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08-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,161
Posted By cyclezen

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x...

OK, Quick update on the Ride Now TPU Tubes 700 x 18-32mm used in 700x23 tires Rubino Pros
2 weeks since receiving, ridden 4 times spread over the 2 wks, roughly 35 - 40 mi/ride.
no issues, 1st...
07-26-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 431
Posted By Warbird21

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After three weeks of full sun and temps over 90 deg, the Halo headband...
07-26-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,161
Posted By cyclezen

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on...

Well, I received the 2 TPU tubes I ordered on June 29.
Received on Sat, july 23, the ship label shows they were shipped from china on July 4....
07-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 993
Posted By LarrySellerz

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the...

Two of my buddies are riding ahead of the caravan, one of them owns this racing team. She posted these pics on strava yesterday. Their new jerseys are going to look sweet with those bikes, they are...
07-23-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,182
Posted By Scoondle

Okay, we have our favourites. BUT ... Jumbo...

Okay, we have our favourites.

BUT ... Jumbo are not like US Postal and Sky controlling everything until the last 500m in the mountains ( = boring ). Jumbo have two great cyclists signed up. Van...
07-14-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By MinnMan

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do...

If the roads are truly ice/snow free, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

If there are occasional ice patches and you don't want to be riding studs for the other 98% of the ride, then the...
07-02-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,332
Posted By 79pmooney

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet...

I couldn't imagine wearing a cap under the helmet either and didn't for 30 years. Then I tried it. Surprise! I as not hotter. No surprise, much less issue with sweat in eyes - very nice. But...
05-22-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,008
Posted By GhostRider62

Many, many times. Somewhere between Pueblo...

Many, many times.

Somewhere between Pueblo and Newton, Kansas I was a hurting pup in need of water. I remember a UPS driver stopping to tell me to get off the road because the heat index was 161...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,825
Posted By vespasianus

Pressure depends upon many factors. This is a...

Pressure depends upon many factors. This is a good web-site to determine starting pressure:

https://cycling-sport.com/en/resources/tire-pressure-calculator

Modify up or down based upon your...
05-12-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By superdex

Hi, I'm new here (well not really, but)

Well kids, today I'm "officially" "allowed" to wander around in here. For whatever that means (har) --I've been on BF for a long time, and until now (literally), didn't feel it was proper etiquette...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By downtube42

I just replaced my rear GP5000 after inspection....

I just replaced my rear GP5000 after inspection. With full fenders, it's easy to forget the rear. Wear indicators are barely visible, but more telling are the diagonal ridges indicating the threads....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Iride01

When your tires annoy you enough, that is when to...

When your tires annoy you enough, that is when to replace them. Assuming it's not your fault for something you might be doing wrong when changing or fixing flats.

I will say that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By bahula03

Typically referred to as being squared-off, very...

Typically referred to as being squared-off, very common with motorcycles on sticky tires that see primarily street use. Definitely a valid reason to replace tires even if they're not otherwise...
04-17-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,292
Posted By 79pmooney

I've been talking beet root for nearly 30 years. ...

I've been talking beet root for nearly 30 years. Haven't even thought about documenting the before and after but my heart has stayed strong, BP and HR low. No, not my racing days low but I am now...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-08-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By guy153

Good luck! You could glue a bit of aluminium...

Good luck! You could glue a bit of aluminium plate on top where the bolts need to go and then just drill through the whole lot.

When I made a hybrid CF frame with tubes glued into metal lugs the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By zandoval

Man... This is a worthy project... I would...

Man... This is a worthy project... I would probably start with using Aluminum first and get all the bugs out of the design before going to the Carbon...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-05-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By guy153

Interesting project! It will probably be strong...

Interesting project! It will probably be strong enough in theory but a tube or a box section is a more optimal shape. You might not have enough stiffness. If the fork bends in use then it's loaded in...
03-27-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,153
Posted By Barry2

Oh look Iíve quoted myself. The time Space...

Oh look Iíve quoted myself.
The time Space Continuum is going to take a hit on this one.

So as promised, I scrubbed the front rim and inside of the tire, then reseated with 35ml Orange Regular...
Forum: Touring
03-26-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,100
Posted By jamawani

Grizzlies in Yellowstone and Glacier

A Montana man was killed this week just north of Yellowstone.
Most likely by a grizzly bear - probably a bear just coming out of hibernation.
...
03-25-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By boozergut

Update: 1) I fired my doctor. 2) My new doc...

Update:
1) I fired my doctor.
2) My new doc changed my BP meds and started me on Rosuvastatin.

Things are much better now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By msu2001la

Just going to throw it out there that unless you...

Just going to throw it out there that unless you are regularly banging out rides at 25mph+ avg speed, any measurable aero difference between 25s and 28s is going to be very minor.
The aero benefit...
03-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By 79pmooney

I have done one sole build-up with 3M 5200,...

I have done one sole build-up with 3M 5200, gluing 1/4" shoe sole rubber onto the lugged pattern of of an MTB shoe to build out the sole around an SPD cleat shimmed out 1/4". (After learning from a...
03-11-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By zandoval

3D Print Wheel Trueing Gadget

This little device just mounts to your seat tube via rubber bands. You can then check and adjust the true of your rear wheel using coat hanger wires inserted into the holes. If interested I posted...
03-05-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,177
Posted By soyabean

Who said anything about racing? Have you...

Who said anything about racing?

Have you tried casually communiting a few miles with Schwalbe Black Jack's 35 psi vs. Schwalbe Marathon's 80 psi?

Kindly please try this every day of the week...
03-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,177
Posted By CAT7RDR

The more boldface you use the more rolling...

The more boldface you use the more rolling resistance.
Smaller thin Arial 4 font has the least resistance. :backpedal:
02-25-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 898
Posted By Rodrigo Kenobi

Well, based on the amount of conflicting opinions...

Well, based on the amount of conflicting opinions on this thread, maybe it wasn't so cut and dry. I decided to ask because that's never happened to me before. These were my first set of 'good' tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,559
Posted By HTupolev

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they...

The worst thing about Gatorskins is that they last a really long time.
02-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,890
Posted By GhostRider62

The third human trial for NMN has completed, the...

The third human trial for NMN has completed, the study results are not yet published. I will be looking for those results, too.

I found a second, similar HMB study on elite athletes showing very,...
01-12-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By cjenrick

i got a sewing machine so as to experiment with...

i got a sewing machine so as to experiment with different clothing,

one thing i did was use different material for the arms , in this case cotton sleeves with the rest of the jersey being wool.
...
01-06-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,987
Posted By PeteHski

Having just turned 54, I found this book linked...

Having just turned 54, I found this book linked below very interesting. It's bang up to date with current sports and medical science and at the same time a very entertaining read.
The good news is...
12-31-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,770
Posted By jcsimko

Hi Everyone, I believe that I have...

Hi Everyone,

I believe that I have identified the root cause of my on-going headaches and fatigue. I looked back at any new supplements that I started this year and identified that I had started...
12-20-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,003
Posted By indyfabz

I was just talking about this with a custom bike...

I was just talking about this with a custom bike builder who was delivering a very high end ride to a customer, specd with SPD pedals. He's of the opinion that today's decent cycling shoes as stiff...
12-16-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By Badger6

Concur. No one posting here is riding at the edge...

Concur. No one posting here is riding at the edge of any performance envelope (unless Iíve severely misjudged the crowd). Put the tire on the rim, and go ride your bike!
12-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By mstateglfr

My current wheels have Hydra rims that are 24mm...

My current wheels have Hydra rims that are 24mm external and 20mm internal. I run 43mm GK SS tires and before that ran 42mm WTB Resolute tires.
As for the profile...its something I have never...
12-07-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By BobbyG

Cold and Rusty...

I bike commuted year round for 28 years ending last winter. Seven years ago I pushed my cold temperature limit from 21F down to 11F. Six years ago I bought studded tires and began riding in the...
11-30-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,649
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Strava heatmap - google it. Then plan your routes...

Strava heatmap - google it. Then plan your routes with RideWithGPS. You can use the Satellite view to see what the road looks like. You could drive your route first if you wanted to, or just ride it....
11-20-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,586
Posted By sjanzeir

I lubricated a front brake cable with 3-in-one...

I lubricated a front brake cable with 3-in-one oil thinking it was the smart thing that smart bike owners do... and then immediately set the bike upright on its tires - letting all the excess oil...
11-07-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,444
Posted By Darth Lefty

tyrion Schwalbe made those, called Procore. But...

tyrion Schwalbe made those, called Procore. But I think they are discontinued.

I did not buy inserts for the gravel bike at its first rear tire change but likely will for the MTB on its next. New...
10-28-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By Chuckles1

Another good year...

Just taking a minute to appreciate cycling, as another season comes to a close. Still hoping to get in another ride or two on the gravel bike (about 700 miles so far this year), but below 50 degrees...
10-27-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 19,476
Posted By livedarklions

Think of them as 1x1. Hope this helps.

Think of them as 1x1. Hope this helps.
10-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,275
Posted By zandoval

I am retired and 68. I ride 7 days a week, 5 to...

I am retired and 68. I ride 7 days a week, 5 to 15 miles a day. Because I enjoy riding.
10-22-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By donheff

My wife had similar issues with statins but she...

My wife had similar issues with statins but she has very high cholesterol and wants it lower. She has good results with Repatha, an injectable non statin. She had to jump through a lot of hoops to...
10-20-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,095
Posted By Gundo

I tried several statins and had similar joint and...

I tried several statins and had similar joint and muscle pain. I finally started Pravaststin and have been able to tolerate it without debilitating symptoms. It lowered my cholesterol 100 points. It...
10-01-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,053
Posted By zjrog

Cardiologist discharged me!

Cardiologist discharged me today. After she scared the devil out of me 3 years ago... And, cleared me for whatever heart rate in exercise I can tolerate... I'm 58, and 140 pounds lighter than 3 years...
09-30-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Lazyass

Ride what you got and don't worry about having...

Ride what you got and don't worry about having the latest and greatest because before too long it will be outdated anyway. When you get older and think about all the money you could have blown just...
09-20-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,448
Posted By PeteHski

I've used Squirt for a number of years and found...

I've used Squirt for a number of years and found it pretty good on the whole. It Requires re-application every 100 km or so, but a 5 min job at the most and the drivetrain remains pretty clean. ...
09-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By 70sSanO

Was it regular or diet Squirt? John

Was it regular or diet Squirt?

John
08-22-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,936
Posted By rydabent

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day....

At 83 I ride from 15 to 35 miles every other day. I consider it a blessing that I can.
08-22-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,059
Posted By Branko D

Well, I built it up and did some rides to suss...

Well, I built it up and did some rides to suss out any issues.
​​​...
08-21-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,936
Posted By Wildwood

It is supposed to be inspirational for the...

It is supposed to be inspirational for the average joe. Or exculpatory for the overtrained OCD types.

Either way, I embrace -

just Ride On
Clear your handlebars and your mind will follow....
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