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05-16-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By AdelaaR

The Boardman Pro and the Sirrus Comp have double...

The Boardman Pro and the Sirrus Comp have double cranksets with a smallest chainwheel of 34 teeth.
Depending on the type of riding you are going to be doing and your fitness level, this might not...
05-14-14, 01:28 AM
05-13-14, 02:32 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,756
Posted By AdelaaR

It is actually much fun ... you should try it...

It is actually much fun ... you should try it sometime :)
I often even take it a step further and ride with a funny helmet, even funnier clothes, a funny handlebar and funny wheels!
I care little...
05-13-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,756
Posted By AdelaaR

Your fit depends on many things including how...

Your fit depends on many things including how much comfort you are willing to give up for a more aggressive and faster position.
This largely depends on what you are going to be using the bike for.
05-13-14, 02:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 9,756
Posted By AdelaaR

Exactly. I use my road bike for group rides and...

Exactly.
I use my road bike for group rides and fast sportive riding but I use my hybrid for more recreational riding around town or with the family.
Use the right tool for the job and the job will...
04-30-14, 03:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,823
Posted By AdelaaR

Cadence should be somewhere around 90-100 rpm. ...

Cadence should be somewhere around 90-100 rpm.
Distance will vary on fitness and endurance level.
My personal average cadence after a ride is often somewhere around 87 or so but that includes...
04-29-14, 02:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By AdelaaR

Haha ... at least with speakers more weight is a...

Haha ... at least with speakers more weight is a good thing :)
04-09-14, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By AdelaaR

Glad to be of service :) Tire quality and...

Glad to be of service :)
Tire quality and inflation are some of the most overlooked yet also most important factors of cycling.
04-08-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,466
Posted By AdelaaR

When comparing the two bikes, did you: ...

When comparing the two bikes, did you:

-compare them in exactly the same conditions?
-make sure you didn't let emotions come in the way?
-ride on exactly the same type of tires?
-make sure the...
04-01-14, 01:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,523
Posted By AdelaaR

Indeed it does depend greatly on the area. I...

Indeed it does depend greatly on the area.
I truly feel sorry for you guys having to cycle in such conditions where cars are king and the only safe place is the sidewalk.
For me, cycling around in...
04-01-14, 01:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,523
Posted By AdelaaR

I used to say that too! ... and look at me now...

I used to say that too! ... and look at me now :lol: :)
03-31-14, 01:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,523
Posted By AdelaaR

A few thoughts: Don't ride on sidewalks. If...

A few thoughts:
Don't ride on sidewalks.
If you feel there is no safe way to ride the road and you absolutely have to ride on the sidewalk:
Find safer roads or quiter trails or paths.
Riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-14, 03:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,337
Posted By AdelaaR

Correct. Any experience with any (physically...

Correct.
Any experience with any (physically demanding) sport will increase your chance of being good at other (physically demanding) sports.
There's a guy at my tri club who used to be one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-14, 03:40 AM
03-26-14, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,766
Posted By AdelaaR

I've got aerobars on all of my bikes, including...

I've got aerobars on all of my bikes, including my hybrid, and I definitely recommend them for everyone who is looking for comfort & speed.
A few hints:
-place them high enough to be sustainable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-14, 01:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,757
Posted By AdelaaR

It seems quite ironic to me how you call him...

It seems quite ironic to me how you call him names while calling him "childish".
It could be that you are ignorant and he has been enlightened.
I'm not saying it is so, but it could be, so there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,757
Posted By AdelaaR

Gotta love the sound of a carbon disc wheel :) ...

Gotta love the sound of a carbon disc wheel :)
The problem is though, that they sound better when you get overtaken by someone who's riding one than when you overtake someone while riding one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,757
Posted By AdelaaR

You mean that guy with the spandex who gets all...

You mean that guy with the spandex who gets all the chicks, right?
03-13-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

I plead guilty. Since we had our second baby I...

I plead guilty.
Since we had our second baby I haven't used my hybrid much.
The reason for this is mainly that we don't ride with the whole family anymore but will start again this summer when he's...
03-12-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

Specific cycling clothing makes a world of...

Specific cycling clothing makes a world of difference.
I'd rather ride my hybrid with good clothing than my roadbike with bad clothing any day.
03-10-14, 05:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

I believe handlebars are a very personal choice...

I believe handlebars are a very personal choice and I think a type of bicycle is much less determined by it's handlebar than it is by other things like tires and geometry.
Me, for instance, I have...
03-06-14, 05:20 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

Stories like this should get posted more often on...

Stories like this should get posted more often on this board.
All too much we hear that hybrids are bikes to start off with and that they'll get replaced afterwards.
03-04-14, 07:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

Possibly ... depending on one's interpretation of...

Possibly ... depending on one's interpretation of the term "fun".
I own three bikes that are all quite different and I can have great fun on every one of them when I use it for what it's intended....
03-04-14, 05:40 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

I agree completely with the first statement but...

I agree completely with the first statement but not with the second one.
A hybrid can be goal oriented if your goal is to be able to do as many things as well as possible with only one bike.
02-26-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,184
Posted By AdelaaR

It certainly is, at least by many hardcore...

It certainly is, at least by many hardcore roadbikers.
The reasons for this include the following:
-a hybrid is generally slightly heavier
-a hybrid is generally less aerodynamic and the position...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 09:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,374
Posted By AdelaaR

Nothing does. Good point. As I said somewhere...

Nothing does.
Good point.
As I said somewhere before: "depending on the course"
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,374
Posted By AdelaaR

He probably won because of his aero face.

He probably won because of his aero face.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,374
Posted By AdelaaR

People without aero frames are also reaching for...

People without aero frames are also reaching for their bottles, lifting their heads and looking back ... so the advantage of the aero is still there whether you like it or not :p
I'm pretty sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,374
Posted By AdelaaR

That S5 looks like a TT frame and could,...

That S5 looks like a TT frame and could, depending on the course and possible hills, be an ideal frame to some.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-14, 04:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,374
Posted By AdelaaR

It might make no difference whatsoever for 99.9%...

It might make no difference whatsoever for 99.9% of bike riders but I'm sure triathletes doing 180 km of solo riding will appreciate those saved minutes as they can mean the difference between...
02-19-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By AdelaaR

Trading in is a pitty when you can follow the...

Trading in is a pitty when you can follow the great old N+1 rule and have two bikes :)
02-11-14, 01:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

That's the first I hear of those click'R's. ...

That's the first I hear of those click'R's.
They seem like a good choice for a hybrid.
02-07-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

Good for you, but this is more about you loving...

Good for you, but this is more about you loving your new bike than it is about your new bike's abilities versus other bikes.
In my tri club we have guys riding along with group rides doing 100+...
02-07-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

Good choice! Make sure to practice some before...

Good choice!
Make sure to practice some before actually getting in traffic.
02-07-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

I Couldn't agree more and I was just about to...

I Couldn't agree more and I was just about to type almost the same thing.
Just like buying a Ferrari isn't an upgrade when you mainly ride dirt and rocks, a roadbike or any other bike must be seen...
02-06-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

Cool bike! (for a hooligan ;) )

Cool bike!
(for a hooligan ;) )
02-06-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

I always buy the cheaper straight ones and hammer...

I always buy the cheaper straight ones and hammer a little bend in them :lol:
02-06-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

A slightly bent carbon fork is great for...

A slightly bent carbon fork is great for absorbing road buzz ... less buzz means more comfort and more comfort means more power over more distance :)
02-05-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,382
Posted By AdelaaR

The bike you have now is a great cross bike for...

The bike you have now is a great cross bike for doing everything.
Keep it for when things get a little rough or for doing adventurous rides where you don't know where you will be going and need...
02-04-14, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,692
Posted By AdelaaR

The problem with "dream bike" is that one still...

The problem with "dream bike" is that one still has to ride it without feeling awkward.
Me, for instance, I would like to get a Trek Speed Concept 9.9 with dura ace Di2 TT group, a quark power meter...
01-30-14, 03:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,544
Posted By AdelaaR

I don't like the non-descriptive term "clipless"...

I don't like the non-descriptive term "clipless" ... but "click pedals", as we call them when literally translated, are the way to go for any serious riding.
I use A530's on my hybrid to be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-14, 05:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,905
Posted By AdelaaR

I have the opposite problem. When I'm riding...

I have the opposite problem.
When I'm riding solo I tend to go too fast.
Going too fast too soon in the season isn't good for an athlete.
I learned that the hard way and now I joined a club to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-14, 05:01 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 24,353
Posted By AdelaaR

Also, your tool assumes too much about the...

Also, your tool assumes too much about the original rider.
I entered my info using data from an actual TT with full TT bike and everything like discwheel, 21mm tubulars, shoe covers, etc ...
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 24,353
Posted By AdelaaR

You have your height, distance and ascent in...

You have your height, distance and ascent in imperial units but then suddenly you change to kilograms for weight ... why is that?
12-30-13, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,558
Posted By AdelaaR

The difference between any two bikes, performance...

The difference between any two bikes, performance wise, is small.
In my tri club we have people riding along with mountain bikes now since it's winter.
these guys have no problem doing 70 miles at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,308
Posted By AdelaaR

"Roubaix" is a city in France. Why would it be...

"Roubaix" is a city in France.
Why would it be an infringment to use that as a name for something like a Shop or Café?
Aren't names found in atlasses considered public domain?
12-12-13, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,882
Posted By AdelaaR

What are you hoping to gain by moving to disc...

What are you hoping to gain by moving to disc brakes?
The costs for a conversion are huge compared to the gains, I believe.
12-11-13, 04:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,234
Posted By AdelaaR

Whatever I'm wearing at the time. I "shop" from...

Whatever I'm wearing at the time.
I "shop" from my home computer 99% of the time.
12-06-13, 12:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,089
Posted By AdelaaR

Quoted for truth. I didn't know your current...

Quoted for truth.
I didn't know your current bike has a straight alloy fork.
If it does, it could indeed be the cause of you problem.
Swap it for an angled cyclocross carbon fork and you'll be...
12-04-13, 03:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,089
Posted By AdelaaR

Don't do it. (the conversion) Change this...

Don't do it. (the conversion)
Change this bike's handlebar until you are satisfied and get a dedicated road bike with drop bar afterwards.
The formula often quoted on these forums is: N = N + 1 :D...
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