27-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,938
Posted By cubewheels

According to GCN channel in youtube, they found...

According to GCN channel in youtube, they found in real world tests that high cadence is only useful (overall efficient enough) when sustaining high power output such as during climbing or cruising...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,365
Posted By oldernwiser

Choices are part of your growth process that only...

Choices are part of your growth process that only you will be responsible for and to. Aside from that I made huge jump changes with a lot of research I went with a brand new Fezzarri bike carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,365
Posted By RiceAWay

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding...

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding weight is about 182 lbs. It takes months of hard riding to get that weight off and when I hit the right weight my riding improves dramatically. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,776
Posted By WhyFi

Except grow a following of people that like to...

Except grow a following of people that like to froth at the mouth while wagging their fingers at bikes that they weren't going to buy, anyway.
08-31-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,332
Posted By tomato coupe

Twice as many teams are on disc brakes this year,...

Twice as many teams are on disc brakes this year, as there were last year. So, sure ... rim brakes are making a resurgence.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,776
Posted By guadzilla

The only legitimate problems he points out are...

The only legitimate problems he points out are specific, extreme cases of BB being out of tolerance - from which he extrapolates into the QC of an entire company.

Then he makes up stories about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,899
Posted By upthywazzoo

Probably thought you were trying to "assert...

Probably thought you were trying to "assert dominance". It's whatever, you do you.
08-23-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,134
Posted By rydabent

People are really buying bikes

The other day on the local news the biggest bike shop in town was on the evening news saying that bikes were in short supply. Yesterday I went to Walmart to get oil for an oil change. I walked by...
08-22-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,699
Posted By holytrousers

Me too ! Dogs are cool, they always wave back to...

Me too ! Dogs are cool, they always wave back to me :love:
08-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By rebayona

Episode 4, 21:50 after Tourmalet, Quintana heads...

Episode 4, 21:50 after Tourmalet, Quintana heads to a car and a fan says it loud: "Nairo, we're proud of you, as always"
that's my wife 🙈. I'm on her side struggling to set the camera in selfie mode...
08-18-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By pdlamb

I think Lon Haldeman was the one who said, "Hot...

I think Lon Haldeman was the one who said, "Hot is 10 degrees warmer than what you're used to." (That would be about 5.5 of your Celsius degrees.) Add on to that "hot weather" that you're pushing...
08-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,742
Posted By bmcer

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't...

Not looking to foment controversy, but I don't regard my bikes as investments. You can buy light bulbs with more life expectancy than I have, so resale value is meaningless to me. Furthermore, I'm...
08-18-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,918
Posted By Reflector Guy

This just might be his Annual Post. We'll...

This just might be his Annual Post.

We'll all have to check back in a year to see if he posted again.
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