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Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,880
Posted By rower2cyclist

Sounds like you are an unsecured creditor to the...

Sounds like you are an unsecured creditor to the bike shop if you pre-order for a bike & pay interesting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By rower2cyclist

I used to ride on Corsa G+ tires. They are...

I used to ride on Corsa G+ tires. They are AMAZING. But maaaaaaan I used to get flat after flat after about 1000 miles. Cuts and cracks all over. Those tires wear out fast.

I have been riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,983
Posted By rower2cyclist

Thanks for the link, good stuff. I will also get...

Thanks for the link, good stuff. I will also get the non-green denatured alcohol to be on the safe side.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,983
Posted By rower2cyclist

Ok experts here's my question: So I got these two...

Ok experts here's my question: So I got these two from the hardware store. Which one should I use? Or should I use both? If yes, in which order. My chain is not super dirty btw. I wipe it off after...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,925
Posted By rower2cyclist

I love how Phil Gaimon is a walking bike ad and...

I love how Phil Gaimon is a walking bike ad and he's a pro-cycling culture ambassador then he's like wear whatever you want that's ok, let's be more inclusive! Kind of rich.

My personal preference...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,785
Posted By rower2cyclist

Question for Supersix experts; why does the...

Question for Supersix experts; why does the Supersix have a relatively shorter reach for a similar height stack for the TCR? Is it a general characteristic of Cannondales vs other brands?

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By rower2cyclist

That was my experience with Muc-off as well. But...

That was my experience with Muc-off as well. But now I read the posts above (very helpful thank you!) and realize I never cleaned my chain and applied the lube properly. Will give it another go.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,451
Posted By rower2cyclist

I don't think you can get to 110psi with a CO2...

I don't think you can get to 110psi with a CO2 cartridge, I mean I never have. It's just a temporary solution.

Grab an inflator and learn how to use it properly without wasting precious CO2 air....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,271
Posted By rower2cyclist

Strava power estimates are pretty useless, a...

Strava power estimates are pretty useless, a joke...I mean like Seinfeld would've shot an entire episode on them if the show was still around.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,669
Posted By rower2cyclist

Try Bont Narrow fit. They are custom made so...

Try Bont Narrow fit. They are custom made so there's no return option. I guess you can try the regular fit somewhere and take it from there. I found their online fit calculator not very reliable...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,665
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have been doing these unsupported long solo...

I have been doing these unsupported long solo rides (road) in the Northeast all the time and never needed to carry a chain breaker and quick link with me. I ride on the road all the time. Why should...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By rower2cyclist

SL70 seconded.

SL70 seconded.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,896
Posted By rower2cyclist

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If people can ride (&win) grand tours with stems...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,755
Views: 478,657
Posted By rower2cyclist

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Dec 23 near Pittsburgh. Only day I have been able...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,126
Posted By rower2cyclist

Get the Aether. I have Synthe and been waiting...

Get the Aether. I have Synthe and been waiting for a decent deal in the colors I want. My Synthe fits like a glove.

Just like Minnman I crashed my bike in Sept 2018 and they gave me 30% discount...
11-27-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,654
Posted By rower2cyclist

Chill dude. Wasn’t implying everyone was...

Chill dude. Wasn’t implying everyone was promoting Varia. It was an honest response.
11-27-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,654
Posted By rower2cyclist

Holy s*ht so much good feedback on Varia. Maybe I...

Holy s*ht so much good feedback on Varia. Maybe I should give one to myself as a xmas gift!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By rower2cyclist

My experience with coaching was $100/mo was too...

My experience with coaching was $100/mo was too expensive for what they usually offer vs what my needs given my level. Honestly, you are not going to get anything more if you get a coach than a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

Yesterday it was even stronger with a bunch of...

Yesterday it was even stronger with a bunch of young bucks showed up. Did everything people told me but still got dropped. Just trusting the process at this point.

I don't know your background....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

No worries at all. A bit of headwind but it's...

No worries at all. A bit of headwind but it's mostly out and back course. Stopped a bunch of times at the traffic lights.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

So, my focus will be adding more VO2max intervals...

So, my focus will be adding more VO2max intervals to my workouts. What are your fav Vo2max intervals on the turbo trainer?

I usually do Baird variations on Trainerroad-5x90sec 120% of FTP with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

Did I do it right? I will print this and put it...

Did I do it right? I will print this and put it on my basement door so I see it every time I get out for a ride.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

Yes, I was mostly rowing on a coxless pair, for...

Yes, I was mostly rowing on a coxless pair, for about 6 years. Sometimes I would row on an 8+ which is a much faster pace. For most of the 2k race you utilize aerobic/threshold kind of power and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

I realize that I have disadvantages that can't be...

I realize that I have disadvantages that can't be addressed by training/nutrition etc. It's W for me even if I get dropped 5 minutes later. I don't know what is a full time power. One hour max power?...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

I went down to 170 the last time I trained for a...

I went down to 170 the last time I trained for a real race. Not sure how healthy below that weight is. I can totally shed a few if I can quit eating those mini muffins in dozens from Wegmans after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

Never heard of the fall-back ride but will add...

Never heard of the fall-back ride but will add this to my regular rotation. Thank you.



With Covid and kids I really ignored strength workouts off the bike. I have been doing core workouts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

This is about 21 miles long and I rode it a bit...

This is about 21 miles long and I rode it a bit less than an hour. The gradient and length vary but to give you an idea there are a few of them ~0.3-0.5%mi around 7-9% with maxing around low teens....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

One of the guys raced for his home country in the...

One of the guys raced for his home country in the past, one of them switched from track & field like Michael Woods, one of them is a super strong Cat 3 in my area. I just met them. I guess I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 9,472
Posted By rower2cyclist

How to not get dropped in the rolling hills

Hi-I need training/workout ideas on how to improve my fitness so that I don't get dropped in rolling hills during our weekend group ride.

We usually start the ride a dozen strong and end the ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,685
Posted By rower2cyclist

Year 2035...Bikeforums..."Lube - What's the...

Year 2035...Bikeforums..."Lube - What's the Point?"- # of replies 3694
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,685
Posted By rower2cyclist

I can't decide if it's easier to clean this or my...

I can't decide if it's easier to clean this or my bike's drivetrain but it still gives me chills looking at this photo
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By rower2cyclist

Rip stop it is. I had no idea there was such...

Rip stop it is. I had no idea there was such tape. Also thanks for the sewing advice too but neither have the tools nor skills to carry on such a task.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By rower2cyclist

How to fix this?

How do I fix this ripped part bottom of my Rapha brevet gilet? Sent an email to Rapha for repair but they said they are unable to and gave me $45 voucher instead. Should I just take it to the tailor...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,685
Posted By rower2cyclist

I love my Di2. No broken shifter cables, no...

I love my Di2. No broken shifter cables, no jumping gears, set it & forget it, auto-trim, dumping gears with one click, switching Garmin screens with buttons on the hood, sprint shifters (I ride on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,723
Posted By rower2cyclist

Anytime I see 7-8mph in the forecast I start...

Anytime I see 7-8mph in the forecast I start checking my indoor setup to make sure everything is in place. I always hated the wind on or off the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,699
Posted By rower2cyclist

Thank you, this is good to know!

Thank you, this is good to know!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,699
Posted By rower2cyclist

How does Hunt stock up against Light Bicycle? I...

How does Hunt stock up against Light Bicycle? I will probably in the market for carbon wheels soon too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By rower2cyclist

Travel issues and poor resale value are not the...

Travel issues and poor resale value are not the only problems with the TCR SL's ISP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLmRvwb1KhY&ab_channel=PeakTorque
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 02:08 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,215
Posted By rower2cyclist

According to this...

According to this (https://www.quora.com/How-do-knives-cut) Quora post a knife cuts as it "...separates material apart is by breaking weak intermolecular bonds that hold a substance together. Pushing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,215
Posted By rower2cyclist

Can someone explain how low front tire pressure...

Can someone explain how low front tire pressure changes handling around the corners and such?

I am on the lower end of the pressure guides due to the rough roads surface where I live. No way I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,354
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have it, I use it, and I love it. Changing...

I have it, I use it, and I love it. Changing Garmin screens using the buttons top of my hoods has become essential to my training. I'd pay for anything that makes my rides more efficient.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By rower2cyclist

I make rice cakes+SIS beta fuel for really long...

I make rice cakes+SIS beta fuel for really long rides 4hrs+. Re rice cakes, the texture seems to go bad pretty quick in the fridge tho. I don't know if you can freeze them.

I am still trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

I'll try this technique next time, thx! ...

I'll try this technique next time, thx!



Yes, impossible to get the lever between the tire and the rim anywhere but the teeny tiny gap near the valve.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

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Got this bad boy in the mail yesterday. Planning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

They are 25mm but still they were super tight,...

They are 25mm but still they were super tight, like not a millimeter space available like tight. Jack is something to have in the toolbox I guess. I'll see how it works next time I try to fit new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

Yes, will try that. Re radiators, what I really...

Yes, will try that. Re radiators, what I really miss is to sit down next to one or better put my back against one on a cold winter day and read a book or just chill. Air heating is so useless.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

Thanks all I need is that extra few milimeters....

Thanks all I need is that extra few milimeters. Hopefully they are stretching just a little on the wheels now.



Yes, will def warm up the tires beforehand next time. Although we down't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

Amazing, I had no idea such a tool exists. Just...

Amazing, I had no idea such a tool exists. Just ordered it on Amazon. Thank you!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By rower2cyclist

Clincher Fitting Tips

Last night I spent literally about two hours fitting new Vittoria Corsa G2 (clincher) tires on a pair of HED Ardennes+ wheelset. I have never had this much difficulty putting tires on a wheel in my...
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