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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By Bald Paul

I didn't use the phone app. All I did was plug in...

I didn't use the phone app. All I did was plug in the radar with the USB cable to my computer, open File Explorer, find the radar, and there they were. Easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 551
Posted By GhostRider62

The 1 watt advantage was at 250 watts for a...

The 1 watt advantage was at 250 watts for a crappy bushing pulley. Less than 0.1 watts against steel bearing pulleys like Hawk. Around 0.3 watts against most pulleys like Dura Ace or Sram. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By Bald Paul

Tell you what - as soon as I get a chance to go...

Tell you what - as soon as I get a chance to go out on the road and be passed by a couple of vehicles (hopefully won't be hit) I'll try to post a link to the actual videos taken by the camera.
When...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By Mojo31

Maybe because the "primary function" of a product...

Maybe because the "primary function" of a product is what was identified in the design brief. It is not identified by what the consumer wants or the consumers opinions or how the consumer might use...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By Polaris OBark

The problem with Ray's (otherwise sound) review...

The problem with Ray's (otherwise sound) review is that he says it falls short as an action camera. Indirectly, he also suggests it is borderline inadequate as an incident-capture-only camera. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,085
Posted By aliasfox

Oh - apologies for writing that in a confusing...

Oh - apologies for writing that in a confusing manner. I DO NOT recommend going beyond the recommended limits for the tire or the rim. What I meant to say is that I've put my numbers into tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 551
Posted By AcesHigh007

I was taking some time to consider the deal and...

I was taking some time to consider the deal and the salesman thought he needed to sweeten the pot!
05-23-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 655
Posted By msu2001la

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides...

I have owned a Peloton since 2020. My wife rides it. She loves it - does 4-5 classes a week and has been doing that regularly as a substitute to a monthly gym membership (which we both dropped in...
05-22-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,942
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The single best biking tip you ever got?

Years ago, I got into mounting biking in the woods.
My friend told me if there is an object you want to avoid, do not look at it.

Look where you want the front tire to go, not at the obstacle...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 634
Posted By chaadster

Another example of why tubeless is awesome.

If I just said my ride yesterday was in a thunderstorm and that I got punctures in both tires, you wouldn’t think it was a great ride, but it was! The rain eased, and by the end of the ride, yielded...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By Psimet2001

I gloss over a lot but I believe i saw someone...

I gloss over a lot but I believe i saw someone saying they don't use a radar because they are somehow afraid it will dull their senses. Honestly that's as daft as saying you don't use windshield...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By WhyFi

If you have a round post, there is a solid mount...

If you have a round post, there is a solid mount for the 510/515; works and looks much better than the rubber band thingie.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 3,694
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Varia radar camera RCT715 leaked

I'm using the RTL510 and happy with it. This doesn't interest me, but the appeal to some is obvious.

The camera can be off, on, or radar activated. It's 1080p but can be run in 720p for better...
05-17-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,128
Posted By Biker395

This seems appropriate. ...

This seems appropriate.

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05-16-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,128
Posted By downtube42

50+ issues and their resolution

or workarounds, accomodations or just frickin deal with it. I'll start.

Hot young folks

close eyes


Diminished athletic ability

Train smarter
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,863
Posted By WhyFi

Got it. So let me see if this sums it up, then - ...

Got it. So let me see if this sums it up, then -

You came across a statement from a pro rider that was so dumb that it didn't merit discussion. Since you wanted to generate a discussion, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,863
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,087
Posted By Hermes

For the results matter people, today I turn 73...

For the results matter people, today I turn 73 today, yay, and yesterday competed in a 20Km time trial. 3rd of 7 participants in the 70+ age group. The podium had a 14 second spread so I wondered...
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,382
Posted By mstateglfr

Haha what? There is a healthy amount of saddle...

Haha what?
There is a healthy amount of saddle to bar drop and the bar's drops are below the top tube.
Priportions look solid. Are you thinking the stem should be slammed for every bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 915
Posted By Canker

This. For some reason a lot of roadies seem to...

This. For some reason a lot of roadies seem to think running appropriate gearing is a sign of weakness. My road bike does double duty as my gravel bike so I run a 11-32 cassette to keep my gaps...
05-12-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By easyupbug

I have now switched two bikes to 165mm from 172.5...

I have now switched two bikes to 165mm from 172.5 and 175 and now believe it has helped my rheumatoid arthritis in a knee headed for major work. At 72 no danger of me flexing a bottom bracket.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,039
Posted By WhyFi

They do have a monthly article limit, IIRC.

They do have a monthly article limit, IIRC.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,039
Posted By WhyFi

I don't see any reason to interpret it that way. ...

I don't see any reason to interpret it that way.

Specialized were clear that weight was a high priority with those wheels, and that the rims were less robust as a result. Before the wheels even...
05-10-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,087
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Oh, the tandem comment wasn't for you...

Oh, the tandem comment wasn't for you particularly, just for the general thread reader.

I had a decent year's riding in '19, pre-pandemic. I've been trying to reproduce my training schedule from...
05-09-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,067
Posted By GhostRider62

In the winter, they coat this highway in a thick...

In the winter, they coat this highway in a thick layer of "salt". Upon closer examination with my face up close, the surface seems to have the tar layer between the stones removed like a pock mocked...
05-09-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,087
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

This is fun. If I could give one piece of advice...

This is fun. If I could give one piece of advice about "training to increase speed and stamina" it would be "get a tandem and ride it with your SO." My wife loves to ride bikes. She is totally not a...
05-05-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 631
Posted By Ironfish653

There's a lot of things that can be attributed to...

There's a lot of things that can be attributed to that. The big two would be Conditioning and Bike Fit.
We don't know what kind of bike the OP rides, or what size it is. All we can offer is...
05-03-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By tomato coupe

Yeah, you can stop reading as soon as you come to...

Yeah, you can stop reading as soon as you come to a sentence like this:

Back in my day, all we did was occasionally rotate the sundial on its base. [/color]
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,133
Posted By Trakhak

From my perspective as a rider who's been doing...

From my perspective as a rider who's been doing training-level rides for a long time (started licensed racing in 1964), I've found that thinking about the biomechanics of pedaling tends to be...
05-01-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,087
Posted By leftthread

In an interview with two physical therapists I...

In an interview with two physical therapists I heard, they recommended eating some high-quality protein immediately after finishing a hard workout to aid in recovery.
Another thing I read recently...
04-30-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By Rolla

While I love downtube friction shifters, no...

While I love downtube friction shifters, no matter how reliable, repairable, and inexpensive they are, the rider still has to take his or her hands from the bars to shift, to the detriment of safety,...
04-30-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By Rolla

No one is advocating that you do anything, but...

No one is advocating that you do anything, but it's so predictable that you phrase your response as a pair of false dichotomies.
04-29-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By Mojo31

It’s also a way for those who can’t afford it,...

It’s also a way for those who can’t afford it, but wish they could, dismiss it out of hand.
04-29-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By mschwett

+100,000 it’s also a not so subtle way to to...

+100,000

it’s also a not so subtle way to to imply that we’re all naive and easily fooled whereas they are discerning and wise.
04-29-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By Rolla

Ugh. I get weary of the "it's all marketing"...

Ugh. I get weary of the "it's all marketing" gripe that gets raised here whenever innovations are discussed. I've heard it used against everything from disc brakes to 1x drivetrains to tubeless...
04-29-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,787
Posted By Bimmer69

Just beware of the lbs’s asking for payment in...

Just beware of the lbs’s asking for payment in Roubles.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,434
Posted By the sci guy

Sorry y'all - i think what i said was taken the...

Sorry y'all - i think what i said was taken the wrong way. somewhere in here i thought i read someone saying that people were looking down on riders with older bikes, and as a rider on an older bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,198
Posted By WhyFi

Both of these figures wildly differ from my...

Both of these figures wildly differ from my experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,434
Posted By yaw

It's one thing to know that people are not better...

It's one thing to know that people are not better for having a new top end bike.
It's another to realise that one is not better for riding an old bike faster than someone with a new top end bike...
04-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By Camilo

Nothing to worry about. New stuff can be...

Nothing to worry about. New stuff can be enjoyable. So is old stuff. I like my AXS ETap as much as my downtube shifting and vice versa. I'll give it more thought, but being worried about myself for...
04-26-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,155
Posted By Rolla

Thank goodness you're on to them and their...

Thank goodness you're on to them and their nefarious plot to advance technology. Long live the dandy horse!...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,434
Posted By Mojo31

Checking out the equipment of others happens in...

Checking out the equipment of others happens in all amateur sports, be it golf, tennis, softball, bowling, sailing, skiing, or cycling. Part of it involves a level of envy, but I think most of it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By WhyFi

I'm still getting my monthly paychecks from Big...

I'm still getting my monthly paychecks from Big Sealant - when did yours stop? I'd make a couple calls, if I were you.
04-23-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,087
Posted By AlgarveCycling

This is certainly true for stamina and endurance,...

This is certainly true for stamina and endurance, albeit you absolutely need to bust a gut and do HIIT for speed increases for racing, TT's etc - you cannot expect to increase outright speed purely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By qwaalodge

I have experienced it myself and it's very scary....

I have experienced it myself and it's very scary. I'm really glad some pros are promoting the use of dropper post. It's not just for getting more aero but more importantly, dropper post enhances...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By WhyFi

Disagree. When tubeless is successful, it usually...

Disagree. When tubeless is successful, it usually goes unnoticed. The failures are hard to miss. This gives a skewed perspective when it comes to second-hand observation.

Along these lines, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,438
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For those who choose to ride tubeless. The new...

For those who choose to ride tubeless. The new Silca Ultimate Sealant is absolutely amazing. I am riding Schwalbe G One Speed 30 mm tires at 65PSI. Hit a piece of glass this weekend and the cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By eduskator

I'd get the entry level CF bike for sure. You say...

I'd get the entry level CF bike for sure. You say you won't feel the difference, but chances are that you will. Plus, the Defy is a better investment on the long run IMO. With the Contend, you may...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,730
Posted By DaveSSS

Riding a twisting mountain descent on the brake...

Riding a twisting mountain descent on the brake hoods is a bad idea. You should be in the drops, where your hands can apply maximum braking and steering is more precise. I rode the same 10 mile...
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