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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By Zaskar

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You...

So you think bikes are evolving into ebikes? You know we did this already... right? First, we had bicycles. Then someone put a motor (engine) on one and had a bicycle with an engine (surely called a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By gregf83

I think the latter part of your statement is the...

I think the latter part of your statement is the root of confusion with many in this thread. Most people using an ebike don't consider riding to be a sport. It's just a means of transportation. All...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By Zaskar

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding...

And you sound like you just don't get it. Holding 170 bpm for 45 min on a mountain climb and getting to the top is WHY I love cycling. If I was looking for something easy, I'd play golf.

You ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By Lemond1985

There are these things called "cars", that make...

There are these things called "cars", that make going uphill REALLY easy. :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By big john

Even an average, fat 65 year old rider like me...

Even an average, fat 65 year old rider like me does 7 or 8000 miles in that time. I'm not putting you down for it but it doesn't seem like you ride very much.

I would not compare riding a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By Zaskar

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?

Did he give you the requisite 3 feet?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By Leadrunner

Ebikers should not be allowed to hold records in...

Ebikers should not be allowed to hold records in categories with regular bikes. I have nothing against them, but don't compare my 73 year old lungs and legs to some machine. Just saying.........
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,293
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Nope...this is just the mental ************ that...

Nope...this is just the mental ************ that happens when graphic designers who never ride bikes design bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By drewtk

+100 if triathlon is your emphasis. It's going...

+100 if triathlon is your emphasis. It's going to be difficult to get an optimal TT fit on a road bike because the geometries are so different between a road bike and TT bike (compare the head tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. If Tri/TT is the goal, then get a Tri/TT...

This. If Tri/TT is the goal, then get a Tri/TT bike. I did some TTs this year with clip-ons on an aero bike and it worked, but def wasn't optimal. Having to break aero to shift is a pain. You have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By HTupolev

If you're looking to get into triathlons, get a...

If you're looking to get into triathlons, get a tri bike. Road fit versus a proper Tri fit with aerobars constitutes a much larger performance difference than you'll see between two reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By datlas

:lol: This one comment caught my eye. ...

:lol:

This one comment caught my eye. Bicycling magazine is so full of myths, untruths, exaggerations, and lies, it's essentially tabloid cycling journalism. The so-called reviews read like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 17,112
Posted By sheddle

other good ebike tricks: pacing people on the...

other good ebike tricks: pacing people on the flats, then slowly accelerating and seeing if peoples instincts kick in and you start a keirin race
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think it's just a guideline to help people...

I think it's just a guideline to help people narrow it down when they're at the store looking at a bunch of saddles? It makes a little bit of sense, but you're going to need more flexibility to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By datlas

Good point, but that's like taking a survey on...

Good point, but that's like taking a survey on what size bibs you wear or what shoe size you wear. It really is a personal decision.

Carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By Ghazmh

Ultegra

Ultegra
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By Nachoman

Yes. But only to support them by paying a...

Yes. But only to support them by paying a membership fee every year. I rarely participate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,521
Posted By seypat

You know what the first and second rules of Bike...

You know what the first and second rules of Bike Club are. You don't talk about Bike Club.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,121
Posted By RShantz

Folks always use the spinning out at 110 or 120...

Folks always use the spinning out at 110 or 120 rpm argument against the 52. My thought is that I like riding at a lower cadence when in a group if not pulling. Therefore, if we're doing 30-33 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By Rides4Beer

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike)...

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike) coming down these descents, trust me, you're using them for the performance. :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By WhyFi

I certainly wouldn't give up the lever feel,...

I certainly wouldn't give up the lever feel, wet/sloppy performance and 1-finger downhill braking now that I've had it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By Jack Tone

Absolutely! That's why when I get a new car, it's...

Absolutely! That's why when I get a new car, it's going to have drum brakes. I don't that new complicated stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By tomato coupe

I think it's a good video, and I like this guy....

I think it's a good video, and I like this guy. That being said, he:


1. mostly uses alloy wheels.

2. rarely rides in the rain.

3. doesn't do long descents.

4. rarely ventures off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,811
Posted By Marcus_Ti

(Must resist making SRAM joke)

(Must resist making SRAM joke)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 22,925
Posted By BillyD

So the CF people learned from their mistakes and...

So the CF people learned from their mistakes and took the exact opposite approach. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,553
Posted By caloso

If I'm going to a general store out in the boons,...

If I'm going to a general store out in the boons, I don't worry about. Lean it near the door (out of the way of shoppers of course) and it will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,581
Posted By Dean V

It comes down to the type of riding you do and...

It comes down to the type of riding you do and the weather you do it in.
If you ride in the rain often and use your brakes a lot I would stay away from rim brakes on carbon.
Or you might do mostly...
08-02-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,130
Posted By 79pmooney

My hope - grass track racing. Won't sell a ton...

My hope - grass track racing. Won't sell a ton of bikes but could be a life changer for many. (I'd love to see inner city kids racing $600 Fuji track bikes on vacant lots. Another Nelson Vails?)
...
08-02-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,130
Posted By ev780

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode...

Gravel new? Hardly! Original gravel bike. We rode these on gravel or we didn't ride.


...
08-01-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,130
Posted By HarborBandS

Every now and then the idea of bikepacking seems...

Every now and then the idea of bikepacking seems really appealing to me, but then I realize that I just want to buy all of the gear and really hate sleeping outside.
07-30-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By Spoonrobot

Heavier in order to make it comfortable? All-road...

Heavier in order to make it comfortable? All-road bike review where it never left the pavement? :lol:

Gotta love marketing.



This sounds like he only looked at the head tube angle and not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By WhyFi

My thoughts are that they're doing the same thing...

My thoughts are that they're doing the same thing as most manufacturers but they're putting a different label on their highest-spec frames for the purposes of marketing.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,225
Posted By MoAlpha

Not to worry. The pedal drive system will become...

Not to worry. The pedal drive system will become vestigial over time and eventually fall off, leaving a lightweight electric motorcycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,225
Posted By burnthesheep

I had my piss and moan in the other forum topic...

I had my piss and moan in the other forum topic already.

I'm down with some more! Bring on the hate.

Just like the sellers of hoverboards and electric scooters, they're responding to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Kimmo

Rolleyes.gif

Rolleyes.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

We are a brotherhood, of sorts. So we come here...

We are a brotherhood, of sorts. So we come here seeking answers, from our brothers and sisters, for our common questions.

BTW, I had the same question and was not able to find the answer in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,381
Posted By bonsai171

I have never seen anything like that on strava...

I have never seen anything like that on strava before.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,691
Posted By velopig

Not sure about the switch to wireless. Other...

Not sure about the switch to wireless. Other than the cleaner look which is now pretty well negated by most frames being Di2 compatible what is the advantage to wireless? For advantages of wired, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 09:41 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,781
Posted By datlas

Sorry but you are wrong. Take a close look at a...

Sorry but you are wrong. Take a close look at a good Shimano crank. The teeth are shaped in such a way to improve shifting. There are also little ramps on the chainrings, which also improve shifting....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,781
Posted By wipekitty

I rode my current road bike with the stock Tektro...

I rode my current road bike with the stock Tektro brakes for ~5,000 miles before upgrading to 105 (5800). The 105 brakes do have better stopping power and modulation.

The Tektro brakes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,781
Posted By LansingWes

My first upgrade was from Tektro brakes to 105....

My first upgrade was from Tektro brakes to 105. 105 has noticably better stopping power. I've also noticed more stiffness in my 105 crankset vs the stock Tektro.

If they're not as good as 105 5700...
07-03-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By redlude97

i recommend you just keep the 2X working then....

i recommend you just keep the 2X working then. Things get expensive fast. For a 1x system with lots of range, you'll have to go to an XD driver on a new hub with a like an 10-42 paired with a 40t...
07-03-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By redlude97

Set the limit screws on the FD to hold the chain...

Set the limit screws on the FD to hold the chain over the ring she wants to use, remove cable. Done. Zero cost.
06-24-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,771
Posted By HarborBandS

I like to upgrade and tweak my bikes over time,...

I like to upgrade and tweak my bikes over time, and do all of my own work. Anything on a bike model that I would need the assistance of a shop for is a nonstarter for me.
06-17-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,272
Posted By Hmmm

Loved it. Well shot, well cut. Sounds like EF was...

Loved it. Well shot, well cut. Sounds like EF was there in a good way. Lots of positive feedback from riders that were there on EF's involvement.

Love these three dudes. The video made me want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,159
Posted By Nachoman

If it's raining or even drizzling, I won't start...

If it's raining or even drizzling, I won't start a ride.
But if it begins to rain while I'm out riding, I just ignore and keep riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,956
Posted By TimothyH

Disk is fine but tubeless setup is such a pain...

Disk is fine but tubeless setup is such a pain when someone goes through three or four sets per year.

If I'm about to head out and notice a tubed rear tire is worn I can swap it in about 20...
05-02-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By ksryder

LOL yeah I got in a small group on the paved...

LOL yeah I got in a small group on the paved section out of Medicine and we got a rotating paceline going for a while and were able to maintain a blistering... *checks strava*... 12 mph!
04-28-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,738
Posted By Planemaker

Open Range Gravel Race

The ride was yesterday with a 200k race and a 100k ride (I rode the 100k). The ride took place in Central Kansas where there is little tree cover. When we started there were sustained winds in the...
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